Episode 39: Knitting the Hard Stuff

Episode 39: Knitting the Hard Stuff

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Finished Objects

  1. Briquette by Alicia Plummer. Using Malabrigo Arroyo in Agua

WIPS

  1. Smooth Operator Socks (again!) by Susan B Anderson in Life in the Long Grass Chlorophyll in their fine base (75/25) (wraps per inch discussion)
  2. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope
    1. Wonderland Yarns  – I’ll say which ones as each block is finished
    2. Jennie Knits Pinhole cast on tutorial
    3. Norwegian Thimble and colorway tutorial
  3. Celestarium by Audry Nicklin in MadelineTosh Twist Light Thunderstorm colorway. 
    1. Same pinhole cast on as Persian Dreams

On Deck

  1. Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman
  2. Kid hats and mitts
  3. Basic Digital Photography

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

Loopy blog post on indie versus hand-dyed
Skeindeer knits gauge episode

 

Episode 38: I’m A Recipe Girl: Give me the pattern please

Episode 38: I’m A Recipe Girl

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Finished Objects

  1. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway
  2. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach
  3. More Shorty Socks using my shorty recipe (64 cast on, 10 rows 2×2 rib, afterthought waste yarn, then stockinette forever 🙂 Used Lemonade Stand yarn in the Witch Please colorway for foot and some Cascade Heritage Sock in Iris (not lilac, I mean, it looks lilac, but it’s called Iris :)).

WIPS

  1. Briquette by Alicia Plummer. Using Malabrigo Arroyo in Agua
  2. Smooth Operator Socks (again!) by Susan B Anderson in Life in the Long Grass Chlorophyll in their fine base (75/25)
  3. Briar by Kat Riddel in Cotlin  Harbor colorway.
  4. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope

Retail Therapy

On Deck

  1. Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman
  2. Sweater for me
    On the Grass by Joji Locatelli

    Sophie by Jennfier Wood
    Poema by Vera Sanon
    Portulaca Cardigan by Carol Feller 

    3. Celestarium by Audry Nicklin

    4.Belyse by Ysolda Teague 

    5. KIS Mitts by Alice Klich

Rants/Raves

 

 

Episode 27: I declare myself a knitting rockstar for 2017

Episode 27:

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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 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 16: The Feeling of Fiber Through Your Fingers

Episode 16

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Finished Objects

  1. Froggy Kerchief crocheted from a pattern called C’s Kerchief by Kathy North in Cascade Ultra Pima cotton in the Spearmint colorway. And it’s my first completed class project for the Harry Potter House Cup ravelry group.
  2. StashDash Total: 859.6 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. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson in Spun Right Round the Blender colorway.   I’ve gotten this far
    1. Tangent: Enchanted April–a 1991 film which is based off of a book by Elizabeth von Arnim

 

On Deck

  1. F Bomb by Jennifer Spock-Rank. Can anyone say Christmas pressies?
  2. Some sort of toy?
  3. A fancier sock. Not sure what I’m in the mood for yet.
  4. First holiday cast on will likely be Hitchhiker by Martina Behm or a Weigh it Shawl by Susan B Anderson, depending on the weight of yarn I choose.

Retail Therapy

TeenyButton Studio – Tough Sock (80% BFL/20% Nylon) in 3 a.m. Bourbon Street and Veratiserum

Signature Needles DPNs in US 1

New Things

100 days of walking–61 days in!

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

Episode 15: Meterage doesn’t have to be scary

Episode 15

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Finished Objects

  1. Lace Head Kerchief by Lucy H Lee worked on US 7s in Cascade Ultra Pima in Turquoise. All done.
  2. Kallara by Ambah O’Brien in Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat: Only Lime Will Tell and Caterpiller. I’m participating in TeaKnits Podcast’s Ambah O’Brien KAL.
  3. StashDash Total: 805 meters

WIPS

  1. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK--no status pic because I frogged and started over 😦
  2. Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden. It’s happened you guys! I finally cast this bad boy on. I’m using the MadToshMerinoLight in StarGazer. And this is where I’m at.
  3. Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson in Spun Right Round the Blender colorway. Using a Fish Lips Kiss heel. Correct: knitfreedom tutorial for the magic loop method! 
  4. Classic Granny Square Blanket by Kelly McClure.

Languish Anguish

Antarktis by Woolenberry in Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat colorway Cherry Tart.

On Deck

  1. F Bomb by Jennifer Spock-Rank. Can anyone say Christmas pressies?
  2. Some sort of toy?
  3. Harry Potter House Cup?

New Things

100 days of walking–35 days in!
Yoga with Adrienne

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

Summer discombobulation and opportunities

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

Languish AnguishIMG_0065.JPGIMG_0065.JPG

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

  1. Welcome: Please find my latest episode hereAlso, 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. 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