Hey Everyone, here’s episode 20 for your viewing pleasure
Knit City Sweater 2016 KAL
There’s been some new activity happening with this KAL, so I wanted to remind everyone about the rules. If you are looking for more information about the KAL, make sure to check the chatter thread on my group on Ravelry. If you want to join, there’s still time to start something. Cast off date is Sept. 15, 2016 so join in! If you are knitting something from a Canadian designer, or a Knit City Vendor, there are other KALs you can double dip into so don’t fear, I encourage double dipping into these other KALs. Any Canadian yarn or Canadian designered sweaters can be enetered into the Canada KAL and there is also the Knit City KAL (Thanks to Katie at Nekozuki Knits for hosting this!) for yarn or designers that will be vendors at Knit City.
Canada KAL 2016
I’ve been working on this KAL as well and I love love love how everyone has been supporting each other and working on all the projects. If you need more information about this KAL (I’ve talked about it quite a bit so I don’t need to really go into it too much) check out the info thread on the Two Tangled Skeins Ravelry thread. I’ll get into my WIPs and FOs below, but I love this KAL, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
I finished my Authenticity Shawl by Softsweater Knits. I used Sweet Fibre yarn in the Canadian Base and in the Embers colorway. This yarn bled quite a bit when I blocked it and I’m super bummed about the little stripe running through it, but I’m pretty happy with it otherwise. DONEZO. This took about 2 weeks to do, actually exactly 2 weeks to do. I managed to get the garter section, cast off and ends woven in on the road trip coming back from Jasper.
I’m still plunking away on my Knit City Sweater, which is the Cross Country cardigan by Alicia Plummer. I had to do a bit of minor surgery on mine this week when I had to fix my increase misteps and then when I had to drop down a row to fix a mistake in the patterned section in the back. Otherwise it’s coming along well despite me not working all that hard or all that consistently on it. I’m using Rowan Superwash Worsted yarn in the Mole colorway.
I started my Forager’s Scarf by Nicola Hodges. This is the second featured pattern that goes with the Authenticity Shawl. I am using Sweet Fibre Canadian again, in the Flannel colorway. Most of my work so far has been running a bunch of increase rows. I’ve almost blown through a whole ball of yarn and I only just started the lace section. I will be setting the dye in this yarn because the other yarn I had bled quite a bit, and I don’t want to lose any of the lovely red goodness. This will be another double dipped project for the Knit City KAL and the Canada KAL.
I also picked up my Color Field Shawl by Kemper Wray again. I’m almost finished this guy, I just have another 1.5 inches of ribbing and the bind off to do. Once again I’m worried about yarn chicken with my MadTosh DK, but I’m weighing.. and hoping. I’ve added a couple of pink stripes to save some of the speckled yarn, but I’m pretty excited to be done this one pretty quick. I’m using MadTosh DK in Optic and Cascade 220 in Opal.
I’m considering making the Villeneuve Tank by Espace Tricot with some stash yarn. I really like how this looks over t-shirts and I think it would be cute. I just don’t know how to manage the colors for this as I don’t have enough of one color to make this a solid tank.
I want to make socks and a sweater for my friends brand new little baby that she had 3 weeks ago. I am planning on using the Rose City Rollers littles pattern and I haven’t decided on a sweater pattern yet.
I ordered a set of Hiya Hiya sock interchangeables. I need to enjoy sock knitting, and I feel like THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO DO IT.
I picked up Susan B Anderson’s Smooth Operator pattern after Tracie from the Grocery Girls talked about it. I have a high instep so I’m hoping the heel in this will work better for me.
I DIDN’T BUY YARN. 😇
I am a champion.
I highly recommend the Show Stranger Things on Netflix.
I rant about how much I dislike JT on So You Think You Can Dance.
I need new TV shows to watch.
Music Recommendation ( Related to the Canada KAL)
This time I recommend the band Library Voices from Regina Saskatchewan. They are fun, quirky and intelligent and I love them. The last show I ever played live with my old band was opening for these guys and we went out and had drunk Japanese food with them at 2 am. I love their music and they are cool people. Song recommendations are below:
“You spend your whole life working on your health
Until one day your atoms disassemble and go on to form something else
Try telling that to your therapist”
The Prime Minister’s Daughter
“Rachel, Rachel, Rachel, come on
You gotta give the public what they want
Ordinary people don’t care about us”
If Raymond Carver Were Born in the 80s
“All my friends are buying diamonds for their girls
And bringing children into this world
Signing their names to a home on lands they’ve captured
Me? I’m still writing songs I’m scared you’ll hear some day”