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Episode 107

FOs

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
  • Spinning
    • Mystery fiber (probably BFL) In turquoise and browns 
  • Other Crafts
    • Cross stitch stocking

  • Katie
  • Boogie Woogie wrap by Plucky Knitter. Big rectangular wrap, knit slightly on the bias, using 2 strands of fingering held together. Using 2 shades of med to dark blue, and 2 shades of med to dark pink/cranberry, plus a medium gray. 
  • Corner to Corner blanket by Catherine J. Watson using Caron worsted pound of love in a dark purple
  • Cannonball hat by Erin Hartman using Plucky Knitter sweater in Old Copper
  • Hello Bargello Go Your Own Way planter kit

Casting on soon:

  • Somer
    • Nothing

Katie

  • nothing….

Acquisitions

Events

In the Kitchen

Reading & Watching 

Episode 106

FOs

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
  • Whiz Bang socks by Sarah Shoo in Undead Yarn “Roadkill”
  • Knot Garden Shawl by verybusymonkey using Shalimar Breathless in Gunmetal
  • Equatorial Nights by Audry Nicklin using Cascade Heritage Sock in “Sapphire”
  • Owl in the Thicket Hat by Sara Huntington Burch using Round Table Yarns Avalon in “Of all knights thou bearest the flower”
  • My Knitted Heart Vanilla Socks by Elizabeth Suarez using Must Stash Yarn in “Cassiopeia”
  • Depth Cowl by talitha kuomi using The Fiber Seed Sprout DK in “Dirty Seahorse”
  • Fern Lace Shawl by Michelle Du Naier using handspun from Three Waters Farm in “Sky Behind the Trees/Light in the Trees”
  • Riley Rose Cowl by Jennifer Lassonde using Miss Babs Yummy Toes in “Caph,” “Wand Flower,” and “Hops”

  • Katie
  • Boogie Woogie wrap by Plucky Knitter. Big rectangular wrap, knit slightly on the bias, using 2 strands of fingering held together. Using 2 shades of med to dark blue, and 2 shades of med to dark pink/cranberry, plus a medium gray.
  • Blackwatch Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe using Plucky Knitter sweater in blackwatch
  • Cannonball hat by Erin Hartman using Plucky Knitter sweater in Old Copper

Casting on soon:

  • Somer
    • Nothing

Katie

  • nothing….

Acquisitions

  • Somer
    • Knitted Wit “Big Bend”
  • Katie

Events

Reading & Watching

Episode 105


FOs

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Yowza Weigh It Shawl 4 by Susan B. Anderson using handspun Rock & String Creations in Denim and Mine of the Seven Dwarves plied together
      • Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure using Vice Yarn Paradigm Shift
      • Morning Coffee Socks by Crazy Sock Lady Designs
      • Gnome de Plume MKAL by Sarah Schira
    • Spinning
  • Katie
    • The Hat by The Plucky Knitter – hat recipe using 2 light fingering/lace held together. Used Spiffy lace (63% cashmere goat, 37% silk) in elixir and halo (100% cashmere goat) in elixir. I used a rolled brim and knit 9” then cinched it up.
    • Meld shawl – 2 yarns marled together – plucky knitter oxford
    • Tamitik by Shannon Cook – hat with slipped stitches, knit in Plucky Knitter bulky in barkcloth

Active WIPS

  • Katie
    • Boogie Woogie wrap by Plucky Knitter. Big rectangular wrap, knit slightly on the bias, using 2 strands of fingering held together. Using 2 shades of med to dark blue, and 2 shades of med to dark pink/cranberry, plus a medium gray.
    • Blackwatch Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe using Plucky Knitter sweater in blackwatch

Casting on soon:

Acquisitions

  • Somer
  • Katie
    • Suburban Stitcher DK Happy Accident, Ritual Dyes Priestess DK in Alabaster, La Bien Aimee BFL tough sock in Pop Grunge, La Bien Aimee Merino DK in Drea,  House of a la mode House DK in Primary Power, Miss Babs Yowza Believable, Miss Babs Yummy 2ply toes gradient set in Endpapers and Tidepool, Lone Star Arts White Tail DK in Reunion Tower and Mockingbird DK in Purple Iris.
    • Needle Wranglers – I got mine from the Tempestry Project

Events

Reading & Watching

Episode 104

FOs

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Chunky Dean Street Hat by Nina Machlin Dayton using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky in Colour 17011
      • Keepsies by Hunter Hammersen using Undead Yarn Ghost DK in “Lester”
    • Spinning
      • Vortex Merino/silk/bamboo (don’t remember colorway, but it is a pale, tonal green) 244 yards worsted/bulky
  • Katie
    • The Hat by The Plucky Knitter – hat recipe using 2 light fingering/lace held together. Used Spiffy lace (63% cashmere goat, 37% silk) in Gumshoe and halo (100% cashmere goat) in urban. I used a rolled brim and knit 9” then cinched it up.
    • Hipster shawl by Joji Locatelli using Plucky Knitter cozy in french laundry (dark lavender purple)

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
  • Katie
    • Meld shawl – 2 yarns marled together – plucky knitter oxford
    • Drachenfels shawl by Melanie Berg using Plucky Knitter cashmere (sport) in two drifters, cressey road, and silver queen

Casting on soon:

Katie

  • Nightshift by Andrea Mowry using Spin Cycle dream state
  • The Hat by The Plucky Knitter – hat recipe using 2 light fingering/lace held together. Used Sophisticate (mohair, merino, silk) and halo (100% cashmere goat) in both in elixir.

