Thursday, December 29, 2011

Episode 122 - Wrapping Up 2011



On the Needles
I Need a Win sweater
-Which buttons do you think I should use?
Hitchhiker

Various & Sundry
Christmas!
-Mom loved her handspun and has already started a secret project!
-I got a Namaste Hermosa, The Sweater Workbook 2012 calendar, the pattern for Moonstruck, and enough BMFA Gaea in Strange Brew to make it!

2011 Goals
-Knit 8 miles of yarn (I knit 8.86)
-Finish Aztec Mazes sweater (frogged it)
-Finish Kauni (it was *well* done!)
-Finish processing, spinning, and knitting Millie's fleece into Traveling Sweater for Rhinebeck (I do not know this Millie of which you speak.)

Next week I'll have my goals for 2012!
-Any suggestions?

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Episode 121 - A Brain Like Swiss Cheese



On the Needles
Epic Brown Blanket
I Need a Win sweater
Hitchhiker

On the Wheel
Mom's Christmas present
-Fiber Optic layered gradient 80/20 merino/silk in Nutmeg-Celadon
-442 yards, 21 WPI, light fingering weight
-navajo-plied

Various & Sundry
Tempted's Burlesque club package
Loop Bullseye Bump club package
The Dyeing Arts-new base, Wunderbar!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Episode 120 - Preparation is a Good Thing



On the Needles
Epic Brown Blanket
I Need a Win sweater
Mawata Mittens
Hitchhiker

On the Wheel
Sidekick
-Mystery Fiber
-Still in the "getting to know you" phase

Beatrice
-Mom's Christmas present

Various & Sundry
New coffees coming from San Marco!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Episode 118 - With Her Trusty Sidekick



On the Needles
Epic Brown Blanket
I Need a Win sweater
Swap Snowflakes

On the Wheel
Mom's Christmas present

Various & Sundry
Merry Christmas to me!
-My new Sidekick wheel arrived!!

Slowing up on the sock knitting
-My sock drawer runneth over with 40+ pairs in current wearing rotation

SSK News!
-The first SSK KAL featuring Wendy Johnson's designs is finished!
-Our next KAL will feature Kirsten Kapur

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday, Family, and Travel

No show this week due to the above-mentioned items! I always forget how tired traveling makes me.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Episode 117 - Goals Met...Almost



On the Needles
Epic Brown Blanket
I Need a Win sweater
Mawata Mittens

On the Wheel
Millie
-I show how I pull the carded batts into thinner strips, then wind them into a ball.

Bullseye Bump from Loop
-Orbit colorway -> 3.1 oz of merino, corriedale, angelina
-spun on Bee, navajo-plied on Lendrum
-267 yards, 20 WPI, heavy fingering weight

Various & Sundry
-My only goal I didn't finish was to start spinning Mom's Christmas present

-Thanks for the coffee flavor suggestions!

-Loop Bullseye Bump Club
-My first shipment arrived! Driftwood (merino, nylon, angelina) 5.2 oz

-SSK stuff
-Next payment of $225 is due December 15!

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Episode 116 - Not a Lot Goin' On



On the Needles
Epic Brown Blanket
I Need a Win sweater

On the Wheel
Millie
-about 30 minutes of spinning on bobbin #3

Various & Sundry
-Burlesque Club package from Tempted Yarns
-Coffee...any suggestions for flavors you want me to try from San Marco Coffee?
-Weekend Plans
-Finish block #8 on the Epic Brown Blanket
-Finish Mawata Mitten #1
-Ply the sparkle singles from the Loop Bullseye Bump
-Start spinning Mom's Christmas present

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Episode 115 - I Need a Win



On the Needles
Epic Brown Blanket
Mawata Mittens
I Need a Win sweater
-Hannah Fettig

FO of the Week
Hocus Pocus socks
-Crystal heel technique from ColorJoy(not LynnH!) on Ravelry

On the Wheel
Millie
Bullseye Bump from Loop in Orbit
Dicentra Designs 80/20 merino/silk in Lake Town

Various & Sundry
-Thanks for all the sympathy about my Kauni!

-Drawing for BeaGin stitchmarkers...redbayknits on Rav is the winner!

