Monthly Archives: March 2016

Episode 151: Crazy is the Word

Episode 151: Crazy is the Word

Happy Wednesday, kitten! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today. Today’s episode a couple of WIPs, some spinning, and some lovely fiber and other goodies that came in! Show notes can be found on the blog at SewKnitpicky.net, and please consider joining the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group!

Blog: http://www.SewKnitpicky.net
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knot-a-podcast
Shop: http://www.lambytoesshop.etsy.com

Show Notes: Episode 150

♥ Please come join us in the Ravelry group!
♥ The podcast is now on YouTube, if you prefer to watch there. Please remember to give my videos a thumbs up and do the same for other podcasts you enjoy!
♥ If you like speckle-y sock yarn, you might want to check out my Etsy shop:lambytoesshop.etsy.com.

Show Notes: “Holiday of Rest”

♥ In the beginning of the episode, I talked about Instagram’s announcement to implement an algorithmic feed and a petition that you can sign that will be sent to IG headquarters. If you have a strong opinion against the change, please go over and sign, or use the feedback feature in your Instagram profile to let them know how you feel about things.

FOs:
♥ I finished my husband’s handspun socks! I’m hoping to start another pair before summer is over.

WiPs:
♥ I showed a sock I’m working on for Lamby in “Heartbreaker” MPM. I’m knitting “Pieces of My Heart,” a free download on Ravelry.
♥ Very little work was done on “Wolf River” this week; I hope to have more to show next time I record.

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ Two if By Hand “Rina” – the never-ending spin

Piggery:
♥ Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery needle minder
♥ Hello Yarn “Pebble” sweater quantity from destash!

Episode 150: Holiday of Rest

Episode 150: Holiday of Rest

Happy Wednesday, kitten! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today. Today’s episode has an FO, a WIP for Lamby, some spinning, and a cute needle minder along with some lovely fiber that came in! Show notes can be found on the blog at SewKnitpicky.net, and please consider joining the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group!

Blog: http://www.SewKnitpicky.net
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knot-a-podcast
Shop: http://www.lambytoesshop.etsy.com

Show Notes: Episode 149

♥ Please come join us in the Ravelry group!
♥ The podcast is now on YouTube, if you prefer to watch there. Please remember to give my videos a thumbs up and do the same for other podcasts you enjoy!
♥ If you like speckle-y sock yarn, you might want to check out my Etsy shop:lambytoesshop.etsy.com.

Show Notes: “Crafting Mojo!”

WiPs:
♥ Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary ($6 US on Ravelry)
♥ “Steadfast” Cheviot handspun socks

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ “Rina” Two if by Hand SW BFL/Nylon fiber

Stitcher’s Corner:
♥ Pumpkin Passport Sampler by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Piggery:
♥ Hello Yarn February 2016 club colorway “Fife”
♥ FQs from Little Skein in the Big Wool

Episode 149: Crafting Mojo!

Episode 149: Crafting Mojo!

Happy Wednesday, kitten! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today. Today’s episode has a couple of WIPs, some spinning, some cross stitch, and some lovely fiber that came in! Show notes can be found on the blog at SewKnitpicky.net, and please consider joining the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group!

Blog: http://www.SewKnitpicky.net
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knot-a-podcast
Shop: http://www.lambytoesshop.etsy.com

Show Notes: Episode 148

♥ Please come join us in the Ravelry group!
♥ The podcast is now on YouTube, if you prefer to watch there. Please remember to give my videos a thumbs up and do the same for other podcasts you enjoy!
♥ If you like speckle-y sock yarn, you might want to check out my Etsy shop:lambytoesshop.etsy.com.

Show Notes: “Sabotaged by Dog”

FOs:
♥ O2 of O8 socks

♥ In this segment I mentioned the Turkish Cast On, Fish Lips Kiss Heel, and Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.
♥ In this segment I mentioned both TheNomeKnitter on Etsy and SucreSucreMiniatures on Etsy.

WiPs:
♥ Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary ($6 on Ravelry) in MadTosh Pashmina Worsted (Discontinued). I am making lots of modifications to this knit.
Tubular Cast On Article by Craftsy

♥ I’m getting ready to cast on some handspun socks for my Husband in “Steadfast” Cheviot handspun.

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ I’ve made just a touch of headway on my Two if by Hand SW BFL/Nylon roving “Rina”

Stitcher’s Corner:
Passport Sampler by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Fiber Piggery:
♥ Two Patchwork Kits from Hello Yarn.

Episode 148: Sabotaged by Dog

Episode 148: Sabotaged by Dog

 

Happy Wednesday, kitten! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today. Today’s episode has an FO, a new WIP with a future WIP, some spinning, some cross stitch, and some lovely fiber that came in! Show notes can be found on the blog at SewKnitpicky.net, and please consider joining the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group!

Blog: http://www.SewKnitpicky.net
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knot-a-podcast
Shop: http://www.lambytoesshop.etsy.com

February 2016: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2016:
 January: 728yds
February: 1,062yds
March:
April:
May:
June:
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
2015 Totals: 1,790yds or 1.02 miles

 

Well! February certainly turned out better on the yardage front than January had. It may be short, but February’s effort was mighty. The Rainbow-along definitely helped keep me motivated this month, contributing  a finished pair of lined mittens, a tall pair of socks, and even a new squishy skein of handspun to all I managed to get done. And let’s be honest: my husband’s being away at training and going into maintenance mode helped too.  I am not above turning to convenience foods, minimal cleaning, and crafty calm to keep my sanity intact. It’s hard being the caretaker of two kids and two dogs solo–even more so when one is highly introverted! It’s LOUD here all of the time. There’s constant movement. And none of them appreciate the quiet calm that I need large amounts of in order to think clearly and function. A lot of time I would have spent otherwise engaged I chose to knit and craft while catching up with friends and favorite podcasters instead. Also finished this month: a beautiful Starfighter Slouch hat for ESK‘s February KAL, a portion of the next block on my daughter’s blanket, and two swatches. I absolutely hate swatching, so that’s pretty big for me to have knit a couple.

While I have until 30 April, 2016 to finish my first Bins, I still have a few knitting projects to knock out and 4 braids of fiber to spin. March is going to be spent knitting a large project in the Knitting Bin, and I hope to finish my current spin-which has chosen to be very fine and wants to be a chain-plied fingering-ish weight yarn-as well as another this month. That would leave me with some small projects and just a little spinning to square away in April.

I’m ahead of schedule for my 2016 goal to meet 5 miles or 8,800yds of knitted yarn in the course of the year. If you made any goals, how are you doing? Are you using any helpful tricks to keep yourself on task? My notebook idea has been working beautifully and making these tally posts much easier to throw together. I suspect that when I do my end of the year project tally, it will be a breeze!

 

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