Archive for October 2018

49- Help Me Choose A Shawl

Episode 49 – 10/17/18 - Knitting and running in 30 min or less


Dancing Dragons Coat

Thing 2’s Christmas Socks - in Plymouth Yarns DIversity in the Pizazz colorway

Mom’s Christmas Socks - in Plymouth Yarns DIversity in the Stormy Skies colorway

Pattern Stalking

Asked last week about a Gray Shawl, especially something that would work with gray gradients.  Heard from several people

Influence Shawl by Kelene Kinnersly, off-center triangle, kind of thin, mostly garter st with an eyelet lace edging.

Tea House Brooke Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde, aka BostonJen, triangular shawl starting with stockinette and working through different simple textures to keep  it interesting

Curious Collective 2014 by Curious Handmade, aka Helen Stewart, half-circle shawl alternative garter st and lace

Crossflower Shawl by Katinka Designs, new larger version for gradients.  Garter st and lace columns, large off-center triangle

Ilumine by Num Teasdale – gorgeous lace, but not sure I have the brain power for it just now


Mommy’s Tunic – I wore my sample out of Be Sweet Bamboo fibers and promptly spilled something down the front.  I think I wore it for 2 hours total.  Soaked and washed it, it’s fine.  Still kicking myself.

Linen Butterflies – the ¾ sleeve version

Addition By Subtraction Shawl – an mkal pattern by TryStitchual Designs

Changing Staircases in FIber Lady's Mousou bamboo yarn

On the Run

I ran a 5k!  All 4 of us ran a race :)

Out and About

Rhinebeck on Saturday!  I'm on the Webs Bus.

Orleans, Cape Cod craft fair, Nov 3


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Episode 48 – 10/9/18 - When Dragons Attack

Thanks for listening!

Segments this week include FOs, Wips, Knitting Fail, Pattern Stalking, On the Run and the wrap up of our Be A Helper craft a long!


3 doll sweaters from my Super Simple Fuzzy Sweater pattern, all knit in Plymouth Yarn’s Adore in red, orange, and a green and gray multi-colored yarn

What I’m now calling my Hamilton Socks, 52-st socks in Plymouth Yarn’s Diversity in the Deep Sea colorway



Another doll sweater, this one in pink

Mom’s Christmas Socks

Dancing Dragons Coat by Heike Campbell in Be Sweet Yarn’s Bamboo in the Sea Green colorway, a malachite-green, but a little lighter than true malachite.  About 50% done but…

Knitting Fail

Dancing Dragons Coat – I realized I was going to run out of yarn!!


Empire Top by Lily Go – wore this to Hamilton

I wore my Changing Staircases shawl several times, knit up in Fibre Lady’s Mousou Bamboo

Mommy’s Tunic, a pattern I designed a few years back – short sleeve A-line tunic with a cabled band under the bust.  This one is knit up in Juniper Moon Farm’s Neve in a lovely shade of cobalt blue

Dahlia – the colorwork shawl I knit this summer has been worn at least once

Linen Butterflies – I wore the short sleeve version of this this morning over a tank top before the heat arrived, which I knit in Euroflax Sport 100% linen in their Straw colorway, is a lovely shade of gold, over a tank top one warm day.


Pattern Stalking

Over the past few weeks I’ve realized how many red long-sleeved shirts and sweaters I have, but none of my shawls go with red.  I really need to knit a grey, or black, or even royal blue shawl to go with them.  There’s a gradient cake yarn I’ve been eyeing a year or so that goes from black, through many shades of gray, to white.  If you have a shawl suggestion that would look good in grey gradients I would love to hear about it!

On The Run

Had a great few runs these last few weeks, including a 2.5 miler a week ago.  My knee was a little cranky after that last one, but it felt good at the time.  I’ve got a 5k fundraiser race for my son’s school coming up this weekend.  First whole-family race

  • Toddler running in Tot Trot
  • 1st-grader and husband running 1-miler
  • I’m running 5k

Be A Helper Craft A  Long wrap-up

A huge thank-you to everyone who participated!  I have 3 prizes to award and all 3 need to be mailed.  If you hear your name, please contact me with your mailing address.  You can reach me at, or as WindsweptMonique both on Ravelry and on Instagram.

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