Eleanor knit up Rock the Pompom in Katia Azteca Milrayes (Aran: 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic, 197 yards).
Her daughter liked the yarn and stitch pattern so much that she asked for a matching scarf. That’s such a rewarding feeling when your knit gifts are not only appreciated, but leave them wanting more!
Allison brought in a yoke sweater she knit years ago for show and tell. It is a beauty.
She knit the Tucker Hat in Plymouth Baby Alpaca held double (Bulky: 100% Baby Alpaca, 110 yards). She was experiencing floppy pompom syndrome. Never a good thing. I showed her how to use a button to secure the pompom: take a (flat/no shank) button and hold it to the inside of the hat. Draw the pompom threads through (different) holes in the button to the wrong side of the hat. We used a threader. Then tie the threads by pulling against the button to secure it.
Calann had me check her swatch for the Simple and stylish quick knit top down – P113 baby sweater.
While knitting away during Stitch and Chat classes, our conversations run the gambit. We talk about food, plays, books, and just about anything else that comes to mind. What’s that expression? If it’s on your mind it’s out of your mouth? Please someone tell me what that expression is! Today was no different.
We had an interesting conversation about the expression “Mother’s Little Helper” and how that meant different things to different generations. Calann referenced the Rolling Stones song, Mother’s Little Helper,
“Kids are different today, “
I hear ev’ry mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down
And though she’s not really ill
There’s a little yellow pill
She goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper
And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day