March 9, 2017 Welcome to Old and New Viewers Coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada www.wetcoastwools.com Glenda aka Glenda and B aka ec0g33k
Question about why not peter is named not peter?? (Elvina Yong asked in store)
FOs (Finished Objects) B: Wearing-Antler Cardigan out of Knit Picks Swish in Garnet Heather
~Bankhead Hat by Susie Gourlay Hummingbee Farm, no colorway, Picked Up at Fibres West last year ~Lopi Cup cozy
Glenda: Wearing - Romy by ANKESTRiCK. Made this back in 2012; yarn is Noro Cash Iroha, a blend of Silk, wool, cashmere, & nylon - it was discontinued a few years ago. I changed the pattern a lot - I think I should make another one in a more structured yarn.
~Sweater for Ginger Easy Top-down Knitted Sweater for 15” Dolls by Bonnie L Moore, with the crocheted heart applique by Kara Gunza. Cascade 220 and some leftover superwash merino wool ~Re-did the collar on Sheboygan - ripped back to where you pick up for the fronts after working the short-row collar. Picked up 2 out of every 3 stitches instead of 3 out of 4. Meant about 20 fewer stitches, so it looks much better now. Going to Dressew for buttons tomorrow.
WIPS B ~March strip on my cozy memories Coziest Memories by Kemper Wray, Using 5mm and worst/sock yarn doubled scraps ~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. ~Fine and Dandy Socks by Jessica Gore Polar Bear Paintball by Raincity for our 2015 anniversary and Vintage Lady Galt Kroy I have in stash Small Size
Glenda ~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’ Turned the heel on the second sock, now working towards the foot ~Love & Darkness Shawl by Softsweater/Sylvia McFadden. Using Briggs & Little Heritage in Grape colourway, 6mm needles. Should take about 3 skeins = $25 shawl in Canadian yarn! :) ~Autumn Dreams Stole by Jared Flood. Using Blue Moon Fibre Arts Targhee Worsted in Aubergenius, 5.5mm needles. It is a 616 yard skein, so I just need the one ball.
Know Your Wool: American Targhee ~Developed in 1926 at the USDA Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho ~They bred Rambouillet rams to Corriedale and Lincoln/Rambouillet cross ewes, and then back-crossed the offspring with each other ~They wanted to create an all-round, dual purpose sheep that was suited to both range and farm operations The breed is named after the national forest where the station’s sheep grazed in the summer Its a large-framed sheep, great for both meat production, and fleece; now they are mostly raised for their fleeces - most Targhee sheep are white for commercial reasons ~Fibres have medium range microns, a little thicker than merino (22-25 microns vs. 20 and below for Merino); average staple length is 3-5” ~The fibre is dense and matte, with a good amount of crimp. ~The yarn is very soft, but durable, and it has a good amount of elasticity when knit up. It is super squishy - feels much thicker than it is, without being dense and heavy ~The yarn has a matte finish, which is typical of loftier wools.
Craft All The Things B ~Project Bags Tried a new tutorial from Hue Loco for a smaller sock bag and used my favorite zipper bag from noodlehead for the larger bags Glenda Project Bags as well ~Very Shannon/Luv in the Mommyhood - Reversible Sock Project Bag ~Purl Soho - Simple Lined Zipper Pouch
~Heart on My Sleeve Winners, contact glenda ~Fibres West is coming March 17th & 18th ~We are going to do a Charity KAL in April - Glenda is moving her month of charity knitting to April, and you are all invited to join. Doesn’t matter what you want to knit or crochet, or which charity you want to knit for - or even how many things you make - we just want you to think about taking part. We are going to open a thread with some charities we know of - please feel free to contribute. Look for local ones, so you don’t have to ship things too far. You may also want to double check with the organization to see if they are still accepting donations before you send them - sometimes places get overloaded with donations, and they don’t all have the capacity to store things ~Sylvia McFadden is launching a new book called the Stillness of Trees. It contains 3 shawl patterns made with the Custom Woolen Mills Prairie Sea Fusion yarn. Sylvia will be joining us for our next podcast to talk about the book! Stay tuned to instagram and our newsletter for more information! ~Our Spring Sale is starting on Saturday, March 11th and will run until Sunday, March 19th. Sale prices will be in store and online.