Episode 9: I Can Speak, Really I Can!!

Happy Birthday to my bestie Bente arcticcrafts65 over in Norway, tomorrow is the day so I wish it to you a day early!!

Jumped off my needles: FOs (Finished Objects)

ZigZag Shawl by Marsha Ibuki FairyLittle out of West Coast Colour DK base Fits of Giggles Too in the colourway Rainforest on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Needle to needle: Wips (Works in Progress)

Heel To Do Si Do by Kay Litton thecrazysocklady knit out of TurtlePurl Yarn in The Brew colourway on size 2.25 mm (US 1) needles. I am knitting this as part of the Halloween along that Shella TheBattyKnitter is having over on her podcast.

Cross Stitch pot holders, no pattern being used, knit out of HandyCrafter Cotton on a size 5mm hook, these are for a retiring colleague

The Blues Socks Toe Up Socks with a Difference by Wendy D Johnson out of Knit Picks Felici in the Baker Street colourway on size 2.5 mm (US 1.5) needles.

Jamie’s Shawl by cozyupknits out of Cascade Yarns SW Merino in the Chive colourway on size 5 mm (US 8) needles.

In the stash drawer: Acquisitions (Stash)

Woolswap package from Rachel from Nanaimo BC Canada

Turtle Purl yarns in 7 colourways

Serenity
BeeKeeper
Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spok
Trenchcoat
Mistletoe Kisses
Bewitching
Save a Horse

Etsy Handmade event
Chalkboard Chique, amazing product and very excited to put it to use.

Podcasts mentioned:

Arctic Crafts Podcast with Bente arcticcrafts65
The Crazy Sock Lady Podcast with Kay thecrazysocklady
The Batty Knitter Podcast with Shella TheBattyKnitter
Cozy Up Knits Podcast with Jamie, Katie, Krissy and Sarah cozyupknits

Thank you for watching, until next time!!
May the skein never be tangled, and the needles always nearby!

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Episode 8: I Finished a Thing!!

Jumped off my needles: FOs (Finished Objects)

Test Knit – Noni by Megan Nodecker knitpipandpin out of Night Owl Fibers Basic Sock in the Poison Apple colourway on size 3.75 mm (US 5) needles.

Needle to needle: Wips (Works in Progress)

Test Knit – Cabled and Bobbled by Janine McCarty knit out of Road to China Light from The Fibre Co. In colourway Hematite on size 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.

Zig Zag Shawl by Marsha Ibuki fairlylittle out of West Coast Colour DK base Fits of Giggles Too in the colourway Rainforest on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Heel To Do Si Do by Kay Litton knit out of TurtlePurl yarn in The Brew colourway on size 2.25 mm (US 1) needles.
I am knitting this as part of the Halloween along that Shella thebattyknitter is having over on her podcast.

In the stash drawer: Acquisitions

Arctic Crafts DK in Guacamole colourway

Arctic Crafts Sock Set Merino Strong Fine no colourway

Jesabelle B Bag and leather stitch markers

The Fibre Co Road to China Light in the Hematite colourway

Podcasts mentioned:

Arctic Crafts Podcast with Bente arcticcrafts65
Yarn and Ewe Podcast with Janine yarnandewegirl
The Crazy Sock Lady Podcast with Kay thecrazysocklady
The Batty Knitter Podcast with Shella TheBattyKnitter
Cozy Up Knits Podcast with Jamie, Katie, Krissy and Sarah cozyupknits

Shops mentioned:

The Tangled Stitch Shop
Arctic Crafts by Bente
Jesabelle B
Night Owl Fibers
The Fibre Co.

Thank you for watching, until next time!!
May the skein never be tangled, and the needles always nearby!

Episode 7: I’m Back and 7 Is My Lucky Number

Please note if you are wearing headphones there is a bit of noise from the overhead fan, will remember to turn off next time!!

Here it is for your viewing pleasure!

Introduction:

Welcome back to returning viewers and welcome to any new viewers.

