Thursday, April 7, 2016

Episode 189: The Octopus In the Room


Box O Sox KAL
#BoxOSoxKAL 
Duration: 1 year (Jan. 2016 - Jan. 2017)

Waiting For Rain KAL
Waiting For Rain Shawl by Sylvia Bo Bilvia
Duration: 2 month (March - May 2016)

Narwhal Needlework is generously offering 15% off items in their Etsy shop from now, until the end of the KAL.
Use Promo Code: YARNGASM at checkout.

Wildes Meer KAL
Duration: 1 month (March 1 - April 1 2016)


WORKS IN PROGRESS

Waiting For Rain Shawl by Sylvia Bo Bilvia
Yarn: The Woolen Rabbit, Airy, "Chocolate Chambord"
KAL Duration: 2 month (March - May 2016)

Vestigial Socks by Hedgehog Fibres
Yarn: Into the Whirld, "Mildly Amusing"

Jujuy Shawl by Joji Locatelli
Color A: Hedgehog Fibres, Skinny Singles, "Urchin"
Color B:
Fiberstory, Silky, "Truffle"

Color C: Hedgehog Fibres, Skinny Singles, "Purple Reign"

SPINNING / STASH ACQUISITIONS

Gauge + Tension closed the weekend of March 26, so some friends and I decided to meet-up there for one more knit and fiber splurge. I purchased a gorgeous fiber batt that I believe was drum-carded by Michele Wang, called "Poison Ivy". I'm spinning it on my Bosworth spindle.

After I met up with our tax guy, I had to stop by Knitty City, which happens to be right down the block from his office! I stocked up on more Chiagoo Red Lace knitting needles in US 6 (4.0mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm). While I do love knitting with Karbonz ... I forget how much I loved knitting with Chiagoos. They're metal, but they still have some grip, and the points are sharp, but not too sharp.

My friend Laura is celebrating 5 years of Gynx Yarns! So she generously and awesomely sent me a skein of her "Confetti & Champagne" colorway, dyed on her Strong Sock.

SEWING

This past week, I took the pluge and bought a serger!! And friends ... it is AWESOME! I decided on a Brother Lock 1034D. It was a bestseller on Amazon and for $186.00, the price was right. I want to serge ALL THE THINGS, now.

I prepped by watching some tutorials online. Creativebug.com has a great tutorial on how to thread it, and shows how to serge a simple T-Shirt.  When it finally arrived, I knew exactly what I was doing!

MAIL

Sue From the Two Tangled Skeins Podcast (co-hosted with Lynne and sometimes Selma) sent me a super fun project bag and also included one for a giveaway prize! Thank you Sue! Check out her Etsy shop, The Tangled Skein, here.

I also received a fun bookmark and card from Magdelena of the Wolff and Schafe podcast.

Chocolate-themed stitch markers by MekaMika. 

SHOP UPDATE

Next Update: April 8, 2016 @ 7pm EST

New Custom Order Policy!
I will now be accepting custom orders of two or more skeins, plus a 20% custom order fee.