Finished: Snowflake Beanie #3

Pattern: Knit Frozen Snowflakes Beanie by Knit and Crochet Ever After

Purchased from: Craftsy

Yarn used: Plymouth Yarn Encore, pink heather and cream, worsted

This is my third hat using this pattern, it’s a great pattern, easy to follow, easy to understand. It has both the written instructions and a chart for the patterned section. I am still having trouble, I think, with my yarn tension, but each hat does get better. Practice makes perfect, they say.

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Five on Friday: Favorite Knitting Podcasts

I wanted to share with you my five favorite knitting podcasts. Usually if I am not knitting, I’m watching knitting podcasts. At work, if I’m in chat and not taking phone calls, I’ll hop on YouTube and watch and/or listen to the podcasts while I’m working.

Some of these are super well known and others are not, but I love them all. I watch more than five but these are the ones where I stumbled across one episode and enjoyed it so much that I went back and watched every episode they’ve aired in the past, except for one, which is brand new.

I’ll start with the most obvious: Grocery Girls. I first saw them on Craftsy’s Off Our Needles show. I absolutely adore Jodie and Tracie. They make me want to move to Canada. They are real and funny and they knit some amazing projects.

Another favorite of mine is The Workshop Girls. Oh my lord, perfect if you love sex talk or potty talk or other inappropriateness with your knitting. I love them.

Another popular podcast, which, like Grocery Girls, is also two sisters, is The Mean Girls Knit. They are great, they are funny and sort of normal…ha. They share their mistakes, which is great and encouraging for new knitters, like myself.

A brand new podcast that I enjoy, though there are only two episodes so far, is The Autumn Acorn Knits. She was my first Etsy customer, and had left a comment on Instagram and I started following her. I watched her podcast as soon as she posted. For her very first time podcasting it’s pretty impressive.

Then last, but not least, is the newest one I stumbled upon while searching for something else, and I enjoyed the first episode so now I’m working on the rest as I write this. Yarn and Ewe Girl.

Do you have any knitting podcasts that you can recommend? I would like to check them out.

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Flax Progress.

I’m posting this from the WordPress app on my phone, so if things look a little wonky, I apologize.

If you follow me on Instagram then you already know I’ve knit the sweater to the desired length. Here is a very poorly lit cell phone picture:

Since I took that last night, I’ve finished the ribbing and bound off. I’ve also picked up and started knitting one of the sleeves.

The pattern calls for dpns, so I did that. Then I figured oh this might be faster and easier with magic loop, so I switched over to a long circular but after two rows found that it wasn’t as fast for me, so then I ended up switching back to dpns.

I feel as though these sleeves are going to take forever. Maybe not. I don’t know. 

In unrelated news, my vehicle had two recalls and one of them was with the horn wiring/air bag wiring, so for weeks I had to stop using my horn!! Well the recalls were fixed yesterday and I can use my horn again, which I do need here since nobody knows how to drive

Yes. It is true what they say, Massachusetts is full of bad drivers, present company excluded, of course.  I’m not sure I can be called a “Massachusetts driver”, since I got my first license in New Hampshire. And I can tell you, the vast majority of New Hampshire drivers are courteous drivers.

Not that I’m knocking Massachusetts, I’m not. I love it here, this is where I was born and raised and this will always be my home.

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