Episode 2: Knitting Penance, No More

recorded Monday, 26 November 2012

Finished Objects

Rachel’s Afghan

All squares are made using Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in colorways scarlet and black; Red Heart  Super Saver Solids in colorway bright yellow. Making this as part of the 2012 BAM CAL group on ravelry.com.

Sock Yarn Blanket

You mean I can cover my entire body in sock goodness?!?!? Pattern: Sock Yarn Blanket by Shelly Kang, The Heathen HousewifeNeedles: US 2; 2.75 mm

Yarn: 

Works In Progress:

Ideas

  • Baby Doll South Down Fiber from Carrie. Spun using a CD drop spindle.
  • Mom socks with a pocket, using Yarn Bee Walk Away in colorway Ballet
  • Steve socks using Lion Brand Sock-Ease in colorway Taffy
  • Rose’s cowl using unkown brown acrylic
  • Grandma Christmas tree – Pattern: Christmas Tree by Helen Free Yarn:  Red Heart Super Saver in colorway Paddy Green. Hook: US H, 5.0 mm
  • Cecilia’s Pajamas using old t-shirts

New Things

  • Light Brown fingering weight yarn from Lorain

 

Books

Three Favorite Things – Podcasts, Part 1

  1. Knitabulls Hosted by Diane. Spinning and knitting. Her bulldogs, bird and cat make occasional appearances.
  2. Knitbytes Hosted by Becca. Spinning, knitting, and video games!
  3. Travelling Sock Knitter Hosted by Hannah, with cohost Lillith the cat. Knitting and crochet.

Episode 1: Meet and Greet

recorded Monday, 19 November 2012

Notes:

Finished Objects

  • Detroit Lions Hat. Yarn: Caron One Pound in colorways teal and black. Needles: US 6; 4.0 mm
  • Mandi’s arm warmers Pattern: Fingerless Gloves by Red Berry Crochet. Yarn: Red Heart Boutique MagicalHook: US H; 5.0 mm
  • Brown Cat Bed for my Nerd Wars dissertationPattern: 1-skein pet bed by Chris Porter. Yarn: Randome brown acrylic my Mer gave me. Hook: US J, 6.0 mm
  • Mom’s socks Pattern: I made up the pattern to make the cables read “Mom” in International Morse Code. Yarn: Red Heart Heart & Sole in colorway Toasted Almond. Needles: US 2; 2.75mm
  • “Spring Morning” fiber. Sent to me by Carrie. Corridale. 4.7 oz, 95 yds.
  • “Dark Spindle Snack” fiber. Sent to me by Mary. Fiber content unknown. 8 g, 9.8 yds. Spindle from Thomas Creations, etsy store ThreadsThruTime.

Works In Progress:

New Things

  • JoAnn Sensations Rosario Multi in colorway green
  • Lion Brand Sock-Ease in colorway cotton candy. (The other colorway I was looking at was rock candy.)
  • Socks from my barter partner

Three Favorite Things

  1. Socks! I have over 60 pairs.
  2. Sock yarn – I have enough to make 15 pairs, not including what is on my needles
  3. Sock knitting – I always have a pair on the needles. I have made 18 pairs since learning to knit a year and a half ago.