Episode 47: Knit All the Socks

In this episode, I talk about books and the importance of actually reading them instead of just collecting them. I also share a shawl that I knit over eight years ago and the lessons it taught me. And although I have made some progress on other projects, the past two weeks have been filled with socks, socks, and more socks. (And you get a sneak peek of an upcoming self-striping colorway.) I’m thrilled to announce a fiber retreat that I’ll be going to, as both a participant and a vendor. Two questions for Karen lead to a discussion about what a tech editor is as well as some potential color combinations for a shawl that uses self-striping yarn. I also give a couple of recommendations for things to watch on Netflix and some board games to play with kids and show the prize for the Q1 KAL/CAL.

Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode

The Shirt

I Read Books and I Know Things

The Shawl

My Milkweed Shawl
Milkweed Shawl by Laura Chau

What I’m Knitting

My Let Go cardigan
Let Go by Joji Locatelli
Madelinetosh tosh DK
My Beauty and the Beast Shawl
Beauty and the Beast Shawl by verybusymonkey
Round Table Yarns Legend in The Natural
My Molly socks
Brazen Stitchery
My Free Your Fade
Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry
Sunshine Yarns
Safronie Ley Lines

What I’m Dyeing

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My Courtly Love sample sock
Courtly Love in shop
My Underwater Bridge sample sock
Underwater Bridge in shop
Into the Wool Fiber Retreat takes place September 20-23, 2018, at the Lake Frances Retreat Center in Crossville TN. Registration begins February 1.
DFW Fiber Fest
Houston Fiber Fest
East Texas Fiber Fest
Lacy by Karen Whooley
Cave of Lovers Scarflette by Connie Lee Lynch
Rochambeau by Carina Spencer

Questions for Karen

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Joeli’s blog post explaining what a tech editor does
Joeli’s tech editing website/course
Typhoon by Josh Ryks-Robinsky
Round Table Yarns Camelot colors shown: Knight, Excalibur, Lionel, Isolde of the White Hands, Glastonbury, Tintagel (top two), Bors, Igraine, A fair lady and passing wise, Beaumains (top two)

What I’m Reading/Watching

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Myths and Monsters
Games we’ve been playing: Tomb of Annihilation, Carcassonne, Castle Panic
Sockmonkey Junction Toys and Games (fantastic toy/game store in Mansfield, TX)


Q1 (2018) Chat Thread
Q1 (2018) FO Thread

My Businesses

KarenDawn Designs
Round Table Yarns


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