Friday, December 14, 2012

Episode 108: Nice and Dull

Show Notes

In Progress-

Dark and stormy- nothing done since last time, sorry guys.

Sonneschien- body done, and all the stitches have been picked up for the edging.

Gnomeacres socks- a few rows, nothing too major. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Episode 107: Doughnut Therapy

Show Notes:

Dark and stormy- only a few rows done

Sonneschien- again, only a few

Socks- finally started, and half a toe done

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Episode 104: Motor Mouthing Through

Show Notes:

No finished

In Progress:

Sonneschien shawl- A few rows done, nothing to spectacular

Dark and Stormy- Raglan sleeves done, now on to the body!

Today (Friday), is the last day to post the pictures of you finished objects for the battle of the kal's. So to get in on the drawing for a pattern, post a pic in one of our threads. Good luck and Go Team Lindy!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Episode 103: Sleep Deprivation, essays and ADHD

Pi shawl: still chugging away on row 55!
Xeni Shawl: halfway through chart two-woot!
Socks-started a new pair of socks, just turned the heel on the first one.

No finished objects this week, next week perhaps since I am done with courses and officially on Christmas break!

Have a great week!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Episode 101: Field Trip

Show Notes:

Finished: Goth cowl, by Sadie of the Yarnivore podcast. In the aubergine leftovers double stranded.

In Progress:

Sonneschien shawl- A few rows done, since I didn't have much class to go to

Dark and Stormy shawl- Done with the v neck, about halfway with the sleeve increases.

Future plans:

Gnomeacres socks, still not started, but soon.

Fir trees cowl- in some new yarn

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Kathryn's Episode

This week has been crazy for Kathryn, due to school work and travel and such, so she will not be able to podcast this week.

Have a great thanksgiving, and I (Lindsay) will see you guys on Friday!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Episode 99: A Bit on the Blonde Side

Show Notes:
In Progress-
Sonneschein shawl- 2 to 3 repeats done this week.

Butterfly monstrosity- all of the landscaping that I was working on is done. Now on to the butterfly and the flowers

Drops sweater- Ripped out. See the episode for why. It is now going to be the Dark and Stormy by Baby Cocktails.

November's KAL is in full swing, so for more info check out our rav group, and Go Team Lindy!

Have a safe and happy thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Episode 98: Nostalgia

Show Notes:
Pi Shawl-Made it to row 50! Over halfway done with the last section!
Safire Sweater-I think this sweater's motto should be slow and steady wins the race!

New Projects:
Xeni Shawl-knitting in my color changing yarn from Rhinebeck.

As promised, here's the link to Siamsa.  And apparently there is a new version of Siamsa, shows you how much I pay attention! But this dance can be a pick-me-up to just about anyone's day. Its so bright and colorful!
Oh, and here are two dances, comparing the old and the new versions.  Yes, the dresses weren't as long as I remember as a kid, but the concept is still there.  I will give the new version this: their sets are awesome, bad guys are way cooler and they upped the anti on the sound effects.
Breakout Old:
Breakout New:
Stolen Kiss Old:
Stolen Kiss New:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

No podcast due to no knitting and family matters

Okay life is just crazy here and my knitting time is limited. If I had the time to podcast I don't have any knitting to show so you would be listening to me talk about nothing. Life will slow down and get less crazy..... I hope please cross your fingers. Right now I am caught up on tasks in the house I wanted to get done all year long. Happy dance. Sadly I don't have many stitches knit. Sorry for the lack of podcast but I promise to make it up to you next Monday. Maybe I should podcast on Sunday and up load on Monday. Things to think about. Till next Monday

Friday, November 9, 2012

Episode 97: A Week To Remeber


Show Notes:

Works in Progress:

Drops sweater: the sleeves are on, and not much else is done. This week I will start on the yoke.

Sonneschien Shawl: About a half of a repeat is done. Not much, I know.

Butterfly monstrosity- Lots of landscape work done, this seems to have gotten the majority of the crafting time this week.

I failed to mention this on the podcast, I know bad me, but the battle of the KAL's is on, so join Team Lindy, and knit/crochet along a one skein wonder/instant gratification project!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Episode 94: Weekend Woes


Show Notes:

Drops sweater- done with the body and one sleeve. The other sleeves is about 1/4 done, then it will be time for the yoke.

Sonneschien shawl- not much progress at all. Maybe a half repeat if I am feeling optimistic.

Butterfly monstrosity- Has come out of the drawer and actually getting some love. 


The November KALs have started, and mine for the month is one skein wonders/instant gratification. Check out the Ravelry group for more info, and to join one of the KALs.

Have a great week everyone and enjoy the extra hour!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Episode 93: Happy Halloween!!!

Hey everyone!
Well, when I recorded this it was the morning of Halloween, but blip was down so I couldn't upload until very very late last night.  So I had the best of intentions, but there were circumstances beyond my control that kept you from viewing this latest installment!!   No matter, its uploaded now :)

No finished objects for this week :(
Tablecloth-coming out of hibernation has done it some good, gotten a few more rows added to it!
Pi-Shawl-coming along smoothly, on row 41, but until I wind another hank its at a standstill.
Safire sweater-back in the running!

Be sure to join our group so you can join my KAL!
Have a great week and happy knitting!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Episode 91: Another Week Down

Show Notes:

Sonneschien Shawl- almost 3 repeats done. It is being knit up in the Wonderland Heather colorway of KnitPicks' Alpaca Dream lace weight yarn

Drops sweater- Just about at the halfway after some size issues.


Dinner at the Eiffel Tower- Finally done, after how many weeks?? It was knit in Knitpicks' Shadow Tonal Yarn, in the Canopy colorway. It used 2 skeins, and I just had enough to bind off.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Episode 90: Rhinebeck!

Hey guys-a note before we begin: I didn't know mum had recorded/uploaded when I recorded this episode, so there may be some discrepancies!

Finished Objects:
Semi-Precious Shawl-been delivered to its new owner, but no picture unfortunately :(

Social Graces Tablecloth: brought out of hibernation :D
Pi-Shawl: Made it to row 30-woot!

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Episode 88: Actual Progress

Show Notes:

Started: Drops pullover, no name, so it shall get its name from me soon. It is being knit on size 10's in the Terra Cotta colorway of I love this yarn, by hobby lobby.

Sonneschein shawl- in alpaca cloud's wonderland heather on size 4's.

Finished- Sylvine cardigan!

WIP's- Dinner at the Eiffel tower. Almost done, only a few more rows to go!

Stash enhancement-
Ginny Weasley colorway from the lovely Amanda of GnomeAcres! Check her out for all of her lovely yarns, I would buy everything if I could!  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Delay in podcast....till Thursday

Okay I have decided to delay my Monday podcast till Thursday so I can have Justin pull all the winners. We still have blankets arriving at the house so a delay is the best thing I can come up with. Okay back to checking the mail. See you Thursday :) and thank you for waiting. Knitalittle

A small side note from you friendly blog post crasher!

