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Episode 150: Planned Pooling

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Show Notes Coming Soon ...

UPDATES

For Memorial Day weekend, me and Dennis visited the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge out in Rockaway. I hope everyone was able to enjoy a nice long weekend, too!

ON THE NEEDLES

A Thing for String Socks ... almost done!

I put another dent in my Canopy Shawl while watching Mad Men on Netflix


Episode 149: Up In the Air

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ON THE NEEDLES:

Plain Cuff-Down Socks with yarn by A Thing For String. Colorway: "Monet"
Lattice shawl by Maria Montzka with yarn by O Wool. Colorway: "Barn Owl"SPINNING
I finished spinning and plying my Loop Bullseye Bump! After navajo plying it, it ended up being more of a worsted weight yarn.
 The fiber I started spinning on my Lendrum right after, is deep stash from Mulberry Fibers on Etsy.
If you're going through D-SPAKAL withdrawal, I also mention Holli from the Swift Knits Podcast is hosting a Hat SPAKAL. TREAT YOUR SELF
Lynai Yarns - "Across the Universe"Fibernymph Dye Works - "Time to Make the Donuts"Lisa also has a podcast called 90% Knitting — check it out! JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH
Custom bracelet from Origami Owl (THANK YOU KELLI!!!)New PodcastsSuburban Stitcher hosted by DianneKnitting Expat hosted by MenaSHOP UPDATE

No shop update this week. Update will be moved to Monday, May 25th, 2015 @ 2pm EST. See you then!

Episode 138: Lots to Digress

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This week I give a recap of my Gauge + Tension Trunk Show. Super big thanks to Michele, and everyone who swung by to hang out!

OFF THE NEEDLES

I finished knitting my Waterlily top! However it wasn't without a few hitches and glitches.

The back of the neck had a case of the saggies (Why yes, I totally made that word up)! Recalling a technique tip from the Yarn Harlot, I added some crochet reinforcement to the back neckline.

I previously used the same technique on the neckline of my Velynda Cardigan.



ON THE NEEDLES

I cast on a new pair of socks with yarn by A Thing For String in her "Monet" colorway — a gift from Laura of Gynx YarnsBut the yarn is so pretty, I kind of want to frog the socks and knit a shawl with it.

I'm still plugging away on myCanopy Shawl... 

SPINNING

This week I put a rather large dent in my Loop Bullseye Bump ... in fact, I'm Navajo plying the thing as I type (intermittently, of course!)

I also worked on a Fondant Fibre Fuzzling, using my Span…

Episode 147: Things to Do In Brooklyn

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OFF THE NEEDLES

I finished my Grainbow Socks by Gynx Yarns!

ON THE NEEDLES

I've been knitting away monogamously on my Waterlily top. I'm almost done! Hoping to have it finished in time to wear to my trunk show atGauge + Tension, this weekend.

CROSS STITCHING

A HUGE thanks to everyone for all the cross stitching tips. The problem was that I was stitching with three strands of embroidery floss on 40 count linen, when all I really needed was one strand.  Thanks to you guys, my cross stitching is smooth sailing!

I also give mention to the Loop technique.

SPINNING
This week I finally announce the D-SPAKAL giveaway prize winners!

Congrats to everyone who participated and completed your projects - it wasn't easy.
Even bigger congrats to the following prize-winners:
#23 - EdogaOne skein of Voolenvine Yarns in your colorway of choice#38 - Nougat BarFox & The Fawn Project / Tote Bag #45 - Carlenergy(Correction: In the episode I say "40" but it was really "45")Fon…

Episode 146: Hello From Bushwick

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UPDATE

We FINALLY moved into our new home! This week, I'm recording from my new home office / craft room which (if you're curious) I painted a medium grey with lavender undertones appropriately named "Wool .04" by Colorhouse Paints.

ON THE NEEDLES

Cuff-Down / FLK Heel Socks - Gynx Yarns "Grainbow"
I'm currently knitting the foot of the second sock!Canopy ShawlI'm really enjoying knitting the applied border - a technique that seems to be all the rage, these days. Waterlily TopStill working on the back lace ... hoping to have it finished in time for my trunk show at Gauge + Tension

Cozy Memories BlanketTwo new squares added.
SPINNING / TREAT YOURSELF


New stash acquisitions from Fondant Fibre- "Angel Cake" braid from The Bakery Collection and of course, more Fuzzlings! Deb also spoiled me rotten with more fuzzlings in her new "Sea Glass" colorway. Thank you Deb!!! xox
OTHER CRAFTS


I started working on my "Tea Time" cross stit…