The Yarn and Ewe Girl Podcast Episode 13: 100 Subscribers!!!
Good morning! Welcome to another episode of The Yarn and Ewe Girl Podcast, I am Janine also known as Yarn and Ewe Girl. This is my podcast where I talk mostly about knitting and sewing, and occasionally other crafts I am currently obsessed with.
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Ravelry Podcast group: The Yarn and Ewe Girl Podcast Group
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Today is Monday September 19th and this is Episode 13. To all my returning viewers thank you so much for spending this time with me I so enjoy sharing with you, and if you are new to the podcast thank you for checking me out. I hope you enjoy!
KAL update: I will be wrapping up the Lacy days of summer KAL on Sept 30th and will be closing the thread in the ravelry group the evening of the 30th. So be sure to get your finished objects up in the group before then and post them in the finished objects thread. I will be deleting any chatter in that thread. I have been commenting on peoples stuff in there so I will be sure to get rid of that and will be drawing for a winner using a random number generator and announcing the winner on the next podcast which should be on October 3. The prize will be a medium size project bag of your choice from my current selection and a set of 3 stitch markers.
100 Youtube subscribers!! I am so excited, I hit 100 youtube subscribers recently and decided to have another give away to thank you all for your wonderful support. So here’s what you need to do in order to be involved in this giveaway. Go onto Ravlery and join in the podcast group! Answer the prompt in the 100 subscriber giveaway thread. Here is the question…
What was your first introduction to knitting or crocheting?
Pretty simple, answer the question and your entered in. I will be drawing for a winner at the next podcast as well. So you have until the 30th to do that.
What will your prize be, you ask???
I will be giving away one skein of Madelinetosh Tosh merino dk in norway spruce and this awesome fur pompom and a variety pack of soak wash.
Ok now onto the projects!
Ella Cardigan!! Done in Anzula Breeze Dusty rose. I used US Size 3 needles for the main body and US size 2 for the ribbing. If you remember, last episode I talked about how I put the arm on incorrectly and was going to have to rip it all out. Well I put it aside for a few days in time out and then finally got up the courage to tear it back and restart. Then it took me three more tries to get the arm on at the right count. I kept miscounting for some reason. I would put the arm on then count my stitches and be off by one or two on one side or the other. Argghh!! But finally got things straightened out and ran with it. Now it’s done and I love it!! This yarn is amazing!! It is so light weight and airy! I can barely tell I have it on. I bought 2 skeins but was done with the body and still had quite a bit of the yarn left. So I knit everything I had left into the ribbing around the edges. However, I slightly misjudged the amount of yarn I would need for the bind off and got all the way through the majority and then didn’t have enough. I really didn’t want to break out the 2 skein just for a small amount of binding off. Instead I unwound one of my gauge swatches to finish it up. It was a close call.
Auction Cowl! Done in Tandem by Tahki yarns. Color 10. The pattern is an adaptation from a back issue of Vogue knitting. I used 2 skeins each 50gm with 107yds per ball. It is 28% polyamide 28% cotton, 28% rayon/viscose, 16% acrylic and I used US Size 10 knitting needles
Super fast knit, just an eyelet lace pattern, knit flat and then seamed together.
Rodin Cardigan: Pattern is from Michelle Wang and is in the Interweave Knits Fall 2016 magazine. I am using Imperial Yarn Columbia 2ply in Pearl Grey. Each skein is 113gm and has 170 yards. Ravelry calls it an Aran weight, but I have also seen it labeled worsted. Making this with US Size 11 needles.
This is going so quickly!! I started this right before the last episode and have finished the back, the right side and am now working on the left front panel. I can’t wait to finish. I just bought this pair of vegan leather leggings and I think this is going to look awesome with those!!
Camp Wilkerson Shawl by Caitlin Hunter. It is a dk weight shawl, more like a wrap, done in 4 colors. I am using Sweetgeorgia dk, which is a superwash merino, 100gm and 256 yards per skein. I am using colorway mink, pumpkin, silver and glacier and US Size 6 needles. I am actually going to use my row counter bracelet from Knit Life designs. My friend Katelyn makes these great row counter bracelets and when I do use something to keep track of my knitting it this.
Kandahar Socks by Alice Yu from her book Socktopus. Done on US Size 1 needles, using magic loop method. Yarn is Art Yarns in the color Frost Flower.
Inspired and upcoming projects:
Halloween hoodie for my son Dylan. He wants to be Sack boy from the video game Little big planet. Sack boy is a knitted doll with big eyes and a zipper up his middle. I thought of making him an entire knitted costume, but that would take me forever to finish. So instead with my mother in laws inspiration and generous gift of a brown sweater I plan on making a balaclava style hoodie of the head of sack boy for Dylan to wear. I am still working out the details and may have to come up with something on my own instead of following a pattern.
Cardigan sweater inspired from an episode of Miss Fishers murder mystery. I love this show, based in the late 20’s in Australia with a fiery unconventional for the time female main character. The episode called Murder and Marinara is about an Italian family feud that results in the murder of an Italian grandmother. The context is beside the point, there is a young lady in it that wears a lovely gansey style cardigan that I want. So I am going to try to figure out a stitch pattern and yarn choice for it and then plan on using Amy Herzog’s Custom knit to create a cardigan pattern for me.
Tata for now!!