Episode 193: Put a Skull On It!


ADMIN / ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Announce the Waiting For Rain KAL Winners!
  • This week I was interviewed by the lovely Kemper Wray from the Junk Yarn Podcast! I will keep  you posted as to when the episode goes live.
MAIL

Darlene of Bags By Awesome Grannie generously sent along two of her awesome project bags. One for me, and another to use as a giveaway prize! Thank you, Darlene! 

 KALS and SALS


  • Box O' Sox KAL (Ravelry Group) #BoxOSoxKAL
  • Project: Sew-A-Long (Season 1) #YarnGasmSEWAL1
WORKS IN PROGRESS

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

Vanilla Socks
Heels, Cuffs, and Toes - Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke, "Black Pearl"


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"


Sock Yarn Blanket Part Deux
12 squares!
Herbstblatt Regina Sock Yarn Blanket Tutorial on YouTube


SEWING

I started a sewing blog called Haus of Voolenvine, where you can follow all my sewing adventures!

My Skull and roses halter dress is finished! (Pattern: New Look 6457) The next time I make it, I will be taking the bodice seam allowances in 1/4" and lower the bust darts by 1.5". I also had to get some bra inserts to sew into the bust area to "fill-it-out" ... but overall, I'm really pleased with the results!

I also finished sewing my Lonsdale Dress, a pattern by Sewaholic! 

I may have sabotaged my Ultimate Wrap Dress, by Sew Over It London! The fabric I was using was this gorgeous, mauve, textured jersey. It was a little hard to congro

In a recent episode of the Knitmore Girls podcast, Gigi mentions that she will start sewing again, and will be making a "Sloper". I had never heard of one, so I had to look it up. It's a form-fitting pattern / muslin tailored to your exact size and proportions. You use it as a blueprint for creating better fitted garments. I didn't realize how important it is to make one, so I signed up for a Craftsy class ... Pattern Making Basics: The Bodice Sloper with Suzy Furrer
Project Sew-a-long (Season 1)To enter,  join the YarnGasm Ravelry group and post in the sew-a-long thread!


PODCASTS MENTIONED


Legacy Knitz
Junk Yarn
Inside Number 23
Knitmore Girls

SHOP UPDATE

International Shop Update!
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