August 2015: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2015:
January: 968yds
February: 159yds
March: 449yds
April: 1,039 yds
May: 350yds
June: 189yds
July: 174yds
August: 784yds
September:
October:
November:
December:
2015 Totals: 3,573yds or 2.03 miles

 

While under 800 yards is usually be an amount I would be disappointed in, August was one of the better months for knitting I’ve had in 2015.  Third best, in fact.  I’ve been plagued with low knitting mojo and productivity all year, it seems: socks and knit toys do not yield much yardage for the time put into them.  I should be seeing an upswing in knitted yardage and stash out this final quarter of the year since I’m tackling a large gift-giving project.  We shall see!

Things are still pretty warm here, and I’m dreaming of the fall with its crisp air and chances to start wearing my handknits.  Are you ready, kittens?  Have you been crafty throughout the year and hot months, or are you in a slump too?

Episode 128: Two Pounds

Episode 128: Two Pounds

Today is a fairly quick episode, kittens! I hope you’re having an amazing day and the weather is starting to cool off for you (or heat up if you’re in the southern hemisphere)! There’s quite a bit of chatter in the opening 10 minutes, including a reminder to get your FOs photoed and submitted for Sock it to Summer! It’s hard to believe, but we’re down to the final five days of August! I have a couple of FOs to show, I talk about a WIP that hasn’t been the easiest to get started, some spinning (including a giant skein of freshly finished handspun!), my new spinning plans, and a large quantity of fiber that just came into stash. Thank you so much for spending some of your time with me today! Full show notes can be found on the blog at SewKnitpicky.net, and please consider joining the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group!

Show Notes: Episode 128

♥ 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: “Two Pounds”

♥ There are only five days remaining in Sock it to Summer! Please get those FOs submitted if you want to play along for prizes in the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group!
♥ I will be in Alexandria, VA the evening of September 8th and the full day September 9th. If you see me, say hi!

FOs:
♥ Melodia by Studio Kallio
♥ Moderne Log Cabin by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ LOOP! batt combo-spin is complete! It came in at 8.7oz and 566 yards of soft 2-ply
♥ I show off my next spin: A sweater-quantity of coordinating MoonRover fibers

Fiber Piggy:
♥ A glorious 1 pound Patchwork Kit from Hello Yarn has arrived at my home. It’s going to be good friends with my other kit.

Show Notes: Episode 127

♥ 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: “Still Summer”

♥ I’m offering up a prize for Single Skein September! This year it’s being co-hosted by my lovely friends Kate and Beth (and her sister Kari ♥). Play along if you would like to use up some of those single skeins in-stash and have a chance to win some Lamby Toes!

♥ You still have time to enter Sock it to Summer with those finished pairs of socks! So far we have a prize pool of a pattern/s up to $10 on Ravelry and two skeins of yarn with bags. A 4th prize is coming after I decide what it is!

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WiPs:
♥ Moderne Log Cabin Blanket
♥ O3 of O8 socks
♥ Will be casting on my Rhinebeck sweater and a worsted weight shawl/scarf in the very near future

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ Working through a combo spin of two lovely LOOP! bumps.

And then I chatted a little bit about some Lamby Toes updates. That’s about it, kittens! I will talk to you next week.

Episode 127: Still Summer

Episode 127: Still Summer

Today is another quick episode, kittens! I talk about some knitting WIPs, a little spinning, and some Lamby business. Things are a little slow right now due to the heat and humidity. Sock it to Summer is winding down; please be sure to get those FOs photo’ed and posted in the FO thread! Thank you for spending some of your time with me today, and please join us in the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group! Full show notes can be found on the blog at sewknitpicky.net

Show Notes: Episode 126

 

 

 
♥ 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: “Back on Track”

WiPs:
♥ Moderne Log Cabin Blanket
♥ Ulmus by Kirsten Kapur
♥ O3 of O8 Personal Sock club 2015 in Ladybug Fiber Company sock “Mesa Sunrise”

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ Spun Right Round Polwarth “Bones” – chain-plied
♥ Starting a combo spin of two lovely LOOP! batts

Tutorial:
I was asked about making mini-skeins, so I’ve included a short video on a couple of different ways I make them. I hope it helps, and please do not hesitate to ask additional questions if you have them!

Episode 126: Back on Track

Episode 126: Back on Track

It’s a fairly quick one today, kittens.  I have a few WIPs to share with you, a touch of spinning, and a little chat about how I’m going to Rhinebeck this year. At the end of the episode is the promised mini-skein video.  Please feel free to ask me any additional questions! Full show notes can be found on the blog at SewKnitpicky.net and there is a Knot A Podcast Ravelry group.  Please feel free to join us.