Friday, 29 May 2015

Stitched Together Video Podcast Episode 16 - .....Squirrel!

Show notes can always be found on www.stitchedtogether.co.uk by clicking on the Podcast button at the top of the page.



Stuff and Things

I mention the Handspinning Thread on the Ravelry Group and @keninmaine's support spindle videos on Instagram; video 1 and video 2.

Done and Dusted

Exploration Station by Stephen West being Knit in Kettle Yarn Co TWIST which is a 4ply/sock weight 100% BFL yarn. 50g has 183m/200yds and I  used 100g x Haematite, 100g x OOAK Colourway, 100g x Old Smoke & 50g of Glacier.
Christmas Yarn spun from Countess Ablaze Superwash Merino in 100g x An Inveterate Dislike of Julia and 200g x The Debauched and Reckless Style of Living spun into a true 3-ply to get 559m/611yds of sport/dk weight yarn. After sampling and waste, it weighed 266g.

Nose to the Grindstone

Quicksilver by Melanie Berg.
Using Snaelden 2ply - A blend of Faorese and Falkland wool - 4ply/fingering to sport weight. I have 100g/360m/394yds in each of Cloud, Charcoal and Turf.
Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Välimäki in Posh Yarn Martha Sock in the Ladies Don't Whistle and And Don't You Come Back No More colourways. This yarn tried to be a 3/4 Hap Shawl, also by Veera Välimäki, but it failed.
BCYarnings Hat of my own design. Yarn is Berry Colorful Yarnings Primary DK in the Copper Pot colourway. I talk about the PatternGenius App.
Make It Work by Allie Coffey of Caffeinated Knitting Podcast. I am using yarn spun from Fondant Fibre Organic Merino in the Inked colourway.
Knitty and Color Merino Silk in the Sleepy Hollow colourway. It's 80% merino and 20% silk.

Plotting

Crafting With Colour KAL - starting 1st June 2015 - 31st August 2015. Must use two colours or more. You must use at least 125m/136yds in total. Project must be started after the start date and finished before the end date. Finished is only counted as finished when it is; photographed, project page made with full details of yarn used etc, and entry put in the finished object thread, which will be opened after the start date.  A chat thread is open now. Tag to be used is STCWCKAL, which can be used on social media as well as in the project tags. There will be prizes, to be determined! You can only win prizes if you a member of the group.

Possible Summer knits:
Featherweight Wrap to Knit by Val Love from Posh Yarn Diana Lace in Gone to My Happy Place.
Quick Sand by Heidi Kirrmaier from Araucania Pomaire Multy in 07.
Angelina - Easy Trendy Cardigan(Knit) by Vicky Chan in Garnstudio Drops Cotton Light in Black.
Marian Tunic by Michaela Moores in Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace - in Turquoise.

Please let me know of any other suggestions for successful Summer patterns.

Splashed Out

Countess Ablaze Lord Kitchener 4ply in What Man and Whence?
Frankenskein Yarn Company Merino MiniSkein Set in Sour Hearts.
On The Round Spontaneous Sock in SSY0129.
Berry Colorful Yarnings Primary 4ply in Larch

Online Community

Prize of Northbound Knitting Superwash Merino Sock in Moss. Won from Caffeinated Knitting Podcast NBK KAL.