Episode 28: Sweater for Moi!

Episode 28: Sweater for Moi

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Vanilla Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce base in the Celtic Jewels colorway (self-striping). Two at a time, magic loop. Done.
  2. Fisher Cable Hat Purple–Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras colorway. 
  3. Fisher Cable Hat Plomo–Malabrigo Rios in Plomo
  4. Lizzie’s Hat (Field of Dreams by Joji Locatelli in Malabrigo Rios Solis (lovely greens/blues). 

WIPS

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili Pepper
  2. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach
  3. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base. Progress

On Deck

  1. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope. 
  2. Hat times people so many hats. 
  3. Briar by Kat Riddell. 
  4. Vanilla sock with something.

High Opinions (or not)

 Fiber Artist Supply co jumbo yarn ball winder. Love this thing

Swift–knitpicks umbrella — I don’t like this one–it broke after two years. Too soon! replacing with fiber artist supply co. tabletop swift

Rants/Raves

2018 Planification

  1. Sweaters for me (knit to flatter, modifications, careful choice)
  2. Stash 
    1. Stashdown–generally use stash first
    2. Stash up–don’t forget souvenir yarn!
  3. Craftsy classes
    1. Knit to Flatter with Amy Herzog
    2. Sweater Modifications for a Custom Fit with Amy Herzog or Simple Techniques for a Super Fit with Amy Herzog
    3. My First Toe-Up Socks with Susan B Anderson
    4. Zippers!!!
    5. Bread shaping
    6. One more

Episode 27: I declare myself a knitting rockstar for 2017

Episode 27:

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

WIPs

  1. Vanilla Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce base in the Celtic Jewels colorway (self-striping). Two at a time, magic loop. Progress.
  2. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base. Progress

2017 Planification Recap and Other Lessons Learned

2017: started 47 projects; finished 41; frogged 6 (the math working with that is a happy accident 🙂

  1. Competent in socks (cuff down, stripey, magic loop, two at a time, heel flap and gusset, OMG heel, afterthought heel, tried and true go-to vanilla sock winner for all kinds of yarn, including stripey: Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson)
  2. Knit a sweater: My Chuck and Vianne sweaters by Andi Satterlund for the kiddo and the Cullum
  3. Do something that’s a stretch–the Chuck and Vianne with my cable and lace issues
  4. Gauge-gah!!!!!!

Deep Thoughts

Stash–how do you feel about it, does anything need to change, why?

HPKCHC Review

Rants/Raves

Episode 26: Is that a heel on your hand knit sock or a banana hammock?

Episode 26:

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Finished Objects

  1. Nice Ribbed Christmas Socks In Sunsoaked Fibers Poinsettia. With the OMG heel pattern by Megan Williams. Done.
  2. Octopus by Susan B Anderson in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Worsted in the Cozumel colorway. Done.
  3. Celeste Hat by Emily Johannes in Malabrigo Mecha in the Paysandu colorway.  Done.
  4. Fisher Cable Hat by Lindsey Felice in Malabrigo Rios Cirrus Grey. Done.
  5. Paved boot cuffs by Tin Can Knits Kraemer Yarns Perfection Worsted  in the Granite colorway. Done.

WIPs

  1. Vanilla Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce base in the Celtic Jewels colorway (self-striping). Two at a time, magic loop. Progress.
  2. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base. Progress

On Deck

  1. Some sock with a real pattern
  2. Some mittens and fingerless mitts for me.
  3. Vanilla socks with OMG and in Knitterly Things Vesper Sock yarn in the Happy Accident colorway.
  4. True Colors by Melanie Berg.
  5. Sophie by Jennifer Wood for me!!!

Retail Therapy-

Discuss Colorful Yarns trip and whether the following stores had Black Friday/Thanksgiving (US) weekend sales:

  1. Crafty.com
  2. Loopyewe.com
  3. simplysockyarn.com
  4. jimmybeanswool.com
  5. eatsleepknit.com

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

Episode 25: Podcastiversary!

Episode 25:

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Finished Objects

  1. Mina’s Vanilla Sock Recipe by Mina Phillips in Sunsoaked Yarns Sparkle base in the Christmas Tinsel colorway
  2. Tilled Row Socks by Susie White in Wonderland Yarns in the Bandersnatch colorway of their Queen of Hearts base
  3. Cullum by Isabelle Kraemer in Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Cobblestone Sock base (75/15/10 BFL, cashmere, silk) in the Remington colorway.

