Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 18: Goodbye 2016!

January 02, 2017

Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 18: Goodbye 2016!

Welcome to our little knitting podcast. Grab a beverage and your knitting and settle in to listen to us spin a yarn :)

Dec 29, 2016
Welcome to Old and New Viewers
Coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada

Year End Stats & Crafting Goals:
Main Goal is to stash bust; blankets, gift knitting, charity knitting, knitting sweater quantities.
I want to knit at least 6 sweaters (from stash), 20 socks
Stats: Finished Meterage: 21,359 m
25 pairs of socks, 12 sweaters (kiddo and adult), 6 shawls/scarves, 2 blankets, 11 hats, 6 mitts, 2 pairs of slippers, 7 stuffies, 5 dishcloths, 2 decor things (garland & wreath)and a shrug

I need to finish all the blankets I have in my stash - some are half knit, some are just the yarn waiting to be started, one just has to be sewn up (all 270-odd squares of it). I also have a lot of sweater quantities just dying to be knit up.
Stats: Finished meterage: 29,465m in 59 projects
8 pairs of socks, 14 sweaters (2 kiddo sweaters), 1 dog sweater, 17 hats, 2 toys, 1 carpet, 6 blankets, 3 cowls, 3 shawls/scarves, 4 pairs of gloves/mitts
Realized this morning that I have projects in the store account that aren’t in my account - that adds 1 kids sweater and 2 stuffed monkeys. I feel like there are other things missing as well… Camp Out Mitts, Sylvia’s Leaves Shawl, Oats Cowl, the three Woolith Fair People,
I think my goal for next year will be to get better at adding project pages for everything I make!

FOs (Finished Objects)
B: Wearing- Stovetop & Rain Outside
~Canucks Circle Scarf
110 sts, US 6/4mm, Rivercity Yarns Hat Trick in Vancouver
~Black & Rainbow Sweater
Wonder Years toddler/child cardigan out of various acrylics i had in stash. Most were held double.
~Christmas Socks for Brian
52 sts, 2.75mm needles, Fleegle’s Toe Up Socks
Adult M, Estelle Chunky in Steel, Lions Pride Woolspun in Ocean Prints

Glenda: Wearing - Green Il grande favorito sweater - can’t remember if you’ve seen it before.
~Red Socks for Mike O’Connor. Finished them on my flight to Ottawa
HW Comfort Sock Yarn, Autumn Gold series, colour 03.
2.25 Karbonz Needles. #dpnsforever!, 68sts
~Biscuits & Bones Dog Sweater, pattern by Patons
Diamond Tradition yarn, in Geranium colourway, 4.5 & 4mm needles
~Socks on a Plane
2.5mm, 40” circular needle (addis then HiyaHiyas); Indigo Moon Superwash Merino wool in Twilight Teal
~Helix Hat
Silky Baby Llama, Llama, and Invernal yarns, made up my pattern. Not nearly as effective as I’d hoped.
Link to Grumperinas Blog post about Helix Knitting

~Hot Water Bottle Cozy
Kilcarra Tweed in Hiero
Bee Cozy by Melissa Kelenske
~C3P0 Socks
FLK Heel, 50g skein from a Must Stash Yarn Companion set I got last year.
~Superbulky Grandpa Cardigan
Bernat Roving 2x in Flint, US 17

Working on Turtle Purl ‘Bah Humbug!’ colourway, 2.25mm DPNs (had to take them out of the orange socks (oops!). Cuff down, vanilla sock, 68sts.

Craft all the things
Xmas skirt and bow tie
Star Wars “Hawaiin Shirt”
Melly Sews, Men’s Shirt Tutorial. Last Minute Fabric Change

Went to Wabi Sabi in Ottawa - Mike was sleeping so I trekked out on the bus
Stitch Please sock yarn in Psychedelic Onyx
Quince & Co. Lark, 7 skeins in Boreal and 2 in Nasturtium
Then went to Fabrications which is just down the road and had a great chat with Curtis, one of the owners.
Bought too many fat quarters…

Store News

~Sock Hop (Jan 1-March 31) / Brown Bag Sock Club
Knit adult socks, 2 ankle socks= 1 entry
~2017 Sweater Challenge
Can enter 12 times total during the year. In theory you can knit a sweater a month but there is no pressure. Must be categorized as an adult sweater on rav.

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