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Robbie knit two baby afghans for her soon to arrive granddaughter. The afghan above is from Sublime Book #668, The Sublime Parsley Blanket, in Mongolian Cashmere 6-ply by Jade Sapphire (Worsted: 100% Cashmere, 150 yards).

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She also knit our house sampler blanket with  Zara (DK: 100% merino, 136 yards).

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Deidre knit the Simple & Easy Hat for the Whole Family for her new granddaughter. So sweet.

What lucky babies.

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Sari knit up Tanglewood Fiber Creations, Beaded, 100% Cashmere in the Neck Candy pattern.  It certainly is a bit of neck candy.  The picture doesn’t do the beauty of this cowl justice.  We still have Tanglewood Yarns in the shop for a little longer (in case your tempted ;)

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Ginny has had this sweater on the needles for two years. She finally decided that this was the year. What an incredible luxury! That is definitely on my bucket list.

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She modified the pattern, to omit the hood and therefore changed the neckline. The yarn is Hand Dyed Cashmere by Lobster Pot Yarns (Aran: 100% Cashmere, 100 yards).

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Liz knit her daughter a Flap Happy Hat with Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% Merino, 225 yards). Terrific colorway, shot with pink and green, one of my favorite combinations.

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She also knit this adorable Debbie Bliss Raglan Cardigan  Cascade 220 Superwash Sport (100% Merino, 136 yards).

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Thanks to Laura’s Intarsia class, Joanne made this great pillow for her son.  Her son was very appreciative and asked that it stay on his bed at home, so when he’s home, he has a little of his school there.


	

			
	
	

This post is the equivalent of three weeks of Stitch and Chat classes. Don’t despair that you’re not knitting fast enough!
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Allison is swatched and ready to knit a simple, yet elegant CustomFit cardigan with Schulana Kid Paillettes (Lace: 42% Mohair, 40% Polyester, 18% Silk, 136 yards).  She made her design choices based on the Kid Paillettes cardigan that Beth knit last year.

 

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She finished her Brioche pillow from a class she took with me last year.

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She used a combination of bulky yarns: Shalimar Miss Bulky (Bulky: 100% Merino, 120 yards) and Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky (Bulky: 100% Alpaca, 108 yards).

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She finished her Koigu Fairisle Cowl, knit with 9 colors of Koigu Premium Merino (Fingering: 100% Merino, 175 yards). The last bit was grafting the two ends together.

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Allison got her yarn for her Fallen Halo Cowl, Artyarns Cashmere 5 (Worsted: 100% Cashmere, 102 yards) and Cashmere Glitter (DK: 100% Cashmere plied with metallic thread, 170 yards).  I LOVE her color choice and may have to make another one in this colorway. It is so rich and gorgeous!

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We had a conversation about how we all organize our notions.  Allison uses a craft box that is similar to a tackle box. What’s in your knitting bag?

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Eleanor finished her Manteau Capelet in three weeks.  The top and bottom borders are knit with Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light (DK: 100% silk, 110 yards) and Artyarns Ensemble Light for the body of the capelet (DK: 50% Silk, 50% Cashmere, 400 yards).  This will be her holiday garment.

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Here she is wearing one of the Hitchhiker scarves she knit.

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Eleanor continues to make progress on her Madison Poncho. It’s knit in Rowan Creative Focus (Worsted: 75% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 220 yards).

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Michelle is totally enjoying knitting the strips for her Paintbox Afghan that she is knitting with Cascade 220 Superwash (Worsted: 100% wool, 220 yards).

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She’s knitting a L’Envelope for her mother in Berroco Flicker (Worsted: 87% Alpaca, 8% Acrylic, 5% Other, 189).  She gets good “daughter” points.

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Michelle finished her C224 Cascade Eco + Quilt and Cable Blanket in Cascade Eco Plus (Bulky: 100% Wool, 478 yards). In case you’re curious, the blanket measured 50″ x 60″.

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Her dog, Casey promptly adopted it as her own.

