Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

On Tuesday..

Jane added more random stripes in her Easy Folded Poncho, knit with Juniper Moon Farm Zooey (DK: 60% Cotton, 40% Linen / Flax, 284 yards).

She finished her Lux Adorna Knits scarf (DK: 100% Cashmere, 140 yards). The final, blocked measurement was 110″ long!

Eileen wanted to review the pattern for the Lang #36 Coat, knit with a loopy yarn. 

She’s cruising along on her Dentado Scarf in Artyarns Merino Cloud.

Nan finished one of the Encore 8 hour blanket, unfortunately she didn’t time it.

She’s making great progess on her Streetscape Wrap.


Allison began her Sparkling Ridges Wrap in Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light and Artyarns Merino Cloud in The Wildflower colorway.

Eleanor finished her first F797 Baby & Kids Stocking Cap knit with Adriafil Knitcol (DK: 100% Washable Wool, 137 yards). She invested in a tassel maker which fast became a communal tassel maker as so many of the group are making these caps.

To make sure the tassel was fastened securely to the inside of the hat, we used a flat button. We threaded the tail of the tassel to the inside of the hat and through the holes in the button, then tied a tight bow.



Eleanor started her next cap.

Calann is copying Eleanor and did a mock circular swatch for same hat.

And on Wednesday…

Mary finished the first of three baby blankets she’s knitting for fall babies. The pattern is free with purchase of Luxury Collection Indulgence Hand Painted Worsted (100% Washable Wool). She has been (historically) a very loose knitter and needs to swatch on needle sizes 2-3 smaller than a pattern called for.

We came to the conclusion that she is not as loose as she used to be. This comment of course led us down the garden path, it doesn’t take much. “She’s not as loose as used to be, no longer slutty.” and “Slutty or not, really nice stitches.” There should be a knitting meme for this, don’t you think?

She’s cast on for the second and discovered a random stretch of stockinette in the garter section. We ripped down just those stitches and corrected them without taking out all the rows. Click here to see a video tutorial.

Lois took a class with me on Mosaic Knitting last year and loved it!  She learned how to decipher a pattern and chart it easier to follow. Mindless knitting bores her to tears. She finds Mosaic knitting to be the perfect combinations of concentration and ease.  While she likes her colors of Malabrigo Worsted (Aran: 100% Merino, 210 yards), she wishes she had swapped her main color for the contrast color. Pattern: Washington Square.

 Tucker found the tiniest twig he could to nibble on. Harry has set his sights on it and is standing over Tucker waiting for an opportunity to nab it.

Patience paid off.