Tuesday, August 22, 2017

WiP Saturation

This week, I'll talk about how many Wip's are enough, eclipse adventures and a fall craft-a-long.  Listen here.



 
FO's

Super Secret Test Knit for Mary of Kino Knits

WiP's  
 
Hundred Acre Wood by Helen Stewart
Yarn--BlueberryChick Myrtle Beach Fingering, in Pumpkin Sneeze and Beyond the Sea
 
Plain Vanilla Socks--for Andrew's Giant Hairy Man Feet
Yarn--Crazy Zauberball, colorway 2266
 
 
These projects didn't get any love this week:
Hitofude cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu
Yarn-Quince and Co. Tern, in the Beach Glass colorway
 
Iced Tea Cowl--kit from The Village Knittery in Summerville, SC 
Yarn--Sea Island Yarn, fingering, dyed with tea

C2C Scrap Blanket (C2C = Corner to Corner)
Crochet hook size F with yarn leftover from socks
Corner-to-Corner Throw by Catherine J. Watson *Here's a link to Carolina Fiber Girl, Ann aka eannrn-link*

  
Pattern Rabbit Hole 

Indigo Frost by Isabell Kraemer

Groovy Poncho by Susan Ashcroft

Stone Point by Courtney Kelley

Outlier by Laura Aylor

Gale by Alicia Plummer


 
Music is "Jenny's Theme", by Jason Shaw 

Where to Find Me

BlueberryChick on Ravelry

BedeSisters on Instagram, Facebook and Periscope

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Path of Totality

This week I have a finished baby cardigan and plans for the solar eclipse.  Listen here.



 
FO's

Norwegian Fir, baby cardigan
Yarn- O-Wool, washable worsted in Wood Dove


WiP's  
 
Hundred Acre Wood by Helen Stewart
Yarn--BlueberryChick Myrtle Beach Fingering, in Pumpkin Sneeze and Beyond the Sea
 
Plain Vanilla Socks--for Andrew's Giant Hairy Man Feet
Yarn--Crazy Zauberball, colorway 2266
 
 
These projects didn't get any love this week:
Hitofude cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu
Yarn-Quince and Co. Tern, in the Beach Glass colorway
 
Iced Tea Cowl--kit from The Village Knittery in Summerville, SC 
Yarn--Sea Island Yarn, fingering, dyed with tea

C2C Scrap Blanket (C2C = Corner to Corner)
Crochet hook size F with yarn leftover from socks
Corner-to-Corner Throw by Catherine J. Watson *Here's a link to Carolina Fiber Girl, Ann aka eannrn-link*

  
Pattern Rabbit Hole 

Outdoorsy by Lisa Beamer Cannon
 
Total Eclipse Mitts by Linda Cronquist

Eclipse cowl by Jacquelyn Ridzy

Solar Eclipse shawl by Kelly Forster

Eclipse pullover by Veera Valimaki
 
Music is "Jenny's Theme", by Jason Shaw 

Where to Find Me

BlueberryChick on Ravelry

BedeSisters on Instagram, Facebook and Periscope

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

All Fall Down

This week we'll talk about a new baby sweater for a new baby and about how things fall in the country.  Listen here.


 
FO's
(cue sad trombone)

None. 


WiP's  
 
Norwegian Fir, baby cardigan
Yarn- O-Wool, washable worsted in Wood Dove
 
Hundred Acre Wood by Helen Stewart
Yarn--BlueberryChick Myrtle Beach Fingering, in Pumpkin Sneeze and Beyond the Sea
 
Plain Vanilla Socks
Yarn--Crazy Zauberball, colorway 2266
 
Hitofude cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu
Yarn-Quince and Co. Tern, in the Beach Glass colorway
 
Iced Tea Cowl--kit from The Village Knittery in Summerville, SC 
Yarn--Sea Island Yarn, fingering, dyed with tea

