Holiday fun has exhausted Marsha while Kelly has been busy making a butt-shaped divot on her couch. Plus we have a patron giveaway and a surprise Winter Weave Along prize today!
I haven’t knit a stitch on the Holey Comfort cardigan by Hinterm Stein, but I did wind the fourth skein. I plan to bring it on a New Year’s trip and make some good progress. But I am the boss of my knitting, so I might choose to work on something else instead!
I turned the heel and started the gusset of a pair of socks for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought at the San Luis Obispo yarn crawl back in 2014.
I also finished a holiday tea cosy in red and green using the pattern Nanny Meiers Tea Cozy by Amelia Carlson published by Fiber Trends. I used spirit yarn from Sears! I decided to use two pompoms on top and put the red one on the port side of the teapot and the green one on the starboard side.
Finally, I’m swatching with Little Fish Stitches fingering for a Tee called Walk Along by AnkeStrick.
I’ve been working a lot on the Persian Tile Blanket for my grand niece. I’m following the color choices (sort of) of a project by JenasaurusWake that I saw while watching FO radar. I’m using Knit Picks Brava Worsted in lots of fun bright colors and making color choices to make all the octagons look like they have different sized flowers in them.
With Friends Pullover. I’m using two patterns: Rachel by Josée Paquin, and Fresh by Josée Paquin. I’ve put the hem on waste yarn and picked up for the first sleeve. I’m going to start with the dark green at the top of the sleeve and then move into the stripe colors. I’ll do the sleeves similarly to the Fresh pattern where the sleeves are mostly one color and then there is a little bit of striping.
I finished 14 dishcloths in the Triple L Tweed stitch from the Purl Soho Slip Stitch Dishtowels pattern. I cast on a multiple of 3 stitches +1. It’s usually 34 or 37 stitches because I like a compact dishcloth. I totally used up four different 108-yard skeins of Tahki Cotton Classic
Ongoing Giveaway--Paper, Planning, and Plotting
The winner will get:
Two Sheeps Calendar: A Celebration of Independent Yarn Dyers. Each month features an exclusive skein from an indie dyer and the link to order the yarn. It’s not just a calendar!
Working with each dyer, we have obtained a limited supply of each exclusive colorway. The yarn in each month’s photograph is available for purchase on the first day of that month.
We are grateful to each dyer for creating, dyeing, twisting, and labeling these amazing skeins and are thrilled to showcase their talent in our company’s first calendar!
From Field Notes: We’ve limited this 49th Quarterly Edition to 33,333 3-Packs. Each Memo Book cover features a unique snowflake illustration rendered by our friend and co-conspirator, Brendan Dawes. Each snowflake is different, so every book is different, and so for the first time in a Quarterly Edition – we’ve individually numbered each book.
To enter, answer this prompt:
How do you keep your plots and plans straight? Paper, digital, other? Do you use a calendar? What kind? A notebook? What kind? Do you use a notebook for your projects or just Ravelry? When do you use paper and when do you use digital? Marsha and Kelly will put up a thread in the Ravelry group, or you can send a comment from the website, you can send us an audio file (for example using voice memo phone app and emailing it, send us a dm on Instagram or email us email@example.com. We’ll draw a winner on January 20 and you’ll hear about it during the second January episode on about January 25.
Patron Appreciation Time!
Stuck at home we are reliving memories of travels. For the next few months we will be having a once a month patron giveaways to remind everyone of faraway places.
The prize is a hat kit from Marsha’s trip to Iceland. It is from the Uppspuni Mini Mill. The yarn is black with purple contrast color.
The winner of the Icelandic yarn is Barbara G., a patron since January of 2019.
Winter Weave Along
We're brightening up the winter by having a giveaway from the Winter Weave Along chat thread.
Nan4now is the winner of a cone of Sally Fox cotton. Contact me ASAP as her 2020 stock is dwindling!
You can join in with your weaving projects anytime until March 31. We will have prizes, including a class generously donated by Erica at Weavolution. Check out this great website for weavers with projects, discussion, classes, and lots of resources. The website has a handy Weaving Calculator that you can use for project planning.
To honor her memory, we are having a Caps for Kids KAL from now until February 15th, to knit or crochet caps in any washable yarn, any pattern, any size, and donate them to a kids charity. Please post a photo of your cap(s) here before donating them.