In Episode 85, Greg and Pam discuss enabling, encouraging, and enthusiasm. They also start discussing Chapter 3 From “Knitting Rules!” by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.
Thanks to GrannyMax Maxine for this episode’s intro!
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- Greg completely finished a pair of socks for his mom. Yarn is form Camel City Dyeworks. He is using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel on the sock, which is a great pattern. His mom tried them on, they fit, and Greg took them back until Christmas.
- Greg finished knitting a sample on a hat design with ModeKnit Yarn.
- Greg resurrected a WIP and enjoyed knitting on The Peacock’s Tale by Nim Teasdale. He’s using Wolle’s Yarn Creations Cotton 100 gr in the Growth 2 colorway. Check out his project page.
- Greg is working on some basic socks for himself. He is using Sea Star Handpaints Bare Foot in the Sweater Weather colorway. He’s decorating it with progress keepers from Ann Tudor as he goes. Check out his project page.
- Pam sewed a rope bowl for her friend’s birthday. She used this tutorial.
- Pam and Avery warped the loom for Avery to weave fabric for pillows.
- Pam finished spinning the first bobbin (of 3) of cheviot fiber from Sadie Spins Yarn. She prepped all the fiber for the 2nd bobbin.
- Pam made 2 face mask ear savers for a friend’s daughter.
- Pam worked a tiny bit on Scott’s socks using Patons Kroy.
- Pam is using yarn from Heelside Farms that is worsted 80% Cormo/20% Bamboo for The Weekender sweater by Andrea Mowrey.
- Pam also made a bunch of face scrubbies with cotton yarn. She is trying to figure out her favorite to make more. You can see these on her project page but these are the ones she made:
- Cotton Face Rounds by Gretchen Kalhust (1)
- Cotton Face Scrubbies by Alex DellAringa (1)
- Simple Flower Face Scrubbie by Dedri Uys (1)
- Reusable Cotton Face Scrubbie by Crochet Nerd (1)*
- Reusable Cotton Face Scrubbies Free Pattern by Marshco Designs*
- Crocheted Face Scrubbies by 5 Little Monsters (1)
- Resuable Face Scrubbies by We Three Shanes (1)
- Sakura Face Scrubbies by KAME (4)
*Note: Pam stated that she made the scrubbie by Crochet Nerd but it was actually the one by Marshco Designs. This probably doesn’t matter unless you are looking closely but she wanted to set the record straight!
- We started discussing Chapter 3 in Knitting Rules! The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatching, Stashing, Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter (affiliate link).
- Pam referenced the Inventing Interchangeables article on the Denise website.
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- GrannyMax shared some information about the Minnesota State Button Society and a National Button Society in our Ravelry Group.
- Pam is a big fan of Fiona the premature hippo.
- Greg refers to Kate Atherley’s The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns: Learn to Write Patterns Others Can Knit (affiliate link). He loves it.
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I spent some time at the river last week. It has been very relaxing. I have a cooler full of fish that is coming home with me. I got a good amount of work at my day job accomplished (work-from-home doesn’t necessarily mean *my* home). I enjoyed catching up@on some podcasts. I picked my book back up (“Just Mercy” by @eji_org Bryan Stevenson). And I rediscovered some of my stash projects and yarn. I started a new pair of socks in #seastarhandpaints “Sweater Weather” and am excited about how it is knitting up. Now that I’m past the 1×1 ribbing, I can settle into the calming stockinette for a while. I adore my @anntudorllc handmade glass progress keeper. It’s always a fun way to “dress up” my WIPs. Have you been able to take a break recently? What is your go-to knitting for de-stressing? #knitting #knittersofinstagram
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I have been making a bunch of face scrubbies and here is the “collection”. I’m going to wash and start using them to see which I like best! My daughter really like the #sakurascrubbie which is why I made more. . . . #crochet #crochetallday #crochetfacescrubbies #unravelingpodcast
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I am so excited!! @sciknits sent me and @knittingdaddy a fiber matching game! This goes right along with our reading of the @yarnharlot’s book Knitting Rules. Many thanks to @frettybetty01 for working in collusion on this! Greg, they threw the gauntlet. 🧤 . . . #mysteryyarn #knitstagram #knitting #knittingrules #unravelingpodcast
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