Episode 89: Harvey Update

Hurricane Relief Effort Giveaways (Somer’s ideas – open to modifications or suggestions)

  1. Monetary Donations
    1. One entry for every donation to a local organization (links in the Ravelry group) – need to post pic of receipt that shows the name of the organization, no need to show amount donated, no amount is too small
    2. Will run this through the fall, with a prize or prizes every month, to encourage people to give even after the news agencies move on
    3. If you would like to donate a prize, contact Somer, Darcy, or Katie (contact info to the right)
  2. Destash sale
    1. We will start a thread in the Ravelry group where we will offer items up for sale, 100% of proceeds going to hurricane relief. Specific items haven’t been decided on, but will include handspun, knitwear, and whatever else we think people may be interested in.
  3. Knit 2 Together group on Ravelry – this group was formed to help connect people who lost their stash with people who can help rebuild it.

Finished Objects

  • Darcy – ask for details
  • Katie
    • Vorfreude by Monie Ebner using Plucky Knitter primo sport using good jeans, avocado toast, red haven, and early light
    • Gryer by Isabell Kraemer — Plucky Knitter yakpaca in a gray gradient
  • Somer
    • Calm Chaos Cowl – pattern by Sara Gresbach, yarn: Mrs. Crosby Hat Box in “Great Tailed Grackle”
    • Simple Yet Effective Cowl – pattern by tincanknits, yarn: handspun Finn by Three Waters Farm in “Bright Open Sky”
    • Virus Shawl – yarn: Yarn Carnival Fire Dancer in “Shark Week”
    • Handspun
      • Hobbledehoy Rainbow Tidbits
      • Elemental Fiber Works – merino, SW merino, silk in “Europa”

WIPS

  • Darcy – ask for details
  • Katie
    • 2nd Avenue by Amy Miller using Plucky Knitter primo and snug fingering
    • Om shawl by Andrea Mowry using Plucky Knitter snug worsted in wanderlust, social graces, melba, and gilded age
  • Somer
    • Starting Point Wrap – pattern by Joji Locatelli, yarn: Undead Yarn Twilight in “Midnight Graveyard,” Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in “Brick,” Haute Knit Yarn Superwash Sock in “Night Owl,” Madelinetosh Twist Light in “Paper,” Knit Picks Bare handdyed by me in “Turquoise” and “Spruce”
    • Collywobbles – pattern by Emily Estrada (fibretown/chainoffools), yarn: Haute Knit Yarn Jimmy Sock in “Spooky Spooky”
    • Bob & Weave Socks – pattern by Susie White, yarn: Unwind Yarn Company Twinkle Sock in “Lake Frances Sunrise”
    • Riley Rose – pattern by Jennifer Lassonde, yarn: Stunning String Creations Smashing Sock in “Gouda,” “Wild Blue Yonder,” and “Westminster Blue”
    • Spinning – Elemental Fiber Works Polwarth/Silk/Mohair in “Titan”

Casting on Soon

  • Darcy – ask for details
  • Katie
    • Early Winter by Laura Aylor using Round Table Yarn in Tristan (100% merino sport). Using 2 shades of purple and a medium gray.
  • Somer
    • Something handspun
    • Something with fall-themed yarn
    • Ouija board cross stitch

Acquisitions

  • Darcy
  • Katie
  • Somer
    • Elemental Fiber Works August club shipment – First Exoplanet

Upcoming Events

  • Stitches Texas – probably/possibly?

In the Kitchen

  • Somer
    • Chewy Brownies
    • Banana Nut Muffins
    • Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
    • Skinnytaste Chicken Enchiladas
    • Skinnytaste Goulash with Sauerkraut

Reading/Watching

  • Darcy
  • Katie – rereading Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  • Somer
    • Hunting Season by Nevada Barr
    • Ozark
    • TV-watching dominated by hurricane coverage

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