Category Archives: Knitting

Episode 79: Does This Mattress Make My Butt Look Big?

Finished Objects:

Taretella Dizzed Roving from Hobbledehoy Yarn & Fiber

Stripey hat in KnitPicks Stroll Tweed on US 0′s and 2′s in Thirst Heather and Farmhouse Heather colorways

Brickless by Martina Behm in Briar Rose Fourth of July on US 7′s

Works In Progress:

Rambouillet from Into the Whirled in the Squeak colorway

Snoflinga by Jenny Gordy in Beaverslide Dry Goods Worsted, Gilded Earth colorway, on US 6′s

Miranda by Josee Paquin in Peace Fleece Worsted, Potterfield Plum colorway, on US 6′s

Chocolate Stout by Baby Cocktails in Peace Fleece worsted, Brownie with Nuts colorway on US 4′s

Other projects from Ann Budd’s books of modular patterns

All the Stuff:

Leading Men Fiber Arts

Knitters Nightmare

Loop

Episode 74: Mad Ninja Apple Skills

Finished Objects:

Romney-Perendale blend in the Comfort colorway by Happy Fuzzy Yarn

Aphelion Cowl by Charlisa Anderson in Handspun from an Angora/Corm blend purchased from Westfield Woolies

Works In Progress:

Soay by Gudrun Johnston in Quince and Company Chickadee, Peacock colorway, on US 2′s

Brickless by Martina Behm in Briar Rose Fourth of July, unknown colorway, on US 7′s

Ellison Bay by Paula Emons-Fuessle in Superwash Merino Handspun Fiber from Into the Whirrled, Levinia colorway

AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman in Lollipop Yarn, Lazy Day colorway on US 00′s

Thank You!

Thank you to Gale of Gale’s Art for the gift of her Fruity Undertones colorway for the both of us!  Please note, I said Gale would be at Stitches, but she will ACTUALLY be at the Michigan Fiber Festival…..I’ve been looking far too much at the sites for both and mixed up the happenings!

Episode 56: The One With the Wrong Background

Finished Objects:

Twigs and Willows cardigan by Alano Dakos from her new book Botanical Knits.  I’m knitting mine in Fat Squirrel Fibers 100% Superwash BFL on US 4′s (Project bag by Bling Your String)

Schaad Hat by Lara Neel of the Math for Knitters podcast in 100% Polwarth from Spun Monkey in the Crab on it’s Back colorway (Project bag by  Knit Spin Farm)

Little Washcloths based on Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth in Knit Picks Dishie the Cottage Multie Colorway on US 3′s (Cast on 4, increase to 30)

Works in Progress:

Bosc Hat by Robin Ulrich in Quince and Company Lark, Honey colorway on US 5′s

Oakridge by Anna Sudo in Quince and Company Finch, Snap Pea colorway on US 1′s

Kara by Cecily Glowik MacDonald in Quince and Company Chickadee, Snap Pea colorway on US 4′s

Watercourse by Carina Spencer in Peace Fleece Worsted, Marigold colorway on US 6′s

So Much Good Stuff in my Mail Box!

Superwash BFL from Highland Handmades in the Sunstruck and Edge of the Inferno colorways

Weeee little squirrel stitch markers from WeeOnes

 

 

Episode 55: The Secret Word is “Fancy”

Finished Objects:

Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter the Nest colorway on US 6′s

Works in Progress:

Twigs and Willows cardigan by Alano Dakos from her new book Botanical Knits.  I’m knitting mine in Fat Squirrel Fibers 100% Superwash BFL on US 4′s (Project bag by Bling Your String)

Schaad Hat by Lara Neel of the Math for Knitters podcast in 100% Polwarth from Spun Monkey in the Crab on it’s Back colorway (Project bag by  Knit Spin Farm)

Episode 51: Holy Curseword Face

Finished Objects:

Shur’Tugal by Alice Yu in Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock, Prince of the Cosmos colorway on US 0′s

Walpole by Hannah Fettig in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply Sock Swift Fox colorway on US 3′s, mostly (the sleeves are on US 2′s and I’ll be working the yoke on 2′s primarily as well)

Works In Progress:

Crab on It’s Back Organic Polwarth from Shannon at The Spun Monkey

Loren by Gudrun Johnston in Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace in the Midnight Forest colorway on US 4′s

Rock Steady: Solid Sock Mystery Sock by Laura Linneman in 80/20 BFL/Nylon on US 0′s

Plain little stripey sock in Poste Yarn self-striping in the Chatham Beach Lighthouse colorway on US 0′s

Kelley’s Ski Sweater by the KnitPicks Design Team in Wool of the Andes Sport Fedora, Oyster Heather and Avocado on US 2′s

Snappy Tape Project Bags can be found at Kitchen Counter Crafter  (Well at least I got the “kitchen” part right!)

I Bought All the THINGS!

