Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Episode 42- Home for the Afternoon

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 42! This Week’s Segments Included:

Off the Needles
On the Needles
In My Travels
On a Happy Note
Knitting in Passing
A Contest


Off the Needles
Heartbreak Shawl by Lisa Mutch

Bunny Slippers Pattern: hopsalot by Tiny Owl Knits.

Fingering Weight and worsted weight version of my shawl design
The Tan House Brook Shawl

Woolen Rabbit Pearl yarn
80% merino, 20% nylon- 400 yards light fingering
US size 7
Feb 8-17th

Neighborhood fiber company Studio worsted in the Charles Centre colorway- light gray- 400 yards superwash merino
US size 9
Feb 20-March 1

Misti Alpaca in a beautiful purple
US size 5 needles
Feb 20-March 3

On the Needles

After thought Heel Socks
Vanilla socks. CO 60 stitches on US 1.5
Paton’s Kroy 55015 Bramble Stripes

Also started another fingering weight Tan House Brook Shawl (or at least that's what I think it will become). After an unsuccessful start at the Antarktis by KallioKnits.


by Susan B Anderson
$5 US
77-87 yards of fingering on US 1
4 inch tall bunny
Top down seamless! Seems perfect to me.

Contemplating a baby blanket pattern for my friend's new baby.

The first one I made for her was out of Lion Brand Baby’s First Super Bulky. I made the Chalice Baby Blanket on US 10s

This time I'm debating the Blue Diamonds from 60 Quick Baby Blankets or the
Heirloom Baby Blanket by madeline tosh.

In My Travels

North Carolina- February 6-9th
Scrapbooking in Raleigh with the NC Scrappin & Yappin group
Got lots of scrapbooking done.

Took a trip to a yarn shop on Saturday-

Florida. February 21-27th
Dan and I enjoyed our first B&B Experience at the August Sevens Inn

The Daytona 500 was a little less enjoyable with the tornado warnings, rain and cold.

February 28-March 2nd
SPA event in Freeport Maine
I stayed with my friends at the Brewster House B&B
We hit 2 local yarn shops. Mother of Purl and Casco Bay Fibers

Yarns I bought:

Kenzie Navy tweed DK yarn

The Royalsborough Inn had sheep and alpaca (and we got to meet their new lamb). I bought two skeins of fingering weight alpaca- one cream and one tan.

Woolen Rabbit- Pearl Sock Yarn- 400 yards of 80% merino, 20% nylon in a lovely green whose colorway name wasn’t written on the tag.

Superwash Sock- 435 yards of 90% superwash merino, 10% nylon
Common Grackle Colorway- self striping


I am teaching at Stitch House in Dorchester
GoodReader for Knitting Class
March 23rd 9-11a $20

Down Cellar Studio Podcast- Shawl Knit a Long
Cast on: anytime after February 15th (yes I know that date already past but if you got excited and cast on hopefully you can still count your project).
Finish by: April 30th (yep, you’ve got lots of time! Enjoy it)
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!

On a Happy Note
I've been cutting socks into 3 inch sections and using them to put around my yarn cakes to keep them from getting too floppy!

Knitting in passing.
I wore my planche vest in Florida and got talking with a friend of a friend about knitting!

A Contest
Tune in to see if you won a eBook copy of Subversive Socks

Thanks to everyone for participating!!!

Thanks for listening! Talk to you soon!

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