Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Episode 41 - A Deadline Descends

Part One

Part Two

No shownotes this week due to a clingy, whiny puppy.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Episode 40 - The Siren's Song

Part One

Part Two

On the Needles
-Not a single stitch knit.

-Moderne Baby Blanket
-Got a few more garter ridges done, but I really need to get going on this

-Fling Socks
-2 inches done in pattern on leg of second sock

-Dishcloths for the Neighbors
-4th one is done!

-Shipwreck Shawl/The Siren's Song
-Just started the beading rows on US 8 (5.0 mm)
-Using the playing card method for bead placement from Eurekas on Ravelry

On the Wheel
-Plied up the 100% Australian wool from The Dyeing Arts in Tropical Fruit
-no idea on yardage
-came out a worsted weight 2-ply

-Issue with the Bee
-The screw holding the pitman in place came undone and was gouging the inside of the pitman guide. Thanks to having the proper tools (Thanks Dad!) I was able to fix it myself with a minimum of panic.

FO of the Week
-Rock and Weave by A. Karen Alfke
-first pair done in April 2006 for the first year of Rockin' Sock Club out of Fairgrounds
-second pair done February 2007
-STR mediumweight in Fairgrounds and Rocktober (not currently available.

-Estes Park Wool Market
-Only a month away!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Episode 39 - A Two-Parter

Part 1

Part 2

Tea from Upton Tea
-Vanilla Honeybush rooibos

On the Needles
-Leg, heel flap and heel turn are complete. Gusset is picked up and I'm ready to power down the foot.
-Wollmeise 100% in Die Auster on Signature dpns 2.75mm
-Eunice will be the next sock pattern for the KAL.

-Moderne Baby Blanket
-Two garter ridges complete on block 9
-Progress has been slowed down due to working on Glynis.
-Knitpicks Comfy Sport (Whisker, Seafoam, Marlin, Planetarium) on US 5 (3.75mm)

-Fling socks
-First one done! Second one started.
-Socks That Rock lightweight in ST-1 on US 2 (2.75 mm)
-Hermione's Everyday socks

-Dishcloths for the Neighbors
-#3 is complete and that puts me at the 25% mark!
-Peaches & Cream in Ecru on US 8 (5.0 mm)

-Shipwreck shawl
-Perchance to Knit laceweight, 50/50 silk/merino, in Midnight Rainbow/Harlot's Peacock
-Currently on US 4 (3.5 mm)
-Beads from Earthfaire (with amazing customer service!)
-Bead-a-Lon beadspinner
-Currently working on the Bleeding Heart lace section

On the Wheel
-Testdriving the Bee (which needs a name)
-Spun up 4 oz. 100% Australian wool from The Dyeing Arts in Tropical Fruit

FO of the Week
-Nottingham by Jacquelyn Landry
-size large, knit for a 42" bust
-used 6 skeins of Dream in Color Classy in Some Summer Sky

-Estes Park Wool Market, June 10-13

Everyone on the hunt for Bugga! or Skinny Bugga! needs to go over to The Sanguine Gryphon. They do weekly updates on Mondays!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Episode 38 - Chipmunk on Speed

On the Needles
-2 repeats done on the leg of sock #2
-Wollmeise 100% in Die Auster
-Signature dpns size 2 (2.75 mm)

-Moderne Baby Blanket
-Block 8 is complete and I've picked up for block 9 (with some mods that I'll put on the Rav page for it)
-Knitpicks Comfy Sport
-US 5 (3.75 mm)

-Fling socks
-Working out the foot of sock #1
-Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock lightweight in ST-1
-magic-looped on US 2 (2.75 mm)

-Dishcloths for the Neighbors
-Second one is done!
-Peaches & Creme in Ecru
-US 8 (5.0 mm)

On the Wheel
-Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino in Atlantis -completed ~645 yards of 3-ply heavy fingering weight

-Next up on the wheel is The Dyeing Arts 50/50 merino/tencel in Shangi-La (also up at The Loopy Ewe)

-New Wheel!!!
-Spinolution Bee
-Just arrived, but I'll be sure to keep you updated on how I like it.
-Ordered from The Woolery, but shipped directly from Spinolution.

Coming Up Next
-Eunice by Cookie A. for the Sock Innovation KAL
-I'll be using Wollmeise 100% in the We're Different version of Pesto

-Shipwreck Shawl
-I'll be using Perchance to Knit 50/50 merino/silk laceweight in Midnight Rainbow/Harlot's Peacock
-Ordered 3 colors of beads from Earthfaire

-Estes Park Wool Market
-June 10-13
-Sock Summit!!!
-July 28-31, 2011