Thursday, November 9, 2017

Episode 40: A November Quickie

Welcome dear Knitters to episode 40! In this 'in the classroom' podcast Marcy and Kim share their WIP's, new Co's and some uber craftiness. In addition, we've added a new, seasonally appropriate segment. Grab your knitting, a soothing beverage, put your feet up and enjoy #40!

Episode 40 Audio

Marcy is wearing her Cancun boxy lace top and Kim
is wearing her 1st Sweaterspin

Marcy, Pippa and Kim after recording

What's in our Lesson Plan?

  1. On the PA System
  2. After the Finish Line
  3. Show & Tell
  4. We are Uber Crafty
  5. What's on our Black Board?

On the PA System

We are continuing our "Octopus for a Preemie" crochet along. All info can be found here on the blog and here on our Ravelry page. 

After the Finish Line

This is a new segment that we've added now that it's cool enough to wear our knitwear on a regular basis. We thought that our knitting goes through several steps to become an 'FO' and then the item is technically in the group that is 'After the Finish Line!' Therefore, in this segment we'll talk about our finished knits that we've been wearing and enjoying. 

Kim has been wearing her Ruination Socks constantly ever since the weather cooled down. Marcy gave Kim the yarn for her birthday in 2016 and this yarn is AMAZING! She has also very happily been wearing her #legacysweaterspin sweater. Finally, while on vacation in Cabo last week she wore her 'Freestyle Shawl' in the evenings.

Marcy wore her lovely Sakasama Jacket while in Las Vegas for a wedding and received many compliments on it. She also has worn her Purple Light Gale and really enjoyed it.

Show & Tell

Kim has no FO's, but has continued to work on her P-Rex by Sosu and her Hotel of Bees Shawl by Christina Hadderingh. Sadly, both of these projects are HOWLING at her at the moment and that is not making her very happy! Hopefully, they will both be fixed and back on track very soon. 

***A Howler is a slightly amusing problem that we are having with our knitting. Sometimes the Howler can be quite severe though!
Kim's 1st Octopus before stuffing and final finishing.

While on vacation for a week, Kim did very little knitting and decided to just give her hands a rest for once! She did get a little bit done on her Crazy Zauber Socks and is excited to get these finished. Also, Kim is almost done with her 1st Octopus for a Preemie. She also began a "lollipop"  Octopus (her name for it; she couldn't find one on Ravelry,) which has a flat head and fewer tentacles. 

Kim has cast on 2 new pairs of Christmas socks and is knitting them loosely based on the Afterthought Everything pattern by Erica Kempf Broughton. 

Marcy is working on her Hotel of Bees crochet shawl and it is beautiful! She's using the yarn that is called for in the pattern and it is coming along very quickly and nicely. She's thrilled that it'll easily be done before Thanksgiving and it's a Christmas present. Marcy is also continuing on with knitting her P-Rex and right now it is in that 'knitting black hole' stage! This shawl/cape combo will be worth it though.

Marcy has almost completed her 2nd Octopus for a Preemie and she's hoping to crochet 1-2 a month. 

Marcy has finished her Cancun boxy lace top and has forgotten to talk about it on the podcast! The FO is gorgeous and looks great on her. If you'd like to make the mods that she did, just check out her project page. 
Marcy showing off her FO: Cancun box lacy top.

We are Uber Crafty

Marcy finished her formal dress in time to wear it to her brother in law's wedding! She'll be wearing this long, beautiful dress twice this season, so she's extremely happy to have it done. The pattern is Burda #6868.
Marcy's version of the Burda 6868 dress.

Marcy & her husband Mike at the wedding.

Marcy doing last min sewing
on the dress in the hotel.

What's on our Black Board?

We have plans to visit some local yarn shops and hope to bring those field trips to you in our next episode. There will always be knitting, crochet, spinning, dyeing and or sewing though; you can count on that!

Thank you for joining us! We appreciate each and every one of your spending time with us. We hope that your making is going fabulously and that you are enjoying the season!

Happy Knitting!

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