Thursday, May 19, 2016

Episode 194: Just Cinch It!


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Join our Lace-a-long KAL!
 Kicking off from now until July 1, 2016

MAIL 

This past week I received lovely swap packages from Kim and Erinn!
Thank you so much, ladies!!

FINISHED OBJECTS

Vanilla Socks
Yarn: Wolff und Schafe Yarns - "Rose Quartz In Ice"
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"  



WORKS IN PROGRESS

 Granny Square Blanket
I'm using Knit Picks, Stroll in the "Gray Dove" colorway for the square borders.


SEWING

I made another version of the New Look 6457 pattern, using black Swiss Dot fabric. Yay! My first LBD!

#WhatsASloper

Gigi, from the Knitmore Girls Podcast, and I are doing a "Slope-a-long"! (Here's a great article that explains slopers and why they're important) Click here to join in, via the Yarngasm Ravelry Group.

I'm taking a Craftsy Class Pattern Making Basics: The Bodice Sloper with Suzy Furrer

I also caved and bought Gertie's New Book For Better Sewing

Gabby from the Once Upon a Corgi Podcast informed me that Simplicity patterns were on sale for $.99 at Joann Fabrics, a few weekends ago. Dennis and I happened to be on the road and decided to make a pitstop. So I bought two patterns...  

Netflix and Sew (purloined from Inside Number 23's podcast)

I loved the red plaid shirt-dress, Keira Knightley wore in the film, Begin Again. So I plan to make a Camí Dress from Pauline Alice Patterns, with some plaid fabric.

ASK AWAY

NenitaNYC on Ravelry asks ...

Hi… I have a question… (You may have already answered this one so I apologize if it’s a duplicate) are you originally from NYC?

MeganLudwig on Ravelry asks ...
Hi Kristin! I was wondering if you could recommend a good ball winder and swift. I’ve finally lost my patience for winding skeins of yarn by hand, and I want something that is well made but won’t break the bank. Or if going all out is worth it in the long run, I might consider making an investment in a really good one. Thanks so much, and I love the podcast and your yarn (currently blissfully knitting a shawl in Outlander as I write this)!

AllThatCakeKnit on Ravelry asks ...


Hey Kristin!
I was watching your older episodes, specifically episode 89
what ever happened to those color work mittens you deigned for Romi Hill?

I would like to knit some. Thanks =)

PODCASTS MENTIONED

Wolff und Schafe
Inside Number 23
Tiny Paper Foxes
A Homespun House

SHOP UPDATE

This week I'll be having an International-friendly shop update on Saturday, May 21st @ 10am EST.

BLATHER

Next week I'm switching off and taking a Make-cation!

After an eye-opening visit to the dentist ... I'm FINALLY quitting Diet Coke!