Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Episode 51: My Own Army of Minions

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Here are the show notes for Episode 51:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  
Etched Rio Wrap. Need to wrap it up and put in the mail for mom.

Runa by Gudrun Johnston. Finished the hood, using the bias bind off and overcast stitch to seam.  Wish there were more specific photos in the project pages. Picked up for the button band and did ribbing.  Now I am crying over TWO horrible mistakes I made.

WIPs:
Christmas stripey socks.  Using my precious Gynx yarn in the Naughty or Nice color way.

Prayer Shawl #4.  Unknown green acrylic yarn.  Crocheting this time.

Mini Mochi Fair Isle Hat by Sandi Rosner. This is my first fair isle project, but don't get to practice catching floats because there's never more than 2 stitches one color in a row.

Stalking:  

Acquisitions - Beads and findings.  Hannah of Corner of Craft is an evil enabler. Followed her tutorials and now I'm addicted to making beaded stitch markers/progress keepers. 

Spinning Projects - Registered for Twist workshop with Maggie Casey at Estes Park Wool Market in June.

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - Lily Pad workshop with Beth Lindquist.  Started with a lap size, ended up with a queen.  Layed out on design board waiting for the rows to be sewn together.

Finished organizing my fabrics by type/color.  

In the Garden: n/a

In the Beeyard - n/a

Off Topic:  How much of an inventory should one have when opening an Etsy shop?  Advice?
Watching/Listening:  Hannah with the Corner of Craft podcast, Chromatic Yarns. 

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Episode 50: A New Year

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Here are the show notes for Episode 50:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  n/a


WIPs:
Christmas stripey socks.  Using my precious Gynx yarn in the Naughty or Nice color way.

Etched Rio Wrap for mom. Using Plymouth yarns Estilo, and it's really lovely.

Prayer Shawl #4.  Unknown green acrylic yarn.  Crocheting this time.

Stalking:  Stranded color work hats.

Acquisitions - Project bag

Spinning Projects - some undyed alpaca roving on the Lendrum.  Silk mawatas on spindle dad made me.

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - Made quite a few project bags, mostly Christmas fabrics.  At least one will be a present for gift swap.  Sewed in thread catcher and I LOVE it.
Worked with my mom to make quilt for my sister.  Love how it turned out and it's already out for quilting.

Organizing my fabrics by type/color.  About halfway through.  Yes, I know I'm a nerd.

In the Garden: n/a

In the Beeyard - n/a

Off Topic: Needed some down time after the holidays.  Trying to return to/establish routine because I believe in "begin as you mean to continue."  Not into resolutions because I feel it just sets me up for failure, and everyday is a new day to start something, but I do feel like this is a good time to reflect on past year, look forward to future.
Watching/Listening:  Football season is almost over, it's down to the playoffs.  Nicole of Hue Loco.  I love her attitude of helping/enabling others to expand their crafting.

Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Episode 49: Vlogmas? Vlogmas!

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Here are the show notes for Episode 49:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  
Vanilla socks are finished, and the same size.

Prayer shawl #3 is done, and I used almost all the yarn.

Evolution shawl.  It only took FOUR YEARS.  Almost to the day.

Wash clothes for mom.  She actually made a request, so of course I had to knit some.

WIPs:
2018 Stephen West MKAL.  STILL on clue 3.

Christmas stripey socks.  Using my precious Gynx yarn in the Naughty or Nice color way.

Etched Rio Wrap for mom. Using Plymouth yarns Estilo, and it's really lovely.

Runa by Gudrun Johnston.  Still on the hood.

Stalking:  Nothing.  No new things until I've finished up some stuff.

Acquisitions - Trunk show by Colorful Eclectic Yarns last weekend, walked away with a few things.  Also hit Etsy hard, Lollipop and Holly Berry self-striping yarns.

Spinning Projects - some undyed alpaca, finished up the grey/green yarn

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - Working on the binding of baby quilt #1.

In the Garden: n/a

In the Beeyard - n/a

Off Topic: Yes to Vlogmas.
Watching/Listening:  My favorite podcasters doing Vlogmas, and Christmas music.  Tis the season!

Thanks for watching!

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!