Episode 14: Camp Out

Gratitude KAL

Running through June 3…Get those projects posted!  Remember to tag your projects with “fatsquirrelgratitude”


Thank you to Joan from Lollipop Yarn for her donation of one skein of awesome self-striping sock yarn in the colorway Delerious.

Thank you to ploverbird for her generous donation of a project bag to the Gratitude KAL (and to me!) from her Etsy shop The Ploverbird.

Thank you to irocknits for her generous donation of one skein of Artisan Sock in the Chuckanut Drive colorway from Hazel Knits.


Emelie Cardigan by Elin Berglund in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply sock, Bluejay colorway….Ribbing on US 1’s, body on US2’s

Pine Forest Baby Blanket by Ingrid Aartun Boe in KnitPicks CotLin, Clementine colorway, on US 3’s with plans to also do a Gevlochten Ball!

8 thoughts on “Episode 14: Camp Out

  1. willowfairyknits

    i love you so hard! you make me laugh. yay for knowing what my stars look like!

    I wore lots of bikinis in Fiji. but i had worked hard all year to get my body looking good for my wedding and i was in fiji for my honeymoon. no one knows me there, i could get away with it 🙂

    also Gahh! i though it was june 9 for the end of the gratitude KAL. boy am i glad we are having a lazy weekend and my shawl is getting fewer stitches on teh needle every row instead of more.

  2. thefatsquirrel Post author

    Oh my goodness….I think you would look terribly cute in a bikini….I’m still trying to figure out what weirded me out so much about all the bikinis….I think it really was just a reaction to SO much skin….The pool was really crowded, and maybe because it being a kind of walk-in thing, there were more folks not completely underwater, but just wading? Or maybe, I’m just quickly turning into a very old lady!

  3. Christine Anne Durrill

    Tankinis. The ultimate compromise aside from a Hefty bag, IMHO. In re. the twist/energy in your handspun, I find that skeining it and then soaking it in hot water for about half an hour with a little bit of swishing helps. Pull it out, blot it with a towel, then beat the skein against something hard a few times, and then let it hang somewhere until dry. Problem solved and it also fluffs the yarn up very nicely.

  4. thefatsquirrel Post author

    Thanks Christine…I will confess that perhaps my favorite part of spinning is thwacking!

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