90% Knitting: Episode 6

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ON THE NEEDLES:

  • Moody Blues socks, plain vanilla pattern, my hand-dyed self-striping sock yarn.
  • Will be casting on soon for Beret de Printemps (pattern by Jeni Chase) out of Malabrigo Silky Merino in Archangel and my March YOSS plain vanillas out of Keegan Lane Yarns Toasty Sock Big Footies in Shamrockin’.

FOs:

ON THE WHEEL/IN THE DYE:

  • Spinning Dyeabolical Yarns BFL/Silk top in Juniper on my wheel.
  • Spinning my hand-dyed Targhee-Mohair in Storm Clouds on my drop spindle.
  • Dyed three colorways of sportweight self-striping.

DESIGN PROJECTS:

  • Simple lace pattern for a class I’ll be teaching next month.

OOPS:

  • A few minor dyeing mishaps, but it’s all part of the learning process!

RESOURCES/RECOMMENDATIONS:

10%:

  • This week’s Quickie KAL project in the 90% Knitting group on Rav will be the free Round Dishcloth pattern by Amy Carpenter. I’ll be using Peaches & Cream yarn for mine, but any unmercerized cotton yarn will do!
  • 3191Q, the quarterly indie published magazine put out by the women behind 3191 Miles Apart web site. Fabulous photography, inspiring articles, projects and recipes. Love it! (Sorry, I was way off on the price. A year’s subscription within the US is $58, individual issues $20, including shipping. I still think they’re worth it.)
  • Anton Strout‘s Simon Canderous series of the urban fantasy genre. Good storytelling, fun sense of humor throughout. The fourth in the series, Dead Waters, just came out.
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