02 January, 2018

Episode 268: Quiet New Year

Show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the Ravelry group.
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Weigh in:
On my needles and hooks:
Oversized vest- knit-1 (2006)- original pattern calls for LionBrand Homespun. I’m using LionBrand Scarfie in Cream-taupe and 10.5 likke needles

Christmas Eve cast on:
Socks-candy cane from West Yorkshire Spinners on size 1 dpns
Pink Potato Chip: Crystal Palace Yarns- Nocturne Aran in 623 Raspberry.
Size 9 hiya hiya needles. 

2017 Wrap up:
20 finished projects
8 active on the needles and hooks
Frogged 12 projects
5 in hibernation. 

Spinning a fiber addiction braid on Flo. Not sure of type of fiber. Hot pink to ocean blue.  Flo and I are still becoming friends. It’s been a while since I haven’t had a Wool Lee winder.
At the table
Taking both machines in to be cleaned and reset. 

Filatura Di Cross Solocashmere yarn.
Solocashmere is a delectable 100% cashmere fingering weight yarn just waiting to become a next-to-the-skin accessory.

Talking Points for Solocashmere:
Available in 25 colors
Fiber Content: 100% Cashmere
25g ball = 87 yards/80 meters
Gauge - 20st X 21 rows = 4"/10cm square
Recommended Needle Size - US 6-7/4-4.5mm
More information about Filatura di Crosa
Filatura di Crosa is one of the historical handknitting brands of the great northern Italian wool tradition. For over 75 years the butterfly brand has been a recognized and recognizable symbol of excellence in handknitting yarn in the world.
From the 1970s, Filatura di Crosa's collaborations with the great Italian fashion houses brought creativity to its peak. Today, Filatura di Crosa continues its tradition and adheres to producing only the finest quality yarns made with the best raw materials. 
To learn more about the history of Filatura di Crosa, read our story.
Social media posts can use the #filaturadicrosa hashtag.
Filatura di Crosa is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Ravelry.
Please credit Filatura di Crosa for providing product for review.
3 skeins of color 23- violet 
Soft yet strong. Holds color well, no dye bleeding. Great stitch definition. 

Grocery Shopping:
Interweave Knits: winter 2018
Weekend Knits
Knitting: December 2017

All the love
Cardigans of the Galaxy- I am Groot 

Word for 2018:
Choices: open, balance, and confidence: 
Confidence- brings the three together. With confidence, I can find balance and be open to new ideas. 

Quiet New Year

Health moment:
Daily exercise journal 
Pouch reset - 2 days liquids,  2 days soft foods, solid food reintroduced 
Backing away from sweeteners, caffeine, and processed foods. 
Whole food diet-dense protein first. 

On the menu:
Knittin’ in the Mitten 2018 about 1/2 full
Stitches MidWest
Michigan Fiber Festival

Gadget Felt tote bags- Barnes and Noble