Saturday, July 16, 2016

Episode 11 - Two Finishes (Knitting and Stitching) and Lots of Stitching WIPs!


Summer in Nantucket by Plum Street Samplers

35 ct. Confederate Grey by Weeks Dye Works and Various hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2)

3 Color Cashmere Shawl by Joji Locatelli


Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli

Chalk Squared - A Moment in Chalk by Hands on Design

35 ct. Gunmetal Linen by Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Art threads (1 over 2)

Grand Olde Flag by With Thy Needle & Thread 

All Creatures Great and Small by Barbara Ana Designs

Spanish Mystery Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler

The Token by Long Dog Samplers


From Stitch and Frame Shop in Rock Hill, SC

Shepherd's Bush "This Land" and Lakeside Linen - 40 ct. Vintage Maple Sugar and Meadow Rue

Bloggers and Podcasters Mentioned

Faye - Carolina Stitcher
Karen - Karen's Handiwork
Charlene - Needle in Hand
Siobhan - Notes from Blue Hen Hollow - Click here to see her beautiful progress on Victorine Delacroix.  And Click here to see Laurie's progress on Victorine on her blog or here to see her progress and finish on Instagram. 
Abi - Bellastitch

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Episode 10

Hi Everyone!  Hope your summer is going well!  I can't believe I'm already at episode 10!  Time has flown!!  

None :(

All Creatures Great and Small by Barbara Ana Designs

Chalk Squared - A Moment in Chalk by Hands on Design
35 ct. Gunmetal by Weeks Dye Works, GAST and DMC (1 over 2)

3 Color Cashmere Shawl by Joji Locatelli

Older WIPs
Frances Pool by With Thy Needle & Thread

Kind Fond Love by Brenda Keyes (The Sampler Co.)

40 ct. Vintage Lt. Examplar by Lakeside Linens, DMC (1 over 2)

Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings

Frances Eden by Handwork Samplers - Link to Paulette's Frances Eden framed by Jill Rensel. 

Future Project
Patriotic Poppies by With Thy Needle & Thread

Podcast Mentioned
Abi of Bellastitch

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Episode 9 - Stitching and Stash!

Hi Everyone!

We're back from steamy and wet Florida and came back to even hotter South Carolina.  Hope you enjoy episode nine!


Knitting WIPs
Must Stash Vanilla Toe-up Socks
Must Stash Perfect Sock in "Pippi" - Size 2.25 Nova Platina 32" circular needles

Stitching WIPs
Plum Street Samplers - Summer in Nantucket
35 ct. Confederate Grey by Weeks Dye Works - Various hand-dyed cotton threads (1 over 2)
Barbara Ana - All Creatures Great and Small
40 ct. Vintage Country Mocha by Zweigart, Anchor threads (1 over 2)
With Thy Needle & Thread - Sampler Hill
40 ct. Vintage Pecan Butter by Lakeside Linens and various cotton hand-dyed threads (1 over 2)

Hands on Design - Chalk Squared
35 ct. Gunmetal Linen by Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Art Sampler Threads (1 over 2)

Lots of wonderful stash from The Stitch and Frame Shop in Rock Hill, SC.  

Bloggers Mentioned

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Episode 7 - More Stitching than Knitting (again)!


36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley by Lakeside Linens, Weeks Dye Works (1 over 2)

Shepherd's Bush "My Home Fob" from the Shepherd's Fold 2014 series

32 ct. hand-dyed linen, various hand-dyed cotton and silk threads (1 over 2)


The Scarlett House "Sarah Redfearn 1826"

40 ct. Examplar by Lakeside Linens, Belle Soie and Dinky Dyes silks (1 over 2)
Blackbird Designs "1861 - Antique Sampler" from the "In Friendship's Way" booklet. 

Toe-up Vanilla Sock using Must Stash Perfect Sock in the "Pippi" Colorway


Blackbird Designs and With Thy Needle & Thread Charts from

I forgot to mention that I received a sock yarn mini exchange package from Karin (Gehirnlos22 on Ravelry).  It was so sweet - Thank you Karin!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Episode 6 - Lots of Stitching!

  • No Finished Objects this week.
Knitting WIPs
  • Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. 
Stitching WIPs
  • Must Stash Perfect Sock in Pippi.
  • 40 ct. Vintage Country Mocha Linen by Zweigart and Anchor threads for All Creatures Great and Small. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Episode 5

  • Fine and Dandy Socks by The Sweater Co. using One Twisted Tree Prime Sock and Knit Picks Stroll.  These are for the #fineanddandykal being run by Jaclyn of the Brooklyn Knitfolk podcast and the #boxosoxkal being run by Kristin of the Yarngasm Podcast. Probably not going to make the KAL deadline for the Knitfolk Podcast. 

  • Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli using Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light.
  • 3 Color Cashmere Shawl by Joji Locatelli using Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light.  I found the perfect pink!
Current Stitching
  • Things Unseen by Lizzie Kate using 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley by Lakeside linens and Weeks Dye Works. 
Future Projects
  • Minis in an exchange from Dianne (knitsublime on Ravelry) in Cananda.
  • I visited my no-so-local yarn shop (Prena Knits) in Georgetown, SC.  I got two skeins of Juniper Moon Farm Sabine, one skein of KFI Indulgence Cashmere and one skein of Malabrigo Sock. 
Handspun Yarn Winner is Annie! She was the first person to comment on my previous post!  Congrats Annie!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Episode Four - Handspun Give Away!

