Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Episode 9 - Acquisitions

Show Notes:

No finished objects.

Works In Progress -
Acquisitions - Green Yarn Sale at LYS!

  • Kraemer Sterling Estate Green sock yarn
  • Plymouth Yarn company emerald green worsted
  • Berroco Vintage in a pea green color
  • Berroco sox in blue/green color 1441
  • Cascade Yarns Lana Bamboo in green
  • Cotton Tails cotton yarn in a lime green (3 balls)
  • Hiya Hiya Sharps in US 6 16" cable
  • Knit Picks US 7 straight in Harmony wood

Fitness -
  • lots of yard work and I am more sore than if I had been working out at the gym!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Episode 8 - I Love a Parade!

Show Notes:

News and Notes -
  • Thanks again to Darren and Aimee for the great time last week. Knitting in Circles podcast 
  • Y'all Twins? by Katherine and Margaret King - growing up twins in 1950's Oxford, MS. 
Finished Objects -
  • Hogwarts Express - a Susan Ashcroft pattern in No Two Snowflakes yarn 
  • Wisteria Shawl Collar Pullover - a Lion Brand free pattern in Sensations Rainbow acrylic 
  • Straun Take 2 - a Ysolda Teague pattern in Eco Alpaca yarn 
  • Spiderman Hat - improvised pattern in 4x4 rib. Red (Berroco vintage), black (Wool of the Andes in coal), and white (Plymouth Yarn merino) stripes. 
  • VEI eyeball - surprise for John for his new clinic 
Works In Progress -
No Spinning this week.

Fitness -
  • On Spring Break, and I have been taking that a little too literally in terms of exercising! 
  • Decided I need to simply reduce my gluten intake instead of omit it. 
  • Lots of fresh fruit and veggies this week, and loving each mouthful! 
  • Finally not craving sugar in my coffee! 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Episode 7 - On the Road

Show Notes:

News and Notes -
  • Aimee and Darren join me from Knitting in Circles podcast, while I am down in their neck of the MS woods.
Works in Progress -
  • Aimee is working on a Trillian and Darren is working on socks with some very soft yarn. Check out there podcast for details.
  • Hogwarts Express - In No Two Snowflakes yarn in the Godric's Hollow colorway (in keeping with the HP theme of course!)
  • Straun Take 2 for my brother out of Cascade Eco Alpaca, on my new KnitPicks interchangeable needles, US 5.
  • Hermione's Quidditch socks on hold until I get a few other things off the needles. Will try to get them done for Studentknits Statistics KAL.
  • Purple Zebra socks with an afterthought heel
  • Corrine cardigan KAL with ladies at knit night.
Fitness - 
  • Aimee explains the different types of vegetarians.
  • Vegan yarn (no animal products)
  • Cruella Deville law - you can shave a dog, but you can't skin a dog.
  • Doc says dairy products make grass allergies worse. Suggests non-dairy, gluten free diet.

Fun with Aimee and Darren

Well, the big surprise that I mentioned in the Ravelry group is that I am traveling this week, and had the opportunity to meet up with Aimee and Darren from the Knitting in Circles podcast. We had lunch and even recorded a podcast or two. And of course, we knit! (Or is it knitted? That always sounds funny to me. Anyway...)

It was too windy outside to film. (See my hair in the photo to the right!) And there weren't chairs in the gorgeous atrium, so we thought we would try to film in front of the view of the Gulf from my room. (See below.)

Gorgeous, yes! Ideal for filming in front of? No! So we had to settle. But in the end it worked out great!  (See photo below of Aimee and I with our knitting. Darren was there to, I promise. Who do you think we got to take the pictures?!? We voted him an "honorary girlfriend.")

 And last but not least, Aimee made me some absolutely adorable stitch markers! Aren't they too cute?
I will post the cross-over podcast soon! Check out their podcast as well, and the bonus episode with me! They are both just as nice in person as they seem on their podcast. Hugs to you both!

-Your (well-travelled) Knitting Girlfriend