Thursday, November 3, 2011

Episode 21

Blip doesn't like me anymore and doesn't automatically update my blog for some reason.  Click on the link, and you can watch the episode!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Episode 20

Blip used to download automatically to my blog.  Now it doesn't, and I don't know how to make it!  Here is the link to blip.  Sorry for re-directing you.  I need someone who is tech-saavy to help me!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Episode 19

Blip is being...blip.  Here is the link to watch the video.  For some reason, it won't let me embed it...

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A few works in progress, NO finished objects. I completely forgot to insert the picture when I was editing! I talk about my Sock Sniper--I shot off my weapon this week! I also talk about Dish Rag Tag and The Podcaster Challenge. Who's ready for a KAL? Also, there is a special appearance by my children!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Episode 18

Sorry--this is very rambly, and doesn't follow any shownotes or any anything, really. I'm Sock Snipering at the moment, so no time to chat....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Episode 17

Today's episode's segments are: Lessons I'm Learning, Final Exam, and Journal Entries. I have quite a few finished socks to show you, including the beautiful RoRo Socks! I also have a plan to take down Mommy Needs Yarn. I need your help! I have a couple of prizes to give away as well.

Lessons I'm Learning
Tina's Skirt by Tina Marrin
Iris Mystery Shawl by Natascha Vogele
Rhombus Sock by Cookie A
August Mystery Socks by Knitting Like Crazy

Final Exam
by Yarnissima
Toe Up Tomatoes by Cat Bordhi
RoRo Socks by Rachel Maurer
Lexington Waves Necklaces by Amy Fowler

Journal Entries
Sock Sniper
Tour de Sock--let me know if you want to make up a team by visiting my Ravelry group
Podcaster's Challenge & Mother Bear Project

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Episode 16 ~Another Week, Another Dirty Sock~

Anyone want to do a skirt KAL? Watch this week's episode for details. I also discuss a cute new vlog I've been watching. I introduce a new heel by Cat Borhdi, and of course show off my socks. I finished Keira's bookbag, but it didn't really turn out as planned!

Iris Mystery KAL by Krayzee Kitty in Best Foot Forward/Fruit Salad colorway on size 6/4.0mm needles

by Yarnissima in Sandy's Palette on size 3/3.25mm needles

Mario Blanket by Russ McCallister on size i/5mm hook
tutorial by: Attic 24

Catnip Socks by Wendy Johnson with Paton's Stretch Socks/Kelp colorway on size 2/2/25mm

Toe Up Socks by Liat m Gat with Paton's Stretch Socks/Taffy BonBon Caramel colorway on size 3/3.25mm
Cat's Sweet Tomato Heel Socks Tutorial

Final Exam
3o Hour Socks
Keira's BookBag

My New Friends
Knitbits Vlog

Journal Entries
Come to the Ravelry board and tell me what you think about a skirt KAL!

Don't forget to sign up for the Tour de Sock and Sock Sniper Challenges on 8/1

Friday, July 15, 2011

Episode 15

Socks, Socks, Socks! I show y'all my first two socks for the 52 pair plunge. I also talk about 2 fun sock knitting contests coming up this Fall. Of course, I have way too many works in progress, but that is part of the fun of knitting!

Lessons I'm Learning
Iris Mystery KAL in Best Foot Forward, Fruit Salad. It is made with size 6/4mm needles.

Gush by Yanrissima in Sandy's Palette. It is made with size 3/3.25mm needles.

Mario Blanket
by Russ McAllister in Red Heart Super Saver on size I/5mm hook.

RoRo Socks by Rachel Maurer with Yarn Bee Walk Away, Footsy with size 1/2.25 mm needles.

Grrlfriend Market Bag
by Laura Spradin in Lily's Sugar n Cream with size 7/4.0 mm needles.

Favorite Scarf Ever by Lisa Bruce on size 10/6.0mm needles.

Final Exam
Concentric Socks by Carissa Browning in Opal Cotton with size 2/2.75 mm needles.

Two at a Time Toe Up by Liat Gat in Knit Picks Felici, Boardwalk with size 1/2.25 needles.

French Press Slippers by Melynda Bernardi
Regia magazin classics No. 43 PG III

Journal Entries
Tour de Sock (register 8/1)
Sock Sniper (also register 8/1)
Podcaster Challenge (starts 9/2)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Episode 14

This was the week of signing up for everything. I'm doing the Iris Mystery Shawl, Tour de Fleece, and the 52 Pair Plunge, which includes 2 different socks for the Sock Knitter's Anonymous group. I only have 2 measly finished objects, but there will be many more next time since I have about a zillion works in progress. I also have a couple of podcast recommendations.

