Episode 100!

Thanks to everyone who has stuck with us for 100 episodes, and, of course, anyone new trying us out! In addition to the standard content we usually include, we have peppered in some questions from the Knittinglife survey that was going around a while back. We hope you enjoy!

FOs

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Slippery by Sarah Dupuis using MadelineTosh Vintage Worsted in “Augustus Gloop”
      • Wavy Lines Dishcloth
      • Barley by tincanknits using Twisted Owl Fiber Arts worsted in “Cosmos” and DK in orange
    • Spinning
      • Created by Elsie BFL/nylon “Christmas Time”
      • Hobbledehoy “Lemonade Stand” battlings
  • Katie
    • Corner 2 corner crocheted blanket using Impeccable worsted in gray, two shades of blue and two shades of ref

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Separate Ways by Joji Locatelli using Stunning String Studios Smashing Sock in “Rusty Gate,” “Spicy Mustard,” “Aqua Ice,” and “Dutch Coral”
      • Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder using Atomic Fiber Co. in “Hocus Pocus” – funny story about the bag
      • Keepsies by Hunter Hammersen using Undead Yarn in “Lester”
      • My Knitted Heart Vanilla Socks using Rock & String Creation in “Appalachian Autumn”
      • Pay Day Socks by Leah Oakley using Destination Yarns in “Karachi”
      • Swing Left socks by Megan Williams using Panorama Fiber Arts in “Heart of Texas”
      • Knot Garden Shawl by verybusymonkey using Shalimar Breathless in “Gunmetal”
      • Waterdance by Julia Swart using Yarn Carnival Paradigm Shift
    • Spinning
      • Into the Whirled Odds and Ends
  • Katie
    • In the Light by Casey Day-Crosier (Tangerine Designs). Asymmetric shawl knit holding fingering weight double, that transitions/marls into the next color. Also, an applied border that becomes fringe. Using Plucky knitter in a dark navy teal blue, a variegated blue and purple, and a purple pink.
    • Yowza weigh it shawl #1 in Miss Babs yowza
    • Bargello Planter kit from Brooklyn Craft Company

Casting on soon:

  • Somer
  • Katie
    • Hipster shawl by Joji Locatelli using Plucky Knitter – either cozy in a purple
    • Tuft Wrap by Plucky knitter — will use crew (merino/cotton blend) in poppycock, cloud cap, and caramel kiss

Acquisitions

  • Somer
    • Leading Men Fiber Arts: “Just Sayin’” on Showcase
    • Leading Men Fiber Arts: “Spiced Apple Cider” on Showcase
    • Destination Yarns Passport Sock in “Karachi”
    • Undead Yarn Vamphyri in “This Is Halloween” (Thanks, Heidi!)
    • Gynx Yarn “Christmas Lights”
    • Bags by Awesome Grannie Southwestern bag

Reading & Watching

 

Episode 95

FOs

Somer

  • Knitting
    • Hidden Gusset mitts by Mone Dräger in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in “Snap Dragon”
    • Pay Day Socks by Leah Oakley in Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock in “Lake Frances Sunrise”
  • Spinning
    • 2 Guys Yarn Wensleydale in “Shortcake”
    • Shirsty Cat Designs Merino/Tencel

Active WIPS

Somer

  • Knitting
    • Distract Me sweater by Amanda Woeger in Suburban Stitcher Sock in “Slate Blue” and “Rivers Edge”
    • Vanilla socks using Elemental Fiber Works Polwarth/Silk/Mohair in “Venus”
      • Garter Rib Socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel in Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock in “Bluffs”

Katie

  • Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry. I am using Miss Babs Kaweah DK.
  • Bankhead hat by Susie Gourlay in malabrigo worsted in hummingbird
  • Crochet temperature blanket – granny squares – each round is a day, so 52 squares. Will make 4 extra squares to have 56 – 7×8. I am using a box store worsted in 8 colors.  Up to 26+ squares. I am using this method to join the squares together.

Other Crafty adventures

  • Cross stitch stocking

Acquisitions

Somer

  • Phat Fiber box

Katie

  • No yarn in 3 weeks!

