June 2020

 

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Notes

–June 1st garden

–Yoke Sweater by Susan Guagliumi (https://guagliumi.com/) – yarn reclaimed from a previous sweater – KH 836e, dial 8 – hand knit garter band using US 1/ 2.25 mm needles

— Garden labels using paint stirrers and acrylic paint (DecoArt Patio Paint)

— Rainbow Jelly Roll Rug by RomaQuilts (https://www.etsy.com/shop/RomaQuilts) , Kona cotton roll in rainbow colors

–Machine knit hat – Brother KH836e, dial tension 8 with punch card pattern – Cloudborn Highland Fingering in Black, Once Upon a Corgi yarn “Queequeg” from the Series of Unfortunate Events club colorways

— Tablet weaving samples from the book Card Weaving by Candace Crocket

— Tailor Ham and Sausage from https://blog.elewa.co.uk/

— Daily Pages for my planner

— City Limits (modified) by Samantha Guerin (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/city-limits) – US 6/4.0 mm – Classic Elite Yarns Mountaintop Crestone “Gray

— Pinwheel Scrap Blanket by Knitting Expat Designs (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pinwheel-scrap-blanket) – fingering weight scraps held double, US 4/3.5mm needles


Attributions:

Title card images taken by @freakishlemon

 

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Background Music:

“Photo Album”

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“Adventure”
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Uh hello. It is Wednesday,

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June 10th and just thought I’d give you

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a little update for what’s happening in

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the

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craft room. I’m in

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a sort of finish my works in progress

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type of mode. I don’t really have the

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brain space to start

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new things at the moment. So it’s

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sort of a round up of

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things that I’m trying to finish in the

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craft room

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these days. As you can see here,

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my case for my little Singer Sew Handy

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machine is not yet finished.

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We are taped and ready for staining.

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I’m waiting for the stain to come in for

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that. Um,

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this is not advisable, by the way.

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Everywhere tells you to take the

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hardware off.

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I just don’t want to have to deal with

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trying to replace the hardware

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because this stuff is super old

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and I will end up breaking it if I

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remove it.

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So I’m just kind of going around it

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and since it’s a small box, I don’t think

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it’ll be that big of a deal.

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But i’m waiting for my stain and top

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coat to come in for that.

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I have the two cloth panels finished.

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I will be stitching those on with this

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undyed crochet cotton

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through the holes that already exist in

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the cardboard

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of the box. So I’m going to try to fit

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these old panels

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into the insides just so that

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they’re still a part of the piece. If

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that doesn’t work,

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I’ll just cover the inside with fabric

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where all the stitching is.

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And below this tripod- there we go-

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this plying project. I don’t think I’ve

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talked about it.

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This blue cone right there

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is a cone of, I believe it’s cotton.

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That’s what I determined from

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a burn test- singles

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that a friend of my sister’s

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picked up at a closing mill.

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She had picked up a whole bunch of cones

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of stuff

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and they ended up going everywhere. I did

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try

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to machine knit with this as it is,

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but the twist of the single is enough

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that the pieces that I tried to

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knit skewed wildly.

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It was clearly not meant to be a single.

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So what I’m doing is I’m plying it

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as a three-ply, which I started doing

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just to maintain and like build up the

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strength in my shoulder again after

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my shoulder pain, but something that’s,

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you know, real quick and easy to to start

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and stop

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and doesn’t require a lot of drafting

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motions with that right shoulder

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since it’s kind of haphazardly being

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plied.

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Some parts of it are a tighter ply than

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others. Putting this into a hank

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and washing it will help set that

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skein so I’m not too worried about it.

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This right here

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is a pile of things that are going to be

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frogged.

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Um I went through my winter wear

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kind of packing everything away and

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these were items that I just

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don’t really wear. I mean I love this

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alpaca,

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but it can be used better. This was a

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very early knitting project

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and alpaca is not great for cables. It’s

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very hard to see them.

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Um, these are just tools that need to get

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put away.

