Show Notes: Episode 134

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Show Notes: “The Cockroaches of the Yarn World”

House Keeping:
♥ I was unable to attend Rhinebeck due to a car accident I was in a couple of days before. If you were looking for me, my apologies for not being there.
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FOs:
♥ O3 of O8 socks in Lady Bug Fiber Company sock “Mesa Sunrise.”
Melodia by Janina Kallio

WIPs:
Atelier by Heidi Kirrmaier in Squoosh DK

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ I’ve finished my monster MoonRover spin!
♥ I started spinning some Hedgehog Fibres top but am unsure I like it so I’m doing a sample first.

Wool Piggery:
♥ Hello Yarn Patchwork Kit 192
♥ Regia sock yarns from HandDyedSockYarn on Etsy.

Sewcial Events:
♥ Finally working on my Bess Top by Imagine Gnats in Kokka Double Gauze on my Juki MO-50E 3/4 Thread Serger! (Affiliate Link)

Episode 134: The Cockroaches of the Yarn World

Episode 134: The Cockroaches of the Yarn World

Hello, kittens! It’s been a couple of weeks since I last spoke to you. Today’s intro section is pretty lengthy and explains my absence for the last week, including why Rhinebeck ended up not being in the cards. I also have a couple of finished objects to show you, a WIP that is getting some love, squooshy handspun, and even a little sewing! And of course, I have some pretties to show off. In the intro I have a question for you all about a possible craft-a-long for the beginning of the year: please let me know if you would be interested in playing along. Thank you so much for sharing some of your time with me today!

Show Notes: Episode 133

Thank you for joining me today, kitten! Today I have my Atelier cardigan to show you, and I talk about my Spinzilla 2015 efforts and the upcoming Rhinebeck. I also have some lovely things to show you that have come my way in the last two weeks. Please consider joining the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group; we would love to have you! (Show Notes are pending for this episode and may not be completed.)

Episode 133: 90s’ Cropped Sweaters

Episode 133: 90s’ Cropped Sweaters

Thank you for joining me today, kitten! Today I have my Atelier cardigan to show you, and I talk about my Spinzilla 2015 efforts and the upcoming Rhinebeck. I also have some lovely things to show you that have come my way in the last two weeks. Please consider joining the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group; we would love to have you! (Show Notes are pending for this episode and may not be completed.)

September 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: 1,016yds
October:
November:
December:
2015 Totals: 4,589yds or 2.61 miles

 
 
 
 
There has been a definite upswing in my knitting productivity this month, kittens! (And this doesn’t include a pattern repeat I knit on my Ulmus which is currently MIA.) It feels good to have a month with just over 1,000 yards knit again and so much to show for it. I finished a couple of small objects, as well as made progress on my Rhinebeck sweater. If I keep up this pace through the end of the year, I should easily be stash neutral or maybe even a tiny bit green! I am loving the cooler weather and the urge to knit it has brought with it. Happy knitting in October, you all!

2015 Stashdown: Q3

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Finally, a quarter in the green for my Fiber Stashdown efforts! I’m trying to not be disappointed by having a net change equivalent to 2.75 standard braids of combed top, but it feels like so little for how much I spun the last three months. I *was* given some amazing fibery gifts by friends which heavily skewed this number, but Fiber In is Fiber In regardless of how it got there. There isn’t too much else to say about this portion of my Stashdown efforts, other than I am hoping to do equally as well or somewhat better in Q4. Spinzilla starts on Monday, and I’m hoping to get at least a pound of fiber out of stash. Though, that means my yarn stash will once again grow.

Speaking of which….

I fixed the snafu with Q2’s numbers as best I could. When I looked more closely into it, I realized I definitely forgot to log all of my MDSW-related purchases. *Cue the sad trombone* I logged them all in and fixed that information as best I could. It should be much more accurate now. I also tallied up the damage for Q3, and…it’s high. I knew to expect that since I did so much spinning, and I’m now logging handspun yarn into stash so I can count it back out, but it really smarts to realize how little I’ve been knitting to reduce that number on my own. My yardage out even includes destashing a sport-weight sweater quantity! All things considered, it really isn’t as bad as it feels. I’m hoping in Q4 to be able to keep pace with my handspun stashing or even beat it as I knit furiously on gifts I’ve put off. My Rhinebeck sweater will help boost my number as well. To break Stash Even at the end of this year, I need to knit or destash over 2,900yds out in excess to what comes in to stash. That feels really daunting.

Wish me luck, kittens! If you’ve been tracking yarn or fiber stash this year, how are your efforts going? How do you feel about them?

Episode 132: Going Rogue

Episode 132: Going Rogue

Thank you for joining me today, kittens! Fall is finally here in the North Country, and that means lots of knitting! I’m really excited that October starts tomorrow; it’s my favorite month of the year. So many good things happen during it! I have a finished object to share, two additional works-in-progress, and I talk about getting ready for Spinzilla next week and what I hope to accomplish. There’s a good chance I will not be recording due to spinning my fingers off; wish me luck! Full show notes can be found on the blog at SewKnitpicky.net, and please consider joining us in the Ravelry group!