Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 65: The Holiday Episode

December 19, 2018

Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 65: The Holiday Episode

Episode 65: The Holiday Episode 
Filmed on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Welcome to all our returning viewers, and to those who are joining us for the first time!

Show notes are here and on YouTube. 
Comments and questions can here or on YouTube.

Introductions: 
Glenda - Glenda on Ravelry, glendamcdonald on instagram 
Kelsey - fiddlebach and Kzipknits on Instagram and Ravelry 
Wet Coast Wools - WetCoastWools on all the things

FOs (Finished Objects)

Glenda: Wearing - Dasher Cardigan by Ann Kingstone; upsized from a kid’s pattern to fit me. Penny’s Santa Hat - KNIT, by Martina Gardner.

  • No finished objects to show.

Kelsey: Wearing - Santa’s Ho-Ho-Hat by Jacquelyn Vance-Kuss - knit in Custom Woollen Mills Mule Spinner 2-ply.

  • Rellana Christmas Metallic Socks, Patons Kroy Sock in Muslin for toes, heels and cuffs.

  • Retrosaria Mondim Socks colourway 204 with toes and heels in puzzle tree yarns fingering minis “Jem and the Holograms” colourway.

WIPS (Works in Progress)

Glenda

  • Mike’s Cowichan. I cut the bottom off, lengthened the ribbing and added a few rows of grey, then grafted it back together. I have finished the body now, and joined the shoulders - sleeves are next! Mike says you can’t see it yet because he hasn’t seen it yet. ;)

  • Sandalwood by Veera Valimaki. Made with Fleece Artist 2/8, a fingering weight BFL yarn. Messed up the sleeve increases, so will have to fudge it a bit to balance them out.

  • Last minute gift socks. Worsted weight yarn, 4mm DPNs. Made most of a sock in one evening.

Kelsey

  • Cowichan Along - I’m waiting for my 7mm interchangeable tip to arrive so I can accommodate the whole thing on a single cable/needle.

  • Rockhound by Dani Sunshine - toque for Jura - In Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande Fondo del Mar colourway

  • More socks in Yarn Over New York “Eyrie” Colourway and toes and heels in Puzzle Tree Yarns Rosswell Grey.

  • Ease by Josee Paquin - I finished the body and then have now frogged it to do some additional shaping now that the test knit is over. It’s knit in Hemp for Knitting #220 Hempwol in colourway Florence.

Store News

  • Cowichan-A-Long started October 15th. Deadline has been extended to January 15th, 2019. Bulky or Super-Bulky Cowichan-Inspired knits can be counted - sweaters/coats, hats, mittens, slippers. They need to have colourwork, they should be in bulky or super-bulky weight (aran at a stretch), and you get bonus points for using Canadian Wool.

Yarn Suggestions: CWM Sea Fusion or Softspun Lopi 3-Ply, Briggs & Little Country Roving, or similar.

Patterns: White buffalo-esque vintage patterns; Jane Richmond’s West Coast Cardigan; Andrea Rangel’s Dude Collection; anything from Sylvia Olsen’s book. If you want to go traditional, look for Priscilla Gibson-Roberts’ books Salish Sweaters (out of print) or the chapter on Cowichan-Style sweaters from Knitting in the Old Way, which was reprinted in 2005 (I have the kindle edition).

Projects need to have be less than 50% finished by Oct. 15th.

Entries are based on weight of the project:

  • 1 to 250g (1/2 pound or less) - one entry

  • 250g to 455g (½-1 pound) - two entries

  • More than 455g/1 pound - 3 entries

  • Bonus entry if you use Canadian Wool!

Cut off is January 15th at midnight.

New KALs for 2019! 
We are going to set up a Challenge Bingo game. Stay tuned to Instagram and the Rav group, and we will post the game board. We will work out rules, prizes, etc., and talk about them in the next episode. It will be something that both knitters and crocheters participate in, so we will try to make it suit both - for example, the ‘crossover craft’ square will be learning or making something in knitting if you’re a crocheter or in crochet if you’re a knitter.

Yarnageddon: the store staff are going to go ‘Cold Sheep’ as of January 1st - All 4 of us are participating. No more buying yarn! 
We can swap yarn - gram for gram - if we really need something, but no bringing in new yarn.

We will make up The Rules, and tell you what they are. 
Buying yarn for work doesn’t count! ;) Store samples don’t count.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Wet Coast Wools!