Episode 41: A Little Irish in My Coffee

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Best. Fiber. Weekend. Ever. #IowaSheepandWool #DesMoinesPride

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Thanks, awesome folks!

  • Thank you to new and returning visitors! We appreciate your watching.
  • Thank you to Sarah of Yarn Geek Fibers for the Rocketeer Set we will be giving away soon.

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Vanilla sock in mystery yarn. Project page.
  • Nahant by Rachel Henry in handspun rambouillet yarn. Project Page.

Sarah

  • Amaro by Thea Coleman in MarigoldJen Superwash Merino DK in the Wildflowers colorway. Project Page.
  • Campside Shawl by Alicia Plummer in KirbyWirby Polwarth/Silk handspun in the Drunk on a Plane colorway. Project Page.

FO Show!

Kristi

  • Irish Coffee by Thea Coleman in Bluemoon Fiber Arts Worsted Targhee base in the “True Blood” Red colorway. Project Page.
  • Ringwood Pattern socks– improvised pattern in Rabbit Ridge Designs sock yarn in the Cameo colorway. Project Page.

Sarah

Water’s Edge Shawl by Lori Law in MarigoldJen Yarns Merino/Silk in the Midsummer Night colorway. Project Page.

Oh sKnit!

Kristi is grateful for lifelines… and wishes she would put them in a little more often

Sarah

  • Low Tide is entirely too large.
  • Camp Loopy isn’t going well.

sKnit We Love

Kristi

Workflowy

Sarah

  • Knitting getaways
  • Shawl Shrug by Susanne Sommer

The Phases of Knitting

Baby Cocktails KAL

  • Start April 1
  • End June 30
  • Post in the FO thread
  • One post per person
  • Must be a sweater from Baby Cocktails
  • Be a member of the group

Prizes include:

  • A pattern by Thea Coleman (we have three to give away!)
  • An adorable French seal bag from Three Bags Full
  • A skein of yarn from Daizie Knits– Vine Base (fingering weight) 80/20 SW BFL/Nylon in the “monkey toes” colorway

Episode 40: Hot Mess…Literally

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Camping: coffee and knitting required

 

  • Thank you to new and returning visitors! We appreciate your watching.
  • No new iTunes reviews. If you download from iTunes, consider leaving a review.

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Irish Coffee by Thea Coleman in Bluemoon Fiber Arts Worsted Targhee base in the “True Blood” Red colorway. Project Page.
  • Nahant by Rachel Henry in handspun rambouillet yarn. Project Page.

 

  • Ringwood Pattern socks– improvised pattern in Rabbit Ridge Designs sock yarn in the Cameo colorway. Project Page.
  • Top Down Raglan Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys in Cascade Superwash Sport in daffodil and colonial blue. Project Page.

 

Sarah

This yarn! This knit is going so slowly because I just keep admiring the yarn. #MarigoldJenYarns #WatersEdgeShawl #aynkal15

Marigoldjen yarns Midsummer Night colorway

 

 

FO Show!

Kristi

  • 5 ½ hours crochet blanket in Annabel Fox Chunky Donegal in Walnut. Project page.  
  • Zigzagular socks– fix. by Susie White in the Another Crafty Girl twinkle sock base. Project page.

Sarah

 

 

Sit and Spin

Kristi

Knitspin 100% merino in the fruit by the roving colorway.

Sarah

Woolpierogi Batt in the I Love Mrs. Shoo colorway — woolen spun 2-ply.

sKnit We Love

Kristi

Sarah

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sarah

Iowa Sheep and Wool in Colfax, Iowa. June 13-14.

Baby Cocktails KAL

Rules:

  • Start April 1
  • End June 30
  • Post in the FO thread
  • One post per person
  • Must be a sweater from Baby Cocktails
  • Be a member of the group

Prizes:

  • A pattern by Thea Coleman (we have three to give away!)
  • An adorable French seal bag from Three Bags Full

  • A skein of yarn from Daizie Knits– Vine Base (fingering weight) 80/20 SW BFL/Nylon in the “monkey toes” colorway

Monkey Toes from Daizie Knits

 

Episode 39: We’re Baaaack!

