Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ep029: Snafus

Find the podcast on the YouTube Channel or on iTunes. Find Kristi on Ravelry and Instagram as krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join the Ravelry Group

Join in the fun over on Facebook!






Thank you to our sponsor for February-March, Kitchen Counter Crafter. 

Fill your project bag pantry w/ Kitchen Counter Crafter by JavaJennie. Project bags range in size from demitasse to caffeine buzz to contain notions to sweater quantities of yarn! Check out her etsy shop & enter the Ravelry group thread to win a $25 gift certificate from her shop.
Find Kitchen Counter Crafter at http://etsy.me/2kNBHaz and at www.kitchencountercrafter.com 

Thanks
  • To new and returning visitors! 
  • Thanks to Jennifer Lassonde and Studio in the Green for donating prizes. 
  • Many thanks to Jennifer Lassonde for her World of Difference shawl pattern, which is our first prize for the #batterupkal17.
Administrative stuff
The #treatyoselfkal17 continues through the end of March. Go see the ravelry group and find the KAL thread for rules and to enter. 
The #batterupkal17 is coming up sooooooon!

WIPs
  • Sock yarn blanket based on Shelly Kang's pattern, project page
  • Hexagon centers from the recipe by attic24, project page. 
  • Sock pattern prototype by me in Spartickes Dyes "Will & Grace" in the "Belle" colorway, project page.  
  • Vanilla sock in Daizie Knits Dew Drop sock blank, project page. 
  • Tamdou by Melanie Berg in Sun Valley Yarns, project page. 












FOs
Sit & Spin
Corriedale wool. 

sKnit I love
A swag bag from the knitmore girls
The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

Looking forward 
Some fun KALs coming up to think about. Of course, we have our baseball KAL (the #batterupkal17) starting in April and running through November. 
TeaKnits podcast-- currently a CookieA KAL, and an Ambah KAL in ...
Hello Grace podcast/me planning a KAL. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Ep028: February Birdsongs

Find the podcast on the YouTube Channel or on iTunes. Find Kristi on Ravelry and Instagram as krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join the Ravelry Group

Join in the fun over on Facebook!




Thank you to our sponsor for February-March, Kitchen Counter Crafter. 
Fill your project bag pantry w/ Kitchen Counter Crafter by JavaJennie. Project bags range in size from demitasse to caffeine buzz to contain notions to sweater quantities of yarn! Check out her etsy shop & enter the Ravelry group thread to win a $25 gift certificate from her shop.
Find Kitchen Counter Crafter at http://etsy.me/2kNBHaz and at www.kitchencountercrafter.com 

Thanks
To new and returning visitors! 
Thanks to Jennifer Lassonde and Studio in the Green for donating prizes. 

WIPs

Oh, sKnit
I had to frog my sweater in progress and start again. I also have a laundry accident.

Sit & Spin
Working towards my 2nd quarter goal-- got Penny out at last!

sKnit I love 
Meeting up with friends 

Treat YoSelf KAL
  • Be a member of the group
  • 1 entry per person
  • 50g or more in yarn/or equivalent
  • Start Jan. 1 and end March 31
  • Enter in the Ravelry Group to win!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ep027: I heart January Thaw

Find the podcast on the YouTube Channel or on iTunes. Find Kristi on Ravelry and Instagram as krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join the Ravelry Group

Join in the fun over on Facebook!





Thank you to our sponsor for February-March, Kitchen Counter Crafter. 
Fill your project bag pantry w/ Kitchen Counter Crafter by JavaJennie. Project bags range in size from demitasse to caffeine buzz to contain notions to sweater quantities of yarn! Check out her etsy shop & enter the Ravelry group thread to win a $25 gift certificate from her shop.
Find Kitchen Counter Crafter at http://etsy.me/2kNBHaz and at www.kitchencountercrafter.com 

Thanks
To new and returning visitors! 

WIPs
sKnit I love 
January Thaw! A shawl pattern by Laura Aylor, yarn and fiber from Sun Valley Fibers, and goodies from Kitchen Counter Crafter


Treat yo'self KAL 
  • Jan 1-March 31
  • Must be a member of the group
  • One entry per person
  • 50g or more (crochet, knitting, spinning... or a fair equivalent for sewing)

Prizes
  • A set of stitch markers by me (x2)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ep026: Revising your knitting

Find the podcast on the YouTube Channel or on iTunes. Find Kristi on Ravelry and Instagram as krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join the Ravelry Group


Join in the fun over on Facebook!





Thanks
  • Thank you to new and returning viewers 
  • Thank you to everyone who purchased my In Transit Cap & Cowl pattern as part of my ACLU fundraiser. We raised $99.92. 


WIPs


FOs
  • Kitkat Hats by Andre Sue Knits-- Tink Yarn and Cascade 220 in pink. Project page
  • Top-down Seamless Yoke sweater by Ann Budd in Knitting Notions Classic Merino Superwash in Aubergine. Plus! Some handspun for the stripes. Project page. 







