Monday, February 29, 2016

Episode 47: Triple Threat Knits

Knitting Segments

Show Ready Knits

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Trabajos del Peru
Needles: Size 11 bamboo

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Trabajos del Peru
Needles: Size 11 Knitter's Pride Nova Platina Interchangeables

These knits are both for the #akbroadwaykal and were a donation, plus they were from stash I've had since 2009, making them perfect Triple Threat Knits! 

Knits in Rehearsal

Yarn: Fave Sock by Fiber Story in Deep Sea, Aegean, Squeeze, and Koi Pond 
Needles: Size 5 Signature Convertibles

Knitting News, Notes and Events

The Broadway KAL had it's opening night. I hope you are playing along because there are some great prizes up for grabs.

Cast on: February 15, 2016
Bind off: April 15, 2016
Wips Count!

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.

1 pattern from Jennifer Lassonde

1 Skein of yarn from The Happy Buffalo Boutique

2 Skeins of yarn from Ancient Threads Farm
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. 

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

Contest News: 
Last episode in the  "Carolina in my Mind" segment, I had 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  Episode 46  for more information. The giveaway thread will be open 


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 at Black Mountain Yarn Shop

Non-Knitting Segments 

One Pot Wonders

Love it or Leave it

Love: LuLaRoe Leggings

Leave: My more frequently needed haircuts!

Stage Craft

I made pants! Simplicity 1887 was very easy to follow and now I'm working on a dress. I'm finding sewing easier and less scary!

Other News and Notes

Book Notes
Wow! I am enjoying all of the suggestions on the Ravelry thread! I have definitely grown my "to read" list on Goodreads, keep the suggestions coming!

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

I started reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Running Notes
I ran a 10 mile race on February 20th and did pretty well considering my lack of training.

I have another 1/2 marathon on March 5th.

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