Events

  • DFW Fiber Fest – Somer will be there for a while on Friday

Reading & Watching

Somer

  • Reading
    • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Watching
    • Bright Star musical
    • Love, Simon

Katie

  • Read Beyond Scandal and Desire by Lorraine Heath. Historical romance – 3 stars.
  • Started Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  It is on hold until I sort out my feelings about this book.
  • Reading Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen. Historical romance.
  • Up next is Wicked Deep by Shea Earnshaw — YA paranormal and witches

In the Kitchen

  • Baking
    • Double Ginger Crumb Cookies
    • Lemon Cookie Cups with a lemon buttercream
  • Non baking
    • Hamburger stroganoff

Episode 94

FOs

  • Somer
    • Spinning
      • Elemental Fiber Works targhee/bamboo/silk in “Kepler 16-b”
      • Elemental Fiber Works BFL/silk in “First Exoplanet”

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Quaker Lines by Susan Ashcroft in handspun Three Waters Farm Rambouillet in “Birds in the Holly”
      • Constellate Hat by Hunter Hammersen in “Stargazing” Kimarie’s Knit Knacks
      • Knitting at the Library cowl by Cori Eichelberg in Open Skies Yarn mini skeins Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind colorways
      • Distract Me sweater by Amanda Woeger in Suburban Stitcher Sock in “Slate Blue” and “Rivers Edge”
      • Argent by Hunter Hammersen in Cascade Heritage Sock in “Royal Blue”
      • Hidden Gusset mitts by Mone Dräger in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in “Snap Dragon”
    • Spinning
      • 2 Guys Yarn Wensleydale in “Shortcake”
  • Katie
    • Bankhead hat by Susie Gourlay in malabrigo worsted in hummingbird
    • Crochet temperature blanket – granny squares – each round is a day, so 52 squares. Will make 4 extra squares to have 56 – 7×8. I am using a box store worsted in 8 colors.

Other Crafty adventures

  • Cross stitch stocking

Acquisitiions

  • Somer
    • Leading Men Fiber Arts “Starting Point,” “Only Have Eyes for You,” and “Twilight Sparkle”
    • Suburban Stitcher “Slate Blue”
    • Woolen Boon
  • Katie
    • Duck Duck Wool yarn
    • Suburban Stitcher trunk show
    • Fiber from Rock and String Creations
    • Portable yarn bowl from Lone Star Arts

Reading & Watching

In the Kitchen

  • Baking (all recipes from Dorie’s Cookies)
    • Torta Sbrisolona
    • White Chocolate-Lavender Sablés
    • Kamish
    • Peanut Butter Changeups

Episode 93

FOs

  • Somer
    • Crochet
      • Willy Wonka blanket using MadelineTosh DK and Vintage in Willy Wonka, Fizzy Lifting Drink, Mike Teevee, Violet Beauregarde, Snozzberry, Wonka Wash, and Slugworth
      • Dishcloths, etc. using Red Heart Scrubby and Scrubby Sparkle (6 completed, plus 1 fail)
    • Spinning
      • Heavenly Fibers Targhee
      • Greenwood Fiber Works camel/silk in “Rosewood”
  • Darcy
    • Lots of amigurumi!
    • Used up Nerd Girl yarn Coraline
      • FruJu Hat by Deb Cunningham
      • Spring Garden Shorties by Cathleen Campbell (One Skein Sock Yarn)
    • Close to You shawl (Justyna Lorkowska) using Western Sky Knits single strand sock blank in Cosmic

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Mitred square sock blanket
      • Quaker Lines by Susan Ashcroft in handspun Three Waters Farm Rambouillet in “Birds in the Holly”
      • Argent from Hunter Hammersen’s Curls in Cascade Heritage Sock in Royal Blue
      • Geology Shawl by verybusymonkey in Malabrigo Sock “Lettuce”
    • Spinning
      • Elemental Fiber Works targhee/bamboo/silk in “Kepler 16-b”
  • Katie
    • Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry. I used Dk yarns from Twist fiber Studio, Black Cat Fibers, and Rock and String Creations.
    • Tread by Shannon Cook using Round Table yarns in the lancelot (worsted) base. Using a purple color called Ambrosius.
    • Quill by Andrea Mowry using Plucky Knitter snug worsted in a blue one hit wonder
    • Bankhead hat by Susie Gourlay in malabrigo worsted in hummingbird
  • Darcy
    • Bonnie’s Targ (see above) in Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Eggplant
    • Wendy’s Fern Shawl by Princess Grenouille in Elemental Fiberworks Mars handspun by Somer
    • Doctor Who Scarf 14th Season by Tara Wheeler in Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Ash, Cream, Fairy Tale, Eggplant, Mulberry, Wisteria, and Pucker

Casting on Soon

  • Somer
    • Constellate Hat by Hunter Hammersen in “Stargazer” (or “Stargazing”?) by Kimarie’s Knitknacks
    • Sweater?

