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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.

 

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

 

 

 

Episode 69: Just the Two of Us

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Active WIPS

  • Katie
    • Ballydesmond mitts by Irish Girlie Knits using Malabrigo rios in teal feather. I am leading the KAL over the Malabrigo group for MalMarch.
    • The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn using malabrigo silky merino in the Atardecer colorway (blues and purples like a watercolor)
  • Somer

    Knitting

    • Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu with Miss Babs Katahdin in Ivys (paid pattern, 200 yen, less than $2)
    • Cawl Me by Allie Coffey in Cakewalk Yarns in the Peppermint Bark colorway (paid pattern, $4.50)

 Spinning

    • Three Waters Farm Rambouillet in Birds in the Holly (December top of the month club)
    • Rolags from BlueBarnFiber: bamboo, angelina, firestar in the Starry Night colorway

Recent FOs

  • Katie
    • RVA hat by Karen Troyer Ladman was a test knit.  I’m used malabrigo merino worsted in pearl.
    • Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe using malabrigo twist in green gray

  • Somer
    • Brancusi mitts by NellKnits with Malabrigo Worsted in Blue Surf (paid pattern, $6)
    • 2 Knit Lit Chicks swap project – details to come
    • Slipped Ridge hat by Woolly Wormhead in Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Modern Fair Isle (paid pattern, $6)
    • Three Waters Farm Finn in Bright Open Sky (blues, reds, wine, kind of a very light tan (almost looks natural), brown) (November top of the month club)

    • Non-knitting adventures:
    • dyed 2 skeins of yarn
    • Photography


Casting on soon!

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • Sock yarn from Spun Right Round – Superwash Sock 80/20 (2 skeins) and Snappy Socks

 

Events

  • Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta, April 15-16, 2016 in Seguin, Texas (Katie & Somer will be there April 16)
  • Houston Fiber Fest, June 24-25, 2015 in Cypress, Texas (Katie will likely be there June 24; Somer & Darcy will likely be there June 25)
  • Into the Wool Fiber Retreat, September 1-4, 2016 in Crossville, TN (Somer & Katie will be there)

Non-knitting related:

  • Texas Library Association conference – any listeners going to be there?
  • Somer will be in Indianapolis in mid-May – suggestions for yarn shops or restaurants in the downtown area

 

In the Kitchen

 

Reading & Watching

  • Somer
    • Finished Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
    • Finished Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey
    • Finished Endangered Species by Nevada Barr
    • Watching
      • Gilmore Girls
      • The Bridge of Spies
      • The Magicians
      • 11/22/63

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Episode 68: Surrounded by WIPs

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Active WIPS

  • Katie
    • MALABRIGO MARCH projects!!! – RVA hat by Karen Troyer Ladman is another test knit.  I’m using malabrigo merino worsted in pearl.
    • Lambing Mitts by Veronika Jobe using malabrigo twist in green gray
    • The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn using malabrigo silky merino in the Atardecer colorway (blues and purples like a watercolor)
  • Somer
    • Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu with Miss Babs Katahdin in Ivys
    • Wide Open Spaces by Sara Gresbach with Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office (Worsted) in Purple Rain
    • Slipped Ridge hat by Wooly Wormhead with Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Modern Fair Isle
    • Leona Dare by Elizabeth Green Musselman with Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Summer Skin and Slate
    • Skew socks by Lana Holden (free from Knitty) with Undead Yarn in Children of the Corn…Flower
    • Moab Shawl by verybusymonkey – this is ready to cast on using the merino gradient set from W.C. Mercantile (only going to use half)
    • Brancusi mitts by NellKnits with Malabrigo Worsted in Blue Surf
    • Three Waters Farm Finn in Bright Open Sky (blues, reds, wine, kind of a very light tan (almost looks natural), brown) (November top of the month club)

Recent FOs

  • Katie
    • Rose City rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner –  My first EVER complete pair of socks!! I used ONLine Linie 2 Supersocke Silk Color in easter egg colors that self-stripe.
    • Zane shawl by Ambah O’Brien using Plucky Knitter traveler DK which is a merino, silk, and yak blend. I used a dark blue with teal tones called Grumpy Old Sailor as the MC, and then my CCs were Green Goddess (green), Mars (dark red), Venus (dark teal blue), and Galvanized (gray).  I employed a new (to me) technique for weaving in ends in garter stitch – Weaving in ends in garter by VeryPink Knits
  • Somer
    • merino gradient set from W.C. Mercantile that I picked up at the quilt festival
  • Darcy

Casting on soon!

  • Katie
    • More Malabrigo March projects — Ballydesmond mitts by Irish Girlie Knits using Malabrigo rios in teal feather. I am leading the KAL over the Malabrigo group for MalMarch.
    • Skelter hat by WoolyWormhead using Malabrigo rios in pocion
  • Darcy
    • Some kind of game knitting for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • Jaunt Sock blank from Unwind Yarn Company – sock blank with blue, teal, purple (speckles)
    • 8-bit sport by Nerd Girl Yarns in 2 colorways – Stay Alive  (various shades of blue) and Time Machine (gray with rainbow colored sections
  • Somer
    • Fiber from Panorama Fiber Arts in Holly Jolly
    • Malabrigo Mecha in Polar Morn
    • Haute Knit Yarns superwash merino fingering in Night Owl
    • Three Waters Farm top of the month club
  • Darcy

Events

  • Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta, April 15-16, 2016 in Seguin, Texas (Katie & Somer will be there April 16)
  • Houston Fiber Fest, June 24-25, 2015 in Cypress, Texas (Katie will likely be there June 24; Somer & Darcy will likely be there June 25)
  • Into the Wool Fiber Retreat, September 1-4, 2016 in Crossville, TN (Somer & Katie will be there)

In the Kitchen

  • Somer
    • Houston Rodeo BBQ cookoff
  • Darcy
    • Limoncello almost ready to bottle

Reading & Watching

  • Katie
    • Finished reading Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (book 2 of Red Queen series)
    • finished reading Beautiful Burn by Jamie McGuire (last book in Maddox Brothers series)
    • currently reading Night Study by Maria V. Snyder (part of the Study/Soulfinders series which began with Poison Study)
  • Somer
  • Darcy