Monthly Archives: February 2016

Episode 67: That Yarn Is a Pretty Pretty Pony

In the Kitchen talk starts at 67 minutes
Reading and Watching talk starts at 74 minutes

Active WIPS

  • Katie
    • Delicada mitts by Karen Troyer Ladman using Plucky Knitter Sweater in poppycock (a navy blue with teal undertones) 1st mitt done, about a third through the second one. This was a test knit.
    • Rose City rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner –  1 sock done, 2nd sock on heel flap, using some self-striping yarn that was old stash
    • Zane shawl by Ambah O’Brien using Plucky Knitter traveler DK
  • Somer
    • Leona Dare by Elizabeth Green Musselman, using Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Summer Skin and Slate
    • Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu, using Miss Babs Katahdin in Ivys
    • Vanilla socks with OMG heel, using handspun BFL nylon Greenwood Fiberworks in Mallard colorway
    • super-secret project for the 2 Knit Lit Chicks swap, using Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Nightshade
    • spinning merino gradient set from W.C. Mercantile that I picked up at the quilt festival
  • Darcy
    • Cirque shawlette – by Cristina Mershon (Quick Crocheted Accessories), using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi
    • Crochet Creeper – by Katie Bobbitt (free), using Green Ray Worsted

Recent FOs

  • Katie
    • Bradway shawl by Shannon Cook, knit with Plucky Knitter scholar in big sky, herbe, and wintry mix
    • Marled hat by The Plucky Knitter, knit with Plucky scholar in tapenade and bello worsted in french laundry
    • Seacliff Loop by Ien Sie, knit with Plucky Knitter primo fingering held double. I used bastille, vintage icebox, and two drifters.
    • So Fly hat by Justyna Lorkowska (Lete), using Plucky Knitter bello worsted in selvedge, a nice medium blue (dark cornflower/country blue)
  • Somer
    • The Nursery Cat by Sara Elizabeth Kellner, knit with handspun made from Fat Cat Knits Corriedale Cross Combed Top
    • Flotsam by Allie Coffey (Needs More Purple designs/craftieallie), knit with handspun King Tut by Kitty Mine Crafts (merino/tussah silk/stellina)
    • Never Shall Meet by Clothesline Designs (quiltercaroline on Ravelry), knit with FibroFibers Nightfall Shawl Ball in Into the Wool 2014 Exclusive colorway
    • Clue Shawl by verybusymonkey, knit with Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Tart
    • (spinning) Three Waters Farm Falkland 2-ply in Maple Leaf Rag
  • Darcy
    • Niles the Crocodile – Deb Richey (Crochet One-Skein Wonders), knit with sparkly green acrylic
    • Darcy shawlette – Karrie Steinmetz (free) , knit with Colinette Jitterbug Venezia colorway

Casting on soon!

  • Katie
    • Not sure…have yarn pulled for a Buccanneer shawl, but Malabrigo march starts March 1st, so probably a couple hats or mitts. Depends if my KAL suggestions get picked.
  • Somer
    • Slipped Ridge hat by Wooly Wormhead
    • Something with handspun Clown College from Twist Fiber Studio – maybe Honey Cowl
    • Moab Shawl by verybusymonkey – in my quest to always have something on the needles by verybusymonkey, I’m going to cast this on as soon as I’ve finished the fiber I’m currently spinning


  • Katie
    • 2 skeins of Regia Arne & Carlos sock yarn and a skein of Swans Island worsted
    • Yarn from Panorama Fiber Arts – 3 cakes of socky bombs (sock blanks dyed in gradient/various colors), a skein of Aussie DK, and a skein of Mandala sock. This was from a trunk show at Yarntopia on Saturday 2/6/16
    • 2 skeins of Plucky Knitter Lodge Worsted


  • Somer
    • Bday happened!
      • Patterns:
      • New telephoto camera lens 
      • Cross stitch Star Wars/owls pattern & Pluto pendant
      • Madelinetosh DK in Baroque Violet 
      • Madelinetosh DK in Arctic
      • Knitting Gauge ruler by Ann Budd 
      • Fine Things for Plain Occasions by Hunter Hammersen (from mom)
      • Bought a sweater’s quantity of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Targhee Worsted in Hot Rod Red but haven’t received it yet
    • Non-bday
      • Regia Arne & Carlos sock yarn
      • Niddy noddy
      • Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner from Lush


  • Into the Wool Fiber Retreat: Somer and Katie are attending
  • Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta: Somer and Katie are probably attending
  • Houston Fiber Fest: Somer, Darcy, and Katie all plan to attend, but maybe not together

In the Kitchen

Lemony lemons:

  • Somer
    • Lemon bars from Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook
  • Darcy
    • Poppy Lemon Pound Cake and Lemon Sponge Cake from Better Homes and Garden Cookbook
    • limoncello from Confessions of a Foodie blog


Other stuff:

  • Somer
    • Miso-Honey Chicken from Blue Apron

Reading & Watching

  • Katie
    • Finished reading Winter by Marissa Meyer
    • Watching Outlander and Black Sails
  • Somer
    • finished Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
    • finished On the Move by Oliver Sacks
    • finished Firestorm by Nevada Barr
    • Currently reading The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
    • binge-watched Mr. Robot over MLK weekend
    • binge-watched Jessica Jones (still haven’t finished)
    • X-Files
    • Grease Live
    • Shannara
  • Darcy
    • Finished with the Girl The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente
    • Currently reading with the Girl The 21 Balloons by William Pène du Bois
    • Currently reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    • Watching Foyle’s War off and on with the Husband

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