Welcome to the second episode of my podcast about crafting. In this episode I talk about my knitting, crochet and spinning progress. I also talk about the embroidery class that I took last Sunday. At the end of the episode I show my yarn acquisitions during the last three months. Enjoy! What I learned: Last Sunday I learned a Japanese…
Here you can find the notes of the first episode of my podcast about knitting and crafting.
- I am knitting a shawl for Melody of Mandarine’s. This is a test knit, and I am using the yarn I dyed as assignment of the dyeing class in Camp Aloha Friends. I used the yarn we received from Space Cadet Creations as part of the materials. It is a fingering weight and I am using needle size US 6 (4mm)
I am also knitting a hat from the book The Ultimate Hat Book by Vogue Knitting, Half Medallion Beret is the pattern. I am using a Madisson yarn Furbetto bought in Manor, a department store in Switzerland. It is a worsted weight, and I am using needle size US 8 (5mm).
- I finished the Handbrake cowl by Kay F. Jones from the Bakery Bears Podcast. I used the yarn I dyed in MCN DK weight, in the colour Cotton Candy. I used needle size US 6 (5mm).
What I am wearing:
- I am wearing the Canopy shawl also designed by Mandarine’s. I used two skeins of 100% SW Merino in the Purplelite colour. The needle sizes were US 4, 7 (3.5mm, 4.5mm). I did one more repeat of the lace part in order to have a longer version.
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