Episode 233: "I Am A Shawl Knitter!"

About: Curious Handmade-A-long, Snowmelt Shawl, Eyeball Shawl, Thank you for watching! Here you'll find links to everything I mentioned in the episode. If I missed anything, please don't hesitate to ask a question by leaving a comment below.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS + NEWS

I revamped the YARNGASM blog!
 


KALS

BOX O' SOX KAL
About: Knit at least 12 pair socks throughout 2017, and store them in a box as you go. When 2018 rolls around, you'll have a box full of fresh socks to get you through the new year!
Duration: January 1, 2017 — January 1, 2018
Box O' Sox KAL Ravelry chatter thread

CURIOUS HANDMADE ALONG KAL
About:
Knit any pattern by Helen Stewart / Curious Handmade Designs
Duration: April 1 — June 1
Curious Handmade Along KAL Ravelry chatter thread

GIVEAWAY: Shawl Society II Pattern Collection
#65: MaryL25 - "I know that spring has sprung when I hear the spring peepers! Such a lovely chorus!!"

MAUVE-A-LONG KAL
About: Knit, spin, crochet anything* using yarn that is any shade of mauve.
Co-hosted by Shawna of Adelaide Cottage Yarns and Podcast
Duration: May 1 — July 1
*see guidelines and restrictions in Ravelry thread.
Mauve-along KAL Ravelry chatter thread.
 


WORKS IN PROGRESS (WIPS)

  • APPLE BLOSSOM SOCKS by Helen Stewart
    Norah George Yarns, "Thistle"
     
  • SNOWMELT SHAWL by Helen Stewart
    Voolenvine Yarns, Nouveau
    Color A: "Poe"
    Color B: "Moonburn"
    Color C: "Aphrodisiac" (FREE SWIM!)
     
  • EYEBALL SHAWL by Stephen West
    Pupil: Skeinny Dipping, "Space Pants"
    Iris: Skeinny Dipping, "Olives"
    Sclera: La Bien Aimée, "Gateway Purple"
     
  • SECRET SHAWN DESIGN by Kristin Lehrer
    Voolenvine Yarns, Nouveau, "Hot Mess" and "Violetstar Galactica"

MAIL

This week I received a wonderful package from Jilly of Jilly the Knitting Broomstick Podcast!

The lovely Stacy of the Stress Knits Podcast and Stress Knits Yarn sent me

Helen Stewart has also very generously two Apple Blossom Sock kits, one for me and one to giveaway!

I also did a yarn swap with Laura of Gynx Yarns and The Dyer's Notebook Podcast
and received a skein of Gynx Yarns, "Part of Your World"


ASK AWAY


Our cat, Bella is a Turkish Angora or a Turkish Angora mix. We adopted her from Empty Cages Collective in Brooklyn.


SHOP UPDATE

Next Update: Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 10am ET


BLATHER

I mentioned our neighbor's delicious Instagram feed @SheKeepsALovelyHome. If you love tiny, pretty, delectable foods (especially dolled-up deviled eggs) you need to see this!

I also give a quick review of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.


PODCASTS MENTIONED

  • This Old Knit with Nina
  • The Dyer's Notebook with Laura
  • Adelaide Cottage with Shawna
  • Inside Number 23 with Katie
  • Stress Knits with Stacy
  • Jilly the Knitting Broomstick with Jilly
     
Kristin Lehrer