90% Knitting – Episode 345 – It’s Fall!

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5:26 – WIPs

Weekender, by Andrea Mowry. Yarn was a combo spin I did last year. This has been frogged but will be re-cast on soon. ish.
My project page:

  • https://www.ravelry.com/projects/fibernymph/the-weekender
    Pattern can be found:
  • https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-weekender-5

Granny Stripe Cardi, by Fran Morgan (A Good Vintage Cardigan). Yarn is my Mountain Tweed BFL fingering, D hook. Had to rip out seven rows.
My project page:

  • https://www.ravelry.com/projects/fibernymph/a-good-vintage-cardigan
    Pattern can be found:
  • https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-good-vintage-cardigan
    Also in Issue 54 of Simple Crochet magazine, Feb. 2017.

Cast on what will be a sample for a basic shawl collection I’m putting together. Yarn is some random handspun I had on hand.

18:24 – Designs (Mine and others)

My Funky Fringe-y Cowl is in testing and should be published by the end of September.

Sarah Jordan has published a new pattern, the Slipdash Hat, which goes with her Slipdash Cowl she published earlier this year. She used some FDW Bounce in the Seven Deadly Sins colorway for the sample. The pattern is available on Ravelry, Payhip, and Love Crafts. You can get $1.00 off the pattern price through Monday on Ravelry and Pay Hip using the code SLIPITGOOD.

  • https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slipdash-hat
    On PayHip: https://payhip.com/b/p5u0
    On LoveCrafts: https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-us/search?q=slipdash+hat

21:26 – Spinning
Spun for the first time in six months…some Briar Rose BFL in a golden colorway, which I’ll use for a sweater eventually.

23:34 Natural Dyeing Experiment – Black Walnuts
The books I referenced were Wild Color, by Jenny Dean, and The Wild Dyer, by Abigail Booth.

34:30 – 10%

Motorcycle trip recap; my mom will be visiting next week.

Books/articles/podcasts I referenced:

Childhood, Interrupted, by Sanjay Gupta (an Audible Original)

Article – Your Surge Capacity is Depleted – It’s Why You Fee Awful, published on Medium, written by Tara Haelle

The Wild Remedy, by Emma Mitchell

Making Winter, by Emma Mitchell

Taproot Magazine

57:10 – Shop News

I realized while editing this episode that I completely forgot to announce the August Monthly Makes winners! So sorry about that! I’ll do it in the second September episode though…promise!

This weekend should have been the NJ Sheep & Fiber Festival, but instead there will be a virtual market, which I’ll be participating in. I’m offering free shipping on all domestic orders this weekend – Sat. and Sun. – no minimum purchase and no coupon needed. Pop over to the shop to see what’s available!

I’m planning a shop update before the end of Sept. (date to be determined) that will have fall and Halloween colorways. There will be a new fall Pi colorway coming!

FDW is a Pro Shop sponsor for the Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party again this year. The kick off for that will be the weekend of 9/26 & 27. I’m scheduled to do a “live” event on Sat., 9/26 at 11 a.m. eastern. Not sure if it will be on YouTube or IG yet, so stay tuned! I will also be offering an exclusive event colorway this year, which I’m still working on getting ready.

I shared that the Mountain Tweed minis I offer in the shop (both as singles and in the Mix & Match 5 minis for $20) are changing from the SW BFL/Nylon Nepp base they’ve been to a SW Merino/Nylon Nepp base. I’ve removed all of the BFL-base minis from the mini listings, replacing them with the Merino-based versions. The older tweed minis are now available in sets that I put together, available until they’re gone.

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