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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 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

 

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

Acquisitions

  • 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

Events

  • 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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