Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Episode 20: Hardly Working



Welcome
What's on (or off) the Needles
What's on (or off) the Hook
Spinning
Sewing
  • No Progress on the Sew Along :(  Boo!
Patterns
  • Melpomene by Rosemary Hill (Seven Small Shawls to Knit, Year Two: The Muses)
    • Crescent shawl, knit side to side
    • Reversible
    • Eyelets, Short Rows, Twisted Stitches
    • Fingering Wt Yarn - 400 - 800 yds
    • 3 Sizes Available: Sm, Md, Lg
    • Single pattern avail. Nov. 25, 2011
  • Kornblomst Shawl by Martha Simsonsen
    • Crescent Shaped Shawl
    • Approx. $6.55 USD
    • Worked from lace edging up
    • Written and charted instructions (in US terms)
    • Lace Wt, 900-1000 yds 
    • bpdc, fpdc, crossed st, puff st, cluster st, short rows
Other Stuff
Stash Enhancement

  • Toula Sock in Peppermint Twist colorway by Spinning Fates
    • 2-ply, Fingering wt, 400 yds/100g
    • 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
  • Corriedale Roving, 4.1 oz. in Christopher Robin Colorway by Sheepish Creations
    • 100% Corriedale
  • November Semi Solid Mini Skein Club by The Knitting Goddess
    • 4 ply sock yarn
    • 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon
    • 70g / 280m total (7 skeins)
  • 3 pr of owl earrings, 1 owl necklace, 1 pair of wire ball earrings from Polished Two
Reviews:
  • Twist Collective - Winter 2011 
    • Jaina by Thayer Preece - $7
      • This open cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom up, with set-in pockets worked as you go. The sleeves are worked down from stitches picked up at the armholes, with sleeve caps shaped by short rows. The double collar is worked from stitches picked up along the front and neck edges.
    • Oscillate by Amy Herzog - $7
      • This fitted cardigan is worked in pieces and sewn together. The mirrored cable pattern is presented in chart form only. Edges are finished with twisted ribbing.
    • Gaeda by Susanna IC - $6
      • This crescent-shaped shawl begins with a wide lace border, which is given in chart form only. The cabled upper section of the shawl is worked in short rows, and is presented in row-by-row instructions. The shawl finished with an i-cord bind off.
    • Finial by Alison Green Will - $7
      • This pullover is worked in the round from the bottom up, divided at the armholes for front and back. The sleeves are worked from the bottom up, finish with a shoulder saddle and sewn into the armholes. The cowl collar is worked from stitched picked up at the neckline. The cable and lace pattern is presented in chart form only.
    • Eira by Ann-Marie Jackson - $7
      • This fitted pullover is worked in the round from the bottom up, then divided for front and back at the armholes. The sleeves are worked separately and sewn in place. The sleeve cuffs and front neck feature an unusual eyelet and pleat detail. The neckline is shaped with short rows, and there are functional buttons at the left shoulder.
    • Zosia by Marnie MacLean - $7
      •  This cardigan is worked from the bottom up in pieces and joined at the shoulders with a 3-needle bind-off. Sleeves are picked up at the armholes and worked down, with short rows shaping the sleeve caps. Cable pattern is given in charts only.
    • Bellevue by Robin Melanson - $7
      • This fitted, textured pullover is worked in pieces and sewn together. The stitch patterns are given in row-by-row instructions only. The wide neckband is worked from stitches picked up along the deep neckline, and overlaps at the front.
  • Space Cadet Creations Mini Skeins Club!
    • Avail in Gentle Mix or Wild Mix
    • (5) 20g Skeins per month for $28/month
    • End subscription whenever
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Question of the Week:
  • Do you have yarn or fiber in your stash that you bought on a whim and have no idea what to do with it?  What is it?  Confess! :)


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1 comment:

  1. You are busy! Yes, I have some stashed madeline tosh sock! I LOVE that yarn. I don't know what to do with it yet! :)

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