The Wayward Skein – Episode 67

Hello everybody! I posted a brief teaser on YouTube earlier in the week that I was planning a podcast episode, and here it is! (apologies for production quality, I misplaced my webcam in the move, and I was forced to use my camera to livestream to YouTube)

Finished objects:

Instead of posting photos, I have linked to both my project page and the pattern pages for each item.

ProjectMidas Hat by Laura Reinback (for fella)
Yarn: Zerger Garn Opal 4-ply in 5190 (Marine) bought at Yarns Ewe’ll Love in Kanata in 2022
Needles: US 3 (3.25mm)
Time to completion: 19 days

ProjectJason’s Cashmere Hat by Melissa Thomson (for Zach)
Yarn: Stylecraft Life Aran (Nutmeg Marl) bought at Real Wool Shop in Carleton Place in 2010
Needles: US 6 (4.0mm) and US 8 (5.0mm)
Time to completion: 23 days

ProjectBasic Children’s Mittens by Elizabeth Durand (for me)
Yarn: Schachenmayr SMC Colorful (00080) bought at Janie H. Knits in Perth in 2012
Needles: US 8 (5.0mm)
Time to completion: 2 months (53 days)

Project: Basic Children’s Mittens by Elizabeth Durand (for Zach)
Yarn: Schachenmayr SMC Colorful (00083) bought at Jane H. Knits in Perth in 2011
Needles: US 8 (5.0mm)
Time to completion: 9 days

ProjectCentral Park Hat by Knitting Expat Designs (for charity)
Yarn: Unknown orange wool/acrylic blend (don’t even know where it came from)
Needles: US 6 (4.0mm) and US 7 (4.5mm)
Time to completion: 6 days

ProjectSpiral Scrubby by Clickety Sticks (experiment)
Yarn: Bernat Super Value Solids (7445 Yellow) given to me well over a decade ago
Needles: US 8 (5.0mm)
Time to completion: 2 hours

Project: Linen stitch coaster (no pattern or project page)
Yarn: leftovers from Zach’s and my mittens
Needles: US 8 (5.0mm)
Time to completion: 3 days

Works in Progress:

Project: Princess and the Pea Socks (self-designed)
Yarn: Mia Bella Kitten (Blue) bought at Stitches Midwest in 2015
Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
Started: March 2017

Project: Mitered Square Blanket (no project page, sorry)
Yarn: Random acrylic & wool scraps
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
Started: 2019

ProjectElven Pixie Baby Blanket by Tall Gal Knits (for ??)
Yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo (08184) bought at Sew Crafty in Rideau Ferry in 2012
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
Started: January 2016

ProjectPapillon Shawl by MarinJaKnits (for Kristie of Fiber Stash Dyeworks)
Yarn: Fiber Stash Dyeworks Twinkle Toes in Temple of Sap and Grayt Scott, March 2020
Needles: US 4 (3.5mm)
Started: March 2020

Project: School at Play by Sharon Winsauer in Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering (Lilac) gift from Krystal in 2017-2018
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm)
Started: April 2019

Stash Enhancement:


I got this GORGEOUS set of mini skeins from The CATT Lady – it’s her Valentine’s Day Conversation Hearts mini skein set (she still has one or two left at a VERY GOOD price, if you’re interested). They are soft, squishy 20g mini skeins, and I love the colors so much. I can’t wait to figure out what I’m going to knit with them!

That’s all for this episode 🙂 I haven’t decided if I’m going to record weekly, biweekly, monthly… I guess it’s going to depend on how fast I knit. But I have missed you all so much, and I’m very happy to be back. ❤ Take care!