Episode 19: A Very Special Surprise
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Banff by Tin Can knits: First hat turned out a bit small. Yarn is Sun Valley Fiber arts main color Kent, Contrast color is some random white I had in my stash. I made the toddler size, and I used a 6 for the brim and 8 for the main body of the hat. My yarn is a worsted weight and the pattern calls for Aran. So my toddler size looks more like a infant. Second hat is also done with main color of Kent and contrast color is Berroco Vintage in a green. (Both were done in leftovers from my stash.) This time I did the adult small size and used the same needles for brim and main body of hat and I think the size turned out much better. This is a pay for pattern from Tin Can knits and is a great beginner colorwork project. Be careful when reading the pattern because each size uses the chart differently, so be sure to read through all the directions for the size you are making.
Custom fit Murder and Mozzarella Cardigan. I finished the back of the sweater 🙂 Yarn is Sweetgeorgia worsted in Coral.
Kandahar Socks by Alice Yu. Yarn Ancient Arts, Frost flower. Using Chiaogoo US size 1, magic loop.
Camp Wilkerson Shawl by Caitlin Hunter. Yarn is Sweetgeorgia DK in saffron, mink, pumpkin, glacier. US Size 6.
The Project Purge cont.
Shawl I was designing I decided to rip out. I was having a hard time remembering the pattern and couldn’t find my notes. The addi needles I was using were very sticky and the project was going slowly so instead of letting it frustrate me I choose to frog and will figure out something to do with the yarn.
I met Stephen West at Twisted in Portland and got his new book “West Knits, Best Knits” autographed! I also got one for my lovely viewers to win. I will open up a thread in the Ravelry group under 200 subscribers and put a question up. Please post answers in the thread to enter in a chance to win your very own autographed copy of the book
Knitted Wit Victory DK in Blush and Blue: 100% superwash merino 280 yards per skein
Republic of wool DK in Sourpuss and Crackle: 100% Superwash merino 250 yards per skein
I won a door prize at the book signing, 2 gigantic skeins of Blue moon fiber arts Single Silky Targhee, 70% Targhee wool and 30% Tussah silk. Color Flamingo Feet. 696 yards each skein.