Podcast Episode 35: Show Notes!
Posted on August 13, 2021
All the everything from the Fiber & Fox Podcast Episode 35:
*going forward I am going to be simplifying my show notes a little bit. On episodes where there is a LOT of content I will likely not be photographing and modeling each item individually. This will be a spot for links and notes instead of visuals. So more visual content, always check the podcast!
As you’ve probably seen by now I’ve been asked to go ahead of the I-91 Shop Hop yarn crawl trail and film some shop tours and interviews with all of the 9 shops between New Haven, CT and Putney, VT! The actual shop hop is already taking place, through the 21st of August 2021, but all the vlogs are living forever in my “Fiber & Fox Vlogs” playlist on my channel! If you missed out, they are there waiting for you! I annouced the winner of the 2 giveaways from Knit New Haven and Marji’s Yarncrafts in this episode too
Real talk! I am having a rough time adjusting (even though it’s been since spring) to this napless toddler situation. That used to be my designing/math pocket and now…well, I’m mamaing all the live long day, and I’ve been vlog editing almost every night so…designing has been pushed back the last couple months. Which isn’t a complaint in the least. My daughter will always come before crochet and I am so blessed to be home with her, but I haven’t quite sorted the balance of designing again. My mustard yellow cardigan is still in the works…I’ll update you *hopefully* soon!
I did however set up some new things on Ravelry, if you’re looking to stock up on some coziness and get projects started for fall/winter! I’ve organized my garments, cowls, and shawls into Bundles on Rav so you can find the easily, and I also set up some new discounts on multiple patterns. 2 patterns, get 5% off. 3 patterns, you get 10% off. 4 patterns? 15%! And wanna really stock up and get 5 patterns? You get 20% off! Applies to all of my Fiber & Fox patterns on Ravelry. No codes needed, automatically applies at check out!
First up, what I am wearing. Joji Locatelli’s Staple Linen Top out of the Fibra Natura Lina in Sterling (affiliate link) I got from my shop hop adventure to Ewe & You Fiber Arts. It came out a big more cropped than I was hoping, but I do love it as a summer…staple…and would even consider making another!
My next two WIPS both were already sent out as gifts to a couple of friends who had/are having babies.
The first was an orange cardigan I made up the pattern for (roughly based off of the adult cardigan design I am supposedly working on) a baby boy who snuck up on us a bit early. Kinda obsessed with the lil grandpa vibes on this one. The yarn is Berroco Comfort DK (a great, easy to care for gift yarn!) in Filibert, which I got on my visit to The Yarn Barn, and the buttons were from Knit New Haven’s adventure.
I also finished up pair of socks on our vacation last month made out of some whimsical Schoppel Ambiente yarn from my Marji’s Yarncrafts visit. The utter lack of a stripe repeat sequence is a tad chaotic, but hey, they are socks. Socks don’t have to match, right? The black is my good friend Paton’s Kroy Sock in Coal (affiliate link).
And for a WIP/Fo, I am almost finished with another pair of Kroy socks in the color Blue Stripe Ragg (affiliate link) with the heels and toes in some West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply that I grabbed on my stop at HandKnits. And funny thing is, the color is definitely Cardamom from the Spice Collection…only my tag says “Cardoman.” So…*shrug*. Had a good laugh. I am going to work up a matching pair for my daughter once I finish!
Last Shop Hop WIP- my Mount Pleasant by Pip and Pin. I extended the length a little to make it less cropped- and so far I am loving this pattern. It’s definitely a beginner friendly way to jump into lace if you’re hesitant. The last is charted and written out fully, and is only like a 7 or 8 row, easy to memorize repeat. I am also adoring the the yarn from Urth Yarn’s Harvest Fingering line that is naturally dyed with Buckthorn! I snagged this one on my day at Northampton Wools.
I wanted to share a brief review of this neck lamp from OUTXE (affiliate link). I got it at Knitty Natty’s recommendation and found it so helpful on vacation for knitting fireside- and helpful at home too when my husband insists that having lamps on creates to much glare on the TV. It has 3 easy touch brightness/color settings, is super light weight, and has a 60 hour battery life! And affordable for only $15! I’ve been using it for a month and have yet to charge it again- definitely recommend for travel and summery night knitting!
I guess this counts and something I acquired: my daughter and I dyed some yarn. The bar yarn itself was some mystery ply ends I picked up while I was at Green Mountain Spinnery for super cheap. We happened to be doing a dyeing project (just hot water, vinegar and Wilton food dye) on some wooden beans, and had a bunch of dye left over. So I skeined up a bit of the coned yarn and let her dump the left over dyes on it (more details in podcast). I was sort of expecting a swampy brown mess, but I have to say, I am SO impressed with how well this turned out. Proud fiber arts mama, right here! And she loves dyeing anything, so she found it to be a great activity!
That’s it! Thanks for hanging out with me! See you in Episode 36!