Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Episode 22, The Anatomy of Cuff Down Socks

Don't forget to enter in your FINISHED socks in the Wollmeise sock contest!! Must be submitted by November 28th at 8pm!

Elijah and Playful Stripes got ignored. Fail on my part!

Bountiful Bohus got all the attention! Interested in finding out more about color theory, check out this website here.

My 16 day sock challenge started with Firewalker (which I call Firestarter later in the podcast!) Socks, will move on to my Hello Yarn Insect Wings for the second pair of socks once these are finished! Find out more about Fractal Spinning here.

Want to knit some mitts using this pattern and my Vesper Handspun.

Still Spinning on the Rambouillet. Working on becoming proficient at Navajo Spinning.

I talk about my thoughts on the Winter 2010 Interweave Knits and Spin Off

The Anatomy of Knitting Cuff down socks

Check out You Tube for great tutorials on the different cast ons and grafting.

Here's a great tutorial on knitting short row heels without wrapping the stitches

Listen to the podcast here!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Episode 21

On and Off the Needles:

Elijah still needs ears!

Playful Stripes still needs buttons!

Bountiful Bohus still needs a sleeve!

Mom's socks still need to go in the mail!

Working on my own Jayne hat for a co-worker and son.

MIL Socks are still in progress!

Fibre Space is a great yarn store!

Don't forget that the deadline for the Wollmeise Sock club is November 28th at 8pm!!

Listen to the podcast here!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cabley Goodness Top-Down-Toe-Up Socks!

I have finally released the pattern, which you can download here.

Many thanks to Sarah and Caryn, my test knitters!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Episode 20 - The One before Oregon Flock and Fiber!

Thank you to everyone who messaged me about Miss Einstein!

Many thanks to SillyFru from the Sassypants Knitter Podcast!

Contest KAL for a skein of Wollmeise! See the Ravelry thread for details.

Knit a pair of socks from either Cookie A, Wendy Johnson, Rachel's Vanilla Top-Down-Toe-Up (TDTU), or my Cabley Goodness TDTU pattern.

One completed pair of socks will get you one entry into the contest! See the Contest Thread on Ravelry!

Podcast Recommendation is The Crooked Row Podcast by Kim. You can find her on iTunes.

Lots of Knitting has been done!

Finished the Alpaca Pleats, hate how the pleats stand at attention.

Cast on and Finished the Seraphim Shawl

Cast on and finished the Bavarian Tulip Mittens for my Mom

Finished the Olympic Rainforest Stockinette Socks--I love Hazel Knits Artisan Sock yarn!

Cast on, designed, and finished the Cabley Goodness TDTU prototype and sent it out to test knitters.

Picked up my neglected Featherweight Cardigan

Cast on and finished (except for buttons) the Playful Stripes Cardigan

Cast on Elijah, need to finish him!

Cast on a pair of Stockinette Socks for my MIL for Christmas

And cast on Meisi gloves.

Going to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival this weekend, Having a Meet and Greet from 12-1 at the Bar-Maids booth, and the Knitmore Girls are having their Meet and Greet from 11:30-12:30 at the Abstract Fibers booth.

Listen to the podcast HERE!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Episode 19 - The Anatomy of Socks, Part 1

My Sylvi Coat got finished and placed 3rd in the sweater class at Black Sheep Gathering. It'll see OFFF next!

Alley-oop socks finished!

Started the Seraphim Shawl at Black Sheep Gathering.

The Alpaca Pleats is thisclose to being finished.

Sunshine Socks are finished in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Stick o Butter.

Olympic Rainforest Stockinette Socks

Jeny's Stretchy Bind off!

Thinking about knitting the Glynis Socks next

Cast on the Bavarian Tulip Mittens for my Mom

Gloves from Laris Designs

Suggested books for beginning sock knitters

Knit Socks!
Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles
Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting

Listen to the podcast here!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Episode 18 - The One Before Black Sheep!

Some other Podcasts that have been inspiring me!

Knitcents by Rachel. Find the Ravelry Group here!
The KnitGirllls by Leslie and Laura. Find the Ravelry group here!
Round the Twist with Carin. Find the Ravelry group here!

Current WIPs

Sylvi is almost done! I'll be able to cross off some of my 2010 goals!
Still working on Alpaca Pleats Jacket
I've also been working on the Sunshine Socks.

Black Sheep Gathering! So excited!

The website for BSG is here, where you can find the show catalog, time line and other useful information!

