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Brave New World

Teaching knitting online has been a fascinating experience with wonderful results. We continue to adapt and adjust to get the most out of the classes. There is so much to gain from our time spent knitting together.

During Stitch and Chat™ I was able to check Mary’s progress on one of her Noro Log Cabin squares. Somewhere along the way her knitting went askew, so she’s going to rip it back. Yarn: Noro Taiyo (Aran: 40% Cotton, 30% Silk, 15% Wool, 15% Nylon).

Eleanor picked up  West Yorkshire Spinners Bo Peep Pure from Westport Yarns to knit the Finnigan Striped Cardigan for her granddaughter.

Through a marked up picture, Patty could see where to pick up stitches for the racerback strap on the Kokomo Shell she is knitting for her granddaughter.

Maddie shared the beginnings of her Rachel Poncho knit with Berroco Summer Silk (DK: 45% Silk, 43% Cotton, 12% Nylon).

Patty and Roni took my class, How to knit baby socks. This class will be repeated. If you’re interested, let me know.

Due to user error, I don’t have a picture of this week’s (mid-month) Breakfast Club. We had quite the crowd, there were 9 of us!

What’s on our needles:

Maddie’s finished her Purl Soho Simple Knit Tote bag and has continued knitting her Banana Leaf Duster.

Nan finished her Venation Shawl!! It’s beautiful. She knit it with a Koigu Pencil Box from Westport Yarns. She chose to weave in her ends while she was a captive audience on Zoom. Mission accomplished and the wrap is heading off to Judy for finishing.

We also discussed the swatch she is knitting for the Silverlake Shirt . She has had to go down quite a few needles. I suggested using interchangeables and a smaller needle for the purl row. It’s the purl row that makes the swatch bigger.

Calann and I reviewed the directions for knitting Nightshift with two colors of Noro Ito. (Available from Westport Yarns ~ 1 ball each of 2 colors.)

I’ve been knitting Crosshatch using a skein of Noro Silk Garden Sock and a ball of Zooey. Yarn available from Knit or Knot Yarns.

Robin was knitting the Purl Soho Seamed Wrap.

Meg is knitting up a storm!

Finished: my Make it Snappy Hat as a gift.

Finished: Nightshift shawl is blocked and ready to wear.

Finished: Artyarns Scarf

WIP: Gingersnap Striped Baby Sweater

WIP: Open Spaces Shawl

Other patterns:

Raizel

Hachi Blanket

November Ruffle Wrap

What we’re watching…

Designated Survivor, Mrs. Maisel, Ford vs. Ferrari, Bosch, The Stranger, Counterpart, Chernobyl, Veep, Ozark, West Wing, World on Fire, and Children of Windmere.

Random Ramblings

I think the most creative thing I’ve heard was when Meg told us that she (an avid ice hockey player) bought synthetic ice so she and her daughter could skate at home.

Jennifer learned how to make dalgona coffee.

Vogue Knitting is going virtual, click here to learn more.

When a pattern doesn’t give you the number of stitches to pick up, follow this ratio:

 1 stitch for every bound-off stitch

 3 out of every 4 stitches along the diagonal

 2 out of every 3 stitches along vertical sections.

Garter ridge = 2 rows

Be Well, Stay Safe, and Just Keep Knitting. If you’d like more information about my classes, you can visit my website, or email me: pam@pamgrushkin.com.

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