The Uncreative Crafter Episode 5: Merlin Version Conversion

Finished Objects:

Sockhead Hat in Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox, colorway 1804

Red Sox in Cascade 220 Superwash, colorway 893

Sylvia Eyelet Cowl in Noro Cotton Kureyon, colorway 12

 

Working On:

Weaving my Fiber Stash Twinkle Toes scarf

Shortie Socks in the Alpaca Sox leftovers

 

The Long Crawl:

Fiber Stash pink BFL

 

Stash:

Plymouth Yarn Diversity in colorway 0002 from The Knitting Knook

Yarn bowl from Black Squirrel Studio

Ocean Temperature Map

 

You Go, Guys!:

My question was answered on Yarngasm Episode 138

I’ve been watching some podcasts! Notable mentions: Croknitgurl’s Bluegrass Spinner Podcast and yarntalk’s Why I Knit (I also started watching an episode of Cutesypu Creations’ Such Nice Work, but hadn’t finished it by the time I recorded)

 

Conversation Starter:

Let’s Talk about Socks, Baby!

Machine vs. Hand Wash:

I machine-wash my Plymouth Yarn Encore Colorspun socks (mostly acrylic) and my Lang Yarns Jawoll Silk socks (wool, nylon and silk). I tend to machine-wash my sock loom socks, regardless of fiber content. I used to air-dry, but now they go in the dryer since I use a laundromat.

I hand-wash all other socks, including Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball socks (wool/nylon), Three Irish Girl Adorn Sock socks (wool/nylon), Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock socks (merino/nylon) and Plymouth Yarn Neon Now socks (wool/nylon) for different reasons – some bleed dye, some are lacy, and most of them I’m just nervous!

There’s a hole and a bunch of dropped stitches in the leg of one of my socks! How do I fix it?

(Spoiler – I don’t go over why my in-progress sock had a bunch of stitch markers on it. Next time!)

 

On the Edge:

I’m 32% done with War and Peace!

Glitter dipped mugs will be happening, but have been pushed back a bit

P.S. Decoupage all the things

Bath & Body Works discontinued my favorite scent, Amber Blush! 🙁

(Birchbox is on the way and should be part of the next episode)

 

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