A hot, humid day with intermittent thundershowers provided a great excuse to finish some projects.
It’s a roll raglan from Plymouth Encore Worsted, 75% acrylic/25% wool on size 5 & 7 needles. I did the body in the round so this was fast & easy. I still have to make a matching hat.
I subscribe to Berroco’s newsletter and liked the idea of a big needle project. It’s Berroco Samos, on size 15 needles, knitting two yarns together. I used Berroco’s Weekend in Willow paired with Berroco’s Versa in Olive Grove. It’s 50% cotto50% acrylic. Light enough for summer, warm enough to ward off air-conditioning! It’s not uneven; I’ll probably use a shawl pin or chopstick to close it.
I wanted to knit a scarf as a present and was too lazy to go to a yarn store. I don’t usually buy yarn on-line, as I need the tactile experience of touching and smelling the yarn, and like to select colors. I emailed my friend Nancy Polster, (mother of one of my daughter’s tennis teammates and we always have our knitting at matches). She works at Ewes d’Bleu in Ohio. She called me and asked me what I was looking for and then put sent me photos of several patterns and yarns. Now I have a Yarn Personal Shopper! I selected this fabulous hand painted yarn called Summertime, made by Mountain Colors, based in Montana. It’s 80% superfine merino wool/20% nylon. I used the entire skein, knitting a drop loop stitch on 10 1/2 needles. It’s over 6 feet long. A perfect scarf to brighten up a winter day.
I’m down to two projects- one knitting and one needlepoint and am looking to crochet something for either me or for my granddaughter. Suggestions?