In which we discuss feasts, post holes, knitting on drugs, knitting in church, why worsted isn’t the worst, remind listeners about the contests deadlines at the end of the month, and have a listen to the Abby Franquemont interview from Rhinebeck.
Thanks to irocknits for the gift of the For Good hat pattern!
If you want a peek at the chicken coop at Fair Winds, check out the Google Maps photo.
Jan has started knitting some some socks while recovering from surgery – her Percosocks. She hasn’t started a project page at the time these notes were written.
Ellen continues knitting on Rimfrost and a mystery knit.
Both twins were knittin’ bitten. Jan missed the “at the same time” in her Knitmore Girls’ SPAKAL sweater, the Larch cardigan. Ellen has a lunar eclipse in her version of Forestry which she is calling Blue Moons.
In Finely (or Finally!) Finished Knitting, Ellen whipped up an Overnight Hat to donate to charity. She also finished the wristers that are part of the submission package for the Master Knitter Level II certificate.
Jan reports that ice cream making is much simpler than she recalled from our youth. She used the Cuisinart ICE-21TQ Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker to make a cranberry lemon sorbet for their thanksgiving dinner. She did not take Ellen’s advice to use the sorbet as an icepack for her surgical wounds.
Ellen spun us 360 degrees and reports on the Fiber Optic Gradient Rovings which she has finished spinning in a fine worsted singles. Plying remains. In Fiber Jargon, she discussed the difference between the yarns that worsted and woolen spinning produce, and why.
We get more spinning info from Abby Franquemont in an interview Jan recorded with her at Rhinebeck.
Ellen reports a slick trick for knitting garter stitch in the round without purling. She found the trick on Fleegle’s Blog.
In Fashion Forecast, Jan predicts much laying down while she continues to recover from elective surgery, and Ellen mentions that she is taking a design class with The Glitter Knitter, Steven Berg, at his Minneapolis workshop, StevenBe.