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Episode 108: Queen of Gray

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On the Needles:
I realized it was time to learn how to knit a pair of toe-up socks. The cast on has always intimidated me but was finally driven to bite the bullet. Turns out, I really enjoy knitting them! Dare I say I'm a total convert? The Turkish cast on method is pure genius!!!

Here is the YouTube that helped me learn.
Ophidian Shawl / Voolenvine Yarns, Lush "Myth" colorwayVanilla Socks / Voolenvine Yarns, Blitzed "Reflektor" colorwayVanilla Toe-Up Socks / Voolenvine Yarns, BFL "Sealab" colorwayDaybreak Shawl / Gynx Yarns, single merino, "Gunmetal" & "Lavender Tea" colorways Ranger Cardigan / Malabrigo Rios, "Coco" colorway Tempest Cardigan / Cephalopod Yarns, "Blue Lobster" & "Vampire Squid" colorways Spinning: 

I learned how to use my GhstWorks Phang spindle, and really like the way it works! Right now I'm spinning up some Fibery Tribbles (Obligatory Box of Chocolates) from the lovel…

Episode 107: Yarn Yacht?

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Some shocking news this week! In an effort to salvage precious space in our apartment, I may be ditching my precious Yarn Fortress for ::gasp:: something smaller (albeit much cooler-looking)! But what shall I call it? Somehow, "Yarn Yacht" doesn't have such a great ring to it.

FYI:
Any Man's Jumper KAL deadline extended 7/14I am donating two skeins to the Stockinette Zombies' Zombie Knitpocalypse reatreat, which is happening Thursday, June 19th through Sunday, June 22nd. ON THE NEEDLES:
Ophidian Shawl by Rosemary (Romi) Hill / Voolenvine Yarns, Lush MCN in "Myth"Ranger Cardigan (Any Man's Jumper KAL) / Malabrigo, Rios, in "Coco"Reflektor Socks / Voolenvine Yarns, Blitzed Stellina in "Reflektor"Tempest Cardigan by Ann Weaver (Ravellenics KAL) / Cephalopod Yarns in "Blue Lobster" and "Vampire Squid"