Thursday, July 25, 2013

Episode 74: I Don't Know What Happened...

Whatcha Makin?
Still Light Tunic- finished the sleeves, used invisible ribbed bind off
Seaweed Socks by Lauren McMordie (lemknitcrochet) in String Theory Caper Sock in North Haven on size 1 (2.25)
Test socks out of Snazzy Sport in Miss Chanandler Bong on size 2s, 52 stitches
Citron out of my Loop batt

Whatcha Spinnin?
Loop batt in Black Cherry- 570 yards of nply! for a Citron
naked BFL swirl for a sweater- samples, method, plans for sweater. Spin along in the Rav group! ordered a quill and cardboard bobbins for storage
ispin Toolkit iphone app

Whatcha Get?
Keeglan Lane mixed BFL
Spindle Cat Studio stitch markers
Fiber Optic

Win a copy of PLY magazine (first issue) here. Thread will close on July 31. Must be a member of the group.

Fancy Pants Fiber update on July 31, then the shop will be closed until the end of August

Friday, July 12, 2013

Episode 73: SSK or Bust

Whatcha Finish?
Ladybug socks- was going to use crystal heel but just did an afterthought heel.  I’m going to try the Russian grafting method next time

Whatcha Makin?
Still Light Tunic by Veera Valimaki out of Berocco Ultra Alpaca Fine in Oceanic Mix. working on the sleeves, put the body on a Hiya Hiya cable

Henslowe out of Skein Merino/Silk Sport in Sterling

Seaweed Socks by Lauren McMordie (lemknitcrochet) in String Theory Caper Sock in North Haven on size 1 (2.25)

Tour de Fleece spinning
Loop batt in Black Cherry- semi woolen, will n-ply

Fancy Pants Fiber future updates: July 24, July 31, and then not until August 28th. Put in custom orders now if you want something before I leave for my honeymoon

no episode next week

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Episode 72: Blown Away

Whatcha Making?
Plain vanilla socks with a crystal heel, out of Ladybug Fiber Company in Mesa Sunrise

Tour de Fleece spinning
Pigeonroof Studios SW Merino in Lydia- 100 yards of bulky n-ply
Loop batt in Black Cherry- semi woolen, will n-ply
Undyed silver alpaca and silk-  semi woolen, will n-ply

Fancy Pants Fiber: Next update is on July 10th at 9pm EST, there won't be an update on July 17th due to SSK. Also, I am now taking custom orders.

Cool Things:
Sheeping Beauty handspun yarn- lots of silky singles
Unicorn Farts lip balm from Long Winter Farm (Long Winter Soap Company on Etsy)
Parenthood on NBC (and Netflix)

Whatcha Get?
Woolgatherings June Fiber Adventurer club
Seaweed Socks pattern by Lauren McMordie (lemknitcrochet), 20% goes to a Histicytosis fund in honor of her friend, and she is hosting a KAL through July 31

I also received the most wonderful wedding gift ever!!! Thank you so, so much to everyone who contributed knit strips, shipping funds, and assembly, and a special thank you to Megan and Amy for organizing everything! I will cherish this forever!