Monday, May 15, 2017

Episode 20 Rome



Knitting

Finished Objects

Newborn Baby Bear Hat – Monique Davis out of (I think) Cashmerino dk in a yellow. I’ve lost the ball band…

Actual photo of a real life finished object!


On the Needles

Verdure Shawl by Fluffy Fibers – I Knit or Dye from I Knit London “Howlin’” Sock 4ply 100% Superwash Merino on size 6 needles
AND
SOCKS! Simple stockinette socks Nako Boho color 81256 on size 0 needles
Colosseum

Spin Me Right Round

Hearthside Fibers “Midnight” 85% Polworth 15% Tussah Silk
45 minutes worth of spinning progress

Acquisitions

None
Palatine Hill

Cook Pot

Tomato Salad!
Tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil, salt, optional balsamic vinegar
I put the mozzarella and basil on top of tomato slices and then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and lightly sprinkle salt

On the Road

Rome!

Palantine Hill,
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Museum and crypt of the capuchin monks
Trevi Fountain
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain

Little Raincloud

Jessica: several bad headaches in the last week
Sara: Rain in Rome!

Drop of Sunshine

Jessica: My Birthday!!!

Sara: yummy non-cafeteria food
At the Colosseum!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Episode 19 Five Spanish Cities






Ourense, Spain
Knitting

On the Needles

Verdure Shawl by Fluffy Fibers – I Knit or Dye from I Knit London “Howlin’” Sock 4ply 100% Superwash Merino

Spin Me Right Round

Hearthside Fibers “Midnight” 85% Polworth 15% Tussah Silk
No progress

Acquisitions

None… Just learning about local textile history in museums!
Bilbao Guggenheim Museum

Cook Pot

How I save money on food while traveling…. I talk about Menu del Dia which is a great meal option in Spain!
The Gorgeous Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

On the Road

Ourense – Hot springs
Santiago de Compostela – Cathedral
Bilbao – Guggenheim Museum
San Sebastian – La Concha Beach
Valladolid – house museum of Miguel de Cervantes

Statue of Don Quixote

Little Raincloud

Traveling gets expensive! I want to travel for free;)

Drop of Sunshine


My sister is coming in a week!

San Sebastian, La Concha Beach

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Episode 18 Portugal!

Knitting

FO

Hermione’s Every Day Socks – Erica Lueder out of GnomeAcres “Dobby”

Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! (Estoy tejiendo mi sueter de escorias en Alcantarilla!)




Lisbon Streetcar


On the Needles

Verdure Shawl by Fluffy Fibers – I Knit or Dye from I Knit London “Howlin’” Sock 4ply 100% Superwash Merino

Spin Me Right Round

Hearthside Fibers “Midnight” 85% Polworth 15% Tussah Silk
No progress
Streets of Lisbon

Acquisitions

Buttons and Ribbon for my sweater

Cook Pot

Francesinha from Porto
Pastel de Nata from Lisbon
Porto Cathedral

On the Road

Portugal – lots of tiles and colors!
Lisbon -  must visit Saint Jeronimo Monastery in Belem
Porto – All about the views and the Riverwalk!

Little Raincloud

Super Heavy backpack and some challenges with transportation

Drop of Sunshine


Lovely weather and a great trip so far!
Portuguese tiles

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Episode 17 Travel Knitting and Atlanta?!







Knitting

HO

Hermione’s Every Day Socks – Erica Lueder out of Gnome Acres “Dobby”

On the Needles

Hermione’s Every Day Socks – Erica Lueder out of Gnome Acres “Dobby”

Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! (Estoy tejiendo mi sueter de escorias en Alcantarilla!)


Spin Me Right Round

Hearthside Fibers “Midnight” 85% Polworth 15% Tussah Silk
No progress

Acquisitions

Sweet Georgia - Tough Love Sock “Ginger”
Tilli Tomas - Voile de la Mer “Fawn”

I need to knit faster!!
Regina Marie Shawlet

Cook Pot

I’ve tried a few recipes but nothing good enough to share
Atlanta "Eye"

On the Road

What knitting I packed for my trip

In my notions pouch
Pouch is only 4.5”x3”x1.5”
Retractable tape measure, plastic pouch with ~15 stitch markers, 3 tapestry needles, 3 tiny balls of waste yarn, 2 bobby pins

Little Raincloud / Drop of Sunshine

So thankful to have been able to travel back home when my grandfather passed away. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Episode 16 Madrid Tidbits and Some Spanish



Almond Trees in Bloom in Madrid


Knitting

FO

None!! I’ve had a FO each episode for a while!

On the Needles

Hermione’s Every Day Socks – Erica Lueder out of GnomeAcres “Dobby”
Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! (Estoy tejiendo mi sueter de escorias en Alcantarilla!)

Ginny's Cardigan

Spin Me Right Round

Hearthside Fibers “Midnight” 85% Polworth 15% Tussah Silk
No progress

Acquisitions

None!

Cook Pot

I’ve done some cooking but not anything from a recipe

On the Road

Madrid: Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum is free Fridays 7-9pm
Crystal Palace in El Retiro Park, Madrid

Words You Thought You Knew

Tortilla – Omelet
Avocado – Aguacate
Margarita - Daisy

Little Raincloud

Sick AGAIN!
Need to find the new episodes of How to Train Your Dragon: Race to the Edge

Drop of Sunshine


Birthday Trip to Rome in the works!!!
More Almond Blossoms!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Episode 15 Copenhagen





Knitting

FO

Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater – Carole Barenys 4mm Lion Brand Casey “Sorbet Spots” 60% Rayon from Bamboo 40% Nylon – soon to be rescued from time out

Newfoundland Texting Mitts – Spannytickle Studio Rowan HempTweed SH138 and SH132 “Pumice” and “Plum”


On the Needles

Just a swatch!! *Gasp*

Spin Me Right Round

Hearthside Fibers “Midnight” 85% Polworth 15% Tussah Silk

Acquisitions

None!

Cook Pot

None due to long on the road segmentJ

On the Road

Copenhagen

Little Raincloud

I can’t think of anything! It’s a good problem to have

Drop of Sunshine


Finished grad school application!

I saw knitting in the art museum!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Episode 14 Poland



Old Town Gdansk, Poland



Knitting

FO

Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden, MC Sun Valley Fibers 100% SW Merino Single Ply “Royal Star”, CC Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Light (100% SW Merino Single) “Glazed Pecan”

On the Needles

Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater – Carole Barenys 4mm Lion Brand Casey “Sorbet Spots” 60% Rayon from Bamboo 40% Nylon – soon to be rescued from time out

Secret Knitting…

Spin Me Right Round

Hearthside Fibers “Midnight” 85% Polworth 15% Tussah Silk

Acquisitions

Nako Boho 75% / 25% colorway 81256
Some needles, “Hand Knitted” ribbon
Sopot Pier


Cook Pot

Polish Borscht
Apple Beet Salad

On the Road

Sopot

Little Raincloud

Leak in the apartment

Drop of Sunshine

A simple weekend with my cousins!


TRAVEL PSA: London Stansted is taking knitting needles! Don’t fly there with metal needles….


Gdansk Oliwa Lights