Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Episode 30 - The One that Plays Catch-Up

In this episode, I catch you up with all of the knitting projects I did over the summer! I knit a Fountain Pen Shawl out of my merino/silk handspun. Next, knit on some stockinette Okzident colorway socks. Knit and finished Cria. The awesome one row buttonhole you tube video is here. You can find Little Red in the City here. Knit and finished the Tea Leaves Cardigan. You can find the Periwinkle Sheep here. I knit a the Shadow River Cowl out of Copper Snail Handspun I finished 3 baby sweaters for co-workers: Korrigan Sweet Bunting Cardigan And Ella Funt And I knit the Caritas by Kristine from the Yarnings Podcast You can listen to the podcast here!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Episode 29 - A Postcard from Sock Summit

I attended Sock Summit 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Attended a Silent Auction that the proceeds went to Doctors without Borders, where I purchased a yarn bowl from Jennie the Potter.

My first purchase was some Signature Needles to fill out my collection.

Other yarn purchased on the first day was:

Out of Step Dyeworks for self striping.

From Dirty Water Dyeworks, I got a Sweet Bunting Cardigan pattern and yarn.

The Podcaster Meet and Greet included:

Kristine from the Yarnings Podcast
Sherill from Belle of the Ball
Natalie from Cloudy with a Chance of Fiber
Ben and Abby from the Knit Knit Cafe
Carin from Knit Wits
Carin from Round the Twist
Rachel from Knitcents
Paula from Knitting Pipeline

Thanks to the Bar-Maids for giving us some of their demo time!

Fiber Optics Yarn is where I purchased my Gradient Fiber. I was inspired to buy this from my Spinning a Painted Sock class with Janell Laidmen. The Fiber Optics booth is where they had the gradient Evenstar Shawl.

Check out the Sock Summit Sock Museum!

Check out my video of the Flash Mob!

Montage is an excellent restaurant, if you like Southern food!

Spotting wheels in my class, the one I couldn't name WAS the Pocket Wheel!

I purchased new Danskos at Sock Summit

Hazel Knits were purchased to knit Kristine's new shawl, Caritas!

Indigo Dragonfly has the best colorway names!

Check out the Fleece to Foot Challenge info.

I loved the booth of Periwinkle Sheep.

Take a listen here!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Episode 28 - Black Sheep Gathering Postcard

I attended the Black Sheep Gathering!

First in Vancouver, I went to

Mio Sushi
The Button Emporium
Urban Fiber Arts
Powell's Books where I got the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

Hung out a lot with Kristine of the Yarnings Podcast. Here's our video podcast that we made!

The Greek/Indian restaurant we went to.

Breakfasts were at Off the Waffle

The Bar Maids Lolo bars smell amazing!!

Pizza Research Institute

Listen here!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Episode 27

Thanks to Tiessard3, Susan, RN, deedergirl, Mr. Hollick, and jeanmarie01 for the great iTunes reviews!

I finished my Acer Cardigan! I used the Knitmore Girls Grosgrain Ribbon and Button Tutorial to do the finishing. Amy Christoffers designed the Acer Cardigan.

Knit a Daybreak out of some Koigu KPPPM. Have plans for another one using Turtlepurl yarn. I loved BlueMoonArtistry's Daybreak.

Finished spinning the Merino/silk singles and plied them. I started working on the Children of Lir Shetland Square. This pattern wasn't working out, so I ripped out and started the Fountain Pen Shawl.

I was knitting the Children of Lir using Signature Needles. I highly recommend them!

Future plans include attending Black Sheep Gathering June 24-26 and Sock Summit July 28-31st.

Listen to the podcast here!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Episode 26 - The Anatomy of Travelling as a Knitter

Thanks to Bug Knits and CarolShue for the iTunes reviews!

Continued the Celaeno Shawl.

Carin from Round the Twist suggests to use a deck of cards to randomize out bead placement.

Started the Honeybee Cardigan by Laura Chau

Also started the Acer Cardigan after being inspired by Chrissy's from the Manic Purl Podcast!

Also knit on the Jayne Hats

To see the TSA website I mentioned, check this link.

Listen to the podcast here

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Episode 24 - The Anatomy of Toe Up Socks

Don't forget Kristine of the Yarnings Podcast is giving out prizes for those who finish their Wren Shawls in the knitalong!

Finished the Baby Cables, however it needs some crochet reinforcement. See the Yarn Harlot's blog post to see what my plan of attack is.

I'm still working on the Blue Suzanne Socks and almost done with the MIL Socks.

I also started the Seneca Sweater from Made in Brooklyn by Jared Flood. I was inspired by Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls after seeing hers at Black Sheep.

Still working on the Rambouillet fleece and the Merino/Silk from Crown Mountain Farms.

Information about the Figure 8 cast on and a few others at the Knitty Article here.

Judy's Magic Cast on is here.

You can check out my TDTU Cabley Goodness here and Rachel's Vanilla Socks here.

Information about Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind off is here.

Information about EZ's sewn bind off is here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

The Tubular Cast off is found here.

Recommended books:

Socks from the Toe Up or Toe-Up Socks for Every Body by Wendy D. Johnson
Toe Up! Patterns and Worksheets to Whip your Sock Knitting into shape by Chrissy Gardiner
Toe-Up 2-at a Aime Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes

Listen here

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Episode 23 - New Year, New Goals!

News and Announcements:

Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat, February 17-20 at Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA

Camp KIP, April 6-9 at the Pere Marquette in Grafton, IL

New KAL, the Wren Shawl by Kristine of the Yarnings Podcast. Listen to the podcast for the 15% off discount code!

On and Off the Needles:

Firewalker Socks complete.

Jules Verne Socks
are complete

Emil Socks

Blue Suzanne socks casted on

Finished the Handspun Mitts out of the Super Chick handspun

Finished the main knitting for the Bountiful Bohus, just button bands left.

Cast on, and have knit all but one sleeve of the Baby Cables and Big Ones Too sweater.

Listen to the podcast here!