Sunday, January 25, 2015

Episode 74: First Rule of Grad School

I know I have mentioned it in the past, the first rule of grad school is things get done when you work on them. The corollary is things don't get done when you don't work on them.




Knitting:
Viajante
Moonstone Shawl

Spinning:
Chocolate Shetland Fleece
Cosmic Magpie, Nest Falkland in Magpie and Nest Nebula in BFL

Random and All Over the Place:
Something Special KAL in the Deepbluerenegade Podcast Group
Slowly but surely heading to completion

Things I Forgot to Mention:
#SocksoftheDay on instagram


Yarn Shelf is complete. I was looking at it the entire episode, surely I could have remembered to mention it.


The cosmic magpie was for 3 SALs, the CTA Combo Spin, the CTA Spin the Bin, and Nest Combo spin

That is all for now, take care guys

Molly : )

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Episode 73: Sunny and 70

I might have been a teansy bit cold with bare feet.




Knitting:
Moonstone Shawl
Viajante

Spinning:
Rock and String Creations 100% Falkland
Nest Falkland in Magpie and BFL in Nebula
Chocolate Shetland Fleece

Random and All Over the Place:
I have not cast on a sweater
What a lovely day today
Clown Hat
Something Special KAL, running until March 31st
Nest Combination SAL
Completely Twisted and Arbitrary SAL
Recording again January 25th

That's all for now, take care guys

Molly : )

Monday, January 12, 2015

Episode 72: A Pound of Wool

It was a good week for spinning, and a bad one for knitting.



Knitting:
Viajante
Moonstone Shawl

Spinning:
Candy Cane Fiber
Rock and String Creations 100% Falkland
Chocolate Shetland Fleece

Random and All Over the Place:
Something Special KAL
CTA Spin the Bin
Sock Knitters Sock Hop
Nest Combination SAL
CTA Combination SAL
Sweater Fever, and the only cure is more cowbell
Recording again January 18th

That's all for now, take care guys

Molly : )

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Episode 71: Faster with Machines

For those who follow me on instagram, this comes as no surprise.


Knitting:
Moonstone Shawl
Viajante

Spinning:
Combo Spin of Red Roving from Potluck Fibers, and Natural mystery fiber from the Woolery
Chocolate Shetland Fleece, maybe . . .

Stashquisitions:
A Lendrum Double Treadle Spinning Wheel

Random and All Over the Place:
Spin the Bin
Anything goes combination spin challenge
A week off work, woo!
Something Special KAL is now on, start a project after January 1, and finish by March 31st.
Recording again January 11.

Take care guys,

Molly : )

The Flashing of the Stash

At last, the time to show the stash. I had a lot of fun taking photos on New Years Eve and New Years Day.


Here is all of the finished skeins of handspun I still havefrom 2014. 3 of the skeins were not in my spin the bin.


Here are the completed spin the bin projects that are not living with my MIL, and how much fiber I had left over from my bin. It is over 1 pound uncarded, and 4 oz either carded or on my spindle.


My spin the bin for 2015, it is mostly Chocolate Shetland Fleece, with a lot of wheel fodder for breaks.


All of the fiber stash. There are quite a few braids that have not been well documented. I will have to fix that later today. I have only 3 of the 5 Nest bumps listed


Here is the pile of bags and boxes from when I started the flashing of the yarn stash. The purple bag is all of the acrylic, the box is mostly fingering, the tub is mostly wollmeise DK.


The wollmeise, well except for the skein of Stella Polaris that was hiding. I always like to take a full shot of the herd.

Here is everything yarny. I think I have way more neutrals this year than past years.

Hmm, that is probably from 2 years ago, not 1.


Yup, that was a mistake not cleaning the room before flashing last year. I didn't include the acrylic either.

But for posterity, yes my stash has grown since the very first time.


And that was only the first time as a rainbow.


This was the size of the stash in 2011. Very very very little from this photo is still rolling around the stash. Mostly small balls of leftovers and the acrylic.

So there you have it.

That'a all for now, take care guys

Molly : )

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Episode 70: Shortest Day

I hope you enjoy the 2014 retrospective. I thought it would be fun to pull everything out to show off.




KAL:
The Something Special KAL is live!
Starts January 1, and ends March 31.
Start a new, special project as a treat for yourself in the new year.

Knitting:
Moonstone Shawl 89g left 19%
Viajante 205g left 32%

Spinning:
Chocolate Shetland Fleece

Stashquisitions:
Wollmeise Pure in Saami

The 2014 Retrospective:
Fingerless Gloves
Grandpa Socks
Lizard Socks
Handspun Socks
Nuvem
Standwanderer
Walk on the Moon
Frangipani
Wild Apple Bohus
Halelea
Stella Scarf
Fail Scarf
Chocolate Shetland Fleece
Mystery Merino
Nest Superwash merino
Fat Cat Knits BFL
Fiber Optic Polworth
Fiber Optic Merino Silk gradient

2015 Plans
Neutral Sweater
Finally finishing the Shetland spin
Knitting Fragile Hearts in Merino Silk
Flash Your Stash


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Episode 69: Delayed Boradcast

I knew when I recorded it would be late, I underestimated how bad the internet at my house was. I was thinking I could upload late Sunday, but now it won't be fixed until Thursday. Woo phone posting!




Knitting:
Moonstone Shawl

Viajante

Christmas Balls

Spinning:
Chocolate Shetland Fleece

Random and All Over the Place:
The Something Special KAL
starts January 1, ends March 31
Start a project with a special pattern or yarn or fiber that you have been holding on to

That's all for now, take care guys

Molly : )

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Episode 68: Multiples of Seven

Woo 2 finished objects!


Finished Objects:
Grandpa Socks
Redfish Dyeworks 50/50 Superfine Merino/Silk

Knitting:
Moonstone Shawl
Viajante

Spinning:
Chocolate Shetland Fleece

Random and All Over the Place:
Something Special KAL starts January 1st, pick a special pattern or yarn and make something wonderful
We finally made it to 4000 socks, in the 4000 socks in 2014 KAL
Recording again December 14

That's all for now, take care guys

Molly : )

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Episode 67: Man Socks

I didn't work on what I initially planned this week, but I did get a ton done.


And in case you were wondering, my little podcast nook is not the neatest place at the moment.


Knitting:
Grandpa Socks
Moonstone Shawl

Spinning:
Redfish Dyeworks 50/50 Superfine Merino Silk

Stashquisitions:
Susan Bates Crochet Hooks
Wollmeise Twin in 3 colorways. No Whale Watching in CO, La Gitane, Lowenzahn.

Random and All Over the Place:
A gorgeous late November day
Losing my beading crochet hook
CTA Spin the Bin Challenge
Sock Knitters Whip the WIPs KAL
Something Special KAL is coming for January
Recording again December 7

That's all for now, take care guys.

Molly : )

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Episode 66: Plane Knitting

What I worked on when I flew to North Carolina, and what I worked on when I flew back : )


Knitting:
Grandpa Socks
Moonstone Shawl

Spinning:
Redfish Dyeworks 50/50 Superfine Merino and Silk


Chocolate Shetland Fleece

Random and All Over the Place:
Surprise Wedding
Coats and Cold Weather
Headband update
Recording again November 30

That's all for now, take care guys

Molly : )