Episode 080 (An Interview with Lorri Helberg of Arkansas Yarn Company)
Recorded Saturday, July 4, 2020
Hello to josiewilz (Ravelry link)! That’s Josie, living just outside London. If you haven’t already done so, please say hello in the Kino Knits Ravelry group Introduce Yourself thread (Ravelry link)!
June 2020 profits from the sales of Kino Knits self-published patterns went to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which “is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.” Sales plus a $25 donation from a follower totaled $850.
The Knitting on Safari Collection (Ravelry link) is complete with the Zanzibar Waves (Ravelry link) shawl! One of the things I love about knitting is the chance to truly customize what I make. I’ve set you up for success with this three-color rectangular wrap. Mix and match seven wave-themed motifs for a choose-your-own-adventure experience. (And who says you have to use just three colors? Scraps and leftovers are just as good!)
But if you’re hankering for something new, Arkansas Yarn Company has put together some three-color kits from various dyers, including themselves, which you can find here.
There are lots of ways to get this shawl and/or collection:
- RAVELRY: The collection (Ravelry link) will be on sale for just $5 total through 11:59 PM Eastern on July 5 with Ravelry coupon code LETSGO – or just click here (Ravelry link) to apply the code automatically on Ravelry. If you already bought the collection via Ravelry, they should all be in your Ravelry library now.
- RAVELRY: Zanzibar Waves pattern only.
- PAYHIP: The collection is also available on sale with the same coupon code via Payhip. You’ll get a .pdf download, but the patterns will not go into your Ravelry library.
- PAYHIP: Zanzibar Waves pattern only.
- LOVECRAFTS: Zanzibar Waves pattern only.
- DEEP SOUTH DIRECT: Zanzibar Waves pattern only.
Socks from a Tube (Ravelry link) by Danielle Thuen (free via Ravelry) (Ravelry link) on US 1 (2.25 mm) 9″ circulars in Round Table Yarns Merlin (Ravelry link) (75/25 merino/nylon, 463 yards/100 g) in colorway Grete Chere. Counts for #itwspotlightkal2020.
New blanket design I can’t talk about… yet. Release date August 5.
Pecola (Ravelry link) by Safiyyeh Talley (The Drunk Knitter MKAL Book Club) (free via Ravelry but with a donation to Black Lives Matter) on US 5 (3.75 mm) in Suburban Stitcher Sock 50s (Ravelry link) (75/25 merino/nylon, 231 yards/50 g) in colorways Beachy, Boaty, and Floaty.
#sistersheepspin: 7 of 9 bobbins done, and, as of July 3, 2020, I’ve spun 93 days out of my total goal of 200 for 2020.
Finish or Frog?
Karin Tote (Ravelry link, pattern discontinued) by Nina Isaacson in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky (Ravelry link) (100% wool, 137 yards/100 g) in the Wallaby colorway. Waiting for buttons from Melissa Jean.
A few more masks from Craft Passion for my kids.
New cushions (foam and everything) for a secondhand chair. Plan to use Design Sponge tutorial for a box cushion. (If you’re interested in anything on that site, download it now! Looks like it won’t be around for much longer.)
Knitting on Safari/Woolpiggery
Zombie Knitpocalypse @home
Zanzibar Waves kits through Arkansas Yarn Company
Where to Find Me
Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com
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