Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Episode #20 SS11 Pacific Coast Girls Trip!



HERE ARE THE SHOW NOTES FOR THIS WEEK:

FINISHED OBJECTS:

Iris-Goddess of Rainbow Shawl by : Natash Vogele This is my favorite shawl to date!

WORKS IN PROGRESS/VACATION KNITTING:

Bella's Mittens by: Marielle Henault I am using Cascade Yarns Eco Alpaca size US 8 (5.0mm) needles

Saroyan by: Liz Abinante I am using Malibrigo Rios size US9 (5.5mm) needles

SOON TO BE ON THE NEEDLES:

Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL: Earth and Sky by: Stephen West I am using Madelintosh Pashmina size US4 (3.5mm) needles I am really looking forward to his 1st KAL!

ENABLING:

Kauni 100% wool from The Loopy Ewe. I just love this yarn!

HELPING OUT:

Remembering Remy Group: If you still have some time this summer and can knit a preemie hat that would be great!

Make A Wish: You can get all the information from Lynn Zimmerman's Blog The Knitting Triathlete.


Have an awesome week and thanks for watching or listening!

Diane:-)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Episode #19 1st WestKnits KAL!


Here are the show notes:

Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2011: Earth & Sky - I am really excited about Stephen Wests 1st KAL it should be fun! It is already up to over 800 people who are going to be knitting this!

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

Atalanta Sideways by:Asa Tricosa - I am using Blue Heron Yarns/Starbright Copper in the Rayon Metallic. I actually got a fair bit of knitting done on the plane ride to Orlando!

Bella's Mittens by:Marielle Henault - I Love the yarn I am using Cascade ECO ALPACA in the sliver colorway

Iris Mystery Shawl by:Natasha Vogele - I am using Wollmeise 100% Merino in the color Saami

Saroyan by:Liz Abinante I am using Malabrigo Rios in the color 866(Arco Iris).

SPINNING SEGMENT:

Gale's Art - BFL in the color Proud Peacock

PODCASTERS CHALLENGE:

Check out the group Knittings My Bag and join! I hope you guys can KAL with me too:-)

ENABLING TIME: Enter at your own risk!

6CatsKnittingAround - Kara (addknitter00) on Ravelry was SO sweet to dye this roaving and name it after my podcast for my bully girls Maisy & Bella! Thank you SO much Kara.

Fibernymph Dye Works - Lisa of 90% Knitting videocast has this great Etsy shop.

MY 1st PRIZE GIVE AWAY! Just tell me what you like to do on vacation and post it in the group thread!

Also don't forget about Remembering Remy and Make a Wish too!

Thanks SO MUCH for watching or listening to my podcast too!!!

Keep on Knitting!

Diane

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Episode #17 YAY! My 1st Handspun Yarn!



Here are the show notes for the week:

Remembering Remy: If you have some time this summer maybe you can knit a preemie hat or two:-)

Make a Wish: Any questions you would have just contact Lynn Zimmerman - Your donation for $10 will get you the My Wish Shawl Pattern by: Laura Linneman and you also be entered into a drawing for the prizes that were donated. You can also just buy the My Wish Pattern for $5.

FINISHED OBJECTS:

Andrea's Shawl by: Kirsten Kapur This was for my Camp Loopy 1st Project

WORKS IN PROGRESS/ NEW ON THE NEEDLES:

Iris Mystery Shawl KAL by: Natascha Vogele You can find more information about the KAL in the Krayzee Kitty Fans Group. I am knitting mine out of Wollmeise in the Saami colorway size US6/4.0MM The next clue is out July 8th

ENABLING: ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Tempted's Etsy shop: This is where I got the BFL in the colorways "That's What She Said" and "Tree Hugger".

Thanks, for joining me this week and watching the video.

KEEP ON KNITTING!
Diane:-)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 2 of TdF and I am exhausted!

OMG! I thought it would be SO much fun to spin 4oz's of fiber again today. Well it was until I had to ply for the first time. My husband put my lazykate on my ladybug wheel and off I went. It was really a workout! I am sitting here now just typing about my spinning today and I am wiped out. I will put my plied yarn on the niddy-noddy tomorrow and see how many yards I get. I hope enough yarn so I can knit with my first plied handspun. I also put my single ply that I spun yesterday on the niddy-noddy this morning. I had 180yards! I then soaked my yarn and it is hanging to dry now. Well all in all I feel like I have really started a TdF this weekend. I hope I continue to enjoy doing this. I think tomorrow will be just a little bit of spinning and some knitting.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tour de Fleece started Today and I have my FIRST full Bobbin!!


I was a little intimidated today when I knew I had to spin for what I committed too for the "Tour de Fleece". I committed to spinning 30 minutes for the Rookie Team and for The Knit Girllls team. I actually drafted and did my spinning in 2 hours and 15 minutes. I was not too good at first but I must say I was thrilled with how the last 2oz's spun up! So I am hoping to ply it tonight and see what happens. All in all I am SO glad I committed to this.

Happy Spinning Everyone!!