Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Episode 10: Knittin' Like It's My Job

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits: 

Used This pattern for the heel: Afterthought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman 
Here is the Video Tutorial by the Knit Girllls 

Knits in Rehearsals:

Knitting These in Heritage Hand Paints I have since discovered that the color way is called Citrus Mix 
which I purchased at Unwind Yarn and Gifts in Savannah, Georgia. 

PDF Converter To convert any webpage to a PDF. Now I can have my Knitty patterns on my iPad

Liesl by Coco Knits 
In Louet Euroflax Sport  In Natural Colorway (beware, the color in the photo on the linked page is very different from the actual color) 

Auditioning Knits

Using leftover sock yarn. Guess I need to keep making socks! 

Will most likely be casting this on once I get a few things off the needles, in my Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Contemplation in the Prussian Soldiers Colorway

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Friends and Fiberworks Retreat June 20-22 in Candler, North Carolina

Stash Dash: So far I have 327 yards for the Knit Girllls Stash Dash

Spring Forward KAL: 
Congratulations to our 2 winners: Ravely Users WildLilly and MandaJane. Send me a PM on Ravelry and I'll get your prizes out to you. Thanks to everyone who participated. 

The Next KAL will be the PALKAL: Podcast-along Knit-along 

We are going to knit and or crochet patterns and or using yarn by our favorite podcasters! Please see the Ravelry Group PALKAL chatter thread for suggestions, discussions, or to suggest a pattern or yarn to the group. For this KAL you can enter as many times as you like, each project is an entry, that way we feel encouraged to knit and support as many of our podcaster designs and yarns as possible. 

This KAL will run July 1 through September 1, so take the next couple of weeks to figure out what you want to knit and chat it up in the group thread! 

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock

I cheated a little this week, so the only part of this recipe made in the crock pot is the chicken, but it's so delicious and easy I wanted to share it with you! 

I substituted plain fat free Greek yogurt for the olive oil to save some calories. 

Here's the chart I use to substitute Greek Yogurt into my recipes. 

Love it or Leave it: 

Leave it: Trains and Construction and Traffic, Oh My! 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Episode 9: All the KALS! 

In Rehearsals

Liesl in Louet Sport Euroflax

Signature Needle Arts Convertible Needles

Stockinette Zombies Podcast

Auditioning this Week 

Loopdigan Combination Shrug, cardigan and cowl

Afterthought A La Carte Sock Pattern

Vivid Blanket Pattern

Square 2 Blanket Square Pattern

Barn Raising Quilt Blanket Squares

Knitting In Circles Video Podcast

Knitting Flubs and Flops

Froot Loop Socks

 In the Wings
(Stash Enhancement)

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Must Stash Podcast

Knit Girllls Podcast

My Stash Dash List:
The Dude
Froot Loop

The Spring Forward Kal runs through June 15th! Get on it!
31 Bags

WWKIP Day Sponsored by the Charlotte Knitting Guild

Friends and Fiberworks Summer Retreat 

Franklin Habit

Knitting Talk Back: Budget Knitting 
Do you have a knitting budget? 
How do you stay on it? 
Are you on a yarn diet? Why? 

Do you sneak yarn into your house?? Do Share!  

Do you make rules about input vs output when it comes to yarn? 

Do you buy lower quality/priced yarn just so that you can keep on knitting? 

 What a Crock!

Love it or Leave it

Love it: I started running! (Who is this person and what did she do with Michelle?)

10 k Runner App 

Leave it: Negativity

Other News and Notes

Gardening up a Storm!