Saturday, January 10, 2015

DenKnits 3.1 The Usual and The Designer

I hadn't realized previously how many people watch my video through this blog, so I wanted to say Thank you! to all of you as well as apologize for slacking on the last video being blogged so late :-(

The Usual... podcast content is within the first 37 mins

Finished Objects
Works in Progress

... and the Designer
Designing - Past, Present, Future

There will be a giveaway for Facebook fans as I have reached 100 likes!  Join us for a chance to win :-)  YouTube subscribers have continued to climb slowly as well but I'd love to see the Ravelry group grow!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

DenKnits 2.24 - Forgetful

Forgetful is finally getting the proper blog post it deserves...  Kind of...  Anything that I just linked to in the DenKnits 3.1 The Usual and the Designer post I did not link on this post also.

Finished Objects

Works in Progress
  • Liverpool Socks from Dyeabolical Yarns
  • Asymmetricowls that will be for sale at the Darn Good Yarn brick and mortar shop
  • WIPs not knit on
    • Lake Ave Cowl - misplaced size 8 needle
    • Rock Around - thinking on the design
  • DGY making three items to start
  • TreLiz poncho and cowl designs
  • Magazine and stitch markers to bethanyg
  • Lake Effect set to SilviSherr
  • Lake Ave Cowl to theyarngoeson
Instagram #getyouryarnwishesgranted
  • Granted handspun wish and self striping sock yarn wish
  • My wishes were granted as well!

Friday, December 5, 2014

DenKnits 2.23 Where I cough animal sounds

I have a lingering cough from the cold I had last time so I did some creative editing :-)

In order to try and get through quickly I mixed the FOs and WIPs together...

I have a little bit of spinning I'm working on...  Two braids from a Got Fiber? Friday sale on Facebook by Phoenix Fiber Co. spun together using a tip from Debcquilts

GIVEAWAYS!!!  It's that time of year for gifts, right?  There are three possibilities for you to win! 
  1. Lake Effect set, wrap pattern by KaRi Wymer and hat/mitts set pattern by myself
  2. Lake Ave Cowl, pattern by KaRiWymer
  3. Noro Spring/Summer 2013 magazine and RainloverKnits snagless stitchmarker set (Sarah also hosts the Raindrop Knits podcast)
Just post in the thread which one (or numerically your most wanted) you like and why for a chance to win!  

Monday, November 17, 2014

DenKnits 2.22 KitM and lots of stuff!

I'm still working through this cold so I'm putting together some quick notes.  If you have any questions, comments, etc. feel free to contact me on Ravelry.  You can comment on the blog but sometimes I miss those for a week :-(

Finished Objects

Works in Progress
  • Two batts carded at KitM from Fiber Addiction undyed Falkland/Silk fiber and banana fiber
  • One batt carded at KitM from Uniquely Yours SW BFL braid and banana fiber
  • One batt purchased at Michigan Fiber Fest from Beyond the Fleece called Untamed Batt
Knittin' in the Mitten! (begins at 27.6min)
I decided to go with a full review of the event as I experienced it.  Lots of Rav names, conversation summaries and enabling!

Monday, November 3, 2014

DenKnits 2.21 - The grandma I'm kidded I am

Finished Objects:

Works in Progress:
Spinzilla follow up
Designing for DGY:
  • Best Sweater Ever now available!
  • Men friendly scarf and Mom & Me cloche style hat in the works!
Shared Projects Drawing!

Friday, October 17, 2014

DenKnits 2.20 STITCHES! but I digress...

I don't know if I've ever digressed so much :-D  This is a long one guys, but the last video was short, making up for it preemptively!

Finished Objects - I finished a Yoda hat for my cousin's toddler, it's a combination of this earflap hat and this Yoda hat.  The fingerless mitts have been received, they're my creation with a touch of a MelTran pattern.  I also got the Bender hat in the mail.  This was all my design and I hope to write up a pattern because there weren't any knit choices on Ravelry already!  The recipient of the Bender  hat (who has also gotten other hats from me) happened to be by the Jagger Spun factory for work and thought to stop in and pick up a skein for me!  Yay!!!

Works in Progress - The Easy Ripple Afghan is being crocheted for my son's teacher who is expecting a baby boy next month.  I'm also still plugging away on my Highland Handmades socks, just my usual vanilla sock.  My cousin's toddler is also getting a Mickey Mouse hat, I just need to figure out the ears!  I'm also working on a test knit for CoggieTM, KaRi from The High Fiber Diet.

Spinning - Finished the merino from TreLiz, my favorite Greek fiber artist :-)  The fiber spun on the wheel turned out deliciously but not the same weight as the spindle spun fiber.

Spinzilla - Go Team HappyFuzzyYarn!!!  I finished two 4oz braids on the wheel, one was 242yd (presoak)(968yd submittable) and the other 282yd (presoak)(1128yd submittable).  I also spindle spun on the road trip and managed to get through 3oz of another 4oz braid!  I was able to 2-ply 178yd (presoak) and had 68yd of singles (presoak) (for a total of 602yds submittable).  My total Spinzilla contribution was 2,698yds!!!

Stitches East - There was so much... I don't know what really needs to be notated here!  Well, it was amazing to finally meet Darn Good Yarn and just soak it all in.  I'm anxiously waiting for Stitches to post Fashion Show pics so we can all get a better look at our item as well as all the other gorgeous knitwear.  I saw Wendy from Knit1Heart2, I chatted with A Riot of Color and got a sock blank & a button, I picked up a few minis from White Birch Fiber Arts and some fiber from Highland Handmades along with a button for being a podcast fan!

DGY Designing - A sweater I designed is being released soon from DGY, along with a felt ball CaPOWl (it's a cape/cowl type thing) and I have two items in progress and one more to get started!  Expect lots from me through Darn Good Yarn over the next year or so :-)

What am I wearing?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

DenKnits 2.19 - I feel like I'm rushing but...

Super quick ep today!  So many secret FOs and WIPs make for a short podcast I guess :-)

Check out DenKnits - My favorite things and tell me what you think!

FO - Iris Goddess of the Rainbow Shawl out of Sheep Dreamery yarn

WIPs - Bender hat design out of Encore worsted
         - Socks out of Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock in Haven Colorway

Designing - DGY designs include a cape/cowl out of the felted ball wool, a top out of reclaimed sari silk ribbon and suede and a child's hat out of Yickity yak.

I also worked on some fingerless mitts that are a secret gift not seen by the recipient yet so those will be shown another time.

Spinning - Finally got back to the TreLiz merino in shades of purple that was originally spun on my Cattail Knits turkish spindle.  That was taking too long so I spun the rest on my wheel.  I've got around half done now!  Plan to 3-ply by the chain or Navajo-ply technique.

I received a birthday skein of yarn that I think I forgot to show on the podcast.  It's an indie dyed skein from Twin Mommy Creations purchased at Four Purls in FL.  She does also have an Etsy shop, but I can't find this Peruvian Highlands wool in it, what weight yarn do you think it is???

Since there wasn't much to show I talked a bit about upcoming events, including Stitches East and Knittin in the Mitten.  I'll be at both, will you?  Make sure you find me and say 'Hi!'