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Archive for the ‘Japanese Inspired Knitting’ Category

…..knitting nights that is? The needles clicked….the stories rolled…..the blasphemies came forth.

“God damn it!” from Marsha. She was a stitch off and wasn’t having any of it!

“I should have gone to sleep after row 28 last night!” Tonight  Carol had unknit row 29 of a complicated pattern – the Japanese inspired bolero/shrug – more than once.

Mary shared the trials and tribulations that she had getting a hat underway. The hat is doing just fine …. actually so is Mary but she did have moments getting her project underway.

I counted the spacing for the buttonholes on my baby surprise sweater more than a couple of times. It was the longest damn row! …..I will be done in the next couple days! The baby has been born.

There was something not quite right in the knitting air….we clicked and clucked ….more to be said…and yet parted with the joy that knitting truly binds us together. One of the parting thoughts, “If we keep at this, Carolyn won’t know that we are rolling into midnight!” It wasn’t midnight but we all felt like it could head that way!

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Lucy, me and the "Fan" Bolero

…oh you must click through on this link of the Fan Bolero to see the many views of this delightful garment that some of us are knitting. We were inspired by Terry…..several of us tried hers on and it looks wonderful on so many of us.  I’ve started mine and I am on row 5 of 34 for the fan shell edge….the foundation is now set and I should “fly” through the next 30 rows of the edging…after that it is basic knits and purls and some shaping.

Join us if you can for this knitting journey (call Skein Lane @ 510.525.9276)

We did indeed have a lot of knitting fun this past Saturday…more to follow.

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