Episode 34: Knitting Buffet

Jun 20, 2015, 01:12 AM

Thank you so much to all the new and returning listeners out there, and double thanks for the lovely iTunes reviews!

Special shout-out to Elizabeth Green Musselman from Dark Matter Knits for both mentioning the podcast on her podcast and for putting information about the PalKal in her newsletter.

Knitting Segments

Show Ready Knits

Make it Work by Allie Coffey

Make it Work by Allie Coffey

Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch Lhasa Wilderness from the Outlandish Collection in the Culloden colorway.

Needles: Knitter's Pride Nova Platina in size 4 and 6

         I was also lucky enough to review both the yarn and needles  I used on this project.  Listen up

         to hear my thoughts.

Make sure you check out the Outlandish Collection by Bijou Basin Ranch.

I also mentioned the Clara Parkes Craftsy Class if you are interested in learning more about yarn.

I also really enjoyed reviewing the Knitter's Pride Nova Platina Interchangeable Needles.

Tre o Molti by Anthony Casalena

Yarn: Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Light in Flashdance (purple), Antique Lace (cream) and Vanilla Bean (variegated with creams, purples, browns)

Needles: US 7/4.5 mm

I love this project and I'll be entering it for the Around Your Neck Kal that is happening with Dianne of the Suburban Stitcher Video Podcast and Stacy of Must Stash Yarns and Podcast.

Here's the Lenny Kravitz scarf I talked about which I will most definitely NOT be knitting.

I also mentioned the

Stash Dash Update: This brings my yardage to 985 or 900.684 meters towards my goal

Knits in Rehearsal

Vanilla Socks

I started a new pair of self-striping socks while I was camping last weekend.

Yarn: Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sock in the Shades of Grey colorway

Needles: Size 1 Addi Turbo circular needles

I mentioned that I referenced Laura Linneman's After Thought Heel Recipe.

Astonish Top by Katy Banks

After some ripping back, I've been working on this again.

Yarn: Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Sagebrush and Honey

Needles: Size 2 Addi Lace Turbos

Whiz Bang Socks by Sarah Shoo

Sarah is half of the lovely duo behind the In a Sknit Video Podcast.

Yarn: Yarn Ink Sparkle Fingering in Oblivion

Needles: Size 1 Karbonz Fixed Circulars

I briefly mentioned my opinion about the Chiaogoo Bamboo Circular needles.

Sarah is offering a coupon code to get this pattern for $1.50. Use code ActuallyKnitting15 at checkout!

I talked about my summer knitting plans while I'm Knitting Like It's My Job.

Auditioning Knits

Sun Tea by Laura Aylor

Knitting News, Notes and Events

World Wide Knit in Public Day was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out! Special thanks to our sponsors:

Charlotte Yarn


Cottage Yarn

Baskets of Yarn

Another special thanks to all the individual prize donors! You helped make the day fun!

Stitches Midwest is August 6-9. I'll be there, will you?

Stash Dash is still going strong! Check out The Knit Girlls for more information.

Pal Kal Progress

Make sure to check out the Ravelry group for the pertinent threads. Thanks so much to all of our sponsors both of coupon codes and prizes.


PalKal is happening starting June 1st! I answer a few questions I've been asked on the boards, but feel free to ask anything that you think of. The most important update is that I've decided that you can use Wips for the PALKAL. Please use #palkal2015 on Instagram. I can't wait to see what you decide to do!

This is the biggest KAL of the year for Actually Knitting!

The Podcast Along Knit Along will start officially on June 1st, but let’s start our plotting and planning now!

Here are the rules:

Cast on: June 1

Bind off: September 1

The basic idea is to support a podcaster you listen to or watch by knitting one of their patterns and/or using their yarns for your...

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