Episode 24

WIPs:

Husbands Sweater using Tosh DK in Great Gray Owl and Leopard

Laneway by Veera Valimaki knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Mica and Zazu Yarns Socks in 50 Shades of Brown

Test knit

Soft Shoulder Cowl by Kris Basta in Mrs. Crosby Carpet Bag in African Grey

Hermione’s Everyday Sock by Eric Lueder

Aumangea Pullover by Francoise Danoy

 

Sewing:

Kids Pajamas Pattern: Butterick B6126

Clothing for everyday wear by Yoshiko Tsukiori

 

Needle Adjacent Projects:

Loves’s Promise by Agata Mackiewicz

 

Chinese New Year Legend

 

Podcast Mentioned:

Stockinette Zombies Podcast

Andre Sue Knits Podcast

Stateless Podcast

Episode 23

Project Discussed:

3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli

WIPs:

Husbands Sweater using Tosh DK in Great Gray Owl and Leopard

Test knit

Soft Shoulder Cowl by Kris Basta in Mrs. Crosby Carpet Bag in African Grey

Vanilla socks using the OMG heel by Megan William

Hermione’s Everyday Sock by Eric Lueder

Stash acquisitions

Zazu Yarns Socks in the 50 shades of brown color

Mountain Colors from the Fiberista Club

Needle Adjacent Projects:

Laneway by Veera Valimaki

Loves’s Promise by Agata Mackiewicz

Podcast Mentioned:

Knitting Butterflies Podcast

Stockinette Zombies Podcast

Episode 21

What Am i Wearing: Pendulum Shawl

Finished Objects:

3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locateli

Epeiric Vest by Kristin Hansen Knit in Knitpicks Stroll Fingering in Jack Rabbit Heather, Black and Wonderland Heather, Ancient Arts 4 ply fingering in Irish Linen, Malabrigo Sock in Aquas

WIPs:

Husband’s sweater in Madelinetosh DK in Great Grey Owl and Leopard

3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locateli

Stash Acquistions:

Kismet Fibers in Onyxfrom Yarnbox Luxe

Destination yarns in Something Southwest from Fiberista Club

Tea talk: Qi Hong (Keemun)

Tea Road documentary (Chinese Language)

 

Episode 20

What Am i Wearing: Ingenue by Wendy Bernard

Finished Objects:

3 Color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locateli

WIPs

Epeiric Vest by Kristin Hansen Knit in Knitpicks Stroll Fingering in Jack Rabbit Heather, Black and Wonderland Heather, Ancient Arts 4 ply fingering in Irish Linen, Malabrigo Sock in Aquas

Test knit for Aroha Knits

Sweater KAL winners:

Quiet-zone: 1 Skein of Zazu Yarns

Zaouli: 1 Skein of Zen Garden Yarn

Vickibea: 1 skein of Succulent Fibers

ElaineEllaB: 1 month subscription to Fiberista Club

Chat thread winner: Nakamili

Congradulations! Please send me your address and i will get the prizes out to you.

 

Episode 3

Finished Objects
2 project pages. One for myself and the other for my swap partner in the Fluffy Fibers Podcast
Current Projects:
Boxy by Joji Locatelli using Henry’s attic Prime Alpaca in the Silver colorway, US size 4 Knitpicks rainbow wood needle. Knit up, frogged, knit up, frogged again. It is currently on hold until the fall when the weather gets cooler or when I can bring myself to knit on it again for all that ripping out and reknitting.

Barton Cottage Shrug by Kristi Schueler using Madelinetosh Tosh Lace in the Composition Book Gray color way, US size 1, 2.5mm Addi Sock Rocket needles. I went down a needle size because I didn’t like the fabric that it was making. I was inspired by MaryEjacobs project.

Georgies Blanket by Helen Stewart using Knitpicks Comfy worsted in the Ivory, Light Blue, Honeydew and Peony colorway, US size 6 needles.

Folded by Veera Valimaki using Madelintosh Sport in Masala, US size 4 needle. I used a crochet provision cast on for the sleeves at the point where the body joins the the sleeves. After finishing the body, I ripped out the waste yarn and knit the sleeves down. I used Ysolda’s tubular bind off method on the sleeves.

Crochet Giraffe by Emma Dent using size G hooks out of various worsted weight machine washable yarn.

Basic vanilla sock, toe up using Cascade Heritage Prints in the 05 colorway using us size 0, 2.0mm needles. I cast on 60 stitches. I am planning to use the fish lips kiss heel. When I knit my socks cuff down, I use the extra stretchy cast on.

What I got:
My tea swap goodies arrived from my partner.

I won the Bijon Basin prize kit hosted by the Stockinette Zombies. It includes the Tibetian Dream yarn, sock pattern, project bag and the Allure wool wash.
Ask anything
Help Cynthia with her left handed knitting question on the ravelry group.

