Thanks for tuning in to Episode 43!
This Week’s Segments Included:
Off the Needles
On the Needles
In My Travels
Knitting in passing
On a Happy Note
I'm officially through my second year of Podcasting! Thank you for all of your support! You make this such a joy!
Off the Needles
Mini Sock Yarn Bunny by Susan B Anderson $5 pattern
Needles: US 1
Base: Superwash Merino Nylon (80/20 blend) Fingering Weight Yarn in the Colorway: Goldenrod
I also made a second Mini-Sock yarn bunny. My niece Emelyn who turned 10, promptly named him Tid Bit
Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby (100% acrylic DK weight)
Needles: US size 3- 3.25 mm needles
Blue Bell Hill Scarf by Jocelyn Tunney
Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash. 3 shades of gray, two shades of blue. Only purchased skein was navy.
Needles: US 8
A new shawl design (in progress) for my best friend, Kris' birthday
Yarn: Cephalopod Skinny Bugga! in the Blue Damselfy ColorwayNeedles: US 7
-Still in Test Knitting [Round 2]
-Small revisions to make the pattern more symmetrical
Yarn: 3 colors of worsted weight yarn (about 55 yards total)- I used Leftovers Cascade 220 Superwash and Berocco Vintage
Needles: US 6- 4mm & US 7- 4.5 mm
In my opinion, this is a great first colorwork project.
From there I Improvised Baby Mitts to go with it. Full instructions in my Ravelry pattern notes.
On the Needles
Redcedar by Tincanknits from the Cascadia book.
Scarf pattern (which I am modifying to become a blanket)
Needles: US 10.5
Yarn: Lion Brand Baby’s First Yarn- bulky
Pattern: How I Make Worsted Weight Socks recipe from Susan B Anderson (free)
Needles: US 3-3.25mm needles
Cast on 40 stitches! He says they're perfect. Fingers crossed!
Family Christmas Stockings
All of my cousins have them (except the youngest babies). Need to give this crochet pattern a try! Wish me luck!
From Family Circle Magazine: November 15, 1977
From the Armchair
Here are some things I recommend:
ACTually KNITting Podcast hosted by Michelle
Elise Gets Crafty hosted by Elise Blaha
- In a Sknit- hosted by Kristi and Sarah
- Oh Loops - hosted by our friends Lydia and Sarah
- Susan B Anderson podcast
- Dark Matter Knits podcast hosted by Elizabeth Green Musselman
I also found a great tutorial on Ysolda Teague’s blog about weaving in ends.
Mentions for chunky yarn- to split in half and weave in ends separately so it adds less bulk. Genius!
In My TravelsMom, Dad and I travelled to visit family in St. Louis- March 14-17th
Riley and I knit together
(more on that next episode)
and we had a ball at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
On March 23 I taught my GoodReader for Knitting Class at the Stitch House in Dorchester.
Great class! I highly recommend checking out Amy's class if she's coming to a shop or convention near you!
Don't forget to join in our Shawl KAL
Cast on: anytime after February 15th
Finish by: April 30th
Any shawl of any size in any weight.
Max of 2 entries per person. Enter your entries into the Shawl KAL FO Thread by the end of the day on May 1st.
Must be a member of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast Group to be eligible to win.
And most importantly- HAVE FUN!