Thursday, June 24, 2010

What's On Our Needles: June 24

Another week, another batch of projects going on here at Fresh Purls! Here is what we’re working on this week…

Sherry is still working on the Lace Moebius Scarf from last week. It’s grown a good bit this week and looks gorgeous. On Wednesday she was getting ready to do some final measuring and decide how close to finished she was.

A couple of weeks ago Karen started her Leaf Peeping Tank. She had made good progress until she realized it wasn’t going to fit the way she wanted. It needed more length in the bodice. So she had to tear it back to the armholes and start over. So sad. The good news is that we can report that the Misti Alpaca Pima Silk stands up well to ripping and re-knitting.

Update from last week: Stella (the shrug made with Kidsilk Haze) is still in progress but taking a back seat to Leaf Peeping and general summer fun!

It may be 90 degrees outside and first week of summer, but it’s autumn in Becky’s knitting bag. This week, when she can squeeze knitting in between receiving new yarn in the store and getting it on the shelf, she is working on the Lace Shrug in the Early Fall Vogue Knitting. She’s knitting it with Manos de Uruguay’s Silk Blend. The borders are in a beautiful variegated colorway of browns, golds, and reds while the main portion is in a solid gold. The lace pattern is a straightforward candle flame pattern.
Update from last week: The Petrie tank is a hit! Becky has worn it twice since finishing it last week. Woohoo!

Helen is getting ready to leave on vacation (lucky duck), so hasn’t been doing a whole lot of knitting. Instead, she’s been making Magic Balls to take with her. They are for her nieces (ages 9 and 7) and her daughter (age 9) to knit with! What are magic balls? They’re balls of yarn you create by combining leftovers of yarns you’ve knit with previously. Each of the ones Helen is making is around 500 yards. The girls will be able to make a scarf, shrug, or blanket for a teddy bear. Fun idea! Sounds like a future blog posting to us…

Update from last week: The blue Teleidoscope is still on needles. She’ll finish it soon enough!

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