S2:E17 Swatch: LLD (left-leaning decrease)



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Working on a her sweater for the Inspired by Art MAL out of Neighborhood Fiber Co gradient kit inspired by Dutch still lifes from 1600 of lush bouquets of flowers. Memento mori- a memento of mortality meaning life is fleeting. 


Working on a summer wear Water Lilies Cowl for the Inspired by Art MAL out of Sparrow (100% linen) from Quince & Co in a shiny grey/silver named Birch. This is her first time working with linen and she's really enjoying it!

Swatch: LLD (left-leaning decrease)

Sherri and Tamara take a few minutes to record a short Swatch Episode. As we are still under lockdown, we'll be adding some of these shorter Swatches in between our longer normal episodes.  

In this Swatch, Sherri and Tamara talk about the new-to-them LLD (left-leaning decrease). Tamara found this left-leaning decrease for her Prairie Fire Shawl to more perfectly mirror/balance the right-leaning decreases in the cables and lace portion of the shawl. The process is really pretty simple but describing it with words is hard.....like feels like gibberish hard. So, she made a photo tutorial about the LLD to include in the pattern and even made her first ever tutorial video showing the technique that is linked in the post. 

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That's Entertainment (what we're watching, reading, eating and playing while we knit)

  • Trying out Prep Dish meal planning service with Gluten Free, Paleo, Keto, and Super Fast options. She's loving it so far and has eaten meals like Lemon Baked Cod, Greek Salad and Thai Coconut Chicken and Veggie Soup. 

  • Finally managed to get her hands on the Bridgerton books and has read through the first five in a short amount of time. They are super hard to put down. She's really been enjoying them. 


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