Episode 12: Definitely a Monday

recorded Monday, 28 January 2013

Come join the ravelry group!

Selfish Craft-a-long

Finished Objects:

see above

Works In Progress:

Ideas

I want to figure out how to fit some of the following into Nerd Wars T7R1

  • 2 color spinning
  • 4 can cozies for Kurt
  • Mandi’s sweater
  • 1 pr socks for me
  • Snuggle #3
  • Mandi’s socks, Snuggle #2, and/or the softie I am designing

Unrelated, I am going to start an afghan for Mer as part of the 2013 Block-a-Month Crochet group on Ravelry. It will be black, white and purple.

New

  • Nooch Fiber Morningside Sock yarn in “Murky, too”
  • Nooch Fiber Central Park Fingering in “Storm”
  • Nooch Fiber Peruvian Wool roving in “Nearly Headless Nick
  • Stylecraft Vision yarn in “1498 Greensleeves””

What I am Reading

Three Podcasts to check out

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A Heel for Toe Up socks

Part One: Gusset and Heel Turn

Heel pattern from Diagonal Lace Sock by Wendy Johnson

What I am trying to say in that rambly part of the video is that the heel turn is 8 rows total.

Calculations: 

original stitch count = A

Total heel stitches after gusset increases = A*5/3 = B

Turn Heel:

B*2/3 = the number of stitches you k for row 1

B*2/5 = the number of stitches you p for row 2

Part Two: Heel Flap

Calculations:

New heel stitch total*3/4 = the number of stitches you k for row 1

Original stitch count – 2 = the number of stitches to k and p in subsequent rows

Episode 11: Just Keep Swimming

recorded Monday, 21 January 2013

Selfish Craft-a-long

Finished Objects

Works In Progress:

Ideas

  • 1 pr socks for Bryan
  • 4 can cozies for Kurt
  • 3 pr socks for Karie
  • 1 pr socks for Dennis
  • 1 monster for Gina

What I am Reading

Three Pictures from the Aquarium

  • Mara and Gabriel excited about the fish
  • Gabriel being measured, Mara giving kisses
  • Children in front of the “Giant Fish” tank

Episode 10: Home, Sweet Home

recorded Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Selfish Craft-a-long

  • Can use any ravelry sanctioned craft to make something for yourself. You can start something new, or pick up a WIP!
  • Tag projects with “BPHSELF”
  • Deadline: February 18, 2013
  • Prize: TBA
  • My project: Pattern: Kai-Mei by Cookie AYarn: Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet in “1”. Needles: US 2, 2.75mm

Finished Objects

Works In Progress:

New Things

  • Yarn from Mom
  • Caron Simply Soft in Black anf Heather Grey for Mandi’s sweater
  • Premier Yarns Serenity Sock in Harlequin

What I am Reading

Three Favorite Things about being home

  • Sleeping in my own bed
  • My house is babyproof
  • I am on my regular schedule

Episode 9: Cookie A. Parade

recorded Monday, 7 January 2013

Thank you designers with “free” coupon codes 🙂

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

  • The C/KAL is over, and the winner is Sittinknitty!

Selfish Craft-a-long

  • Can use any ravelry sanctioned craft to make something for yourself. You can start something new, or pick up a WIP!
  • Tag projects with “BPHSELF”
  • Deadline: February 18, 2013
  • Prize: TBA
  • My project: Pattern: Kai-Mei by Cookie AYarn: Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet in “1”. Needles: US 2, 2.75mm

Finished Objects

Works In Progress:

Did not work on:

Ideas

  • Yarn for Mer
  • Socks for Kibbles

What I am Reading

Three Favorite Things about Michigan Trips

  • Seeing Family
  • Familiar stomping grounds
  • Ready babysitters

Episode 8: Looking Ahead

recorded Monday, 31 December 2012

Thank you Dianne of Knitabulls Podcast for Walnut Grove by Karrie Steinmetz

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.

Finished Object

  • Commisioned Cthulhu. Pattern: Original. Yarn: Caron One Pound Soft Pink. Hook: US D, 3.25mm. If you are interested in a Cthulhu of your own, you can find my etsy shop here.

Works In Progress:

Sock Yarn Blanket makes an appearance!

Ideas

  • Socks for Gabriel
  • Sweater for Mandi
  • Sweater for me
  • Socks for me

What I am Reading

Goals for 2013:

  1. Make half the things on my written queue
  2. Publish 5 patterns
  3. Make 8 pairs of socks for me.
  4. Finish 25 pairs of socks made from yarn stashed by Dec 31, 2013
  5. Make lapghan out of Lion Brand homespun

Episode 7: Holiday Crafting Successes and Failures

recorded Monday, 24 December 2012

Thank You, Hannah, from the Travelling Sock Knitter Podcast, for Slide by Cookie A!

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.

Holiday Successes:

  • Rachel’s Afghan
  • Christmas Trees for Dianna and Roxanne
  • 7 pairs of socks for mom
  • 8 can cozies for Bryan
  • Cowl and hat for Rose
  • Hat for Mandi
  • 2 pairs of socks for Becka
  • Slippers for Mer

Holiday Failures:

  • Steve’s quilt
  • Becka’s corset

TBD:

  • Pajamas and socks for Mandi’s kids

Finished Object

Works In Progress:

New Things

What I am Reading

Three Most Memerable Christmases

  1. Christmas Magic
  2. Going swimming on Christmas in Michigan
  3. Boyfriend paying off a child’s layaway balance