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Hand y Machine Knitting

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

Jun 1, 2015

Episode 7 - A major life event


Are you on Ravelry? If so, would you join a group devoted to this podcast? I mean you don’t have to be really devoted to it but would you join it? I need to have at least three people before I can be a group.

Major life announcement

I’ve retired - or will be retired by June 30.


A plan for a structured week:

  • A day to plan and shop for our meals and do other errands.
  • A housecleaning day.
  • An anti-procrastination day.
  • An outside activity day like bike riding or kayaking.
  • An cultural enrichment day.
  • A stay-at-home day for reading or knitting.(Just one day??)
  • A long term project day.

    Also write notes to family and friends - longhand.

Likes & Dislikes

No furnace and no air conditioning in May! Lowest gas and electric utility bill of the year. LIKE!


Paperwork always piles up. DISLIKE!


Circular Sock Machine gathering in Grand Ledge, Michigan

This event was organized by Carol Larsen of Rivers Edge Fiber Arts 


Eric Wolff of Browning and Wolff


Come to the next one on August 22.

July 24-25 is the Monroe knitting machine event in Monroe, Michigan. Contact Cathy Reaume(734)-243-3016. 


I bought one skein of hand dyed yarn from Carol Larsen and six balls of Zauberball in the Tropical Fish colorway to make the Ten Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown. Check out the project that inspired me.

Here’s the Youtube video link two parts.

Hand Knitting

For Angie’s baby girl:

Scrappy Sock Yarn Preemie Hat by Greg Cohoon. The pattern costs $3.00 but Greg is donating all the proceeds to Family Support Network of Central Carolina. 

I made the newborn size and then dyed it pink. 


For Sara’s baby girl:

Miss Daisy cardigan by Lisa Chemrey.

I used some hand spun yarn (White Pine Fiberworks) that had been in my stash forever. I bought it at the Spinner’s Flock event in Chelsea.


I used Wilton’s food safe cake dyes to dye yarn. Here is a link to their site with all the information about yarn dyeing.


I used a skein of Steinbach Wolle Activ Pronto 6 ply sock yarn.

I made a pair of Turkish Bed Socks.


No love on the Aranami shawl this month. 


I finished the lunchtime mittens.

I forgot to mention that I  started and finished knit the Golden Cherries Shawlette by Pam Jemelian. I used Quince and Co Chickadee yarn.

Machine Knitting

Spouse’s v-neck saddle-shoulder cardigan on the LK 150 machine. I used the Cochenille Garment Designer software to  create the pattern.

All pieces are knitted and blocked and are awaiting seaming and a hand knitted button band and lower edge. 

I used Lopi yarn.

After I get this podcast episode uploaded, I’m going to work on seaming and hand knitting the ribbing at the hem and the button bands. I may have enough Lopi yarn in color number 0052 (gray) for a shawl collar.


Next up is machine knitted socks for my nephew-in-law’s 50th birthday. 

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