A little update in the prizes for everyone. The lovely Amanda of GnomeAcres,( is supplying a prize pack, with a skein of yarn, a tote bag and buttons, and we now know which of her gorgeous skeins of yarn could be yours! This skein is sw merino and nylon fingering weight yarn in the beached gnome colorway. And since it doesn't want to put a picture up, you can see it here...

So everyone head on over to her etsy shop, check out her podcast, she is a wonderful dyer and great to deal with!


I feel I should blog post crash this post for no reason since I am the only one of my co-hosts to not do so!  So I will just add a big thank you to everyone who knitted blankets for the past two months!  We appreciate all your hard work as do all the babies who are now going to have wonderfully warm blankets to cuddle up in.  You guys have made this more of a success than we could have every dreamed!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Episode 85: Sugar Fueled Consciousness


Show Notes:

Dinner at the Eiffel Tower- Almost done, with the last lace section finished. All I need is another repeat of the mesh pattern, then a bind off.

Sylvine Cardigan- Sleeves are halfway done, unfortuanly this is the second time they have been halfway done. This time they are fitting, so with any luck they will be done soon.

Flotheringale- an epic 5 rows are done.


Wild and crazy socks, all bound off and ready to wear!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Episode 84: A Long Weekend!

Finished Objects:
Preemie blanket #2! This is the last week of our drive, so get those blankets in!

Semi-precious shawl
Preemie blanket #3

Have a great week everybody!  And guess what? 10 more days until Rhinebeck!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Episode 82(Not 81!): Chugging Along


Show Notes:

Dinner At The Eiffel Tower- another repeat done! Not much, but it is progress.

Sylvine cardigan- Another one or two increases done. Not much, but what can I say??

Wild and crazy socks- one white/cream heel away from finishing! Now all I need is another fire drill. :)

Flotheringale- not shown because nothing got done!

Stash enhancement- Black Trillium's Pebble Sock yarn in color B.15. It is 365 yds and 100% superwash merino. Check out her etsy here...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Episode 81: Record and dash!

Hey everyone!  Earphones are definately going to be needed for this episode.....I have no idea why the volume turned out so low!  Hopefully it will be better next week!

Finished objects:
Frilly scarf for a friend's birthday

Preemie blanket
Semi-precious shawl
Pi shawl

Friday, September 28, 2012

Episode 79: Invent A Creative Title (I Can't!)


Show Notes:

Flotheringale- Progress has been doubled, with 10 rows to go till the end of chart 1

Sylvine- Not much done. I have officially started the shaping increases, so I am past halfway!

Eiffel Tower- The lace has been started with a whopping 3 rows done.

Wild and Crazy socks- you will have to watch to understand. They are both ready to get their heel on.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Episode 76: Tea Kettle Full of Weird


Show Notes:

With exams, I didn't get much knitting done, but I have been working on...

The Sylvine Cardigan- A bit more done on the body, coming up to about halfway!

Dinner at the Eiffel Tower- finished with the eyelets, and now onto another lace section.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Episode 73: Revenge Of The Batteries


Show Notes:

Sylvine cardigan has the sleeves taken off and am a good few decreases done.

Dinner at the Eiffel Tower has gotten its final increase, and is going to start taking forever to finish rows. I got lots done on it this week though!

Nothing else was worked on, or shown, due to problems that are explained later on.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Episode 70: Messin' With The Routine

Show Notes:

Works in Progress:

Sylvine Cardigan- almost ready to take off for the arms.

Flotheringale, again.

Dinner in the Eiffel Tower- still putting along.

And as promised, Hermits United

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Episode 69: Sleep deprived podcasting again!

Short episode today guys!
Still the blanket, and the pi shawl and the semi-precious shawl.

Nothing finished, or started, but I pulled out the cross-stitch again!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Episode 68: Getting Back In The Groove


Show Notes:

Newest project- Sylvine cardigan, in Aubergine I Love This Yarn

Dinner at the Eiffel Tower- a good amount done, with the 2nd skein being added soon.

And flotheringale has stalled just off the starting blocks. Back to the needle case it seems!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Episode 67: Meet Marlow!

No finished objects :( WIP's: Pi Shawl: no progress made Semi-precious shawl: on to the second repeat of chart B! Preemie blanket: almost done! Just have to add the edging!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Episode 64: Back to the grind!

Hello all! The first week of classes has commenced, and only having class until Wednesday, my week is done!
No finished objects I'm afraid, hopefully soon as the semester goes on and I find a good routine
Pi Shawl: On row 4 (this is gonna take forever!) of the 96 row section
Baby Blanket: about to switch to larger needles-progressing nicely
Semi-Precious shawl: alas, no work has been done on this beautiful piece, but that's soon to be fixed!

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Episode 62:Podcasting at midnight!

Hi everyone, I've made it safely back to Buffalo and we have gotten right into the swing of training week!  Show notes are to come later, I am super busy, and tired!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Episode 61: Literal and Figurative Swordplay

Show Notes:


Sleeveheart, in white/neutral palette.

Mirela, in Clematus Heather, Palette.

Socks, in Walk Away sock yarn

Preemie Blanket


Baby hat


PI Shawl


Ethereal shawl, now blocked

Peggy Sue


PI shawl, in basalt heather, in the exact same spot, again because of the games.

Dinner at the Eiffel Tower shawl, in Knit Picks Shadow tonal in Canopy.


Check out the Ravelry page for the newest contest that we will be running for the next 2ish months. The neonatal unit of our Children's Hospital is in dire need on blankets, check out the thread, and the end of the episode for all the details.

And also a big thank you to Apple Blossom, DramaticKnits, Knittingsmybag, Gnomeacres, Wolfe Farms and all of the podcasters for their generous donations for the prizes and mentions on their podcasts. We are so blessed with such great friends!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Episode 60: A Gallimaufry of Topics

Show Notes:

Charybdis shawl, for the Ravellinic games. Almost done, one more repeat.

Preemie Blanket



Peggy Sue, almost done, for Ravellinic games

PI Shawl, in the exact same spot due to the games.


Ethereal shawl

2 Brain monster hats

PI shawl, in basalt heather, in the exact same spot, again because of the games.

Dinner at the Eiffel Tower shawl, in Knit Picks Shadow tonal in Canopy.


The Chamborg Sweater by Baby Cocktails, for the Ravellinic games.


Check out the Ravelry page for the newest contest that we will be running for the next 2ish months. The neonatal unit of our Children's Hospital is in dire need on blankets, check out the thread, and the end of the episode for all the details.