-Yarn for another Kauni from The Websters...thanks Mom!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Episode 114 - A Tale of Rhinebeck Sweater Woe



No shownotes this week as it's another travel week for me!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Episode 112 - Bubble of Delusion



On the Needles
Epic Brown Blanket
Kauni cardigan
Hocus Pocus socks

Various & Sundry
Rhinebeck!
-I'll be there Saturday, October 15th!

Rhinebeck Bingo
-I'm a square, so come and find me!

Super Summer Knitaway!
-SSK KAL Extravaganza!

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Episode 111 - Geronimo!



On the Needles
Epic Brown Blanket
Kauni cardigan
Stained Glass blankie hexagons
Hocus Pocus socks

Various & Sundry
Evenstar
-Safely made it through the USPS to the ladies of The Unique Sheep!

My order from Blue Moon came!
-STR heavyweight in The Green That Sings to make the Calligraphy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig


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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Episode 110 - I Need a Fanfare!



On the Needles
Epic Brown Blanket

FOs of the Week
Mindless Class socks
-Socks That Rock lightweight in Sockgate (sadly, not currently on the website)
-US 1 1/2 (2.5mm)
-started August 31 and finished September 20

Evenstar
-Evenstar by Susan Pandorf
-The Unique Sheep's Eos in Silverlode, 5 oz. gradience set-US 3 (3.25mm)
-started January 6 and finished September 18
-70 beads and only a small amount of yarn left
-This will be displayed by The Unique Sheep as a sample at shows where they'll be vending.

Various & Sundry
Lilacs and Lace etsy shop
-Project bags and knitters hot/cold packs

Halloween socks
-The voting was close, but the Hocus Pocus from 3 Ewes Twisted in Fiber beat out Every Day is Halloween from Out of Step Dyeworks by two votes
-I'll be casting these on in the next few weeks.

Super Summer Knitaway!
-The Random Number Generator has spoken and everyone who entered the lottery to attend should have been notified. Please check your spam folders!
-If you cannot attend for whatever reason, please let Laura, Leslie or I know ASAP so we can open the spot.
-Deposits are due by September 27th!
-Please be sure to join the Super Summer Knitaway group on Ravelry.

-BIG SSK NEWS!!
-The vendor market will be open to the public on Saturday, June 30, from noon until 4 PM.
-Entry fee is $5 and you'll get a small gift from Laura, Leslie, and I.
-Vendors include: Cloudlover, Gale's Art, Fibernymph, Highland Handmades, Erin Lane Bags, Anothercraftygirl, Knitting Notions, Tempted Yarns, Rebecca Danger, and more!


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Episode 109 - Back in the Game



On the Needles
Evenstar
Epic Brown Blanket
Mindless Class socks

On the Spindle
Dicentra Designs in Lake Town 80/20 merino/silk blend
-Only spun for about 5 minutes, but it felt good to get back to the spinning!

Various & Sundry
Super Summer Knitaway!
-The Random Number Generator has spoken and everyone who entered the lottery to attend should have been notified. Please check your spam folders!
-If you cannot attend for whatever reason, please let Laura, Leslie or I know ASAP so we can open the spot.
-Please be sure to join the Super Summer Knitaway group on Ravelry.

Halloween socks
-Help me decide which wonderful yarn should be my Halloween socks for this year...3 Ewes Twisted in Fiber in Hocus Pocus or Out of Step Dyeworks in Every Day is Halloween?

BMFA news
-On September 27, all weights of Socks That Rock will be increasing in price by $1.
-There will be price increases on all fiber and yarn lines in January 2012.

Thanks to everyone for their concern this last week! I'm much better now (as you can see) thanks to the wonderful Nicole at Massage Envy.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Episode 108 - Running on Empty



On the Needles
Evenstar
Epic Brown Blanket
Mindless Class socks

Various & Sundry
Blue Moon Fiber Arts fall color change
-Fall and holiday colorways are up, but keep an eye out for more new colors to be posted this week!

