In Episode 72, Greg and Pam discuss magic, birthdays, and taco parties. They also review Leaflet #21 from The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann.
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- Greg finished the gramps cardigan, pattern by tincanknits. He used Berroco Vintage. The Button Whisper (aka his wife) came through and found the perfect buttons for it.
- Greg started the Alouette cardigan, pattern by Lisa Chemery. He is using Kraemer Yarns Perfection Sport (provided by Kraemer Yarns for review).
- Greg started a Knits4Comfort tumbler with a kit he bought at the Carolina Fiber Fest last year.
- Pam finished the Julgran Sweater by Andi Satterlund. Kind of. She is using 100% superwash merino worsted from PassionKNITS Yarn.
- Pam also worked a little bit on the Interplay Shaw for the Back to School Colorwork CAL. She is using yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks.
- Pam finished unknitting a sweater she made her husband years ago.
- Pam made two tea towel aprons using a free pattern from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.
- Pam also made 12 dryer balls.
- Pam worked a little bit on Avery’s college blanket.
- Pam assembled and warped her new Kromski Harp Forte rigid heddle loom. She received a book called The Weaver’s Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom (affiliate link) by Jane Patrick.
- Serenity Artisans is a woodworking and gift shop that has some beautiful and unique gifts!
- 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 #21, pages 102-107 featuring the Baby Surprise Jacket! Next up, Leaflet #22, pages ZYZ.
- We mentioned the BSJ group on Ravelry.
- We are almost done with The Opinionated Knitter! The next book we will tackle is Knitting Rules! (affiliate link) by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.
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!
- Did you have fun with the Back to School Colorwork CAL? It started September 1 and the Ravelry thread was hopping! We drew names for the final prizes in this one! Thanks to Camel City Dyeworks and Knitcrate for providing prizes.
- The Fairs and Festivals KAL is ongoing. We intend to draw for winners next episode.
- Greg collected over 100 preemie hats via the Itty Bitty Knits Revelry group.
- Check out the upcoming book release from that Marta talked about: Harry Potter: Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Book (affiliate link)
- Kanki is a great place in Raleigh to go for birthdays.
- Greg and Pam chatted a bit about The Traveling Wilburys.
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The Button Whisperer has spoken! My wife found these buttons at JoAnn last night and I added them to the baby cardigan I’ve been working on. Pattern is Gramps by @tincanknits, yarn is Vintage by @berrocoyarn. I plan to wash and block it this weekend, and then the sweater can be off to its recipient. #knitting #knittersofinstagram
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#PlacesYouCanKnit include the neighborhood playground. While Blueberry and her new-found friends are playing “everything is lava,” I’m enjoying working on a new cardigan for her. I’m using the Perfection Sport that @kraemeryarns sent me to review. This yarn is a wool/acrylic blend that is going to strike a wonderful balance between soft comfort and durability. I can see this becoming a go-to blend and weight for knitting for babies and children. I’m almost at the point where I will be separating for the sleeves. I’m really looking forward to this cardigan, and I know Blueberry is going to love it! #kraemeryarns #knitting #knittersofinstagram
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Sue has added beautiful carved wooden signs that are reversible! You get 2 sayings on one board and there are lots of combinations to choose from. Some ere are even Christmas themed – perfect for a gift! I'm fond of this one but other examples are: Jingle All the Way, Santa Before I Explain… Love the Life You Live and more! These measure 5.25" x 8.5" x .75". You can these in the Serenity Artisans #fibercraftyshop. . . . #handmade #giftgiving #woodworking #wordsmith #homedecor #craft #wood #woodwork #rustic #woodcraft #handcrafted #makersgonnamake
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