Friday, December 21, 2018

Episode 62: Welcome December, bring your cheer!

Hello, Dear Knitters and welcome to our 62nd podcast. We hope you are enjoying December and that your knitting and making are going well. Today, Kim and Marcy will share all that they've been working on: FO's, Wip's and new cast on's too. Grab your knitting, a warm and soothing beverage, possibly an emergency snack and join us!

Episode 62 Audio

Marcy wearing her Confetti, and Kim is wearing her handspun
Christmas cardigan. Marcy is holding her peace project

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

Kim has been enjoying watching many of the Vlogmas videos that are on You Tube right now. Go on to You Tube and search for Knitting Vlogmas and find some that you like!

After the Finish Line

Marcy wearing her Arve hat, with her family.
Marcy has been wearing:
  •  her new and beloved Wool & Honey pullover by Andrea Mowry (ep. 60,)
  •  her Casual Kamono cardigan by Bonnie Riley (ep. 7,)
  •  her Veronika pullover by Julie Weisenberger  and 
  •  her Arve hat by Tanis Gray (ep. 44.)
  • and the Turion mittens by Linda Dubec made for her by her Mom.
and Kim has been wearing:
  • her Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter, and
  • hand knit socks everyday, and
  • her P-rex poncho by SoSu, and
  • her 2nd Color Affecton shawl by Veera Valimaki.

Show & Tell

Kim finished her handspun Christmas cardigan. The pattern is Stillwater by Marie Greene. She also finished two pairs of Christmas socks that she cast on last year. She tried knitting 2 pairs of socks at a time using the Afterthought Everything sock pattern by Erica Kempf Broughton. She used Cascade Heritage sock yarn in color #26, Holiday and Greenwood Fiberworks Stardust yarn in the Jingle Bells color. 

Much of Kim's knitting has been driven by her desire to cast on yarn that she has dyed (it's so fun to see it knit up!) She dyed self striping yarn and cast on her Destined2stripe socks. She also dyed some sock blanks and has cast on her Sock Blank Uno

Kim has been enjoying opening and using (some!) of her yarn advent calendar minis. She has a set from KnitStyle yarns and has decided to use these minis to knit the Dust of Snow shawl by Helen Stewart. She also bought the advent set from Forbidden Woolery and has cast on the MKAL that is included in the kit. 

The Rose Gold Shawl by Andrea Mowry has been put on hold while Kim spins more yarn. She is using her handspun  yarn and a set of gradient minis from Blue Moon Fiber Arts to knit this beautiful brioche shawl. Finally, she has cast on a new sweater, the Ravello pullover by Isabell Kraemer. She is using KnitPicks Stroll tweed yarn for this sweater.

Marcy has finished her gorgeous Wool & Honey pullover by Andrea Mowry and she used Brooklyn Tweed Loft in the Tartan color. She also finished The Weekender by Andrea Mowry and she used Lani's Lana Fine Sport Rambouillet in the Natural white/black color to knit this comfortable and cute pullover. She is enjoying wearing both of these pretty sweaters.
Wilson showing off the fox hat.

Both Fox hats Marcy made for
her friend Gayle's kids.

Marcy also finished knitting the Baby/Practice Cardi by Julie Weisenberger. She used Trendsetter Yarns Autumn Wind Confetti in the Surely it's Sherbet color. She also finished the adorable Sly Fox crochet hat by Lisa Gutierrez and the Failynn Fox Cowl by Heidi May for a friend's children.

 She has cast on the Project Peace 2018 cowl which is a KAL by Christina Campbell. She is using Primrose Yarn Co. in the With Enxy color. Read all about this wonderful project here
This is Kim's Sock Blank Uno.

We are Uber Crafty

Kim has been having a ball dyeing bare sock blanks that she purchased from KnitPicks. She bought and dyed 3 and tried both dyeing them dry and wet. She had a great time dyeing with a friend and is also having fun knitting with them. 

It's that time of year again, Marcy has sewn a cocktail dress for her husband's office Christmas party. She bought some gorgeous fabric and wanted to use a simple pattern to allow the fabric to be the star of the show. The pattern is Quik Sew #3561.
Full length view of the dress Marcy made.

What's on our Black Board?

In our next podcast we'll talk about any new Fo's and Co's that we have and we'll go over our 2018 goals and see how we did. 

Happy knitting everyone, we hope that your Holiday season is going well and that you're having a fabulous time with your knitting and making. 

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