Saturday, August 15, 2015

Episode 37: The Steeking was the Easy Part!

Knitting Segments

Show Ready Knits

Afterthought Heel Vanilla Socks 
Yarn: Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sock in the Shades of Grey colorway
Needles: Size 1 Addi Turbo circular needles

I used several resources to help me do my first Afterthought Heel Socks:

Dragonfly Soars

The Yarn Harlot

I also mentioned having used this tutorial from The Knit Girllls to do a waste yarn afterthought heel in the past.

Knits in Rehearsal 

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
Needles: Size 4 Clover Bamboo Double Pointed Needles (Gasp!)

Yarn: Shibui Knits Staccato in Velvet, Mineral and Pollen
Needles: Size 2 Addi Turbos

Auditioning Knits

Virgie Clay by Sarah Stevens

Sarah is one of the lovely ladies behind Oh Loops Yarn and the Fiber by Design Podcast

I got the yarn for this project at Stitches Midwest! 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Pal Kal Updates

You still have until September 1 to finish up the knitting on your PalKal Projects.

Thanks so much to all of our sponsors! We still have active coupon codes from the following sponsors:

Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting, use PALKAL for 25% off of any PDF pattern (not books)

Elizabeth Green Musselman from Dark Matter Knits, use the code PalKal15 for 20% off of any of her self-published patterns, through September 1st.

Daniela from Caffeinated Knitting Video Podcast, use the code ACTUALLYCAFFEINATED for 50% off her patterns through September 1. 
Angela from the Revelations of a Delusional Knitter Podcast, use the code PALKAL2015 for 25% off of her patterns.

Christina from A Knitter's Life Video Podcast, use the code PALKAL2015 for 1$ off of her patterns, through September 1.

Gina from Brownie Knits Podcast, use the code palkal25 for 25% off your entire order.

Thanks also for the generous (now expired) coupon codes from:
Jennifer Lassonde from Down Cellar Studio
Emily from Fibertown Knits
Anne from the Carolina Fiber Girls
Allie from Caffeinated Knitting
Dianne from Suburban Stitcher
Megan from the Stockinette Zombies
Sarah from In a Sknit


Jan B. Smiley
1 project bag

Suburban Stitcher/Dianne
1 sock size draw string bag of winner's choice from her Etsy Shop.

Danie from The Prarie Girls Knit and Spin podcast and One Twisted Tree
1 skein of her Prime Sock Yarn in the Hinky Punk colorway

Mel from With Mel Video Podcast
3 patterns from her Ravelry Store

Stacie/Must Stash Yarns and Video Podcast
1 skein of her Extended Play Version of Darkside of the Moon

1 skein of yarn

Megan Williams/Stockinette Zombies
Sock Pattern kit that includes yarn, pattern and a bag

Anne/Carolina Fiber Girls
1 sock pattern

Estela/One More Row Please (blog/designer)
2 patterns from her Ravelry Store

Laura/Gynx Yarns
1 skein of yarn

Brenda Castiel/designer
3 patterns from her Ravelry store

Maria/Stitched in Sweden
A pattern from her Ravelry Store

Jennifer from the Down Cellar Studio Podcast,
Trickle Shawl Kit from Infinite Twist

Stitches Midwest Recap

I hope you enjoy hearing about my adventures at Stitches Midwest!

I mentioned making purchases from the following vendors at Stitches.

White Birch Fiber Arts

Kitchen Counter Crafter

Gnome Acres


Sun Valley Fibers

I didn't purchase, but I did drool over Miss Babs yarn.

SAFF is October 31 through November 2 in Fletcher, NC.


Stage Craft

I have been doing a little bit of sewing, including taking a class. I made a lovely project bag and I have plans to continue my lessons. 

Love it or Leave it!

Love: Stitches Midwest, that has to be my love of the last two weeks!

Leave: School starts soon. Vacation is over!

Other News and Notes

Running is continuing. I am staying injury free and I'm glad!

I've recently started reading Landline by Rainbow Rowell.

Theatrical Updates

I will be singing in a Cabaret on August 21 at Theatre Charlotte. It is all country-western type musical numbers, and I'm thrilled to be doing some Patsy Cline.

I will also be performing in a show in September called The Money Shot with the Queen City Theatre Company. 

No comments:

Post a Comment