Author Archives: thefatsquirrel

About thefatsquirrel

I'm a fat, sassy, tattooed, knittin' Mama. My days are filled with knitting, spinning, baking, reading, nature walking, marveling at my daughter's endless font of energy, fussing at aforementioned daughter in mean mommy tones for aforementioned energy and avoiding housework at all costs.

Episode 221: Pineapple Pushback

Sewing Patterns mentioned:

Painted Portrait Blouse/Dress by Anna Maria Horner (I purchased mine through Fancy Tiger Crafts)

Finished Objects (that I completely forgot to mention):

Abalone by Beata Jezeck in KnitPicks Stroll Fingering (held double), Basalt Heather colorway

In Progress:

Afterthought Heel sock by Laura Linneman in Knit Spin Farm’s Self-Striping Targhee Fingering, You’re so Rad(ish) colorway

Ishnana by Ysolda Teague in Quince & Co Finch, Carrie’s Yellow colorway

Canyonlands by Nim Teasdale in handspun from Spun Right Round and Knit Spin Farm

Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach in Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock, The Burrow colorway

Games Mentioned:

The Castles of Burgundy the Dice Game If you’re looking for a teaching video, you can find one here

Honshu

 

 

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Bonus Episode: Upsizing the Painted Portrait Dress

An atypical episode, this one contains absolutely no knitting. If, however, you are interested in joining my house dress revolution, this episode talks all about upsizing (grading) the Painted Portrait Dress and the modifications I made for myself.

Content breakdown with approximate timestamps:
Tools: 3:14
General Grading Techniques: 9:40
Original Modifications: 29:13
Post Muslin Modifications: 39:14
Linings, Facings, and Bias Bindings: 53.55
Easy Pocket Mod for Wider Side Panels: 61:06

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Music at the tail end of the episode is “Ebenezer” by The Black Twig Pickers via http://freemusicarchive.org/

Episode 220: Universal Compression Theory

Sewing Patterns mentioned:

Painted Portrait Blouse/Dress by Anna Maria Horner (I purchased mine through Fancy Tiger Crafts)

In Progress:

Abalone by Beata Jezeck in KnitPicks Stroll Fingering (held double), Basalt Heather colorway

Afterthought Heel sock by Laura Linneman in Knit Spin Farm’s Self-Striping Targhee Fingering, You’re so Rad(ish) colorway

Ishnana by Ysolda Teague in Quince & Co Finch, Carrie’s Yellow colorway

Canyonlands by Nim Teasdale in handspun from Spun Right Round and Knit Spin Farm

Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach in Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock, The Burrow colorway

Freja by Jared Flood in Brooklyn Tweed’s Quarry, Lazulite colorway

 

Episode 219: Get Hap-py

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What I’m Wearing:

Kara by Cecily Glowik MacDonald in Quince and Company Chickadee, Snap Pea colorway

Painted Portrait Blouse/Dress by Anna Maria Horner (I purchased mine through Fancy Tiger Crafts)

Sewing Patterns mentioned:

Painted Portrait Blouse/Dress by Anna Maria Horner (I purchased mine through Fancy Tiger Crafts)

Upton Dress by Cashmerette (I purchased mine directly from Cashmerette)

Finished Objects:

Hansel by Gudrun Johnston in Brooklyn Tweed’s Loft, Barn Owl, Artifact, Pumpernickel, Bird Book, Sap, and Hayloft

Bootstrap Sock by Lara Neel in Tokuwool Sock Yarn

In Progress:

Canyonlands by Nim Teasdale in handspun from Spun Right Round and Knit Spin Farm

Midas Hat by Laura Reinbach in Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock, The Burrow colorway

Freja by Jared Flood in Brooklyn Tweed’s Quarry, Lazulite colorway

No Progress:

Abalone by Beata Jezeck in KnitPicks Stroll Fingering (held double), Basalt Heather colorway

Afterthought Heel sock by Laura Linneman in Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock, Dangerous Jungle colorway

 

 

Episode 218: Cardio Ply

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Hands Archival Films on Traditional Irish Crafts can be found on YouTube

Finished Objects:

Handspun with fiber from Hello Yarn

Granito by Joji Locatelli in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2ply sport, Juniper Heather colorway

Works in Progress:

Hansel by Gudrun Johnston in Brooklyn Tweed’s Loft, Barn Owl, Artifact, Pumpernickel, Bird Book, Sap, and Hayloft

Abalone by Beata Jezeck in KnitPicks Stroll Fingering (held double), Basalt Heather colorway

Canyonlands by Nim Teasdale in handspun from Spun Right Round and Knit Spin Farm

No Progress:

Bootstrap Sock by Lara Neel in Tokuwool Sock Yarn

Fine and Dandy Socks by Jessica Gore in On The Round Signature Sock, Calm Before the Storm colorway

Afterthought Heel sock by Laura Linneman in Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock, Dangerous Jungle colorway

Brain Freize by Susan Ashcroft in handspun and Beaverslide Dry Good’s Sport/DK in the Roasted Malt colorway

Freja by Jared Flood in Brooklyn Tweed’s Quarry, Lazulite colorway

Episode 217: There Is No Gear That Will Get Me Up That Hill

What I’m Wearing:
Color Craving by Stephen West Link To My Project Page

Podcast Mention:

chevyrell’s stuff

Finished Objects:

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in Marigold Jen‘s DK, I suddenly can’t remember the colorway

Works in Progress:

Granito by Joji Locatelli in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2ply sport, Juniper Heather colorway

Cardamom Coffee by Catlin Hunter in String Theory Caper Sock, colorway sticker is so old it has actually come off of the label, Leading Men Fiber Arts, Callback Base, Yarnhoarder colorway….Third color to be determined

 

Behind the Scenes:

Bootstrap Sock by Lara Neel in Tokuwool Sock Yarn

Fine and Dandy Socks by Jessica Gore in On The Round Signature Sock, Calm Before the Storm colorway

Hansel by Gudrun Johnston in Brooklyn Tweed’s Loft, Barn Owl, Artifact, Pumpernickel, Bird Book, Sap, and Hayloft

Afterthought Heel sock by Laura Linneman in Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock, Dangerous Jungle colorway

Brain Freize by Susan Ashcroft in handspun and Beaverslide Dry Good’s Sport/DK in the Roasted Malt colorway

Freja by Jared Flood in Brooklyn Tweed’s Quarry, Lazulite colorway