EPISODE 241: "Summer Knits"

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ANNOUNCEMENTS + NEWS

I didn't get a chance to podcast last week, but I did have time to whip up some quick Brioche Knitting tutorials! 

I also announce winners for the Mauve-a-long KAL, which ended July 1. 

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 (ENDED)
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.
 

FINISHED OBJECTS (FOs)

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!

WORKS IN PROGRESS (WIPS)

STASH ACQUISITIONS

Fringe Supply Co. Field Bag
Pom Pom Quarterly, 5th Anniversary Edition of the Premiere Issue

SEWING

Fabric Haul.

This weekend my friend is coming over for a sew-date. I plan to sew Butterick B6453 Patterns by Gertie. I spent the previous weekend making several muslins to get a perfect fit. I gave it an SBA (Small Bust Adjustment) and took advice from Casey Maura's blog post about getting a better bust fit


SHOP UPDATE

  • Next Update: Friday, July 14 @ 7pm ET
     
  • The first installment of the Twin Steeks Yarn Club has shipped! 
     
  • 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

GIVEAWAY PRIZES

BLATHER

Cape Cod / 4th of July recap

Over the weekend I had the chance to visit a few (awesome) yarn shops in Brooklyn ...

Woolyn
String Thing Studio
Brooklyn General

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