Wed, 3 August 2016
Common Threads is having the annual yarn sale this weekend! August 5 and 6 come into the store to see what your discount (anywhere from 15 to 50% off) will be! There are also other discounts throughout the store.
Kelie is working really hard to get her knitting organized. Her Making Waves Cardigan had a mishap when she when to put on the trim and realized she had been using the wrong size needles the whole time. The Hence sweater is almost done, one sleeve to go. Swatching is going on for a new worsted weight pullover called Ease by Alicia Plummer. Her last summer project will be Freestyle Summer Tunic which is a laceweight tank top made out of Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Lace (90% superwash merino/10% cashmere).
Nancy commiserates and talks about a fair isle sweater she made the same mistake on by forgetting to switch needles. She has been getting a lot of knitting done recently. She finished a baby blanket using Ella Rae Superwash Merino Chunky, which is a mitered square pattern using a color graduation - a light blue to a dark navy. She also made a baby blanket for her niece out of a cream colored Debbie Bliss Eco Cotton and put a leaf trim around the edging. Lastly, she cast on for a cowl out of Louisa Harding yarn and is using a feather and fan type of stitch.
The Great American Aran Afghan Knitalong is still going and Nancy is working on the September square to have it ready for the group.
The Knit Surfers are really excited about the 2016 Summer Olympic games starting this Friday and participating in the Ravellenic games.
The San Diego Yarn Crawl is coming up in September! Nancy is still mulling over what pattern she wants to create for Common Threads.