Thursday, August 27, 2015

Episode 162: Yarn Nuggets


A trip to Purl SoHo, a lovely yarn swap, and project bags!

More show notes soon ...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Episode 161: Garden Tour



This week I'm recording from our new deck! (Apologies in advance for weird lighting and windy audio) I also give you a mini tour of the work we've been doing to our backyard.


UPDATES

Voolenvine Yarns has an upcoming trunk show at Gauge + Tension 9/12 - 9/13

Finally picked up another skein of Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Postcard to finish my Lattice Shawl!

ON THE NEEDELS


Favorite Socks
Voolenvine Yarns, Wolke “Faerie Hair"

Come What May Shawl by Susan B. Anderson
Gynx Yarns, Single-Ply Merino “Unsafe For Swimming”

Summer In Kansas Shawl by Two Old Bags
Voolenvine Yarns, Luft Lace “Afterglow”

SEWING

My sewing machine (Janome 2212) took FOREVER to be delivered. Poor customer service from SewTrue.com.


ASK AWAY LINKS


Interweave Knits Video - Dyeing In the Kitchen
Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by Gail Callahan
 

Cozy Memories Blanket Squares info

SHOP UPDATE

August 21 @ 2pm EST

Only taking custom orders of 4 or more skeins


BLATHER

We've been working on our backyard! Dennis planted some clover which is starting to grow in. We also picked up some shrubs and plants, including Russian Sage ... which I'm allergic to. I can look ... but can't touch :(

World Market Obsessed

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Episode 160: Lots Of Project Bags


OFF THE NEEDLES

Favorite Sock Pattern
Voolenvine Yarns - Succulents

ON THE NEEDLES

Come What May Shawl
Gynx Yarns - Unsafe For Swimming

Verdure Shawl
Voolenvine Yarns - Succulents

Summer In Kansas Shawl
Voolenvine Yarns - Afterglow

Sunshine Yarn Fun's Etsy Shop

Edward Gorey Museum
 

SEWING

I'm waiting for my new sewing machine to arrive! It's a Janome 2212.
I currently have a Singer Confidence Quilter, and not really enjoying the functionality of it.

ASK AWAY LINKS

Creative Bug

Missouri Star Quilt Company

Crafty Gemini

SHOP UPDATE

Next Update: Friday, August 14th @ 2pm EST
PSA: No Custom Order Requests next week, please! 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Episode 159: Hello From Cape Cod, August 2015


 ON THE NEEDLES

"Verdure" Shawl by Isabelle (Fluffy Fibers)
Yarn: Voolenvine Yarns, Blitzed in "Succulents"

"Come What May" Shawl, by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Gynx Yarns, Single-Ply Merino in "Unsafe For Swimming"

Cozy Memories Blanket: I added three new squares!

OTHER MENTIONS

In this episode, I'm (kind of) enjoying a refreshing can of Moxie.

I visited Murray's Fabric in Cape Cod, Orleans. I had a great shopping experience and highly recommend checking it out if you're in the area.

We also visited the Edward Gorey House Museum

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Episode 158: 7-Year Stitch


Happy Birthday YarnGasm! 

Seven years ago I began blogging about knitting on this very website. From blog posts, to podcasting, then vidcasting, to dyeing yarn — I'm always amazed by how much YarnGasm has evolved ... and what it has become! What's more are all the wonderful, creative, and inspiring friends I've made along the way. Thank you so much for watching, and being a part of YarnGasm. This episode is dedicated to you. Here's to many more fun fiber-filled years!

ON THE NEEDLES

Verdure Shawl - Voolenvine Yarns / Blitzed - "Succulents"
Favorite Socks - Voolenvine Yarns / Wolke - "Faerie Hair"

SPINNING

I finished spinning and plying my Hobbledehoy Battling on my Golding spindle.
Next on the Golding is a yummy Gourmet Stash Fibery Tribble. Colorway is "Hedwig" but reminds me of Isabelle's (Fluffy Fibers Podcast) kitty

Summer Sock SPAKAL - I finished spinning the first two ounces of my Gourmet Stash "Broken Ornaments" braid.

ASK AWAY LINKS

Jenny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off is a great bind-off method for toe-up socks.

Some languishing WIPs I would love to finish are my Vivid Blanket and Dennis' Ranger Cardigan.  

 
SHOP UPDATE

Next Update: July 31st, 2015 @ 2pm EST

No Update Next Week! We'll be on vacation.

