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Episode 86

Episode 86

FOs

 

  • Somer

    Knitting

    • Chunky Dean Street Hat by Nina Machlin Dayton using Malabrigo Mecha in “Polar Morn”
    • Gridelin by Hunter Hammersen using Shaefer Yarn Company Heather

Spinning

 

  • Rock & String Creations BFL/silk in “Caramel Apple Cider” (460 yards)

 

  • Two Guys Yarn BFL/Silk in “Spring Blooms” (156 yards)
  • Elemental Fiber Works Merino/Tencel in “Earth” (400 yards)
  • Bobbin leftovers (Rock & String + Elemental Fiber Works (100 yards)

 

  • Katie
  • Feyre shawl by Shannon Cook using Plucky Knitter scholar in wanderlust and small batch 21.
  • Corner to Corner blanket by Catherine J. Watson. Crocheting a small blanket using partial skeins of Three Irish Girls Springvale worsted.

 

Active WIPS

 

  • Katie
    • Hemrick by Lynn Di Cristina using madtosh dk twist in cosmic silver
    • 2nd Avenue by Amy Miller using Plucky Knitter primo and snug fingering
    • Vorfreude by Monie Ebner using Plucky Knitter primo sport using good jeans, avocado toast, red haven, and early light
    • Yowza weigh it shawl by Susan B. Anderson using Miss Babs yowza in Petulant (various shades of purples and pink-purples)
    • Sunday Shawl by Alia Bland using Plucky Knitter primo worsted (crochet shawl)
  • Somer


Knitting

    • Whiz Bang Socks by Sara Shoo in Kimarie Yarn in “Bluebonnet”
    • Starting Point MKAL by Joji Locatelli using:
      • Undead Yarn Twilight in “Midnight Graveyard”
      • Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in “Brick”
      • Haute Knit Yarn Jimmy Sock in “Night Owl”
      • Madelinetosh Twist Light in “Paper”
      • Knit Picks Stroll dyed using “Spruce” and “Turquoise”
    • Giant Granny Square blanket
    • Paralucia Shawl by verybusymonkey using Happy Feet Dye for Me dyed using “Spruce”
    • Color Study by Karalee Harding using Daizy Knits in Wicked Cool and SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in
    • A little work on Riley Rose by Jennifer Lassonde

 

Spinning

  • Next up Gynx Yarn Masham in “Pumpkin”

Cross Stitch

  • Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery National Parks

 

  • Darcy
    • Socks using Knit Picks Felici in “Hummingbird”
    • Mermaid by Clare Garland using cotton yarn from stash

 

Casting on Soon

 

  • Darcy
    • Age of Brass and Steam kerchief by Orange Flower Yarn using …. ?

Acquisitions

  • Katie

 

  • Somer
    • MadelineTosh Vintage in “Snozberries”
    • Must Stash Yarn “Over the Rainbow”
    • I Dream of Yarn: A Knit and Crochet Coloring Book by Franklin Habit

 

  • Darcy
    • Project bag from a coworker
    • Project bag from Comicpalooza

Upcoming Events

  • Houston Fiber Fest
    • Somer, Darcy, and Katie
  • Probably Stitches Texas

 

In the Kitchen

 

  • Darcy
    • Garden gone wild!

Reading & Watching

 

  • Katie
    • Read The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares. I gave it 2 stars because of the family dynamics and animosity. Sasha and Ray share 3 sisters and a bedroom, but have never met…
    • Almost finished with Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. This is YA science fiction set in space. Noemi is trying to save her world, but encounters the ultimate mech (robot), Abel who was abandoned 30 years ago on his spaceship. There is an interstellar war going on, and Noemi is on a mission to stop the collapse of one the star gates.

 

 

Episode 85

FOs

  • Somer

    Knitting

    • Socks using Rock & String Creations in “Mountain Twilight”
    • Cat’s Paw by Emma Galati using Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Fingering/Sock Yarn in “Tuxedo Cat”
    • Vanilla socks using Must Stash Yarn in “Sorting Hat”
    • Simple WPI Toque using Three Waters Farm handspun 100% Falkland in Maple Leaf Rag
    • Harvest by tincanknits using Blue Moon Fibers 100% Targhee Worsted in ”Hotrod”
  • Katie
  • Hidden Falls wrap by The Plucky Knitter. I am using Plucky Knitter primo Aran in lonesome highway, Athos, green goddess, skies of November, and on the rocks.

