Episode 136: I, Magic Looper

11:19:00 AM

I hope everyone had a happy Valentine's Day!


This week I have two (yes, TWO!) finished objects!

Whispering Pine Shawl
  • I finished knitting Dennis' Valentine's Day Socks JUST IN TIME! They're just a simple cuff-down vanilla sock with an eye-of-partridge heel. Yarn: Sweet Georgia / Tough Love Sock, "Magpie"
  • Whispering Pines Shawl by Molly Klatt
    Yarn: Voolenvine Yarns / Wolke, "Jilted Rose"
Dennis' Valentine's Day Socks

After I finished soaking both projects, I took a chance and put them in my electric spin-dryer, before blocking them.  The spin-drier wrings-out all the excess water, but the shawl and socks were still damp enough to block. Amazingly, they were blocked and dried with in about 2-hours!!!


  • Cozy Memories Blanket - I only added one square this week, using the remaining yarn leftover from Dennis' Vday socks. It's been living in my LoveSockWool project bag.
  • Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks - Voolenvine Yarns / Lush, "Octopus Garden" - Sadly, I will be frogging these, too. I'm knitting them with DPNs, which seems to be too fiddly for me, and messing with my gauge. I also knit the foot too long ... BUT! I do have the Fish Lips Kiss Heel technique down!

  • Canopy Shawl by Mandarine / Woolmeisse

  • Two-Lane Highway RAGE Socks by Sarah Stevens / Two Irish Girls, Adorn Sock, "Bryn"
  • I also dare Dave of the FO & Dye podcast to cast on a pair of two-at-a-time socks!
  • Hobbledehoy - Juniper Berry Battlings
  • Loop Bullseye Bump - Isn't It Just Lovely?

The next shop update will be Monday, February 23rd, 2015 @ 2pm EST. 

The second installment of the Vampire Romance Yarn Club will also be shipping out that week.

  • 90% Knitting with Lisa
  • Round the Twist with Caren
  • Junkyarn with Kemper
  • Subway Knits Podcast with Maria
  • Dyer's Notebook with Laura
  • A Homespun House with Molly
  • FO & Dye with Elly and Dave
  • Little Bobbins Knits with Dani

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  1. Korean and japanese green tea are my favorite! Genmaicha is a japanese 'people's tea', it is green tea with roasted rice (which I think gives it a popcorn-taste, I even call it popcorn tea).
    The tea you had at the restaurant might be Sejak, or Sencha. Both are green teas with a deep green colour and a creamy, almost chocolatey flavor. I recommend buying it in vacuum sealed bags, green teas have a tendency to loose flavor when exposed to air.

    1. I need to look those up immediately! Thank you so much for the info <3

  2. Just bought battlings! Thanks for the enabling.
    Love your Whispering Pines Shawl. Have been trying to finish some WIPs before casting it on. May have to give in and start another project.

  3. Hi Kristin,
    I found your podcast just the other day and am watching all your old episodes know. I love it, it is a pleasure listening to you!
    Btw, the name of you wool is not "A little bit crazy" (verrückt) but something like infamous or so, I am not sure what is the correct word to use. It is like Marlene Dietrich in "The blue angel" if that explains it better ;-)

    1. Maybe wicked... I've also been thinking that it might be verrucht instead of verrückt :).