In Episode 140, Greg and Pam discuss beads, holidays, and pollen.
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Yarn in the News
Phys.org published a summary of a new technical paper about Using math to describe the spinning transition between the assemblage of fibers in yarn.
- Greg is working on socks for his mom. He is using yarn from Twist Fiber Studio. It will incorporate the Fish Lips Kiss Heel by and The Discretion Cuff by Gene Beenken-Draper.
- Pam finished her Positive Plants embroidery kit from M Creative J.
- Pam worked on a pair of socks for Scott using Paton’s Kroy. She is loosely following the Vanilla Latte pattern by Virginia Rose-Jeanes with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Patty-Joy White. Pam used a Turkish cast on.
- Pam worked on her Cosy Stripe Blanket by Attic24. She is using Stylecraft Special DK.
- Pam worked on the Reyna Shawl by Noora Backlund. She is using yarn from PassionKNITS Yarn.
- Pam is trying to make a cowl. She tried a two color variation of the Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland and isn’t happy with it. She will be searching for a new pattern. The notes for the two color variation can be found here.
- In episode 141 we will continue Section 3 of The Knitter’s Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes. We will discuss three-ply and 4 or more ply yarns. We try to host book club so you don’t need the book to enjoy the discussions but this book is such a wealth of knowledge we highly recommend it!
- We are nearing the end of the our current book club and are looking for suggestions for the next book! We try to choose a reference type of book that will have broad appeal to many knitters, can be broken into segments and is readily available. If you have any suggestions, please email us! firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We mentioned two new threads in the Ravelry Group: a Self Promotion thread and a Wordle thread.
- We mentioned the Nordic Star Yarns website which features a directory of fiber festivals in the US.
- We also mentioned Rosberry Crafts Youtube channel where she includes a lot of nature shots in BC, Canada.
- Pam mentioned the book Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.
- Greg mentioned the book Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis.
- Greg has been enjoying his mugs from Creative With Clay.
- While in Atlanta Pam visited Stone Mountain and the Georgia Institute of Technology. They played the game Pandemic while there.
- Pam shared an update on the Coral Reef Project at the NC Museum of Art.
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