Episode 50 Notes – Febtoberfest

Temperature: 8C / 46F

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Finished Objects:

Self-designed socks in Yarn vs. Zombies ‘Vampire’ (sparkle) base in Blue Macaw.

Bronte Tops, one in miscellaneous yellow tissue jersey, one in bear print from Girl Charlee (it is listed under the ‘Wildlife Collection’ link!) I got the pattern through Pattern Parcel.

Archer Button up shirt by Grainline Studios.

WIP:

Self-designed socks in Gnome Acres Scruffy Gnome in “Robot Patina”.

STASH:

Yarn for socks for February: Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in Solid Chocolate Zombunny.

Episode 49 Notes – Sweater-Destroying Montage

WIPS
Self-designed socks in Yarn vs. Zombies ‘Vampire’ (sparkle) base in Blue Macaw.

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

STASH
Antrorse Sweater by Shannon Cook, out of Imperial Yarns Columbia.

READ

Drums of Autumn – I’m reading the Outlander series for the first time

Snuff by Terry Pratchett, I can’t believe I got 2 behind in the Discworld series!

The Magical Art of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and immediately tore apart my closet. You’d think ‘I don’t need a book to tell me how to tidy up/declutter’ and no, you don’t necessarily, but I found this book inspiring, and clarifying in a way that showed me my own thoughts, distilled a little.

This clear out prompted the sweater ripping, along with button-gathering, and skirt-refashioning. Here’s a link to the book’s American editor’s overview of the process.

PSA
So far I’ve run this podcast without donations, apart from some prize donations for knitalongs. Hosting isn’t free, but my husband had a cheap web account from a coupon code, so it wasn’t terrible. Now I’ve exceeded my storage, because I want to keep all the episodes up on the web, which means we’re paying an additional monthly storage fee now. There is a donation button on the website in the side bar – I’ve moved it up, I’d been to shy to put it up higher before. But I’m worth it, right?

As a little incentive for this donation drive, anyone who donates $10 or more between now and January 31st will be eligible to win the giraffe bag from Seashore Sharon!

And I realized I never showed the video of my craft fair booth, so I’ll play you out with that!

Episode 48 Notes – Holiday Hibernation

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TEMPERATURE: -4C / 25F

FOs:

My Knitted Heart Vanilla sock pattern in Knitter’s Nightmare Batty Sock, colourway Screwed-Up Demon Barber

My Knitted Heart Vanilla sock in Desert Vista Dyeworks, colourway Zombody is Kissing Santa Claus

Crazy Christmas Renfrew cowlneck shirt with fabric from Girl Charlee.

WIPs:

Self-designed socks in Yarn vs. Zombies ‘Vampire’ (sparkle) base in Blue Macaw.

STASH:

Antler buttons – Winter Woolies
Wood buttons – stocking stuffer
Sock onesie – stocking stuffer
Sloth kit – Kiriki Press
READING: The Martian (recommended by Malia)
WATCHING: Myth Hunters (recommended by Amy Beth)

Episode 47 Notes – Carpe Craftem

FOs:

Gentleman’s Sock in Lozenge Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks, in Austermann Step #140. Bag from KnitRunDig.

Frutetto Shawl by Judy Marples made out of a Skein merino/cashmere gradient (“Autumnal”). Bag from Fat Squirrel Fibers.

WIPs:

My Knitted Heart Vanilla sock pattern in Knitter’s Nightmare Batty Sock, colourway Screwed-Up Demon Barber

Sock-to-be: Desert Vista Dyeworks in Zombody is Kissing Santa Claus

Stash Enhancements:

Knit Picks Felici in Time Traveller and Mountain Stream

Grainline Studio Archer shirt and Alder shirtdress

Closet Case Files Ginger Jeans and Nettie Bodysuit

Sewtionary by Tasia St. Germaine

 

I’ll be at the Market Collective this weekend!

Episode 46 Notes – Jack Frost in Banff

FOs:

Halloween Sampler
32-ct linen from Picture This Plus, colourway “Mirage”. Hand dyed floss by Weeks Dyeworks.

 

WIPs:

Gentleman’s Sock in Lozenge Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks, in Austermann Step #140. Bag from KnitRunDig.

Frutetto Shawl by Judy Marples made out of a Skein merino/cashmere gradient (“Autumnal”). Bag from Fat Squirrel Fibers.

Seam Ripper: This isn’t quite the same design as mine (it has a wooden cap! pretty!) but I found another artisan on the same island my parents live on making beautifully turned seam rippers. Sold through the Thread Theory shop.

Excerpt from Wikipedia about Tunnel Mountain:

In 1882, a team of surveyors led by Major A.B. Rogers, of Rogers Pass fame, was surveying for the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Rogers, likely in a hurry, assumed the easiest path for the railway to take would be to simply follow the Bow River. On account of the difficulties that would be faced with river crossings and the steepness of the cliffs between the northwestern edge of Mount Rundle and Tunnel Mountain, Rogers’ team suggested the construction of a 275 m (902 ft) tunnel through the tiny mountain.[1] CPR General Manager William Cornelius Van Horne was furious at the suggestion, exclaiming “Are we going to hold up this railway for a year and a half while they build their damned tunnel? Take it out!”[2] An alternative route north of the mountain was found, which incidentally shortened the railway by a mile, and avoided two long hills, saving the CPR millions of dollars.[3] Surveyor Charles Shaw described the idea as “the most extraordinary blunder I have ever known in the way of engineering.”[1] The idea of a tunnel was scrapped altogether, but the mountain is still called Tunnel Mountain to this day.