Monday, August 31, 2015

Episode 23: The Dark Knit


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WIP IT
Moderne Baby Blanket by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (Golden Hickory, Citrus, Lettuce Leaf, Candlewick)
Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot in Knit Picks Comfy (Marine, Honeydew, Sea Foam, Whisker, Hawk)
Pine Forest Blanket by Ingrid Aartun in Sublime Yarns Cashmere Merino Silk Aran (0008 Green)

FO Show



Rose City Rollers by Mary Catherine Bryner in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (Daffodil)
Thuy’s Rose City Rollers

Queued
Blom by Mandarines (Oops, Thuy mistakenly said that she heard about this shawl from Stitched in Sweden but it was actually The Fawn Knits podcast. Both are great though so give them a try.)

Retail Therapy
Color Wheel Knits by Veera Valimaki

Events
YOTH trunk show at Gather DTLA on Sept 12, 2015 4 -7pm
The Last Bookstore

Reading
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
The Beach by Alex Garland
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Go Fug Yourself

Watching
The Railway Man
Taylor Swift concert!! :D


Look it's a bunny!
Happy knitting!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Episode 22: Sublime Balls

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Chit Chat



We have a lot to catch up on this week. Kimberly just got back from Colorado for Muffin's Iron Man race. Muffin shall now be known as Iron Muffin. Thuy spent a relaxing weekend in San Diego eating lots of good food and doing a bit of sock knitting.

WIP IT


Moderne Baby Blanket by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (Golden Hickory, Citrus, Lettuce Leaf, Candlewick)
Rose City Rollers by Mary Catherine Bryner in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (Dandelion)
Pine Forest Blanket by Ingrid Aartun in Sublime Yarns Cashmere Merino Silk Aran (0008 Green)
FROGGED - Spirit Within Me Cowl by Shay Hobbs
Dotted Rays by Stephen West in Araucania Huasco (Fuschia Orange)


Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot in Knit Picks Comfy (Marine, Honeydew, Sea Foam, Whisker, Hawk)

No FOs this week!

Queued
The Great Divide Shawl by Michele Brown (Kimberly’s will be in Republic of Wool DK in Plume and Parfait
Demelza’s Song by Kalurah Hudson
Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stuart
Sun Kissed by Veronika Jobe
Waterlily by Meghan Fernandes

Events
Recap of Republic of Wool at The Altered Stitch on July 25, 2015 for the Great Divide KAL. We also  have a recap post on the blog here.

Retail Therapy 

Plume and Parfait


Oxidized and Old Soul

Republic of Wool DK in Old Soul and Oxidized for The Great Divide shawl
Republic of Wool DK in Wild Thing

The Joker and the Thief kit

Sunshine Yarns kit for The Joker and the Thief by Melanie Berg in Japanese Cherry Blossom
Knit Picks Felici (Teacup, Gummy Bear, Mosaic)
Stroll Brights (Vibrant Violet, Sour Apple)
Knit Picks Comfy Worsted (Marine, Honeydew, Sea Foam, Whisker, Hawk)
Deborah Norville Serenity Sock (Teal Tease, Aquamarine, Pink Sugar)

Reading
Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson
The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Ink by Amanda Sun
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

Watching
Game of Thrones (Season 4)
Trainwreck
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
True Detective (Season 1)

Happy knitting!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Republic of Wool at The Altered Stitch

Hi, everyone! If you listened to our last episode you might recall that Kimberly and I were very excited about an upcoming event at a LYS, The Altered Stitch. The shop was hosting indie dyer extraordinaire Republic of Wool and Mara Catherine Brynner of Rose City Rollers fame. I just wanted to give you all a brief recap of the event (which we will also discuss in the next episode).


We arrived at the shop about an hour early. This was in part due to our schedules and because we were very excited and wanted first pick of the kits that were made up for The Great Divide KAL. We fondled yarn for a bit and checked out the new cubbies and layout for the store.


As you can see, there was plenty to look at while we waited for the event to start. I'd also like to say that the shop has started spinning lessons and will be carrying more fiber tools and supplies in the future. I am super excited about this since there aren't any shops that really cater to spinners close by.

Michelle and Mara showed up a little bit before go time and started setting up some additional samples and brought out some special yarn that they had just for the event.




There was so much amazing brioche and fantastic color combos that I just wanted to knit everything in sight. I showed Mara the pair of Shibui Rose City Rollers that I made. It was kind of dorky but she was cool about it, We also got to chat with Michele a bit. She was wearing an awesome Parachutey sweater by Westknits. I don't know if I could ever pull it off but she looked fantastic. 


There was lots and lots of yarn. Kimberly and I had a very hard time deciding what to get. Each skein was so unique and beautiful. It was really hard not to take them all home with us. 


Pic above are Michele and Mara with Jenny (aka samandramones). Afte squeezing a few more skeins, Kimberly and I finally made our choices and purchased our skeins. We left soon after because I think we were both afraid that if we stayed, we'd buy even more yarn.

We had a really wonderful time at the event. Michele and Mara were so sweet and very cool. We were a little tongue tied when talking to them but I think we did OK. Thanks to The Altered Stitch for hosting such a fabulous event. Tune in to our next podcast episode to see what we bought...