Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Episode 23:Ravelry Refresher

Welcome to ep. 23 everybody! We've got show and tell, We are Uber Crafty and a special segment to help you better use (or start to use!) the project feature on Ravelry. Grab your knitting, a soothing beverage, your iPad or phone so that you can follow along during the Rav segment and join us!

Episode 23 Audio

Marcy and Kim after recording. Marcy is holding her tank top
that she made and Kim is holding her Find Your Fade shawl.

What's in our Lesson Plan?

  1. Show and Tell
  2. Ravelry Refresher
  3. We are Uber Crafty
  4. What's on our Black Board?
Marcy's baby bump at 23 weeks!

Show and Tell

Marcy is continuing to work on her City Cape, which is a free pattern by Purl Soho. She is certain that she'll be finished with and wearing the cape in our next episode.

Kim is working on her Find Your Fade shawl by Andrea Mowry. She is on the 3rd color in the 7 color shawl and really enjoying the knit. She also has her Ruination socks on the needles and is loving the way that the yarn feels and is working up. 

***we mention the Legazy Knitz Ravelry group. 

Ravelry Refresher

Since it's the beginning of the year and we know that many knitters are setting goals that pertain to organizing their fiber art, we thought we'd spend a little time today on using the project feature on your Ravelry page. A great way to keep up with Rav and all of the amazing features is to look at the main page. Marcy found a wonderful post last week for those that are just getting started with Ravelry a/o would like to use it better.

Marcy also mentioned a knit along  where you find a pattern on Ravelry that doesn't have a photo, you are to work through the pattern and post a photo of your finished work so others can see what the project is supposed to look like. The knit along is called No Photo kal/cal, check it out if your interested in participating.

The best way to listen to this segment is with the device or computer that you use when you visit Ravelry. Follow along with us and we hope that you learn more about how to use your project page and that this feature assists you in organizing your knitting this year. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email us on this blog or PM us on Ravelry. 

We are Uber Crafty!

These 4 skeins are the hand dyed Galileo yarn 
Kim has been dyeing some yarn. She dyed 2 skeins of sock yarn and 4 skeins  of DK  for a summer sweater. These are all bare yarn from Knitpicks. The sock yarns are Stroll Glimmer and Stroll fingering, the sweater yarn is Galileo which is 50% merino and 50% bamboo. She uses acid dyes and has been dyeing in large mason jars using hot water and vinegar to set the color.
These are the 2 skeins of sock yarn that Kim dyed recently 

Kim has dyed 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn to make a shawl for her Mom. She is going to knit her the Party on my Needles shawl by Joji Locateli. This pretty shawl was inspired by the sisters from  the Grocery Girls video podcast

Kim intends to enter her finished January socks into 3 KAL's: 1) The Boxosox Kal by Kristen from the Yarngasm video cast, 2) The Bakery Bear's year long Kal, and 3) Inside Number 23's year long Harry Potter Kal. She is going to use the Hermione's Everyday Socks pattern by Erica Lueder which is a fun and free pattern on Ravelry. 

Kim is participating in the #legacysweaterspin along with Sue from the Legacy Knitz podcast and Andi from the AndreSue knits podcast. She has a project page with all of the details. If you are a spinner and would like to join in, please do!  Kim is really looking forward to choosing her sweater pattern and casting on.
This is about 1,200 yards of Kim's hand spun, hand dyed yarn
that she has made as a part of the #legacysweaterspin

Marcy suggests the new sweater pattern Morning Jacket by Hannah Fettig in her new collection, Texture. ***we mention the Yarniac podcast. 

Finally, Kim has made 4 dryer balls from 100% wool. She heard about this process from the Yarn Hoarder podcast. 

Marcy has been sewing. She made a tank top for herself for the Body Pump 100 premier. She created a pattern for the Pump shirt from an existing tank top that already fit her.  She also has sewn some baby gifts for a baby shower. She made changing pad covers and fitted crib sheets. She says that they are both easy and fast to make! Marcy found the instructions for the fitted sheet from The Ribbon Retreat Blog, her instructions are very easy to follow and any beginning sewer can make one. The instructions for the changing pad cover came from a different blog called View From the Fridge, again the directions and photos leading you through the steps to make this project are very well put together and easy to follow.
Marcy's cute shirt she made.

Marcy and her Pump class after the Re-launch of Pump 100!
The fitted crib sheet and changing pad cover Marcy made her friend.
It matches perfectly with all the other baby decor.

***We'll be at Stitches West in February and we hope to see you there!

What's on our Black Board?

At the moment, episode 24 is a surprise! We'll be back in February with a new episode and we promise that it'll be a good one. Happy knitting everyone!

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