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!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Episode 23 Hook, Line, and Sinker

Verdure Shawlette

Knitting

FO Watch

Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! - Still needs the ribbon and buttons but I did take some photos!
Hermione’s Every Day Socks – Erica Lueder out of GnomeAcres “Dobby” – Photos have been taken!
Verdure Shawl by Fluffy Fibers – I Knit or Dye “Howlin’” Sock 4ply pictures taken but it still needs to be blocked!
I have no Ravelry pages for the last YEAR!! Maybe sometime soon…
Ginny's Cardigan

Finished Objects

SOCKS! Simple stockinette socks Nako Boho color 81256 on size 0 needles
Two pairs of finished socks!

On the Needles

Hopper Cardigan by Amy Christoffers from New American Knits. Knit Picks HawthorneKetle 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

Cotton yarn for crochet in Puple, beige, and white
200g Filosfia Lily 3038
200g Mondial Tundra 768
Austrian Lungauer Sockenwolle 4 fach 25% cotton 18% oikanude 57% virgin wool color 118

Another shot of the Verdure Shawl


Cook Pot

Roasted Cauliflower with Kalamata Vinaigrette from Epicurious


Caulilflower head
¼ c Olive oil
Garlic Clove
2 TB Lemon Juice
¼ c Chopped Kalamata Olives


Drizzle florets with olive oil, salt, and pepper
Bake at 450 F for 25 minutes, turning once
Mix minced garlic, lemon juice, 2 TB olive oil, olives, salt, and pepper
Serve cauliflower drizzled with the vinaigrette

Little Raincloud

Mosquitos

Drop of Sunshine

Family, babies galore


Hermione's Everyday Socks in Gnome Acres yarn

Friday, June 23, 2017

Episode 22 Austria!



Just photos of our travels this week!



Hoffburg Palace!


Schonbrunn Palace

Mom and me at the Glorietta with Schonbrunn palace in the background

Roses in Volksgarten


Austrian Parliament!



The Amazing Austrian Countryside

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Episode 21 Toledo and Cartagena Spain



No Links in shownotes this week due to  travel. The On the Road segment will be quite large next time!

Cartagena

Knitting

FO Watch

Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! (Estoy tejiendo mi sueter de escorias en Alcantarilla!)  - Still needs the ribbon and buttons and photos!
Hermione’s Every Day Socks – Erica Lueder out of Gnome Acres “Dobby” – Photos!
I have no Ravelry pages for the last YEAR!!

Finished Objects

Verdure Shawl by Fluffy Fibers – I Knit or Dye from I Knit London “Howlin’” Sock 4ply 100% Superwash Merino on size 6 needles
Toledo Cathedral

HO / On the Needles

SOCKS! Simple stockinette socks Nako Boho color 81256 on size 0 needles

Spin Me Right Round

Hearthside Fibers “Midnight” 85% Polworth 15% Tussah Silk
Castillo de la Luz, La Alberca

Acquisitions

None

Cook Pot

None
Toledo Monastery

On the Road

Toledo, Cartagena, Sara only- Valencia, Castillo de la Luz

Little Raincloud

Sara’s gone home! And unpleasant roommate who skipped out on rent…

Drop of Sunshine

Excited to see my mom and for our trip to Vienna and Prague!
Roman Amphitheater in Cartagena, Spain