Episode 41 – Blanket Season?

recorded Monday, 26 August 2013

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You can find me on youtube and instagram!

VKN Friends Craft-a-long

  • August 12, 2013 – September 30, 2013
  • Go here to find a full list of pattern stores, yarn stores, and coupon codes
  • The rules:
  1. Must be a member of the group to enter.
  2. Project must be started on or after the begin date, and be finished and posted by the time I record on the end date.
  3. Projects must be made using either a pattern from one of my vkn friends, or yarn dyed by one of my vkn friends. (See list in post two.) If you use both a pattern and a yarn from vkn friends in a single project, you may post the picture twice in the FOs thread.

Note: It is beyond okay to pick a free pattern. I don’t like when I can’t join KALs because I can’t afford the pattern right then.

  • Prizes:

-A project bag made by Hayley (picture to come shortly)

-A pattern from Hilary L./Hippie Penguin

-A skein of 716boss from 716knit in We Don’t Have Cable so We Have to Make Our Own Fun

-A skein of yarn from Solar Flair Fibres

  • Please tag your projects with bphvkn

Temperature/Weather Craft-a-Long

The idea is to take the concept of Kristen Cooper’s Temperature Scarf and use it in a way that works for you. Don’t want to commit to a year-long project? Try tackling a month-long project instead – the minimum size for a project is 28 days.

It is up to you what color/weight of yarn you use, and what the finished object will be. You decide how big you want your color sections to be. You decide what your color blocks represent (high temps, low temps, what the sky looks like, the day’s humidity level…)

It runs 5/17/13 – 5/27/14

FOs:

  • Fractured by Josh Ryks Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll in Make Believe Hand Paints, Canopy Tonal; Fleece Artist BFL Socks Needles: US 5, 3.75mm

WIPs

  • Superwash merino from All Spun Up
  • Rock Strata Mitts by Josh Ryks Yarn: Unknown black acrylic, Red Heart Super Saver in Hunter Green Needles:  US 7, 4.5 mm
  • Lapghan Pattern: Mitre squares. Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun in “Tudors”, “Cream”, “Barley”, blue and pastels. Needles: Us 10, 6.00 mm
  • Cecilia’s Blanket. Pattern: single crochet. yarn: Random acrylics Hook: US
  • Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern: Wedding Ring Quilt by Kathleen Sams Yarn: Caron One Pound in Lilac, Lavender Blue, White Hook: US I, 9; 5.5mm

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 Things

  • Star paper clips
  • Fiberqat Mystery Batt

What I’m reading


3 things to watch when you don’t want to do anything

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Episode 40 – Visitor’s Pass

recorded Monday, 19 August 2013

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You can find me on youtube and instagram!

Cursed Cable Mitts by Mel-Tran Designs have been released!

VKN Friends Craft-a-long

  • August 12, 2013 – September 30, 2013
  • Go here to find a full list of pattern stores, yarn stores, and coupon codes
  • The rules:
  1. Must be a member of the group to enter.
  2. Project must be started on or after the begin date, and be finished and posted by the time I record on the end date.
  3. Projects must be made using either a pattern from one of my vkn friends, or yarn dyed by one of my vkn friends. (See list in post two.) If you use both a pattern and a yarn from vkn friends in a single project, you may post the picture twice in the FOs thread.

Note: It is beyond okay to pick a free pattern. I don’t like when I can’t join KALs because I can’t afford the pattern right then.

  • Prizes:

-A project bag made by Hayley (picture to come shortly)

-A pattern from Hilary L./Hippie Penguin

-A skein of 716boss from 716knit in We Don’t Have Cable so We Have to Make Our Own Fun

-A skein of yarn from Solar Flair Fibres

  • Please tag your projects with bphvkn

Temperature/Weather Craft-a-Long

The idea is to take the concept of Kristen Cooper’s Temperature Scarf and use it in a way that works for you. Don’t want to commit to a year-long project? Try tackling a month-long project instead – the minimum size for a project is 28 days.

It is up to you what color/weight of yarn you use, and what the finished object will be. You decide how big you want your color sections to be. You decide what your color blocks represent (high temps, low temps, what the sky looks like, the day’s humidity level…)

It runs 5/17/13 – 5/27/14

FOs:

WIPs

  • Superwash merino from All Spun Up
  • Rock Strata Mitts by Josh Ryks Yarn: Unknown black acrylic, Red Heart Super Saver in Hunter Green Needles:  US 7, 4.5 mm
  • Fractured by Josh Ryks Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll in Make Believe Hand Paints, Canopy Tonal; Fleece Artist BFL Socks Needles: US 5, 3.75mm

Spindle making how tos

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 Things

  • Spartickes Dyes Braverman Sock in Cotton Candy

Kids’ quotes from the weekend

Episode 39 – Waiting Impatiently

recorded Monday, 12 August 2013

Come join the ravelry group!

You can find me on youtube!

