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Episode 101

FOs

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Separate Ways by Joji Locatelli using Stunning String Studios Smashing Sock in “Rusty Gate,” “Spicy Mustard,” “Aqua Ice,” and “Dutch Coral”
      • Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder using Atomic Fiber Co. in “Hocus Pocus” – funny story about the bag
      • Swing Left socks by Megan Williams using Panorama Fiber Arts in “Heart of Texas”
    • Spinning
      • Into the Whirled Odds and Ends
      • Gritty Knits batts

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Pay Day Socks by Leah Oakley using Destination Yarns in “Karachi”
      • Nightshift by Andrea Mowry using various handspun
      • Scrappy blankets
    • Spinning
      • Twin Mommy Creations 100% Domestic Top in “Medley”
  • Katie
    • In the Light by Casey Day-Crosier (Tangerine Designs). Asymmetric shawl knit holding fingering weight double, that transitions/marls into the next color. Also, an applied border that becomes fringe. Using Plucky knitter in a dark navy teal blue, a variegated blue and purple, and a purple pink.
    • Yowza weigh it shawl #1 in Miss Babs yowza
    • Bargello Planter kit from Brooklyn Craft Company
    • Corner 2 corner crocheted blanket using Caron worsted weight in a dark purple

Casting on soon:

  • Katie
    • Hipster shawl by Joji Locatelli using Plucky Knitter – either cozy in a purple
    • Tuft Wrap by Plucky knitter — will use crew (merino/cotton blend) in poppycock, cloud cap, and caramel kiss

Acquisitions

  • Somer
    • Hobbledehoy battlings
    • Mint Rain yarn “Witching Hour”
    • Phat Fiber box “Witch’s Brew”
  • Katie
    • Suburban Stitcher Pure Sock – gradient like set of blues – Navy, Float, 2am kisses, blueprint

In the Kitchen

  • Butcher Box
  • Skinnytaste One & Done

Reading & Watching

 

Episode 100!

Thanks to everyone who has stuck with us for 100 episodes, and, of course, anyone new trying us out! In addition to the standard content we usually include, we have peppered in some questions from the Knittinglife survey that was going around a while back. We hope you enjoy!

FOs

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Slippery by Sarah Dupuis using MadelineTosh Vintage Worsted in “Augustus Gloop”
      • Wavy Lines Dishcloth
      • Barley by tincanknits using Twisted Owl Fiber Arts worsted in “Cosmos” and DK in orange
    • Spinning
      • Created by Elsie BFL/nylon “Christmas Time”
      • Hobbledehoy “Lemonade Stand” battlings
  • Katie
    • Corner 2 corner crocheted blanket using Impeccable worsted in gray, two shades of blue and two shades of ref

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Separate Ways by Joji Locatelli using Stunning String Studios Smashing Sock in “Rusty Gate,” “Spicy Mustard,” “Aqua Ice,” and “Dutch Coral”
      • Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder using Atomic Fiber Co. in “Hocus Pocus” – funny story about the bag
      • Keepsies by Hunter Hammersen using Undead Yarn in “Lester”
      • My Knitted Heart Vanilla Socks using Rock & String Creation in “Appalachian Autumn”
      • Pay Day Socks by Leah Oakley using Destination Yarns in “Karachi”
      • Swing Left socks by Megan Williams using Panorama Fiber Arts in “Heart of Texas”
      • Knot Garden Shawl by verybusymonkey using Shalimar Breathless in “Gunmetal”
      • Waterdance by Julia Swart using Yarn Carnival Paradigm Shift
    • Spinning
      • Into the Whirled Odds and Ends
  • Katie
    • In the Light by Casey Day-Crosier (Tangerine Designs). Asymmetric shawl knit holding fingering weight double, that transitions/marls into the next color. Also, an applied border that becomes fringe. Using Plucky knitter in a dark navy teal blue, a variegated blue and purple, and a purple pink.
    • Yowza weigh it shawl #1 in Miss Babs yowza
    • Bargello Planter kit from Brooklyn Craft Company

Casting on soon:

