Episode 38 – Stick a Fork in It

19 Jun

 

 

Shownotes

Knitting:

I FINISHED my Girasole!  WAHOO!  Click the link to see my project notes. I modified the pattern only to create a multi-colored edging – I didn’t have enough of either color of wool to use just one color.  So I used both.  I did a rotten job carrying the yarn from color to color, but I don’t care.  It’s DONE!!

I also finished my Starving Artist Slouchy Beret that I told you I was going to knit last week.  It only took three days to knit it up, AND I cast on for it three times!  Gotta love it.  I used almost an entire skein of Basswood Bulky.  It’s bigger than it needs to be, and I have a huge head.  The colorway is Terra Cotta Pot.

I’ve begun knitting another hat, this one for my future niece or nephew (due in January).  The pattern is Aviatrix Baby Hat by Justine Turner.  I’m using my leftover Focus yarn from Intention Yarns.  There will be many more baby knits in future podcasts.

I will be resurrecting my long-hibernating Evenstar Shawl as well this week.  Hopefully I can figure out where I left off!

I have finished spinning some fiber I bought and began spinning in March of 2010.  Plying will happen this week!

 

Dyepots:

Working on custom orders – if you have asked me for custom yarn, but haven’t messaged me about it in the last week or so, PLEASE REMIND ME what you wanted.  I am trying to get all caught up before my next major shipment comes in.

Speaking of my next shipment – I’m getting several new base yarns and fibers.  Some of these are PHENOMENAL.  I can’t wait to get dyeing!!

 

Processes:

I purchased Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitting Workshop from Amazon to help me design a circular shawl.  EZ is wonderful to read and is so so so inspiring.  Hopefully I can get the shawl started once I finish Evenstar.

 

Growth:

New base yarns coming!  WOOT!

 

Grabby Hands:

Associated Bag Company has the most superb customer service.  LOVE them!

Also – I have a new webcam!  It’s a Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 – does neat awesome things (including moose antlers).  It’s $58 on Amazon right now, I think.  I LOVE IT.

 

Shop update went live at 5pm EST on Monday – there is still a lot left!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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