Thursday, November 16, 2017

Episode 34: Sweater Weather

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Here are the show notes for Episode 34:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's:  n/a


WIPs:
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.  About 60% finished.

Campside shawl by Alicia Plummer. Using Classic Elite Yarns Soft Linen in a beautiful blue color.  Easy knit, very potato chippy without getting bored.

AF Beer Mitt by Toby Roxane Barna.  Using some leftovers in acrylic/wool blend.  Didn't get it finished in time for the AF vs Army football game, so it's hibernating now. 

Stalking:  Cozy Cabled Hooded Cardigan, other cardigans, Agleam by Lisa Mutch.  Grace cardigan by Ririko.  Portage by Melissa Schaschwary.

Acquisitions -  Discovered I don't have a large enough sweater quantity of yarn to match up with some of my fav patterns.  Oh well, have to go shopping!


Spinning Projects - finished plying my Into the Whirled, cheviot, in Fathom color way.


Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - n/a

In the Garden: n/a


In the Beeyard - n/a

Off Topic:  Bought another recorder for my niece so that we all have one!  Great dinner out with the ladies.  Brought up the question of how did you become a feminist?  How did your mother show you?  I'm doing the flat card swap in the YarnderWoman group.  Any suggestions?  Also, Rhinebeck FOMO.  
Watching:  Stranded podcast with Amy.  She's such a great dyer!  

Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Episode 33: Hello Fall Ya'll

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Here are the show notes for Episode 33:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's: 
Ley Lines shawl by Joji Locatelli for jojifallkal17.  Not liking the Mini Mochi, I've found at least one knot in each skein, and they aren't that big.

Prayer Shawl #2 for the prayer shawl ministry at my church.  Moved onto donegal tweed from Ireland.  Like wearing a hug.


Lemongrass pullover by Joji Locatelli for jojifallkal17. Added extra length to front and back.  Worked on sleeves in tandem.  No worries about running out of yarn now.  

WIPs:
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.  

Stalking:  Hap shawls, shetland/estonian/orenburg lace.  Galina Khmeleva Orenburg lace knitting class at LYS.

Acquisitions - new reproduction fabrics for Jo's Little Women quilt class, lace weight yarn by Galina


Spinning Projects - finished first bobbin of Ashland Bay merino/silk blend, ready to ply my Into the Whirled, cheviot, in Fathom color way.


Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - n/a

In the Garden: n/a


In the Beeyard - n/a

Off Topic:  Just enjoying my KALs.  Strawberry Rhubarb sour ale by Great Divide Brewing Company.  Need I say more?  Wore the first handmade wool socks of the season.
Watching:  Football.  Go Broncos!

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Episode 32: Welcome to Fall

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Here are the show notes for Episode 32:  


On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's: none

WIPs:
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 and had fun knitting through it.  

Prayer Shawl #2 for the prayer shawl ministry at my church.  Moved onto donegal tweed from Ireland.


Ley Lines shawl by Joji Locatelli for jojifallkal17.  Not getting gauge and I'm pretty small.  Adding repeats to sections but still not wide enough.  Not really liking the Mini Mochi, it's basically pin drafted roving with a little bit of twist.


Lemongrass pullover by Joji Locatelli for jojifallkal17. Added extra length and now I think it's too long.  Do I pull back?

Stalking:  All the beautiful projects people are doing for the DCS Pigskin Party and Jojifallkal17.


Acquisitions - Oh Loops yarn.


Spinning Projects - same


Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - nothing new

In the Garden: n/a


In the Beeyard - 

Off Topic:  Just enjoying my KALs and the start of football season.  Drafted two fantasy football teams and I'm planning on kicking some butt.  Mr. HPL totally beat me head to head this week though.
Watching:  Spicy Homemaker with Melissa. 

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Episode 31: Football!!!