Leave a comment below to enter handspun giveaway!


  • Malabrigo Nube - 100% Merino "Piedras."  Singles spun 15:1 and plied 12:1 (two ply).  I got approximately 566 yards and it seems to be a light fingering/fingering weight.  I have also decided to give this skein away!  Leave a comment below and I will announce the winner on the next podcast!

  • Two Skeins Malabrigo 100% Merino Lace "Polar Morn" from Eat.Sleep.Knit

  • One skein of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles "Jelly" from Warm 'n Fuzzy
  • Nest Fiber Club for April "Constellation."  85% polwarth and 15% silk. 
Podcasts I've been enjoying recently!

Friday, April 08, 2016

Episode 3 - Knitting and a Little Stitching Too!

Hey Everyone!  Well, I'm back again.  Something about doing this podcast has really energized me with my crafting!  I love thinking about my projects and yarn I'd like share.  Some of you left comments about missing my stitching, so I decided to pull it out and put a few stitches in some of my more recent wips.  Thank you so much for watching and the support!

Matthew's Rainbow Socks - 56 stitches
Manic Pixie Dream Yarn - Zoey Base "Cloudy with a Chance of Rainbows." 

Wildes Meer Shawl by Kristin Lehrer of Voolenvine Yarns
Nice & Knit - 100% Superwash Merino Fingering yarn "High Tide" 
Teal Beads 

Waiting for Rain Shawl by Sylvia Bo Bilvia
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light "Composition Book Gray"

Malabrigo Nube - 100% Merino "Piedras" colorway (Spinning 15:1)

Previously Finished Spinning
100% Natural BFL - 350 yards (2 Ply - spun and plied 6:1)
Nest Fiber Club for February - Love Apple 100% Superwash Merino (3 ply - Spun 15:1, plied 12:1)

Cross Stitch
Blackbird Designs - 1861 Antique Sampler - From the booklet "In Friendship's Way" (Started 8/22/15)
CC and GAST on 36 ct. Legacy Picture This Plus

Northwest Sampler Guild - Charlote Clayton
40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune, NPI silks

Future Projects
Fine and Dandy Socks using One Twisted Tree Prime Sock in "Stop & Smell the Peonies!"

Stash from Warm and Fuzzy in Cary, NC
Life in the Long Grass "Garden Party" and "Splash"
Quince & Co. Chickadee "Caspian" to make "Lucy Mitts" by Dawn Catanzaro
Ordered online after I got home:
Life in the Long Grass "Winter City"
Phydeaux Yarn "Calypso" 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Episode Two!

Hi Everyone!  I had so much fun doing the podcast last week that I decided to do another one!  Thank you all for your very sweet comments and encouragement!

Show Notes: 
What I'm Wearing
Large Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart using Madelinetosh Prairie in "Medieval."

 ‌- Opal Sweet & Spicy 2 socks in "Red Cabbage" or Color #8615.  They are the 3rd pair of socks for the boxosox KAL that Kristin with the Yarngasam Podcast is hosting.  I did a toe-up sock and afterthought heel.  I used Kirby Wirby's tutorial for the heel.  I also did a Turkish cast on and Jeny's Suprisingly Stretchy bind off.

- My other two pairs that I finished this year are Patons Kroy "Brown Rose Marl" and Voolenvine Yarns Blitzed in "Pandora".
April socks might be West Yorkshire Spinners in "Kingfisher" from Wool Warehouse.

- Wildes Meer Shawl by Kristen Lehrer of Voolenvine Yarns using Nice & Knit in "High Tide." 100% Superwash Merino, which can be found at The beads are from Earth Treasures Gems.
- Cozy Memories Blanket using Kemper's recipe of the Junkyarn Podcast and  Let me know if anyone out there has any interest in doing a mini skein swap!
- Matthew's rainbow socks using Manic Pixie Dream Yarn Zooey in "Cloudy with a chance of Rainbows."

Malabrigo Nube in "Piedras." (Piedras means stones or rocks in spanish).  I'm spinning it thin and I plan to do a 2 ply.  I'm using the middle whorl on my Lendrum Fast Flyer, which is a 15:1 ratio.  

-‌ A Good Yarn in Sarasota, FL - Fiber by Happy Fuzzy Yarn - 100% Falkland in "Amazonite and Sunset."  A Good Yarn was having a Brooklyn Tweed Trunk show.  I got three skeins of Loft in "Fossil" and "Smokestack."  I also got a free pattern with purchase.  I picked out Kelpie.

The Knitting Patch in Altamonte Springs, FL - one skein of Hedgehog Fibres Sock in "Film Noir."

Future Projects
‌Mama Ruffles Shawl by Christina Wall
My favorite Mama Ruffles by Audrey Antoinette -
Sands Cove Shawl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen (in the Autumn Beach collection)