Super Summer Knitaway!
-The Random Number Generator has spoken and everyone who entered the lottery to attend should have been notified. Please check your spam folders!
-If you cannot attend for whatever reason, please let Laura, Leslie or I know ASAP so we can open the spot.
-Please be sure to join the Super Summer Knitaway group on Ravelry.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Episode 107 - Nothin' But Knitting



On the Needles
Evenstar
Kauni
Epic Brown Blanket
Mindless Class socks
-Sadly, Sockgate isn't currently available on the BMFA website.

Various & Sundry
Tempted Yarns' Burlesque Club
-My shipment of Sly Grrl in the custom Nurse Messalina color is gorgeous!

LynnZimm's Make A Wish fundraiser!
-Team Cupcake Mafia raised over $8000!
-Lynn drew for all the wonderful prizes and will be emailing the winners shortly.

Blue Moon Fiber Arts fall color change
-62 colors are going on vacation on September 2 to make room for the fall and holiday colors

Super Summer Knitaway!
-Entries for the lottery to attend are due by Saturday, September 3
-If you would like to vend at the market place, vendor applications are due by September 3 as well.
-We'll be firing up the Random Number Generator this weekend and notifying everyone who gets in by September 7.
-If you get in and can't attend for whatever reason, please let us know ASAP so we can open the spot to someone on the wait list.
-This is going to be so much fun!!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Episode 106 - Garter Stitch Soul Consumption



On the Needles
Evenstar
Epic Brown Blanket
-Demo video (It actually ended up being 17 minutes. Oops!)


FO of the Week
Estes Magic Shawl

Various & Sundry
LynnZimm's Make A Wish fundraiser!
-Over $7000 raised by team Cupcake Mafia already!
-Load of fantastic prizes
-Donate by noon MDT Friday, August 26 to be entered

Super Summer Knitaway!
-Sign up for the lottery to attend by September 3. You'll be notified if you got in by September 7.
-Vendors who are interested in participating in the marketplace, please submit a Vendor Application

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

The BIG Announcement!!



Go HERE to find out more and sign up for the lottery!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Episode 105 - Back to Normal



On the Needles
Evenstar
Epic Brown Blanket
-Let me know if you'd like me to record a demo on picking up stitches in garter stitch.

On the Wheel
Millie!
-Third bobbin is about 1/3 filled

Various & Sundry
LynnZimm's Make A Wish fundraiser!
-Load of fantastic prizes
-Donate by the last weekend in August to be entered

Anniversary prizes
-Mailing them out Friday after work

BIG Announcment coming up in the next couple of weeks!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Episode 104 - We're Turning Two!



On the Needles
Rick socks
Kauni cardigan
-Steeks!


FO of the Week
Sock Summit 2011 socks

On the Wheel
Millie!
-Two bobbins down, one to go!

Various & Sundry
NeverNotKnitting pattern sale!
-a different pattern each day at 50% off through August 14th

Special Report - Sock Summit 2011
-There is yelling ~19 minutes in. Please be aware!


All past episodes are now available on blip and iTunes

Epic Projects coming up!

Round the Twist is turning 2!
-All the winners have been notified by PM on Ravelry. Please respond with your mailing address before Monday morning and I'll mail your prize out to you after I'm off work!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Episode 103 - Sock Summit!!



On the Needles
Sock Summit 2011 socks

On the Wheel
Dicentra Designs 80/20 merino/silk in Lake Town
-spinning on my modular spindle from KCL Woodworks

Various & Sundry
Sock Summit
Knitters are awesome!!
Indigo Dragonfly
Abstract Fiber
Fiber Optic Yarns
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Dicentra Designs
Sassafras Creations
Buffy Ann Designs (cool lights)
Cooperative Press
Out of Step Dyeworks
KCL Woods
Trindle
Bar-Maids

Round the Twist is turning 2!
-Post on the Ravelry board under the Second Anniversary Prize Entry thread, tell me what you've enjoyed over the last 2 years of Round the Twist. A favorite project I've worked on, something that's inspired you to try something new, what fiber fest was your favorite, etc.
-Only one entry per person. If there are multiple things, please include them all in one post.
-Drawing will take place on next week's show. Prizes from Dyeabolical and my own stash!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Episode 102 - My Canadian Sister



Designer Deb Barnhill, my Canadian sister, joins me from the first day of Sock Summit!

