Friday, February 9, 2018

Episode 34 Navy Blue



Knitting

FO Watch

Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! – awaiting a dip in the frog pond
Buttons sewn on Hopper Cardigan!

FO

None
On the Needles
Winter Dance – FiftyFourTenStudio our of Lion Brand Wool Ease “Navy”
Two-Faced Toque – Emma Kerian out of Mad Tosh merino Light “Glazed Pecan” and “Deep”
Winter Dance

With this Crochet Hook

none

Spin Me Right Round

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

Sewing Circle/Acquisitions

None
Two-Faced Toque

Giveaways!

January: Knitting Green by Ann Budd Winner: WindsweptMonique!!
February Giveaway: Simply Modern Lace
-Be a member of the group
-Comment and tell me your favorite pattern! What would you knit first?

Cook Pot

Trying some new recipes… I’ll share if they work out!

On the Road

Sygic is now a paid for app
Out of the country trip happening in March, contemplating how I’d like to share it on the podcast
1.    Daily audio vlog
2.    Audio vlog combined into one podcast
3.    One podcast episode summarizing the trip like Guadalajara
What would you like?

Little Raincloud

Teachers inserting political commentary into classes

Drop of Sunshine

Sister visited! We had a great planning sesh for trip in March!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Episode 33 In Which I Finish Even More Knits

Knitting

FO Watch

Ginny’s Cardigan – Mari Chiba out of Malabrigo Arroyo in the “Escorias” or scum colorway! – awaiting a dip in the frog pond

FO

Hopper Cardigan by Amy Christoffers from New American Knits. Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle dyed Fingering “Conifer”
After Thought Everything Socks by Erica Kempf Broughton in West Yorkshire Spinners “Blue Lagoon”
Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander out of Handspun merino from Knitty and Color
Diagon Alley

On the Needles

Winter Dance – FiftyFourTenStudio our of Lion Brand Wool Ease “Navy”

Spin Me Right Round

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

Giveaways!

January: Knitting Green by Ann Budd
-Be a member of the group
-Comment and tell us a time your trip didn’t go to plan

Cook Pot


Grease 9x13 pan
Combine
1 can condensed cream of whatever soup
3/4 c water
1 c uncooked rice
1 lb raw chicken diced
~13 oz broccoli florets
*I added 2 chopped garlic cloves, and two sticks of celery, chopped. I topped with French's Onions
optional to add Cheese topping last 5 minutes

Bake 375F for one hour
Travelling to Hogsmeade Station via the Hogwarts Express

On the Road

Universal Harry Potter! Hogmeade and Diagon Alley…. It’s a fan’s dream come true
I loved the attention to detail and being immersed in the world through the rides and setting. I would recommend going during the off season if you can! Less tourists!

Little Raincloud

Not having a washer/dryer in the apartment….

Drop of Sunshine

I only got to record this because my computer was taking hours to update… so… looking on the bright side!


Props if you recognize this billboard from the movies!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Episode 32 All the FO's


Winter Dance

Knitting

FO Watch

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

FO

Rockwell Hat by Amy Christoffers from New American Knits. Bamboo/Cotton yarn from the Droguerie in Marseilles
Motorcycle Hat – Motorcycle Chart from Christine Rossi MC Tosh Merino Light “Deep” CC Brew City Yarns “Hallows Gray (Ravenclaw)”
Winter Dance by Fifty Four Ten Studio in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick “Claret”

On the Needles

Hopper Cardigan by Amy Christoffers from New American Knits. Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle dyed Fingering “Conifer”
After Thought Everything Socks by Erica Kempf Broughton in West Yorkshire Spinners “Blue Lagoon”
Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander out of Handspun merino from Knitty and Color

Motorcycle Hat

With this Crochet Hook / Sewing Circle 

noneSpin Me Right Round

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

Acquisitions

Yet another blanket quantity of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick but in “Navy” this time

Giveaways!

December Winner announced!
January: Knitting Green by Ann Budd
-Be a member of the group
-Comment and tell us a time your trip didn’t go to plan

Cook Pot

Roasting vegetables
Cut up any veggies you have: carrots, beet, turnips, parsnips, potatoes, broccoli and bake at 450 F for about 20 minutes until easily pierced with a fork
Bonus: Make break and bake cookies in the warm oven for dessert!

On the Road

Two past trips to Mississippi to visit family
Upcoming trip to Orlando!

New Year

Knit more handspun and more colorwork projects
Focus on knitting things I need for this season: scarves/mitts



Margot kitty!

Little Raincloud

Still separated from the majority of my handknits

Drop of Sunshine

Snow!!


Friday, December 8, 2017

Episode 31 - Guadalajara





Winner of the November Giveaway is KittenWhiplash!
Congratulations!
December giveaway is open in the Fiber Knitche Ravelry group!

On the Road in Guadalajara Mexico

Cathedral in Tlaquepaque where we did NOT get cussed out

Elote in progress!

Just a side street in Guadalajara :)

My UNESCO Cultural excursion to a small town called....

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.