Episode 20: Knitting to the Finish Line

Episode 20:

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Finished Objects

    1. Easy Child’s Scarf by Norma Wampler. Mine. In Lorna’s Laces Worsted Shepherd in Splattershot and some White Cascade 220.
    2. World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits. Same Splattershot yarn in the child size. 
    3. Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho. Same Splattershot yarn and white cascade 220. 
  1. StashDash Total: 3075 meters

WIPS

  1. Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander in Miss Babs Tarte in her Nasturtiums colorway
  2. A Nice Ribbed Sock by Glenna C in my Mirasol Yarn in the Khuska base in their “10” colorway.

Perverse Knitting Incentives

My thoughts on my personal participation in things like Stashdash and the Harry Potter House Cup group on ravelry and how they affect my knitting focus and choices.

On Deck

  1. Bestie’s son’s scarf and mitts (maybe a hat)
  2. Bestie – a scarf (Nurmilintu or other), boot cuffs and maybe some fingerless mitts
  3. Cullum pattern by Isabel Kraemer or A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andi Satterlund
  4. Scarves for me; maybe some fingerless mitts
  5. Stuffies!

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

Episode 19: A Traveling I Will Go

Episode 19: A Traveling I Will Go

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Finished Objects

  1. Vianne cardi by Andi Satterlund in Ella Ray DK-I’m this far.
  2. Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden. MadToshMerinoLight in StarGazer.  Finished.
  3. StashDash Total: 2,691 meters

WIPS

  1. Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander in Miss Babs Tarte in her Nasturtiums colorway
  2. A Nice Ribbed Sock by Glenna C in my Mirasol Yarn in the Khuska base in their “10” colorway.

Retail Therapy

  1. A little bit sheepish in Berlin MD
    1. Apple Tree Knits Socklove Gradient
  2. The Yarn Basket in Annapolis MD
  3. Neighborhood Fiber Co in Baltimore MD
    1. Studio Sock in Gwynn Oak
    2. Yipes Stripes Bundle in Studio Worsted (for either Yipes Stripes cowl by Ann Weaver. or Braid-o-rama by Ann Weaver)
    3. Shades of Fuschia bundle
    4. Cobblestone Sock in Remington

On Deck

  1. Cullum pattern by Isabel Kraemer
  2. A Cropped Sweater for Winter by Andi Satterlund
  3. Kid scarves (suggestions welcome)
  4. Fingerless Mitts for kids and adults (suggestions welcome)
  5. Brickless by Martina Behm

Rants and Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

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 16: The Feeling of Fiber Through Your Fingers

Episode 16

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. 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

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. 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