Show Notes:
Lessons I'm Learning/Works InProgress:
IRIS Mystery KAL Goddess of the Rainbow Shawl by Natascha Vogele made with Best Foot Forward, Fruit Salad Colorway on size 6/4mm Needles
*Thank you to Moa for gifting me the pattern!!

Mario Blanket
by Russ McAllister made with Red Heart Super Saver Solids on a Size I/5.5mm hook.

Concentric Socks
by Carissa Browning in Opal Cotton, some German colorway! on size 2/2.75mm Needles

by Yarnissima in Sandy's Palette handspun on Size 3/3.25mm Needles

RoRo Socks by Rachel Maurer on Size 1/2.25 mm Needles with Yarn Bee Walk Away in the Footsy Colorway

Girlfriend Market Bag by Laura Spradlin made with Lily's Sugar n Cream Stripes on Size 7/4.0 mm Needles

And, I mentioned but didn't show Favorite Scarf Ever by Lisa Bruce.

Final Exam/Finished Objects:
My Rainbow Entrelac Headband.

My version of Nicholas' Sweater.

Two Kates Project Bag

My New Friends/Podcast Recommendations:
Never Not Knitting


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Episode 13

I'm participating in The Knitmore Girl's Three Bites Contest, and I share what I'm learning. Keira makes a cameo, then takes over the podcast.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Episode 11

I finished my felted cushion covers!

Big Boss Man Socks by Rebecca Mercier made in Zitron Trekking Hand Art
Bathroom Rug by Shana Kreilkemeier made in Lily's Sugar n Cream
RoRo Socks by Rachel Maurer made in Walk Away Sock Yarn in the Footsy Colorway

Check out : for some great Continental Knitting help.

Felted Cushion Covers from Paton's Felted Cable Bag Pattern made in Stitch Nation Full O Sheep Clementine Colorway
George by Alejandra Quioroz made in Red Heart Supersaver

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Episode 10

I have new headings! Also, not knitting related, but I have show y'all an easy DIY iPhone cradle!

Lessons I'm Learning:
* Big Boss Man Socks by Rebecca Mercier made in Zitron Trekking Hand Art on
2.25 mm/size 1 needle
* Chinese Waves Dishcloth by Maggie's Rags made in Lily's Sugar n Cream on
4mm/size 4 needle

Final Exam:
* Grandma from KnitDishclothCorner made in Lily's Sugar n Cream on
4mm/size 4 needle

* Felted Couch Cushion Cover from Paton's Felted Cable Bag Pattern made in Stitch Nation Full O Sheep (Clementine) on 6mm/size 10 needle
(I said I cast on 136, but I really cast on wonder I don't teach math anymore....)

* Flutterby Socks based on a pattern by Shannon Robalino on
3.25 mm/size 3 needle

Phone Call Home:
* RoRo Socks by Rachel Maurer
* Alice in Wonderland Sock Club from The Unique Sheep

My New Fiber Friends:
* Joanie from ArieThornBirdKnits
* Danielle from Knitting Up a Storm
* Wendy and Sheila from Kint1HeartToo

Journal Entries:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Episode 9: Mobile Edition

Here is a short episode showing off my felted cushion cover. ;I tried to edit a little bit.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Episode 8: The Anniversary of the Eiffel Tower

Welcome to Episode 8! Lots of works in progress, a few finished objects, and little bit of babbling about not having a job...

** Unfortunately, iMovie did not like my video much this week. It is skipping, and I can't fix it. I think I have fixed the problem for next week, but until then.... Sorry. **

The dishcloth that I made this week is Hob Nail Dish/Wash Cloth by Hakucho, which is the same designer as the Circle Dishcloth that I frogged last week (I will make it one day!). Beautiful patterns--check them out!

My felting project is an adaptation from Felted Cable Bag #143. I cast on 150 and did *Pattern A, knit (purl) 18, Pattern B* three times. I worked 110 rows, which turned out to be a little short, but more on that next week! (Live and learn--that's what I'm all about!)

Special thank you to my itunes reviewers: Didomum, Knitamaniac, and LexNulla. I truly appreciate your support!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Episode 7: Happy St Paddy's Day!

This episode is short and sweet. I only have one FO and a few WIPS.

Circle Cloth by Hakucho in Peaches and Cream

Special Mention:
Fantasy Dishcloth by Knitting Magic Girl

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Episode 6: Barbie's Birthday

In this episode, you'll see some FOs, some WIPs, and a couple of reviews: The Knitter's Book of Yarn and the French film Tell No One. I also bragged about a present from one of my viewers!