Other Crafty adventures

  • Cross stitch stocking

Acquisitions

  • Somer
    • Nothing knitting related but prezzies
      • Puzzle keeper
      • Cottage garden game
      • Roses
  • Katie
    • Hippo for Mardi Gras from Lolo did it
    • Speckled yarn from Long Dog Yarns
    • Fiber from Rock and String Creations
    • Darcy

 

  • Dumpling Cats by Sarah Sloyer

 

Reading & Watching

  • Darcy
    • Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
    • Reading for Tournament of Books judging in March
    • Watching Geek & Sundry shows (Critical Role’s new campaign!)
    • Watching RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3
    • Watching Black Mirror

In the Kitchen

  • Baking
    • Blueberry-Buttermilk Pie Bars
    • Garam Grahams
    • Butterscotch No-Bakes

 

Episode 92

Thanks for listening after our little holiday hiatus. We’ll be back soon with Episode 93 and hope to get on a more regular recording schedule.

FOs

  • Somer
    • Knit
      • Samothrace Wings by Susan Ashcroft in Gynx Yarn Masham in “Pumpkin”
      • Paralucia Shawl by verybusymonkey in Happy Feet Dye 4 Me in “Spruce”
      • Vanilla Socks with Gynx Yarn in “Gingerbread House”
      • Mini hat garland
      • 2 Crocheted Christmas trees
      • Simple WPI Toque in Greenwood Fiberworks Merino/Bamboo/Silk in “Jingle Bells”
      • Thursday Morning Cowl by Alicia Plummer in Malabrigo Rios “Nimbus Gray”
      • Color Study Shawl by Karalee Harding in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Berry something and Daizie Knits in Hardy 2.0 in Wicked Cool
    • Spinning
      • Elemental Fiber Works Polwarth/Silk in HD 40307g
      • Elemental Fiber Works Oatmeal BFL/silk in Trappist-1e
      • Spunky Eclectic Polwarth in Tacos
  • Katie
    • Winter Butterflies by Jenny F (sweaterfreak) using Plucky Knitter primo worsted in a one hit wonder in a dark gray. This is a cabled hat.
    • Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry. I used Dk yarns from Twist fiber Studio, Black Cat Fibers, and Rock and String Creations.

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Payday Socks by Leah Oakley in Unwind Yarn Company in Lake Frances Sunrise
      • Quaker Lines by Susan Ashcroft in handspun Three Waters Farm Rambouillet in “Birds in the Holly”
      • Argent from Hunter Hammersen’s Curls in Cascade Heritage Sock in Royal Blue
      • Geology Shawl by verybusymonkey in Malabrigo Sock “Lettuce”
      • Dishcloths
    • Spinning
      • Heavenly Fibers Targhee
  • Katie
    • 800 yard dash shawl by Knitterella using Plucky Knitter primo fingering in oatmeal, wanderlust, and small batch 28.
    • Compass Shawl by Shannon Cook using Plucky Knitter groovy (cashemere!) in As You Wish and medieval.
    • Tread by Shannon Cook using Round Table yarns in the lancelot (worsted) base. Using a purple color called Ambrosius.
    • Quill by Andrea Mowry using Plucky Knitter snug worsted in a blue one hit wonder
    • Bankhead hat by Susie Gourlay in malabrigo worsted in hummingbird

Casting on Soon

  • Katie
    • Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry in Kaweah Dk from Miss Babs in grays and purples.
  • Somer
    • Constellate Hat by Hunter Hammersen in “Stargazer” (or “Stargazing”?) by Kimarie’s Knitknacks

