Monthly Archives: September 2011

Episode 27.5

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Episode 27.5

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of video this week, but I hope this fills the void until I get back. I have a lot to tell you!

First of all, the Plurk Podcaster Challenge ends this week! Make sure to have your Trenza Mitt and Mother Bear finished photos up by Tuesday, the 27th, and progress photos (if you don’t finish by the 27th but want to be in my drawing) posted by October 2nd! And please, please, please go look at the voting categories and think about who you’ll vote for! The voting is critical to having this whole thing work, so when voting opens on the 28th (Wednesday) GO VOTE! I don’t care who you vote for (though I’d be flattered if I get voted for at all) but for the PPC to happen again, we need you guys’ participation in the voting. Thanks!!

Also, tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Nerd Wars! If you want to be on a team, make sure to sign up by the end of the day tomorrow. You can join and play along without a team anytime, but to get any points you have to be signed up by then.

For anyone in Colorado, if you’re nearby Boulder at all, come meet up with me, Liz of NeedleBound podcast, Diane of Knitabulls, and a few others this Wednesday, the 28th! We’re meeting at Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins in Boulder at 5pm and then going to dinner at 6 at the Southern Sun brewpub. We’d love to see you!

Finally, some photos. Here is what we woke up to this morning, on a glorious early fall day:

Hot air balloons! Four of them! This was the one I could get the clearest photo of. They were only a mile or two south of the house!

Here’s the sweater for Elliot. I’m currently about to put the back-neck stitches on a holder and do the shoulder shaping. The yarn is Knitpicks Swish DK in Squirrel Heather.

I also started the striped scarf for my friend’s Christmas present. It’s perfect on-the-go knitting- really quick, too! The yarn is Knitpicks Chroma Worsted in Lollipop and Natural.

That’s all I’ve worked on this week, but I did go to a really interesting yarn store yesterday! It’s called Gypsy Wools and it’s in central downtown Boulder, by the Pearl Street Mall. They are also opening an etsy store. Everything they sell there is hand-dyed- by themselves! It’s all their own stuff! Totally amazing. They also have a huge selection of rovings, top, and batts, from an enormous variety of sheep breeds and other animals. They even had Pygora clouds! I bought this laceweight- 1250 yards of merino.

I love all the different greys in it. Gorgeous.

The other thing I purchased was from the Boulder Bookstore, a huge old store on Pearl Street Mall with all kinds of little alcoves and hidden rooms. It’s the book The Natural Knitter by Barbara Albright. I haven’t finished it yet, so I’ll give you a full review next week.

I think that’s all I have for you guys this week- tune in next Monday, Oct 3, for a full episode back in Minnesota, complete with Trenza KAL prize drawing! Get those photos submitted!


Episode 27: Colorado Bound

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Episode 27

Don’t forget to check out the PPC voting categories!


Pieni Luotolainen, aka Elliot’s Birthday Sweater, in Knit Picks Swish DK, colorway Squirrel Heather


Mother Bear project in the round in Bernat Satin, Mother Bear KAL

Trenza Mitts (KAL thread here) in Malabrigo Rios, colorway Purpuros

New things:

Knittingsmybag Bag!

Featured Pattern:

Flower by Heatherly Walker

Featured “game”:


Episode 26: This is my sick face

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Episode 26

Being sick is lame!


Trenza Mitts (KAL thread here) in Malabrigo Rios, colorway Purpuros

– Join the KAL and post a progress photo by October 3 to enter into a drawing for prizes!

Pieni Luotolainen, aka Elliot’s Birthday Sweater, in Knit Picks Swish DK, colorway Squirrel Heather

Mother Bear KAL

New Things:

Lots of yarn from Knit Picks!

Chroma for a Noro Striped Scarf

Stroll and Felici for a few pairs of socks

Featured Pattern:

Pokeball by McKenna Steeneck

Featured Game:

Amnesia – The Dark Descent

Episode 25: And We’re Off!

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Episode 25

The Plurk Podcaster Challenge has begun! My pattern is Trenza Mitts!

The Trenza Mitt KAL

The Mother Bear K/CAL


Eiki shawl in Dream in Color Starry, color Grey Tabby


Irish Hiking Hat in Cascade 220, black

New things:

Yarnivore swag!!

Knit Happy tumbler

Featured Pattern:

Alliance Lion Mitts

Featured Game:


I think my steam userid is either Beeca or Blackbirdswings. My icon is a blackbird and a kiwi bird having tea, you’ll know it when you see it!