Themyscira Superwash Cheviot from Rachel at Dyeabolical

Rock Pool Merino Wool Tops and Tree Spirit Spinning Batt from Candy and Lora of Nunoco

Episode 50: Raiders of the Lost Train of Thought

 

Finished Objects:

Superwash BFL in the Dr Jones colorway by CJ Copec Creations

Snuggle for the Yarnivore Snuggle KAL in Lion Brand USA Hometown on US 13′s in my project bag from The Ploverbird

Shur’Tugal by Alice Yu in Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock, Prince of the Cosmos colorway on US 0′s

Works In Progress:

Loren by Gudrun Johnston in Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace in the Midnight Forest colorway on US 4′s

Plain little stripey sock in Poste Yarn self-striping in the Chatham Beach Lighthouse colorway on US 0′s

Kelley’s Ski Sweater by the KnitPicks Design Team in Wool of the Andes Sport Fedora, Oyster Heather and Avocado on US 2′s

Walpole by Hannah Fettig in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply Sock Swift Fox colorway on US 3′s, mostly (the sleeves are on US 2′s and I’ll be working the yoke on 2′s primarily as well)

Charity:

Lemknitcrochet of the Lemknitcrochet Designs Podcast is participating in a fundraiser for The Histiocytosis Association of America.  You can find her fundraising page here  or learn more about her fundraising and raffle on her Episode 43 or in this thread in the Lemknitcrochet Ravelry Group.

Episode 49: Seedling Dreams

I’ve just released a new hat pattern on Ravelry!  Listen in for a coupon code for Seedling Dreams good through 2/11/2013!

Finished Objects:

Sunday Morning Slippers by Lara Neel in Blue Acorn Fibers Bulky rug yarn held double on US 13′s

Mixed corriedale from Gale’s Art

Works In Progress:

Superwash BFL in the Dr Jones colorway by CJ Copec Creations

Snuggle for the Yarnivore Snuggle KAL in Lion Brand USA Hometown on US 13′s in my project bag from The Ploverbird

Kelley’s Ski Sweater by the KnitPicks Design Team in Wool of the Andes Sport Fedora, Oyster Heather and Avocado on US 2′s

Walpole by Hannah Fettig in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply Sock Swift Fox colorway on US 3′s, mostly (the sleeves are on US 2′s and I’ll be working the yoke on 2′s primarily as well)

Shur’Tugal by Alice Yu in Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock, Prince of the Cosmos colorway on US 0′s

Pretty Pretties:

Organic Polwarth in the Crab on Its Back colorway by The Spun Monkey.  You can find her dyed to order Van Gogh series on her Big Cartel site.

Episode 44: Hat Hulk Out

Finished Objects:

Partying it Up and Getting Down Socks by Megan Williams in Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks Charlie in the Box colorway on US 0′s

Norby by Gudron Johnston in handspun single ply Romney on US 2′s

Cider Press Set by Amy Chirstoffers in Gnome Acres SW Merino Franklin colorway on US 3′s and 5′s

Works in Progress:

Girl from Nantucket Hat by Laura Linneman in Mountain Colors River Twist on US 5′s

Intersections Break by Mel Ski in Handspun Cormo/Border Leicester cross, worstedish weight held double on US 7′s

PRIZES!!!!

Thank you ever so much to all of our generous prize contributors!!

A special thank you to Jen and Kyoko, the designers behind the Cloudy Apples ebook…..Nine great accessory patterns; I’ll be cating on Puffin Apple soon!

Special thank you’s to Megan and Amy of The Stockinette Zombies and Susan of Girl Cave Bags!

 

 

 

 

Hope everyone has a wonderful New Year!

Episode 24: Goshbustified Gratitude

Thank You’s:

I can not say thank you enough to all of you!

Random Things I Mentioned:

SingleHandedKnits Podcast with Mel and her Sock the Vote KAL (you can vote for your favorite podcaster here).

FO’s

Abigail Cardi by Cecily Glowick MacDonald in Quince and Co Sparrow on US 3′s

WIP’s

My Hope by Laura Linneman in Interlacements Irish Jig, Canyonlands Plus colorway on US 5′s

Basic vest from Anne Budd’s The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns in homespun alpaca

ALL THE STUFF:

Lollipop Yarn in Girly Girl

Loop Bullseye Bump

String Theory Caper Sock

Under the Son Farm, Millspun shetland for the LO-KAL

Sheep Street Studios, Hand Dyed Shetland Roving

Frabjous Fibers, Kathmandu Original yarn from recycled silk

Episode 22: In Which I Punch People in the Face (with love)

I have a work order into WordPress for the continuing embed issue.  In the meantime, the episode is available on ITunes and Blip.  I know these two options don’t work for everyone, so I appreciate your patience as I try to resolve the issue.

Short shownotes for the week!

I think the only thing I talked about that I haven’t linked in the last few episodes are:

Know Your Wool class with Deborah Robson on Craftsy.com

New Hampshire Grown Roving Sampler Pack from Friends in Fiber