In Episode 19, Greg and Joey talk about singers, fair knitting, and ukulele gatherings.
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- We gave away loads of prizes from the County Fair KAL. Spoiler alert: everyone who entered the KAL won a prize. Tune in and find out what you won.
- Notes from the Ravelry Group
- Knitter’s Confessions: a safe place to confess your deepest, darkest knitting secret.
- Joey is working on a scarf for his son. He promises to finish it by Christmas.
- Greg is working on his Halcyarn Socks (project page). First sock is complete. He loves the contrasting cuffs, toes, and heels in black, but he hates weaving in the ends with black yarn.
- Greg is working on the Voss Cowl (project page). Since the last episode, he ripped it all out and re-knit it, switching which color yarn he was holding in each hand. This changed the color dominance and now the yarn is looking how he wants it to look.
- Greg is working on the Flower Cardigan (project page) for Blueberry. He hopes to finish it soon so Blueberry can wear it this winter.
- Greg finished a cross stitch lighthouse that he picked up on vacation a couple of weeks ago.
- Greg entered the North Carolina State Fair with six items and won awards for four of them.
- TV (micro-)Time With Joey
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Time to switch to a different contrast color. This is such a fun colorwork pattern by @the_yarn_guys (Jeffrey, actually) — "Voss Cowl." I gave up on using DPNs and picked up a 16" circular in US3. So much nicer, I wonder if a 12" would be even better. Right now it's living in my @artbyana Exploding TARDIS bag. #knitting #knittersofinstagram
#VacationKnitting means I made good progress on Blueberry's cardigan since casting it on yesterday. 😎 Pattern is "Flower Cardigan" by @ewelinamurachdesigns. Yarn is Swish DK by @knit_picks. Needles are #Karbonz interchangeables by @knitterpride. Stitch marker and progress keeper is from @_dreamingalice. It's all fun.
My exploding TARDIS socks with the first #🐠👄😚👠 I ever made got third place at the #NCStateFair! @toriology Victoria, who knitted the beautiful twisted-stitch second-place socks was there at the same time I was. She recognized me (!) and we had a great chat. It was her first fair and she got ribbons on both items she entered. Congratulations, Victoria! 🍾 🎉 #FishLipsKissHeel
This owl coffee cup cozie I knitted got third place at the #NCStateFair! Now every time my wife uses it, I can remind her that an award-winning accessory is protecting her coffee. Thanks to Joe at @geeksboro for giving me an empty coffee cup the day I was dropping my items off so I could make sure this one was displayed well.
My reversible egg-to-owl toy got first place at the #NCStateFair! Pattern is by @susanbanderson — and I have to say that if you want a blue ribbon at the fair, you should knit her patterns. Every time I enter something knit from Susan's patterns, I get a ribbon. 😎 It's great to see that the the judges obviously flipped it in and out to see how the toy works. That bit of the white egg at the bottom was completely tucked in when I dropped it off for judging last week.
Did you enjoy seeing all of those wonderful #PreemieHat photos I recently posted? Every one of those hats will be donated to @fsn_cc to be used to provide tangible gifts of love and hope to families with children in the NICU at Women's Hospital in Greensboro, NC.⠀ ⠀ November is #PrematurityAwarenessMonth. Do you want to get involved? Knitting preemie hats is a great way to use up scraps of your yarn. It's a great way to find stress relief.⠀ ⠀ Check out the link in my IG profile for my #ScrappySockYarnPreemieHat pattern. All proceeds from the pattern sales are donated to FSNCC. Donate the hats you knit from the pattern to your local hospital. If you can't find a way to donate the hats locally, get in touch with me and I will be happy to accept them and donate them to FNSCC to be used at Women's Hospital in Greensboro, NC.⠀ ⠀ *** SALE *** To honor Prematurity Awareness Month, until November 30, the pattern is on sale for $1 off — no coupon code required, the discount will be applied when you check out. Follow the link in my IG profile to get your copy of the pattern now!
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