Episode 7: Dramatic Pauses

SHOW NOTES (8/6/14)

On My Needles:

Old Romance by Joji Locatelli

Pontos Cardigan by Hilary Smith Callis with repurposed 60% cotton/40% acrylic yarn from a rarely worn Ann Taylor sweater

The original sweater prefrogging…

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Prairie Tunic by Veronik Avery (finished as of 8/6!) More on the next show.

Purl Bee’s Wear-Everywhere Tunic is in the muslin process. (finished as of 8/6!) Details next time!


Wiksten Tank

I used quilting cotton (which is a bit scratchier than I’d like) and cut the smallest size, but it ended up being too big.  I brought the neckline up, and had to cut into the back to even everything out.  Hello, beginning sewing!


Hermione’s Everyday Socks with Voolenvine Yarns in “Bunny,” a blend of 75% BFL and 25% nylon


On Deck:

Owls Pullover by Kate Davies for the Summer Sweater KAL in the Very Shannon Ravelry Group.  Follow on social media with the hashtag #sskal14

Continental Knitting! Inspired by Michelle’s blog “My So-Called Handmade Life.”  She is mamtronic on Ravelry.  She talks about her tension issues and desire to speed up her knitting in this post

Daybreak Shawl by Stephen West for the Classic Must-Knit KAL with Molly (of the HomespunHouse video cast) and Kristin (of the Yarngasm video cast).  Discussion can be found here in the Yarngasm Rav group.

Spinning! (Wha?…..)  I took a drop spindle class and I’m looking forward to using my new braid of fiber!


Finished You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Currently Reading Howard’s End by E. M. Forster and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Want to Read The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes and The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud


The Heat

The World’s End 


Moonrise Kingdom


My Classic Iced Tea (Peet’s Jasmine Green and The Republic of Tea Blackberry Sage)

Brew double-strength: 4 cups water, 8 teaspoons loose tea

Strain, then add preferred sweetener (I like turbinado/raw sugar) and stir until it dissolves. I do about 1 teaspoon per cup of the end product (in this case, 6 cups, but you’ll probably find your own favorite ratio).

Add 2 cups of cold water.


Craft Swap and Alpaca Farm



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