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Episode 133: Sprudelsafting

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Many thanks again to theBrooklyn Knit & Crochet Guildfor inviting me to be a part of their panel on yarn blogging and crafting!
I was joined by Marsha (One Geek to Craft Them All Blog), Maria (Subway Knits Podcast), and Sarah (Knit York City Blog).


OFF THE NEEDLES


I cast off my Favorite Socks pattern, using Sleep Season's "Gauge" colorway. I'm not a huge fan of neon colorways, but I find them more tolerable when neutral shades are added to the mix, to tone them down.


ON THE NEEDLES


After seeing so many podcasters knitting on them, I caved and cast on a Cozy Memories Blanket. I'm following the Memory Blanket pattern by Georgie Hallam, which shows you how to join each square as you knit them ... so you're not left with all these tiny squares to graft and ends to weave in at the end.

Thanks to Molly of A Homespun House, I can now continue knitting on my Dots Shawl without swearing like a long shore man. She super generously gifted me a set of Karbonz interch…

Episode 132: Thwack!

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I'm back this week with tales from Vogue Knitting Live!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

On Sunday, January 25th, I will be joining a panel for the Brooklyn Fiber Arts Guild, featuring Maria (Subway Knits Podcast), Marsha (One Geek to Craft Them All), and Sarah (Knit York City)! We'll be answering questions and discussing Yarn Crafting and Blogging. I hope you can make it. I'll have some of my yarn for sale, too!

Brooklyn Fiber Arts Guild
Panel On Yarn Crafting and Blogging

Sunday, January 25th, 1:30pm-4:00pm EST
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza

VOGUE KNITTING LIVE RECAP


BIG thanks again to Marsha from One Geek to Craft Them All and Susie from Chiagu for hosting a podcaster meet-up for me and Maria (Subway Knits Podcast). And another BIG thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello — it was so great meeting you!

- I caught up with Loop's Steph Gorin and Jill Draper — I even had a Franklin Habit sighting!


ON THE NEEDLES

Whispering Pines Shawl by Molly Klatt / Voolenvine Yarns - W…

Episode 131 - Bases On a Regular Basis

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EVENTS

Vogue Knitting Live!: Saturday, January 17th (12-1pm) — I'm excited to be joining Maria of the Subway Knits Podcast, Marsha of One Geek to Craft Them All, and Chiagu for a podcaster meet-up! Click here for more info. I hope you'll swing by and say hello! Brooklyn Knit and Crochet Guild Panel: Sunday, January 25th (1:30pm-4pm) — I will once again be joining Maria, and Marsha, along with Sarah from Knit York City at the Brooklyn Public Library to discuss Yarn Crafting and Blogging. I will also have some of my yarn for sale!

ON MY NEEDLES

Endurance Shawl Test - Knit for Elly Voolenvine Yarns / Blitzed "Poe"
Vanilla Socks - Sleep Season "Gauge"
Vanilla Socks - Voolenvine Yarns / Lush "Everything is Awesome" — FINALLY nabbed this project back from my mom. SPINNING
D-SPAKAL!We have giveaway prizes from Aaron Makes StuffandThe Fawn and the FoxMaking progress on my Loop Batt with my Spanish Peacock Drop Spindle Also started noodling around with my Subt…

Vogue Knitting Live! Podcaster Meet-Up

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I wasn't sure I'd be able to make it to Vogue Knitting Live! this year, with everything that's been going on ... but somehow, I made it work!

Yep! I'm excited to be joining Maria from the Subway Knits podcast for a podcaster meet-and-greet at the Chiagu + One Geek to Craft Them All booth! Stop by and say hello - I will have some Voolenvine Yarns Mini-Skeins and other fun podcast goodies to giveaway. Hope to see you there! Details below:


Meet the voices behind the Subway Knits and YarnGasm podcasts
New York Marriott Marquis Hotel Saturday, January 17,  Noon – 1pm Booth 118 , 5th Floor Presented by One Geek to Craft Them All and Chiagu




Episode 130 — "Unhappy Hipsters"

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UPDATES
My apartment is getting more and more empty by the week! I joke that I should probably submit a few photos to UnhappyHipsters.com

Sunday, January 25th, 2015 I will be joining a panel on Yarn Crafting and Blogging, hosted by the Brooklyn Knit & Crochet Guild! It'll be held at the Brooklyn Public Library from 1:30pm—4pm. You'll also be able to purchase Voolenvine Yarns! Click here for more info
OFF THE NEEDLES

Due to dropping temperatures, I was finally inspired to cast on a super chunky hat.I improvised a basic slouch using the Malabrigo Rasta yarn (Lotus colorway), which I purchased at the last Rhinebeck. We have a HO! Not surprisingly, I cast off 1/2 of another vanilla sock using Sleep Season's Gauge colorway.  
ON THE NEEDLES

I'm still test-knitting the Endurance Shawl for Elly of FO & Dye, using Voolenvine Yarns, Blitzed in "Poe"
I cast on a Dots Shawl by Casapinka using Voolenvine Yarns - Blitzed in "Faerie Hair" / Nouveau in "Poe&…

Episode 129: Treat Your Self

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UPDATES
Dennis got me some pretty cat-tastic stocking stuffers for Christmas! A Cats In Sweaters Calendar and a Cats in an Ice Cream Cone notebookI'm wearing my Llama Cross-Stitch print dress from MaryInk on Etsy. I mention Fiber Nymph's 90% Knitting Podcast  
OFF THE NEEDLES
Windschief Hat by Stephen West / Voolenvine Yarns - Deco Worsted in "Dirty On Purpose"
ON THE NEEDLES
I'm still knitting away on Dennis' Ranger CardiganVanilla Socks / Sleep Season - "Gauge" Awesome news for Gauge + Tension! They will have a new home at Brooklyn Craft Company beginning in February!
Foraging Mittens by Molly Klatt / Gynx Yarns - Glitz Sock "Golden Saucer" SPINNING

The D-SPAKAL kicks-off January 1st, 2015!  
Post your progress the Ravelry Thread and enter to win giveaway prizes — One post per-person please.

Join the conversation in the chatter thread

I will be spinning a Loop bullseye Batt "Violets" with a Spanish Peacock Drop Spindle. 

I warmed up …