The Yarn and Ewe Girl Podcast Episode 10:
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Welcome to the 10th episode of the Yarn and Ewe girl podcast!
Feels like I haven’t shared with you all in a while. But really it’s just been the regular 2 week time period. I think that must be my vacation…screws up my schedule. In a good way of course.
How are all of you. I’ve missed you. Welcome to any new viewers, I hope you enjoy and hello to all my friends who are coming back to hang out with me again for another round of silliness. I am so grateful for you all and I hope you enjoy todays episode.
As I said I just got back from a little road trip north into Victoria BC. Where we stayed for 4 days and then a small jaunt into Seattle for 2 days. Such a great time. Lots to see and lots to talk about. But before we get into that lets talk about finished objects.
My Flax Sweater is done! I literally completed it last night and attempted to block it and have it ready to show off this morning. Done in Madelinetosh DK Color Cove. I used US size 7 needles for the body and US size 5 needles for the cuffs. I used almost all of my 5 skeins of yarn. I am so glad to have this finished. The best part was using the yarn, because it was yarn I have had in my stash for about 3 years now I think. It was very easy and enjoyable to knit.
Works In Progress:
Design Socks or my Enantiomers socks. Yarn is Bumblebirch Wellspring. 3ply fingering 100% superwash merino wool. Color Rosemary. I am just about ready for test knitters so I will be contacting any of you who said you would be interested in test knitting these for me shortly. If you are new and are still interested in testing these let me know. I have a chat thread in the ravelry group called “Calling all test knitters” Just post a comment in there or message me directly on ravelry.
Lacy days of Summer kal project: This is a kal I am hosting that started August 1st and is running through Sept 30th. You just have to complete a project using lace weight yarn or a project with a predominant lace feature to enter. As far a prizes go, I know I will be offering up one of my drawstring project bags and some stitch markers as part of the prizes. I am hoping to have a few more things to go with it as well but I’m still working on that.
Anyway my contribution will be done using Anzula Breeze, which is a 65 % silk 35% linen lace weight yarn and I am making the Ella cardigan designed by Hannah Fettig for quince and co.
It’s a lightweight shrug or bolero style cardigan that I just thought was adorable. Color I’m using is Dusty Rose. It’s a very subtle light pink almost cream, which is a bit more on the neutral side than my color tastes normally run to but I think it will make a great staple summer cardigan for over a multitude of dresses.
Last but not least I started the Caledonia Cowl by Blue Sky Fibers. If you all remember I had bought some blue sky alpacas worsted cotton when I was in florida in 3 colors, Shell, Lotus and Toffee. I saw this cowl and thought that would be perfect for that yarn. I totally thought I had enough colors and yarn to make the cowl, but when I bought the pattern I looked at it a bit more closely and realized that you needed at least 3 skeins of the main color and 1 skein of 3 additional colors. So I bought 2 more skeins of the shell color and 1 skein of aquamarine. I have only just cast on. It calls for a US size 13, 32 inch circular needle. I am using my hiya hiya sharp interchangeable set but I just realized that this particular cable seems about to break on me. So I think I’m going to have to switch it out for another one.
When I go on a trip the first thing I think about when I think about packing is what projects to bring. For the most part I over pack my knitting because you never know what you’re going to be in the mood for and you never want to run out before you have a chance to restock at the local shops along the way. My family will sometimes play a game and try to guess how many skeins of yarn I’ve brought with me. They think it’s hilarious. This time I tried to be a bit more practical and only packed two projects, my design socks and the yarn I am using for my #lacydaysofsummer kal. I thought that was pretty good. I tried to be realistic about what I would have time for.
I also knew that I would be wanting to purchase yarn while in Canada. Since this was a family trip I knew I wouldn’t be able to make it all about visiting local yarn stores but I did get to one in downtown Victoria called Beehive wool shop. Very cute shop, lots of great yarn. They even had some opossum blended yarn which was so incredibly soft and I really did want to buy some but they only came in 50gm balls and they were quite pricey and I couldn’t really figure out what I would do with it. So instead I bought sock yarn. I always buy sock yarn when I can’t figure out what to buy. Plus the whole idea when you are someplace new is to get something new to you. I couldn’t buy Madelinetosh or malabrigo or any of the other brands I can get easily at home so I found some sock yarn from a canadian dyer and bought 2 skeins. Both are by Ancient Arts Yarns, one in the frost flower color and one in the Inuit Art color. The frost flower is for my sister. She was with me while I was shopping and I felt like I should make her something. The other is for me. It’s 3 ply fingering 80% superwash 20% nylon.