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Ep 153: We're So Predictable

Kelly Locke

The solace of creating order, a nice button band technique, and plans for 2021. 

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Marsha’s Projects

Finished the body and ¾ of the sleeves of Holey Comfort cardigan by Hinterm Stein. Bind off is a really nice I-cord bind off. Sleeve width seems okay but need to decrease faster on the way to cuffs. It will be touch and go with yarn amount

Working on foot of first pair of socks for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought in San Luis Obispo.

Swatched with Little Fish Stitches fingering for a Tee called Walk Along by AnkeStrick. 

Techniques for neat button bands: 

  1. pick up stitches with #1 needle and then knit with pattern size - Cocoknits
  2. Pick up exact number of stitches in body and then decrease to number of stitches called for pattern.

Marsha purchased the Lady Dye Yarns kit: Schitt’s Creek 2.0. 

Kelly’s Projects 

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 on the front hem 

The weaving is finished on the Ribbon Candy Christmas dishtowels and they have all been washed, but not yet hemmed. I had a rocky start, but was able to correct a warping mistake that made one of my white stripes bigger than the others. I also was inspired by the Jane Stafford Guild videos to go off my pattern and play with some twill treadlings. 

Plans for 2021

We talked about our 2021 plans and discovered that we are oh, so predictable. You don’t even really have to listen to this episode! We said exactly the same things in Episode 106 in January 2019 and Episode 127 in January 2020.

Recommendations

Kelly recommends two YouTube knitting shows

Sweet Tea, No Shade with John and Scott

Needles at the Ready show with Kevin and Ray.

Marsha shares videos (created by the tour company) from last year’s Iceland trip.

Video of our Icelandic cooking class

Video of our visit to Icelandic geothermal plant and lava tube

Ongoing Giveaway--Paper, Planning, and Plotting

We are giving away two items to one lucky winner! 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!

Pack of three Field Notes notebooks in the Snowy Evening design

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?  Enter in the thread in the Ravelry group, or you can send a comment from our website, you can send us an audio file by emailing us twoewes@twoewesfiber.com, or send us a dm on Instagram From all the responses we’ll draw a winner on January 20 and you’ll hear the winner during the second January episode.


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