Thank you all for your patience over the last 8 months as I dealt with life events good and bad.
Click here for the update I posted in my group on Ravelry.

I am finally at a place where I feel ok everyday and ready to jump back into podcasting.

Jumped off my needles: FOs (Finished Objects)

Togetherness Cowl by Mary Keena, knit out of Arctic Crafts Fine Merino DK in the Antique Gold colourway on size 4 mm (US 6) needles.

Needle to needle: Wips (Works in Progress)

Test Knit – Noni by Megan Nodecker (a.k.a. PipandPin) out of Night Owl Fibers Basic Sock in the Poison Apple colourway on size 3.75 mm (US 5) needles.

Zig Zag Shawl by Marsha Ibuki (fairlylittle) out of West Coast Colour DK base Fits of Giggles Too in the colourway Rainforest on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Besties For Life Shawl by Cozyupknits out of Arctic Crafts Merino Strong Fine on size 4.0 mm (US 6) needles.

The Blues Socks Basic Ribbed Sock by Kate Atherly with Toe Up Socks with a Difference by Wendy D. Johnson out of Knit Picks Felici in the Baker Street colourway on size 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.

In the stash drawer: Acquisitions

Arctic Crafts
-DK in Virginia Tobacco
-Mini Sock set in True Rainbow
-BFL yarn set for the Besties For Life Shawl by Cozyupknits

Comfy Cozy Knits She also has patterns on Ravelry under comfycozyknits
-Fusion
-Harverst

In Other News:

Knit City 2019, Shella TheBattyKnitter and I will be attending and I will be staying with Marsha FairyLittle, her sister Scilla and Laura again.
If you see me, I will have pins so please say hi!

Over in other podcaster news The Batty Knitter podcast group, my friend Shella has created a group for her podcast and is hosting a Halloween Make-a-Long

Shop News:

My shop is not closed for the foreseeable future due to all the changes to Etsy.
If you are interested in bags or stitch markers, pm me here or on Instagram and we can work together.

I will be posting over on Instagram some of my personal project bags stash and stash yarn

Thank you for watching, until next time!!

May the skein never be tangled, and the needles always nearby!

Update from The Tangled SkeinCA

Hello everyone,

Life has been all over the place since last fall with many things happening both happy and sad.

I have been present on IG mostly and still knitting away, slow but knitting none the less.

My father passed away on Oct 31st and life has just not been the same all while still dealing with my father in laws estate who passed in March 2018.

We bought a house and moved in March and this was unplanned.

We went on a Knitting cruise for my 50th birthday celebration (June 5th) It was a Mediterranean cruise that hubby organized for me with Craft Cruises. It was an amazing time, bitter sweet since my father was so excited for me to go and hear all about it. It was the perfect temperature, we left for Rome end of April and spent 3 days in the city exploring. We embarked on the boat on April 29th and had an amazing time with an amazing group of knitters.

-We visited Rome, Katakolon visit Olympia where the Olympic Games began
-Watch the sunset overlooking the Acropolis and the Parthenon.
-Shop for gorgeous luxury yarn in Athens, the oldest family run yarn shop in the Mediterranean operating since 1935, as well as a few other stores.
-Mykonos, which was stunning, and walked the medieval Street of the Knights in Rhodes and toured the castle-like Palace of the Grand Masters
-We were supposed to stop in Santorini but due to bad weather and winds we could not and the captain brought us the Crete.
-Then the last stop Naples, tour the ancient city of Pompeii. And the last thing we did was eat pizza in an amazing little place in the town before heading home.

And the fun did not stop there, we still had our old house to finish renovations and get ready for sale which we put on the market on July 19th and it sold in 48 hrs (we sign the final paperwork tomorrow).

And the final piece is my father in laws house has been on the market in BC since March 2018 and finally has had an offer and we are waiting on news for next steps on that. If all goes well my brother in law will sign those papers next week.

So as you can see, it has been busy trying to juggle everything but it is finally coming to an end.

I hope to see you all soon and look forward to catching up!!

