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Catching Up: (1:17)
Jen was on vacation and did a lot hiking and swimming. On the way home, she visited Sierra Cottons and Wools.
Laura has been busy with the Mean Girls Yarn Club; the final installment is due out soon. She also was visiting her parents.
There is also mischief afoot with Heather from Mad Color.
In the Knitting Bag: (6:00)
Laura is also working on her Mean Girls Yarn Club WAL. She frogged the Tennessee Twister Cowl and is instead making a Lattice Wingspan, by Kim Brody Salazar, a variant of Wingspan by Tri’Coterie Designs. (The pattern on the Lattice Wingspan reminds Jen of filet crochet. Also, Wingspan won’t be free for much longer). She’s using MGYC Hoar’s Yer Buddy colorway.
Finished Objects: (13:33)
Laura finished her Hoban Washbear.
On Deck: (13:58)
Laura will be starting the Cabled Beret by Darlene Dale out of Berroco Vintage in the colorway Ruby.
She will also be making some catnip toys inspired by Badger from Firefly.
She will also be starting the next Mother Bear: Koalee Frye.
Knit Culture: (19:56)
We answer a Knotty Talk Question.
Canyonwren2 asks “One of you sounds like a die-hard lace fan. Maybe both??? I would love to hear if it’s possible to fix a mistake in your project without taking it out row by row. I’m knitting with dental floss, uh I mean lace weight linen cotton. Very pretty but I’ve lost that loving feeling after unknitting three rows of 60+ stitches and still can’t find where I went wrong. I would like to not abandon this project like so many other lace projects I felt too dumb to knit.”
We give our tips and tricks for fixing lace, spotting mistakes, and avoiding mistakes.
Here are some good tutorials:
Unraveling and reinserting needles in complicated patterns(Really all of the Fixing Mistakes videos are really good at Knitting help)
World Wide Knit In Public Day Pictures are up on our Flickr.
Geek Culture: (32:46)
We talk about the new Much Ado About Nothing movie, directed by Joss Whedon. We highly recommend it.
We also talk about The National Media Museum’s Doctor Who fan exhibit in London. They are asking for anecdotes and memorabilia (both official merch and fan-made stuff. Contact them via email@example.com in order to discuss what you might be able to contribute. The museum stresses not to send anything to them at this time and just to contact them by the email address, as they can’t guarantee inclusion or return before they finalise the exhibition items. Potential submissions need to be made to the museum by 9th August – the exhibition itself will run from 12th November 2013 to 2nd March 2014.
We will both be at Stitch N’ Pitch on July 26th at Dodger Stadium. Come say hi and get swag! Game starts at 7:10.
KnitDizzney will be Sunday, September 8th, 2013 at Disneyland. More details to come, but we’d love to spend a day at the Disneyland park with you! We will have t-shirts for preorder and possibly a custom yarn color!
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