Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Episode 49: I Wish You Could See My Face Right Now!

Episode 49

I mentioned the iTunes review from one of the hosts of Unraveling with Greg and Joey, check them out if you get a chance.

Knits in Rehearsal

I'm knitting these out of my first ever skein of Socks that Rock by Blue Moon Fiber Arts.

Vanilla Socks with some White Birch Fiber Arts

 Bryum shawl 
Yarn purchased at my favorite yarn shop, Black Mountain Yarn Shop.

My favorite Miss Babs Yarn, gotta love it!

Auditioning Knits

It's not been released yet, but Joji Locatelli has a new shawl pattern coming out (hopefully) soon. Check out her Instagram feed to see the picture. 

I mentioned having seen the shawl on the Suburban Stitcher Podcast

Knitting News, Notes and Events

The Broadway KAL is up and running!  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. 

2 patterns from Estella Haines' Ravelry Shop. 

New Prize Offering! 

Thanks to Thuy from the Twisted Stitches Podcast for the donation of an Original Cast Recording of Hamilton. Listen up to find out about the prompt for this giveaway and thanks to Thuy for the prize. 

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.

My mother came for a visit and I taught her how to knit and she loves it! I'm so happy! She's working on her first ever pattern, the Sugar Cubes Baby Washcloth. 

I attended the Carolina Fiber Frolic a couple of weekends ago and I had am amazing time. Listen up for a short recap of the event.

Heather Storta was the teacher and I really enjoyed taking classes with her.

Non-Knitting Segments

One-Pot Wonders

Love it or Leave it

Leave: End of Quarter Stress


I've been working on even more sewing! Check out my Instagram to see the pics of the bags I have finished this week. I used Ellie Mae Designs K155 and McCalls M6256 for my project bags. 

Book News/Notes

Thanks to a listener for suggesting Modern Mrs. Darcy for book recommendations. I also heard about it on the Cultivate and Create podcast. 

Currently Reading

Started reading The Daughter by Jane Shemilt

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter. Warning, this book is very graphic and disturbing. 

Finished Reading

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Running Updates
I am back at it, training for a 10k in May. No pain, so hopefully the injury is healed. 

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