Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Episode 3: I Got a New Face!

This weeks knitting segments include:

Show-Ready Knits
In rehearsals
Auditioning This Week
In the Wings (New segment about stash)
My Favorite Knitting Things

Non-Knitting Segments include:
What  a Crock
Love it or Leave it
Other news and updates

Show Ready Knits:
Basic Ribbed Socks

Here is the amazing cast on method I told you about, Dee's No Twist Cast On

I'm a sock knitter now! Please go to the Actually Knitting Podcast group and share your favorite sock patterns, methods, etc, with me so I can get on board!

In Rehearsals:
Boxy by Joji Locatelli   I have about 11 of the 16 inches of stockinette finished so far. It's getting too big to carry around!

A Noble Cowl by Emily Kausalik, made from stash yarn Juniper Moon Farms Herriot

The Dude by Andrea Rangel made in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in 3 colorways: Almond, Chestnut and Bittersweet Heather (just have tried swatching this one, so I guess it's in Pre-rehearsal)

Auditioning this Week:
Sunny Side [Up] 


In the Wings: Items waiting just offstage in the stash!
Malabrigo Worsted Col China

Happy Fuzzy Yarn Fingering in Ginger

Royal Ball Winder

My Favorite Knitting Things:
Knit Cubby and More on Etsy
Persuasion Stitch Markers

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock!
This week's crockpot recipe is for the vegetarians or, those like me who don't mind a good vegetarian meal!
Slow Cooker Veggie Pot Pie Soup

Love it or Leave it:
Coconut Oil. Take a peak at some of the uses of this magic stuff!

In other news:
I finished reading Orphan Train.

I got a new face! Or, as you might like to say, new glasses!

Check out this episode!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Actually Knitting Episode 2: In Which the Actress Takes A Break

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Notes and Links and Picture-y Goodness

Here's the promised pictured of the oldest and cutest living dog: 
Oh, and yes, I photobombed him. He didn't mind too much. 

Knitting Segments

Show Ready

Foilage hat, by Irina Dmitrieva
Made with my knitting rose yarns swiss bloom, in the driftwood color way.

Coffee Cozies: Here is the promised picture of all of them together

In Rehearsals 

Boxy, By Joji Locatelli
I should have mentioned that I now have about 10 inches of the stockinette finished, so only about 6 more inches to go. Here's a picture of me working on it backstage during my most recent show. It's great backstage knitting. Awesome wig, huh? 

Ho(o)t Coffee, another coffee cozy, for a very lovely person. I don't have a picture of my actual project yet, so I've linked you to the pattern page. My project had to be frogged too many times to get a good picture. 

I also talked about some new skills I've learned (relearned) this year: 

The above is the picture tutorial I used to learn this method. I tried using a video, but found it too annoying to keep pausing and starting the video again. 

Very flexible and handy cast on method. I've started using it a lot more lately. 

A wonderful way to avoid that thing where your knitting gets really tight when you do color work. No carrying the yarn behind the work. 

Auditioning This Week

Ursula Cardigan

Cute Colorwork! 
This is by the same designer of the very popular Owls Sweater

So beautiful, should I order the kit??


She's Crafty

Loving this Big Lebowski Pattern from Etsty Shop WeeLittleStitches

What a Crock! 

Love it or Leave it

Love it: Learning to let go of old bad feelings about others

Leave it: Feeling helpless due to inability to help a good friend. 

Theatrical Updates

I closed the show I was working on, The Miss Firecracker Contest. Good times, but happy to have some free time.