Monday, February 23, 2015

DenKnits 3.4

No clever title this time :-/  I'll try to get to show notes this week!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

DenKnits 3.3 The Elephant in the Room

Finished Objects (FOs) - Darn Good Yarn designs are all knit and photographed!

Works in Progress (WIPs) - Oblivious Knits 'These are the Breaks' out of Reynolds Rapture
                                           - Poncho design for TreLiz out of her DK weight base in Tsunami

Spinning - I acquired some handcarders through the Instagram #getyouryarnwishesgranted so I put them to use...  Carding together some mystery merino, Shady Side Farm polypay wool and locks from Bricolage Studios.  I spun up the mystery merino that was carded to stripe into a navajo ply and got around 50yds (pre-soak) for my 0.8oz of fiber.  I also received some blanket squares from my anonymous wish granter.  I picked up some more polypay fiber from Shady Side Farm and was gifted a beautiful purple skein of yarn and a Holland Handmade Co knitting bag from Erin of Holland Handmade podcast.

(I linked all the above things in the previous post so please refer back there if you want more info)

Let's talk about... the Sockhead Hat.  I've made two, one with Cyborgs Craftroom sock yarn and one with Chasing Acorns sock yarn.  I discuss the way they wear over time.

And the elephant?  My ombre dyed hair!  I used a Splat kit from my local Walgreens.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DenKnits 3.2 Followships

Giveaway on my Facebook fan page for DenKnits will be running until tomorrow, Monday February 26, sometime in the evening.  Become a fan and enter to win!  You can get either the finished item or a kit to make the Asymmetricowl.  If you don't win but would like to buy either of these, check out my shop on Square Marketplace.

Finished Object - Four to One Beanie I made out of YarnHollow Twisted

Works in Progress
- Darn Good Yarn designs, recently finished the banana fiber version and a lux fiber version is currently being knit up
- TreLiz poncho design out of her DK weight yarn Tsunami colorway, frogged back to the seed stitch beginning and re-knit with different decreases; pooling is looking different but hopefully the flashes show up again!
- Measure in Love which you can get either through Ravelry or Megan's First Giving page by donating you will receive a coupon code for one hat download;  I'm using my handspun batt from Joanna Spring of KnitSpinFarm to make the short cowl version of the pattern
- These are the Breaks is being knit up out of Reynolds Rapture (discontinued) for the KnitALong on Instagram #hooigkal2015 that runs through the end of February; all Oblivious Knits patterns on Ravelry are 50% off (no coupon code needed!) until February 1st

No other WIPs were touched in the past two weeks, nor was the wheel :-(

- Locks from Bricolage Studios on Etsy  and she also has a big cartel shop
- Bamboo crochet hooks from Amazon

Needle comparision
- my old interchangable needle set from Clover Takumi
- my new purchase from Amazon ChiaGoo Spin

Ravelry groups/threads
- Podcast Junkies is a group that talks about podcasts, one thread in particular is an interesting read, especially for other podcasters 'What drives you crazy about podcasts'
- I've set up a thread in the DenKnits group 'Give me YOUR opinions' for you to tell me how you enjoy the podcast (or what you don't!), but feel free to leave a comment on this blog post or the YouTube video

It's a small world...
Although I don't generally talk about podcasts I watch (that would take forever and a day!) I wanted to tell you about another podcaster because she is local to me, Erin Joy Knits, and as it turns out we had a previous connection!

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!