Episode 6: Nerd Alert

Episode 6

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Finished Objects



  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.  


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: 


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

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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)


  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?


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

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

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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.


  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