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Episode 160: Discombobulated.

Welcome to episode 160! This week was kind of crazy and I’m a little bit discombobulated in this episode; I even say it’s episode 161, but it’s not! I do, however, have progress on my Exploration Station and my NaKniSweMo sweater.

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Episode 159: NaKniSweMo 2017

Welcome to episode 159! This week marks the kickoff of NaKniSweMo 2017. I’m making good progress on my sweater and on a few other projects.

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NaKniSweMo 2016 in the books!

A month ago I shared with you my plans for NaKniSweMo 2016. As I suspected, my sweater didn’t end up being 50,000 stitches, but I did finish in time and I’m thrilled with the finished sweater!

Just so the details are all in one place:

The Pattern: Lady Marple by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne

The Yarn: Spirit Trail Fiberworks Zalti in Hydrangea Blue

The Needles: US 8 MarblZ

The Buttons: Briar Rose Fibers

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 113, NaKniSweMo ’16

Welcome to episode 113!  I just got back from a wonderful Thanksgiving week with my family. I finished my NaKniSweMo sweater and another WIP. Now I’m turning my attention to those last few holiday gifts and getting my needles clear for 2017.

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  • The Gift-a-long is back! Knit something for someone else (Christmas gift or otherwise) between November 1st and December 31st and enter it in the FO thread to potentially win prizes. Why not have a chance at prizes for something you’re doing anyway? WIPs count if you do at least some amount of work on them in the time frame specified (sorry just weaving in ends or sewing on buttons doesn’t count!).  Check out the Ravelry group for details!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 110, Chilly Today.

Welcome to episode 110!  I have a finished object and yarn review for you today, along with other knits and spins.

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  • The Gift-a-long is back! Knit something for someone else (Christmas gift or otherwise) between November 1st and December 31st and enter it in the FO thread to potentially win prizes. Why not have a chance at prizes for something you’re doing anyway? WIPs count if you do at least some amount of work on them in the time frame specified (sorry just weaving in ends or sewing on buttons doesn’t count!).  Check out the Ravelry group for details!

NaKniSweMo 2016

Every year since 2010, I have participate in NaKniSweMo and this year is no exception.

For this year, I was excited to knit something with my recently acquired Rhinebeck yarn.  I’ve settled on a beautiful cardigan with lacy details: Lady Marple by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne.

Lady Marple by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne, pattern available on Ravelry for ~$5.20

I went to Rhinebeck with this sweater in mind and found exactly what I was looking for at the Spirit Trail Fiberworks booth.  I’m using the Zalti base which is an aran weight yarn made from 100% Targhee. It’s squishy and soft and I love the hand of the fabric.

I purchased two skeins in the colorway Hydrangea Blue.

A bit later on I was wandering through the Briar Rose Fibers booth and found the perfect matching buttons.

This past weekend I sat down to swatch for my sweater. After checking the math, I’m good to go. Let’s get this party started!

Spinspiration: With a little Moxie

Every year I participate in NaKniSweMo and this year was no exception. I had a rough start – I got partway through knitting a sweater that didn’t fit well and I ended up changing tracks on November 14, giving myself just two weeks to knit an entire sweater.  But I was determined to make the most of this lovely handspun, and with a bit of moxie, I rallied and finished a sweater. I couldn’t be happier with the result.

The Fiber:  Hello Yarn Merino/Silk in Waterweed

The Yarn: Handspun by me

The Sweater: Moxie Pullover by Amy Christoffers

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 64, Home again, home again.

Welcome to episode 64! While on my trip I finished my sweater, and started a few new projects. It’s a short one this week!

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The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 63, Just one thing.

Welcome to episode 62! This week I only have one project going, but talk about the new things I’m going to cast on shortly!

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The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 62, NaKniSweOHNO

Welcome to episode 62! This week I share with you the highs and lows of my knit week. Oops!

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