Thursday, March 29, 2012

Episode 8: I Wanna Craft All The Things!

Introduce Yourself !!

On The Needles

see show notes for episode 7 :0)

KGASS : Using the Double Moss Stitch found in Knit & Purl: 250 stitches to knit edited by, Erika Knight

Knitting Grrrs

My seeded rib sock gives me trouble!


Finished my Shetland fiber from Spin Monkeys!
Started spinning my Masham fiber from The Sheep's Company- love it!!
Source for masham fiber information - The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook

New Podcasts

Promo played for The Fiber and Fabric Podcast hosted by the lovely Glen :0)

A great new video podcast called MamaKnits hosted by the adorable Kristen !

Knitting For Good

Remembering Remy Preemie Hat KAL

Knit.Me.Happy. Endometriosis Awareness KAL/SAL

YAI Knit-A-Thon

Jibber Jabber

Congrats to Carin of Round the Twist and her guy on their engagement!

Sew-A-long!! Vote for your favorite pattern here.

My new love : weaving!
Listening to Weave Cast with Syne Mitchell
Falling head over heels for this Rigid Heddle loom.


Thank you for listening and to everyone who has joined the group and left iTunes reviews.
Thank you to all of my fellow podcasters who have supported our Remembering Remy KAL on their own shows :0)

**Please note that episode 9 will be recorded on April 16, 2012 due to the Passover holiday!**

Monday, March 19, 2012

Episode 7: Sometimes Life Gets In The Way


So sorry that this episode was delayed! I had some "mommy" business to take care of  :0)  When I attempted to record late last Thursday night, I spoke for almost 45 minutes only to look down and see that my microphone was off!! It was all just too much to bear, so I decided to delay the recording. Thanks for being understanding!

Introduce Yourself!!

On The Needles

Sleeping Baby's Castle Blanket by Sally Rainey

Seeded Rib Sock by Lisa Beamer of  Fibernymph Dyeworks and the 90% Knitting podcast
  • My first test knit!!
  • I used the "Twisted German Cast On"

Off The Needles

Piper's Journey by Paula  Emons-Fuessle  of The Knitting Pipeline

  • Knitting Grrrs....I did SSKs instead SKPs in the applied lace border :0(
Yarn Review

  • 100% Acrylic
  • I would recommend this yarn for children's knits, charity knitting, gifts for those allergic to natural fibers, and those who would not properly care for knits made from wool.
  • No, this yarn is not Madelinetosh or Malabrigo, but for an acrylic yarn- it's very nice!
  • Read what other knitters had to say here.

Finished spinning up my Shetland fiber from Spin Monkeys.
Next up on the wheel : Some Masham batts from The Sheep's Company.

Masham Lemon Meringue Batts
photo from The Sheep's Company etsy shop

I finished reading Maggie Casey's Start Spinning , now I'm reading Judith MacKenzie's The Intentional Spinner
I have been trying out a short forward draw instead of moving my fiber hand back to draft.

Swaps/Coming Up

  1. Downton Abbey Swap with Maria and Sharon
  2. Victorian Rose by Grace McEwen
  3. Rag Doll by Debbie Bliss
Knitting For Good

  1. Check out the threads for our Remembering Remy KAL (3/1-6/3) here and here. There is a prize thread here.
  2. Check out the threads for Rachel (tinygeekcrafter) of the Knit.Me.Happy.Podcast 's endometriosis awareness SAL/KAL (through 4/29) here and here.
  3. Marian (Marian1) pm'd me on ravelry to let me know about the YAI Project Assist Knit-A-Thon to be held on May 19th at The Village Knitter in Babylon, NY. You can make a donation to sponsor a knitter here. Please support Rick's Team (Marian's husband who started this event!)
Jibber Jabber

More information about Brenda Dayne's "A Memorable Yarn" can be found here.
My contribution: my first handspun!
So many memories.....


Can't wait to start sewing!
There's a thread to discuss your sewing endeavors here.
LoriAnn70 suggested a free pattern - a Bevy of Bags and created a fantastic photo tutorial for all of us!! Thanks!!
Mamaholmes wondered if anyone would be interested in a beginner's Sew-Along! I love the idea- who else is in??


Thank you to HappyCrafter207 (Lori) for giving KB a shout out on her podcast HappyCrafter207.
Thank you to everyone who left iTunes reviews.
Thanks to Andy Mullen for "Brooklyn Rain" and for "Sun Goes Up, Sun Goes Down"

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Episode 6: Brenda On My Mind


I forgot to mention some information debcquilts sent to me after listening to episode 3:

"Loudon county in Virginia is a suburb of Washington DC, pronounced Lauwdon, ow-don with an L."

Also, Brenda Dayne kicks off her Cast On Mega Tour 2012 at Fibre Space in Alexandria, VA. LBYS is her second stop :0) Check out the full schedule HERE.

Introduce Yourself!

On The Needles

Piper's Journey  by Paula Emons-Fuessle

The Felted Join tutorial by Paula of the Knitting Pipeline.

Mittens For Me by Laura Linneman

Knitting For Good

Remembering Remy
When you are ready to send off your donation, please PM Tbmccarthy on ravelry with "Address" as your subject line. Tracey will write back to you with the address you should send your hats.

This month's KAL will end 3/31- but we will be going for 95 days- until June 3rd!!

Coming Up

In addition to those patterns I spoke about in the last episode:

Downton Abbey Swap

Sleeping Baby's Castle Blanket by Sally Rainey


The winner of the Spin Monkeys giveaway was announced!

Start Spinning by Maggie Casey

The Intentional Spinner by Judith MacKenzie McCuin

Teach Yourself Visually: Handspinning by Judith MacKenzie McCuin

New Podcasts

Creative Accounting

Patricia aka SpindleLady108

Jibber Jabber

Cast-On with Brenda Dayne

Join me at Lion Brand Yarn Studio for Brenda's classes this coming May!
Register HERE

Argyle Yarn Shop

Knitting Brooklyn's Sewing Thread HERE

Thanks to Andy Mullen for "Brooklyn Rain"

Justin Gordon's  "Winter In Ohio"