Latte: Ben is knitting Honegart from Westknits Book Two; Abby continues to knit the Marilinda socks.
Grande: Ben finished his Greek Key dice bag and is taking a break from making these. Abby finished Hawthorne but has not figured out how and where to block it.
Bitter Cup: Abby started a wedding shawl for a friend, but has been stymied by the way the pattern is constructed and printed. Cassidy is going along just fine now, but Abby inadvertently knit more on one front section than the other until she found a fix. Ben could not find the right buttons for his Filbert and is thinking of repurposing some fallen tree limbs to make wooden buttons. We both talked about knitting and how to keep track of what we're doing. Abby mentioned she'd seen instructions online for making a row counter bracelet.
Taste: Abby is using a pair of new ChiaoGoo lace Red Line circulars for her Marilinda socks and really likes them. She bought them on etsy from Grandma's Handknitting. Abby also mentioned that she was able to clean her Leslie Wind brass cable needle/necklace using toothpaste. This is reported to work on the Addi Lace Turbos as well.
Chai: Abby's looking forward to seeing the musical of Catch Me If You Can during her upcoming Spring Break. She also thought the latest New York Magazine issue about apartment living in New York was enormously entertaining.
Caffeinated: Ben is really enjoying the new music album by Maritime. They remind both Ben and Abby of Death Cab for Cutie, Minus the Bear and Of Montreal.
Barista's Special: You have until April 15th to post a photo of your Westknits project in order to be entered to win an autographed copy of Westknits Book Two. You can do it!