Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ep034: Coffee Breaks

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!



Many thanks to Yarn Geek Fibers, the podcast sponsor for June and July. 
 

Yarn Geek Fibers dyes up luxurious yarns and spinning fibers in her Spiffy Lab of Colorification located in Keokuk, Iowa. Yarn Geek Fibers takes inspiration from pop culture, science (focusing on women in the STEM feilds of work), and anything else that strikes her fancy, to produce a wide variety of cheerful color combinations.Find them and more at www.yarngeekfibers.com You can also follow her on Instagram and Facebook as YarnGeekFibersor stay in touch in her Yarn Geek Fibers Ravelry group.

Thanks 
  • to new and returning visitors!
WIPs
  • Tamdou Shawl by Melanie Berg in Sun Valley Fibers MCS in Bing! Cherry; Hi, Sunshine!; and Marrakech Blue. Project page
  • Vanilla Socks in Gracelynn Wool. Project page. 
FO Show
  • Vanilla Socks in Knitpicks Felici in Lighthouse. Project page

Sit & Spin
I am still spinning away on my corriedale roving... but I've got a bit of it plied and it is smooshy. Plus I talk about pre-drafting. 

sKnit I love
Traveling vicariously through friends to Maryland Sheep and Wool 
Winning Knitters Pride interchangeable needles from Klose Knit in Urbana 

Batter Up KAL and Prizes

All-Star Prizes 
World Series Prizes

Monday, June 12, 2017

Ep 33: Yarn Crawl!

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!



Many thanks to Yarn Geek Fibers, the podcast sponsor for June and July. 
 Yarn Geek Fibers dyes up luxurious yarns and spinning fibers in her Spiffy Lab of Colorification located in Keokuk, Iowa. Yarn Geek Fibers takes inspiration from pop culture, science (focusing on women in the STEM feilds of work), and anything else that strikes her fancy, to produce a wide variety of cheerful color combinations.Find them and more at www.yarngeekfibers.com You can also follow her on Instagram and Facebook as YarnGeekFibers or stay in touch in her Yarn Geek Fibers Ravelry group.

  • to new and returning visitors!
  • for the iTunes review!
Summer K/CALs you might want to know about
1) Batter Up KAL with yours truly
2) Splashpad Party with Down Cellar Studio
3) The PALKAL at Actually Knitting
4) Summer Stripe Along C/KAL with multiple podcasts. Find Ravelry Group here. 
6) Stash Dash with the Knitgirllls

WIPs
  • Vanilla Socks in Knitpicks Felici in Lighthouse. Project page
  • Tamdou Shawl by Melanie Berg in Sun Valley Fibers MCS in Bing! Cherry, Hi, Sunshine!, and Marrakech Blue. Project page
  • Slip and Swirl Socks by krisluvswool in Gracelynn Wool. Project page. 

FO Show

January Thaw Shawl by Laura Aylor in Sun Valley Fibers Merino Worsted Superwash in the Colonel Mustard colorway. Project page. 

Sit and Spin

Working on spinning the singles for an SQ of Corriedale. Can I get this spun and plied in time to meet my quarter 2 goal?

sKnit I love 
A yarn crawl. We visited Klose Knit, Le Mouton Rouge Knittery, and Fiber Universe.

Batter Up KAL and Prizes

All-Star Prizes 
World Series Prizes

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ep 32.5: Minisode!

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!







Many thanks to Gracelynn Wool, the sponsor for the podcast for April and May. 

Gracelynn Wool yarns have a go-with-the-flow and rock-what-you-got kind of style. Dye lots will vary and each skein is unique. Sometimes the pots yield one-of-a-kind colorways, so the shop will always offer surprises.

Check out the in a sknit group on ravelry to enter to win a $25 gift certificate from the Gracelynn Wool shop.







Thanks to new and returning visitors!

WIPs

  • January Thaw Shawl by Laura Aylor in Sun Valley Fibers Merino Worsted Superwash in the Colonel Mustard colorway. Project page. 
  • Vanilla Socks in Knitpicks Felici in Lighthouse. Project page

Batter Up KAL and Prizes

All-Star Prizes 
World Series Prizes

Monday, May 15, 2017

Ep32: FO Parade

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!


 


Many thanks to Gracelynn Wool, the sponsor for the podcast for April and May. 

Gracelynn Wool yarns have a go-with-the-flow and rock-what-you-got kind of style. Dye lots will vary and each skein is unique. Sometimes the pots yield one-of-a-kind colorways, so the shop will always offer surprises.

Check out the in a sknit group on ravelry to enter to win a $25 gift certificate from the Gracelynn Wool shop.




Thanks
  • To new and returning visitors!
  • Mamaz60 for the iTunes review

WIPs
  • January Thaw Shawl by Laura Aylor in Sun Valley Fibers Merino Worsted Superwash in the Colonel Mustard colorway. Project page. 
  • Hexagon centers from the recipe by attic24, project page. 

FO Show
  • Vanilla sock in Daizie Knits Dew Drop sock blank, project page.
  • Slip 'n Swirl Sock in Spartickes Dyes Yarn in the Will & Grace base. Colorway is Belle Watley. Project page. 
  • Barley Hat for a baby by Tin Can Knits in Yarn Geek Fibers Rocketeer base. Project page. 

sKnit I love 
Getting mail from Emily (Knitting Butterflies
Getting mail from Patti (Sox Therapist) -- check out the handy knitting tools from Ann Budd

Also mentioned: 
The #batterupkal17 is underway. Root for your favorite team! Knit some fun projects! Enter to win some fun prizes! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Ep031: The Musical One

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!




Many thanks to Gracelynn Wool, the sponsor for the podcast for April and May. 

Gracelynn Wool yarns have a go-with-the-flow and rock-what-you-got kind of style. Dye lots will vary and each skein is unique. Sometimes the pots yield one-of-a-kind colorways, so the shop will always offer surprises.

Check out the in a sknit group on ravelry to enter to win a $25 gift certificate from the Gracelynn Wool shop.




Thanks
  • To new and returning visitors!
WIPs
  • Vanilla sock in Daizie Knits Dew Drop sock blank, project page.
  • Slip 'n Swirl Sock in Spartickes Dyes Yarn in the Will & Grace base. Colorway is Belle Watley. Project page. 
  • Barley Hat for a baby by Tin Can Knits in Yarn Geek Fibers Rocketeer base. Project page. 
FO Show
Adult sized Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits in Yarn Geek Fibers Rocketeer base. Project page.

sKnit I love 
  • Baseball season
  • "Take me out to the ball game" 
  • Grilling out  
Giveaways! 

I announce one winner of the Kitchen Counter Crafter gift certificate.
Winners of the #treatyoselfkal17 are also announced. Prizes include: 



Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ep 30: Outtakes

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. 

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

Vanilla sock in Daizie Knits Dew Drop sock blank, project page. 

FO Show

Not a finished knitting project, but a finished pattern! I published my Slip and Swirl Socks pattern on Ravelry. Through April 7, 2017, the pattern is available for $1. After that, it goes up to $3.50. Discount is taken at check-out. 


Sit & Spin
Little by little, I'm working to meet my Quarter 2 goal. Spinning corriedale purchased from Knitorious in St. Louis. 

A Review

I review the Heart on my Sleeve Collection from Tin Can Knits, et.al. 




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)