Episode 40- Happy New Year

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 40. This Week’s Segments Included:
Off the Needles
On the Needles
Life in Focus
On a Happy Note
Knitting in Passing
Quote of the Week


Off the Needles

Triangular Shawl for Mom of my own design.


Vivid blanket square for Suzanne’s blanket
Here’s shot of the whole blanket (well- there were still more squares being mailed in so it will be even bigger!). Knitters are awesome!


Heirloom Chevron Throw by Jocelyn Tunney



Strib Hat for Dan
Basic Baby Beanie pattern by Hayley Andrews


On the Needles


Heartbreak Shawl by Lisa Mutch



Brainstorming: 2013 Recap & 2014 Goals


In 2013 I completed 31 projects. Here’s the link to my 2013 projects


  • 2 Shrugs
  • 6 hats
  • 3 mitts/mittens
  • 5 shawls
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 cowl
  • 1 cardigan
  • 1 tank top
  • 1 beer koozie 
    1 blanket square
  • Blanket
  • 9 pairs of socks


2014 Goals
I’m not going to list specific knitting goals for this year, but my intention is two fold- to be mindful and to continue to challenge myself.
Do you have goals and plans for 2014?




Vogue Knitting Live is coming up soon!


Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 23
I’ll be participating with Team Sasquatch
Come join us!


I’m teaching my GoodReader for Knitting & Crochet class at Stitch House in


Sunday Feb 2 from 3-5p AND March 23 9a-11a
On Sunday, March 23rd, they are also hosting an “Urban Knitting Retreat” and a day of fun at the Stitch House.
  • 9-11am Optional Morning Session iPad GoodReader App for Knitting & Crochet with Jen Lassonde $20
  • 12-5pm Knit to Flatter Workshop with Amy Herzog $100
  • 5-7pm Reception and Shopping Extravaganza

Limited to 25 registrants. Please call 617-265-8013 for more details and to reserve your seat NOW!


Life in Focus
I opened thread in the Ravelry group for members to share seasonal/holiday photos. Let’s see what happened in your neck of the woods in the past month or so.


Gifts received:


Wide mouth major jar with Cuppow top and hand-sewn covers from my friend!
Lolo bars from Bar Maids
Jewelry/trinket box with a drawing from our nephew


Tile coasters with a holly design on them.  made locally.


Celebrations & festivities
Mom enjoying our new favorite holiday drink- apple cider, caramel apple vodka, rim of brown sugar and cinnamon with caramel. Delicious!


We took a family ski trip to Loon Mountain
My brother, Jeff, and me.


Went out and celebrated the New Year together!

Knitting in Passing
Knitting with my niece at Christmas! She’s 5. Totally took to it. Its all she wanted to do. When she wasn’t knitting she was taking pictures of her knitting (little knitting selfies!) TOO CUTE!


Riley learning to wind a ball of yarn. Grammy is holding the skein and Millie is “helping” too.
Photographing the knitting progress.


Quote of the Week


Thanks for listening! Talk to you soon!


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One thought on “Episode 40- Happy New Year

  1. Nilotpal

    Molly – you can get whole books on knitting blaknet squares! I usually use double knitting yarn with a smallish needle to keep the squares from being too stretchy (the ones I’m knitting at the moment are a bit looser than I’d usually make, as they’re to match some old squares found under the bed) … either plain garter stitch or moss stitch :)Maggie – thanks! xRie – oh, it’s horrid when it’s too hot to knit or sew! hope it cools down a bit for you soon :)


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