Episode 39 Notes – Woolen Mill Field Trip!

FOs:

Dandy Sir Cephalopod by Susan Claudino, in leftover Skein Himalaya in ‘Matsu’. Hat in Indigodragonfly Polwarth/Silk

Bigger on the Inside, in Gale’s Art Shiny Happy (50% merino, 50% silk) in ‘Navy’. Tiny David Tennant provided by Titans vinyl figures.

I made jam! Saskatoon/service berry jam. I also keep a canning journal, the book is from Journal Junkie.

KNITALONG!

Between September 10th and November 10th, finish up as many old WIPs as possible. “Old WIP” will be defined as something started before August 15th, 2014.

WIPs:

Mind the Gap socks – I’m about 5 stripes into sock #2. The typewriter bag was made by my friend Jo.

Halloween Sampler – Just finished A, moved on to L #1.
32-ct linen from Picture This Plus, colourway “Mirage”. Hand dyed floss by Weeks Dyeworks.

301-400 Member drawing!
GreyCatsKnits, Mallory from New Brunswick

Knitting Go! 2014 Survey!

Win 2 sets of Revolutionary Stitch Markers by filling out the Knitting Go! Survey! You can also fill it out anonymously, but then you don’t have a chance of winning.
Link is on top right of this blog. I will leave it up for about a month or so.

STASH:

Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo

Catseye London pug glasses case

Custom Woolen Mills hat kit, naturally dyed!

Episode 38 Notes – A Knitting Museum

Temperature: 31C / 88F

WIPs:

Dandy Sir Cephalopod by Susan Claudino, in leftover Skein Himalaya in ‘Matsu’. The bag is a Baggu llama box bag.

Mind the Gap socks – I’m about 5 stripes into sock #2. The typewriter bag was made by my friend Jo.

Bigger on the Inside, in Gale’s Art Shiny Happy (50% merino, 50% silk) in ‘Navy’. I’m working on the Tardis roofs in this episode. Kept in the “Handmade” Wedge bag from Stitched by JessaLu.

Halloween Sampler – Just finished A, moved on to L #1.
32-ct linen from Picture This Plus, colourway “Mirage”. Hand dyed floss by Weeks Dyeworks.

Eucalan winner: SabRab, Sabrina from Georgia
TdF Louet Fibres winner: Dorothy

 

We went to a knitting museum! 
We went to Nottingham because of Sherwood forest and Games Workshop (Warhammer, etc).
But while researching other things to do there, I found the Framework Knitters’ Museum.
I got to knit myself a scarf on a sock machine in no time flat. I think I need a sock machine.

Episode 37 Notes – My Massive Biceps

Temperature: 17C / 63F

FOs:

Explorer Dress!

The Megan Dress from Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes, I finished my froggy muslin, and my ‘good copy’ will be in Deco Delight by Fabric Freedom (I’m going to do the dress out of F758-1, the blue/green/yellow iris pattern). I blogged a bit more about this dress on my personal blog.
The tutorials I used to draft the tulip sleeve can be found here and here.

Highlander by Anne Hanson using Skein Himalaya in ‘Matsu’.
I made a 38″ sweater, for my 34″ bust, and it is the perfect cozy sweater. I also don’t think I quite blocked it out to 38″. The wool wash I love, and is the prize this week, is Eucalan.

WIPS:

Mind the Gap socks – I’m about 5 stripes into sock #2. Sam of KnitRunDig, and C.C. and Damaris of Geeky Girls Knit are the other podcasters I mentioned who are currently knitting these socks.

Two more hexagons for my Six’es blanket. One in the Mind the Gap, and one in Alisha Goes Around Richness of Martens Fingering in GENEVIEVE (from the Cookie A sock club 2012), that I used for my Frodo socks in this knitalong.

SPINNING:

I’m working on spinning some Into the Whirled BFL/silk in the colour “Element Number 5″ So thin!

Join in the chatter in this thread for a chance to win the mini breed sampler!
The fibres are part of Louet’s Cantebury Prize Wool Group: Working with Wadsworth Heap Ltd, a fiber supplier in New Zealand, each fleece in this line is grown with passion and great care; each is chosen with a critical eye, scoured in a modern scouring plant, and carded with pride on gentle machinery to maintain the fibre’s integrity and give spinners maximum enjoyment.

STASH:

This adorable little Baggu llama box bag.

Girl Charlee Fabrics

Girl Charlee is the online knit fabric store I was talking about. If you buy after following that link, I get a few dollars!

PRIZES!

lmecoll, Linda from Pennsylvania has wonthe earrings from Hannah Stevens!

 

Here is my Woolery affiliate link!

Episode 36 Notes – Compulsively Awesome

Temperature: 32C / 90F

WIPS:

Highlander by Anne Hanson using Skein Himalaya in ‘Matsu’
Making a 38″ sweater. Just collar and button bands to go!

Mind the Gap socks – I didn’t do much knitting at all on vacation – not even a whole sock. I finished the toe of this one when I was back in Canada.

SPINNING:
I’m participating in Tour de Fleece! My goal is just to spin each day, whether it is for 10 minutes, or hours and hours. I started myself off with a nice warm-up, some Thylacine merino/alpaca in Meadowbank. I have 72 yards of an aran weight from 100g.

SEWING:
The book is Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes, I am starting with the Megan dress in some froggy fabric first, and my ‘good copy’ will be in Deco Delight by Fabric Freedom (I’m going to do the dress out of F758-1, the fabric for the future skirt is the same line, F760-1).

STASH:
I only bought one skein of souvenir yarn! I went to Loop in London, which was down the most adorable little pedestrian street. I was hoping for some Juno Fibre Arts, but they no longer carry it. I ended up buying a skein of The Uncommon Thread ‘Tough Sock’ in Zitouni.

CONTEST!
Join the Ravelry group, post in the prize thread, and the cute ball-o-yarn earrings could be yours! (I found the artist’s online shop too!)