Episode 234: "Batts Bit the Dust"

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ANNOUNCEMENTS + NEWS

Sadly, I will not be going to Maryland Sheep and Wool :(
 

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
#395: NestKnitting - "For me a sure sign that Spring has sprung is ,when like today it’s 23C (74F) sunny and beautiful out and there no place to “hide” because the trees have no leaves yet ;) … obviously i live in Canada!"

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"

I plan to cast on the Fairy Hill Shawl by Helen Stewart (From Shawl Society II) for the Mauve-along KAL using Eden Cottage Yarns I purchased at EYF.

MAIL
 

This week I received a lovely package from my friend Sharon of the Knit Style Podcast and Knit Style Yarns
Faerie Fantasy Kit
 

SPINNING

I'm spinning a rogue Hobbledehoy Batt on my Bosworth Drop Spindle.
Squirrel Pie Productions Podcast is hosting a "Mini Scrap-a-long KAL"

SEWING

I cut out fabric pieces to make another Lady Skater Dress by Kitschy Coo

I also whipped up a quick notions pouch for ... roguenotions on my desk.

SHOP UPDATE

SPOILER ALERT! I reveal three colorways from the Sock Yarn Club that just ended.

Next Update:
Friday, May 5 @ 7pm ET

BLATHER

I'm not much of a breakfast person and prefer protein smoothies or shakes. So, I treated myself to a Magic Bullet Blender. I cannot get enough of this thing!

If anyone knows just one thing about me, it's that I love the color mauve. Several viewers of the podcast suggested I check out a book called Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World by Simon Garfield. It's an excellent companion read to the Mauve-Along KAL.

Podcasts:
Being Boss (iTunes) Podcast for entrepreneurs / building a business
Biddy Tarot (iTunes) Intro to reading Tarot / How-To

What I'm watching:
Harlots (Hulu)
Once Upon a Time (Hulu)

PODCASTS MENTIONED

  • Creative Musings with Nina
  • Squirrel Pie Productions with Tommi
  • Adelaide Cottage with Shawna
  • Knit Style with Sharon
  • Jilly the Knitting Broomstick with Jilly
     
Kristin Lehrer