In Episode 106, Greg and Pam discuss buzzwords, beads, and beanies.
Special thanks to FrettyBetty Mandi for the intro!
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Yarn In the News
Pam’s Aunt Ellen shared an article from the Boston Globe, How to knit your way to a peaceful state of mind. The article interviewed author Ann Hood and we mentioned two of her books. The Knitting Circle and Comfort: A Journey Through Grief.
- Greg is working on his Christmas socks with yarn from KnittyAndColor. In order to avoid second-sock-syndrome, he knits the second sock first and he’s done with that, now! So just one more sock to go.
- Greg is (not) working on Frog and Toad by Kristina Ingrid McGowan. His wife’s birthday has come and gone, so he can work on it without being secretive now.
- This year’s Romi’s 2021 Spring Mystery Shawl KAL started and Greg recovered from the carnage caused when he destroyed some yarn by crushing beads. He is using yarn from A Verb For Keeping Warm.
- Pam keeps mentioning jogless stripes. Here is a tutorial.
- Pam finished and cast on another Streamline Beanie by Marianne Mueller. She is using KnitPicks Mighty Stitch.
- Pam cast on the Namaste Yoga Socks by Brenda Castiel. She is using Ice Yarns Print Sock.
- Pam’s Chilkat Cowl by Romi Hill is resting while she ponders the best way forward. She is using Artyarns Merino Cloud Gradients.
- She worked on her Spinning for Socks Socks. She is basically using the Vanilla Latte Socks pattern by Virginia Rose-Jeanes.
- Pam worked on her goals blanket using the Cosy Stripe Blanket by Attic24. She started with a Double Crochet Foundation (actual term) and used this tutorial. She is using Stylecraft Special DK.
- Pam’s daughter crocheted a quick top from a Tiktok tutorial. If anyone is interested, reach out to Pam and she will get links for you!
- Be sure to get your copy of Knitting Rules! The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatching, Stashing, Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and follow along with our discussion.Next episode we will cover the first half of chapter 8, all about sweaters!
- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee has a Patreon account for $6 a month and it looks like she is offering great content.
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
- We announced our next book club book: The Knitter’s Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes.
- Greg went to baseball games for both the Winston-Salem Dash and the Greensboro Grasshoppers. (The home team lost both games.)
- Greg mentioned his Crackerjack Scarf.
- We mentioned the gasoline pipeline disruption that affected parts of the East Coast of the US.
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