Episode 109: Mexico

11:38:00 AM




I'm back from vacation! While Mexico was fun and certainly relaxing, it already feels like a distant memory since getting back to the daily grind of things ... amazing how time flies!

Xel-Ha, Mexico

I barely spent any time knitting during the trip, because we were more or less out and about exploring — can you blame me?  However, I was able to knit on the plane both ways, despite rumors of not being able to bring knitting needles on the plane flying from Mexico into the US. Somehow I managed to get all of my knitting (carry-on included) past the security checks #WINNING!
I think it may have had something to do with the fact that they were made out of wood ... Wood is good!
Bungalow Neighbors
In other news, I'm back on a spinning kick! Bobbie of the Inspired Knitting vidcast recommended a Craftsy class "Spinning Dyed Fiber" hosted by Sweet Georgia Yarns' Felicia Lo. I have to say, it's an awesome class! Highly recommend — however it's more for advanced beginner spinners, not so much looking to improve their spinning technique, so much as learning the many different ways to spin with hand-dyed fiber ... there are lots! Felicia is also a great instructor. So definitely check it out!
Kayaking in a lagoon ... looking for manatees!
(sadly, we did not spot any)

Here's what I chat about in this week's episode:

ON THE NEEDLES: 

  • First pair of Toe-Up Socks! Voolenvine Yarns / Footsie in "Sealab"
  • Ranger Cardigan / Malabrigo Rios in "Coco" / Any Man's Jumper KAL (end date 6/14)
  • Daybreak Shawl / Gynx Yarns in "Charcoal" and "Lavender Tea" / Single-Ply Merino
SPINNING:

Spun Right Round  - Falkland Wool Roving in "Mr. Kittens"

STASH ENHANCEMENTS:
  • Knitters' Pride Karbonz in US 1 40" circulars & 6" US 5 dpns
  • Gynx Yarns "Unsafe for Swimming" in Singly-Ply SW Merino

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