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)
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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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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Episode 81

Episode 81 Show Notes -



New Years froggin party!  Effortless, Solaris, Acer, Cosy {me}, Daybreak! Gone! Gone! Gone! Destined for awesomeness!

WIPs -

Fish Lips Kiss Fluormania Socks.
Gramps Cardi.

FOs -

Nada this week.

Spinning -

Still loving my Hansen Mini Spinner.

I talked about the Abstract Fiber Merino/SW Merino/Silk in Lagoon briefly.

My current SIP (spin in progress) is Sweet Georgia superwash BFL in the Sugar Shack colourway.

I also mention Kate of the Stitch Addiction Videocast, who also happens to be spinning the same SW BFL in Sugar Shack, but I digress...she is awesome for enabling and pointed me in the direction of a couple of sales, resulting in me buying Cast On, Bind Off, as well as the Spinners Book of Yarn Designs...

...oh and fiber clubs I mentioned were -

Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club
Three Waters Farm Fiber Club
Spun Right Round Fiber Club

Gotta fill that 100 litre bin in 2015!!!

Perhaps you'd like to join the Snappy Stitches Ravelry group. Find it here.

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Episode 80

Episode 80 Show Notes -



Thank you to those who have left and iTunes star rating! It is very much appreciated! :)

WIPs -

Fish Lips Kiss Fluormania Socks.

FOs -

A little Christmas gift recap -

The Vermonter Hat by Abi Gregorio.
Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits.
Frilly Knit Scarf by the Red Heart Design Team.

Spinning -

The Hansen Mini Spinner has arrived and I'm loving it!  In case I forget to mention it in the next show, I also purchased the orifice reducer set, and I'm very VERY glad I did. Makes a huge difference. So far I've only tried the middle size.

I'm thinking my Christmas money is going to go towards some fiber at Abstract Fiber. I've fallen in love with the Lagoon colourway, aka 'Chrissy's Green", LOL!

I'm currently spinning some Sweet Georgia Superwash BFL in Sugar Shack, and loving it!

The name of the game for the next week is ORGANIZATION! Hoping to carve out a bit of time to get the stash organized, so I can keep adding to it!

Soundtrack -

"Pamgaea" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Episode 79


Episode 79 Show Notes -



Holiday giveaway winners were announced this episode!

WIPs -

Fish Lips Kiss Fluormania Socks.

FOs -

The Vermonter Hat by Abi Gregorio.
Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits.
Frilly Knit Scarf by the Red Heart Design Team.

You may find this Clover Pom Pom Maker Tutorial helpful. The instructions on the back of the package aren't great and left me with questions this tutorial answered.

Recipes -

Chex Party Mix by The Pioneer Woman.
Ranch & Onion Cheese Ball.
Goat Cheese and Scallion Cheese Ball (and 2 other kinds as well!).

and we're having Overnight French Toast Casserole for breakfast tomorrow!


Soundtrack -

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