Profile of a Knitter

Episode Number: 10
Topic: Profile of a Knitter
Record Date: 4/30/21
Publish Date: 5/18/21

Dranks-Jess

Mixed drinks! We had a mimosa, a twist on a screwdriver (Malibu and Orange juice, instead of vodka), and some Margaritas!

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It’s Episode 10! Yay!

Updates 

What’s Brewing

(Current projects/ cast ons)

Jess:
Juniper Wings by Carol Feller

Kelsi:
Sharon’s Glamping Blanket
Cole’s Bike Socks
Jess’s Birthday yarn

Caitlyn

Bryan’s Car Project: Traditional Dishcloth by Staci Perry
Lily Sugar’n Cream Ombres; Colorway: Autumn leaves (Maroon, yellow, brown, and green) Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids & Denim; Colorway: Sage (Green)
Making a dish towel with stripes where I am knitting both colors double, I’m planning on two diagonal stripes. Ravelry Link

Caitlyn’s Car Project: Grandma’s Dishcloth by PJ Allen.  
Lilly Sugar & Creme Grape and Dark Pine.  Striping but changing in the middle every 2 rows.  Ravelry Link

Kitchen Table Project: Before & After Socks by Marceline Smith
Needles: US 1 – 2.25 mm; US 0 – 2.0 mm Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Hand Painted Colorway: Gumball (all sorts of vibrant colors in microstriping)
Going to frog and restart so it can count for the Welcome to the Knitcircus 5K MAL!  I’m so excited about these socks; they are toe up, Left and Right foot, and a curved toe!  I’m branching out and knitting one sock at a time!  I’m electing to do magic loop, but the pattern is written for 5 dpns. Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Living Room: Dumpster Fire 2020 by Kino Knits.
Various super value worsted acrylic yarns, I think it’s mostly red heart.  Lots of colors! Using US 2, 2.75 mm needles, I think it’s 40 inches.  
The pattern calls for duplicate stitch but I switched to stranded after the first one.  I’m knitting multiple at a time. Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Ryker’s Room: Diagonal Knit Dishcloth by Jana Trent
Yarn:  Recycled Cotton Yarn from a goodwill sweater Colorway: light brown Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Bedroom: Speckled Space Socks by Amanda Stephens Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering Tonal Colorway: Inverness
At the leg!  One more “V” left.

End of the Trail 

(FOs)

Jess
No FOs

Kelsi
U-Turn Socks – General 

Caitlyn:
Elicit by Kino Knits
Yarn: Bona Fide from Fibernymph Dye Works Colorway: Rain Clouds & Tie-Dye
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link
So fun!  I added stitch markers to help me keep track of the repeats.  It’s enough to keep it interesting but not overwhelming, I’m having a blast with this hat!  Had a blocking fail that worked out fine.  I blocked it on a balloon and then had to throw it in the dryer because the lace stretched quite a bit.  

Stay Put Kitchen Towel by Carol Trouba Ravelry Link
Yarn: Recycled cotton sweater yarn Colorway: Light Brown and Lion Brand Re-Up Colorway: 112 Raspberry 

Streamline Tank by Alexandra Tavel
Yarn: Lion Brand Coboo Colorway: 184 Peach Ravelry Link

What’s Hopping

(Stash Enhancements/Yarn collecting)

Jess
Lolabean!! All Navybean, a 2ply fingering, in the Strawberry Milk, Electric Youth, Tranquility, and Thunder & Lightning colorways. Very spring-y and fun to knit with!

Kelsi
Na da.

Caitlyn
Bought some books!
Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated Amazon Link
New Directions In Sock Knitting: 18 Innovative Designs Knitted From Every Which Way
Budd, Ann Amazon Link

Knitcircus Yarns (link to knitcircus yarns website): 
Tainted Love Variation 100g Speckled Handpaint skein, Ringmaster – worsted weight (100% superwash Merino), 185 yards/100g. This yarn is round and super soft.

Leaf Peeping Panoramic Gradient Matching Socks Set (medium) Greatest of Ease – fingering (80% superwash Merino/20% nylon), 400 yards/100g.
Planning on using for the: Krampusnacht Socks by Carlie Perrins Ravelry Link

Fibernymph Dye Works  
All That Was Green & Glorious Variegated Speckled Stripe 
Dye-to-Order – Fungi Pi(e) Self-Striping – Mountain Tweed 
Hallo-Pi(e) Self-Striping
Pumpkin Pi(e) Self-Striping 
Rhinebeck…Sweater Weather? Self-Striping – Bedazzled 
Don’t Tell Him It’s a Rainbow Self-Striping – Mountain Tweed BFL (Blue-faced Leicester)
Dye-to-Order – Driving PA: East/West Self-Striping Beguiled
Cake Pops! Bedazzled – fingering, 75/20/5 SW Merino/Nylon/Silver Stellina

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Jess:
Ravelry & Instagram: ShadowKat713

Kelsi:
Ravelry & Instagram: BikesBrewsEwes
Untappd: kelsidj

Caitlyn:
Ravelry & Instagram: CaitlynNLloyd

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