Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Episode 2 - Blog..Podcast..Whatever

Show Notes: 

Finished Objects - (For details about each project, click on the link to read details on Ravelry.)
  • Coal Straun, the Straun hat pattern by Ysolda Teague, knit out of Wool of the Andes in the Coal colorway, magic looped using size 5 Knit Picks circulars.
Works in Progress -
  • Slanted Vineyard socks, the Slant pattern by Hunter Hammersen, knit in CloudLover Yarn in the Haunted Vineyard colorway, for the KnitGirllls SAL/KAL, that ends in February.
  • Hermione's Quidditch socks, the Hermione's Everyday sock pattern by Erica Lueder, in the Kraemer Jeannie yarn that I hand-dyed at my local LYS.
  • Wisteria Shawl Collar Pullover, pattern by Lion Brand yarn, knit out of an unknown yarn in a rainbowish colorway, using size 8 circular needles. (Sorry, Lion Brand, I did not use the recommended yarn. I might use Lion Brand Amazing for a future version of this sweater.)
Upcoming Projects - 
Spinning - 
  • Took my first spinning lesson at my LYS. Laura Linneman was my instructor. Great experience. Horrible yarn!
Knit-A-Longs - 
  • Check out the various charity KAL's.
  • Currently doing TheKnitGirllls SAL/KAL
  • Will be doing Studentknits Stats KAL and TKG square swap
Exercise - 
  • 2 yoga classes - highly recommend
Nutrition - 
  • No suger in my coffee all week. Yay!
  • Goal: No sugar in my tea next week.
News and Notes - 
  • Biggest Loser starts next week, so I will record on Wednesday instead of Tuesday. Sorry! :(
  • Check out the Girlfriends Knitting Ravelry Group.
  • Now on iTunes if you want to subscribe.
  • BIG THANK YOU for all the support the knitting and podcast community gave me this week with my new podcast.


  1. That hat is so cute. I am sure your nephew will love it!
    Please send me some motivation to get healthier because I have none. :(
    Oh my gosh that Hogwarts Express shawl is so freakin' adorable!! I wish I had the amount of yarn on hand to do that but right now I don't have a solid color fingering weight on hand. I have some acrylic dark blue but it's DK so I'm not sure. I'll have to double check my stash. I'm doing my very best not to buy any for a while. We bought my daughter a computer, my son an iPad and my grand kids lots of goodies for Christmas so I need to give our checking account a rest so it can recover. lol My b-day is in March so maybe then. :D

    1. The blue DK weight I think would be fine. The pattern talks about how to use different weights.

      Motivation - I will send on Plurk! ;)

  2. Ummm, this podcast is LONGER than the first one AND where was my shout as the original teacher? Hahahahaha!

    1. As soon as I finished I thought, Sugar!

    2. Maybe you did -waaaaah I missed it. Tell me what minute it happens... Can't watch another 20 mins! LOL

  3. No watchie, no shout out. That's the rule.

    1. I watched it! I still didn't hear my name! Can you tell me around what minute it happens?

  4. I've probably mentioned it before, but---FYI--a significant reduction in sugar intake may result in withdrawal symptoms. Just take Advil or Tylenol for a few days until your body adjusts.
    BTW--is it okay to use honey in place of sugar? I've been using it in my hot tea.

  5. I'm a podcast behind, but I just had, had, had to post this link. I'm sure you've been singing it to yourself but I couldn't resist posting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfqIl7OZj5g