Saturday, November 18, 2017

Episode 30 Procrasti-Knitting



Margot and the Uni-Cat socks. Margot wants to be a unicorn cat too...

FO Watch

Ginny’s Cardigan: re-blocked so the body is perfect… sleeves and neck still a little tight. It’s back in time out

F.O.s

Vanilla Socks – Austria yarn – Lungauer Lockenwolle – pink, purple, gray, blue
Austrian socks!

On the Needles

 Hopper Cardigan: poco a poco – slow but steady – Amy Christoffers, Hawthorne Kettle dyed  “Connifer” One button band down, one half way….
              
Rockwell Hat – Amy Christoffers – For sister Sara for Christmas Made from a bamboo/cotton yarn that I purchased in Marseilles France

With This Crochet Hook / Spin Me Right Round

Nothing

Sewing Circle

   Halloween Costume!

Acquisitions

     MadTosh – Tosh Merino Light “Deep”

Giveaway!

     This month “Interweave Favorites: 25 Accessories to Wear and Share”
     Be a member of the group, comment in the thread telling me your favorite place you’ve visited!
     Winner drawn 12/1
     Open to everyone, if outside continental US, winner will receive Ravelry downloadable pattern of their choice up to $10

Cookpot

 PSA: don’t microwave hardboiled eggs even if you’ve removed the shell…

On the Road

 Contemplating doing a featured city, spend 5-10 minutes talking about some of the highlights.
    Thoughts?

Little Raincloud

Laptop Issues. It’s currently a brick… Hope the episode still sounds ok!

Drop of Sunshine

  Procrasti-knitting while watching Great British Bake Off
  Fall leaves
  Phone battery is fixed! Way cheaper than a new phone


Friday, October 20, 2017

Episode 29 - Kitten Purrs

Holding baby Adeline Rose!



Knitting

FO Watch

Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! – Buttons sewed on!



Button is very helpful while I'm knitting...

FO

Vanilla Socks – Brew City Yarns “Hallow’s Grey (Ravenclaw)” with sewn bind off

On the Needles

Hopper Cardigan by Amy Christoffers from New American Knits. Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle dyed Fingering “Conifer”
Yet Another pair of Vanilla Socks – Lungauer Lockenwolle 4 Fach “118” 25% Cotton, 18% Polamide, 57% Virgin Wool
The Austrian Yarn in Question.... Doesn't it look like it's a self striping?!?

Lies. I was deceived!

With this Crochet Hook

none

Spin Me Right Round

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

Acquisitions

ALL THE YARN BOOKS!

Giveaways!

Coming November 1!

Cook Pot

Cheesy Sweet Potato Mash
Peel and dice 1 sweet potato. Boil in salted water 9-11 minutes. Drain water off. Add 2 ounces cubed Monterey Jack cheese. Mash to combine
Plum Deluxe sent me some yummy teas! Oregon Breakfast Black tea and Self Care Blend Herbal tea. Make sure you use tea strainers with tiny holes with their teas!
Adeline Rose!

On the Road

Visited Mississippi and saw the new cousin! Adeline Rose!
Hostels
          Hostelworld.com
          READ THE REVIEWS
          Try to find one close to the cathedral – typically close to center of town
          My musts
·       Linens included
·       Wifi
·       Lockers
·       Kitchen
·       Breakfast included is a nice perk


Little Raincloud

Broken tech! Computer AND phone at the same time?!?


Drop of Sunshine


Loved visiting my sister! We had a great time visiting and catching up

Monday, October 2, 2017

Episode 28 - What Do You Recommend?



Knitting

FO Watch

Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! - Still needs the ribbon and buttons…
Finished the 5 embroidery machine pieces!

FO

Vanilla Socks – Sweet Geprgoa “Ginger” body with speckled toes, heels, cuffs dyed by my swap partner!
Vanilla Socks – Sweet Georgia “Ginger” toes and cuffs, Gnome Acres “Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans”
Button Inspecting the Bertie Bott's Socks


On the Needles

Hopper Cardigan by Amy Christoffers from New American Knits. Knit Picks Hawthorne Ketle dyed Fingering “Conifer”

With this Crochet Hook

Final Finished Washcloth! In punto alto (I think that’s a double crochet)

Spin Me Right Round

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

Hazy has started sitting on bookshelves. I have started hiding the ribbons bookmarks that were sticking out. He may stop sitting on bookshelves now...

On Again Off Again

Gin and Tonic Hat – KnittedBlissJC with Bamboo yarn from France. Not a good mix of pattern and yarn… What hat should I make with this Bamboo yarn?

Acquisitions

No Purchases, I brought back some handspun. I could use some pattern suggestions!

Cook Pot / Sewing Circle

None

Christmas Knits!

I need ideas for the brother and the father! Please send suggestions!

On the Road

Illinois trip went well, no real sightseeing
I want to visit the new babies in the family! TWO born last week!

