Episode 42 Notes – Life, The Universe, and Crafting

Temperature: 22C / 72F

FOs:

Mind the Gap socks. The typewriter bag was made by my friend Jo.

WIPs:

My Knitted Heart Vanilla sock pattern in ONline Supersocke 4 fach Sydney Color #1631

Boxy by Joji Locatelli, in Malabrigo Rios in the “Paris Night” colourway.

Frutetto Shawl by Judy Marples made out of a Skein merino/cashmere gradient (“Autumnal”)

Ye Olde Project Craftalong
Tag is #yeoldeknittinggo, and the chat thread is here.
Prize #1 is a bag by Jo, filled with a skein of Hedgehog fibres in “Hopscotch”!
Prize #2 is your choice of SockSack from Studio on the Green!
This is for projects started before August 15th 2014, that are finished between Sept 10 – Nov 10.

GIVEAWAY!

Leave a comment in the Ravelry thread, and/or on the post linked here to be entered to win a copy of Happy Handmade Home by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman! Their inspiring blog is A Beautiful Mess.

SEWING:

Renfrew Top, by Sewaholic, in Fantasy Doodle print from GirlCharlee.

Clemence Skirt (French seam with pockets tutorial) and Margot PJs (fabric link) both from Tilly Walnes’ book Love at First Stitch.

Episode 41 Notes – Tag, You’re It!

Temperature: 24C / 75F

WIPs:
Mind the Gap socks. The typewriter bag was made by my friend Jo.

Boxy by Joji Locatelli, in Malabrigo Rios in the “Paris Night” colourway.

STASH ENHANCEMENT:

Two hanks Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend in 2330 and 7325.

Spinning and Weaving with Wool

From Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, Bainbridge Island, WA:
Armenian Knitting
Enchanted Knits (magazine)

From Weaving Works, Seattle, WA:
55 Christmas Balls to Knit
Tapestry 101
Tapestry Loom Techniques
Schacht beater

From The Haunted Bookshop, Sidney, BC:
The Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing Book
Weaving a Tapestry

GIVEAWAY!

Leave a comment in the Ravelry thread, and/or on this post to be entered to win a copy of Happy Handmade Home by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman! Their inspiring blog is A Beautiful Mess.

Floyd the Flat Sheep:
My Etsy shop can be found here.

Ye Olde Project Craftalong
Tag is #yeoldeknittinggo, and the chat thread is here.
Prize #1 is a bag by Jo, filled with a skein of Hedgehog fibres!
Prize #2 is your choice of SockSack from Studio on the Green!
This is for projects started before August 15th 2014, that are finished between Sept 10 – Nov 10.

Episode 40 Notes – Ribbonses

WIPs:
Mind the Gap socks. The typewriter bag was made by my friend Jo.

Frutetto Shawl by Judy Marples made out of a Skein merino/cashmere gradient (“Autumnal”)

Five more hexagons for my Six’es blanket. The bag is by Studio in the Green.

Knitting Go! 2014 Survey
Thanks for all the answers so far!

Stampede FOs:
Evenstar – Susan Pandorf, 2nd in Section
Paulie Sweater – Isabell Kraemer, 3rd in Class
Little Birds Sweater – Ysolda Teague, 2nd in Class
In Dreams – Susan Pandorf, 3rd in Class

NOT Knitting:
Halloween Sampler – Working on W.
32-ct linen from Picture This Plus, colourway “Mirage”. Hand dyed floss by Weeks Dyeworks.

I wove something! I used Lap Loom A from The Woolery, their cotton warp thread, with thrifted yarn and an old knitting needle. I also bought and used the book Tapestry Weaving. The two online tutorials I used are both from A Beautiful Mess: The Basics, and Getting Fancy

Ye Olde Project Craftalong
Tag is #yeoldeknittinggo, and the chat thread is here.
First prize is a bag by Jo, filled with a skein of Hedgehog fibres!
This is for projects started before August 15th 2014, that are finished between Sept 10 – Nov 10.

Giveaway-a-day
IS COMPLETE!
The little photo app I used to record my giveaway-a-day journey is Project 365 Pro. I created an account and set it to automatically upload, so it creates this page for me to share with you!

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.