Episode 68: Surrounded by WIPs

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Active WIPS

  • Katie
    • MALABRIGO MARCH projects!!! – RVA hat by Karen Troyer Ladman is another test knit.  I’m using malabrigo merino worsted in pearl.
    • Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe using malabrigo twist in green gray
    • The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn using malabrigo silky merino in the Atardecer colorway (blues and purples like a watercolor)
  • Somer
    • Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu with Miss Babs Katahdin in Ivys
    • Wide Open Spaces by Sara Gresbach with Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office (Worsted) in Purple Rain
    • Slipped Ridge hat by Wooly Wormhead with Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Modern Fair Isle
    • Leona Dare by Elizabeth Green Musselman with Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Summer Skin and Slate
    • Skew socks by Lana Holden (free from Knitty) with Undead Yarn in Children of the Corn…Flower
    • Moab Shawl by verybusymonkey – this is ready to cast on using the merino gradient set from W.C. Mercantile (only going to use half)
    • Brancusi mitts by NellKnits with Malabrigo Worsted in Blue Surf
    • Three Waters Farm Finn in Bright Open Sky (blues, reds, wine, kind of a very light tan (almost looks natural), brown) (November top of the month club)

Recent FOs

  • Katie
    • Rose City rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner –  My first EVER complete pair of socks!! I used ONLine Linie 2 Supersocke Silk Color in easter egg colors that self-stripe.
    • Zane shawl by Ambah O’Brien using Plucky Knitter traveler DK which is a merino, silk, and yak blend. I used a dark blue with teal tones called Grumpy Old Sailor as the MC, and then my CCs were Green Goddess (green), Mars (dark red), Venus (dark teal blue), and Galvanized (gray).  I employed a new (to me) technique for weaving in ends in garter stitch – Weaving in ends in garter by VeryPink Knits
  • Somer
    • merino gradient set from W.C. Mercantile that I picked up at the quilt festival
  • Darcy

Casting on soon!

  • Katie
    • More Malabrigo March projects — Ballydesmond mitts by Irish Girlie Knits using Malabrigo rios in teal feather. I am leading the KAL over the Malabrigo group for MalMarch.
    • Skelter hat by WoolyWormhead using Malabrigo rios in pocion
  • Darcy
    • Some kind of game knitting for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • Jaunt Sock blank from Unwind Yarn Company – sock blank with blue, teal, purple (speckles)
    • 8-bit sport by Nerd Girl Yarns in 2 colorways – Stay Alive  (various shades of blue) and Time Machine (gray with rainbow colored sections
  • Somer
    • Fiber from Panorama Fiber Arts in Holly Jolly
    • Malabrigo Mecha in Polar Morn
    • Haute Knit Yarns superwash merino fingering in Night Owl
    • Three Waters Farm top of the month club
  • Darcy

Events

  • Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta, April 15-16, 2016 in Seguin, Texas (Katie & Somer will be there April 16)
  • Houston Fiber Fest, June 24-25, 2015 in Cypress, Texas (Katie will likely be there June 24; Somer & Darcy will likely be there June 25)
  • Into the Wool Fiber Retreat, September 1-4, 2016 in Crossville, TN (Somer & Katie will be there)

In the Kitchen

  • Somer
    • Houston Rodeo BBQ cookoff
  • Darcy
    • Limoncello almost ready to bottle

Reading & Watching

  • Katie
    • Finished reading Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (book 2 of Red Queen series)
    • finished reading Beautiful Burn by Jamie McGuire (last book in Maddox Brothers series)
    • currently reading Night Study by Maria V. Snyder (part of the Study/Soulfinders series which began with Poison Study)
  • Somer
  • Darcy

 

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