C2C Scrap Blanket (C2C = Corner to Corner)
Crochet hook size F with yarn leftover from socks
Corner-to-Corner Throw by Catherine J. Watson *Here's a link to Carolina Fiber Girl, Ann aka eannrn-link*

  
Pattern Rabbit Hole 

Outdoorsy by Lisa Beamer Cannon
 
Arrow Cowl by Lisa Hannes
 
Greener on MY Side by Kino Knits


And things fall down in the country:



 
Music is "Jenny's Theme", by Jason Shaw 

Where to Find Me

BlueberryChick on Ravelry

BedeSisters on Instagram, Facebook and Periscope

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Becoming a Loose Knitter

This week we'll chat about changing gauge, my second finished pair of Apple Blossom socks and my trip to Paris. Listen here.


 
FO's
 

Apple Blossom Socks by Helen Stewart
Yarn--Cascade Heritage Prints in Begonia

WiP's 
 
Hundred Acre Wood by Helen Stewart
Yarn--BlueberryChick Myrtle Beach Fingering, in Pumpkin Sneeze and Beyond the Sea
 
Plain Vanilla Socks
Yarn--Crazy Zauberball, colorway 2266
 
Hitofude cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu
Yarn-Quince and Co. Tern, in the Beach Glass colorway
 
Iced Tea Cowl--kit from The Village Knittery in Summerville, SC 
Yarn--Sea Island Yarn, fingering, dyed with tea

C2C Scrap Blanket (C2C = Corner to Corner)
Crochet hook size F with yarn leftover from socks
Corner-to-Corner Throw by Catherine J. Watson *Here's a link to Carolina Fiber Girl, Ann aka eannrn-link*

  
Pattern Rabbit Hole 
   
Cardamom and Lemongrass by Heidi Alander
Amory by Isabell Kraemer

Como Cowl by dianedepoitiers
 
Kino Knits patterns


Other fluff for your rabbit hole: 
  A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
 
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 
 
Ripper by Patricia Cornwell
 
Phildar Phil Otello yarn
 

 
Music is "Jenny's Theme", by Jason Shaw 

Where to Find Me

BlueberryChick on Ravelry

BedeSisters on Instagram, Facebook and Periscope

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Blocking Lace Is Magic

This week I'll tell you about the magic of blocking lace.  (Spoiler Alert: the Emelyn Mae Shawl is finished!)  Also, Bentley is such a puppy and the fiber arts community is awesome.  Listen here.



FO's
 
Emelyn Mae Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde
Kay's Emelyn Mae Shawl
Yarn--Yankee Dyer Sole in Butter and Graphite 



  • Just after taking this blocking photo, I decided to add a blocking wire at the left edge of the lace, indicated by the green line.  That helped it block straight across and worked better than the pins alone.



WiP's
 
Kay  
Apple Blossom Socks by Helen Stewart
Yarn--Cascade Heritage Prints in Begonia
 
Hitofude cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu
Yarn-Quince and Co. Tern, in the Beach Glass colorway
 
Iced Tea Cowl--kit from The Village Knittery in Summerville, SC 
Yarn--Sea Island Yarn, fingering, dyed with tea

C2C Scrap Blanket (C2C = Corner to Corner)
Crochet hook size F with yarn leftover from socks
Corner-to-Corner Throw by Catherine J. Watson *Here's a link to Carolina Fiber Girl, Ann aka eannrn-link*


    
Janie 
Beach Bag from First Knits
  

Pattern Rabbit Hole 
 
Jellyfish by Rachel Borello Carroll
Sunset Highway by Caitlin Hunter 

Telja by Jennifer Steingass

Afmaeli by Vedis Jonsdottir

Lett-Lopi Vest by Vedis Jonsdottir
Kino Knits patterns
Mock i-Cord Edge Garter Tab Cast On Tutorial  youtube video from BostonJen




Other fluff for your rabbit hole: 
 
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore 
Use of Force by Brad Thor
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins 
 
Ripper by Patricia Cornwell
 
Ebay--homeschool books

 
Music is "Jenny's Theme", by Jason Shaw 

Where to Find Me

BlueberryChick on Ravelry

BedeSisters on Instagram, Facebook and Periscope

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Six Chicks in a Box

This week I'll tell you about my finished Fairy Hill Shawl, a chance to win the pattern, Allichka Hat by Kino Knits and the chicks in my house.  Listen here.





