Knitting and Buying Yarn ~ Two Different Hobbies

Calann finished her Building Blocks Afghan! She did a fabulous job and we all gave it the serious appreciation it deserved! Yarn: Plymouth Select Worsted Merino (Worsted: 100% Merino, 218 yards).

She was off pattern on her Long Cardigan. I took it back to the set up row and we began again. Yarn: Tahki Montana (Super Bulky: 100% Wool, 130 yards).

Calann wanted to review the cabled cast on for her Tafsut poncho to work the second half of the poncho. Yarn: Valley Yarns Northampton (Worsted: 100% Wool, 247 yards).

Because Jane added a longer red section, she found her Lucy Cowl to be to an awkward length. Too short to wear doubled and too long to sit properly. She’s going to add more length. We played around with different colors. Danni found a skein of Stargazer in a light grey to complement the cowl. Yarn: Lux Adorna Fun Size Bundles DK (DK: 100% Cashmere, 200 yards).

Jane swatched for the Dianne Luxurious Cable Poncho in cashmere (of course).
© Andrea Mowry

Allison and Nan split for the front and back on their Weekender Pullovers. Yarn: Juniper Moon Farm Neve (Worsted: 100% Cotton, 222 yards).

Nan finished her Intarsia baby blanket with Minnie’s face! Her daughter is going to love this!! Yarn: Plymouth Select Worsted Merino (Worsted: 100% Merino, 218 yards).

Jeannine hadn’t been working the faux slipped stitch seams on her Weekender Pullover. I was able to remedy them by dropping it back and laddering it up alternating with a knit stitch and a slip stitch.

Eileen is nearly done with Mixology. She is still not happy with her colors; it came as a kit from Kitterly and the colors looked more blue (less turquoise) on the monitor. Either way, it’s a gorgeous wrap and it wear beautifully. Yarn: Baah! La Jolla (Fingering: 100% Wool, 400 yards).

Patti joined us today. She brought her current projects and swatches. We reviewed gauge and how to substitute yarns appropriately. When you want to substitute a yarn in a pattern, you need to look at the weight of the yarn the pattern calls for – not the gauge of the pattern. For Example, this ADORABLE  Little Peach (baby) Poncho called for Super Bulky yarn on a #11 needle. Patty used bulky yarn on a #11 and the poncho came out considerably smaller.

As we all admired and coveted the new yarns at Westport Yarns, we came to the conclusion that knitting and buying yarn are two different hobbies and it’s one size fits all.😀 I’ve got a foot planted firmly in each hobby!

Tucker cruisin’ on a pretty fall day. 
Harry enjoys the ride in a more subdued manner.