Episode 41- Hats, Paint & Smoothies- Oh MY!

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 41!
This Week’s Segments Included:
On the Needles
Off the Needles
From the Armchair
In My Travels
Crafty Adventures
On a Happy Note
Quote of the Week


On the Needles
Heartbreak Shawl by Lisa Mutch
Worsted weight yarn on US size 9 needles


Thanks to Kuntzknit who recommended the sable scowl


Vanilla Socks
Off the Needles

Strib Hat

Holiday Yarn’s Super Sheep – DK on US Size 5- 3.75mm needles
Snow Squall hat using Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine on US 6 – 4.0 mm & US 7 – 4.5 mm


Drizzle hatby Mel Ski
Using mystery worsted weight yarn from stash on US 5 3.75 mm needles


Pattern calls for sport. i’m using worsted because I wanted it to be larger. But didn’t think it would be overly large. The last hat I did was DK on size 5 with a similar number cast on.


Brainstorming/ Mindful Knitting


I’ve been using this Excel file to keep track of my knits:

I’ve enjoyed seeing how things overlap; not sure if I’ll keep it going all year but its been fun for me to look at.


I’ve also started a new running document that I store in my Google Drive to help keep better organized. I list out each month, major events in that month (travel, birthday etc) and plans for knitting.


Next up:
From the Armchair


Curious Handmade podcast with Helen Stewart
This week I reviewed Subversive Socks edited by Tabetha Hedrick
My favorite patterns:
Thank you to Cooperative Press for making this available for my review!
If you’d like to win a eCopy, enter here for your chance to win!


In My Travels


Last weekend I visited New York City and had a chance to stop in at Knitty City


I bought some yarn (of course)




Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 23
Come check out Team Sasquatch


I’m teaching my GoodReader for Knitting & Crochet class at Stitch House in Dorchester on March 23 from 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


I’d like to do a March KAL. Anything in particular you guys are interested in?Come over to this post on Ravelry and let’s chat about it! I’d love your suggestions.


Crafty Adventures
I worked on this yarn art project with some girls from my Knitting Group! How fun, right!?

Here are some canvases for my studio collage wall. Still very much in progress.


On a Happy Note
Always get the urge to be healthy in the new year. So cliche I know, but when the motivation strikes I go with it.


  • I’ve been doing protein shakes for breakfast using our new blender – the Hamilton Beach Smoothie Start
  • Favorite recipe now:
    • Vanilla protein powder
    • chia seeds and flaxseeds
    • spinach
    • 4-5 sliced peaches (frozen)
    • small handful of raspberries (frozen)
    • peach flavored siggy yogurt 
    • water & ice

I’ve been using my wide mouth mason jar with the Cuppow top. A girl from my yoga class recommended that I could put an elastic around the jar and then put a knit cozy on it! Brilliant.


Quote of the Week


The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live.
-Norman Cousins


Thanks for listening! Talk to you soon!


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