Episode 62: Wins & Losses

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 62:
Today’s segments include
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • Crafty Adventures
  • From the Armchair
  • Events
  • Knitting in passing
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

  • Pattern: A Simple Baby Pullover by Erica  Kempf Broughton
  • Yarn: Worsted Weight- Cascade 220 Superwash in a Navy Blue
  • Needles: Cast on with US 7 then switched to US 6image

On the Needles

  • Pattern: None
  • Yarn: Forbidden Fleece Skwishee base
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
  • Cast on 56 stitches, 2×2 ribbing and then plain stockinette (knit every round)IMG_0997
  • Pattern: Mary, Millie & Morgan – ebook by Susan B Anderson $12.00
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport
  • Needles: US 3- 3.25mm
  • Carrying in my Bags by Awesome Grannie Giraffe Bag & notions pouchGiraffe Bag | Bags by Awesome Grannie
  • Pattern: Turn a Square by Jared Flood (free)
  • Needles: US 5
  • Yarn: Leftover Dragonfly Fibers Traveller Base in the District 12 colorway (rhino) and (I think) Madeline Tosh Vintage from Dan’s birthday hat.
  • Pattern by Jo Bangles (free)
  • Needles: US 6
  • Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch- Himalayan Trail (75% Yak down 25% merino)
  • Finished first mitt.image

Crafty Adventures

Sewing- drawstring project bags. I use this tutorial which makes it very easy!image


From the Armchair

On this episode I review yarn from Bijou Basin Ranch– Himalayan Trail

Getting Things Done– by David Allen

I read this book and attended a Getting Things Done Workshop in September. This is the best organizational system I have ever used! For more details check out the website. I have a copy of the book I’d like to share with one lucky listener. Come over to the Ravelry Group and enter to win!

Update on 2015 goals
  • Knit from my well curated stash. Start of year- 95 skeins in Stash.
    • As of Episode 62- used up 8 from stash and 3 new skeins
  • Challenge myself more
    • Progress Update: Took workshop with Susan B Anderson at Vogue Knitting Live
  • Publish at least 2 if not more patterns in 2015 AND be actively working on design work every week.
    • 3 designs in progress that I have worked on every week this year
  • Knit for me (meaning knit at least 10 more things for me and keep the ratio from 2014)
    • To date: 3 hats + pair of socks= 4 items, I’m 40% there!.


Cove Cardigan by Heidi May


  • Thanks to everyone for participating in this event! It was a huge success and we’re all looking forward to playing again next football season!
  • Winners will be announced on Episode 63.
  • I want to say another huge thank you to our sponsors! Please continue to support them and thank them for their sponsorship!
    • Bags by Awesome Grannie
    • Berry Colorful Yarnings
    • Brenda Castiel
    • Deborah Tomasello
    • Fiber Nymph Dyeworks
    • Fish Belly Fiber Works
    • Gynx Yarn
    • Infinite Twist
    • IsnKnitCharming
    • Jan Smiley
    • Kerri Knits
    • Kitchen Counter Crafter
    • Knittings My Bag
    • Lemknitcrochet
    • Lilliput Yarn
    • Holli Dapp- lupinownsjacob designs
    • Must Stash Yarn
    • One Geek to Craft Them All
    • One Twisted Tree
    • Play at Life Fiber Arts
    • Prairie Bag Works
    • Sarah’s Cotton Patch
    • Judy Marples designs
    • Stitched by Jessalu
    • Suburban Stitcher
    • Sunny Shoppe
    • Unwind Yarn Co

Knitting in passing

  • Knitting at the Garth Brooks concert and having some guys nearby thinking it was really cool!
  • My nieces and nephews cannot understand why Grammy is cleaning with hats! IMG_7055
  • Emily Straw, host of the Knitting Butterflies podcast, was featured in her local paper after responding to a question about what people would be doing during the game! Emily was finishing one of her sweaters- a Blitz Project for the Pigskin Party Knit Along!
On a Happy Note
  • Snow! And Lots of it!imageimage
  • Dan and I won our weight loss challenge and are gearing up for round 2.

Quote of the Week

“There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start.” – Shel Silverstein

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