Episode 117: How I'm Rolling10:52:00 PM
On My Needles (3:00)
|Dennis' Rhinebeck Sweater / Ranger by Jared Flood|
While on vacation, I put a major dent in Dennis’ Cardigan. The pattern is “Ranger” by Jared Flood. Yarn is Malabrigo, Rios in "Coco". To motivate myself to keep knitting on it, I treated myself to a new pair of Chiaogoo Red Lace circular needles (US 8 / 5.0mm).
I also worked on a pair of plain vanilla socks, which I'm knitting on my Blitzed base in the "Outlander" colorway. I'm keeping it in my favorite JessaLu Lighthouse & Lobster project bag!
|Voolenvine Yarns / Blitzed Fingering in "Outlander"|
Me and Molly of A Homespun House Podcast are co-hosting a "Classic Must Knits KAL" running from August 1 — October 1. Sadly, I was disenchanted with my Featherweight cardigan and decided to frog it. Instead, I cast on a "Napoleon the Nervous Narwhal" by Rebecca Danger using my own hand-dyed yarn (a discontinued base) in "Dirty On Purpose".
Also scored a massive bag of Poly-Fill from Wal-Mart #WINNING and Safety Eyes from Etsy.
I also found button eyes from M&J Trimming, a shop in Manhattan.
Sara of LoveSockWool has generously donated one of her Sock Bags as a giveaway prize — definitely check out her Etsy shop!
To qualify to win a prize, post to the Official Classic Must Knits KAL thread (one post per entrant please!) You may post to me, Molly, or both our threads :)
|Virginia Beach Lighthouses|
Stash Enhancements (22:00)
Apparently I'm hoarding fiber for the winter...
This week, I received some fiber from my girl, Kate of GourmetStash ... "Driving at Night" ; Luxe Fluff n' Nonsense in "Mish Mash".
I also nabbed a skein of "Ariel" from one of my friends and fave hand-dyers, Gynx Yarns!
Yarn Stats: Single Merino / 100% SW Merino / Approx. 400yds, 100 grams / Fingering
Finally, I couldn't resist splurging on fiber from BeeMiceElf on Etsy. I purchased 4oz of "Abalone".
Shop Update (27:50)
|Voolenvine Yarns Shop Update|
This fall, Michele Wang and Melissa Soong will be opening a pop-up shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn called Gauge x Tension! I will be having a trunk show there during the annual 2014 NYC Yarn Crawl (along with other TBD dates) — stay tuned for more info!
|Virginia Beach, Hotel Room View|