Saturday, May 28, 2016

I'm Baaa-aaack. No, REALLY

I.                    Intro
a.       Intro me, the show, where I’m recording, date
II.                  Casting On
a.       Don’t have a clue where to start
                                                               i.      Put off recording because of it
b.      As usual, it was an unintended break but so much has happened
                                                               i.      Jamberry
                                                             ii.      Young Living
                                                            iii.      Decision to return to work
                                                           iv.      Adopted a dog!
                                                             v.      Gearing up to begin dyeing
III.                Notions
a.       I want to do a contest and relatively soon
b.      No housekeeping because I’ve been away so long
c.       Recording will return to every two weeks.
IV.                Knitting Even in Pattern (finished since we last spoke)
a.       Vanilla Latte Sock
                                                               i. Colori
                                                             ii.      Two gifted skeins in an overall pink colorway with a medium bright pink, a shade of that same pink, and then a sky blue
                                                               i.      Free Ravelry download from Orange Flower
                                                             ii.      Berrocco Comfort Sock in a variegated yarn with mostly navy blue, wine red, and a purple that’s somewhere in between
                                                            iii.      LOVE the pattern and the finished project but disliked the yarn very splitty and almost…greasy feeling.
                                                           iv.      As with any shawl pattern, it flew along until I got about halfway through and then the rows started getting longer and longer and I started to fall into a black hole!!
c.       Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman of The Knitgirllls
                                                               i.      Biscotte & Cie’s Felix Self Striping in the Hope colorway
                                                             ii.      GORGEOUS yarn, soft and luxurious feeling, no fading
                                                            iii.      Got a review skein and while that particular yarn is no longer available, many other self striping yarns are available on their site including Bis-sock which is almost identical (little more wool, little less nylon)
d.      Parisian Slouch Hat
                                                               i.      Made using Mountain Colors Twizzle in an exclusive colorway for a local hop
1.       The prettiest jewel tone rainbow EVAH!
                                                             ii.      Great pattern, fabulous yarn
e.      Another Vanilla Sock
                                                               i.      Made using another gifted skein of yarn with no ball band
1.       Guessing maybe Regia?
                                                             ii.      A royal blue, a light sky blue, a medium hue reddish orange (almost a light rust color), a dull yellow, a very light mint green, and brown and white speckled stripes
                                                            iii.      Lurve them
                                                           iv.      Only took a couple of weeks of softball knitting to complete
f.        Boot socks
                                                               i.      Vanilla sock pattern
                                                             ii.      Regia self striping
                                                            iii.      Thick stripes of solid colors (muted mid-hue green, a light mint green, a medium hue blue, and a lighter blue) and a one or two row stripe of the light mint green and white speckles.
                                                           iv.      If you’re familiar with Regia yarns, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about
g.       Counting by Jenni Wilson
                                                               i.      I call mine Counting Stripes because I didn’t follow her striping sequence
                                                             ii.      Cascade 220 Superwash in worsted (I think) in chocolate and turquoise
                                                            iii.      Love the pattern
V.                  Ripping Back
a.       Parisian Slouch Hat
                                                               i.      Looks like the prettiest blob of clown barf ever on my head.
1.       Way too big
                                                             ii.      Destined for the frog pond…when I can bring myself to do it
b.      Counting Stripes
                                                               i.      Great pattern but…  The neck is WAY too floppy and loose.  It hangs off his collar bone ridiculously
                                                             ii.      Going to rip out the neck, pick up fewer stitches, and try again.
VI.                Mindless Knitting
a.       Golden Skeins
b.      Catching My Fancy
                                                               i.      TV shows…as usual
VII.              Binding Off
a.       As always, thank you!!
c.       Kniftyknit on Ravelry
d.      Fiberandfabric75 on Instagram
e.      Fiber and Fabric on Twitter
f.        Shownotes
***No more music.  Mevio has shut down and that was my go-to music site


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