Monday, December 31, 2012

TVknittingpodcast Episode 39


Knitting on Pinnate Cardigan It is tiny. Slow going! Pretty though

Also knitting on the Making Waves Cardigan With my handspun from Mabel the fleece. Dark pic, sorry.

Skew Sock  TOO LONG!!!  UGH!

I have to rip back to the second big orange stripe from the toe. That is a lot of knitting. And a complicated heel to rip. This sock is sitting in the corner. The only good thing, its that it is Socks That Rock, and I get to knit it more! Tiger's Eye Colorway.

Finished up WIP pins. Used scraps from socks that rock lightweight. I made 8 of them!

Confessions of a Newbie Spinner:

New Spindle, Lark from Jenkins. I LOVE it.

Spinning a little Cashgora Silk on it. I will start with my Fiberopic gradient on Jan. 1st

Turtle from sample that came with the Lark:

Kuchulu with Berry Blast Fiber on it. I love it so much more.

Stash Stories

Yarn for Sockhead hats for Rich and Emily. Socks that Rock Mediumweight. Strange Brew and Hobbit Garden.

I adore Hobbit Garden but I promised the hat to my daughter Emily. ((Sigh)). Off to order more!

Knitting Dreams:

A Very "Knitty" New Year:

Finished 18 projects in 2013!

7823 yards, 4.4 miles
7153 meters 7.153 Kilometers

Top 10 Projects (My favorites for this year!)

1.  Merry Christmas Bling Bling

2. Downton Abbey Swap

3.  My Maia

4. Annis

5.  Epic Knitting Fail

6.  Sockhead hats

7.  Penumbra Shawl

8.  Summer Tank

9.  Damson

10.  The Borrowed Sweater

This Week in TV

My Top 10 TV shows that gave me the most entertainment for the year. (No particular order)

1.  Once Upon a Time
2. New Girl
3. Parenthood
4. Happy Endings
5. Gossip Girl
6. Switched at Birth
7. Pretty Little Liars
8. Whitney
9. Revenge
10. Downton Abbey

My top 2: (In order)

1. Once Upon a Time
2. Downton Abbey

10 More shows that I really enjoyed this year:

Cougar Town, The Middle, House, Community, Parks and Rec, Hart of Dixie, Ringer, Lying Game, Bunheads, Drop Dead Diva, The Big Bang Theory


Sunday, December 2, 2012

TVknittingpodcast Episode 36


Maria from the Subway Knits podcast raised $2912.00 for Hurricane Sandy relief! That is super awesome!


Foot Ovens by the Yarn Harlot

Sockhead hats:

Annis Shawl for Troy's teacher: LOVE how this came out!

Skew Socks: Tiger's eye colorway, socks that rock, LOVE how this is pooling, looks like Tiger Stripes!

Scraps to send to Paula at the Knitting Pipeline podcast. They make me happy!

I am using same scraps for the Work in Progress pins for my kitting students. The scraps are all BMFA socks that rock.

Confessions of a Newbie Spinner:

Yarn that I spun from Mabel the fleece for a Making Waves Cardigan: 3ply heaving Fingering/Sport weight.

Loop Batt Spinning: I'm on the pretty light teal green.

Yeah, a little uneven. Having trouble with drafting this.


Plying cop from Kuchulu sample: Plying on golding (very heavy spindle)

Bosworth Midi: Cashgora goat fiber with silk

Bosworth Mini: Going to do a little bit of spinning the Cashgora silk on this one as well.

Kuchulu: Trying to do the "Pretty Wind On"

My Christmas Present from Mom and Dad: Black and White Ebony Lark Spindle from Jenkins Yarn Tools. <3

I will be spinning this: the Knitgirllls colorway from Fiberoptic. There are some left until 12/8/12