Episode 117: How I'm Rolling

On My Needles (3:00)
Dennis' Rhinebeck Sweater / Ranger by Jared Flood

While on vacation, I put a major dent in Dennis’ Cardigan. The pattern is “Ranger” by Jared Flood. Yarn is Malabrigo, Rios in "Coco". To motivate myself to keep knitting on it, I treated myself to a new pair of Chiaogoo Red Lace circular needles (US 8 / 5.0mm).

I also worked on a pair of plain vanilla socks, which I'm knitting on my Blitzed base in the "Outlander" colorway. I'm keeping it in my favorite JessaLu Lighthouse & Lobster project bag!
Voolenvine Yarns / Blitzed Fingering in "Outlander"
KALs (8:50)
Me and Molly of A Homespun House Podcast are co-hosting a "Classic Must Knits KAL" running from August 1 — October 1. Sadly, I was disenchanted with my Featherweight cardigan and decided to frog it. Instead, I cast on a "Napoleon the Nervous Narwhal" by Rebecca Danger using my own hand-dyed yarn (a discontinued base) in "Dirty On Purpose".

Also scored a massive bag of Poly-Fill from Wal-Mart #WINNING and Safety Eyes from Etsy.

I also found button eyes from M&J Trimming, a shop in Manhattan.

Sara of LoveSockWool has generously donated one of her Sock Bags as a giveaway prize — definitely check out her Etsy shop!

To qualify to win a prize, post to the Official Classic Must Knits KAL thread (one post per entrant please!) You may post to me, Molly, or both our threads :)

Virginia Beach Lighthouses

Stash Enhancements (22:00)

Apparently I'm hoarding fiber for the winter...

This week, I received some fiber from my girl, Kate of GourmetStash ... "Driving at Night" ; Luxe Fluff n' Nonsense in "Mish Mash".

I also nabbed a skein of "Ariel" from one of my friends and fave hand-dyers, Gynx Yarns!
Yarn Stats: Single Merino / 100% SW Merino / Approx. 400yds, 100 grams / Fingering

Finally, I couldn't resist splurging on fiber from BeeMiceElf on Etsy. I purchased 4oz of "Abalone".

Shop Update (27:50)
Voolenvine Yarns Shop Update

This fall, Michele Wang and Melissa Soong will be opening a pop-up shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn called Gauge x Tension! I will be having a trunk show there during the annual 2014 NYC Yarn Crawl (along with other TBD dates) — stay tuned for more info!

Virginia Beach, Hotel Room View