Episode 48: Desert Island Yarn

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Episode 48: Desert Island Yarn
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Welcome to Old and New Viewers
We are coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada

Show notes can be found on Ravelry; please leave comments and questions here or in the Ravelry threads

Introductions:
Kelsey – fiddlebach and KzipKnits on instagram and Ravelry
Glenda – Glenda on Ravelry, glendamcdonald on Instagram
Wet Coast Wools – WetCoastWools on all the things

FOs (Finished Objects)

Kelsey: No FOs this episode

Glenda: Wearing – Cozy (Me) by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne, made with Cascade 220 Heathers in Pale Indigo Heather

– Super-Natural Stripes by Fawn Pea, made with Organic Pakucho Cotton Worsted by Vegan Yarn. 2 balls of Vanilla Cream, 1 each of Deep Green and Rust. Made this as a store sample.

WIPS (Works in Progress)
Glenda
– Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden/Softsweater. Made with Briggs & Little Sport in the oddly named Grey Heather.

– Atlin Sweater by Pip & Pin, made with Dakota yarn from the Fidalgo Artisan Yarn store in Anacortes, WA. Haven’t been working on it much, because I’m trying to finish other projects

– Weekender Blanket by Sandra Paul. Using all my worsted weight scraps and minis. Pulled this out of a pile of projects and my gauge is way off… also I can only crochet a little bit each day.

Kelsey
– Aila by Isabel Kraemer – Vegan Yarn Pelaides sock yarn, colourway Seaside
– Imogen Tee – by Carrie Bostick Hoge in Holst Garn Samarkand Aubergine aka Eggplant, because I can’t pronounce cool British words! The Samarkand is discontinued but the Holst Garn Tides is a wonderful replacement for this yarn if you want to get a similar look and feel.

Desert Island Yarn – if you could use only one yarn forever, what would it be and why?
– We are going to do a giveaway for a copy of Sylvia’s new Lovable Sweater pattern. To enter, tell us in the thread what your Desert Island Yarn is. We will pick a winner on April 30th.

Store News
– FixFrogFinish2018 KAL and Spring Sock Stashdown KAL with Bernadette are still going on. Check out our Ravelry group for all the information
– Woolith Fair is April 27th to 29th. Sylvia will be having a trunk show with us on Saturday, April 28th. We have new yarn coming from Fleece & Harmony, in PEI, and Crafty Jaks, from Pitt Meadows

Podcasts Mentioned
Coffee and Craft Podcast with Bernadette

Episode 47: 100% Non-Feral Sheep

Episode 47: 100% Non-Feral Sheep
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Welcome to Old and New Viewers
Coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada

Please leave comments and questions in this Ravelry thread.

Introductions:
Kelsey – fiddlebach and KzipKnits on instagram and Ravelry
Glenda – Glenda on Ravelry, glendamcdonald on Instagram
Wet Coast Wools – WetCoastWools on all the things

FOs (Finished Objects)

Kelsey: Wearing – A wool cardigan from Italy that we want to reverse engineer so we can knit a version.

– “Medium” Jelly Fish from the Jellyfish Trio by Sachiyo Ishii

Glenda: Wearing – Autumn Leaves Stole by Jared Flood and Il Grande Favorito by Isabell Kraemer

– Anders by Sorren Kerr – Ella Rae DK Superwash Merino

Know Your Wool – Superwash Wool
Please visit our Ravelry Group for details of what I talk about in this section, and for the links which I consulted while compiling this information.

A simple google search brings up a lot of information about superwash wool – I encourage you to do some reading of your own on this topic.

WIPS (Works in Progress)
Glenda
– Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden/Softsweater. Made with Briggs & Little Sport in the oddly named Grey Heather.
– Atlin Sweater by Pip & Pin, made with Dakota yarn from the Fidalgo Artisan Yarn store in Anacortes, WA.

Kelsey
– Aila by Isabel Kraemer – Vegan Yarn Pleiades sock yarn, colourway Seaside
– Double V by Josee Paquin (UandIKnit) – in West Coast Colour Fits of Giggles Too yarn, DK weight, colourway Foxglove
– Imogen Tee – by Carrie Bostick Hoge in Holst Garn Samarkand Aubergine aka Eggplant, because I can’t pronounce cool British words! The Samarkand is discontinued but the Tides is a wonderful replacement for this yarn if you want to get a similar look and feel.

Store News
– FixFrogFinish2018 KAL and Spring Sock Stashdown KAL with Bernadette are still going on. Check out our Ravelry group for all the information
– We have a new sock mini vending machine!!

