Ep 105 recorded 3/9/22


Be A Helper Craftalong - ends March 15!

One change this year – due to ongoing accessibility issues on Ravelry, I’ll hold this event both on and off Ravelry.  Last year we just used a  Google Form and that was hard for some folks, so this year there will be a chat thread and an FO thread on Rav, and for non-Rav users I’ll have a google form where you can link to your IG/FB/Twitter post showing your FO

Ravelry Link - click here to visit Ravelry.

Link to submit your Finished Object/blood donation: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf08z2uqelVGeUBkm0fofQGveThChBBZzaMvNsRdlPlMzhbgA/viewform?usp=sf_link


Lots of crochet cleansing pads.  Not using a pattern, made up my own.

A crochet bag to hold dirty cleansing pads in my bathroom – also just made up a pattern.


Recalibrate Top by Shana Lines using Nomad Yarn’s hand dyed cotton/rayon Gelato yarn.  I’m using 6 colors, strawberry, orange, lemon, pistachio, blueberry and lavender.  This has been my stress knitting since Russia invaded Ukraine so I’ve gotten a LOT on this done. The right side is growing steadily.

Earthrise, a new pattern of mine inspired by the famous Nasa photo when the astronauts first circled behind the moon and came around back towards earth and photographed the earth rising over the surface of the moon.  It’s an awe-inspiring photo.   I’m working on the sample, it’s a simple circular shawl, a great first circular shawl.  There’s a little very easy lace but nothing complicated.  If you can YO and K2tog you can knit this easily.  I’m using silk and silkblend yarn that is so soft on my fingers but still affordable.  This pattern seems rather appropriate to be knitting right now

My second Lotus Mandala using sparkly leftovers from the Priestess Coat I crocheted last year.  At the moment I plan to use all scraps of Lion Brand Shawl In A Ball.  I’m nearly to the armholes.

As you Wish MKAL by Mary Annarella of Lyrical Knits.  This is a Princess Bride themed mystery knitalong that will eventually result in a rectangular shawl.  I’m nearly halfway through Clue 1.

Winona by Brenda Castiel in handspun from Hipstrings.  This is an L-shaped shawl and I’ve reached the corner of the L which is worked like an applied-edging.


I’ve spinning handspun yarn for the winner of my drawing for the Knitathon.  Cranky knees mean slow going, but I’m putting in about 15 minutes a day in 5-min segments. 

I’m also spinning some plain cotton once or twice a week, because I don’t have enough handspun to finish the As You Wish shawl.

Out and About

Vogue Knitting Live Vogue Knitting Live @ Home Mar 17-20. 

GGKCS podcast is having their annual Sheepy Spring AL, visit their FB page for more details.

Stitches at Home April 2 & 3; 9 & 10, 2022

CT Sheep and Wool April 30, 2022 – I will be attending!  At least for the morning.  I plan to get there when it opens at 9 and stay until around lunchtime, give or take.  A trip to this festival and to Webs is my Mother’s Day gift from my family.

NH Sheep and Wool May 14 & 15, 2022 – I probably won’t make it.

If you have any events you’d like me to share please email me windsweptmonique@gmail.com

I’ve Got Sunshine

Took J to Ukranian support rally

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