Ep 124: Catching Up, Crochet Projects, and Creative Stash Busting

Kelly Locke


Crochet projects on the hooks and knitting projects on the needles! We’re finally back but not with full technology just yet. Join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page.

Kelly’s Projects

I finished two gnomes for my mom using the Oh Gnome You Didn’t pattern by Sarah Schira.  I added beards to the gnomes instead of using a scarf. They are really cute with their hands in their pockets and tassels on their hats!

I started a new crocheted sweater! It’s the Habitat Cardigan crochet cardigan by Jess Coppom. It’s big and cozy and I’m making it with the Lion Brand Heartland that is called for in the pattern.

I’ve also started a crochet shawl. It’s called the Dew Drop Shawl crochet shawl by Silke Terhorst.  My project is using a gradient handspun that I made from a Loop Bump in teal, purple, and gray. 

The Sonny Bono Jacket is once again on hold and in need of another skein of yarn. One sleeve is done,(twice because the first one was way too wide), but I don’t think I have enough yarn for the second sleeve and the collar. 

I’ve also been doing some Stashbuster Weaving. These are dishtowels with yellow/gold/orange/brown tones in the warp, using cream/yellow cotton weft.

Marsha’s Projects

I’m working on Shared Rib by Anne Hanson as a cowl.  Old Maiden Aunt fingering in the colorway Crimson Lips. About halfway done.

Daphne’s Skull designed by Ellen Sibelius of Wooly Wonders is not quite finished. I finished the teeth on the bottom jaw. Need to knit 16 teeth for the upper jaw. Slow going. Using 000 needles.

Meanwhile, I started a new project! John O Groats Socks are a pair of socks using Yarns From the Plains fingering weight in the colorway Cumbrian View. I bought the yarn from the dyer at the Caithness Craft Retreat in May. The pattern I’m using is the sock recipe from Nancy Lindberg, NL7 Knit to Fit Socks.

Mash It Up is the newest pattern on my needles. Started a hat for Ben’s girlfriend using this free pattern by Babs Ausherman that uses sock yarn scraps. Great stash buster pattern.

2019 in Review

We took a look at our Ravelry project pages using the advanced search button and then filtering by Year Finished.  It’s a fun way to look at the data in your projects. 

Kelly’s Year in Review--Finished in 2019

5 pair of socks (4 shorties, 1 regular, all for me)

9 charity hats from spirit yarn

2 sweaters

1 shawl, a pair of cowls, a shawlette

2 Gnomes, 1 bee, 1 tarantula,10 bears, 1 sugar skull

3 (K)Not Along projects--quilt top and 2 punch needle projects

No finished weaving, finished crochet projects are Bee, Tarantula, and most of the bears.

Almost zero spinning! That’s what happens when you break your foot, I guess!


Marsha’s Year in Review--Finished in 2019

4 Sweaters

2 Tees (So that's really 6 sweaters!!!!!)

4 hats

3 pair of socks


Winter Weave Along--Started October 15 in the Two Ewes Ravelry Group. This weave along goes until the end of March so you have plenty of time for weaving projects. 

Fix it or Nix It--Starts November 1st and goes through January 1. Join the planning on the Ravelry group discussion board.

St. Distaff Day 2020 is Saturday, January 4th at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. It is put on by a Chapter of the Northwest Regional Spinners Association

Stitches West is February 20-23 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. There is a podcaster meetup hosted by Yarniacs and 2 Knit Lit Chicks on Saturday the 22nd in the lobby bar area of the Hyatt (connected to the Convention Center). 

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