KATB ep. 37 May 2019

I’m BAAAACK! Here’s my video showing off what post-England knitting I’ve been doing and how knitting on my trip went!

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Ravelry name: craftsbycori

Knitting All The Blankets podcast group

 

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This video, Ep. 14 Slow Progress, actually went up two weeks ago, but things has been a tad crazy around here with Hurricane Prep and all.

The college was shut down for a week, so you’d think that would be a great time to knit. Well, let me tell you, when you don’t have power and the air is hot and stagnant in your house, the last thing I certainly wanted to do was knit.

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Another month down. More finished objects to show off!

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Lots of knitting got done in May.

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Ravelry name: craftsbycori

Knitting All the Blankets Podcast Group

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I’m trying something new with this month’s Monthly Knits post. I’ll also be showing off some of my project bags that I use to keep my projects organized. And instead of a traditional post, please watch the video in the link below.

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In the video below, I show how to take charms and turn them into progress keepers for your knitting or crochet projects.

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(C) Cori Large January 22, 2017

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I knit a lot. Those big Bernat skeins of yarn, pre yarn cone holder, would flop around on the floor whenever I knit them up. My husband, who found this highly amusing, decided to build me something that would hold both those plastic cones that came with a yarn winder and the cones of yarn from Walmart.

This is one gift I use almost every day. I wind the Bernat skeins onto the cones, and the cone holder holds them at the correct angle so the yarn pulls off easily.

To keep the yarn cake from sliding off the plastic cone, my husband put skateboard grip tape along the sides of the cone.

One Bernat skein fills almost two of the plastic cones.

I have four of the plastic cones right now, which allows me to cone up two Bernat skeins at a time. Also, if I have multiple balls of the same color from Peaches & Cream or Sugar & Crème, I cone those up at well.

Not only will my cone holder hold the plastic cones full of yarn, but it will also hold the cones of Peaches & Creme and Sugar & Cream yarn.

The basket that it sits in used to hold my scissors, clapstick, and a small tube of hand lotion. But now that I have my awesome Husky bags, I put it in there. The cone holder fits snuggly in the medium sized Husky tool bag as well.

There are pockets along the side where I stick my empty needles. No more fishing around for them.

I have noticed when the amount of yarn on the cone is almost gone, it does become a little harder to pull the yarn off the cone. Brand new, full cone…yarn pulls off easily.

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My husband has made and bought me some cool stuff over the years, but this is the most used one by far. (Okay, maybe second to my wedding ring.)

© Cori Large 9 January 2016

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Not as many blog links this month, however I hope you enjoy some of them!

Blog Links

I Can Relate To This:

Getting Things Done https://lesleyanimalblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/getting-things-done/

Knitting Links:

5 AMAZING BENEFITS OF HAVING KNITTING AS A HOBBY http://theknittingspace.com/amazing-benefits-having-knitting-hobby/

Money Blog Links:

5 STEPS TO DIVERSIFYING YOUR INCOME AND MAKING MORE MONEY http://www.amillennialsguidetolife.com/5-steps-to-making-more-money/

Planner Related Links:

The Bullet Journal Works Because It Soothes Your Panicky Mind http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/08/the-bullet-journal-works-because-it-soothes-your-panicky-mind.html?mid=facebook_nymag

Planning Woes—Ready to Try Something New http://www.planningwithpatty.com/2016/08/planner-woes-ready-to-try-something-new.html

Being A List Maker https://thisbugslife.com/2016/08/19/being-a-listmaker-2/

Recipe Links:

S’mores Bark http://www.bakeforgranted.com/smores-bark/

Amish Chocolate Frosting http://www.candysfarmhousepantry.com/?p=1697

Baked Doughnuts http://www.candysfarmhousepantry.com/?p=1796

In case you missed them!

Tales From a Polk County Girl August Blog Posts:

#onebookJuly2016 Week 4 Review and Wrap Up

Goals Update August 2016

Future Knitting Projects

Cheap B6 Insert Score!

Monthly Check In—August 2016

Career Spotlight: Nutritional Anthropology

Travel Flex Binder

Foxy Fix Marina LP 5 Unboxing

Resetting the Traveler’s Notebooks for August

Monthly Knits July/August 2016

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Like most crafters, I like to plan out future projects in my head—long before I’ll ever get around to making them. I’d like to share with you some of the future knitting projects I have rolling around in my head.

I have a thing for afghans. I’m currently working on a Frankie Brown 10 Stitch blanket, in camo/greens/browns.

After this one, my second afghan will be the same pattern, but different colors. I had started making a scrap-ghan years ago, but didn’t like how the colors were coming out. My first mention of this project is in this blog post.

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I’m really looking forward to knitting this one. Hence it’s the only one with any pictures attached to it.

The third afghan I have designed (in my head) is what I call my mixed media afghan. The concept of mixed media is using more than one medium to create a piece of art: acrylic paint, water colors, pastels, fabrics, papers, etc. When it comes to this afghan, mixed media to me = mixed stitches.

I have the pattern scheme sketched out, but I still need to do my gauge. And I won’t be doing the gauge until I’m ready to sit down and knit this one.

The stitches will be done in panels, but not separately. This will be one continuous blanket. The stitch patterns are garter stitch, stockingnette, basketweave, purl, moss, and any others I add.

The 4th and 5th afghans are the same style, but different color schemes. They are what I call Pieces Afghans. The pieces for this project are my on-the-go knitting that I take in the car. I will eventually sew these pieces together to make into a blanket. This is also my knitted version of the Granny Square Afghan.

The 4th afghan is made from scrap acrylic yarn. All colors and yarn weights. The pattern is my scrubbie pattern. The 5th afghan is the same pattern, but with a specific color scheme: aqua/bright blue and copper/rose gold. I’m slowly collecting information on makes/models/colors of the yarns I feel will be wonderful for this afghan. I have awhile before it will be time for this one.

So these are personal projects I work on or plan to work on when I need a break. What are some knitting or crafting projects you’re hoping to get to one day?

© Cori Large 4/15/2016

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