Monday, August 29, 2011

Episode 26: Babble and a Hurricane!


MN Wedding and trying to get home during a hurricane... enough said.(a loong segment)


Interrupting Cow Socks


Lover's Knot Afghan

Take Off:

Blanket for my cousin, Eric's, Wedding.  Cable Comfort Throw out of Lion Brand Jiffy in Caffe and Camel Spray

Ground Stop:

Travel and wedding madness! But I did a stupid amount of knitting done before the wedding stuff started!


Too busy, Batman... too busy


Click for Babies:  Ewesmama sent in 2! Thanks so much! Each hat gets you entered into a drawing for stitch markers, project bags and other goodies from my stash! -
 Super awesome customer service! FAST responses!  2 skeins of yarn for my honey's hat and some roving... for me!

Plurk Podcaster Challenge KAL! - Get ready!  Pattern will be revealed on the thread for the kal on the ravelry group page! Its gonna be fun! 200 -ish yds of worsted required. tonals or solids... maybe a light varigated!

Mother Bear KAL also kicks off on Friday! Lets make those bears and take down those other podcasters! MOMMYNEEDSYARN-that means you!

Inspiknity Blocking Wires - did good on the blanket(blanket was very big and cumbersome), can't wait to try them on a shawl!! 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Episode 24: You Spin Me Right Round


Work! Lots of it! Trips to Boston, Linden, NJ, Conshohocken, PA(Philly), Boston, Maine whew! MN is coming very soon! Dress taken to Seamstress... lots of taking in to do! WOOOHOOO!!!


Interrupting Cow Socks, Lover's Knot Afghan


:( Nadda

Take Off:

NOTHING TIL THE BLANKET IS DONE!!! But so much after that! (already plotting)

Ground Stop:

Dropped a stitch on the blanket, fixed it luckily(5 rows later), My Honey's Birthday week extravaganza took up most of my week! and some working!


Finished the Highland Handmades Cherry Blossom 8 oz plied soaked and skeined is 575 yds! I'm pretty happy with that as my first handspun on my wheel! it is going to become Lala's Simple Shawl!

Finished spinning 4 oz of Highland Handmades Falkland in Candy Corn. Am going to try and navajo ply that this week. Have never done it on a wheel, so we'll see!

Also Started on more Highland Handmades(think I have a problem?) SW Merino/Tencel in Poetic


Also from Monet: Awesome Earrings

Mim58(Mary): sent me a fibery gift. So flattered... thanks!

Heather from The Fiberista Files: Barlettyarns ( pencil roving in Mountain Laurel! She picked the roving, her hubby picked the color! Its awesome! I also got a sample pack of their different yarns for ordering purposes!

KnitterCNY(on Rav): Maine is a part of the Click for Babies campaign. little baby hats knit in purple or mostly purple to raise awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome. The hats should be at least 50% purple and made for preemies to normal sized newborns. I will be collecting them until the 15th of October so they can be sent to the local Hospital for distribution during the month of November. I will be doing a raffle of some kind that each hat will get you an entry... and I'm coming up with prizes... still working on that!

Mother Bear KAL: Doing 2 drawings! received another pattern from Katie at Noteable Needlework, so 2 People will be winners!!! Thanks for the support and the knitting will commence on Sept. 2! So if you don't win, order your pattern now and get that yarn ready to rock! There is also a woman on Rav who wrote a pattern in the round... so once you buy your pattern you can contact her and she'll send you the in the round pattern... Will link her after you all have a chance to buy your patterns! Let's get bears knit for those who would never get a chance to have one otherwise.

Bring it on Plurk Podcasters!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Episode 23: No Clear Theme

Show notes soon Done!!!


To MN for funeral, Mechanicals everywhere: delays everywhere, switching airlines-whew! We went camping locally! Upcoming Trips: New Jersey, Philly and MN for the wedding.


Lover's Knot Afghan , Interrupting Cow Socks


:( Nothing... again


Nothing til I finish blanket!

Ground Stop:

Life! Camping, work, just busy!


Spun up the 1st 4 oz of Highland Handmades Cherry Blossom and will hopefully finish the second 4 oz so I can ply them for next week.


Plurk Podcaster Challenge - Mother Bear KAL Enter to win a pattern to knit a bear! Will be giving away 2 actually!! Called out Erin from Mommy Needs Yarn. (totally meant in fun... I love Erin)

Monet from Plurk had a raffle to save a horse. I won the raffle. Beautiful yarn that she spun: 50/50 Merino Tencel Blend, ~635 yards! Gonna be Tracy's Shawl by Wendy Johnson. Thanks Monet!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Computer disaster! NOOOooooo!

Hi everyone!

I have so much i want to share with you this week. But it will have to wait. I had my laptop crash this morning. I think its the same problem it had last year, which was major repairs. OI!! So i am going to try and record tomorrow and see if i can find somewhere to upload it from! But just wanted you all to know what was up! Please stay tuned!!

Katie O