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 ShawlΒ 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

Stash Enhancements

  • 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 pinΒ by Bombasine Design.

Book Talk!

  • Best Frints in the Whole Universe!Β 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!