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These sort of slipper socks are

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not great. They need a really hefty wash

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and I just never used them.

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This scarf, while I love this yarn, this

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isn’t the best

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use of this yarn. You cannot see the

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cables

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and I don’t really wear scarves. I’m more

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likely to wear

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cowls or shawls, so

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I can make this up into something

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different.

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And then this machine knit shawl

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for my machine knitting shawl shapes

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projects,

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this- because of the gauge of my standard

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machine-

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this is just too small for me to

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comfortably wear.

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Uh I mean somebody else

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could wear it, but I do want to play

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with this

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sort of gradient yarn more.

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I think I’ll just pull this out and use

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it

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for another one skein shawl project.

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You know, hand knit at a gauge that’s

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much looser than this.

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It worked great for samples, but it’s not

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something that I

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wear. So those need to be taken care of.

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Scoot you over here. This is a project

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that I have resurrected from the dead. I

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was working on this when

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my shoulder really started to hurt, so

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this has been

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languishing for a couple of months and

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has been languishing for a long time

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before then because

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it is such a pain to

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stitch this by hand.

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What is this- this is a rug that I’m

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making out of

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jelly roll strips of quilting cotton and

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inside is a thin strip- like a two inch

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strip of

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cotton batting. The

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pattern that I used for this, which I’ll

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find and include in the show notes,

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tells you to do it by machine and zigzag

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across.

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My old Singer machine- old Singer machine.

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My Singer machine which is currently not

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functional

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had a timing issue where it couldn’t do

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zigzags

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and then I got my grandma’s Janome

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and while it can do zigzags, it is very

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difficult to get the zigzags

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through essentially four layers of

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fabric and two layers of batting

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consistently enough to keep going. So I

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decided I’m gonna hand sew it.

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However, I went about it very

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naively, um, thinking that I had to

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stitch the final stitches and coil it

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all in one go. And it

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lightning flashed in my brain a few days

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ago,

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uh, baste it and then do all the tiny

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stitches.

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So I’m in the process of basting it. I

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did take an iron to

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what I had already done, which makes me

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very

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happy, because it was not flat at all.

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So now it’s much more flat. I’m basting

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the coil. It’s a rainbow.

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A little appropriate that it came

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back into my brain

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during Pride Month. Um, I have

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now on my little

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to do board a tracker so that as I

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finish each color

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basting, I do a little black bar at the

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bottom

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and then as I finish each color

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stitching,

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I can cross it off and hopefully that

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will keep me on track to keep

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working on it.

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Other items of business-

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so just scoot in here-

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I finished

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this cardigan that I did by machine.

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Is it perfect? No.

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But it is wearable. I have worn it

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when the evenings have gotten chilly, um

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because Connecticut weather is all over

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the place.

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Um, the knitted border was a much better

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choice. I like how it looks.

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Um this yoke still doesn’t lie

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quite right and I’m sure that’s just

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because

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I was fudging my decreases all over the

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place.

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The pattern that I used by Susan Guagliumi

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basically used the same-

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just said decrease by a third

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every time you decrease,

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so the exact numbers weren’t there

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and I didn’t bother doing out the math.

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She gave you the machine knitting

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technique to decrease by a third, but

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because

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the numbers didn’t always evenly go in

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and you needed to not do knit togethers

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on a seam edge,

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there there was a lot of fumbling around

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when I would get to the end of a row.

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So

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that’s just a matter of learning how to

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do things better for me

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and actually, you know, pay attention to

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what my patterns say.

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Um, but overall it’s definitely a

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wearable sweater and one that I have

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liked

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uh throwing on um in the evenings

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if it’s dropped down temperatures. So I’m

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happy with

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this. Um, I only have this much of the

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Knitpicks that I pulled out of the

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original sweater,

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um and i have a lot more of this left, so

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that makes me happy.

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I also finished a machine knit hat.

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Um, I have done a machine knit hat that

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I’ve drafted myself before and this is

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basically the exact same pattern with a

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different

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card for my Brother KH836e machine.

