In Episode 70, Greg and Pam discuss hard drives, afterthought sheep, and sanity.
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- Greg is still working on a gramps cardigan, pattern by tincanknits. He is using Berroco Vintage.
- Greg previously finished a couple of Tiger Owl cowls. It’s his newest design, and is the official knit pattern for the Carolina FiberFest craft-along! He’s excited.
- Pam worked a tiny bit on the Julgran Sweater by Andi Satterlund. She is using 100% superwash merino worsted from PassionKNITS Yarn.
- Pam also worked on the Interplay Shaw for the Back to School Colorwork CAL. She is using yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks.
- Pam finished her CPCTC Socks by Sarah Jordan.
- Pam finished spinning some singles from Heelside Farms. Next up is plying.
- Karen is an amazing fiber artist and she creates 2D and 3D works of art with felting. You should check out her shop, Inspiration by Karen!
- 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.
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- We discussed Leaflet #19, pages 94-97 featuring the Snail Hat and the Three-Spiral Hat! Next up, Leaflet #20, pages 98-101.
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!
- Are you ready for the Back to School Colorwork CAL? It started September 1 and the Ravelry thread is already hopping! Our first and second winners were announced.
- The Fairs and Festivals KAL is ongoing.
- Greg enjoyed his weekend at SAFF, where he picked up an electric eel nano.
- Greg is collecting preemie hats via the Itty Bitty Knits Revelry group.
- Pam and Avery visited Old Sturbridge Village while in Boston) it’s about an hour west)
- Pam mentioned an interview on the Very Pink Knits Podcast about entering the Texas State Fair.
- Greg’s neighborhood used the NextDoor application to coordinate a change in trick-or-treating plans.
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It is always fun to catch up with @carolinaspinner Ashley from Twist Fiber Studio. This weekend I caught up with her at the @southeasternanimalfiberfair and was thrilled to see she was displaying a sample of my newest design, the #TigerOwlCowl (sample knitted by @criminallycreativepodcast Susan) Ashley’s SAFF colorway — SPRINKLES ON TOP — is gorgeous. I’m coming home with a hank of it. 😉 #knitting #knittersofinstagram #saff2019 #saff #twistfiberstudio
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Welcome to a peek behind the designer’s curtain! I have an idea, so I cast on a swatch last night. These are my essential tools when I’m first starting a design project. Obviously, I need yarn! I’m working with @modeknityarn on this design. My swatch is in progress on my needles. A favorite tool is the swatch ruler from @annbuddknits. It makes it so easy to determine gauge from my knitting. Of course, I have my red notebook with my design ideas. Eventually, a lot of these ideas make their way to a file on my computer. The second picture shows my scale, which is essential for knowing how much yarn I’m using, and how much I have left. #knitting #knittersofinstagran #knitdesign #designersofinstagram
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I’m visiting my aunt in Boston and we went to @oldsturbridgevillage today. They had a lot of fiber displays! Socks being knit on tiny needles, dyed handspun, a dyers notebook, sheep! (they said gulf coast native), and a carding mill. It was a beautiful day and such a fun place to visit! . . . #knitting #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram #knittersofravelry
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