And also a big thank you to both Apple Blossom and Wolfe Farms for their generous donations for the prizes.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Episode 58: Deja Vu and Laundry Cannons

Sorry for the sound guys, I don't know why we sound so quiet! Finished Objects: Michelle: Afternoon Tea Shawl WIP's: Michelle: Tony the Toy Box Monster A whole host of other projects that I can't remember...... Lindsay: Butterfly Cross Stitch Pi shawl Red Shawl (Can't quite remember the name) Kathryn: Pi shawl Ethereal triangle shawl Cross Stitch Future Plans! Ravelennic games :) Michelle: Lace shawl (with beads!) Lindsay: Cabled Cardigan Kathryn: Cabled shrug

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Episode 56: Plenty O' Projects and Stash Enhancements!

Show Notes:

Manohara- in black lace yarn, coming along nicely.


Half PI in Knit Picks Deep Waters

Desert half PI- with made up lace, in the last section.

Bernie the Brontosaurus

Cupcake, for Carin from Round the Twist


Peaches and Creme halfish pi. Was going to be a citron, but the stripes had other ideas.

Etheral shawl, again, coming along nicely.


Blue neckerchief


PI shawl, in basalt heather

Liliaceae, in I love this Sport, red.


Angus the Attic Monster, from the big book of monsters, by Rebecca Danger. It is now Kathryn's since I wasn't too enthralled with the finished result, and she was.


We totally forgot to mention when we recorded that today, Friday is Kathryn's birthday! So in whatever way you can or want to, either on Plurk, Ravelry, or here in a comment, wish her a Happy Birthday. Have a nice week, and we will see you next week!

And from all of us here at the 3 stitches, we apologize for the extreme lateness in the posting of this week's installment. Blip really did not want to cooperate!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Episode 55: Sidetracked and Slightly Off Kilter

Show Notes:


Desert half PI- with made up lace, in the last section.

Manohara- in black lace yarn, coming along nicely.

Baby Hat


Orange halfish pi. Was going to be a citron, but the stripes had other ideas.

Etheral shawl, again, coming along nicely.




PI shawl, in basalt heather, started on Saturday evening.


Monster chunk, done in 2 very very fuzzy yarns.

We are all doing the Trousseau, by Carol Felder, Michelle, in Misti Alpaca blue, Kathryn in Misti Alpaca Maroon, and Lindy in Thirteen mile something or other.

Lindy's Rendezvous, was frogged, and for the whole story, you will have to watch. And other than that, that was our week, a bit on the random side, like usual, and let's face it, you would be disappointed if we were all serious and had to weird digressions. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Episode 54: Dino Buddies and Randomness!

Finished objects:
Mum: Zuzu Petals
Lindsay and Kathryn: Basil the Boogie-Woogie Brontosaurus which we have so named Beast and Boris.

Mum: Owl Socks, a brontosaurus, preemie blanket, manahara and a half pie.
Lindsay: Adventure Seeker KAL and the Rendezvous shawl
Kathryn: Triangle Scarf, Preemie blanket, and the ethereal triangle shawl

We have had several people join our Ravelry group this week so if you haven't yet joined head on over here: and join for our discussions!

Comment, give us a star rating, tell us what you like and suggestions on how to improve, let us know you're out there! Happy Knitting!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Episode 53: Knit Picks and Beyond!

Show Notes:



Zuzu Petals, almost done, with one more skein to finish up.

Manohara- extremely modified, with no lace. So it's more of a generous half pi, done in some type of Knit Picks lace yarn.

Ball bag

Dream eating monster, for Racheal who is having nightmares.


Half granny square shawl. Only some edging and embroidery needed.




Rendezvous- lots of work done, especially since it is shrinking!!

Adventure seeker

Basil, the Boogie Woogie Brontosaurus- in Sage green and Sidewalk Baby Bee on size 4's


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Episode 51: Assorted Headgear

I must apologize for my coughing in the beginning of the episode, I thought I had timed it so I could cut it and still keep mum's intro, but it turned out I coughed through it. Sorry! Wips: Mum: Confetti Shawl, Zuzu Petals shawl Lindsay: Adventure Seeker, Rendezvous Shawl Kathryn: Tornved, Shawl Beaded Shawl (no love this week :() FO's: Mum: Baby Socks, Yarn Cake cover, Magrathea! Lindsay:Socks, sorta. Magrathea! (notice a trend?) Kathryn: Magrathea! (yup, all done together!) Friend us on plurk, KatieJo36, Lindyloudoinker, Knitalittle. Join our group on Ravelry, leave a comment on the blog or itunes, let us know you're watching! Happy Knitting!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Episode 50: We're Baaack!!

Show Notes:
Mum- No finished objects

WIP's- socks, a pattern of my own making

Evenstar shawl

Traveling PI, again a pattern of my own making

Cake cover

Kathryn- no finished objects

WIP's-Beaded shawl, almost done.

Lindy- Finished objects a baby blanket, with 2 colors and some lace

A shawlette, with an eyelet pattern on the bottom

WIP's- Socks, plain toe up

Rendezvous shawl

We are all doing the Magrathea  by Martina Behm at the moment as an impromptu KAL, so join us if you like, but there won't be any prizes, just moral support.

And that's it. I know we were supposed to post yesterday, but we ran out of time, so we will try to stick to Wednesday, but I wouldn't count on it. Have a great week!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Slacking Off

Hello again all, it seems we haven't talked for a while, either in a podcast or in the old fashioned blog posts. This last week for both me and Kathryn has been absolutely crazy. I cannot remember the last time that I plurked, or even emailed someone. Terrible I know. But I have not forgotten our faithful readers, and to be honest, I have kinda missed sitting down and tapping a few thoughts into a blog post.

To start with, since the last podcast, I have helped clean and pack a dorm room, with about two times the stuff in mine. I have been dragged all around Kathryn's school for about 10 days, which was actually enjoyable. I went to bed after midnight every night for the past 10 days, which for me is a record. A good amount of knitting has gotten done of which I shall show in the next episode.

But I would have to say one of the main reasons why I/Kathryn haven't podcasted, is that Kathryn graduated last weekend. So I have been to receptions and ceremonies, on top of the packing and cleaning. We fell into bed every night for the last 3-5 days totally exhausted from all of the stuff we had to do, so if we remembered to podcast, I promise they would not have been pretty. Mum flew up to Buffalo on Friday and joined us, and we all stayed with her at a friend's house on Saturday after graduation, which was chaos in itself. We hadn't seen them in a good few years, and all  kids and Mrs. Smith were vying for every free moment of ours. It was a lot of fun, and a nice break, but very tiring.

So, since we are all home, after a very very long day of travel (of which we will expand upon in the next podcast) there will be some changes to the podcast. These I assure you will be temporary, until the end of the summer, and we are all on our way back to our respective campuses. We will post one podcast a week, on Wednesdays, instead of 3 per week. Thanks for your patience and understanding. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Episode 48: Caramel Syrup and Sleep

With all that we have to do today, and the weekend and such, you will just have to tune in to see what we have been up to. It will be entertaining, I promise. 
And as promised, here is the Man from Milwaukee, by Hanson, so our ramblings at the end of the podcast actually makes sense.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Episode 47: Finals week turns my brain to mush

A very short and discombobulated podcast today, sorry guys. You'll see me again on Friday when Lindsay's here. For now, you can try and make sense of the 20 minutes I flapped my lips.
WIP's: Beaded Shawl
Finished Objects: Joe's Scarf. Yay!
Happy Knitting, see you on Friday!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Episode 46 Monday again really

Mondays are really sneaking up on me. So go one post below and find out who we nominated for an award.  Go see yep I mean you.