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It’s a smaller brim on the hat,

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but it fits fine. I did run out of black

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yarn at the

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very tippy top, but

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what are you gonna do? When I do the hats

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on machine,

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instead of doing eight decrease points, I

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do

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four decrease points with a center

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double decrease so it has like a

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square. That’s just easier for me to

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math- having four decrease points

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rather than eight, um because when I do

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it by machine,

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I have to offset the decreases from the

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seam edge.

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Because on machine it’s knit flat. Um,

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so it’s just easier for me to have four

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points of reference

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where to do out the math instead of

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eight.

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Um, but that’s busted up some stash which

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is nice.

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Um, I have to record all my

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Ravelry notes and things for this.

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I have done a little bit more tablet

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weaving.

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I don’t believe this one was done when I

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last

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uh spoke to you, but um

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again, you can tell that I basically

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threaded this wrong um because

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the wrong side is much clearer,

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but you can see how

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this would look if i had used the

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correct

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threading. So I’m not worried about this

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sample.

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I redid this sample

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and when I did, I went back to the

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threading portion

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of the card weaving book by Candace

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Crockett.

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I will grab it out of my bookshelf here.

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Card Weaving by Candace Crockett. I

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revisited

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the section on how you thread the

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cards or how she threads the cards and

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I was doing it backwards. I was coming at

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it from the wrong direction.

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Um, I was threading from

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the furthest point down through the card.

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She threads them from closest point to

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you

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up through the cards. So I wrote myself a

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little note.

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Hello.

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[What’s up?] I’m filming so I’m waiting for

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you to leave.

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So I wrote myself a little note so that

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I know,

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um, which direction to thread going

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forwards. And when I did thread it that

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way, it did come out

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clearly uh when before I did, come out

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this way. So i’ve solved my threading

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problem.

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Hooray. These

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are waiting because I have to do a

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little bit of

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just clean up and you know machine

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tlc with my sewing machine because I’ve

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been using it a lot lately.

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I did borrow a tailor

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ham from my sister Gabby a while back.

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She has since retrieved that piece of

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equipment

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and i need

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that if i’m going to go forward with my

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sewing, pressing seams on curved edges.

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Oh phone. So what i have here

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are templates for a

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tailor ham and a sausage. So, I think I

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found these patterns

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on Craftsy.com um as

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free patterns, but you can download them

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straight from her blog. The link to it will

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be down below. I went over there to check

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to see if there was any specific

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directions.

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Um she does have more information on the

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blog than in the

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pattern download, such as what to stuff

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these with. I guess it’s traditionally

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sawdust, but i’m going to use

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uh cotton fabric scraps and just pack

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them in real tight.

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So that’s my plan with these guys. Um

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just using up some of my

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naturally dyed fat quarter experiments

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for that so that i can press curved

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seams again.

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And then once I oil my machine and all

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that good stuff,

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I’m going to be revisiting this

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work in progress basket. Um this

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is fabric from my vest that I will be

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using to put in

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welt pockets in the vest I made for my

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sister’s wedding. There is a

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quilt in here that

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I have uh several

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squares to finish. So I want to have the

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quilt square motifs done with their

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borders attached so that

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they’re ready to prep for quilting as

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you go.

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Um they will be quilted each motif

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separately and then joined with

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sashing. I will probably need a break

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from this

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once I get it prepped for quilting as

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you go.

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We’ll see how my momentum goes. Um

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I have to wind up this yarn to get it

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ready for

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um sampling and

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that looks like it might be it

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for the craft room itself at the moment.

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I have been doing some knitting which

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I’ll show in a later clip

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but I’ve gotten to a point where

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if I do a little bit of knitting every

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day on one thing,

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then I see progress so I’m kind of

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monogamously going through my works in

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progress

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at the moment. So you’ll see that later.

