27 February, 2012

Episode 146: So, I Talk A Lot

Weigh in:
Finished- Retreat socks!

Retreat socks

Started Sweater?
Finish or frog- Steel topper put back in hibernation- No time to measure Sarge.
Portion control:
(Need to stop watching podcasts!)
Loop batt,
Knit Picks,
Lollipop yarn, Started Shazam socks
SpinningFates Yarn,
Fiber Exercise:
Finished spinning creatively dyed fiber. Very easy spin. Spun from the tip.
Join us on #spinchat on Twitter. Lots of information there each week.
Cooking School:
New wheel- now what? Starting to spin
End of winter cleaning of tools- reminder
In the Kitchen: Masa Tortillas
Pot Luck:
Dark blue tweed vest
Opposite Pole
Wicked Shawlette thank you
Cropped Cardigan
Sugared Violets
Red Velvet Shawlette

Drill Sergeant:Sarge is gone for a bit
Taste Testing:
Buffalo/Bison .85 oz 70 yds
long draw- short fibers, spun from the cloud. Very dense fiber, super soft- Easy to spin once it gets going
CVM- .25 oz- 32 yds
Short fiber supported long draw. Love/hate I gained love as it spun. Can be breaky in spinning.
Long forward draw- long staple. Worsted preferred by the fiber. Course fiber. A bit sticky
Short forward draw. Short staple. Modified worsted spun. Spun finer than I thought it would. Still had ram smell. Still had lanolin
Started the Shawl
My opinion on knitting each
Purchased another 10 fibers from Woolpop on Etsy. All cleaned, some locks.
A La Carte: Robin Ulrich
Broken Signature needles.
signature needle
Spin day at my house
Shearing day at Shady Side Farms
2 balls,1 cone, and socks followed me home.
On the Menu: Knit-Topia,
Knittin’ in the Mitten
Idaho in May, Stitches MidWest- August,Northern Michigan FF – Sept, Melissa Leapman Retreat- Oct,Rhinebeck- Oct
Gadget Corner:
Principles of Knitting-

20 February, 2012

Episode 145: Lack of Sleep

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Weigh in:
Finished: Hug


Still going: Retreat socks
Finish/Frog on Friday: Steel Topper
Portion control:
ColorShiftYarn- Beach Glass
Unwind Yarn Company-
Fiber Exercise:
Creatively Dyed- Rose- 2 ounces spun
My exercise:
Moved the treadmill
New Contacts
Cooking School:
Dorset Buttons
In the Kitchen:
McCormick Bag N’ Season
Pot Luck:
On Ravelry group
Drill Sergeant:
Crochet treasures
Taste Testing:
BFL: 96 yards Supported long draw
8.5 staple length Spun like butter!
New Drive band makes a huge difference.
Next up: CVM
A La Carte:
Barbara A Pott
Metric vs. English
Yellow Ribbon-
All about the food!
Watched Just Friends
Hermione’s purse on Deathly Hollows
On the Menu:
Shearing Day- Shady Side Farm- Feb 25th 9-noon
Knit-Topia- April
Knittin’ in the Mitten- November
Gadget Corner:
Universal USB Charger

08 February, 2012

Episode 144: Duct Tape & A Hammer

Weight in:
Finished: Mitts for me in Bo Peep


Still going: Retreat Socks in Coggie’s Dream house
Started: A Hug in Lady of the Lake

Portion control:
Frogged: Calligraphy Cardigan, Wingspan
Ordered: Colorshift yarns,
Received: Bag from MicheleStitches
Into the Whirled
Fiber Exercise:
Silk Rainbow for Roue 95 yards

Silk for Roue

Rose Petals- 210 yards

210 yards of Rose petal

Yak on Highland handmade Spindle-

1st spin on this spindle

Creatively Dyed Yarn – Roussillon- SW Merino

Cooking School:

Handspinning Advanced Techniques with Mabel Ross

In the Kitchen:
Valentines dinner-Braised Steak and onions
Pot Luck:
Roommate Socks
1st of 12 in 2012, Trenza Mitts
Tour de Sock - Calable
Crochet Lacy dress Eliska
Stripe socks - afterthought heel

Drill Sergeant:
Storm prepared FEMA
Taste Testing:
Alpaca: 33 yards sport


Short backward draw (modified long draw)
BFL next
A La Carte:
Yasmin Gamal
Anniversary Cards- Soldiers Angels
Award at work
The Guardian Angel Afghan
Superbowl Sunday-
Little bear is crawling!

Little miss Z gets her sweater


Roo gets a new drive band- Mr Spot!!
On the Menu:
Shearing day- Shady Side Farm- Feb. 25th
Knit-Topia- April
Knittin’ in the Mitten- November
Gadget Corner:
Altoid tin- for ear buds or stitch markers