Show Notes: Episode 177

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Show Notes: “The Short One”

WiPs:
♥ O2 of 12 socks
♥ Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry

Spinning:
♥ Traditional 3-ply sportweight MoonRover fiber (February 2014 club braid)

Piggery:
♥ SucreSucre Miniatures progress keepers
♥ Newest Issue of PLY magazine is here!

Episode 177: The Short One

Episode 177: The Short One

Hi, kittens! I’ve been pretty busy knitting away to finish up projects so I can cast on some new ones to share! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today! Today’s episode has some WIPs, and some spinning! 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 176

♥ 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: “The One With Many Cuts”

FOs:
♥ “Manly Maze” by Celeste Culpepper from the book, “No Sheep For You.” Knit on US Size 8 needles with Berroco Vintage yarn in “Oats” and some handspun remnants.

WiPs:
♥ O2 of 12 socks for 2017: Hello Yarn Corriedale Handspun socks for my husband and his giant feet.
♥ “Find Your Fade” by Andrea Mowry, knit in remnants from previous knits over the last decade.

Spinning:
♥ 4.65 oz and 270 yards of traditional 3-ply spun from MoonRover’s July 2014 club colorway.
♥ I discussed how I spun the yarn in the segment and showed two options I would like to put on the wheel in the near future.

Piggery:
♥ Last recording I failed to mention a pattern I had been gifted. My lovely friend Sara sent me a copy of her new sock pattern, “Cape Cod Socks.” There is currently a KAL running for them in her Ravelry group.

Episode 176: The One With Many Cuts

Episode 176: The One With Many Cuts

Hi, kittens! I’ve been pretty busy knitting away to finish up projects so I can cast on some new ones to share! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today! Today’s episode has an FO, some WIPs, and some spinning! 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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February 2017: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2017:

 January: 1,065yds
February: 1,075yds
March:
April:
May:
June:
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:
2017 Totals: 2,140yds or 1.22 miles

It was another good month, kittens! Especially when one considers that February is so short compared to all of the other months.

February was another month of not knitting every single day; I am still struggling to not have entire weeks where I wrap in a blanket and just eat while feeling despondent. But I did manage to have more good days than bad, and I did manage to gain some momentum after I finished the sleeves on my Manly Maze Sweater. (That’s an FO for the month, in fact: I finished it with one day to spare in the month.) I also started a Find Your Fade shawl– which is super fun to work on and is my treat knitting for the time being– and I started my second pair of socks for 2017. They are a pair of socks for my husband, so they are huge and will take some time; I am knitting them in fingering-ish weight handspun on size 0 needles on 72 stitches to start out. If that doesn’t show how much I love him, I’m not sure what does.  After putting in nearing 10 hours’ worth of labor, I am  finally working on the heel of the first sock to try and get it right; the husband has a very wide instep, so I am working on ways to elongate the heel without having too many fit issues. I usually knit all of his socks in heavier weight yarns, so the row gauge is less of an issue than on this particular pair.

So. Let’s talk about those yearly goals that I’m trying to keep better track of this year:

Knit 1,000 yards per month : YES! I am absolutely on-track to keep this momentum up for the time being. Between my Fade and my husband’s socks, I should do just fine in March as well.

Find time to sew, X-stitch, etc: NOPE. I do not believe I did anything besides knit and daydream about having the will to work on anything else. I thought about it a few times?

Aim for 8oz out of fiber stash per month: Not this month. BUT. I also did not bring in a single ounce of fiber, so that’s a win in its own way? Now that my sweater is done, I plan to start a spin. Finally.

Aim for 750 yards out of yarn stash per month:  Yes! I finished February with -1298 yards in the yarn stash, so this is another very close month for that goal. I do not see any reason why I should finish anywhere near failing on this one, since I have no plans to buy any yarn in March and only plan to spin a little and finish up a couple higher yardage projects.

All-in-all, not too bad, I think. February, like January, just flew by. Did you happen to get much done during it? Any favorite projects you worked on? Here’s to a productive March!

Show Notes: Episode 175

♥ 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: “The Ultimate Introvert Season”

WiPs:
♥ Manly Maze by Celeste Culpepper (Pattern found in No Sheep For You)
♥ O2 of 12 socks-handspun for husband

Piggery:
♥ Manos del Uraguy Fino from EatSleepKnit

Media:
Area X Trilogy (I am listening to it on Audible)
♥ A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix (I also mentioned the movie , but I was mistaken about the date: it was from 2004, not 2006.)
♥ Stranger Things on Netflix (Season 2 lands on Halloween!!)
Arrival
♥ The Lego Batman Movie (Currently in theaters)

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Episode 175: The Ultimate Introvert Season

Episode 175: The Ultimate Introvert Season

Hi, kittens: today’s episode is a bit content-lite; I’ve been pretty busy with things other than knitting again the last two weeks, and monogamous knitting makes for not much to show. Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today! Today’s episode has some WIPs, a little piggery, and I take some time to talk books and visual media with you all. 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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Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knot-a-podcast
Shop: http://www.lambytoesshop.etsy.com

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