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Bunchalong 2018: The Great Bunchening!

Slipped Stitch Hat made from handspun wool and alpaca. This pattern makes the extremely uneven yarn look good! One of the rewards - or hazards - of learning to spin is that I have lots of small skeins! This actually used four of them.

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Appleseed Coasters are a treat to knit. I couldn’t decide which color to use under my stained glass box and wanted to get the pattern down so I knit them TAAT. Looking at them now, I think I will actually make another double the size in cream and sew these together to make a soap holder for my daughter. Her crazy dog likes to steal the soap bar as a snack!

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Hi, fellow Bunchkins! The gift certificate winner this week comes to us from outer space, er, Instagram. Here’s Megan @memenier and her Appleseed Mitts.
megan

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Two pairs of mits done! Love this pattern now that I understand it. Lol
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Working on hats for my nieces and nephew. 3 down, one to go.

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Swatching for Sangria! Not easy to find the ginger liqueur but totally worth it.

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I’ve got all the ingredients except the ginger liqueur, but haven’t mixed up a batch yet! Amazon is a good source for the cider syrup.

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I’ll email you. You can have some of mine. It’s pricey but my liquor store guy gave it to me cheap (he likes the knitters) so I’ll pay it forward.

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Congratulations Angela! You’re this week’s Bunchalong prizewinner! Email Liz hello@masondixonknitting.com and she’ll email your gift certificate.

Cristina (your fellow Bunchkin)

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Love the color!

Second Appleseed Coaster finished! I decided to only knit row 1 of the 5 called for in the pattern to pinch the cable back together before the ribbing at the end so that the coaster ended up square. I like it. Now I feel confident in starting the Appleseed mitts so that I don’t ruin the soft alpaca yarn by knitting and frogging, knitting and frogging, also cursing at it which might singe the fibers.

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Picked up the Field Guide at Rhinebeck, along with the yarn (Foster Sheep Farm) and stitch markers (Wee Ones). Cast on Friday (having finished another set of mitts in a different pattern from my Rhinebeck haul) and couldn’t put them down over the weekend. I’d never done a cable cast on before and thought it was fun once I got the hang. :slight_smile:

And no, of course I"m not taking pictures of knitting at work… :wink:

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Oh my gosh, there is such a thing as ginger liqueur?!!

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Question re: Stranded Diamonds hat. In rnds 1 & 14, there is no color change so is it necessary to carry a float across the back in either of those rounds?

Nope! Just leave the unused strand where it is until the next round. : )

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No float necessary. I didn’t join in the second color until Round 2, and I cut the second color after Round 13.

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Thank you Nell and Kay! So that is exactly what I did Kay, joined in rnd 2 and cut after rnd 13. My first attempt at stranded color knitting didn’t go too badly😁lol


I’ll just need to figure out a way to knit the decreases as I don’t know how to use dpns :frowning:

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Well done! Really beautiful job, and your floats are perfect. You can do the first decreases on the circular and then either go to DPNS (they are kind of self-explanatory once you get them into your stitches–treat them like circular needles that are in sections and just go around and around) or google “Magic Loop knitting.”

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Thx so much for your encouragement and praise Kay😊 I’m gonna give it a try!!

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