Summer Knit Alongs

Tomorrow is the first of June, which also begins several make alongs that I am excited to participate in. The first of these is the Splash Pad Party hosted by BostonJen of the Down Cellar Studio audio podcast.

To participate, you knit something portable, preferably from the list of participating sponsors. This Knit Along/ Crochet Along runs from June 1 to July 31, 2016.

I purchased a skein of Kay’s sock yarn in the Umbrella Drinks at the Swim-up Bar colorway on her sparkle base. Her shop is called Blueberry Chick Yarns and her podcast is the Bede Sister’s audio podcast. This yarn is so pretty and happy that I am super exited to start knitting with it!  Happy knitting!

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Tome Time Reading and Knitting Episode 9

Welcome to Episode 9: Excited!

Knitting talk starts at 9:20. Books mentioned in this episode include The Crown, book five of the Selection series by Kiera Cass, The Fifth Wave and The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, The Eternity Code, book three in the Artemis Fowl series by Eion Colfer, and Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson. Get free audio books this summer from audiobooksync.com.

Finished Objects:

Whispers by Veera Valimaki knit in Madeline Tosh Merino Light in the Georgia O’Keefe colorway. Easy Peasy socks by Stacy Trock knit in Knitted Wit worsted in the Monet’s Garden colorway. Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits in Knitted Wit left overs.

Works in Progress:

Marooned by Hunter Hammersen in Vice Yarns in the Geraldo colorway. Surprise Stripes by Anna Johanna with all my leftover sock bits. Prairie Fire shawl by KIS Designs knit in Zen Yarn Garden in the Arctic colorway and Shubui Silk Cloud in the Fjord colorway.

Sewing:

Savannah Cami by Seamwork Magazine out of some X-ray print fabric from Moodfabrics.com.  I am participating in the Outfit Along hosted by Lauren of Lladybird and Andi Satterlund of Untangling Knots.  This year’s outfit is the Zinone Top by Andi Satterlund and the Hollyburn skirt by Sewaholic. The Outfit Along starts June 1st and end on July 31st.

Spinning:

I am spinning some black merino fiber from Wildthyme Arts.

I also mention the Magnolia State Fiber Fest in Vicksburg, MS, The Bede Sisters audio podcast and Etsy shop, and the Tome Time Reading and Knitting Ravelry Group.

 

 

 

Prairie Smoke

This is my Prairie Smoke shawl, it is the Prairie Fire shawl by KIS Designs. The yarns are Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Glitter Sock in the Arctic colorway and Shibui Silk Cloud in the Fjord colorway. I am almost finished with the first lace chart and after that it should zoom along. 20160516_194851

Z is for Zoe

For my friend’s birthday, I am cross stitching the characters from the T.V. show Firefly. Both my friend and I are fans of the show, so this is an enjoyable make.  The pattern comes from Grey Fox Boutique on Etsy and is very well done.  I am on the last two characters now, and I may finish it today, which is good because my friend’s birthday was last Thursday! Happy stitching.

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