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  • I love the tiny cables. They are glorious on that size needle. And well, knitting on 7s at this point feels like knitting with branches or at least rather thick sticks.

  • I’m planning a dinner picnic in the park for some mom-friends of mine. We are planning what we have to bring. Someone said she had to lose 30 pounds so would bring some salads, and someone else replied that she had to lose 50 pounds, and would bring cake. With friends like that, what can a girl do, but eat cake?
    My arm hurts and I have been NOT KNITTING for a week or two. Unfortunately typing and mousing also hurts the same muscles or tendons or whatever. I find wine helps… but again, not with the weight-loss business.

  • This shawl is the ONLY WIP I have. For real. I don’t feel like I make progress on it when I knit… and I’m using size 8 needles. Clearly, I am a wimp and need to get back to this. It’s gorgeous, and I’m not knitting is on tiny needles. I have no excuses.

  • They even look all glamorous and continental,,,

  • I have German ancestry and just wanted to say that I got the continental knitting. I got the small needles thing. What I did not get in my genetic makeup was the ability to talk and knit past plain stockinette or garter stitch. So unfair ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • OK, how unfair to come across that shawl on TWO blogs today. I have this fantasy of a knitting book that categorizes projects as Good With Wine, Good for Long Train Or Car Trips, Good for Sitting Quietly Early in The Morning, Good for Listening to a Relative Rant At A Family Gathering, Good for Kiddy Sports Event When You Need to look Up and Make Eye Contact With Your Tike Periodically, and Not Good For Your Present Lifestyle. I know where this one belongs.

  • First, I have to second Gale’s idea for a book. Just splendid! Now, that knitting is stunning and never going to happen in this lifetime at my house. Maybe not the next lifetime, either. But, a girl can ogle, right?

  • Mareike’s “Henry” has been on my cue forever (five years), and now the perfect alpaca for it has come into my life. Kismet!

  • So fun to see Mareike’s face after seeing her knitting all these years. I want that shawl! Need that shawl! Won’t likely get that shawl!
    Mareike must be very pleased that you named a major character in your first novel after her beautiful scarf pattern.
    xoxo Kay

  • That first image is lovely…makes me want to grab a seat, pull up a pint, and get my knitting out! Knitting has not been a very social event in my life (yet), but I have a picture in my mind of how nice it would be. And that image of the smiling knitters is kind of how I imagine it!
    Lovely, lovely knitting ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ann, these women and their knitting and their language skills are stunning. You also get big ups for reminding me that, OMG LILY CHIN!!!
    Because I too am having that humidity response here in New Blighty. Currently in a … well, a THING (it’s complicated, on again off again, start “fresh” again thing) with James Coviello but I think Lily Chin is looking mighty good to me today.
    And, while I am a couple pounds behind you all, I’m joining you. Thanks!

  • Oh goodness. Love that shawl photographed against a light source. I am WEAK in the KNEES! So compelling.

  • Gosh, I’m in LOVE with this pattern. the tiny needle size (1.5?) sure makes it beautiful. Off to look up the pattern.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • That pattern of Lily Chin’s has been on my to-do list forever and I thought there wasn’t enough of the yarn in my stash – for some reason never thought of making it smaller – duh! Thanks!

  • do you knit better sober or with a pint or two

  • what is the pattern that Katharina is working on? the shawl is lovely but I am much more inclined to knit this yummy red cabled scarf like thing.

  • Love Lily’s pattern too. I made the scarf version of the shawl last year,knitting yards and yards of Kidsilk Haze in a well air-conditioned hotel room while stuck in Brooklyn during Hurricane Irene last year. Then wore the scarf 6 months later during a Siberian spell in Paris. Which makes it not just reversible but versatile too, I guess.
    I have a fantasy of a fancy garment based on reversible cables. Some day.

  • I like Katharina’s project too. What is it?

  • Great job! That certainly looks fashionable! I love the patter an I believe that everyone would definitely like what you have done. I am utterly charmed with this. This yarn is now on my find-and-squoosh list.