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

October 14, 2016

Episode 130 | Fit, Sweater Knitting + Spinzilla 2016 Recap

I talk about working on getting sweaters and clothes in general to fit, as well and starting a new sweater knit, and a Spinzilla 2016 recap!

It's not too late to enter into the huge giveaway by Kinfolk Yarn & Fibre! 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.

I've started knitting the Stopover Pullover by Mary Jane Mucklestone, and I'm fiddling with the sizing so I can have a truly custom sweater.

It's been a few years since I've sewn any garments (I popped in a slideshow of some of the garments I've made myself), but I'm planning to get back to it so I can have some clothes that fit me.

I mention Amy Herzog's first Craftsy class, Knit to Flatter, which has great information on measuring yourself.  Amy's site, Custom Fit, also has great (and free!!) info on taking your measurements, as does her book, Knit to Flatter.

Interested in finding out more about Spinzilla?  I'd strongly recommend participating if you're a spinner!  Keep an eye out for spinner registration next Aug/Sept.

I gush about the Northbound Knitting Fiber Club and show off the September shipment as well as the October shipment of the Nest fiber club. I am kicking myself for not signing up for the Oct-Dec club from NBK.

Most of the fiber I spun during Spinzilla this year was from Custom Woolen Mills (4 pounds to be exact!), but I did spin 1 braid of superwash merino/nylon in the Tea Leaves colourway from Sweet Georgia. I'm not sure they're dyeing this colourway anymore though, because it was a special colourway for Spinzilla this year.  The roving I spun was Rambouillet, Hampshire, and Texel. The Texel was my favourite by far. It's going to make an awesome sweater.

My total yardage (which I think I forgot to mention in the podcast) was 10,858 yards!! Better than my stretch goal of 10,000 yards!

After Spinzilla I plied up the superwash merino/nylon singles in the Cousteau colourway from Kinfolk Yarn & Fiber.

The Yellow Roses shawl by Clothesline Designs has been released, and during the months of October and November 2016, 75% of the proceeds will be donated to Mind, a mental health charity in the UK.