Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Episode 95: Brought to you by caffeine

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Knitting Time:
Cable Baby Hat by Pam Allen -Steam Valley Fibers Fingering Sock in the Candle Light Colorway using US size 3s - 3.25mm needles.

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.  Knit-a-long in the Ravelry Group running through July 31st.  #houdinisocks.  I'm using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Holiday Wreath colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles. 

Cast on the Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast.  Using Into the Whirled Manchester Sock in the Tickled Pink Colorway.  US size 7s - 4.5mm needles.  Too drapy for me.  down a needle size?

Miss Winkle By Martina Behm is out of the UFO bin and FINISHED!!  Gnome Acres Sparkle Gnome in the Gnome on Fire colorway.  412 yards!  Monogomy worked!  Really disliked this knit.  The loops drove me crazy.  Started 8/11/13 finished 6/30/14.  

Stash Dash is on!  Challenge is to knit 5,468 yards or a 5K in yarn between 5/23 and 8/7!  Currently I'm at 3,289 yards!  59% of the way through my 5K.

Camp Loopy is in full swing!  Second project theme is your favorite vacation spot.  Use a minimum of 600 yards and knit between 7/1 and 7/31.  Knitting the Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham using Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the colors Damp Pillow and Evening Flame.  Making the size Medium using US size 5s - 3.75mm needles.  SO SOFT! 

Trip To The UFO Bin:

Giles Wavy Socks by Anne Campbell out of the UFO bin...US size 1.5s - 2.5mm needles.  Using Online Supersock 100 in the Lavender Fair Isle colorway.

Provence Cardigan by Cecily Glowick MacDonald using Berroco Vintage in color 5122 Banana.  US size 6s - 4.0mm needles


Mum's starter Socks are a toe up sock with some ribbing on the sides.  Knit with Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Cascade Colors.  Using US size 1.5 - 2.5mm needles.  Will be about 300 yards when completed.

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons with Miss Babs Yowza - Whatta Skein in the Berlin colorway using US size 8s - 5.0mm needles. Will be about 500 yards when completed.

Vivid by Tin Can Knits with Berroco Vintage with US size 7s - 4.5mm needles. Will be about 650 yards when completed. 

Into the Whirled Quijarro in the June 2014 Club Colorway Sentinel.

with Kate.

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