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Show Notes: Episode 191

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Show Notes: “2017 Wrap Up + Farewell, KAP”

It’s a long one today, kittens. Buckle up, grab a drink, and enjoy!

FOs:
Pixel Rise Socks 
Lady Marple
Never Not Gnoming
Northwest Elf

Piggery:
♥ Mentioned: Wilson Bickford-paintings/art instructor
Falala Llama by Andwabisabi
Joyful Noise sock yarn from Knitterly Things
Jerry Roupe Scandinavian Fairy Cross Stitch Craft Book

Chat:
I talked all about my 2017 goals, how I did on them, and what my plans for 2018 are. If you want to watch the entire video, I have snippets of “Vlogmas” videos I took during the month of December and my 2017 Stash Toss at the end.

Show Notes: Episode 188

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♥ 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: “Stitching September”

WiPs:
♥ 10 Stitch Blanket
♥ O4 of 12 socks were BINNED. Had a terrible time with those.

Stitcher’s Corner:
StitchBucket “Never Tell Me The Odds”
FoxYouAreSoCrafty “Hola LLama” (I was mistaken about this pattern: it is absolutely available in her shop!)
♥ GERA! “Mushroom Family SamplerAida kit/ Linen kit
– You can find other GERA! patterns for download here.
♥ Supplies/ Things to buy mentioned in this segment: bulk embroidery hoops at Amazon & E6000 craft epoxy.

Sewcial Corner:
100 Acts of Sewing Shirt No. 1 – Creativebug course mentioned

Spinning:
♥ It’s Spinzilla this week! I briefly flashed my fiber, which is Into The Whirled Superwash Merino in the “Death” colorway from the 2015 Discworld MegaSAL.

Show Notes: Episode 180

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♥ If you like speckle-y sock yarn, you might want to check out my Etsy shop:lambytoesshop.etsy.com.

Show Notes: “Purple!”

FOs:
♥ 02 of 12 socks are finally finished!
♥ Roland the Roly-Poly from Huge and Huggable MochiMochi
– Mentioned: 6060 on Etsy for safety eyes

WiPs:
♥ None. Have 3 I will be casting on soon.

Spinning:
♥ Hello Yarn BFL “Hummingbird”-March 2016 club colorway

March 2017: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2017:

 January: 1,065yds
February: 1,075yds
March: 1,659yds
April:
May:
June:
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
2017 Totals: 3,799yds or 2.16 miles

It was an amazing month, kittens! OK. Not really amazing in a lot of ways, but I decided to focus on getting some knits finished and that led to excellent yardage numbers for March. I knit almost a mile’s worth of yarn during that time, and in only two different projects–another 101 yards and I would have! Most of the yardage came from my Find Your Fade Shawl, but a little bit was also knit in the first of my husband’s handspun socks.

All in all, I’m pretty pleased, but I know I can not sit down and knit large portions of the day as often as I did this month. I’m hoping April will still have a strong showing….

Now to figure out what my next larger project will be and get cast on!

How was your March? Did you get much crafting done? Do you have any plans for projects you would like to work on in April?

2015 Stashdown: Wrap-Up

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So 2015 has come to a close, and the numbers are in: I’m red all around. On average I stashed twice as much as I managed to work out of my stashes.

*Sigh*

I could spend time re-explaining how this happened, but if you read the previous postings about my Stashdown efforts this year you’ll understand why the yarn number was bound to be red no matter what I did. It’s the growing pains of finally counting handspun in and out of stash, and I can live with that. I did stash a little yarn, but it was quite minimal, and I would hazard a guess that at most, it was 1/3 of the amount in. The fiber number hurts a little, however. I knew I was going to be red this year, but I really wasn’t expecting to increase my stash by 120.2 oz, or 7.5 pounds. My stash grew in size from a young toddler and added a newborn to it! I am now living with a 2-3 year old child’s amount of fiber, and it’s starting to burst from the seams. Ouch.

I plan to continue with my efforts and shake this year off. Better things in 2016!

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