Episode 64: Flowers in the Snow

This week’s segments included

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • Crafty Adventures
  • From the Armchair
  • Events
  • In My Travels
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

Regia OMGs

  • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Regia Pop Art Color
  • Needles: US 1.5IMG_7491IMG_7493

On the Needles

  • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Indigo Dragonfly Merino Nylon Sock. Colorway: Obviously You’re from District One
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Successfully turned the second heel. Leaving these for when I need mindless knitting at the ready.image

Legwarmers for Riley

  • Yarn: Malabrigo sock in the Light of Love Colorway
  • Needles: US 1 & 2
  • Pattern: none
  • Cast on 56 with US 1 needles. 2×2 ribbing. Switched to US 2’s. Increased to 60 and then 64 stitches. Did matching decreases before the ribbing on the other end.image

Sock Yarn Blanket

  • Yarn: leftover fingering weight yarn from sock
  • Hook Size: D 3.0mm
  • Pattern: basic granny double crochet granny square
  • In addition to my scraps I got to break into mini skeins from My Colour Wheelhouse and Yarn Geek Fibers. Loved both of them!IMG_7490 IMG_7488 IMG_7486-2IMG_7484
  • Pattern: Flowers in the Snow
  • Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable
  • Hook: G- 4.0mmIMG_7479

Brainstorming

Crafty Adventures

  • On my Raleigh, NC Scrapbooking Trip I completed 81 pages!image image image

From the Armchair

Update on 2015 goals
  • Knit from my well curated stash. Start of year- 96 skeins in Stash.
    • As of Episode 64– used up 9 from stash and 4 new skeins. Please use #Stashdownthrowdown on IG if you want to play along
  • Challenge myself more
    • My friend Beverly taught 4 of us how to crochet Granny Squares when I was in NC!image image
  • Publish at least 2 if not more patterns in 2015–and actively work on design work every week.
    • 3 designs in progress. Shawl design out to test knitters. I’m knitting on a second one of that. Also put some time into a hat pattern I’m working on.
  • Knit for me (meaning knit at least 10 more things for me and keep the ratio from 2014) to date, 3 hats + 3 pair of socks + 1 shawl- 7 items
Books:
  • Glitter & Glue by Kelly Corrigan
  • A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
  • Now reading The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Reviewed:
  • Knit Wear Love: Foolproof Instructions for Knitting your Best-Fitting Sweaters Ever in the Styles you Love To wear by Amy Herzog. Thank you to STC Craft for sending this to me for review.
  • The Amazon ship date is 3/31 but you can pre-order now! $24.95 US/ $27.95 Canadian
  • Hint hint- I think this book is fabulous! Listen to the review and then go buy this book right away!

Events

Marathon Spring Cleaning

Start:  March 1, 2015 Ends:  Marathon Monday – April 20

Marathon Spring Cleaning  – runs from  March 1, 2015 to April 20, 2015

 

  • Goal: Use as much leftover/ scrap yarn as you can during this time.  Only scrap/ partial skein yardage counts.
  • Along with your Cast-On post must be a photo of the leftover/scrap yarns you will be using.  You will keep one continual post through the KAL – updating with each new project and keeping track of total leftover / scrap yardage used.
  • We have opened a Chat Thread in Ravelry forum to discuss about project ideas. In Lisa’s first post I’ve linked to a number of different patterns that will work well for scraps.  If you have other ideas, come chat in the thread and I’ll keep adding to the list.
Prizes:
Fiber Related Plans for 2015
  • Maryland Sheep & Wool, May 2 & 3
  • NH Sheep and Wool May 9 & 10
    • Talking with Claire from NH Knits Podcast about a meet up on Saturday. Details to come
  • Stitches Midwest in Shaumburg IL August 6-9
  • Oct. Rhinebeck NY SHeep and Wool- 3rd full weekend in Oct 16-18th 2015
In my travels 
  • in North Carolina, my good friend Beverly taught a few of us how to crochet granny squares!image

I share a bit about how I plan to pack knitting projects for various kinds of trips! How do you figure out what to bring? Come over to Ravelry group and share!

On a Happy Note

  • I share a snippet of audio from my 3 year old niece Millie about our trip to Frozen on Ice and about her new hand knit Millie Doll.Millie | Down Cellar Studio Podcast
  • Spending time with good girlfriends in NC
  • New plastic bins for washing socks which make my sock washing effort much more efficient.
  • Finally warming up a little. A couple above freezing days here this week should help with melting.image image
Quote of the Week
Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring. ~Terri Guillemets

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