Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Episode #20: I need my Ladybug parts



The podcast is also available on Blip and iTunes! Thanks for watching!

May/June Shawl KAL - Ends July 2nd at midnight Eastern!
Hogwarts Express by Ashcroft-Hempsall
Henslowe by Beth Kling
Ruffled Fichu by Jane Sowerby

Thanks to Jenn of 716Knit, aka "gipunkjenn" on Ravelry, for donating a skein of 716Strong "PreBirthday Spanking" for the July/ August KAL!

*Coupon Code!* Use the code- RetroLemon, to save 15% on 716Strong till July 4th!

July/August "RLS Toy Free For All" KAL - Starts July 1st!

Finished Objects
AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linnamen in Fibernymph Dye Works, Bounce "Good N Plenty"
Henslowe by Beth Kling in Grasshopper Handmade "Shiny New Australia"

Works In Progress
Secret swap knitting!
Vanilla Socks (my own pattern) in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Twist "Retro Lemon Studio" 4-stripe

Yarny Goodness
None

Charity
Remembering  Remy

All Spun Up
Into The Whirled, Polwarth "Kimuro" 166.5 yards DK
Corridale, B-day gift -already been gifted!

On The Bobbins
Nothing

Fiber Goodness
Greenwood Fiberworks, Polwarth "Cyndi's Suitcase" 4 oz
Greenwood Fiberworks, Polwarth "Metro" 2nd club shipment 4 oz
Loop, Bullseye Bump "Boardwalk" 2nd club shipment 5.1 oz





Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Owl Puffs- Now in German!

The response to my Owl Puffs pattern has been so over whelming in the almost 9 months that it's been out! I never expected the silly little pattern I designed one evening with my daughter to be such a hit. I'm also always blown away by the creativity of others! I've seen Owl Puffs, with sweaters, wings, hair,  and even an Owl Puff coin purse -which is on my list of things to make! And, the question of "what do you do with them?" always makes me giggle.

So, when I got a very nice email from a fellow knitter who had translated the Owl Puffs into German, I thought "how awesome is that?!" I took her translation and set it up as close to the original English version as I could. Now even more knitters can enjoy the Owl Puff fun!

Owl Puffs are available free as a download on Ravelry!  A huge thank you to Maddie Milimani for translating the pattern!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Episode #19: Alien invasion



The podcast is also available in Blip and iTunes! Thanks for watching!

Thanks to Melissa aka "mostlymunchies" for donating a wonderful box bag and notions pouch for the next KAL!

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

New Patten!
Orbit the Outgoing Alien

Finished Objects
Orbit the Outgoing Alien in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Waltz Worsted "Summer Sugar"
Orbit the Outgoing Alien in Cascade, 220 Superwash Worsted "886-Citron"

Works In Progress
Henslowe by Beth Kling in Grasshopper Handmade, "Shiny New Australia"
AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linnamen in Fibernymph Dye Works, Bounce "Good N Plenty"

Yarny Goodness
Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Twist "Retro Lemon Studio" 4-stripe!
Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Tweedy Sock "Pumkin" & "Raspberry"
Cascade, Heritage Sock "5630-Anis", "5659-Primavera", & "5619-Christmas Red"

Book Review
Knit Noro

All Spun Up
Into The Whirled, Romney "Inara" -104.4 yards 4.13 oz/117 g
Gwen Erin, Romney "Fire Dancer" -151.1 yards 3.92 oz/111 g

On The Bobbins
Nothing

Fiber Goodness
Fiber Optic Yarns, 80% Merino 20% Silk "Turquoise to Tangerine" Gradient
Into The Whirled, BFL "Fierce and Flawless" June 2012 Club *SPOILER!*

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Meet Orbit, the Outgoing Alien

I'm so excited to share Orbit the Outgoing Alien! He's been hanging around here for sometime now, and I originally had other plans for him, but things change. He's a great pattern for an introduction to toys, or a quick knit for experienced knitted toy makers.

Orbit's a friendly little guy that love to meet new people! He's ready for some summer fun, so get your knit on!

Available for download on Ravelry!






Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Episode #18: Knitting startitis



The podcast is also available on Blip and iTunes! Thanks for watching!

Thanks to Michelle aka woolylove for the Wolfe Farms gift certificate!

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

Upcoming KAL
July/August Retro Lemon Studio, Toy Free For All!

Finished Objects
Pear Fruit Cloth by Kris Knits in Bernat, Handicrafter Cotton "Grass"
Melon Sorbet by Halbe Prinzessin in Handspun, Loop, Bullseye Bump "Stripy Spectrum"

Works In Progress
Henslowe by Beth Kling in Grasshopper Handmades, Intrinsic "Shiny New Australia"

Yarny Goodness
Berroco, Vintage "5150 - Berries"
Cascade, Heritage "5630 - Anis"
Malabrigo, Sock "802 - Terracotta"
Highland Handmades, Sugar Maple Sock "Old Appliances"

Magazine Review 
Noro Knitting Magazine Premier Issue, Fall 2012

Tools Of The Trade
Bucket Bag by JessaLu
Bags from Knittings My Bag - Large project bag, Medium project bag, and Fiber bag set.

All Spun Up
Greenwood Fiberworks, Polwarth "Downton" -216.4 yards 4.3 oz/122g DK

On The Bobbins
Into The Whirled, Romney "Inara" 4 oz

Fiber Goodness
Greenwood Fiberworks, BFL "American Diner" 4 oz


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Episode #17: Birthday cake hangover



The podcast is also available on Blip, and iTunes! Thanks for watching!

Thank you for all of the Birthday wishes!

Thank you to all of these wonderful ladies for gifting me patterns!
-Tina "BloomingKnitter" for Henslowe by Beth Kling
-Dawn "knittinwolf" for The Lady Edith by Karrie Steinmetz
-Aimee "froggymonkey" for Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman
-Lois "KnittingsMyBag" for The Lotus Flower Socks by Wendy Weber Deeds
-Diane "Knitabulls" for Kleio by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Thanks to all of the ladies at Knit Night for all of the wonderful gifts!

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

Finished Objects
Synchrony by Chrissy Prange in Twisted Fiber Art, Ariel Double Evo "Talisman"
Hogwarts Express by Ashcroft-Hempsall in Dancing Dog Dyeworks, Tweedy Sock "Into The Forest"

Works In Progress
AfterThought Heel Socks by Laura Linneman in Fibernymph, Bounce "Good N Plenty"

Yarny Goodness
Malabrigo, Sock "Archangel"

Books
Knitted Flowers by Susie Johns
Cast On Kill Off by Maggie Sefton

All Spun Up
Loop, Bullseye Bump "Stripy Spectrum" -354 yards 7.09 oz/201 g Sport
Gnome Acres, Superwash Merino "Knitabulls Franklin" -123.7 yards 3.7 oz/105 g Aran

On The Bobbin
Greenwood Fiberworks, Polwarth "Downton"

Fiber Goodness
The Wacky Windmill, Targhee "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" 4 oz
Into The Whirled, Superwash Merino "Abercrombie" 4 oz
Into The Whirled, Polwarth "Kimuro" 4 oz