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)

Friday, March 25, 2016


I decided to go for it yesterday.  I decided to try a podcast of my own.  I was so nervous doing it that I say "um," clear my throat and bump the table a thousand times.  I also had a hard time finding a spot to do this at.  I'm a working mom with three boys and lets face it, my house is a mess. I found a spot in my bedroom with good lighting and then realized after recording that the cord from the smoke detector we took out (and have yet to replace - I'm going to get on my husband for that today) was hanging down. But that's real life, right?  Well, here it is.  It's not perfect, there are some editing mistakes and like I said, a lot of "ums."  I also uploaded an unfinished video earlier, so now here's the whole thing!  Unfortunately, there is also a section missing in the middle (not sure what happened there), so if you feel like you're missing something, you are. I'll do better next time! :)

Show Notes

Oreo and Ginger (we have actually had Oreo for almost four years now)

What I'm Wearing
Pioneer Woman Shawl by Susan B. Anderson
It was a limited edition kit with Little Skein in the Big Wool

Podcasts Mentioned

Stitched in Sweden (Maria Montzka)
Snappy Stitches
Wool and Spinning
Suburban Stitcher

Works in Progress

Wheaten Wrap by Anne Hanson
Hourglass Throw by Anne Hanson
Nordic Wind Shawl by cabinfour
Opal Toe Up Socks
Vildes Meer Shawl by Voolenvine

Finished Objects

Toe Up Sparkle Socks (the segment I filmed for these accidentally got left out - I'll show them next time!)
Toe Up Handspun Socks


Throughly Thwacked "Pastry Bandit"

Future Projects

Manic Pixie Cloudy with a Chance of Rainbows socks for Matthew
Lighthouse Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge

Kirby Wirby Afterthought Heel with No Waste Yarn