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Episode 32- Scrapbooking, Shutter Speed & Socks

Thanks for tuning in for Episode 32
 
Segments Included:
On the Needles
Brainstorming
From the Armchair
Life in Focus
Events
Crafty Adventures
On a Happy Note

 

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On the Needles

 

I’m making mine using 6 skeins (425 yards of)
Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran that I got on sale at my LYS a long time ago.

 

I’m on my 5th skein 1 week in! Love how quickly this is knitting up.
Mitts of my own design using Opal sock yarn
Finished 1 (except for the thumb). Need to cast on the second


Wicked Smaht Sox with the Wicked Smaht self-striping yarn by Emily of Fancy Pants Fiber Etsy Shop

 

Another pair of Stripy Socks with Paton’s Kroy.

 

Brainstorming
I’m starting to the holiday knitting bug.
I really like these Pleated Ballet Flats by cocoknits.
I also like this Loofah or Washcloth pattern by Jen Kobrick
Can’t wait to have the mental capacity to start my Twigs and Willows Cardigan

 

Life in Focus
I talked about a Photo Tour of the North End of Boston I did with two friends. 
Here are some fun photos from that trip.

 

We started out with an exercise using Shutter Priority to freeze the action of the water. It worked well for this, but I’ve still had a hard time replicating this with other non-steady motion.

 

View of the Zakem bridge from the Rose Kennedy Greenway

 

Let’s see your summer (seasonal) photos. Come share them in the Summer Photo Challenge thread.

 

 

Events

 

Down Cellar Studio Sweater KAL
July 15th- October 15th
Cast on July 15 or later. Finish and post FO in thread by the end of the day on 10/15
Adult sized sweater of your choosing- cardigan, pullover, whatever you like…
Come chat with us over here.
 


Greenway Open Market – I’ll be going on August 31st

The Greenway Open Market is open on Saturdays from May 25 through October 26, 2013.

 

It’s early but I’m excited for NY Sheep & Wool in Rhinebeck NY in October and SPA in Maine in February.

 

Crafty Adventures
I was fortunate to scrapbook with some of my very best girlfriends a couple weeks ago. In an attempt to get “caught up” on my scrapbooking, I am employing these cool Project Life supplies- a system created by Becky Higgins

 

We also started decorating our guest room. Eventually it will have a travel theme with some handmade art and decorations from our favorite vacation spots. This new quilt will tie things in nicely.

 

 

On a Happy Note
 
Knitting is my happy place. Especially when life is stressful.
Also enjoying the new season of Project Runway.
A happy note for you!

 

Tune in for a 25% off discount code for Brenda Castiel’s beautiful patterns.

Quote of the Week (which I forgot to include on the show. oops)
 

Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit, either.  ~Elizabeth Zimmerman


Thanks for listening! Talk to you soon!

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