Sunday, March 22, 2015

Episode 14: "#hashtog"

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Master Status (3:06):

Alicia knit swatches 7,8,9. She discovered she will need to re-knit 7 and 8 again! She discusses why she will need to re-knit AGAIN. She discusses a question regarding Swatch 10. Natalie has fallen down the “Breezy” rabbit hole. She has been knitting all the pretties.


Master Plan (9:24):

Natalie wants to get focused and get back in gear. She figured out how she will place them into classes for the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup.

Alicia wants to knit swatch 10, 11, 12 and potentially re-knit 7 and 8 again. She would like to block if she makes it that far. Natalie and Alicia have set the goal of submitting their binder by August!


#AgainstTheGrainKAL: Natalie and Lish want to encourage you all to join us in our ongoing knit along.


In our hands (18:06):

Alicia is currently working on Monkey Socks by Cookie A with Bohemia FibersBohemian Sock 100% Merino Superwash in a teal gradient colorway. She is also working on Swivel Pullover byKerri Blumer withDebbie Bliss, Cashmerino Aran.

Natalie is moving along on her Breezy Cardiganby Hannah Fettig usingKnit Picks Caprettain the Caviar colorway. She is also working on Carmen’s pink Wonderful Wallabyby Carol A. Anderson usingKnit Picks Swish Worstedin Carnation. She is spinning black corriedale locks by flicking them and spinning from end. She is enjoying it and it is for #againstthegrainkal.


Natalie finished up Kenny’s Valentine’s gift.

Master Pieces (37.32):

Alicia finished up

  1. Autumn byJane Richman with Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Grey Marble

  2. Rye Socks by Tin Can Knits with Stitch Nation, Bamboo Ewe

  3. Jaywalker Socks by Grumperina with Knit Picks, Felici, Sorbet colorway


  1. My dear - a deer trophy.  Was watching Scandal and bound off to early on the last anter part and so I ended up having to cut it open and knit longer. :) didn’t realize this until after I stuffed and closed and was working on 2nd antler…  My crafting friend Chelpanda gave me the mount and I stained it with stuff I found in our garage from previous owner.

  2. Knit 2  Top Down Preemie Hatby C.C. Almon hats using some leftover greenShibui Knits Merino Worsted.


Lish finished up February socks.


Study Hall (48:40):

Natalie is teaching a toe-up sock class at Stash on March 14 and 9:30 AM. Rescheduled colorwork class to March 21st at 1 pm at Stash

Alicia shares her experience with teaching her first sock class!

Upcoming Classes at Tranquil Grind

Knitting 101: Basics

March 16, 4:30-5:30

March 23, 4:30-5:30

Socks: Cuff down

March 19 4pm-6pm

Intro to Cable Knits

March 26 4:30-5:30


Simply Selfie (51:40)

Alicia shares the status on her DIY basement project. They are planning the Handmade Music Extravaganza 2015-June 13 at the Driftwood Marina.

Natalie’s bathroom close to being finished. They are starting new roof constructions this weekend. Sickness/allergies galore in the Rush household.  They allready pulled their kiddie pool out for some fun! She is planning Ria’s birthday party.

Natalie shared an experience that she recently had with Ott Light Technologies. She will be reviewing a light next episode.


Comfort zone (58:15):

Alicia is enjoying SNOW DAYS. She is loving watching her students complete finished projects. Knitting is love

Natalie is loving her new wine glasses.


Thank you for joining us for episode 14 of Mastering the Knits. You can find shownotes at or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at Follow us on Twitter @MtKnits.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry as barknknit.

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