Trammi finished her Spring Fling Shawl in Mersilica (knitting to the end of one skein completely before changing colors. There’s just the finishing left: blocking and weaving in ends.
She reached the point in her Sassy Sleeeless Top where she had to sew the shoulder straps down in the back and then pick up stitches for the armhole edging. This was something new for her. She learned that you pick up 1 stitch in each horizontal stitch and 2 stitches for every three stitches on the vertical sections. If need be you can pick up extra stitches at the armhole to prevent holes and then delete them on the next round. Also leave a longish tail when you reattach your yarn for weaving if you do end up with some holes. The yarn is Louisa Harding Mulberry Silk (DK: 100% Silk, 136 yards).
Michelle finished her feather and fan afghan with Cascade 220 Superwash Paints (Worsted: 100% Superwash, 220 yards). This pattern stitch works up brilliantly in the variegated yarn.
Michelle is in the midst of knitting a Sampler Blanket (pattern available in store with purchase of yarn) in Zara (DK: 100% Extra Fine Merino, 137 yards). The afghan is knitted in 6 strips which are then crocheted together. Afterwards, a crocheted edge is worked. This is a beautiful heirloom gift.
She’s knitting a shrug with Tandem (Aran: 28% Nylon, 28% Cotton, 28% Rayon, 16% Acrylic, 107 yards) for her granddaughter to wear over her dress at a wedding. So sweet.