Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Episode 46 - Fireworks Delay

On the Needles

-Wollmeise 100% in Pesto WD
-Signature dpns in US 2 (2.75 mm)
-Did a 3rd repeat on the leg. Working my way out the foot!

Green Phase socks
-Trekking XXL in 401
-US 1 (2.25 mm), knit over 72 stitches
-Working on the gusset of sock #1. This got a lot of work done on it at Beauty & the Beast

New Traditions Baby Blanket
-Kit from Knitpicks (currently 27% off!) comes with the pattern and all the skeins of Comfy Sport that you need.
-US 4 (3.5 mm)
-Co-worker was supposed to be induced this morning, so I need to get going on this!

On the Wheel

Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino in Blue Suede Shoes
-getting close to being done with the second 1/3 of this!
-ended up with a cramp in the muscle in front of my shin (the tibialis anterior!)

Millie's Fleece
-Dad helped to flickcard and drumcard a big bunch of the fleece last weekend. But I've still got a *TON* left to do.
-Beginning to consider sweaters. Current front runner is the Traveling Sweater by A. Karen Alfke. Please make suggestions!


Tour de Fleece
-July 3-25
-I've changed my goal to be....spin or do something spinning related (like flick card the never-ending Millie fleece) every day of the tour

Sock Summit 2011
-July 28-31, 2011
-Start saving now!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Episode 45 - Entering My Green Phase

And I'm being lazy and not doing shownotes this week. Just ask if there are any questions!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Episode 44 - Not a Lot Goin' On

On the Needles
Fling socks
-STR lightweight in ST-1 on US 2 (2.75 mm)
-Hermione's Everyday socks by Erica Lueder
-work out the foot of the second sock

Dishcloths for the Neighbors
-Peaches & Cream cotton in Ecru on US 8 (5 mm)
-Finished #5 of 12

Soon to be On the Needles
Eunice by Cookie A.
-Wollmeise 100% in WD Pesto
-US 2 (2.75 mm)

On the Wheel
-Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino in Blue Suede Shoes (unavailable color)
-spinning at 27.5:1 ratio
-My Bee still needs a name! Any ideas?

FO of the Week
Siren's Song
-Shipwreck by knittingharpy from Knitty Spring 2009
-Perchance to Knit merino/silk laceweight 1250 yards in Midnight Rainbow/Harlot's Peacock
-~4000 beads used
-14 grams of yarn left
-and I managed to snag it right after I finished recording

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Episode 43 - Live! from Estes

No shownotes this week since I'm completely disorganized and forgot my notebook and timer. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Episode 42 - Moving Right Along

Part 1

Part 2

On the Needles
Fling Socks
-Second sock had 20 rows or so done this weekend at work
-Hermione's Everyday Sock by Erica Lueder
-STR lightweight in ST-1


Siren's Song
-Shipwreck Shawl by Knitting Harpy
-just transitioned to US 10 (7.0 mm) needles
-had fun confusing co-workers while moving beads this weekend

On the Wheel
CMF superwash merino in Blue Suede Shoes
-spinning on the Bee at 27.5:1 ratio
-predrafting much thinner, but it's going so slow!

FO of the Week
Glynis by Cookie A. from Sock Innovation
-Wollmeise 100% in Die Auster
-Mods: Went up a needle size to US 2 (2.75 mm), did 20 rows of ribbing, and only 7 pattern repeats on the leg.
-Had 66 grams left from 150 gram skein
-Yay! for Signature dpns and their stiletto points! I would have had a lot more frustration with these socks if it weren't for the needles.

Next on the Needles
Eunice by Cookie A. from Sock Innovation
-next pattern for the KAL
-be sure to check for errata!!
-I'll be using my skein of Wollmeise 100% in Pesto - We're Different
-most likely going up to a US 2 (2.75 mm)

Estes Park Wool Market
-I'll be there in a week! Watch for some special reports from Estes!

Tour de Fleece
-July 3-25
-I'm planning to have a goal of spinning every day. No weight goal for me.