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Episode 137 - "Housewarming Things"

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My energy levels may be running a little low this episode, but I have lots of knitting, spinning, and other things to share!
ON THE NEEDLES

Two Land Highway RAGE Socks / Three Irish Girls - Adorn Sock, "Bryn"Toe-Up Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks / Voolenvine Yarns - Stark Sock, "Octopus Garden"Canopy Shawl by Mandarine's / Wollmeise DK, "Ein Klein Wenig Verrucht"Dani (Little Bobbins Podcast) and Maria (Stitched in Sweden Podcast) had cast one on and I couldn't resist casting one on, too! I'm knitting mine with beads. 
SPINNING
 I've been making sad progress on my D-SPAKAL spinning. Second guessing myself for deciding to ply-on-the-fly, as it's taking FOREVER to spin up. The good news is that once it's all done, I can just skein it, soak it, and knit it. You'll be happy to know, though, that after I finished recording, I put a rather big dent in it. YAY!I also spun another Fuzzling from Fondant Fibre. I plan to 2-ply it on my Aaron Mak…

Episode 136: I, Magic Looper

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I hope everyone had a happy Valentine's Day!

OFF THE NEEDLES

This week I have two (yes, TWO!) finished objects!

I finished knitting Dennis' Valentine's Day Socks JUST IN TIME! They're just a simple cuff-down vanilla sock with an eye-of-partridge heel. Yarn: Sweet Georgia / Tough Love Sock, "Magpie"Whispering Pines Shawlby Molly Klatt
Yarn: Voolenvine Yarns / Wolke, "Jilted Rose"
After I finished soaking both projects, I took a chance and put them in my electric spin-dryer, before blocking them.  The spin-drier wrings-out all the excess water, but the shawl and socks were still damp enough to block. Amazingly, they were blocked and dried with in about 2-hours!!!


ON THE NEEDLES


Cozy Memories Blanket - I only added one square this week, using the remaining yarn leftover from Dennis' Vday socks. It's been living in my LoveSockWool project bag. Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks - Voolenvine Yarns / Lush, "Octopus Garden" - Sadly, I will be froggin…

Episode 135: Just Add Pop Rocks

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UPDATES

If you weren't able to make it, Maria (Subway Knits Podcast) posted the audio from our panel on Yarn Crafting and Blogging for the Brooklyn Knit and Crochet Guild. Click here for pix and to listen!  I will be publishing a free pattern for the slouchy hat I improvised using Malabrigo Rasta, soon!ON THE NEEDLES

 I'm knitting a pair of socks for Dennis using an eye-of-partridge heel. Hoping to have these finished by Valentine's Day!!! Yarn is Sweet Georgia Yarns / Tough Love in the "Magpie" colorway. I knit a few more squares on my Cozy Memories Blanket! I'm using the Memory Blanket pattern by Georgie Hallam.  Unfortunately, I gave-up knitting on my Two Lane Highway RAGE / Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks- I just wasn't liking how the pattern and the yarn meshed together. SPINNING
 TREAT YOUR SELF

Unicorn project bag from LoveSockWool I mention that the pattern reminds me of the Unicorn Tapestries on exhibition at the Cloisters Museum in New York City.
Fondant …

Episode 134: Tentacley

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OFF THE NEEDLES

HO - Afterthought Heel Sock / Regia Self-Striping—For some reason, this sock knit up a smidge too big. It may be because the yarn is a heavier weight (sport?) or I was using dpns. I'm going to re-knit this time, decreasing my stitch count from 64 stitch cast on to a 60 stitch cast on.

ON THE NEEDLES

Whispering Pines Shawl: Pattern by Molly Klatt / Voolenvine Yarns / Wolke - "Jilted Rose"  I'm so close to knitting the lace edging! I purchased the beads (size 6/0) from EarthFaire.com
Two Lane Highway RAGE Socks:  Pattern by Sarah Stevens / Voolenvine Yarns / Lush - "Octopus Garden"Jane Richmond's Turkish Cast On Tutorial Continental Knitting Swatch: I've been wanting to learn how to knit continental, so I enrolled in another Craftsy class called Knit Faster with Continental Knitting. The instructor, Lorilee Beltman is amazing!
SPINNING

SUPER BIG THANKS to Aaron and Becca of Aaron Makes Stuff. They generously donated one of their awesome dro…