Show notes | Episode 5: MDS&W Extravaganza

Edited to add the link to the toe-up gusset and heel tutorial.

Show notes: This podcast is available on iTunes. I am on Instagram and Ravelry.  Here is The Knit Shift group on Ravelry.

Helpful links: This site for toe-up gusset and heel flap tips.

Finished knits: 


In progress:

Diluted Cowl, part of the #dilutedcowlKAL on Instagram. I am using Texas Dyed Wool gradient sock in Orange Can Be Neutral.

Socks: Manos del Uruguay sock in Colobri, toe-up two-at-a-time Magic Loop. US 1.5/2.5 mm. Chiaogoo needles.

Soon to cast on:

I’m participating in the Stitch Addiction podcast May shawl KAL.

Which of these should I knit?

Serena Shadow Shawl

Simple Lines

Loon Island Shawl


No stash enhancement this week.


My pal Caysie’s beautiful wedding shawl!

Maryland Sheep and Wool:

There will be a giveaway for the first person to see me at MDS&W and who utters the magic phrase. Watch this episode to find out! (By the way, I’ll be there Saturday.)

My favorite vendors: Hobbledehoy/Marigold Jen, Cloverhill Yarn Shop, Justamere Tree Farm, The Fold, Miss Babs (warning: you’ll be in line here for a while)

Check the forecast the day before and plan your wardrobe accordingly.

What to bring: comfy shoes, sunscreen, reusable shopping bag(s), bottled water, frozen bottle water to keep in the car, wet wipes, cash for some vendors who might experience technical problems

Don’t bring: pets (except service animals), wheelie carts.

Lipstick of the week: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Mightiest Maraschino

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