Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Episode 8: This Is the Shawl That Never Ends


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Chit Chat
Happy holidays! There are only 5 days until Christmas and we chat about getting ready for the holiday's. Kimberly's hubby Muffin still needs to do his shopping for her. This year both pf us have most of our gift getting under control.

WIP It



Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Lady Dye Yarns Superwash Merino and Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted
Saroyan by Liz Abinante in Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Polygala
Kimberly started a baby blanket of her own pattern in Sweetgeorgia Superwash Sport

FO Sho


Hinagiku Hat by 87Cafe in Manos Silk Blend color 3113 Wildflowers
Kimberly's Hinagiku Hat


2 x Irish Hiking Beanie by iknit2purl2, first in Debbie Stoller Alpaca Love in Teal (CO 96st) size US8 needle and second hat in Patons Classic Wool in Navy (CO 84st) with a US6 needle
Thuy’s Irish Hiking Beanie #1 and #2

Queued
Nothing queued for either Kimberly or Thuy!


Retail Therapy




Kimberly received a great Secret Santa gift that included Madelinetosh ToshDK Moonstone and a and Pom Pom Maker from GatherLA (Large)
Curls by Hunter Hammersen
Sock Architecture by Lara Neel

Sew What




Kimberly's Sew LA class is finished and she made four living room pillows, two light blue with birds, two orange and white swirls.

Year in Review
In this section we review our crafting in 2014. Kimberly had a good crafting year. She used most of the yarn that she bought and sold yarn that she wasn't in love with anymore. She's also proud of herself for sewing more this year. While neither of us loves sewing, we are starting to like it more and Kimberly hopes that she will one day sew an elaborate Halloween costume. One of the reasons we started the podcast was to help up focus more on knitting this year and it's worked pretty well. Kimberly thinks that 2014 was a good year for knitting and crafting.

Thuy thinks she did pretty well this year in knitting and crafting. Some of the bulky yarns may be repurposed as accessories or might be sold as the SoCal weather isn't practical for bulky wool yarns.

We are both really glad that we started the podcast and are having a lot of fun being a part of the knitting community in a new way and are grateful for all of our listeners.

Reading
Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography audiobook by Neil Patrick Harris
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Watching
True Detective Season 1 finished
Kimberly might start Bates Motel. She is still mourning Selfie.

Happy holidays, everyone!  We'll see in you 2015!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Episode 7: Winter Is Coming


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WIP It
Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Lady Dye Yarns Superwash Merino and Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted


Hinagiku Hat by 87Cafe in Manos Silk Blend color 3113
Double Deco Shawl by Leah Coccari-Swift in Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty
Grenadine by Amy Christoffers in Cascade 220 Heathers in Bronzed Green (2446)
Saroyan by Liz Abinante in Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Polygala

FO Sho
Happy Happy Joy Joy Hat by Melissa Strajda in Malabrigo Merino Worsted leftovers in Stone Blue and Cuarenta

Queued
Nola’s Slippers by Nola Miller
Knop by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Events



Unwind Holiday Extravaganza recap
Knitted Wit
Lantern Moon
Interlacements
Porto's Bakery


Purlescence Pajama Jammy Jam Recap

Up next: Stitches West February 19 - 22, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Retail Therapy



5 Form Pillows from JoAnns during sale - 16x16
Lantern Moon small basket
Stimpy Lab Warm DK superwash merino in The SuburbsCascade Heritage Silk in Cerulean
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Whiskey Barrel and Moonstone
Jamieson Shetland Spindrift in Autumn and Leaf
Woolfolk Far
Fiber from Spun Right Round - Rambouillet in Birthday and Targhee in Circus
2 skeins of Must Stash Yarn Helluva Skein in Pomaika'i

Discussion: Gifts for Knitters
Thuy and Kimberly discuss ideas for knitters in your life or things to add to your own wishlist.
knitting classes
notions like pom pom makers, cable needles and stitch markers
Fringe Supply Co.
swift
ball winder
project bags
gift cards

Sew What



Kimberly took a sewing class at SewLA on throw pillows and made two pillows out of purple and yellow flower fabric.
Thuy made two project bags using the Open Wide Zippered Pouch using the tutorial by Noodlehead.

Reading
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Night Shift by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Milla Vane
The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver (April 2015)

Watching
Godzilla (2014)
True Detective Season 1

Happy holidays!