Episode 185: Sans Ruffles



ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Wildes Meer, my new shawl pattern was published on March 1. It's available to purchase and download via VoolenvineYarns.com and Ravelry. I announced the pattern giveaway winner, who was lallyknits94 on Ravelry. She said "socks or cotton sweaters are my favourite beach knitting."
  • Voolenvine Yarns will be having a trunk show at Do Ewe Knit? on March 19th, 2016! I will be having a trunk show

    Please note:
    There will be no online shop update Friday March 18th, due to trunk show prep. Whatever does not sell at the trunk show will be listed in my shop on Monday, March 21st @ 7pm EST. 

KALS

Box O' Socks KAL
(January 1, 2016 - January 1,  2017) 
When I announced the KAL, I completely forgot to mention that this is technically a selfish KAL. Socks can be knit for someone else, but must be photographed, in your sock box, by the end of the KAL to qualify for a prize.

Waiting for Rain KAL
(March 1 - April 1)
Pattern: Waiting for Rain by Silvia Bo Bilvia
Still waiting for my yarn to arrive!
Prizes: Mina Makes Project Bag, Knitting I Love FLOWER POWER Needle Pouch

Wildes Meer KAL
(March 1 - April 1)
Prizes: Skein of Voolenvine Yarns, Skein of Wolff & Schafe Yarns

Harry Potter KAL
Hosted by Katie of the Inside Number 23 Podcast
FYI: I was sorted into Slytherin on Pottermore.com


ON THE NEEDLES

Socks
Knit Picks Felici, "Tea Party"
Knit Picks Stroll, "White"


Doodler Shawl by Stephen West
Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke, "Enjoy the Silence"
Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke, "Venus Fly Trap"

Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke, "Succulents"


OTHER PODCASTS MENTIONED
LegacyKnitz with Sue and Chelsea


SPINNING

No spinning this week. But I did receive an email notification that my Bosworth spindle is on the way!!

SEWING

The Ultimate Shift DressSew Over It

My original plan was to make version 2, with ruffled sleeves. While I liked the idea of them, it didn't really suit my style. But when I removed the ruffles, the sleeves were a bit frayed. So I'm trying to fix it by adding contrasting bindings to the sleeves and neckline.

Overall, I'm not too thrilled with the project. Having sewn with jersey and double gauze, I almost don't ever want to sew garments out of cotton, again. It's very stiff. And while the pattern is adorable, it's not really my style.




MAIL
  • Maria from Stitched In Sweden Podcast finished my Lattice Shawl!!
    She also sent along some other wonderful goodies, including a set of Knit Pro Zings and adorable sheep fabric.
  • Magdalena from the Wolff und Schafe Podcast sent me an amazing care package; two skeins of her hand-dyed yarn, and some delicious chocolate.