I’m a Guest Star!

Miss seeing my face (for some reason)? Well you’re in luck! Sadie of the Yarnivore video podcast recently moved to my area, and this past week I was a guest on her show! Here’s a link to the episode in question– though I will warn you all, Sadie’s podcast is marked “explicit”. There is swearing and some adult topics. And a lot of rambling and banter, of course!

I’ll be posting again in the next few days with a proper update, photos and all. I had planned to do so this past weekend, but the weather hasn’t cooperated… I swear to you, we haven’t seen the sun properly in weeks. Hopefully that will change soon and I can get some good photos!

Changes

Hello friends-

As I’m sure you all have probably noticed, I didn’t keep my promise to podcast at least once a month. In fact, I haven’t posted at all since January. There were a few factors that led to that, but the main one is just how busy my life has become. In January, my husband and I joined a gym and started making some major life changes. At this point I spend 35-45 minutes in the gym four times a week, and take a 75 minute yoga class once a week, and put a lot of time and energy into cooking and planning healthy meals. All of that plus my job plus having a social life plus ever having time for video games and fiber arts means I don’t have much time left for other things, including podcasting.

So. What’s going to happen to Knitbytes? Well, it’s not going to be a podcast anymore. All I can do is apologize for that, but I hope you all understand. At this point it was just adding another layer of stress to my life that I didn’t have the energy to deal with. However, I’m not going to vanish. The plan is to turn this space into a written-and-photo blog, so that I can still share my gaming, my fiber craft progress, my garden (we’re getting a space in our local community garden this year– expect lots of pictures!), and whatever else comes my way. I hope you’ll all stop by sometimes to check it out!

Also, this fall I will again be participating in the Extra Life fundraiser. I haven’t started fundraising yet, but I will let you all know when I do. In the meantime, I may (no promises) be doing some more livestreaming of video games on my twitch channel, twitch.tv/knitbytes. I’ll be posting on Plurk when I do a livestream, so please follow me there if you’re interested in watching and chatting with me. My Plurk username is, as always, pinfish.

Thank you all for your support and camaraderie over the last two years, and I hope to see you around!

 

P.S.: you may have also noticed a visual change to the blog. I felt that back background/white text was ok for show notes, but not so great for reading long blog posts. I hope you like it!

Episode 87: Mile a Minute

Episode 87

FOs:

Two plain weave scarves, one in NatureSpun and one in Wool of the Andes and Cascade 220

WIPs:

Meisi gloves in Knit Picks Capretta

Moonlight Owls mittens in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, colorways blackberry and dove grey

Old Bones in AnotherCraftyGirl Aran, colorway Calm

New Things:

Cricket 15″ loom

Cone of cotton

Malabrigo Worsted in Tuareg

LOTS of Knit Picks yarn!

Featured Pattern:

Video Games Alphabet Sampler by pixelpowerdesign on Etsy

Featured Game:

Little Inferno

Episode 86: Happy New Year!

Episode 86

FOs:

Promenade scarf in Cascade 220 (doubled)

WIPs:

Socks for my husband, no pattern yet, in KnitPicks Stroll, colorway Aurora Heather

Haleakala socks in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, colorway woodland (probably getting frogged)

New Things:

Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Woodland and Plum Glace

Windy Valley Muskox Qiviuk/merino/silk

Extra Yarn book by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Featured Pattern:

Om Nom Hat by Katherine Kibler

Featured Game:

Osmos

Episode 85: Christmas Knitting Complete

Episode 85

FOs:

Vespergyle Mittens in Baa! La Jolla and Nooch Fiber

WIPs:

Socks for my husband, no pattern yet, in KnitPicks Stroll, colorway Aurora Heather

Mittens?

Featured Pattern:

Mine Creeper Hat

Featured Game:

Awesomenauts

Episode 84: Weekend of Knitting

Episode 84

FOs:

Nine-to-Five Socks in Malabrigo Sock, colorway Impressionist Sky

Little Stay-on Slippers in Berocco Vintage

Penguin Pal Hat in KnitPicks Swish Worsted

WIPs:

Vespergyle Mittens in Baa! La Jolla and Nooch Fiber

New Things:

Unwind Yarn Company Voyage Aran, colorway Aurora Borealis

Featured Pattern:

Space Invaders Christmas cross stitch by WonkyDawn

Featured Game:

Scribblenauts Unlimited

Episode 83: Fiberpalooza

Episode 83

WIPs:

Vespergyle Mittens in Baa! La Jolla and Nooch Fiber

Nine-to-Five Socks in Malabrigo Sock, colorway Impressionist Sky

New Things:

Loot Crate

Knitpicks circulars from Froggymonkey

Into the Whirled fiber from Jeanette93

HUGE box of yarn & fiber from Haylsknit

Featured Pattern:

Goron’s Bracelet by Emily Hastings

Featured Game:

Don’t Starve

Episode 82: SpeedSock

Episode 82

FOs:

Ruche Beret in Madelinetosh Tosh DK, colorway Badlands

WIPs:

Vespergyle Mittens in Baa! La Jolla and Nooch Fiber

Nine-to-Five Socks in Malabrigo Sock, colorway Impressionist Sky

Featured Pattern:

Kefka Why So Serious cross stitch from Merrywether99 on Etsy

Featured Game:

FTL: Faster Than Light

Episode 81: An Announcement

Episode 81

FOs:

Kristen’s Christmas present

WIPs:

Ruche Beret in Madelinetosh Tosh DK, colorway Badlands

Vespergyle Mittens in Baa! La Jolla and Nooch Fiber

Featured Pattern:

Sandy Chan’s Plants vs. Zombies patterns

Featured Game:

Crayon Physics DX

(in the current humble bundle for Android!)

Episode 80: November Already

Episode 80

WIPs:

Kristen’s Christmas present

Vespergyle Mittens in Baa! La Jolla and Nooch Fiber

Featured Pattern:

Tunisian Mario Cushions by Another Kay Jones

Featured Game:

Pizza vs. Skeletons

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