CAWcreations Pattern, Fleece and Harmony, knitting

CAWcreations Episode 20: One Year Podcasting

27 March 2018 CAWcreations Episode 20: One Year Podcasting

A podcast about knitting and books I am reading from PEI, Canada.

 

FOs

Beach Day Cowl (in press) for Fleece and Harmony. I have people test knitting it for me now. Mine is in Fleece and Harmony’s Signature yarn using the company colours as for the large Beach Day Shawl: Night Without Stars, Linden Blossom, Take the Ferry, and Dandelion. I used a 6 mm (US 10) needle. I love how soft this yarn is when you use larger needles to knit with. The fabric is soft and fluffy. They have lamb’s wool in all their skeins. I find that really makes it soft for around your neck. Can you see my mistake? Obviously, I cannot see different shades of green when I am knitting.

Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry. I used mostly Bayview Fiber Arts yarn on the Providence Bay Sock because I love Paula’s colours so much and added the 2016 Rhinebeck colour by Lisa Sousa as a reminder of my first Rhinebeck experience. The final order of the colours was:

  1. Cleopatra’s Wing
  2. Cleopatra in the Snow
  3. 2016 Rhinebeck on Lisa Souza Deluxe Sock!
  4. Pansy
  5. Rejoice
  6. Querencia
  7. Chocolate and Wine

I knit it using a 2.5 mm (US 1) needle because I knit so loose and I wanted a reasonable sized shawl. I have mentioned before that I like stocking stitch to highlight the beautifully coloured hand dyed yarns. But I do like the finished garter stitch particularly with the Chocolate and Wine colour.

I drew first quarter winners from the Stash or Shelf KAL. No entries in the Worsted Weight Socks KAL so I drew two from the FOs in the Stash or Shelf KAL. These two will receive a mini skein and a progress keeper donated by Bayview Fiber Arts. Thank you so much Paula.

I also randomly chose two of the members of the CAWcreations Ravelry Group to win a project bag and CAWcreations pin. Message me on Ravelry if your name was drawn and you do not live on PEI. I need your address to mail out your prize.

WIPs

Another pair of Barista socks in Diamond Select Footsie colour 523 using 2.5 mm (US 1) needle. I love the rib stitch from Knitter’s Mitts by H.Wulfraat designs so I used it here. I am turning the heel on the second sock so almost finished.

Fingerless Mitts in Bayview Fiber Arts yarn. I am working out another pattern by Heather Publicover. She did the headband from February of the 2018 CAWcreations Knitters Calendar eBook of Patterns. This is being knit to work out the pattern for the fingerless mitts using the same rib pattern. I love it and these mitts will match the had I finished earlier this year.
Book
After the Cure by by Deirdre Gould.  A plague has swept the Earth turning much of the population into violent, man eating beasts, but a cure has been administered. Now everyone cured and immune must deal with how they survived. The people responsible for releasing the plague are being put on trial. Nella Rider, the court psychologist and Frank Courtlen a defense attorney are trying to establish the truth.
I am enjoying following Nella and Frank through the twisted story slowly being revealed by two scientists responsible that are in custody (the lead scientist on the research study has escaped). Naturally, there are a few leaps of faith that you take with a story essentially about the zombie apocalypse but the characters are so engaging and the pace is fast so the distraction is minimal. I like the social and psychological issues that all characters are dealing with just due to what they had to do to survive the plague. It creates and interesting society with immune and cured still navigating how they will deal with each other. So far a great read.

 

 

Books, CAWcreationsPodcast, Fleece and Harmony, knitting

CAWcreations Episode 19: A Quick Check In

04 March 2018 CAWcreations Episode 19: A Quick Check In

A podcast about knitting and books I have read.

Find me as Cherylcan on Instagram and Ravelry and please join my CAWcreations Group on Ravelry.

Check out Fleece and Harmony (www.fleeceandharmony.com) because they have amazing yarn and wonderful knit wear designers. I am so happy to be one of them.

 

FOs

Connections Hat by CAWcreations in Worsted Weight, but the Bulky Pattern will be published first through Fleece and Harmony’s Website. They are waiting on me finishing the charts for the final version of the pattern. Hopefully, it will be there soon (in a week or so). Worsted weight hats two in Pine Forest and Thistle, and two in Pine Cone and Lighthouse. I reversed the main colour (MC) and (CC) on each had. They are all closed top hats. The pattern does have a messy bun option and a ponytail option as well.

How to do…

Reversible Cables. I do a short video on reversible cable construction. I wish to thank Fiona Alice who taught a class at Knit East 2015 that I took. It was really the seed of an idea for the development of the Connections hat.

WIPs

Quick Knit Throw by Lionbrand Yarn uses 15 mm (US 19) needles. Knit in Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in Frosty Swirl, Ice Pop, Raspberry Swirl, and Grape Swirl. I told Vicky I got the yarn for high school graduation but she will have to finish university to get the finished afghan. I am hping to finish it before that.

Binsey by Fiona Alice using Fleece and Harmony Signature yarn in Quartz. I love the pattern. It is so well written and easy to follow and knits up so quick. My mom bought the pattern at Knit East 2017 too so we are making our sweaters together. I am barely keeping ahead of her knitting.

Book

Boundary: The Last Summer by Andrée A. Michaud is set in the late sixties in deep woods of the Maine boarderlands. It is a mystery that begins with the death of a local teen. You walk with the police and local residents as they search for what happened in this cottage area. I loved the characters and was really engaged in the events of the area. It was also a great book to read in the middle of winter to remember that warmer days are coming. Although disturbing at times, this book is well written and engrossing.

Purchases

Little French Meadow Mini Skein Club. Lighthouse Yarn, Stormy Seas yarn, and a lighthouse locking progress keeper.

Prairie Dye Studio skein of More Merlot Please on Anna’s Sock, RED Little Love Kelmscott Designs Embroidery Scissors, LOCKING Ladybug Progress Keeper, SWEATER Oh Canada Project Bag, and SMALL Roses & Skulls Project Bag.

The Knitting Bag PEI Wonder Woman large bag with a sheep zipper pull.

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My Life…

I am getting glasses. I picked the lightest most comfortable pair on my face. On a side note, I do not take selfies very well. Maybe that ages me?

Check out the video of me ripping apart my newest design. I had a sizing error so needed to fix it.

KALs

I have 3 KALs going on right now: