Category Archives: Spinning

Sweater Updates!

So I’ve finally suckered someone into a brief photo session and have some pics of my recently finished sweaters….I’ve updated my Rav project page with the pics as well, but couldn’t resist showing them off here too!

Many thanks to my besties dh Doug !

Episode 21: Burlesque at the Bottom

Sorry folks, but the embed code for the blip episode is not working with WordPress at the moment, and unfortunately their customer service folks are unavailable until July 23.

I’ll keep trying, but I think there is a hiccup between the two codes as this has happened once before and it was not something I was able to resolve without customer service wizardry.

Here is the direct link to blip: http://blip.tv/thefatsquirrelspeaks/episode-21-burlesque-at-the-bottom-6259070 and the show is available on ITunes…..I’ll let you know as soon as there are any further updates!

Thank You

Thank you to Janie for her donation to the show!!!

Thank you to Cori for her gift of Gnome Acres Fingering Sock in the Knitabulls Franklin colorway

Thank you to Michele for her gift of Unwind Yarn Company’s Polwarth Silk roving in the Peach Crumble colrway

Thank you to me for my gift to myself of Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock in her Prince of the Cosmos colorway

FO’s

Simple SKYP Socks by Adrienne Ku in Man Yarn from Yarn or a Tale on US 0’s

Beautiful Cobweb by Susan Ashcroft in Fresh Zing sock by Butterfly Bush Yarns on US 5’s

Shetland from Bell Creek Farm in Marion IN

WIP’s

Abirgail cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald in Quince and Company Sparrow, the colorway Juniper on US 3’s

Shaelyn shawl by Leila Raabe in my homespun from Handspun by Stefania in the Textured Black Indigo-Iron colorway on US 5’s

Random Things I Mentioned:

Simply Riveting Scarf by Megan from Stockinette Zombies (more of a 2/3 shawl than a 3/4’s now that I look at it, but I’m sure her adaptation will be very helpful!)

The Gentle Art of Plying by Judith Mackenzie

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson of The Bloggess fame.

Improv-a-Tease by Angel Burlesque at White Rabbit Cabaret

Episode 19: Further Ramblings About Ease

Thank You

Thank you to everyone for all the lovely birthday wishes!!!! You all helped make it the most knit-tastic birthday ever!

Thank you’s to Melissa and Sara for their donation to the show!!!

Sweater Talk

Check out Amy Herzog’s blog for great information on fit as suggested by Laura!

Further discussions of ease as it applies to different parts of a garment. Thanks for reminding me to mention this Elizabeth!

Discussion of weighted swatching from knitty.com’s article Thinking Beyond the Pattern by Jenna Wilson.

I intended to mention the Craftsy.com classes Knit to Fit by Knit Lab and Curvy Knits by Marly Bird.

FO’s

Home dyed Punta by The Sheep Shed Studio.

WIP’s

Goodale by Cecily Glowik MacDonald in Knit Picks CotLin, Harbor colorway, on US 3’s

Braided Ball by Marleen Hartog in KnitPicks Cotlin, Clementine, Celestial and Rocket colorways on US 1’s

Simple SKYP Socks by Adrienne Ku in Man Yarn from Yarn or a Tale on US 0’s

Beautiful Cobweb by Susan Ashcroft in Fresh Zing sock by Butterfly Bush Yarns (she’s currently having a 10% off sale in her etsy shop!)

Stuck Like Glue by Laura Linneman in homespun listed above on US 8’s

Episode 16: Hooker Fail

Click here to view the episode via Blip!

(I’m having technical issues with the embed for some reason….I’ll try to get that taken care of!)

Thank you to Deb!!!!!

Bee Mice Elf in French Macaroon and a Coordinating club solid.

Punta from The Sheep Shed Studio

Spunky Eclectic January 2011 Club Fruity Drinks by the Pool in Merino Bamboo Viscose base

FO’s

Karma Fairie by Katha Blum in random scrap yarn, felted with a ball in it’s butt for dog toy goodness.

All Washed Up dishcloth by Jill Arnusch and Devin’s Dishcloth by Devin Joesting out of Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton, Sage Omber on US 5’s knit for Warmth for Warriors project (you can find their mailing address in the FAQ section).

Random wee seed stitch washcloths out of Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton Carousel Ombre on US 5’s

Big Girl Dish Scrubbie by Laurie Laliberte out of Hobby Lobby I Love this Cotton Purple on Size F Hook.

WIP’s

Emelie Cardigan by Elin Berglund in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply sock, Bluejay colorway….Ribbing on US 1’s, body on US2’s

Pine Forest Baby Blanket by Ingrid Aartun Boe in KnitPicks CotLin, Clementine colorway, on US 3’s with plans to also do a Gevlochten Ball!

Plain 2X2 Ribbed sock, Paton’s Kroy Sox FX, Camo colorway

Matilda and Tillie by MK Carroll in handyed cormo homespun on US 3’s

Bracelete weaving (that I didn’t show, but metioned) from the Dollar Store Crafts blog

Episode 15: Gratitude KAL Success!

Gratitude KAL PRIZES!

Thank you to Joan from Lollipop Yarn for her donation of one skein of awesome self-striping sock yarn in the colorway Delerious.

Thank you to ploverbird for her generous donation of a project bag to the Gratitude KAL (and to me!) from her Etsy shop The Ploverbird.

