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It’s all about color and texture


Eileen was checking in with her Anemone Poncho in Artyarns Regal Silk  and Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light.

She finished the dress she started last week in Manos Stria (Worsted: 100% Cotton, 116 yards). I love the colors she chose combined with the texture of the Stria.

 Eileen shared her progress on her Silk Mohair Blanket Shawl in Artyarns Silk Mohair. She changes color combinations every few rows.
She loves her Cameo shawl/wrap so much that she is going to knit two more! Who can blame her? The colors of the Nebula are so vibrants.

One will be with Berroco Nebula (Fingering: 100% Merino, 116 yards) combined with Artyarns Regal Silk (Worsted: 100% Silk, 165 yards), the other will be Nebula and Berroco Folio (DK: 65% Alpaca, 35% Rayon, 219 yards). The blue of the Regal Silk perfectly picks up the blue in the Nebula.

Cornelia didn’t like how one side was missing a cable in the front of her sweater, so she’s taking it back to the beginning of the neck shaping to re-knit it and insert the cable. 

Yarn: Plymouth Baby Alpaca Chunky (Chunky: 100% Baby Alpaca, 108 yards). Happily, she now continues onto the sleeves.


Calann picked up an extra stitch in one of the cable sections in her sweater; she saw the hole and knew it didn’t belong there. 


She shared her progress on her Ann Norling #1018, Knitted Christmas Stocking. You can just see the beginning of the Angel’s head and the tips of her wings,


Eleanor is knitting the newest rendition of the Easy Folded Poncho – Modern Cotton Colorblocked Version.


Allison finished the first section of her Art Yarns Winging it Shawl in two colors of Artyarns Ensemble Light. The colorways play off each other perfectly.

She wound a gorgeous skein of Miss Babs Yowza (Worsted: 100% Merino, 560 yards). We were all smitten with it.  I have a skein of Yowza that I plan on knitting the Gaga Shroud with.

Jane B plans on knitting  Padma Pashmina in North light Fibers Water Street (DK: 60% Merino, 40% Cashmere, 165 yards). A beautiful yarn for a beautiful wrap. You can’t see the subtle nature of the color of this yarn.  It resembles a blue Hydrangea plant.

Random Bits of Knowledge

  1. You can freeze raw fish in milk. 
  2. You can freeze cooked lobster with milk. 
  3. Waterproof kindle covers exist. We were discussing real books versus ebooks and reading either in the tub (and the related consequences)!

Mary and I discussed the pattern for the crocheted doily purse she is working on.

 I re-situated the markers on her Sock Yarn Sweater. She had the right number of stitches, they just were out of sync with the order the pattern dictated.  Yarn: Koigu PPPM (Fingerin: 100% Merino, 175 yards).
She’s begun knitting the Easy Breezy Summer Dress (Westport Yarns Shop Pattern). The bodice is knit from the top down and then a cloth skirt is sewn on.  Yarn: Cobasi Plus (Worsted: 55% Cotton, 21% Nylon, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 177 yards).

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Betsy began the armhole shaping while maintaining the cable pattern in her Keene Toddler Vest.

Harry and Tucker did absolutely nothing.

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