Report from the Front: Giftalong 2017

By Ann Shayne
December 5, 2017

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  • All of your projects are just lovely…and the sweater! (Swoon!) Keep knitting, keep savoring.

    Me? I have one more hat (of 3), and the intarsia shawl from AYOT to finish by the magic hour. Should be cake, right?

  • Thanks for giving me permission to enjoy the variations of hand-dyed yarn instead of having to suffer the fussiness of alternating skeins. I love being able to say or think “but after all, it’s an accepted technique. I got it from Ann on MDK.”

  • Jamberry and Pun’kin! My two favorite colors. I bet they would be gorgeous knit together! PS love all three projects.

  • Bobble integrity! Please post a video tutorial! I’ve tried every species of bobble technique (including one with a crochet hook that required no turning), and none is ever really satisfactory.

  • “Report from the front” – does this mean we will next have “Report from the back” and “Report from the sleeves”? I hope so! Love your humor under fire.

  • I adore that color combination…Patio and Jamberry! YUM!!

  • I had forgotten how much fun reading a post from you could really be.

  • Love that sweater and would love to try it this spring when I get a pair of other projects done. Fingerling weight yarn means that after I got it done I would be wearing it at least 4 months a year. Yipee.

  • To make the Birkin even better, it’s currently 30% off until
    December 30 over at Ravelry. (I checked just now when I read about your bobbles!)

  • The pebbles on Pebble Beach are intriguing. I always look forward to your posts. Carry on knitting. It looks like you’ve got this.

  • Love your projects, and the kid-lit pairings!

    Even my grandkids have grown out of all those wonderful picture books. Sigh.

  • That Patio color makes me crave a mint!

  • These are all SOOO beautiful! I love the blanket. I finished mine and was able to give it at the shower for my sweet new grandbaby!!! I just started an In Threes sweater for her yesterday and what a joy that is to knit! I’m using Madeline Tosh left over from my Toshtrology blanket for it in a beautiful green!!! Carry on! That shawl is to DIE FOR!!!!

  • I have a three-year old grandson (and also 8 other grandkids) who loves “books about feelings,” according to his mother. (Does the fact that she’s a therapist color his tastes?) Anyway, I read your column with delight, less about the knitting but more about the books. Ferdinand will definitely be among the gifts we send him, and so will Mike Mulligan. I love that you love the books I love!

  • Your Birkin is beautiful! Think I may have to take advantage of the 30% discount someone mentioned to make one of my own. The reason I rarely make round yoke sweaters is that usually they are designed in bulkier yarn. Birkin is a revelation.

  • Do not tempt me with the Birkin! I have a baby blanket to finish by Christmas! And two sweaters that I began last winter….