How do you go about ensuring sweater fit?
Tea Time:
My favorite tea is Tie Guan Yin. All white, green and black teas are made from the same tea plant. The variation lies in the oxidation process.

Episode 2

I have started a ravelry group. Find it here: Tea house Knits Podcast

Finished Objects
Engineered Seams by Judy Brien using Malabrigo Sock in the Botticelli Red colorway, US size 2, 3mm needles. I am knitting this sweater for the Yarniacs Podcast Self Indulgent KAL. I love this sweater. It is so faltering. I love how the “engineered” seams wrap around my body and the sleeves. I love the long length of the sleeves. The asymmetry of the short rows are perfectly place to draw the eye away from my problem area.

Enrejado by Kirsten Kapur using Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Cape Cod Gray colorway, US size 6 needles. It is so drappy when blocked.
Current Projects:
Georgies Blanket by Helen Stewart using Knitpicks Comfy worsted in the Ivory, Light Blue, Honeydew and Peony colorway, US size 6 needles. I thinking about adding a darker blue color to it. It looks too pastel right now. Not the feel that I am trying to go for. I am thinking of Marlin in Comfy Worsted. I am still not sure in what order I will do the strips yet.

Boxy by Joji Locatelli using Henry’s attic Prime Alpaca in the Silver colorway, US size 4 Knitpicks rainbow wood needle. This sweater practically knit itself. I already divided for the arms and it is a huge sweater. I thought I would take me months to knit this many stitches but I guess I really like stockinette. The fabric is very drappy and probably warm.

Barton Cottage Shrug by Kristi Schueler using Madelinetosh Tosh Lace in the Composition Book Gray color way, US size 2, 2.75mm needles. This one sweater is going to put on hold for a while. I think it is the yarn that I am not enjoying. It feels like thread in my hands. I am not sure if it is the fact that it is lace weight or it is because of yarn itself. I haven’t knit with lace yarn for a while. And in any case, it is a discontinued yarn. It will make a good summer knitting.

Mimic by Veronika Jobe. This was my star crossed project. I cast on and ripped this out at least 4 time with 2 different yarn. A couple of time was due to gauges. Then I didn’t like the fabric that it was create. When I finally decided that I like it, I realized that the ball of ripped yarn that I was knitting with was actually 2 different yarns with two very close shades of gray. Oh so sad. It is going on the time out bin for a while.

Folded by Veera Valimaki using Madelintosh Sport in Masala, US size 4 needle.

Next on the needle:
Leg warmers for my little girls.
Ready for the Frog Pond
Larch Cardigan by Amy Christoffers using Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Plum Blossom colorway, using size 3, 4 needles. I started ripping this out. It is currently waiting for its turn as I am ripping out two UFOs.
Finished Sewing:
Hoodie from the craftsy class Sewing with Knits. I used a terry cloth. It is pretty cozy.

Upcoming sewing projects
I have a few project bags that I am waiting to sew up. Right now it is on hold due to not having zippers in the right length. Here is a link of the tutorial I used to make the project bag. Sewing Tutorial – How to make a square bottom bag.

I am going to make a peacoat for my daughter in the fall. The pattern is Vogue 9043. I got the coating fabric from Pacific Fabric and Crafts.

Episode 1

Current Projects:
Engineered Seams by Judy Brien using Malabrigo Sock in the Botticelli Red colorway, US size 2, 3mm needles. I am knitting this sweater for the Yarniacs Podcast Self Indulgent KAL

Enrejado by Kirsten Kapur using Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Cape Cod Gray colorway, US size 6 needles

Georgies Blanket by Helen Stewart using Knitpicks Comfy worsted in the Ivory, Light Blue, Honeydew and Peony colorway, US size 6 needles

Boxy by Joji Locatelli using Henry’s attic Prime Alpaca in the Silver colorway, US size 4 Knitter Pride Platina

Barton Cottage Shrug by Kristi Schueler using Madelinetosh Tosh Lace in the Composition Book Gray color way, US size 2, 2.75mm needles
Ready for the Frog Pond
Diamond Funnelneck by Michele Wang using Madelinetosh Vintage in the Smokestack colorway, US size 7 needles

Larch Cardigan by Amy Christoffers using Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Plum Blossom colorway, using size 3, 4 needles
Finished Objects
Olinda by Georgie Hallam using Malabrigo Rios in the Ravelry Red colorway, US size 4 needles

Entrechat by Lisa Chemery using Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in the Elegant Ewe colorway, US size 8 needles
Next on the needles
Mimic by Veronika Jobe
Upcoming Sewing Projects
I am sewing various projects from the craftsy class Sewing with Knits. I also have a few knitting project bags that I am sewing up.

I am participating in the tea swap in the Fluffy Fiber’s group.

I realized that I need to work on the focus when I show things to you up close. Sorry things were a little fuzzy. I am learning. I would love to hear your help and suggestions. Thank you so much for watching. See you next time.