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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 75: Grab a cup…or two…or three

We were really chatty in this episode, so it’s a bit longer than others. I don’t think this will be a trend, we just hadn’t hung out in a while.

Show notes are 2/3 complete. If you have any questions about Darcy’s projects, feel free to message her on Ravelry (details in the sidebar) or ask in this episode’s thread in the Kitchen Stitches group.

 

FOs

  • 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

 

  • Wide Open Spaces by Sara Gresbach in Leading Men Fiber Arts Box Office in “Purple Rain”
  • Inverness Diamond Mitts by Daniela Richardson using handspun from Brazen Stitchery in “Simply Irresistible”
  • Rikke Hat by ___ in Undead Yarn Cemetery DK base in “Wild Rumpus”
  • Skew socks by _____ in Undead Yarn Vamphyri base in “Children of the Corn…Flower”
  • Mallard socks in Greenwood Fiber Arts Superwash Merino/nylon handspun spun by my mom
  • Mori by Taiga Hilliard in Fat Cat Knits handspun in “Queen of Sheba”
  • 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

 

  • Kid Kat Farms merino/superwash merino/tussah silk

Active WIPS

  • 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
  • Somer

    Knitting
    • Harvest by Tincanknits using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Targhee Worsted in Hot Rod Red
    • Moab shawl by verybusymonkey in handspun merino from WC Mercantile
    • Hermione’s Everyday socks with Gale’s Art watermelon sock blank

    Spinning

    • Brazen Stitchery superwash merino in Hobbitses

Casting on soon!

  • Katie
    • Riley Rose shawl by Jennifer Lassonde using Plucky Knitter bello fingering in medieval, high cotton, princess phone, and primo fingering in breakfast on 5th
    • Barley hat by Tin Can Knits – using madtosh dk in tern (this was the yarn I started my Dragonflies hat with, but I am frogging that hat)

  • Somer
    • Color Study by Karalee Harding using Daizie Knits Hardy (discontinued base) in Wicked Cool with SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Boysenberry

Other crafty pursuits

  • Somer
    • Cross stitch – working on the Summer Sampler from a few years ago

Acquisitions

  • Katie
    • Sock blank from Gale’s Fiber Arts
  • Somer
    • Elemental Fibers Visions of Fiber club – colorways based on NASA/JPL’s Visions of the Future poster series. The first was The Grand Tour on BFL/Slik (greens, purples, orange, reddish pink)
    • Rebecca Ringquist’s Embroidery Workshops
    • Cross stitch kit at Mesa Verde National Park – Rugs of the Southwest Series
    • Ordered but yet to arrive – The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery National Parks Birthday Club

Events

  • Into the Wool Fiber Retreat, September 1-4, 2016 in Crossville, TN (Somer & Katie will be there).
  • Possibly Stitches Texas
  • Possibly Kid ‘n Ewe

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
  • DPN/circular needle holder from Diana Couture

In the Kitchen

Reading & Watching

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 72: Now with music!

katie-rainbow

Special thanks to Denise Hudson for the awesome theme music!

FOs

  • Somer

    Knitting

 

One Love by Susan B. Anderson using handspun Twist Fiber Studio in Clown College

Dragonflies Hat by Joji Locatelli using Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Baroque Violet

 

 

Spinning

Batt from Uniquely Yours (Patchwork, lots of sparkle!)

Batt from KnitSpinFarm (Winter Rose)

 

Active WIPS

  • Katie
    • Reyna shawl by Noora Laivola using Savvy Skeins Comal sock in Midway
    • Skelter by WoolyWormhead using Malabrigo rios in pocion
    • Rae by Cassie Munksgard using Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran in Petal Pusher
    • OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams using Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock in Tinsel Tree
    • Bon Bon Toque by Tin Can Knits using Madtosh Vintage in Manor
  • Somer

    Knitting
    • Harvest by Tincanknits using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Targhee Worsted in Hot Rod Red
    • Hermione’s Everyday Socks using Gale’s Art watermelon sock blank
    • Generic cowl using White Birch Fiber Arts in Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow – am likely going to rip this out and eventually use it for socks

Spinning

    • Rock and String Creations “Mine of the Seven Dwarves” in Superwash BFL (will ply this was another braid of Rock and String Creations in “Denim”)
  • Darcy
    • Vanilla socks using Savvy Skeins in Jekyll and Hyde
    • Lester – Houston Fiber Fest knitalong

Casting on soon!

  • Katie
    • Paddle Mitts by Tin Can Knits using Madtosh Dk Twist in Nassau Blue
    • Gather by Tin Can Knits using Daizie Knits Dewy DK in Purple

Acquisitions

  • Somer
    • Undead Yarn “Midnight Graveyard” on the Twilight base (fingering with sparkle)
    • Wonderland Yarns “Messenger Kit” – 516 yards “Mad Hatter” sportweight, one larger skein of dark gray, 2 smaller skeins of lighter gray. Enough to make either the shawl, 2 hats, or a hat and pair of mitts
    • Mimi Hand Dyed 100% Mink in “Flamenco”

Events

  • Comicpalooza, June 17-19, Houston George R. Brown Convention Center
  • Houston Fiber Fest, June 24-25, 2015 in Cypress, Texas
  • 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 – we’ll vote on a cookbook/website each month and make/review recipes from it. This will likely be an ongoing thread after the KAL. Poll is up in the group to choose the first book/site and voting will be available through June 15 and we’ll cook from the winner through July. Voting for August’s selection will open in mid-July.

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.

In the Kitchen

  • Somer
    • Happy news is that my ovens weren’t broken after all! Scary part is that a short in an outlet in the dining room seemed to be the culprit.
    • Yellow cake with mocha buttercream frosting
    • Dining in Indianapolis

Reading & Watching

  • Katie
    • Finished reading Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (YA)
    • Finished reading Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas (historical romance)
    • Currently reading The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews (contemporary fiction/romance with a mystery)
  • Darcy
    • Reading Dune by Frank Herbert

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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