Monday, August 15, 2011

Episode 16: Stash Dash? More like Stash Stroll!

Episode 16 is ready! I hope you enjoy it! :)

School Products in New York City
We Do Not Have a Knitting Problem Blog (link in right side bar)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

to hold you over

I have heard from many of you that Annika was missed on the last podcast.

Hopefully these pictures will help.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Episode 14: Introducing My New Co-Host!

I hope you all enjoy my new co-host! The next episode will have more show and tell of finished objects! This episode was very impromptu--which seems to be the name of my game lately. lol

Paintbox Log Cabin Blanket -- my rav project page
Thank you Kurpitsa, Lovestocraft, and Plynn!!!

Preschool Teachers' Washcloths -- my rav project page

Friday, June 17, 2011


Since I haven't recorded a new podcast in about two months, I thought I would distract you with cuteness. :) I hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Donations for Joplin Childcare Relief

Hello all!

I know knitters are a generous bunch so I wanted to be sure to pass along this information. I'm sure you have heard of the devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri. The Joplin YMCA is providing free child care to school age children. This is a vital service so the parents are able to recover from the devastation while knowing that their children are taken care of.

Our local Y is a drop spot for donating arts and crafts supplies to the Joplin Y's child care program. You can go to their website to find more specific information on donating. I was so happy to see the opportunity to donate arts and crafts supplies. We are on a tight budget, but we have brand new supplies that I was happy to donate. What a great way to cull the stash! I filled a garbage bag with kid-friendly yarn and my three year old son was happy to give a brand new box of crayons he hadn't opened yet. I always feel so helpless watching the devastation on tv and want to do something. It is a small gesture, but at least it is something.

Please pass along the link to the Y through your blogs, facebook pages, etc. The more people that know, the more these children will benefit! Thank you!!! :)

Monday, May 02, 2011

Welcome to the World Little One!

Annika Rose joined our family nine minutes after midnight on Tuesday April 26th. Just in time to wish her Daddy a happy 40th birthday! She was 8 pounds 3 ounces and 18.5 inches long. We are now home and nicely settling into our routine as a family of four.

Thank you so much for all of your well wishes and thoughtfulness on Ravelry, Plurk, and Facebook.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Episode 13: Unorganized

Lots of show & tell of WIPs, FO, stash enhancement, shawl swap, and beautiful baby gifts.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Episode 12: Leaps of Faith

I am re-writing patterns left and right while hoping for the best!

Episode 6: Operation Surprise Susan!

This is a fun (and long) episode about how we managed to surprise Susan B. Anderson with an epic blanket from around the world!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Knitting Knirvana Episode 10: Where my train of thought derails.

Join me in talking about my latest WIPs, more videopodcasts, and watch as I have a really hard time keeping my train of thought. :)

Horizontal Ribbed Cowl Rav link
Classy Pink Sweater Rav link
Swap Shawl Daybreak in Spinel and Azure Malachite Rav link
Granny Square Blanket Rav link (Lucy from Attic 24's Granny Stripes Rav link)

Video Podcasts:
I updated my blog sidebar to include lots of new video podcasts with links to their blog pages.
Round the Twist, Knit Girllls, His & Hers, Twisted Strands, Mommy Needs Yarn, Knittin on the Fly, The Proverbial Knitter, Rainlover, and Blueruin (Yarnivore). I forgot to mention 99% Knitting!!!

Contest for members of the Knitting Knirvana Podcast Ravelry Group! Contest closes on March 1, 2011.

Where you can find me . . .
Please join the Knitting Knirvana Video Podcast Group on Ravelry!

Thank you for all of the Valentine's on Ravelry!! :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Knitting Knirvana Episode 9: It's A Long One!

I talk about my knitting goals for 2011, list my favorite video podcasts, and review my WIPs!

Video Podcasts:
Twisted Strands There are some f-bombs, so be careful where you watch. ;)

I'm not on iTunes yet. But when watching on blip, if you look in the lower right of the window there is an option to subscribe through iTunes.

Classy Pink Sweater Rav link
Swap Shawl Rav link
Granny Square Blanket yet to be started

2011 Goals
Home & Family--knitting from stash, knitting for the 4 of us, making what I really want to make!

Where you can find me . . .
Please join the Knitting Knirvana Video Podcast Group on Ravelry!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Knitting Knirvana Podcast Episode 8: Instant Gratification!

Finished Objects:
My parent's Christmas blankets are DONE! Rav Project Page Link

Pattern is Bullseye by Brittany Tyler. I used over 3,000 yards of Superwash Cascade 220, Berroco Vintage, and Encore. I started planning it last Christmas and worked on it from April through Christmas Eve!

Pattern is Fish Hat [Dead or Alive?] by Thelma Egberts from Knitty, Winter 2008 with modifications by Eartheo to fit a toddler. I used Vanna's Choice yarn and buttons for the eyes.

Purple Calorimetry Ravelry Project Page Link
Pattern is Calorimetry from Knitty, Winter 2006 using some leftover Manos and a button I had.

My list of goals for the 10 in 2010 group on Ravelry. I completed 7 out of 10. Not bad!

Works in Progress:
Iris the Gourmet Monster Ravelry Project Page

Will Start Soon:
Large Granny Square as an afghan for my son's bed in Vanna's Choice
Why am I thinking of doing yet another blanket???? :)