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Franklin Fiber Episode 27: Happy Samhain!

A quickie to show a bit of progress and talk holidays!

Franklin Fiber Episode 6: Queens for a Day

Upping the hipster cred by broadcasting from NYC and talkin’ bout Wes Anderson. Also, galaxy prints. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, too.

SHOW NOTES:

Works in Progress:

Finished Works:

  • DK house socks – yarn = Mirasol Yarn Hacho in 307 (black rainbow), needles = US 4
  • Experiment hat – yarn = Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Moss and Charcoal, needles = US 7’s and 9’s

Spinning:

  • Stay tuned ’til next week…

Miscellany:

  • Coming to you live (well, it was when I recorded it) from Sunnyside, Queens, NYC!
  • Check out the amazing work of Kumi Yamashita, including the incredible “Constellation” series–made from nails & one strand of string
  • I’m wearing my Roam Tunic designed by Amy Christoffers (sans pocket), knit out of Cascade Yarns Cascade 128 Tweed
  • Lunch with SeashoreSharon, udontcallmeles, and gs1998 (I was close!! not. Sorry again!!)
  • Like movies? Try out The Grand Budapest Hotel! (Trailer here)
  • Join the Ravelry group!! You won’t be alone!!

 

made a bunny!

So, I know it’s been a while. I feel like trying to explain my absence and catch you up is what has kept me from posting–the sheer time and effort that would take–so I’m just going to continue as if nothing of that sort happened. One bit of information you might need to know: I am now self-employed, working with weavers, and living in Guatemala. Info that might come in handy later. ‘Kay?

Also, I only brought two half-finished sweater projects and two skeins of madelinetosh tosh sport with me here, and there are no yarn stores. I’ve gotten creative with my scraps.

Okay, now that we’re starting in media res, I made a bunny! I made other stuff, too, and these magical skeins of tosh sport never seem to run out. Like that pot of pasta in that Tomie dePaola book, but inedible. I had a wee little ball left over, and I know this adorable little girl down here who loves to play with everything, like including clothes hampers and trash and baby turkeys, so I thought she maybe could use a new toy. I couldn’t find one that I liked that used only a tiny amount of sport-weight yarn, though, so I decided to modify a worsted-weight pattern by knitting it on size 2’s. Behold, Gabi’s Bunny.

gabi's bunny

(I may have cannibalized a pillow for the stuffing. Shhh.)

The gauge on this thing was so tight, I couldn’t knit for days after and I think I got tennis elbow. But it was worth it for this face:

gabi

Immediately after this picture, she fell while running with a bowl of spaghetti, covering the bunny with tomato sauce. TGIS (Thank Goodness It’s Superwash).

The pattern is Henry’s Bunny by Sara Elizabeth Kellner–fiddly as heck, but highly recommended. Tosh Sport in Ink on US size 2 needles. Took about three hours total (with frequent breaks and stretches).