What’s On Your Needles (and YouTube)?

While I have had a lot of shop sample and class knitting that is simple, stockinette in the round I have found a few new video podcasts to follow.
Not only have I subscribed, I have binge watched hundreds of episodes (and they are NOT short episodes :o) ).

Let me introduce you to a few new friends:

Sockmatician – Brilliant, funny, chatty, interesting view on how knit stitches work together to make beautiful fabrics. Really fantastic tutorials!

Bakery Bears – I love this couple. Dan is a new knitter (not any longer, but when they started their video podcast) and Kay is a wonderful knitter human being that loves beautiful colors. And bakes. Yummy things!

Arne & Carlos – Scandinavian male knitters. Enough said. They are no-holds-barred up-front with their knitting and techniques. Great tutorials as well.

If you can’t tell, I am on a male knitter kick at the moment.

It’s all due to my dream of my husband and sons picking up fiber of some sort with some sort of tool to make something; spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving, I don’t care, just create something!

On my needles for the shop samples, and an upcoming spring class at Picket Fence Quilt Co, is the Anker’s Summer Shirt.

The Cascade Sarasota, a cotton blend, top is already up on a mannequin at the shop in a great denim color, and I love it!
The second version on my needles is using Cascade Llamerino in 3 of the natural colors; cream, tan, light brown. Because it is a winter blend 50/50 llama/merino wool I am doing a longer sleeve version. This yarn is absolutely wonderful to knit with, soft hand yet it has some nice body to it. I can’t wait to have it done and blocked!

One ongoing class I have right now is the Keeping Warm Sweater. We are on the long slog of the stockinette body in the round before we get to the super fun mosaic bottom border. I love knitting with the Mirasol Sulka Legato yarn. It is so soft and smooth on the needles, with the ChiaoGoo Twist tips I am really huming along (when I have a few minutes to work on it).

Oh, and Wichita Knitters’ Guild March meeting is in just 2 days; Friends, Frogging & Fixing is the theme for this month.
Bring a friend, bring something to either frog or fix! We’ll help you with your frogging and fixing, swifts and ball winders will be present.
If you bring a friend you will both be entered in a prize drawing, if your friend joins the guild then you both get a small gift and you both will be entered in the prize drawing. So fun!!
We are also finishing up the East vs West charity knit-off. Can’t wait to add up all the points for both sides!! Teresa, our past president, has been really gung-ho on this competition. And just so you know, I have a LOT of donations + knit/crochet items, all for the East side!

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