Episode 6: Slow Return

 

Jumped off my needles: FOs (Finished Objects)

Brimmer by Katt Walker out of Cascade 220 Superwash Merino in the Blue Indigo (52) colourway on size 6.0 mm (US 10) needles.

Barn Raising Quilt by Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown, 2 squares completed with miscellaneous fingering scraps of 20g on size 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.

Needle to needle: Wips (Works in Progress)

Test knit Hopcott by Chrissy Graham Designs out of Miss Babs Yowza in the Biker Chick colourway on size 5.00 mm (US 8) needles.

ZigZag Shawl by Marsha Ibuki (fairlylittle) out of West Coast Colour DK base Fits of Giggles Too in the colourway Rainforest on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Lumberjack by Marzena Kołaczek out of Valley Yarns Superwash DK in Light Grey on size 3.5 and 4.0 mm (US 4-6) needles.

The Throwback by Andrea Mowry out of Cascade Superwash colourways 817 Aran, 1946 Silver Grey, Deep Jungle and 893 Ruby knit on size 5.0 mm (US 8) and 5.5 mm (US 9) needles.

In the stash drawer: Acquisitions

Gingersnapthat shawl kit for the upcoming Cozy Up Knits January KAL Zest Fingering in Avocado, Avocado Toast and Moss. Go check out her shop there are these kits and so so much more like bags, pins.

Gingersnapthat shawl kit for Cozy Up Knits Snap That Wrap, Zest Fingering in Chesnut, Prickly Pear, Golden Pear.

The Tangled Stitch Shop who is Handskeepingbusy on Instagram. I bought a bag and notions pouch and she sent along one for you.

Allison Barn Yarns mini skein kit from her Struggle and Strength yarn colourway line.
Basic Sock Base: 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon – 25 grams / 92 yards per mini, 125 grams/460 yards and she sent along one for you.

Green Where There is No Struggle There is no Strength
Purple Asking for Help is NOT a Sign of Weakness
Blue Self Care is NOT Selfish
Gold Its OK to NOT be OK
Burgundy More People Love You Than You Will Ever Know

Events: KAL

Holiday Gift KAL

Dawn of Crafty Momma Designz and I are hosting our first annual KAL

Knit a gift to enter, as many as you want and post in both FO threads. It runs until December 20th rules are in both of our threads.

Rules

Must be a member of the group
WIPs welcome but not more than 50% done
Post for each finished FO, in both groups
No chatter in the FO thread

Wallet Savers: Coupon Codes Ongoing coupon code in my shop for 15% off, use TTS15 at checkout.

Shop will be but on vacation mode as of December 1st.

Thank you for watching, until next time, happy knitting and don’t drop your stitches!!

Episode 5.5: We were on Fire!!

Hope you all enjoy the first episode with  VenomousFlower Melinda of rhyFlowerknits and I, we had a lot of fun!!

Jumped off the needles: FOs

Summit Shawl Test Knit for RowsomKnits out of Fisherman’s wool in brown and cream, Cascade in green on size 5 mm (US 8) needles.

Falls Church Cowl by Taiga Hilliard Designs out of my hand dyed 10 colour mini set,
Schachenmayr Regia 4-fädig 4-Ply Solids & Mouline in charcoal on size 4 mm (US 6) needles.

Needle to needle: Wips

Twinke Twinkle Blanket by Helen Stewart out of Woolike in Lavender on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Zig Zag Shawl by Marsha Ibuki (fairlylittle) out of West Coast Colour DK base Fits of Giggles Too in the colourway Rainforest on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

The Weekender by Andrea Mowry out of Wildwood Yarn Webster in colourway 179 medium grey on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

In the stash drawer: Acquisitions

Turtle Purl Striped Turtle Toes in the The Brew colourway.

Gingersnapthat put a side a sweater quantity of her Lux DK base for me to make A faded Cardi and I absolutely am in love and cannot wait to knit this.