FO's
Fairy Hill Shawl by Helen Stewart from The Shawl Society II  collection by Helen Stewart

Yarn--BlueberryChickYarn, fingering, dyed for this project in blue and black speckles
 


WiP's
 
Kay  
Apple Blossom Socks by Helen Stewart
Yarn--Cascade Heritage Prints in Begonia




Emelyn Mae Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde
Yarn--Yankee Dyer Sole in Butter and Graphite
 
 
Hitofude cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu
Yarn-Quince and Co. Tern, in the Beach Glass colorway
 
Iced Tea Cowl--kit from The Village Knittery in Summerville, SC 
Yarn--Sea Island Yarn, fingering, dyed with tea
 
C2C Scrap Blanket (C2C = Corner to Corner)
Crochet hook size F with yarn leftover from socks

Corner-to-Corner Throw by Catherine J. Watson
*Here's a link to Carolina Fiber Girl, Ann aka eannrn-link*

    
Janie 
Beach Bag from First Knits
  

Pattern Rabbit Hole 
 
Hammerhead Shark by Rachel Borello Carroll
 
Pushmi-Pullyu Socks by Jessie Ksanznak
Pennae Shawl by Hilary Smith Callis 

Kino Knits patterns



Other fluff for your rabbit hole: 
 
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore 

Ripper by Patricia Cornwell
Ebay--homeschool books
SAFF --Southeast Animal Fiber Fair

   
Music is "Jenny's Theme", by Jason Shaw 

Where to Find Me
BlueberryChick on Ravelry

BedeSisters on Instagram, Facebook and Periscope

Thursday, July 6, 2017

She's Like Oprah

This week I've finished the Super Secret Test Knit and I'll explain how BostonJen is like Oprah.   Listen here.

 


FO's

Super Secret Knitting

 
WiP's
 
Kay  
Apple Blossom Socks by Helen Stewart
Yarn--Cascade Heritage Prints in Begonia


Emelyn Mae Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde
Yarn--Yankee Dyer Sole in Butter and Graphite
 
Fairy Hill Shawl by Helen Stewart from The Shawl Society II  collection by Helen Stewart
Yarn--BlueberryChickYarn, fingering, dyed for this project in blue and black speckles
 
Hitofude cardigan by Hiroku Fukatsu
Yarn-Quince and Co. Tern, in the Beach Glass colorway
 
Iced Tea Cowl--kit from The Village Knittery in Summerville, SC 

Yarn--Sea Island Yarn, fingering, dyed with tea

C2C Scrap Blanket (C2C = Corner to Corner)

Crochet hook size F with yarn leftover from socks
Corner-to-Corner Throw by Catherine J. Watson

*Here's a link to Carolina Fiber Girl, Ann aka eannrn-link*
    
Janie 
Beach Bag from First Knits
  

Pattern Rabbit Hole 
 
Sting Ray by Rachel Borello Carroll
Knitscene Fall 2017


 
Other fluff for your rabbit hole: 
 
Needlepoint Junction in Hilton Head, SC
   
Down Cellar Studio podcast (Splash Pad Party KAL) 
 
Actually Knitting podcast  (PALKAL)
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore 

Ripper by Patricia Cornwell

The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater

Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller
 
Designer Timothy Howerter
   
Music is "Jenny's Theme", by Jason Shaw 

Where to Find Me
BlueberryChick on Ravelry

BedeSisters on Instagram, Facebook and Periscope