Archive for October, 2011

Episode 53 – FO No!


27 Oct

Shownotes

Knitting

Rainbow Rib Socks – first one done except for the heel. Ja Woll magic yarn is a single ply, so this will be a pair of house socks.

Unnamed trellis-like socks – no progress

My Wish Shawl- made  a bit of progress.

Sock Yarn Baby Sweater – One sleeve done.  Hole in armpit was weird, but I’ll muddle through.

 

Spinning

Finished the Southdown singles.  Still has a lot of VM in it; hopefully that will ply out.  LOVED spinning this!

 

Dyepots

Black Cherry Lace: Wildflower, Blue Lobster, Granite, Cortland, Moss, and Lilac.

 

Growth

Mysticstormy and Joyce – THANK YOU for your generous podcast donations!  I bought buttons and will be sending each of you one soon.

 

Processes

Kilby Ridge Farm. I will be going on a visit to this farm in Dennysville, Maine!  Katie from Knittin’ on the Fly will be coming, too.  SO MUCH FUN!

 

Grabby Hands

DomestiKated Darling – her project bags are WONDERFUL for so many reasons.  GO SEE HER SHOP!  Her jelly is pretty fantastic, too.

Carrabassett Coffee Company – Flavored coffees from Maine.  SO GOOD.

 

Lined Beanie Pattern is now available.  Woot!

 

 

 

 

Episode 52 – 2nd Verse, Same as the 1st


19 Oct

 

 

Shownotes

Knitting

Rainbow Rib Socks - tore out the heel, put in an afterthought.  I think I’ll like it better.

Sock Yarn Baby Sweater by Hannah Fettig

My Wish shawl has a deadline.  Will I make it?

Got my “Stash Dasher 2011″ pin from The knit Girllls

 

Spinning

BartlettYarns pencil roving in “Mountain Blue”.  First 1/4 done.  It is very neppy/rustic, but it looks great.

Southdown from the sample pack I got from The Spinning Loft.  It is spinning SO WONDERFULLY!  So much finer, more even, and lovey than I’d anticipated.

 

Dyepots

Corriedale fiber: Hope, Happy Jack, Blue Lobster, Just Before Dawn

SW Merino: Roses in HD, Brite’s Rainbow, Loki’s Whim

 

Processes

Lined Beanie is almost ready to be released!  Last test knitter is finishing now.

 

Growth

Will be dropping off a spindle to the owner of my LYS on the coast.  Will also give her a mini lesson; I hope this translates into a paying teaching gig down the road.

 

Grabby Hands

Extreme Double Knitting by Alasdair Post-Quinn.  FANTASTIC book.  I can’t wait to start knitting from this book!

 

 

Episode 51 – ISO an FO


11 Oct

 

 

Shownotes:

Knitting

1. Rainbow Ribbed Socks (no pattern)

2. Sock Yarn Sweater by Hannah Fettig

3. Click for Babies hat (no pattern)

4. Aston

5. To-Be-Named socks with trellis pattern.

Spinning

Began the first fiber in the sampler I got from The Spinning Loft – Southdown. Follow along with me on the blog.  Second post about processing is up!

Dyepots – nothing here.  Dyeing this week.

Processes – Received fiber order; requires dividing and skeining.  It’s sort of like Christmas.

Growth – Lined Beanie Pattern should be available (fingers crossed) as soon as next week.  Woot!

Grabby Hands – Google +.  It’s amazing.  Go join.

 

 

Episode 50 – Stick a Fork in It


03 Oct

 

 

(Have I already named an episode that?)

 

Shownotes:

Knitting

1. Rainbow Ribbed Socks (no pattern)

2. Sock Yarn Sweater by Hannah Fettig

3. Click for Babies hat (no pattern)

4. Preemie Beanies

 

Spinning

Began the first fiber in the sampler I got from The Spinning Loft – Southdown.  Follow along with me on the blog.

 

Dyepots

1. Challenging – that colorway is DONE!  Woo hoo!  Custom order people. you’ll be hearing from me soon.

2. A few sock, worsted, and bulky skeins to get me through this week so I can get my supply order!

 

Processes

Moving to a twice-monthly update instead of every week.  This will allow for larger updates and more goodies for you.  It will also help my schedule tremendously.

 

Growth

Customer emailed me to ask if I was interested in a show next year in Connecticut – thanks for thinking of me!  I’ll be getting in touch with the coordinators this week.

 

Grabby Hands

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Recipe

Makes 6 dozen

2 eggs, beaten

1 lg can pumpkin

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups sugar

4 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

4 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

2 tsp milk

2 tsp vanilla

1 bag Nestlé Chocolate CHUNKS.  Trust me on this, they are MUCH better in these cookes than regular chips are!

Combine the ingredients, drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees until done.

 

Easy and SO delicious!  Enjoy!

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