Monthly Archives: February 2015

Episode 49: A fair amount of enabling

I’m terrible at keeping New Year’s Resolutions (who isn’t?). I am still trying to consistently post show notes, but sometimes the only way to get an episode published is to just get it up there!

My recording schedule has been a bit wonky lately, and I think I’m going to have to officially change things up. While I like recording in the mornings, it’s not really working with my schedule anymore. Stay tuned!

And now…show notes!

I visited Park Avenue Yarns in League City on Sunday for a meet-up with some local knitters. Local to Houston. None of us live near this LYS, but it was so worth the trip! Park Avenue Yarns is a lovely store with everything you could want! I was like a kid in a candy store! I was mostly good, though, and only bought one treat. The other things I bought were either necessities (some stitch holders and Eucalan) or something I have been wanting to buy but have been unable to find at other yarn stores (bare yarn and dye!). If you are ever in the Houston area and want to go on a yarny adventure, I highly recommend making the trek to Park Avenue Yarns!


Olympic Forest Baby Blanket – This isn’t blocked yet, but I’ll do that today.

Easy to Wear Cowl


Worsted Boxy
Sock Yarn Blanket


Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks Merino/Bamboo in Glacier
Kitty Mine Crafts Stellar Top (Merino/Mulberry Silk/Stellina) in King Tut


Bag from Little Skein in the Big Wool (image from shop listing)

Vice Brazen DK in the Park Avenue Yarns Colorway

Kitty Mine Crafts Stellar Top (Merino/Mulberry Silk/Stellina) in King Tut (image from shop listing)

Twist Fiber Studio Superfine Merino in Clown College

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 In the Kitchen Glazed Lemon Loaf from Sally’s Baking Addiction cookbook  

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Roasted Vegetables
Chili – Slightly modified from this Two Alarm Chili recipe

What I’m Reading

Finished The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara and Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
Currently reading The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos

Episode 47: Another year older

I haven’t had time to do real show notes this week, but I am posting links to things I talked about. For pictures, follow me on Instagram. I’ll do better next week, promise!




Polwarth/stellina by Never Enough Thyme

100% superwash merino by Two If By Hand

Falkland from Phat Fiber box (can’t remember the dyer, but I think it might have been Kitty Mine Crafts)

Merino/bamboo from Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks

Cross stitch

Finished the 12 Days of Christmas Sampler!

In the Kitchen

I talked about:

Austin Pizza Garden

White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes – from Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook

Rustic Chicken Tart with Spinach and Brie – from America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook

Cheddar Quiche