Podcasts Mentioned
– Coffee and Craft Podcast with Bernadette
– The Make Things Club


Channel: Wet Coast Wools
Published: 2018-03-28 02:59:51
Duration: 38M40S
Views: 1980
Likes: 88
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Wet Coast Wools Episode 46: Gone Knittin’

Episode 46: Gone Knittin’
Friday, March 26th, 2018

Welcome to Old and New Viewers!
We are coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada

Clickable show notes (linked to all the projects and yarns) are available in our Ravelry Group, the Wet Coast Woolies. Please leave comments and questions here or in the Ravelry Group thread.

Introductions:
Kelsey – fiddlebach and KzipKnits on instagram and Ravelry
Glenda – Glenda on Ravelry, glendamcdonald on Instagram
Wet Coast Wools – WetCoastWools on all the things

FOs (Finished Objects)
Glenda: Wearing – Edie By Isabell Kraemer, made with Batiste, by Knit One, Crochet Too.

– Mr. WetCoastWools’ Socks. My pattern is almost ready. I used 4mm needles and Custom Woolen Mills 2-Ply Mulespun yarn.

– Table Runner/mat + matching coasters made with sock yarn and Custom Woolen mills 1-ply. Cutting fringe evenly is really hard!

– Table mat made with cotton and linen blends

Kelsey: Wearing – Argon Tee by Monika Sirna from the Interweave Summer 2014 magazine. Knit in Katia Bamboo (discontinued)

– Little Goldfish by Madison Fletcher – Knit in Sirdar Snuggly DK Spicy Pink.

– Il Grande Favorito by Isabell Kraemer Using Knit One Crochet Too Apres Ski in Montana Ski and Grasshopper. The colourwork design comes from Andrea Rangel’s Alterknits Stitch Dictionary. It’s sooo squishy!

– Felted Hammerhead Shark by Frances Gillespie, knit on 5.5mm needles in Cascade 220 Charcoal Grey.

– Angel’s Flight Socks by Yarn Over New York – knit in Mary-Ann’s Sparkle sock yarn in Persian Nights from Smith and Ewe.

WIPS (Works in Progress)

Glenda
– Salish Toque Kit
– Turtle Purl vanilla socks on Addi Flexi Flips. 2.25mm needles, 88 Stitches colourway of Turtle Purl sock yarn
– Anders Sweater in Ella Rae DK Merino Superwash.

Kelsey
– Vanilla Socks – Queensland Brisbane Yarn in Greenfin Parrotfish colourway I wanted some super skoochy, warm socks that would fill up my boots and these are those!
– Fractal Danger by Martina Behm – knit in one of my own yarns, Iceberg.

Store News
– #FixFrogFinish2018 KAL and Spring Sock Stashdown KAL (#SSSKAL) with Bernadette are still going on. Check out our Ravelry group for all the information
– New Custom Woolen Mills Prairie Wool Lopi Soft Spun, 15 colours in store
– The 3rd Annual Woolith Fair Yarn Crawl takes place Friday, April 27th to Sunday, April 29th. There are 20 stops on the crawl, including yarn stores, dye studios, and an Alpaca Farm. Details at www.WoolithFair.ca.

And then we ramble for the last 10 or so minutes… 😉


Channel: Wet Coast Wools
Published: 2018-03-17 01:03:55
Duration: 53M20S
Views: 2835
Likes: 91
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Episode 44: The One With All the Interruptions

Episode 44: The One With All The Interruptions!
Friday, January 19th, 2018

Welcome to Old and New Viewers
Coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada
Kelsey is on Holiday visiting family
Hello to Joanne, who came to visit us from Floyd, Virginia!!

You can leave comments and questions here or in the Ravelry threads.

Introductions:
Glenda – Glenda on Ravelry, glendamcdonald on Instagram
Sara – wenchlette on Ravelry and Instagram
Wet Coast Wools – WetCoastWools on all the things

FOs (Finished Objects)

Glenda: Wearing – Breathing Space by Veera Valimaki (I didn’t knit it)
– Fish & Chips Baby Sweater made with leftover bits of Merino Superwash
Patterns are online, these are sent to babies in Africa by organization like the Soroptomist Club and the Stephen Lewis Foundation Granny Groups. Many of the babies are in orphanages or are infected with HIV and/or AIDS. The ‘Fish & Chip’ name came from the fact that they were sometimes sent home in newspaper because they didn’t have proper clothes. I have heard that our local chapter of the Stephen Lewis foundation is still collecting them, if not I will mail it to one of the groups I found online.

