Knitting Butterflies Episode 8 – Fiber Festival Fun

Hey everyone! Sorry this one is a bit scattered, I recorded VERY late at night after working in the basement for a few hours. I have a TON more I wanted to talk about when I am not so tired, so I’m glad to say I will work on organizing that content for the next episode. Enjoy! **Correction, the cones of yarn from Brown Sheep retail for $32, not $30!!** **The sweater I am going to knit is also called Anne’s Sweater, not Anne’s Cardigan. Wow, I was tired!**  **Yet another correction, the Knotty Girls won the Podcaster Throwdown. The numbers I had been looking at were old. Congratulations, Knotty Girls!!**

Clicking Away:

The progress of my hats for the Ravellenics. Barley hat by Tin Can Knits

The progress of my hats for the Ravellenics. Barley hat by Tin Can Knits

Photo Courtesy of The Loopy Ewe, Loopy Legends in Cheryl's Michigan Sunrise

Photo Courtesy of The Loopy Ewe, Loopy Legends in Cheryl’s Michigan Sunrise

  • The Ravellenics are over. I did the Barley hat over and over again to make hats for Halos of Hope. I made a total f 10, reaching my silver goal.
  • I worked on my Skew socks and have a few more hours worth of work to finish.
  • My mom’s Super Secret Sweater project was going right along, until I figured out I measured my guage wrong and need to frog the whole thing and start over. I am planning on incorporating the Vignette pattern.

Winners of the Ravellenics Giveaway: Numbers chosen “live” from the entries on the Ravellenics contest thread.

  • BlueChinaDoll wins the Oh, Loops! Platinum sock base in the Lavender Infused Green Tea colorway:
  • archaeo wins the skein of Opal Hundertwassers in colorway 956 (photo courtesy of hotyarns.com)
Winners of the Oh Loops yarn and Opal sock

Winners of the Oh Loops yarn and Opal sock

Countdown to 30

  • This episode I contemplate getting a tattoo for my 30th birthday.

Basement Tales

  • We made a TON of progress on our basement over the last few weeks, hopefully we will be done over the next month or two. (PS – I totally forgot to mention that the fireplace got stone this weekend! My brother in law is amazing! I will mention it next time) 🙂
Progress in our basement: Paint and a new fireplace!

Progress in our basement: Paint and a new fireplace!

Events

This weekend I attended the 4H Fiber Fun Festival in my hometown, invited by Joanna Johnson. We got to see our first sheep shearing, meet Peggy from the Brown Sheep Company, and met Karen from Aniroonz and purchased lots of beautiful yarn.**Correction, the cones of yarn from Brown Sheep retail for $32, not $30!!** I plan on using the cone to knit my Anne’s Sweater from Green Gables Knits and the yarn from Aniroonz to knit the Sheepwagon Shawl (both by Joanna, can you tell I’m a fan of her patterns?)

So much fun at the 4-H Fiber Fun Festival!

So much fun at the 4-H Fiber Fun Festival!

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