Active WIPS

  • Katie
    • Feyre shawl by Shannon Cook using Plucky Knitter scholar in wanderlust and small batch 21.
    • Corner to Corner blanket by Catherine J. Watson. Crocheting a small blanket using partial skeins of Three Irish Girls Springvale worsted.
    • Hemrick by Lynn Di Cristina using madtosh dk twist in cosmic silver
  • Somer


Knitting

    • Peep Show by Lara Smoot using Undead Yarn
    • Whiz Bang Socks by Sara Shoo in Kimarie Yarn in “Bluebonnet”
    • Mince Pie Mayhem by Alice Yu from Socktopus using A Riot of Color Brannigan in “Spring Meadow”
    • Bob & Weave socks by Susie White using Unwind Yarn Company in “Lake Frances Sunrise”
    • Catching Fish socks by Penny Schumers using Log House Cabin
    • Virus Shawl using Yarn Carnival Fire Dancer in “Shark Week”
    • Paralucia Shawl by verybusymonkey using Plymouth Yarn Dye for Me Happy Feet handdyed using Jacquard Dyes in “Spruce”
    • Giant Granny Square blanket

 

Spinning

  • Rock & String Creations BFL/silk in “Caramel Apple Cider”

Casting on Soon

  • Somer
    • Socks using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in “Brick”
    • Maybe Joji Locatelli’s Mystery Wrap KAL
  • Katie
    • Find your fade by Andrea a Mowry using plucky knitter primo fingering and bello in blues, yellows, and greens and speckles.
    • Vorfreude by Monie Ebner using Plucky knitter primo sport in good jeans, avocado toast, red haven, and early light

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • Lolo Did it – Hippo for Cinco
  • Somer
    • MadelineTosh Vintage in “Mike Teevee”
    • Yarn Carnival “Oil Slick”
    • 2 batts from Butterfly Girl Designs
    • Bag from KC’s Pockets to Go
    • Eternal Sunshine minis from Open Skies Yarn
    • Naturally Kniity rolags

Upcoming Events

  • Houston Fiber Fest
    • Somer, Darcy, and Katie

In the Kitchen

Reading & Watching

  • Katie
    • Highly recommend The Hating Game by Sally Thorne . Contemporary romance that is soooooooooo good!
    • Read Love, Lies, and Spies by Cindy Antsey. Sorta kinda like a historical romance, but young adult (so no sex or even kissing) with a mystery and spies thrown in.  
    • Currently reading The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. This is a YA paranormal fantasy about a dark asha (witch) who comes into her powers.

Episode 84

Episode 84

FOs

  • Somer

    Knitting

    • One Kit Kat hats for the Pussyhat Project using the SweetGeorgia Superwash Merino Worsted in “Berry Tart”
    • Simple WPI Toque by Rachel Smith Anderson in Greenwood Fiberworks 100% BFL “Mallard”

  Spinning

  • Elemental Fiberworks 80% polwarth, 20% mohair, 20% silk in “Venus”
  • 2 Guys Yarn mixed BFL in “Spring Blooms”

 

Active WIPS

 

  • Katie
    • Feyre shawl by Shannon Cook using Plucky Knitter scholar in wanderlust and small batch 21.
    • OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams using Unwind Yarn Company Jaunt sock blank – blues, purples, green and Plucky Knitter feet in Outta my Hair for heels/cuffs
    • Hidden Falls wrap by The Plucky Knitter. I am using Plucky Knitter primo Aran in lonesome highway, Athos, green goddess, skies of November, and on the rocks.
  • Somer


Knitting

    • Cat’s Paw by Emma Galati using Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Fingering/Sock Yarn in “Tuxedo Cat”
    • Vanilla socks using Must Stash Yarn in “Sorting Hat”
    • Virus Shawl using Yarn Carnival Fire Dancer in “Shark Week”
    • Paralucia Shawl by verybusymonkey using Plymouth Yarn Dye for Me Happy Feet handdyed using Jacquard Dyes in “Spruce”
    • Simple WPI Toque using Three Waters Farm handspun 100% Falkland in Maple Leaf Rag
    • Giant Granny Square blanket

 

Spinning

  • Rock & String Creations BFL/silk in “Caramel Apple Cider”

 

 

Casting on Soon

  • Somer

 

  • Katie
    • Find your fade by Andrea a Mowry using plucky knitter primo fingering and bello in blues, yellows, and greens and speckles.