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Thanks, awesome folks!

  • Thank you to new and returning viewers! We appreciate your watching.
  • No new iTunes reviews. If you download from iTunes, consider leaving a review.
  • Thank you to Thea Coleman for donating 3 of her patterns as prizes for our Baby Cocktails KAL!
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The whole family on our trip. If you’re interested in more photos and videos, Mr. Shoo has posted on his blog, gotshoo.com.

 

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Irish Coffee by Thea Coleman in Bluemoon Fiber Arts Worsted Targhee base in the “True Blood” Red colorway. Project Page.
  • Ringwood Pattern socks– improvised pattern in Rabbit Ridge Designs sock yarn in the Cameo colorway. Project Page.
  • 5 ½ hours crochet blanket in Annabel Fox Chunky Donegal in Walnut. Project page.  

 

Sarah

Got allergy shots today. The thirty minutes I'm required to sit after gave me quiet knitting time. Trying out #WhizBang in @milkyrobot's Invisible Monsters colorway.

FO Show!

Kristi

  • Devil’s Snare by Sarah Stevens in Undead Yarn’s Vampyre base in the Another Roadkill colorway. Project Page.
  • Varjo by Veera Välimäki in Color Notes Yarn Delta Sock in Spice Jar and Aurocania Ranco color #139. Project Page.
  • Starshower by Hillary Smith Callis in Ogle Designs Coloration yarn. Project page.
  • Baby Boy 5 Hour Sweater (for a girl) by Gail Bable in Spartickes Dyes Joss Whedon Worsted in Michele’s Blueberries. Project Page.
  • Klick for Kiley hat– the Be Loving pattern by Melissa Simpson. In stash yarn. Project page.

Sarah

#LilliPilli by @ambahobrien. Pattern is on Ravelry. Super-fun knit and love the yarn by @juriface. Thinking I might add another lace repeat for the #aynkal15.

Oh, sKnit!

Kristi may have, or may not have… lost yet another project bag. If you see it, let her know!

Sit and Spin

Sarah

sKnit We Love

Kristi

Sarah

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Upcoming Events

Sarah

  • Iowa Sheep and Wool in Colfax, Iowa. June 13-14.
  • Check out the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Group to find out more information.

Baby Cocktails KAL

  • Start April 1
  • End June 30
  • Post in the FO thread
  • One post per person
  • Must be a sweater from Baby Cocktails

Prizes include:

  • A pattern by Thea Coleman (we have three to give away!)
  • An adorable French seal bag from Three Bags Full
  • A skein of yarn from Daizie Knits– Vine Base (fingering weight) 80/20 SW BFL/Nylon in the “monkey toes” colorway

The: “We’re Coming Back” Giveaway

Thanks to @gotshoo taking the kidlet to the park, I have time for coffee in my new mug that the boys picked out at YarnCon and #mothersdaycaston2015 in @marigoldjen's merino/silk base. I'm totally treating myself today.

Episode 38: Insert Footloose Reference

Completed show notes coming soon!

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Thanks, awesome folks!

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Devil’s Snare by Sarah Stevens in Undead Yarn’s Vampyre base in the Another Roadkill colorway. Project Page.
  • Varjo by Veera Välimäki in Color Notes Yarn Delta Sock in Spice Jar and Aurocania Ranco color #139. Project Page.
  • Irish Coffee by Thea Coleman in Bluemoon Fiber Arts Worsted Targhee base in the “True Blood” Red colorway. Project Page.

Sarah

FO Show!

Kristi

Snowflake hat by Susan B. Anderson in Skappa Aran yarn. Project Page.

Sarah

 

Oh, sKnit!

