CAWcreationsPodcast, knitting

2017 CAWcreations Episode 6: Happy Canada Day


CAWcreations Episode 6 published on Jun 29, 2017

Podcast about knitting and the books I am reading.
Except this week, I forgot the book. I should not podcast on days I feel ill.

Our baby had her prom and graduation the last couple of weeks. We are so proud of her and our other two children (young adults). What a whirlwind! We are so proud.


1:00 Opal Socks in Flocke made using 2.5 mm (US 1.5) needles kept in my Annie Purl bag.

2:05 Apple Blossom Socks by Helen Stewart using 2.00 mm (US 1) needles in my Tardis bag by Sue from the Two Tangled Skeins podcast. I used a grey glitter mini from Annie Purl for the cuffs. I am not sure but I might use a turquoise glitter also from Annie Purl for the heels. The main color is Lisa Sousa’s 2017 Rhinebeck colourway.

3:10 Ironheart by Tin Can Knits from Heart on My Sleeve Collection using Knit Picks Gloss DK and 3.5 mm circular needle

4:00 Vicky’s Lionheart Quick Knit Afghan using Sweet Roll yarn and a 15mm circular needle

Stash Flash

4:43 Sock blank from Paula at Bayview Fiber Arts in OOAK (blue-green) It is on her Spring Bay Sock Yarn base (420 yards/115g); 80% super wash Merino wool and 20% nylon, 3-ply.

5:30 Montague Yarn Shop purchased Heather (dye lot 6) superwash yarn by Richard Devrieze.

I like your sweater KAL double dip by entering in the CAWcreations Group and the Knitting in Stitches Group on Ravelry.

Victoria’s Graduation and Prom Pictures.

Molly fell asleep as soon as we got in so no videos of her.


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Fleece and Harmony, knitting

Accidental Test for Colourfastness of Fleece and Harmony Yarn

A couple of weeks ago, it was a rainy dark drive home from knitting. When I finally go home, I grabbed my knitting bags and dashed through the rain to my door. I was tired so I headed to bed shortly after, sleeping through a wild rainstorm.

The next morning I looked out and there was my knitting bag sitting out in the rain. It had sat out all night with my Fleece and Harmony Strawberry fields yarn inside. How careless had I been. I was test knitting a shawl for Fleece and Harmony. I ran outside and grabbed it. I expected my project bag to be pink or IMG_2147red and the project to be ruined. It was soaked through.  My bag looks great. The colour did not run at all. The white is still white.

My project is fine. I was floored. What a great dye job. It did not run at all.

Later I finished another project, that had yellow to a midnight blue. When I soaked it wool wash, the water was clear. Fleece & Harmony’s yarns are colorfast.

I am so excited to know that any color combinations can work and the colors will not run into each other.

Have fun combining any colors that you want. You can be confident the colors will not run.

Happy Knitting!



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June 7, 2017 CAWcreations E5: Cheryl’s Song


Podcast about knitting and the books I am reading.

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0:32 Fleece & Harmony mentioned me in their recent blog post,

2:00 Opal vanilla sock using 3mm double pointed needles not sure of color,
3:23 Vicky’s Lionheart Quick Knit Afghan for graduation using Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in Frosty Swirl,Ice pop, Grape Swirl, and Raspberry Swirl  and a 15mm circular needles,
5:05 Ironheart by Tin Can Knits from Heart on My Sleeve Collection using Knit Picks Gloss DK and 3.5 mm circular needles,
6:40 Gingerbread by Libby Jonson using Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Coal seam and Bayview Fiber Arts Swing Bridge DK in Barn board, and 4 mm circular needles,
7:30 Gavin’s Blanket (Throw) by CAWcreations using Knit Picks Dishie Solids in Clementine and 4.5 mm circular needles.

8:35 Book: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt is a spooky read. It focuses on a town, Black Spring, that is haunted by a witch. The curse means that residents cannot take prolonged vacations and are tied to the town. They also have high tech surviellance tracking the witch. I really enjoyed the contrast of how the adults versus the high school children felt about their restrictions. As with any great book, the focus is on the characters reactions to their environment which push the plot forward. It is a great book so far but I will add full review on this site when I finish the book.

What’s Happening:
9:26 Lucy the Duck moves her duckings story
10:20 Cheryl’s Song by Tim Wartman or check it out at: