Today’s segments include: noteworthy, drafting, fully drafted, research, and five favorite things! Let’s knit together!
May personal sock yarn club prize, donated by Seashoresharon
A note on my personal sock yarn club: I just wasn’t knitting what I set out to knit before, so I thought about the kinds of socks I always knit, and realized that I always have a pair of vanilla socks on the needles. Then I went through my stash and picked out skeins of yarn I really want to knit as vanilla socks. I have a whole bunch now in project bags, and as I finish them, I will replace them with more yarn. Right now I’m knitting with my Spinning Fates yarn for the first time, so I’m counting this as my May project.
May finish it up knitalong prize, donated by Seashoresharon. What happened to finishing? I’m going to save these projects for flexible schedule next month.
Saturday, May 25 Huntingdon Fiber ArtsFest teaching a half day workshop on cast ons and bind offs. I’m starting planning today.
Next week, I’m going to Philly for a visit. I’ll stop by Loop on Tuesday or perhaps Hidden River Yarns since they have Quince and Company now! I’m also planning to visit my brother in Brooklyn and go to a local yarn store while I’m there. Anyone have any suggestions?
June is my podiversary! I’m going to do a giveaway every week when I record. My recording schedule will be a little crazy, but I’ll let you know which day I will close the thread for each giveaway. I’ll announce the first giveaway next week!
Color Affection by Veera Valimaki, knit in skinny bugga colorways Acmon blue, Starry night cracker, and Question mark butterfly, on size signature circular. 4 rows and the bind off left
Irish Coffee Sweater by Thea Colman in Dream in Color Classy colorway November Muse on size 8/5.0mm signature circular. Finished the body of the sweater. I just need to add the short sleeves.
Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart in Sundara Yarn Silk Lace colorway Arabian Nights on size 5/3.75mm needles. Using wood with the silk lace so it doesn’t slip too much.
Vanilla socks in Spinning Fates toula colorway Elementary, Doctor Watson, on size 1/2.25mm signature needles
Into the Whirled Odds and Ends
Research: Drop Spindling
It’s been awhile since I did a research segment! I am using youtube videos to learn to do some parts of spinning, so I thought I’d share with you.
I made my 2-ply using the Andean bracelet technique. Here are the two videos I used:
Then, I used the post that Heather, Bunniphish linked on the ravelry board to wash the yarn, twack it, and hang it to dry. I hung it over wooden hangers and used another wooden hanger to weight it down.
I’m going to make log cabin squares with the handspun.
Five Favorite Things
1. Into the Whirled Sansa BFL/silk fiber (I’m on the waitlist for the fiber club, but I will buy Game of Thrones in destash!)
3. Call the Midwife
4. Respect the Spindle book
5. Summer break
Wherever you travel, bring your knitting along, and engage your creative process!