Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Episode 45: Am I Stuck in my Knitting Ways?

Episode 45: Bandwagon Knitting

Welcome to new and returning listeners!

Knitting Segments

Knits in Rehearsal

Best Friend Los Monos Locos Socks
Needles: Addi Turbo Sock Rockets (LOVE THESE!)

Yarn: Bison Tracks by Alisha Goes Around in February Ring and Cleopatra (Matchy-matchy, y'all)
Needles: US size 1 and 2 circular needles (Magic Loop for the Win!)

If you struggle with your floats in stranded colorwork, be sure to check out these videos from Philosopher's Wool.
I have finished one of the mitts and I learned two new techniques for these mitts:

Here's the video I used from Anacapa Knits

And below are the two tutorials I used from New Stitch a Day.

Italian Tubular Cast On

Tubular Bind Off

And here is the link I mentioned about the 38 Beautiful Cast Ons. How many do you know?

Virgie Clay 
This is by Sarah Stevens of Oh! Loops and the Fiber By Design Podcast
Yarn: Fave Sock by Fiber Story in Deep Sea, Aegean, Squeeze, and Koi Pond 
Needles: Size 5 Signature Convertibles

Drips Hat 
This is a free pattern by Bethany Hill
I'm making this as a Panthers hat, since my hometown team is going to the SuperBowl! 
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

Twist Fiber Studio Contest is still on-going. This contest will close on February 10th, and the winner will be announced on the February 15th Episode. There is a coupon code, Actuallyknitting, which gets you 20% off of any purchase you make in the Twist Fiber Studio Etsy Shop.

Broadway Kal
There seems to be some interest in doing the Broadway Kal, so we will start this on February 15th, 2016. 

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. 

Check out the new audio podcast from Sarah, Mrsshoo, Cultivate and Create. Don't worry, In a Sknit is still going strong. 

Non-Knitting Segments

One Pot Wonders

Love it or Leave it!

Leave it: Getting over a cold! Cold temperatures! Feeling sluggish!


I've been working on a couple of sewing projects, plus a cross stitch pattern from 

Other News and Notes

I've been slacking off on the running, but I'm getting back to running with my group.

The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

A Night Like This by Julia Quinn

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee 

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