Thursday, August 27, 2015

Episode 6: A Short One



After recording a full episode that did not save, I've been trying to record again.  Today I managed a short episode.


 Chit Chat
       o   Renamed the the podcast to sync with my blog. That Tess Girl: Just chatting it up
       o   Back to School and  PTA! Working on different volunteer areas at daughter’s school.
       o   Finding time for canning Pickles
Knit Chat
       o   HO – VanillaBean Striped Sock by Emily O’Grady
  •         I incorporate the OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  •         Knit in Knit Picks Felici Sock Yarn in Jingle colorway
      o   WIP -  Irish Coffee by Thea Colman (aka Baby Cocktails on Ravelry)
  •           Paton’s Wool in Currant colorway
  •           Size 8 needles - Knitter’s Pride
  •           Almost done! One sleeve and finishing to go!
      o   WIP – StaggeredShawl by Amy Gunderson
  •           This one is a LYS Knit Along
  •           Plymouth Yarn – Bamboo Pop yarn (bamboo / cotton blend)
  •           Garter Stitch Intarsia – A new to me technique




Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Episode 5 - It's Been A Long Time

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Chit Chat
  • Vacation! Walt Disney World was a blast!  We had so much fun.  They make everything so easy. 
  • Kittens! Merry and Pippen.  They have taken over the house. Adopted from FurKids. Highly recommened.  They were wonderful.
  • Husband travel and work and taking care of kittens kept me on my toes and not knitting as much and having little time to record.
Knit Chat
  • FO – Mitered Hanging Towel by Cristina Bernardi Shiffman
    •   Knit using Lily Peaches N Cream Yarn from stash. Mix Match Button. Ha!
  • FO –  Helmikuu Boot Toppers by Sunshine Ravioli Knits
    • Knit using handspun. Ewephoric Fibers BFL 80/20
    • Pattern states to cast on 80 but that was too large.  So I went down to 64 as others stated for a much better fit.
  • FO – Boy’s Gone Loopy by Bethany McRae
    • Preemie hats.
    •  I left off the loop.
    • Knit out of donated yarns.
  • WIP -  Irish Coffee by Thea Coleman (aka Baby Cocktails on Ravelry)
    • Paton’s Wool in Currant colorway
    • Size 8 needles - Knitter’s Pride
    • At the waist shaping and I’m really enjoying knitting it.  Can’t wait until it’s finished.
  • WIP – Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker
    • Cascade 220 fingering weight in dark red
    • Size 5 - Hiya Hiya’s
    • Focused on getting through this knit now that the sleeves are separated.
 

Spin Chat
  •  Mohair N More – Etsy Shop
    • 4 oz Peppermint.  I’ve spun 2 of the 4 oz
    • 4 oz CafĂ© Au Laitte.
    • Do I spin 2 and 2 then ply single color.  Or 4 and 4 and ply two color.
Sew Chat
  • Project Bag! I think it’s my best yet!
  • Need to decide on fabric for a couple of new projects.
Book Chat
  • Poirot and Me by David Suchet
    • For those who love Agatha Christie and have seen the Poirot movies with David
    • I highly recommend

  • Considering signing up for Audible…

Friday, June 12, 2015

Episode 4: Chatting about Vacation Knitting



In this week's episode:

 Chit Chat:

I chat a good bit about my upcoming Walt Disney World Vacation and my plans for vacation knitting.  I also mention the Dixie Hwy 90 Mile Yardsale and the wonderful cookbooks I found.  Better Home and Garden cookbooks for $.50 each.  Also I chat about the upcoming cooking show, Thyme for Sharing.

Knit Chat:

Finished Object:

Metalouse by Stephen West. Knitting in Noro Silk Garden Sock and Cascade 220 Fingering.

In Progress:

Irish Coffee sweater designed by Thea Coleman a.k.a. Baby Cocktails in Paton's Wool in the Currant Colorway.

Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker in Cascade Fingering

Vanilla Bean Stripe Socks by Emily O'Grady in Knit Picks Felici in Jingle Bells colorway

Mitered Dish Towel by Cristina Bernardi Shiffman in Peaches n Cream cotton yarn

Sew Chat:

I talk about sewing a travel pillow out of some very old fat quarters I found in a box.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Episode 3 - Stash Dash Planning




 

First, UGH on the thumbnail of this week's video. I have some studying to do on how to customize thumbnails.

In this week's episode:
 Chit Chat:

I chat about crazy schedules and the end of school year wrap up and Stash Dash planning.


Knit Chat:

I spend some time discussing my WIPs for Stash Dash.  I think I can make 5,000 meters with these projects currently on the needles.


Metalouse by Stephen West. Knitting in Noro Silk Garden Sock and Cascade 220 Fingering.

Irish Coffee sweater designed by Thea Coleman a.k.a. Baby Cocktails in Paton's Wool in the Currant Colorway.

Follow Your Arrow (1) by Ysolda Teague in Cascade Fingering

Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker in Cascade Fingering

Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu in Malabrigo
Kaika by Michelle Hunter Mystery Sock KAL. Knitting these in Regia 4-fadig Mosaik Color.

Planning Chat:

And if I need extra meters I'm also planning to knit a Playful Stripes Cardigan by Alana Dakos in Knit Picks Sport.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Episode 2 - Take 5!

After several attempts, I finally have a video entry!






Chatting it up about:

FO Chat:

OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams. Knitting these in Regia Sock Design Line OMBRE Stripe in the Iceburg colorway.

Bunny Blanket Buddy by Lion Brand yarn in Universal Yarn Bella Chenille Multi in the Candy Store colorway.

Knit Chat:

I chat about progress made on my knits and casting on for the In A Sknit Podcast KAL (knit-a-long) for a Baby Cocktails Sweater.

Work in Progress includes:

Kaika by Michelle Hunter Mystery Sock KAL. Knitting these in Regia 4-fadig Mosaik Color.

Metalouse by Stephen West. Knitting in Noro Silk Garden Sock and Cascade 220 Fingering.

Irish Coffee sweater designed by Thea Coleman a.k.a. Baby Cocktails in Paton's Wool in the Currant Colorway.

Sew Chat:

I chat about my Sew Woes and purchasing two new patterns.

Simplicity Pattern #A2830 - Super cute bags for carrying my knitting
New Look Pattern #A6245 - Women's Summer blouse.

If you hung around for the full episode, I thank you! You can find me on Instagram and Ravelry as ThatTessGirl.

Thanks again.  I will see how this video blogging goes and post again soon.