Thursday, January 26, 2012

Episode #45 February Knitting Continues to Grow



Show Notes:

Thank you SO much Kristina for the wonderful fiber!

Prize Giveaway Winner this was for the Loopy Ewe project bag & STR in the rare gems - Congratulations to Jaci ( packer fan)!

January KAL: We are knitting Thin Ice by: Laura Linemann all the information can be found in the January KAL Group Thread.

February KAL you can find all the information in the February KAL Group Thread
Also I would like to thank Jessica (jpeled) of Knitting Brooklyn audio podcast for her donation of STR lightweight in the rare gems and Susan (Auntsuze) for the lovely Piddleloop bag.

Works In Progress:


Shalom by:Meghan McFarlane part of the Stockinette Zombies KAL

After Thought Heel Socks by: Laura Linneman using Spinning Fates Toula Electric Boogie colorway

Citron by: Hilary Smith Callis - I am using Twisted Fiber Arts evolutions in the colorway Ravelry

First Sweater Knitters Support Group: This starts February 1st you can find all the information in Aimee (froggymonkey) of Knitting in Circles Podcast Group Thread, Heather (Boutrosbabe) of the Fiberista Files Videocast in her Highland Handmades Group Thread and Melissa (Meliabella) of the His & Hers Podcast Group Thread.

Spinning: Fiber nymph Dye Works Good & Plenty fiber BFL/Silk

Mittens for Me Mystery KAL Pattern Giveaway - Laura Linemann the designer is so sweet and is giving away one of her patterns. I will also give one away too. Just go over to the Mittens For Me Giveaway Thread.

Fiore di Notte Kit Giveaway - all the information is in the Fiore di Notte Group Thread

Charity:

Snuggles Project - all the information is in the Snuggles Project KAL Thread

Erin of Mommy Needs Yarn is needing your help for her charity Autism Speaks also Erin has designed a sock pattern called No More Tears the cost is $5 and all the proceeds goes to Autism Speaks

Melissa of His and Hers Podcast -Melissa's Susan G. Komen fundraising page

Sarah is starting the SAOIRSE/KEZIA KAL the pattern for the KAL is Kezia Fingerless Mitts Also you can purchase the yarn in the colorway Saoirse at Sarah's Esty shop Anothercraftygirl

Shout Outs:

Suzanne has a new podcast called - Lavender Bear's Tea Time Podcast

Carolyn has a new podcast called - Girlfriends Knitting

Rebecca has a new podcast called - Wexford Knitting

Enabling:

Knit Cubby & More - Brittany just has wonderful stitch markers LOVE them!

3 Ewes Twisted in FIber - Amazing Yarn!!

Cannon Hand Dyes Club Yarn the shop is also called The Amy Lee Show

Loop - I love her fiber. This was my club kit

Another Crafty Girl Etsy Shop

Giggle Jelly - this where I got the Giggle Balls of fiber

Have a GREAT week everyone!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Episode #44 More Spinning and Not Enough Knitting



Show Notes:

Oz Prize Winner: I will post the winner after they contact me


January KAL: We are knitting the Thin Ice Shawl all the information is in the JAN KAL Group Thread

Works In Progress:

Shalom by:Meghan McFarlane part of the Stockinette Zombies KAL

After Thought Heel Socks by: Laura Linneman using Spinning Fates Toula Electric Boogie colorway

Citron by: Hilary Smith Callis - I am using Twisted Fiber Arts evolutions in the colorway Ravelry

February KAL Information: starts Feb 1st through Feb 29th with a choice of 2 patterns the first pattern is free La-La-Love-You Cowl and $6 for Valentine Scarf or Shawl

Spinning: Cloud Lover Polwarth in the Haunted Vineyard colorway for TKG SAL/KAL THE SITE IS STILL DOWN.
Into The Whirled December Club in the colorway It is bigger on the inside

Shout Outs:

Watcha Swatchin with Emily (oohfancypants) as your host. A great new video podcast to check out

Charity:

Snuggles Project - all the information is in the Snuggles Group Thread

Mother Bear Project - Barb Knittybarb who is one of the hosts of the audio podcast 2 knit Lit Chicks. Barb will be collecting Mother Bears at Sitches West (Feb 23-27) and then shipping them to MN. The drop-off point will be Booth #941 - Ellen's Wooly Wonders. There is a limit of 5 bears per person, and anyone dropping off bears needs to have the $3 per bear with the bears.


The Proverbial Knitter is teaming up with theotheramylee of the awesome Canon Hand Dyes yarn for a special limited edition skein of her Jane base (my favorite - MCN!). It will be 425 yards, 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon and SELF-STRIPING in Fred colors - black, white, and “acceptable” pink. I’ll show a sample on the podcast soon. :-)

Pre-orders will begin on Valentine’s Day (because we love Fred) and go through February 29th. All sales will be handled by Amy’s Etsy Shop - The Amy Lee Show.

