Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Episode 27: Pajama Party

Hopefully next week things will be returning back to normal.


Walk on the Moon #2

Random and All Over the Place:
Refinishing the floor
Bohus! Bohus! Bohus!
The bedroom

That's all for now, take care guys!

Molly : )

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Episode 26: Somewhat Somber

I am more somber than usual. I explain why at the beginning.

Finished Object:
Pretty Thing Cowl

Walk on the Moon

Fat Cat Knits variegated BFL in Let's Go Crazy, second skein
Chocolate Shetland Fleece is now all clean, as in washed. The ubiquitous hay still seems to remain.

Random and All Over the Place:
I was in Dallas when there was a shooting in the building and floor I work on as a teaching assistant
Sweater spinners support threads in the Whatcha Swatching Podcast group and Completely Twisted and Arbitrary group
I will be getting new coffee soon, and the strange ways my coffee maker fails
Color theory
Recording again on Tuesday January 28th.

That's all for now take care guys!

Molly : )

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Episode 25: Random Molly is Random

Sorry about all the nonlinear thinking. I dart all over the place this week

Finished Objects:
Walk on the Moon

Half Finger Gloves


Spinning :
Chocolate Shetland Fleece
Fat Cat Knits Variegated BFL

Vague Plans:
Wild Apples Bohus
Walk on the Moon

Tabby with Stella Polaris and Blue Curacao

Zealana Air

Random and All Over the Place:
Coffee, Hazelnut, with almond cashew hazelnut milk

Classes started, life continues on
The walls are yellow now, instead of brown
Walk on the Moon, of future and past
Trying to knit a glove in a single day in Detroit

 Recording again on the 21st of January.

Molly : )

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Episode 24: Cold Hands

Apparently all this cold weather has given me a case of the sillies.

 please contact corirallen on Ravelry if you want to donate a sock for Adrienne aka BellyButtonKnits
Rock the Casbah Mitts

Fiber Optic Polwarth
Fat Cat Knits Variegated BFL
Chocolate Shetland Fleece

Wollmeise Lace Tabby in Stella Polaris and Blue Curacao

Random and All Over the Place:
Painting the Living Room/ Dining Room
Stauf's Hazelnut with almond milk
It is freaking cold. High of 7 today, and a high of -10 yesterday
I am wearing Rhodian, which I called Briar Rose.
Do you guys want to do a Wager KAL? Please comment in the DBR group.
Recording again January 14th

That's all for now, take care guys

Molly : )

Friday, January 3, 2014

Of Stashing and Knitting

Hello All!

With all of these stash down resolutions flying around I thought it would be fun to show the data. Since I am still on vacation I had some time to figure out how much I knit and spun in 2013 along with the annual flashing of the stash.

So, to start, what did I finish when?

There were a couple of spikes, sweaters in January, June and December and shawls in May, August and December. Spinning starts with my second project, and there is a cluster in June when I took the class.

If you look at the accumulation though, there is a slightly different story.

Apparently I knit on average 31 yards a day, and spin about 6. I am pretty consistent. This makes it a lot easier to say, set a goal on how much I want to knit and spin. Vaguely speaking 2800 yards knitting and 522 spinning for the first quarter of 2014. Is anyone interested in doing this too? Of course it would be more sporting if I upped that total a smidge, or decreased knitting in favor of spinning. I will probably talk about this on my next podcast.

Of course in a clever turn, the stash graph is in miles, which is a different unit. I knit nearly 7 miles and spun a little over 1 mile.

I knew this last month, but this month was an uptick all around.

And now for the fun part, the photos.

I have artfully de-emphasized what disaster the yarn room is in at the moment. There are 33,000 yards of yarn in rainbow formation.

Of course, 2013 was the year of handspun.

The leftmost is my latest skein the Fat Cat Knits BFL, the rightmost is the leftovers from my third project the Fiber Optic Merino-Silk Gradient.

And my favorite, the Wollmeise.

At this point I have a lot of leftovers.Most of the taste of Wollmeise skeins are probably not in the stash, whoops, or they are in, but I never change that number. Maybe after the second Bohus. The brown is going to be the MC, and I will likely be using all of the shades of red.

My full skeins of Wollmeise

There has been a decent turnover since last year. I didn't knit as many projects in Wollmeise as I did last year. I am participating in the 12 Wollmeise KAL. In 2012 I did get the number of skeins in, but I fell pretty short in 2013. The object is to knit 12 skeins, or 12 projects, or 12 something. Cheater friendly ; )

If I can make a dent in the partial balls of lace I suspect I will be in pretty good shape. I would like to do a red, green and blue Walk on the Moon, but I would need to mod the pattern a little for how much leftovers I have.

So that is the state of the stash. Lace on the fourth shelf, fingering on the third shelf, worsted on the second and some of the fiber on the first.

That's all for now, take care guys

Molly : )