Rainy Days and Knit-days

It has been raining cats and dogs here in Connecticut for days. Rainy days are excellent knit days. Well, any day is a good knit day in my book.

Jane T began knitting a car coat with hood for daughter. She loves knitting cables, it totally keeps her attention.  On the right side she learns something new and on the wrong side she works the stitches as they appear.  It’s what I call a relief row.

Her son’s sweater going to finisher. I can’t believe how fast she knit this sweater for her 6’+ son!

Eleanor was in the middle of grafting the Playful Stripes Cardigan when her daughter called (she was due at any time). Anyone who has ever grafted two pieces together using the Kitchener stitch can attest to the precarious nature of this stitch.  It is not the kind of thing you put down casually in the middle and come back to.  I carefully took the sweater from her so she could take the call.  No baby yet.  Yarn: Baby Cashmerino (Sport: 55% Wool, 33% Acrylic, 12% Cashmere, 137 yards).

A beautifully knit sweater ready for baby.

Cornelia has nearly finished the first sleeve of her Vivacious Hi-Lo Pullover in Cascade 220 Superwash (Worsted: 100% superwash wool, 220 yards).

Allison learned the Portuguese method of knitting and is applying it to her Agnes Pullover.  The yarn is Brooklyn Tweed Loft (Fingering: 100% Wool – Targhee-Columbia, 275 yards).

Nancy wet-blocked her Etched Rio Wrap beautifully. She knit it with Stargazer (Sport: 75% Llama, 25% Silk, 218).
She started the second Women’s Hand/Wrist Warmers from the book Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

She is swatched and ready to cast on for the Cirrus Poncho in Shibui Knits Silk Cloud  and Shibui Knits Pebble
And on Wednesday….

Marjolijn knitted the Mosaic cowl as a birthday gift for her sister. If you look carefully, you can see that the color dominance is flipped on the top versus the bottom. Marjolijn selectively read the pattern and missed the reverse end of cowl.  Luckily her sister is not a knitter and will never notice. 😉

Rose came in with her Eyelet Ponchini. She doesn’t have enough yarn to work the eighth repeat of the pattern. Since she is beyond petite, 7 repeats are fine.  She’s going to bind off, block it, and come back to seam it.
Terry finished last week’s Building Blocks square and came ready to learn cables. She was a quick study and picked it up fast.

Mary finished the front of her Azel Poncho knit with Plymouth Cannoli (Super Bulky: 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic, 55 yards).  She’s working ribbing on her customfit tunic cardigan, pictures to follow!

Eileen (and I) learned a new stitch today; a Make 1 Long. It comes out looking like a little flower with an eyelet, yet there are no yarnovers.  Sneaky!

She was smitten with Rose’s Ponchini.  I saw the look in her eyes; that moment when you see something you like and the rest of the world falls away. It won’t be long before she casts on for this.