Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Episode 88



Episode 88 Show Notes - 

 

Over the next month or so, my recording schedule is going to change with my return to work. Keep an eye out in the Ravelry group, Twitter, and Facebook page to find out when a new episode is released.  Or - subscribe to my YouTube channel or iTunes! Thanks for your patience with this transition.  As time goes on, I plan to return to a regular weekly schedule.

What I'm Watching/Listening to -



WIPs -


Glitz at the Ritz by Helen Stewart - pattern from Knitty.

Custom Fit V-Neck with lace from Charlie's Cardi.

Quicksilver shawl by Melanie Berg.


Spinning acquisitions -


Hello Yarn from the Completely Twisted and Arbitrary Spinning Group on Ravelry.

Spun Right Round February Club Shipment.


Soundtrack -


"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Episode 87

Episode 87 Show Notes -



WIPs -

Custom Fit V-Neck with lace from Charlie's Cardi.

FOs -

Fish Lips Kiss Fluormania Socks.
Aviatrix Hat.
Cable Baby Hat.

I also mentioned -

Mabel's Labels QR Code Labels.

Sweet Fiber Yarns.

Lo-Lo Bars by Bar Maids.

Valley Yarn.

88 Stitches.

Turtle Purl's Artfire Store and Etsy Store and she even has the Air Force One colourway in stock! The colourway called In My Element has been at the top of my wishlist for a while - Look at that sparkle! I'm thinking I'll have to pick some up for next year's Christmas socks.

Phew! I think that's it! Let me know if I forgot anything!!


Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Episode 86

Episode 86 Show Notes -




What I'm Watching - 

 

 

WIPs -


V-Neck Chuck (a Custom Fit "Design Your Own" Sweater, with the Chevron Lace pattern from Charlie's Cardigan placed on the front. All the details I used to generate the Custom Fit pattern are on my Ravelry project page here.

Fish Lips Kiss Fluormania Socks - finally some progress!!

 

FOs -


Finally officially finished my Grams Cardi by Kate Oates. Sewed on the buttons this week!

 

Spinning - 

 

Three Waters Farm Fiber Club.
Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club.

 

Spinning {Inspiration} -

inbetweendreams aka Kim, who also happens to host one of my favourite videocasts, Stitch by Stitch. She's on a bit of a break right now, but hopefully will be back.

Sweets off the Wheel Ravelry Group Spring Fling Spin Along dyer is Fat Cat Knits. Ordering deadline is February 10, 2015 (I posted about this in the Ravelry group and on the Snappy Stitches Facebook page since it is super time-sensitive.

Miscellaneous -


I also mention The Pioneer Woman's Hamburger Soup and the One Pot Pasta Primavera from Oh My Veggies.

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Soundtrack - 

 

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Episode 85

Episode 85 Show Notes -




What I've Been Watching the Week -


And a big long reminder to utilize your local library! :)

WIPs -


Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks, toe up, out of Regia Fluormania in colour #7184.
Custom Fit V Neck Version of the Charlie Cardi.

FOs -


CustomFit Hakone by Amy Herzog.
The stretchy bind off I used is the Miraculous Elastic Bind Off.

Finished Hakone Sweater


Inspiration (spinning) -


BockstarkKnits on Ravelry.

Interesting on Etsy -


Gnomespun Yarn.

Soundtrack -


"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Episode 84

Episode 84 Show Notes -




What I'm Watching this Week -


House of Knitting.
The Natural Needler.
Round the Twist with Carin. She's back after a year long hiatus!

WIPs -


Fish Lips Kiss Fluormania Socks.

Hakone by Amy Herzog, from CustomFit. I'm using Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Candy Floss Mix.

Hakone by Amy Herzog

Speaking of Amy Herzog (which I do a lot of in this episode), she has a new book coming out in March 2015, called Knit Wear Love: Foolproof Instructions for Knitting Your Best-Fitting Sweaters Ever in the Styles You Love to Wear. This is a follow up to her first book, Knit to Flatter, which was fantastic!

I also mentioned Amy Herzog's Craftsy class, Knit to Flatter, which I highly recommend. She is so knowledgeable!

FOs -


I know I technically counted it as a FO last week, but I still had the ends to sew in, the underarms to graft, and the blocking to do (plus buttons, which are still not done), but I'm done pretty much everything, including blocking on the Gramps Cardi by Kate Oates.

Inspiration (knitting) -


SamanthaLW on Ravelry.

Spinning -


I talk about The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook by Deb Robson and Carol Ekarius.

The breeds I mention are Clun Forest and Rambouillet.

This week's Finished Spin (FS) - Sweet Georgia superwash BFL in the Sugar Shack colourway on my Hansen Mini Spinner. 105 grams, 395 yards of traditional 3-ply. Fingering weight.

...and despite not being able to actually remember the proper name, I mentioned the Completely Twisted and Arbitrary Spinning group on Ravelry.


Acquisitions -


Abstract Fiber.
January Spun Right Round Fiber Club

I also mention Dark Matter Knits Podcast briefly, as well as Deb Robson's free Craftsy class, called Know Your Wool, which is appropriate for anyone who works with wool, whether spinners or not.

Soundtrack -


"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Episode 83

Episode 83 Show Notes -



WIPs -

Fish Lips Kiss Fluormania Socks.

Future WIP -

Quicksilver by Melanie Berg.

FOs -

Gramps Cardi by Kate Oates.


Spinning -

Find some majorly inspiring handspun in BrenBoone's Handspun Ravelry Stash!
Check out the Squiished blog for a ton of gorgeous spinning!

I also talked about World of Wook in the UK (and complained about FedEx, like one does), and Sweet Georgia superwash BFL in the Sugar Shack colourway on my Hansen Mini Spinner.

And check out Steph's videocast, Knitting Samurai.




Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Episode 82

Episode 82 Show Notes:



Snappy Stitches now has an official Facebook fan page! Keep up with the latest news and happenings around Snappy Stitches headquarters - https://www.facebook.com/snappystitches

We are also on Google+! http://www.google.com/+snappystitchespodcast

WIPs -

Fish Lips Kiss Fluormania Socks.
Gramps Cardi.

Future WIP -

Quicksilver by Melanie Berg. I picked up 3 skeins of MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light from my LYS, Valley Yarn, in the Aura, Stovepipe and Modern Fair Isle colourways. I can't wait to get started on this!


FOs - Nothing (again!) this week.


Spinning -

My current SIP (spin in progress) is Sweet Georgia superwash BFL in the Sugar Shack colourway on my Hansen Mini Spinner.

Looking for some spinning inspiration? Check out TraceyAlice's Handspun on Ravelry or CriminyJickets' Handspun on Ravelry. TraceyAlice also has a blog I would encourage you to check out - here - it is choc full of gorgeous spinning!

And because I can't have an episode without mentioning my friend Rachel - check out her monthly spinning video post on her blog - here's her January {videopurl}.

I also mentioned the Sweets Off The Wheel Group.

Ooh, and World of Wook in the UK, Spun Right Round, Abstract Fiber, Into the Whirled, Bar-Maids and their fantastic Lo-Lo Bars, 88 Stitches and Valley Yarn. Phew! I talked a lot!


Soundtrack -

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