WIPs

  1. Nice Ribbed Christmas Socks In Sunsoaked Fibers Poinsettia. Trying the OMG heel pattern by Megan Williams 
  2. Afrato by Alexandra Nych in 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway on the Luxe Adorn base.
  3.  Octopus by Susan B Anderson in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Worsted in the Cozumel colorway. 

On Deck

  1. Boot cuffs (Double knot Cable Boot Cuffs) by Tin Can Knits Kramer Yarns Perfection Worsted  in the Granite colorway
  2. Celeste Hat by Emily Johannes using Malabrigo Mecha bulky in Paysandu colorway

Retail Therapy

Craftsy’s thanksgiving sale. Any others? Jimmy Bean’s? Simply Sock Yarn? Loopy Ewe? Miss Babs usually does hers the week right after Christmas

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

Episode 24: Oh the Cowly Plans!

Episode 23:

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Finished Objects

  1. Nada

WIPs

  1. Mina’s Vanilla Sock Recipe by Mina Phillips in Sunsoaked Yarns Sparkle base in the Christmas Tinsel colorway
  2. Tilled Row Socks by Susie White in Wonderland Yarns in the Bandersnatch colorway of their Queen of Hearts base
  3. Cullum by Isabelle Kraemer in Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Cobblestone Sock base (75/15/10 BFL, cashmere, silk) in the Remington colorway.

On Deck

Cowl patterns

  1. Afrato by Alexandra Nycha. Considering my 3 Irish Girls in the Birds of a Feather colorway (green, blue, purple–shown above). 
  2. Willowfall Cowl by Erin Kurup. 
  3. Contravene by Lynn Di Cristina. 

Shawl Patterns

  1. Lattice Crescent Shawl by Jennifer Weissman. Considering some Manos del Uruguay in Fino base in the Corsage colorway
  2. Caress My Soul by Melanie Berg.  Considering Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat base in some speckles: Salt n Pepper, No-How, Peach Pie
  3. True Colors by Melanie Berg.  

Retail Therapy

Wollmeise Pur in Guide to Galaxy colorway.

Gnomeacres in Elf pooped in my stocking colorway. 

Wonderland Yarn in Mary Ann base (85/15) in the June colorway

Wonderland Yarn in Cheshire Cat base in light and medium grey colorways and a black colorway. If you’re local to me, you can buy from Knittin Pretty in West Jordan. If not, then online sources: simplysockyarn.com, fiberwild.com and woolpeddler.com

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

New holiday traditions thread

Episode 23: What’s my style again?

Episode 23:

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Finished Objects

  1. Finlandia Hat by Paige Buursma in Malabrigo Rios Indecita. US 6
  2. Mini Knitted Pumpkin by Louise Ballanos in Cascade 220 DK on US6
  3. F Bomb by Jenifer Spock-Rank
  4. World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Wool in Skeins of Grey. (Potions)

WIPs

  1. Tilled Row Socks by by Susie White in Wonderland Yarns in the Bandersnatch colorway of their Queen of Hearts base
  2. Cullum by Isabelle Kraemer in Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Cobblestone Sock base (75/15/10 BFL, cashmere, silk) in the Remington colorway.
  3. Mina’s Vanilla Sock Recipe by Mina Phillips in Sunsoaked Yarns Sparkle base in the Christmas Tinsel colorway

Rants and Raves

Sweater Planning/Deep Thoughts

What’s my style again? What would look best on me? Why is that different than what someone else might think looks best on me? Where did I put my lipstick?

Considering:
Tenaya by Elizabeth Doherty
Emelie by Elin Berglund
Monte Rosa by Isabelle Kraemer

Go listen to Show Yourself episode of the Imagined Landscapes audio podcast

Episode 22: Casting on frantically while on a ramble

Episode 22:

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Finished Objects

  1. Ballsack by Jennifer Sugarman in Cascade Heritage Sock yarn on US4s. 
  2. Mini Knitted Pumpkin by Louise Ballanos in Cascade 220 DK on US6s.
  3. Mini sock by Stacey Trock

WIPs

  1. Tilled Row Socks by by Susie White in Wonderland Yarns in the Bandersnatch colorway of their Queen of Hearts base
  2. Cullum by Isabelle Kraemer in Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Cobblestone Sock base (75/15/10 BFL, cashmere, silk) in the Remington colorway.
  3. Finlandia by Paige Buursma in Malabrigo Rios Indecita

On Deck

  1. Hat, mitts, scarf for bestie’s son
  2. Boot cuffs for bestie
  3. Holiday socks for me and kiddo
  4. Some cowl out of this amazing Three Irish Girls
  5. More mini pumpkins
  6. Mini sock ornaments or garland?

