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


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…