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Friday, July 20, 2012

Episode 97 Eliza-Palooza

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Hyla Brook in Quince & Co Tern.  Colorway Buoy

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We are celebrating the Two Year Anniversary of the Podcast (July 3, 2010) and the upcoming 100th episode with an Eliza-Palooza.  There will be a story, letter, or some Elizabeth Zimmermann chatter in the upcoming episodes.
Shell Lake Knitting Camp circa 1978

 Nature Notes

It is not here and there is no sign of this letting up in the near future.  It was 86 degrees outside last night at 10 PM.  We are dry and hot.   Last weekend we drove to KC and it was very sad to see the dry corn and beans in the fields.  Leave water out for the birds and other critters out there if you are in a drought situation.  We have a running creek so we don’t always do this but they may have trouble finding water.  A pot saucer works well or any shallow container.

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
John Updike

Needle Notes

Hyla Brook Errata
on the last row of the Garter Panel section, it should read K3, pm for lace, etc….knit to last 3 sts, pm for lace, k3.
Thank you Memphis Holli! 

Thanks to fantastic test knitters Lu, Linda, Kim, and Nancy!  (Errata slipped in AFTER they test knitted.)

My First Finch Cardigan
Sweater is ready to be cut on the steek!

Quince & Co Finch 8 skeins 1768 yards. Icelandic colorway. US Size 3/3.25 mm. Gauge 6.5 stitches per inch.
Key #=250 for a 38 inch sweater.
Cast on 10% less=230 which was 115 on front and 115 on back.  Marked 5 steek stitches in the front.
My little diagram to lay out the stitches for the ribbing.

Next time:  measure distance from bottom to armhole.  Figure where your waist is and decrease to this point and then increase back to bust. On the sides of the sweater rather than all the way around. Fits fairly well.  Could have been an inch or so smaller.  Have button band but looks ok without buttons.

A Note from Elizabeth
I'm sorry I cannot get these photos turned around.  Blogger keeps turning them the wrong way.  Just lie down to view. ;)

The Blethering Room

Emily at her shower.  Anyone recognize the dress?  One of the Quince models wears it.
More Bridal Shower photos on my personal blog.  There are two posts for the shower.
I did some unusual knitting in public this week as I had jury duty…
Peter update.  He is about 70 miles from the end of the trail.  He’s taking the last 130 miles slowly so he doesn’t get to the end of the trail before his girlfriend who is flying from NYC.
In the Pipeline
Dinner at the Eiffel Tower: a Shawl by Jessie Dodington of Multi-craftual designs.
Georgiana by Susanna IC
Thin Ice by Laura Linneman
My Hope by Laura Linneman
Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman
 Foggy Dew by Lydia McCauley album Entrances


Lee Bernstein said...


I cannot thank you enough for your advice on how to join yarn when using washable wool.

I'm working on a baby blanket in, you guessed it, washable wool, and THANK GOODNESS I been using Russian Joins, thanks to your wonderful tutorial at Camp KIP.

After listening to this podcast, I am most grateful that I used the Russian Join, and I will continue to do so whenever I knit with washable wool.

I can only imagine how disheartened I might have been had I not used a Russian Join. This blanket has taken me all summer to knit, and the thought of it with holes after the first washing would have killed me.

Gotta love that Russian Join!


Angela said...

Paula, this was a wonderful episode. When the end came, I was quite disappointed. Thank you as always.

Angela (Angela145 on Ravelry)

Suzanne said...

Hi Paula,

I just returned from my morning run which is when I often listen to your podcast. I had to smile in identification as in southern Indiana, the weather has been similarly hot. It was 80 and 78% humidity at 5 AM today. Your suggestion about leaving water for the birds is something we have addressed here. My sons and husband surprised me this year for my birthday with a beautiful garden fountain. The birds must be spreading the word about it because we are getting a lot of traffic. I love watching them approach and occasionally fall in. They are too hot to care about unexpected baths. :)

Thanks for all of the explanation of the EPS sweater. I couldn't wait to get home and see the pictures. Happy day!

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