Episode 57 – Now with More Caffeine

03 Dec

 

Shownotes

Knitting

Poor Poet’s Mitts by Wendy Johnson knit out of Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock in “New Saris”

Cthulu Mittens by Diana Stafford.  Changed pattern to top-down, and reversed the coloring.  Because doing colorwork for the first time wasn’t hard enough!

French Press Slippers by French Press Knits will be coming up soon, as will an EZ dickie.  Yup.

 

Spinning

nope.

 

Dyepots

Basswood Bulky – Poetic, Blue Skies and Buttercups, Kennebec.
Mixed BFL – Poetic

Played around with self-striping; what a pain!  Will be working through my problems to get a better outcome next time.

 

Processes

Using a stick to help wind hanks of yarn tightly.  Such a simple easy trick!

Finding a way to get my working mojo back – sometimes it’s as easy as identifying the issue and doing something else!

 

Growth

Taught the LYS owner how to spin with an HH spindle!

 

Grabby Hands

www.yarnharlot.ca - great lists of holiday gifts for knitters!

Won yarn from Ethereal Fibers!  Sock yarn in the 100 Joules colorway.  I LOVE IT!

 

THANKS to Debbilynn for the generous podcast donation!  Also thanks to knitpsycho for the pattern.  Such a lovely surprise.

 

 

 

3 Responses

  1. Enid Mary Shaw says:

    Hi Heather, great episode. Have you thought of making a balaclava helmet for your brother. It is what I imagined when you gave requirements.
    The mittens look good, and how fantastic to be able to have them in 3 KALs.
    take care
    Enid/knitcrocxxxx

  2. GerryART says:

    Hey, Heather,
    Yep, another GREAT podcast.

    Love your Poor Poet’s Mitts
    I’ve knit one pair and am eager to begin another.

    Gifted Into The Woods sox to Hubby today for his birthday.
    L♥ove the way Sugar Maple knits up.
    Though I did go down to a Size #0 to be certain fabric would last forever for his sox.

    Next will be Throne Room, still undecided what to do
    ????? shawl and mitts ????? sox for me ?????

    Thanks for the great episode.

    hugs
    Gerry

  3. Kellee says:

    Heather!! I love when I go to catch up with podcasts or peak and see what people are up to, and see myself featured in one. Gives me the warm fuzzies!! :D I’m glad you loved your yarn.

    ALSO, your poor poet’s mitts are gorgeous, and I just might have to make some myself!!! And I very well might steal that stick trick, I’ve never done that before and it looks great!! :D

    xoxoxo

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