Aspen, grey 3 skeins, Sage, green 2 skeins
Woodland darker green 2 skeins, Stardust, lighter green 2 skeins

West Coast Colour, got the yarn for the Zig Zag Shawl in DK base Fits of Giggles Too and the colourway Rainforest, 6 for the shawl and an extra two for matching hat and fingerless gloves.

Burning Impressions made me custom sock blockers with logo and added a bonus of Soxyzz, I bought the yarn gauge piece.

Happy knitting and don’t drop your stitches!!

Episode 5 – Yarn, Knit City, Friends and more Yarn!!

Hello everyone, hope you enjoy the episode.

Jumped off the needles: FOs

Summit Test Knit for RowsomKnits out of Fisherman’s wool in brown and cream, Cascade in green on size 5 mm (US 8) needles.

Falls Church Cowl by Taiga Hilliard Designs out of my hand dyed 10 colour mini set,
Schachenmayr Regia 4-fädig 4-Ply Solids & Mouline in charcoal on size 4 mm (US 6) needles.

Needle to needle: Wips*

Deadpool Socks out of Fresh from the Cauldron in the Deadpool colourway on size 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.

Twinkle Twinkle Blanket by Helen Stewart out of Woolike in Lavender on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

ZigZag Shawl by Marsha Ibuki (fairlylittle) out of West Coast Colour DK base Fits of Giggles Too in the colourway Rainforest on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Jumping on the needles:

Test knit Little Red Pullover by Knitting Expat Designs (Mina Philipp)out of Loops & Threads Woolike in the Lavendar colourway to match the blanket.
About to cast on for my swatch.

In the stash drawer: Acquisitions

Knit City Haul

Frog Peak Creations I got to meet Monique, she noticed me as I was wandering the arena. She gave me a bag for a giveaway and I had to chose the one I did because I laughed so hard when I saw it.

Nekozuki Knits, was able to chat with Katie a bit, her booth was beyond beautiful, she gave me 2 notions pouches to giveaway.

Gingersnapthat put a side a sweater quantity of her Lux DK base for me to make A faded Cardi and I absolutely am in love and cannot wait to knit this.

Aspen, grey 3 skeins, Sage, green 2 skeins
Woodland darker green 2 skeins, Stardust, lighter green 2 skeins

I had also place an order prior to Knit City of 2 half skeins of yarn and progress keepers. Sly Fox and Suit and Tie will both be either shortie socks or added as accents to other project.s

West Coast Colour, got the yarn for the Zig Zag Shawl in DK base Fits of Giggles Too and the colourway Rainforest, 6 for the shawl and an extra two for matching hat and fingerless gloves.

Knit City colourway from Lichen and Lace in the Myrtle, was so happy to snag it as I have never knit with this yarn.

Burning Impressions made me custom sock blockers with logo and added a bonus of Soxyzz, I bought the yarn gauge piece.

Before Knit City

Turtle Purl Striped Turtle Toes in the The Brew colourway.

CraftyMommaDesignz aka Candy Coated Yarn, I did a swap for a bag kit and she sent these two but I am having a hard time choosing the one I want and had asked her to choose. But first world problems, she sent two and one is for you guys.

So in the comments on YouTube, tell me which one you would prefer, but remember I have the skein in the Boo colorway for you guys as well.

Yarn Vibes from Ireland sent me 2 skeins of their sport weight yarn in the Crab Apple colouray and I am dying to cast something on with it. They even sent along a tote bag, love it.

Norway stash from my good friend Bente, arcticcrafts65 she sent me 2 skeins of Nordlys in greys and my daughter has laid claim as you saw in wips.

Boss Lady Yarn Co. September Door colourway with a matching mini skein.

Yarn and Ewe, Janine sent me to skeins of yarn to play with and design something.
There are two bases Alternative Sock in the Green Goblin colourway and Classical in the Flicker colourway.

Bayou City Yarn Co. Anji Sock base in the colourway The Glowing Sea.

Designer madness: A few things on the drawing board, will let you know soon.

Wallet savers: Coupon Codes

Ongoing coupon code in my shop for 15% off, use TTS15 at checkout.