March 4, 2018
Today's topics include:
- General Announcements
- Knitting for Children
- Hot Off the Needles
- What We are Working On
- Listener Contribution
- and, New Years Resolution Update
Today's stash hiding space was shared by HockeyRachel on Ravelry. Thank you for contributing to our podcast, Rachel!
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As discussed in Episode 14, we promised to give away a skein of Gynx Yarn to one lucky Ravelry Group member. We used Random Number generator and are pleased to announce Emkubokirs is our lucky winner. Congratulations, Emilia! Thank you all for joining the group and thus, participating in the contest. We now have over 125 members and are thrilled.
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The Misadventures in Knitting Podcast is currently hosting the Knitters Book Club. We are reading A Stash of One's Own by Clara Parkes and knitting a project designed by a contributor. Our second Google Hang Out will take place Friday, March 2nd at 8 PM Easter Standard Time. Links and more detailed information can be found in the Ravelry forum. We are sharing pictures of our knitting on Ravelry and Instagram using #KnittersBookClubKAL .
Knitting for Children
One of the themes of A Stash of One's Own is the parent-child relationship and how yarn can connect the generations. This got us thinking and today we talked about knitting for children.
Tara's children have been wearing hand knit sweaters. River wears Angel in my Tiny Pocket and Leo wears So Faded Pint Size, even though it barely covers his belly button. Ashley's son, William, wears hand knit hats and a recently finished pair of socks. Ashley's favorite pattern was the Kinsale Sweater by Terri Kruse.
Tara mentions A Bear in a Bunny Suit by Susan B. Anderson.
Ashley recently finished a pair of mismatched Valentine's Day socks for William using Freckled Whimsy sock yarn in the "Upside Down" color way.
Tara is working on a rainbow Flax sweater for her son, Leo, using Madeline Tosh Vintage and Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson.
Ashley and Tara mention Knits for Boys by Kate Oates.
Hot Off the Needles
Tara finished the Magic Toadstool socks by Stone Knits. The main color was Spun Right Round Turbo Gypsy.
Tara also finished the Vintage Fairy Lights by Helen Stewart and used Hedgehog Fibers Sock in the Zephyr color way.
Ashley finished the Squircle Socks by General Hogbuffer. She used Claudia's Hand Painted Addiction and Lollipop Yarns Self Striping.
What We are Working On
The Sock Collections Tara mentioned are:
1.) The Wanderlust Sock Club by Mina Philip
2.) The Cosy Sock Collection by Mina Philip
3.) The Sock Society by Helen Stewart
Tara casted on the Mistletoe Kisses Sock by Knitting Expat Designs and is using Gynx Self-Striping in the Heartbreaker color. She is using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel.
Tara is using a Gale's Art sock blank to knit the Resfeber Socks by Knitting Expat Design. She is participating in the Knit Your Blanking Sock Blank KAL with the Elizabeth Zimmerman's Just One N Podcast.
Tara also casted on the Winter Rose Socks by Helen Stewart. She is using Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock.
Ashley has socks on the needles, as well! She is knitting a vanilla sock using Yarn Love Juliet and Quaere Fibres self-striping.
Ashley is working on the February square of the River Knits Afghan Along and is using Shepherd's Worsted yarn.
KnitWithAView wrote: So many of the podcasts I listen to are from the west coast and they are all excited about going to Stitches West. And, I hear a lot about Rhinebeck. But, I live in Central Virginia. Since you're not too far away, in Baltimore, what can you tell me about knitting or yarn events closer to home? I'd love to start with something that was more like a day trip.
In the Maryland Region, we have:
1.) The Homespun Yarn Party
- Sunday, March 18th, 12-5 PM
- Historic Savage Mill in Frederick, MD
2.) Charm City Yarn Crawl
- April 6th-15th
- Various shops in the Baltimore area
3.) Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
- Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th
- Howard County Fair Grounds
4.) The Knot House Pop Up
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 4th, 5th and 6th)
- The Knot House in Frederick, MD
5.) Needles Up
- Friday May 4th, 2-6 PM
- 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Room 201, Columbia, MD
6.) Frederick Fiber Festival
- June 2nd and 3rd
- Frederick Fairgrounds
7.) Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival
- November 10-11
- Howard County Fairgrounds
Clara Parkes has collected information about events happening throughout the world here.
New Years Resolutions Update
Tara's New Year resolution was to knit from stash and not buy new yarn. Update: Tara loves yarn and has broken the "yarn diet" many times.
Ashley's New Year resolution was to sew more and to build a new sewing table. Update: Ashley built the table! Ashley has sewn more! Ashley took a Knit Tee class at Domesticity and a Quilted Table Runner Class at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Ashley also resolved to become more active. Update: Ashley signed up for several running races. She will do the Pittsburg 1/2 Marathon and the Baltimore B-3 Challenge.