April 2016: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2016:
 January: 728yds
February: 1,062yds
March: 1,042yds
April: 706yds
May:
June:
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
2015 Totals: 3,538yds or 2.01 miles

It’s been another month, kittens, and while I didn’t quite make my monthly goal of 734yds, I did get close enough to not be bothered by this fact. My average monthly yardage knit is still well-above that goal–884yds, to be exact–so as long as my productivity doesn’t nose dive, I should meet my yearly goal of 5 miles quite easily. April was a bit of a difficult month for me: many things went wrong, and I lost my knitting mojo for days at a time. Considering I didn’t knit at all for 7-10 days of the month, I think my output was great!

I was very monogamous again as I focused on finishing up my spinning and knitting bins. In that time, I finished a long-term sweater project for myself, knit a couple rounds on Lamby’s sample sock (and frogged even more due to a stupid mistake, but alas! I can not track that yardage) and knit almost a full pair of anklets; all I have left to knit on them is the heel and about 1.5″ of a leg, and they’re finished! The start of my second set of bins has me quite excited, and I’m already trying to decide which yummy handspun project I want to knit first. Will it be more husband socks? Socks for myself? Another sweater? A shawl? I guess we’ll see what May has in store for me!

Was April good to you? Did you get some projects finished and out of stash, or were you more interested in being outside and basking in spring?

Show Notes: Episode 155

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Show Notes: “Forgotten Spinning”

FOs:
Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary ($6 on Ravelry) There are too many modifications to list on the blog. If you want to see what I changed and resources I used, please check out my project page! I would definitely like to knit this sweater again in another color, but I might want to change up the structure and style of the sweater.

WiPs:
♥ “Ugly Socks” a.k.a. O3 of O8 for myself in 2016. This yarn was gifted to me by a very kind friend, but sadly, it’s not my cuppa with the pooling. I plan to make these anklets for wearing when I want to wear handknit socks that I’m not too worried about. I’m still undecided if I will let the tops roll a la Rose City Rollers or if I would rather there be a thin layer of ribbing to hold them up.

♥ After, I showed off the next Bin I will be knitting through in May-August. It’s mostly handspun, but I do have one skein of Hello Yarn Targhee Sock tucked away in there to work on.
♥ I’m still undecided what I want to do with that Gorgeous handspun sweater quantity, but right now I’m leaning towards either a Blank Canvas pullover, or a Contented Cardi, or…maybe a hybrid of the two.

Episode 155: Forgotten Spinning

Episode 155: Forgotten Spinning

Happy Thursday, kitten! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today. Today’s episode has an FO, a new WIP, and my next bin of items to knit this year! I was supposed to have some spinning, but somehow forgot to come back to it, so we can save that for next week. 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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Shop: http://www.lambytoesshop.etsy.com

Show Notes: Episode 154

♥ 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: “Sloggin’ Along”

WiPs:
♥ Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary

Fiber Piggery:
♥ Two Fiber Shots from a local festival

Episode 154: Sloggin’ Along

Episode 154: Sloggin’ Along

Happy Wednesday, kitten! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today. Today’s episode a never-ending WIP, a mention of spinning, and a teensy bit of fiber I purchased over the weekend! 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 153

♥ 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: “Palindrome”

WiPs:
♥ Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary in MadelineTosh Pashmina Worsted (discontinued yarn base) “Antique Lace”

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ Hedgehog Fibres Sparkly Merino Top: ~354yds and 4.5 ounces
♥ Into The Whirled SW BFL/Nylon

And then I showed off 9 goodies in my next set of bins! I will be working on those lovelies from May through August.

Episode 153: Palindrome

Episode 153: Palindrome

Happy Thursday, kitten! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today. Today’s episode has a WIP with a large amount of progress on it, some finished spinning, and some lovely fiber that will be my next SpintheBin for May-August! 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