Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Episode 15: We are melting!

Welcome to episode 15! In this "in the classroom" episode we will share our FO's, WIP's and new CO's. Grab a cool beverage and your knitting and enjoy the show.

Marcy and Kim after recording
(they are melting from the heat!)

What's in our Lesson Plan?

  • Administrati
  • Show and Tell
  • Playground chatter
  • What's on our Black Bloard?


  • Join us for our 1st KAL/CAL! It's a Christmas in August/September KAL/CAL and you can read all about it here.
  • Head on over to our Ravelry group and introduce yourself, we'd love to get to know you and hear about what you're knitting and where you're from.
  • Marcy shared a great website with us (we've also linked to it on the sidebar of our blog,) called "Knitting Podcast." This blog lists all audio and video podcasts, both active and inactive for your viewing and listening pleasure!

Show and Tell

Dawning in the Sunshine, Marcy's
standing in her front yard near her
meadow grass that she talked about.
Marcy shared a beautiful finished object with us, her "Dawning in the Sunshine" pullover (the pattern is Dawning,) by the Berroco design team. She knit it out of Berroco Karma yarn in the Allamanda color on size 11 US needles. She entered her sweater into the Yarniac's  Colors of Fall KAL. The color of her yarn matches perfectly with Pantone's Spicy Mustard color. She 1st saw this sweater knit up as a sample in our LYS, Got Your Goat. Marcy made a few modifications: she added length to the sweater and she reinforced the neck opening with a crochet edging. 

Marcy shared her gorgeous "Reflected Yoth Lines" cardigan by Suvi Simola. She's using Yoth Yarns Big sister in the Kale, Honeydew Melon and Mandarin colors. So far, her only mod is knitting a straight hemline instead of the asymmetrical one called for in the pattern, Reflected Lines. She's loving working with the yarn and can't wait to wear this beautiful cardi.

Kim shared her finished "Stardust Socks," that she knit on magic loop, 2 at a time, top down and with a true after thought heel. She knit the body of the socks with Lolo Did It yarn in the Pretty Young Thing color on the everyday sock base and used Greenwood Fiber Works yarn in the natural color way on their stardust base for the cuffs, heels and toes. 

The time sucking blanket ; )
Kim is continuing to work on her "Wedding Afghan," which is a wedding gift for her niece. The pattern is the Moderne Log Cabin Blanket by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne from their book Mason Dixon Knitting. She is using Cascade Cherub Aran yarn in white, gray, black and teal. She is now thinking that the word "blanket" in the pattern name may be a clue that this will be bigger than she anticipated or really wanted. Her intention was to knit an afghan...so, there might be some modifications coming soon!

The "Summer Insouciant," is still on Kim's needles. Julie Hoover designed the Insouciant pullover/tunic and it's a great summer garment. She's using Juniper Moon Farm Zooey DK yarn in the Ketch and White colors.

Kim is continuing to work on her "Jingle Bell Socks,"  She bought some heathered Christmas colored  fiber at Stitches West this year from Greenwood Fiberworks and spun it up and is knitting these socks with contrasting cuffs, heels and toes.

Post swim knitting with Smitten
After approximately 17,000 hours of perusing Ravelry and her stash, Kim finally decided to cast on the Drachenfels shawl by Melanie Berg. She's had her eye on this beauty for several years and thought it would be a great way to showcase some of her hand spun yarn. She is also using Becoming Art yarn on the Cielo fingering base (color way unknown,) and Handwerks yarn on their Silky Sock base in the Embers color.  Kim's hand spun is from Three Water's Farm fiber in the Emerald Sea color way.

Playground Chatter

Start of project, remove 6" of soil.
Marcy and her husband have been working very hard on landscaping their backyard and they are currently prepping to put in new turf. Because we live in drought stricken California, they are installing a water saving irrigation system called Eco-Mat from Hunter irrigation. 

2nd to last part of project, cover the
Eco-Mat with 6" of dirt. Last but not
least lay Sod/Turf, but we won't
do this until Oct.
Middle of project, lay down the Eco-Mat.

Marcy's little boy, Wilson, turned 2! 
Happy Birthday Wilson.
Big Boy Wilson!

What's on our Black Board?

It's a surprise! 

Lambtown is coming up on  Oct. 1-2, 2016, in Dixon, California.  We are planning on attending on Saturday, 10/1. If you would like to meet up with us at the event PM us on Ravelry or drop us an email,  we would love to meet you and say Hi!

Thank you for joining us, we hope you have a fantastic few weeks knitting, spinning, crocheting, Etc...! We'll see you next time.

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