Friday, 26 February 2016

Stitched Together Video Podcast Episode 29 - A Sprint Through The Crafting

As always, show notes can be found at www.stitchedtogether.co.uk. Come and join the conversation on the Stitched Together Podcast & Patterns Ravelry Group board.



Stuff and Things

I went to my first meeting of the Leicestershire Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild. This is part of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

Self Indulgent Craft-A-Long (#STSICAL2015) started on Christmas Day and runs to February 29th 2016. Enter a photo of your FO in the thread before it is locked. One entry per person. You must be a member of the group.  Chat is very welcome over in the group.

Full details of prizes are given in the show notes for Episode 28.

Done and Dusted

New shawl pattern (as yet un-named) knit from Countess Ablaze Lady Persephone 4ply in the Eccentric Geeks colourway.
Heavenly Wools New Zealand Halfbred Wool Roving in the Dragon's Breath Over Natural Grey.It was spun as a semi-worsted 3ply and I got 285m in total, and  I have 191g of this worsted weight yarn.
Knitty and Color Superwash Targhee in the Early Fall colourway. I spun it as a worsted style 2-ply and got 375m of a heavy sock/4ply weight yarn. The skein weighs 110g.

Nose to the Grindstone

Knitting Goddess Socks, my usual vanilla pattern using The Knitting Goddess 4ply merino nylon that I got at Fibre East 2014. It's moving slowly.
The Doodler by Stephen West was the 2015 MKAL. I am using Countess Ablaze Lady Persephone Sock in the Persia colourway, Eden Cottage Yarns Pendle in Steel and The Yarn Yard Clan in Waverley.
Second version of the new shawl pattern has been started using The Wool Barn Alpaca Sock (grey) in the Denim colourway. The is a sock/4ply weight yarn, comprised of 70% Natural Light Grey Baby Alpaca/20% Silk/10% Cashmere and it weighs 100g and has 400m/436yds. This is the same yarn as is being given away as a prize for the Self-Indulgent KAL.
Fondant Fibre Superwash Merino/Nylon in the Campfire colourway. I've spun the singles and made a plying ball to even out the tension for a 3-ply and I'm hoping to make socks from it.
Spindrift Shetland fibre by Jamieson & Smith from Barber Blacksheep and Shetland from The WoolBothy and Sara's Texture Crafts.

Plotting

I want to write up the pattern for the large Refraction Shawl I showed in the last episode and plan to use 2 skeins of Posh Yarn Gretchen Sock in the Titania's Couch colourway. This yarn is 50% merino/50% silk.
I also need to make a gift for my nephew!

Splashed Out

Countess Ablaze Viscount of Spark in the Urbex colourway. 75% merino/20% nylon/5% stellina sock weight yarn, weighing 100g and measuring 400m.
Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up in the Tuxedo Junction colourway created for The Golden Skein's Power of Three club, Winter 2015. The yarn is 80% superwash merino/20% nylon and measures 365m from 100g.
Northbound Knitting Grey Merino Combed Top in the Warm Spell colourway (4oz).
Knitty and Color Superwash Targhee in the Trance colourway (4oz)

Online Community

A very kind anonymous donor has topped up the prize cupboard in stupendous style. I need to think of some more KALs!