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Episode 25 - Is This Thing On? It's been a minute!
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Colorado Knits

Episode 25 - Is This Thing On? It's been a minute!

Thanks for joining me today! I am typing these show notes nearly a week after recording, so I hope they are somewhat coherent! Please find me on Instagram and Ravelry as @coloradoknits Email me at hello@coloradoknits.net There’s an out-of-date website at ColoradoKnits.net. Maybe I’ll update that someday, but let’s not go too far there. Clearly, it’s been a minute! I was inspired to podcast again by @FiberHustle - thanks, boys! I should send you a raw video to edit (yes, I know I have a literal degree in video production and do the minimum here). One other thing I mentioned was @downcellarstudio3576's Pigskin Party 2023 - find all the deets here: https://www.downcellarstudio.com/pigskin23/ *On the Needles* - Easy Goes It by Finicky Creations (free on Rav Only) - https://ravel.me/easy-goes-it using Road Trip Sock Yarn 100% Mulberry Silk https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoadTripSockYarn - Tahoe Shawl by Michelle Bernard of GetKnitFacedInCo https://getknitfacedinco.com/ using her sock yarn in Agnostic and Love Is Love - Some cuff-down socks using no pattern. The yarn is from Artistic Yarn by Abi https://www.artisticyarnbyabi.com/ - Sophie Shawl by Petite Knit https://www.petiteknit.com/en/products/sophie-shawl in Madeline Tosh TM Light in Ken-Ergy and Knit Picks Aloft in White *Off the Needles* (so much to share) - Autumn League Pullover by Two of Wands https://www.twoofwands.com/. I used Lion Brand Cotton Jeans and did another in Lion Brand Jeans Yarn - Weekender by Andrea Mowry https://www.dreareneeknits.com/shop also in Lion Brand Cotton Jeans - Turtle Dove II by Espace Tricot https://espacetricot.wordpress.com/free-patterns/ in Knit Picks Wonder Fluff - this is a non-rav download of the pattern - I can't seem to find it on their site, but someone put it here. I don't feel so great about that, but...https://d1eyjt02dykb93.cloudfront.net/documents/TURTLE_DOVE_II_-_ENV3.pdf?mtime=20200421152058&focal=none - Pavement by Veera Välimäki http://www.rainknitwear.com/ in The Lemonade Shop https://thelemonadeshopyarns.com/ (Toxic Oreo) - ALL the Ranunculus by Midori Hirose http://knit-cafe-midori.com/ - Moth eaten one was in A. Fox Designs Worsted https://www.hanksandhookers.com/ - Speckled one was in GetKnitFacedInCo’s DK (Carrie’s Sweater) https://getknitfacedinco.com/ - Pink/Raspberry/Fuchsia one is in Lion Brand Coboo Ripple Camisole by Jessie Maed Designs https://www.jessiemaeddesigns.com/ripple-camisole in Hypnotic Yarn Plush Sock - 85/15!!! (Party Like It’s 2023) https://hypnoticyarn.com/ - Kala Sweater by Pip and Pin @PipandPin https://www.pipandpin.ca/ in what I think is Yarn Bee yarn from HL (don’t @ me - it was gifted, and actually knits up quite nicely, despite their abhorrent beliefs) *OPUS Project!* Around The World Sweater by Carmen Jensen/New Leaf Designs https://newleafdesigns.nl/ using Scheepjes Metropolis color pack - New Horizons by FlynnKnit https://flynnknit.com/ - this will be released August 31, but I’ve linked to her website where you can find it. Knit in Knit Picks Swish DK Finally, check out my friend Mike Brouse https://mikebrouse.com/ for some AMAZING art! If you are interested in a piece, let him know I sent you! :)
Episode 23 - From Finish It February to Make It March
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Colorado Knits

Episode 23 - From Finish It February to Make It March

Happy February all! Welcome to Finish It February here at Colorado Knits! Show notes can be found at https://www.coloradoknits.net/post/episode23. Find me on Rav and IG at ColoradoKnits email is hello@coloradoknits.net and you can see some of my projects on my no-so-updated website at https://coloradoknits.net Off the Needles/Hook Box Stitch Baby Blanket by Make & Do Crew. Crocheted in Lion Brand Ferris Wheel in Wild Violets and Lion Brand Feels Like Butta in Charcoal. I used a J hook. Mini Me MKAL by Cozy Up Knits in 2022 Advent Colors from Always Be Kind Yarn. I added two sections to the end to highlight the pinks in my set, so it is super big. I was worried that it was going to look like my "hunting shawl," but once I got past the green, it mellowed out a little. Turtle Dove sweater by Espace Tricot, knit in Knit Picks Wonderfluff in Atlantic Heather. I love the yarn, and I was working to gauge, but the sleeves are a bit tight. It is definitely a tailored fit! WIPS Habitation Throw by Helen Stewart - Curious Handmade - using my December Swap from Jen Study CU Buffs Socks in Steampunk by Artistic Yarn by Abi. I started these for the Pigskin Party, then my team was awful, and I did a lot of gift socks, so these have languished. Up Next: Finish It February I have a slew of WIPS sitting around, so I think it is time to work on them! I hope not to be too distracted in February so that I can move on to more garments for the rest of the year! Sassy Spirit Wrap by Megan Williams in lovely yarn from The Sheepyshire My own slipper sock pattern in Lion Brand Thick and Quick. I have one finished in the lovely Hudson Bay inspired color, but never got around to the second one. These take like 90 minutes to knit up at most, and I just put them aside. Granny Go Round Jumper - I have no idea if I even want to finish this at this point. I am going to get into it a little more, see if it still looks like a clown sweater, and finish or frog it. On My Mind: So Many Big Projects! Over the last few months I have really gotten into garments - I want to knit all of the sweaters. I am not sure if that's because I lost so many to moths last year or just that there are so many great sweaters out there! I have some patterns that are somewhat stuck in my brain, and I wish I could knit more just to get them done! I can't because I do have a day job and my elbow doesn't really like that. These are just a FEW of the patterns that are stuck in my brain! Night Owl by Heidi May of The Velvet Acorn using Knit Picks Wonderfluff in Turquoise Heather. Yes, I made this a few months ago, and I would most definitely use the yarn again! Project Page or Ravelry post. Bright Axis Tee by Tellybean Knits - honestly, I could knit a bunch of her stuff! Pavement by Veera Valimaki using The Lemonade Shop in Toxic Oreo, and another using some Mudpunch tweed I picked up on sale, that I had no need to purchase! Ranunculus by Midori Hirose in Carrie's Sweater by Get Knitfaced in Colorado Tahoe Shawl by Get Knitfaced in Colorado in the sample colors, but I don't know what they are as I type this! Weekender by Andrea Mowry in Lion Brand Jeans in Classic- and while I'm at it, I should mend the grey one I have. Knit the good stuff, be nice to one another, and hey - relax a bit. Very few things in life are really worth getting that upset about. I promise.
Episode 21 Socks and Stuff