Liebster Award

This weekend, the coolest thing happened to us! A good friend and fellow blogger of ours, Kristen at the Crafty Quilter's Closet has nominated us for the Liebster award. I had no idea this even existed till Kristen stopped by and told us, so here it is...

The Liebster award is given to blogs with less than 200 followers, and gives you the chance to thank the person that awarded it to you, and pay it forward to 5 other deserving and wonderful bloggers out there.

I have to say, it was had to decide on only 5 deserving people, especially since we have so many bloggin friends out there, but here is who we picked...

1). Suezee, of Suezee Knits.

2). Sadie of Yarnivore

3). Kimberly of Sockbunny Knit and Fit

4). Vicki of Dragonfly Soars

5). Cathrine of Noteable Needlework

So, to our 5 nominees, here is your homework. We did ours, now its your turn...

1. Thank your award presenter on your blog and link back to him/her
2. Copy and paste the award to your blog
3. Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that you think deserve to be recognized.
4. Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Have faith that your followers will spread the love too!

Congratulations to all of the nominees, and Kristen again for her nominations. And as I type, Mum is recording today's episode, so stay tuned!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Episode 45: Self Handicapping

Show Notes:
WIP's: Réallon- past most of the shaping, and is coming along nicely due to a weekend of destressing. It had to get put down because of what happened to my finger. I drew blood and put a hole in it, which is just now almost healed.

Moonlight sonata- not much love aside from a row or two.

Newest project-For once I acted on an impulse and casted this on, it is the Sewanee, in 5th avenue's Toe-rriffic sock yarn in the vineyard colorway. I need a project that wouldn't make my finger too much worse, so this was it, and I needed a straight knitting project anyway, so everyone wins it seems.

FO's- I forgot about the Tolliver baby sweater, so I will post a picture below. It was gifted to my professor last Monday, since the end of the semester was going to be nuts and I wouldn't have had a good time to give it to her. She loved, and so did every ounce of estrogen in the vicinity.
A big thank you to Debknits2 for joining the ravlery group, and an even bigger thanks to both of my KAL buddies from last month, Debcquilts and Elizstitches, for bringing our KAL to victory! You will have to tune in to see who won the pattern! And get your sock yarn ready, my KAL for next month will be sock related!

Have a great weekend everyone, and when we meet again (or when  you see me again) I will be in Buffalo, driving my co-host Kathryn bonkers!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Episode 45-Last week of classes=I'm brain dead

It's the last week of classes-FINALLY! But that means I graduate in 2 weeks, and its the end of our RA staff. Lots of tears accompany goodbyes this week and will continue until I go home, but then I go home!
WIP's: Joe's Scarf, I know I said it last week, but it will get done!
Gaia Sweater: I think this one might be in hibernation until summer since I cannot seem to find the time to work on it.
Beaded Shawl: Coming along nicely!
Have a great week, Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Episode 44 A day late

Suezee knits is the person I was thinking about. Sorry Suezee. I could see your blog and your face your name just slipped this old brain of mine.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Episode 43: Making it Through

Show Notes:
Réallon, still, although lots done on the body.
Moonlight Sonata- Still not much love for the lace. That shall be amended in the near future.

Finished Objects- I finished the baby stuff, but forgot to mention it, so I will mention next week.

My KAL, I have finished. The 3 preemie hats that I made I pulled in all the tags and finished up the tops. Also the hem has been sewn under on my socks, so they are now officially finished.

So, join my KAL, you still have a few days left to get in on the action and on the drawing. And I will boost my lead also, so join join join! You need to be a member of our Ravelry group, and post a picture of your finished project to win, and so we can admire your handiwork before the 1st of May. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Episode 42: Ultimate Question!

7th time uploading the charm? I sure hope so. The semester is wrapping up, so with papers and such I haven't had much time for knitting unfortunately.
WIP's: Joe's Scarf (It will get finished, it really will)
           Gaia Sweater
           Beaded Shawl Have a great week!
Happy Knitting! Leave us a comment-let us know you're watching!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Episode 40: Method Podcasting

Show Notes:
WIP's- Again, the moonlight sonata, with about a repeat done, not very much again, which will be explained later.
Réallon- sleeves are taken off, and am a few rows away from starting the cable shaping.
And my newest project- A baby sweater for baby Tolliver. My French prof. is pregnant, and doesn't know the gender yet, so I am knitting up a sweater in a tweeded red, I love this Sport Weight by Hobby Lobby. If I have time/yarn I will do a hat and some booties. I will be giving it away on Monday, so you won't see the finished project, except for a picture or two maybe.

Finished Objects- None, absolutely none. Like usual I know.

No real future plans, except for finishing my current projects.  Things are going to get rather stressful, so not much knitting in my near future again.

So, join our KAL, join my KAL, the finish up your finishing, and you could win a pattern, and so could I! Join our ravelry groups to get in on the fun!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Episode 39: Allergies!

Sorry for the short episode....I am suffering from Allergies (I think) that are making it hard to talk properly.
No FO's
WIP's: Gaia by Kristen TenDyke
           Joe's Scarf.....still being worked on slow but steady.
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Tears may fall

I am sorry for the sound it went all slow on my but it did clear up so alls well that ends well. Thank you for sticking with me.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Episode 37: Dream Soundtracks

Show Notes:
WIP's- Réallon, neck all finished and am almost done with the raglan increases.
Moonlight sonata- Still not getting alot of love, got about a half repeat done.

No future plans, and only a preemie hat to put in the Fo's column.

So, join our ravelry group, if you don't join the group, you can't win a pattern. So join the group, then join one of KAL's, and you, and the whoever's KAL you join could win also! So have a great weekend, and Mum will see you on Monday!

And, unfortunately embedding was disabled on the video, but here is the link for the video mentioned in the podcast. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Episode 36: Week of Bargain shopping

Not much knitting accomplished this week unfortunately.
FO's: None, sigh.
WIP's: Basketweave patterned scarf that has been in hibernation for a while.
Join us on Ravelry, friend me on Plurk, comment on our blog or itunes as well as a star rating. Happy Knitting!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Episode 34: Goin' Tubular

Show Notes:
Moonlight Sonata- Still no designer, at least that I informed you of. With Ravelry still acting up, all I know is that it is from About a repeat done, so not really setting the knitting world aflame.

Réallon- Got the cabled band done, and am now done picking up the stitches and am working on the neck.

