Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Episode 50 - Traveling Through

On the Needles

-Still haven't cast on sock #2 yet. Hopefully I'll have something to show you next week.

Green Phase socks
-Trekking XXL in 401 knit over 72 stitches on size 1 (2.25 mm) needles
-working on the heel flap of sock #2

Log Cabin baby blanket
-Knitpicks Comfy sport in several colors
-lots of garter stitch while watching BBC's Robin Hood

Traveling Woman shawl
-Quick knit! Started this last Thursday and I've only got 7 rows and the bind-off left!
-Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga! in Sea Star
-US 6 (4.0 mm) needles

On the Wheel
Enchanted Knoll Farms superwash merino in Sedona
-27.5:1 ratio on Beatrice
-Just a bit of the first 1/3 left

Drop Spindling
-Unique Sheep 80s Fine Australian Wool in gradience colorway Coffee House Reef
-Spinning on my Magpie Woodworks Maggie spindle

Various and Sundry
Tour de Fleece is done!
-I managed to meet my goal of spinning or doing fiber prep every day of the Tour

BMFA order
-Smallest order I've ever placed with Blue Moon
-Traveling Sweater pattern and a skein of Woobu
-Be aware that colors aren't as saturated with bamboo blends as they appear in the STR examples on the website

One Year Anniversary!
-The 52nd episode of Round the Twist is coming up in just 2 weeks! I'll announce a contest on next week's episode.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Episode 49 - Falling Asleep Sitting Up

No shownotes this week, since (as the title says) I'm falling asleep sitting up!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Episode 48 - Pile o' Stuff

On the Needles
-One done!, but slightly too small
-Haven't started the second one yet

Green Phase socks
-On the toe decreases, but should be done tonight

Log Cabin baby blanket
-Using Knitpicks' New Traditions baby blanket kit with Comfy Sport
-Should I keep the colors seperated (2 colors per wedge) or rotate the colors as I move away from the center? Please weigh in!

-Got a few more done as I finished season 3 of Burn Notice

On the Wheel
Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino in Blue Suede Shoes
-color isn't available any more
-4 oz. spun at 27.5:1 ratio on Beatrice
-~18 wpi and 585 yards

Millie's Fleece
-Still flickcarding! The box of fleece must have a black hole at the bottom of it because the fleece level doesn't seem to be going down.
-Going to have Dad do more drumcarding this weekend

Enchanted Knoll Farms superwash merino in Sedona
-trade with Kara
-This is next up on the wheel

Various & Sundry

The Loopy Ewe rocks!
-Had my order within a day and a half!

-My Vesper socks bled when I handwashed them! Colorway was Starfighter

Sample Knitting
-working on pattern-less fingerless mitts from two different types of yarn for Tara from The Dyeing Arts

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Episode 47 - Froggin'

On the Needles
-Wollmeise 100% in Pesto WD
-US 2 (2.75 mm) Signature dpns
-Beginning the toe decreases

Green Phase socks
-Trekking XXL in 401
-US 1 (2.25 mm) over 72 stitches
-Working out the foot

A Trip to the Frog Pond
Gaia Shoulder Hug
-Just couldn't stand working with the Noro. I want to enjoy my knitting and the scratchiness of the Noro wasn't letting me do that.

New Traditions Baby Blanket
-The night-shift house supervisor at work talked me out of the craziness that would have been weaving in all the ends. The yarn will be repurposed into a modified Moderne Baby Blanket.

On the Wheel
CMF superwash merino in Blue Suede Shoes
-Plied!, but still needs the twist set.
-approximately 585 yards of 3-ply light fingering weight yarn

Tour de Fleece
-still going until July 25

I forgot to include the link to the bronze cable needles last week. They're from Celtic Swan Forge!