Episode 9: I Need a Sock Win Y’all

Episode 9: I Need a Sock Win Y’all

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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. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson. 

WIPS

  1. Yarnia RPG MKAL
  2. Sockhead Slouchy Hat by Kelly McClure in Crystal Palace Sausalito in the colorway Hibiscus (80/20 merino/nylon blend)
  3. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund.
  4. Fruit Loop sock by Kristi Geraci using Manos del Uruguay alegria in Rambia Sur colorway.
  5. A nice ribbed sock by Glenna C in Lorna’s Laces Solemate in the colorway Shorewood (55/30/15 merino, rayon, nylon blend)

Rants and Raves

Rave–Yolanda’s Tacos and Colorful Yarns

Rant-Food poisoning while you travel

Retail Therapy

  1. Meadow Craft Dyeworks (Yarn rehab?) in Rockshelter Sock base in Juke Joint colorway
  2. SPun Right Round in superwash sock base in blender colorway
  3. Dream in Color in the Jilly with Cashmere base in Day Lily colorway 
  4. Twisted Owl Fiber Studio in 2 ply sock base in Dancing Bears colorway
  5. Three Irish Girls–in Adorn Luxe base in Rocket Man colorway and Birds of a feather colorway

Thank you BostonJen (Jennifer Lassonde)–I won her instagram contest for a free copy of her new A World of Difference pattern. 

Deep Thoughts

Busy Bees and Hermitting

 

Episode 8: Perfectionism Is Probably Not a Dirty Word, Maybe

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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. Brickless by Martina Behm in Miss Babs Yowza Deep Sea Jellyfish

WIPS

  1. Yarnia RPG MKAL
  2. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson.
  3. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund. 

Languish Anguish

Fruit Loop sock by Kristi Geraci using Manos del Uruguay alegria in Rambia Sur

Rants and Raves

Rant-Science Fair and Arbitrariness

RAve–Rainy, cozy Sundays and Tea and podcasts

Deep Thoughts

Is perfection a dirty word?

 

Episode 7: Joy and the Journey

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Finished Objects (thrill of victory!!)

On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg

Disasters of Epic Proportion (agony of defeat)

Galder Socks by Mari-Liisa Varila

WIPS

  1. Yarnia RPG MKAL
  2. Brickless with Miss Babs Yowza in the Deep Sea Jellyfish  
  3. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson 
  4. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund.

Languish Anguish

Winter Wreath from purl Soho.  

Rants and Raves

Rant-Garbage Cans!

Rave-Lovely weather. I mentioned I’m reading Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Workshop. Note that there is a second edition published in 2014, which is the one I have.

Deep Thoughts

Joy and the Journey. I’m going to stop knitting patterns and colors that don’t give me joy. So much of this process that I revisit again and again centers around me trusting myself and my instincts instead of forging ahead because “they” say it’s the correct thing etc. This is the hamburger color cardi I mention which is the #294 Open Summer Cardigan by Knitting Pure and Simple

Also look into the #yarnlovechallenge over at instagram. It’s a lot of fun.

Episode 6: Nerd Alert

Episode 6

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Finished Objects

Nada

WIPS

  1. On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg
  2. Yarnia RPG MKAL
  3. Galder Socks by Mari-Liisa Varila  
  4. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson 

On Deck

1. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund.

Gauge discussion

2. Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden using my Tosh Merino Light in Stargazing 

3. Sockhead Slouch hat by Kelly McClure

4. Maybe a Brickless with Miss Babs Yowza in the Deep Sea Jellyfish

Languish Anguish

Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood.  

KAL

I mentioned a few episodes ago that I’d like to do a finish as many socks as you can kind of thing with points. But I have personally been overwhelmed at how many KALs are going all over the place–in some groups, multiples. So I have KAL fatigue. I’m going to wait and see how that feels in March and consider starting something then.

Sew What?

2 bags for knitting using the Great Granny Bag tutorial from Emmaline Bags blog. The first bag is featured at the top of this post and the other bag is this pretty yellow one: 

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Rants and Raves

Rant-Outdoor ice rinks when you’re a spectator and it’s ridiculously cold outside

Rave-A visit from my sewing mojo who has been sadly missing in action

Deep Thoughts

The fine line between crafting competition and bonding. I think.

 

 

Episode 5: Yarn Gluttony and Sausage Casing

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here: http://saltyjoknits.libsyn.com/episode-5-yarn-gluttony-and-sausage-casing

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. Pixelated pullover by Jennifer Beaumont. 
  2. PussyHat by Kat Coyle for the Pussy Hat Project. (Will do a second hat with this pattern: SuperCat Hat)

WIPS

  1. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson
  2. On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg: 
  3. Yarnia RPG MKAL on ravelry hosted by AetherFang. I mentioned a strandwork YouTube video by HyperactiveKnitting for a way to twist your yarn as you go so there are no floats 

Retail Therapy

  1. Cloudborn Fibers (Craftsy house yarn) Merino Alpaca base in Garnet Heather and Silver Heather
  2. Malabrigo Mecha in Paysandu 
  3. Lorna’s Laces Solemate in Shorewood and Singapore.
  4. And a grundle from Miss Babs:
    1. Miss Babs Tarte in Verrassing, Beautiful Dreamer, Green Machine, Nasturtiums, BFF, and Sweet Pea
    2. Miss Babs Hot Shot in Impatiens, Secret Kiss, and South Beach
    3. Miss Babs heartland in Peony
    4. Miss Babs Keira in Smurf and Turf
    5. Miss Babs Yowza in Deep Sea Jellyfish
  5. Gnomeacres House Gnome in Bertie Botts 

Rants and Raves

Languish Anguish

Myrna by Andi Satterlund: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/myrna-3

Verdict: Ribbit little froggy.