– Sweetly Stripes Cardgian – Plymouth F602
Used King Cole Drifter DK in Virginia – 108g (just into a second ball), Sara is going to knit a hat to go with it, to use up more of the yarn.

Sara: Wearing – not a darn knitted thing in sight!
– Flax Light by Tin Can Knits in the 0-3 months size. Made from Smith & Ewe Maryanne’s Sock in Mystic Topaz colourway

WIPS (Works in Progress)
Sara
– Swatch for the Cria Cardigan by Ysolda Teague in Diamond Luxury Highlander in the Blue-Grey colourway

– Fidget socks that I’ve been working on FOREVER. Yarn is Verdant Gryphon, Drunken Dye Pot, Steve.

BLUEB – This WIP is taking a while – should be done by mid-to-late June. Sara is pregnant, joining the ranks of Wet Coast Wools regulars who are also expecting 🙂

Glenda
– Fidget socks, made with Patons Kroy FX in Clover Colours. I’m using 2.5mm #dpnsforever with 64 stitches.

– Toque in leftover Noro and Alpaca Merino. The Noro was left from a store sample. It was supposed to be a scarf, but I frogged the 4” I had knit and started making this hat.
Does it count as startitis if you only cast on with stash yarn? 😉

Store News
#FixFrogFinish2018KAL: Runs from January until the end of June 2018. Dig out all your FOs and decide whether you are going to finish them, or frog them and re-purpose the yarn. This is also your chance to fix things that are already finished – either in terms of darning or pulling out and re-knitting something. This will be a chatter-type thread: in one post, list the FOs you need to deal with, and what you end up doing with them. Update the same post as you fix, frog, or finish each item
Dont forget to add the hashtag to your ravelry projects as well !

Spring Sock Stashdown KAL with Bernadette and her new Coffee & Craft Podcast.
This KAL Started on January 8th and runs until May.
Yardage based KAL meant to help you use up fingering weight yarn:
– 1 entry for up to 400 yards
– 2 entries for up to 800 yards
– 3 entries for 900 yards or more (basically 3 skeins or more)
– You get a bonus entry for stash from 2017 or earlier

You can make anything you you want – socks, blankets, etc. If you are doing a mini blanket, you must finish the blanket in order for the squares to count.

The Chatter Thread is in our Ravelry Group, and the Prize entry thread is in Bernadette’s Coffee & Craft Podcast Group thread.

I’m going on holidays, so the next podcast will be after the middle of February. I am hoping to film a little bit while on holiday, which I will try to add to the next podcast.

Podcasts Mentioned
Welcome to Nightvale
Coffee and Craft Podcast with Bernadette
Relentless Knitters Podcast


Channel: Wet Coast Wools
Published: 2018-01-20 17:57:10
Duration: 38M35S
Views: 2334
Likes: 86
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Wet Coast Wools Podcast Episode 35: Many WIPs, Little Progress

September 15, 2017
Welcome to Old and New Viewers
Coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada

FOs (Finished Objects)
B:
~PSL Socks
Mineville Sock Yarn in Orange
Sport weight sock, 2.75mm. 52 sts.
For Sock Class
~Ravens Toque
Inspired by the football hats that amberlindemann has knit
Vanna’s Choice in Black and Electric Purple.
Already gifted but I have picture

Glenda:
~Tiny cardigan for Roma and Greta’s doll
~Apres Ski Cowl – my design, using Knit One, Crochet Too Apres Ski, in Prairie Moss, Colorado Spruce, and Borealis, 5.5mm needles

WIPS
B-
~Cozy Memories
Coziest Memories by Kemper Wray
~Clarke Pullover
Old yarn from my Smoking Jacket Georgetown
Cascade 220 in Grey Mix
Using US 8 and knitting a smaller size.
~Agatha by Andi Satterlund
Peace Fleece in Rabbit Grey,
~Reunion Cushion Covers
Briggs & Little Heritage in Seafoam,
~Christmas Stockings
Christmas Stocking by Arne & Carlos but with O Dennenboom by Renee Kies trees. Using Cascade 220 in White, Wool of the Andes in Everglade Heather, Swish in Garnet Heather.
Link to Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADHu5fJuCME

Glenda
~The second Fidget Sock by Amy Stringer
Patons Kroy FX “Clover Colours”, 2.25mm #dpnsforever
We now have this colourway in store! It will be online asap
~Sock leftovers blanket
Had a lot of down time this week, and this is what I felt like working on
250 sts on a 5.5mm

