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Episode 051 (Return to Kenya)

Episode 051 (Return to Kenya)

Recorded on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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Announcements

Thank you to Naomi of CosyCuteKnits for pattern – The Only Way is Up! cowl. Ravelry user nittinmama3 also wins a copy. Coincidentally, nittinmama3 is the person who has most recently said hello in the Kino Knits Ravelry group Introduce Yourself thread – feel free to join her!

Thank you to Jenn Sheelen for sending me her Springtime Melody shawl! Enter in the Ravelry thread to win your own copy.

Thank you to Lynn Hensley who, by my records, is doing her 10th test knit for me.

Thanks for the response to the latest two Kino Knits patterns: Against the Grain Socks (which you can get these for free by signing up for the Kino Knits newsletter, and Jordan Street Socks.

Get kits with the patterns and original yarn from Yarn Crush here.

Also, Kino Knits is running a charity sale for the month of July 2018: all Kino Knits socks are 50% off with the coupon code RAICES. Also, all profits from sock sales in July will be donated to RAICES. Buy for you, buy for a friend… If you want to donate more, don’t use the discount code.

FOs

Vanilla self-striping socks over 48 stitches on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Marigoldjen Superwash Merino Nylon Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon) in Silver Screen colorway (heels and toes and cuffs) and Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso (75% merino, 25% nylon) in Frederick self-striping colorway.

Crazyheart by Tanis Lavallee ($9 Canadian on Ravelry) on US 5 (3.75 mm) in Unwind Yarn Company Touring DK (100% merino) in Mariposa and custom-dyed pop colors. #mothersdaycaston2018

Two pairs safari mittens in The Fiber Seed Sprout Sock (90% superwash merino, 10% nylon) in Birch and Espresso colorways.

WIPs

Vanilla is the New Black socks by Anneh Fletcher ($5 Canadian on Ravelry) in Holly and Ivy Dyeworks Ivy Sock (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) in Smoky Mountain Adventure colorway.

Second design for Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 4. Partner is Lisa K. Ross of Paper Daisy Creations. Click to see Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3. Design #2 is mitts using Mothy and the Squid Superwash Sock rainbow miniskeins.

Started my next MKAL shawl design using three colors of The Knitting Boutique Anacostia Fingering (100% merino). Click to see my previous MKAL: Merrain.

Spinning

Hobbledehoy Battlings (Polwarth/Bamboo/Stellina/Tencel) in Time Traveler colorway. Plan to knit Bigger on the Inside by Kate Atherley – at some point.

Plotting

Original declared 2018 goals:

  • #sistersheepspin – enh
  • spin more than 24 ounces – HA!
  • 12 squares for my scrap yarn blanket – HA!
  • improve photography skills – okay

#makenine2018 recap – 5 of 9 done!

Knitting on Safari

Back in Kenya!

Episode on Karen, Kenya

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Giraffe Center

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Where to Find Me

Kino Knits Ravelry group

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Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com

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