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Episode 124: "Orna-Mental"

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It totally slipped my mind that this week is Thanksgiving! So I wanted to squeeze in a quickie episode before everyone starts disappearing for the holiday - and because I probably won't be around to record this weekend, as well.

UPDATES: 
 Next Voolenvine Yarns shop update: Monday, December 1, 2014 @ 1pm ESTJoin the YarnGasm Ornament-a-long! Knit or crochet ornaments now to December 19th.  Click here for more info. #OrnamentalongKAL
OFF THE NEEDLES
I'm still OBSESSED with knitting Birds of Happiness out of my handspun.  As of today, I have six total! When I said, "Put a bird on it." I was referencing Season 1, episode 1 of Portlandia.  Check it out on Netflix! :) (Mature audiences only)ON THE NEEDLES
My Favorite Socks - Voolenvine Yarns / Lush - "Holly Jolly" Afterthought Heel Socks - White Birch Fiber Arts / Self-Striping "Does this Rainbow Make My Black Look Big?"Beeswax Hat - Voolenvine Yarns / Magpie DK - "Moondrop"SHOP UPDATE

This week I…

Holiday Ornament-a-long KAL

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Lately, I've been obsessed with knitting Birds of Happiness out of my handspun and leftover sock yarn. They're so quick and fun to make! (Not to mention, a nice break from Hexipuffs.)

After knitting a few, I realized what great tree ornaments and special holiday gifts they would make. (I'm such a procrastinator when it comes to holiday knitting, but these are totally doable.) So, since I'm going to be churning out quite a few in the coming weeks, I've decided to host an "Ornament-a-long"!

For this KAL, the idea is to knit/crochet as many ornaments as you can until December 19th. They can pertain to any holiday you celebrate during this time of year (Scroodges and Grinches of the world welcome).

I will officially announce the KAL on the next episode of YarnGasm, but I figured I'd give you all a head-start. And yes, there will also be prizes and giveaways*!

Please post all your projects in the YarnGasm Ornament-a-long KAL Ravelry thread, and/or to Ins…

Episode 123: The Sleeve That Keeps On Sleeving

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UPDATES

Another great trunk show weekend at Gauge + Tension! Thanks to all who came by to say hello and treat yo'self to some fiber! :) Also to the awesome G+T gang. xo

OFF THE NEEDLES

- Another Blue Bird of Happiness out of Handspun Spun Right Round Fiber
- Mitts to Fit Mittens out of Voolenvine Yarns / Squish - Enjoy the Silence



ON THE NEEDLES

- Favorite Socks / Voolenvine Yarns: Lush - "Holly Jolly"
- Afterthought Heel Socks / White Birch Fiber Arts / "Does This Rainbow Make My Black Look Big".
- EPIC Crochet Granny Square Afghan - Flowers In the Snow / Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted.
- Beeswax Hat / Voolenvine Yarns: Magpie DK - "Moondrop".
- Ranger Cardigan / Malabrigo: Rios - "Coco"

SPINNING

- I'm still enjoying plying-on-the-fly
- I signed up for another Craftsy.comhttp://www.craftsy.com class called "Drafting Worsted to Woolen", hosted by Jacey Boggs Faulkner. I HIGHLY recommend it!
- Finished spinning and plying fib…

Episode 122 — "Ball-Winding Crazy"

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UPDATES

This weekend Voolenvine Yarns will be having another trunk show @ Gauge + Tension 11/15 & 11/16.

Gauge + Tension
110 Meserole Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

FO’s

Molly of A Homespun House podcast inspired me to knit up a quickie Blue Bird of Happiness using leftover sock yarn.

ON THE NEEDLES
My hands were cold, so I cast on an obilgatory pair of mittens with my hand-dyed colorway, "Enjoy the Silence" on Squish. The pattern is a modified version of the free pattern, “Mittens to Fit”. I decided these will be my project for the Knitmore Girl’s Grinch-a-Long.

SPINNING
This week I learned a new spinning technique! It's called "Plying-On-the-Fly"! Here is the YouTube tutorial from Jocelyn Ahlers, which I found most helpful.

STASH ENHANCEMENTS

Just because I'm on a fiber diet doesn't mean I can't treat myself to some skully stitch markers from K8erpillar Designs!

BECAUSE YOU ASKED

Shameka Knits - I have bought a self-striping yarn. I am trying to make…

Episode 121: Ridiculous Kitsch

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UPDATES

- I will be having another trunk show at Gauge + Tension Sat. 11/15 and Sun. 11/16 ... this time selling fiber. Hang out and spin a while!

- The wait is over! I finally got around to publishing my go-to pattern for socks. Download a FREE pdf of "My Favorite Sock" here.

OFF THE NEEDLES


- Speaking of socks, I finished knitting my Outlander colorway socks!

ON THE NEEDLES

- I've been knitting away on Dennis' Ranger Cardigan by Jared Flood. Still on the first sleeve and it feels like it's taking FOREVER. I'm blaming the circular needles I'm using - Clover 24" bamboo. The cable is too short and the wood is too sticky.

- Elly of the FO & Dye podcast designed a pattern called the Endurance shawl. I'm test knitting it for her using my hand-dyed yarn in "Poe" on Blitzed fingering.

- I've been knitting Hexipuffs on and off ... and I'm also determined to finally splurge on some acrylic yarn to crochet (yes, you read that right) t…