  • Somer
  • Katie
    • Hipster shawl by Joji Locatelli using Plucky Knitter – either cozy in a purple
    • Tuft Wrap by Plucky knitter — will use crew (merino/cotton blend) in poppycock, cloud cap, and caramel kiss

Acquisitions

  • Somer
    • Leading Men Fiber Arts: “Just Sayin’” on Showcase
    • Leading Men Fiber Arts: “Spiced Apple Cider” on Showcase
    • Destination Yarns Passport Sock in “Karachi”
    • Undead Yarn Vamphyri in “This Is Halloween” (Thanks, Heidi!)
    • Gynx Yarn “Christmas Lights”
    • Bags by Awesome Grannie Southwestern bag

Reading & Watching

 

Episode 95

FOs

Somer

  • Knitting
    • Hidden Gusset mitts by Mone Dräger in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in “Snap Dragon”
    • Pay Day Socks by Leah Oakley in Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock in “Lake Frances Sunrise”
  • Spinning
    • 2 Guys Yarn Wensleydale in “Shortcake”
    • Shirsty Cat Designs Merino/Tencel

Active WIPS

Somer

  • Knitting
    • Distract Me sweater by Amanda Woeger in Suburban Stitcher Sock in “Slate Blue” and “Rivers Edge”
    • Vanilla socks using Elemental Fiber Works Polwarth/Silk/Mohair in “Venus”
      • Garter Rib Socks from Sock Architecture by Lara Neel in Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock in “Bluffs”

Katie

  • Free Your Fade by Andrea Mowry. I am using Miss Babs Kaweah DK.
  • Bankhead hat by Susie Gourlay in malabrigo worsted in hummingbird
  • Crochet temperature blanket – granny squares – each round is a day, so 52 squares. Will make 4 extra squares to have 56 – 7×8. I am using a box store worsted in 8 colors.  Up to 26+ squares. I am using this method to join the squares together.

Other Crafty adventures

  • Cross stitch stocking

Acquisitions

Somer

  • Phat Fiber box

Katie

  • No yarn in 3 weeks!

Events

  • DFW Fiber Fest – Somer will be there for a while on Friday

Reading & Watching

Somer

  • Reading
    • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Watching
    • Bright Star musical
    • Love, Simon

Katie

  • Read Beyond Scandal and Desire by Lorraine Heath. Historical romance – 3 stars.
  • Started Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  It is on hold until I sort out my feelings about this book.
  • Reading Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen. Historical romance.
  • Up next is Wicked Deep by Shea Earnshaw — YA paranormal and witches

In the Kitchen

  • Baking
    • Double Ginger Crumb Cookies
    • Lemon Cookie Cups with a lemon buttercream
  • Non baking
    • Hamburger stroganoff

Episode 94

FOs

  • Somer
    • Spinning
      • Elemental Fiber Works targhee/bamboo/silk in “Kepler 16-b”
      • Elemental Fiber Works BFL/silk in “First Exoplanet”

Active WIPS

  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • Quaker Lines by Susan Ashcroft in handspun Three Waters Farm Rambouillet in “Birds in the Holly”
      • Constellate Hat by Hunter Hammersen in “Stargazing” Kimarie’s Knit Knacks
      • Knitting at the Library cowl by Cori Eichelberg in Open Skies Yarn mini skeins Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind colorways
      • Distract Me sweater by Amanda Woeger in Suburban Stitcher Sock in “Slate Blue” and “Rivers Edge”
      • Argent by Hunter Hammersen in Cascade Heritage Sock in “Royal Blue”
      • Hidden Gusset mitts by Mone Dräger in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in “Snap Dragon”
    • Spinning
      • 2 Guys Yarn Wensleydale in “Shortcake”
  • Katie
    • Bankhead hat by Susie Gourlay in malabrigo worsted in hummingbird
    • Crochet temperature blanket – granny squares – each round is a day, so 52 squares. Will make 4 extra squares to have 56 – 7×8. I am using a box store worsted in 8 colors.

