Feb 9th, 2017
Welcome to Old and New Viewers
Coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada
Wet Coast Wools
Glenda and B ec0g33k
Show notes can be found on Ravelry; you can leave comments and questions in the Ravelry threads
We want to say a special hello to Marnie from Portland, Oregon
Also, Hello and a big thank you to Christine from Dartmouth, NS, for sending us the needle cozies! She has an Etsy shop called Chestnut Fibres where she sells project bags. Christine sent us a bag and a needle cozy to give away as a prize - We will use it for the sweater KAL; more details to come later.
Question about yarn for KALs: Does the yarn need to be from our store? It doesn’t. We just wanted to encourage knitting of socks and sweater :)
Question in the Comments of last video:
Karen White was asking about how different fibres interact with certain needles. Metal vs wood etc.
No FOs this week :(
Glenda:Wearing- Thyone by Tori Gurbisz
~Turtle Purl socks. ‘Bah Humbug!’ colourway, 2.25mm DPNs, 68sts. Cuff-down with Heel Flap. These are mine…
~Blue Paton’s Socks: 2.5mm DPNs; Patons Kroy, “Cadet Colours” colourway. Made them for Mike.
~Orange Opal Play socks: 2.5mm, 64sts. I used a modified boomerang heel so it didn’t offset the colour pattern. Opal Play #1084, with black Opal yarn for heels.
~Roman Rib Socks by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott: 72sts, 2.25mm. The large number of sts is offset by the rib pattern, so its not as huge as I’d anticipated. Uses a “Strong Heel”, which I had never seen before.
Yarn is ‘Wild Aces’ Sock Yarn from Sin City Yarns in Las Vegas
~Clarke Pullover by Jane Richmond
Imperial Tracie Too in Rain and Teal Shadow
Test Knit for softsweater
Malabrigo Rios in Sand Bank
~Cozy Memories Blanket
Shoulder has been hurting because of spinning for too long and a lack of stretching and for some reason this is all i can knit on at the moment. Using Coziest Memories by Kemper Wray, 5mm needles, Worsted and sock yarn held double
~Valentines Day Sweater
Bottom Up Secret sweater
Batt I got from Crafty Jak’s Boutique at Knit City, going to ply with grey from West Coast Colour
She’s going to be at Fibres West, may need to pick up another batt
Glenda - SO MANY SOCKS!
Living in a Lone Larch Project Bag
~HO: Modified Fidget Socks by Amy Stringer. Working these cuff down (not toe-up) and I used a heel flap instead of the recommended Fish Lips Kiss. 66sts, 2.25 needles, which are almost too small for this yarn. I’m using Patons Kroy FX in the ‘Clover Colours’. These are very dense & used up more yarn than I thought they would.
~Porthos Socks by Caoua Coffee - this is from her 3 Musketeers series. I’m using only 64 sts (not 80) on 2.5mm needles. Patons Kroy FX in ‘Camo Colours’
Small Craft all the Things
Moose Tote Bag. Used this tutorial. I’ll have a picture of the lunch bag next time. Either that or i’ll make myself one and bring it in.
The Yarn Harlot is coming to Vancouver the weekend of February 24th. She is here as the guest of the West Coast Knitters’ Guild, but tickets are now open to the public. On the Friday night she is giving a lecture, and there are two classes on Sunday which still have tickets available. To learn about the classes, visit westcoastknitters.org or go to EventBrite.ca and search for the Yarn Harlot.
Jane Richmond Interview
Sorry for the looping clip, my editing software wouldn’t let me do the thing I wanted to do and it seemed better than staring at a black screen.
Temporary Closure of In-Store Shopping
Due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in BC, we have temporarily closed our bricks and mortar shop. We feel that there is an increased risk right now in the busy store environment, even with all of our precautionary measures in place. Our biggest concern continues to be, the health and wellness of our staff and customers.
Online shopping is still available, however, there will be some delays in processing and shipping of orders. Local Pick-Up will also be delayed. We will contact you to arrange a pick up time.