Episode 78 – Rainbowalong 2016 (shownotes)

Announcements:

  • Rainbowalong 2016 – February 1-29, 2016
    • #rainbowalong on social media
    • 3 yarn dyers
      • Oh! Loops yarn Stormy Skies & After the Storm.  These will be in their shop for preorder beginning 12/21/2015.IMG_7952
      • Lone Star Arts yarn Lucky Leprechaun yarn.  This yarn will be available for preorder beginning 12/21/2015.image1
      • Wooly Wonka Fiber Rainbow in the Clouds gradient yarn.  This yarn will be available for preorder beginning 12/21/2015. This yarn will have a companion cowl pattern available on Ravelry on January 11th, 2016. It uses a single skein, with a simple eyelet and lace “raindrops” and “sunbeams” pattern.IMG_7949
    • Suburban Stitcher bag update on January 15, 2016 at 6 PM CST.  Some bags will be available for immediate shipment, and some will be preorder (1-2 week timeline).  They will all be the small zippered project bags.
    • Rules:
      • each project must use at least 50 grams.
      • the project must be finished by midnight Feb 29, 2016.  WIPs are eligible.
      • must be rainbow in color/theme.
      • must make you RIDICULOUSLY  & SHAMELESSLY happy while you are knitting it.
    • I am still looking for a few prizes to giveaway, so please contact me if you are interested.

FOs:

WIPs:

Hello Lovelies:

Up Next:

  • mittens with SilverSpun yarn
  • Christmas Eve sock cast on with Little Bobbins podcast
  • NYE Three Sisters Shawl with Cindy
  • DVD 2016 sock club?  Maybe…maybe not…can’t decide.

Episode 73 – yarn gluttony of epic proportions (shownotes)

FOs:

  • If They Kill Rick socks.  Also Susan will be doing another sock KAL in 2016.  I would keep an eye out on her group on Ravelry for more details.
  • 2 blanket squares for my barn raising quilt.  I was motivated to knit these this week because of the #blanketmadness on Instagram.  The first yarn is Voolenvine Yarn Blitzed base in the Stellar Banshee color way, and the second yarn is a special edition yarn called Vintage Red from Desert Vista Dyeworks.  I did switch out the way that I cast on for these squares.  I used a tutorial from Tin Can Knits, and it is a great one.

WIPs:

Hello Lovelies:

  • yarn from Pandia’s Jewels in the American Graffiti and Mist in a Graveyard color ways, both on the Snug base.  I have already planned on using the American Graffiti colorway as part of the new West Knits MKAL that is coming up in a few weeks.
  • Olive Yarn in the Oyster and Seafoam colorways.  The third color I purchased, but sold to a friend, was a pale pink called Champagne.
  • Gynx Yarn Strong Sport in the Christmas Lights colorway.
  • Twisted Owl Fiber Studio super sock 4 ply yarn in the Twisted Owl colorway
  • Must Stash Perfect Sock in the Family Reunion colorway
  • 2 Guys Yarn Company The Standard in Tweedy Toes yarn in the Victorian Rose colorway
  • Western Sky Knits Biggie yarn in the Pink Speckled Egg colorway
  • Western Sky Knits silk single yarn in the Monarch colorway.  I am fairly certain that I will be knitting it into a Sunwalker shawl

Thank you to everyone who came out to visit me at WC Mercantile as part of the Hill Country Yarn Crawl!

Also…don’t forget to head over to the Suburban Stitcher Ravelry group to enter in the pattern giveaway!

Episode 70 – all the purples

The podcast is only on YouTube for now.  I explain why in the episode…Thanks for your patience!

Announcements:

  • The Around Your Neck KAL is done!  Thank you all SO MUCH to those who have participated.  I’m still going through the FO thread and hope to have the prize announcements out in the next week.
  • Stitches Texas.  I will be there!  Come find me and buy all of the things!  I will be in the Vintage Rose booth…and we are right next door to the Must Stash booth.
  • Trunk Show at WC Mercantile in Navasota Texas on October 10, 2015.  This is part of the Hill Country Yarn Crawl.

FOs:

WIPs:

Episode 69

FOs:

  • Barnraising Blanket Square – Desert Vista Dyeworks in the Suburban Decay (exclusive) colorway.
  • Xeriscape socks

WIPs:

Hello Lovelies: