What's on our Needles?

As you can imagine, we're always knitting around the office here at Classic Elite. After our usual lunch around the conference table, you can always find someone knitting away on a new project, whether its a top secret sample from next season, or a new independent design (we're lucky to have some fabulous in-house designers...) But most of the time, we're making the things lined up in our Ravelry queues. I thought you might want to see how we're using Classic Elite yarns.

Susan, our creative director, completed an adapted Annis in Firefly to wear to TNNA.

Meg, our graphic designer, just finished up a Starry Night Stripes blanket in Liberty Print to brighten up her living room. This pattern is her own design, and is one of our Liberty Print Subscription patterns, free to subscribing LYS's.

Tonia, you remember her from her designer interview a few weeks ago, is knitting up Parkhurst, also one of her own designs. I love Silky Alpaca Lace!

Cheryl churns out sweaters at a rate that puts us all to shame. No, seriously, look her up on Ravelry. She is on her ninth this year! This is her eighth, the Soay cardigan by Gudrun Johnston in Cotton Bam Boo.

Andi just finished one of Tonia's patterns, the Cascading Leaves cardi, in Soft Linen. The drape is perfect and its the ideal thing to keep in the office for overzealous air conditioning. She also has a good start with her Honeysuckle cardigan from our Spring booklet #9136, Meadow, in Firefly.

Heather knitted her fingers to the bone to complete her modified Double V cardigan designed by Melissa Wehrle from Interweave Knits Spring 2010 for TNNA. She's also using Soft Linen to beautiful effect. In a neutral color, its perfect for manning the booth at TNNA. Doesn't it look store-bought?

Lastly, as for me? I was entranced by this color of Woodland. It almost glows, the soft yellow is so luminescent and pretty. But what to make, what to make...Watershed! Designer Amy Swenson wrote this pattern for Aran weight yarn, so some thinking was required to make it in a DK weight. Sadly, this little sweater's journey was one of ripping and frogging, due to TNNA ADD and other knitter-mistakes...not to mention it was the tragic result of overblocking and is now flat as a pancake! Any tips to perk it up?

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