Do you know your stuff?

 Molly’s sweater looks amazing, we all ooohd and ahhhed over it. The pattern calls for decreasing the neck significantly. The village agreed that she should not decrease, babies and kids prefer bigger necklines. To make sure, she put a lifeline in it so we could evaluate if the neck was the right width.

She also revisited the Kitchener stitch to graft the underarms. 

It came out perfectly seamless. Yarn: Acadia (DK: 60% Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Alpaca, 145 yards).

Eileen wasn’t getting too far on her Dentado Scarf. She was off pattern on the first row, she missed decrease and had to take it out. When I pointed out she was doing her Make One increases wrong she told me, “you know your stuff,” That came as a relief, it’s always good to be validated 😜. Yarn: Artyarns Merino Cloud (Sport: 80% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 436 yards).
Cornelia revisited Make One increases, right and left, both on a knit row and purl row her customfit sweater.  Yarn: Knitting Fever Painted Cotton (DK: 100% Cotton, 357 yards).
Jane was stoically persevering to weave in the ends on her striped scarf. Lux Adorna Knits (DK: 100% Cashmere, 140 yards).

© Kelbourne Woolens & Linette Kielinski

Eleanor went back to Bibbe in The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light (DK: 80% Merino, 10% Silk, 10% Cashmere). 

Allison stitch count was spot on for Matchmaker in Anzula Yarns.

She’s made great progress on her Fair Isle Pillow from the Westport Yarns Block Island Retreat.
Nan has got the pattern down now, the 101st try was the charm. She also learned how to carry colors.

Mallory turned the heel on her own for her current stocking for her granddaughter. AND, she sewed the seam on her last stocking on her own. Her confidence in her skills is taking root!

We talked about how we tend to each of the projects we are working on when there are many.

  • Some like to keep a project in each room, wherever you are, you knit the project in the room.
  • I treat it like a round robin and rotate through giving each project the same amount of time.

    What do you do when you have a lot of works in progress (wips)?

We outfitted Tucker with my socks to protect the hardwood floors. The string you see coming from the sock was Joe’s attempt to make the puppy-sock equivalent of a string connecting mittens. 

Tucker was a bit long-suffering while we fitted him with socks. Harry was embarrassed for him.