Episode 13: Sound Works!!

Jumped off my needles: FOs (Finished Objects)

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Needle to needle: Wips (Works in Progress)

Ambershore Shawl by Inese Sang out of JeLaineYarns in the colourways Midnight, Canyon Ridge, un-named speckled on size 3.75 and 4.0 mm (US 5 and 6) needles.

Habitation Throw by Helen Stewart out of mostly my Gingersnapthat advent skeins on size 4.0 mm (US 6) needles.

Granny Stripes by Lucy of Attic24 our of stashed minis on size E 3.5 mm hook.

Swatching:

Jay Sweater by Rachel Brockman out of Cascade 220 Superwash Merino in cream #01 and Iguana #58 on size 4.0 mm and 4.5 mm (US 6 and 7) needles.

Gift Along Winner and FRL Yarns drew new winner

Redrew name as no one has contacted me for both prizes, come see if I drew your post!!

Pop on over to see if you won!!!

In the stash drawer: Acquisitions (Stash)

No new yarn stash brought in!

Create From Stash KAL:

If you have not heard yet, Sam handmemyknitting of Hand Me My Knitting podcast has launched this amazing idea to create from stash in 2020!

I had already planned on using my stashed yarn and patterns this year so she gave me permission to tag along on this journey!

While I am not cutting off buying yarn as I explained in my latest podcast but I am limiting myself as much as possible.

Rules (very laid back)

• Must use 75% of the yarn from stash that you acquired prior to January 1, 2020.
• WIPs are totally allowed!

I will post monthly Finished Objects Threads with challenges that are different from Sam’s.

If you choose to complete the challenge aspect please post your object TWICE for two entries.

Prizes

Prize drawings will happen every month.

Extra Grand Prize

If you post an FO for every single month of the year you will be entered into the grand prize draw.

Monthly challenges:

January – Upload your stash to Ravelry! Take a screen shot and post it twice in the FO thread for two entries.

Ravelry has tons of AMAZING features for logging your stash, providing you pattern suggestions to use your yarn, yarn suggestions when choosing patterns, and it is really helpful in visualizing everything that you have.

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

Episode 12: Long Overdue!!

Jumped off my needles: FOs (Finished Objects)

Two by Two Hat by Anne Gagnon out of Knit Picks Brava sport in Black held double on size 4 mm (US 6) needles.

Test knit Cloud 9 Toque by Emma Postma aka EmmaJoanie out of Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino held double on size 6.0 mm (US 10) needles.

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

Gravel Headband by Emma Postma out of Loops & Threads Woolike Chunky in the Charcoal colourway on size 5.5 mm (US 9) needles.

Colors of the Rainbow” Crochet Coasters by Christine Longe 2 sets for colleagues out of Bernat Handicrafter on size H size 5 hook.

4 Halfpipe Hat by Heather Walpole for out of Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids in grey on size 4.0 mm (US 6) needles.

Fits the whole Fam Hat by cozyupknits out of Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids in grey on size 4.0 mm (US 6) needles.

Needle to needle: Wips (Works in Progress)

Ambershore Shawl by Inese Sang out of JeLaineYarns in the colourways Midnight, Canyon Ridge, un-named speckled on size 3.75 and 4.0 mm needles.

Habitation Throw by Helen Stewart out of mostly my Gingersnapthat advent skeins on size 4.0 mm needles.

Up The Creek MKAL by Cozy Up Knits out of stash yarns of which one is Bente of arcticcrafts65 on size 4.0 mm needles.

Gift Along Winners

Go on over to see if you won a prize!!

In the stash drawer: Acquisitions (Stash)

Secret Santa Sock Swap

Campfiber Yarns DK in Sequoia colourway, notepad and tea/choc.
Monroe Socks by Twin Stitches Designs

FibreShare package

2 skeins Laine & Lotus Fiber Co. Aran Tweed in “You’re The Reason colourway.
5 skeins Garthenor Organic Number 3 Hebridean Wool in Peppercorn colourway.
Rise and Shine Oatmeal Mint soap bar by Molly Muriel.
A Needle Runs Through It stitch markers.
Notepad and pen, chocolate.

Xmas from Hubby

2 skeins of Yarntrekker Walkabout Tweed in Guacamole Happy Hour and Down at the Springs south Entrance, from Gauge in Texas

Purchased

Valentino i Filati 124 in grey, Super Fine Alpaca, Super Kid Mohair, Acrylic
Arctic Crafts Poldale sock set from in the Pacman colourway
Artic Crafts podcast Merino Strong Fine in the Silver Lining colourway, a prize from her podcast.
Xmas Package from Bente, socks, shawl, chocolate, markers and print.

Podcasts mentioned this week

Arctic Crafts with Bente arcticcrafts65 go check out her podcast and her shop
Cozy Up Knits with Jamie, Sarah, Katie and Krissy cozyupknits

Thank you for watching, until next time!!

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

Episode 11: A Bit Out of Sync!!

Jumped off my needles: FOs (Finished Objects)

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Needle to needle: Wips (Works in Progress)

Test knit Cloud 9 Toque by Emma Postma aka EmmaJoanie on Ravelry

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 bag this project is in comes from Knit For Brains

Daybreak Tee by Destiny Meyer our of ArcticCrafts Fine merino DK in the Virginia Tabacco colourway on size 5mm (US 8) needles.

Veronika Cardigan by Shannon Cook out of Knit Picks Brava Sport in black on size 5mm (US 8) needles.

Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure out of ForRealLife yarns on size 3 mm (US 2.5) needles.

Two by Two hat by Anne Gagnon out of Knit Picks Brava sport in Black held double on size 4 mm (US 6) needles.

In the stash drawer: Acquisitions (Stash)

Twist Fall Retreat

-Je Laine Yarns single ply in Midnight, yarn to knit the Ambershore by Inese Sang
-Retreat prize bag, yarn by Dyed by Delz in
-Portuguese knitting broaches, learned this at the retreat and it has truly changed how I knit.

Arctic Crafts Deck the Halls
FRL Yarns Griswald’s Family Christmas
Studio Donegal Soft Donegal from Selma when she went to Ireland recently to visit our friend Kate.

Fabric purchased
-Timeless Treasures Pumpkin Spice Latte
-Xmas fabric

Patterns acquired this week

Ambershore by Inese Sang
Fits the Whole Fam Cozy Up Knits
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch by Laura Concert Crocheting Whovian
Fade into Advent by Lisa K. Ross
Gravel Headband by Emma Postma aka EmmaJoanie I have 10 copies to giveaway see Rav for details
Sprocket Socks by Megan Nodeker aka PipandPin
Expresso by Louise Tillbrook

Giveaway FRL Yarns

2 names from thread, go on over and watch to see if you won!

Podcasts mentioned this week

Arctic Crafts with Bente arcticcrafts65
Cozy Up Knits with Jamie, Sarah, Katie and Kryssy cozyupknits
The Batty Knitter with Shella TheBattyKnitter
Hawthorne Cottage Crafts with ARunnerBean

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!

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!!