Showing posts from December, 2013

Episode 96: I Dream of Zombies

This Zombies are taking over! Lately I've been watching back-to-back episodes of The Walking Dead, in addition to the Stockinette Zombies podcast. I'm Also resurrecting a pair of Zombie BBQ socks, which I cast on over a year ago — It's no surprise zombies are starting to invade my dreams.

Off the Needles:

Ravens’ Nest Shawl: Officially an FO! I showed it on the last episode, but it wasn’t blocked yet.

Pattern: Judy Marples, Published in “Cascadia” from Cooperative Press
Yarn: JulieSpins, MCN fingering in “Fjord”

On the Needles:

Breaking Hearts Socks
Pattern by Cristi H. Brockway                          Yarn: Another Crafty Girl, Strong Sock in “Mermaid Enchantress” 
Vivid: I caught the Vivid “bug” watching “Stockinette Zombies” and “The Knit Girllls” podcast. Had to knit my own!
Pattern by Tin Can Knits                      Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in “Velveteen”, “Hawk”, and “Robot”Vanilla Sock using my own hand-dyed yarn
  The Languishing and Dearly Departed WIPS


Episode 95 — "Tough Mudder-of-All"


Over the weekend Dennis and I threw a holiday party. There was lots of fun to be had! I baked Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
Red Velvet Cupcakes w/ Vanilla Frosting and Spinach Pie ... which turned out to be a Pinterest WIN!
Off the Needles:

Raven's Nest Shawl by Judy Marples from Cascadia / JulieSpins MCN fingering in "Fjord" color way.

On the Needles:
Vanilla Socks / My own handdye/Modified York Mittens / Cephalopod Yarns Traveller DK in "Holbart, IN"
Stash Booty
Another Crafty Girl / Strong Sock / Mermaid Enchantress
Nunco / Textured Spinning Bats / Speckled Egg
Because You Asked

AllThatCakeKnit on Ravelry asks: How do you store your yarn? by weight, color or fiber? and can we see inside your yarn fortress one day?

There's no real method to my madness. I haphazardly store my yarn by weight. Fingering yarn on one shelf (since that's what I have more of) and then I store everything else on other shelves. I also tend to group types of yarn together… f…

Episode 94 — "Knit Faster!"

Cascadia Giveaway Winner - BangersAndMash ... congrats! :)

Off the Needles

1 finished vanilla sock / my own hand-dyed

On the Needles

Ravens' Nest Shawl / JulieSpins MCN Fingering in Fjord
York Mittens / Cephalopod Traveller DK in Hobart, IN


Gourmet Stash Fibery Tribbles - Jon Snow / The Wall

Adventures in Dyeing

2 skeins

Because You Asked

Project goals and personal goals for 2014? Next year, my goal is to participate in all or most of the knitterly events (Ravellenic Games, NaKniSweMo, Tour de Fleece! Especially since I can spin now.)I would like to know if you are going to dye more yarn. Yes! It's so much fun. Anticipate lots more dyeing! :)

Episode 93: "Digging It"

GIVEAWAY:Cascadia from Cooperative Press. 
 To enter visit the thread in the YarnGasm Ravelry group and leave a comment, letting us know what your favorite Holiday dish is. Next time I record I will use a random number generator to determine a winner. Good luck!

VK Knitting Live: I'll be attending Saturday, January 18th, 2014! If you see me, say hello! :)


Ravens' Nest Shawl / JulieSpins yarn
Vanilla Sock using my hand-dyed

Knitting up some handspun from Gourmet Stash Punis
Spinning up my bag of Loop fiber that I purchased from Rhinebeck


Brussels Sprouts Shiitake Mushrooms
Indian Butter Chicken