Without Naming Names

I love when people come in wearing hand knits. From left to right, Calann is wearing her Be Sweet Fine Shawl on Diagonal, Eileen in her Mini Madness Shawl, and Eileen wearing Find your Fade Wrap.

Jane B added the charcoal color to her Double Basketweave Cowl knit with Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine held double (Worsted: 40% Alpaca, 40% Wool, 20% Silk, 197 yards).

She admired the Easy Folded Poncho I’m knitting in Juniper Moon Farm Zooey (DK: 60% Cotton, 40% Linen / Flax, 284 yards) bought yarn to cast on for her own.

Cornelia finished her customfit sweater vest and sent it off to the finisher. Yarn:  Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted (Aran: 100% Merino, 200 yards).

Then she cast on for her next customfit sweater, an open vest with one button. Yarn: Knitting Fever Painted Cotton (DK: 100% Cotton, 357 yards).

Calann had a spot on her Tressage Sweater that looked like a dropped stitch, it was a couple of stretched stitches. We will fix it. Yarn: Anzula Squishy (Fingering: 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 385 yards).

She was ready to start the Elephant Parade section of her blanket and wanted to review the directions. Yarn: Plymouth Select Superwash (Worsted: 100% Merino, 218 yards).

Eleanor learned a lesson in not only in taking notes but in following your notes. She marked her Bibbe pattern to make the length 2″ longer, then knit it to be 3″ longer. We agreed that was fine, longer in the body length is (almost) always better.

She picked up Anzula Dreamy in a Chartreuse Green to knit Nurmilintu.

Mallory’s Santa Face Christmas Stocking is coming along.

Eileen is knitting a shop pattern, Cabled Hat in Stacy Charles Fine Yarns Luccica (Worsted: 97% Merino, 3% Metallic, 130 yards).

Jane T hadn’t worked on her sleeve for a while and is off pattern. Third time is a charm.

The lace in Allison’s Cameo Wrap, was not lining up.
We discussed random parenting gems from our parents that have stuck with us to today.
From my father:
“Pick our battles.”
“Don’t die on a small hill.”

The rest of the gems will be listed without naming names…

With regards to “the talk”:
“Kick him where it hurts and run like hell.”
“Something lovely will happen in your sleep.”
“Keep your legs together.”
Two of the women, unbeknownst to eachother, have named their pacemakers: Marigold and Babette. As one woman put it, “It’s living inside of me, might as well have a name.”

Feel free to add any parenting gems of your own in the comments.

The beasty boys thought Joe was taking them for a ride. He was only taking the car out of the garage and parking it on the driveway. They stayed in the passenger seat for 30 minutes.