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Fashionably Riding – 8:45
Gauge Rage: Scream into the void – 11:45
Ongoing Projects – 12:00
The Chandelure Socks on the needles. This is the third project from Operation Sock Drawer (what!what!). The pattern (ravelry link) is called ‘Stained Glass’ by MunroSisters3. I am using two different colorways of Kroy Sock (ravelry link) yarn; Flax and Fiesta Jacquard. Audio Man has dubbed them ‘Chandelure’ after the pokemon with a similar coloring.
The Standing Stones Stockings have been completed.
Spinning has been slow going, sitting still is somewhat hard as spring comes upon my part of the world.
Fiber Fuckery: You Decide – 18:40
Stalled – 19:00
The gauge for the Chandelure socks caused some grief. My gauge was too tight in one direction and too loose in another, but neither was in the direction I anticipated.
‘Broke Crafters of Central Maryland’ – 24:40
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Dropped Bike – 25:28
This is a hard one, and the inspiration for this episode’s title. After TKGA’s Virtual Masters Day, I came to a realization that I have not been knitting. I have only been playing with string. It turns out that my knitting is fundamentally flawed to a point where none of the swatches I have made thus far will pass my level 1 MHK evaluation.
But, just like dropping a bike during a ride, I can not sit here on the shoulder of life’s road for ever. I am determined to wrestle with the very fundamentals of knitting, right this overturned motorcycle, and continue.
Sunshine: Making yarn gremlins of all of us – 37:13
Scenic Route – 37:40
Dear listeners, my fellow fiber enthusiasts, I am at war. It is a war of two fronts, and it is being waged over my very soul. And by soul I mean my pride as a gardener. Which is the last pride I have going for me as my pride as a knitter was somewhat broken recently. My old nemesis, saw-tooth fly larvae are back on the oldest rose bush. The second enemy on that bush is a new enemy called Rose Rust Mold. Both enemies are killers, and I am fighting them valiantly.