A special episode featuring all the clips I gather will be up next week along with the regular weekly episode.

Enjoy!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sock Summit Meet & Greet Info...and a Question

Here’s all the details!

Friday, July 29th
KCL Woods - Booth 819
Noon - 1:00 PM
This one will be just me, but you can also check out the beautiful spindles that Ken makes!

Saturday, July 30th
Bar Maids - Booth 400
Noon - 1:30 PM
Meet a bunch of podcasters at once!
I’ll be there with Erin from The Anatomy of Knitting, Sherrill from Belle of the Ball, Rachel from Knitcents, Rick and Carin from The Knit Wits, Abby and Ben from Knit Knit Cafe, Kristine from The Yarnings, and Paula from The Knitting Pipeline.

Hope to see and meet lots of viewers!

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And now my question. I'll be recording this week's regular show this Wednesday from Portland, but it's the pre-Sock Summit show. I'll be filming during all of Sock Summit too. Little snippets here and there. A tour of the market. A glimpse of the flash mob. Stuff like that.

My question is this...

Knowing that the upload times will likely be slower (slower computer with less software and an unknown internet connection), would you like Special Reports posted each day (similar to what I did for Spring Fling and Estes), or would you rather get one longer Special Report next Tuesday after I return home and can edit all the bits into one show?

Please let me know in the comments or over on Rav!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Episode 101 - The Chocolate Season



I was lucky enough to record this week at The Chocolate Season in my hometown!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Episode 100 - I Cannot Tell a Lie



On the Needles
Sarah's 2011 Birthday socks
Rick
Evenstar

On the Wheel
Millie
-spinning on Grace (my Lendrum) at 19:1

Dubinsky Originals merino
-spinning on the Bee at 27.5:1

Dicentra Designs 80/20 merino/silk in Lake Town
-spinning on my modular spindle from KCL Woodworks


Various & Sundry
Sock Summit

The show will be on the road next week, but I'll still record and post it on Wednesday!

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Episode 99 - Delayed and Discombobulated



On the Needles
Sarah's 2011 Birthday socks
Rick

On the Wheel
Millie
-spinning on Grace (my Lendrum) at 19:1

Dubinsky Originals merino
-spinning on the Bee at 27.5:1

Dicentra Designs 80/20 merino/silk in Lake Town
-spinning on my modular spindle from KCL Woodworks

FO of the Week!
Mom's Shipwreck
-blocked using the InSpinknity Ultrafine Super Long blocking wires

Various & Sundry
Sock Summit

Good mail week!
-BeaGin stitchmarkers
-Tempted spinning fiber

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Reminder!

Just a quick reminder that, due to my work schedule, I'll be recording on Friday this week!

Happy knitting!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Episode 98 - Headache Delay



On the Needles
Evenstar
Mom's Shipwreck

On the Wheel
Dicentra Designs 80/20 merino/silk in Lake Town
-spinning on my modular spindle from KCL Woodworks
-had fun freaking out the muggles in the Memphis airport

Dubinsky Originals merino
-spinning on the Bee at 27.5:1
-not sure if I'll 3-ply or Navajo-ply this

FOs of the Week!
My Wish
-Donatation information on Lynn's blog
-This shawl will be one of the prizes in the drawing!

Clockwork

Various & Sundry
A visit to the Knitgirllls!

Latest shipment from 3 Ewes Twisted in Fiber

BMFA mottling problem in STR lightweight

Sock Summit in less than a month!
-Baby shower
-Flash mob

Sock Innovation KAL continues!
-our next pattern is Rick

Next week's show?
-I either have to record early (on Monday, July 4) or late (on Friday, July 8). Which would you prefer?

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Episode 98 delay

This week's episode is going to be delayed by one day due to a major nap-attack and a headache I haven't been able to shake since noon on Wednesday. Sorry about the delay!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Episode 97 - An Undisclosed Location



On the Needles
My Wish test knit
-Lynn's blog where all the cool stuff for the Make a Wish donation info will be!
Clockwork


On the Wheel
Dicentra Designs 80/20 merino/tussah silk in Lake Town
-Using my new modular drop spindle from KCL Woods

Various & Sundry
1000 members on the Ravelry group!

