Saturday, April 29, 2017

Episode 29: Sprinkle Time

Welcome to the newest episode everybody! Today we talk about our WIP's, FO's, and our progress with the Initiate Knit Design Challenge. We have a small segment that we recorded during Marcy's baby sprinkle. Grab your knitting, a soothing beverage, a delicious snack, your knitting and join us.

Episode 29 Audio

Marcy & Kim at the Shower!
The blanket is perfect for the belly, I mean Baby!

What's in our Lesson Plan?

Marcy @ 38 Weeks!
  1. Administrati
  2. On the PA system
  3. Show & Tell
  4. Sprinkle Time!
  5. What's on our Black Board?


Kim surprised Marcy with a new segment, "Pop Quiz." She asked her who her fantasy Knitter's Dinner Party would include. She was able to choose 3 knitters and Marcy chose: Her Grandma Dodie, Julie Weisenberger and the amazing woman behind Habu Textiles. I'm certain that they would have a fun and interesting evening! Who would you choose?

On the PA System

All knitters need a well curated library and right now KnitPicks has 40% off of all of their books. Go check it out. 

We also discuss the topic of pulling your yarn from the inside or outside of the yarn ball. Marcy and Kim are both interior pullers...there are knitters on both sides of the aisle that feel strongly about their position. Either way, you may enjoy using a yarn cozy. Marcy found an Etsy shop that carries them: Precious Knits

Show and Tell

Marcy has a beautiful finished object! Her Sandshore cardigan by Alicia Plummer was a super quick, fun and easy knit and she's very happy with it.  She used FibraNatura Good Earth Solids which is a linen & cotton blend and it feels amazing. Many of the women in the knitting group tried it on and they all loved it and it looked great on everyone.

Kim showing off my Sandshore Cardigan!
Doesn't Kim look lovely in my new Cardigan!

Marcy has a new CO, the Sakasama Jacket by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. She is using Habu N-35 viscose sizing yarn held double and she's really enjoying the knit. It's working up quickly and she thinks that it'll be a great postpartum garment and also light enough for our hot climate.

Kim's WIP's include her St. Patty's socks and her Veronika  pullover by Julie Weisenberger using Shibui Pebble.  She has continued to work on her design from the Initiate Knit Design challenge and has joined the paid for Swatch Studio program from Aroha Knits. She described the swatching in the round technique which you can search for in many knitting books and You Tube videos. 
The back of Kim's IKD swatch that was knit in the round.
Although the back looks messy, it allows you to lay the front
flat and accurately measure your gauge.

Marcy discussed her continuing progress on her design from the IKD challenge and you can read all about it on her project page, here and in our last episode's show notes, here. 

Marcy's blocking gauge swatches. The orange is perfect!

Sprinkle Time

We did a short recording during Marcy's sprinkle (that's the new term for a 2nd baby's baby shower,) and our knitting group gave her a knitted baby blanket. The pattern is Polygon from TinCanKnits and we used Cascade Cherub Aran yarn. This is a large FO that Kim has been working on for over a month that she hasn't been able to discuss on the podcast. We all knitted the different colored polygons and Kim sewed them together and crocheted a border. We hope that the baby enjoys it!
The baby "Sprinkle"

Our group with the Polygon baby blanket

Back row Left to Right: Terry, Priscilla, Michele, Sue, Linda, Kathy, & Kim.  Front Row Left to Right: Marcy & Jean.

What's on our Black Board?

Kim is going on a field trip to her hometown for a small, informal knitting retreat with family. She will be visiting a LYS and hopefully playing and recording a fun knitting game with her 1st knitting group. We should also have news about the baby and 1st pics! Happy knitting everyone!

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