Ch 111: Sock Anticipation and Take Heart

In today’s episode I enthuse about the gorgeous array of sock yarn waiting to be whipped up into wonderful socks, and talk about Take Heart, a beautiful book of patterns that I’ve recently fallen in love with.

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What’s in the WIP:

Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl by Paula Emons-Fussle from The Knitting Pipeline

Secret new shawl design! using Copper Corgi’s Gradient set in Peacock

Show Links:

I went on a lovely little binge of video podcasts, sock yarn, and project bags this week.

Susan B. Anderson’s video podcast

How I Make My Socks pattern by Susan B. Anderson

Octopus, Turtle and Raccoon toys by Susan B. Anderson

Egg to Owl pattern by Susan B Anderson

A Homespun House video podcast

Voolenvine Yarn

Yarngasm video podcast

Inside Number 23 video podcast with Katie

Katie’s Instagram MissLavellia on Ravelry

Shinybees Podcast

Skein Australia Yarn – Top Draw Sock

Hedgerow Yarns

Suffolk Socks

Little Bobbins Video Podcast

Mrs Browns Bags

Grocery Girls Video Podcast

I review the wonderful Take Heart Collection by Fiona Alice from Pom Pom Press.

Check out the KAL hosted by Dani and Deb for this wonderful book with the hashtag #lkbtakeheartalong on Instagram

Handmaiden Yarn

Chester Basin Hat and Mitts in Border Mill Alpaca Tweed


Ketch Harbour wrap in Kettle Yarn Co Islington

Lunenburg Harbour socks in Toft Alpaca

I’m very excited that Barbara from Stitching up Paris has a new guide to all the best sewing and knitting shops in Paris:

That’s all the links I have for this week! Happy knitting!

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