Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 43: And We Digress...

January 05, 2018

Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 43: And We Digress...

Episode 43: And We Digress…

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Welcome to Old and New Viewers - Happy New Year Everyone!
We are Coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada
Sara is away on holidays this week

Show notes can be found on Ravelry, you can leave comments here or on the YouTube page.

Introductions:
Kelsey - fiddlebach & KZipKnits on both Ravelry and Instagram
Glenda - Glenda on Ravelry, glendamcdonald on Instagram
Wet Coast Wools - WetCoastWools on all the things

FOs (Finished Objects)
Glenda: Wearing - Woodstove Season, by Alicia Plummer, made with Columbia from Imperial Yarns

Kelsey: Wearing - Thicket Cardigan by Cecily Glowick Macdonald

WIPS (Works in Progress)
Kelsey

  • Raglan Sleeved Henley by Bruce Weinstein - Cascade Eco Peruvian Tones, in Dark Sapphire colourway. I’m at the tummy now and am playing around with adding some short rows to add extra room.

  • Scrappy mitered square blanket - I want to try and do 52 squares this year! I cast on 55 sts and it uses exactly 5 gms of fingering weight yarn.

  • Leggings - making my own pattern for these! Malabrigo Rios, in Black. 4.5mm needle

  • Strickplaner Cover - One for the Books, by Martina Behm, using Isis Fibre Arts Sparkle Fingering, in Cedar

Glenda
- Aiden, by Ann Budd. I’m making this sweater for #mrwetcoastwools. I knit 15” of body in time for Christmas, put it on a 60” cable, and wrapped it up. When Mike tried it on, it was WAY too big. :( I blocked it before I frogged it to get a proper gauge. I have washed the yarn and will cast on again soon

  • Fidget socks by Amy Stringer - Patons Kroy FX in Clover Colours. I knit the leg of the second sock and realized that I had used the wrong needle size, so it was ½” too short, and too narrow. Frogged that and cast on again.

Strickplaner Cover - One for the Books, by Martina Behm. I’m using Malabrigo Sock in the Cote D’Azure colourway, and some random white sock yarn for contrast.

Store News
KAL Updates
Our sweater KAL is Finished!! Sweater KAL details:

  • 385 Sweater in total, knit by 116 people. (There were some extras posted in the Chatter thread, but unfortunately we couldn’t count them because they weren’t entered before the thread closed).
  • 5 people knit 12 sweaters; 1 person knit 11 sweaters We have drawn a winner using the Random Number Generator. Please contact us to claim your prize!
  • We also drew a winner from everyone who did 10 or more sweaters - numbers were assigned in order of the most posts (as listed in the thread stats). Please contact us to claim your prize!

#FixFrogFinish2018 KAL: Runs from January until the end of June 2018. Dig out all your FOs and decide whether you are going to finish them, or frog them and re-purpose the yarn. This is also your chance to fix things that are already finished - either in terms of darning or pulling out and re-knitting something. This will be a chatter-type thread: in one post, list the FOs you need to deal with, and what you end up doing with them. Update the same post as you fix, frog, or finish each item
Dont forget to tag your qualifying Ravelry projects with #fixfrogfinish2018 so we can see them all in one place

NEW KAL!
Spring Sock Yarn Stashdown KAL
We are co-hosting this with Bernadette and her new Coffee & Craft Podcast. The KAL starts on January 8th and runs until May.

  • This is a yardage based KAL that is designed to help you use up fingering weight yarn:
    • 1 entry for up to 400m
    • 2 entries for up to 800m
    • 3 entries for 1000 or more You get a bonus entry for stash from 2017 or before
  • You can make anything you you want - socks, blankets, etc. - If you are doing a mini blanket, you must finish the blanket in order for the squares to count.
  • The Chatter Thread will be here in our Ravelry Group, and the Prize entry thread will be in Bernadette’s Coffee & Craft Podcast Group thread.

Have a great few weeks everyone, and thanks for watching!




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