Are you picking up what I’m putting down?

Eileen test knit my Flap Happy Two hat and now she is knitting another one for one of her grandkids.  I love the new rendition of my Flap Happy Hat. Yarn: Katia Azteca Milrayes (Aran: 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic, 197 yards).


She was ready to pick up stitches around the neck on the Minnowknits 213QK Cassock Coat.

Eileen is finishing up her third Cameo scarf/shawl in Berroco Nebula (Fingering: 100% Merino, 415 yards) and Artyarns Regal Silk (DK: 100% Silk, 163 yards). I love the depth of color the Regal Silk adds to the project.

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 Cindy was back with her Elephants on Parade Baby Blanket. She had several unknit stitches and learned how to recognize and fix them.

Calann worked on her Tressage sweater. She didn’t have the correct number of stitches and had to bind off more to even it out. The bottom of the sweater is worked in short rows to make the back longer. She began picking up stitches for the entire bottom border which will be knit in the round.

She started the heel/foot on her Angel Christmas Stocking.  She’s not loving how it is coming out ~ the village voted and said it’s a keeper.

Cornelia modeled her latest (finished) Customfit Sweater in Plymouth Gina (Worsted: 100% Wool, 109 yards). It came out exactly the way she envisioned it. What a beautiful vest.

Now she is working on a color-block version of the Churchmouse Easy Folded Poncho. She is knitting with a cotton yarn and finding it very slippery.

Deirdre (new to our group) checked in on several holiday gift knits she has started. The top is a 2×2 ribbed scarf and the bottom a garter stitch scarf.

Eleanor and I discussed the neckline for her Customfit sweater in Moonshine (Worsted: 40% Alpaca, 40% Wool, 20% Silk, 197 yards). Once she finishes the neck, it’s off to the finisher.

She bought Berroco Bento (Aran: 80% Merino, 20% Silk, 98 yards) to knit my new poncho, Making Waves ~ soon to be released on Ravelry. Pattern is free with purchase of the yarn at Westport Yarns

Jane is knitting my Fallen Halo cowl in Artyarns Cashmere 5 and Artyarns Cashmere Glitter. Every time I see someone knit this in a different colorway, I want it. I must have 4-5 of these now. They are so easy to knit and so luxurious to wear.

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During the random pathways our conversation takes us. Jane mentioned a story of a woman who recalled that her Grandfather (who raised sheep) had one hand soft from patting the sheep as they went off to be sheared and one rough hand from years of hard work.  We all thought that was rather touching.

Tucker has found yet another peculiar way to sleep. His head is barely resting on the sofa while he lies on the ottoman.