Craft All The Things
B: Cut out fabric for a tshirt quilt
Glenda:
~Rae Skirt in leftover blue chambray, less full version (A, I think?)This was a sample, to see if I like the style. I will likely wear it as is.
~3 Project bags for KAL prizes
Bought fabric for new sewing projects, but probably won’t get to them for a bit…

Store News
~KAL Winners
~New Yarn
Mineville Sock Yarn
Holst Garn
Motley


Channel: Wet Coast Wools
Published: 2017-09-15 21:46:46
Duration: 42M51S
Views: 3538
Likes: 95
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Wet Coast Wools Podcast Epsiode 29: Let the Games Begin

Clickable shownotes: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/wet-coast-woolies/3632634/1-25

June 1, 2017,
Welcome to Old and New Viewers
Coming to you from Vancouver, BC Canada

Question from Hannah aka TheCornerOfCraft, the Cor(o)ner of Craft: how do you know if a yarn has a lot of spinning oil in it?

All yarn has some spinning oil in it – they often add it to help the fibres run smoothly through the spinning machines and not get stuck in all the mechanics. There is also oil in the machines themselves, which can sometimes transfer to the yarn – its a little like sizing on fabric and new clothing.
Many companies wash most of the oil out after it is spun. They remove this oil by washing the yarn after it is spun/before it is packaged up for sale. Other yarns don’t remove this – especially if you get the yarn on cones, and it is meant for knitting machines, weaving, or other similar purposes.You can tell if there is oil because the yarn feels a bit crispy. But most importantly, it blooms a lot when you wash it – which is why you need to wash your swatches!!

FOs (Finished Objects)
B: Wearing- Cropped Lesley and Dr Who dress
Stash Dash Meterage: 741 M
~Clayoquot Toque by tincanknits
Finished prestash dash. Gift for brian
Diamond Merino DK in Leaf and Dark Grey, US 4 & 6
~Slip Stitch Hat, same cast on as Clayoquot but I added a slip stitch pattern every other stitch every 3 rows. Yarn is White Birch Fibre arts DK in I want to believe and left overs of Diamond DK.
~Anchor by Sylvia McFadden, 140 m
Us 4 for Brim, US 6 for body. Changed decreases
~Book People by softsweater 366m
Sweet Georgia Cashlux Fine in Mulberry
Went up to a US 6
~TAAT Rainbow Socks, 253 meters
My improved toe up afterthought heel pattern, 60 sts, 2.25
Yarn Over New York
Using them for an afterthought heel class I am teaching

Glenda: Wearing – Sunny Side Up by Isabel Kraemer, made with Cozette by Knit One, Crochet Too, a silk/cotton/nylon blend
Stash Dash Meterage: 239m
~Playoff Socks. The Sens were defeated, so the socks are done. Hat Trick Yarn from River City Yarns, Senators colourway; Opal black for heels and toes. 64 stitches, Blueberry Waffle patterns.

WIPS
B-
~Waterlily Top by Meghan Fernandes
Illimani Llama, Changed Needle Sizes
~Agatha Cardigan by Andi Satterlund
Peace Fleece in Rabbit Grey. Cold war yarn
~Charity Granny Square Blanket
Stash to gift kal
Finally onto seaming 🙂

Glenda
~Minty Blanket v2.0
Easy Baby Blanket with Lace Option by Denny Kelly
It’s bigger, but technically looks exactly the same as before
~Aileas Cardigan by Isabell Kraemer – (I didn’t show it because it has not changed since last episode!)
Using ‘HomeGrown’, which I bought from West Coast Colour at Fibres West
The yarn is a blend of Merino, Romney, and CVM
~Minis Garter Blanket
Double stranded sock yarn, 5.5mm needles. Started this at Sorrento on the weekend
~Stripey Stretch Socks – It’s a HO!
Regia Stretch Crazy Colour #113, 2.25mm DPNs
~Ruby Tuesday Sweater by Ewa Durasiewicz
2 skeins of Malabrigo Sock in Cote D’Azure. I think they’re different dyelots, so I’m hoping one will last to the ribbing on the bottom so I can switch at that point and use part of the first skein on the sleeves.

Store News
New Yarn; Riverstone and Smith and Ewe
Isabell Kraemer KAL Winner
Charity KAL – thread will continue all summer,
Purple Hats

Podcasts mentioned
Knit Girrls (Stash Dash 2017 rules have been posted)
Relentless Knitting (stash to gift KAL)
Babbles Traveling Yarns
Craftea Chat
soxcetera
My Two Tips Podcast


Channel: Wet Coast Wools
Published: 2017-06-03 07:21:12
Duration: 46M56S
Views: 4187
Likes: 96
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