I'm at an undisclosed location for a week-long vacation! Can you guess where?

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Episode 96 - A Rambling Re-Entry



On the Needles
Mom's Shipwreck
Clockwork
My Wish test knit

On the Wheel
Millie got some love this week!
-The bobbin is somewhere between 2/3 and 3/4 full!

Dicentra Designs 80/20 merino/tussah silk in Lake Town
-Using my new modular drop spindle from KCL Woods

FOs of the Week!
I Don't Know...It's a Mystery

Various & Sundry
Estes was great!
-Thank you to everyone who came up and said hi! It was great to meet you all!

Events I'll be attending...Find me and say hi!
-Sock Summit
-Rhinebeck

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Episode 95 - Pudding Brain



It's now fixed! I was saved from having to re-record by a flash drive and my mom's laptop!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Episode 94 - Nap Attack!



On the Needles
Evenstar
Mom's Shipwreck
I Don't Know...It's a Mystery
-Kypria is available in *very* limited quantities, but has basically been discontinued. Grab it while you can!

FOs of the Week!
Pink Lemonade socks
-If you liked the colorways I've been showing of Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber, the same colors are available for the July-December sock club. As of this posting, there are six spots remaining in the club!
Lacy Sock Star Baktus
Wanida

On the Wheel
Millie got some love this week!
-Between 1/3 and 1/2 bobbin of singles spun at SnB tonight

Various & Sundry
Estes is next week!
-Next week's episode will be delayed by a day due to work and travel for the wool market. Look for it late Thursday or early Friday.
-Please find me and say hi! There's no official meet & greet, but I'll be around the fairgrounds for most of Saturday.
-Need to get going on the homework for my steeking class
-Due to an outbreak of EHV-1, the llamas, alpacas and paco-vicunas probably won't be at this year's wool market.
-Look for the Special Reports from Estes on Friday and Saturday!

The Loopy Ewe is moving!

Events I'll be attending...Find me and say hi!
-Estes Park Wool Market
-Sock Summit
-Rhinebeck

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Episode 93 - On My Mark...



On the Needles
Evenstar
Mom's Shipwreck
Pink Lemonade socks
Wanida
I Don't Know...It's a Mystery
-Kypria is available in *very* limited quantities, but has basically been discontinued. Grab it while you can!

On the Wheel
Spinning some merino roving from Dubinsky Originals (no website for them), that I traded with my friend Kara

Various & Sundry
Two weeks until Estes!

The Knitgirllls Stash Dash
-May 27-August 15
-5 kilometers (5,460 yards) of stash
-Use current WiPs, UFOs, knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning
-Can count yardage if you spin something, then count it again if you knit/crochet/weave with it as well

Events I'll be attending...Find me and say hi!
-Estes Park Wool Market
-Sock Summit
-Rhinebeck

Exposed myself to some culture this week in the form of Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (with DBox motion seats) and Wicked

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Episode 92 - One More Thing...



On the Needles
Evenstar
Lacy Sock Star Baktus
Mom's Shipwreck
Wanida
I Don't Know...It's a Mystery
-Kypria is available in *very* limited quantities, but has basically been discontinued. Grab it while you can!

On the Wheel
No actual spinning this week. I'm trying to decide what to spin on Beatrice (my Spinolution Bee) while I'm spinning Millie on Grace (my Lendrum).

Various & Sundry
New WendyKnits circular shawl pattern
-Tidepool Spiral Shawl

Signature Needle Arts circulars
-US 9 (5.5 mm) is now available in circulars!

The Knitgirllls Stash Dash
-May 27-August 15
-5 kilometers (5,460 yards) of stash
-Use current WiPs, UFOs, knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning
-Can count yardage if you spin something, then count it again if you knit/crochet/weave with it as well

Events I'll be attending...Find me and say hi!
-Estes Park Wool Market
-Sock Summit
-Rhinebeck

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Episode 91 - An Evil Plan



On the Needles
Evenstar
Lacy Sock Star Baktus
Pink Lemonade socks
Mom's Shipwreck
Wanida

On the Wheel
Plied the test-spin from Millie and it came out the way I wanted it!!

