Episode 20: Delusions of Grandeur

8:36:00 AM

Project: Wedding Shawl
Madli's Shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia, by Nancy Bush
Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud Lace in Oyster Heather

FO: Selbu Modern Hat
"Value in Color"

This week I discovered why the pattern in my Selbu Modern hat is barely visible... Interweave Knits, Spring 2011 explains "finding value in color" where you cancel out the hues to see how close colors are to black or white-- as you can see in the desaturated photo above, both yarn colors are a similar shade, making the pattern practically invisible!

Apothecary Yarns
My Bloody Valentine 440 Yds, Superwash Merino $18.00


100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet, by Leslie Stanfield

I picked up a copy of Knitting Traditions Magazine, ala Interweave Knits...
A chock-full-o Fair Isle patterns, articles and history!

Outro Music
Bow Wow Wow - "Aphrodisiac"
(Amazon Link)

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  1. I am in love with that sock. the flashing is awesome! Also, your wedding shawl will be beautiful. Best of luck to you!

  2. There is great destash going on at the following location: http://destashnow.blogspot.com/2011/03/destashing-by-bag-way-to-save.html

    Please take a look

  3. So I started listening to your podcast today when I went to the gym (with my "life is a stitch" bag) and am just getting a kick out of it. I'm a freshman in college, but I have a feeling that if we were the same age we'd be something like twins. Everything you say makes me laugh because of the similarity. (slouchy hats & diet coke <3 <3) Plus, your voice is just too pretty. Thanks for giving me something interesting to do while working out! :)

  4. Erin-- ::blushes:: You made my day. What a great compliment. Thank you! :) Imagine life w/o slouchy hats and Diet Coke... The horror!

  5. Sharon -- Thank you! "Flashing" Is that what this kind of pooling is called? I like it! :D