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Posts Tagged ‘Nina’
What an excitement loaded morning….designs, sharing, laughter and baby Elliot came with his mother Natasha. Once again….you’d think we’d never seen a baby….so many oohs and aahs! And he really is a lovely baby and so glad that Natasha can be with us. Some of the other highlights: Eleanor shared her Sock Summit experience (you might also want to check the Yarn Harlot’s blog), Terry shared another one of her creations, Cathy – a truly left-handed continental knitter – shared her latest translation of cable instructions as well as a baby sweater for her grandchild, Rebecca just completed a hat, Maurie is working on her adult surprise sweater, Susanne is finishing a cape stole, Diane has finished her Moderne Baby Blanket and is now working on the completion of her top-down sweater, Marsha is working on an adult Moderne Blanket, and yes…Natasha can still knit – she is working on an Feather Ripple Afghan using deep rich red and rust colors, Katie is knitting away with her gift scarves, Nina is on her rendition of MaggiKnits La Alhambra design, and Margo is making progress on her blue sweater…a lace design.
Margo was having a problem reading which row she should be on as she shapes the curves on the neckline. She thought she was on row 9 and I finally discerned that she wass on row 11….and that the first shaping on the right side of the neck was off….but I said “It’s not obvious so I might let it go.” Where upon Margo says looking at the rest of the group, “If she doesn’t care, then I don’t! (She usually does!) Let’s move on.” It’s hard to express Margo’s wonderful delivery of words and expression…but it is great and she makes us all laugh.
And a knitting tip from Cathy…as you are trying to remember names…use word association. This came up because Terry was trying to remember the name of the stitch pattern…you know the one where you just keep knitting…well it was garter. And here is Cathy’s tip: Gunsmoke – Miss Kitty wore garters! Another round of laughter.
One more tip from Eleanor which came from Charlene Schurch, instructor at Socks Summit and author of Sensational Knitted Socks….when you are swatching and changing needles in the same swatch (which is what I recommend that you do rather than casting off and starting a new swatch..simply change needles) use yo’s as separation between needle size swatches….this will control the tension between the different needle sizes used within the same swatch.
And now some more photos! Enjoy!
Coming next: works from Tues, Thurs and Friday.
The book Mason-Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Meador Shayne (friends and business partners because of the internet) was released in 2006 and has been the inspiration for many log cabin blankets to be knit. I have knit two – one for my youngest sister’s child and one for my lifelong friend Mary…friends since we were 12. And I have participated in many as we Skein Lane knitters have knit for the arrival of new babies within the groups. The joy and beauty of all them is that even though the design is simple, each one looks different. It’s all about fibers and colors. So, let’s take a look at few of them over the next few days. The most recent completion is one that Nina knit using Sugar ‘n Cream yarn…one of the cheaper and great cotton yarns. She edged the blanket with stockinette which rolls back over the body. This edge is different than the design from Mason-Dixon…and all the better..it’s about being inspired by books and patterns that we see. And then we can take off!