Sunday, February 14, 2016

Broadway Kal Opening Night!

Knitting Segments

Show Ready Knits

Drips Hat 
This was my Panthers hat, to support my hometown team going to the Super Bowl.

Yarn: Fiberspates Vivacious DK in Deep Aqua and Mission Falls 1824 Wool in Black
I'm holding the DK weight double to match the gauge of the black.
Needles: Size 10 Signature Convertibles, using Magic Loop.

Knitting News, Notes and Events

The Twist Fiber Studio contest ended on February 10th and the winner was announced on this episode. The coupon code, ACTUALLYKNITTING, is still good in the shop until February 29th, 2016. Listen up to see if you are the lucky winner. 

I'll be attending the following events:

Carolina Fiber Frolic March 18-20

Carolina Fiber Fest (tentatively) March 26th

Finishing class with Alana Dakos May 14th, 2016

Broadway Kal
If you are hearing this episode, the KAL has begun! 

Cast on: February 15, 2016
Bind off: April 15, 2016
The theme is Broadway, and you can interpret this theme as strictly or as loosely as you’d like. Basically, your project should tie in with a play or musical (on Broadway, or a little further from the Great White Way, the decision is yours).
How you tie in your project with the theme is up to you, make it work! Have fun! Is the yarn or pattern actually named after a Broadway show or character or even a song from a show? Does the project remind you of a costume from a show? Is the yarn bright green, so it reminds you of Elphaba’s skin in Wicked? You get the point! Here is a great website where you can see Broadway shows listed by the year that they opened. You never know what might inspire you!
There is a featured bundle in this group where any group member is free to add patterns you find that might work.
This thread is for discussion and planning. Feel free to chat, encourage, make suggestions, etc. Closer to the cast-on date, a thread will be opened for finished objects. We will keep this KAL to one post per person in the FO thread, that way everyone is kind of on even ground. You may complete as many projects as you like, but you will put all of your FOs in one post in that thread.
So far there are no sponsors or prizes, but we’ll find something! If you would like to donate a prize, please PM me, Michelle, actuallyknitting.
Yay! Bravo! Break a leg! 

There is a chatter thread open on the Actually Knitting Podcast group on Ravelry. Use the tag #AKBroadwayKal2016 on Instagram and Ravelry.

Be sure to check out Ancient Threads Farm! Lynda has generously offered a coupon code, Actually20, that is good through April 15th, for 20% off of anything in her Etsy Shop. 

Knitting Talkback

Continuing the series "Carolina in my Mind," I have an interview with Maria and Nikki of Fern Fiber. These ladies specialize in naturally dyed yarns that are produced without chemicals. I learned a lot talking with these ladies, and they generously provided a giveaway skein for my listeners. Check out the episode for more information. 

This giveaway will be open until March 10, 2016

Non-Knitting Segments

One Pot Wonders

Love it or Leave it

Love it: Gas Fireplace on a cold day!

No leave it this week! Keeping it positive!

Other News and Notes

Running news
I set a new PR in my last race, the Super Bowl 4 miler!

I have a 10 mile race on February 20th and a 1/2 Marathon on March 6th

I've been in a reading rut lately! I've opened a thread in the Ravelry group so you can tell me the last best book you read! 

I finished Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee and I didn't enjoy it AT ALL! 

I've been reading Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Michelle! We had such a fun time talking with you!