Episode 15: Kick in the butt!!

Jumped off my needles: FOs (Finished Objects)

Little One’s Faded Pullover Test knit (in size 6-12 months) by JulieAnnKnitter out of leftovers on size 4 mm & 5 mm (US 6 & 8) needles.

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.


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.

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

Purple Nurple by cozyupknits out of RedSockBlueSock Red SockBlue Sock Yarn gradient and Boss Lady Single Ply on size 4 mm (US 6) needles.

#covidkal by Kim_Loves_Yarn on IG go check it out!


In the stash drawer: Acquisitions (Stash)

Order ArcticCraftsbyBente

4 skeins of Draug on 100% Soft Merino Fine
1 skein of Antique Silver on 100% Merino Fine
1 skein of Chaotic Good on Poldale Sport
Shawl Duo in Green

Gift package from my good friend Bente arcticcrafts65

Notebook London themed
Studio Donegal Soft Donegal
Nora George Laurel 87% SW Merino 12% Cotton
Gilliatt de rerum natura in gorgeous green Printemps colourway
Nicole C. Mendez Strong Sock 75/25 wool nylon Sea Breeze colourway
Bag, post card and pin from YAK the store she visitied


Create From Stash KAL/CAL – Please visit the Ravelry group for more info on this KAL/CAL

I drew 2 names from the February FO thread, one for the challenge and one for an FO, come and see if you won!

Monthly challenges – March – Anything Green!

This month the FO thread is going to be very green! For March any project you have that has green yarn counts for the challenge!!

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


Cooperative Press sent me 3 books to review on podcast.

Scarves Two Ways by Andi Smith
Quilty Knits by Meg Roke
30 Hats in 30 Days by Marie Duquette

Episode 14: Relaxed and Ready!!

Jumped off my needles: FOs (Finished Objects)

None

Needle to needle: Wips (Works in Progress)

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.

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 and random skeins from stash on size 4.0 mm (US 6) needles.

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

In the stash drawer: Acquisitions (Stash)

Harry Potter book

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Create From Stash KAL/CAL is ongoing, I drew 2 names from the January FO thread, one for the challenge and one for an FO, come on over and see if you won!

Please visit the Ravelry group for more info on this KAL/CAL

Monthly challenges – February – Finish or Frog It!

Take out those languishing works in progress (WIPs) and make the decision to finish or frog it!
Post a pic if you plan on finishing it or post a pic of the frogged item. Post that pic twice for the challenge.

Prizes

A skein of choice from Arctic Crafts by Bente

Bag by Mr. Snapthat

Pouch by Atelier Nekozuki

Struggle and Strength mini set by Alison Barns

Coupon code from Arctic Crafts for 15% off until March 8th!!

Use code Tangled15 at checkout, only restriction is it cannot be used on the Arctic Seasons Club purchase.

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

Episode 13: Sound Works!!

Jumped off my needles: FOs (Finished Objects)

None

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)

N/A

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!