Acquisitiions

  • Somer
    • MadelineTosh Tosh DK in “Veruca Salt”
    • Hobbledehoy battlings in Gingerbread House
    • Rock and String Creations Alpaca/Silk
    • Elemental Fiberworks in Bubble Nebula
    • Twist Fiber Studio/Ninja Chickens tote bag
    • Greenwood Fiber Works Baby Camel/Silk Fiber
    • Blue Barn Farm Yak/Silk Fiber
    • Twist Fiber Studio Nantahala DK in “Gypsy Heart”
    • Twist Fiber Studio Cumberland DK in “Chameleon”
  • Katie
    • Miss Babs Kaweah DK – made my own gradient going from dark gray to light gray/purple
    • Black Cat Fibers – Dk and sock yarn – 40 Whacks – light gray base with dark red speckles

Reading & Watching

In the Kitchen

 

Episode 91

 

FOs

 

  • Somer
    • Knit
      • Starting Point MKAL by Joji Locatelli using:
        • Undead Yarn Twilight in “Midnight Graveyard”
        • Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in “Brick”
        • Haute Knit Yarn Superwash Merino Sock in “Night Owl”
        • Madelinetosh Twist Light in “Paper”
        • Knit Picks Stroll dyed using “Spruce” and “Turquoise”
      • Collywobbles by Emily Estrada using Haute Knit Yarn in”Spooky Spooky”
      • Vanilla socks in my handspun (Rock & String Creations BFL/silk in “Caramel Apple Cider”)
      • Slipstream Hat by Louise Zass-Bingham using Knitted Wit Victory Sock in “Bad Santa”
      • Circumvolute Hat B by Hunter Hammersen using Nomadic Yarns DK in “Fa La La”
    • Spinning
      • Butterfly Girl Designs batt
    • Cross Stitch
      • Ouija board

 

  • Katie
  • Om Shawl by Andrea Mowry using Plucky Knitter snug worsted. About 80% done.
  • 2nd Avenue by Amy Miller. Using Plucky Knitter primo fingering and snug fingering.

 

Active WIPS

 

  • Katie
    • Lambing mitts by Veronika Jobe using Plucky Knitter sweater in Blackwatch
    • Boneyard shawl by Stephen West using Suburban Stitcher’s merino DK in cinder.  This is a super plain shawl, so I might frog and use the yarn for something else.
  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Giant Granny Square blanket
      • Vanilla Socks with Gynx Yarn in “Gingerbread House”
      • Mini hat garland
    • Spinning
      • Elemental Fiber Works Polwarth/Silk in HD 40307g
    • Cross Stitch
      • Star Wars owls

 

Casting on Soon

  • Katie
    • Winter Butterflies by Jenny F (sweaterfreak) using Plucky Knitter primo worsted in a one hit wonder in a dark gray. This is a cabled hat.
    • 800 yard dash shawl by Knitterella using Plucky Knitter primo fingering in oatmeal, wanderlust, and small batch 28.
    • Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry, yarn not yet picked out, but will likely do a DK version in blues/greens/browns.

 

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • Hippos — Hippo for Thanksgiving and HIPPO FOR CHRISTMAS!! By Lolodidit
    • Suburban Stitcher – Cinder on her merino DK and sock base   
    • Ninja Chickens and Twist Fiber studio- eco dyed project bag by Ninja Chickens and bag made by Twist. I got a purple print with a light oatmeal canvas bottom.                              

 

  • Somer
    • Madelinetosh Vintage in “Oompa Loompa”
    • Suburban Stitcher Sock in “Rivers Edge”
    • Bags by Awesome Grannie notions pouch

 

Reading & Watching

 

  • Katie
    • Read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee.  This is  YA historical fiction with too much going on for my taste.  This book had too many tropes, plus then tried to add a paranormal element that was just sort of hokey.  I would have liked the story better if it had 1-2 less tropes.
    • Read Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray. This is the third book in the Diviners series.  I felt that it did not move the story along very much. They are still chasing the “man in the stovepipe hat” and dealing with ghosts.
    • Currently reading The Renegades by Marissa Meyer.  This is a new YA superhero series by the author. I am feeling very meh about it and might not finish.  It seems to be a combination with Batman (DC comics) elements and Marvel comic characters kinda put together.