  • Kristi probably should have considered her gauge a bit more carefully when she made her Snowflake hat. Oops!
  • Sarah discovers an oh,sKnit live in our recording!

sKnit We Love

Kristi

  • Serendipitous KALS! Two Ewes’ Fiber Adventures summer item KAL and also Ewe University’s year long Year of the Sheep craft along/learn along.
  • A new sweater bag from Girl Cave Bags

  • Daffodils and other feisty spring bulbs

Sarah

Baby Cocktails KAL

  • Start April 1
  • End May 31
  • Post in the FO thread
  • One post per person
  • Must be a sweater from Baby Cocktails
  • Prizes to be announced soon!

Episode 37: Happy and Productive

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Thanks, awesome folks!

Thank you to those who donated prizes for our Treat Yo’self KAL: Sun Valley Fibers, Five Talent Designs, Dyeabolical, & Jelby, and Kristine (kdlb) of the Yarnings Podcast for donating her  Harmonize pattern.

Thank you to Oh! Loops, Studio in the Green, and Three Bags Full for their prize donations.

Use Kristine’s discount code: TREAT10 for 10% off in her design page until March 31st.

Announcements

Susan, aka PainterMom has a kickstarter going for her yarn business. Go check it out.

Marcella Rose pattern by Lydia Brown of Oh! Loops– the kits are no longer available, but you can still make a donation in honor of her mother at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

Sarah

FO Show!

Kristi

Sit and Spin

Kristi

  • 2 oz of a 2-ply 50/50 Merino/Silk fiber from Sunset Fibers in the Horseshoe Bay colorway.
  • Spinning 4 oz. of BFL from Sunset Fibers in the March ‘13 ROM club

sKnit We Love

Kristi

  • Halcyarn bag
  • Pairie Works Bags
  • Petrichor by One Twisted Tree/Prairie Girl Danie

Sarah

Treat Yo’self

  • January 1-March 31st
  • 1 entry per person
  • Must be something that you want to knit for yourself.
  • Along with your FO picture, tell us what makes your knit a special treat for you.
  • +50 g

Baby Cocktails KAL coming to you in April! Start planning!

Episode 36: Drink More Coffee

 

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Thanks, awesome folks!

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Linnie by Justyna Lorkowska in Blueridge Yarns Footprints in Victorian Rose I. Project page.

Sarah

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FO Show!

Kristi

Joyful, Joyful by Megan Williams of the Stockinette Zombies in Happy-Go-Lucky Sock yarn in the Ice King colorway. Project Page.

Sarah

Oh, sKnit!

Counts, colors, and Kristi.

Sit and Spin

Kristi

50/50 Merino/Silk fiber from Sunset Fibers in the Horseshoe Bay colorway.

Sarah

  • KirbyWirby Polwarth/silk blend in Drunk on a Plane singles; 980 yards of a laceweight. Had a hot/cold bath
  • Woolpierogi Birds on a Wire batt, woolen spun 2-ply.
  • Quaere Fiber Tie Dye Merino, worsted spun 2-ply; approximately 170 yards of an aran weight.

sKnit We Love

Kristi

Sarah

Treat yo’self

  • January 1-March 31st
  • 1 entry per person
  • Must be something that you want to knit for yourself.
  • Along with your FO picture, tell us what makes your knit a special treat for you.
  • +50 g

Baby Cocktails KAL coming to you in April! Start planning!

Nearly 1,500 Giveaway: The Triple Swell Hat by Lucia Payne (Pearl of the Pacific)

  • Hat: #81 mlalove1718 for company and enabling
  • Mitts: #84 baconfairy “I love having this huge wealth of friends and knowledge.”

Tumbleweed Yarn

#23 Reardonknits

Thanks, Kitman and Diana!!

 

Review: Big Foot Knits

I’m going to start by saying if you knit socks, go buy this book. Now! Like right now. I’ll wait.

The title of this book is a misnomer. It isn’t about knitting for big feet; it’s about fitting your socks to your foot shape.  Are your toes a trapezoid?? Mine certainly aren’t, and neither are the toes of anyone I knit for. So, why do I keep knitting trapezoidal toes?

