Sunday, April 14, 2019

Episode 82: Oh the Horrah


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WIP IT
Tale as Old as Time by Anne Vally in Must Stash Yarn Self Striping Sock (Belle et la Bete)
Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry in Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (Shiver, Naive, Fool’s Gold, Spell, Dragonfly)
Blaise by Ambah O’Brien in Manos del Uruguay Alegria (Carnaval) and Tosh Merino Light (Ink)
The Man Hood by Cindy DeLang in Malabrigo Worsted (Geranio)
Christmas 2018 socks in West Yorkshire Spinners 4-ply Self-Striping (Fairy Lights)

FO SHOW
Hermione’s Every Socks by Erica Lueder in Oh Loops! Fashion Knot (Swirly Twirly Gumdrops)
Thuy’s Swirly Twirly Gumdrops socks

Events
LA Yarn Crawl
LA Times Festival of Books

Retail Therapy
Texture by Hannah Fettig
Sewing For Your Girls
Wuthering Sheep
Shirsty Cat Designs Just Sock (Trout Heart)
Make One Yarn Company
Birdie Parker Designs
pins from Nerd Bird Makery

Reading
Killing November by Adriana Mather
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
How To American by Jimmy O Yang
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

Watching
Avengers: Infinity War
The Umbrella Academy
Dumbo (2019)
Us
The Aftermath

1st Quarter Winner for the #ArchiveAlong2019
$40 GC to Birdie Parker Designs (thank you, Kristi!)
Listen to the end of Episode 82 to see if you are the winner!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Episode 81: Stitches West 2019 Recap and Skype Success!


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WIP IT
Find Your Fade by Andrea Mowry in Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (Shiver, Naive, Fool’s Gold, Spell, Dragonfly)
Tale as Old as Time by Anne Vally in Must Stash Yarn Self Striping Sock (Belle et la Bete)
Copy.Cat C.C. beanie by Emily Ingrid in Anzula Lucero (Pewter) and Malabrigo Rios (Ankara Green)
Blaise by Ambah O’Brien in Manos del Uruguay Alegria (Carnaval) and Tosh Merino Light (Ink)
Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Forbidden Fibre Co Pride
The Man Hood by Cindy DeLang in Malabrigo Worsted (Geranio)
Scintillation by Hunter Hammerson

FO SHOW
Weekender by Andrea Mowry in Dream in Color Classy (In Vino Veritas)
Thuy’s Weekender
Captain America Socks

Events/Retail Therapy
Stitches West

Thursday
That Crafty Little Fox (Nanostitchlab, Bay Street Yarns) - Like a Boss project bag
Dragonfly Fibers Valkyrie DK for Kimberly (Red Bud)
Spincycle Yarns - mill mix (250 yards)
Met up with Elba (ere_i_saw_elba)

Friday
Destination Yarn Juicy DK (Azalea)
Tecumeseh by Caitlin Hunter\
Abundant Earth Fiber - Josef & Anni (Pepper) sport weight yarn
Met up with Kristi from Birdie Parker Designs

Saturday
Met up with Kimberly (simeze1) and Joanna (operajo)
The Farmers Daughter Juicy DK (Whiskey Butte)
Fiber and Hue

Birthday gifts
Frieze by Lisa Hannes
Vamping by Jennifer Dassau
Susan the Socal Crab by Jenna Krupar

Listening
The Dropout
Murder Book

Reading
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Watching
To All The Boys I Loved Before
Dirty John
Dirty John, The Dirty Truth
Captain Marvel
The Umbrella Academy
Queer Eye (Season 3)

Podcasts mentioned
Stitching the High Notes
Skein Enable Podcast
Yarnderwoman

#archivealong2019
Big thanks to Birdie Parker Designs for donating a $40 gift card each quarter as a prize. Check out all of her designs here.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Episode 79: Mitten Master and Archive-Along


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Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to the first episode of 2019.

Goals
Kimberly’s goals
  1. Finish all WIPs 
  2. Make one adult sweater 
  3. Become a Mitten Master (Mittens From Around Norway by Nina Granlund Sæther) 

Thuy’s goals
  1. Use yarn stash 
  2. Use pattern library 
  3. Make Nine 2019
  4. Learn brioche 
We have a new Make-a-Long! We are calling it the Archive-Along (#archivealong2019) and are hosting it with Nessa from killtocraft. You can find the rules and more on the Ravelry thread in our podcast group page.

WIP IT
Tale as Old as Time by Anne Vally in Must Stash Yarn Self Striping Sock (Belle et la Bete)
Copy.Cat C.C. beanie by Emily Ingrid in Anzula Lucero (Pewter) - pom pom from Naptime Knitter on Etsy
Swirly Twirly Gumdrop Socks

FO Show
Balete Cardigan by Heidi May in Knitted Wit Worsted (Enchanted Forest)
Kimberly’s Balete

Queued
ADVENTurous Scarf and Wrap by Ambah O’Brien
Blaise by Ambah O’Brien
Scintillation by Hunter Hammerson

Retail Therapy
Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Foxy Lady in Leaning Trees
Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Juicy DK in Heartbreak Hotel
Periwinkle Sheep Silky Single in Slate
Malabrigo Worsted in Ravelry Red (for The Man Hood by Cindy DeLange)
Malabrigo Rios in Water Green (for Copycat CC Beanie)
Pom Pom Issue 27: Winter 2018

Reading
Thuy’s Reading Goals
  1. 55 books (25 physical) 
  2. Read my book club books 
  3. Read physical books that I already own 
  4. Re-read Harry Potter 
Kimberly’s Reading Goals
  1. Read 60 physical books I already own (5 books a month) 
  2. Use library 
  3. Catch up on review books - read 3 review books/month 
  4. Book Diet! 
My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Watching
Mortal Engines
Welcome to Marwen
The Favourite
Aquaman
Mary Poppins Returns
Bumblebee
Bad Times at the El Royale
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Vice

Podcasts mentioned
Mastering the Knits

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Episode 78: Very Efficient


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WIP It
Balet Cardigan by Heidi May in Knitted Wit Worsted (Enchanted Forest)
Find Your Fade by Andrew Mowry
Tale as Old as Time by Anne Vally in Must Stash Yarn Self Striping Sock (Belle et la Bete)
Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder in Oh! Loops Fashion Knot (Swirly Twirly Gumdrops)
vanilla socks in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply (Fairy Lights)
Monster Kal 2018 #monstersockskal2018 on Instagram

Announcements
(found at time code 21:26 on the podcast)Harvest Hat-a-Long winners (please contact Thuy on Ravelry - fishgirl182 - if you've won a prize)

Grand Prize

  • #54 AnotherYarn9
Pattern Prizes
  • #22 killtocraft
  • #32 ramonafirehorse
FO Show

Copy.Cat. CC.beanie by Emily Ingrid in Quince Lark (Boreal)
Thuy's Copy Cat Beanie

Queued
Rowan 62
Little Sock Arms by tellybeanknits (ecbthorman's version for inspiration)
Tamitik by Shannon Cook

Retail Therapy
Faerie Knitting by Alice Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman

In Review
(found at time code 44:54 on the podcast)
This week, Thuy reviews the Jazzy yarn bundle from Zen Yarn Garden. Many thanks to ZYG for sending us the yarn for review.

We have a discount code for 20% off either the Vivid or Jazzy bundle. Code is TWISTEDSTITCHES and end 12/31/18. Please use this link to see the bundles.

Looking Back
In this segment we discuss our favorite knit of 2018. Thuy chose the Ginny Flax Light Cardigan and Kimberly chose the Balete Cardigan that she is currently working on.

Reading
Vicious by VE Schwab
Vengeful by VE Schwab
The Winters by Lisa Gabriele
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost

Watching
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
The Princess Switch
Avengers: Infinity War
Mission Impossible: Fallout
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
The Favourite

Happy holidays, everyone. See you in 2019!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Special Minisode: Stitches SoCal Recap


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**Apologies in advance for the loud baby sounds. The Blueberry was very active this morning.

Stitches SoCal 2018
November 1 - 4, 2018
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, CA 

Knit Picks enamel pins
Professor Meow Pullover by Claire Slade
Knit Picks Wonderfluff
Forbidden Fiber Co Fortitude (Heirloom Pumpkin)
Solaris by Melanie Berg
Black Cat Fibers Nomad Sock (Shadow Rainbow 2.0)
True Colors by Melanie Berg
Forbidden Fiber Co Fortitude DK (Jalopy)
Serina Cardigan by Gretchen Ronnevik
A Hundred Ravens Iacho Mini Skein Set (...And Peggy)
Down the Road and Back Again Shawl by Megan Williams
Shaky K Fibers Polworth/Silk (Sea Anenome)
Wooly Walkers
Erin Lane Bags - large project back in Larry the Foul-Mouthed Sheep print
Greenwood Fiberworks
Slipped Stitch Studios Two Skein+ project bag (Pug-kin)

Meetup info
Jessie (@jessiejanespins)
Jill (@nodice11)
Nicole (@morkmadefiberco)
Annie (@petiteweaver)
Thuy (@fishgirl182)
Elba (@ere_i_saw_elba)
Kim (@slow.cloth)
Krista (@knitonepugtwo)
Brenda (@bcastiel)
Jennifer (@soulpromise)