Episode 45 – Feeling like a Sock Star

recorded Monday, 23 September 2013

Come join the ravelry group!

You can find me on youtube and instagram!

VKN Friends Craft-a-long

  • August 12, 2013 – September 30, 2013
  • Go here to find a full list of pattern stores, yarn stores, and coupon codes
  • The rules:
  1. Must be a member of the group to enter.
  2. Project must be started on or after the begin date, and be finished and posted by the time I record on the end date.
  3. Projects must be made using either a pattern from one of my vkn friends, or yarn dyed by one of my vkn friends. (See list in post two.) If you use both a pattern and a yarn from vkn friends in a single project, you may post the picture twice in the FOs thread.

Note: It is beyond okay to pick a free pattern. I don’t like when I can’t join KALs because I can’t afford the pattern right then.

  • Prizes:

-A project bag made by Hayley (picture to come shortly)

-A pattern from Hilary L./Hippie Penguin

-A skein of 716boss from 716knit in We Don’t Have Cable so We Have to Make Our Own Fun

-A skein of yarn from Solar Flair Fibres

  • Please tag your projects with bphvkn

Temperature/Weather Craft-a-Long

The idea is to take the concept of Kristen Cooper’s Temperature Scarf and use it in a way that works for you. Don’t want to commit to a year-long project? Try tackling a month-long project instead – the minimum size for a project is 28 days.

It is up to you what color/weight of yarn you use, and what the finished object will be. You decide how big you want your color sections to be. You decide what your color blocks represent (high temps, low temps, what the sky looks like, the day’s humidity level…)

It runs 5/17/13 – 5/27/14


  • Grand Island Socks by Jenna Meyer Yarn: Handspun, fiber from All Spun Up Needles: US 2, 2.75mm
  • Inlay by Hunter Hammersen Yarn: KnitPicks stroll tonal in Springtime. Needles US 1, 2.25mm
  • G’s Duckies socks Pattern: Improvised Yarn: Hippie Penguin Fibers Club 2013 “Ducklings and Chicks” needles: US 1, 2.25


  • Lapghan Pattern: Mitre squares. Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun in “Tudors”, “Cream”, “Barley”, blue and pastels. Needles: Us 10, 6.00 mm
  • Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern: Wedding Ring Quilt by Kathleen Sams Yarn: Caron One Pound in Lilac, Lavender Blue, White Hook: US I, 9; 5.5mm
  • Nightingale by Vintage Purls Yarn: Knit Picks stroll “black”. A Yarn Well Spun “The Wind in the Willows” Needles: US 2, 2.75

You mean I can cover my entire body in sock goodness?!?!? Pattern: Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang, The Heathen HousewifeNeedles: US 2; 2.75 mm

What I’m reading

  • Motherhood in Bondage

New Things

3 Reasons to purchase at fiber festivals

  • Interaction with the product before you buy
  • Interaction with the makers
  • No shipping!

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