May 24, 2015

Episode 98



Episode 98 Show Notes -


The Knitting Pipeline podcast is having a Pebble Beach Shawl KAL in the Knitting Pipeline group on Ravelry - details here (including 30% off coupon code [KPKAL30] valid until May 31, 2015).

WIPs -


I'm working on the Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart out of Habu Textiles Tsumugi in colour #48 (100% silk) -

15% complete! Pebble Beach Shawl in Habu Tsumugi 100% silk. #pebblebeachKAL #knittersofinstagram #knitting
Progress...15%

It's so well written and a real pleasure to knit, I already have more planned for my future! I talked about possibly using ShiBui Heichi (worsted weight) or ShiBui Pebble (light fingering weight) for my next shawls.  

Do you have a favourite rustic feeling silk or silk blend yarn?

I'm finding it to be such a great material to work with now that our weather is getting warmer!

FOs -


This week became all about finishing up! I finished two pairs of socks. I tried to make the most of my lunch break this week -

Break time. #knitting #knittersofinstagram
Lunch time knitting by the pond.

While working on Turtlepurl Yarns Striped Turtle Toes in 'Air Force One'. Here's a link to my Ravelry project page for all the deets.

Opal Sweet and Spicy 2 in Sprinkles.  Apparently I am finishing all the things this weekend. #knitting #knittersofinstagram
Finished: Opal Sweet & Spicy 2 socks.

I also finished the socks from Opal Sweet & Spicy 2 in the Sprinkles colourway. Here's the Ravelry project page with all the details.

Spinning -


I spun a TON this week!

1/3 of the way through this gorgeous fiber. Sweet Georgia Yarns Panda in Shipwreck. #spinning #spinnersofinstagram #sweetgeorgiayarns #minispinner #hansencrafts
Spinning WIP: Sweet Georgia Panda in Shipwrek on the Hansen with Lace Flyer.

I'm a little more than 2/3rds of the way through the braid of Sweet Georgia Yarns Panda (merino/bamboo/nylon)in the Shipwreck colourway. I'm using my Hansen mini spinner with the lace flyer. The specs on the singles are 64 wraps per inch (WPI) and approx 17 twists per inch (TPI), although this was really hard to measure because the single is so fine.

This is destined to be a 3-ply either for a shawl or a pair of socks. Either way, I'm going for a fingering to light fingering weight.

I had a great coffee this morning with my friend Rachel, aka Welford Purls. Check out her Etsy shop, The Wool n' Spinning Shop. She has AMAZING punis!! -

Rachel's gorgeous punis!


Rachel also hosts a monthly videocast. Catch her latest {Videopurl} here. She is a really fantastic spinner - just wait until you see her latest handspun WIP!

I also talk about Tour de Fleece 2015, which runs from July 4, 2015 to July 26, 2015. Oh and of course I'm going to participate in Spinzilla in October of this year, because clearly I'm crazy! It ends 3 days before my due date with baby #2!

I hope you have a wonderful week filled with joy, happiness and fiber!!

Weeeeee!!!!! Jack loves the slide.
Fun at the park!

Soundtrack -


"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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