VKN Friends Craft-a-long

  • August 12, 2013 – September 30, 2013
  • Go here to find a full list of pattern stores, yarn stores, and coupon codes
  • The rules:
  1. Must be a member of the group to enter.
  2. Project must be started on or after the begin date, and be finished and posted by the time I record on the end date.
  3. Projects must be made using either a pattern from one of my vkn friends, or yarn dyed by one of my vkn friends. (See list in post two.) If you use both a pattern and a yarn from vkn friends in a single project, you may post the picture twice in the FOs thread.

Note: It is beyond okay to pick a free pattern. I don’t like when I can’t join KALs because I can’t afford the pattern right then.

  • Prizes:

-A project bag made by Hayley (picture to come shortly)

-A pattern from Hilary L./Hippie Penguin

-A skein of 716boss from 716knit in We Don’t Have Cable so We Have to Make Our Own Fun

-A skein of yarn from Solar Flair Fibres

  • Please tag your projects with bphvkn

Temperature/Weather Craft-a-Long

The idea is to take the concept of Kristen Cooper’s Temperature Scarf and use it in a way that works for you. Don’t want to commit to a year-long project? Try tackling a month-long project instead – the minimum size for a project is 28 days.

It is up to you what color/weight of yarn you use, and what the finished object will be. You decide how big you want your color sections to be. You decide what your color blocks represent (high temps, low temps, what the sky looks like, the day’s humidity level…)

It runs 5/17/13 – 5/27/14

WIPs:

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 Things

What I’m Reading

3 Blogs to check out

Episode 38 – Test knitters r us

recorded Monday, 5 August 2013

Come join the ravelry group!

You can find me on youtube!

One Skein Craft-a-Long

  • And the winner is…

VKN Friends Craft-a-long

  • August 12, 2013 – September 30, 2013
  • Go here to find a full list of pattern stores, yarn stores, and coupon codes
  • The rules:
  1. Must be a member of the group to enter.
  2. Project must be started on or after the begin date, and be finished and posted by the time I record on the end date.
  3. Projects must be made using either a pattern from one of my vkn friends, or yarn dyed by one of my vkn friends. (See list in post two.) If you use both a pattern and a yarn from vkn friends in a single project, you may post the picture twice in the FOs thread.

Note: It is beyond okay to pick a free pattern. I don’t like when I can’t join KALs because I can’t afford the pattern right then.

  • Prizes:

-A project bag made by Hayley (picture to come shortly)

-A pattern from Hilary L./Hippie Penguin

-A skein of 716boss from 716knit in We Don’t Have Cable so We Have to Make Our Own Fun

  • Please tag your projects with bphvkn

Temperature/Weather Craft-a-Long

The idea is to take the concept of Kristen Cooper’s Temperature Scarf and use it in a way that works for you. Don’t want to commit to a year-long project? Try tackling a month-long project instead – the minimum size for a project is 28 days.

It is up to you what color/weight of yarn you use, and what the finished object will be. You decide how big you want your color sections to be. You decide what your color blocks represent (high temps, low temps, what the sky looks like, the day’s humidity level…)

It runs 5/17/13 – 5/27/14

FO:

Just the vanilla socks I was looking for Pattern: Ziprelaxagon by Kirsten Hall Yarn: Mountain Colors Crazyfoot in Mountain Tango Needle: US 1, 2.25 mm; US 3

WIPs:

  • Test knit for Lorain Yarn: Patons Kroy 4 ply in Gentry Colors; Patons Kroy FX in Callalily
  • Test knit for Jenna Yarn: unkown Needle: US 1, 2.25
  • Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern: Wedding Ring Quilt by Kathleen Sams Yarn: Caron One Pound in Lilac, Lavender Blue Hook: US I, 9; 5.5mm
  • Superwash merino from All Spun Up

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 Things

What I’m Reading

3 Favorite craft room decorations

  • Hatching dragon candle
  • cigarette drawings
  • signed purse

VKN Friends Craft-a-long Pattern/shop links

Pattern Store links:
Annuska Joosten (swedutch)
Hilary L. (Hippie Penguin)
jenna meyer (716knit) – coupon code: itmustbebunni; Aug 1st – Sept 30, 30% off
Josh Ryks (Swordofaknitter/Geoknittrix) coupon code: swordphish; Aug 4 – Sept 14, 25% off
Kimberly Gintar (The Giving Flower)
Lisa Tomko (lisamarykay1 of k2tog podcast) – coupon code: bunniphishkal; Aug 1st – Sept 30, 30% off
Megan Williams (justrunknit of Stockinette Zombies)
Mel-Tran Designs
Sarah Buehler (rainloverknits)
Sarah Missingham (silkydoll)
Vicki Sever (heartlandknits)

Yarn shop links:
716 knit – coupon code: itmustbebunni; Aug 1st – Sept 30, 13% off
HippiePenguinFibers
Penguin Soup
SpartickesDyes