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?

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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!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Episode 41: Sunburns and Sneezes

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Here are the show notes for Episode 41:  
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. 

Runa by Gudrun Johnston.  Loving the rhythm of the seed stitch.  Had a change in shade from one skein to the other, so now I'm feathering in the new skeins.


Prayer shawl for church.

Celestarium by Audrey Nickels.  Using a local yarn from Spruce Dragon called Twinkle in the Midnight Blue II color way.  Using different colored beads for the different magnitudes of the stars.  Started before the eclipse last year, and it's kind of been on hiatus since it's a knit I have to pay attention to.  Currently just over halfway through the F charts, which puts me at 66% done with 576 stitches/round, although it feels like more.

Stalking:  blending boards, Mix #34 cowl (dragon scale cowl)

Acquisitions -  Tricked out Ewe, Hand Maiden Maiden Hair yarn.  Black watch plaid waxed canvas project bag by tanneicasey on Etsty.


Spinning Projects - fiber swap with Spinners with Altitude was a success.  Christy brought her blending board and let us all play around making some rolags.  There wasn't a bad one in the bunch.  Alpaca on a spindle.  Green merino singles.

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - Prairie Woman Sewing Circle, 16 blocks for March were sewn together, basted, quilted, and binding sewn on.  Sent fabric scraps to another podcaster, and she gifted me a pattern in my queue.  Thanks Jennie!

In the Garden: Finally warmed up enough for me to spin outside.  Promptly got a sunburn.  Still need to do yard work.


In the Beeyard - I've been slowly cleaning up my equipment.  Looking for a new location.

Off Topic:  Allergies are the bane of my existence. Research for trip to Croatia.  Run for the roses is only a few weeks away.
BatterUpKAL with InASknit.  Splash Pad Party KAL with Boston Jen of Down Cellar Studio.
Watching/Listening:  The X-Files in advance of the reboot.  The Truth Is Out There!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Episode 40: It's Been 17 Days Since My Last Podcast

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Here are the show notes for Episode 40:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  

WIPs:
Vanilla Supergirl socks for E.  Doing the toes and cuffs in Hedgehog Fibers Electric blue, body in Madtosh red. 

Runa by Gudrun Johnston.  Loving the rhythm of the seed stitch.  Had a change in shade from one skein to the other, so now I'm feathering in the new skeins.


Prayer shawl for church.

Celestarium by Audrey Nickels.  Using a local yarn from Spruce Dragon called Twinkle in the Midnight Blue II color way.  Using different colored beads for the different magnitudes of the stars.  Started before the eclipse last year, and it's kind of been on hiatus since it's a knit I have to pay attention to.  Currently halfway through the F charts, which puts me at 64.6% done with 576 stitches/round, although it feels like more.

Stalking:  

Acquisitions -  what else? fabric!


Spinning Projects - plyed my Broncos BFL and gave it a soak.  Split out 2 oz of soy silk fiber for a swap Spinners with Altitude is doing on the 28th.  Alpaca on a spindle. In a plying mood.

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - Prairie Woman Sewing Circle, catching up slowly.  Finished the 16 blocks for March, need to sew together and finish.  Compiling scraps to send to another podcaster, and having trouble limiting what to send due to weight/postage.

In the Garden: And . . . it's still snowing.  The wind blew so hard last week it knocked a fence panel and several other boards down.  Rhubarb is up and growing.


In the Beeyard - I've been slowly cleaning up my equipment.

Off Topic:  Willow went to the groomers and it promptly snowed.
BatterUpKAL with InASknit.  Splash Pad Party KAL with Boston Jen of Down Cellar Studio.
Watching/Listening:  Path to the Draft.  

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Episode 39: Cowboys in Colorado

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Here are the show notes for Episode 39:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  
Silver cardigan bKristiina Temin for one of my nieces.  Using a very bright pink and orange yarn by Lorna's Laces Sportmate and Madelinetosh 80/10/10 sport weight in Coquette to finish up the garter edging.

Brian's socks are done and he's worn them.  Ready for a wash again.

Vanilla Bean Wonder Woman socks.  Finished in the car.

Lush Brioche cowl, my Ravellenics project.  Don't know why I was scared of brioche, because it's awesome and easy enough.  I won a badge!

Vanilla Wonder Woman socks for A.  Used all of the leftover sock yarn, finished cuff in red MadTosh.

WIPs:
Vanilla Supergirl socks for E.  Doing the toes and cuffs in Hedgehog Fibers Electric blue, body in Madtosh red. 

Runa by Gudrun Johnston.  Swatching hell.


Prayer shawl for church.

Stalking:  aimlessly


Acquisitions -  Artistic yarns in Impressionist, Madtosh twist light in red, Hedgehog sock mini in Electric blue.


Spinning Projects - 

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - Prairie Woman Sewing Circle, missed the last 2 months of classes.

In the Garden: Look out into the yard and see all the spring cleanup I need to do, but it's still snowing on us so I have no motivation.


In the Beeyard - I've ordered 2 packages of bees with Carniolan queens from John Hartley of Black Forest Honey.  It's a local pickup and he works with PPBA.

Off Topic:  Between traveling out of town for funerals and spring break visits, it's been a while.  Yes, I'm still coughing.  Spring IS on its way.  
Trying to plan a motorcycle trip and find a way to combine it with a fiber festival, but I'm having trouble.  Black Sheep Gathering in Albany, OR is a possibility, but it's right at end of June, beginning of July.  It can be hot riding then.
Opening day of baseball, Rockies lost.  BatterUpKAL starts with InASknit.
Watching/Listening:  Path to the Draft.  Good luck Josh Allen!

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Episode 38: The Cough That Keeps on Giving

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Here are the show notes for Episode 38:  

On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  

WIPs:
Silver cardigan bKristiina Temin for one of my nieces.  Using a very bright pink and orange yarn by Lorna's Laces Sportmate.  Looking for a Madelinetosh sport weight in Coquette.  Sent some feelers out on Ravelry.

Brian's socks are coming along.  Did several sets of increases for the calf.  Would like to use up more yarn but Brian seems happy with shorter socks.

Vanilla Bean Wonder Woman socks.  Doing 64 stitches on 1.5 US, which is normal, but doesn't seem like there will be much negative ease.  NOT ripping out again.  I'm matching, although it's starting to get off again.

Lush Brioche cowl, my Ravellenics project.  Don't know why I was scared of brioche, because it's awesome and easy enough.

Prayer shawl for church.

Stalking:  

Acquisitions -  yarn.  It was on sale!


Spinning Projects - braid of self-dyed roving, think it might be Merino?  Little bit compacted so made sure I pre-drafted well.  Singles are spun, rested, getting ready to ply.

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - Prairie Woman Sewing Circle, need to get started on project.

In the Garden: n/a


In the Beeyard - n/a

Off Topic:  The 11.5 years in the house is raising it's ugly head.  Furnace should have lasted a few more years, but it either required repairs or replacement.  $6K gone.  Better not interfere with my vacation!  Getting the ducts cleaned today.
Instagram #yarnlovechallenge
Watching:  Winter Olympics!  Go Team USA!  Also the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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