And so we have another episode! As I update this, I’m pretty pooped and I suspect that is going to be a running theme from now until the end of April. But I’ve got a cup of tea, some nice tunes and bowl full of snacks to keep me going.
In this week’s episode I tend to blather on a bit about the MLIS program I’m doing and the anxiety I sometimes feel while watching other people’s podcasts (Y’all are robots! Hyper-productive robots!). I have a couple of projects on the needles, plus a finished object (!!!) and some space-themed book talks for the young kids in your lives.
So, grab your pointy sticks and let’s get this show on the road!
KNITLIB – Episode 6 – Show Notes
What’s on My Needles
- I’m still trucking along with the Find Your Fade Shawl and it is slow going – but it’s going and that’s a good thing!
- And all those remnants from the shawl? I’m using them in a brand new pair of toe-up vanilla socks that will mimic the shawl colour melts (sans neon yellow, for right now anyway).
- The details: 64 sts on 2.25mm needles
- I made a new and lovely progress marker using a lovely milky purple bead from Beads & Plenty More
- This tutorial on wire wrapping beads with a headpin was incredibly useful!
- A new dorky iPhone cover that doubles as a snowglobe.
Finished Objects (OMIGERD!)
- My version of the PussyHat Project.
- The yarn: Uptown Worsted 100% anti-pill acrylic in Purple Panic and Hot Magenta
- Cast on 96 sts in the round on 4.5mm 16″ circs
- k2, p2 rib for 4.25″ in Purple Panic
- Switched to Hot Magenta and worked the body of the hat in a double moss stitch
- Rows 1 & 2: *k1, p1; rep from * to end
- Rows 3 & 4: *p1, k1; rep from * to end
- Repeat rows 1-4 to desired length
- Divided the stitches in half on two separate circular needles before turning the hat inside out and used a three-needle bind off to seam the ends
- Flip right-side out and wear with the cuff rolled up and embellished with a snappy enamel pin by Bombasine Design.
- Best Frints in the Whole Universe! by Antionette Portis
- A super goofy story of rivalry, hot tempers and the resiliency of friendship (in space!)
- Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Meg Hunt
- Written entirely in rhyme, this twist on the fairy tale classic is the furthest thing from Disney. Want a great female character who is more than just a pretty princess? This is the book, people. So good!