Episode 27: I declare myself a knitting rockstar for 2017

Episode 27:

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WIPs

  1. Vanilla Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce base in the Celtic Jewels colorway (self-striping). Two at a time, magic loop. Progress.
  2. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base. Progress

2017 Planification Recap and Other Lessons Learned

2017: started 47 projects; finished 41; frogged 6 (the math working with that is a happy accident 🙂

  1. Competent in socks (cuff down, stripey, magic loop, two at a time, heel flap and gusset, OMG heel, afterthought heel, tried and true go-to vanilla sock winner for all kinds of yarn, including stripey: Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson)
  2. Knit a sweater: My Chuck and Vianne sweaters by Andi Satterlund for the kiddo and the Cullum
  3. Do something that’s a stretch–the Chuck and Vianne with my cable and lace issues
  4. Gauge-gah!!!!!!

Deep Thoughts

Stash–how do you feel about it, does anything need to change, why?

HPKCHC Review

Rants/Raves

Episode 25: Podcastiversary!

Episode 25:

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Mina’s Vanilla Sock Recipe by Mina Phillips in Sunsoaked Yarns Sparkle base in the Christmas Tinsel colorway
  2. Tilled Row Socks by Susie White in Wonderland Yarns in the Bandersnatch colorway of their Queen of Hearts base
  3. Cullum by Isabelle Kraemer in Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Cobblestone Sock base (75/15/10 BFL, cashmere, silk) in the Remington colorway.

WIPs

  1. Nice Ribbed Christmas Socks In Sunsoaked Fibers Poinsettia. Trying the OMG heel pattern by Megan Williams 
  2. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base.
  3.  Octopus by Susan B Anderson in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Worsted in the Cozumel colorway. 

On Deck

  1. Boot cuffs (Double knot Cable Boot Cuffs) by Tin Can Knits Kramer Yarns Perfection Worsted  in the Granite colorway
  2. Celeste Hat by Emily Johannes using Malabrigo Mecha bulky in Paysandu colorway

Retail Therapy

Craftsy’s thanksgiving sale. Any others? Jimmy Bean’s? Simply Sock Yarn? Loopy Ewe? Miss Babs usually does hers the week right after Christmas

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts