Monday, September 7, 2015

Episode 38: My socks are too Bootylicious for you Babe!

My Socks are Too Bootylicious for you Babe! 

Knitting Segments

Show Ready Knits

Egg to Owl Reversible Toy
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and some Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand 
Needles: Clover Bamboo DPNs size 6
This turned out so cute! 

Whiz Bang Socks
Yarn: Yarnink Sparkle Fingering in Oblivion Colorway
Needles: Size 1 Karbonz Fixed Circular Needles by Knitter's Pride 

Listen up for a review of the Sock Ruler and for your chance to win one of your own! 

Knits in Rehearsal

Nomadic Yarns Vanilla Afterthought Heel Sock

Yarn: Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock in the Beachcruiser color way
Needles: Size 1 Karbonz Fixed Circulars (my go-to sock needles these days) 

I mentioned working on these while running lines and I briefly mentioned learning about kinesthetic learners on the Teaching Your Brain to Knit podcast. 

Thanks so much to Jasmin of The Knitmore Girls for her hints on how to get the perfect afterthought heel placement. I'll have to update you on my progress next episode. 

Auditioning Knits

No exact auditioning happening right now, but I have started a thread on Ravelry called Gearing up for Fall because I can't wait to start on some fall knitting! Come on over to the Actually Knitting Podcast group on Ravelry and start enabling us all with your fall knitting pattern ideas! 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

The PalKal has come to an end. I am overwhelmed by the participation and the fact that we had over 400 entries this year! This KAL is definitely a part of the permanent KAL schedule for Actually Knitting! 

Thanks so much to all of our sponsors this year. We had so many generous people donate their products and give us coupon codes, I can't thank them all enough! 

Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting
Elizabeth Green Musselman from Dark Matter Knits
Daniela from Caffeinated Knitting Video Podcast
Angela from the Revelations of a Delusional Knitter Podcast
Christina from A Knitter's Life Video Podcast
Gina from Brownie Knits Podcast
Jennifer Lassonde from Down Cellar Studio
Emily from Fibertown Knits
Anne from the Carolina Fiber Girls
Allie from Caffeinated Knitting
Dianne from Suburban Stitcher
Megan from the Stockinette Zombies
Sarah from In a Sknit

I drew for prizes, which are listed below, but you'll have to listen to the episode to find out if you were one of the lucky winners! 

Jan B. Smiley1 project bag

Suburban Stitcher/Dianne
1 sock size draw string bag of winner's choice from her Etsy Shop.

Danie from The Prarie Girls Knit and Spin podcast and One Twisted Tree1 skein of her Prime Sock Yarn in the Hinky Punk color way

Mel from With Mel Video Podcast
3 patterns from her Ravelry Store

Stacie/Must Stash Yarns and Video Podcast1 skein of her Extended Play Version of Darkside of the Moon

Emily/Fibretown1 skein of yarn

Megan Williams/Stockinette ZombiesSock Pattern kit that includes yarn, pattern and a bag

Anne/Carolina Fiber Girls1 sock pattern

Estela/One More Row Please (blog/designer)
2 patterns from her Ravelry Store

Laura/Gynx Yarns1 skein of yarn

Brenda Castiel/designer
3 patterns from her Ravelry store

Maria/Stitched in SwedenA pattern from her Ravelry Store

Jennifer from the Down Cellar Studio Podcast,Trickle Shawl Kit from Infinite Twist

Other Events going on: 

Sknitalong with the In a Sknit girls! 

Pig Skin Party Knit a long with Boston Jen on the Down Cellar Studio podcast. 

SAFF is the last weekend in October. 

If you are interested in supporting a local artist and even contributing to her art, please check out the link above! 



What a Crock

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket over Garlic Parmesan Mash

Love it or Leave it!
Love it: Sweatpants!
Leave it: My tired and hoarse voice at the beginning of the school year!

 Theatrical News and Notes and Other Updates

My show opens on September 10th, it's call The Money Shot and it's not kid friendly! We are wrapping up the rehearsal process and gearing up for opening night! 

Running News: 
I ran my longest distance ever last week, 8 miles! 

Book updates: 
I finished reading Landline by Rainbow Rowell. I enjoyed it, but it wrapped up a little too neatly for me. 

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