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!!

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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.

Episode 4: All The Fabrics!!

Jumped off the needles: FOs

Nothing this week.

Needle to needle: Wips

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

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.

Land of Lakes by RhyFlower Knits out of Log House Cottage in the Moss Greens and Gray kit on size 4 mm (US 7) needles. Pattern not published yet!

In the stash drawer: Acquisitions

Rosalee, dyer behind Yarn Matrix]1 has sent me some yarn to try out and something for a giveaway.

Smashed Pumpkin – 75/25 SW Merino Nylon 462 yards/100g
Mr. Toad’s Lilypad – 75/25 BFL Nylon 464 yards/100g
Chocolate Toffee Crunch – 75/25 SW Merino Nylon 462 yards/100g
Blue Skies and Horse Tails – 75/25 SW Merino Nylon 462 yards/100g

On the shelves:

I cut a lot of bags this weekend, and I will be sewing throughout the week to get these in the shop soon.

Wallet savers: Coupon Codes

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

Podcast mentioned: Lofty Loops Yarns with Allison, she also dyes yarn over at Lofty Loops Yarns.

Shops mentioned:

Birch Grove
Log House Cottage Yarns
Pearadise Island
Jessabelle B.

Happy knitting and don’t drop your stitches!!

Episode 3: Long Awaited One!!

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Jumped off the needles: FOs Nothing this week.

Introductions: Welcome new viewers and thank those who have come back also thank everyone for their support and for joining the group. Please introduce yourselves in the Ravelry group.

Where the podcast can be found:
The Tangled SkeinCA on Youtube, Etsy shop, Blog, Ravelry group, Instagram.

Where I can be found: Ravelry and Instagram as craftyknitter7.

Special note: Thanks to all the people for joining the group, apologize for the glitch with Ravelry sending my message 3 times, so sorry.
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Needle to Needle: Wips

Land of Lakes by RhyFlower Knits VenomousFlower out of Log House Cottage Yarns in the Moss Greens and Gray kit she dyed up just for this design.

Deadpool Socks using the Basic Ribbed Sock pattern by Kate Atherley out of Fresh From the Cauldron Deadpool colourway on size 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.
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Jumping on the needles: Up next

Waiting For Henry socks will be cast on this week sometime because I love the pattern so much and I have something in acquisitions that is just right.
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In the Stash Drawers: Acquisitions (time stamp)

CandyCoatedYarns, I could not resist 2 skeins of Halloweenish yarn.
Dawn a.k.a. CraftyMomma73 sent another skein for a giveaway which I will do closer to mid-end of September.

Twist Fibre Festival:

-Basket and wine bottle holder kit.
-Scissors and case
-Twist bottle
-Biscotte, coffee tumbler and notebook
Jesabelle B medium sized bag, already have 2 notion pouches by her and I love them.
-Yarn from Knitting it Up, Annie is the sweetest and had a really cute booth.

Bag from @sewshannonyyc on Instagram and you can find her website here

Bente a.k.a. arcticcrafts send me a package full of wonderful minis, a notions/coin pouch and the cutest back pack with Llamas.
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Designer Madness: My designs

The Soaring Cowl I have all of my tester’s feedback so I am knitting another to make sure all the kinks are out and hopefully have it out by the end of August in time for fall.

Testing callouts: I have started a thread in my podcast group on Ravelry. If you are interested in testing you can notify me there.
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On the Shelves: Etsy updates The Tangled SkeinCA

Well as you all know, life happens but I am hoping to have my update of bags on Wednesday, August 29th @ 7:00 p.m.
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Podcasts: (video)

I found a few new podcasts recently and wanted to give them a shout out.

RhyFlower Knits Podcast with my friend Melinda a.k.a. VenomousFlower.
She is an amazing designer and she has just started on her podcast. Melinda is also an amazing tech editor for those designers out there and she gives some really great tips on her episodes.

Crafty Momma Podcast with Dawn a.k.a. CraftyMomma73 go check her out.
Go check out the thread in the Ravelry group to see other amazing podcasts!!
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Wallet Savers: Coupon Codes

I have an ongoing coupon code in my shop for 15% off, use TTS15 at checkout.
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TTS first giveaway winner

Fire Fly Fiber Arts by Twistedmommyarn
Row counting ring, winner was announced. Go see if you are the lucky one!!

Happy knitting and don’t drop your stitches!!

Episode 2: Tongue Tied!

Jumped off the needles: FOs Nothing this week.


Needle to Needle: Wips (time stamp 1:29)

Land of Lakes by RhyFlower Knits VenomousFlower out of Log House Cottage Yarns in the Moss Greens and Gray kit she dyed up just for this design.

Twinke Twinkle Baby Blanket by Helen Stewart out of Loopd & Threads Snuggly Wuggly in Lavender on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.