Acquisitions

Events

Reading & Watching

Episode 103

FOs

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Nightshift by Andrea Mowry using various handspun
      • Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman using handspun BFL/silk from Created by Elsie B in the Christmas Time colorway
      • Vanilla Latte socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes using Mint Rain “Witching Hour”
      • Here We Gnome Again by Sarah Schira using Unwind Yarn Company Twinkle sock in gold and white
  • Katie
    • The Hat by The Plucky Knitter – hat recipe using 2 light fingering/lace held together. Used Spiffy lace (63% cashmere goat, 37% silk) in Gumshoe and halo (100% cashmere goat) in galvanized. I used a rolled brim and knit 8.75” then cinched it up. Fits pretty well, although I’m afraid of it stretching over time.  

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Yowza Weigh It Shawl 4 by Susan B. Anderson using handspun Rock & String Creations in Denim and Mine of the Seven Dwarves plied together
      • Knot Garden Shawl by verybusymonkey using Shalimar Breathless in Gunmetal
      • Fundamental Top Down Men’s Sweater by Figheadh Yarnworks (Jennifer Hagan) using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Icicle Heather
      • Waterdance by Julia Swart using Vice Yarn Paradigm Shift (don’t know the colorway, but it is a heavily speckled turquoise)
    • Spinning
      • Vortex Merino/silk/bamboo (don’t remember colorway, but it is a pale, tonal green)
  • Katie
    • Meld shawl – 2 yarns marled together – plucky knitter oxford
    • Corner 2 corner crochet blanket using Caron worsted weight in a dark purple
    • Mobius shawl is a crochet mobius wrap. I’m going to use Plucky Knitter bulky in Wanderlust.
    • The Hat #2 by The Plucky Knitter – hat recipe using 2 light fingering/lace held together. Used Spiffy lace (63% cashmere goat, 37% silk) in Gumshoe and halo (100% cashmere goat) in urban. Using a rolled brim, but cast on 90 sts instead of 96 to see if that helps w/ the stretch over time.
    • Hipster shawl by Joji Locatelli using Plucky Knitter cozy in french laundry (dark lavender purple)

Casting on soon:

  • Katie
    • Nightshift by Andrea Mowry using Spin Cycle dream state

Acquisitions

  • Somer
  • Katie
    • Spin Cycle Dream State
    • Fibre Co – Arranmore Donegal Heritage – 80 wool, 10 silk, 10 cashmere, 175 yards (aran weight) — but tweedy
    • Fibre Co– Lore – 100% wool (romney), woolen spun (like shelter or plucky scholar)
    • Shibui knits Pebble – 45 silk, 36 fine merino, 16 cashmere  and 224 yards in graphite
    • Malojos knitting needle gauge ring

In the Kitchen

  • Air fryer – ideas?

Reading & Watching

 

Episode 102

FOs

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Pay Day Socks by Leah Oakley using Destination Yarns in “Karachi”
    • Spinning
      • Twin Mommy Creations 100% Domestic Top in “Medley”
  • Katie
    • In the Light by Casey Day-Crosier (Tangerine Designs). Asymmetric shawl knit holding fingering weight double, that transitions/marls into the next color. Also, an applied border that becomes fringe. Using Plucky knitter in a dark navy teal blue, a variegated blue and purple, and a purple pink.

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Nightshift by Andrea Mowry using various handspun
      • Socks on a Plane by Laura Linneman using handspun BFL/silk from Created by Elsie B in the Christmas Time colorway
      • Vanilla Latte socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes using Mint Rain “Witching Hour”
      • Here We Gnome Again by Sarah Schira using Unwind Yarn Company Twinkle sock in gold and white
  • Katie
    • Meld shawl – 2 yarns marled together – plucky knitter oxford
    • Corner 2 corner crochet blanket using Caron worsted weight in a dark purple

Casting on soon:

Katie

  • Mobius shawl is a crochet mobius wrap. I’m going to use Plucky Knitter bulky in Wanderlust.

