Thursday, April 20, 2017

Episode 232: "Waiting for Sclera"


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KALS


2017 Box O' Sox KAL
January 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
#BoxOSoxKAL2017
(Ravelry Chatter Thread)
I created a bundle in the group for you to share your favorite sock patterns!

Helen Stewart / Curious Handmade-a-long KAL
Patterns

April 1 — May 1

Mauve-a-long KAL
Co-hosted with Shawna of "Adelaide Cottage"
May 1 — July 1, 2017


  GIVEAWAYS

Shawl Society II - #127 Vshaw7 
"I feel like spring has finally sprung when the mud on my farm dries up. The animals and I are much happier. ;)"

WORKS IN PROGRESS

  • Apple Blossom Socks by Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade)
    Norah George Yarns, "Thistle"

  • Snowmelt MKAL  by Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade)
    Voolenvine Yarns, Nouveau, (A) "Poe", (B) "Moonburn", (C) "Aphrodisiac"
  • Eyeball Shawl by Stephen West
    Pupil: Skeinny Dipping, Merino Singles, "Space Pants"
    Iris: Skeinny Dipping, Merino Singles, "Olives"
    Sclera: La Biene Aimee, Singles, "Gateway Purple"

MAIL STASH ACQUISITIONS


Leslie Wind
Tailored — Knits That Fit


Norah George Yarns, "Mermaid" 




SEWING

I whipped up a few project bags for relatives I saw on Easter.


ASK AWAY

This week, "RoseBob" on Ravelry asked me about my Tarot card collection.

Stuff Mom Never Told You Podcast - The Art Of Tarot


SHOP UPDATE

ONLINE SHOP: www.VoolenvineYarns.com
Next Update: Friday, April 21 @ 7pm EST

Voolenvine Yarns will be collaborating with Primrose Yarn Co.!
Mark your calendars!
Our Limited Edition Yarns will be listed in our online shops, June 5 @ 7pm EST.



PODCASTS MENTIONED

  • This Old Knit with Nina
  • Squirrel Pie Productions with Tommi
  • The Corner of Craft with Hanna
  • Curious Handmade with Helen Stewart
  • Kristy Glass Knits with Kristy 
  • Wolff und Schafe with Magdalena

BLATHER
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Episode 231: "The More You Know"


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KALS


2017 Box O' Sox KAL
January 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
#BoxOSoxKAL2017
(Ravelry Chatter Thread)
I created a bundle in the group for you to share your favorite sock patterns!

Helen Stewart / Curious Handmade-a-long KAL
Patterns

April 1 — May 1

Mauve-a-long KAL
Co-hosted with Shawna of "Adelaide Cottage"
May 1 — TBD


FINISHED OBJECTS
Askewsme Shawl by Stephen West
Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke, "Gothday Cake", "Grim", "The Last Unicorn", "Prickly Pear", "Yarn Pimp X" / Blitzed, "Figbash"

 WORKS IN PROGRESS
  • Apple Blossom Socks by Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade)
    Norah George Yarns, "Thistle"

  • Snowmelt MKAL  by Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade)
    Voolenvine Yarns, Nouveau, (A) "Poe", (B) "Moonburn", (C) "Aphrodisiac"
  • Eyeball Shawl by Stephen West
    Pupil: Skeinny Dipping, Merino Singles, "Space Pants"
    Iris: Skeinny Dipping, Merino Singles, "Olives"
    Sclera: La Biene Aimee, Singles, "Gateway Purple"

MAIL

This week I received a super wonderful and generous gift from a podcast viewer. Two project bags from AmeliaXJoy.etsy.com


STASH ACQUISITIONS
Sweet Sparrow Yarns, Nuthatch, "Tea and Cake"
Danielle V Green Enamel Pins




SEWING

New Sewing Patterns:
McCall's M7537 - Hippie dress
McCall's M7536 - Basic princess seam dress
McCall's M7433 - Archive Collection 1943
McCall's M7500 - Peasant Girl Dress

I also ordered McCall's pattern M7313 but didn't realize it called for a gathered waist. But just in time, a lovely podcast viewer pointed me to the Lady Skater dress pattern by Kitchy-Coo!


I proceeded to make one out of the pink jersey bat fabric I purchased from Fabric.com, and now want to make 20 more!



SHOP UPDATE

ONLINE SHOP: www.VoolenvineYarns.com
Next Update: Friday, April 14 @ 7pm EST


PODCASTS MENTIONED

  • This Old Knit with Nina
  • Squirrel Pie Productions with Tommi
  • Curious Handmade with Helen Stewart
  • The Fawn Knits with Lara
  • Kristy Glass Knits with Kristy 
  • Skeindeer Knits with Eli
  • Babbles Traveling Vlog with Grace


BLATHER

I was inspired by Jilly of the Knitting Broomstick podcast to start keeping a Commonplace Book.
How and Why I keep a Commonplace Book

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Episode 230: "It's a Shlanket!"