Did I miss something?  Ask me in the Ravelry thread :)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Episode 157: Lots Of Lace



Subway Knits Online Class: Knitting In Japanese
Registration Ends Sunday 7/26
Classes Begin Monday 7/27

ON THE NEEDLES

Summer In Kansas KAL
Verdure Shawl


SPINNING

Summer Sock SPAKAL - Making lots of progress on my Broken Ornaments braid from Gourmet Stash
SPAKAL Thread

YARN SHOPS 
 Did I miss something? Ask me in the Ravelry thread :) 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Episode 156: Christmas in July


OFF THE NEEDLES: 

Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks: Lynai Yarns - Across the Universe

ON THE NEEDLES: 
  • Verdure Shawl
  • Faerie Hair Socks
  • Cozy Memories Blanket

SPINNING
  • Summer Sock Spakal
    •  Gourmet Stash Broken Christmas Ornaments
  • Hobbledhoy Fibers
    • Golding Drop Spindle
PODCASTS MENTIONED
  • A Homespun House
  • The Fawn Knits
  • TV Knitting
  • Fluffy Fibers
OTHER CRAFTING
  • Sewing
    • Anna Dress
    • Pusta Blumen Dress 
    • Pin Cushion
    • Freezer Paper
ASK AWAY 

  • SunshineYarnFun on Ravelry asks  ... I want to start dying with acid dyes, but I have a question concerning pets and their exposure. Is there anything I need to do or be aware of? I know to keep the cat out of the kitchen, off the counters, and away from the dye pots. (Very difficult with a curious kitty and an open floor plan) What precautions do you take with Bella?

  • Zaide on Ravelry asks ... I know that you have taken classes in Craftsy.com any recommendation on a class to learn how to read charts?
SHOP UPDATE

Next Shop Update: Friday, July 17th, 2015 2pm EST

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Episode 155: Back From Cape Cod


After a little break, I'm back with a new episode with lots to chat about — including tales from Cape Cod, new stash, my sewing adventures, and more! 
 
ON THE NEEDLES
  • Verdure Shawl 
  • Lattice Shawl
  • Cozy Memories Blanket
  • Lynai Yarns Socks 
PODCASTS MENTIONED
  • Fluffy Fibers 
  • Stitched In Sweden
  • A Homespun House
  • The Dyer's Notebook
  • Freakish Lemon 
 SPINNING
 TREAT YOURSELF

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TUTORIAL: Knitting With Beads


Many of you have asked me to share my technique for knitting with beads. Ask and thou shall receive!

In the tutorial above, I'll show you how to add a little sparkle to your lace with the use of a little dark craft otherwise known as (knitters, brace yourselves) crochet!

All you'll need is a US size 10 (1.30 mm) crochet hook and size 6/0 beads ... and perhaps a little patience. Remember, practice makes perfect! Once you get the swing of it, knitting with beads will become second nature.

Credits:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Episode 154: A Very Holla Knits Summer


I'm excited to announce, Voolenvine Yarns will be featured in Holla Knits Summer 2015 Magazine! My yarn was used to knit two patterns, Beach House and Backbone.
All patterns are available to purchase / download via Ravelry. Check'em out! 
Holla Knits Summer 2015 Magazine!

OFF THE NEEDLES

One sock down, one more to go on my Lynai "Across the Universe" socks

ON THE NEEDLES

This past week I've been powering through my Lattice Shawl by Maria Montzka.
Stitch Marker by Little Skein In the Big Wool


CRAFTY DEVIATIONS


I finished sewing my moth skirt!
Simplicity Pattern 1369, version C
I took a class on CreativeBug.com

VOOLENVINE'S MAKEUP BAG

Red Lipsticks:
  • NARS - Jungle Red (wearing on podcast)
  • Revlon - Really Red
  • MAC - Russian Red
Pink Neutral Lipsticks:
  • MAC - Twig
  • Revlon Lip Butters - Pink Truffle
  • Laura Mercier - Baby Lips
  • Mabelline - Mauve Mania (forgot to mention, but wear it all the time!)

SHOP UPDATE: Monday, June 29th 2015 @ 2pm EST
In this episode I mention that the next shop update would be on Friday, June 26th, but there's been a slight change in plans. The next shop update will be pushed to Monday, June 29th 2015 | 2pm EST. 

Thanks for your patience! :) 

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