Customer Knit Projects


There are several knitters at Summit Yarn who are more comfortable knitting on straight than circular needles. One recently announced she would like to try something new like a baby sweater. Tomorrow I hope to type up this requested pattern. It is knit in one piece on straight needles. There is sewing from the sleeve cuffs down to the bottom rib. It takes me two days to knit the 18 month size and the pattern is written for several sizes: 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months. It is knit using US8 (5mm) needles and worsted weight yarn (200 – 600 yards needed depending on size knit).

A version knit in the round will follow shortly. All sizes were calculated using the Standard Sizes Chart on the Internet as required by Knitty.com.

Here are some photos:

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Take care and have a relaxing Sunday!
xx M.E. and Summit Yarn

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So my son finally noticed I was not home and texted me today. That lasted all of 3.5 minutes. Camp, however remains a fabulous learning experience. I learned two new short row techniques I had not previously used, a new knitted hem (gorgeous) and made even more new friends. If you have been considering knit camp — just make sure you sign up. This adventure is comfort fod for the soul!

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I hit a dry patch and it didn’t really register why until yesterday. We have been so busy with dear son going away to a tennis camp (first away camp ever), and cleaning and painting his room and just getting each day lived in the best way possible I didn’t take time to listen to my heart. June 17th was the day my daughter, Brynna, was born and died. Someone on Ravelry JUST HAPPENED to publish a sweater with the same name and I came across it yesterday.

It was a terrible day that day. The day before I had told my OB I thought I leaked fluid and he dismissed it — even though I was a high risk pregnancy. Twenty four hours later she died in my arms because I was right and everything had become infected. Simultaneously, dear husband had food poisoning, for which he got sedation. The doctors used too much medicine and my lungs filled with fluid. Two ICU nurses were called to look after me. Somehow Gary and I made it through. It was terrible to lose a second child. It felt like we were being punished without knowing why.

Two years later Brian became our son and we finally felt complete as a family. We still do. One day it dawned on me, while Brian was asking a battery of questions about where he came from, that all three of my children had been born on the 17th of a month. It was then I turned to Brian and pointed that out and said, “You kept trying to get to us, it just took your soul three tries. We finally got lucky!”.

xx M.E.
p.s. — below are some current customer projects for your inspiration!

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Cheryl has been knitting the Charlotte’s Web shawl in Koigu and it is a beautiful pattern. I just happened to have some special yarn in my stash and brought it home to test drive the shawl pattern. Nikkers,of course, stuck his nose in it and fell in love. It is mink, silk, and merino. We had to hang the yarn up high to have dinner and I doubt I will bring it home again. He was possessed!

The pattern for the next Building Blocks square is ready. I just have a few more rows to knit so I can photograph it properly. Today was very full and you all seem to be very busy with the undertow shawl (thank you!) so will post the next pattern tomorrow.

Sweet Dreams! xx M.E. and Summit Yarn

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After visiting with several customers this week and hearing what they were liking on Ravelry, it seems right to make sure the intel gets out there. Kate and Christine both have some wonderful favorite designers which got lost in the multitude of patterns that come through Ravelry each day. There are also a couple that I noticed along the way. Here’s hoping something inspires you. Very popular: short knit socks. I found one called Pinky but had trouble downloading it — let me know if you find it! xx M.E. and Summit Yarn

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What, Mom? You want me to move…I don’t see any reason to move.

Had a great visit with Kate yesterday. She and I are both near the end of the Juneberry Shawl — I just need to be somewhere quiet to work on the edging because it requires some focus. Kate feels much the same. Everyone wave and wish Kate well! She is moving back to Florida to get her PhD but I’m sure she will be back eventually. We plan to Skype on Fridays!

Jamie and I have finished the Building Blocks blanket but as written it is small. We are going to go through the stitch dictionaries this Friday night and add four more squares. Jamie: I buried all my ends–now I am caught up to you! Yay!

The Indulgence in Missoni colors arrived for those of you who are interested! I can offer it for $20 a ball and some colors arrived in sweater quantities.

We are missing Chris, who is now basically consumed with getting everything ready for the family summer digs. Hoping she has a great time!

Cheryl is making baby bootees and baby socks in bright happy colors. Jan is working on Cable Brannigan and baby pods. Martha always has a sock on needle and a lace project or four up her sleeve. Kathy is doing the Undertow Shawlette. Tola got me hooked on the Beekeepers Quilt and of you get a chance go watch the videos on Tiny Owl Knits blogged. I dare you to be depressed when listening to her…she is the happiest person in the world.

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