Showing posts from November, 2012

Episode 57: I Could Totally Knit That

Happy Thanksgiving! 

At this point, I'm not sure if I'll be able to go to Vogue Knitting Live NYC. It goes from January 18th — 20th ... stay tuned for further updates.

I mention Knitty Or Nice's gorgeous stitch-markers. She's opening an Etsy shop soon, but in the meantime, check out her FaceBook Page.

This week I discus my Holiday Knitting Agenda:

Dennis:Cambridge Jacket by Ann Budd / Knit Picks WotA Cobblestone Heather US 7Ashleigh: Scarf of my own design / Berroco Alpaca Ultra 6202 Camel heather / Signature US 6Grandma: Socks That Rock Lightweight in The Green that Sings
I've also been knitting while watching Breaking Bad on Netflix. — Great show! Check it out ... albeit NOT kid-friendly.

Also on the needles: 

Vanilla Socks - Colinette Jitterbug yarn, Costanga  - Knitty CitySeasons Hat by Jared Flood - Knitpicks palette
I also whip out the Anthropoligie Holiday 2012 Catalogand point out all the knitwear ... I could totally knit!

Quilting Update:
I need to get bette…

Sugar and Plumm and Everything Nice

Every year I swear I'm not going to fall down the holiday knitting rabbit hole. But then somewhere around mid-November, my selfish knitting heart grows threesizesbigger and suddenly I want to KNIT ALL THE THINGS for ALL THE PEOPLE. *sigh*

Up until now, it was only Dennis I was knitting for, but a non-kitting friend recently commented on how much she's been enjoying the photos of knitting I've been posting on Facebook. She was one of my bridesmaids and just got married, herself. Of course I automatically offered to knit something for her and of course she excitedly took me up on the offer. The good news is, she's not very demanding. "A scarf (I'm assuming rectangular) in neutral colors would be great ... I can live with that. *phew!*

Still, even if she had requested something a little more time consuming I would have said "yes" - just because she's that kind of friend.

I have a few more projects in mind, which I won't divulge at the moment -

Episode 56 - A Case of The Groggies

Hurricane Update:

This week I'm happy to report that the New York City Subways are for the most part  back up and running.
I also mention the Subway Knits Podcast, in which Maria talks about her hurricane experience, and is holding a fundraiser for hurricane relief. Please visit her Ravelry Group for more info.

Also, the New York Aquarium has reported that they were able to "restore power and life support systems to the last remaining exhibits. Assuming we can maintain this generator power, we have no immediate plans to relocate any animals." Although it will need months and months of repair before reopening its doors.

Off the needles:

3 Irish Girls Adorn Socks in Mairin

On the needles:

Lately, I've been watching the show 'Breaking Bad' while knitting. It's entertaining, but I prefer genres of the 'Downton Abbey' and vampire drama caliber.
Seasons Hat by Jared Flood - KP PaletteCambridge Jacket by Ann Budd - KP Worsted Wool of the AndesVanilla S…

Episode 55: Pomme de Fin

Life is slowly but surely returning back to normal, after Hurricane Sandy. - Thank you again to everyone who has been in touch to see if we are OK. All is well on this side of Brooklyn.

I mentioned that I donated to the New York Aquairum, which was flooded during the storm. Here is a link for those interested in contributing to their hurricane relief. 

Rhinebeck - Wonderful weather, awesome podcaster meet-up. Thanks to everyone who said, "hello!" It was great meeting you! I mentioned the TV Knitting Podcast hosted by @StitchMistress, and the Knit 1 Heart Too Podcast hosted by Wendy and Sheila.

Off the Needles:
    - Pomme de Pin Cardigan / BMFA BFL Sport - Deep Unrelenting Gray
        - Just need to sew on buttons

On the Needles
3 Irish Girl Socks, Adorn Sock, Mairin         - Decided I don't like Signature US 1 dpns. Too sharp. Stabbed finger.
        - switched to Knit Picks US 1 dpns for 2nd sock

Seasons Hat by Jared Flood - Knit Picks Palette, US 1, 2, and 4 for the co…