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Here are the show notes for Episode 31:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's: 
Blocked and pictures taken of:
On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg, with yarn kit from DragonFaery Dyeworks. 
Transverse cardigan by Ann Weaver out of Cascade Eco+.
Etched Rio Wrap by Sarah Smuland.  

WIPs:

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 and had fun knitting through it.  

Prayer Shawl #2 for the prayer shawl ministry at my church.  Moved onto donegal tweed from Ireland.


Ley Lines shawl and Lemongrass pullover by Joji Locatelli.  The jojifallkal17 starts on September 1. 


Stalking:  All the beautiful projects people are doing for the DCS Pigskin Party and Jojifallkal17.


Acquisitions - Andromeda yarn, Yarn Rehab, Hedgehog Fibers.


Spinning Projects - same


Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - nothing new

In the Garden: n/a


In the Beeyard - discovered I have wax moths in some empty boxes, so I had to put the frames in the freezer for a few days.  GROSS!

Off Topic:  Just enjoying my KALs and the start of football season.  Drafted two fantasy football teams and I'm planning on kicking some butt.
Watching:  Dairyland Knits with Josh.  Just started watching and so far I'm enjoying it.  He's very enthusiastic about fiber. 

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Episode 30: Total Eclipse of the Sun

Welcome viewers! Glad to have you all back!  Glad to be back myself!
It's been awhile so please forgive the umms, nose rubbing, and stumbles.
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Here are the show notes for Episode 30:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's: Kiama cardigan out of my handspan.  From Norah Gaughn.  US size 9 needles.  Handspan with Malabrigo in Glazed Carrots to accent the edge.  LOVE it!
On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg, with yarn kit from DragonFaery Dyeworks. Need to block and take pictures.
Transverse cardigan by Ann Weaver out of Cascade Eco+.  Size 8 needles.  All seamed up.
Etched Rio Wrap by Sarah Smuland.  Made from Handmaiden Fine Yarn Cashmere and Silk in a beautiful blue/green.  Can't say anything more about this yarn.  I rubbed it on my face a lot.

WIPs:
Celestarium by Audrey Nickels.  Using a local yarn from Spruce Mountain called Twinkle in the Midnight Blue II color way.  It's a beautiful merino/nylon/stellina blend.  The super geek in me says I must use different colored beads for the different magnitudes of the stars.  OK.  Someone's already done all the research, anyway.  Thought particularly appropriate to start this weekend due to the solar eclipse happening today.

Prayer Shawl #2 for the prayer shawl ministry at my church.  It's just a very simple garter stitch shawl out of some old acrylic I had.

Stalking - Ley Lines shawl and Lemongrass pullover by Joji Locatelli.  The jojifallkal17 starts on September 1.  My knit group totally enabled me and I may have fallen down and purchased 4-5 of her patterns while they were 20% off.

Acquisitions - project bag from Frog Off Studio, locally made.  My new mug, and yarn for Celestarium.  Yarn and fiber from old LYS.


Spinning Projects -

cheviot from Into the Whirled in the ? color way.  Some merino/silk in a blended green color from Paradise Fibers.

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - finished a quilt top with my mother when she visited

In the Garden: Nothing but rhubarb.  Pulled all the weeds.  Then pulled some more.
My perennials are doing well, those the rabbits haven't dug up or ate.  My anise hyssop has been attracting the hummingbirds and I love watching them in the yard.  Haven't done any additional watering this year and it looks like my xeriscaping is doing well.

In the Beeyard - 
nothing

Off Topic:  
Was having a really hard time there for awhile.  Thanks for sticking with me.  
Did some traveling this summer.  Went to Phoenix to see the nieces, and then went camping in Yellowstone with them all.  Amazing that I grew up and lived in Wyoming for my first 30 years, and had only been to Yellowstone once.  Had a great time.  Highly recommend getting out and visiting the state/national parks near you.
Watching:   
Got to meet Kristi from In a Sknit podcast.  So cool.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Episode 29: Stalled on Sweaters

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Here are the show notes for Episode 29:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's: Hermione Hearts Ron for my niece out of Kollage Happiness Worsted.  Already gifted so I don't have it to show you.  
Fusion 800 shawl from Cat Mountain Fusion 800 yarn.  Discovered I don't like mohair.


