Episode 64 Notes – Sweaters and Quilts

Temperature: 7C / 45F

WIPs:

Centripetal Sweater out of Imperial Yarn Columbia on a 6mm / US 10. I have 18 main body repeats done. (Episode 49 is when I destroyed the sweater, Episode 27 is when it was a previous FO)

Kindle sock – for my husband’s Kindle. Knit over 72 stitches from leftover Lead Men Fiber Arts Showcase in Foliage. The sweater that this is leftovers of was the Sunnyside Sweater. See the sweater in Episode 23!

Downton Abbey quilt top is done! The back is done! I’ve bought batting! Now to pin it and quilt it! The fabric is by Andover fabrics, and I bought it at My Sewing Room last year. The pattern is the Nine-Patch Lattice that was on the Oh Fransson! blog, but seems to have been taken down. EDIT: I found a link to the PDF here.

STASH:
I bought the fabric, and zipper jewellery pattern from from Out of Hand. The zip patterns are by Indygo Junction.

BOOKS:
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Friday Night Knitting Club
Age of Miracles
Owl and the Japanese Circus

Episode 63 Notes – Sweet 2016

Temperature: -20C / -4F

FOs:

Plain 3×1 rib socks out of Knit Picks Felici in the Time Traveller Colourway.

Sewn cherry pit warming bag.

Said goodbye to my first Monkey Socks from 2007.

WIPs:

Centripetal Sweater out of Imperial Yarn Columbia on a 6mm / US 10. I have 6 main body repeats done.

Six’es blanket – I started this year with 35 hexagons. I’ve knit 2 so far this year.

New Year’s Resolutions:

  1. Knit 52 hexagons this year.
  2. Knit at least 3 sweaters
  3. Knit less socks!
  4. Sew and knit from the stash – this includes patterns as well!

Books:

Smitten Kitchen cookbook

Over the Top and Back  – The Tom Jones Autobiography

Uprooted – Naomi Novik

Episode 62 Notes – Yule Be Glad I’m Back

Temperature: -10C / 14F

FOs:

Easy Peasy Baby Hats x3 out of leftovers from various socks: Desert Vista Dyeworks, Yarn vs. Zombies, and Fibernymph Dyeworks.

Plain socks out of Fibernymph Dyeworks Bedazzled in ‘Soft Kitty’.

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.

Two pairs Margot PJ pants for the husband, out of fleece and flannel from Fabricland.

WIPs:

Plain 3×1 rib socks out of Knit Picks Felici in the Time Traveller Colourway. Bag by Sewn By Lindsay.

Centripetal Sweater – swatched with Imperial Yarn Columbia on a 6mm/US 10.

Six’es blanket – Not worked on, but hopefully I will soon!

Cool Things:

Have a look at #GetYourYarnWishesGranted on Instagram, and see what you can do for someone!

My amazing bracelet is from AFK Designs by ArthurFred. There are more in the shop that are just gorgeous!

My shirt is the Renfrew pattern, sewn up in fabric from Girl Charlee.

Holiday Baking:

Gingerbread Trifle – with gingerbread cake, pumpkin cream, and pomegranate/cranberry sauce.

Rugelach Cookies from Smitten Kitchen – it doesn’t matter what holiday you celebrate, you need these this month.

Episode 60 Notes – The General’s Dress

Temperature: 16C / 61F

FOs:

Plain vanilla socks in Vesper yarns Witchy Woman.

Tiramisu Dress by Cake Patterns, with jersey I bought at Gala Fabrics in Victoria.

WIP:

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.

Jaywalker Socks out of Opal in the Lamplighter (7760) Little Prince colourway.

READS:

Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel

The Martian – Andy Weir

Midnight Crossroad – Charlaine Harris

Parasol Protectorate series – Gail Carriger

STASH:

Sherlock Holmes bag from CreativeMoJo, auntiejo’s Etsy shop!
I was right about which story – The Adventure of Three Garridebs, which is in The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

It was worth a wound — it was worth many wounds — to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay behind that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain. All my years of humble but single-minded service culminated in that moment of revelation.

Lovely bag from Sewn By Lindsay, bought at Knit City.

Fibernymph Dyeworks Bedazzled Base in “Soft Kitty” will be my “October” socks.