Friday September 7. Shownotes episode 14: Mind Tricking
today’s segments include: noteworthy, drafting, fully drafted, brainstorming, mortarboard moment, iPad musings (a new segment) and five favorite things. Let’s knit together!
KAL: Aug/Sept. non-vanilla socks in self-striping yarn. prizes: Vesper in Verbina donated by me and project bag donated by SeashoreSharon.
Da rulz: Knit any patterned socks in self-striping yarn (no plain old vanillas). Cast on anytime in August or September and bind off any time in August or September. You have to be a member of the group to win a prize. Prizes will be announced on the pdocast.
Tag your projects: tskaugsept2012kal
personal sock yarn club
pick 12 skeins of sock yarn. tuck them away somewhere. every month from sept-aug pick out a skein from your club and pick a pattern to knit. you can do all socks like I’m doing, or you can knit shawls, fingerless mitts, etc. We’re starting next week! I’ve opened a thread for chatter; feel free to show us your WIPs. I’ll also open a thread for finishers and think about some awesome prizes for each month. We can have the skein that Denise madaboutmatisse donated for a September prize! We also have a prize donated for October and November.
We’re in full swing!
My september club project, Wendy Johnson’s Ribbed Ribbon Socks in Tempted Lil’ Luxe Girl in a colorway she dyed just for me! Knit on size 1/2.25mm addi lace turbo. For SKA all knit with Red KAL, and I want to do another pair of socks with a toe up gusset heel so I can show you what they look like and how they work.
Hyla Brook by Paula! I’m knitting mine out of Fiberphile Super Squish Sock in the colorway Shadow Lake (one of my precious skeins), on a size 6/4.0mm signature needle. I wasn’t going to knitalong this month cause I have so much to do, but then I changed my mind. Paula is persuasive! Also I really like how she set up the KAL in manageable pieces because I have so much going on. I’ve only knit the first easy section, but I love it so far.
Vanilla socks in Desert Vista Dyeworks 75/25 Merino Nylon base colorway Tiki Bar on size US 1/2.25mm needles. When I came home exhausted from meetings and teaching this week, they were all I could manage to knit.
Jedi Mind Trick Socks in Enchanted Knoll Farm EKF Superwash sock colorway Genmaicha on 1.5/2.5mm needles.
Hexipuffs: I finished more pink and grey puffs.
brainstorming: I anticipate casting on 3 new projects this week.
As soon as I finish my current pair of stripey socks, I will cast on socks for Denise madaboutmatisse vanilla socks in Vesper yarn. For knitabulls KAL.
Today I will cast on Rose Hiver’s Katniss pattern in Hazel knits artisan sock colorway Silhouette. For Solid Socks black/white/grey and for Hazel knits Rose Hiver pattern. Double Dipping!
The Fat Squirrel Speaks LoKal: I finally figured out that I’m going to knit a pair of fingerless mitts out of this yarn. I feel very fortunate to actually have several local farms out of which I can get local yarn. I’m also going to start knitting a whole bunch of fingerless mitts for Christmas gifts this year.
Jodi Dean’s book Blog Theory
NOTE: On this episode I define the general term “meme” but what I actually mean is a “blog meme” (that’s the survey type thing I link to here). An internet meme is something a little different.
Inspired by Susan kizmet
I talk about using the Pages app as a journal
five favorite things
So wherever you travel, don’t forget your knitting, and engage your creative process!