April 2013: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2013:
January: 869yds
February: 1,038yds
March:  1,100yds
April:  1,251yds
Year To Date: 4,258yds or 2.42 miles

The yardage is slowly snowballing, kittens!  At this rate, I may hit a 1 mile month some time in the summer.  Pretty exciting stuff…for me, any way.   I like to see that number go up; the higher it is, the less idle my hands are.

Knot A Podcast: Episode 26

Kittens, I just realized that the last episode has the incorrect episode number on it.  There are apparently two “Episode 26″s according to the title screen. ;P

This week is still pretty light on content.  One of these days, I will finish a project so that I may cast another one on.  I really am as sick of these same 3 things as you all are.

Week in Review:

♥ I managed to snag a spot on the Hello Yarn Fiber Club wait list!  #37/200, baby!  I hope I may get an invite before the end of this calendar year.
♥ Still sorting out getting the podcast hosted and iTunes ready.  Lots of work behind the scenes.  Many a cuss word has come out of my mouth…and many a chocolate square shoved in.
♥ I think I’ve decided what my first KAL/prize winning opportunity will be!  How does “Sock it to Summer” sound to you all?  Swing by the Ravelry group and the thread for this episode to let me know!

WiPs:

♥ Waiting Room Socks
♥ Hitchhiker
♥ Pomme de Pin –  Promised Vertical Button Band “tutorial” from Welford Purls

Spinning A Yarn:

♥ Finished the BFL respin from last week.  My knitty knoddy should be a 1.5 yard and the yarn wrapped 18 times.  It’s about 27yards?  After it dries, I’ll see how many WPI it is.  I’m guessing bulky+.
♥ Started a new BFL spin on my Schacht spindle (I believe mine is the 1.1oz) and with fiber from Great Adirondack Yarn Company, Inc.  Going well so far.

Knot A Podcast: Episode 25

It’s a really long one this week, kittens.  I tried to edit out as much as I could!   I really do want to keep these on the short side so it’s easier to watch them.

Knot A Podcast Ravelry Group

♥ I’m experiencing some growing pains and trying to figure out how to deal with it.  Trying to get the podcast onto iTunes is looking like it will cost some money–and quite a lot as time goes on–and I need to figure out exactly how I feel about that.  Thoughts are always welcome–tech savvy I am not.  Looking to go the VideoPress route, but doing the math with my file sizes is making me seriously unhappy.

♥ Sunday I took a sock yarn dyeing class at The Village Yarn and Fiber Shop in Rochester from Jennifer of Holiday Yarns.

FOs:

♥ 5 skeins of sock yarn from my class.  YOWZA.  These came out way more blue on web cam, and my pinky melons came out very orange looking.  Hmph.



WiPs:

♥ Blanket O’ Doom
♥ Hitchhiker
♥ Pomme de Pin

Spinning A Yarn:

♥ Nice drop spindling video tutorial from Knitting Blooms.  Thank you, Lisa Marie (theyarngoeson), for telling me about that!

♥ Respinning my first yarn to improve it.  Going really well so far!

Stash Enhancement:

♥  A lot, kittens.  A. Lot.

Knot A Podcast: Episode 24

Sorry this is a couple days late, kittens.  Recording did not happen until yesterday, and things are still pretty confused here.  I haven’t felt super ambitious to do much the last few days.  Today’s show notes are going to be pretty short for that same reason.

♥ Ravelry Group
♥ Taking a dyeing class on Sunday!  Hopefully I’ll talk about it next week and have some pretties to show off!

WIPs:

♥ Blanket O’ Doom
♥ Waiting Room Socks
♥ Hitchhiker
♥ Pomme de Pin

FOs:

♥ Show Off Bag- Made By Rae

Spinning A Yarn:

♥ First attempt at spindling was pretty laughable, no? 🙂

Knot A Podcast: Episode 23

Crazy face is back, kittens.

♥ Knot A Podcast Ravelry group.

WIPs:

Pomme de Pin Cardigan
Blanket O’ Doom

FOs:

Lunch Sack

Stash Enhancement:

Spindle and fiber from Blarney Yarn
Spinning Class on Craftsy

Future Plans:

♥ Watch class and attempt to spin
♥ Sew a new purse.  The old one is in pretty rough shape these days. I was mistaken and thought I had made the old one in 2010, not 2011.