Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A note from Ina

Hello hello ...

It seems that Spring delayed its arrival. We had snow on the ground this morning!

A little note from the studio shall not be delayed.

We received 39 scarves for the Red Scarf Project! How exciting and thank you all so much!

We'll be sending them out to the Orphan Foundation of America very shortly, so if you have any unfinished projects, please contact Ashley soon so that your project isn't left behind.

I have some notes about our meeting last Friday. It always flies by in a blur. You know that you can reach me via email or even call me if you need help outside of our meeting time.

For the crochet hat double check your length measurement so that the hat is not itty bitty. If needed adjust the number of stitches in the base chain. The base chain length should be between 6 and 7 inches, some of that goes into the topping!

Remember that the crochet booties have their inside as our outside. I thought it was prettier that way. If in doubt turn it around and look that it looks like our green ones.

If you are trying the legwarmers, a good way to judge the halfway amount is to weigh the skein as you move along, you want to use half the skein per legwarmer. You can also start the second legwarmer from the other end of the skein and work it out that way. Trust your judgement and make the best use of the skein.

For the Aviatrix hat at least one person was a tad short on yarn for a larger size. Hold tight, you will have enough of the same dyelot next time. If you are in the neighborhood you can check in with Ashley to pick up some more yarn. We will also have the same projects in April, so you might hold until then.

And last but not least another refresher on the wrap and turn gig of the Aviatrix hat. This is how I do it! Follow the instructions as given to the stitch that you need to wrap. Take the yarn to the opposite side of where it is, slip the stitch from the left needle as if to purl (from the back to the front), return the yarn to where it was, return the stitch to the left needle, turn your work around. If you have turned correctly the yarn is where it needs to be to work the following row. This works whether you are wrapping a knit or a purl stitch. Memorize this and hear me saying it to you over and over, it works every time. Be methodical about it and you'll get it. For this hat there is no need to hide the wrap when working it off once you come back over it.

That's all for now. Be well, do good work and keep in touch!