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We met last night to resume Wednesday Night Knitting, after a hiatus of about a month. My project list was limited to the Ghetto Mohair Wrap.

Ghetto Mohair

Ghetto Mohair

It’s up to about 45 inches long, but its finish seems eons away. I will bind off when it reaches 60 inches long, then add a wide knit ruffle around the whole thing. Endless! Two skeins of Sensations Rainbow Boucle, 850+ yards each. I am behind on my sock projects and everything else. But there seems no better alternative project than mindless stockinette while watching crime dramas that have English subtitles you must keep up with or the plots will leave you in the dust. I don’t know how in the world some of you manage your magnificent obsessions of reading while at the same time knitting!

Ethel finished a beret with a star crown and a glittering star button on the brim. It’s alpaca and done with size 17 needles and a pattern she got from Tina.

Ethel & hat

Ethel & hat

We miss you Tina! Hope you’re knitting pretty in NC right now!

Lois worked on a hat in deep crimson Red Heart.

Lois's seed stitch hat in progress

Lois’s seed stitch hat in progress

She expressed a bit of worry that her work with the patrons at the local assisted living center has been curbed, because many there have been sick. Come to think of it, lots of people we know have been sick.

Meanwhile, Ethel worked on some other projects.

Sweater in Van Dyke stitch

Sweater in Van Dyke stitch

The lacy sweater is in Shine from Knit Picks. She said she’s almost finished with the Cobblestone Stitch purse and ready to felt it. Inspired by that stitch she found on Pinterest, she started working on a Cobblestone Stitch bedspread panel.
Bedspread panel of Sugar 'n Cream

Ethel’s bedspread panel of Sugar ‘n Cream

Finger-knitting

Finger-knitting

While entertaining her grandchildren from “up north” who came for Easter, she did some finger-knitting, which she demonstrated for us in a very colorful superbulky yarn. Fun! Ethel also brought a few new mags with some fabulous spring ideas in both knit and crochet.

This goes out to the public with a prayer that everyone who’s sick will soon be on the mend. Amen.

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WNK was in session last night, with a few FO’s to show.

white ruffle scarf

white ruffle scarf

This is the most recent ruffle scarf I finished. I looked all over for a pure white ruffle yarn, and finally found it at Yarnworks, our LYS. Isn’t the Rozetti Marina Glitz plushy with its sparkling strand spun in? Or woven in? I wonder how this mesh yarn is created. And I’m getting a little bit better spinning. Perhaps by next week I’ll be able to say I can fulfill the prerequisite for the Plying class I signed up for, being able to spin a continuous thread of yarn.
spinning a little bit more uniformly

spinning a little bit more uniformly

Ethel made progress on her cobblestone knit bag. She thinks she will crochet some soft handles or straps for the bag, and will felt it when it’s all finished.

Cobblestone stitch

Cobblestone stitch


Lois said she finished her afghan, and wasn’t overjoyed at the result. Have you ever finished something and not really been happy about it after it’s done? she asked. Oh wow, do I understand what she’s talking about. Meanwhile, she made lots of magnificent hats using a vivid maroon Red Heart in combination with some other yarns. In some of the pics, the maroon looks more of a brick red, perhaps because of the flash, but it was a very rich purplish-red actually.
Lois and hats

Lois and hats

a hat by Lois in Red Heart Boutique Magical

a hat by Lois in Red Heart Boutique Magical

hat by Lois

hat by Lois

Another hat by Lois, I think this photo of the maroon color is more true, and the gray accent is gorgeous

Another hat by Lois, I think this photo of the maroon color is more true, and the gray accent is gorgeous

Another Lois hat with Boutique Magical

Another Lois hat with Boutique Magical

Boutique Magical border

Boutique Magical border

Seed stitch hat with stockinette border. Lois also made the sweater she's wearing

Seed stitch hat with stockinette border. Lois also made the sweater she’s wearing

Wow! Lots of FO’s tonight!

Ethel went shopping and showed off what she scored. She made her DIL a scarf a while back in time, and was recently cued in to the idea that the recipient might like a matching hat. She didn’t figure on being able to find a hank of that hand-painted yarn again, but she took all that was left of it, a little pinch of the thick-thin wool, and found a match at Yarnworks in this Cascade skein.

Ethel's Cascade from Yarnworks

Ethel’s Cascade from Yarnworks

Meanwhile, she picked up some more of the Lang Alpaca blend in a new color.
Alpaca

Alpaca

Remember? This is the other Lang alpaca Ethel had

Remember? This is the other Lang alpaca Ethel had

Sublime Egyptian cotton

Sublime Egyptian cotton

Ethel's ella rae from Tuesday Morning

Ethel’s ella rae from Tuesday Morning

Trendsetter Venus from Tuesday Morning

<a href=" Trendsetter Venus” width=”300″ height=”230″ class=”size-medium wp-image-1663″ />”>Trendsetter Venus from Tuesday Morning

Meanwhile, Ethel gave me some of her Tuesday Morning score (she wanted to cheer me up because I’d been in a car accident):

Ethel's gift, thank you! Some of my favorite colors!

Ethel’s gift, thank you! Some of my favorite colors!

Thanks, also, to Rhetus and Elizabeth, who very kindly brought us dinner on 2 separate nights.
Rhetus wearing knitted poncho

Rhetus wearing knitted poncho

Glad to be alive and glad to have friends and knitting buddies!

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