The Little Mount Yarn Co. Evergreen

The Little Mount Yarn Co. Evergreen colorway

Tumbleweed Yarns Sugar Skulls

Tumbleweed Yarns Sugar Skulls colorway

Moonrover Salvage

Moonrover Yarn and Fiber Salvage colorway

Now, my socks obviously aren’t so ill-fitting that I can’t wear them, but if I’m knitting my own socks, why wouldn’t I make them fit perfectly? They have nubs on the toes and are tight on my calves, and often, I have a difficult time pulling them up over my heel and gusset area. And the thing that drives me craziest…sagging at my ankles!! Any of this sound familiar? Anyone? Bueller?

We spend so much time trying to fit other garments, why wouldn’t we do the same for socks?! Not to mention, garments (including socks) wear out more quickly when they don’t fit properly.

Why this book? Andi Smith breaks it down. She tells you in her preface you’ll have to do math, but she walks you through the math. She uses simple directions and explanations with charts, illustrations, and examples to tell you not only how to customize your socks, but also why.

In the second chapter of the book, she takes you through how and where to measure in order to get the best fit possible. She includes illustrations of various toe, heel, and calf shapes to help guide you in creating your perfect sock. There’s a chart for your personal measurements. (I bought the physical copy of the book just for this chart.)

The next chapter focuses on gauge and negative ease. This is where the math starts to come in. But it’s easy math. I’m telling you, as an English teacher who is number-phobic, you can do this math.

Chapter Four is called “Shaping the Sock”, and this was my second-favorite chapter. It focuses on types and spacing of increases and decreases and how to work them into the pattern and where. While I had used all these techniques at one point or another, I hadn’t ever considered why to use one increase over another or even how to space them out for best fit. So, thank you, Ms. Smith, for making me consider my knitting more carefully.

The following three chapters focus on ribbing, the heel, and, my favorite, the toe. Smith focuses on the afterthought heel, as it’s her preferred method. I’ve had bad luck with this heel in the past; it doesn’t seem to want to fit over my heel/gusset, but I’m willing to try again using her methods. She, in fact, gives suggestions on how to alleviate that problem. I do wish she would’ve discusses using other heels; however, the afterthought heel is typically the most easily modified.

But, the toe!! The toe chapter! Chapter Seven, “Room for Toes”. I had several “ah-ha” moments reading this chapter. I, in fact, spent several hours knitting and reknitting toes just to see how they’d fit.

Must Stash Yarn Martian Rainbow

Must Stash Yarn Martian Rainbow colorway without big toe shaping

For my first toe, I considered the left- and right-leaning shapes of my toes. I cast on more stitches and increased only on one side, but that didn’t take my big toe into account.

I ended up frogging that wee toe in order to add some room for my big toe. Some basic math using gauge and the size of my foot, and the toe fits so much better.

Must Stash Yarn Martian Rainbow

Must Stash Yarn Martian Rainbow colorway, note the big toe shaping on the right and the increases on the left for my pinkie toe

In the final section, she discusses taking the techniques “Beyond the Basic Stockinette,” including how to seamlessly add increases and decreases within a pattern. I’m specifically interested in this section when I get to the ankle and calf sections of my socks. My personal trouble areas.

Finally, she includes twelve patterns with charts for both cuff-down and toe-up versions. Each pattern includes hints on where to modify the size, as well as examples of how to do so. There are worksheets for each pattern detailing the fit for each size and position on the leg and foot. The patterns were simply an added bonus for me.

The photography for the book is lovely. In fact, I first noticed this book because of the pattern photos on Ravelry. Each sock is modeled both on a foot with a shoe and without on a blank background. The sock pattern is the focus. There are a few patterns where the yarn mars the pattern, especially in the print book; it’s much easier to see each pattern in the digital copy. And going to Ravelry and checking out the projects is a solution to this problem.

The graphics are incredibly clear and well-done. Each includes a detailed explanation of how to use it to achieve the perfect sock, but they’re simple, the largest only taking a spread in the print copy of the book. There are blanks to write down your own personal measurements, as well as samples of each chart to help guide you. I intend to make a chart for each of the people I knit socks for on a regular basis so I have their shapes and measurements on hand (after I perfect my own sock, of course).

