Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Episode 38: Calling it a Win

Don't mind the specifics, I was half tempted to call this episode Scatterbrained. Sorry about the short supply of show notes, I have a presentation to prepare for Thursday.


Finished Object (Nearly):
Halele'a

Knitting:
Maurits

Vague Plans:
Standwanderer
Water for the Elephants.

Spinning:
Fiber Optic Emerald to Indigo merino silk gradient

Stashquisitions:
Spud and Chloe Fine in a Yellow colorway

Random and All Over the Place:
Oldest Anything KAL is still running with Emily of Whatcha Swatchin until May 31st
Too many socks!
Taxes!
Recording again April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Episode 37: The Sweater That Never Ends

The Halele'a needs to end, it just feels like it isn't right now.


Knitting:
Halele'a
-Principles of Knitting eyelet ribbing buttonhole
Maurits
-Baltic braid?
-chicken legs
-high faulting taste

Vague Plans:
Strandwanderer in Am Kalten Polar, my Oldest Skein of Wollmeise Lace

Spinning:
Fat Cat Knits Varigated BFL in the Let's Go Crazy Colorway
 -oh my goodness it is done!
-it will be months before it becomes socks for me me me



Fiber Optic Merino Silk gradient in Emerald to Indigo

Spin the Bin and Oldest Anything

Stashquisitions:
Nest Fiber April Club Falkland in orange lime green purple gold and russet
2 sets of Hiya Hiya 2mm 16" needles for socks
Vogue Knitting Felting on the Go!

Random and All Over the Place:
Obligation Projects
Spring and my habits like buying yarn and finishing obligation projects
The DSLO won the climbing competition
We got to visit with his parents
Indigo isn't in RGB color spectrum
Buttonholes
The Oldest Anything KAL runs from April 1 to May 31, feel free to join in! 
Here is the link to Emily's thread
Recording again April 15, 2014

That's all for now, take care guys

Molly : )

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Episode 36: Oldest Anything KAL

The KAL has begun! What are you working on? I show 2 different things, and I am full of vague notions this week.


Knitting:
Halele'a
Maurits

Spinning:
Fat Cat Knits Variegated BFL in Let's Go Crazy
Fiber Optic Emerald to Indigo gradient

Stashquisitions:
10 packets of Mixed Berry Koolade to dye the Feldmaus DK
Wollmeise Twin in Raku Regenbogen
Strandwanderer and Fragile Heart from José

Vague Plans:
 Imagine It Wollmeise Lace Swap/KAL either Persephone or Strandwanderer
Socks for my Grandpa out of Mountain Colors Crazyfoot in the Lupine colorway


Random and All Over the Place:
Oldest Anything KAL! Join us! It is a joint KAL with Emily of the Whatcha Swatchin Podcast
Thanks for the birthday wishes!
How to make Maurits work on the DSLO's chicken legs
Blasts from the past, Featherweight for 2012's Imagine It KAL and Handspun Hat from my first Fiber Optic
Review of Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont
There was a finch on the porch, spring is coming!


Recording again on Tuesday April 8

That's all for now, take care guys!

Molly : )

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Episode 35: Wollmeise Lace, Two Ways

Double finished objects this week!





Finished Objects:
Stella Scarf
Walk on the Moon

Knitting:
Halele'a
Maurits


Spinning:
Fat Cat Knits variegated BFL

Random and All Over the Place:
Vanilla Coffee is better with half and half
Oldest Anything KAL is next week!
Spring break resulted in much knitting
Vague plans of future projects
Setting in sleeves
Finishing woven scarves with hemstitch
Recording again April 1st

That's all for now, take care guys!

Molly : )

Monday, March 17, 2014

Episode 34: Slightly Green


Woo hoo! It's done!


Finished Object:
Wild Apples Bohus!

