Sunday, January 29, 2017

Episode 7: Chardonnay and Cables Don't Mix

Hey guys! Here is the latest episode - I hope you enjoy it!

Please leave a comment below to enter the drawing for this gorgeous stitch marker bracelet with little ceramic owls from The Sexy Knitter. Isn't it so cute???

Here are some relevant pictures you might want to see for this episode:

The Girl From the Grocery Store Shawl

My daughter wearing the Jane Richmond Elizabeth hat

Smooth Operator Socks for the same daughter...

My Hermione socks!


****  I am SO sorry to say that I could not find my pictures of the unknit cables.  I really looked everywhere.  It seems that they are gone... But here is a picture of me from 2012 holding a glass of Chardonnay. Does that help?

Also, here is the finished sweater:

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Girl from the Grocery Store Shawl

I finally finished it!  Well... it actually didn't take me long at all.  But I have been wanting it pretty badly since I started it about 2 weeks ago and I'm glad to be able to wear it today. This shawl was such a joy to knit. From the three stitch cast on, the super easy repeating garter rows and the easy, easy lace, it was truly a joy.  I even lost count of the stitches a few times and ended up with too few stitches, so I just added a few more here and there, and you can't even tell.

I hope you enjoy these pictures! Anyone else making this?

Monday, January 16, 2017

Podcast Episode 6: Did Video Kill the Radio Star?

Hey, folks!  Here's the latest podcast, and see below for the shownotes. Thank you so much for listening, and please feel free to comment or email me with your opinion on moving to video.  Can't wait to hear from you!

Episode 6 Shownotes

Monday, January 2, 2017

Podcast Episode 5: Look Out, Canada

Hey folks! I hope you enjoy the latest episode! I'm really happy with this one. See below for pictures and shownotes and be sure to leave a comment below and/or over on Instagram to enter to win the drawing giveaway!

This week's giveaway is for the gorgeous DPN (double pointed needle) holder for socks/mittens/hats-in-progress from Hopkins Sewing Studio and three 25 yard mini skeins of Quince and Co. Chickadee in the Carrie's Yellow, Nasturnium and Peacock colorways.

What was that inspiring sports movie music??  Chariots of Fire.  You're welcome!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Knitters' Bling

Hey guys! I am a little new to the world of knitting accessories. Obviously, I have all the needles, Susan Bates stitch markers and cable needles I need, but I'm talking about BLING. Those accessories that you don't really need, per se, but that just make knitting all that much more fun.

A few weeks ago, I ordered a turquoise, hedgehog DPN holder from Emonie Hopkins of Hopkins Sewing Studio over on Etsy, and when it came, my joy was brimming over for days.  Seriously, folks.  It was a totally inordinate amount of joy. But it was so CUTE!!! And practical - it snaps up all your needles when you're not working on your sock/mitten/whatever.

 So, I ordered some more, and she sent them to me as a Christmas gift. And my heart swelled three sizes, just like the Grinch.

Today I ordered a knitting project bag with jackalopes on it. JACKALOPES. Even my husband thought it was awesome, and he's not exactly "into" textiles.

What's next for me? Fancy stitch markers? A mug with stockinette stitch stamped into it?  Maybe.

P.S. I miss you guys. The podcast returns Monday, January 2nd!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Episode 4: On Socks, Knitwear Design and Yarn Blindness

Thanks for listening to my latest podcast! Please join my Ravelry group to check out a recipe I have posted as a small little Christmas gift: Devin's Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.  World Famous. Or at least famous among my family and the sick people I have brought it to over the years. I hope you enjoy it!  Also, introduce yourself in the "Hello" thread - I would love to hear from you!