Showing posts from March, 2013

Episode 71: Wall O' Sheep

Off the Needles: 

Flannery Sock #1 by Spilly Jane — Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR Lightweight "Blecker"
On the Needles:

Vanilla Sock #2 — Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock "Zombie BBQ"Cambridge Cardigan — Knit Picks Wool Of the Andes Worsted "Cobblestone Heather"Saroyan Shawl — Malabrigo Twisted "Stone Chat"
On the Wheel:

Hanks In the Hood self striping center pull "Happy" 100% Merino Wool 4.1ozWooLee Winder: Still getting used to using it. Using it to spin natural BFL roving for "Dyer's Notebook" Dye-Along. Still have to choose a hi-res photo to submit to the DAL thread. GIVEAWAYS!

Eastwitching Whimsical Watercolour Animals by Alison Fennell - Set of 2 Prints
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Gourmet StashBon Bons, Mini Bats "Fibery Tribbles"
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Greetings From Poang Pattern published! Available to download via Ravelry

Episode 70: Grub & Grog

Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's also officially a year since I started vidcasting! If you're interested, here is the very
Irish Coffee

Dennis recording with band - enjoying alone time

Off the Needles:
Rivercat Socks - Blue Moon Fiber Arts, STR Lightweight in "The Green That Sings"
On the Needles:

Saroyan / Malabrigo Twist in "Stone Chat"Vanilla Socks - Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in "Zombie BBQ"Flannery Socks - Blue Moon Fiber Arts, STR Lightweight in "Blecker"

Hanks in the Hood, center pull "Happy"

Greenwood Fiberworks - Roving

DAL / Laura from "The Dyer's Notebook"

Judith MacKenzie, "Popular Wheel Mechanics"
Interweave download
Great, Loads of valuable info, but definitely need to watch it over again

Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont

What's On Netflix: 
Weeds, New Season 8 episodes!!!Pretty Little LiarsVampire Diaries
Irish Coffee Recipe:

Simple syrup to taste (2 parts sugar d…

More Floss and Fiber

Knitting, spinning, my short-lived embroidery stint, stitch marker-making ...  how long is my craft resume going to get?

Today, it just got a little longer, my friends.

Cross stitch.

I know. I know. "ANOTHER CRAFT ENDEAVOR?!" You yelp.

Please, allow me to explain.

Our home.
We've been living in it for a little over a year now.
It feels like a home, but it is in desperate need of wall art.
While investing in pretentious, high-end art is a very loose pipe dream of mine, I've got better things to spend my hard-earned cash on (ahem - yarn, roving, pretty dresses, Etsy, supporting fellow crafters!)

Also, if there is but one more bit of decor in our home that screams, "IKEA" I am going to scream!

So, what better solution than to take matters into my own hands and turn to cross stitch?!

I was actually inspired by Carin from 'Round the Twistvidcast. She has a new segment called Pokey Things, in which she discusses her cross stitchery. I thought, "That&#…

Dream Blog

It's rare that I find the time or motivation to write full blog posts anymore, and that really gets to me.

True, weekly "YarnGasm" episode updates should suffice, but that's not all I want my knitting blog to be about.

My dream blog would not only house my vidcast, but it would also be a time capsule for the following:

Photos of my knittingRandom musingsA platform to gush about the things I enjoy and get excited aboutThe occasional tutorial Updates about new things I'm learning and the progress I'm makingMORE photos! (But I guess that's what Instagram is for?)LIFE!
Sometimes it is. Sometimes it isn't. But for the most part, I feel those posts are rushed — even show notes. I feel like they're rather slapdash because, literally, there just aren't enough hours in the day.

But who says I need hours?

I'm not one to make resolutions, but my goal for this blog going forward is to take at least 15 minutes out of my day to update it.

Whether it be…

Episode 69: Tallulah

On The Needles: 
Vanilla Socks - Lorna's Laces, Shepherd Sock, "Zombie BBQ" Sock #2Flannery Socks by Spilly Jane, BMFA, STR, Lightweight, "Blecker" Saroyan Shawl - Malabrigo, Twist, "Stone Chat"Cambridge Cardigan - KP, Wool Of the Andes, "Cobblestone Heather"Off The Needles: 
Rivercat Socks - BMFA, STR, Lightweight, "The Green That Sings"Greetings From Poang Shawl - MadTosh Merino Light, "Dahlia"  (Pattern due out soon!)Spinning:

First Handspun out of Heavenly Wools
Hanks in the Hood / (center pull self striping rovings)
KnitPicks, Hanks In the Hood spinning batt, "Mercer Island"
@StitchMistress, host of the TV Knitting Podcast. It's an awesome show. Check it out! Her husband also inveted the "Lendtini" (recipe link) a cocktail dedicated to Lendrum spinning wheels.

Giveaway Winner: Vintage Baseball Inspired Knits / Gussek! Congrats!!!
Allyson Dykhuizen
The Sweatshop of Love