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KALS


2017 Box O' Sox KAL
January 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
#BoxOSoxKAL2017
(Ravelry Chatter Thread)
I created a bundle in the group for you to share your favorite sock patterns!

Honey KAL
Co-hosted with Nina of "This Old Knit"

December 1 — April 1, 2017
WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Prizes:
Lavender Lune Yarn Co. Minis
Cape Cod Socks by Knottygnome Crafts
Time After Time Socks by Jessica Gore

Helen Stewart / Curious Handmade-a-long KAL
Patterns

April 1 — May 1

Mauve-a-long KAL
Co-hosted with Shawna of "Adelaide Cottage"
May 1 — TBD


WHAT I AM WEARING

Canopy by Mandarine's
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Merino DK


 WORKS IN PROGRESS
  • Apple Blossom Socks by Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade)
    Norah George Yarns, "Thistle"

  • Snowmelt MKAL  by Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade)
    Voolenvine Yarns, Nouveau, (A) "Poe", (B) "Moonburn", (C) "Aphrodisiac"

  • Askewsme Shawl by Stephen West
    Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke, "Gothday Cake", "Grim", "The Last Unicorn", "Prickly Pear", "Yarn Pimp X" / Blitzed, "Figbash"

    I plan to use the leftover yarn to knit a Vanilla Fog hat by Andrea Mowry

    I also express interest in casting on an Eyeball Shawl by Stephen West.  Thinking about using yarn by Skeinny Dipping and La Bien Aimee.

  • Honey Pullover by Amy Miller
    Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke, "Taiga" + "Dirty On Purpose"It's living in my Love Sock Wool Unicorn Project bag

MAIL

This week I received a super wonderful and generous gift from a podcast viewer. Two project bags from AmeliaXJoy.etsy.com


STASH ACQUISITIONS
Sweet Sparrow Yarns, Nuthatch, "Tea and Cake"
Danielle V Green Enamel Pins




SEWING

I ordered several jersey print fabrics to make McCall's pattern M7313

I've also picked up my "Tea Time" cross stitch Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery ... this time I ordered Aida fabric with a stitch count I can actually work with. 



SHOP UPDATE

ONLINE SHOP: www.VoolenvineYarns.com
Next Update: Friday, April 7 @ 7pm EST

I mention Corinne Vs. Pin + Man Vs. Pin (Thread Banger Channel on YouTube). Warning: Suggestive language.


PODCASTS MENTIONED

  • This Old Knit with Nina
  • Squirrel Pie Productions with Tommi
  • Curious Handmade with Helen Stewart


BLATHER

Ridgewood Reservoir near Highland Park in Brooklyn.

What I'm Reading (via Audiobook):
I finished listening to, The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness... and very glad it's over. :(

I just started listening to The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

Friday, March 31, 2017

Episode 229: "Aesthetically Pleasing Donuts"


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KALS


2017 Box O' Sox KAL
January 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
#BoxOSoxKAL2017
(Ravelry Chatter Thread)
I created a bundle in the group for you to share your favorite sock patterns!

Honey KAL
Co-hosted with Nina of "This Old Knit"

December 1 — April 1, 2017

Helen Stewart / Curious Handmade-a-long KAL
Patterns

April 1 — May 1

Mauve-a-long KAL
Co-hosted with Shawna of "Adelaide Cottage"
May 1 — TBD


FINISHED OBJECTS

  • Vanilla Socks (Box O' Sox KAL Pair #3)
    Narwhal Needlework, "Squid Ink"
I also mention that I want to cast on a pair of Apple Blossom socks by Helen Stewart using Norah George Yarns in her "Thistle" colorway.


 WORKS IN PROGRESS
  • Snowmelt MKAL  by Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade)
    Voolenvine Yarns, Nouveau, (A) "Poe", (B) "Moonburn", (C) "Aphrodisiac"

  • Askewsme Shawl by Stephen West
    Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke, "Gothday Cake", "Grim", "The Last Unicorn", "Prickly Pear", "Yarn Pimp X" / Blitzed, "Figbash"
    I also show off some progress keepers and a pin by Hanna from The Corner of Craft

  • Honey Pullover by Amy Miller
    Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke, "Taiga" + "Dirty On Purpose"It's living in my Love Sock Wool Unicorn Project bag

MAIL

This week I received two lovely packages from Shawna of Adelaide Cottage and Nina of the This Old Knit Podcast.






SHOP UPDATE

ONLINE SHOP: www.VoolenvineYarns.com
Next Update: Saturday, April 1 @ 10am EST


PODCASTS MENTIONED

  • This Old Knit with Nina
  • Adelaide Cottage with Shawna
  • Creative Musings with Casey 
  • Love Sock Wool with Sara
  • Curious Handmade with Helen Stewart


BLATHER

What I'm watching:

  • The Strain (Hulu)
  • Harlots (Hulu)
What I'm Reading (via Audiobook):
  • The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Episode 228: "Pamplemousse!"