Somer

Acquisitions

  • Somer
    • Bay Street Yarns DK in “Paradise Lost” – charity for Paradise, CA
    • Shipwrecked Sheep (formerly Bayou City Yarn Co) “Won’t Be Erased” – charity for trans awareness
    • Into the Whirled Superwash Corriedale in “Moxie”
    • Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Iceberg Heather
  • Katie
    • Plucky Knitter Beauregard DK – 60% cashmere, 40% yak, 300 yards

In the Kitchen

  • Pie Squared Cookbook
    • Moroccan Shepherd’s Pie
    • Chocolate Pecan Pie with Chocolate Crust (and salted caramel sauce)

Reading & Watching

 

Episode 101

FOs

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Separate Ways by Joji Locatelli using Stunning String Studios Smashing Sock in “Rusty Gate,” “Spicy Mustard,” “Aqua Ice,” and “Dutch Coral”
      • Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder using Atomic Fiber Co. in “Hocus Pocus” – funny story about the bag
      • Swing Left socks by Megan Williams using Panorama Fiber Arts in “Heart of Texas”
    • Spinning
      • Into the Whirled Odds and Ends
      • Gritty Knits batts

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Pay Day Socks by Leah Oakley using Destination Yarns in “Karachi”
      • Nightshift by Andrea Mowry using various handspun
      • Scrappy blankets
    • Spinning
      • Twin Mommy Creations 100% Domestic Top in “Medley”
  • Katie
    • In the Light by Casey Day-Crosier (Tangerine Designs). Asymmetric shawl knit holding fingering weight double, that transitions/marls into the next color. Also, an applied border that becomes fringe. Using Plucky knitter in a dark navy teal blue, a variegated blue and purple, and a purple pink.
    • Yowza weigh it shawl #1 in Miss Babs yowza
    • Bargello Planter kit from Brooklyn Craft Company
    • Corner 2 corner crocheted blanket using Caron worsted weight in a dark purple

Casting on soon:

  • Katie
    • Hipster shawl by Joji Locatelli using Plucky Knitter – either cozy in a purple
    • Tuft Wrap by Plucky knitter — will use crew (merino/cotton blend) in poppycock, cloud cap, and caramel kiss

Acquisitions

  • Somer
    • Hobbledehoy battlings
    • Mint Rain yarn “Witching Hour”
    • Phat Fiber box “Witch’s Brew”
  • Katie
    • Suburban Stitcher Pure Sock – gradient like set of blues – Navy, Float, 2am kisses, blueprint

In the Kitchen

  • Butcher Box
  • Skinnytaste One & Done

Reading & Watching

 

Episode 100!

Thanks to everyone who has stuck with us for 100 episodes, and, of course, anyone new trying us out! In addition to the standard content we usually include, we have peppered in some questions from the Knittinglife survey that was going around a while back. We hope you enjoy!

FOs

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Slippery by Sarah Dupuis using MadelineTosh Vintage Worsted in “Augustus Gloop”
      • Wavy Lines Dishcloth
      • Barley by tincanknits using Twisted Owl Fiber Arts worsted in “Cosmos” and DK in orange
    • Spinning
      • Created by Elsie BFL/nylon “Christmas Time”
      • Hobbledehoy “Lemonade Stand” battlings
  • Katie
    • Corner 2 corner crocheted blanket using Impeccable worsted in gray, two shades of blue and two shades of ref

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Separate Ways by Joji Locatelli using Stunning String Studios Smashing Sock in “Rusty Gate,” “Spicy Mustard,” “Aqua Ice,” and “Dutch Coral”
      • Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder using Atomic Fiber Co. in “Hocus Pocus” – funny story about the bag
      • Keepsies by Hunter Hammersen using Undead Yarn in “Lester”
      • My Knitted Heart Vanilla Socks using Rock & String Creation in “Appalachian Autumn”
      • Pay Day Socks by Leah Oakley using Destination Yarns in “Karachi”
      • Swing Left socks by Megan Williams using Panorama Fiber Arts in “Heart of Texas”
      • Knot Garden Shawl by verybusymonkey using Shalimar Breathless in “Gunmetal”
      • Waterdance by Julia Swart using Yarn Carnival Paradigm Shift
    • Spinning
      • Into the Whirled Odds and Ends
  • Katie
    • In the Light by Casey Day-Crosier (Tangerine Designs). Asymmetric shawl knit holding fingering weight double, that transitions/marls into the next color. Also, an applied border that becomes fringe. Using Plucky knitter in a dark navy teal blue, a variegated blue and purple, and a purple pink.
    • Yowza weigh it shawl #1 in Miss Babs yowza
    • Bargello Planter kit from Brooklyn Craft Company

Casting on soon:

  • Somer
  • Katie
    • Hipster shawl by Joji Locatelli using Plucky Knitter – either cozy in a purple
    • Tuft Wrap by Plucky knitter — will use crew (merino/cotton blend) in poppycock, cloud cap, and caramel kiss

Acquisitions

  • Somer
    • Leading Men Fiber Arts: “Just Sayin’” on Showcase
    • Leading Men Fiber Arts: “Spiced Apple Cider” on Showcase
    • Destination Yarns Passport Sock in “Karachi”
    • Undead Yarn Vamphyri in “This Is Halloween” (Thanks, Heidi!)
    • Gynx Yarn “Christmas Lights”
    • Bags by Awesome Grannie Southwestern bag

Reading & Watching