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"

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