Butterfly Monstrosity- Still getting some work done on it, and it is actually looking like something.

No finished projects, sorry. I have yet to start my KAL, but I will have time for finishing the finishing in a weekish, so no big issue.

So, thank you to both Deb, (decquilts) and Janet (janetclaire) for joining our group. Also join my KAL, you could win a pattern, and so could I! So thanks for watching, and bearing with me. Have a great weekend, and Mum will see you on Monday!

P.S- The episode number is wrong on the video, it is actually 34, like the post says. I guess I am a bit more spacy than I though. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Episode 33:Spring Break!

Sorry about the late upload, movie maker was taking forever, and before that I ran an errand with Katie to the mall.
FO's: KAL A Grey loop, and a prayer shawl (Small Talk Shawl)
Nothin in the works....sorry guys.
Have a great week, and join our Ravelry Group if you haven't already!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Episode 32 I forgot to mention Dawn till Dusk is a knit a long this month

Okay I must have been rushing so I forgot to mention that Dawn till Dusk is my pick for the knit along.  This is Episode 32 not 31 like I had thought.  Oh my sometimes I should just skip a day.  Hope everyone has a great day and a better week.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Episode 31: Sleep, Who Needs It?

Show Notes:

Finished objects- Surprise surprise, nothing finished, unless you consider the search for my new project to be over!

WIP's- Moonlight Sonata- still going, not quickly though, since I really haven't been able to work on it.

My newest project, the Réallon by Marthe Lecapelain. I am doing this one in Dark Denim I Love This Yarn, a pure, unadulterated... Acrylic yarn. Big woop, I know. But it has cables, so it makes it all better.

Butterfly Monstosity- My crosstitch has once again stalled, but not without a great deal of work done on it. It will be picked up soon, just not at the moment.

I am thinking about my April KAL, and it will be up on Ravlery, barring any huge problems (which is likely since my mozilla hates Ravelry now), before the end of March. I think that's it so, have a great weekend if you are watching before the weekend, and Mum will see you on Monday(or you will see her.)!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Episode 30: Growing up is optional, growing up is mandatory, unfortunately

Sorry for the late upload today guys.  I just could not drag myself out of bed today, I have been managing about 3 hours of sleep a night for the past couple of nights and it finally caught up with me I guess.  Plus blip decided that it wanted to upload the episode super slow today.  Well, I guess that could be the dorm internet connection.
Lots of exiting things happened this week, resulting in a very sore me for a few days.
FO's: Picturesque Capelet
WIP's: Small Talk Shawl
Future projects: A Grey Loop, by Helen G. for my KAL for April. Grab your yarn and needles and start it up so I can get a pattern, and you can too! Thanks for watching, Happy Knitting!

This is SkyZone:our staff outing on Saturday that after 2 hours resulted in us being DRENCHED in sweat, but super fun!  Still provided us with the realization that we are not children anymore that can bounce on trampolines for hours on end though :(

Monday, March 26, 2012

Episode 29 Movie maker is harder than it looks

I had forgotten to show you my new wool.  Next Monday I promise to show it to you.  Hey I'm getting the hand of some things and well the others I'm still working on.  Movie maker is not working for me I know it is me. So maybe I have a week to work on working with the program.  Maybe I will have two things for a surprise next Monday.  Okay I will add show notes later I'm off to teach my class.  Have a great day everyone.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Episode 28: Solo Ramblings

Show Notes:

Finished objects- My pair of socks, what yarn and what colorway, I have long forgotten. But they are done, and I must now find a good project for fire drills.

And technically I finished a preemie hat. But that isn't much to celebrate.

WIP's- One and only one knitting project- the Moonlight Sonata shawl, done in the dark purple Alpaca With a Twist fino. I got a good 3 repeats done this week thanks to a stay in the airport and class time.

Most of my time this week has been taken by my butterfly monstrosity. I know I hadn't picked it up in a while and thats why it got almost all the love this week. It is coming along nicely, got a good amount of progress on it, making the landscape actually start to look like a landscape, not just random color blobs.

And thats it for me. Hopefully this goes off without  a hitch, unlike last week! So, have a great weekend, and we will see you again next week (if Mum will decide to podcast that is).

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Episode 27: Fire Drills, Fire inspections and Fun

I made a mistake while saving it, contrary to the intro, this is actually Episode 27. Oops.
We had a fire drill at 7 am, and shortly after the fire inspector came by, hence the title. You will have to see for yourself what the fun was (a telephone was involved ;)).
WIP's: My capelet, which while parts of it were blocking stunk up my room because its alpaca. And caused me paranoid grief during the fire alarm.
Finished Objects: The Pavonis!!!!! Wooohooo, its done, and its gorgeous!
Starting soon, perhaps some scarves with the yarn I got in a package from home and the hitchhiker, which Mum and Lindsay have already finished.
See you all next week, thanks for tuning in! Happy Knitting.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Episode 26: Last of the Guest Stars

Show Notes:


Finished objects- Citron, the smaller size, which works better as a babushka, as we found out.

WIP's- Gwendolen shawl, in the cappuccino colorway of Cherry Tree hill lace weight yarn.


Finished objects- Hitchhiker- by Martina Behm, which was finished on Tuesday for our March Knit a long.

WIP's- One sock done, and another sock ready for the heel to turn.

My newest project, the Moonlight Sonata, by whom I don't know. It is being knit up in the dark grape colorway of Alpaca with a Twist's fino yarn.

And as for the rest, you shall have to watch and see. If I had remembered the original title for this episode the title would have been different, but it escaped me until it was too late, so the title won't be unconventional headwear, instead it is last of the guest stars. So with that I shall leave you. Have a great weekend and Mum/Knitalittle will see you on Monday. After issues with blip last night, here is the latest episode, a bit late, I know. Later than I though when I wrote this as it turns out.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Episode 25: Happy Pi Day! (AKA, I have no title because it was a blah week.)

Its PI day everyone!!!! This week was kinda uneventful, ad instead of that lovely free time being filled with lots of knitting it was unfortunately filled with mounds of homework.
UFO's: Pavie, almost done though! I'm thinking based on my yarn this is going to have to be my last repeat!
I started the Picturesque cape from Jane Austen knits out of Baby Alpaca, for which I shopped for this weekend. Yarn is absolutely gorgeous, watch to take a look for it! Have a great week, be sure to check us out on Itunes and Ravelry :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Episode 24: Kids, Dogs, and Podcasting

Show Notes to come tomorrow, I am tired, sorry guys.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Episode 23: Dueling Random

Show Notes:


WIPs- Tangled yoke cardigan, so close, and yet so far. Story of most cardis that aren't all one piece it seems.

Citron- Coming along nicely, now that is has a home all designated.

Me, Lindy-

WIPS- socks, with the airport, I got the heel starting to turn, and should be done relatively soon, hopefully, then I can do the other.

Pavonis- Almost done too, I have to frog a quarter of a row then bind off since my yarn has started to shrink, drastically.

Hitchhiker, by Martina Behm- Both of us will be doing this since we both want to, and when we get with our other 3rd we will see if it will be a knit a long, maybe not, maybe, we don't know. So of you want to knit it along with us, then berate Kathyrn's ravelry mail or with comments to strong arm her into doing it. The yearn we were going to do it in has changed since we recorded, so we will update you all when we cast Monday's pod.

Well, we hope you all have enjoyed us in our jammies, it did go a bit long, and we hope, not promise it will go a bit more succinctly on Monday, but don't hold your breath. Until then, have a great weekend, and I and Knitalittle will see you again on Monday!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Episode 22: Knitting > (school) books

Sorry for the delay in uploading, Blip wasn't being nice to me. It kept rejecting the file so I had to convert it to a different format.
 Finished Objects: Evelyn's sweater! Now I don't feel guilty working on other projects.
 WIP's: Pavonis....slow but steady!
Future projects: a shawl that I'm blanking on the name right now, and the caplet from Jane Austen Knits for Spring Fling later this month.
Be sure to join our ravelry group and our discussions! Thanks for watching!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Episode 20: Martian Karaoke

Show Notes:

WIP's- Socks, still. A few rows done, but not many. It is officially going in my school bag so it actually gets some love this coming week.

That brings me to good ole Pavvie. We are down a pavonis with Mum winding it back up and leaving the rest of us high and dry, but mine is still going nicely. I only got a glorified few rows done, but it is going on the plane with me on Thursday, so I should get some good pavvie time then. Until then it is now on my desk.

Finished object- For once I have something to put here!! I finished Plucky, on Tuesday morning, which I can say was a really nice feeling. It was starting to enamor itself with me, and I was slightly reluctant to cast off the final sleeve. But it looks really nice on, so I guess it was worth it.  

Other than that, nothing much else to report, except some rather unexpected events. So until next week, have a nice weekend, and Mum will see you on Monday.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Episode 19: Small Victories can overshadow hectic nights

 I made a mistake in recording! Lindsay podcasts on Friday, not Wednesday. My brain is shot, so don't blame me, blame all the residents that decided to cause trouble last night.
WIP's: The pavonis has been extended into March. Let us see your progress on our Ravelry group. Evelyn's sweater has gotten a good amount of work done on it at the expense of my pavonis. I should have it done by the end of the week though.
Finished objects: My socks :)
Thank you to Enid for following our blog!
Update since recording.  There was another fire drill.  If I had pushed back my recording a half hour you would have witnessed a jump of fright from me in the middle of the podcast!

Friday, February 24, 2012

In relation to Lindsay's post

For those of you who do not know who S club 7 is, here is a link to one of there songs, (Enjoy the 90s fashion and dancing) the one that Lindsay was trying to play through the podcast. So now you can picture Lindsay and I about 10 years younger on the back of a bed jamming out with the bedposts as "microphones" to S club 7 and Celine Dion. Our renditions of Immortality, My heart will go on and Us were gems. I'm sure mum would agree!

Episode 17: No Notes Required!

Show Notes:
I am really hoping this works, since blip is being a pain to work with today. If not give me a shout on Plurk or as a comment, and I will see what I can do.


Plucky- Body is done, and the sleeves are picked up. Not much done on them, even though the body was done early Monday morning.

Socks- They got a good few rows done on them since microwaves are such complicated pieces of machinery and its no big deal to set the alarm off and stick everyone outside at the most inopportune times.

Pavvie- Rows are getting longer, so progress gets slower, making this weeks total a repeat, ish. I know not much.

Butterfly Monstrosity- Not much progress, but it is going nicely.

No finished objects, and not much/anything on the horizon.

That's it for me I think, so have a great weekend, and Mum'll see you on Monday.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Episode 16: The busy RAs need a new toaster so we don't set things on fire

WIP's: the other ones from past podcasts that I didn't show because they have had 0 progress made on them :(. My pavonis (or pavie as lindsay as decided to name it) has grown by 2 repeats. I am currently on repeat 6! We may be extending it to March, we'll see.
Completed projects: a fleece snuggle!!!!! We are on itunes,on plurk (i'm katiejo36) and we have a ravelry group, so be sure to check us out there. If you like what you see, boost our ego and comment. If you don't, don't bother. Nope, just kidding, let us know what we can fix! We love comments.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Episode 14: Brain Putty

Show Notes:
Shout outs and Thank You's-
Sadie/BlueRuin- Thank you for both joining our group as well as the Hitchhiker, which will be Mum and I's spring break project. She can be see podcasting here... She is yarnivore.

Mum/Knitalittle- for all the great birthday goodies, yarn, needles, notions and such.

Lois/Knittingsmybag- Thank you so much for the bag and assorted goodies. I love the stitch markers as well as the lotion.

Bets/elizstitches- Thanks for joining the blog! I know you joined a while ago, but some people forgot to mention you.

Works in Progress-
Lots and lots of work done on Plucky- a good 6ish inches. I now only have 4 ish inches left to go. Woop Woop.

Pavonis- Not much done on pavvie since I have had exams and such, making class knitting rather scarce this week. But I did manage a good repeat. So not too bad.

As promised, pictures of my woe befallen door. I am asking maintenance what I can do about this because I don't want to loose my deposit for their stupidity.

So with that I shall leave you guys, long post this time, sorry 'bout that. If you are missing me in the middle of the week, I am on Plurk as Lindy, and Rav as knittingdoink, so drop me a line if you want, I love hearing from you guys. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend. I don't have class on Sat. so I will be!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Episode 13-Happy Half Priced Chocolate Day!

Time to hit those shops, every girls dream in the shops chocolate! How was everyone's Valentine's day? Hope it was filled with lots of sweets and chocolate. Pavonis has had its regular 1 1/2 repeats added onto it, Evelyn's sweater has been worked on-a total of 3 increases made on it. Other than that it was a normal college week filled with school work that unfortunately took precedence over my yarn adventures :( Why do I have to be a studious college student? I'd get soooooo much more crafting done!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Episode 12 My baby wears boxing gloves

I am having troubles with getting my episode to upload so I'm adding a link to the pod cast sorry folks long day long night just crossing my fingers I can get it to you some way some how.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Episode 11: Rainboots and Random Ramblings

Show Notes:
Socks- thanks to the fire drills I got a few rows done, but don't expect those needles to burst into flames, they are probably just going to poke along.

Butterfly Monstrosity-  aka my cross stitch has been going well, even with my over site.

Pavonis- 1 1/2 repeats done, not that much, but if you factor in the cancellation of a class and my cross stitch being my favorite this week, its understandable.

Plucky- Going well, it has reentered my favor. I am about 2 inches away from being half done with the body, finally.

No finished projects this time guys, sorry. Or future projects for that matter.

