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Meet a knitter
I am Circusbear on Ravelry, and lareefinnsson on Instagram.
When I was about 13, I wanted to learn how to knit. My mother is left handed so I couldn’t learn from her. So my aunt taught my dad the basic knit stitch so he could teach me! And someone taught me how to purl along the road, lol. I knitted for a few years, and then forgot about it for 20 years! A friend of mine talked about it a few years ago and I have been HOOKED ever since!
My first big project was a sweater when I was about 20! I still can’t believe I have made a sweater! It had a graph to do the color work & everything! And I did it! So I know I will do it again!
My biggest Knitting disaster? Socks I so proudly knit for my son, making sure they were long enough…but they were far too narrow and he cannot even get them on his feet. So I need to figure out how to adjust socks to fit.
What am I most proud of? That I am continuing both of my grandmothers heritage. They were both great needle work gals, and I have inherited stuff from them both to do with their love of needle work. And I feel honored.
My favorite item to knit at the moment seem to be cowls! Lol. I am on my 3rd in a row!
I am definitely a project knitter. I cannot have too many things on the go at the moment, or it bugs me, lol.
My goals? A sweater! And figure out how to knit socks to feet size!
I love Knitting because it keeps me mindful, and allows me to use the other side of my brain, and put down technology, (for the most part, as I use it for patterns, I do not do paper patterns usually). I can knit ANYWHERE.
I do not do any other needle work. I do not really want to learn to crochet, as I love to knit! And crochet is so fast, that I may never knit again! Lol. I do though, want to learn some felting so I can make some felted gifts for Christmas!
What are my other super powers? A have raised a son, I have a 16 year old daughter, I love horses but also have a fear of riding, so I need to work through that fear. My daughter is very tiny and handles her big horse just fine, so she proves to me all the time that I can do it when I make that step!
I work full time, and also do project work (everything from bookkeeping, to advertising, to communications, to consulting) for other small business. That pays for the horse, & lessons, and my daughter’s math tutor!
I guess that’s a bit of shameless advertising right there!
What's knitting now
Emily - Vanilla socks for dan ChaiGoo SS DPNS 2.75 out of the same yellow yarn. One is done, fits WAY better than the other ones.
Moose 4 blanket - Fly away by TinCanKnits using Cascade 220 in some Hudson’s Bay colours.
A joyful thread by silvia mcfadden in sweet fiber merino lace rose gold
Advent calendar stockings (7 left)
Bridie for Bug in Sweet Fiber Canadian.
Bradway by Very Shannon in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, Stormcloud and Yellow
Emily - Barbie got a dress - Joma sample + #1112 pink dress by
Karla - Going Graphic Blanket,
Riv Creative Stitch Markers by RivCreative
Yarn Friendly Project Bag by yarnfriendly
3 Sterling buttons by Kristan McIntyre
Cool Knitters Finish in Style by Lucy Neatby
For quarter 2 we are going to piggyback off the Wet Coast Wools KAL and if you knit for charity you’ll get an additional entry in the Q2 thread! That’s 3 possible entries. 1 for the gift knit, 1 for knitting from stash and 1 if it’s going to a charity! Wahoo!
The KAL will begin January 1st 2017 and run until December 31st 2017. We will have quarterly entry threads in the ravelry group for your FOs and prizes to give away (more on those in a bit)! There is also a year long thread to keep track of all your gifts knits and there will be prizes for most gifts knit in 2017!
It’s not too late if you would like to sponsor a prize! Just drop us a line and we’d be happy to have you on board. All sponsors will be mentioned in each episode of 2017!
What’s coming in Q3...
Christmas in July! Knit Christmas gifts in the third quarter and receive an extra entry!
Entry #1 - It’s a gift
Entry#2 - it’s old stash (2016 or older)
Entry #3 - it’s a gift for Christmas 2017!
Emily- dropped stitch on one blanket block.
Karla - Running low on yarn on the baby blanket but determined not to buy more!
Emily -. Still spinning some singles from the pin drafted batt we got back. I think I’ll do 3 full bobbins then measure it out and dye it for sock yarn.
Karla - Kinfolk Yarn and Fibre, spinning a 3ply merino/nylon for socks in the Tigerlilly colourway. Finished!
Tour de fleece plans - Team Wool n’ Spinning - Muse Fibreworks Pinot Grigio 2x 100% polwarth gradient dyed combed top into a two ply & Knifolk Yarn and Fibre 85% 15% merino/nylon into chain plied sock yarn
Vanessa of Atelier 425
Jocelyn who is @jocelyn_shuman
Jenni from the Lone Larch Podcast has offered money for shipping prizes!
Best laid plans
Emily - Finish the the blanket
Karla - Knit City Shawl and Swants (Swants-along?)
Emily- JOMA sock o rin5 5o yarn WWKIP day colours - razzle dazzle and tofino . Plain skein solar dyed from a wwkip kit - royal blue. . Vogue knitting
Karla - Plucky Knitter, Ireland yarn, Georgian Bay Fibre Co, West Coast Color fibre
Joanne who is @porthardy1 on instagram
Emily - The BIG Move
Karla - WWKIP, Knitting at the winery
Emily - I wove a thing!
Karla - 3 project bags for the raffle, dream catchers, washing fleece
Adventures in Mommyhood
Emily- We’re a family! Potty training regression. Home birth
Karla- Baby Gorilla, testy toddler