Episode 029 (Homespun Yarn Party, Savage, MD, USA)
Recorded on Friday, April 21, 2017
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If you listened to episode 028, you heard me ask knitting designer Kristen Jancuk (MediaPeruana) how she determined which designs she submits for publication and which she publishes independently. She has since written a great blog post about it!
Speaking of The Knitting Boutique, we are partnering once again for a mystery knit-along (MKAL). Stay tuned for details – the design is a single-skein shawl pattern, and the fun kicks off on June 8, 2017.
Thanks to everyone who purchased the Caius sweater, my newest pattern!
Thanks to cringer and cgirlUY for the great ITunes reviews! Click here to submit your own.
MKAL shawl – no picture because I don’t want to ruin the surprise! Knit on US 6 (4.0 mm) needles in one skein of The Knitting Boutique Severn Fingering (75% BFL, 25% silk) in a red-orange color. MKAL starts June 8!
Preemie Hats for the Into the Wool Fiber Retreat charity KAL. Using various 100% acrylic leftovers from my stash, all stockinette so there isn’t any texture to bother the babies. Casting on different numbers of stitches each time, since NICU babies come in all sizes.
Vanilla afterthought heel socks (no pattern) on U.S. 1 (2.25 mm) in Lollipop Yarn Traditional (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon in Kodachrome colorway).
Working on Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 3 collection – aiming for an August or September release.
Still plugging away on my black merino/tencel blend from The Sheep Shed at Mountain View. About 3 oz. of 8 done.
Fibre Share! Many thanks to @thistattooedmama for my box of amazing!
- Blue Gate Farm roving (Corriedale Cross Blend)
- Lorna’s Laces
- A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co.
- Gift tags by Knitbaahpurl
- Progress keeper from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
- Soak Wash sample
- Darth Vader and Son
- Tea, chocolate, candy, fruit rolls!
Knitting on Safari
Homespun Yarn Party, March 19, 2017, 12-5 PM at Savage Mill in Savage, Maryland
Vendors I was excited to see:
- Dragonfly Fibers – yarn and fiber
- Neighborhood Fiber Co. – yarn and fiber
- Hobbledehoy – yarn and fiber
- That Clever Clementine – project bags
- Snallygaster Fibers – yarn
- Star Knits – project bags
People I was excited to see:
Next Knitting on Safari: Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, May 6-7, 2017 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in Maryland
Where to Find Me
“Kassongo” by Orchestra Super Mazembe, used with permission of A.I. Records (Kenya) Ltd