In her preface, Smith promises, “By building on the sock knitting skills you already have, we’ll break it all down, build it back up, and end up with socks that fit!” She delivers and then some.

Episode 35: Happy Galentine’s Day!!

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Thanks, awesome folks!

Don't forget to #treatyoself15. Plenty of time to finish a spoil-yourself knit. Just post your FOto in our Ravelry group by March 31. Thanks, @carys14, @sunvalleyfibers, @dyeabolicalyarn, and @fivetalentsstore for the awesome prizes!

Thank you to those who donated prizes for our Treat Yo’self KAL: Sun Valley Fibers, Five Talent Designs, Dyeabolical, & Jelby, and Kristine (kdlb) of the Yarnings Podcast for donating one of her patterns.

Thank you to Tylersmomchris and AnnieB2345 for the iTunes reviews.

Thank you to musiclover123389 and Tru (The Artsy Knitter podcast) for sharing us via You Tube.

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

Sarah

I'm loving my #Miranda in @dana_of_unwind's Wanderlust Worsted. Buuuuut...I can't decide whether or not to do the pocket. Love the idea, but it would add bulk where I don't need bulk. But...pocket! So, what do you all think? #WIPcrackin15 #wipcrackin2015

  • Vanilla Bean Striped Socks by Emily O’Grady in Must Stash Yarns Perfect Sock in the Martian Rainbow colorway. Using sizing techniques from Big Foot Knits by Andi Smith.

I'm reading Big Foot Knits and playing with toe-shaping on my #Rainbowalong socks. This book is a must-have for sock knitters, and I intend to tell you why on the blog this week. #widn @yarnderwoman and @tschmidt

FO Show!

Kristi

Sarah

Oh, sKnit!

Kristi

  • Frustrations with my Joyful, Joyful led me to incorporate some design elements.

Sit and Spin

Sarah

    • KirbyWirby Polwarth/silk blend in Drunk on a Plane singles; 980 yards of a laceweight.

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sKnit We Love

Kristi

Sarah

My mom is the best. I bring her yarn, and she knits me gorgeous shawls. The yarn is from #intothewoolfiberretreat2014 by the fabulous @juriface. (Had to put my hand in there to get the color to register even remotely close to true.) #itw14

Treat yo’self

  • January 1-March 31st
  • 1 entry per person
  • Must be something that you want to knit for yourself.
  • Along with your FO picture, tell us what makes your knit a special treat for you.
  • +50 g

So far, over 100 entries in the FO thread! Great work, you guys! Way to indulge.

Nearly 1,500

  • The Swell Hat by Lucia Payne (Pearl of the Pacific)

Tumbleweed Yarn

    • Check out their shop and let us know which colorway is your favorite.
    • Thanks, Kitman and Diana!!

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Episode 34: sKnit Sandwiches

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Thanks, awesome folks!

Don't forget to #treatyoself15. Plenty of time to finish a spoil-yourself knit. Just post your FOto in our Ravelry group by March 31. Thanks, @carys14, @sunvalleyfibers, @dyeabolicalyarn, and @fivetalentsstore for the awesome prizes!

  • Thank you to those who donated prizes for our Treat Yo’self KAL: Sun Valley Fibers, Five Talent Designs, Dyeabolical, & Jelby.
  • Thank you to Scrapfaire, Anne L, and Becky I. for sharing us via YouTube.
  • Thank you, Sharp Teeth 667 and EMT Knitter, for the iTunes reviews.

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

Sarah

I'm loving my #Miranda in @dana_of_unwind's Wanderlust Worsted. Buuuuut...I can't decide whether or not to do the pocket. Love the idea, but it would add bulk where I don't need bulk. But...pocket! So, what do you all think? #WIPcrackin15 #wipcrackin2015

FO Sho’

Kristi

  • Almond pullover by Atelier Alfa in Sun Valley Fibers MCN (Cricket and Bazinga Blue). Project page.
  • Aila Grace by Jennifer Lassonde in Tink 100% SW BFL in Denim and Boots. Project Page.
  • Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker in Oh! Loops Gold Sock in Slytherin Colorway with Super Geek fingering weight yarn for the ribbing. Project Page.

