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 14: Where oh where has my knitting mojo gone?

Episode 14

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Finished Objects

  1. Nothin’

WIPS

  1. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien in Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat: Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpiller. I’m participating in TeaKnits Podcast’s Ambah O’Brien KAL. Here’s where I’m at.
  2. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK 
  3. Lace Head Kerchief by Lucy H Lee worked on US 7s in Cascade Ultra Pima in Turquoise. Not too far into it yet.
  4. Classic Granny Square Blanket by Kelly McClure. I’m using 5 shades of cascade 200 superwash as my colors (seafoam heather,  spring bud, emerald city,  magenta and amethyst. I think it’s working up super cute.
  5. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson, which I frogged. I used a knitpurlhunter tutorial and this video by Very Pink Knits.  This is actually a series that and I skipped several of these which were more about how to knit socks and less something weird you have to do for magic loop.

Disaster of Epic Proportion

Coasters pattern by Berroco using Noro Kureopatora in colorway 1021

On Deck

  1. On the Porch by Fifty Four Ten Studio. Be careful to watch the sizing.
  2. F Bomb by Jennifer Spock-Rank. Can anyone say Christmas pressies?

Retail Therapy

  1. Lemonade Shop in Witch Please (mint, purple, grey and white with speckles) and Sweater Weather (orange yeloow pink and then a bunch of smaller blue and grey and others) in the basic sock yarn which is a 75/25 merino/nylon blend. I

New Things

100 days of walking–17 days in!

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

Stash!!! And are you participating in the StashDash by the KnitGirllls

Episode 13: Help a sister out

Episode 13

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Finished Objects

  1. Smooth Operator Socks in Frabjous Fibers Queen of hearts in So Bright and Sticky. and Heels and toes with Heritage sock in Anis

WIPS

  1. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien in Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat: Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpiller
  2. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund
    1. Ella Ray DK from my frogged Guernsey Wrap.

On Deck

  1. More socks–Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean colorway from Gnomeacres i
  2. A blanket. Mason-Dixon modern Log Cabin? Or something crocheted?
  3. Coasters pattern by Berroco using Noro Kureopatora in colorway 1021.
  4. Do-rag?

Retail Therapy

  1. Some of complimentary contrast heel and toe yarn from Heritage Paints. Iris, Cotton Candy and grey
  2. Manos del Uruguay Fino (light fingering 70/30 merino/silk) in Corsage
  3. Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (DK same 70/30 merino/silk blend) in Mermaid (greens, yellows, greys and purples) and Abalone  (creams, greys, greens and purples) probably destined to be ZigZack scarf by Christie Kamm

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Wingspan–gone baby, gone. The Leftie by Martina Behm for that yarn at some point

New Things

100 days of walking

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

Help a sister out?

 

Peace out:

 

That’s it for me. I hope you have enjoyed the show. I hope you have an absolutely fantastic week and that life is good to you and you are good to yourselves and that your knitting makes you happy.

 

Episode 12: Caterpillar Girl

Episode 12

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Finished Objects

  1. Sockhead Slouchy Hat by Kelly McClure. Turned out cute
  2. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund. Amazing.

WIPS

  1. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien in Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat
    1. Springy and humming along.
    2. Frabjous Fibers: Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpillar.
  2. Smooth Operator take (2) or (3)? In Frabjous Fibers Queen of hearts in So Bright and Sticky. 80/10/10 and Heels and toes with Heritage sock in Anis 75/25.
    1. inch or so away from toe.
  3. No progress on Fruit Loop sock this week or Yarnia

Retail Therapy

Beach Street Knitting Society series and Stitch N Bitch Nation for my birthday. I’d love some good recs for some pattern books and other staples. Half.com is your friend people.

Also yarny goodness. Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpillar (inspired my title toady and Caterpillar Girl is a very fun song from The Cure from way, way, way back when :))

Languish Anguish

Simply Familiar by Francoise Danoy using a cheshire cat multipack in reds.

Rants and Raves

Rant–Travel. Noisy hotels. And how is it possible it’s April 15? And I’ve had to mow TWICE!!!!!

Rave-No travel for awhile now until at least July, maybe August!!!  Good friends and celebrations

Deep Thoughts

Circles of women friends and other friends

 

Episode 11: So Sticky Sweet and a Doggy Saga

Episode 11: So Sticky Sweet and a Doggy Saga

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Finished Objects

Nothing to see here folks, move along.

WIPS

  1. Fruit Loop sock by Kristi Geraci–One sock is done
  2. Sockhead Slouchy Hat by Kelly McClure–I almost rushed to finish it today
  3. Chuck sweater by Andi Satterlund–So, i’m done with the bodice
  4. Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson. New cast on in Frabjous Fibers Queen of hearts in the So Bright and Sticky colorway with heels and toes in Heritage sock in Anis colorway.  It is working up so beautifully
  5. Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. This was my frog using Cascade Heritage Paint Sock base in colorway Koi Pond.

On Deck

More socks?

Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist

Do rags

Claudja by Cirilia Rose

Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden (maybe in Madeline Tosh Light in Stargazing)

Spring shawl? Maybe Albuquerque Nights by Casapinka? Or Miss Babs Keira Smurf and Turf, or really anything I picked up in Denver last month.

 

Languish Anguish

Simply Familiar by Francoise Danoy using a cheshire cat multipack in reds.

Rants and Raves

Rant: Travel and estimates

Rave–Friends who really get you!

Deep Thoughts

To dog or not to dog