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 :(
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!
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.
Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks: Lynai Yarns - Across the Universe
ON THE NEEDLES:
Faerie Hair Socks
Cozy Memories Blanket
Summer Sock Spakal
Gourmet Stash Broken Christmas Ornaments
Golding Drop Spindle
A Homespun House
The Fawn Knits
Pusta Blumen Dress
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?
Many of you have asked me to share my technique for knitting with beads. Ask and thou shall receive!
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.
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
I finished sewing my moth skirt!
Simplicity Pattern 1369, version C
I took a class on CreativeBug.com
VOOLENVINE'S MAKEUP BAG
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! :)