September 28, 2015

Episode Thirty-One

Introduction
Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka!

I have a new shawl pattern coming soon! It is called the Dew Shawl and it will be released on October 1st. There will be a kit in collaboration with Maya from the Wool barn. The kit will include my pattern, yarn, a project bag, and a few other little helpful things. The pattern will also be available just by itself on Ravelry. But either way, it is perfect for the  #shawlseasonKAL! I'll be giving away a few of the patterns, comment on this week's episode thread and you'll be entered to win. To enter to win one of the kits enter over on a thread I'll make just for that purpose.



I love seeing your projects and pictures on instagram and ravelry.

I've extended the Agatha Socks giveaway to next week because I love seeing your responses on Ravelry. Head over to this thread at the Ravelry group.

I'm also going to be giving away a couple of copies of the Bonbon Shawlete by Fluffy Fibers. I'll pull the winners from the chatter thread for the shawl season KAL.


Works in Progress





In the works

  • Kennebeck by Dawn Catanzaro, a lovely cowl in brioche out of Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People Vol. 5, for Thomas.
  • If you have any ideas of a nice large warm brioche shawl let me know because I'm on the look out for a brioche shawl for myself. I'm thinking of making Askews Me Dickey by Stephen West but I'm not sure yet. 


Questions and Answers
A viewer asked: Do you ever come across a stitch a few rows back that looks funny? Do you go back and fix it? Or just leave it?

Usually I drop the stitch down and fix it, then bring the stitches back up with a crochet hook.

If you have a question feel free to ask it in the Questions and Suggestions thread over in our Ravelry Group or send me a pm on Ravelry. I do my best to answer messages but I have less time now that I'm in school again so it might take a little while.



See you next week! And in the mean time, don't forget to check out our Ravelry group which is filled with great people.

September 24, 2015

Episode 30

Episode Thirty

Introduction
Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka!

I have a shawl pattern and kit in the works. It's a collaboration with Maya from the Wool barn. The kit will include my pattern, yarn, a project bag, and a few other little helpful things. I'm so excited for you all to see the new pattern. It will come out in the beginning of the October. So it is perfect for the  #shawlseasonKAL! I love seeing your projects and pictures on instagram and ravelry.

Works in Progress
  • Wheaton wrap by Anne Hanson from the Wool people Vol. 5. I'm using Loft yarn in the long johns colorway. 
  • I started knitting the sleeves for the kid sweater I'm making for Thomas' nephew in the Bohus tradition. It's an improvised pattern with a gradient yoke. So far I've just started the sleeves.
Giveaway
In honor of the one year blogaversary of the New Hampshire Knits podcast I'll be giving away a copy of her new sock pattern, Agatha. Leave a comment in the thread on the ravelry group to be entered to win.


See you next week!



September 9, 2015

Episode Twenty Nine

Episode Twenty-Nine
Introduction
Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka!

I have a new shawl pattern: my Succulent shawl is now available on ravelry. To celebrate the new shawl and the start of fall I'm going to have a new knit along. Use the #Shawlseasonkal on instagram or ravelry. It will run until the end of November (the 30th). I'm planning on releasing another shawl pattern in time for you to use that shawl for the KAL as well, so don't worry you can have multiple entries. There will probably be prizes (pm me on ravelry if you'd like to submit a prize as a sponsor).


Finished Projects
Works in Progress

I received a lovely package from Zazu yarns with some mini skeins and some full sized skeins as well as a few other treats. I can't wait to use them!




See you next week!

Episode Twenty-Eight

Episode Twenty-Eight
Introduction
Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka.

What I'm wearing: water lily by Meghan Fernandes.

Introducing two new patterns, available now on Ravelry!

Tag me or use the #stitchedinsweden or #meristemmittens so I can see your projects as you work on them :)


Works in Progress

  • Arne and Carlos Fall night socks with a fish lips kiss heel. 
  • Egret sweater, the pattern is Sibella Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge. It's living in a bag from fondant fiber.
    • I added some short rows to the yoke in the back of the sweater to keep it from riding up in the front on my neck. If you have more questions about short rows and sweaters just ask them in the comments and I'll maybe do a video about them. 
    • I used quince and co Chickadee yarn, I love this yarn! 
Upcoming projects



I'm planning on some sweaters for Thomas' nephew and niece in the Bohus tradition, based on the book Poems of Color by interweave press.

See you next week!