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Hand y Machine Knitting

Welcome to the Hand y Machine Knitting podcast.

Whether you knit fast or slow, you'll find a new episode each month to inspire and motivate you to get some knitting done!

Feb 21, 2017

Episode 28 - Other People’s Yarn

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.

Rave - Homemade laundry detergent (start with this one and adjust to suit yourself)
Rant - Yoga mat trespasser

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is March 20.
April 1 is a CSM crank-in in Lake Orion, MI put on by the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop.
The Erlbacher Gearhart Crank-In and Homecoming event in Cape Girardeau, MO is a huge event for sock machine knitters. April 5-9.
April 7-8, 2017 is the Spring Fling Knit Knack Shop, Peru, IN, Charlene Shafer, 765-985-3164,
The Ann Arbor Spring Fiber Expo is April 8-9 at the Washtenaw County, MI fairgrounds.
A DAK workshop with Charlene Shafer is April 21-22 in Monroe, MI at the Quality Inn. Contact Cathy Reaume at
Susan Guagliumi is organizing a meeting on April 22 in CT to talk about starting a New England machine knitting guild.
April 28-29, 2017 is Purls of Joy, Princeton, MN, Cindy Schmatz, 612-390-1279,                                  
Susan G is also teaching a two day class called Machine Knitting Sweater Workshop on May 20-21 in CT.  Students will make a sweater from start to finish.
Rumor has it that the Interknits group in Illinois is planning a DAK event in May with Helen Koshak.
July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI
July 29-30, 2017 is Founders’ Fest Seminar, Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, Plymouth MN.
Stitches Midwest is August 3-6 in Schaumburg, IL.
The Michigan Fiber Festival is August 18-20 in Allegan, MI.
For the Eastern, WI Machine Knitters Guild event on September 23, contact Grace Lindo at 262-227-8329 or Lynn Meyer at 414-588-4971.
If you know of any other events, near or far, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

Magic Needle Selector Wand in 6.5, 7, and 8 mm gauges
Susan Guagliumi’s Craftsy classes in which she uses an LK-150 machine
Gridwall systems for the studio
Silky Alpaca Lace yarn
Rowan lenpur linen yarn
Tempo yarn

Hand Crafting
I am crocheting the Granny Stripes afghan in sock yarn scraps.
The Visser water bottle cozy with Alpaca Sox yarn is going to be frogged.

Machine Knitting
I made several pairs of socks on my Legare CSM lately with these yarns: Knit Picks Stroll Tweed, Neon Now (I said Regia but I meant Plymouth), and an easily felted wool.
Citric acid soak method for setting the color
Stitchworld Pattern Book for Brother machines

Reader's Digest Knitter's Handbook by Montse Stanley
Create with Knitweave by Audrey Palmer
Making magazine

VitaMeataVegeMin - How I make yogurt
Heat a half gallon of organic whole milk to 180F then cool to 120F. Let ¼ cup of plain yogurt with live cultures come to room temperature. Temper the yogurt with the warm milk. Add tempered yogurt to the pot of warm milk. Mix. Pour into two quart sized canning jars and place in a cooler filled with hot tap water. Let set overnight or at least eight hours. Line a large colander with a flour sack cotton towel set over a container to catch the whey. Tie up the four corners of the towel together and suspend over the colander/container to drain. Let drain until reduced by half. Refrigerate the thickened yogurt and the drained whey separately. Use the whey to thin the yogurt if needed or when making baked goods. Otherwise, pour over your hydrangeas to acidify the soil. Sweeten the yogurt, if desired, with stevia and berries.