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 18: Organizing is Nice (But Organizing Stash Is Downright Sexy)

Episode 18: Organizing is Nice (But Organizing Stash Is Downright Sexy)

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. Another iCord headband by Rachel Bishop  in Cascade Ultra Pima cotton in the Spearmint Green colorway.
  2. StashDash Total: __ meters

WIPS

  1. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK-I’m this far.
  2. Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden. I’m using the MadToshMerinoLight in StarGazer. And this is where I’m at.
  3. Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander in Miss Babs Tarte in her Nasturtiums colorway
  4. A Nice Ribbed Sock by Glenna C in my Mirasol Yarn in the Khuska base in their “10” colorway.

Languish Anguish

  1. My Neville socks by Erica Lueder

Education/organization

Ravelry wiki help home page

Craftsy: not an affiliate

Recommended classes:

  1. Knit Like a Master with Ann Budd.  (her other Craftsy classes also ah-maz-ing)
  2. Previously raved about Sally Melville’s Craftsy class called Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know  (especially for seaming)

Not recommended!

  1. Magic Loop Knitting: Knit Faster in the Round with Kate Gilbert. 

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

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

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