WIPs: 
Kiama cardigan out of my handspan.  From Norah Gaughn.  US size 9 needles.  Over half done, ran out of handspan.  Ordered more fiber, but had to go with Ashland Bay merino roving in Sage, because I couldn't find the Ashford Fibres merino/silk blend in sage.    UPDATE: colors don't match
Transverse cardigan by Ann Weaver out of Cascade Eco+.  Size 8 needles.  Adjusted pattern slightly so I could do sleeves in the round vs flat.  Right sleeve finished, right front finished, left front started and joined to back.

Stalking - On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg, already bought the kit.

Acquisitions - kit for Spice Market in a lovely color way, going to do a KAL with my knit group, 
Blue Sky Alpacas (Worsted Hand Dyed- 2001 Dungaree Blue)

Spinning Projects -
none,

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - 
got my block of the month quilt back from the quilters, need to trim it up and make binding

In the Garden: Nothing.


In the Beeyard - 
nothing

Off Topic:  
Watching:  Periscoping Sisters with sisters Debby Reece and Amy Meeks.  Starting from the beginning and loving it.
New roof installed.  Recorder for my niece for Christmas.  Love you sis!
Thanksgiving was really good.  95th birthday party for Mr. HPL grandma, so saw a lot of family.  Still thinking about making some Christmas cards to send out.  Missed my last few therapy sessions.  Am I stalling out?  Depression or procrastination?

Thanks for watching!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Episode 28: It's Snowing!

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Here are the show notes for Episode 28:  
On the Needles: 
Knitting Projects - 
FO's: Man Thing hat for Mr. HPL, in Malabrigo Rios in Pearl Ten color way.  Hubby calls it purple, even though it's a dark grey.  Added to my PigskinParty2016 end zone thread.


WIPs: 
Kiama cardigan out of my handspan.  From Berrocco, which means Norah Gaughn.  US size 9 needles.  Over half done, ran out of handspan.  Ordered more fiber, but it's not the same.  Had to go with Ashland Bay merino roving in Sage, because I couldn't find the Ashford Fibres merino/silk blend in sage.  Ashford had other color ways I could find online, but not the Sage.  I did an internet search, looked on Webs, Paradise Fibers, etc.
Transverse cardigan by Ann Weaver out of Cascade Eco+, actually swatched for this.  Size 8 needles.  Adjusted pattern slightly so I could do sleeves in the round vs flat.  Right sleeve finished, front/back started.
Blueberry waffle socks out of Opal in summer colors.  I'm going to frog out the heel because I don't like the way it fits.

Stalking - Hermione Hearts Ron for my niece who loves Harry Potter

Acquisitions - some batiks for strip swap, neutrals for hexis, ordered lavender yarn, accidentally got worsted vs dk

Spinning Projects -
none, I'm waiting for the fiber to come in.

Under the Needle:
Sewing Projects - 
Working on the binding for my double wedding quilt table runner, cut on the bias

In the Garden: Nothing.

In the Beeyard - 
nothing

Off Topic:  
Watching: Grocery Girls are back!  It's only been a little while while Traci was on vacation, but I've missed them!
Waiting on getting the new roof installed.  We're back on the list, had materials delivered but snow is getting in the way.  From 80 degrees F to snow!
Thanksgiving is next week!  So soon!  Thinking about making some Christmas cards to send out.
Visited Phoenix again to spend time with the family and had a great time.  I think it helps with my depression, not just seeing the nieces and my sister but being placed into their schedule.  I do better with a schedule, and I know that.  That's one of my therapy goals, establishing and keeping to my own schedule.

Thanks for watching!