Various & Sundry
Surprised my mom for Mother's Day!

The Knitgirllls Stash Dash
-May 27-August 15
-5 kilometers (5,460 yards) of stash
-Use current WiPs, UFOs, knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning
-Can count yardage if you spin something, then count it again if you knit/crochet/weave with it as well
-I'm in and have my evil plan in place!

Events I'll be attending...Find me and say hi!
-Estes Park Wool Market
-Sock Summit
-Rhinebeck

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Episode 90 - May the Fourth Be With You!



On the Needles
Evenstar
Lacy Sock Star Baktus
Pink Lemonade socks
Mom's Shipwreck

On the Wheel
Millie!
-spun 3 plies to make a sample and decide if I like the fabric for the Traveling Sweater or not

Various & Sundry
New Logo!
-Check the banner and button out on the Rav group
Sock Summit
-Registration opened today!
Perwoll
-available on Amazon
Stariel's sock book
-Go take her questionnaire about sock fit

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Episode 89 - WiPs Galore!



On the Needles
Evenstar
Wanida
Lacy Sock Star Baktus
Pink Lemonade socks
Mom's Shipwreck
Kauni

On the Wheel
Nothing this week!

Various & Sundry
Coffee!
-Join us on the Rav board for some coffee discussion, it doesn't necessarily have to be about stuff from San Marco!

Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont
-video download is on sale for 10 cents!

-I'm not sure how long the sale will last, so get it while you can

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Episode 88 - Visible Progress



On the Needles
Evenstar
Wanida

On the Wheel
Yarn Love
-100% superwash merino roving in Sock Star (stash from Sock Summit '09)
-Done!
-Navajo-plied on Grace (my Lendrum) at 19:1 ratio
-~567 yards, 121 grams
-20-22 WPI, light fingering weight
-Already cast on a Lacy Baktus scarf

-Kind of unsure what to spin next, although I know I should start spinning Millie's fleece

Various & Sundry
Estes Wool Market
-Sent in my registration for the steeking class

Sock Summit 2011
-Teachers, class descriptions, and the vendor list is up on the website

Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber
-Club shipment came this week
-The colors aren't something I would have chosen, but I love that about yarn clubs!

Bag from Jessalu
-Dr Who Tardis project bag
-I spent way too much time looking at fabrics on Spoonflower after seeing all the cute/geeky fabrics on her store

Mom's Surgery Update
-Mom got the staples out of her knee this week and has had her first physical therapy session!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Episode 87 - It's a Happy Week!



On the Needles
Evenstar
Wanida

FOs of the Week
Litmus Lace shawl
Carnival! socks

On the Wheel
Yarn Love
-100% superwash merino roving in Sock Star (stash from Sock Summit '09)
-Singles are complete at ~40 wpi

Various & Sundry
Signature circulars
-Now available in US 8 (5.0 mm)

Fleece
-My friend Kara bought one of my fleeces from last year's Estes haul

Estes Wool Market
-I'M GOING!!!!

Mom's Surgery
-Mom got her knee replaced this week, so she'll be in fighting form for Estes and Sock Summit. Send any get-well messages to her on Ravelry. She's mamateja.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Episode 86 - The Hidden Things



On the Needles
Evenstar
Carnival! socks
Wanida

On the Wheel
Yarn Love
-100% superwash merino roving in Sock Star (stash from Sock Summit '09)
-Navajo-plying video

The Hidden Things
Facecloths and bath puff
-Already in the spa basket we're raffling off to raise money for a co-worker with cancer
Test knit for Leslie
-completed in 4 days
-have to keep it under wraps until next week!

Various & Sundry
Estes News
-One co-worker has said no to trading days. My hopes rest on my other co-worker, but as of right now I'm resigning myself to not getting to attend Estes this year.

San Marco Coffee
-Now has 1/2 pound bags available!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Episode 85 - Progress on All Fronts



On the Needles
Evenstar
Carnival! socks
Facecloths and a crochet scrubby for a fundraiser

On the Wheel
Yarn Love
-100% superwash merino roving in Sock Star (stash from Sock Summit '09)

Various & Sundry
Still don't know if I'll be attending Estes in June. Beginning to be annoying to the two co-workers who I could potentially trade with since they keep forgetting to check the dates

Mysterious email from Signature Needle Arts with a shipping notification in it.
-Nothing. I think their shipping computer burped and generated new shipping notices for orders already sent out.

