Dinner is served

You know how when dinner is served everyone is suddenly silent while they begin to eat?  So it goes when everyone is concentrating and/or counting at the knitting table.

Allison had a dropped stitch from a recent cable in her Puffy Cowl. Yarn: Artyarns Cashmere Glitter (DK: 100% Cashmere plied with metallic thread, 170 yards).  This is an awesome one skein project. 

She has left over Kid Paillettes (burgundy yarn) from her customfit sweater and picked up two colors of Kidsilk haze (Lace: 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, 229 yards). She is going to knit Margaret’s Trains, Plains, and Automobiles scarf. The order the are pictured in is the order in which they will be knit in the scarf.  It will be a beauty!

21 Color Slouch Hat

Here are some pictures of Allison’s nieces wearing her knitted gifts.  These happy faces make the knitting/gifting all worthwhile.

Left: Lucy Cowl Right: Big Fat Stratus
Jane B tried the Portuguese Knitting tensioned around her neck versus the pin.  She said it wasn’t too bad ~ no chafing.

Trammi learned how to work increases in Portuguese style knitting on her Apres Vest.
Yarn: Blue Sky Fibers Techno (Bulky: 68% Alpaca, 22% Silk, 10% Wool, 120 yards).

We measured her cabled shirt both in inches and held it against her back.  The length to armhole is perfect.  She’s going to knit three more inches and then we will recheck the armhole depth.

Cornelia has happily embarked on the front of her Vivacious Hi-Lo Pullover.  She felt as if the back took forever.  The front is shorter (hence the name), so it shouldn’t take as long.  Meanwhile she is scouting her next project. Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (Worsted: 100% superwash wool, 220 yards).

Eleanor picked up yarn for a baby sweater in Rialto DK (DK: 100% Merino, 115 yards) while traveling.

She ditched Clapotis and is making 22 Little Clouds instead. Actually to be more precise, she is binding off.  This was a quick knit!

Emerald Isle Child’s Pullover
Can we just take a moment to admire how fantastic Eleanor’s sweater for her grandson came out. (And how adorably cute he is!)

Cindy cast on and joined in the round for the Churchmouse Shoulder Cozy. Rather than holding Kidsilk Haze double, she is knitting it with Tahki Zona (Aran: 35% Cotton, 28% Wool, 26% Acrylic, 11% Nylon, 119 yards).

Nancy knit up two Sugar and Spice #193 QK sleeveless tops in Cotton Supreme (Aran: 100% Cotton, 180 yards). She learned how to work a three needle bind off to knit the shoulders closed.

The colors of the two tops are so sweet.  She just had enough yarn.

Jane T is knitting the Men’s Cardigan, a cabled sweater, for her son in Cascade 220 Superwash.

I’ll leave you with a video that Trammi shared with us. 

Van Gogh’s Starry Night painted on dark water by Garip Ay 

It truly defies description.