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2011 La Salle Dancing Cranes
February 20 2011
March 27 2011
Project info
2011 La Salle Dancing Cranes
Dancing Cranes Stole by Shui Kuen Kozinski and Benne Ferrell
La Salle Auction
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
elann.com Silken Kydd
none left in stash
3 skeins = 696.0 yards (636.4 meters), 75 grams
elann.com in Delta, British Columbia
April 2010

La Salle HS silent auction item - the final bid was $250 - yeah.. It did turn out really nice. I didn’t get a picture as my usual model (daughter) was ill. Now that it is finished, it is really pretty and the pictures don’t do it justice.

Should be a fast knit, but the mohair/silk is really slippery. I love my Knit Picks needles, but they are slick. I may have to try wooden ones. Ordered the yarn when it was on sale.

02-25-11 Ok, I have knit a bit more and am now at 40%. I have gotten somewhat used to the yarn so it is not annoying me as much and I am going faster. I do like the final product and it isn’t that itchy to me. Definitely product knitting rather than my usual process knitting.

02-22-11 I broke down and bought a pair of lantern moon needles. They are more pleasant than the bamboo ones. Did a few more rows. I do like the look of this and the yarn is growing on me.

02-21-11 Ok, I did have a pair of size 7 wooden needles; I think bamboo. The do work better and I am getting used to the yarn. I am so afraid that I will drop a stitch so am counting a lot and at the end of the repeat will run a lifeline. At this point I just want it finished.

02-20-11 Up to row 8 of the pattern. I have to focus as the yarn is so slick. It hurts my hand so I won’t be able to knit this fast. I guess my goal will be a pattern repeat - 28 rows - each week to finish in time to get it to the auction. The original plan was to knit two of these with the second one for St. Mark’s.

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by elann.com
70% Mohair, 30% Silk
232 yards / 25 grams
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  • Originally queued: February 20, 2011
  • Project created: February 20, 2011
  • Finished: April 11, 2011
  • Updated: April 18, 2011
  • Progress updates: 8 updates