Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 44: The one with all the interruptions

January 20, 2018

Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 44: The one with all the interruptions

Episode 44: The one with all the interruptions!
Friday, January 19th, 2018

Welcome to Old and New Viewers
We are coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada
Kelsey is on Holiday visiting family

Hello to Joanne, who came to visit us from Floyd, Virginia!!

Show notes can be found on Ravelry, can leave comments and questions in the Ravelry thread.

Glenda - Glenda on Ravelry, glendamcdonald on Instagram
Sara - wenchlette on Ravelry and Instagram
Wet Coast Wools - WetCoastWools on all the things

FOs (Finished Objects):
Glenda: Wearing - Breathing Space by Veera Valimaki, originally knit by Opiatepix

Fish & Chips Baby Sweater made with leftover bits of Merino Superwash
- I found the pattern with a google search; these sweaters are sent to needy babies in Africa by various organizations (Soroptomist Club, Stephen Lewis Foundation Granny Groups, etc). Many of the babies are in orphanages or are affected with HIV and/or AIDS. The ‘Fish & Chip’ name came from the fact that they were sometimes sent home in newspaper because they didn’t have proper clothes. I think the local chapter of the Stephen Lewis foundation is still collecting them, if not I will mail it to one of the groups I found online.

F602 Sweetly Stripes Cardigan

  • Made with King Cole Drifter DK in Virginia colourway - 108g (just into a second ball).
  • This is the 18-24 month size and used a smidge of the second ball. Sara is going to knit a matching hat to use up more of the yarn.

Sara: Wearing - not a darn knitted thing in sight!

Flax Light by Tin Can Knits in the 0-3 months size.
- Made from Smith & Ewe Maryanne’s Sock in Mystic Topaz colourway

WIPS (Works in Progress):

Swatch for the Cria Cardigan by Ysolda Teague in Diamond Luxury Highlander in the Blue-Grey colourway

Fidget socks by Amy Stringer, that I’ve been working on FOREVER. Yarn is Verdant Gryphon, Drunken Dye Pot, Steve.

BLUEB - This WIP is taking a while - should be done by mid-to-late June. Sara is pregnant, joining the ranks of Wet Coast Wools regulars who are also expecting :)

Fidget socks by Amy Stringer

  • Patons Kroy FX in Clover Colours.
  • I am knitting them cuff-down instead of toe-up. 64 stitches, 2.5mm #dpnsforever

Toque in leftover Noro Kureopatora and Estelle Alpaca Merino worsted. The Noro was left from a store sample.
* It was supposed to have become a Noro Striped Scarf, but I frogged the 4” I had knit and started making this hat.

  • Does it count as startitis if you only cast on with scraps of stash yarn? ;)

Store News

The #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 add the hashtag to your ravelry project as well !

Spring Sock Stashdown KAL with Bernadette and her new Coffee & Craft Podcast.

  • The KAL Started on January 8th and runs until May.

  • It is a yardage based KAL meant to help you use up fingering weight yarn:

    • 1 entry for up to 400 yards
    • 2 entries for up to 800 yards
    • 3 entries for 900 yards or more (basically 3 skeins or more)
    • You get a bonus entry for stash from 2017 or earlier
  • 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 is in our Ravelry Group, and the Prize entry thread is in Bernadette’s Coffee & Craft Podcast Group thread.

Glenda is going on holidays, so the next podcast will be after the middle of February. I am hoping to film a little bit while on holiday, which I will try to add to the next podcast.

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