Sit & Spin
My processed fleece from Iowa Sheep and Wool is here!

2016 Look-Back/2017 Goals

Quarterly goals set through my knitting guild
  • Quarter 1: Publish a pattern
  • Quarter 2: Spin an SQ of my fiber
  • Quarter 3: Complete at least 50 squares in my sock yarn blanket
  • Quarter 4: Knit my handspun sweater
Treat yo'self KAL 

Jan 1-March 31
Must be a member of the group
One entry per person
50g or more (crochet, knitting, spinning... or a fair equivalent for sewing)

Prizes

  • A set of stitch markers by me (x2)


Monday, January 9, 2017

Ep025: Chatty

Find the podcast on the YouTube ChannelStitcher Radio, Google Play, or on iTunes. Find Kristi on Ravelry and Instagram as krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join the Ravelry Group

Join in the fun over on Facebook!







Thanks! 
Thanks to new and returning viewers.
Thanks to DaniGirlCo of the My High Plains Life podcast 
TeaKnits Podcast with Lauren (lbeth21)

Housekeeping
Treat yo'self KAL kicked off Jan. 1. The prize thread closes March 31-- 1 entry per person. 
ACLU donation-- thanks for purchasing my In Transit Cap & Cowl. 

WIPs
Seamless yoke sweater in handspun and Knitting Notions SW Fingering yarn in aubergine, project page. 
Socks in Scrumptious Purl self-striping yarn (It's My Party), project page. 

FOs

KitKat Hat by Andre Sue in Another Crafty Girl Yarn (Aluminum Tree Lot), project page. 
Plain socks for MIL in Zwerger Garn Opal Best Friends (#8866 Harmonie), project page.


sKnit I love 
The Manitou Incline 
The Pioneer Museum
Plantation Slave Weavers Remember: An Oral History
Colorado Mountain Brewery



Misc. Info
Ewe and Me Boutique
Woolly Works Knit Shop

Treat YoSelf KAL
Be a member of the group
1 entry per person
50g or more in yarn/or equivalent
Start Jan. 1 and end March 31
Enter in the Ravelry Group to win!



Monday, December 19, 2016

Ep024: FOs to Show

Find the podcast on the YouTube ChannelStitcher Radio, or on iTunes. Find Kristi on Ravelry and Instagram as krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join the Ravelry Group

Join in the fun over on Facebook!



Thanks! 
New and returning viewers! 
And to those who donated prizes for the #bigbadbergalong
And everyone who shared your seasonal cheer on the Ravelry board.

Housekeeping
The In Transit Cap & Cowl Pattern is available for purchase. All sales through Dec. 31st will be donated to the ACLU.
Prep for the Treat Yo'self KAL (#treatyoself17) January through February! 

WIPs
Vanilla socks in Opal Friends in Harmonie, project page. 
Tamdou by Melanie Berg in Sun Valley Yarns, project page. 
KitKat Hat by Andre Sue Knits in Another Crafty Girl Sport in Aluminum Christmas Tree. Project page

FO Show
Stocking for The Boy in Patons Classic Wool Worsted in Navy and Aran, project page. 
Wonderwoman Ornament kit from Lexicorp on Etsy. Project page

sKnit I love 
It's a smorgasbord of things: 
1) Being on winter break (finally)!
2) Inside of a Dog by Andrea Horowitz
3)The Fruity Knitting podcast, especially episode 18 (catching floats as you knit).

Big Bad Bergalong prizes to giveaway

Prep for the Treat Yo'Self KAL! 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Ep023:Scattered knitting

Find the podcast on the YouTube ChannelStitcher Radio, or on iTunes. Find Kristi on Ravelry and Instagram as krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join the Ravelry Group

Join in the fun over on Facebook!



Thanks! 
New and returning viewers! 
New iTunes reviews (peppercns)
And to those who donated prizes for the #bigbadbergalong
Ripple Rib Socks by Susie White 
Delicious Yarns Frosting Sport from Michelle of Actually Knitting
Amy of the Hudson Valley Knits podcast

Housekeeping
Update on the Yellow Roses pattern by Caroline
The In Transit Cap & Cowl Pattern is available for purchase. All sales through Dec. 31st will be donated to the ACLU.
Check out the Fiber Knitche Podcast.

WIPs
Vanilla socks in Opal Friends in Harmonie, project page. 
My sock blanket by Shelly Kang, project page
Seamless yoke sweater in handspun and Knitting Notions SW Fingering yarn in aubergine, project page. 
Stocking for The Boy in Patons Classic Wool Worsted in Navy and Aran, project page. 
Tamdou by Melanie Berg in Sun Valley Yarns, project page. 

sKnit I love
  • Black Friday shopping with family
  • Decorating for the holidays
  • Thanksgiving with family
Big Bad Berg-along
Cast on October 1 and cast off November 30. 

Participating Podcasts: 

Participating Yarn Dyers:

If you are interested in sponsoring the podcast, please email me at krisluvswool(at)gmail(dot)com.