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 022-Better Late than Never?

Welcome to Episode 22 of the Misadventures in Knitting Podcast!

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Today’s Topics Include:

  • Book Club Wrap Up and Google Hang Out Rescheduled
  • Julgran KAL Information
  • Hot off the Needles
  • What we are Working on
  • Sad Knitting Tragedies
  • Healthy Living with Ashley and Tara
  • Sew, I have another lover

Today’s WIPs were shared by MarySK on Ravelry.  Thank you for contributing, Mary!

Book Club Wrap Up

This summer, we read In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware for our Knitters Book Club.

Our Google Hang Out will take place August 24th at 8 PM.  Please see our Ravelry Group for more information.

The Julgran KAL

We are hosting our first ever sweater knit along!  We chose the Julgran sweater, by Andi Satterlund.  This knit along began in July and will end January 1st, 2009, giving you plenty of time to make the ultimate holiday sweater.

The Julgran sweater is available on Ravelry and Andi Satterlund has provided the following 15% discount code until August 27th at 11:59 PST:  MIKJULGRANKAL

Neither Tara or Ashley have started their sweaters but have acquired yarn.  Please join us!

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Tara’s yarn choice for the Julgran!

Hot Off the Needles

Tara finished the V-Neck Boxy by Joji Locatelli and used Plucky Feet in the colorway Barn Door (red).

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Tara also finished the Poca sweater by Laura Nelkin.  She used Jill Draper Makes Stuff Kingston in the colorway Gage Street.

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Ashley finished the July square of the River Knits Afghan.

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Ashley finished the Ice Cream Doggie by Anna Hracochvec.

What we are Working On

Ashley started Pillars (socks) by Lisa Stitchweh using Madeline Tosh Twist Light.

Ashley is also working on the Children’s Neck Down Bolero by Knitting Pure & Simple.  She is using Cascade 220.

Tara is working on The Golden Hour by Andrea Mowry.  She is using Scout by Kelbourne Woolens which is available at Woolworks.

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Tara is swatching for the Tecumseh sweater by Caitlin Hunter using Jill Draper Mohonk.

Sad Knitting Tragedies

Tara unraveled the Wagenfeld sweater by Ankestrick because the colors were too bright!  She made her husband help unwind it–and because there was so much knitting completed, it took a long time!

Ashley enjoyed the Children’s Neck Down Bolero so much that she kept knitting and knitting and did not realize she was making mistakes!

Healthy Living with Ashley and Tara

Ashley has run a few road races throughout the year.  She recently finished the Boordy Vineyards 5 K!  She is also training for the Charles Street 12.

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Great job, Ashley!

Tara has been working out and loosely following Weight Watchers.  She has lost over 14 pounds!

Sew, I have Another Lover!

Ashley is leading a Sew Along for the Scout Tee at Domesticity, a fabric shop where she works!  You can follow along on Instagram by following Ashley.

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Ashley has also sewed a few pencil pouches that will be the September Sew Along.  This is a free pattern by Sharon Holland.

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