Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Episode #11: A whole lot going on



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March/April KAL
Whippoorwill by Carina Spencer
Aase's Shawl by Kristi Holaas
Spring Awakening by Paulina Popiolek

May/June KAL
Hogwarts Express by Ashcroft-Hempsall
Henslowe by Beth Kling
Ruffled Fichu by Jane Sowerby

May KAL
George the Giant Squid

WIPs
Spring Awakening by Paulina Popiolek
AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman

Yarny Goodness aka Enabling
Knit Picks - Gloss Lace "Rouge"
Three Irish Girls - You Are My Sunshine
Seed Beads from FusionBeads

Spinning
Schacht Ladybug from The Woolery

Dyeing with Kool-Aid Tutorial I used

Start Spinning: The Video - Maggie Casey and Eunny Jang
Start Spinning by Maggie Casey

Fiber Goodness
Woolgatherings - BFL - I call it Fruity
Fibernymph - Merino - "Good N Plenty"
Chimera - Merino "Seaglass"

George the Giant Squid

George has been a labor of love. I love squid so much, they're my favorite animal, but he has given me fits every chance he got. He's been in the works for months, and the legs were done over and over, and there were days I set him aside and felt defeated.

So, when he finally came together I was so excited! It was so hard to keep him under wraps!

George the Giant Squid knitting pattern is now available on Ravelry!






Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Episode #10: Thanks for the love



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Thanks for all of the love on Podcaster Love Day! I appreciate it SO much! :o)

March/April KAL - Shawls
Whippoorwill by Carina Spencer
Aase's Shawl by Kristi Holaas
Spring Awakening by Paulina Popiolek

FOs
2 Samples for the New Pattern being released April 25th!

WIPs
AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman in SpinningFates - Toula "Lemonhead & Grey"

Enabling
*SPOILER ALERT* Twisted Fiber Arts - Tasty "Tomcat"

Magazine Review
Knitscene Summer 2012

Product Review
Wolfe Farms - Lip Balm "Watermelon" COMING SOON!

Shout Out
Positively Knitting with Nicole aka Hotazzknitter

Monday, April 16, 2012

A little "me" time

I've been tring to bust some serious butt getting all of my samples done in time for the April 25th release date of my new pattern, and right now I need a break! The third sample is just about done, so after I post this, I'm going to spend the rest of the evening painting my nails, and watching mindless TV.

I love OPI nail polish, and today I got a few new bottles in the mail! I'm absolutely loving "Fly" from the Nicki Minaj collection. It just screams happy and summer to me!




I hope you all find a little time for yourselves to relax and unwind, and go paint your nails something bright and pretty!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Episode #9: A day behind


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Documentary - Being Elmo

March Chelsea KAL prizes sent out!

March/April KAL - Shawls
Whippoorwill by Carina Spencer
Aase's Shawl by Kristi Holaas
Spring Awakening by Paulina Popiolek

Upcoming KALs!
May - New Design!
May/June OR just June - Hogwarts Express by Ashcroft-Hempsall

FOs
Vanilla Stripe Socks in Dancing Dog Dyeworks - Twist "Tropical Twist"
New Design! To be released April 25th! In Knit Picks - Wool of the Andes Worsted "Orange"

WIPs
New Design! To be released April 25th! In Dancing Dog Dyeworks - Waltz Worsted
Spring Awakening by Paulina Popiolek in Cascade - Heritage "Grey" & "Butter"

Enabling
Another Crafty Girl
-Strong Sock "Punky Brewster"
-Merino Worsted "Punky Brewster" & "Swedish Chef"
Fibernymph Dye Works
-Bounce "Good N Plenty" & "Time to make the donuts"
Slipped Stitch Studios
-Needle Nook DPN holder
-Pattern Magnets
-Easy Easel Extender
Wolfe Farms
-Lotion "Cherry Almond"
-Herbal Soap "Happy Birthday", "Cherry Almond", & "Vanilla Cream"
-Travel Candle "Pomegranate"

Magazine Review
Crochet Today! May/June 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Episode #8: Chelsea KAL winners!



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Congrats Chelsea KAL Winners!
LindaMNobel - Dancing Dog Dyeworks - Waltz Worsted "Robots"
veelau - knitting project bag by me - choice of fabric
crewmom85 - any one of my patterns

March/April Shawl KAL
Whippoorwill by Carina Spencer
Aase's Shawl by Kristi Holaas
Spring Awakening by Paulina Popiolek

FOs
None

WIPs
Vanilla Stripe Socks (my own personal pattern) w/ Dancing Dog Dyeworks - Twist "Tropical Twist"
Spring Awakening by Paulina Popiolek

Enabling
Cascade - 220 Superwash "Pugent Sound"
Dancing Dog Dyeworks - Baa Baa Aran "Sophie"

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Design breakthrough!

So, I have a pattern that has had me stumped. Reeeeaaallly stumped! Sometimes in my efforts to simplify one of my designs, I end up making it a bit more complicated before the streamlined and final version is done. Well, on this pattern I have tried to think of every possible way to get all of the pieces to come together, but have not been satisfied. There are some ideas that I came up with, that even I thought would be a pain, and wouldn't fully enjoy knitting. If I don't love it, I'm not going to release it.

I was sitting here determined to finally get it right, and it came to me! It seems so obvious to me right now, and why I didn't think of it before, I'll never know. My fingers are crossed that it'll work, because if it does, I hope that it'll be the pattern released this month. Or next at the latest. It has been many months in the making, and if it doesn't work, it'll be back to the drawing board.