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Episode 007 (Watamu, Kenya)

Episode 007 (Watamu, Kenya)

Recorded on Friday, January 22, 2016

Thank Yous

FOs

WIPs

Design Notebook

  • Price change for all self-published patterns to $5 across the board coming on February 15, 2016.

Spinning

  • Hobbledehoy hand-painted top braid (60% merino/30% bamboo/10% nylon, one-of-a-kind colorway: Seafoam)
  • Hobbledehoy hand-painted top braid (80% merino/20% Tussah silk, one-of-a-kind colorway: Dialogue) image

 

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394 yards of 2-ply of the two different one-of-a-kind braids plied together, plus a little leftover Navaho-plied (which did NOT go well – must practice more!)

Plotting – 2016 Goals

  • Ask Me thread on Ravelry
  • GAL with Imagined Landscapes (Ravelry thread here)

    Having fun spelling my name while running with my GPS
    Having fun spelling my name while running with my GPS
  1. Knit half of stuff in my stash that is for a specific project
  2. Advent calendar ornaments. The YarnHarlot’s advent calendar that inspired. Kino Knits Ravelry group ornaments bundle – feel free to add to it!

    The beginning of my knitted Advent calendar - I forgot I already had a mitten done!
    The beginning of my knitted Advent calendar – I forgot I already had a mitten done!
  3. Spin for Socks.
  4. Knit with handspun or give it away.
  5. Process alpaca fleece.

    Alpaca fleece
    Alpaca fleece
  6. Remember how I said I’m not a dyer? Dye sock blanks with preschooler.
  7. Go to Rhinebeck.
  8. Fix husband’s Gramps Cardigan.

Woolpiggery

  • Soap from Mom with felted wool around it
  • Suburban Stitcher bag – drawstring bags are okay!

    Suburban Stitcher bag with my Brandilyn
    Suburban Stitcher bag with my Brandilyn

Knitting on Safari – Watamu, Kenya

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Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
Near the Gedi Ruins, I found yarn spun from butterfly cocoons!
Gedi Ruins
Gedi Ruins
Gedi Ruins - a basin to wash in before going into the mosque. The water was then recycled by filtering through coral.
Gedi Ruins – a basin to wash in before going into the mosque. The water was then recycled by filtering through coral.
Gedi Ruins - mosque
Gedi Ruins – mosque
Gedi Ruins - monkey
Gedi Ruins – monkey
Gedi Ruins - Baobab tree growing inside what was once a building
Gedi Ruins – Baobab tree growing inside what was once a building
Gedi Ruins - a sultan's tomb
Gedi Ruins – a sultan’s tomb
Gedi Ruins - Tree grown around the city wall
Gedi Ruins – Tree grown around the city wall
If you saw a camel on a beac;h, wouldn't you ride it?
If you saw a camel on a beac;h, wouldn’t you ride it?

Contest

Knitting Around the World

Where to Find Me

Music

  • “Kassongo” by Orchestra Super Mazembe, used with permission of A.I. Records (Kenya) Ltd
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