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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 73

FOs

  • Katie
    • Reyna shawl by Noora Laivola using Savvy Skeins Comal sock in Midway
    • Rae by Cassie Munksgard using Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran in Petal Pusher
    • Bon Bon Toque by Tin Can Knits using Madtosh Vintage in Manor
    • Paddle Mitts by Tin Can Knits using Madtosh Dk Twist in Nassau Blue
  • Somer

    Knitting

 

  • Sumner by Woolly Wormhead using Knit Picks Stroll in “Tree Fort”

 

   Spinning

Active WIPS

  • Katie
    • OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams using Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock in Tinsel Tree
    • Sophisticated Traveler by Cassie Munksgard using Plucky Knitter traveler sport in magnet & steel and Sophisticate (50% Merino, 30% Mohair, 20% Silk) in Bedrock
    • Yowza weigh it shawl #4 by Susan B. Anderson using Miss Babs Yowza in Beautiful Dreamer
    • Gather by Tin Can Knits using Daizie Knits Dewy DK in Purple
  • Somer

    Knitting
    • Harvest by Tincanknits using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Targhee Worsted in Hot Rod Red
    • Inverness Diamond Mitts by Daniela Richardson using handspun from Brazen Stitchery in “Simply Irresistible”
    • Wide Open Spaces by Sara Gresbach in Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office in “Purple Rain”
    • Thames Fingerless Gloves by Taiga Hilliard in Neon Unicorn Studios String of Pearl Sock in “Mellow Rainbow” (this is a new name for the shop – I believe it was MunchkinMama on Etsy before & the base itself appears to be discontinued

Spinning

    • Brazen Stitchery Merino/Bamboo/Nylon in “Cadbury Eggs for Breakfast”

Casting on soon!

  • Katie
  • Somer
    • I’m pretty satisfied with my current projects right now, for once.

Other crafty pursuits

  • Zoom loom clone

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • Speckles from Plucky
  • Somer
    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sock of the Month skein from Neeley’s Knits

Events

  • Houston Fiber Fest, June 24-25, 2015 in Cypress, Texas. Katie will probably be there Friday. All 3 of us (and then some) will be there on Saturday.
  • Into the Wool Fiber Retreat, September 1-4, 2016 in Crossville, TN (Somer & Katie will be there).

Summer Reading KAL

For full details see the Ravelry group, but here are the basics.

The Summer Reading KAL will run from June 1 – September 30.

WIPs count.

Categories

  • Short story – projects 50-100 yards
  • Novel – projects 100-400 yards
  • Chunkster – projects 400+ yards
  • Boxed set – multiple projects that together equal at least 50 yards – perfect for sock yarn squares, hexipuffs, washcloths, bookmarks, etc.
  • Chatter thread – if you don’t want to bother with measuring yardage, just post in the chatter thread.
  • Cookbook club – The winning vote for June/July was smitten kitchen. Recipes from the website or the cookbook are fine. Voting for August’s selection will open in mid-July. Post recipe reviews and pictures of what you cook in the thread on the Ravelry group.

We’ll have prizes for, at the least, the chatter thread and each of the yardage threads. Specific prizes will be posted once we’ve decided. If you would like to donate a prize, you can email us at kitchenstitchespodcast@gmail.com or PM someryarns, kayteebe, or slightlyfoxed on Ravelry.

Prizes (this list will be updated as we get more prizes):

  • Handspun by Somer – specific skein to be decided

In the Kitchen

  • Somer
    • Down House – shrimp & grits
    • Cheesy Cheeseless Scrambled Eggs with Burst Cherry Tomatoes and Garlic Bacon from Cravings by Chrissie Teigen
    • Homemade ice cream

Reading & Watching

  • Katie
    • Finished Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh (adult fiction) – highly recommend any of her books if you like literary fiction
    • Finished I Kissed a Rogue by Shana Galen (historical romance)
    • Finished A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin (YA fiction, sorta historical with a smidge of action and romance)
    • Starting The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye (YA fantasy, romance, and Russia)
  • Somer
    • Finished The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (#2 in The Raven Cycle)
    • Finished The Battle of the Sun by Jeanette Winterson
    • Reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (#3 in The Raven Cycle)

 

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

If you’d like to get in touch with us, you can find us on Ravelry (links to profiles to the left) or email us at kitchenstitchespodcast@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Episode 51: Spring Break

This girl is on spring break! I haven’t taken a vacation where I didn’t have to do any traveling in I-don’t-know-how-long. This means lots of stuff to talk about!

FOs

Rainbow Dash

WIPs

Cerise
Sock Yarn Blanket
Newton Shawl
Basia
Trillian
Yowza Weigh It Shawl 3
Crocheted cowl from handspun

Spinning

Batt from SSK tasting room (gift from my mom)
Mountain Colors BFL Top in Lilac
Brazen Stitchery Polwarth in Rainbow Connection

In the Kitchen

Atlantic Beach Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie
White Bean and Artichoke Dip
Cheez It Chicken – inspired by Famous Butter Chicken
Queso flameado

What I’m Reading

Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones
Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

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!

FOs

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

Easy to Wear Cowl

WIPs

Worsted Boxy
Cerise
Sock Yarn Blanket

Spinning

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

Enabling

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 45: I’m so excited!

I hope everyone had a nice, restful 3-day weekend, if you were lucky enough to have Monday off! I know I really enjoyed that extra day. I always feel like that extra day is just a little gift. And then I completely waste it. 😉

What I’ve Been Up To

We didn’t do a whole lot over the weekend, but we did get a hike in on Saturday at Brazos Bend State Park. I think we saw about 20 alligators.

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We went out to eat a couple of times. We had lunch at Beck’s Prime on Sunday, which is good, but overpriced. Then, on our unanticipated kid-free night, we ate dinner at Great W’kana Cafe, which was delicious.

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Finished Objects

WIPs (Works in Progress)

Spinning

Cross Stitch

Still working on the 12 Days of Christmas Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. Almost done!

In the Kitchen