Crossing the Delaware

What follows is Stitch and Chat™ in review: a recap of what we’re knitting, reading, watching, and random snippets of our conversation.

Stitch and Chat™ meets every Tuesday at three times and is open to every skill level from beginner to intermediate. For more information on how to join, click here or email me at

From the 9:00 am group….

The pattern is free with purchase of the yarn from Westport Yarns.

It was wonderful to have Cornelia join Stitch and Chat™! She’s been knitting an aghan for her daughter in Mirasol Ushya. The yarn is super bulky and it’s gotten to the point where just turning the afghan over is an upper body workout. Cornelia quipped that, “crossing the Delaware River would’ve been easier.”

Calann is working on the V Junkie sock pattern from the book Socktopus and had a question about wrap & turn short rows. Technology can be a beautiful thing – together we worked out what she was doing.

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Peggy was interested in the short rows as they come up in the Parapet sweater she is knitting. I demonstrated both wrap & turn short rows and German short rows.

Mary covered a lot of ground today. After swatching for weeks, we have (and that’s the royal we) achieved gauge on two projects. Hurrah!!! We determined that she inadvertently used a smaller needle on her Noro Afghan Square (top right in picture) and that’s why the size was skewed smaller. She is participating in the Westport Yarns KAL (knit-a-long) and knitting the Massallo Shawl (yellow triangle in picture). Mary knew something was amiss when her knitting developed a little blip where none should be. It turned out she had skipped a row.

Eleanor is also participating in the KAL and knitting the Jodi shawl.

She finished knitting Read Between the Lines Shawl/Scarf in Malabrigo Sock.

Maddie is enjoying knitting the Rachel Poncho in Berroco Summer Silk, it’s her tv/zoom project.

From the 1:00 pm knitting group…

Jackie is casting on for the Centerport Cropped Poncho. She’s been steadily growing her skills while knitting the Building Blocks Afghan and was ready to branch out. We reviewed the pattern and she’s off and knitting.

Cynthia is knitting along on her baby hats and baby afghan.

From the 6:30 pm knitting group…

Christine finished a feather and fan scarf knit in mohair/silk that is a gift and cast on for another.

She’s making steady progress on her cabled projects. They are fairly labor intensive so it is slow going. As they say, slow and steady wins the race.

Lynn is sewing the strips of her Building in Color afghan. Her goal is to be ready to knit the border in a couple of weeks. The seams are time consuming. This is an incredible skill-building project.

Her tv/zoom knitting is a pair of toe-up socks.

The 9:00 am group somehow got on the topic of the Lone Ranger. I leave you with this very funny video where Jay Thomas tells of an experience he had with the Long Ranger.

Be Well, Stay Safe, and Just Keep Knitting.

Illustrated by Trammi Nguyen