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Episode 56 Notes – Knit Shorts No

Temperature: 27C / 81F
FOs:
Socks! Fruit Stripe Gum socks in Vesper sock yarn in the Gypsy colourway.
Shorts! Maritime shorts by Grainline Studio
WIPs:
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 still (probably) Louet Gems in Shamrock.
Both bags were from Stitched by JessaLu
Fabric for my next pair of shorts is from Blackbird Fabrics
STASH:
1.5 yards Breton Stripe from A Fashionable Stitch, which was having a going out of business sale. For my Kate Middleton aspirations. Buying from the US has got to stop though, with the sinking Canadian dollar. $1.07 a year ago, to  $1.30 now.
The pattern I’m planning on using is from Tessuti.
Feedly is how I read my blogs.
EVENTS:
Fibrations in Victoria BC on August 16th.
BOOKS:
Looking back at my Goodreads list for the year so far, I’ve only read a couple books that weren’t a part of some series.
Lately I’ve read 3 of the Mist-Torn Witches series by Barb Hendee (good, but too short), and the first three books in the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger.
TV:
Season 3 of Wentworth, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Daredevil.

Episode 55 Notes – Back In The Saddle

Temperature: 32C / 90F

I’m Heather, also known as rycrafty! Jo is auntiejo on Ravelry, and auntiejo12 on Instagram.

FOs (Heather) :

I knit these three pairs of socks.

WIP (Heather) : During the podcast, I was knitting the Fruit Stripe Gum socks in Vesper sock yarn in the Gypsy colourway.

FOs (Jo) :

Yowza Shawl 2
Sweet Baby Sweater

WIPs (Jo) :

Princess Fiona Sweater in Skein Merino Silk Sport
Kelias Shawl in Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering
Sockhead Hat in 716Knit Sock

Sewing:

Clemence Skirt from Love at First Stitch, by Tilly Walnes (fabric from Blackbird Fabrics)
Renfrew T-shirt pattern from SewaholicSewing machine cover from this tutorial (fabric from A Threaded Needle)

Stash:
Heather: Western Sky Knits Aspen Sock in Ali, Chinook Winds Bison “Western Dakota”.

Episode 54 Notes – Lost and Found

Watch this episode here.

Temperature: 21C / 70F

Still lost: my Desert Vista Dyeworks Christmas socks, out of Zombody Kissing Santa Claus
Blog update: progress! I turned it over to hubby, who found someone’s contact info, and we’ve recovered it! Temporarily hosting it a knittinggo.com/rycrafty, until we have the rights to rycrafty.com again.

FOs:
Moneta Dress by Colette patterns in bamboo jersey from Dressew in Vancouver.

WIPs:
Carnaby Baby sweater in Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK, colours 139 and 165. All the bits are knitted, I just need to sew it up.

Six’es blanket– one more hexagon, this one navy blue Shi Bui.

Self-designed sock in Gnome Acres Scruffy Gnome in “Robot Patina”. Finished the cuff & heel turn, on the gusset on sock #2.

STASHING:
Patchwork City by Elizabeth Hartman

Quilty magazine

Amazon.ca sells things! Including fusible web, and Clover Wonder Clips.

Episode 53 Notes – Lost Things

Temperature: -2C / 28F

The Lost Things:

My Desert Vista Dyeworks Christmas socks, out of Zombody Kissing Santa Claus

Christmas Socks

My blog, at rycrafty.com. Formerly (?) hosted by IHS Web Solutions

Time!

FOs:
Margot PJs from Tilly Walnes’ book Love at First Stitch.

Closet Case Files Carolyn PJ pants out of CRAY-ZAY flannel from Fabricland

WIPs:

Carnaby Baby sweater in Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK, colours 139 and 165. Back and front done!

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

Six’es blanket

Self-designed sock in Gnome Acres Scruffy Gnome in “Robot Patina”. One done, second only a few cable twists in.

Episode 52 Notes – Tiny Stripey Sweaters

Watch this episode here!

Temperature: -1C / 30F

FOs:

Snowflake Sweater by Tin Can Knits in Noro Taiyo Sport, colour #6.

Moneta Dress by Colette patterns. This was a muslin in a crazy print.

WIPs:

Self-designed sock in Gnome Acres Scruffy Gnome in “Robot Patina”. One done, second only a few cable twists in.

Desert Vista Dyeworks sock, Solid Chocolate Zombunny – pattern of my own making. One sock done, cuff of the second one done.

Carnaby Baby sweater in Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK, colours 139 and 165. Back panel almost done.

(selected) STASH ENHANCEMENT

From Spool of Thread:
Voile by Cloud 9 Collective. Collection: Revelry. Print: Snap.
Robert Kaufman Dot Chambray
Owl Potholders!

2 Skeins Koigu for a swap project

TV:
Wentworth – Australian TV show set in a women’s prison.
Land Girls – BBC show about the Women’s Land Army.

Episode 51 Notes – Pound of Buttons

WIPs
Self-designed sock in Gnome Acres Scruffy Gnome in “Robot Patina”. One done, second not started yet.

One Desert Vista Dyeworks sock, Solid Chocolate Zombunny – pattern of my own making.

Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery’s Twelve Days of Christmas sampler
On 32-count Raw/Opalescent Belfast linen. Numbers, dividers, and 1-3 done.

(selected) STASH ENHANCEMENT
Downton Abbey fabric for my first quilt, using this Nine Patch Lattice pattern.
The Practical Guide to Patchwork (the free pattern and the book are coincidentally by the same person!)

Three sewing patterns: Granville Shirt, Oakridge Blouse, (both by Sewaholic) Moneta Dress by Collette

Handwriting fabric for Moneta

Liberty fabric for shirts: Oxford D (the trees & hills), Morris A (the green one), and Kayoko A (the small-scale floral).

Silk cable fabric!

Button Button

2 skeins Koigu for a swap

READS
Seal of the Worm by Adrian Tchaikovsky
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon – finished that, started A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Omens by Kelley Armstrong (I think I heard about this on the Heatley Cliff podcast).

Craftsy sale through to Monday the 16th.

Thanks for all your donations, I have drawn the winner. It was donation #8!

Episode 50 Notes – Febtoberfest

Temperature: 8C / 46F

Watch this episode here.

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

Watch the episode here!

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!