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Off The needles:
Susan whipped up a Morning Walk Headband for her daughter. She also knit a Rasta Neckwarmer out of some Esther Bitran Hand Dyed yarn she had in her stash.
Sally needed some March Mischief and knit a tiny leprechaun based on Anna Hrachovec’s tiny gnome. She also finished an extensive mending job on her aunt’s sweater,which was knit by another aunt many years ago.
On The needles:
Kris had the 22.5 on her needles, although she was contemplating frogging. She is having a bit of a knitting slump.
Susan has been slogging away on her Dahlia Cardigan, although neither Kris or Sally really understand the complicated construction. Very Interesting.
She is also working away on her Barley Sugar cowl, and another Scallop Shawl.
Sally is dutifully sticking to the Annabel Cardigan.
In Our Stash:
Kris opened an amazing package from the Plucky Knitter of some luscious Cabernet colored fingering weight yarn. (color name provided by us.) She also scored a set from Plucky Knitter called Pencil Box. Two beautiful skeins in blacks and grays.
Susan picked up a skein of Malabrigo Sock in the Primavera colorway and a skein of Cascade Alpaca lace in a fawnish colorway.
Sally found a bare skein of alpaca sock yarn and dyed it with some koolaid for another 22.5. The color now appears to be Hawaiian Punch, with notes of Strawberry Lemonade.
What do I do with this?
In Our Queue:
Kris has Stephen West Book III and is contemplating casting on for Wedgewood. She also shared Juju’s Loops with the group, and we all want to knit everything in it! Especially the Cinnamon Girl sweater and the Brown Eyed Susan Shawl. Susan scored the pattern for Piper’s Journey. We all liked the new Knitty. Susan and Sally like the Boscobel Shawl, Susan wants to cast on for Afternoon Tea, and Kris and Susan are thinking about knitting the Flaming June Cardigan. Sally bought 55 Christmas BALLS TO KNIT by Arne and Carlos, and loves the book, the patterns, and can’t wait to visit them in Oslo to see their dollhouse in person.
On Our Bookshelf:
Susan is reading A Knitter’s Home Companion by Michelle Edwards, and recommends it. Lots of varied essays and some patterns and recipes. Kris, as usual, has come up with another great mystery series. The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie by Alan Bradley is the first book in the series with the detective Flavia deLuce. Sally has discovered The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and loves it. This is another mystery that takes place in post World War I Britain, and it has Sherlock Holmes as a character.
The First Ladies Of The Knit Knitalong was a blast. Volcanic Fiber and Sally from Idaho won for finishing their 22.5’s and Goldybear won the prize for starting, but not finishing. She has finished now though. Hey, Martha, where’s that photo?
That about wraps it up. Keep calm and knit on.
The Ladies of the Knit