Episode 58 Notes – Good Fibrations

Temperature: 22C / 72F

I recorded today’s episode at Fibrations Victoria, in Fairfield Community park.

I bought yarn from Caterpillar Green – Concrete & Tulips in shawl-striping skeins, and Skyline in a traditional striping skein.

I also bought two skeins of Cash-a-Rino in Electric Eyeshadow from JOMA yarn.

WIP:

Plain vanilla sock in Vesper yarns Witchy Woman.

You saw clips of Freedom Kilts, Flax to Linen Victoria, and the general marketplace!

AAAND the big exciting thing at the very end of the show is happening at Pudding Yarn on September 21!

Episode 57 Notes – Mountains and Knitting

Temperature: 25C / 77F

WIPs:

Cardinia Wrap using Sokkusu Original from the 2012 Cookie A Sock Club (colourway: River Styx), Aspen Sock from Western Sky Knits, and the third colour is “New Friends and Happy Tears” on Strong Sock by Another Crafty Girl.

The dress I mentioned sewing is the Southport Dress by True Bias.

Books:

The series I’m so into right now starts with Written in Red, written by Anne Bishop.

Mountains:

We hiked to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse, which is listed as Moderate: 5.3 km one way; 365 m elevation gain; 4 hour round trip, and then added on a side trip to Abbot Pass Viewpoint: 1.5 km one way; 50 m elevation gain.

As the name suggests, the hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House offers incredible views of the glaciers and mountains that surround Lake Louise. Built by the Canadian Pacific Railway between 1924 and 1927, this tea house was originally constructed to house mountaineers en route to the popular objectives of Mts. Victoria and Lefroy. Hikers today can enjoy a wonderful menu of fresh lemonade, tea, pie, scones and more.

 

Episode 56 Notes – Knit Shorts No

Temperature: 27C / 81F
FOs:
Socks! Fruit Stripe Gum socks in Vesper sock yarn in the Gypsy colourway.
Shorts! Maritime shorts by Grainline Studio
WIPs:
Cardinia Wrap using Sokkusu Original from the 2012 Cookie A Sock Club (colourway: River Styx), Aspen Sock from Western Sky Knits, and the third colour is still (probably) Louet Gems in Shamrock.
Both bags were from Stitched by JessaLu
Fabric for my next pair of shorts is from Blackbird Fabrics
STASH:
1.5 yards Breton Stripe from A Fashionable Stitch, which was having a going out of business sale. For my Kate Middleton aspirations. Buying from the US has got to stop though, with the sinking Canadian dollar. $1.07 a year ago, to  $1.30 now.
The pattern I’m planning on using is from Tessuti.
Feedly is how I read my blogs.
EVENTS:
Fibrations in Victoria BC on August 16th.
BOOKS:
Looking back at my Goodreads list for the year so far, I’ve only read a couple books that weren’t a part of some series.
Lately I’ve read 3 of the Mist-Torn Witches series by Barb Hendee (good, but too short), and the first three books in the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger.
TV:
Season 3 of Wentworth, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Daredevil.

Episode 55 Notes – Back In The Saddle

Temperature: 32C / 90F

I’m Heather, also known as rycrafty! Jo is auntiejo on Ravelry, and auntiejo12 on Instagram.

FOs (Heather) :

I knit these three pairs of socks.

WIP (Heather) : During the podcast, I was knitting the Fruit Stripe Gum socks in Vesper sock yarn in the Gypsy colourway.

FOs (Jo) :

Yowza Shawl 2
Sweet Baby Sweater

WIPs (Jo) :

Princess Fiona Sweater in Skein Merino Silk Sport
Kelias Shawl in Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering
Sockhead Hat in 716Knit Sock

Sewing:

Clemence Skirt from Love at First Stitch, by Tilly Walnes (fabric from Blackbird Fabrics)
Renfrew T-shirt pattern from SewaholicSewing machine cover from this tutorial (fabric from A Threaded Needle)

Stash:
Heather: Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock in Ali, Chinook Winds Bison “Western Dakota”.

Episode 54 Notes – Lost and Found

Watch this episode here.

Temperature: 21C / 70F

Still lost: my Desert Vista Dyeworks Christmas socks, out of Zombody Kissing Santa Claus
Blog update: progress! I turned it over to hubby, who found someone’s contact info, and we’ve recovered it! Temporarily hosting it a knittinggo.com/rycrafty, until we have the rights to rycrafty.com again.

FOs:
Moneta Dress by Colette patterns in bamboo jersey from Dressew in Vancouver.

WIPs:
Carnaby Baby sweater in Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK, colours 139 and 165. All the bits are knitted, I just need to sew it up.

Six’es blanket– one more hexagon, this one navy blue Shi Bui.

Self-designed sock in Gnome Acres Scruffy Gnome in “Robot Patina”. Finished the cuff & heel turn, on the gusset on sock #2.

STASHING:
Patchwork City by Elizabeth Hartman

Quilty magazine

Amazon.ca sells things! Including fusible web, and Clover Wonder Clips.