Sun, 22 June 2008
Show notes will be posted 6/23/08.
Sun, 8 June 2008
On the needles:
Gigi- checkerboard socks out of Casbah in Monarch
Jasmin- still working on the Blackberry Swirl socks, and has cast on the Adamas shawl out of Colrain Lace in Grape Jelly on size 4 needles.
Gigi is going to cast on her Somoko yarn. Pattern will be the Curved Lace shawl from Victorian Lace Today.
When Knitting Attacks:
Gigi needs a bout of startitis. She's out of interesting UFOs. Jasmin needs to finish an 8 year old UFO.
Mother Knows Best:
Spit splicing. A good idea, but spit is icky, and so is chewing on yarn. Use a shotglass, dip your joined section, and rub between your hands. This way, your garment stays spit-free!
WorldWide Knit in Public Day! Saturday, June 14th. We'll be at Santana Row from 1PM- 4PM. Be there!
What do you knit in the summertime? We knit socks, lace, and microfiber ribbon shells.
Jasmin needs to finish her Tempting shell.
Sun, 1 June 2008
On the Needles:
Review: Heritage Sock Yarn by Cascade Yarns (courtesy of Purlescence Yarns)
Jasmin is getting roughly 8 sts/in on US 1 1/2 Hiya Hiya needles. (Buy them at your LYS!) The yarn has fabulous stitch definition and a terrific hand. It also has a decent price point for a handpainted sock yarn. ($17-$18/ 100g)
Mother Knows Best:
Try new things! You don't have to stick with a hobby if you don't love it anymore.
You also don't have to do 100% of everything for your interest. If you buy a fleece, you don't have to process it yourself. Send it to Shari at Morro Fleece Works! (She's fabulous.)
If you're not sure, process a handful of the fleece yourself. That's a decent representative sample of the whole process.
Out and About:
Spinning at the Retzlaff winery. Lots of people, more vendors, and TWO chickens! Good wine, good company, good wool. Good times.
Join us for Worldwide Knit in Public Day! We'll be at Santana Row.
When Knitting Attacks!
Special Thanks to:
Stitch Stud- banner and badge in Ravlery
Purlescence Yarns- Heritage Yarn
Patrick Lydon- Theme Song
Gretchen - laugh track and ambient drop spindle-dropping