Living and crafting on the unceded traditional territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations

October 3, 2016

Episode 129

On today's show I recap my Knit City 2016 experience, including talks by Ysolda Teague and Stephanie Pearl McPhee, aka the Yarn Harlot!

We also kick off a huge giveaway by Kinfolk Yarn & Fibre! You could win one of these beauties!!! -

Kinfolk Yarn & Fibre Snappy Stitches Giveaway

You can find more information on how to win on the Snappy Stitches Ravelry group - specifically, this thread and this thread.

The giveaway closes October 17, 2017 and all of the specifics are in the entry threads.

Knitting -

I'm continuing to work on my Sandpiper rectangular shawl out of Kraemer Yarns Sophia (lots of details on Episode 128), pattern to be released fairly soon.

I frogged the lace shawl out of Sweet Georgia Yarns CashLuxe Fine, Wisteria colourway. I'm going to cast on for something else fairly soon!

Knit City -

I saw Ysolda's talk on Every Body is Knit Worthy on Friday night, which really got me thinking more about sizing and my feelings attached to it. On Saturday night, I went to the talk by Stephanie Pearl McPhee, aka the Yarn Harlot. It was great! She was hilarious. Here's an article about it by the cbc.

I wore my Nordic Wind Shawl by Cabin Four out of Lettlopi on Friday night, all day Saturday and Saturday evening. It was the perfect knitwear for me for the weekend. Super warm - doubling as a jacket almost!

I got tons of goodies from Knit City and talked about these companies/people in particular -

Ysolda Teague
Stephanie Pearl McPhee aka the Yarn Harlot
Sweet Georgia Yarns
Julie Asselin
Sweet Fiber
Soft Sweater aka Sylvia McFadden
Tin Can Knits
Baaad Anna's Yarn Shop in East Van
Wet Coast Wools in Kitsilano
Wet Coast Wools Videocast with Glenda and Bernadette
Yarn Ink
Ancient Arts Yarns
Sea Turtle Yarns
Josee Paquin, Knitwear Designer
YOTH (yarn on the house)

I grabbed lunch from the Culver City Salads food truck - noodles, salad, creamy ginger dressing and a kombucha to drink. Delicious!