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!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Podcast Episode 3: What Knitters Dream About

Thanks so much to all my kind listeners!  I really enjoy making podcasts so it warms my heart that you are enjoying listening to them. I hope you enjoy Episode 3! (All feedback is welcome!)  Please forgive how awkward this podcast gets at the end! I am still getting used to my equipment and how much to prepare for each episode so it doesn't sound scripted, but so that I'm also prepared enough to avoid dead air!

This week's giveaway is brought to you by Katrinkles, which is an online knitting notions boutique and can be found at  Enter a comment below by Friday, December 16th, 2016, and one lucky winner will be chosen at random to win this lovely stitchable Christmas ornament! Give it as a gift or enjoy it yourself. To enter, leave a comment below!


I love the pom-pom, but I hate the hat.

Aren't these stitchable sheep just the cutest?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Birthday Girl Knits

My littlest one (the diva) is about to turn 2, and I am ready with a hat and mitten set that I HOPE she will like.  I have a long history of knitting for this girl, and she always hates everything I make her.  Here's hoping this variegated, slubby cotton yarn mittens and hat will please her!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dog Hair

If you listened to my latest podcast, you know that I am the proud owner of a pile of dog hair that came from a dog fancy enough to be mentioned in the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook. I wish you could touch this fiber and feel how soft it is so you don't think I'm a nutter.

So, what do you think?  It looks legit, right?  The only question now is how to spin this into yarn with no spinning equipment. Or knowledge.