Show Notes: Episode 147

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Show Notes: “Ramble On”

FOs:
Starfighter Slouch Hat by Tracy Cox (Free download on Ravelry). I knit this in MadelineTosh Pashmina Worsted “Gilded” for the February Eat.Sleep.Knit. KAL.
–> I discussed the balloon method for blocking hats in this section. It’s inexpensive and very effective!

WiPs:
♥ I’m still plugging away on my Moderne Log Cabin blanket for my daughter. This block is a big one.
♥ 02 of 08 socks knit with White Birch Fiber Arts yarn for the Rainbow A Long
–> I showed my Bin to knit before 30 April and discussed what was inside and still left to do after my current project.

Spinning A Yarn:
Hello Yarn SWM “A Bit Glaikit” is done! 4.0oz/2-ply/~300yds. These are going to be awesome socks in the near future!
♥ I started spinning Two if by Hand SW BFL/Nylon in the “Rina” colorway.

Piggery:
SucreSucre Miniatures
The Nome Knitter
♥ Sweet Georgia Trinity Worsted yarn from Eat.Sleep.Knit.
Spun Right Round
Nest Fiber Studio
♥ Hello Yarn
Pink Castle Fabrics – Cotton and Steel “Cat Lady” fabrics

Episode 147: Ramble On

Episode 147: Ramble On

Happy Wednesday, kitten! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today. This is a longer episode with an FO, a couple of WIPs, some discussion about what I plan to make next, and a large amount of stash enhancement of all kinds! 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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Show Notes: Episode 146

♥ 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: “Peep Peep Peep”

♥ Autumn generously donated project bags as prizes for the Clean Slates and Big Things craft-a-long! I also announced my ideas for some other prizes.
♥ It’s finally snowy and cold here. Winter sure was late and will likely be short-lived.

FOs:
Michele’s Mittens by Sarah H Arnold ($5 CAD on Ravelry) in Opal Sweet and Spicy 2 “cake pops” and Frog Tree Lllambrosia in a lovely gray (this yarn company closed down in 2015)
SucreSucre Miniatures stitch marker

Future WIPs:
Starfighter Slouch Hat by Tracy Cox (free) in MadelineTosh Pashmina Worsted “Gilded”
♥ Vanilla socks in White Birch Fiber Arts “Nothing Says Screw You Like A Rainbow” and undyed 80/20 sock yarn
George the Giant Squid by Jenna Krupar

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ Hello Yarn SW Merino Top “A Bit Glaikit” – a fractal-ish 2-ply on my e-spinner

Fiber Piggery:
♥ Hello Yarn January 2016 club colorway “Pebble”- possibly the most beautiful color ever

Episode 146: Peep Peep Peep

Episode 146: Peep Peep Peep

Happy Wednesday, kitten! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today. This is another short episode with some lovely donated prizes for the Clean Slates and Big Things Craft-a-Long, an FO, some future WIPs, and some discussion about what Lamby has in the shop and what I’m working to get reskeined and listed! 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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2016 Challenge: #KnitTheBin and #SpinTheBin

In spite of some hefty crafting goals in 2016 (or perhaps to aid in them), I had a mildly crazy idea come to me in the second week of January: I should issue myself a challenge similar to what the Completely Twisted and Arbitrary group over on Ravelry does and place braids of fiber in a bin for me to spin up by a certain period of time. Wait. How about I add a bin of yarn that needs to be knit in that time as well? Even better: how about I make myself give away anything I do not spin or knit up in that time from those bins?!

Thus, #KnitTheBin and #SpinTheBin were born. I made a post on InstaGram to make it official. (I was the very first post to use the #KnitTheBin hashtag which made this idea all the more attractive; I rarely get to be first at anything.)

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The idea is really quite simple. Every 4 months I will fill the respective bins with fibers and yarns I want to use in that period of time. The first set of Bins are to be used up by 31 April, 2016, at which point I reset the bins for May, June, July, and August. It shouldn’t be so easy that I will knock the bins out without much effort but not so hard as to make the task demoralizing and impossible. I can add on projects at my discretion that are separate from this challenge, but I am not allowing myself to do any substitutions. I am hoping to do monthly updates on the state of this challenge, both with what I’ve finished and what I have left to do.

Be watching for the first one later in February!

Do you like to make games to accomplish goals? Are you doing something similar to this? I would love to see what you plan to work on.

Show Notes: Episode 145


♥ 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: “Hyper-Princess”
FOs:
♥ Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloths-2

WiPs:
♥ I’ve resurrected the Moderne Log Cabin Blanket! I’m on Block #7 and hoping to finish it in February. I want this blanket done by the end of 2016!
Michele’s Mittens by Sarah H Arnold ($5CAD on Ravelry) in Opal “Cake Pops”

♥ Right now I’m in love with big cozy sweaters! I want to start my Wolf River by the end of the month, but I’m also eyeing Winter Traveller and PNW #1.

Stash Enhancement:
Fat Squirrel Fibers sweater bag
Addi Sock Rocket size 02 Needles

Episode 145: Hyper-Princess

Episode 145: Hyper-Princess

 

Happy Wednesday, kitten! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today. This is another short episode with a small FO, a couple of WIPs, and some discussion about what I plan to make next! 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