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Episode 12: I Can’t Stop Talking About It Even Though I Have No Idea What I’m Saying

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Gratitude KAL

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

PRIZES!

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.

FO’s

Ribbed Hat (no pattern) made with 4.3oz Corriedale in the At The Bird Feeder colorway from Edgewood Garden Studio

4.0 Oz of Cormo wool from The Fiber Event (vendor doesn’t have a website)

WIP’s

Zuni Shawl by Danielle Chalson in handspun Loop Bullseye Bump, Desert Sunset colorway, on US 5’s

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

Ribbed socks (no pattern) in Kroy Sock Color FX Camo Colours on US 0’s

Coopworth Silk blend in Indigo/Osage from Handspun by Stefania

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Episode 11: Super Moon Yields Super Knitting?

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Thank You’s

Thank you to Traci for her generous financial contribution to the show!

Thank you to Butterfly Bush for her gift of a skein of delicious sock yarn in Fresh Zing to me, and a discount for the whole group!  10% off in her Etsy Shop Butterfly Bush Yarns through May 12 using discount code Butterfly10

FO’s

AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman in Easter Egg Dyed sock yarn, US 0’s

Starving Artist  by Laura Linneman in handspun Cloudlover BFL, US 9’s knit inside out

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-Ply Sock, Barley Heather, Winter Rosehip, and Bison colorways on US 3’s  FAILure 😦

Piper’s Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-Ply sock in chokecherry and mink colorways on US 3’s

4.3oz Corriedale in the At The Bird Feeder colorway from Edgewood Garden Studio

WIP’s

Zuni Shawl by Danielle Chalson in handspun Loop Bullseye Bump, Desert Sunset colorway, on US 5’s

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

Episode 9: In Which I Invent Lots of Plural Forms

 

Thank You’s!

Suzanne and Lee for their generous contributions!

Cori for the awesome bags from BLUEQ….Oh wow, I just looked and there is awesomeness there.

Candy for her gift of the Zuni Shawl pattern by Danielle Chalson

Emma for joining the group!

Everyone who participated in the forums or left an ITunes review!

The Gratitude KAL will run through June 3.  I am knitting the Color Affection shawl by Veera Valimaki, but any wearable for yourself suited to mindful knitting will work!

The Fiber Event!

The only retailer who had a viable website was the truely awesome natural dyer, Sefania, and guess what?  All her stuff is totally available for purchase online!  Oh, this is not good for me, not good at all.

Other beauties that I saw, and highly recomend: gradient rovings from Fiber Optic Yarns

FO’s

Daybreak by Steven West in MadelineTosh Merino Light, Saffron and Baltic colorways on US 3’s

WIP’s

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-Ply Sock, Barley Heather, Winter Rosehip, and Bison colorways on US 3’s

Episode 8: Livin’ on the Edge

Thank You’s!

Rebecca for her generous gift of a Ravelry pattern to a lucky viewer

Cori for her donation of Hazel Knits for a Gratitude KAL prize

Barb and Tracey of 2 Knit Lit Chicks podcast for their shout out, and their awesome podcast!

Everyone who participated in the forums!

The Gratitude KAL will run through June 3.  I will be knitting the Color Affection shawl by Veera Valimaki, but any wearable for yourself suited to mindful knitting will work!

FO’s

Elowen Shawl by Judy Marples in unknown colorways of Sanguin Gryphon’s Little Traveler and Eidos on US 3’s

WIP’s

Daybreak by Steven West in MadelineTosh Merino Light, Saffron and Baltic colorways on US 3’s

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-Ply Sock, Barley Heather, Winter Rosehip, and Bison colorways on US 3’s

Loop Bullseye Bump in Desert Sun

Episode 6: Frolic-y and What Not

The ravelry group is up!  Please Join!

We will be starting the Gratitude KAL April 15th and it will run through June 3.  I will be knitting the Color Affection shawl by Veera Valimaki, but any wearable for yourself suited to mindful knitting will work! 

FO’s

Damson by Ysolda Teague in Jojoland Harmony, MS11 colorway, knit on US6’s

Friends in Fiber Chianti 4oz BFL/Silk gradient….300yds Navajo Plied from supported long draw singles

Natural Shetland FAIL 2oz Navajo Plied, 150yds from supported long draw singles

WIP’s

Elowen Shawl by Judy Marples in unknown colorways of Sanguin Gryphon’s Little Traveler and Eidos on US 3’s

AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman in Marigold Jen’s Hand Dyed Sock, Scranton colorway on US 0’s

Feed the Stash

Loop Bat in Desert Sun

MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light in Saffron and Baltic

Episode 4: Don’t Knit Angry, Yo

Thank You!’s:

Diane from The Knitabulls

Dawn from The Wolfe Farms Podcast and Wolfe Farms Herbal Soaps and More!

Kimberly from Sock Bunny Knit and Fit

Manda aka knitpsycho for the much appreciated gifting of the Elowen Shawl by Judy Marples

Finished Objects:

Dickeys von Beethoven by Elizabeth Zimmerman in: KnitPicks Shine, Hydrangea on US 3

Joris by Annita Wilschut in Regia Design Line 6-Ply, Fire colorway on US 1.0

Works In Progress:

Brigid Sock, pattern to come from moi, in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, the Solstice colorway on US 0

Easy Peasy Socks for First Time Knitters in Stitch Nation Washable Ewe, Clover colorway on US3 (I’m not sure of the blue, it’s random, bandless stash)

BFL and silk gradient in the Chianti colorway from Friends in Fiber…..Woops, I think I said Freedom Fiber in the show!

Halliard sweater by Kate Gildbert in Black Water Abbey’s worsted, Pippin colorway

Feeding the Stash

The Woolen Rabbit’s Harmony Sock in Scottish Heather and Godiva

 

Thanks again for watching!  I can be found on Ravelry and Plurk under thefatsquirrel if you have any questions!

 

Episode 3: Now With Extra Crazy Flakes!

Thank You:

Thank you for all your awesome comments, well-wishings and friendings via Plurk and Ravelry (thefatsquirrel on both).

A special thank you to Sue of Suezee Knits and Carla of Knitting Podcast

 

In which I display my true insanity and love of all things wool, AKA a review of the Jay County Fiber Fest and Spin-In:

Prize-winning Shetland from Bell Creek Farms, Mike and Kendra (pm me for the info if you’re interested in purchasing)

Suri Alpaca from Coldwater Creek Alpacas, Mary and Norm (pm me for their info if you’re interested in purchasing

 

 

Fueling the Economy Through Fiber Purchases:

BFL and silk gradient in the Chianti colorway from Friends in Fiber

Superwash sock in Scranton colorway from Marigold Jen

 

Finished Objects:

Mittens for Me by Laura Linneman in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply sock, Mink and Chokecherry colorways

 

WIP’s:

Halliard sweater by Kate Gildbert in Black Water Abbey’s worsted, Pippin colorway

Joris by Annita Wilschut in Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in natural

Joris by Annita Wilschut in Regia Kaffe Fassett sport, Fire colorway