Monday, May 30, 2011

Knitting is good for the brain and the soul. Good news, knitters -- knitting is supposed to delay dementia.  See the full article hereI knit so much that I should never be forgetful.  Now, if I can only remember where I put those Addis.

Finished my shawl on the left -- it is the Unwind Wrap by Kaffe Fassett from the Rowan Magazine 49.  Made out of Rowan Summer Tweed and Rowan Kidsilk Haze -- an easy knit, just knit one or two rows of one color and then change to the next.  Made with self-fringing yarn, I never purled on the wrong side.  Easy and elegant!

Lots of finished projects.  Judy came in with her Gwendolyn from Twist Collective Fall 2010.  She hasn't earned the nickname Cable Judy for nothing!  The sweater is made out of Cascade 220.

Rachel finished here Sackets Harbor Pullover from Knitscene Summer 2011 The Hannah Fettig pattern uses laceweight yarn.  Rachel chose Malabrigo Laceweight and knit it on Size 0 needles.  She modified the pattern with great results -- put in her own lace edging.  It's really beautiful!

 If you are looking for inspiration, look no further.  I think I could knit every pattern in this book.
Diane wove this gorgeous scarf from Blue Heron Yarns' Rayon Metallic.
Laurie finished her Midnight Sun Tam made out of Jamieson's Spindrift.  Great colors!

Pam knit this cute felted bag -- it's a pattern from Ravelry

Pam also knit this shawl --- the Friendship Shawl from Ravelry

Pam also made The Swan Shawl from Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders, knit out of Lana Grossa Chiara (although I'm sure it was more than one skein!)
Jane finished her Picot Edge Baby Blanket, a Churchmouse Yarns and Tea pattern, made out of Malabrigo Rios. Love that pattern -- so easy and it looks so elegant in this beautiful, machine-washable yarn.
The gals (and guy) are moving along in the Gansey KAL.  Everyone has made a different sweater.  The possiblities are endless.

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