Show Notes:

Ipod carrier--by me.
Basic toe up Socks by Liat Gat

Big Boss Man Socks by Rebecca Mercier made with Kiruna 515.
Flutter-by-Socks by Shannon Robaline made with Happy Feet #20.
Mystery Felted Purse thingy!

French Vanilla Sheep
Magnetic Row Counters


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Episode 5: Read Across America Day

In this episode, I show you my finished objects and wips. ;I never have enough of either!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy President's Day

I show you the progress I've made on my mother in law's socks. Thank you for all of the advice!

Show Notes:
WIPS-nothing new :(

FOs- Ipod Cord Cozy-Untangled by Samiha Qureshi

I also said I'd try to make a list of video podcasts. Here are a few to keep you busy!!

, I love you. I'm sooooo sorry I forgot your name! You have a great podcast, and I look forward to seeing what you make next!
Dramatic Knits
I Swear I'm Knitting

Knitting Knirvana
Knittin on the Fly
Mommy Needs Yarn

Rainlover Knits
Round the Twist
The Knit Girllls
Twisted Strands

The Fiberista Files
Knit Views

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WOYNW/WIP Wednesdays

Kerry from Knit, Sew & Scrap is starting a new Meme, What's On Your Needles Wednesday. Sounds fun! This is week three. Tami from Tami's Amis and Other Crochet also hosts one, with a different name: WIP Wednesdays. I'm combining the two! Visit both for some great inspiration! Here's mine:

Mystery Sock Knit Along: Family Jewels by Wendy Gaal.
This is the end of clue # 3. I didn't get as much done as I had hoped!

I just cast this on this morning, and I will be done tonight. Now my ipod cords won't
be tangled (or cold)!

Yarmando's Mashup Sock by Don Yarman because I don't have enough socks on my needles.

Pink Ribbon Socks by Laura Spradlin. These are for my mother-in-law. I was hoping to have them finished by the end of the week, but I don't think that will be happening! I've never made cuff down, and I haven't gotten to the heel yet, so I'm a little nervous. This is the THIRD version that I've cast on. It has lasted the longest so far....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

All the Details...

Okay. I think I'm set up on itunes! . I also set up a Ravelry group, I think. I'm not sure if I did any or all of it correctly, but I've tried! Anything else I should do?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Episode 3: The One with the Crooked Lampshade

I just noticed the lampshade. Hope it doesn't drive you crazy, especially now that I pointed it out!!

The video teaching RT and LT can be found here. I'm sure Wendy does a much better job explaining them than I do!

Here is the video explaining L-inc and R-inc. I didn't even TRY to explain those!

The socks I'm making (hopefully making) are the Pink Ribbon socks by Laura Sparadin.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Kerry from Knit, Sew & Scrap is starting a new Meme, What's On Your Needles Wednesday. Sounds fun! Here's mine:

Fantasy Dishcloth by Knitting Magic Girl. This was just started on last week's show, and I haven't really worked on it too much. I'm planning on making it into a longer towel and maybe making a couple of larger (wider) towels to match.

Pink Ribbon Socks by Laura Spradlin. These are for my mother-in-law. I will explain why they are purple tomorrow (hopefully tomorrow) on the show.

A few days ago:

Mystery Sock III: Family Jewels by Wendy Gaal. I am just finishing up on clue number 2. I'm behind, so I need to knit faster. I want to have that feeling of "I can't wait for the next clue," but the clues are coming out faster than I'm knitting. I DID start almost a month late...

So, that's what's on my needles. What's on yours? Head over to Kerry's blog to sign up!

I'm going to try to make my video podcast tomorrow, but with the snow coming, I am pretty sure the kids will be home from school. You may not be able to HEAR me if I record tomorrow! Make sure you come back and see if I've made any progress on those mystery socks!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Ode to Liat

I didn't mean to make this an infomercial, but it sure sounds like one!

I'm excited about the launching of a new e-book by Liat of KnitFreedom, and I got a little carried away. You should definitely check out her website-she has a lot of tips and hints for beginner knitters like me or people who already know what they are doing.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day

Supposedly, there will be an early Spring this year, so I'd better finish up all those gloves and scarves I've been drooling over!!

Here is my first video-blog. I hope you enjoy it!

I'm going to try to do some show notes, but since I'm not very good at details, I'm not sure I can make them properly... I'm just going to link to the patterns (all free) I showed y'all today. That is a good start!

Socks: Mash-Up Magic Toe Up Socks by Zhenya made with Patons Kroy Sock Yarn
Towel: Fantasy Dishcloth by Magic Knit Girl made with Lily Sugar n Cream Yarn
Socks: Mystery Sock KAL III by Wendy Gaal made with Knitter's Brewing Company "Cordova"
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