Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Episode 38- Gift Knitting in Full Swing

Thanks for tuning into Episode 38. This week's segments included:

On the Needles
Off the Needles
From the Armchair
Life in Focus
On a Happy Note
Knitting in Passing
Quote of the Week

On the Needles

Heirloom Chevron Throw

Off the Needles
By Brittany Tyler


-Might rip back my Rocky Coast Sleeves to make them 3/4 length
-I got a suggestion from a knitter in one of my classes that when the purl bumps in her socks bother her-- she wears her socks inside out. Must try that!
-Since there's not enough time to knit all of the things I'd like to make for gifts- I've downloaded the Etsy app for my phone to help my handmade gift shopping effort.

From the Armchair

This week I was thrilled to review 2 book courtesy of our good friends at Cooperative Press

Hitch- Patterns inspired by the films of Alfred Hitchcock
edited by Stephannie Tallent
29 patterns
$16.95 for the Ebook copy Ravelry Link to Hitch
$26.95 purchase the hard copy book (comes with eBook copy too)

Some of my favorite patterns:

Riviera Nights Stole
Wendice Socks

If you'd like to enter for a chance to win an eCopy of this book, please comment on this thread on our Ravelry Group and be sure to follow the rules outlined in the thread.

Head to Toe - Kids Knit Accessories
by Katya Frankel
$16.95 for the Ebook copy can get on Ravelry
$26.95 for the hard copy (with eBook) from the Cooperative Press site.

I think this is a great book for stash busting and gift giving! Patterns come in many sizes that can size up for adults too.

A few of my favorites are:

Northumberland Hat

If you'd like to enter for a chance to win an eCopy of this book, please comment on this thread in our Ravelry Group and be sure to follow the rules in the thread.

I've also been enjoying these podcasts:

Audio podcast hosted by Danie and Susie who live in Nebraska! Love them!

Videocast with Clare and Molly. They live in Germany and podcast in English! A great show!

Life in Focus

Tune in to see if you've won a prize in the Festival Photography Challenge.

Is there anything else you'd like to hear about in this segment?
Thanks again to our prize sponsors!!

Improve Photography Website 
Highland Handmades
Mandee Franee Designs
Long Island Livestock Company

Girls days! I highly recommend it!
Quote of the Week

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
—Oscar Wilde

Thanks for listening! Talk to you soon!

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Episode 37- Rhinebeck Round 2

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 37

This Week’s Segments Included:
Off the Needles
On the Needles
In my Travels
Life in Focus
A Contest


Off the Needles

Socks for Dan
Cascade 220 superwash on US 3 (3.25 mm) needles

Grayhaven hat by Robin Ulrich

A second Grayhaven hat

On the Needles

Paton’s Kroy socks

And another pair of Paton’s Kroy socks. I call these my Green Monster socks! but the colorway is actually Mean Green Stripes from Paton’s Kroy.

Chevron Baby Blanket by Purl Soho
US 10.5 needles and Cascade 128 superwash- bulky yarn

Color plan 

The yarn 

In my Travels

Rhinebeck chatter & links to as many of things as I can find and/or remember!
Friday we had lunch at a cute place called Two Steps in Danbury CT

We had dinner in New Paltz (across the river) at the The Gilded Otter


We scored our baskets that we missed out on last year!

1p Podcaster Meet-up was so much fun!

Emily texted me to meet up for drinks! Such a relaxing fun part of the day

Mom and I spoke with Linda from Stephen Willette about using a lucet for rugmaking.

I spoke with Tabitha from Long Island Livestock Company where Mom bought some wool (for me to knit some Christmas presents for her to give out!)

We saw animals!

Dinner at the Coyote Grill
Mom had the Sox game on in her purse!!

Mom and I recorded after lunch and then my friends Ryan, Julie and Nicki joined us for a chat.

Ryan purchased a kit for the Tri-Color Beaded Infinity Scarf from The Well Done Experience.

Artisan Yarns Subtle Shades Collection

We all bought Lo-lo Bars from Bar Maids

Julie bought a bunch at Miss Babs 

Nicki bought some yarn and a pattern collection called London Underground

Chevron Scarf I liked-- Blue Bell Hill Scarf (free Ravelry Download)

Other stuff I bought:

Juniper Moon Farms (3 skeins)

Needle case

Life in Focus

Festival Photography Challenge

5 Categories- at least 1 pic of each
  1. Festival Food
  2. Festival Faces
  3. Festival Atmosphere
  4. Wild Life (if no animals present- take more photos of anything else that’s “wild” or the people at the fair)
  5. Festival Close-up

You can take photos at any fall festival, fiber festival, photography festival, arts fair that you attend

Entry thread is open. Some great entries already!
Entries must be submitted by Monday November 18th
To be entered to win you must:
  • Tell us the name of the event you attended (link to it, if possible)
  • Submit your 5 photos (or more) and tell us which category they fit

Thank you to our prize sponsors

Beginner Photography Class from the Improve Photography Website
Mandee Franee Designs Lens Pet- check out how cute this is! The winner will get to pick their size to fit their camera
Long Island Livestock Company (you too can try their lotion!)
Stephen Willette who donated a Lucet and instructions on how to use this clever tool

We had 46 entries in the Sweater KAL! Tune in to see if you're a winner.

Taught at the Stitch House in Dorchester last Sunday! GREAT class! It was great meeting all of you.

A Contest

Tune in to see if you won the Cascadia eBook from Cooperative Press.