Show Notes: Episode 190

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Show Notes: “Touching base + Question”

FOs:
♡ O4 of 12 socks in Hello Yarn handspun.

WiPs:
Pixel Rise socks by Kemper Wray in Lamby Toes Corriedale/Nylon fingering mini skeins. (aka. O5 of 12)
Lady Marple by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne

Stitcher’s Corner:
Give Thanks by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Episode 190: Touching base + Question

Episode 190: Touching base + Question

Hi, kittens! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today! Today’s episode has an FO, a couple of WIPs, a finished cross stitch project, and some chat, including a request for feedback from you! Show notes can be found on the blog at SewKnitpicky.net, and please consider joining the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group!

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November 2017: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2017:

 January: 1,065yds
February: 1,075yds
March: 1,659yds
April: 1,453yds
May: 1,595yds
June: 379yds
July: 313yds
August: 646yds
September: 373yds
October: 774yds
November: 469yds
December:
2017 Totals: 9,801 yds or 5.57 miles

November didn’t go as planned, crafting-wise, so my average will continue to drop. I am not going to stress about it. Onto better things for December!

October 2017: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2017:

 January: 1,065yds
February: 1,075yds
March: 1,659yds
April: 1,453yds
May: 1,595yds
June: 379yds
July: 313yds
August: 646yds
September: 373yds
October: 774yds
November:
December:
2017 Totals: 9,332yds or 5.30 miles

 

On the one hand, my yardage worked in October was still pretty low as my dampened knitting mojo continued. (And there was one other project I worked on in October, but I didn’t think to weigh out my handspun in grams so I could get an accurate way to measure partial usage. So I’m letting November have that bit.)  It’s definitely better than it has been since summer started. I do miss those numbers from the first 4 months of the year when my needles were flying at a steady pace.

But on the other, I was able to find the drive to knit some Lamby samples that have started my knitting drive smoking again: the desire is still in there. It apparently needs to be coaxed out, so I will continue to be patient with it. I’m hoping some delightful handspun will convince it to re-enter the world and stay for a while.

I am about 670 yards behind where I ideally wanted to be at this point in the year, but it’s not so bad that I’m fretting about the shortage. Really, when spread out over the 10 months of 2017 so far, I’m fewer than 100 yards short of my monthly goals on average; I would argue that’s pretty darn good. We will see what November and December bring! (I’m hoping for a mad burst of energy to bang out a sweater in under a month. I dream big.)

How was your October, kitten? Have you been in a slump? Or are you still crafting away?

Show Notes: Episode 189

♥ Please come join us in the Ravelry group!
♥ The podcast is now on YouTube, if you prefer to watch there. Please remember to give my videos a thumbs up and do the same for other podcasts you enjoy!
♥ If you like speckle-y sock yarn, you might want to check out my Etsy shop:lambytoesshop.etsy.com.

Show Notes: “Practical Knits + FOing WIPs”

FOs:
♥ Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth
Ready Steady – free download
wee Envelope by Ysolda Teague
10 Stitch Blanket
was used to learn the method, but I’m doing my own thing with this knit.
Spinning:
♥ Into The Whirled SW Merino “Death” – special colorway for 2015 Discworld MegaSAL

Cross Stitch:
♥ GERA! “Mushroom Family Sampler” – free pattern

There was a very long discussion segment in today’s episode: how do you feel about the size of your stash? Is it too much? Not enough? Just right? What are your personal parameters to know?

Episode 189: Functional Knits + FOing WIPs

Episode 189: Functional Knits + FOing WIPs

Hi, kittens! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today! Today’s episode has a few FOs, a little spinning, my finished cross stitch sampler, and a fair amount of chatting! Show notes can be found on the blog at SewKnitpicky.net, and please consider joining the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group!

Blog: http://www.SewKnitpicky.net
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knot-a-podcast
Shop: http://www.lambytoesshop.etsy.com

Show Notes: Episode 188

♥ Please come join us in the Ravelry group!
♥ The podcast is now on YouTube, if you prefer to watch there. Please remember to give my videos a thumbs up and do the same for other podcasts you enjoy!
♥ If you like speckle-y sock yarn, you might want to check out my Etsy shop:lambytoesshop.etsy.com.

Show Notes: “Stitching September”

WiPs:
♥ 10 Stitch Blanket
♥ O4 of 12 socks were BINNED. Had a terrible time with those.

Stitcher’s Corner:
StitchBucket “Never Tell Me The Odds”
FoxYouAreSoCrafty “Hola LLama” (I was mistaken about this pattern: it is absolutely available in her shop!)
♥ GERA! “Mushroom Family SamplerAida kit/ Linen kit
– You can find other GERA! patterns for download here.
♥ Supplies/ Things to buy mentioned in this segment: bulk embroidery hoops at Amazon & E6000 craft epoxy.

Sewcial Corner:
100 Acts of Sewing Shirt No. 1 – Creativebug course mentioned

Spinning:
♥ It’s Spinzilla this week! I briefly flashed my fiber, which is Into The Whirled Superwash Merino in the “Death” colorway from the 2015 Discworld MegaSAL.