November 4, 2017

Episode 160 - Wool Room Clean Up

Warning: there is A LOT of yarn and fiber in this video. If that's not your kind of thing, I suggest you turn back now!


My 'wool room' was desperate to be tidied up and organized, so I decided to film it so I would have some company and extra motivation along the way.  Thank you for keeping me company!

I like to use Extra Large Ziploc bags as well as 62 and 99 liter Sterilite containers to keep everything organized and safe from the possibility of pests.

We'll be back to the regularly formatted show for Episode 161 in about a week.

October 30, 2017

Episode 159 - Spinzilla 2017 Recap




I spun up 4,040 Spinzilla yards including plying!

The fiber I spun was:
Sweet Georgia Superwash Targhee, Sept 2015 Club colorway, Open Hands
Sweet Georgia Superwash Merino, Phoenix Rising

Other fibers on my spinning list (that I didn't get to) included:
Sweet Georgia Silk Puff in the Spinzilla 2017 colorway, Firestarter. Watch for this spin coming up in the next few months.

I just started a sweater spin from some World of Wool Oatmeal BFL that has been in my stash since about 2015.

I mentioned Susan B. Anderson's Smooth Operator Socks as well as Kirbywirby's YouTube video on afterthought heels. Both of these were suggestions I got when I asked about favorite afterthought heel socks on Instagram.

I'm nearing the heels on my Biscotte Yarns Bis-Sock in Pansies.

The sweaters I show are both by Josee Paquin, the purple is Miranda and the red is Tolmie.

My fall scent obsession is the "Hello Fall' and "Let's Stay Home" candles from Bath and Body Works.

September 22, 2017

Episode 158 - Pumpkin Spice and Sweaters

Forgive me the pumpkin spice reference (and drinking pumpkin spice tea while I recorded), but it's the first day of fall, and I just couldn't help myself!



Ridge Runner Hat - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ridge-runner-hat

Pansies Socks - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/fish-lips-kiss-heel-13

Tolmie by Josie Paquin (my Ravelry project page) - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/tolmie

Custom Woolen Mills 2-Ply Mule Spun Yarn - http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/custom-woolen-mills-ltd-mule-spinner-2-ply-100-wool

Hip Strings Shop - https://hipstrings.com/

Hip Strings Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCweDHkdnn-yHLWhN3lWFNA

Sweets Off The Wheel Cotton SAL - http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/sweets-off-the-wheel/3495788

Fine Seine Twine (Schacht Matchless Drive Band) - https://janestaffordtextiles.com/product/seine-twine-12-fine/

Wayback Machine of Beth Smith's blog post on drive bands (sometimes her page loads for me, mostly it doesn't) - https://web.archive.org/web/20160207113101/http://bethsmithspinning.com/your-drive-band/

Murchie's Pumpkin Spice Tea - http://www.murchies.com/store/fine-tea/features/fall-teas/pumpkin-spice-tea.html

Biscotte Yarns - https://biscotteyarns.com/



September 10, 2017

Episode 157 - Squishy Garter Rib



Tolmie by Josee Paquin - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/tolmie

Miranda by Josee Paquin - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/miranda

Custom Woolen Mills 2-Ply Mule Spun Yarn (wine red heather) - http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/custom-woolen-mills-ltd-mule-spinner-2-ply-100-wool

Biscotte Yarns - Bis Sock in Pansies - https://biscotteyarns.com/

Fish Lips Kiss Regia Arne & Carlos Design Line Socks - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/fish-lips-kiss-heel-12
Fish Lips Kiss Pansies Socks - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/fish-lips-kiss-heel-13


Brookdale Shawl (Cascade Ecological Wool) - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brookdale-shawl
Fleurs de Paris Shawl (Cascade Ecological Wool) - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fleurs-de-paris-shawl
Creekside Shawl (Cascade Ecological Wool) - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/creekside-shawl-2

Blenheim Hat (Sweet Fiber Cashmerino Worsted in Shipwreck) - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blenheim-hat

How I Roll by Mara Catherine Bryner - sock plans for the Fawn and the Fox Wes Anderson Mini Skeins

I talk about using seine twine for my Schacht Matchless driveband.

Beth Smith talks more about drive bands here - http://bethsmithspinning.com/your-drive-band/

Cashmerette Patterns
Springfield Top

Closet Case Patterns - Kalle Shirt

Orange Lingerie Boylston Bra
Orange Lingerie Marlborough Bra

July 15, 2017

Episode 156 - Four Sweaters

I may not have been podcasting much over the past few weeks, but I sure have been knitting!!  It is very likely that my podcasts will be a little sporadic over the summer as I try to balance everything I want/need to get done.  My intention is to have WIP and FO jam packed shows when I do record though.

I've been on a bit of a sweater kick (appropriate for a hot dry spell, right?)


...and the four sweaters in question are -
I am totally loving the Mule Spinner 2-Ply from Custom Woolen Mills, and plan to buy at least one more sweater's quantity once I've finished knitting Tolmie.  A rainbow of Tolmies perhaps?

Today I was wearing my Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart. I knit this one out of Habu Tsumugi Silk, and it is absolutely perfect for summer!

June 21, 2017

Episode 155 - Tall Watermelons

Detailed show notes still to come...if there's anything that you can't find by googling, leave me a note and I'll dig up a link for it! :D



Biscotte Yarn Watermelon Fish Lips Kiss Socks - ravelry link

Arne & Carlos Fish Lips Kiss Socks - ravelry link

Hipstrings Video Podcast - youtube link