Tag Archives: Yarn

Episode 12: Hitting a Lot of Walls

(Book Talk starts at 42:06 )

SHOW NOTES

Intro

Yarn it Forward! discussion thread is here.  Stitch Party Podcast Fans Ravelry Group is here. Donate your yarns through the month of December!

What I’ve donated so far:

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WIPS

Sweatshirt is almost done

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My Owls sweater got a little love, until I lost interest in tubes.

Husband B-day Socks are progressing!

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New project from stash yarn!

Glitterful Taana with Berroco Glint Yarn

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Pattern Booklet purchased from Kelly from the CelticCastOn blog.

FOs

Georgia is done!!

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One Secret Xmas Present done! (more details later)

On Deck

Ondawa by Michele Wang with some super-stash yarn: Patons Wool in Cognac Heather

Still Palmyre by Nadia Cretin-Lechenn, possibly using Grace yarn, 50% merino, 50% silk in a burgundy shade

Also checking out Nadia’s other pattern (recently released) Imelda

Cool new cardigan pattern by Isabell Kraemer called Criss Cross

Books

Finished:

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

He’s Gone by Deb Caletti

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Currently Reading: 

Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman

Waiting for:

Canada by Richard Ford

Decided not to read the new Louise Penny mystery

Movies/TV

X-files

Homeland is soooo good!

Muppets: Most Wanted

20 Feet from Stardom

Somm

Libations

Rice Nog with Rum (recipe: pour the two together and enjoy!)

Coda

Coming Soon! My top 5 lists (books and knitting) for 2014.

Question for listeners: Would you prefer to be viewers?  Translation: Would you prefer a video podcast over an audio podcast?  Considering a possible format change for the New Year.  Make your opinion heard here at the Ravelry Group board.

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Episode 10: Yarn it Forward!

SHOW NOTES

(Book Talk starts at 45:54)

Intro

Visited Loopy Yarns in Chicago – they carry ALL the colors of Cascade 220!

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Awesome exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago

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WIPs

Sewing:

Cape Mod

Sweatshirt from a Pattern found at Jo-Ann Fabrics – a Butterick “See and Sew” Pattern B5907

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Knitting:

Vanilla Socks for Me in Patons Kroy

Husband Birthday Socks in Crazy Zauberball Yarn, CO 64 stitches on a US 1

Georgia Cardi in Sweet Georgia Yarns Tough Love Sock, colorway Cayenne

FOs

Old Romance Cardigan by Joji Locatelli

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On Deck

Hats, perhaps one from the Seasonless Book by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook

Shawl possibilities:

Whispering Pines by Molly from A Homespun House

Palmyre by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne

Baby Knits! for a very close friend who is due in April!

Books

Finished:

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

Going to read:

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

Potential Future Read:

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Movies/TV

Libations

Hot Toddy Recipe

8-12 oz hot water

1 shot bourbon whiskey

2 teaspoons honey

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Coda

Thank you to Erin of the Doubleknit Podcast for the shout out on Episode 98!

Yarn it Forward!

Find those skeins of yarn in your stash that are just not doing it for you anymore, and “yarn them forward” to another knitter who will breathe new life into these abandoned lovelies! Go to the Ravelry group discussion thread here to see what the project is all about!

Here’s what I’m planning to give away to a new home: 4 Skeins of Mission Falls 1824 Superwash Merino Wool.  My stash page is here.

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