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Show Notes: “And the Winners are….”
Happy New Year, kittens! Today’s episode opened with the Fall Into Shawls prize draw. The winners are: Ravelry Downloadable pattern/s up to $10 – #30 TheStickyStitch, a skein of Lamby Toes yarn – #25 jamiewalcott, and the shawl size project bag – #55 sarahjane101. If you won, please PM Wit on Ravelry to claim your prize and provide your mailing address if it applies. Congratulations, everyone! You all made amazing projects, and I’m hoping to see you all for the third installment of Sock it to Summer! It makes my heart swell to have so much enthusiasm and participation in my KALs. I couldn’t have them without all of you! ♥
♥ Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B. Anderson ($4) knit in some sport-ish weight 2-ply Spun Right Round Polwarth “Lady Thunder.”
♥ Margo Poncho by Elizabeth Smith ($6) in Cascade EcoWool #8049 “Dark Ash.” I’m rounding the halfway mark on this knit.
Spinning A Yarn:
♥ Spun Right Round 2oz batt “Glee” on my AaronMakesStuff 1.05oz rainbow pencil spindle
♥ SRR BFL combed top “Parakeet” on my Vespera
♥ Lots of spinning to come in the next few weeks.
♥ Once Upon A Time Sampler by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – January block. This one is giving me some trouble, but I have sorted it out and hopefully it’s smooth sailing from here on out.
♥ Storytime Sampler clue #1 goes live next Wednesday!
♥ Marie asked me a couple of questions regarding socks that I answered this week. The first was about sock gauge, and the second was about laundering. I forgot to mention in this section that commercial detergents are more likely to felt your wool in general, but Tide is one of the worst offenders. Please do not use it on woolen objects unless felting is your objective!
♥ On New Year’s Eve I spent a couple of hours getting real about my fiber stash. I put everything on my bed, sorted it by time acquired and club vs. other purchases, and then I documented it all and tallied it up: I have 365.0 oz of fiber currently in stash. That’s 22.8 pounds…or a toddler! If I make the minimum of my 2015 goal, I should have it down to about 20 pounds this time next year.