 

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • Lolo Did it – Hippo for St. Patty’s and Hippo for Easter
    • Gale’s Art Sock blank – butterflies and bright spring colors
    • Firefly Notes – cute tin with a cat on it and silver stitch markers with cat ears

 

  • Somer
    • Unwind Yarn Company Journey sock in “Bluffs”
    • Undead Yarn Peep Show kit
    • Undead Yarn Wild Rumpus
    • MadelineTosh Vintage in “Fizzy Lifting Drinks”
    • Elemental Fiberworks March Club – Merino/Tencel in “Enceladus“
    • Stitch Fix

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta
    • Katie & Darcy – maybe Friday
    • Somer – Saturday morning
  • Houston Fiber Fest
    • Somer, Darcy, and Katie

 

In the Kitchen

  • Somer
    • Marth and Marley Spoon
      • Irish Beef Stew with Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
      • Italian Tortellini Soup

 

Reading & Watching

 

  • Katie
    • Finished reading Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
    • Almost done with King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard
    • Watching Taboo with Tom Hardy

 

 

Episode 83

FOs

  • Katie
    • Sophisticated Traveler by Cassie Munksgard using Plucky Knitter sophisticate in Elixir and Traveler sport in Lady Violet

 

  • Somer

    Knitting

    • Shock Star Slouch by Emma Welford using Ancient Arts 100% Superwash Merino DK in “Gray Tabby”
    • Two Kit Kat hats for the Pussyhat Project using the SweetGeorgia Superwash Merino Worsted in “Berry Tart”

 

Spinning

  • Three Waters Farm BFL “Early Blooming”

Active WIPS

 

  • Katie
    • Om shawl by Andrea Mowry using Plucky Knitter snug worsted in wanderlust, social graces, melba, and gilded age
    • OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams using Unwind Yarn Company Jaunt sock blank – blues, purples, green and Plucky Knitter feet in Outta my Hair for heels/cuffs
    • Hidden Falls wrap by The Plucky Knitter. I am using Plucky Knitter primo Aran in lonesome highway, Athos, green goddess, skies of November, and on the rocks.

Somer

Knitting

    • Cat’s Paw by Emma Galati using Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Fingering/Sock Yarn in “Tuxedo Cat”
    • Vanilla socks using Must Stash Yarn in “Sorting Hat”
    • Herbivore by Stephen West using Hedgehod Fibers Sock in “Pod”
    • Harvest by tincanknits using Blue Moon Fiber Fiber Arts Targhee Worsted in “Hot Rod Red”

 

Spinning

  • Elemental Fiber Works Polwarth/Mohair/Silk in “Venus”

 

Casting on Soon

  • Somer
    • Virus Shawl by Julia Marquardt using Yarn Carnival in “Shark Week

  • Katie
    • Feyre shawl by Shannon Cook using Plucky Knitter scholar in wanderlust and small batch 21.
    • Find your fade by Andrea a Mowry using plucky knitter primo fingering and bello in blues, yellows, and greens and speckles.

 

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • Voolenvine yarn

 

  • Somer
    • Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Fingering/Sock Yarn in “Tuxedo Cat”
    • Elemental Fiberworks February Club – Polwarth/Mohair/Merino in “Titan”
    • KITTEN!!!

 

Reading & Watching

 

  • Katie
    • Finished reading Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth – YA fantasy — took me forever to get through and thought it was just ok
    • Currently reading Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder

 

 

Episode 80: Post-Thanksgiving

FOs

  • Katie
  • Riley Rose shawl by Jennifer Lassonde, using Plucky Knitter bello fingering in princess phone, medieval, high cotton and primo fingering in breakfast on 5th
  • Nangou by Melanie Berg using Plucky Knitter primo fingering in Bubblegum Flower and Cressey Road
  • Somer

    Knitting

    • Saki Slippers by NellKnits using Three Irish Girls Springvale Worsted in Petit Fours
    • Errnaments by Jessica Stokes (tiny sweater) using Unwind Yarn Company Twinkle Sock base (Victorian Red, Victorian Green)
    • Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure using Must Stash Yarn Perfect Sock in “Rey”

Spinning

  • Panorama Fiber Panda Top (merino/bamboo/nylon) in Holly Jolly, 320 yards DK
  • Three Waters Farm 100% Falkland in “Spring Spirit”, 266 yards worsted

Active WIPS

  • Katie
    • Om shawl by Andrea Mowry using Plucky Knitter snug worsted in wanderlust, social graces, melba, and gilded age
    • Sophisticated Traveler by Cassie Munksgard using Plucky Knitter sophisticate in Elixir and Traveler sport in Lady Violet
    • Always Amsterdam by Isabell Kraemer using Plucky Knitter lodge worsted in blueberry sour
    • OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
      • Rock & String Creations using colorway Bleeding Heart – 1 sock done
  • Somer

