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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Episode 13 London!



Knitting

FO

Lattice Earwarmers – Malabrigo Rios “Paris Nights”

On the Needles

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

Maile Sweater – Nikki Van De Carr 4mm Lion Brand Casey “Sorbet Spots” 60% Rayon from Bamboo 40% Nylon – soon to be rescued from time out

 
Spin Me Right Round

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

Acquisitions

I Knit or Dye – Sock 4 ply Howlin’ from I Knit London
Rowan Hemp Tweed – SH138 “Pumice” and SH132 “Plum”

Cook Pot

Artichokes
Lemon Juice
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Olive Oil
Prep artichokes (Cut stem, top, and trim leaves,) Cut in half lengthwise and remove choke. Sprinkle everything on top, wrap in foil and place cut side down. Bake in oven at 400 F for 45 minutes.

On the Road

London!
British Library
Windsor Castle


Little Raincloud

Angry people who work at airports

Drop of Sunshine


Fresh and cheap fruits and veggies.
EAT ALL THE PLANTS!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Episode 12

Seventeen Days




Sheep Ireland

Knitting

FO
Suffolk Hat Jo Storie Lanark Mills Chunky100% Pure New Wool “Bramble”, Vanna’s Choice Serenity Sock yarn scraps

Suffolk hat Mini Europe

On the Needles

Waiting for Rain by Sylvia McFadden, MC SVF Sun Valley Fibers 100% SW Merino Single Ply “Royal Star”, CC Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Light(100% SW Merino Single) “Glazed Pecan”
Maile Sweater – Nikki Van De Carr 4mm Lion Brand Casey “Sorbet Spots” 60% Rayon from Bamboo 40% Nylon – soon to be rescued from time out

Spin Me Right Round

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

Cook Pot

British Isles
·       Mulled Wine, Minced Pie :)
·       Bubble and Squeak :/  
·       Christmas Pudding :(
Belgium
·       Waffles and Chocolates :)
Waffels!



Germany
·       Currywurst :)

Acquisitions

Non Fiber: Celtic Knot Ring
For me! – West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply “831 Blue Lagoon”
For Eva - West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply “879 Mojito”
Studio Donegal, Soft Donegal “Burgundy”



On the Road

Scotland – Stirling Castle, Holyrood Palace
Ireland – Malahide Castle, Book of Kells, Kilkenny
Brussels – Grand Place
Germany – Neuengamme Concentration Camp


Grand Place, Brussels



Tips for budget travel
Sygic Travel


Malahide Castle, Ireland

Little Raincloud

Proper outerwear…. Rain + Down Coat = L

Yarn bombing Blarney Castle

Drop of Sunshine


All the trips! Especially the trip to Copenhagen with my Mom and Aunt!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Como Se Dice?

Episode 11

Knitting

FO

West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply 75% wool 25% Nylon “844 Kingfisher”
56 stitches on US 0’s


On the Needles

Yarn from my attempts at at the Maile sweater


Maile Sweater – Nikki Van De Carr 4mm Lion Brand Casey “Sorbet Spots” 60% Rayon from Bamboo 40% Nylon  Notes from Machamaya
Suffolk hat Jo Storie Lanark Mills Chucky 100% Pure New Wool “Bramble”


Eva On the Needles

Geometric Hat – Vanessa Ewing Superwash Beep 75% sw wool 25% Polamide 3mm needles
Faux Cable Cowl – Margo Snyder Katia MaxiMerino 23 55% wool 45% acrylic
Swatching for the Flax Light by TinCanKnits KnitPicks Stroll Fingering Coffee Shop SW

Spanish Words!

To knit – Tejer
To Crochet – Hacer Crochet, Hacer Molde (in Murcia), Hacer Gaunchillo
Sheep – Oveja
Wool, Yarn – Lana



Spin Me Right Round

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

Making Apple Pie in Spain

Cook Pot

Tortilla EspaƱola
Paella
Salmorejo
Cocido



Acquisitions

Upcoming acquisitions but nothing current to report!

On the Road

Forthcoming trip!
Tips for budget travel
Ryanair Fare Finder

Hostels, Airbnb

Friday, December 2, 2016

Episode 10



Knitting

FO

Beans the Cat Knitting Pattern by Linda Dawkins
Knit out of Three Bear Yarn Affection 100% DK Cotton “Silver Grey”

On the Needles

HO

West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply 75% wool 25% Nylon “844 Kingfisher”
56 stitches on US 0’s

Spin Me Right Round

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

Sewing Circle/Cook Pot

A big sewing pile to mend and cookpot next time..


Acquisitions

Yarn from my stash across the pond came!! So not a real acquisition! May the stash down commence!

HamilKnit Hat

HamilKnit Hat by Emily Straw of the Knitting Butterflies Podcast. If you’re a fan of the Musical Hamilton make sure you check it out and if you haven't listened to her podcast you absolutely need to!

Ask Me Anything

Tips for studying a language!
1   1. Apps such a DuoLingo as a supplement
2   2. Community groups. Check with your community and local library and see if there are any groups that meet to practice speaking the language
     3. Watch movies in the new language with subtitles IN THAT LANGUAGE. That way you can’t cheat and block out the new language and just read the subtitles in English.

On the Road

Valencia

  •     Cathedral

o   Holy Grail
o   Goya

     

  • Parks
 
 

  •    LaLonja / Silk Exchange Building

Madrid


  •     Vertical Garden, Caixa Forum
  •        Retiro Park
 

Blabla Car
Airbnb


Music by Zani more info at Zanimcpherson.com