Thursday, January 26, 2012

Episode 45: Things are... Changing


Job update. Crazy travel for the Checkride at Cape Air, Checkride went awesome, Went up to see the honey. We watched some football(so much DRAMA! I called it!) and I made some KILLER wings! Recipe from a dear friend of mine. Worked, hung with honey, went to some meetings, worked today. Got to meet (insert here!) WENDY and SHEILA from the Knit 1, Heart 2 podcast! They are awesome! Crazy long day tomorrow, but then a long weekend off and most of it with my honey, so that's fantastic!

Take Off:
  • Super secret project - yarn is ordered!
Ground Stop:
  • Not too much holding me back this week!
  • Did some drop spindling - Highland Handmades Falkland - Katahdin colorway
  • Lots of kind emails again from everyone!
  • Donation from Spinunlady of a project bag donation for my 1 year anniversary! Thanks!
  • Anyone else if you want to donate, please contact me!
  • Mad79 sent me Tulips, A Colorful Cardigan for Baby from Lindsay Pekny Designs! Thanks
  • Embree22 for the great fabric! Awesome!
  • Snuggle KAL with Sadie! Thanks for all of those who have made so many already! I am trying to get mine done, but my crochet is slower then my knitting, but its so much squishier! 
  • YenforYarn has relapsed on her battle with ovarian cancer and she is a knitwear designer. Heather, from Highland Handmades has re-organized a Cast On for YenforYarn KAL.  To show her the love and support, we are encouraging people who want to join to go buy one of her patterns and knit that item! I have bought the Manhattan sock pattern. Then tag the project with "COFY" (Cast On for YenforYarn).  Kind of a virtual hug going her way.  
  • Also a secret project has been hatched by CJ Kopec, a good friend of YenforYarn.  If you are interested, Please email CJ at:   Put YenforYarn in your subject line and she will email you the details.  If its not your cup of tea, no biggie... but we are keeping the whole thing a secret! :)
  • Sad that Knitajourney and stitch it podcast are retiring! Will miss them both!
  • Tricfecta of Awesome Fiber club! I got in! there were 130 people signed up. I was the last name drawn! They did it old school, by printing out the names and pulling out of a basket. I will be doing the same thing for my drawings. RNG just repeats numbers over and over, so i don't want to use it anymore!
  • Thanks to Diane from knitabulls for the great lazy kate! You are too much!!
  • Amazon support has been so awesome! thanks to all you online self proclaimed "shopaholics" who are linking through the shownotes page!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Episode 44: I Love My Friends


Crazy week. Lots of ups and downs. Did not attend the wedding of my cousin. I needed the down time with my honey. Was a strange week... seems like it was a month ago and it was 9 days ago. Been a great week of support from everyone, will talk more later about that. We cancelled last friday due to nasty ice storm, so I battened down the hatches during big storm last Thursday and Friday. Couldn't get to my honey due to bad weather(and Yes, Heather, I do get emotional about my honey! and That is OK!! ha ha, you got emotional! shouldn't be throwing stones! Love you!), but it was just too nasty. Trip to Allentown, PA. very nice week to fly. bumpy down low, but nice clear skies!

  • close to having vanilla's done, but not quite!
Take Off:
  • Aviatrix Hat - My BFF from High School is having a baby! Gonna make lots of baby stuff!
  • Spun CJ Kopec Creations Alaska(Merino) and Prairie Wind(Corriedale/Merino)
  • Video of the Bobbin Transfer

Ground Stop:

  • Spun like a fool. Was really good for me last week. Needed the brainless relaxation.


  • Susan Moore and another special lady.... AMAZING women. Can't even begin to express my gratitude to you both this week. Can't even begin! You both know why! And the rest of you wouldn't even believe what they did... :)
  • Mountainpurl(Damask), Beaglemomknitter(Batik), Noteableneedle(monkey pdf) - THANK YOU!
  • I have been overwhelmed with everyone's emails, plurks, pm's on Rav, comments on the blog etc for all the support I've gotten since my bad news last week. I'm am very thankful for the notice it gives me to find something else. I am trying to respond to everyone, so please don't be sad if I haven't got back to you yet... I try to respond to each one eventually!
  • TwistedKnitWits - donation of yarn from her shop: Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks (a original member of the three ewes crew) will have pics next week for those that are knitting snuggles for the Yarnivore Snuggle drive for the fur babies!
  • KAL with Noteable Needle, from the Noteable Needle Podcast, Highland Handmades sock yarn in the Monkey pattern by Cookie A
  • Knitalittle - for continuing the towel hunt for the Wild Kingdom!
  • Amazon - Thanks so much for the shopping! I am being enabled by your purchases!

Special TFR:

  • Great support group! You all rock!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Episode 43: Emotional Rollercoaster


Went to visit Heather last week from . Skeined up some stuff. Acquired some old appliances and heathers dilemma for my work in the salt mines! We had a picnic on her floor as the other surfaces were covered in dying stuff! I tried to burn my house down(so glad I didn't) Dad came to visit, slightly nervous, but went great! Marshall Point, tour with Honey, Camden, Belfast, Lobster, Lobster Roll, and showed him my airplane! Sad job news :(


  • None
Take Off:
  • Hopefully a Snuggle and some dishcloths
Ground Stop:
  • Dad's visit, virtually no knitting
  • news at work rendered me useless!
  • Absolutely none
  • Appleblossomsf - gifted me the Hitchhiker pattern on Rav. Thank you!
  • Knitalittle - gift in the mail, thank you! Michelle is awesome!
  • RuralUrbanite - nice message on rav!
  • Jamlknitter - New knitting blogger! Looks like fun! Here is the website:
  • bindeej - shared a christmas song called, Ya you Betcha! Very funny!
  • Chaiogoo needles - I like them! magic looping the 2nd stripy sock and They are light and love them. Will acquire more someday!
  • Thank you to those using the Amazon Link through the blog. It will make keeping the podcast going easier for me!
Special VFR:

Love my family and my Honey! Very supportive and awesome! They all have my back through everything!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Episode 42.5: The One On The Fiberista Files

Not my own episode, but an appearance on The Fiberista Files with Heather! Lots of laughing, and it is slightly explicit, so not for watching at work or with children around. Enjoy!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Episode 42: Top Down Shawl Success!


Lots of time with Honey. Went up to work with him as my entire week of work was cancelled! WHEE! Kissed him at midnight, and then we drove home.  bad roads, stolen cars, yikes! Interesting New Years Eve! Travel in 2 weekends for cousins wedding, which is actually tomorrow, but reception is later!


Interrupting Cow Socks
Scathach's Hat #3
Vanilla Socks 
Wedding Blanket 


Citron - with Beads at the suggestion of LaLa

Take Off:


Ground Stop:

 Super productive week!

Holding Pattern:

Katahdin on the spindle


Thank you to AuntSuzeN for the Ridgelines Shawl pattern by Fibernymph!
Fibernymph, Lisa, for the Airplane spoon pattern!

Snuggles - Sadie at Yarnivore is doing a charity drive for your local humane society for those that love the fur babies! Link is above. Prizes for the podcaster that does the most and for the podcaster who's viewers do the most.  Whatever the prize is for the group project, will go back to someone who knitted for the drive, if we win that category! Easy squares or rectangles and great stast busting!

Chiaogoo Needles came.  The bamboo's spin, but the red cords don't.  They feel very light and flexible... will be casting on some socks with the 1.5/ 2.5mm.

Special TFR:

Welcome 2012.  the last 2.5 years have been phenomenal... and it keeps getting better! I welcome another year to my life with open arms!