Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Episode 46 - Fireworks Delay

On the Needles

-Wollmeise 100% in Pesto WD
-Signature dpns in US 2 (2.75 mm)
-Did a 3rd repeat on the leg. Working my way out the foot!

Green Phase socks
-Trekking XXL in 401
-US 1 (2.25 mm), knit over 72 stitches
-Working on the gusset of sock #1. This got a lot of work done on it at Beauty & the Beast

New Traditions Baby Blanket
-Kit from Knitpicks (currently 27% off!) comes with the pattern and all the skeins of Comfy Sport that you need.
-US 4 (3.5 mm)
-Co-worker was supposed to be induced this morning, so I need to get going on this!

On the Wheel

Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino in Blue Suede Shoes
-getting close to being done with the second 1/3 of this!
-ended up with a cramp in the muscle in front of my shin (the tibialis anterior!)

Millie's Fleece
-Dad helped to flickcard and drumcard a big bunch of the fleece last weekend. But I've still got a *TON* left to do.
-Beginning to consider sweaters. Current front runner is the Traveling Sweater by A. Karen Alfke. Please make suggestions!


Tour de Fleece
-July 3-25
-I've changed my goal to be....spin or do something spinning related (like flick card the never-ending Millie fleece) every day of the tour

Sock Summit 2011
-July 28-31, 2011
-Start saving now!


  1. I am more of a lurker, but just wanted to let you know I really enjoy your Video Podcasting!

  2. Hi Carin, thanks so much for posting things about spinning. I love that I am not the only one that has fun making string!

    I do have a question for you. In previous episodes, you showed us how you predraft the roving. But how do you go about winding the predrafted fiber into little balls? Does that compact the fiber at all while you are spinning? If you could show me how you go about winding it into easier-to-handle bits, that would be really helpful!

    Thanks for sharing your fibery pursuits!

  3. I just wind up the pre-drafted bits just like I would if I was hand-winding yarn into a ball. I doesn't make any difference in the fiber that I've seen.

  4. Would love the link to the beautiful cable needles!

    Love your choice of sweater for the Millie-yarn-to-be! Would also like to suggest the tangled yoke cardigan from Interweave...

  5. I completely forgot to put that link in!

    It's at

  6. I'm working on my very first sweater (dramatic wrap cardigan by sweater babe) but the traveling sweater may have to be my second sweater! I'd love it if you did that one and I could follow along!

    thanks for your podcast. I really enjoy it