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[Music]

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[Music]

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[Music]

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Hello. This is Adrian. Hopefully

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wrapping up this video for June. I

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haven’t started any of the editing

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for it yet, so I don’t actually know what

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this video is going to look like

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by the time it comes out. But I figured I

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would do a little bit of a wrap up with

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some just talking about some projects

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that

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I don’t know have even been shown on

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this video.

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I need to do a better job of keeping

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track of what I’m filming.

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This um

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is what I’m gonna call a completed

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pinwheel

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scrap square. I had to look at my

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works in progress for knitting and I was

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like I thought this was going to go

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quicker.

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I thought these would make decent seat

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covers for my car.

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This is bigger than the seat of my car.

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So I’ve seamed these four squares

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together and they’re gonna be

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it. Uh I don’t know what I’m gonna do

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with this at this point. I could turn it

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into

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one side of a pillow cover. I could

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keep experimenting with scrappy blanket

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projects and just make

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similarly sized squares and have a

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scrappy scrap

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square blanket. That might be interesting

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to do

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but at this point

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four squares is enough for me.

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And part of it is because I do keep

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having to

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look up the pattern to start and stop

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certain things, especially if I’ve not worked

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on it in a long time.

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And I’m more finished object focused at

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the moment

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um because I am limiting the time that I

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am knitting.

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So this is going to go somewhere

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down in the craft room with a note on it,

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but this is done. I’m gonna mark it

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finished on Ravelry.

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This is the project that I’m focusing on

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for

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knitting. This is the City Limits sweater

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by Samantha Guerin.

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Um, I have modified it. I –

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new trick for me- put a progress keeper

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on this sweater somewhere

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on the 1st of June

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and I have knit

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up to where you split for the front and

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back.

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I finished the front. I’m working on the

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neck

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shaping for the back in the month of

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June.

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So it’s tangible progress that I can see,

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which I think

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was very helpful in getting this project

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out and working on it,

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um especially when you’re in the

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giant area of stockinette in the round.

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So hooray for

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progress, which is very exciting. The

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closer I get to finishing this sweater,

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the closer I get to tackling

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some of my other WIPs. Which

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after this sweater, I will only have

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four,

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which sounds good to me. So,

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I don’t know what this hair is doing.

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So sweater. And then these two

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little things are

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my preliminary swatches for

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the Salazar Slytherin tunic to find out

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what weight of warp and weft

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I would like to weave with.

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Which one is which? This is on the 12.5

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dent heddle for my Ashford 24 inch loom.

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Um I warped a fingering weight cotton,

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fingering weight BFL, lace weight BFL,

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lace weight

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cotton and linen, and then did half the

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warp in a fingering weight

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BFL and half the war- um warp- half a weft

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in a fingering weight BFL and half the

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weft in

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a lace weight BFL

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and then I did the same on a

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15 dent heddle for the same

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loom. I’m liking the fabric of the 15

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dent heddle more.

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um

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And I am leaning towards the lace weight

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weft. I’m just- I’m

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waffling in this area. I may do another

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swatch doing

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half the warp lace weight BFL,

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half the warp

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lace weight cotton/linen, half the weft

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lace weight cotton/linen, half the weft

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lace weight BFL to see if maybe I would

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like

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this green as a weft instead of a warp.

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I’m not a huge fan of

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using a cotton

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warp at this point. I don’t think I’m

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that great at

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actually winding on the warp

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to keep the tension even. I don’t think

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I’m very good at that, which

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means I need more practice before I

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really

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can enjoy weaving with

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a plant-based warp because there’s no

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stretch

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at all. With a- with a wool

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yarn, it’s a lot more forgiving because

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there is stretch. You can always

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tighten or loosen the tension so that

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you can get the

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shuttle through the shed.

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So I may do a little bit experimentation

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in this sort of

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area of um,

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because I am thinking about this is

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going to worn over

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an under tunic

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and I’m likely mostly going to be

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wearing it

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in warm weather to Renaissance Faires

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primarily, so

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I know it’s the wrong time period for

520
00:28:52,080 –> 00:28:54,000
Renaissance Faires, but

521
00:28:54,000 –> 00:28:56,640
nobody cares at Renaissance Faires. You

522
00:28:56,640 –> 00:28:58,240
just do you.

