Monday, January 16, 2012

Episode 8: Let's start spinning!

Find me on Ravelry and Plurk as oohfancypants. Feel free to join the Ravelry group too!

Thanks to Kim (SockBunnyKnitandFit) for the shoutout!

Whatcha Finish? 
Ampersand Socks by Kirsten Kapur
Fibernymph Dye Works Fruit Loops colorway on Bounce base
size 1 (2.25 mm) needles Chiaogoo Red Lace Needles
Afterthought heel

Whatcha makin?- 
Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
US size 11 (8.0 mm) needles, size 43, but size 48 around armpits
Madelinetosh Vintage in Antler (worsted weight superwash merino, plied)
started the sleeves on size 11 16” circulars, doing fewer decreases. Switched to knitting flat

Garter Striped Scarf by Erika Knight
Size 7 needles
Knit Picks Gloss dk in robot, clover, and fedora

Whatcha get? 
Vesper sock yarn from Rav destash
ordered DyakCraft needles- 5 month wait. mixed colors, 5 inch tips, sizes 4 to 9
Bass Pro Shops fishing hook binder 

Whatcha reading? (book review)
The Knitting Stitch Bible by Maria Parry Jones

2012 Goals: 
-Knit the 3 patterns I bought
-12 pairs of socks, including socks for Kyle and aunt
-Finish the sweaters I bought yarn for
-Knit my first toy
-Dye my own yarn
-Learn to spin

TV shows- Homeland and Breaking Bad...both are awesome!


  1. Hi Emily,
    you are doing very well with the Rocky Coast. I still couldn't see the cable mistake even when you pointed it out. The froot loop socks are gorgeous.
    your 2012 goals are reasonable, I think. Just do a bit a week.
    A very pleasant episode, all told.

  2. Hi Emily,
    I sent you a PM on Rav and suggested 3 DVD's to get about Spinning. I think they are all done by Interweave.

    I love your knitting, your Rocky Coast Cardi is beautiful. I think your tip about cutting the Toe Up sock tail the length of foot before heel is genius!!


  3. I can't speak highly enough about the sidekick - love that wheel! This is my first time watching but won't be my last - your smiling demeanor is such a mood booster!

  4. Second time watching. Love your laugh/giggle. I caught the spinning bug 5-6 years ago at my 1st fiber festival. Loved the look and texture of the batts but had no idea how to spin. Played with a spindle briefly there and thought nope that's not going to work for me. I went home and looked into wheels and DVDs on spinning within 2 months I had bought 2 used wheels. So in trying the spindle if it doesn't feel right don't let it stop you from going after that first wheel (or 2)

  5. I have a 4" binder that I use for all of my cirs. I have them by size in nylon pencil pouches and I love it! It's basically the same idea, except, my binder doesn't zip. I have another binder for notions, 1 for crochet hooks, and 1 for patterns. I pop my binders on my bookshelf and voila! Easy storage. Like you, I love the pretty needle cases out there - but they just can't handle all of my storage needs.

  6. I just discovered your podcast! Congratulations! It is very interesting to watch! I'll try to catch up on all of them! You knit beautifully!