This is a one time only, limited edition yarn, and Amy is generously donating $10 of every skein sold to Alley Cat Allies. You will also get an “I Love Fred” button with every skein.

Book Review:

Capital Knits by: Tanis Gray

Enabling:

Crafts Never Cease these are the beautiful stitch markers that I ordered from Shawna (ilovetoread) who is 16 years old. What a sweet girl! She also gifted me some stitch markers too.

DyakCraft this is where I order the Darn Pretty Interchangeable Set

3 Ewes Twisted in Fiber - I have the 2 self-striping caked yarns

Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks - this was the beautiful MCN red & pink skein of self-striping yarn

Numma Numma - In her base The Usual I had Lunch With the Knit Girllls and Griddle Grits

Fat Cat Knits - Wizard Island BFL

Into the Whirled - January Club Dr. Who themed

Have a great week!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Episode #43 Bitten by the Spinning Bug



Show Notes:

Winner of the Tempted Glam Girl Yarn & Thin Ice Pattern #42 Congratulations Kenisha (KLthompson08)

January KAL: We are knitting the Thin Ice by: Laura Linneman January 1st through February 15th all the information is in the JAN KAL Group Thread

Works In Progress: Shalom by:Meghan McFarlane part of the Stockinette Zombies KAL

After Thought Heel Socks by: Laura Linneman using Spinning Fates Toula Electric Boogie colorway

February KAL Information: starts Feb 1st through Feb 29th with a choice of 2 patterns the first pattern is free La-La-Love-You Cowl and $6 for Valentine Scarf or Shawl

Mystery KAL: Laura Linneman is having her first Mystery KAL and it of course is her design too. The KAL starts February 12th. There will be 3 clues and the pattern is called "Mittens For Me" cost is $4 if you purchase it by the time all of the clues have been released. It calls for fingering weight yarn too. Sign up will start at the end of January. I think this will be an awesome KAL and it would be wonderful if we could all support Laura with her first KAL too.

Spinning:

Highland Handmades is the 2 ply if finished plying in the Old Appliances colorway.
Cloud Lover is the singles bobbin I spun in the Haunted Vineyarn colorway Sight was down when I did the show notes

Charity:

Snuggles Project all the information is in the Snuggles Project Group Thread

Shout Outs:

His and Her Podcast - Melissa and Sean are just adorable and a must watch video podcast too!

Lisa (jamlknitter) has a new blog and she will be giving away prizes too. www.knitblogcast.blogspot.com

Enabling:

Knittings My Bag - Loved my new cupcake bag

Twisted Fiber Arts - this was my beautiful Ravelry colorway in the Tasty base in Evolutions

Fibernymph Dye Works - this was my fiber in the Reese's Pieces in Merino the yarn colors Fruit Loops, The Elves were in the Eggnog, Christmas Tardis

Spinning Wheel Cup Holder by: fbnplastics Etsy Shop

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Spinning Tutorial #1




When I divide my braid of fiber in half before I spin that is called pre-drafting The pinch method I was using with my hands is called drafting and I am doing a short draw Thanks, SO much to Laura Linemann for the correct spinning terminology:-)

Sidekick by Schacht

WooLee Winder - This was the flyer I was using that spreads the yarn on the bobbin evenly

Ashford Spinning Chair

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Episode #42 Yarn Diet Cancelled!



Show Notes:

Kittin In The Mitten Information

December KAL Prize Drawings were done. I will posted the 3 winners names when they contact me:-)

Tempted Prize Thread

January KAL Update: We are knitting Thin Ice by: Laura Linneman all the information can be found in the January KAL Group Thread The KAL date has been extended to February 15th

February KAL Information: starting February 1st thru February 29th We will have the choice of 2 patterns. Pattern one is a free pattern La - La - Love - You Cowl by: Sandra Park

Pattern Two can be purchased for $6.00 Valentine Scarf or Shawl by: Shui Kuen Kozinski


Finished Objects:

Hogwarts Express by: Susan Ashcroft

Works In Progress:

Thin Ice by: Laura Linneman

Snug Harbor Knit Snuggle - this is for the Snuggles Project

Spinning:

Highland Handmades Falkland Pitch Pine Top in the colorway "Old Appliances"

Charity:

Snuggles Project - All the information is in the Snuggles Project Group Thread

Shout Outs:

Jessica (jpeled) Knitting Brooklyn Group It is a new audio podcast

Paul (Pauly81) Pauly Knits Podcast - this is a new video podcast

Enabling:

A Swell Yarn Shop - this was my Duet Sock DK sock kits This yarn feels amazing too!

Twisted Socks Are For Suckers Club

Blue Dog Fibers Etsy Shop

Knit Cubby Etsy Shop - my new favorite stitch markers! They are just so fun and nice and light weight too:-)

Have a great week everyone!