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Episode 233

It’s knitting season!  Feeling invigorated by the chill in the air and the changing colors of leaves, I have been finishing projects and have lots of ideas about what to cast on next. In anticipation of the upcoming New York Sheep & Wool Festival, I have talked to some of my favorite vendors and prepared a segment filled with special things to look for this year.


The Back Porch

Can you believe it’s finished?  I’m still getting my head around it.  Hope was kind enough to snap this photo of me wearing Yell when I visited Hope’s Favorite Things to drop off printed patterns of Forest Floor socks.


COMING SOON! 

#homedecmal a home dec make-along  November 1 – December 31


The Back Porch


The Front Porch

  • handspun 3-ways socks
  • Ursa cropped sweater by Jacqueline Cieslak
  • Burra cowl by Marie Wallin

And Sew Forth

  • Farrow dress by Grainline Studio
  • York Pinafore by Helen’s Closet

Yarn Lover at Large

Keep your eye on the 2019 Vendor Thread on Ravelry.

Episode 232

The Forest Floor sock pattern will be available for purchase on Friday, October 4th.  Check out the beautiful versions of this design knit by my test knitters.

Receive a $2 discount on any of my sock patterns when you use the code “socktober19” at checkout.  I pledge to contribute one dollar from each sock pattern sold in October to SoulFire Farm.

Post-steek try-on of Yell.  You can see from this photo how much weaving in of ends there was to do!

My me-made shower curtain turned out great. For some befores and afters of the bathroom renovation project, check out this IG post. Thank you to everyone who congratulated Samuel and me on our hard work.


Off the Shelf

Flan” by Martín Espada

Episode 231

Upcoming Classes at Hope’s Favorite Things

On the Porch

And Sew Forth

Mom gave me some tips on pattern matching for the plaid skirt on my re-drafted, maxi-length Farrow dress. I’m also planning to sew a shower curtain with fabric that will hopefully arrive this week!

Off the Shelf

 

Episode 230

This podcast is supported by your purchase of my knitting patterns on Ravelry.  Thank you so much for shopping!

News and Events


On the Porch


Morning Fog by Yuko Shimuzu: knit with sport-weight handspun

Knitted poncho from my Sheep to Shawl class at Fiber Craft Studio, now with side steeks (steek sandwiches, to be exact) and much more wearable.

Yell by Marie Wallin

And Sew Forth


Off the Shelf


Episode 229

After a break during some blazing hot weather, I’ve returned to knitting on my Yell cardigan. Thank goodness. I’ve also started a new project with some handspun from stash, and I talk about my TdF spin and sewing projects. Plus, an August poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay. It’s all in this week’s episode. Enjoy.


Upcoming classes at Hope’s Favorite Things in Richmond, PA

  • Suspended Spindle Class on Saturday, October 5th
  • Tubular Cast-on and Bind Off on Thursday, November 14th

The Back Porch

Tour de Fleece spin: 3-ply 2 ways

  • 170 yards chain ply
  • 180 yards traditional 3-ply

The Front Porch


And Sew Forth


Off the Shelf

Episode 228

A finished sweater,  progress on a sock spin, and a new source for fabric to make a wearable muslin!


The Back Porch

Niamh by Isabell Kraemer


Tour de Fleece

I’m spinning for sock yarn on my Louët S10 DT using beautiful fiber from Inglenook Fibers.

Interweave article by Star Athena


And Sew Forth

The pattern is the Camber Set by Merchant & Mills.  The fabric is salvaged from a Pier 1 Shibori Throw on deep discount.  I modified the dress by shortening slightly and adding side vents.

Future sewing project: Cal Patch’s Draft and Sew Wide Leg Pants on Creativebug


Off the Shelf

This week I read from an essay titled “Landing on a Dream: The Moon in Poetry” by Austin Allen.