February 8, 2016

Special Edition | Wish You Were Here SWAP

It's time for a swap!  If you're interested, read below - 
Timeline:  Sign ups close February 29, 2016,  you will be matched up early in the first week of March, 2016, and your package must be sent by the end of the day on March 31, 2016 at the latest.  

How you'll be matched up: I will match you with someone outside of your city (and if at all possible, someone from a place that you don't already own a 'You Are Here' Starbucks mug from), so you will receive a mug that you don't have super easy access to. 

Person A will ship to Person B, Person B will ship to Person C, Person C will ship to Person A (this means you won't be sending to the same person who sends to you). 

What must you include?

1)  A Starbucks 'You Are Here' mug from your city - like the ones shown here - http://starbucks-city-mugs.com/you-are-here-series/

2) 100-200 grams of yarn - enough for a small project (socks, shawl, scarf, etc).  Please aim for the $20-30 range.

3) Any other local goodies you'd like to include (encouraged), and/or fun things like a notebook, stickers, pens, etc.  These little goodies don't necessarily have to be local.

4) Coffee or Tea (either locally made, or reminiscent of something local to you.

5) A postcard from your city.

Let's make sure we put together a package we would be happy to receive!

CLICK HERE for the sign up sheet/questionnaire.

February 5, 2016

Episode 113

show notes | episode 113 


Look for a new episode every Friday!

Thank you for joining me again this week!  I have spinning, knitting, a recipe, and a few goodies to show you.  Hopefully I will finally have a finished object to show off next week!

Icelandic Wool | 3 Ply

Clicking through my affiliate links is always much appreciated.  As well, if you purchase something after hearing about it on the show, please mention that you heard about it here! 

January 29, 2016

Episode 112

show notes | episode 112  


Going forward, new episodes will drop every Friday!

Thank you to everyone who has given me feedback on the new format! The majority of feedback has fortunately been positive, and I have lots of exciting shows planned for you for 2016.

December 2015 Spunky Eclectic Club | Icelandic | 4.0 oz
Spunky Eclectic | Icelandic Wool

Amy is looking for suggestions for an easy and pretty lace weight shawl, and I've suggested a couple of Helen Stewart patterns (Pebble Beach Shawl | Winter Wander Shawl).  If you have any suggestions for Amy, please leave them in the episode thread on Ravelry for this episode.  

January 22, 2016

Episode 111

{show notes ~ episode one eleven}

We are jumping into a new year with some changes!  A new segment, new format, and a new atmosphere!

First Handspun of 2016!

I'm so happy to have you with me on my fiber journey in 2016.

Please introduce yourself in the intro thread on the Snappy Stitches Ravelry group!

January 10, 2016

Episode 110

{show notes ~ episode one ten}

Happy New Year!! I'm so happy to have you with me this year!

Today, we draw the winners of the Modern Lopi and Spillyjane Knits Mittens ebooks!

For the first time in 10 years, I managed to set more realistic expectations of my time and didn't do any last minute (or any at all!) Christmas knitting.  I was surprised with the amount of guilt I felt about this, but in the end it just wasn't realistic.

The days leading up to Christmas were spent knitting projects I truly enjoyed, and enjoyed even more knowing there was no deadline.

Here was one of my holiday highlights - I am still up several times a night to feed Emily (she's only 2 months old, so this is to be expected), but I found the Tin Can Knits 12 Days of Christmas giveaway took a bit of the sting out of the night feedings.  The pattern would be released at midnight, and I found myself eagerly awaiting Emily's wake-up so I could check to see which pattern they were giving away!  I snagged every single one of their giveaway patterns between 1-3 am.

I hope you had a great holiday!

December 14, 2015

Episode 109

{show notes ~ episode one oh nine}

This week I talk about knitting some cool weather accessories and finishing a cute little pair of mittens, while I sip on a hot cup of Nepal Black from David's Tea.

Arne & Carlos Sock with Handspun Shetland in the Background
Arne & Carlos Sock Progress

I also talk about some time sensitive holiday pattern coupon codes/freebies, as well as doing a review of Spillyjane Knits Mittens.

Just a reminder, last episode I reviewed Modern Lopi by Lars Rains, if you would like to be entered to win your own digital copy, head over to the Snappy Stitches Ravelry group thread here, and follow the prompt.  As always, please make sure you are a group member to be eligible to win.