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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Episode 315 Odette Hoodie Times Two

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Mittens for Maine (and Eagle Crest) Mary of Knitting Dish podcast.

The Bookshelf KAL will run from August 1st to October 31st.

Ravelry Tip:

Filter projects: Helpful, favorited, Friends, Groups.

Almondine by Anne Hanson

Needle Notes

These will look a lot better in September when I can put them on two little girls.

4 year size

18 mo

Odette Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge

·        Size 18 months and 4 years (goes up to 6 yr)

·        Quince & Co Lark Pomegranate

·        US Size 7 (4.5 mm) needle

·        Converted cardigan to pullover.

·        Knitted in the round instead of flat. Account for extra stitches on selvedges.

·        Pompom, tassle, or nothing?

Leaf Top Baby Hat by Susan B Anderson from Kindred Knits. Quince & Co Lark, Pomegranate.

Tranquil Mist by Cindy Garland

When to abandon a project?

Was not enjoying the lace pattern. Tedious. Not looking forward to knitting on it. #1 MDK rule: Knitting is supposed to be fun!

Other shawl patterns, some with with beads?

Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark. Place beads instead of nupps?

Elemental Things Shawl by Helen Stewart

Annis by Susanna IC. Crescent shape.

In The Pipeline


Arched Gusset Mitten by Purl Soho

Indigo Frost by Isabelle Kraemer. Quince & Co Lark


The Long Way Home by Louise Penny (audible). #10 Inspector Gamache series. It pains me to only give it 3 stars.

Miss Mary’s Daughter by Diney Costelo. 4 stars

The Midwife Revolt Vol 1 by Joyce Daynard. Free for Amazon Prime members, both Kindle and Audio. Five Stars.

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. Historical fiction based on painting by Andrew Wyeth. Five Stars.

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
Haste ye back!


kathy b said...

THe hoodies are adorable. SUch a good idea for chilly times ahead

Suz said...

Hi Paula, I thought I would share a story with you about a project I abandoned. As a newish knitter listening to the Knit Picks podcast, I was intrigued by Kelly Petkin’s lace knitting and eventually picked a lace shawl pattern from one of my first knitting books, One Skein Wonders. I ordered a hank of lace weight yarn (not paying attention to the size of the hank, because the book was for projects with one skein so that’s all I got!) and cast on. This was in 2011. The pattern was called Floral Mesh, and I struggled with every row. My stitch markers kept slipping under yarn overs so every section required a good deal of fiddling. I set it aside after knitting a couple of inches, deciding I just wasn’t skilled enough for lace knitting. After all, it couldn’t be the pattern’s fault, right? Last summer I decided it had hibernated enough and pulled it out to take with me on a plane trip. I still struggled with the pattern that just wouldn’t cooperate. There was nothing intuitive about the lace so memorizing wasn’t an option. Then I realized I had a 50 gram ball while the pattern used 100 grams. That was the last straw... there was no way this was going to work. I really hated to frog it though because I’d already put A LOT of effort in. I happened to notice my niece’s American Girl doll and decided it was the perfect size for her. I cast that thing off and called it good! My Ravelry name is BlueDogThreads and that project is called Floral Mesh Shawl in case you’d like to take a peek. :) Suz in Southern Oregon

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