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Trammi is working on the turtleneck of her CustomFit sweater in Rowan Pure Wool Aran (Aran: 100% Wool, 186 yards). Her goal was to pick up the stitches neatly along the neckline.

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She knit this sweater in Kid Paillettes for her mother. Another knitter sure to get good “daughter” points.  So pretty with the subtle sparkle of the paillettes.

 

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Elaine knit a striped hat with Jil Eaton Minnow Merino (Aran: 100% Merino, 77 yards).

 

Finishing up old projects continues to be a running thread through our classes.

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Eleanor had started the Madison Poncho pattern two years ago. It’s knit in Rowan Creative Focus (Worsted: 75% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 220 yards).  She had a dropped stitch on the purl side, which she was nervous about fixing, until I pointed out that she could just  turn it around and fix it on knit side.

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She finished her Easy Folded Poncho in Cephalopod Travellor (DK: 100% Merino, 280 yards).

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Today she began swatching for my Manteau Capelet. After feeling the Artyarns Ensemble Light (DK: 50% Silk, 50% Cashmere, 400 yards), she could why people enjoy knitting with Cashmere.

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Trammi finished the front and back of her CustomFit sweater.  She decided to finish the neck before knitting the sleeves. Even though the pattern says she has enough yarn, she is slightly concerned about yardage. She will knit the sleeves at the same time so if, for some reason she is short, the sleeves will be the same length.  The yarn is Rowan Aran  (100% Wool, 186 yards).

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She saw a  lofty fringed loop scarf from Sundance Catalog. She’s going to look through a stitch dictionary and create her own cowl pattern and fringe it.  She’s going to use Misti Alpaca Handpaint Chunky (Bulky: 100% Alpaca, 108 yards).

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Allison finished the flag on her Little Boater Crew (Sublime Booklet #669) knit with DK weight yarn.

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She’s finishing the brioche pillow that she started last year (in a brioche class).

Here is the $64,000 question: it’s such a pleasure and relief when we complete a project, why do we stop? Very often the unfinished knit needs something simple/tedious like 1 seam sewn, a few rows knit or bound off.

 

Sometimes store samples develop a following and pick up speed all on their own.

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Joanne knit our (House) Sampler Blanket with Cascade 128 Superwash (Bulky: 100% superwash merino, 128 yards).

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Beth knit this one for her grandson with Artyarns Cashmere Sock yarn (Sport:  67% Cashmere, 25% Wool, 8% Nylon, 160 yards). The yarn was  from a kit and she repurposed the yarn.

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Michelle knit one in Zara (DK: 100% merino, 136 yards).

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Madeline is knitting the Pashmina Shawlette with… Madelinetosh Pashmina (Sport: 75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 360 yards).

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She is crocheting a bag from a pattern in Women’s Day magazine, circa 1979 – with No. 18 Twine! The bag is made up of crocheted clusters.

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Madeline is also working on a Lopi sweater (Lopi Lite (Aran: 100% Wool, 109 yards).

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Robyn took a lovely cashmere shawl out of hibernation. She knew it was an Artyarns pattern, but couldn’t find hers. Together we followed the trail of breadcrumbs and discovered it was the Cashmere Lace Leaf Shawl in Artyarns Cashmere 1 (Lace: 100% cashmere, 510 yards).

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Robbie has found her stride with her Linen Stitch Scarf knit with Koigu Painters Palette Premium (Fingering: 1005 Merino, 175 yards). This scarf is from a Westport Yarns class.

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Noreen is crocheting Stained Glass Window Afghan with leftover yarns.

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Pinaki joined us for the first time today.  She worked on the raglan shaping for the Shepherd 1718 Garter Yoke Baby Cardigan in sport weight yarn.

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Tasha bought Cephalopod Skinny Bugga (Fingering: 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 424 yards) at our last trunk show for Cephalopod Yarns.  At the time, we had a sample for Zodiac Le Plume.

She has been knitting steadily on this piece since then.  Believe me when I tell you that it is absolutely stunning!  She even beaded the edging!

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