24 January, 2010

Episode 57: Don't Do Poo

Weigh in:

Finished: Bank Therapy slouch hat

Slouchy hay

Still going: Red rock socks, Raglan sweater, Steel topper

Fiber Exercise:

Spinning CVM

Color Ray 1: Color in Spinning, working with multi-colored dyed fibers

Cooking School:

Cast off in ribbing or in purl
Picking up for the sleeves, gusset at armpit

In the Kitchen:

(granola, oats, raisins, and peanuts)

Equal parts Nuts, Dried fruit, Whole grain cereal

Pot Luck:

NyessaX- Inosculate
Siljadevine- Noro-fea-fan- Comfort shawl
Yarnsnthreads- My oatmeal- Spin off sweater


Finding knitting/spinning time
Donation Button/New Logos

On the Menu:

Olympics- Starts Feb 12
Knit-a-way 2010- End of April

What’s kept me company?

Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island

Gadget Corner:

Craftiness Etsy Shop - Knit n Spin

15 January, 2010

Episode 56: Rambling On

Listen here

Weigh in:

Finished: Croc Socks

Croc socks in Crocs

Still going: Red rock socks,

Red Rock Socks

Tighter Tigers, Raglan sweater

Fiber Exercise:

Finished Polypay, 362 yds worsted.


Now spinning CVM- 1st fiber purchase.


Start Spinning Video- Thank you- you know who you are.

My exercise:

Talking with Doctor about joining program

Cooking School:

Error last week
Waist shaping in or out

In the Kitchen:

Beef Stew

4 each potatoes, chopped into bite size pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 pound carrots, sliced
½ stalk celery, sliced
1-pound stew meat
1 can tomato soup
2/3 cup water
1 package stew seasoning

Cut the vegetables and meat into bite-sized pieces. Mix the stew seasoning with the water. Place the meat on the bottom of the crock, cover with vegetables. Pour the soup and stew seasoning mixture over all. Cook in the crock-pot on high for 6 hours or low 10 hours.

Pot Luck:

Mbeauchamp - shawl collar cardigan
Catsaysknit- Cottage Lace Cardigan
Aprilshowers- Kid's Mosey Legwarmers
Agoodyarn- Swallowtail Shawl


Girl time
School- scheduling
New Podcast- Reading books

What has kept me company?

Celtic Dreamland
Christmas letters – Debbie Macomber from iTunes

Gadget Corner:

How to make a wooly board

08 January, 2010

Episode 55: How many letters are in swatch?

You can listen here

With Jackie from Knitter with critters podcast

Weigh in:

Jackie: Abrazo, Sock yarn Granny blanket, Baby cable rib socks, Lace cowl

Coggie: Raglan sweater, socks, found the Sgt. Scarf

Fiber Exercise:

Spinning Polypay wool

My exercise:

week off

Cooking School:

Dividing for sleeves, casting on & short row placement for chest area
Big girl knits

Edit from cast- sorry

I screwed up in talking. I said inches for the cup sizes and it should have been short rows.
B= 2 short rows (4 rows total)

C= 4 short rows (8 rows total)
D= 6 short rows (12 rows total)

Over a D do a double short row:

1st 6 short rows- the pick up and knit a row around Starting back at furthest point add:
DD= 1 more short row (2 rows) E= 2 More….
I am sorry and I hope this helps.

Note: no more drinking and talking about math/patterns for me.

In the Kitchen:

Chilli Cheese Goodness

1 large box of Velveeta
3 cans of Hormel chili
3 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
1/2 a bottle of Frank’s hot sauce (optional)
18 oz bottle of barbecue sauce (I used Uncle Stubb’s Spicy, but the original called for Wango Tango)

Dump into crock-pot, but on high long enough to blend items, and cook on low for a few hours, the longer the better.
Courtesy of Salty Sea Dog Bill

Pot Luck:

AGoodYarn: Oscar Meyer Muffin Sweater
Patsand: baby surprise jacket
Lilyshoppp: Second Sweater - Liesl
DrMolly: Woman's Textured Sleeveless Pullover a la drMolly


Queue Sorting
States Afghan
Ravelympics projects: From the heart

What keeps me company?

Its spelled PURL

Savvygirls podcast

Gadget Corner:

Row counter Document:
Copy here and pop it into a word doc or excel of your own.

Pattern Name:

Part of Pattern (body, sleeve, etc.):

Rows Completed: 1 2 3…

Increase Rows:

Decrease Rows:

Cable Rows:

The idea behind this is to read through your pattern first. When your pattern says (ex. decrease after 5 inches as follows…. And on every sixth row five times, you can plan ahead so you know where you are at all times). I like to use this so I’m not rereading the pattern twenty times to make sure I’ve got it all covered. This also helps you avoid mistakes related to the dreaded “and at the same time”.