Episode 42 – Epic Mail Day

19 Jul

Shownotes

Week in Review

It’s official: I have a new teaching job!  It’s on the coast, about two hours South of my current location.  I’m getting an apartment which will be the new home of HH/IY.  Bear with me while I navigate the move.

Fiber Arts Retreat is August first at Medomak Camp.  I’ll be there from 2:00-6:30 with everything I can get dyed up between now and then.  I’m excited!

No shop update until after the retreat is done.

I have received awesome mail and will be receiving more awesome mail soon!

I won a contest on Knitty, which is EPICALLY AWESOME.  DVD called “Handspinning Rare Wools”, the book “Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook”, and a Fleece and Fiber Sampler – 19 rare wools, most in the grease still.  I will be blogging the spinning process of this; stay tuned!

Associated Bag sent me a goodie bag because they are so nice and because I said nice things about them.

Stephen of Dramatic Knits sent me a lovely package of goodies, including handknit socks!  I love Steve anyway, but this makes me love him even more!  The yarn will probably become monsters. :D

Knitting

Preemie Beanies – I’ve knit three while in the car lately.  Super fast and great car knitting!  There will be more of these for sure.

30th birthday socks are done!  Knit from Fibernmyph Dyeworks Amble yarn in the “Reese’s Pieces” colorway

Ishbel - Completed first two charts – contemplating following larger lace directions to use up more of the yarn.

Frog Prince – begun for my brother and sister-in-law.  Using Peace Fleece and US 7s.  Pattern is designed to be knit flat and seemed… I’m not terribly impressed by that.

Dyepots

Just Before Dawn, Brite’s Rainbow – Pitch Pine Top – 83% Texas Kid Mohair, 15% Nylon, 2% Superfine Merino

Loki’s Whim – White Spruce Top – SW BFL

Loki’s Whim, Lobster Pot – Pitch Pine Top – Mixed BFL

Loki’s Whim, Up to Camp – Pitch Pine Top – Corriedale Cross

Limitless – White Spruce Top – 60% SW Merino, 30% Bamboo, 10% Nylon

Up To Camp, Jem – Pitch Pine Top – Falkland

Brite’s Rainbow – Sugar Maple Sock

Goldfinch, Lobster Pot, View from Above – Silver Maple Sock (check out SMorancie’s Lobster Pot Shawl)

Processes

New squeeze bottles that hold 16 and 32 ounces (versus the 12 ounces I could use before).  Bought them from Pro Chemical and Dye – less than $2 each!

Growth

Highland Handmades is participating in the Trifecta of Awesome Yarn Club!!  Three dyers, three packages of yarnie goodness.  Click the link to get to the Ravelry group to learn all about it.

Grabby Hands

Visited a new yarn shop in Presque Isle, about 2.5 hours North of us – Yarn, Glass and More.  Bought Noro and Malabrigo!  Awesome.

 

 

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