Some random ramblings and such. And that is it for this weeks episode from me. So until Monday when Knitalittle casts her pod, Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Episode 10-Exciting week filled with new discoveries!

Hey guys! I have a new hobby, but you have to watch to find out what it is! Lots of progress has been made on the pavonis, despite all the work that had piled up during the week. Be sure to join our ravelry group to share your triumphs or frustrations (or both, I've found that my mood can change so quickly from row to row on this shawl!) Thanks to all our new members for tuning in! We are now on iTunes if you prefer to watch us there or download us and take us with you.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Episode 8: Humidity, the Bane of My Existance

Show Notes:
Works in progress:
Plucky- (see my rav page) 2-3 inches done, it is winning back my affection, very very slowly.
Pavonis- Going along swimmingly, 2 repeats done this week, and am still loving it. I can do that just about anywhere, I don't see where mum's problems are.

Another cross stitch, see catch up with a camera for a picture.
Yet more plain toe up socks

A cross stitch that you will see when it makes its way to the intended person.

Shout outs:
My only shout out is to paletpc@gmail who just started following our group, so welcome and thanks!

There is a thread for you to show off your WIP's as well as a thread for your pavinis pleasure, whether to ask for help, show of triumphs and successes or ask for a tissue, were there for ya, probably because we have been there ourselves.

Have a great weekend everyone and Mum will see you on the flip side. As a side note, where did that phrase come from, is it derived from the days of vinyl when a single had another song on the other side? Or somewhere else? If you know, feel free to enlighten! If not, ignore my random side note.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Episode 7-Very little progress made :(

Hey guys! Welcome to episode 7! Can you believe it's February already??? Not much progress has been made on any of my projects unfortunately. This week I will aim to change that! Join us on our Ravelry group to talk about what you are making, or ask any questions about the pavonis. Shout outs: Thank you so much yarnivore for the shout out, we appreciate your views! Welcome EmilyK3661 and PhotoKitty to our ravelry page, sorry you didn't get a proper shout out in the episode. This is what I get for making show notes 5 minutes right before the podcast. And thank you to KnitReadSleep and Kelly McCullough for joining our blog. Thanks for tuning in!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Episode 5: Rather Random and Hard to Title

Show Notes: 

Shout Outs- To our recent group joiners, Knitsinpublic (she has her own podcast, knitsinpublic.blogspot) and Pepperboy, welcome, glad to have you with us.

I forgot to mention our newest two followers, Sarah and Arletha, so welcome to you guys too. Arletha is busyhappyknitter on ravelry and her site is bluejayknitter.blogspot. 

WIP's- A Very Plucky Cardigan by Kate Hiester, done in I Love This Yarn, soft grey, by Hobby Lobby Pavonis shawl, this month's knitalong, by Särmä, in Alpaca with a twist fino, from Mayaluna yarns, our lys.

No finished items guys sorry. 

Note to our loyal viewers- I know that this is a rather early time to post my podcast, and just know that this will most likely not be normal. When I have more things going on, posting might get pushed back a bit. So enjoy it while it lasts! 

Nothing more to report,so have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Episode 4-Back to the monotony-not!

Show notes: Hey everyone! I've finally settled into a routine, so this week was not crazy at all. Yeah right, only in a dream world! I haven't started any new projects so there aren't any links to provide. As always, you can find us on Ravelry where you can also find the link and helpful advice on the Pavonis, our knitalong shawl that I've finally got the hang of!!!!  Thank you to BusyHappyKnitter for hopping on board our Ravelry group and watching our podcast.
Works in Progress: Yellow crocheted shawl, Red/Maroon frilly scarf, Pavonis, Evelyn's sweater, Amanda's legwarmers, and my socks.
I also apologize for the late upload.  It would have been up sooner, but as I explain in the podcast, our internet has been soooooooooooooooooo slow.  So bear with me until I find a time to upload over the next couple of weeks when it will upload at a reasonable pace.
Happy knitting, thanks for watching!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ever have one of those days.... yep I'm having one.  You should be seeing a pod cast.  Yes my smiling face but instead these word are filling up the screen.  Yes my camera came, and I raced to install everything.  It worked oh I was home free.   Famous last words.  Set everything up to pod cast and no sound.  So I'm going to be talking to tech support people for most of the day.  Why oh why oh why can I never have a device that I plug in and go, oh wait I did and still no pod cast.  Well I thought I would show you what I've been working on so you do know I'm knitting and finishing and casting on.  If I can get the sound problem solved and do a podcast tomorrow I'll be happy to do such a thing.  Knowing me and my dismal ability to work well with technology don't hold your breath.

 Okay I'm having to much fun knitting socks.  The blue pair are really nice and war.  A bit big really don't know what I did but next pair will be better.  Lindsay this is the new wool that I got in the mail.  Yours came two.... now do you want me to send it to you at school?
 Okay I got caught.  I knit up things I need and for the most part don't worry about writing down the pattern.  Well a young knitter fell in love with a purple bag much like this one and asked for the pattern.  Hummmm should have taken better notes.  I had to knit up this bag to write down the pattern.  What we don't do the help fellow knitters.
 Oh I like this shawl much better since I blocked it.  Liked it so much I cast on another just like it but in a sock weight yarn.  Hope it turns out as nice.
 This is the prayer shawl I gave to a friend with breast cancer.  I just wanted her to know we are all thinking about her and supporting her.  Sharon you can beat this thing.
Snuggles boy have I been knitting snuggles and plan on sewing and crocheting some up.  Good thing we have until the end of Feb.  Hey if you haven't knit up a snuggle why not.  They really help and once you start they are hard to stop.

Okay keep your fingers crossed that I can get the sound to work on my camera and I will post soon.  If I can't well Kathryn will be pod casting Wed. and Lindsay Fri.  Ta Ta for now.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Episode 3: Wild and Wacky Week.

Show Notes: My notes will be in a different order than the podcast. Since this format makes a whole lot more sense than when I was recording. Lesson- never record an hour before bed! Since it kinda turned out a bit scatterbrained. Shout outs: 1to1 on ravelry, Carla- Thanks for the mention on! Welcome to the group, its nice to have you here. Kristin/craftyquilter- Thanks for the support, and the views. Great quilter, if you ever need anything done, Kristin's your quilter! Thanks! Works in progress- A very plucky cardigan by Kate Hiester Pavonis by Saermae on Rav. I didn't know if blip would like the Finnish spelling of her name, Sorry Saermae, but love love the design! Few bits of business: Join our Rav group! We have the thread for the knitalong up, and would love you to stop by and say hi and give us your opinions and feedback. See ya there! And that's it, thanks for watching!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Quick Photo Post

Hey guys, ahead of my podcasting tonight for upload for tomorrow, if you can follow that, I am posting some pictures. It is much easier to 'slurp' the photos from a blog url than to upload directly, if that makes sense. For some reason rav doesn't want to talk to my computer, its giving it the silent treatment.

