Monday, September 23, 2013

Episode 35- Sweater Success

Thanks for listening to Episode 35!

This Week’s Segments Included:
Off the Needles
On the Needles
From the Armchair
Life in Focus
On a Happy Note
Knitting in Passing
Quote of the Week


Off the Needles

Lush Cardigan from Tin Can Knits

- Just needs buttons

Beer bottle koozie
A quick project I whipped up for a friend for the Patriots Season Opener

On the Needles

New version of my shawl pattern

From the Armchair

by Deborah Tomasello $17.95 US

by Katya Frankel
12 GBP- just under $20 US

Enter to win your own copy of Yarn play or a skein of Malabrigo Lace Weight in the Applewood color which was used in the Apple River shawl in this book. Tell me which of the Yarn Play patterns is your favorite in this thread in Ravelry.

Product Discussed:
Heard about these on Episode 142 of Knitting Pipeline where Paula talked about having ordered them. Dan ordered these for me on 9/10 and they arrived on 9/18.

I bought this set:  Jin Que 32” circulars size 6-16
$5.69 plus $.99 shipping
According to the conversion chart these are 1.5mm to 5mm (000-8 in US sizing). I'll let you know more about them when I start knitting with them

Life in Focus

Festival Photography Challenge

5 Categories- at least 1 pic of each
  1. Festival Food
  2. Festival Faces
  3. Festival Atmosphere
  4. Wild Life (if no animals present- take more photos of anything else that’s “wild” or the people at the fair)
  5. Festival Close-up

You can take photos at any fall festival, fiber festival, arts fair that you attend (Just going apple picking or pumpkin picking at a place where you just pick your apples and go home doesn’t count. Sorry folks).

Entries must be submitted by November 18th
To be entered to win you must:
  • Tell us the name of the event you attended (link to it, if possible)
  • Submit your 5 photos (or more) and tell us which category they fit

I will also start a discussion thread so we can talk tips.


Beginner Photography Class from the Improve Photography Website

Link to Improve Photography's Print Lab Study which many of you have asked about.

More prizes to be announced.


Sweater KAL

Cast on July 15 or later.  Finish and post FO in thread by the end of the day on 10/15/13
You can knit any adult sized sweater of your choosing- cardigan, pullover, whatever you like! Just needs some sleeve, no vest. MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE GROUP TO WIN.

  • 3 patterns by Brenda Castiel
  • 2 patterns by Lisa Mutch of Northbound knitting
  • Beautiful skein of yarn from Shasta Daisy Knits - Shimmer sock base in a colorway she calls Cranberry 
    A pattern of your choice from Estella Haines. Check her out- she has a blanket, 2 hats, mittens, fingerless mitts and a child’s vest. All really cute! Winner will have their pick.
  • Copy of Wrapped in Color eBook by Deborah Tomasello

On a Happy Note

Knee boots & shawl weather! I love fall!

Knitting in Passing

I met a lovely new knitter in the train last week. Showed her knit and purl stitches and had a fun chat with her the whole way home!

Quote of the Week

Be Happy. It drives people crazy!

Thanks for listening! Talk to you soon!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jen, Congratulations on completing the Lush. It looks absolutely wonderful and the finishing appears perfect!! It really suits you! Also love the earthy socks. Wish I could buy Patrons Kroy in the UK. The colors are great! Nellie1001 (Katrina)