Episode 30 Notes – Take Me To Your Ruler

Watch Episode 30 here!

Temperature: 16C

FOs:
Monkey Sock by Cookie A in Oh Loops Yarn in Georgia O’Keefe Poppies, won from Knitabulls last year. I used M1 increases instead of yarn-overs, to prevent holes.

WIPS:
Pebble Stone cardigan by Atelier Alfa. I’m using US3 needles, 3.25mm. The yarn is a shetland 3-ply from the Last Resort farm, and the sheep who so kindly provided their wool were Iago, Lady Mac, & sons.
This is my Heatherpalooza sweater: Heatherpalooza is a podiversary/birthday extravaganza happening between March 1 – April 30th. Knit (or crochet or spin) with a heathered yarn/fiber. Or yarn/fibre named heather. Knit a pattern with Heather in the name, or knit with yarn dyed by a Heather! Check out the Heatherpalooza thread for ideas, and contribute your own! Tag your projects on Ravelry with heatherpalooza, or on Instagram with #heatherpalooza.
Prize #1: a $30 gift certificate for Knitterly Things/Vesper!
Prize #2: a skein of Drops Lace (70% Baby Alpaca/30% Mulberry Silk) from my stash

Collywobble Sock pattern in Serendipitous Ewe ‘Bobby Socks’ from Sock Summit 2009. Serendipitous Ewe closed for business in 2010. In this episode, I had cuff #1 done.

STASH ENHANCEMENT:
Berry Colorful Yarning’s Minion Stripes (wide)

Knotty By Nature:
Bought 100g of their house-dyed merino-silk

The Beehive:
Opal’s Little Prince 7760
“Wenn er seine Laterne anzünden, so ist es, als erschaffe er einen neuen Stern, oder eine Blume”
“When he set fire to his street lamp, it is as if he created a new star, or a flower.”

2 skeins Sugar ‘n Cream dishcloth cotton in colours 2319 and 2014.
In Sheep’s Clothing (Sidney BC) :
Opal Van Gogh in Sunflowers. I’d trade one of them for Cafe Terraces, or Starry Night.

Opal Little Prince 7767
“Weil die Blumen vergänglich sind”
“Because the flowers are ephemeral”

Opal Little Prince 7763
“Ich glaube, dass er einen Zug wilder Vögel benutzt Rat, um zu fliehen”
“I believe that he used a train of wild birds to flee”

Tangerine Designs
Ooops Hedgehog Needle gauge/ruler.

Time for some tough talk, Americans. Who doesn’t use the metric system? The USA. Myanmar. Liberia.

Perfect for my brain because although Canada went metric in the 1970s, I think about some measurements in inches, like my height, waist, bust size. I measure distance in kilometres, but my weight in pounds. I only understand Celsius for temperature so my mum and I can’t talk temperatures together. My 900sq foot condo sounds much bigger than calling it my 83 sq metre condo.

I like the mm measurements for knitting needles because I feel they’re more accurate than other systems, as they’re based on actual measurements.

Glerups were the slippers I showed.

SEWING:

I’m going to try to finish the clamshell hand-pieced, paper-pieced quilt my mum started in the 1970s.

quilt

 

Episode 29 Notes – Hot Date Sauce

Temperature: -14C / 7F

WIPs:

Monkey Sock by Cookie A in Oh Loops Yarn in Georgia O’Keefe Poppies, won from Knitabulls last year.

Pebble Stone cardigan by Atelier Alfa. I’m using US3 needles, 3.25mm. The yarn is a shetland 3-ply from the Last Resort farm, and the sheep who so kindly provided their wool were Iago, Lady Mac, & sons.

Six’es blanket – Today’s hexagon was Colinette Jitterbug

CANNING:

The books were Small-Batch Preserving and Canning for a New Generation. I made the Hellfire Chutney from Small-Batch Canning, and my chutney recipe is from The Complete Asian Cookbook.

STASH:

Ply Magazine

“Handmade” Wedge bag from Stitched by JessaLu.

ETSY:

My shop is here – buy before Sunday, or you’ll have to wait a few weeks for it to open again!

Avery 02162 were the labels I love so much.

HEATHERPALOOZA

This is my podiversary/birthday extravaganza happening between March 1 – April 30th. Knit (or crochet or spin) with a heathered yarn/fiber. Or yarn/fibre named heather. Knit a pattern with Heather in the name, or knit with yarn dyed by a Heather! Check out the Heatherpalooza thread for ideas, and contribute your own! Tag your projects on Ravelry with heatherpalooza, or on Instagram with #heatherpalooza.
Prize #1: a $30 gift certificate for Knitterly Things/Vesper!
Prize #2: a skein of Drops Lace (70% Baby Alpaca/30% Mulberry Silk) from my stash

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Episode 28 Notes – Darn!

Watch episode 28 here!

