Show Notes: Episode 191

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Show Notes: “2017 Wrap Up + Farewell, KAP”

It’s a long one today, kittens. Buckle up, grab a drink, and enjoy!

FOs:
Pixel Rise Socks 
Lady Marple
Never Not Gnoming
Northwest Elf

Piggery:
♥ Mentioned: Wilson Bickford-paintings/art instructor
Falala Llama by Andwabisabi
Joyful Noise sock yarn from Knitterly Things
Jerry Roupe Scandinavian Fairy Cross Stitch Craft Book

Chat:
I talked all about my 2017 goals, how I did on them, and what my plans for 2018 are. If you want to watch the entire video, I have snippets of “Vlogmas” videos I took during the month of December and my 2017 Stash Toss at the end.

Episode 191: 2017 Wrap Up + Farewell, KAP

Episode 191: 2017 Wrap Up + Farewell, KAP

Kittens, thank you so much for 5 years of Knot A Podcast! I will be back later this winter with a new podcast; think of it as Regenerating.

Today’s episode is a long one…full of FOs, Crafty acquisitions, my 2017 yearly wrap up, my 2018 crafty aspirations, my silly attempt at Vlogmas, and I tossed my stash for you all to see. Have a lovely 2018! I will be back to talk with you all soon.

December 2017: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2017:

 January: 1,065yds
February: 1,075yds
March: 1,659yds
April: 1,453yds
May: 1,595yds
June: 379yds
July: 313yds
August: 646yds
September: 373yds
October: 774yds
November: 469yds
December: 1,692yds
2017 Totals: 11,493 yds or 6.53 miles

 

 

Ooh. I was so close, kittens. I could almost taste that victory.

December’s effort was valiant (my personal best month of 2017), but it wasn’t quite enough to make that 12,000 yards knit for the year goal I made. I am really pleased with how this effort went, and I’m hoping to complete the same challenge in 2018. No reason to beat myself up: no one can predict when a knitting slump will strike. On to better things, yes? ^_^

Did you make any goals for 2017? Did you achieve them, or, like me, did you hit some bumps?

Show Notes: Episode 190

♥ 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: “Touching base + Question”

FOs:
♡ O4 of 12 socks in Hello Yarn handspun.

WiPs:
Pixel Rise socks by Kemper Wray in Lamby Toes Corriedale/Nylon fingering mini skeins. (aka. O5 of 12)
Lady Marple by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne

Stitcher’s Corner:
Give Thanks by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Episode 190: Touching base + Question

Episode 190: Touching base + Question

Hi, kittens! Thank you for spending some of your time catching up with me today! Today’s episode has an FO, a couple of WIPs, a finished cross stitch project, and some chat, including a request for feedback from you! 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

November 2017: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2017:

 January: 1,065yds
February: 1,075yds
March: 1,659yds
April: 1,453yds
May: 1,595yds
June: 379yds
July: 313yds
August: 646yds
September: 373yds
October: 774yds
November: 469yds
December:
2017 Totals: 9,801 yds or 5.57 miles

November didn’t go as planned, crafting-wise, so my average will continue to drop. I am not going to stress about it. Onto better things for December!

October 2017: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2017:

 January: 1,065yds
February: 1,075yds
March: 1,659yds
April: 1,453yds
May: 1,595yds
June: 379yds
July: 313yds
August: 646yds
September: 373yds
October: 774yds
November:
December:
2017 Totals: 9,332yds or 5.30 miles

 

On the one hand, my yardage worked in October was still pretty low as my dampened knitting mojo continued. (And there was one other project I worked on in October, but I didn’t think to weigh out my handspun in grams so I could get an accurate way to measure partial usage. So I’m letting November have that bit.)  It’s definitely better than it has been since summer started. I do miss those numbers from the first 4 months of the year when my needles were flying at a steady pace.

But on the other, I was able to find the drive to knit some Lamby samples that have started my knitting drive smoking again: the desire is still in there. It apparently needs to be coaxed out, so I will continue to be patient with it. I’m hoping some delightful handspun will convince it to re-enter the world and stay for a while.

I am about 670 yards behind where I ideally wanted to be at this point in the year, but it’s not so bad that I’m fretting about the shortage. Really, when spread out over the 10 months of 2017 so far, I’m fewer than 100 yards short of my monthly goals on average; I would argue that’s pretty darn good. We will see what November and December bring! (I’m hoping for a mad burst of energy to bang out a sweater in under a month. I dream big.)

How was your October, kitten? Have you been in a slump? Or are you still crafting away?