Thursday, November 8, 2018

Episode 48: Spoilers Ahead

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Here are the show notes for Episode 48:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  n/a

WIPs:
Vanilla socks are trucking along when I'm out and about.

2018 Stephen West MKAL. SPOILER ALERT!!!  On clue 3, which is taking FOREVER.

Stalking:  

Acquisitions - 

Spinning Projects - Fiber from Retold Yarns in There Is No Try color way.  Love it.  Also spun up a bobbin of mystery fiber while waiting for my singles to rest.

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - tied a baby quilt.  Quilt guild tonight, annual challenge reveal (8 is great) and a trunk show.

In the Garden: n/a

In the Beeyard - n/a

Off Topic:  Pigskin Party KAL with Down Cellar Studio, glad spinning counts because I'm not earning many points.   

Watching/Listening: Found Knitting Vicariously, with Dunderknits on YouTube.  New, hope she keeps going.

Thanks for watching!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Episode 47: Don't Cut That!

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Here are the show notes for Episode 47:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  n/a

WIPs:
Runa by Gudrun Johnston.  Finished sleeves, onto the hood.

Prayer shawl for church. Don't put much time into it, need to finish it up.

Turning Vanilla socks into patterned socks, then back to vanilla. HO

2018 Stephen West MKAL. SPOILER ALERT!!!  On clue 3, so far I've been keeping up.

Evolution shawl by Rachel Henry that I started FOUR years ago. Inspired by Boston Jen to pick it up again.  Love the yarn.  It is intended to get more complicated with each section, and I stalled out at 6, double-sided lace knitting.

Also for the DCS Pigskin Party interception, I frogged my Montego shawl, and now I've got beautiful yarn back to use as I'd like.

Stalking:  three color lace weight shawls, the Concrete, Potpourri, and Echoes of Color. I have 2200 yds of Silky Alpaca Lace.  Poll?

Acquisitions - yarn for mom's Etched Rio Wrap, Atenti bag that was a real splurge

Spinning Projects - neapolitan yarn, received several alpaca fleeces from a family member

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - baby quilts! Glow in the Dark!

In the Garden: n/a

In the Beeyard - n/a

Off Topic:  Had ReStore come and haul away several large items, now it's time to clean and organize the garage.  Rocky Mountain Brewery is holding an Axe-throwing pumpkin party.  I have to go.  Trying to do a little something every day to keep the blues away.
BatterUp KAL with In A Sknit, it's time for the World Series!  Pigskin Party KAL with Down Cellar Studio.  

Watching/Listening:  Looking for some new video podcasts.  Recommendations? 

Thanks for watching!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Episode 46: Bye Bye Budget

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Here are the show notes for Episode 46:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  

Pigskin Party Kickoff Socks in Biscotte yarn.  Used a slipped stitch pattern to meet the September interception rules. 

Aunt Maggie's Cowl designed by Shilo Weir.  Super secret test knit that's now available on Ravelry.

WIPs:
Runa by Gudrun Johnston.  On the sleeves! Doing both concurrently.

Prayer shawl for church. Don't put much time into it, need to finish it up.

Turning Vanilla socks into patterned socks, then back to vanilla.

Stalking:  color way combos

Acquisitions - sock yarn, fiber from Salida, Gynx sock yarn

Spinning Projects - blending board from Howard Brush Works (Daisy Fiber Co), neapolitan fiber, alpaca fiber

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - n/a

In the Garden: n/a

In the Beeyard - n/a

Off Topic:  BatterUp KAL with In A Sknit, Pigskin Party KAL with Down Cellar Studio. Got sucked into doing the 2018 Stephen West MKAL.  I THINK (?) I have my yarns picked out, but I haven't knitted a swatch yet.
Started ordering meals from Hello Fresh.  So for so good, we're enjoying cooking together.  Healthier portion sizes might help us.
Watching/Listening:  

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Episode 45: Back In The Saddle Again

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Here are the show notes for Episode 45:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  
Lattice Socks out of Oh Loops in Pickett.  Have to find someone they fit.

Cecilliana "You're Healing My Heart" by Lisa Hannes.  LOVE IT.

Added heels in the blue Hedgehog yarn to A's wonder woman socks.

WIPs:
Runa by Gudrun Johnston.  Working Flying Wing stitch for upper body while doing decreases.

Prayer shawl for church.

Turning Vanilla socks into patterned socks.  Got bored.

Stalking:  

Acquisitions - sock yarn for some men's socks (maybe?)

Spinning Projects - n/a  

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - Prairie Woman Sewing Circle started new season, playing catchup already.
Hand quilting my pineapple block table runner.  Chalk isn't holding up well.

In the Garden: The yard work continues.  Hops were hit multiple times by hail so not really worth harvesting.  Weeds are the bane of my existence. Doing practical random acts of kindness by pulling my neighbors weeds.  They caught me.  No, I'm not the crazy neighbor lady.  Doing some planning for fall planting of perennials to fill in some of the gaps.  High Country Gardens is still online and shipping.

In the Beeyard - Both hives are alive, but I need to do some serious weed mitigation and throw on 2nd boxes.

Off Topic:  Summer KALs winding up, fall ones starting.  Football!!! Been tired a lot lately.  My LYS, Ewe and Me, changed locations and they have over twice the space now!
Watching/Listening:  SSK recaps from my fav podcasters.  Will 2019 be the year I go to Nashville in July?

