I chose to knit the Birch Leaf Shawl (Ravelry pattern link) because I was looking for a travel project. My sister is in her final year of medical school. My parents and I were flying from Florida to Baltimore to attend Match Day, which is when fourth year medical students find out where they will be doing their residency. I needed a knitting project to take on the trip. My personal criteria for travel knitting are:
- The pattern should be easy to memorize so I don’t have to look at it all the time.
- The project should be easy to pick up and put down, even if I am in the middle of a row.
- The project should take long enough to knit that I will not finish it before I get home.
- The project should require only one or two skeins of yarn.
In addition, I was looking for a project that would fit into one of the HPKCHC prompts for March. The Ancient Runes prompt was about Celtic runes and their connection to trees. One possibility was to craft a a project that represented one of the trees connected to the Celtic runes. Birch trees were on the list.
00:35 About Me
8:22 About This Podcast
10:31 Knitting Plans
Harry Potter Knitting / Crocheting House Cup Ravelry Group
Pattern Pages for the projects I plan to make in September
My Ravelry Project pages for samples of previously completed items:
- Salmon Quinn Bag — This is the bag I finished in July and that is pictured in the podcast.
- Ladder Stitch Dishcloth — This is the first dishcloth I finished, which was not shown in the podcast. You can see I made a mistake somewhere near the beginning, so it is kind of flared out at the bottom.
- Pepper Pi — This is the first Kitty Pi I completed, which was pictured in the podcast.
Headmistress Challenge — This is my project page for last term’s Headmistress Challenge, which includes pictures of the bookshelves I polyurethaned.
Ty Beanie Babies Runner (Amazon.com link)
Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always (Amazon.com link)
My Contract with the Weasel of Wrath (Ravelry post link)
28:40 On the Needles
My Ravelry Project pages for the projects I showed in the podcast:
39:44 Goodbye / Credits