AKA: Yarn and Ewe Girl
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- Summertide Shawl by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade.
Done in 1 skein of Solstice on the luna sock base in Colorway British Racing Green
1 skein of Squishy from Anzula yarn in Petals colorway. Both 100gm fingering sock yarn both 80/10/10 Merino cashmere nylon
I used Hiya Hiya Sharp US #6 or 4mm needles
Anzula skein was not a full skein and I barely made it.
Really enjoyed knitting, however it isn’t as deep as I would have hoped for, extremely long but not very deep and that could be just because of my row gauge being different than others. I have found that it is a lot easier for me to manipulate stitch gauge than row gauge. For whatever reason.
- Speed Bump Socks from Soccupied. Pattern by Deb Barnhill
Yarn is Nomadic Yarns on their Trusty Sock base which is 75% merino 25% nylon in the Rhinebeck Sweater Weather Colorway.
Knit with 2, 24 inch circulars US size 1 or 2.25mm Addi Lace knitting needles
- Yarny!!! I’m so excited about this. I know it’s not a traditional “knit finished object” but it did involve yarn. And it felt like a yarn bombing experience. First of all for those who don’t know Yarny comes from a video game called “Unravel” we got a new PS4 for christmas and in the aftermath traded in all our old PS3 games and console. With the money we got some new games. Mostly games for my husband and the kids. I’m not a huge video gamer I feel a bit like it’s wasted time, but while we were there at the store, I pulled out my knitting to pass the time. The shopkeeper must have seen me because the next thing I knew was my husband asking me to come over and check something out. The guy had told him about Unravel and thought that I would enjoy it seeing as it had to do with yarn. LOng story short we bought the game, cause I’m a sucker for anything to do with yarn. Plus the guy had given a really good review of it.
Beautifully done game!! Very engaging puzzle solving game. You are Yarny, this character made of red yarn and as you move along in the game the yarn unravels behind you, if you run out of yarn you can’t move. You have to make the yarn last to the end of the level. Picking up new bits of yarn along the way. According to the creator the yarny unravels the farther away he gets from the things he loves, he says the yarn is meant to represent love and the bond between people and Yarny is trying to reconnect this old lady with the things she has lost.
WoW!! Anyway my youngest son is into stuffed animals so he has been asking me to make him a Yarny ever since we got the game.
We also really enjoy playing little big planet 3, which is another game with knitted characters, but he has yet to ask me to make him a sack boy yet
I think I’m going to try to work out a way to make the Yarny actually knitted and stuffed. Instead of wires and yarn wrapped around. I just watched a youtube tutorial on how to make this guy. Quite simple if time consuming
What’s on the needles:
I am still working on my grown up girl cardigan by Joji
I have all of the body and one sleeve fully done. I still have to finish the second sleeve and pockets and do the tie at the waist.
I am using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in the teal feather colorway. Each skein is 100gms and approximately 210 yds
I used Hiya Hiya Sharps US #7 or 4.5mm knitting needles for most of the project expect the cuffs of the sleeves which calls for US #6 or 4mm needles. I also decreased one extra time in the cuff area to make the sleeves more fitted.
I’m making the smallest size. The thing about Joji’s patterns is that when you do your swatch you really need to block it and then check your gauge. Yarn grows a little in the blocking process. So at this point the sweater fits but a little snug, not too bad. I did a gauge swatch and blocked it so it should be ok once it’s finished and completely blocked out.
Next project is a pair of socks, The Biscotte’s Sheep socks.
Modifications, doing cuff down instead of toe up.
MC is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Natural
CC is my own handdyed. Easter Bunny Barf
Using US size 1 or 2.25mm for cuff/heel/toe
US size 2 or 2.75mm for the fair isle portion
In Florida I visited 3 different shops, i think I’ll split my purchases up and talk about some today and some at the next podcast. Don’t want to overwhelm…
First stop was Gabriella’s Yarn shop in Winter Park Fl.
I bought Blue heron Yarns Rayon Metalic in the Blueberry Colorway. 550yd
She hand wound this for me. I guess the rayon is pretty slippery and gave me a lovely psuedo drop stitch scarf pattern that I think would be great to wear in summer.
Next stop was St. Petersburg Florida for some beach activity. Found a cute shop called Stash A Place for Yarn.
I met Kristin.
Bought quite a bit there…
Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in Toffee, Lotus and Shell 100gm, 150yds 100% organically grown cotton
Delicious yarns Sweets Sport in the Cotton Candy colorway. 100% superwash merino 100gm about 310 yds, love how the tag is like food
The Fiber Seed Yarn Co. Sprout seed pack 90% Superwash USA merino and 10% nylon 480 yd 2 ply fingering, local in Tampa
Shop number 3 was called Knit! In Longwood Florida
1 skein of Feza Sock: Colorway 2001 100% Superwash merino Sock weight yarn 440 yd
2 Skeins of Ella Rae: Lace Merino Chunky Colorway 200, Bulky weight 100 gm and 121 yd per skein
1 ball of Rowan Baby merino silk Dk in Emerald
1 ball of Rowan Baby merino silk Dk in Flower
1 ball of Rowan Baby merino silk Dk in snow drop
The Rowan is a 66% Superwash merino and 34% tussah silk 50 gm balls 147 yd per ball