Deep Thoughts

Do body image issues stop us from making what we’d really like to make? Am I alone on this?

KAL

Quick note–since there are so many other KALs started this month, I’ve elected to wait until March or April to start mine. 

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:

http://saltyjoknits.libsyn.com/episode-4-commitment-issues

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 😦

WIPS

  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:

http://saltyjoknits.libsyn.com/episode-3-peacefulness-comes-in-just-doing-your-do

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

WIPS

  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!

Episode 2: In which there is math–kind of

img_1472Hi all,

Thanks for coming back and welcome to first-timers.  Please enjoy the show notes for Episode 2.  You can listen here:

Please come by our ravelry group Salty Jo Knits Podcast, join and introduce yourself.  You can contact me at ravelry as saltyjoknits or by email at gmail. Also please let me know if there are any notes you’d like to see in the show

Finished Objects-nada; And this is likely to be a common refrain–I’m not prolific. But I enjoy the journey

WIPS

  1. Pixelated pullover by Jennifer Beaumont: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pixelated-pullover
  2. Campside Shawl by Alicia Plummer   http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/campside
  3. Big Bad Berg-On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/on-the-spice-market
  4. Galder Socks by Mari-Liisa Varila  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/galder
  5. Purl soho winter wreathe https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2014/11/20/winter-wreath/ 

Languish Anguish–Myrna by Andi Satterlund: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/myrna-3

Rants and Raves

Rave-getting to sock wearing weather; we loves our knit socks; 

Rant-Sock club/along organization and commitments

Deep Thoughts by Jo–meeting my first true love 🙂

 

Welcome to the Show Notes for the First Episode of the Salty Jo Knits Podcast

Listen here for Episode 1:

http://saltyjoknits.libsyn.com/salty-jo-knits-podcast-episode-1

Hi all–Here are the show notes for Episode 1. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you want more info on anything.

WIPS

  1. Campside Shawl by Alicia Plummer   http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/campside
    1. I’m knitting this project with One Twisted Tree’s Acid Peacock in the lavish base which is a lovely sport weight: http://www.onetwistedtree.com/shop/acid-peacock
    2. Generally, this has been pretty easy, but the fourth chart is just giving me fits. I think there’s just more room for error because I’m at 300 stitches and counting, so any lack of focus and I’ll forget a yarn over. 
    3. I’m also eyeballing the amount of yarn left wondering if I need another skein of Acid Peacock, but I think I’m going to see where I’m at at the end of the chart 4.
  2. Pixelated pullover by Jennifer Beaumont: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pixelated-pullover
    1. I’m knitting this one with Cascade Superwash Sport in Royal Purple, a lavender and a lime green.
    2. This has been pretty straightforward given the pixelation. My two biggest tips:
      1. Where the pixel changes to the next solid color area, it tends to create a visual horizontal line.
      2. Hold the dominant color yarn in right/throwing hand; pixels in left. Weird to throw!
  3. Big Bad Berg-along sponsored by some of my most fav podcasters–I’ll probably only qualify for Dani and Susie of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin KAL because this thing is not getting done in 15 days!
    1. I’m knitting On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/on-the-spice-market
    2. I’m using Frabjous Fibers: Cheshire Cat yarn in these colorways:
      1. Barley Sugar: http://www.ravelry.com/stash/search#colorway=Barley+Sugar&photo=yes&yarn-link=frabjous-fibers-cheshire-cat
      2. Mock Turtle: http://www.ravelry.com/stash/search#colorway=Mock+Turtle&photo=yes&yarn-link=frabjous-fibers-cheshire-cat
      3. Crimson Fury: http://www.ravelry.com/stash/search#colorway=Crimson+Fury&photo=yes&yarn-link=frabjous-fibers-cheshire-cat
      4. Goat’s Beard: http://www.ravelry.com/stash/search#colorway=Goat+S+Beard&photo=yes&view=thumbs&yarn-link=frabjous-fibers-cheshire-cat 
      5. The other purple: It’s #47, but I’m not finding a quick link.
      6. Piece of Rudeness: http://www.ravelry.com/stash/search#colorway=45+Piece+Of+Rudeness&photo=yes&yarn-link=frabjous-fibers-cheshire-cat
  4. Coasters! By Berroco – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/coaster-15
    1. Knitting in noro kureopatora in 1021 http://www.ravelry.com/stash/search#colorway=1021&photo=yes&yarn-link=noro-kureopatora-2015
    2. These fly off the needles.  Using DPNs in whatever the pattern recommended
    3. 4 so far, but needed to finish something; these only take a couple of episodes to do 🙂
  5. Galder Socks by Mari-Liisa Varila  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/galder
    1. Part of my fav local yarn store’s quarterly sock club and I’m knitting with Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Clover: http://www.ravelry.com/stash/search#colorway=Clover&photo=yes&yarn-link=mountain-colors-bearfoot

On deck

  1. Wreathe from Purl Soho: https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2014/11/20/winter-wreath/ 
  2. Ornaments from Purl Soho: https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2015/11/30/heirloom-wool-ornaments/

Rants and Raves

Rant- My own sloppiness with “Projects” in ravelry. Pictures geck!

Rave- A gentle fall with leaves and mild temps and no ice scraping!!

Deep Thoughts by Jo

My random movie reference for listening to the wireless: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031067/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_47

My podcast commitment

  1. Every two weeks (or more if I want)
  2. Be myself and be good with what I produce or don’t
  3. Pic upadtes of projects with each podcast