Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Episode 6 - The Traveling Podcast

Show Notes:

News and Notes -
  • Prizes mailed to winners
  • Setup my craft room this weekend. I am in love!
Finished Objects -
  • Lala love you Cowl for the Knitabulls Feb KAL out of Malabrigo Rios in the Cumparista colorway on US 8 Hiya Hiya sharps 16" cable.
  • Yoga socks for Carla, my yoga instructor. Debbie Bliss yarn in Twilight colorway. Knit on US 1.5 Chiao Goo red-lace needles.
Works in Progress -
  • 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.
  • Mittens for Me MKAL - frogged. Glad I participated and I learned a lot, but they are not my style.
Upcoming Projects - 
No spinning this week.

Fitness - 
  • Walking 2 miles/yoga
  • Not eating properly "90% diet, 10% exercise" so not seeing change in weight.
  • 3 pounds loss in 5 weeks. Might check if thyroid is an issue.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Episode 5 - Sick and Tired

Show Notes:

News and Notes -
  • Jetgirl1313 (winner of membership prize) picked the Cats Knitting fabric. I will sewing her prize and shipping it off this week.
  • Thanks PKJewelry for the Angry Birds stitch markers and row counters.
No finished objects.

Works in Progress -
  • Yoga socks for Carla, my yoga instructor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mittens for Me MKAL - Clue 1 with the KnitGirllls
  • Lala love you Cowl for the Knitabulls Feb KAL out of Malabrigo Rios in the Cumparista colorway on US 8 Hiya Hiya sharps 16" cable.
Spinning -

  • Using a drop spindle. I don't have a wheel yet but I am hoping.
  • Wysteria fiber in a blue-green corridale (1 oz. sample - 8 yds bulky)
  • Wysteria fiber in a purple corridale (1oz. sample - 20 yards)
  • Mixed the purple with a blue for another 8 yes
  • Began my Unwind Yarn Company fiber in the Abalone colorway.
Fitness - 
  • Walking 2 miles
  • No change in weight

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Episode 4 - Guest and Give-away

Show Notes:

News and Notes -
  • Amy is the guest in honor of Valentine's Day and her birthday.
  • Ravelry group reached its membership goal.  Random drawing for cable needle holder and stitch markers, plus a special treat for our 100th member - marylove. Members come from 30 states and 7 different countries.
  • Bought the Color shift gradient in the Berry colorway at Leslie of TheKnitGirllls recommendation. Love it!
Finished Objects - 
  • Waves Socks - with afterthought heel for Amy's birthday.
  • 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.)
Works in Progress -
  • Hogwarts Express
  • Straun Take 2 for my brother out of Cascade Eco Alpaca, on my new KnitPicks interchangeable needles.
  • 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.
  • Mittens for Me MKAL with the KnitGirllls
  • Lala love you Cowl for the Knitabulls Feb KAL out of Malabrigo Rios in the Cumparista colorway on US 8 Hiya Hiya sharps 16" cable.
No spinning this week.

Fitness - 
  • Biggest Loser Contest: not going well. Not well organized.
  • Completed 3 workouts this week including yoga
  • 2 lbs weight loss
  • Exercise Accountability thread on Ravelry.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Episode 3 - Sugar Withdrawl

Show Notes:

News and Notes -
  • Ravelry group approaching a membership goal. When we reach my goal of 100 members, we will have a prize give away to a randomly selected member of the group. Not sure yet what the prize might be.
  • Shout out to Virge!
Finished Objects - 
  • 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.
Works in Progress -
  • 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.)
  • Hogwarts Express
  • Waves Socks
  • 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.
New/Upcoming:
Spinning - 
  • Actually seeing improvement. Using Wysteria Fiber, corriedale, in the Blue-Green colorway.
  • Bought gorgeous fiber from Dana (craftygirl83) at Unwind Yarn Company in Abalone and Luckiest.
Fitness - 
  • Biggest Loser Contest: Weigh-in on Tuesday - 195 lbs (13.9285 stone for those "across the pond"). Gave us a food/exercise journal and a water bottle. Took a before picture. First workout???? Not sure what happened. Did yoga again on Tuesday - TOUGH!
Nutrition -
  • Still fighting with sugar intake. Feel like I am having sugar withdrawal symptoms.
  • Need to eat more veggies and less "bad" carbs
  • Great suggestion from droppingneedles on Ravelry of drinking glass of hot tea before bed for those night time cravings.