523
00:28:58,240 –> 00:29:02,240
So yeah I’m gonna play around

524
00:29:02,240 –> 00:29:10,960
a little bit in this area. I think um

525
00:29:10,960 –> 00:29:13,200
maybe a bigger swatch with just these

526
00:29:13,200 –> 00:29:15,440
two, so that I can get a real

527
00:29:15,440 –> 00:29:20,240
drapey feel. Kind of pin some of my um

528
00:29:20,240 –> 00:29:22,240
or maybe tack down some of my weaving

529
00:29:22,240 –> 00:29:26,799
samples to it to see how they behave.

530
00:29:26,799 –> 00:29:29,919
Tablet weaving samples- tack down some of

531
00:29:29,919 –> 00:29:32,240
my tablet weaving samples to the swatch

532
00:29:32,240 –> 00:29:34,960
to see how the two different weaves

533
00:29:34,960 –> 00:29:36,480
behave.

534
00:29:36,480 –> 00:29:40,399
So that is

535
00:29:40,399 –> 00:29:43,760
that. I don’t have

536
00:29:43,760 –> 00:29:47,440
anything else currently to talk about?

537
00:29:47,440 –> 00:29:51,279
No, yes I do. My website. I have

538
00:29:51,279 –> 00:29:53,120
made a post about it on Instagram, but if

539
00:29:53,120 –> 00:29:55,440
you don’t follow me on Instagram,

540
00:29:55,440 –> 00:29:57,840
this information will not help you. There

541
00:29:57,840 –> 00:29:59,440
have been some changes to my website. Not

542
00:29:59,440 –> 00:30:01,440
a ton of changes, but i’ve added some new

543
00:30:01,440 –> 00:30:02,240
pages.

544
00:30:02,240 –> 00:30:04,559
There’s, first of all, a youtube video

545
00:30:04,559 –> 00:30:06,240
advertising page

546
00:30:06,240 –> 00:30:09,120
for any black creators or business

547
00:30:09,120 –> 00:30:10,240
people

548
00:30:10,240 –> 00:30:13,679
uh or other persons of color

549
00:30:13,679 –> 00:30:16,720
uh who would like to advertise

550
00:30:16,720 –> 00:30:19,760
in my videos. I’ve created a landing page

551
00:30:19,760 –> 00:30:21,600
on my website where you can see all of

552
00:30:21,600 –> 00:30:23,440
the information available,

553
00:30:23,440 –> 00:30:25,679
along with the email address to contact

554
00:30:25,679 –> 00:30:29,360
me, and all of that jazz.

555
00:30:29,360 –> 00:30:31,919
So there’s that. There is also now a

556
00:30:31,919 –> 00:30:33,120
Downloads page

557
00:30:33,120 –> 00:30:36,720
on my website. Up there are

558
00:30:36,720 –> 00:30:39,600
the smattering of knitting and crochet

559
00:30:39,600 –> 00:30:41,200
patterns that I have

560
00:30:41,200 –> 00:30:46,240
produced. Um,

561
00:30:46,240 –> 00:30:48,960
there’s been a whole hullabaloo with

562
00:30:48,960 –> 00:30:49,919
Ravelry’s

563
00:30:49,919 –> 00:30:53,440
new redesign, which is

564
00:30:53,440 –> 00:30:56,960
painful to for me to look at and I have

565
00:30:56,960 –> 00:31:00,320
no known disabilities, so I

566
00:31:00,320 –> 00:31:02,240
know that it is a hard place for people

567
00:31:02,240 –> 00:31:04,799
to look at. I don’t know if my website is

568
00:31:04,799 –> 00:31:05,519
any better.

569
00:31:05,519 –> 00:31:09,919
My website is certainly simpler.

