Thursday, March 18, 2010

Suzie swatches sample swatches down by the seashore

Suzie and I met up yesterday at the library for our kids' knitting group. We're working on strips that will be pieced together into a small throw that we'll give to a youngster at FAHC this May. We are hoping to make 2 throws, which would mean that each kid needs to knit at least 2 strips. They are only 25 stitches wide by 30 inches long, so it's definitely do-able.

I was really glad to point out to them yesterday that they had all finally mastered the talking AND knitting part. Until recently, they'd put their knitting down when they were talking, and we'd remind them that they COULD try to do both. Now it's become second nature.

Anyway, Suzie is making a sweater for her son Ben and is in the process of yarn selection and swatching. She really likes the Spud & Chloe Sweater (below, left), but a couple of weeks ago I told her about the Elsebeth Lavold Cool Wool that we'd just gotten in. She picked up a ball, swatched it (below, right) and loves it.
She's also recently made a Celebration Baby Hat (Knitting at Knoon Polar Baby Caps pattern) out of the madelinetosh Tosh Sock. We have this hat knit up in the shop out of Koigu. It's so easy, so fun, and so cute. Really the perfect baby gift.

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