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Crazy for Ewe

Annie Modesitt

What a great class we had Saturday! Annie Modesitt came down from New Jersey to teach 12 of us how to make the Cocoon Jacket on the Fall Vogue Knitting cover. Here's the original garment as designed in Artyarns Supermerino


Annie is a wonderful teacher who inspired confidence in each student.


Everyone swatched up their yarn selections and learned the twisted float stitch before moving into the actual garment. We learned how and where to place the armholes, how to do a provisional bind off, and how to best pick up stitches. It was pretty quiet for this usually rowdy bunch as they concentrated on the new techniques

 

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A little sparkle in our lives

Ever since this Soft Kid came in, I've wanted something out of it. Kathy found this from the summer issue of Rebecca - can't wait to get started. These sequins are too much by themselves, but nestled in with that mohair, they should be just right for this little holiday top. Size 7 needles, no sleeves, Thanksgiving weekend coming up - should be finished by the first of December!



The sequins on white thread would be terrific with either the cream or pink Soft Kid. Elegant...

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Good News

Women's health expert, Dr. Alice Domar validated two of my passions. On the top 10 list of fun ways to fend off hypertension. Number 1 is dark chocolate, and Number 2 is knitting! So the next time you buy yarn, just remind yourself that it's for your health. Here's a healthy gift idea-Godiva and cashmere.

Curious about the other 7 ways? Here they are

  • drink a soy latte
  • have mini meditation
  • hug your sweetie
  • eat something when you drink
  • add flaxseed to your diet
  • exercise
  • watch a funny movie
  • eat spinach and tomatoes

I pick chocolate and knitting

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Hat's anyone?

What a great time we had making felted hats! Julia's already on her second one.


Tanya and her mother Jan using Lamb's Pride

Now we need a felted muff to go with.



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Coffee for Ewe

We had fun Friday - Becky and Shawn stopped by for coffee on their way to the Knitter's Review Retreat. Duffy's making good progress on the "floofy" cardigan for her granddaughter, and Heather learned to bind off. A successful morning, I'd say.

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Bunny hat


Jamie loved the little bunny hat in Rowan's wool cotton from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation. Baby Michael will be so adorable. We just got pink wool cotton. Anyone have a baby girl to knit for in the near future?

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Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride


Ordered this stuff last Summer (2004!!) and it's finally here. Worth the wait, I'd say. Single ply - touch of mohair, and a joy to work with. And it felts like a dream. Try it in felted clogs - there's still a couple of openings in that class.

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