Ep 205: NoCKRs Recap

Marsha Failor

The Two Ewes were together as we attended the Northern California Knitting Retreat. Hear about the fun we had and our adventures in the “destash” room. Plus, the winners of our Stitches West contest are announced.

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We had a lovely time at the Northern Californian Knitters Retreat held at the St Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, California. We caught up with old friends and met ten new attendees. Thank you to the Yarniacs and 2 Knit Lit Chicks for hosting.

We have two new knitters! Two high school students attending a confirmation preparation workshop were intrigued with what we were doing. Several knitters taught them the basics and they were off!

Students Knitting

Next year’s dates April 25-28, 2024. More information can be found in the NoCKRs Ravelry Group.

Marsha’s Projects

Noromania: I ordered more yarn and now have a total of 40 skeins of Noro Kureyon (Aran weight) to make a blanket for Mark. I’ve knit 40 inches and used 22 balls. This is a fun project.

Anzula Socks: Using two shades of Anzula Dreamy (blue) and Squishy (coral) that I bought at Stitches 2022. Finished the first sock.

Flowers from My Garden: Starting a spinning project with fiber I bought at Stitches this month. I have spun two bobbins of each colorway and am working on a third.

Ames Beanie: Cast on using Little Skein in the Big Woods worsted in colorway Hyde Park. Knitting it cable hat as part of the 2 Knit Lit Chicks cable along that ends May 15. I was making good progress when I discovered about ten rows back that I missed a cable cross.

Kelly’s Projects

Started the Summer Fjord tee using Quince and Co. Sparrow linen yarn.

Continued on the socks for Robert out of Purls Before Wine (From Purl 2 Walla Walla). Colorway is called Glamping so I had to buy it!

Finished: Crackle lesson from Jane Stafford Guild. 7 yard warp instead of 10. Made the outer stripes wider because of the way I fold towels on the towel rod in our kitchen. Using the two cones of 8/2 cotton that I bought at stitches from Meridian Specialty Yarns

Stitches West Winners:

Winners of our Stitches West contest are announced.  Listen to find out who won!

Patreon Winners will be announced in our next episode.

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