Episode 67 — Spoilers! The Drinking Game

In Episode 67, Greg and Pam discuss counting, cautionary tales, and colorwork.


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Pam’s Projects
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Unraveling Podcast Group Updates
The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
  • We skipped EZ this episode! Next time we will cover Leaflet #18, pages 90-93.
Misc. Stuff
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
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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She said it best, holy cow she’s a senior.

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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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