Pavonis progress

Christmas Socks, finished

Alright, when roomie is in class this evening I will be taping, and then post on Friday.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Episode 2: Back to the grind!

I rambled a bit during the first part of this, sorry about that, i'd like this mostly to be about knitting, so as I progress I am sure that it will be more and more about both knitting and crocheting.  I forgot to mention my crocheted shawl as a WIP, so I will be sure to mention it next week.  Look for Lindsay's update on Friday, and be sure to check out our Ravelry group.  Happy knitting and crocheting!
Oh, I forgot, Mum had trouble with her webcam so she couldn't podcast on Monday.  She has to get a new one before she can podcast again.....but good news, its on its way!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Podcast!!!!- Episode 1

So we have decided to amp up our blog by adding a podcast!!!!  We recorded this podcast, after several attempts, but realized that we didn't quite know how to upload the video.  Sort of jumped the gun there.  Therefore, this video is a little out of date, I flew back on Thursday (not tomorrow like I say) and Lindsay flew back yesterday at school.  We would have recorded a more up to date one, but we felt you guys should see us together as a group before we start doing our individual ones, but with both Lindsay and I at school already, that proves difficult.  So for the next four months you will have our individual podcasts to look forward to! (or not, we're not sure.) Also, sorry for the randomness of this episode-its our very first podcasting experience. It will get better as time goes on.  Oh......and we need to work on our volume, so either use headphones.....or hope that you have really good speakers! Sorry about that, we'll get better!

Show notes:

Ravelry Group is up, check it out!

Some random endorsements
Desert Rustic Kitchen for burritos and Papas locas.
Mayaluna yarns- Barbara is wonderful and has beautiful yarns!
Hanson- Shout it Out Album, and anything else done by them, great great band.

Projects on the needles:
Knitalittle-Pavonis  this will be our knitalong, Kathryn and I am also working on this
Sock, footies, you decide

Kathyrn- Pavonis
Crocheted shawl
A sock

Lindy- Sock, first sock

Finished Objects-
Kathryn- Traveling woman's shawl

Knitalittle- Snuggles see yarnivore 
Pair of socks on sock blockers
Shawl- improvised pattern, fern lace derivative, un blocked

Lindy- 2 preemie hats, other past projects in past posts.

Future Projets-
Kathyrn- Scarves

Knitalittle- none mentioned

Lindy- another sock, a shawl, check my queue for more info

Lots of random conversation and other stuff. Contact us, we like it.

Sorry the show notes appeared before the video. I/we will work on that. Thanks for watching!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Landing Like A Stone

It has been such an eventful day. From the airport to taxis to textbooks I am so glad this day only happens once a semester. The good news is I have had a lot of knitting time, from The Song Remains The Same last night to the airport I have managed to snag a good amount of stitches.

So, to the beginning of the day. The morning went well, not forgetting anything and getting to the gate with about an hour to spare. The TSA probably thought I wasn't a big threat and decided not to even bother actually looking at my id which made things go faster. Boarding went well even with a B boarding group ticket. Of which I was lucky to get after I totally forgot to check in, and only remembered after almost 12 hours had elapsed. The flight attendants were nice and LOVED Pavonis, so that made the beginning of the flight nice. Where it started to get hairy was when we got a bit of turbulence and then we landed. I think that a stone falling at terminal velocity would have had a softer landing. Then as we were taxing to the gate the landing gear screamed louder than a pep rally. And at select parts throughout the flight the plane would start to make sounds rather akin to the electric screwdriver, except louder and much more unnerving.

So after that harrowing experience, I thought that the taxi ride to the dorms would be a piece of cake, I mean how bad can one day of travel get? I was wrong. My driver was a real creeper. He smelled really funny, and had no clue where we were going. Thank goodness for GPS. I never thought I could be more grateful to see the image of the 40 year old Moody Towers rising up in front of me. It would have helped if Garmin would have taken a more well known route, that way I could help guide the driver in, but in all honesty I don't think it would have helped much. I really don't think the elevator went all the way to the top. But, again, glass half full being that he stopped in a parking lot to punch in the address into the GPS.

Now we get to the part of the post where my day once again brightens. So my second task for the day was to get the rest of my books. I needed three more, I knew what I needed, I just needed to find them. One of them I knew I needed new, but the other 2 I could, and should buy used. So I walked into the campus bookstore and totally struck out. I was expecting that so I wasn't too surprised. And one of the books was sold out, so no purchases there. So I walked down the street to Textbook Brokers. I knew that they got much more used books, since they buy back for more money. I get up to the desk and ask for a used research methods book and totally struck out, it was still cheaper new though. Geology, used book with my name on it. Family studies, have to buy new, no surprise there. So being ever concerned with the price and not just whipping out the charge card, I was able to get the clerk to knock ten bucks off the geol book and, get this, guarantee that if I sell the methods book back, they will give me half back. Without that guarantee I would have been lucky to get a $20 back on a $126 book. So I thought that was pretty sweet. But wait, it gets better. As I was deliberating, the guy behind me asks if I was taking geology, seeing the book in my stack, and I answered yes, 1333. So he offers me his. The clerk at this point was really nice and buts in asking what he was asking for it, and this is the best part, he says nothing, completely and absolutely free. I could have been knocked down by a feather. I met him in the lobby of his building, he gave me the book and a few pointers on the class, and I walked out with more than a hundred dollars in my pocket.

So, knitting wise, I have now finished a pair of socks. Which came with it's own panic. I was in the middle of the bind off when I had to board, so shoving it in my backpack, I board and pull it back out along with the shawl before shoving the backpack in the overhead bin. Well what I didn't realize was that when the sock came back out, I left one of the needles in my backpack. So I finish the bind off, figuring that the needle was in the backpack. So during takeoff I finish binding out and shove it into the seat pocket. Then once we landed, I grabbed my backpack and I drop one of the needles into the bottom of the pocket. Fishing in the seat back pocket with a backpack on your lap, computer bag at your feet and two people next to you getting rather anxious to go creates a bit of a problem. Naturally I can't find it, and give up, resigning myself to a set of 3 size 2 needles when I see one on the floor. And instead of being glad and racing off the plane a happy knitter, my mind jumps to the conclusion that due to the position on the floor it was the needle that was left in the backpack. So I resist the urge to tear my backpack apart searching to find out and wait till I get back to the dorm to frantically search. And guess what? Murphy showed up and the last needle was all the way in the bottom.

The shawl got a good amount of work done on it though. I good half a repeat was finished, and with lace in turbulence, I find that good progress. Pictures will be coming soon, I promise, I kinda want to go to bed now, so they will have to wait.

A lot of re-moving in got done today, which is a feat since this was the stuff that came off the plane, not including the stuff in bins and on shelves in the closet. So tomorrow will be filled with tinkering. Move this, rearrange that, reorganize, and such. So have a nice long weekend everyone, and I'll see ya on the flipside.