Yarn and Ewe Girl Podcast Episode 16: Happy Halloween
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Happy Halloween! I love Halloween and always dress up. Growing up my mom always made our Halloween costumes and I’ve tried to carry on that tradition with me and my kids. I don’t always manage it, but sometimes. Anyway this year I pulled out a costume I made a fews years ago. It is a gypsy girl and I am wearing my imagine when shawl by Joji Locatelli.
Gusseted helmet liner by Ellen Silva. Yarn is Imperial Tracie Too. Chocolate color. Alas I can’t show it off to you because my son Dylan is wearing it to school today. But it is finished and it turned out great. I will try to post a picture of it on my ravelry page and social media so you guys can get a look at it.
Building Blocks MKAL by Stephen West. Yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh merino light in Coal seam, Dustweaver, Esoteric and Posy.
Using a US Size 4 needle and I am just into clue 3. I fell a little behind what with the Tacoma show but trying hard to get caught up. A small part of me just wants to stop at the small size but then a larger part of me says that is like cheating so I am going to push for the full size.
Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure. Yarn is Baah La jolla in Shipwreck. 100% superwash merino, fingering weight and I am using a US size 3. I started this at the tacoma show. I was attempting to work on my camp wilkerson shawl but I found it to be too big and cumbersome to stand and knit with. Like working with a blanket. I tried to start a pair of vanilla socks but I think I have the gauge wrong and I am worried about them being too big. And I couldn’t work on my son’s Halloween costume because I was at the part where I needed to undo the provisional cast on and pick up those stitches and I couldn’t do that and talk to people at the same time. I needed a simple knit that was a no brainer so this was it. I decided to do a folded brim. I have never done one before but I knew the concept and wasn’t too worried about the final delivery of it. I worked the ribbing for about 7 inches, then folded it up on itself and knit into the stitch along with the stitch from the cast on edge. Took me two tries. First time I didn’t have the stitches lined up right. I am just doing the decreases for the crown now. This is going to be for Jordan my oldest.
I am still working on my camp wilkerson shawl and my stranded mitts. Everything is going dreadfully slow right now. I am still having trouble with my hands. During the holiday show I was fine. I knit for the greater part of the day always on the sockhead hat. I had no problems at all. The show ended on Sunday and on Monday morning I picked up Dylan’s sackboy hat and started working on that. After about an hour my hands were cramping up and hurting. I took breaks to stretch but I needed to finish it so like an idiot I kept going. I did finish the hat but I came to the conclusion that the knitting needles I was working with might be to blame. I’m not really sure what the problem is. If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. I really don’t want to stop knitting. I’ve tried throwing instead of picking. I am trying to change my grip. But of course none of those ways feels natural and I keep drifting back to my regular style. So for now, I am stretching after every round. I am trying some different needles and just not pushing myself as much.
The latest knitscene edition and the Interweave holiday knits edition.
Flannel fabric for a winter dress. The cherry corduroy dress from Gertie’s Ultimate dress book.