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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Joining

I finished the two pieces on Fading Point last night and they are joined.

What a game. Beth was decked out in her Vegas hat, t-shirt and hockey jersey.
When the pieces are finished you leave them on the needles and then knit them together. No sewing - it is so easy. There is a lot of decreasing which makes the rows go fast.
I wish I had this at home last night. When the pattern says "the other piece should have half the stitches on hold" I could have put them on the leather stitch holder. Instead I used spare circular needles. This works fine as long as you remember that the needles aren't necessarily the correct size. You don't want to continue your pattern with the wrong size needles.
Use the Stitch Holder Kit in lieu of scrap yarn whenever you need to hold live stitches. The threaded needles allow you to knit off of your leather cord.The Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit contains: 
  • two interior-threaded needles made of nickel plated steel 
  • three lengths of leather cord  
  • one long – for holding sts of sweater body (59"/150 cm)  
  • two short – for holding sts of sleeves (29.5"/75 cm)
Classic Elite's latest Web-Letter came out today. What a great summer scarf. Sometimes you want something light to throw on for colour. This is perfect!
Light and airy, this scarf or generously sized wrap is lightning quick to knit and couldn’t be simpler. Just cast on and knit! Wet blocking turns loosely knit garter stitch into an etheral fabric perfect for a summer accessory.Easily customizable, work as written in the pattern or cast on stitches for a width you like and knit to any length.
The pattern is free on Ravelry.


Fortuna
Summery shades with a tone-on-tone dye effect. The same wonderful drape and fabulous fiber combination as self-striping Bella Lino.
58% linen, 26% viscose and 16% cotton

Now I'm going back to my shawl. I want need to finish this week so that it can be blocked and ready to take to Cleveland. I have a feeling there could be quite a few Fading Points walking around on the show floor.

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