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Episode 45- NH Sheep & Wool FUN!

Thank you so much for tuning into Episode 45!

This Week’s Segments Included:

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • Life in Focus
  • From the Armchair
  • Out and About
  • Events
  • Close Knit Family
  • On a Happy Note

Off the Needles

Knit Hat for Dan (to celebrate our 10th Anniversary)
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Vintage
Needles: US 5

 

On the Needles

Self Striping Socks

Enchanted Knoll Farm Superwash Sock Yarn: Common Grackle
US 1.5 needles

Tan House Brook Shawl

Needles: US 7- 4.5 mm
Yarn: Fiber Optic Paintbox Graident on their Footnotes Sock Yarn
Brainstorming
  • Thinking of joining Stash Dash. Summer challenge hosted by the Knit Girllls. Are you participating? Let’s chat about it!
Life in Focus

This week’s focus: tips on photographing FOs, particularly shawls. Some Basics:

  • Get outside 
  • Avoid the 10a-2p timeframe. While natural light is great, full sun casts lots of shadows and makes things really difficult.
  • Try putting your shawl/scarf on a hanger and hanging it from a tree or other available spot (fence, trelice etc)
  • Check for harsh shadows coming across or distracting backgrounds.
  • Position your object off center; it will be more visually pleasing.
  • Camera modes: portrait, AV More with an f-stop around 2.3 or 4.0
From the Armchair
New to me podcasts I recommend:

 

Out and About
Stitch House sale finds!
  • 2 skeins Frog Tree Pediboo: sport weight 80% merino 20% bamboo in turquoise $9.60 each
  • 2 skeins of Malibrigo Sock $12 each: Velvet Grapes and Fresco y Seco
  • Louet Gems Fingering Weight yarn 50 gram skeins 100% merino $2.50 each

 

If you’re local, I’m teaching the GoodReader class at the Stitch House on Saturday June 7 at 10a-12p
Went to this event with my best friend, niece and nephew!

Events
Come join in the Tan House Brook Shawl KAL

Prizes [more to come]

 

Close Knit Family

This segment features audio from my niece, Emelyn, and me during our trip to the NH Sheep & Wool Festival

Emelyn got some Holiday Yarn in Black Cherry We saw some beautiful tagua nut jewelry

I bought 1 skein of yarn: Ball and Skein Sophia (merino, cashmere, nylon) in the Bittersweet Colorway.

On a Happy Note

 

  • Sale of Tan House Brook is going well. Thank you for all of the love and and support!
  • Finally get some nice weather here!
  • 3 day weekend next weekend!
  • Bullet Journaling is still going really well. Glad to see some of you have been inspired by this!
  • Thank you to the Knit Girllls for their shout out for my show on their most recent podcast.

 

Thanks for listening!
Contact Info:
Ravelry: BostonJen
Instagram: BostonJen1
email: downcellarstudio@gmail.com

 

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