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2017 April 23 CAWcreations Episode 3

It is snowing on PEI this morning April 23, 2017, so I recorded CAWcreations Episode 3. This week along with knitting, I talk about:

  • My First KAL (Knit Along) including my “I like your sweater” fan girl moment,
  • Fleece & Harmony yarn,
  • PEI Burger Love,
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
  • Jonah Days / Projects, and
  • PEI Burger Love.


I had to start and end the video with clips of Molly, my dog, and I out in the snow on Sunday morning. It did warm up later so the snow did not last.

2:25 FOs (Finished Objects)

  • Perfect socks
    • Ian’s socks to go with his overalls using My Colour Wheelhouse in their walking after midnight colour. It is a merino/silk blend so soft and the colours are perfect. I used 2.0 mm (US 0) needles to knit the socks with 44 sts in a K2 P2 rib and a heel flap heel. After completion, I used 3D fabric paint to put his name on the sole so that he would not slide around on his floors.
  • My Jonah Project:
    • Unfortunately, Ian’s overalls do not fit. The pants are perfect but the top not so much. I am going to have to get back the project and convert them to pants. I think that will work well.
    • In honour of  my reread of Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery, I am calling this my “Jonah Project”. A “Jonah day” is a reference to the prophet Jonah from the Old Testament of the Bible and is used by Anne to describe a day where everything has gone wrong. Jonah, in incurring the wrath of God for not carrying out his mission, was thrown overboard at sea and swallowed by a whale.

4:22 WIPS (Works in Progress):

7:55 Projects to Cast on:

14:17 Sweater KAL: I Like Your Sweater

  • To qualify you must :
    • Knit an adult sized sweater (must have sleeves and be made in an adult size other than that I am very fluid in my definition of a sweater)
    • Finish it between April 20th, and October 20th, 2017
    • Must be a member of the CAWcreations Ravelry group to be eligible for prizes (Prizes will be announced at a later date).
  • Discussed my “I like your sweater.” fan girl moment with the Yarn Harlot.

16:04 CAWcreations Pattern: Gavin’s Blanket Progress

16:15 Books: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

18:22 PEI Burger Love: PEI Brewing Company Red Eye Burger

Have a wonderful couple of weeks, and remember as Anne says:

"Every morn is a fresh beginning,
Every morn is the world made new,"



CAW creations Episode 2: PEI Burger Love

It is April 8, 2017 and this is CAWcreations Episode 2. This week along with knitting, I talk about concerts, Quantum Night by Robert Sawyer, and PEI Burger love.


I am CAWcreations by Cherylcan on Revelry, and Cherylcan on Instagram and Ravelry.

FOs (Finished Objects starts at 2:26 of the video)

  • Mismatched pair of Grand Central Socks by Knitting Expat Designs
  • Pair of cotton ankle socks (may knit third as I have extra yarn)
  • Tim’s socks (forgot to mention them in the podcast)

WIPs (Works in Progress starts at 6:10 of video)

  • Seb’s Socks in
    • mycolourwheelhouse yarn Fiery Orange yarn.
    • Using 3.25mm (US3) needle (Knitter’s Pride I think).
    • In my Maple Moose bag with black hearts on a white background
  • Ian’s overalls so modified that I will not attach a pattern.
    • Used mycolourwheelhouse Walking After Midnight colour.
  • Find Your Fade Shawl
  • Ironheart sweater
    • by tincanknits in the Heart on My Sleeve pattern book.
    • Using 3.5mm (US4) Addi Turbo needle.

CAWcreations PatternGavin’s Blanket (starts at 17:50 of video)

  • Made with Knit Picks Dishie yarn. It is a great durable cotton.
  • Posted the pattern but need to update to add gauge and number of balls of yarn.
  • It has been on my needles for almost 10 years!

Belfast Mini Mills (starts at 19:50 of video)

  • Superwash wool and projects I made with it
  • Merino thrum mitts
  • New mini mill bought from Belfast Mini Mills
    • Fleece & Harmony

Book I read (starts at 22:18 of video)

Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer – I really liked it. You should read it.


  • PEI Burger Love
    • The Glasgow Burger at The Mill in New Glasgow
    • The Lynchburg-er at The Factory Cookhouse
    • Mooona Lisa at Mavor’s
  • Join my Ravelry Group and introduce yourself for a chance to win!