In Episode 67, Greg and Pam discuss counting, cautionary tales, and colorwork.
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- Greg started an Eklutna Lakeside Shawl by Mary Dickerson (pattern page). He is using Knitologie Worsted Merino yarn in the Kestral colorway.
- Greg is getting ready to start a baby sweater that his wife’s aunt probably started in the mid-70s.
- Pam needed to re-block her RickRoll and attempted to remove some dye that bled the first time she blocked it. It’s a new color now! She mentions Synthrapol.
- Pam finished all the crochet on the Malia Bag by Rebecca Langford.
- Pam started and finished a KnittedKnocker for a local woman who is having a mastectomy. She used the magic loop method and used Modern Cotton DK from Berroco.
- Pam also cast on the Interplay Shaw for the Back to School Colorwork CAL. She is using yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks.
- Pam also worked on her CPCTC Socks by Sarah Jordan.
- Pam worked on the Julgran Sweater by Andi Satterlund. She is using 100% superwash merino worsted from PassionKNITS Yarn.
- Pam finished spinning the 3rd singles from her merino spinning project.
- LizaDee Originals is a FiberCrafty shop that has beautifully hand dyed yarns
- 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.
Unraveling Podcast Group Updates
- Episode 65 Thread: Adding books to your Ravelry Library and Yarn Crawl Etiquette
- Greg enlightened us on how to mark a thread unread (look in right corner in the green ribbon across the very bottom of the page)
- Pam reviewed the Sirka Counter.
The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
- We skipped EZ this episode! Next time we will cover Leaflet #18, pages 90-93.
- Pam and Greg talked about a couple of ways to join in yarn including the Clasp Weft Join, the Russian Join and using Fray Check (affiliate link).
- Hurricane Dorian didn’t cause much trouble for Greg and Pam — they are both far enough inland to be out of its path.
- Greg went to Atlanta and enjoyed a couple of Braves games and visiting the Georgia Aquarium.
- Greg is planning on going to the North Carolina Folk Festival this weekend. He’s especially looking forward to seeing Booker T. Jones.
- Cheerwine is the South’s unique cherry soft drink.
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!
- The Fairs and Festivals KAL is ongoing.
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.
- Greg is planning on going to SAFF, which runs from October 25-27. Greg intends to be there Friday and Saturday (25026).
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This month’s @knitcrate is inspired by birds and centers around the “Take Wing” theme. I get the Membership crate and my package included two hanks of Knitologie Worsted in the Kestral colorway. It’s 100% superwash merino and I love the purples. I’ll probably end up making something for my mom — maybe the Eklutna Lakeside Shawl by @craftytuts, which is the featured knitting pattern. I love the surprises that show up on my doorstep each month. —— Knitcrate is a premium yarn subscription service. If you want to check them out, use the affiliate link in my IG profile and the code “KD20” to get 20% off your first month in an ongoing subscription. #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitcrate #unravelyourknitcrate #ad
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I love the math involved in knitting! I'm currently working on a triangular shawl (the Eklutna Lakeside Shawl by @craftytuts Mary Dickerson). Yesterday, I decided to create a spreadsheet to help track my progress. Since this triangular shawl is constructed starting at the center spine and grows wide and deep as you go, it feels like I made very quick progress at the beginning and that I slow down as I go. That's just an illusion — since there are fewer stitches in the earlier rows, the early rows are completed quicker. For example, I have knitted a little fewer than half of the rows in the shawl, but I've only completed a little more than a quarter of the knitting required. The number of stitches on the needles increase by six every two rows; it doesn't take long to get from having a dozen stitches on the needles to having a couple hundred. Besides satisfying my curiosity as I knit, creating the spreadsheet to track my percentage complete will help me make sure I don't end up playing yarn chicken at the end. I know exactly how much yarn I started with, and when I get close to the end, I can determine if I'll have enough to finish it. If I don't, I can just bind off a row or two earlier. Not that I expect it to happen, but it's nice to have the insurance in place now — before it becomes an issue. Yarn is Knitologie Worsted in the Kestral colorway by @knitcrate. I received it in my August 2019 Membership crate. —— Knitcrate is a premium yarn subscription service. If you want to check them out, use the affiliate link in my IG profile and the code “KD20” to get 20% off your first month in an ongoing subscription. #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitcrate #unravelyourknitcrate #ad
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Take one part natural, one part grey and add in a sprinkling of fuschia for this beauty. The simplicity is what makes it so stunning. Fingering weight with 410 yards, this is 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. Perfect for so many types of projects! You can find this in the LizaDeeOriginals #fibercraftyshop. . . . #fibercrafty #yarn #yarnlove #ravelry #handdyedyarn #indiedyedyarn #indieyarn #handknit #crochetaddict #yarnaddict #stashenhancement #speckledyarnsaresohotrightnow #speckledyarn #fingeringweightyarn #superwashmerinonylon #superwashmerino
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