Episode 023–At Home Over Rhinebeck Weekend

Welcome to Episode 23 of the Misadventures in Knitting Podcast!

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Today’s Topics Include:

  • Google Hang Out Recap
  • The Julgran Knitalong
  • Hot Off the Needles
  • What we are Working on
  • Sad Knitting Tragedies
  • and, How to Have Fun Over Rhinebeck Weekend When You are not Actually in Rhinebeck!

Thank you, HockeyRachel, for sharing your numerous projects with us!

Google Hang Out Recap

Thank you to Jackie and Heather for participating in our last Google Hang Out!

Julgran Knitalong

We are doing our first ever sweater KAL right no!  The Julgran is a worsted weight pullover designed by Andi Satterlund.  This design features a large pine tree, achieved by increasing, decreasing and cables, that can be either left plain or decorated to look like a Christmas tree.  This KAL will run until January 1st, 2019.  Yes, there will be prizes!  See our Ravelry thread for more information!

Hot Off the Needles

Ashley finished the Children’s Neck Down Bolero by Knitting Pure and Simple.  She used Cascade 220 Superwash.

Ashley finished the August Square of the River Knits Year Long Afghan.  This was a mitered square.

Tara finished The Golden Hour by Andrea Mowry, a DK weight shawl.  She used Scout by Kelbourne Woolens.

What We are Working On

Ashley is working on the September square, which is a counterpane, of the River Knits Year Long Afghan.

Tara is working on two sweaters.  She is knitting the Apple Cider Donut by Cecily Glowak-MacDonald with the recommended yarn by Barlettyarns.  Tara is also knitting the Tecumseh by Caitlin Hunter.  She is using Jill Draper Mohonk and Daughter of a Shepherd.

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Sad Knitting Tragedies

Tara is having some difficulty with the Tecumseh.  She needs to rip out some of the fair isle and use a larger needle for the colorwork to avoid puckering.

Tara accidentally vacuumed over top of The Golden Hour Shawl.

How to Have Fun Over Rhinebeck Weekend when you are not Actually in Rhinebeck!

The New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, commonly referred to as “Rhinebeck”, will take place October 20th and 21st.

Tara suggests:

  • Knit a Rhinebeck sweater even if you are not going.  Finish in time for festival and wear proudly!
  • Visit your local yarn store with  your newly finished object (show it off!) and sit and knit!  Be social.
  • If you do not have a LYS, invite friends over for a potluck brunch.
  • Get outdoors and walk on a trail.
  • Schedule a massage or a trip to a salon.  Treat yourself on that day!

Ashley suggests:

  • Go outside!  Try apple picking!  If you live in Maryland, check out Larriland Farms.
  • Make apple sauce, apple butter, and apple pie!

Episode 019–Happy 1 Year Anniversary! And Special Giveaways, too!

Welcome to Episode 19 of the Misadventures in Knitting Podcast.

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You may have noticed that we changed our intro prompt.  Now that we are officially in our second year, our question to you all is:  “how many projects do you have on the needles?”  This includes WIPS, UFOs, and all of your most recent cast ons.  Don’t be shy!  Share with us in our Ravelry thread and we may feature you on an upcoming podcast episode.

Today’s topics include:

  • One Year Anniversary Celebration and Special Giveaways!
  • Maryland Sheep and Wool Wrap Up!
  • Hot off the Needles
  • What we are Working on

One Year Celebration and Special Giveaways

To celebrate the conclusion of our first year of podcasting, we have two special giveaways to tell you about.

Giveaway #1: Yarn Set from Wooly Hues

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Three Skeins of 80/20 Superwash Merino/Nylon. Each skein is 467 yards/100 grams.  Country Strong Gradient Set.  $75.00.

To win this BEAUTIFUL yarn set, you must:

1.)  Follow Aleaness on Instagram.  (Aleaness is the dyer of Wooly Hues Yarn)

2.)  Follow Misadventures in Knitting on Instagram.

3.)  Find the photo of the Wooly Hues Yarn on our Instagram page and in our Ravelry Group and answer the question:  “What would you make with this yarn?”  If you answer on both Instagram and Ravelry, you will have two entries.

(A note to Ann:  Thank you SOOO much for the yarn!!!  We love it and really appreciate your generosity.)

Giveaway #2:  Splendid Soles

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Splendid Soles book; published by Knit Picks in 2018.  Paperback.  Retails for $29.99.  16 Socks in the collection.

Book was gifted to us by Lori Wagner who has a pattern in the book, the “Textured Lace Socks” pattern.  (Thank you, Lori!)

Tara’s Review:

  • 16 patterns for experienced sock knitters.
  • All varieties of socks: lace, cables, and mosaics.
  • Collection of patterns by independent designers.  Designer emails are included with each pattern for support or questions.
  • Brief introductions written by each designer.
  • Crisp, clear photography with large photos; many photos are full page.
  • Photos are just of socks, nothing else to distract the reader.
  • Large, very easy-to-read charts.
  • Socks are knitted in a variety of ways, top-down, bottom-up, with DPNs, magic-loop or two-circulars.
  • All styles of heels (traditional to short rows).
  • Features KnitPicks yarn.
  • You can see patterns on Ravelry or on the KnitPicks website.

Ashley’s Review:

  • Ashley also likes the large photos.
  • Ashley wishes it had a lay-flat binding.  She recommends taking it to a copy shop and having it spiral bound.
  • Ashley thought the textured stitch patterns ranged from easy to difficult.

To win this awesome book, you must:

1.)  Follow Knit Picks on Instagram.

2.)  Follow the Misadventures in Knitting Podcast on Instagram.

3.)  Post a picture of your favorite pair of socks that you have knit OR a picture of some sock yarn that you cannot wait to use for a pair of socks.  Be sure to tag us and use #SplendidSolesGiveaway

Both of these contests have a deadline of June 17th!

We will choose a winner and announce on the following episode.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Wrap-Up

Tara mentioned:  Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Heirlooms/Yarn Hygge by Lis Barsuglia-Madsen, and Bartlett Yarns.

 

 

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Bartlett Yarns for Apple Cider Donut

Tara was also able to meet some very friendly people, including:

While Tara was getting high on yarn fumes (ha!), Ashley was running around Pittsburgh (literally) with her family.  Congratulations to Ashley on finishing the 1/2 portion of the marathon!  Way to go!  She mentioned the fabric store called Loom and the Pittsburgh Incline.  She had a great weekend.  She thanks KnitReannaKnit for travel advice.

 

Hot Off the Needles

Tara finished the Thick and Thin Shawlette designed by Lis Barsuglia-Madsen.  This pattern uses Yarn Hygge DK Singles and Lace Silk/Mohair.

Ashley finished a pair of socks which she will use for her beginning sock class at Woolworks.  She used Cascade Wave.

 

What We are Working On

Tara has been working on a secret test knit for Lori Wagner, a beautiful crescent shaped lace shawl.  Tara decided to place beads even though the pattern does not specify to do so.  She used A Verb for Keeping Warm Annapurna Cashmere Sport Weight.

Ashley has been working on the Children’s Neck Down Cardigan by Knitting Pure and Simple.  She used Spud and Chloe Sweater.

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Ashley is also working on the Impressionists MKAL by Helen Stewart.  She is now on Clue 2 with Nox Yarn.

Finally, Ashley is working on the River Knits Afghan Along.  She is on the May Square, which is highly cabled.  She is using Shepherd’s Worsted for the blanket.

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Tara’s son, Leo, finished his very first scarf thanks to the Waldorf School of Baltimore.

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