Episode 4: Commitment Issues

Hi all. Thanks for coming back and thanks for my first-timers. You can listen to the latest episode of the show here:


A link to the movie I mentioned at the beginning. If you at all like old movies/musicals, this is a must watch!  Meet Me in St. Louis

Finished Objects-

nothing 😦


  1. Pixelated pullover by Jennifer Beaumont: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pixelated-pullover
    1. Side Note: This is the craftsy class I mentioned: Essential Knitting Techniques Every Knitter Should Know with Sally Melville. So worth it! I use it all the time for all kinds of techniques (bind on, cast off, pick up stitches, seaming etc.).
  2. Trying shorty socks with the Smooth Operator pattern by Susan B. Anderson
    1. Take two: Using local yarn dyer: — a little slytherin 🙂 Rhapsody Sparkle Socks http://www.ravelry.com/people/saltyjoknits/stash/sparkle-sock in Twilight Sage

Disaster of Epic Proportion

After trying Go to Shortie Socks twice, I have frogged and dumped the pattern.

Retail Therapy

  1. Handpainted Heritage by Cascade–Koi Pond, Celtic, Smashed Grapes
  2. Malabrigo Rios in Ravelry Red (4) — Will be an Andi Satterlund Chuck for kiddo
  3. Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Lapidoptra
  4. Tosh Merino Light in Steam Age
  5. Tosh Merino Light in Stargazing
  6. Tosh Twist Light in Tart

Languish Anguish – Myrna by Andi Satterlund

Rants and Raves

Rant – Driving etiquette and paying attention to your surroundings in your locker room.

Rave – Kiddo’s happy face at her hockey tournament and a super cuddly/snowy Christmas

Knit Joy Annual Plan

2016 (sock competence, sweater, something that’s a stretch)

2017 Plans 

  • Master socks (cuff down, toe up, stripey; variety of heels)
  • Sock a month on average
  • Gauge

Deep Thoughts

Rethinking selfish and not knitting; how much do I need? More than what I have. Maybe a little more planning in advance and less impulse cast on. Not to say there can’t be many cast ons. But considering stash and what I’ve really be dying to make

Find me on ravelry and instagram as saltyjoknits

and the ravelry group for the show: salty jo knits podcast

Episode 3: Peacefulness comes in just doing your do

image_medium2Hi all

Thanks for coming back and welcome to my first-timers.  Please enjoy my shownotes for Episode 3.  You can listen here:


Also please visit our ravelry group Salty Jo Knits Podcast, join and introduce yourself. I’d love to know a little more about who is listening and any comments you have for the show.  I’m also available at saltyjoknits at gmail and on instagram.

Finished Objects

  1. Chiffon Slouchy by Heidi May in Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine Chunky – Irish Beauty
  2. Sherer by Andrea Rangel in Malabrigo Chunky Azul Profundo

Tried the Tony Hat but I didn’t get gauge on US 9 in the Malabrigo


  1. Campside Shawl by Alicia Plummer 
  2. Pixelated pullover by Jennifer Beaumont
  3. Big Bad Berg Along-On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg: 
  4. Galder Socks by Mari-Liisa Varila  
  5. Because she wants them Go to Shorty Socks by Brittney Elbertson in COME BACK
    1. Using local yarn dyer: Rhapsody Fibers Arts Sparkle Sock in Twilight Sage— a little slytherin :

Retail Therapy

  1. LYS selling new local indie dyer. Rhapsody Fiber Arts
    1. Rhapsody Fibers Arts Sparkle Sock in Twilight Sage
    2. Rhapsody Fiber Arts Perfect Sock in Darlene  such a lovely variegated/stripe-ish red
  2. Steamboat Springs. Sew Steamboat–who had lovely yarns.  
    1. High Mountain Wool of Routt County; Rambouillet Burning Gray
    2.  Mad hatter and Unicorn yarn from Frabjous Fibers in Cabbages Kings. It came with this pattern Lines and Lattice Lace/Opposites Attract from Frabjous Fibers: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lines–lattice-lace
  3. Black Friday/Cyber Monday
    1. Hedgehog fibers sock yarn in Aroma (90/10 blend; 437 yards
    2. Fibernymph Dye Works, self striping in Celtic Jewels (80/20 blend; 400 yards)
    3. Miss Babs Shiruku yarn base in Funny Papers (70 merino; 30 silk; 437 yards)

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

Currier and Ives images 

Grateful this year for acceptance by others of my wishes and acceptance within my own soul of what I really want. 

Peace out!