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Episode 78: Summer Reading KAL Prizes

FOs

  • Katie
    • April Snow by Knitterella (Jill Zielinski) using Plucky Knitter Snug fingering (70% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% alpaca) in Wanderlust, Plucky Knitter primo fingering in Pink Champagne on Ice, and Spun Right Round Snappy Sock in Shock Star
    • Paris Toujours by Isabell Kraemer knit with The Plucky Knitter Crew in Magnet & Stee
  • SomerKnitting

 

    • Moab Shawl – pattern by verybusymonkey, yarn was my handspun from WC Mercantile
    • Dragon’s Egg Bowl – started out as pattern by Graffic Designs (Ovum Dracona Drawstring Bag) but I didn’t have enough yarn, yarn was my handspun from a Gritty Knits batt in “Patina”

Spinning

  • Three Waters Farm 100% Polwarth in “Sky Behind the Trees,” will ply with another Three Waters Farm “The Light in the Trees”

 

Active WIPS

 

  • Katie
    • Riley Rose shawl by Jennifer Lassonde, using Plucky Knitter bello fingering in princess phone, medieval, high cotton and primo fingering in breakfast on 5th
    • OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams– 3 pairs!!
      • Rock & String Creations using colorway Bleeding Heart
      • KnitCircus Greatest of Ease in Twister Stripes
      • Quaere Fiber – special colorway for Socktober 2016 with the Carolina Fiber Girls
  • SomerKnitting
    • Vanilla socks by Susan B. Anderson, using Rock and String Creations in “Appalachian Autumn”
    • No. 2 Pencil Socks, using Yarn Enabler yarn in No. 2 Pencil, incorporates OMG Heel by Megan Williams and Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes
    • Riley Rose shawl by Jennifer Lassonde, using Stunning String Studio in Wild Blue Yonder, Westminster Blue, and Gouda
    • Color Study by Karalee Harding using Daizie Knits Hardy (discontinued base) in Wicked Cool with SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Boysenberry

Spinning

    • Three Waters Farm 100% Polwarth “The Light in the Trees”

Casting on soon!

  • Katie
    • Om shawl by Andrea Mowry using Plucky Knitter snug worsted in wanderlust, social graces, melba, and gilded age

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • OCD sock yarn from Must Stash in Autumn Afterglow
    • Yarn from Stitches Texas (Stunning String Studio, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Fresh from the Cauldron, Gynx Yarns)
  • Somer
    • Elemental Fibers Visions of Fiber club – colorways based on NASA/JPL’s Visions of the Future poster series. The third was Earth on ______
    • Stitches Texas acquisitions: Stunning String Creations fingering in Wild Blue Yonder, Westminster Blue, and Gouda; Twisted Owl Fiberworks Worsted in “Cosmos,” DK minis in “Slate” and “Papaya”; Undead Yarn Self Striping in the Vamphyri base in “Troll”; Gynx Yarns self striping in “Gingerbread House” and fiber in “Pumpkin Patch” (either Masham or BFL); Hedgehog Fibres sock yarn in “Pod”; bag from Kitchen Counter Crafter

Other Crafty Pursuits

  • Somer
    • Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery National Parks club

Summer Reading KAL Prizes

  • Short story – Rock & String Creations, phoenixfire
  • Novel – Somer’s handspun, crouchingcheese
  • Chunkster – Daizie Knits, lmecoll
  • Boxed set – Undead Yarn, CrazyKnittingFool
  • Chatter thread – sock blocker keychain, JillSerenity; Diana Couture DPN holder, EKellyO

In the Kitchen

Reading & Watching

  • Katie
    • Nothing exciting to share

 

 

 

Episode 69: Just the Two of Us

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Active WIPS

  • Katie
    • Ballydesmond mitts by Irish Girlie Knits using Malabrigo rios in teal feather. I am leading the KAL over the Malabrigo group for MalMarch.
    • 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

    Knitting

    • Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu with Miss Babs Katahdin in Ivys (paid pattern, 200 yen, less than $2)
    • Cawl Me by Allie Coffey in Cakewalk Yarns in the Peppermint Bark colorway (paid pattern, $4.50)

 Spinning

    • Three Waters Farm Rambouillet in Birds in the Holly (December top of the month club)
    • Rolags from BlueBarnFiber: bamboo, angelina, firestar in the Starry Night colorway

Recent FOs

  • Katie
    • RVA hat by Karen Troyer Ladman was a test knit.  I’m used malabrigo merino worsted in pearl.
    • Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe using malabrigo twist in green gray

  • Somer
    • Brancusi mitts by NellKnits with Malabrigo Worsted in Blue Surf (paid pattern, $6)
    • 2 Knit Lit Chicks swap project – details to come
    • Slipped Ridge hat by Woolly Wormhead in Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Modern Fair Isle (paid pattern, $6)
    • 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)

    • Non-knitting adventures:
    • dyed 2 skeins of yarn
    • Photography


Casting on soon!

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • Sock yarn from Spun Right Round – Superwash Sock 80/20 (2 skeins) and Snappy Socks

 

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)

Non-knitting related:

  • Texas Library Association conference – any listeners going to be there?
  • Somer will be in Indianapolis in mid-May – suggestions for yarn shops or restaurants in the downtown area

 

In the Kitchen

 

Reading & Watching

  • Somer
    • Finished Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
    • Finished Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey
    • Finished Endangered Species by Nevada Barr
    • Watching
      • Gilmore Girls
      • The Bridge of Spies
      • The Magicians
      • 11/22/63

If you’d like to get in touch with us, you can find us on Ravelry (links to profiles to the left) or email us at kitchenstitchespodcast@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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