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Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 22: Accidental Twinsies

February 27, 2017

Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 22: Accidental Twinsies

Feb 23th, 2017
Welcome to Old and New Viewers
Coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada
Wet Coast Info
Glenda and B aka ec0g33k

FOs (Finished Objects)
B: Wearing
~Clarke Pullover by Jane Richmond
Imperial Tracie Too in Rain and Teal Shadow

Know Your Wool: Columbia
~One of the first breeds of sheep developed in the US, came to Canada after WW2
~In 1912 the USDA started trying to develop a more hardy breed of sheep for “range operators” aka farms in the west.
~Cross between a Lincoln Longwool and Rambouillet ewes, resulting in ewes that produced more wool and meat. Breeds that are developed from the crossbreeding of two other breeds are called synthetic or composite breeds.
~Produce a long stapled, white fleece. The breed has been developed for commercial purposes so white is the only color of fleece that has been encouraged. Occasional brown fleeces.
~Lofty, no luster even with the longer staple. Very smooshy.

~Worsted Lions Socks
Mash up of Lumberjack and Rye by TCK
Custom Woolen Mills 2-ply in Orange and Briggs & Little Tuffy in Black
~Tea Cup Socks
Knit Picks Felici, 60 sts, 2.25, OMG Heel, 2x2 ribbing
First Box o Socks pair, decided to leave them unworn till 2018 if I can

Il grande favorito, by Isabell Kraemer. Debbie Bliss BFL Aran yarn
No FOs… (I caught B’s disease from last week!)

~Triangle Shawl
Test Knit for softsweater
Malabrigo Rios in Sand Bank

~Valentines Day Sweater
Tenderheart by TinCanKnits from the New Heart on My Sleeve Collection
Holst Garn Supersoft in Tundra, Held Double
Had to go down a needle size to get gauge.
Giveaway for two ebooks from the collection (seperate thread)

~Fine and Dandy Socks by Jessica Gore
Polar Bear Paintball by Raincity for our 2015 anniversary
Small Size,Sweater co doing an update to the pattern soon apperently

~Lopi Cup cozy
Chart from Fair Isle Flower Sock by Candice DeWitt and cup cozy pattern is Steek This Coffee Cozy

~HO: 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’
I had to play around with the numbers to make it fit the 64 sts count, especially in the heel (to keep the heel flap pattern). Finished one, have cast on for the second.

~Started a Stripey Vanilla Sock. Regia Crazy Stripes Stretch sock yarn bought at Dressew many eons ago…
Colour #113, 2.25mm needles. This yarn has 7% polyester in it which I think is elastic.

~Granny Square Blanket made with Diamond Tradition Leftovers
I went through my stash recently and this bag of yarn was calling out to be used up in a blanket. The pattern I’m using is called Baby Blanket by Becky Skuse, which is from Issue 30 of Simply Crochet, a British crochet magazine that I get as a digital subscription. I’m using the square instructions, but not the colours numbers of squares
Lots of colours for the squares, will probably edge it in navy blue or something more muted (ie: not white). So far each square takes about 4g of yarn, and I’m debating whether or not to make multi-colour squares to use up every last inch. ;)

~Coziest Memories Blanket by Kemper Wray
Jessie yarnovernewyork left me some minis last week, which finally put me over the edge… that, and my 2 giant bags of sock yarn leftovers…
Making it on 3mm Kollage square DPNs. Trying these out for the first time - need to do more projects before I will comment on them.

Store News

New classes will be coming soon - the website is a little bare, but we have somethings in the works that just need to be posted.
Fibres West is coming March 17th & 18th