Nooch Fiber Giveaway!

From now through the end of March, Nooch Fiber is offering a 15% off coupon for everything in their shop. The code is LITTLENOOCH. Their kitty, Neutron, had to have surgery earlier this month (he ate 5 yards of yarn!) and now they have vet bills. Check out their gorgeous yarn and fiber.

Each skein is one of a kind, so once it is gone, it is gone! If you see a skein you can’t live without, hurry up and grab it. If you want to take the chance that you will be the winner, though… I will be placing an order with Nooch Fiber the second week of March, and I would love to buy a skein for a viewer. To enter, visit the etsy shop and then come back and tell me which yarn is your favorite.

I will pull a name on March 11, on the podcast. If you win and your yarn is still in the shop, I will order it right away. If you win and your choice is not still in the shop, I will PM you to ask you to pick another, then place the order.

You can enter either by replying to the blog (make sure your email address is linked to the post) or in the ravelry group.

Note: This is not a sponsored contest, I just want to help out one of my favorite indie dyers with her fur baby.

Episode 16: Ers are no fun :(

recorded Monday, 25 February 2013

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Mom’s Day Craft-a-long

  • Can use any ravelry sanctioned craft to make something  for a mom. You can start something new, or pick up a WIP!
  • Tag projects with “BPHMOM”
  • Deadline: May 13, 2013
  • Prize: TBD

Finished Object:

Works In Progress:

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

  • Patons Kroy Ragg Shades in Grey Brown Marl
  • Premier Yarns Serenity Sock in Purple Spice
  • Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet in 1, 16 (not 2)

New

  • Lion Brand Sock Ease in Rock Candy

What I am Reading

Three Podcasts to check out

Episode 15: And the Winner is…

recorded Monday, 18 February 2013

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Selfish Craft-a-long

The winner is drawn!

Upcoming Craft-a-long

  • Can use any ravelry sanctioned craft to make something  for a mom. You can start something new, or pick up a WIP!
  • Tag projects with “BPHMOM”
  • Deadline: May 13, 2013
  • Prize: TBD

Finished Object:

  • Mandi is the Sweater Guinea Pig Pattern: $5 in Paris by Anna Peck Maliszewski. Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in “black” and “Heathered Gray”. Needles: US 6, 4.00 mm; US 8, 5.00 mm.
  • Flowers from The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet by Margaret Hubert: pansym bullion flower, primrose, briar rose. Yarn: Orange. Hook: US G, 4.25mm
  • Granny squares
  • Mandi’s objects: change purse, over the shoulder bag, slippers,. She used size H, not size K.

Works In Progress:

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

New

  • Patons Kroy FX in Clover Colors
  • Science Monkey Mercantile Faraday in “Rosalind Franklin’s (Overexposed) Photograph”, “Chattaboogie, Mark One”, “Northern Bogs”
  • Sensations Bamboo & Ewe Pattern in Purp/Blk Pattern

What I am Reading

Three Indie Dyers I haven’t bought from yet, but am drooling over

Last Minute Rule Change!

I have to leave to pick up the kids tomorrow at 11am, which means I need to record at 10am. I am sorry to cut the entry time short by two hours, but we had a last minute plan change.

 

Your entries must be posted in the FO Thread by 10am my time (Eastern) tomorrow morning. That means you have about 13.5 hours to finish up a project for yourself and post it. Can’t wait to see what you made, and really can’t wait to draw a winner in the morning!

Episode 14: New Technology

recorded Monday, 11 February 2013

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Selfish Craft-a-long

Finished Object:

  • Snuggle #2 Pattern: Original. Yarn: worsted acrylic in black and white. Hook: US k, 6.5 mm. Made as part of the Yarnivore C/KAL

Works In Progress:

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:

Ideas

An owl sleep sack using pound of love in white

New

  • Patons Lace in Sachet, Porcelain, Patina
  • Patons Lace Sequin in Amethyst
  • Premier Yarns Serenity Sock in Chili, Harlequin, Surf, Woodsy Green
  • Red Heart Heart & Sole in Christmas
  • Sensations Bamboo & Ewe Pattern in Pink/Red Pattern
  • Sensations Soles & More in Prpl/Pnk/Gry and Grn/Blu/Ylw
  • Sensations Truly in Truly Red, Truly Turquoise

What I am Reading

Three Things I’m looking forward to this weekend

  • Grown-Up activities
  • Sleeping baby-free
  • Only have to clean things once!

Episode 13: T7R1

recorded Monday, 4 February 2013

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Selfish Craft-a-long

Finished Objects:

I fixed Cecilia’s socks…

Works In Progress:

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:

Ideas

Socks for me using Premier Yarns Serenity Sock in “Surf”. I will be designing a star pattern.

New

What I am Reading

Three Favorite Things about Nerd Wars

  • Team 1-Up!!!!
  • Monthly project deadlines
  • 3-month project