Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Episode 78

Episode 78 Show Notes -



You have one week left to join the holiday giveaway! Find details on the Snappy Stitches Ravelry Group!

FOs -

Frilly Knit Scarf by the Red Heard Design team.
Fish Lips Kiss Smile Socks.
GAP-tastic Cowl.

WIPs -

Fish Lips Kiss Fluormania Socks.

Gramps Cardi.

I'm thinking about knitting The Vermonter hat. It's out of super bulky, so it wouldn't take too long.

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Seasonal Soundtrack -

Merry Christmas Baby by Calvin Owens from Music Alley, the podsafe music network.

Cool Yule by Chris Daniels & The Kings from Music Alley, the podsafe music network.

"Silent Night" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Episode 77



Episode 77 Show Notes -

Please join in the Holiday Giveaway! Details here! Thank you to prize sponsor Uli, of the Knitters' Nook Etsy Shop. Uli makes gorgeous stitch markers and is a very talented chainmaille jewelry artist!

You could win one of these (details in Episode 76 and the Holiday Giveaway thread in the Snappy Stitches group on Ravelry) -

You could win these gorgeous stitch markers by @creationsbyuli in the Snappy Stitches Holiday Giveaway! Check out Episode 76 for details! http://snappystitches.com #knitting #vidcast

WIPSs -

Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks. Here are the specifics on my socks.
GAP-tastic Cowl.
Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates.

Future WIP ideas -

Downton Cowl by Shannon Cook.
Raw Honey fingerless mitts by Alicia Plummer.
Honey Cowl.

FOs-

Oops! FOrgot to show it to you this time! Watch for it on Episode 78 next week.

Spinning Stuff -

Three Waters Farm Fiber Club.
Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club.

Holiday Baking -

Joy of Baking.
Butter Tart Squares.
Alton Brown Homemade Marshmallows.
America's Test Kitchen Marshmallow Video.

Movies mentioned -

Miracle on 34th Street (new edition)
Miracle on 34th Street (original)
Elf

and then my memory failed me...we also watched The Santa Clause, Christmas With The Kranks, and Charlie Brown Christmas this week.


Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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"Jingle Bells (Calm)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Episode 76



Episode 76 Show Notes -

Please join in the Holiday Giveaway! Details here! Thank you to prize sponsor Uli, of the Knitters' Nook Etsy Shop. Uli makes gorgeous stitch markers and is a very talented chainmaille jewelry artist!

Thanks you to Jamie Walcott, jkinsc and AbstractJac for your iTunes reviews on the US and Canada iTunes stores! Also, a big thank you to those who left star reviews!!

WIPs - Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks using Opal Smile.

Thinking about knitting another Gramps Cardigan. Here's my first one. I'll make the second one in the 18 month size with Madtosh DK in the Fig colourway. The pattern calls for 3 skeins, but I'm not so sure...

Out There -

Check out this awesome Scrap Yarn Sock Advent Calendar by Anna Johanna!

Holiday Fun -


My 3 Favourite Christmas Movies -

1) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
2) Home Alone
3) The Santa Clause

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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"Jingle Bells (Calm)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Episode 75

Episode 75 Show Notes -



Don't forget to submit your favourite holiday memory, movie, cookie recipe, pattern, knitting/spinning wishlist item!

I would also be really happy to have this submitted in a short video (less than 30 seconds if possible - maybe 45? Definitely under a minute) if you would prefer that to writing it! Send it via email chrissyknits [at] gmail [dot] com. Written submissions can be sent via email, Ravelry pm, or twitter dm.

I'll try to figure out a little prize draw for this one too! Let me know if you have something you'd like to donate.

Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks by Sox Therapist

Caribou by Tin Can Knits

Seamus sweater by Meghan Grewal

Gramps Cardi by Kate Oates

My Vanilla Socks in Abstract Fibers SuperSock in Monet


Out There -

Check out Knit.fm, and audio podcast by Hannah Fettig and Pam Allen.

The Winter 2014 Issue of Twist Collective is up!

Resources for Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off (knitty, 2009). Other good resources for this one include Cat Bordhi's Video and Ysolda Teague's Video.

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Episode 74



This week's knitting was very focused...

WIPs -

Tin Can Knits' awesome pattern, Caribou, from their newest book, Road Trip.

Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks.

Updates -

An update on Redd's ultrasound (and it's not good news).

My Hansen Mini-Spinner has been ordered!! I will have to wait until Christmas to play with it though...

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Episode 73



Episode 73 Show Notes:

Wicker Cowl.

Never Shall Meet Shawl by QuilterCaroline aka Clothesline Designs.

Caribou by Tin Can Knits.

Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks.

Storytime Scholar by Lisa Chemery.

Three Waters Farm Fiber Club.

Kate from the Stitch Addiction Videocast and I are doing a sock SAL/KAL. It's totally no pressure and low key. Use hashtag #SASSalong on instagram and twitter, so we can all keep track of each other! We're using Sweet Georgia fiber in the Sugar Shack colourway, but feel free to use any colourway from any dyer!


Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Episode 72



Today I was wearing the Wicker Cowl, and totally forgot to mention it! This was a FO from August 2012.

I mention Sugar Plum Forest Rooibos tea from David's Tea.

Toe Up Gusset Heel Socks, pattern by Wendy Johnson.
Storytime Scholar by Lisa Chemery now has buttons, but they still need to be sewn on.

Barley hat by Tin Can Knits saw some wear this week.

Lilacs for Lila bonnet. My alterations are on my Ravelry project page.

How to make a fleece tie blanket or search Pinterest or google for a ton more pattern options!

Stitch by Stitch Videocast - so much spinning inspiration!!

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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