Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Episode 008: Birds!




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Thanks, awesome folks! 

Thanks to Sarah H for gifting me the Phoenix Hat by Sally Cameron. From the pattern page on Ravelry: 
"100% of the proceeds from this pattern go to supporting the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Burns Unit. If you have received this pattern as a gift please consider paying it forward and gifting it to another person." 

I will be giving away two copies of this pattern in the Ravelry Group. 

Thanks to Stephanie of The Rusted Stitch for the adorable Needle Sweater. 

Whatcha' workin on? 

  • Vanilla socks in the White Birch Fiber Arts SW/Nylon blend in the Killahbees colorway. Project Page.  This was the cast on project for opening day with the #batterupkal
  • Happy Scrappy Frankensocks in scrap yarns-- one down, the second one to go! Project page.
  • Luck Lilac by Kristina Vilimaite in Sun Valley Fibers. The champagne is a MCS single; the wanderlust colorway is a merino single. Project page. 

  • Watson Cardigan by Kindred Yarn and Designs in Carolina Homespun Cormo. Project page. 
Sit and Spin

Kristi finished chain plying her Sunset Fibers Polworth/Bamboo/Nylong blend and loves it. 
She also got out some rolags from Wool Pierogi purchased at 2016 Stitches Midwest. 

sKnit I love

Planning for worsted/aran weight sweaters! Currently under consideration are: 
And bird watching

Giveaway

The Phoenix Pattern: I will choose two winners of the Phoenix Pattern. One entry per person in the prize thread; must be a member of the group to win. Please tell us what (fingering weight) yarn you'd use to knit this hat! 

Batter up KAL 


1 post per person for the ALL-STAR BREAK Thread (drawing July 15)-- WIPs and FOs allowed
Up to 4 posts per person for the WORLD SERIES Thread (drawing after the World Series)-- FOs of 50g or more=1 entry
Must be a member of the group to win.
Start April 3 or later. 



Sunday, April 3, 2016

Ep007: Happy Scrappy Frankensocks



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Thanks, Awesome Folks! 
Thanks to new and returning viewers! 


Whatcha' workin on? 
Franken Socks/Happy Scrappy Socks. Project Page.






















Watson Cardigan by Kindred Yarn and Design. Project Page. 
Luck Lilac by Kristina Vilimaite in Sun Valley Fibers: MCS Single Champagne and Merino Single in Wanderlust. Project page. 

Sit & Spin
Sunset fibers: singles are done; next up: chain plying!

sKnit I Love 
A round-up of books: 
Lianne Moriarty's What Alice Forgot
Kevin Hazzard's A Thousand Naked Strangers
Rhys Bowen's Queen of Hearts, a book in the Her Royal Spyness series 

Treat yo'self C/KAL 
Thanks to those who donated to the podcast for prizes: 

  1. In Transit Cap & Cowl pattern
  2. View from the Charles pattern by Jennifer Lassonde
  3. Skein of Platinum Sock by Oh, loops! in the Patrick Swayze/Wesley Snipes colorway
  4. A notion's tin from Exchanging Fire 
  5. Maribou Pattern by Kino Knits Designs

Batter up C/KAL
We're going to run this one from April 3 (opening day) through the end of the World Series! There will be two prize threads, one open through the All-Star Break and the other closing with the end of the World Series. Run over to the group to see the rules, and get ready for some peanuts and cracker jacks!