Jumping on the needles: Up next (time stamp 8:59)

Swatching for my Zweig by Caitlin Hunter out of Polka Dot Creek Zweig set 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon in the Toffee and Smores colourways.


In the Stash Drawers: Acquisitions (time stamp 9:59)

Boss Lady Yarn Co set from Jenn in fingering on her Miss Independent base Single Ply Super wash Merion in Silver Hair Don’t Care, Ivy Green and Yvy for a 3 colour shawl coming out in one of my new designs. I had it all planned and then I saw the yarn…my mind is going crazy with possibilities….


Cog Yarns from Colleen in Dk Super wash Merino in the Autumn Thoughts colourway.
Something squishy coming with this.

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Lofty Loops Yarns from Allison in her Lofty DK Superwash Merino Nylon in
(left) Sushi for Lunch and (right) Loam colourways for a shawl and hat or mitt combo.

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Norwegian Sock Yarn

What started out as me sending a Norwegian knitter David’s Tea has turned into an amazing friendship. Bente and I have so much in common and we love teasing each other and we do not talk each other off the buying yarn shelf….

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Left side to to bottom: Top: Colorful Zebra.
Lollipop Sprinkle, Lily Pond, Desert Sunset. Bottom: Serengeti Horixon

Right Side top to bottom:
Icelandic Blue, Hango, Green Parakeet.

Cute bowl I found at Home Sense, had to be a yarn bowl.

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Designer Madness: My designs (time stamp 19:19)

Testing callouts: I have started a thread in my podcast group on Ravelry. If you are interested in testing you can notify me there.

The Soaring Cowl testing is done and I am compiling all the testers notes and hope to have the pattern out next week.

I have started a shawl design out of Creek Gardens Crafts Pima Cotton DK in the Harvest colourway and I am loving knitting with Pima Cotton it is almost butterly.

I am using the Forming Shawls and their Charts by Francis Danoy who is also known as Aroha Knitsavailable on Ravelry and Kate Atherley’s Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns.


On the Shelves: Etsy updates (time stamp 22:30)

Lots of new stitch markers went into the shop last weekend.
I have some bags in the works at the moment, stay tuned.


Wallet Savers: Coupon Codes

I have an ongoing coupon code in my shop for 15% off, use TTS15 at checkout.


TTS first giveaway!!!

Fire Fly Fiber Arts gave me 2 of these row counter rings, one for me and one for a viewer now is your chance to win this ring.

Prompt: What is your favourite way to keep track of your rows, maybe there are gadgets out there knitters do not know about.

Rules: Must be a member, one post per person, no chatter in the thread.

Draw Date: I will draw a winner next time I podcast.

Happy knitting and don’t drop your stitches!!

Episode 1: Here we go!

(Sorry about the captions, it did not save how I made them and I will try to fix it)

Jumped off the needles: FOs

Nothing this week.

Needle to Needle: Wips time stamp 2:53

Deadpool Socks using the Basic Ribbed Sock pattern by Kate Atherley out of Fresh from the Cauldron in the Deadpool colourway on size 2.75 mm (US 2) 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 Weekender by Andrea Mowry out of Wildwood Yarn Webster in colourway 179 medium grey on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Jumping on the needles: To be cast on soon time stamp 10:39

Just about to swatch for Zweig by Caitlin Hunter using Polka Dot Creek Zweig set 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon in the Toffee and Smores colourways

In the Stash Drawers: Acquisitions time stamp 13:27

Bags from Nanyo’s Bbiznez on Etsy, she is a new shop and I purchased 2 bags, Lama’s and Foxes. I have an extra one for a future giveaway.

Zweig sweater kit from PolkaDotCreek in the Smores and Toffee, had to order another skein of the Toffee as I miscalculated my yardage needed.

Creek Gardens Crafts sent me 3 skeins of Pima Cotton in DK, Harvest colourway for a shawl design.

All Dyed Up sent me a skein of DK in grey for a cowl design. They also have a podcast called All Dyed Up Fibres AllDyedUpFibres

Trip to Picton Ontario at the end of June, I visited Rosehaven Yarn Shop and had a chat with Leslie artsymomand picked up some Quince & Co Chickadee in Sedum (orange), Bosc (green) and Smoke grey).

Visited an Chetwyn Alpaca farm where I picked up some sport weight yarn from Aurora and hubby got some socks. And we got to visit with the Alpacas as it was raining when we arrived and they were all in the enclosure attached to the store.

Designer Madness: My designs

Testing callouts: I will start a thread in my podcast group on Ravelry. If you are interested in testing you can notify me there.

The Soaring Cowl is out being tested and it should be published in the first week of August if all goes well.

On the Shelves: Etsy updates in the shop.

New stitch marker sets and progress keepers.
New Bags in the works.

Keep Clicking those needles!!