Thank you to irocknits for her generous donation of one skein of Artisan Sock in the Chuckanut Drive colorway from Hazel Knits.

WIP’s

Emelie Cardigan by Elin Berglund in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply sock, Bluejay colorway….Ribbing on US 1’s, body on US2’s

Pine Forest Baby Blanket by Ingrid Aartun Boe in KnitPicks CotLin, Clementine colorway, on US 3’s with plans to also do a Gevlochten Ball!

Out and About

Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival

Hidden Valley Farm Woolen Mill by Carol Wagner

Happy Fuzzy Yarn 

Episode 14: Camp Out

Gratitude KAL

Running through June 3…Get those projects posted!  Remember to tag your projects with “fatsquirrelgratitude”

PRIZES!

Thank you to Joan from Lollipop Yarn for her donation of one skein of awesome self-striping sock yarn in the colorway Delerious.

Thank you to ploverbird for her generous donation of a project bag to the Gratitude KAL (and to me!) from her Etsy shop The Ploverbird.

Thank you to irocknits for her generous donation of one skein of Artisan Sock in the Chuckanut Drive colorway from Hazel Knits.

WIP’s

Emelie Cardigan by Elin Berglund in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply sock, Bluejay colorway….Ribbing on US 1’s, body on US2’s

Pine Forest Baby Blanket by Ingrid Aartun Boe in KnitPicks CotLin, Clementine colorway, on US 3’s with plans to also do a Gevlochten Ball!

Episode 13: Cave Out

Mammoth Cave Mis-speakings

There is water in Mammoth Cave, just not the passages where most tours are conducted.

Meet-ups and What Not

Hooray and thank you to Joanie of the Joanie Knits podcast for her delightful company!

Gratitude KAL

Running through June 3…Get those projects posted!  Remember to tag your projects with “fatsquirrelgratitude”

PRIZES!

Thank you to Joan from Lollipop Yarn for her donation of one skein of awesome self-striping sock yarn in the colorway Delerious.

Thank you to ploverbird for her generous donation of a project bag to the Gratitude KAL (and to me!) from her Etsy shop The Ploverbird.

Thank you to irocknits for her generous donation of one skein of Artisan Sock in the Chuckanut Drive colorway from Hazel Knits.

FO’s

Zuni Shawl by Danielle Chalson in handspun Loop Bullseye Bump, Desert Sunset colorway, on US 5’s

Coopworth Silk blend in Indigo/Osage from Handspun by Stefania

Froggy Monkey Falkland from Gnome Acres

WIP’s

Emelie Cardigan by Elin Berglund in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply sock, Bluejay colorway….Ribbing on US 1’s, body on US2’s

Beautiful Cobweb shawl by Ashcroft-Hempsall in Butterfly Bush‘s sock base, Fresh Zing colorway

Loop Bullseye Bump in Violets are Blue

Episode 12: I Can’t Stop Talking About It Even Though I Have No Idea What I’m Saying

Gratitude KAL

Running through June 3…Get those projects posted!  Remember to tag your projects with “fatsquirrelgratitude”

PRIZES!

Thank you to Joan from Lollipop Yarn for her donation of one skein of awesome self-striping sock yarn in the colorway Delerious.

Thank you to ploverbird for her generous donation of a project bag to the Gratitude KAL (and to me!) from her Etsy shop The Ploverbird.

Thank you to irocknits for her generous donation of one skein of Artisan Sock in the Chuckanut Drive colorway from Hazel Knits.

FO’s

Ribbed Hat (no pattern) made with 4.3oz Corriedale in the At The Bird Feeder colorway from Edgewood Garden Studio

4.0 Oz of Cormo wool from The Fiber Event (vendor doesn’t have a website)

WIP’s

Zuni Shawl by Danielle Chalson in handspun Loop Bullseye Bump, Desert Sunset colorway, on US 5’s

Emelie Cardigan by Elin Berglund in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply sock, Bluejay colorway….Ribbing on US 1’s, body on US2’s

Ribbed socks (no pattern) in Kroy Sock Color FX Camo Colours on US 0’s

Coopworth Silk blend in Indigo/Osage from Handspun by Stefania

Episode 11: Super Moon Yields Super Knitting?

 

Thank You’s

Thank you to Traci for her generous financial contribution to the show!

Thank you to Butterfly Bush for her gift of a skein of delicious sock yarn in Fresh Zing to me, and a discount for the whole group!  10% off in her Etsy Shop Butterfly Bush Yarns through May 12 using discount code Butterfly10

FO’s

AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman in Easter Egg Dyed sock yarn, US 0’s

Starving Artist  by Laura Linneman in handspun Cloudlover BFL, US 9’s knit inside out

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-Ply Sock, Barley Heather, Winter Rosehip, and Bison colorways on US 3’s  FAILure 😦

Piper’s Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-Ply sock in chokecherry and mink colorways on US 3’s

4.3oz Corriedale in the At The Bird Feeder colorway from Edgewood Garden Studio

WIP’s

Zuni Shawl by Danielle Chalson in handspun Loop Bullseye Bump, Desert Sunset colorway, on US 5’s

Emelie Cardigan by Elin Berglund in Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply sock, Bluejay colorway….Ribbing on US 1’s, body on US2’s