Episode 72: Let there be cake !
Filmed on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
Welcome to all our returning viewers, and to those who are joining us for the first time!
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FOs (Finished Objects)
More hats for Charity - made with leftovers of yarn.
Orange Vest. This is also for charity. Child’s Knit V-Neck Vest by Yarnspirations. Knitting it with leftovers from my stash. It is very wide, so I’m having to add other colours to make it long enough. This one is the size 2
Blue Vest - Also Child’s Knit V-Neck Vest by Yarnspirations. I had 1 skein of a superwash blue yarn (used on ribbing) and added other blue worsted weight yarn. Size 4, but is oversized. Also for the Warm Hands Network.
Mike’s Cowichan-Style Sweater - Custom Woolen Mills Prairie Sea Fusion in 4 colours (mostly medium grey). I made an excel spreadsheet with the layout, he designed the colourwork, and then I had to knit it.
My Cowichan-Style Cardigan. Added the zipper on the weekend so I can finally wear it as a spring coat. It is made with Custom Woolen Mills Prairie Wool Medium Soft Spun. I did the colourwork and made up the pattern.
Charity Toque with leftovers. Tried a design from the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida - this is design No. 32. Its in my own yarn, Sapphire in worsted.
Witch Socks….err Sock! See picture because I can’t find it in amongst all the stuff from Fibres West. Made with a K-Zip Knits/puzzle tree yarns Witch Kit.
WIPS (Works in Progress)
Antler Pullover Made with Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran that Karen gave me. It was a sweater for me, then I frogged it and wove it, then I ripped out the weaving (not a recommended task!). This will be my problem yarn project for Bingo. Making size 10, for charity (last charity knit for a while).
Stillwater Cardigan by Olive Knits/Marie Greene. Making this for a class, using two strands of a Rowan Donegal Lambswool Tweed that I overdyed with Kelsey and Becca. I need to start alternating skeins…
Troubadour inspired mittens in the Gotland/BFL blend we have and held double with a mohair Drizzle in colour “Dew Drop”
Another toque! In my colourway Poppin’ Purple
New shipment of Custom Woolen Mills - Restocked colours of 1-Ply, 2-Ply, Lopi, and Sea Fusion.
Yarnageddon Update: No news, we are all still resisting the call of the yarn - we all made it through Fibres West without buying yarn!
WCW Knit & Crochet Bingo!
Email us if you 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.
Be sure to enter your March bingo rows into the new prize thread by March 31st.
How are we progressing?
Lace Project: Llama cowl
New-To-You Designer: Cowl-turned hat
Stranded Colourwork: Whale Hat
Make a Sweater: Winstonian
Make something for Charity: 2 Charity Hats
Leftovers - Beauregard Pig
Crochet an item - Non-Juggling Pig
Knit a gift Mike’s Cowichan-Inspired Sailing Sweater
Crochet board - 3 squares
Leftovers - Pigs
Make a Sweater - Ease cardigan!
Eeek Steeks - coffee cozy