Meetup time with Rachel from the Knitcents podcast and I is on Saturday 12-1pm at the Bar-Maids booth. The Ravelry Meetup is at 4 pm in the demonstration area, and I've heard some other podcasters will be at the potluck, so you might have an opportunity to meet them there. The Knitmore Girls will also be at BSG, but haven't (at publishing time for the podcast) announced their plans for a meetup. See their Ravelry Group for details!

Information about Black Sheep Bingo is here!

The link for the movie is here.

The Black Sheep Gathering Ravelry Group is here!

The Knitmore Director's cut for choosing a fleece is here.

You can listen to the podcast here!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Episode 17!

I finished the Alina Stockinette Socks
I started a new pair in Alley-oop!

Working on the Sylvi coat and the Alpaca Pleats Jacket!

Finished some Sweet Georgia Fiber Club
Worked on some Hello Yarn Fiber Club
Working on some fleece processed by Morro Fleece Works

Headed to the Black Sheep Gathering!
Interested in Black Sheep Bingo? See this thread for details!
Interested in a meetup? Let me know here!

Listen to the podcast here!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Episode 16 - The Anatomy of Substituting Yarns!

I finished my Plum Frost Cardigan! A great pattern by Elinor Brown at Exercise Before Knitting
I also finished A Little Jazz, a pattern from The Loopy Ewe Sock Club 2010
I knit a vanilla pair of socks out of my Hello Yarn Fat Sock in Mandarin
Husband Socks knit in Sanguine Gryphon Bugga, these aren't done yet! The colorway is Tarantula Hawk.
Cast on for Sylvi in my handspun

Listen to the podcast HERE!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Episode 15 - I've been busy!

Thanks to jillseymac, Melrawknits, KnitterintheUS, sillyfru, denvani, knittly and ToadyJoe for their iTunes reviews!

Finally blocked my Springtime Bandit! Knit using Hazel Knits Artisan sock yarn
Finished the Lightweight Pullover!
Finished the BMFA Socks that Rock socks in Jabberwocky
Cast on for the Plum Frost Cardigan. Had some issues.
The New England Shetland is a pretty rustic yarn
Cast on and finished a baby sweater using Shibui Knits Sock. I used the Craft Yarn Council of America's guide for baby sizing as a guide.
Also knit a Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap
Sent along EZ's February Baby Sweater knit in a BMFA Rare Gem
Cast on for Sunshine out of Cookie A's Sock Innovation book
Spun up my Sheep 2 Shoe kit from BMFA.
Spinning a grey/charcoal Merino/Romney fleece processed by Morro Fleece Works

Thinking about using that fleece to make Green Gable Hoodie, Sylvi, Buttony Sweater or Rosamund's Cardigan.

Inspired by abbeylyn's Beatles Blanket and rstovin's Invader Yoke Sweater

Listen to the podcast here!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Episode 14

Thanks to Littledragon on Ravelry for the suggestion to check for the errata of a pattern!

Thanks to Iggystar71 and mmmmeg for the iTunes reviews!

Mom's Christmas presents: The Shapely Cowl by Amy Swenson and the Prairie Rose Lace Shawl. I used the Schulana Cashmere Fino for the cowl and the Sweet Georgia Superwash Sock in Savory.

Still working on the Lightweight Pullover.

Started a stockinette sock in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock in Lightweight in Jabberwocky, and still am working on the Alina socks in the same yarn as the Jabberwocky.

Finished the socks for my husband using the Hello Yarn sock in the Triple Chocolate colorway.

Spinning using the Sweet Georgia Fiber Club fiber and the Hello Yarn Fiber Club fiber.

Sheri at Morro Fleece Works sent me back a few fleeces and did a great job again!

My poor Woolee winder broke!

New Podcast: Sassypantsknitter by SillyFru on Ravelry. I absolutely love this podcast!

Goals for 2010:

Knit a Fair Isle Sweater
Steek a Sweater
Use 20,000 yards out of my stash
Knit one pair of gloves and one pair of mittens (preferably colorwork mittens)
Enter yarn and knitting into the fiber competitions for Black Sheep Gathering, the Puyallup Fair and Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival
Spin the yarn for and knit a sweater out of that handspun
Spin for 20 minutes at least every other day
Catch up on spinning for fiber clubs, and no longer have fiber clubs that are more than 3 months old.
Knit more sweaters than I did in 2009
Learn how to double knit by knitting the Tapestry Cowl

Listen to the Podcast HERE!