Episode 4: Regularly Scheduled Programming


recorded Monday, 3 December 2012

C/KAL for Craft Hope: Project 19 “Dolls, Animals and Monsters, Oh My!”

  • The project is collecting handmade softies to distribute to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.
  • The C/KAL will run through noon, eastern time, on January 7, 2013. Each toy made will be a separate entry into the drawing, so please post them separately, and be sure to tag the projects with “bunniphishsofties”
  • The winner of the drawing will receive a toy pattern of his or her choice up to $7. The pattern must be giftable through ravelry.
  • My first toy: Pattern: will be a Grumpasaurus by Kat Lewinski Yarn: leftover green acrylic. Needle: US 5, 3.75 mm. I’m hoping to make at least three toys by the deadline.

Finished Objects

  • “Lenny Sock” The sock my sister’s dog chewed on has been successfully mended! Yarn: Yarn Bee Walk Away in colorway Ballet. Needles: US 2, 2.75 mm
  • Rose’s Cowl Original pattern. Unkown yarn. Needle: US 8, 5.0 mm. Used for the Nerd Wars Nerd Culture challenge, “I Will Survive”
  • Blue and Red Cat Bed for my Nerd Wars dissertationPattern: 1-skein pet bed by Chris Porter. Yarn:  random red acrylic; Red Heart Super Saver in colorways Royal, Navy; Lion Brand Fun Fur Solid in colorway bright blue.  Hook: US J, 6.0 mm

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


Works In Progress:


  • Cecilia socks using Lion Brand Sock-Ease in colorway Cotton Candy. Making up a pattern to look like Ruby Slippers
  • January 2013 Craft-a-long: Finish something for yourself. WIPs are acceptable.

New Things

Yarn from Nooch Fiber

  • Midtown Sock Yarn in colorways Totally Goth and Stomping Grapes
  • Morningside Sock in colorways Cloud Nine and Princess

What I am Reading

Three Favorite Things – Podcasts, Part 2

  1. KnitPurlGirl – Knitting, crochet. Karrie will be sorely missed.
  2. Hippie Penguin – Hosted by Hilary, and sometimes Leslie. She has an etsy shop – go look at her gorgeous yarn and fiber!
  3. Cast-On Hosted by Brenda Dayne. Audio only.

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