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KALS


2017 Box O' Sox KAL
January 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
#BoxOSoxKAL2017

(Ravelry Chatter Thread)
I created a bundle in the group for you to share your favorite sock patterns!

Honey KAL
Co-hosted with Nina of "This Old Knit"

December 1 — April 1, 2017



WORKS IN PROGRESS
  • Belmont Cardigan by Gudrun Johnston
    Plucky Knitter, Oxford 2.0, "Greenpoint"
    - Buttons are from Vintage Necessities on Etsy
  • Snowmelt MKAL  by Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade)
    Voolenvine Yarns, Nouveau, (A) "Poe", (B) "Moonburn", (C) "Aphrodisiac"
  • Askewsme Shawl by Stephen West
    Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke, "Gothday Cake", "Grim", "The Last Unicorn", "Prickly Pear", "Yarn Pimp X" / Blitzed, "Figbash"
    I also show off some progress keepers and a pin by Hanna from The Corner of Craft
  • Honey Pullover by Amy Miller
    Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke, "Taiga" + "Dirty On Purpose"

STASH ACQUISITIONS

Last weekend I swung by Brooklyn General for the Primrose Yarn Co. Trunk show and picked up a few skeins!
  • Sophia, "Nasty Unicorn"
  • Lucious Sock, "Like a Hurricane"



SHOP UPDATE

ONLINE SHOP: www.VoolenvineYarns.com
Next Update: Friday, March 24 @ 7pm EST


PODCASTS MENTIONED

  • Michele Wang 
  • The Knitting Expat with Mina 
  • Babbles Traveling Vlogs with Grace
  • This Old Knit with Nina
  • Skeindeer Knits with Eli
  • The Corner of Craft with Hanna
  • Brooklyn Knitfolk with Jaclyn


BLATHER

Snapchat Spectacles

What I'm watching:

  • Hocus Pocus (iTunes)
  • Dave Chapelle (Netflix)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Episode 227 - "Edinburgh Yarn Festival Recap + Yarn Haul"


Thank you for watching!

Not the usual format, this week. In this episode I share my adventures in Edinburgh and yarn haul from EYF 2017!

Podcasts Mentioned:


Along the Lanes with Vero
Babbles Traveling Vlog with Grace
The Corner of Craft with Hanna
Inside Number 23 with Katie
Knit Night with MikaMeka
Skeindeer Knits with Eli
Sticks + Twine with Eric
Wolff und Schafe with Magdalena

Yarn Haul
  • The Book of Haps, by Kate Davies (Purchased at Kate's Knits)
  • 5 skeins, Erika Night for John Lewis, 100% Aran Wool "Prune"
  • Tuku Wool, Fingering, 100% Finish Wool
  • La Bien Aimee
  • Eden Cottage Yarns
Gifts 

Wolf und Schafe Yarns
Nora George Yarns
Crafternoon Treats 


More show notes coming soon!!  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Episode 226: "The Edinburgh Cardigan"


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ANNOUNCEMENTS / EVENTS

  • 10K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway Winners:
    #574: WoolGatherer13
    #702:  Reebo95
  • Voolenvine Yarns Shawl-a-long Giveaway Winner:#26: KleinJ
  • I will be attending the Edinburgh Yarn Festival on Saturday, March 11th!
  • I've joined Snapchat!


KALS


2017 Box O' Sox KALJanuary 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
#BoxOSoxKAL2017

(Ravelry Chatter Thread)
I created a bundle in the group for you to share your favorite sock patterns!

Honey KAL
December 1 — April 1, 2017 (Deadline Extended!!)



WORKS IN PROGRESS
  • Belmont Cardigan by Gudrun Johnston
    Plucky Knitter, Oxford 2.0, "Greenpoint"
  • Ramble Shawl by Andrea Mowry
    Voolenvine Yarns, Smitten DK, "Assaulted By Bears" and "Grim"

SEWING
  • I've begun to sew Vogue Vintage Patterns V8811 (View B)
  • Still working on the LBD on the mannequin, in the background.

  • I'm wearing one of the many Anna Dresses (Pattern: ByHandLondon.com) I've made, using fabric by Liberty Of London.


SHOP UPDATE

ONLINE SHOP: www.VoolenvineYarns.com
Next Update: Saturday, March 4 @ 10am EST (International-Friendly!)


PODCASTS MENTIONED

  • Michele Wang
  • Kristy Glass Knits interview with SquidneyKnits
  • This Old Knit with Nina
  • Stitched In Sweden with Maria



BLATHER

How To Use Snapchat For Beginners: Snapchat Tricks and Tips
By BreakTheInternet on YouTube

Lately I've been binge-watching Call the Midwife on Netflix.

I started learning German again, using Rosetta Stone

Your Beauty Mark by Dita Von Teese