Episode 240: Mauvedar

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ANNOUNCEMENTS + NEWS

I had an awesome trunk show at Do Ewe Knit! Thank you so much again to everyone who stopped by and purchased yarn ... and of course to Karen for having me back!!

Yarn Pimp Podcast
I
nterview with Karen (@DoEweKnit) and Danielle (@GemmaDarlings)

Knit Style Podcast
Sharon (@TheStitchMistress) Voolenvine Trunk Show Vlog

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

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)

  • TWEED BABY BLANKET by Jared Flood
    Knit Picks, Squish, "Dove Heather", "Marble Heather", "Garnet Heather" 
     
  • EYEBALL SHAWL by Stephen West
    Pupil: Skeinny Dipping, "Space Pants"
    Iris: Skeinny Dipping, "Olives"
    Sclera: La Bien Aimée, "Gateway Purple"
    I'm partaking in the #KeepKnittinKittenKAL, hosted by the Corner of Craft and Stringing It Together podcasts!
     
  • LOVE EWE BABY by Susanne Sommer
    (Do Ewe Knit Love Ewe Baby Summer KAL!)
    Hedgehog Fibres, Skinny Singles
    Color A: Juniper
    Color B: Fly
    Color C: Hush

SEWING

I sewed a hoodie! I improvised a hybrid of Kwik Sew 3678, combining views A and B. I liked the hood from View A, and the waist band and sleeves from View B. 
 

STASH ACQUISITIONS

Moonstone Dyeworks, Stellina Sock, "Fortune Teller"

SHOP UPDATE

Saturday, July 1 @ 10am ET

The first installment of the Twin Steeks Yarn Club will ship no later than July 10. 

My Oracle shawl pattern is currently being test knit. I'm hoping to publish it by August 1! 
In the meantime, I will be dyeing kits and making them available in my online shop. 
 

PODCASTS MENTIONED

  • The Piper Nell Podcast with Shanel Wu
  • East London Knit with Renée Callahan
  • Curious Handmade with Helen Stewart
  • This Old Knit with Nina
  • GemmaDarlingDaily with Danielle
  • Yarn Pimp Podcast with Karen and Danielle
  • CraftTea Chat (Corner of Craft) with Hannah
  • Stringing It Together with Becky
  • Sticks + Twine with Eric

BLATHER

What I've been watching: 
Twin Peaks (Netflix)

What I've been reading: 
The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Kristin Lehrer