Other Crafty adventures

  • Cross stitch stocking

Acquisitiions

  • Somer
    • Leading Men Fiber Arts “Starting Point,” “Only Have Eyes for You,” and “Twilight Sparkle”
    • Suburban Stitcher “Slate Blue”
    • Woolen Boon
  • Katie
    • Duck Duck Wool yarn
    • Suburban Stitcher trunk show
    • Fiber from Rock and String Creations
    • Portable yarn bowl from Lone Star Arts

Reading & Watching

In the Kitchen

  • Baking (all recipes from Dorie’s Cookies)
    • Torta Sbrisolona
    • White Chocolate-Lavender Sablés
    • Kamish
    • Peanut Butter Changeups

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 90

 

FOs

  • Somer
    • Knit
      • Riley Rose by Jennifer Lassonde using Stunning String Studios in “Gouda,” “Westminster Blue,” and “Wild Blue Yonder”
      • Circumvolute by Hunter Hammersen using LYDIA Yarn in “Harvest”
      • Simple WPI Toque by Rachel Smith Anderson using Gwynne Spins handspun
      • Pointy Simple WPI Toque in Gwynne Spins handspun
      • Easy Knitted Bangles by Ambah O’Brien
    • Spinning
      • Elemental Fiber Works polwarth/silk/mohair in Titan
      • Elemental Fiber Works merino/tencel in “Enceladus”
      • Naturally Knitty rolags in “Lavender Fields”
  • Katie
    • Gryer by Isabell Kraemer — Gritty Knits merinosaurus worsted in a blue to gray gradient (trilobite, fossil, coelacanth)
  • Darcy
    • Voodoo You Love Me by Susan Claudino — Sheep’s Clothing Acid Rainbow Splash

Active WIPS

  • Katie
    • 2nd Avenue by Amy Miller. Using Plucky Knitter primo fingering and snug fingering.
    • blue sock blank OMG heel sock using a sock blank from Unwind Yarn Company and Plucky Knitter feet.
    • Om Shawl by Andrea Mowry using Plucky Knitter snug worsted. About 80% done.
  • Somer
    • Knitting
      • 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”
      • Giant Granny Square blanket
      • 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”)
    • Spinning
      • Butterfly Girl Designs batt
    • Cross stitch
      • Ouija board
  • Darcy
    • Close to You using Western Sky Knits Single Strand Sock Blank in Cosmic
    • BlueBells socks using Heavenly Fiber Stardust Sock in Firepit
    • Stonework Arrows unknown sock designer in Wonder Woman
    • Fru Ju Hat by Happy Debs using Nerd Girl Yarn (?) Coraline
    • Warthog by Sarah Keen
    • Hand-stamped jewelry available at Slightly Foxed Stuff

Casting on Soon

  • Katie
    • Early Winter by Laura Aylor — can’t decide on yarn or colors.  Started this with Round Table yarns but was having a hard time seeing my stitches/counting the rows.
    • Saturate by Mara Catherine Bryner –Crescent/Pi shaped shawl that fades into various colors. Also has fringe.  I have a batch of yarn wound up that I was going to use for What the Fade by Andrea Mowry, but I don’t want to do all that brioche.  Yarn is Three Irish Girls adorn sock.
    • Gift knitting — want to knit something for my friend from high school with Plucky Knitter Sweater in Black watch. We used to wear black watch plaid kilts.
    • Part Deux Mitts by Amy Miller – striped fingerless mitts – will use leftovers from Vorfreude – Plucky Knitter primo sport in good jeans, avocado toast, and early light.
  • Somer
    • Another pair of socks, probably with Rock & String Creations

 

  • Darcy
    • baby stuff for all those peoples having dem babies
    • More hats

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • Hippos — Helping Hippos, Hippo for Halloween, Hippo for Dia de los Meurtos
    • Suburban Stitcher – Rivers Edge    
    • Queen City Yarn – Cheap Seats – colorway for Pigskin Party
    • Ninja Chickens – eco dyed sock blank – overall robins egg blue with leaves and flowers imprinted on it                                     
  • Somer
    • Madelinetosh Vintage in “Slugworth”
  • Darcy
    • Stash shopping

Giveaways

Discontinuing

Jimmy stories

In the Kitchen

Reading & Watching