Sunday, August 24, 2014

Episode 63

Admin -

Snappy Stitches has a Facebook Group! I know some people prefer to keep track of happenings via Facebook instead of Ravelry or blogs, so I thought I'd put this up as an option. I've set the group up as 'closed' so just request to join and I'll add you. I only set it up this way so all of Facebook can't see what we're talking about :)

WIPS & FOs -

Lancelot kids sweater by Solenn Couix Loarer.
Cameo Shawl by PaulinaP

Out There -

Lady Sunnyside pattern by Tanis Lavallee
Lady Sunnyside on the Tanis Fiber Arts Blog. Her free promo code for the pattern expired on August 25, so if you head over there quickly, you can snag the pattern for free!
Luv In The Mommyhood aka the blog at Very Shannon

Review -

After last week's technical difficulties with my tablet, I'm doing reviews a little differently! I hope this way works better for everyone.

Dishcloth Diva Knits On! by Deb Buckingham. Thank you to Cooperative Press for sending the pdf of the book over for me to review!

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Looking for something else to watch? Why not check out one of Craftsy's free online knitting classes? They are shorter than the regular Craftsy classes, but just as well done!

Online Knitting Class

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Episode 62

With Mel Videocast - check out her awesome Menehune Shawl KAL in the first 4 episodes of her new series. Here's the Rav link for the pattern.

Lancelot kids sweater.

Cameo Shawl.

Re-release of my On The Go Socks pattern.

Hedgehog Fibres.

Doomsday Knits by Alex Tinsley. Thank you to Cooperative Press for sending the pdf over to me for a review!

Sorry about the technical difficulties I've been having with my tablet. Trying to find a better option!

Bonus footage for episode 62: Babyguy in the Jolly Jumper for a minute at the very end of the show.

Stay tuned for giveaways on the videocast starting in September! Details on the first show in September 2014.

Online Knitting Class

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Episode 61


Almost in the frog pond - Binic Kids Pullover

Lancelot Pullover (kids)
Cameo Shawl
My sweater bag used Noodle Head's tutorial on how to make an open wide zipper pouch as a jumping off point.

Single Handed Knits Mel's new website and podcast - 'With Mel'.
Whatcha Swatchin Videocast
In A Sknit Videocast
The Knit Girllls Videocast


Thank you so much to Cooperative Press for sending a digital download of Hank and Gracie Save The Day for review. This is a sweet little book I can't wait to ready to Jack when he's older! I've started reading it to him already, but he's still a bit young. Recommended ages are 2-5.

If you're interested in learning a bit more about sewing bags, you may want to check out one of Craftsy's free bag sewing classes!

And since Craftsy is having a big sale, I thought I'd mention that another class I've been considering taking is the Pattern Writing for Knitters class. I'm hoping to write up the sock pattern I made up and use with many of the socks I make for my dad and brother. Perhaps an aspiration for this fall!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Episode 60

Dead Simple Lace Socks, pattern by Wendy Johnson.

Cameo Shawl, pattern by Paulina Popiolek.

Hermione's Everyday Labour Socks, pattern by Erica Lueder.

Notice how Deb Robson charges (puts wool on) her hand cards? Perfect!

Pic Knit - Info copied from the Penelope Fibre Arts Newsletter -

"Saturday, August 9th, 11-4. Surrey Museum's Sixth Annual "Pic-Knit", Surrey Museum, 17710 56 A Ave, Cloverdale.  In conjunction with the Cloverdale Blueberry Festival, join local Fibre Vendors, Knitters, Fibre Enthusiasts for shopping, demos, and short classes. A fun day for all members of the family to attend."

It's a few years since I last went to the Pic-Knit (and I'm not sure why I can't find the info about it online), but it was definitely worth going to!

It turns out the above info on Pic-Knit was incorrect (this year it is happening on August 16, 2014) - please check out this link to the correct info - here.  It is now going by the name of 'Fiber Crafts Festival'.  
Discovery Saturday: Fibre Crafts Festival
Discovery Saturday: Fibre Crafts Festival
Discovery Saturday: Fibre Crafts Festival

Lower Mainland Sheep Producers Association - Fleece Auction  - Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10am-4pm.  Follow the link to pre-register for your bidder number!

Spinzilla Ravelry Group 

Also, I highly recommend checking out Felicia's class on spinning colour from Craftsy.  They have all their classes on sale up to 50% off!



Monday, June 16, 2014

Episode 57

This week, we're up in my messy craft room/guest room because the wee babe fell asleep in the kitchen, right beside my normal recording spot.  We have a finished sweater, a sweater in progress, and a long forgotten WIP.  Join me!

This week's knits - 

Lucky {you} cardi - kids' sweater
Cosy {me} cardi - adult sweater
Kittiwake Cardi
Hermione's Everyday Socks

I'm going to spin for socks!  Here's more info on the Sweet Georgia SAL/KAL - 

Sweet Georgia SAL/KAL info
Sweet Georgia Yarns

Thinking of making the Cosy {me} cardi?  This info might be helpful - 


Shaping In Pattern - Twist Collective
The Shape of Lace - Vogue Knitting