    Knitting
    • Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis using Lazy Cat Yarn in the Evergreen colorway
    • Lacy Baktus by Terhi Montonen using handspun Fiber Optic merino/silk in the Raspberry to Cream colorway
    • Baby Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekirk using Neeley’s Knits Super Sock in the Very Busy Caterpillar colorway
    • Zigzagular Socks by Susie White using Marigold Jen BFL/nylon in “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out”
    • Riley Rose by Jennifer Lassonde using Stunning String Theory in Gouda, Westminster Blue, and
    • Paralucia Shawl by verybusymonkey using Plymouth Dye for Me Happy Feet

Spinning

  • Three Waters Farm 100% Targhee in “Storm Clouds over Flowers”

Acquisitions

  • Somer
    • Unwind Yarn Company Errnaments Mini Skein Set on Twinkle Sock base (Victorian Red, Victorian Green, Victorian Blue, Victorian Gold, Snow White)
    • Elemental Fiber “Ceres” on merino/bamboo/silk
    • Panorama Fiber sock yarn “Brazos Bend”

In the Kitchen

Reading & Watching

  • Somer
    • Finished Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen
    • Reading Deep South by Nevada Barr
    • Watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Episode 78: Summer Reading KAL Prizes

FOs

  • Katie
    • April Snow by Knitterella (Jill Zielinski) using Plucky Knitter Snug fingering (70% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% alpaca) in Wanderlust, Plucky Knitter primo fingering in Pink Champagne on Ice, and Spun Right Round Snappy Sock in Shock Star
    • Paris Toujours by Isabell Kraemer knit with The Plucky Knitter Crew in Magnet & Stee
  • SomerKnitting

 

    • Moab Shawl – pattern by verybusymonkey, yarn was my handspun from WC Mercantile
    • Dragon’s Egg Bowl – started out as pattern by Graffic Designs (Ovum Dracona Drawstring Bag) but I didn’t have enough yarn, yarn was my handspun from a Gritty Knits batt in “Patina”

Spinning

  • Three Waters Farm 100% Polwarth in “Sky Behind the Trees,” will ply with another Three Waters Farm “The Light in the Trees”

 

Active WIPS

 

  • Katie
    • Riley Rose shawl by Jennifer Lassonde, using Plucky Knitter bello fingering in princess phone, medieval, high cotton and primo fingering in breakfast on 5th
    • OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams– 3 pairs!!
      • Rock & String Creations using colorway Bleeding Heart
      • KnitCircus Greatest of Ease in Twister Stripes
      • Quaere Fiber – special colorway for Socktober 2016 with the Carolina Fiber Girls
  • SomerKnitting
    • Vanilla socks by Susan B. Anderson, using Rock and String Creations in “Appalachian Autumn”
    • No. 2 Pencil Socks, using Yarn Enabler yarn in No. 2 Pencil, incorporates OMG Heel by Megan Williams and Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes
    • Riley Rose shawl by Jennifer Lassonde, using Stunning String Studio in Wild Blue Yonder, Westminster Blue, and Gouda
    • Color Study by Karalee Harding using Daizie Knits Hardy (discontinued base) in Wicked Cool with SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Boysenberry

Spinning

    • Three Waters Farm 100% Polwarth “The Light in the Trees”

Casting on soon!

  • Katie
    • Om shawl by Andrea Mowry using Plucky Knitter snug worsted in wanderlust, social graces, melba, and gilded age

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • OCD sock yarn from Must Stash in Autumn Afterglow
    • Yarn from Stitches Texas (Stunning String Studio, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio, Fresh from the Cauldron, Gynx Yarns)
  • Somer
    • Elemental Fibers Visions of Fiber club – colorways based on NASA/JPL’s Visions of the Future poster series. The third was Earth on ______
    • Stitches Texas acquisitions: Stunning String Creations fingering in Wild Blue Yonder, Westminster Blue, and Gouda; Twisted Owl Fiberworks Worsted in “Cosmos,” DK minis in “Slate” and “Papaya”; Undead Yarn Self Striping in the Vamphyri base in “Troll”; Gynx Yarns self striping in “Gingerbread House” and fiber in “Pumpkin Patch” (either Masham or BFL); Hedgehog Fibres sock yarn in “Pod”; bag from Kitchen Counter Crafter

Other Crafty Pursuits

  • Somer
    • Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery National Parks club

Summer Reading KAL Prizes

  • Short story – Rock & String Creations, phoenixfire
  • Novel – Somer’s handspun, crouchingcheese
  • Chunkster – Daizie Knits, lmecoll
  • Boxed set – Undead Yarn, CrazyKnittingFool
  • Chatter thread – sock blocker keychain, JillSerenity; Diana Couture DPN holder, EKellyO

In the Kitchen

Reading & Watching

  • Katie
    • Nothing exciting to share