Sunday, November 29, 2015

Episode 42: At Peace with my Socks

Knitting Segments

Thanks for listening to the show! Welcome both new and returning listeners!

Show Ready Knits

Nomadic Yarns Vanilla Socks
Yarn: Nomadic Yarns Trusty Sock in Beach Cruiser colorway
Needles: Size 1 Knitter's Pride Karbonz circular needles

Just a plain toe-up sock with an afterthought heel. I had a little bit of a flub on the heel! 

Knits in Rehearsal

I mentioned doing a citric acid soak on my Madeline Tosh, here's the link to the post by Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls where she gives you instructions on how to soak your yarns.

I mentioned one of my go-to knitting reference books, The Knitter's Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe. 

Vanilla Socks for Josh
I rescued the yarn for these socks from a long term WIP that was starting to make me feel guilty.
Yarn: Wisdom Yarns Saki Bamboo in Crayon Box Colorway
Needles: Size 0 Chiagoo circular needles

Cast on 32 for the toe and increased up to 72 stitches. 

Best Friend Los Monos Locos Socks
Needles: Addi Turbo Sock Rockets (LOVE THESE!)

Memories Blanket by Georgie Hallam 
I have added a few more squares to my blanket! 

Auditioning Knits

Knitting News, Notes and Events

The View from the Charles pattern contest ended on November 20, 2015. Be sure to listen to see if you are the lucky winner, and then get in touch with me on Ravelry.

Fern Fiber pop-up Shop with Tap Root Magazine 
Check out Fern Fiber!

Knits on Stage

I had a funny interaction while having breakfast with my grandmother this week. 

Knitting Talkback

This episode we continue our series on Ravelry favorites. I discuss the yarns and people tabs at the top of the screen in Ravelry. 

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock 

Love it or Leave it

Leave it: It gets dark so early! 

Other News and Notes 

Running News: 
I have signed up for another 1/2 marathon on December 12, 2015 as well as a 10 mile race in February. 

Book Updates: 
I'm reading book number 8 in the Rhys Bowen series called Her Royal Spyness. I accidentally skipped this one and read book 9 first!

I am currently listening to Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

SAFF Recap

Thanks for listening to episode 41!

Knitting Segments 

Knits in Rehearsal

Needles: Addi Turbo Sock Rockets (LOVE THESE!)

Nomadic Yarn Vanilla Socks 

Needles: Size 7 Signature Convertibles

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Unfortunately, I had to redraw for two prizes for the PalKal, be sure to listen up to see if you were one of the lucky winners! 

Contest: View from the Charles
The pattern is linked above, you still have some time to enter if you are listening to this episode before November 20, 2015. 

I found a new knitting podcast to listen to, Unraveling with Greg and Joey. Make sure to check them out! 

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in Fletcher, NC was the last weekend in October. Listen up for a brief recap of my experiences and, of course, my purchases! 

Twist Fiber Studio Fairview in Crystal Blue Persuasion and Magic Mountain 

Alisha Goes Around Tracks of Bison in February Ring and Cleopatra

Knitting Talk Back

This episode we continue with our series on my favorite Ravelry things. Listen up to hear about how I use the patterns tab on Ravelry. If you have any questions or comments, please come over to the thread for Episode 41 on Ravelry and leave your comments!

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock!

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili

Love it or Leave it!  

Love it: Handmade soaps, especially the ones from Old Curiosity Shop on Etsy 

I use my handmade soaps with these awesome Soap Saver Bags

Leave it: The rain! 

Other News and Notes

Running updates! 
I finished my first 1/2 marathon in Savannah, Georgia. It was hot and humid but, I did it!


Theatrical News

I saw Birds of a Feather this week and I really loved it!