Thanks for watching!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Episode 44: In The Heat Of The Night . . . er, Morning

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Here are the show notes for Episode 44:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  
Vanilla Supergirl socks for E.  Doing the toes and cuffs in Hedgehog Fibers Electric blue, body in Madtosh red. Finally!

WIPs:
Runa by Gudrun Johnston.  Loving the rhythm of the seed stitch.  Have done 2nd Vikkel braid and am beginning upper body.

Lattice Socks out of Oh Loops in Pickett.  Working on the cuffs.  Almost there, then have to find someone they fit.

Cecilliana "You're Healing My Heart" by Lisa Hannes.  Loving it. Nearly monogamous.

Prayer shawl for church.

Stalking:  Patterns with stacked increases, such as Turkish Garden and the Amimon Maritime Socks by Olya Amimono.

Acquisitions - n/a

Spinning Projects - n/a  Haven't been doing the Tour de Fleece this year.

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - hand quilting another table runner.

In the Garden: The yard work continues.  

In the Beeyard - 

Off Topic:  We have a new fence! Picking up tickets for Sky Sox game.
Watching/Listening:  

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Episode 43: Gradient Gone Wrong

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Here are the show notes for Episode 43:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  n/a

WIPs:
Vanilla Supergirl socks for E.  Doing the toes and cuffs in Hedgehog Fibers Electric blue, body in Madtosh red. How can these not be done yet?

Runa by Gudrun Johnston.  Loving the rhythm of the seed stitch.  Have done 2nd Vikkel braid and am beginning upper body.


Lattice Socks out of Oh Loops in Pickett.  Ended up ripping back AGAIN because I messed up the diamond pattern.

Cecilliana "You're Healing My Heart" by Lisa Hannes.  Deb came back from TNNA with some Three Irish Girls that jumped into my hands.  Bought needles and cast on right then at knit group.  Tres Chic and Hemlock.  Loving it.
 Stalking:  n/a

Acquisitions -  just a little MORE fabric, bought by the pound, Three Irish Girls yarn, fiber my MIL brought back from Ireland


Spinning Projects - n/a

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - Prairie Woman Sewing Circle, finished hand quilting and binding the bear claw table runner.

In the Garden: The yard work continues.  Weeds are all pulled except for the garden, sunburns continue because I apparently didn't learn the first time.

In the Beeyard - PPBA is doing a bee yard visit on Jun 30, which of course I'm busy for.  Slow going due to the dearth.

Off Topic:  Willow may be a good therapy dog after all. Hmmmmm . . . 
Watching/Listening:  Imagined Landscapes.  What's up with me loving all the Canadians right now?

Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Episode 42: Catching Up With Life

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Here are the show notes for Episode 42:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  n/a

WIPs:
Vanilla Supergirl socks for E.  Doing the toes and cuffs in Hedgehog Fibers Electric blue, body in Madtosh red. How can these not be done yet?

Runa by Gudrun Johnston.  Loving the rhythm of the seed stitch.  Have finished with the body decreases and about to point where pattern continues for all sizes.


Mix #34 cowl (dragon scale cowl) with my Maiden Hair and Bambu 7 held together.  Ended up casting on 10 extra stitches (I think) because I cast on at porch knitting.  Not sure if I like the fabric with these yarns held together, so haven't put much time into it.  Frog it?

Lattice Socks out of Oh Loops in Pickett.  Ended up ripping back to where heel finished and picking up pattern again.  Doing the extra wraps this time.

Stalking:  n/a

Acquisitions -  just a little fabric, bought by the pound


Spinning Projects - hand dyed silk mawatas on a spindle made by my dad.  Really need to soften up my hands, but the gardening season is conspiring against me.  Supported spindle.

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - Prairie Woman Sewing Circle, 
Black and White Crazy Circle quilts, finished two tops while my mom was here.  Need to figure out how to make the first one into a king size quilt.  The fabric yardage isn't cooperating.  Then I pulled out another WIP and my mom and I started back up on it.  Remember why I loved it to begin with, and can't believe I've been hiding this fabric away for so many years.

In the Garden: The yard work commences.  Vines are trellised, perennials are trimmed up, weeds slowly being pulled.  Haven't planted the garden due to weeds.  

In the Beeyard - I've stuck with keeping the bees at Homestake Nursery, because when I went to pick up equipment I'd left there, they had made me a road right up to my bees between all the compost and dirt piles.  Change in that status.  I set up two hives, and my bee packages arrived in mid May.  I ordered Carniolan queens, and they were marked.  I left them for two days, then released the queens.  I can't describe the happiness I felt watching those pretty little queens marching down into the hive.  I did put some feeders on them, but haven't been consistent about refilling them.  I am slightly reassured by seeing honeybees on my catmint, but don't know if they are mine or not.  First batch of brood should hatch in about a week.  A definite difference between the two hives, and a bit spotty, but I saw both queens.

Off Topic:  The parents visited for almost two weeks.  I got my bed fixed!  Lots of quilting with my mom, and I took her to knit group with me.  Board games and cards.  Sequence is the new favorite, as I don't think we had enough attention the night we tried Anomia (recommended by Amy Beth).
Are you doing Stash Dash with the Knit Girllls?
Watching/Listening:  Midsomer Murders courtesy of my parents.  Thanks guys.  Spin Control by aJoyfulGirl.  Shilo has moved here to COS and has joined our knit group!  I've listened to her for several years off and on.  Her server crashed and she was down for awhile, so you might need to resubscribe to the RSS feed.

Thanks for watching!