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.

 

 

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