In Episode 49, Greg and Pam discuss preemie hats, teacher gifts, and British Columbia. They also discuss Leaflet #3 from The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann.
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- Greg is working on Lana Grossa Socks (making up basic pattern), yarn is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Ashbury.
- Greg is finished (sans blocking and buttons) Flower Cardigan by Ewelina Murach, yarn is KnitPicks Swish DK (project page).
- Greg is working on his mitered square blanket (project page).
- Greg started Emmen by Susan B. Anderson, but used the wrong weight yarn (project page).
- Pam crocheted a little baby blanket for her niece’s African Market basket baby bed. Mostly double crochet and slightly crooked.
- Pam primarily worked on The Elizabeth Zimmerman Coat using Cascade Ecological Wool. She’s making progress!
- Pam started some fingerless gloves for her brother’s birthday. They are Tony’s Cashmere Scarf & Gloves. She is using Lion Brand Wool Ease.
- Pam worked on her Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks. She’s using Lang Jawoll Cotton Stretch Color.
- Pam worked on spinning her final singles of the Rambouillet fiber.
- Pam made a couple of clothesline bowls. There are lots of tutorials on Pinterest but she mostly used this one.
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- Carolina FiberFest (March 22-23, 2019)
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The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
- Leaflet #3 discussed, pages 22-25
- Greg talked about the Stripe Domination hat pattern if you want to experiment with color dominance.
- Pam’s neighborhood Halloween Parade can be seen here.
- We talked about Penzey’s Spices which is mostly mailorder and amazing.
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Have you made these? Have any tips?? 🤔 I’ve been thinking about making clothesline bowls for some teacher’s gifts this year. Here are the results of my trial run! My starts and finishes could look tidier but I love the effect with the fabric strips. The first one was the top left and I used green thread. It really helped me see what I was doing but you can also see my inconsistent stitching! I had planned to make oval bowls like the one in front but that shape was harder for me. . . . #mysewingiscrooked #clotheslinebowl #handmade
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Gnorman the Gnarly is helping oversee the work on my mitered square blanket. I just added a square from @dragonflyfibers yarn that I picked up at #SAFF last year. Just in time to get me in the spirit for going to SAFF again this weekend! I’m up to 55 squares now. 😎 #knitting #knittersofinstagram #nevernotgnoming #herewegnomeagain #imaginedlandscapesknits
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Check out my hat #fail! This weekend, I cast on a hat. It called for worsted weight yarn, US7 needles, and a 96-stitch cast on. I’m over halfway done with it, and I started getting a nagging feeling that it just didn’t feel as substantial as I expected. I ask myself “is this really worsted weight yarn?” I pull out the label and my fear is confirmed: I’ve been knitting with fingering weight. It could maybe still work as an adult hat, but…. no, it’s just not right. I talked with @fibercrafty Pam about it and she suggested that I could rip it out, and reknit it with the yarn held double. I’m pretty sure that’s what I’ll do. But it will probably sit in time-out for a day or two while I make my final decision. The fact that I didn’t notice it was fingering instead of worsted is a testament to how tired I am. #knitting #knittersofinstagram #unravelingpodcast #whenknittingattacks
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