Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Episode 24: 2015-01-27


I recorded and uploaded to YouTube a short little episode. Then, I downloaded a blogging app to my phone. Let's see if this all works. I hope! 😉 

My knitting mojo has picked up and I'm trying to figure out quick and easy ways to get back to podcasting and blogging. 

Hope you are well!!! 

Friday, April 05, 2013

Chevron Chapeau

I am so very happy to tell you about my new pattern.  Before the holidays I was looking for a chevron striped hat pattern that did not require stranded knitting or charts.  After a quick Ravelry search I came up empty handed.  So, I designed the Chevron Chapeau.

The pattern calls for worsted (or even aran) weight yarn.  It comes in 5 sizes--baby, toddler, child, adult, and large adult.  The stripes are a great way to use odds and ends that you may have left over from other projects.  Also, if you double fingering weight yarn it is the same thing as using worsted weight.  You could knit a size bigger to make it a slouchy hat.  You could use self-striping yarn for your chevron stripes.  You could skip the ribbing and let the brim roll.  The possibilities are endless!

Right now I'm thinking about knitting one with an ombre chevron stripe pattern.

You can purchase it on Ravelry for $4, but I have a special coupon code (thankyou) that will give you a dollar off though Saturday April 13, 2013.

I am so very appreciative of the knitting community.  I have made so many wonderful friends and shared amazing experiences with so many knitters.  That's why I decided thank you is the perfect coupon code.  Thank you.

And, a special thank you to my test knitters--Jill, Leanne, Denise, Tara, and Rae Lynne.

Monday, March 18, 2013


My family has been battling a stomach bug and then a cold. Ick! I haven't had a chance to podcast, but I have been knitting! Until we meet again...

Friday, February 22, 2013

Episode 23: Color Affection

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Medium Weight
Seal Rock, size 2 needles, my mods on my project page

Loving my Color Affection!! :)
Color Affection by Veera Valimaki on size 3 needles.  Yarn is Miss Babs Yummy--Pewter, Clematis, and Ghoulish

Next up in the Que:
Shalom sweater in Manos---lots of re-writing will need to happen--sigh
Also thinking about Liesl by Ysolda Teague in Malabrigo.

Assorted Other Stuff:
Downton Abbey--no spoilers--majorly disappointed with the quality of writing in the last episode of season 3 :(
Thank you for the tv series recommendations!

Thanks for watching! :)

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Episode 22: Warning Label


Color Affection by Veera Valimaki on size 3 needles.  Yarn is Miss Babs Yummy--Pewter, Clematis, and Ghoulish
I have one stripe of the third section left and then I'm on to the border!

Hibernating WIPS:

Mountain Colors Bearfoot, size 0 needles, Susan B Anderson's How I make my socks pattern.
My Mods are on my Ravelry project page.

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Medium Weight
Seal Rock, size 2 needles, same pattern as above with my mods on my project page

Holiday Yarns Flock Sock in Black and Gold
size 0 needles, again variation on Susan's pattern
Any idea how to get this to stripe instead of pool?  I'm clueless!

Assorted Other Stuff:
Thinking about a sweater. Any sweaters that you are loving? I would love to hear about them!
Have you used boot toppers? Do you like them? Do you have a pattern recommendation?
Downton Abbey!  LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
Do you have any tv series recommendations?

Thank you!!! :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Episode 21: Bentley!

Happy to be back, AGAIN! lol


Color Affection by Veera Valimaki on size 3 needles.  Yarn is Miss Babs Yummy--Pewter, Clematis, and Ghoulish

Finished Objects:

Waiting for Winter Fingerless Mitts by Susan B Anderson
size 5 dpns, handspun by Denise (madaboutmatisse) from Fiber Nymph Dye Works Polworth and Silk

ROAR! by Tot Toppers Kate Oates
4 of them in Spud & Chloe and Cascade 220 Superwash using size 6 &7 needles
mods: knit spikes right on with two DPNs

2 pairs of Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B Anderson
size 5 and 6 needles, Spud & Chloe and Cascade 220 Superwash
mods: size small but shorter and knit on spikes

Felted Heart Milagros by Mags Kandis
mods: size 10 dpns and Lopi Bulky instead of sport weight

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Episode 17: Remember me? I'm back!!!!

Hello!!! I've missed you so much!!!!

I had GREAT difficulty uploading this to blip and therefore itunes. So, hopefully you will find me here and on youtube. I hope you enjoy! :) :) :)

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.