Monday, May 28, 2012

Episode 33: Oh, Canada

On the Needles
Have the desire to knit stockinette and try English style knitting – picking up the Larch Cardigan again because I need a warm sweater in the middle of July. Having a really hard time trying to do English purling.

Spin Right Round
I have the need for the speed…of a power drill and to play with my makeshift Lazy Kate, which caused my wrist to act up because I wouldn’t stop. Sigh. Lesson learned (again).

Knitting Finds
It is somewhat themed for two reasons: first, I got to chatting with Lisa Mutch of Northbound Knitting on twitter, who is an absolute sweetheart. One thing lead to another and the centerpiece of this episode’s knitting finds is a review of her wonderful yarn and fiber.
The day I received the package, Ariane of Falling Stitches just happened to release the Tobias knitting pattern, and one of the skeins of MCN Worsted from Northbound Knitting in Papyrus (second from left) is just perfect for it.
The other reason is that this is somewhat in honor of my mom for Mothers Day (albeit belatedly), who was born in Montreal and a die hard Canadian to the bone.
Another fun Canada-related pattern: O Canada Mittens. Olympic rings optional.
Correction about the last episode: it’s not ZigZag Studios, but ZigZag Stitches and she is based in Canada too! I may have favorited all of the Japanese fabric project bags.

Knitting Travels
Knitting in the ER, Argyle Yarn Shop,  and sadly couldn’t make it to the Long Island Fleece and fiber festival.

Review
Knitting all the Day CD by Melanie Gall, one-half of the Savvy Girls Podcast. Go and get it, especially if you love the clip on the show.

Events
Tour de Fleece and Ravelympics with Team Sasquatch, WWKIP June 16 at the Grand Army Plaza library with the Brooklyn Fiber Arts Guild, and Stitch and Pitch July 20. Details here.

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