Co-worker had her baby!
-The Baby Mine sweater will be delivered Thursday before my shift.

Picked out yarn for my Wanida socks
-WM 100% in We're Different version of Kornblume
-Come join the KAL on the Rav group!

WendyKnits blogiversary pattern sale!
-25% off all patterns (except the Japanese Garden shawl) in Wendy's Rav shop

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Episode 84 - The Mystery Deepens



On the Needles
Evenstar
Carnival! socks

FO of the Week
Cattywampus Hearts

On the Wheel
Yarn Love
-100% superwash merino roving in Sock Star (stash from Sock Summit '09)

Various & Sundry
Added episodes 33-40 to blip and iTunes. Enjoy!

Still don't know if I'll be attending Estes in June. I spoke to two co-workers about trading and they're supposed to get back to me this Thursday.

Got a mysterious email from Signature Needle Arts with a shipping notification in it. Don't know what's coming to me since I didn't order anything. Hopefully the mystery will be revealed on next week's show!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Episode 83 - Losing My Geek Cred



On the Needles
Evenstar
Cattywampus Hearts

FO of the Week
Round the Twist socks

On the Wheel
No spinning this week!

Various & Sundry
Got a new cell phone! It's a Samsung Mesmerize from US Cellular.
Lost some Dr Who geek cred at Whole Foods
Got my new bag from Stephanie aka BusyMindDesigns

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Episode 82 - Slow Going



On the Needles
Evenstar
Cattywampus Hearts
Round the Twist socks

On the Wheel
Yarn Love
-100% superwash merino roving in Sock Star (stash from Sock Summit '09)

Various & Sundry
Estes Park Wool Market
-My news was good, then it was neutral. Keep your fingers crossed and I'll keep everyone updated!

Twisted River Clay on Etsy

I'm singing the praises of Zicam Cold Remedy chewables and Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough gel tabs for beating down my cold in under 36 hours!

Untangled some Twisted Limone for innovadog on Rav

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Episode 81 - Drowning the Cold



On the Needles
Evenstar
Baby Mine
Cattywampus Hearts
Round the Twist socks

On the Wheel
Yarn Love
-100% superwash merino roving in Sock Star (stash from Sock Summit '09)

Various & Sundry
Estes Park Wool Market -Currently I can't go, but there is hope that I can get some co-workers to switch shifts with me. Keep holding out hope!

I'm wearing my Citron shawl this week, complete with a shawl pin from nicholasandfelice.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Episode 80 - The Enabler



On the Needles
Evenstar
Cattywampus Hearts

On the Wheel
Sparkle Batts from Textiles a Mano
-Plied, soaked, and dried
-I'm unsure about the yardage, but will be glad to get it out of the house and my friend Melissa loves it!

Yarn Love
-100% superwash merino roving in Sock Star (stash from Sock Summit '09)
-Spinning to preserve the color changes, then I'll be navajo-plying it

FO of the Week
Sockhead hat for Deanna
-Socks That Rock lightweight in Nyame
-US 2 1/2 (3.0 mm)
-Only made the stockinette portion 8" because I was worried about running out of yarn
-Started February 17, finished February 22

Various & Sundry
Just call me The Enabler!
-Revolution stitchmarkers from Rycrafty
-Susan Pandorf's Lord of the Rings patterns
-Jennie the Potter mugs and yarn bowls
-Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber stripey yarn
-BusyMindDesigns project bags
-BeaGin stitchmarkers
-Yarn Love
-The Unique Sheep
-San Marco Coffee

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Episode 79 - Crazy Canine in 3 Takes



On the Needles
Mom's Shipwreck
Cattywampus Hearts
Round the Twist socks

On the Wheel
Sparkle Batts from Textiles a Mano
-I'm done spinning the singles and will be plying this weekend!

