Thursday, May 1, 2014

Episode 55: Part B of Episode 54

For Episode 54, the girls realized that they had geeked out for nearly a full hour about Captain America and Agents of Shield. So they decided to spin the crafting & DIY section of Episode 54 into its own episode. In this episode, Sandy & Jade talk about their crafting, knitting, and sewing projects. As always, show notes can be found

(Click to listen! Uses Flash)

Get Crafty!

Fiber Optics

  • Socks -- Peacock houdinis
  • Yarn: Manos del Urugay. Jade is unsure if she’s happy with manos after a few washings..
Sandy had to frog her Houdinis. She kept getting too big of a sock.

  • Project: St. Brigid Aran Sweater
  • Yarn: Cascade 220
  • Status: It’s been slow going. She finished the neckband, but stills needs tol do the waist band...
Charity afghan: two strands of worsted weight acrylic held together
Cast on a multiple of 10 sts +1
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 3 more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch; change to 1 strand each of B and C - 5 ripples at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, *dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * 3 more times, dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch; change to 1 strand each of C and D.
Repeat Row 2, changing colors at the end of the row as you go.
Color Scheme:
  • Project: Color Affection
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Yet
  • Status: Am in the last section of the shawl (one color)
  • Revamping a pair of crochet shorts.
  • Project: Stitches Sweater -- Ribby Cardy by Chic Knits
  • Yarn: Cascade Greenland
  • Status: Working on both sleeves
  • Project: Skinny Clapotis
  • Yarn: My handspun - Cashmere Silk from Abstract Fibers.
  • Status: Had to rip back 6” because of dropped stitch
  • SPIN U -- Woolen Spinning
  • 6 week course @ spinU
  • Started with the basics
  • Practicing with Cotton (YUCK) so we can spin the luxury fibers, such as cashmere ($5 / oz vs. $10/oz)

Make it Sew! -

She’s getting ready for Fanime and is currently making a costume for Melinda May from Agents of Shield, and is doing a bit of leatherwork for it.