In Episode 65, Greg and Pam discuss being committed, being involved, and hummingbirds. They also review Leaflet #16 from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s “The Opinionated Knitter.”
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- Greg is working on socks (project page) for his mom. He is using a combination of techniques from several patterns: Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder, Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist, and Strie Socks, Toe Up by Lara Neel.
- Pam worked on her Mohair Magic Kit Poncho. She got it from Kathy at Got My Goat. She recorded a review before she cast on!
- Pam started a new crochet project, the Malia Bag by Rebecca Langford.
- Pam didn’t make a project page but she started and finished a crochet necklace (picture below!)
- Pam finished That Nice Stitch Cowl by Susan Ashcroft. She used Tandem by Tahki Yarns.
- Pam finished a secret test crochet (sorry!)
- Pam finished the 2nd hat for her dad. She used 2 colors of the millspun Romeldale/CVM from Zephyr Creek Farm. She “designed” it and used a colorwork pattern (Skyline) from the AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary (affiliate link) by Andrea Rangel.
- Angel Locks Fiberworks is a FiberCrafty shop that is a small farm with a mill. They have beautiful gradient roving, natural roving and hand dyed yarn.
- The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it’s good. You should subscribe.
The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
- We discussed Leaflet #16, pages 84-87 featuring 8 knitting techniques! Next up, Leaflet #17, pages 88-89.
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
- Don’t forget our Elizabeth Zimmermann KAL! Have you made one of her patterns? Used a technique? Tell us about it!
- We announced a new Craft-Along! Check out the threads for more information but join us for the Back to School Colorwork CAL starting September 1.
Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us
- Pam & Greg will be giving a talk about Elizabeth Zimmermann at the Ol’ North State Knitting Guild on September 9 in Raleigh, NC.
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Look at this gorgeous gradient! 4 ounces of pre-drafted Corriedale roving will be a delight to spin, and it is ready to go without any prep work if desired! Fading from dark pink all the way to a rich black, the end result will be stunning. And Corriedale is such a versatile wool! Elastic, lofty and resilient, it is excellent for a wide variety of uses including accessories! Lots of other gradients to choose from in the Angel Locks Fiberworks #fibercraftyshop. . . . #handspinning #handspunstagram #spinningfiber #indiedyer #handdyedfiber #handpaintedfiber #spinningwheel #dropspindle #handspunyarn #wemakeyarn #fibercrafty #gradientroving #gradientfiber #roving #corriedale #predraftedroving
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