Various & Sundry
Revolution stitchmarkers from Rycrafty
-CONTEST!!!!
-The geeky significance of a license plate reading WOLF359 had 2 answers. The Star Trek reference to the Battle of Wolf 359 was one answer. The astronomy geek answer was that Wolf 359 is an actual red dwarf star in the constellation of Leo.
-Random winner was comment #47, ChristyCrystalHaley! Either PM me on Ravelry (user name alcariel) or email me at alcariel23 (at) gmail (dot) com.

I cut my hair!

Next up on the needles will be a Sockhead Hat in STR LW in Nyame for a co-worker battling cervical cancer.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Episode 78 - No Make-Up Me



On the Needles
Mom's Shipwreck
Cattywampus Hearts
Round the Twist socks

FO of the Week
Starving Artist

Various & Sundry
New videocasts!
-90% Knitting
-Knittin' on the Fly
-Any others?

Signature Needle Arts circulars

Revolution stitchmarkers from Rycrafty
-CONTEST!!!!
-Leave a comment here on the blog telling me the geeky significance of a license plate reading WOLF359 to be entered in the drawing for a full set of (12 large, 12 small) stitchmarkers from rycrafty!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Episode 77 - Wearing My Birthday Tiara



On the Needles
Baby Mine
Mom's Shipwreck
Cattywampus Hearts
Round the Twist socks
Starving Artist

Various & Sundry
It's my birthday!

Signature circulars in US 5 and 6

Next Sock Innovation KAL pattern is....Wanida!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Episode 76 - In Which I Ramble



On the Needles
Baby Mine
Evenstar sample
Mom's Shipwreck
Cattywampus Hearts
Round the Twist socks

Various & Sundry
Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber
-Artfire and Etsy shops
-Bonus for viewers!
-10% off one item from either one of the shops
-coupon code is roundthetwist
-good for 30 days from January 20th

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Episode 75 - Lots to Say



On the Needles
Baby Mine
Evenstar sample
Mom's Shipwreck
Cattywampus Hearts

Various & Sundry
No spinning this week!

Queensland Flood Relief auction
-My friend, Stephanie (maker of the great bags at BusyMind Designs), is hosting an auction on her blog to benefit the regions of Australia hit by the recent flooding.
Auction Rules
-Shawlette
-Stitchmarker set #1
-Wollmeise Twin in Tutu
-Sunny Day Paisley bag from BusyMindDesigns
-Stitchmarker set #2 from Husky Creations

Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber
-Artfire and Etsy shops
-Bonus for viewers!
-10% off one item from either one of the shops
-coupon code is roundthetwist
-good for 30 days from January 20th
-Hi Paul!

I did not purchase Iris the Gourmet Monster from Danger Crafts thanks to a paypal issue. They saved me from myself and my yarn diet is intact!

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Episode 74 - Drowning in Lace



On the Needles
Baby Mine
Evenstar sample
-Susan's blog (the designer)

Soon-to-Be On the Needles
Mom's Shipwreck
-I need to start this soon since Mom's birthday is only a month away!

Various & Sundry
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
-38 colors going on vacation Monday, January 17th. New colors will go up Monday, January 24th.

Iris the Gourmet Monster from Danger Crafts

Queensland Flood Relief auction
-My friend, Stephanie (maker of the great bags at BusyMind Designs), is hosting an auction on her blog to benefit the regions of Australia hit by the recent flooding. I'll be donating a skein from my Wollmeise stash to the auction.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Episode 73 - Let the New Year Begin!



On the Needles
Baby Mine
Evenstar sample

Soon-to-Be On the Needles
Mom's Shipwreck
Breaking Hearts socks

FO of the Week
Devon socks
-New KAL pattern will be announced at the end of January

Various & Sundry
Blue Moon Fiber Arts' Rockin' Sock Club 2011

Camp KIP!

Knitted Christmas presents!
-Felted Clogs
-Juno Regina in True Blood Red

My 2010 Knitting Review
-I knit 13,914 yards in 2010, roughly 7.9 miles worth of completed projects

Goals/guidelines for 2011
-Knit at least 8 miles of yarn
-Complete the Kauni cardigan and Aztec Mazes sweater
-Finish processing Millie's fleece, spin it, and knit the resulting yarn into the Traveling Sweater...to be my Rhinebeck sweater this year.

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