On the Needles
On a huge sock kick and I was knitting socks in front of my principal! Finished White Birch Fiber Arts "No One Says Screw You Like A Unicorn" (off camera - had to cut the cuff of the first sock, but all is well) and working on my "Outlander" socks for the #outlandeRKAL. Demonstrated how I avoid ladders when shifting from one DPN to the next.
The Aussie loves the socks I knit him (Fresh from the Cauldron MCN in Michael Corvin from 2009) and is requesting more.
My Hinoki was a bit of a disaster, but I did have a backup Rhinebeck sweater, thanks to Kristin. I am taking a break from Hinoki and plan to finish it and the pattern over Christmas.
I recieved the Buchaille Seven Skeins Club from Kate Davies, and I love it.
Spin Right Round
Back to spinning: working on Pigeonroof Studios July/August 2013 SAL Wine Tasting in Superwash Merino (it's SO soft) on my Bostworth Midi Purpleheart Spindle, and some Falkland fiber from Wild Hare in Natural Appeal on my new zebrawood and ebony spindle from Mill Point Emporium, which is a dream to spin with.
Knitting Travels - Rhinebeck Edition!
The Indie Untangled Trunk Show was a mega sensory overload, but it was alot of fun to see everyone who was part of this year's Road to Rhinebeck series. On Saturday, Laura, Kristing and I did the podcaster meetup, and I actually did not get any yarn - just the Wild Hare Fiber and the new spindle, as well as shearling earmuffs for me and a brushed alpaca scarf for my mom.
Events & Announcements
Don't forget the #outlandeRKAL is going in the Ravelry group - the second quiz question is up! In the meantime, we have the first winner for the Lady of Lallybroch Socks by CC Almon of Geeky Girls Knit. This week's prize is a copy of the French Outlander Shawl by Tanya Marie of The Sampler Girl Podcast.
Here are the list of the other prize sponsors (specific prizes to be announced, as well as a fun grand prize for the KAL):
- Bijou Basin Ranch
- The Sampler Girl
- CC Almon
- Lion Brand
- Caithness Craft
- Dreams in Fiber
My Knitting in Japanese class at Vogue Knitting LIVE! sold out on the first day of general registration! I am so surprised and honored that so many people wanted to take the class - in fact I am teaching a second session from 9-12 on Saturday January 16, as the 2-5 pm session is already sold out.
I am so excited to be teaching and seeing all of you. If you already registered, drop a line and say hi either here or anywhere else. I'm planning to pull a Clara Parkes (her Claramels look divine) and bring some treats to class. More details on whether there will be a meetup to come soon.
Thanks for watching!