  • Bodhi Mitts by Tracey Grzegorczyk in Malabrigo Rios in the Glazed Carrots colorway. Project page.

Sarah

Sit and Spin

Kristi

  • 80 yards of red wool from wool ends batt from Rose Tree Fiber Shop– 2 ply.
  • Singles of natural colored shetland wool from Carolina Homespun booth at Stitches 2013.

sKnit we love

Kristi

  • Baked oatmeal

Ingredients:

Dry: 3c quick cooking (not instant) oats, 1 tsp baking powder, dash of salt, 1c brown sugar, seasonings of your choice to go with the fruit you add (chop up 2 apples or throw in a cup or so of frozen berries, for example)

Wet: 3 eggs, 1c of plain greek yogurt, 1tbsp vanilla, and 3/4c of milk

Preheat oven to 350; mix dry ingredients with fork or whisk. Add eggs, yogurt, vanilla and mix together thoroughly. Add milk a little at a time until the mixture is wet, but mostly mixed in (a little extra milk is good to keep the oatmeal moist). Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes in muffin tins (makes about 6 large muffins).

Sarah

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Treat yo’self KAL

  • January 1-March 31st
  • 1 entry per person
  • Must be something that you want to knit for yourself.
  • Along with your FO picture, tell us what makes your knit a special treat for you.
  • +50 g
@photoknitgal I'm knitting on my Miranda and drinking tea out of my new @gnomeacres #yarndiet mug. One of the pups is keeping me company.  #wipcrackin2015 #widn

The Gnome Acres mug I was rattling on about at the end.

Episode 33: Happy 2015!

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Halfway finished spinning Drunk on a Plane polwarth/silk. Do I leave it as singles or two-ply? I know this is going to become a shawl.

Thanks, awesome folks!

Thank you to those who donated gifts for our Winter Gift KAL: Ploverbird, Undead Yarns,

Jennifer Lassonde, and The Little Mount Yarn Co.

Thank you to Lucia Pane (Pearl of the Pacific) for donating her Triple Swell Hat Pattern. We will have a giveaway for that soon.

Thank you Desiloop, Missy, Michele K., and Lorri for your activity on our YouTube channel.

Thank you Bethie8318, 1hundredprojects, nanaranda, and Crackqof for the iTunes reviews!

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Aila Grace by Jennifer Lassonde in Tink 100% SW BFL in Denim and Boots. Project Page.
  • Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang in various yarn scraps. Project page.

Sarah

FO Sho

Kristi

  • Triangle Thumb Toddler Mittens by Danie Parde. Project Page.
  • Lace Stripe Triangle Shawl by Hannah Cuviello in Oh!Loops Quarter Round in the Godric Gryffindor colorway for the Oh! Loops Harry Potter Knitalong. Project Page.
  • Calorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf in Oh! Loops Godric Gryffindor held double. Project Page. 

  • Infinity Scarf (own design) in Shaky K Fibers Shaky Feet in the B-P-R colorway. Project Page.

Sarah

Sit and Spin

Kristi

No spinning despite best intentions.

Sarah

Halfway through KirbyWirby Polwarth/silk blend in Drunk on a Plane…to ply or not to ply?

sKnit We Love

Kristi

Sarah

Winter Gift KAL Giveaway

383 gift entries: Wow! That’s 100+ more than last year. Thank you, again, to those who donated the prizes we give away this episode:

Treat Yo’ Self KAL #treatyoself15

  • January 1-March 31st
  • 1 entry per person
  • Must be something selfish that you want to knit for yourself.
  • Along with your FO picture, tell us what makes your knit a special treat for you.
  • 50g+

Prizes include a skein of yarn from Sun Valley Fibers, a project bag from Five Talent Designs, a skein of yarn from Dyeabolical, a set of Jelby stitch markers