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This post brought to you by Monkfish

Today I learned that Monkfish is the “poor man’s lobster”. Who knew? Apparently everyone at the table except me. I looked them up online, the first comment is that it is one of the ugliest fish in the deep. They are, spare yourself and don’t look. Further down, it was confirmed, Monkfish has a mild taste and texture similar to lobster. I help my group with their knitting, they educate me on the finer things in life.😜

Eleanor reached the next color section on her Tot Toppers Favorite Blanket knit with six colors of Plymouth Select Merino Worsted (Worsted: 100% Merino, 218 yards). I love watching her progress, such a cheerful blanket.

© Karen Templer

Jane cast on for a car project, the Double Basketweave Infinity Scarf that she will knit with Sincere Sheep Terroir Fiber Series (Sport: 100% Cormo, 400 yards). She had to cast on 192 stitches and began to unspool yards of yarn for the long-tail cast on.

I saved her from herself and showed her how to cast on using two balls of yarn. Of course she had to make it trickier ~ her pattern calls for the yarn to be held double. After she was cast on, I showed her how to join in the round without twisting.

Eileen finished the Easy Folded Poncho with stash yarn, Tahki Souffle (Aran: 42% Angora, 38% Viscose, 20% Merino, 108 yards). She had put in the provisional cast on and wanted to learn how to take it out.

While traveling, she stopped in a yarn store and bought Cascade Luminosa (Worsted: 52% Viscose, 44% Baby Alpaca, 4% Merino, 240 yards). They had a sample of the Elizabeth Capelet. Little did she know that we carry it too. Needless to say there was a run on the yarn by some of the other ladies!

Calann was working on her Building Blocks Afghan in Plymouth Select Merino Worsted (Worsted: 100% Merino, 218 yards).

Nan and Elisa were working on the tubular cast on for the Weekender Sweater Class. This is a fiddly technique that makes the ribbing look like it sprang up out of nowhere. It makes for a beautiful ribbing with no visible cast on edge. Definitely worth the trouble (at least in my opinion, they may not be ready to agree). They are both knitting their sweaters in Juniper Moon Farm Neve (Worsted: 100% Cotton, 222 yards).

Cornelia finished the right front of her Customfit sweater in Knitting Fever Painted Cotton (DK: 100% Cotton, 357 yards).

Allison worked on her Matchmaker Scarf knit with Anzula Dreamy (Fingering: 75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk, 385 yards) and Anzula Lunaris (Fingering: 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Stellina, 425 yards). She is intent of finishing some projects to clear the queue for the fall.

Togetherness? Nah, Harry wanted to get closer to me than Tucker. More like sibling rivalry – brothers from other mothers.

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