We’ve titled this episode Mainlining because we are all casting on for Mainline — the gorgeous new shawlette/scarf pattern from Quince &Co. If you’d like to join our KAL please jump in. You don’t even have to be knitting Mainline, join in with any WIP, or cast on for something new. We are starting a KAL thread on The Ladies Of The Knit Ravelry Forum, so stop by!
OFF THE NEEDLES
Kris finished Oxbow. This small shawl/ scarf is a great instant gratification project made out of Cascade Magnum. It will be nice worn over a coat with a pin, and it knits up quickly for a great last minute gift.
Susan finished Graham, a slouchy hat for her son, Dylan. This is a free Ravelry download that was exactly what he wanted. She also finished her Hunter St. Cowl
Hunter St. Cowl
and some fingerless mitts made from 75 yards of Malabrigo Worsted. An excellent use for scraps in the stash.
Sally finished yet another 22.5 degree scarf by Martina Behm out of some Madelinetosh Sock in the Oxblood colorway. This is a go to pattern for relaxing TV knitting with a great end product. She is not taking it off until the weather reliably reaches 60 degrees. She also finished a Victory Wrap by Erica Flory out of some beautiful Hilltop Handspun hand dyed alpacca. This is a special project for a neighbor who will be soon taking a victory lap.
ON THE NEEDLES
Susan is still working on her Trillian scarf ( a project that seems to linger) and a Marin by Ysolda Teague. She loves using JKNIT to keep track of the rows.
Kris is experiencing some startitis this month and is working on her Lace Back Fingerless Gloves from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas and a Piper’s Journey in Chickadee in the Kittiwake colorway. She has also cast on for Smidgeon from Hunter Hammersen. More info to follow.
Sally is loving making a baby hat out of some soft, soft hand dyed angora from (where else?) HilltopHandspun.
Sally still wants to make Kate Davies’s Peerie Fleurs. We are also waiting impatiently for Shetland (based on the Anne Cleeves Shetland Quartet) to air in the US. This little tam is featured in the series. We love it when knitwear makes it to the screen!
We have all queued Carol Feller’s Stolen Stitches Spring 2013 Collection, and are searching our stashes for something to make a Huevos from.
We had a lively discussion about the value of buying an e-book vs. the individual patterns. Susan can’t resist having both the hard copy and e-book; pre-ordering the print copy of Botanical Knits and getting the e-book for free; and debating about ordering Jane Richmond’s Island in Print and also getting the ebook for free. But we agree that purchasing an entire collection vs. individual patterns really depends on how many designs you actually want to knit.
We went to the JP Knit & Stitch birthday party and indulged in cupcakes and YARN.
Kris got some Spud and Chloe Sweater in a beautiful bright pink for an in threes baby sweater for a brand new great-niece. She also purchased some Majestic Tweed for some One Cable Mitts.
Susan snagged some Malabrigo sock in the Prima Vera colorway for a yet to be determined impulse knit.
Sally splurged on some Blue Sky Alpacca’s worsted weight cotton in a bright red for a long anticipated Liesl, by Ysolda Teague.
Sally loved Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths (another ace recommendation from Kris).
Susan enjoyed Quicksand and has purchased an ebook of patterns for one skein of Rasta. We can’t wait to take a peak.
Next episode — Portland adventures and guests….
That’s all for now. Knit on, and on, and on,
The Ladies Of The Knit