Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Episode 43- FO Frenzy

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

Yarn: Shasta Daisy Knits
Needles: US 1
Base: Superwash Merino Nylon (80/20 blend) Fingering Weight Yarn in the Colorway: Goldenrod

Thank you to Shasta of Shasta Daisy Knits
I highly recommend you head on over and take a look at her shop!

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
Free pattern

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 Colorway
Needles: US 7

Tan House Brook Shawl Update:
-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

Socks for Dan
Pattern: How I Make Worsted Weight Socks recipe from Susan B Anderson (free)
Yarn: Kenzie
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:

Audio Podcasts
ACTually KNITting Podcast hosted by Michelle

Elise Gets Crafty hosted by Elise Blaha

Video Podcasts
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 Travels
Mom, 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.

Then from 12p-5p took Amy Herzog’s Fit to Flatter Class
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!
Thanks again for listening! Hope to have you back again soon!