Episode 66: Happy 2019!
Filmed on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Welcome to all our returning viewers, and to those who are joining us for the first time!
Our show notes can be found in the drop down section on YouTube, and on Ravelry. Comments and questions can be left in either place.
FOs (Finished Objects)
Glenda: Wearing - Vanguard, by Annamária Ötvös /11wildswans, knit in Malabrigo Rios is Cirrus Grey
zig zag by Isabell Kraemer (sort of). Made with 1 skein of Katia Melody Color. I stopped following the pattern after about 6 rows, so I didn’t realize you were supposed to make the diagonal switch directions half way through. Oops!
Hat for Edith in Azteca Milrayas colour 704. I didn’t use a pattern and wasn’t consciously thinking about it when I knit it, but if you want to make something similar, the wurm Hat is a good alternative!
WIPS (Works in Progress)
Sandalwood by Veera Valimaki. Frogged this and will use the yarn for something else.
Winston Sweater the Second. Pattern is by Jane Richmond. Made it once, had some issues with the fit, and am knitting it a second time with alterations.
Cowichan Along - My 7mm interchangeable tip has arrived, so I can accommodate the whole thing on a single cable/needle.
Vanilla, toe up socks in Patons Kroy Sock, colourway Meadow Stripes. For my 4 year old niece.
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 Hempwol #220 in colourway Florence.
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!
Yarnageddon Update: the store staff have all gone ‘Cold Sheep’ as of January 1st - All 4 of us are participating. The goal is to see who can go the longest without buying yarn. So far all four of us are still in it.
WCW Knit & Crochet Bingo!
The bingo boards are available to download from our store website - the link is in the Ravelry group, or you can just search for ‘Bingo’ on the website. This seemed to be the best way to distribute the PDF file. We will take them down on January 31st, once registration has closed.
Challenge started January 1st, and will run until the end of the year.
Sign up by introducing yourself in the Ravelry group and saying which version you are doing. I will make a list of all the participants in the chatter thread. Please ‘register’ by Jan 31st.
Each month we will have a prize thread for anyone who finishes a row. Post a photo of your completed row, and link to all the projects in that row - each project needs to have a Ravelry project page to qualify! We will draw a winner each month.
Toward the end of the year, we will make a thread for completed bingo boards. We will draw one winner from all who complete the board. There may also be surprise draws over the year… we will see.
One key point: YOU CANNOT DOUBLE UP your projects within the game - so a cat blanket that you make for the SPCA cannot count as both an animal item and a charity item. There are only 24 items to make - We think you can do that over the course of the year!
You CAN double count one project if you are doing both the knit and crochet boards - this is the only one where you can crossover an item. Your ‘knit an item’ on the Crochet Bingo Board can be any one of the knit projects on the Knit Bingo board.
Please visit our Ravelry Group, the Wet Coast Woolies, for the full list of rules. Please post any other questions in the Bingo-a-long chatter thread. :)