Segments include: Be Helper craft-a-long, FOs, Wips, Wearables, Knitting Fail and Knitting Talk
Y’all knit when you’re stressed, too, right? I don’t want to get into the details but it has been a very stressful week at our house, luckily with mostly good outcomes. Let’s just say that the the least crappy thing was being a cloth diaper family and having our washing machine break. Pun intended. Because I had diapers that needed washing.
The result being, I did LOTS of knitting the last 2 weeks.
Also, I am getting a cold as you probably hear in my voice. I don’t want to push this recording any later since I skipped last week due to sick kids and I have a feeling this cold will be worse tomorrow…
Be A Helper Craft-a-long
In case you missed it, I’m hosting a charity craft a long. You can get entries by 1) donating blood or 2) making ANYthing for ANY charity. No FOs in the thread so far! I know lots of you craft for charity regularly so go ahead and enter – you do NOT need to be a member of my Ravelry group to win. I honestly don’t care if you join or not, my only goal with the KAL is to encourage others to stop feeling frozen with all the crazy, hard stuff going on in the world and give you an impetus to go out and help others.
3 preemie hats using Java Purl Design’s Top-Down Preemie Hat pattern – free on Ravelry – in Caron Simply Soft Paints
1 preemie hat also using Java Purl’s pattern using Loops & Threads
Emerald Deep by Romi Hill – finished charts B, C & D. Halfway through E. Finished that Irish-style lace section I mentioned. It was lots of fun but you have to place close attention because it’s knit lace on both sides – no rest rows. Gift for my cousin’s wife for Christmas in Prism Delicato Layers in Kale colorway. Only 30 rows left!
Lillesand cowl by Monika Eckhert, working on this in some deep stash, Cascade Yarn’s Sateen in a burgundy-red color and Rozetti Yarns Soft Payette in white with a few sequins for sparkle here and there – got a few more rows done on this cowl for my aunt for Christmas
Toe-up Vanilla Socks with an afterthought heel for Thing 2 – first sock done, about to reach the heel on sock 2; looking to make 4 for him for Christmas in Plymouth Yarns Diversity
Heat wave here in New England most of October!
Marshes Cabled Sleeveless Shell – one of my first patterns released. Need to go grade it for larger sizes and get it re-tech edited. Will let y’all know when that happens
Mommy’s Tunic – Juniper Moon Farm’s Neve in Blue
That sweater got shrunk in the dryer! We went a little crazy washing stuff after we got the new washing machine and my husband tossed the cotton tunic in the dryer and it shrunk. So I gave it to my LYS to model the yarn since I bought it there.
To design or just knit a shawl for AGC Scholarships? AGC is run by a woman I went to high school with who chnoicled her battle with infertility on her blog, later published as the book Infertility Inferschmility which you should definitely check out if infertility is something you or a loved one has been dealing with. Also - what color? Black to go with Everything? Or use their turquoise logo color? Or perhaps a gradient kit - they look so impressive to non-knitters :)