Monday, December 7, 2009

Episode 13 - Tips for Beginners

Had to rip out the Percy Shawl due to running out of yarn. :(

Recast on for the Springtime Bandit. The Hazel Knits Artisan Sock is still looking good!

Still working on the Lightweight Pullover.

Good projects for Beginners

Fetching Mitts
Noro Striped Scarf
Bella's Mittens
Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth
Stitch N Bitch by Debbie Stoller
Darkside Cowl
Pretty Thing

Listen to the podcast here!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Episode 12 -- The anatomy of stash and stash managment

Thanks for the iTunes reviews Mere on Ravelry and Imabizzybee!

On and Off the Needles

Lightweight Pullover is still on the needles using my Yarnia custom blend

Cast on and finished the Prairie Rose Lace Shawl from the book The Knitters Book of Wool. I used Sweet Georgia Superwash sock in the Savory colorway.

Cast on the Percy Shawl, knit in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock Yarn in Sweet Crush

Want to knit the Plum Frost Pullover/Cardigan.

New Podcast is Knitting History from Jen!

Oddcherry is my inspiring Raveler this week!

My Thanksgiving meal this year came from the Southern Living Magazine, Martha Stewart and my co-worker!

An Ikea cabinet that's similar to mine
Billy Bookcases

Listen to the Podcast HERE!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Episode 11, Finally!

Thanks to Debcll and That Girl Over There With the Headphones for their iTunes reviews!

Off the Needles:

Erin's Nordique Swing
Erin's Liesl by Ysolda Teague

On the Needles:

Lightweight Pullover by Hannah Fettig aka Knitbot
Using yarn from Yarnia

Was trying to make my Cascade Eco Wool + conform to the 103-1 Jacket in Eskimo or Silke-Alpaca with A-Shape with no luck!

Plugging along on the Featherweight

New Inspiration: Fiber Beat Podcast!

Ravelry Group

Listen to the podcast HERE!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Episode 10: Inspiration, Inspiration, Inspiration!

Explanation of Multistrand yarn vs. cabled yarns here at Knitty

Still working on the Nordique Swing

Inspired by Julie and Julia
Eating out of America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook and Mastering the Art of French Cooking

New Patterns I liked:

Ten Stitch Triangle
Traveling Woman
Honeybee Cardigan

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

Morro Fleece Works

Blue Moon Fiber Arts


KIPing it Real
The Manic Purl

You can find them all on iTunes.

Find our Inspiration Board on Ravelry for our podcast group!

You can listen to the podcast here!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Episode 9, The Anatomy of Blocking and Caring for Your Handknits!

On the Needles:

Nordique Swing
Featherweight Cardigan
Coraline by Ysolda Teague

The image of the podcast is my Sunflower Shawl blocking!

A blocking board found here

Find blocking wires here

Anyone going to Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival? Interested in a meetup? Let me know!

Listen to the podcast here!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Episode 7, Reading a Yarn Label

On and Off the Needles
Secret Knitting, which I can share after Sunday. I used Wollmeise Sockenwolle 100% Superwash
Featherweight Cardigan continues, I'm using Malabrigo Lace
Nordique Swing has one sleeve done. I'm now on to the back. I'm using Classic Elite Yarns Classic One Fifty

I visited Sweet Georgia's shop in Vancouver, BC! Shortly after, got my fiber club fiber.

Reading a Yarn Label
Link to Universal Care Symbols

You can listen to the podcast HERE

Monday, August 10, 2009

Episode 6, The Anatomy of Surviving a Knitting/Fiber Convention!

What I should have talked about:
The Simple Yet Effective Shawl by Laura Chau, knit in Noro Kuryeon Sock
You can see my shawl here.

Milkweed Shawl by Laura Chau
See mine here.

Knitpicks Options Needles - Nice, sharp and pointy tips!

Featherweight Cardigan continues in the Malabrigo Lace
Thanks to Wileycomma for her help!

Fall Patterns!

St. Denis Magazine
Nordique Yarn
Hunter Jacket
Green Mountain Shawl
Oona's Hoodie

Interweave Knits Fall 2009

I started the Nordique Swing Jacket.
Love the Barcelona Jacket and Freyja Pullover!

The Anatomy of Surviving a Fiber/Knitting Convention

Sock Summit!

Splityarn goodies
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Jennie the Potter
Hazel Knits
Spinners Control Card

Watched demos from Knit/Purl and the Unique Sheep

Sock Summit News Article

You can listen to the podcast here!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Anatomy of Knitting Episode 5

It's HOT here in Seattle. Trying to stay cool and knit!

Not sure how I'm liking my progress on the Featherweight Cardigan. Its in time out for now...

Cast on and finished the Ridged Lace Cowl! This pattern is by Elinor Brown and can be found at Exercise before Knitting.

Cast on for Cosmicpluto's Milkweed Shawl in Sundara Sock in Night Blossom

Purchased patterns for the Grecian Top and the Moch Cardigan

Monkeys arrived to the Sock Museum!

Are you going to the Sock Summit? If you'd like to meet up, let me know on the Ravelry podcast group!

I love the Ravelry Library feature!

Winners Circle Knit -
Hourglass Pullover, knit in Cascade 220
Mom's Hourglass in Noro Cash Iroha

The Anatomy of Gauge!

Listen to the podcast here!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Anatomy of Knitting, Episode 2

What's on my needles:

Ishbel, though almost done in Hello Yarn Blue Leaves
Started and finished some No-Purl Monkeys in preparation for the Sock Summit Sock Museum display. Knit in Lightweight Blue Moon Fiber Arts sock yarn in the Ooh La La colorway.

Recently finished knits:

Shetland Triangle, knit in Sundara Aran Silky Merino
Clapotis, knit in Sundara Aran Silky Merino

Winner's Circle Knits:

Wedding Veil, knit in Sweet Georgia Yarns Cash Silk Lace, in the Shetland Tea Shawl pattern from A Gathering of Lace

What's on my Wheel:

Sweet Georgia Fiber Club in Banana Pancakes Colorway
Corriedale Fleece from 2008 Black Sheep Gathering

Check out my pictures from BSG 2009 on my Flickr Stream here.

Listen to the podcast here!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Episode 1!

What's on My Needles:

Ishbel in Hello Yarn Blue Leaves sock yarn
Stockinette Socks in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock

Projects in the tubes:
Monkeys knit in Shelridge Farm Ultra Soft Touch Fingering Weight
Using the Reynolds Soft Sea Worsted for a sweater, either Samus, Sienna Cardigan, or Amused. First must SWATCH! :)

Table Runner Ideas:

Scalloped Table Runner
Vines on a Trellis Table Runner
Georgetown Table Runner

Any ideas for the cotton yarn?

Listen HERE!