Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 69: Hi Gordo!

February 15, 2019

Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 69: Hi Gordo!

Episode 69 
Filmed on Friday, February 15th, 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.

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: driftwood by Isabell Kraemer, knit in Cascade 220 Heathers in Satine colourway

  • été chic by Collete Audrey, made with 25g of Holst Garn Coast in Skylight

  • Julian Vest by Raya Budrevich, knit in Katia Merino Aran in Mustard (77)

  • Flying Pig, Body is Rainbow Babies by Jean Greenhowe, and I improvised the ears, tail, nose, and helmet based on other patterns I’ve made (photo only cause he’s hanging in the window)

Kelsey: Wearing - Bellahouston by Littletheorem knit in Rauma 3ply yarn that I picked up in Norway.

  • Socks made 100% on the CSM - yarn is what I consider a fail but people seem to be liking, by me! Yarn is a KZipKnits experimental colour

  • Coffee cozy that I steeked and added buttons; made in same yarn as the socks!

WIPS (Works in Progress)

Glenda

  • Be Simple Variations, knit in King Cole Drifter DK in Wyoming colourway. Its a store sample, so I’m only using 1 skein, but you can make it as big as you like

  • Socks for a friend. Design Line Jazz Color by Erika Knight in Mint Julep. Bought this yarn ages ago to make arm warmers. It tried - and failed - to be a kid’s sweater made on my knitting machine; then it tried to be a 64 stitch sock. Now it’s a 68 stitch sock. Problem yarn square for Bingo! ;)

Kelsey

  • Book People by Sylvia McFadden aka softsweater in “Flamingo Dancing” dyed by me!

  • Spongdal Toque by Kelsey Zachary in an accidental colour from Puzzle Tree Yarns and “Blueberry Milkshake” on my Dunbar DK base.

  • Floral by Unnur Eva Arnarsdóttir - knit in yarns yet to be names, dyed by moi!

Store News

Yarnageddon Update: The staff have gone go ‘Cold Sheep’ as of January 1st. Sara has left the game, but the rest of us are still in.

WCW Knit & Crochet Bingo!

Registration into Bingo closed January 31st, so we have taken down the Bingo boards and closed the registration. Email us if you do still need a Bingo Board and we can send it to you.

Challenge started January 1st, and will run until the end of the year. Rules and notes about the game squares are all in the Chatter Thread on Ravelry.

January had three Bingo entries - Could the winner please contact us to arrange delivery of your prize! 

How are we progressing?

Glenda - 5 squares on the knit board 
Stranded colourwork - Whale Hat 
Make a Sweater - Winstonian Pullover 
Leftovers - Beauregard Pig 
Lace Project - First Beach Cowl 
Crochet an item - Juggling Pig

Crochet board - 3 squares 
Crochet a toy in the round - Varkentje Pip 
Leftovers - This Pig is Flying 
Knit a thing - Julian Vest.

Kelsey - 2 squares 
Leftovers - Pigs 
Make a Sweater - Ease cardigan! 
Eek Steeks - coffee cozy

Pip & Pin Trunk show and Workshop!

Join us for a Wine & Cheese Trunk show with Megan Nodecker of Pip & Pin!

Friday, March 1st at 7pm. Tickets are available online or in-store. Come and meet Megan and check out her amazing patterns!

On Saturday, March 2nd, from 1pm to 4pm, join us for a workshop based on the book Strand: Mixing Yarn For Custom Knits. Megan will teach us her method of combining yarns of different weights, colours, and textures to make one-of-a-kind knitwear.

Bring yarns of different weights and colours, and needles sized 8mm and up. We will have some yarn available, and large needles, but this is a great opportunity to make use of those random skeins in your stash! This is a hands-on workshop, so be ready to play with some yarn! 




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