Giraffes, Bears, and Dogs, Oh my!

Calann was working on her Elephants on Parade Blanket, when she found a typo on Row 11. Yarn: Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash (Worsted: 100% Merino, 218 yards).

She swatched for The Little Emilia Poncho in Nordica (DK: 100% Merino, 136 yards). Her gauge was a little bigger than pattern and we agreed that she should continue on this needle because the swatch looked and felt good. If the poncho was a little bigger, it wasn’t a problem.

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Barely a few rows in she discovered the bobbles and cables occurring at the same time. It was suggested that she stop whining or pick another pattern. Calann has joined the ranks of “bobble haters”. We welcomed her to our ranks.

Cornelia is enjoying how the Knitting Fever Painted Cotton (DK: 100% Cotton, 357 yards) is evolving on her latest customfit vest.

Eleanor, Allison, and Cornelia were working on a project from the Westport Yarns Block Island Retreat – a Fairisle Pillow.

Allison is starting to hate the lace section of her Cameo scarf/wrap. We discussed skipping the lace and continuing in garter. She could cut her losses (not literally) and be done with it. Yarn: Berroco Nebula (Fingering: 100% Merino, 415 yards) and Berroco Folio (DK: 65% Alpaca, 35% Rayon, 219 yards).

Eileen’s Sari not Sari in the Hedgehog Fibres Merino/Cashmere is so nice (Fingering: Cashmere, Merino, 350 yards). Her stitch count was off and it turned out that her stitch marker had moved.
Mallory finished her 12th stocking

No rest for the weary, she has started working on the next stocking, a wreath.

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In other news…

A young giraffe escaped its Indiana zoo enclosure!

Let sleeping bears lie? A Paramus neighborhood was amazed by a bear sleeping in a tree for hours.

Harry and Tucker kind of pale in comparison to these wild animals. The only way you can tell this is a video is to watch their “eyebrows” twitch.