The Knitting Game and Other Stuff #8 – Seeing the Light


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New group member:

  • wexford – Rebecca
  • 1to1 – Carla (Thank you for listing me on your site!)
  • ThePlatypus – Esther
  • purplehayes – Susan
  • jennyhice56 – Jenny Hice
  • DyeabolicalYarn – Rachel
  • Shannanusar – Shannan
  • fuzzienana – Teresa Fussell
  • katecrafts – Kate
  • mb143 – Mary Beth
  • tsknits – Tara
  • spun2tight

This week’s Blog/Vlog/Podcast: Finding My Way to Unwind from  our Rav group’s newest member: Spun2Tight
Dog House Yarns and More – Culpepper, VA


The Knitting Game


An explanation of The Knitting Game can be found here on the blog or on our Ravlery Group.

Featured Book

Sensual Knits
by Yahaira Ferreira
Paperback
Sterling/Hollan
published in January 2008
On sale at Amazon.com for $8.97
26 patterns

Patterns

Round 2 was between the Betty V-neck Vest and the Snezi Oversized Shrug.  With 57% of the vote, the winner moving on to the next round is: The Betty V-neck Vest.

Round 3

One knitter described the sweater as  “boobalicious”.


Voting for round 3 for Sensual Knits will close at 3 PM, March 21st.

Knitting Game Project Progress

Classic Elite Quick Knits

Yarn: 3-ply Corridal handspun
Needles: #7 US Knit Picks on 16” cable
Status: FINISHED! – That was fast
Thoughts: This was a very quick knit. Really took me only about 8 hours total. I modified the pattern slightly since my row gauge was off.  I ended with row 8 and not row 5 of the lattice pattern.  I then knit the next two sts in the next round and moved my stitch marker over and then started the decreases as directed.

Play Along at Home

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The Other Stuff


Knitting

Stash Expansions
  • Nothing!
Tools and Books

Dog House Yarns and More

WIPs
  • No More Tears socksby Erin Walsh of Mommy Needs Yarn – US 2/ 2.75 MM Kollage Square , Blue Sky Alpaca’s Spud & Chloe Fine Sock (80% Wool, 20% Silk), Color 7820
  • Baby Jacket by Michele Rose Orne– US 6/4MM Knit Picks Interchangebles, Knit Picks Bare Worsted
  • Clamberby Laura Wilson-Martos – US 4/3.5MM Kollage Square, Handspun from Wool, Tencel, Milk and Banana fiber dyed by River’s Edge Fiber Arts
  • Two at a time, toe-up socks w/afterthought heal –  US 2/2.75MM ChiaoGoo, Blue Ridge Yarn’s Footprints in the Mardi Gras colorway
FOs
  • Nothing

Spinning

On the bobbin
  • 4 oz. of blended Colonial in the Dark Green color-way from the Smoky Mountain Spinnery, 8 oz. total completely spun up. Plan: 3-ply sample, if too thick, 2-ply and wind of ½ the 3rd bobbin to make another hank.
Stash Expansions

Sewing

  • Hemmed my DD’s chorus dress for her competition today.
  • Working on designing my own line of project bags.

Hiking

Yes! Finally got in the first hike of the season.  We went and saw the Rapidan Camp, also known as the Hoover camp by the locals.

Events

What: Uniquities 6th Fiber Farmers’ Market
When: Saturday, March 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Vienna Community Center
Vendor List:

  • Avalon Springs Farm: Produces locks, roving, felt, and yarn-handpaints, handspun, and farm yarn. They have fiber animals on their small farm in Mt. Airy, MD, and Karen has recently been working to develop more patterns and kits that are new and exciting.
  • Celestial Farms: Natural and hand-dyed, lanolin free, and hypoallergenic Llama yarn, and wool/llama blends. Celeste will also have her homemade jams and jellies, as well as a variety of handmade, all natural soaps
  • Central Virginia Fiber Mill: Hand-dyed 100% Alpaca yarns, roving, and felted sheets. Also peg looms for weaving
  • Dancing Leaf Farm: Hand-dyed yarns, hand-spun yarns, and hand-dyed roving
  • Feederbrook Farm: We are a fiber CSA and educational sheep farm that offers sustainably grown, organically dyed, hand-spun yarns
  • Finnegan’s Flock: Fiber, hand-spun yarn, mitten and felted soap kits from our own flock of Finn sheep
  • Mt. Airy Farm: Cormo, CVM, Mohair, and Angora roving, yarns, and locks. Natural as well as hand-dyed yarns, roving, and locks. Raw fleece available upon request.
  • Solitude Wool: We create our breed-specific yarns and prepared fibers from fleeces purchased from our own farms and others around the mid-atlantic region. Each yarn is designed to utilize the character of the breeds’ type of wool. Available in many beautiful, hand-dyed and un-dyed colors
  • Spirit Trail Fiberworks: Hand-dyed roving, yarn, and natural colored fleece and roving from rare breed sheep
  • Three Bags Wool: Wool roving, batts, yarn, and felted items from Icelandic sheep, plus kits and hand-spun yarn
  • Wild Hare Fiber Studio: Hand-spun and hand-dyed artistry! Offering a full range of products for spinners, including hand-dye luxury fibers, gradient dyed top, and blended art batts and roving. Also hand-spun yarns, both wild and tame, handpainted knitting yarns, and felting supplies
  • Wool N’ Quilts: Yarn, roving, and raw fleece from Romney sheep
  • Lawre’s Laine: Hand-made tote bags of fabric and leather, a large selection of needle and hook storage items, and the opportunity to create and order your own custom bag!

What: Dog House Yarn and More Knitter’s Retreat
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Where: Graves Mountain Lodge
What: Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, 2012 (pre-events and workshops earlier in the week)
Where: Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairground Road
West Friendship, MD

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