Knitting in Circles Podcast

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

EP 6: Antsy knitting week.



Works In Progress:
-Emilien Hoodie in Cascade 220 & Cascade 200 Heathers on US 7. Sleeve #2 finished, sleeve #1 fixed (yep, it was definitely too short) & provisional cast on stitches picked up for the hood.

-Knit Night socks. Did the heel flap, turn & gusset, now on to the foot. US 2, Schoeller Stahl Fortissima sock yarn in colorway 53/Wild West.

-Purple & gray preemie hat on US 2. I'm using leftover Manos del Uruguay Serena yarn in Boysenberry. Katie from Knittin' on the Fly is collecting them for Click for Babies.

D's Corner:
-Sock #2 progress, working on the leg. (Basic slip stitch heel sock in Blue Ridge Kaleidoscope Superwash on US 2.)
-Baby hat FO in leftover Plymouth Suri Merino sock yarn (used 25g). Knit on US 4.

FO's:
-Nothing for me this week :(

Spinning:
-Finished the BFL in Ferlenghetti colorway from Novamade on etsy.
-Ready to start 4oz Superwash BFL from Blue Dog Fibers in the Brenda colorway. This will be my first time trying to match colors when I ply.
-Homemade pvc niddy noddy.

Upcoming/Queued:
-Nothing specific. Just finish wip's & do more preemie/baby hats.
-Reorganizing stash, both storage & online at Ravelry.

Misc/Off Topic:
-Anyone Cruisin' the Coast this year?

Ebabling:
-Joann's Sensations Soles & More.
-Arauncania Lace Merino from Tuesday Morning in 2 different greens for socks.

Giveaway!
• Winner will receive a Ravelry downloadable pattern of their choice, $10 or less.
• Leave a comment under the thread in the Ravelry group (must be a member of the group to win).
• Will close the thread at 10pm CST Monday, Sept 19 & use the random number generator during the episode the following day.

Don't forget…..
*The Podcast is now available on iTunes!

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1 Comments:

At October 8, 2011 at 4:49 AM, Blogger Adrienne said...

Catching up on your episodes, loving it so far. The splitting (I'm guessing your singles are drifting apart) is due to -not enough- twist, not over-spinning. Over-spinning manifests as corkscrews or the single snapping.

As far as the plied yarn kinking up directly after skeining - it really doesn't mean much. Look at your plying angle and how well the individual fibers are aligned - parallel is "balanced". Balanced yarns, to me, are somewhat lifeless and boring. I like my handspuns with a little bounce to them ;)

 

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