Fiber Friday #18: Cranked socks and a retreat haul

On Friday, March 3, 2023 Crafty Gemini is hosting Episode #18 of her LIVE video series called Fiber Fridays! In this LIVE event Vanessa will share projects she is working on, new yarn purchases, updates on new pattern designs, fiber related resource books and answer audience questions.

This series typically airs the 1st Friday of each month.

If you are specifically interested in fiber related crafts including: Knitting, Crochet, Circular Sock Machine Knitting, Spinning, etc. then this is the show for you!

In this episode of Fiber Friday, I’m so exited to share the machine knit / cranked socks that I’m working on and goodies I picked up at the latest retreat I went to!

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What we talked about:

1:20 – Sock Cranking Retreat & New Socks!

8:26 – Why handmade socks?

12:57 – Lonesome Pine Yarnworks

17:12 – New Notions & Yarn!

18:57 – Using reinforcement thread

20:05 – Handknitting socks update

25:28 – E-Spinner Demo

29:51 – Upcoming sock knitting pattern & video course

30:34 – Ranunculus sweater update

33:00 – Spin-off magazine

34:44 – 2 books for dishcloth patterns

Products and projects mentioned:

• Erlbacher Knitting Machines:

• Crafty Gemini on Instagram:

• Fiber Fridays Archives:

• EYB Fair Isle Worsted Yarn:

• Aktiv Cone of Sock Yarn:

• 52 More Weeks of Dishcloths eBook (affiliate link):

• Clean and Crafty Dishcloths for All Seasons (affiliate link):

• Lonesome Pine Yarnworks:

• Electric Eel Wheel 6.0 e-spinner:

• Electric Eel Wheel Nano 2.0 e-spinner:

• Knitting and Crochet in the Crafty Gemini shop:

• Ranunculus Sweater pattern:

• Knit Picks Palette Yarn I’m using on Ranunculus (affiliate link):

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