Episode 237: "The Crinkle Gets To Me"

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ANNOUNCEMENTS + NEWS

In this episode, I announce giveaway winners for East London Knits' Zen Variations pattern collection, and various prizes for the Curious Handmade KAL

Voolenvine Yarns will be having another trunk show @ Do Ewe Knit? In Westfield, NJ! 
When: Saturday, June 25 @ 10am

My camera equipment: 

For this episode I used a Canon Rebel EOS T5i with a Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC lens (which makes the background all blurry-like) ;) 

I usually use a Canon PowerShot G7X

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

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.

DAMEJAKKA LOPPA KAL
About: Eli (Skeindeer Knits Podcast) and I are co-hosting a KAL for the Damejakka Loppa cardigan by Pinneguri!
Duration: Since the pattern is very involved, we're keeping the deadline flexible. When we see participants close to completing their cardigan, we'll set a KAL end date.
 

WORKS IN PROGRESS (WIPS)

  • APPLE BLOSSOM SOCKS by Helen Stewart
    Norah George Yarns, "Thistle"
     
  • EYEBALL SHAWL by Stephen West
    Pupil: Skeinny Dipping, "Space Pants"
    Iris: Skeinny Dipping, "Olives"
    Sclera: La Bien Aimée, "Gateway Purple"
     
  • SCARFY THING by Beata Jezek
    Voolenvine Yarns, Nouveau - "Poe"
    Hedgehog Fibres, Skinny Singles - "Day Dream"
    Various neon scrap
     
  • DAMEJAKKA LOPPA by Pinneguri
    Jamieson's Spindrift: "Black", "Bracken", "Granite", "Heron", "Cyclamen", and "Dewdrop"

SPINNING

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

SEWING

I sewed a third version of the Lady Skater Dress (Pattern By Kitschy Coo)!

SHOP UPDATE

Primrose Yarn Co. and Voolenvine Yarns have collaborated on two LIMITED EDITION colorways, to be sold as a set in each of our shops on June 5, 2017. Click here for more details

Next Update: Saturday, June 3 @ 10am ET

PODCASTS MENTIONED

  • Adelaide Cottage with Shawna
  • Love Sock Wool with Sara
  • Kristy Glass Knits with Kristy

BLATHER

What I've been watching: 

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
(The book is by Margaret Atwood)

Twin Peaks (Netflix)

Kristin Lehrer