Books, CAWcreations Pattern, CAWcreationsPodcast, Fleece and Harmony

2018 Feb 16 episode 18 PJ Party & Repairs

Find me as Cherylcan on Instagram and Ravelry. Please join my CAWcreations Group on Ravelry. We have 3 KALs going on right now: Stash or Shelf KAL, Beach Day KAL, and Worsted Socks KAL.

Check out Fleece and Harmony (www.fleeceandharmony.com) because they have amazing yarn and wonderful knit wear designers. One of them is me the other is Simone of Sand and Sky Creations.

Episode 18 of the CAWcreations Podcast on February 16, 2018

FOs (2:00) Fleece and Harmony Connections Hat in Bulky weight Signature yarn.

I am sure that Jennifer from Fleece and Harmony can take much better pictures of these. I am working on writing up the pattern. It involves reversible cables. Thank you to Fiona Alice for teaching them to me at Knit East 2015. I love these beanies.

WIPs (6:30)

Binsey Sweater by Fiona Alice in Fleece and Harmony’s Signature yarn in quartz. I love the pattern it is so pretty and so easy to follow.

Sock Yarn Blanket by by Shelly Kang. I have have modified it so that the blanket is in stocking stitch because I like how the I can really see the colours. I am using leftovers from other projects, except  the Little French Meadow January 2018 mini skeins club. I love all the new squares I added. It was a great project for when I was not feeling well.

KALs (16:35)

Stash or Shelf KAL for the entire year. I stated this KAL as a copycat to This Old Knits podcast Stash or Shelf KAL (I did ask her first before I tagged along). It was a great idea so I just had to join. I have lots of stuff in my stash that I have not used this is to help us use up what we have purchased. Anything that was bought before January 1, 2018 is considered stash (yarn) or shelf (patterns).

Worsted Socks KAL for the entire year. Knit a pair of worsted weight socks any size gets you an entry. I will give you a bonus if you use one of CAWcreations sock designs: either the Old Fashioned Socks or a pair of socks from the 2018 CAWcreations Knitting Calendar eBook of patterns Basic Worsted Sock or any of the others that come out later this year.

Beach Day KAL runs until May 31 2018. Knit a project using the Beach Day Shawl as a basis for your shawl, scarf, or cowl.

Knit Repairs (21:58)

I fixed a healing shawl I made using the arpeggio pattern. Picked up the stitches that had unraveled. Knit the rows onto the threads that were there, cast off and tied it off.

Daniel’s extra fine merino sweater… I need to buy some merino to match. Shopping time.

Vintage sweaters from a colleague. They just had small one stitch holes. I used the ends that were not woven in to fix the sweaters. I will now not sew in ends on the inside of sweaters (great excuse to be finished without sewing in ends).

Fire in the Blue sweater needs bigger arms (I wondered about that), and I need to add some more in the back so the yarn is not stretched too much. Pattern design changes.

Book

Sanctuary by Faye Kellerman. I love how she writes. This is number seven from the  Peter and Rina Decker series. I am familiar with the characters but I have not read all of the books in this series. The books can be stand alone but reading others in the series adds enjoyment. An entire family had disappeared and Peter Decker is assigned the case. Rina has an old friend call up out ot the blue to come for a visit with her children. These seemingly unrelated events intertwine to reveal a deeper mystery. It was a fast paced book that was exactly what I needed to read this week.

 

 

 

 

Books, CAWcreationsPodcast, Fleece and Harmony, knitting

2018 Feb 3 episode 17: KALs

Find me as Cherylcan on Instagram and Ravelry (Join my CAWcreations Group on Ravelry).

Check out Fleece and Harmony (www.fleeceandharmony.com) because they have amazing yarn and wonderful knit wear designers. One of them is me the other is Simone of Sand and Sky Creations.

Episode 17 of my CAWcreations Podcast on February 3, 2018

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FO

Slouch Hat by Heather Publicover from the 2018 CAWcreations Knitting Calendar ebook of pattern. Made using a 3.25 mm (US 3) needle for rib, a 3.5 mm (US 4) needle for rest of hat and Bayview Fiber Arts Providence Bay Sock in lavender blur. I am adding a pom pom from Elle Vintage.

WIPs

Knitter’s Mitts by H.Wulfraat designs. Made using 2.25 mm (US 1) dpns and UK Alpaca SuperFine 4-Ply.

Fingerless Mitts making up the pattern as I go using a combinations of the two projects above. I used a 3.25 mm (US 3) needle and Bayview Fiber Arts Providence Bay Sock in lavender blur. I love how these are turning out.

Fair Isle Mitts with a Thumb Gusset with Julia Farwell-Clay Knit East 2017. I am going to use Fleece and Harmony Signature yarn in Crow Wing and Moonlight. It will be cast on this week. Mom and I took the class together. Obviously Mom is way ahead of me knitting. I am hoping to play catch up this weekend.

Phentax Checkerboard Slippers in pink and purple. They will wear so well. I do not like how it feels to knit though.

KALs

Worsted Weight Socks KAL (bonus points if you use one of my two published worsted weight socks) all of 2018.

Beach Day KAL based on the Beach Day Shawl until May 31, 2018. I have modified to make a cowl and my friend Michelle Holland modified it to a scarf for me.

Stash or Shelf KAL tag along with Nina B’s This Old Knit Podcast all of 2018. Use stash yarn for an entry, and/or a pattern from your shelf (i.e. bought before January 1, 2018).

Book

House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi. I read for my bookclub. It is about a women who is found in her yard with her husband who has just been murdered. We follow her trial and incarceration. The female characters were recognizable and vibrant, but the male characters were rather one dimensional. It is a who done it with a few twists and turns some of which make more sense than others. It was an important read that covers some difficult topics.

Blather

My cookbook updated for me by my daughter this Christmas. I used it to make my husband’s birthday dinner — homemade lasagna.

Plan to see Amanda Jackson trio on February 18.

Next Friday, I am going to see Raised on TV a series of short plays. My husband is in one of them and my knitting friend Melissa is going with me.

Mom and I are making the same sweater. Jennifer at Fleece and Harmony says that she dyed Mom’s Blueberry Preserves this week. I chose Quartz Sweater.

Clean up my craft room so I can show my bookshelf that my Dad made for me. Maybe sometime this year.

Happy Knitting & Reading.

 

 

 

 

 

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