Podcast Episode 6: When we have some beer and waffle on

July 31, 2016

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Welcome to the podcast! In this episode Glenda & Bernadette ec0g33k have a beer and waffle on about their knitting/sewing projects, some store news, and just general fibrey goodness.

Podcasts mentions
Legacy knits
Actually knitting (PAL KAL)
Inside #23
Grocery Girls
Knit Girllls (aka Stash Dash)
Bakery Bears (Stack of Socks)
2 Tangled Skeins

FOs (Finished Objects)
B: Stash Dash: 5428m
~Expanding Commuknitty Socks, 256 m
Diamond Select Footsie, Purple/Lime/Turquoise Colorway
2.25mm, 56 st size
~Orange Father’s Day, 384m
Pleadies Sock in Fujimoto and CoBaSi in Black
Fish Lips Kiss Heel, 72 sts, 2.25m needles
~Rainbow Perrindale 148m
Lesson in the importance of fiber prep
Hummingbee Farm and Birkeland Bros
~Maize Mittens
Donegal Homespun, Cast on before xmas
Glenda Stash Dash: 4953 :(
~Central Park Hoodie by Heather Lodinsky
Featured this in my mini-sode last week; wanted to lengthen the sweater, so I cut off the bottoms, knit down, and grafted the ribbing back on.

~Giant Granny Square Blanket
Loops & Threads Grande, 9mm hook, 3 round granny square
~Black Belt Socks
Riverstone Yarns, Dark Star Colorway
Zigzagular Socks by Susie White
~April by Isabell Kraemer
US 4/3.5mm karbonz, Holst Garn Supersoft in Carmine
Knit City Fiber from 2 years ago (ancient arts yarn, vancouver colorway), Pretty sure i’m going to keep it as a single, maybe going to knit it into a pebble beach or some sort of shawl thingy
~June Brown Bag
64 sts FLK, 2.25mm
Superba Caramba by Rico, Colorway 6, This is Knit dublin

~Love’s Promise by “Amanita” Agata Mackiewicz
Using Dye Cauldron Classic Sock in ‘Denim’ - I have only 920 yards
Knitting this as one of my entries to the Canada KAL
~Vanilla Kroy Sock
Patons Kroy FX, Cascade Colours, 2.5mm Karbonz DPNs
OMG Heel, when I get there
Grocery Girls’ Second Sock KAL
~Big Thom Sweater for Maximilian
Diamond Tradition in Jade - therefore it counts for the Canada KAL as well!
Pattern is Big Thom by Jenny Wiebe

Craft All the Things
~Dress sewing
Finished Bumblebee cambie
Zelda Circle Skirt
Working on Dr Who for birthday dress

~Started sewing new covers for the mattresses on our sailboat. Finished one (the smallest one), not sure if we’re going to sew the rest, or hand it off to someone else.

I made bags!
~Fish & Octopus bag - based on the Project Bag Tutorial at betsymakes.blogspot.ca
~Drawstring bag from incolororder.com - its the everything bag because I only had a FQ of the orange fabric (got the cat fabric as a ‘fat half’ from Dressew)
My sewing machine tension went all wonky towards the end - the bobbin thread keeps making extra large loops, and of course my sewing machine guide doesn’t offer this as a troubleshooting problem

Store News
~Canada kal starts on Friday

~Canada Post Strike might be starting on Saturday. We rely on CP to send out our online orders, so we cannot mail out any orders while they are on strike. We have already stopped sending them out because we don’t want to have the parcels get lost in the system during the strike. If you really need to have something sent by courier, we can do that - just call or email us before you place the order so that we can arrange the shipping costs. :(

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