Thursday, May 23, 2013

Episode 28- Mistakes Happen

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 28

This Week’s Segments Included:

On the Needles
In My Travels
From the Armchair
On a Happy Note
Quote of the Week

On the Needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm

Based off the basic shape of the Light and Up Shawl by Caroline Weins
Still deciding what to do with it. Something lacy and interesting but still simple.

Decide to use After-Thought Heel Sock Pattern by Laura Linneman

Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm and US 8 - 5.0 mm
First saw this at The Stitch House when I taught the GoodReader Class

Learned a new technique for joining yarn. First heard about the Double Knot on the Knitting Pipeline Podcast.  Here's a link to Jane Richmond’s YouTube Video on how to join yarn using a double knot. I was a little worried about doing this with a slippery cotton yarn, but I pulled as hard as I could and its not budging.

In My Travels

I had a great time at NH Sheep and Wool with my friends Lisa and Ryan.

My favorite purchases of the day were 2 skeins of yarn from Dirty Water Dyeworks in their Lillian base (and some kettle corn!)

From the Armchair

I used Madeline Tosh Vintage (I believe it was the Ink Colorway) for Dan’s Dark & Stormy Hat- which I finished in November 2011. Granted he wears this hat A LOT and machine washes it, but I would have expected this yarn to hold up better. Its only pilled a little bit but mostly its faded and dingy looking...

I don’t have a ton of experience with Mad Tosh yarn and I bet some of you do, so please feel leave me your thoughts and feedback in the Episode thread on the Ravelry group. Thanks!

Some new podcasts I'm watching and listening that I think you should check out.


MA Sheep & Wool is this weekend- May 25 & 26

Maine Fiber Frolic will be held June 1 and 2 from 9a-4p
At the Windsor Fairgrounds in Windsor ME
I'm not sure yet if I'm going, but would be interested to see/meet Lori from the Happycrafter207 podcast & Hopewood Crafts, and Heather from Highland Handmades and the Fiberista Files podcast.

Nov 7-10th in Hartford CT
Registration is now open.
I’m thinking of going on Saturday and maybe taking a class. More details once I decide for sure.

Sock KAL
Rules: Cast on June 1st or later. Finish and post your FO photos to the KAL thread by June 30th. It must be an adult sock with at least a 2 inch cuff. Any weight of yarn. Any pattern. You must be a member of the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry group to enter.
The June Sock Chat Thread  already very active! Come chat with us
What some of the group members are thinking of casting on:
Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman
Mock Cable Socks by Wendy D Johnson
Scylla Socks by Fiona Lucas
Short Sheep Socks by Audrey Bochantin


2 color shawls I'm debating for my mustard and gray yarn. Any thoughts?

Heartbreak shawl by Lisa Mutch

Asunder by Lisa Mutch

Bolt by Veera Valimaki

Play by Veera Valimaki

On a Happy Note

New curtains. Have I mentioned I love Target? For $100 changed the feel of our livingroom/kitchen/diningroom which are all open to each other. Simple things can make a big difference.

Quote of the Week
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

Thanks for listening! Talk to you soon!

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  1. Hi Jen, I just found your podcast and am loving it! You are an amazing knitter and it's fun to hear about all your projects! I don't knit but love to crochet--I also do lots of other crafty projects and enjoy making stuff. Your yarn is lovely, I hope you find a good shawl pattern to really show it off. Greetings from a new fan in Nashville!

  2. PS: I joined the Ravelry group, too (iHeartCraft)!