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






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.