Retail Therapy

Background Knitting Noise

  1. Down Cellar Studio podcast (audio only)
  2. Stranded podcast (video/Youtube)

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

Too much commercialization of our hobby? Probably not, but why does it feel like maybe?

Episode 21: Knitting–The Best Gift I’ve Ever Given Myself

Episode 20:

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Finished Objects

    1. A Nice Ribbed Sock by Glenna C in my Mirasol Yarn in the Khuska base in their “10” colorway.
    2. Ballet School Dropout Sockettes by Inspire Knits–in Wonderland Yarns in the Jam ToDay colorway of their  Queen of Hearts base (80/10/10 merino, cashmere, nylon)
    3. Christmas Crackers by me in Berocco Captiva Honey colorway and Tahki Tandem in the Copacabana colorway
    4. Falling Water by Bonnie Sennot in Miss Babs Tarte Nasturtiums colorway.
    5. F Bomb by Jenifer Spock Rankin in Berocco Vintage (red, grey and black)

WIPs

  1. Tilled Row Socks by by Susie White in Wonderland Yarns in the Bandersnatch colorway of their Queen of Hearts base

Disasters of Moderate Proportion

  1. Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander in Miss Babs Tarte in her Nasturtiums colorway
  2. Bob and Weave Socks by Susie White in Wonderland Yarns in the Bandersnatch colorway of their Queen of Hearts base

Languish Anguish Revisited

Myrna by Andi Satterlund

Social Knitting

My thoughts all the places I’m getting in person knitting support and friendship from LYS knit nights, personally set up coffee knits, knitting guild and teaching a friend to knit

Rants and Raves

2017 Knitting Plans Revisited

  1. Competent in socks and various constructions and heels (some checks, some not)
  2. A sweater (check, check)
  3. Something that’s a stretch (check)
  4. Gauge (the four letter word)

Deep Thoughts

Things I feel because I knit: proud, accomplished, useful, creative, loved and loving in sharing my gifts. It’s self care.

Episode 20: Knitting to the Finish Line

Episode 20:

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Finished Objects

    1. Easy Child’s Scarf by Norma Wampler. Mine. In Lorna’s Laces Worsted Shepherd in Splattershot and some White Cascade 220.
    2. World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits. Same Splattershot yarn in the child size. 
    3. Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho. Same Splattershot yarn and white cascade 220. 
  1. StashDash Total: 3075 meters

WIPS

  1. Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander in Miss Babs Tarte in her Nasturtiums colorway
  2. A Nice Ribbed Sock by Glenna C in my Mirasol Yarn in the Khuska base in their “10” colorway.

Perverse Knitting Incentives

My thoughts on my personal participation in things like Stashdash and the Harry Potter House Cup group on ravelry and how they affect my knitting focus and choices.

On Deck

  1. Bestie’s son’s scarf and mitts (maybe a hat)
  2. Bestie – a scarf (Nurmilintu or other), boot cuffs and maybe some fingerless mitts
  3. Cullum pattern by Isabel Kraemer or A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andi Satterlund
  4. Scarves for me; maybe some fingerless mitts
  5. Stuffies!

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

Episode 19: A Traveling I Will Go

Episode 19: A Traveling I Will Go

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK-I’m this far.
  2. Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden. MadToshMerinoLight in StarGazer.  Finished.
  3. StashDash Total: 2,691 meters

WIPS

  1. Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander in Miss Babs Tarte in her Nasturtiums colorway
  2. A Nice Ribbed Sock by Glenna C in my Mirasol Yarn in the Khuska base in their “10” colorway.

Retail Therapy

  1. A little bit sheepish in Berlin MD
    1. Apple Tree Knits Socklove Gradient
  2. The Yarn Basket in Annapolis MD
  3. Neighborhood Fiber Co in Baltimore MD
    1. Studio Sock in Gwynn Oak
    2. Yipes Stripes Bundle in Studio Worsted (for either Yipes Stripes cowl by Ann Weaver. or Braid-o-rama by Ann Weaver)
    3. Shades of Fuschia bundle
    4. Cobblestone Sock in Remington

On Deck

  1. Cullum pattern by Isabel Kraemer
  2. A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andi Satterlund
  3. Kid scarves (suggestions welcome)
  4. Fingerless Mitts for kids and adults (suggestions welcome)
  5. Brickless by Martina Behm

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts