Sunday, January 17, 2016

Episode 31: A For Effort


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WIP It
Moderne Baby Blanket by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (Golden Hickory, Citrus, Lettuce Leaf, Candlewick)
Symetrie by Woolly Wormhead in The Lemonade Shop Sparkle Sock (Blue Fluffy Unicorn) - #rainbowlsandunicornskal
Vanilla Socks (no pattern) in Berroco Sox (1491 Carlyle)
Rainbow Rib Sock (no pattern) in Knit Picks Felici (Rainbow) - #rainbowsandunicornskal
GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley in Rowan Ribbon Twist (Ripple) - CO with 111 stitches
Crested Wave Blanket by Shirley MacNulty in Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton! Print (62 Aqua Ombre)
Great Divide Shawl by Michele Brown in Republic of Wool DK Superwash Merino (Plume and Parfait)

FO Show
Milanese Lace Topper by tante ehm in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted Solid (The “L”)
Thuy’s Milanese Lace Topper
Vanilla Socks in Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso (Franken Zombody)

Retail Therapy
Socks That Rock Silkie in Pink Flamingo
The Joker and the Thief Shawl Kit in Color #17 from Sunshine Yarns in Sunshine Yarns Ultraluxe Light
Tiny People 2 by Anna Hrachovec
Mochimochi Snowmen by Anna Hrachovec

Jibber Jabber
This week’s topic is a recap of our 2015 goals and a discussion of what our 2016 goals are.

Kimberly's 2015 Goals
1. 15 hats for the Stash N Burn 15 Hats in 2015 Challenge.
2. Buy yarn more conscientiously.
3. Start Christmas knitting early and knit gifts throughout the year.
4. Knit from the stash.
5. Pom poms on everything!
6. Sew more and use at least half of the fabric stash.
7. Learn to quilt.

Kimberly’s 2016 Goals
1. Shop my stash yarn! 
2. No new yarn! (except if it is for finishing a project)
3. Finish the Modern Baby Blanket! (prior to April)\
4. Hats! Hats! Hats! - 16 in 2016! (for real this time)
5. Travel with knitting more!
6. Continue to destash - still destashing, one skein at a time
7. Focus on finishing some larger projects
8. Christmas hats! (starting now folks. no shame)

Thuy's 2015 Goals
1. Knit from the stash.
2. Knit from patterns and pattern books already owned.
3. Knit 2 sweaters.
4. 15 hats as part of the Stash N Burn 15 Hats in 2015 Challenge.
5. Do more colorwork.
6. Knit a sock rainbow (inspired by this post by Tanis Gray).

Thuy’s 2016 Goals
1. Knit from stash
2. Knit 1 sweater
3. Knit 6 pairs of socks
4. Colorwork (Baaa-ble, Easy Ombre Slouch Hat)
5. Use my fingering weight yarn stash on bigger projects like shawls and blankets
6. Knit 12 hats
7. Start Christmas knitting early
8. Spin more
9. Finish Ben's blanket (by his birthday in February)

KALs Thuy is participating in:
Rainbows and Unicorns KAL #rainbowsandunicornskal
Three color shawl KAL (hosted by YarnderWoman)
Sock Spectacular 2016 (hosted by Media Peruana) #sockspectacular2016
Woolly Wormhead 12 in 12 (my bundle)

Events
Rainbows and Unicorns KAL is happening now and continues until the end of March. Please visit the plotting and planning post on our Ravelry group for all of the rules, prizes and coupon codes.

Stephen West and StevenBe at The Altered Stitch on February 12 - 13, 2016. For more information please visit The Altered Stitch website. They will also be at The Knitting Tree LA on February 10 - 11, 2016.

Stitches West February 18 - 21, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Reading

Kimberly’s 2016 reading goals
1. 100 books
2. Read books I already own, focusing on physical copies to giveaway later
3. Blogging more regularly - twice a week

Thuy’s 2016 reading goals
1. 70 books
2. 1 audiobook month
3.Read books I already own
4. Finish up some series

When We Collided by Emery Lord (April 2016)
The Sweetest Scoundrel by Elizabeth Hoyt
The Bassoon King:My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson (audiobook)
Loyalty In Death by JD Robb

Watching 
The Big Short
Sherlock Holmes: The Abominable Bride
A Good Dinosaur

Happy New Year, everyone!

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