Ep 003–Stash Hiding and Other (mis)Adventures

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Stash Hiding!

We want to know, where do you hide your stash?  Please send us an email or leave a comment on our page!  We will read your secret hiding place aloud during future introductions!  Tara recently found 5 skeins of yarn in the glove compartment of her car.

What We are Working On

Ashley finished the Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry!  It took a long time but was well worth it.

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Isn’t it beautiful!  Ends need to be woven in and the shawl needs to be blocked.

Ashley also finished the Kevin McCallister’s Moose Hat by VR Knits.  The hat was inspired by the movie, “Home Alone”.  She used Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok in the colorways Highland Sheep and Red Rocks.  Some modifications were made.  She shortened the colorwork pattern to fit her son’s head and she made a double sided brim.

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Tara completed some super-secret test knits.  Shhhh!  She is also working on the Starting Point Mystery Knit Along by Joji Locatelli.  She has enjoyed this knit so much that she would even do it all over again!

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Ashley asked Tara about repeating knitting projects.  Tara has repeated the Quadri Hat by Michelle Wang and the Griffin Vest by Georgie Nicolson three times.  Ashley is usually “one and done” but she has knit the Clover Honey Shawlette by Hannah Six several times.

Book Review

For their first book review, Ashley and Tara chose the Kids’ Knitting Workshop by Susan B. Anderson.  They chose this book because they greatly admire Susan B. Anderson plus some listeners may be looking for a knitting related activity to do with children this summer.  Both Ashley and Tara found the book to be a great resource for any child who wants to learn to knit!

Misadventures

Tara bought five skeins of Madeline Tosh Vintage in the Glazed Pecan colorway!  Eeek!

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Ashley is having some misadventures with home improvements!  She also feels that her two-handed fair isle needs more practice.

Tara had a second misadventure with Caitlin Hunter’s Ohra Shawl.  It was love at first sight.  She purchased the pattern the day it was released!

 

Introductions! And, what exactly is a (mis)adventure in knitting?

Welcome to our blog!  We are so excited that you found your way here and decided to “hang out” with us!  This blog will detail information found in our tri-weekly podcast, “misadventures in knitting”, and will be a way to communicate during the weeks when we do not broadcast.

So, how about we introduce ourselves!  We are Tara and Ashley, two friends from Baltimore, MD, who share an over-the-moon love for knitting and yarn.  We work together at our local yarn store, Woolworks.  One evening in December 2016, after the customers left and the “closed” sign hung in the door, the idea of a knitting related podcast was born.  It was just a pipe-dream at first, but we both grew more serious and decided to make it a reality.

The podcast is called (mis)adventures in knitting because between the two of us, we seem to have a lot of them!  We are constantly tempted by new yarns, patterns and trends.  While we already have seven projects on the needles, we want to cast on the newly released shawl topping Ravelry’s “hot right now” list.  We own enough yarn to fill a decent sized yarn shop, but we lust for new colors, shades, and blends of fiber, driving our husbands and loved ones a bit crazy.  Our (mis)adventures spill into other creative outlets, with both of us wanting to get our hands on sewing machines and spinning wheels!

And of course, our biggest (mis)adventure, is sharing our love of knitting through the podcast and blog.  We hope you enjoy it!  This is new for us and if you listened to our first episode, you probably sensed some nervous excitement!  In our opinion, there is no friendlier place to be than the knitting and fiber community.  We hope our podcast lends itself to two-way communication, where you feel comfortable introducing yourself and your own (mis)adventures.  You can find our group on Ravelry and other updates on Instagram under the names misadventuresinknitting .