Archive for August 2018

Episode 43: 7/31/18 – Knitting and Running in 30 min or less

WIPS

Dahlia - pattern by Brenda York for Berroco Yarns.  Finished garter stitch and am about 1/3 way through the stockinette colorwork section.  Blue body is Juniper Moon Farms Neve in Lagoon colorway from my LYS that closed.  Red is Cascade Ultra Pima Fine in the Cranberry colorway held double, yellow is Berroco Modern Cotton in the Del colorway.  Green is also Modern Cotton in the Breakers colorway. 

50-st sock in Plymouth yarns Diversity in the Fruity colorway, which is white with stripes of green, yellow, orange, pink and purple.

 

Spinning

Finished my Tour de Fleece spin!  1lb of cotton became roughly 950 yards of 3-ply sport weight yarn.  I am soooooo glad I participated in TdF for the first time.  Spinning that much over about 3 weeks really helped me become more consistent in my spinning and by the end I was generating some good yarn!

Out And About

Was out in western MA last weekend for a friend’s wedding and was lucky enough to meet up with Shelley, aka Knitting Travels (hello Shelley!  It was lovely to meet you!

Northampton Wools - Great shop; Good selection of wool-less yarns! Old favorites like Penzance, Diversity Sock.  New to me yarns too! Came home with 2 skeins of 365 Yak from Lana Grossa

Upcoming:

Aug 11thFiber Revival at the Spencer Little Farm in Newbury, MA, coast north of Boston

Oct 20thRhinebeck.  Current plan is to take the Webs bus on Saturday

Nov 3rd & 4thFiber Festival of New England at the Big E – not 100% sure I’m going, but thinking about it.

Knitting Talk

Bringing this older segment back.  “cheating” at knitting – I’ve heard a couple people recently talk about how they feel using stitch markers for repeats or using a lifeline is cheating and that’s something I wanted to address here. There are NO knitting police.

On the Run

Actually went for a run today!  

Running Talk

This is a re-visit of a topic we discussed a year ago or so and that is shoes. Short version: get a gait analysis from a professional.

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