570
00:31:09,919 –> 00:31:14,720
So if Ravelry is

571
00:31:14,720 –> 00:31:16,960
not something that you can use right now

572
00:31:16,960 –> 00:31:18,480
and you can use my website,

573
00:31:18,480 –> 00:31:20,399
all of my patterns are there. They are

574
00:31:20,399 –> 00:31:21,840
all available for free

575
00:31:21,840 –> 00:31:23,440
because in order to put up a store on

576
00:31:23,440 –> 00:31:25,279
wordpress these days,

577
00:31:25,279 –> 00:31:26,960
I would need to invest a lot more money

578
00:31:26,960 –> 00:31:29,440
in the structure of my website,

579
00:31:29,440 –> 00:31:30,640
which I’m not going to do because I

580
00:31:30,640 –> 00:31:33,279
don’t make any money off of these things.

581
00:31:33,279 –> 00:31:35,679
I think I’ve had a grand total of seven

582
00:31:35,679 –> 00:31:37,360
pattern sales for the two

583
00:31:37,360 –> 00:31:40,559
patterns that I have produced that cost

584
00:31:40,559 –> 00:31:44,960
money. Um so you can get all my stuff for

585
00:31:44,960 –> 00:31:46,320
free on my website,

586
00:31:46,320 –> 00:31:51,600
um but you know, if you would like to

587
00:31:51,600 –> 00:31:53,519
kind of tip for those patterns that are

588
00:31:53,519 –> 00:31:55,440
available for purchase elsewhere,

589
00:31:55,440 –> 00:31:58,880
I do have a link to a ko-fi –

590
00:31:58,880 –> 00:32:02,159
coffee- ko dash

591
00:32:02,159 –> 00:32:05,279
fi- page um

592
00:32:05,279 –> 00:32:07,360
that you can tip me if you really want

593
00:32:07,360 –> 00:32:10,159
to. But you don’t have to.

594
00:32:10,159 –> 00:32:13,279
This- I’m clearly not making any money

595
00:32:13,279 –> 00:32:14,000
off of those two

596
00:32:14,000 –> 00:32:17,279
dollar pattern sales. And lastly there is

597
00:32:17,279 –> 00:32:18,799
a link

598
00:32:18,799 –> 00:32:22,159
in the navigation menu of my website

599
00:32:22,159 –> 00:32:25,279
for Black Lives Matter resources

600
00:32:25,279 –> 00:32:26,720
and links.

601
00:32:26,720 –> 00:32:28,880
I ended up creating a google spreadsheet

602
00:32:28,880 –> 00:32:30,799
of just

603
00:32:30,799 –> 00:32:32,640
resources that people were throwing

604
00:32:32,640 –> 00:32:34,240
around um

605
00:32:34,240 –> 00:32:36,240
particularly- particularly at the

606
00:32:36,240 –> 00:32:39,679
beginning of last month-

607
00:32:39,679 –> 00:32:43,039
nope, particularly

608
00:32:43,039 –> 00:32:45,760
at the beginning of june. Uh so i started

609
00:32:45,760 –> 00:32:47,120
collecting links

610
00:32:47,120 –> 00:32:48,720
and brief descriptions of what things

611
00:32:48,720 –> 00:32:50,640
are um

612
00:32:50,640 –> 00:32:52,159
for my own sake of mind and I’ve made

613
00:32:52,159 –> 00:32:54,080
that google sheet available

614
00:32:54,080 –> 00:32:57,840
should you need some place to start

615
00:32:57,840 –> 00:33:01,200
looking into this stuff. Um so that’s

616
00:33:01,200 –> 00:33:01,840
available

617
00:33:01,840 –> 00:33:05,120
up there as well.

618
00:33:05,120 –> 00:33:09,440
And that-

619
00:33:09,440 –> 00:33:11,600
that’s gonna be it for this video. I’ll

620
00:33:11,600 –> 00:33:13,600
see you in the next one.

621
00:33:13,600 –> 00:33:16,480
Goodbye.

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