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.

Episode 45 Notes – Hopelessly Overcommitted

Temperature: -26C (including windchill) / -15F

Watch this episode here.

FOs:

Snowball Buddies: an owl, a bunny, and a mouse. Knit out of various worsted weight scraps – a lot of Cascade 220, some doubled up sock yarn, and a few mystery things.

Split-Toe Sweetheart socks, knit from Fleece Artist sock yarn.

Rambling Rose sweater from Interweave Winter 2006, out of Katia Diana.

Renfrew Tee by Sewaholic, out of Charley Harper fabric from Modes4u.

WIPs:

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

I used Lap Loom A from The Woolery, cotton warp thread, and handspun yarn I made from Moonshine Fibres. I’ve been learning from the book Tapestry Weaving and two online tutorials from A Beautiful Mess: The Basics, and Getting Fancy.

Megan Dress / Lilou Dress / Clemence Skirt mashup from Tilly Walnes’ book Love at First Stitch.

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”! This goes to MoppyAmanda!
Prize #2 is your choice of SockSack from Studio on the Green! This goes to allisonroseboom!

Episode 44 Notes – Keep Calm and Make Stuff

FOs:

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

Dress C3 from Feminine Wardrobe

Purple Circle Socks

Vinnland Socks

WEAVING:

I used Lap Loom A from The Woolery, cotton warp thread, with thrifted yarn and some wool/silk scraps. I I’ve been learning from the book Tapestry Weaving and two online tutorials from A Beautiful Mess: The Basics, and Getting Fancy.

WIPs:

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

Halloween Sampler – Just a border corner left to go!
32-ct linen from Picture This Plus, colourway “Mirage”. Hand dyed floss by Weeks Dyeworks.

STASH:

Zombie Birthday kit with yarn from Cyborg’s Craftroom, and bag from The Silver Shed

Paddington Bear Bento box and Charlie Harper fabric from Modes4U, who does free international shipping on orders over US$78.

 

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.

Episode 43 Notes – Knitter’s First Sweater

Temperature: 5C / 41F

WIPs:

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

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

FOs:

Darted Tank in Patons Fresco

Bigger on the Inside, in Gale’s Art Shiny Happy (50% merino, 50% silk) in ‘Navy’.

STASH:

Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso (75% Superwash wool / 25% nylon) in Zombody’s Kissing Santa Claus, Zombody It’s Cold Outside, Zombody Go Bragh!

DESTASH:

Here is a link to my thread in the Book Destash Ravelry group.

WEAVING:

I used Lap Loom A from The Woolery, cotton warp thread, with thrifted yarn and some wool/silk scraps. I I’ve been learning from the book Tapestry Weaving and two online tutorials from A Beautiful Mess: The Basics, and Getting Fancy.

WINNERS:

Happy Handmade Home: lmecoll
Stitch Markers (for filling out the survey) : MinKnitsMember drawing #301-400: GreyCatsKnits

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.