Thursday, February 15, 2018

Episode 45: So many projects!!!

Hello knitters and welcome to episode 45. In this in the classroom podcast Marcy and Kim share all of their new cast ons, wip's and fo's. Grab your knitting,  a soothing beverage, get comfortable, pause the Olympics and join us!

Marcy is holding up her Secret Garden shawl and Kim is wearing
her P-Rex and holding her Little Bird sweater.

Having fun after recording

What's in our Lesson Plan?

  • On the PA System
  • After the finish line
  • Show & Tell
  • We are Uber Crafty
  • What's on our Black Board?

On the PA System

  1. Stitches West is February 21-25th in Santa Clara Ca. In addition, Stitches SoCal is a brand new Stitches event that will be in Pasadena, CA on November 1-4th in 2019. 
  2. On the Ravelry main page there was a blog post called, "2017 Superlatives," that was a really fun and interesting read.  
  3. There's still time to be a part of the Ravelry 2018 Project Challenge, you can read about it here and here

After the Finish Line

Marcy's baby, Pippa, wore her big brother's Cocteau sweater by Justine Turner. 

Kim has continued to wear all of her Caitlin Hunter knits: The Ninilchik, Sunset Highway and Zweig sweaters. She wears hand knit socks everyday. Her hubby was sick with the flu a few weeks ago and wore his Bankhead hat, which is a free pattern by Susie Gourlay. Kim has been wearing her P-Rex cape and using her handspun granny stripe crochet blanket . She hand washed 14 pairs of her hand knit socks and there are 2 that need new heels because they've worn through. Hopefully that'll be done by ep. 46 and she'll share how that went.

***Kim mentioned in the last episode that she won a prize from participating in a KAL with the Bakery Bears Podcast. Below are pictures of the adorable sock project bag from Sew Cosy Knits, (sadly, I can't find her shop; Ill keep searching and post it in our next show notes.) It's such a perfect bag for Kim because it's got 2 compartments for yarn and yarn guides so that you can easily knit 2 at a time socks!

Show & Tell

Kim finished her P-Rex by Susanne Sommer and she is very happy with the fo. She has two new sweater cast ons: The Lissycasy Cables pullover by Kate and Heppell and the Little Bird by Veera Valimaki. Kim was so happy to be able to use stash yarn for both projects. In addition, she pulled out her Hermione's Everyday Socks (free pattern on Ravelry,) by Erica Lueder. This is a cast on from March 2017, so it'll be great to get them finished and off the needles. 

Marcy has finished the Zip sweater by Cocoknits for baby Pippa. She made many mods and you can read about all of them on her project page. She has a new cast on, the Chaleur sweater by Julie Hoover and she is using some gorgeous Habu yarn. There've been some Howler-ish moments with this project involving a provisional cast on, but Marcy thinks that it's all back on track now. 
Marcy's Chaleur Sweater, you can see the two different yarns she is using in this top.
Marcy also cast on the gorgeous Secret Garden shawl by Alana Dakos and it's going really well and is beautiful. She has spent some time on her ZickZack scarf by Christy Kamm which was cast on in 2/2017.
Marcy's Secret Garden Shawl.
Marcy's lucky friend Gayle will receive some wonderful knitted gifts. Marcy made the Leprechaun Hat Beer Cozy by Alex from You Should Craft. She is also going to crochet the Sly fox Hat by Lisa Gutierrez. This cute pattern is free. Finally, she will knit the uber adorable Failynn fox Cowl by Heidi May. 
Pippa modeling the cute Leprechaun hat and beard, doesn't she look cute with a red beard!

Sadly, the Stranded Newsie hat by Kate Oakes had to be frogged because it was 6" too big. 

Finally, Marcy is planning a new project to cast on during the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. She'll be knitting the Olympia socks by Lara Smoot. This was a kit that she bought from Jimmy Bean's Wool. 
Winter Olympics Socks Marcy is working on.

We are Uber Crafty

Kim has started spinning on her sweaterspins again after a 2 month hiatus. She is setting a goal of creating project pages on Ravelry for the 2 remaining sweater spins that she has on her spinning wheels by the next podcast! She also set a goal of getting more FO pics on her project pages. 

What's on our Black Board?

In our next episode Marcy and Kim will share what they've been up to and... well, we don't know what else yet, but it'll be fun!

Thank you so much for joining us! We hope you have a fantastic few weeks and Happy Knitting!

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