Temperature: 6C / 43F

FOs:

Heather hat by Amanda Milne in A Verb for Keeping Warm Even Tinier Annapurna in “Magic Bean”

WIPs:

Monkey Sock by Cookie A in Oh Loops Yarn in Georgia O’Keefe Poppies, won from Knitabulls last year.

I considered for my Last Resort yarn:
Jackson Creek
Boyden
Fall Away
Akoya
I chose: Pebble Stone cardigan by Atelier Alfa
I searched for cardigans with a gauge of 22-23 sts/4″
I’m using US3 needles, 3.25mm.

Six’es blanket – So far I’ve used Black Trillium, Vesper, and Koigu for hexagons.

MAKE DO AND MEND:

Here is the darning tutorial I mentioned.
The socks I showed were my Split-Toe Sweethearts, Jitterbug Monkies, Purple Circle socks, and my Vinnlands.
HEATHERPALOOZA

This is my podiversary/birthday extravaganza happening between March 1 – April 30th. Knit (or crochet or spin) with a heathered yarn/fiber. Or yarn/fibre named heather. Knit a pattern with Heather in the name, or knit with yarn dyed by a Heather! Check out the Heatherpalooza thread for ideas, and contribute your own! Tag your projects on Ravelry with heatherpalooza, or on Instagram with #heatherpalooza.
Prize #1: a $30 gift certificate for Knitterly Things/Vesper!
Prize #2: a skein of Drops Lace (70% Baby Alpaca/30% Mulberry Silk) from my stash

Episode 27 Notes – Heatherpalooza Kickoff!

Watch episode 27 here! (Or on iTunes!)

Temperature: -12C / 10F

In the spirit of trying to promote the podcast more (one of my very loose knit-related New Years resolutions) I invited some people to the group! I haven’t done that much, because I wasn’t sure if it was spammy or not. I decided to get over it and try to meet new people! Hi new people! I hope you like the podcast and stay! And if you don’t like it, you don’t need to stay!

FOs:

Partying it UP sock (by Megan of SZ) in Spinning Fates Toula, Buddy the Elf colourway
(Tangerine Designs gnome bag)
I did a crystal heel on sock #1 and I love it. Heard about this from Carin of Round the Twist

Antrorse Sweater by Shannon Cook, out of Imperial Yarns Columbia. The knitalong info is here.

WIPS:

Monkey Sock by Cookie A in Oh Loops Yarn in Georgia O’Keefe Poppies, won from Knitabulls last year. Oh Loops also seems to have a podcast! I’ll check that out sometime.

Heather hat by Amanda Milne in AVKW Even Tinier Annapurna in “Magic Bean”

STASH:
Knitterly Things Vesper sock yarn in Gypsy 6 stripes of springy goodness!

Chicken wire cutlery basket from Michaels. I can’t find the exact thing on their website, but it was with all this Farmer’s Market Collection stuff.

EVENTS:
@yarnharlot posted on Twitter about an April retreat in Port Ludlow, Washington. It sounded amazing, but sadly it was too much money for me right now. This is what she says about it now: (PS. Debbi and I have opened registration for the April Strung Along Retreat at Port Ludlow.  Just drop us a line at StrungAlong@yarnharlot.ca if you want a little more info.)

The other thing I’d love to go to, but most likely won’t be able to is Knit City 2014 in Vancouver October 4 & 5. Maybe I should send Patrick

HEATHERPALOOZA

This is my podiversary/birthday extravaganza happening between March 1 – April 30th. Knit (or crochet or spin) with a heathered yarn/fiber. Or yarn/fibre named heather. Knit a pattern with Heather in the name, or knit with yarn dyed by a Heather! Check out the Pre-Heatherpalooza planning thread for ideas, and contribute your own! Tag your projects on Ravelry with heatherpalooza, or on Instagram with #heatherpalooza.
Prize #1: a $30 gift certificate for Knitterly Things/Vesper!

Episode 26 Notes – 100% Less Yarn Buying

Watch Episode 26 here!

Temperature: -8C / 18F

WIPs:

Antrorse Sweater by Shannon Cook, out of Imperial Yarns Columbia. The knitalong info is here.

FOs:

Woodland Sampler from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, framed at Michaels Arts & Crafts

Colour Affection Shawl by Veera Valimaki in Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering in Oatmeal, Barely Birch, and Chinos.

Baby Jester Hat by Woolly Wormhead in Berroco Lindsey

HEATHERPALOOZA

This is my podiversary/birthday extravaganza happening between March 1 – April 30th. Knit (or crochet or spin) with a heathered yarn/fiber. Or yarn/fibre named heather. Knit a pattern with Heather in the name, or knit with yarn dyed by a Heather! Check out the Pre-Heatherpalooza planning thread for ideas, and contribute your own! Tag your projects on Ravelry with heatherpalooza, or on Instagram with #heatherpalooza.
Prize #1: a $30 gift certificate for Knitterly Things/Vesper!