Knitting:
Halele'a
Walk On the Moon

Stashquitions:
Wollmeise DK in Feldmaus

Spinning:
Fat Cat Knits Variegated BFL in Let's Go Crazy
The Spinning Wheel Project

Random and All Over the Place:
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Private Selection Vanilla tastes funny
Sweater sleeves, and how they drive me nuts
A good price for Wollmeise destash skeins
Wool post is heading to a friend
The Oldest Anything KAL starts April 1
I didn't get in to the Knitting Pipeline retreat
Recording again Tuesday March 25th.

As a side note, YouTube has really improved and streamlined their upload video interface since last week, kudos to the development team!

That's all for now, take care guys!

Molly : )

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Episode 33: Winter, I Hate You

Big Announcement! The Oldest Anything KAL. The first 15 minutes go over the rules, and some ideas on how to justify your project.


Knitting:
Wild Apples Bohus

Spinning: 
Fat Cat Knits Variegated BFL in Let's Go Crazy

Stashquisitions:
Pigeonroof Studios Merino Silk
Wollmeise Lace

Random and All Over the Place:
Crafty Night
A Homespun House Podcast
Winter Sucks
Another tour of the stash
Knitting Pipeline retreat looking unlikely
Enabling
I keep switching between Anything Old, and Everything Old, but join us, it will be fun!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Episode 32: Doubtful but Hopeful

Not a lot to show this week, but quite a bit to talk about


Knitting:
Wild Apples Bohus


Spinning:
Chocolate Shetland Fleece (skein 2 done!)


Stashquisitions:
Nest Fiber Club
Wollmeise DK (grab bags are in stock, take a gamble you might like it)
Pigeonroof Studios 70% SW Merino 30% Silk

Random and All Over the Place:
March is Pi Month!
Completely Twisted and Arbitrary Poundathon Challenge


Knitting Pipeline retreat is still not for sure
Come introduce yourself!
A cheater friendly, knit what you intended to already KAL is coming
Recording again March 11th

That's all for now, take care guys

Molly : )

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Episode 31: Ravellenics Update 3

So, I got halfway, which isn't all the way. I was on topic and somewhat linear today. Surprise!


No victory lap today, but soon, soon.


Knitting:
Wild Apple Bohus Pullover

Spinning:
Chocolate Shetland Fleece, skein 2

Random and All Over the Place:
Recording again March 4th
Halele'a and Walk on the Moon are on hold so I can try finishing the bohus.
I am wearing my Simplicity cardigan

That's all for now, take care guys

Molly : )


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Episode 30: Ravellenics Update 2

Today is warm! Yay! Progress on the Bohus!

 Look at how snowy it was Monday, likely the most snow since 1982. I think at least half melted today.



Knitting:
Wild Apple Bohus Yoked Pullover


mods:
used pesto green instead of farn for half a row because I ran out of farn
smaller sleeve and bottom, 2 inches a sleeve instead of 4 inches
adding waist shaping
the colors for the last 20 rows weren't really following the pattern in the yoke
I cast on underarm stitches using Judy's  Magic Cast On for sleeve and body underarm
tipping for the cast off

Random and All Over the Place:
Beautiful Day!
Gortex boots are awesome.
Knitting Pipeline Retreat
Sleeves never fit me, they are nearly always too big

That's all for now, take care guys!

Molly : )

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Episode 29: Ravellenics Update 1

Hello happy knitters! I am really all over the place this week, but the ravellenics is the main theme.


Knitting:
Wild Apples Bohus


Walk on the Moon #2

Spinning:
Fat Cat Knits Variegated BFL in Let's Go Crazy

Random and All Over the Place:
Ravellenic Games!
Almond Avalanche coffee from Espresso Royal
Knitting Pipeline Retreat registration ends Feb 15
Swatching for colorwork
Getting floats just right
My 20-something knitting friends
Why half and half is the reason why eating vegetarian before 6 is easier than vegan before 6

That's all for now, take care guys!

Molly : )