Little Raincloud

Grad school is stressful

Drop of Sunshine


Pocket the kitten was adopted! Now I’m taking care of his brother, Button.
Button has to be in the middle of things! He thinks he's way cuter than some dumb old socks.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Episode 27 Waiting for Irma

Knitting

FO Watch

Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! - Still needs the ribbon and buttons…

FO

The Lattice Ribbed Hat/Cowl – Sharon Brown from Classic Elite Quick Knits – Mecha “Azul Fresco” 10.5 needles

On the Needles

Hopper Cardigan by Amy Christoffers from New American Knits. Knit Picks Hawthorne Ketle dyed Fingering “Conifer”
Fiery Salsa by Alina Appasova – Voile De La Mer “Fawn” 70% Silk 30% Seacell
Vanilla Socks – Sweet Georgia “Ginger” toes and cuffs, Gnome Acres “Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans”

With this Crochet Hook

Finished Washcloth! In punto alto (I think that’s a double crochet)

Spin Me Right Round

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

Sewing Circle

Playing with an embroidery machine in the Makers' Space at my local library in Illinois

Acquisitions 

Technically….None. But there’s some waiting in my shopping cart….

Cook Pot 

No Recipe.... Instead I'm recommending my favorite tea: Trader Joe's Pomegranate White Tea!

On the Road

Spanish Curiosities

Little Raincloud

Grad school this semester = 40 Mad Tosh dk sweaters

Drop of Sunshine


I got a travel grant for school! I’ll get to visit a new country:)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Episode 26 Pocket Full of Sunshine

Mana-TEA tea strainer!

Knitting

FO Watch

Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! - Still needs the ribbon and buttons…

FO

Faux Rose City Roller socks out of Phildar Phil Folk – no ribbing at cuff so it curls like rose city rollers

On the Needles

Hopper Cardigan by Amy Christoffers from New American Knits. Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle dyed Fingering “Conifer”
Fiery Salsa by Alina Appasova – Voile De La Mer “Fawn” 70% Silk 30% Seacell
The Lattice Ribbed Hat – Sharon Brown from Classic Elite Quick Knits – Malabrigo Mecha “Azul Fresco” 10.5 needles

With this Crochet Hook

Washcloths! In punto alto (I think that’s a double crochet)

Spin Me Right Round

Hearthside Fibers “Midnight” 85% Polworth 15% Tussah Silk
Last night in Illinois Sushi!

Acquisitions / Cook Pot / Sewing Circle

None

On the Road

Little Raincloud

It’s too hot and humid in August in Atlanta

Drop of Sunshine


Pocket the kitten!
Pocket the Kitten

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Episode 25 Stitches Midwest 2017

It's fuzzy and Hazy refuses to look at the camera....

Knitting

FO Watch

I’m running out of excuses here…
Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! - Still needs the ribbon and buttons…

HO

Vanilla socks out of Phildar Phil Folk – no ribbing at cuff so it curls like rose city rollers

On the Needles

Hopper Cardigan by Amy Christoffers from New American Knits. Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle dyed Fingering “Conifer”
Fiery Salsa by Alina Appasova – Voile De La Mer “Fawn” 70% Silk 30% Seacell
The Lattice Ribbed Hat – Sharon Brown from Classic EliteQuick KnitsMecha “Azul Fresco” 10.5 needles
Last night in Illinois deliciousness

With this Crochet Hook

Washcloths! In punto alto (I think that’s a double crochet)

Spin Me Right Round

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

Acquisitions

10.5 Knitting Needles
Kitchen Counter Crafter – Espresso Your Wip Needle Cozie, Mocha Pot bag
Brew City Yarns – Premium Draft sock “Hallow’s Grey (Ravenclaw)”

Podcaster Meet-Up at Stitches

Cook Pot / On the Road / Sewing Circle

None

Little Raincloud

One grad school class is more than the price of 9 sweater lots from Stitches

Drop of Sunshine


Hazy Kitty!
We need more pictures of this cutie in our lives

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Episode 24 Prague

Prague



Knitting

FO Watch

Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! - Still needs the ribbon and buttons…
Wove in washcloth ends!
Hopper Cardigan

On the Needles
Hopper Cardigan by Amy Christoffers from New American Knits. Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle dyed Fingering “Conifer”
Fiery Salsa by Alina Appasova – Voile De La Mer “Fawn” 70% Silk 30% Seacell

With this Crochet Hook

Washcloths! In punto alto (I think that’s a double crochet)

Spin Me Right Round

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

Acquisitions

None
Cathedral in Prague

Cook Pot

Peach and Corn Salsa

1 Corn, kernels cut off the cob
2 TB Chopped Shallots
1 Lime
0-1  Serrano Pepper
Half Bunch Chopped Cilantro
1 Peach, Peeled and Diced


Heat 1 TB olive oil in a pan medium high. Cook the corn without stirring 2-3 minutes. Add shallot and as much serrano pepper as you’d like. Cook, stirring, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Add the cilantro, and juice from half the lime. Drizzle with olive oil, add salt and pepper and mix together. Enjoy!
The most amazing library: Inspired the library in Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Little Raincloud

Both: Locked out of apartment in Prague!

Drop of Sunshine

Jessica: Eva had her baby

Jan: Jessica will be close to home!