Games & Hobbies
[LESS INFO] 4 VIEWS | ADDED 03:00:27 06/05/12
This week I I talk about my WIPs - including the success of picking up stitches in the middle of my sweater and my latest shawl project for the spring KAL - share the newest stash enhancements which includes a much sought after sock yarn, examine the phenomenon of knitting kryptonite, show you how my fiber gets a bath, tell you about my new sewing toy and discuss social media burnout.
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 13:30:42 05/01/12
In this episode I talk about my picks and pans from the latest issues of Knitscene and Twist Collective, discuss how I tried to outsmart the directions for the Ella coat collar and was foiled in picking up my purl side wraps on the Sand and Sea shawlette, tell you how and why I wash yarn and fleece, put Soak and Eucalan in a head-to-head test on some stinky yarn, introduce a new sewing segment and tell you all about my latest discovery - Ted Talks.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 04:40:28 04/16/12
In Episode 12, I pick the winner of the recent sock KAL, talk about my new podcast schedule, announce a new spring shawl KAL with a skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Sock up for grabs, show you my finished Rose Beck shawl and Sundara socks, talk about yarn shopping in Naples, FL and the Sand and Sea shawlette, share plans for my Forest Canopy shawl, show you a fantastic crafting web site and talk about a new haute couture sewing class I'm taking and talk about listening to books vs. reading them. Show notes w/links on wexfordknits.blogspot.com
[LESS INFO] 2 VIEWS | ADDED 02:29:19 03/27/12
In this episode, I sport my new podcast gear, talk about upcoming local events and my pending vacation, bail on the idea of cabled socks for the Ravelry group KAL, work on the longest row ever, discuss cuff ruffles, review a newish Fair Isle motif book, illustrate what happens when USPS gets hold of a set of ChiaGoo needles. show off some awesome felted slippers and my spinning progress and tell you about a new device that can sequence your DNA on your PC for less than the cost of a flat-screen television.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 12:21:44 03/19/12
This week I pick the Bubbles shawl pattern winner, get to the final part of the Rose Beck shawl, model my finished and seamed set-in-sleeves for the Ella, get annoyed with cable needles and investigate how to cable without one, show a nifty accessory for the knit bag and scrumptious sock yarn as I talk about knitting at work and running from zombies through my neighborhood.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 06:10:30 03/13/12
In this episode I wear my official Harry Potter Gryffindor House sweater, tell you about a new shawl pattern that you can win a copy of, show off my finished Ella sleeves and discuss some new seaming techniques I'll be trying out, share my recent accessory and yarn acquisitions, discuss WPI tools and why you should have at least one, sample some Romney fiber in preparation for a large project, talk about a recent development in e-book pricing and introduce a new podcast that combines food and knitting.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 05:19:57 03/05/12
This week I pick the iTunes gift card winner, tell you how to register for workshops at Maryland Sheep & Wool, slog through the sleeves on Ella, make like Goldilocks on trying out three different heels for my No More Tears socks until I find just the right one, discuss my airplane knitting trials and tribulations, show off my first N-plyed handspun, share fav video tutorials, cover myself with more fiber and thoroughly investigate the Hello Kitty scene world and find a surprising connection.
[LESS INFO] 9 VIEWS | ADDED 14:21:06 02/27/12
In this episode I talk about shortening the bodice on the Ella sweater coat and weaving in hundreds of ends, tell you two stories - one involving Hello Kitty and a sinister coded message and the other involving missing spinning wheel oil, review a new knitting app called Knit Companion, talk about a new contest for an iTunes gift card and introduce two literary minded knitters and their excellent podcast.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 14:01:07 02/21/12
This week I try on the Ella coat to discover it'd be perfect if I were a few inches taller and had bodybuilder arms, continue the stash parade from last weeks knit festival, contain my monster project in a new project bag, review the must-have Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, talk about the many places to obtain breed study samplers, show you what happens when you wait half a year to finish spinning fiber, talk to you about freeing ebooks and show a preview of the KnitMeHappy video podcast.
[LESS INFO] 6 VIEWS | ADDED 19:18:56 02/13/12
In this episode I finally finish the Gyllis shawl but decided to break up with Stephen West, talk about seeing a wild knitted coat at a local fiber fashion show that made me cast aside (almost) everything else and cast on, meet Iris Schreier of ArtYarns and take home some of her goodies, talk about keeping moths out of the ever-growing stash and introduce you to a fellow podcaster who puts on a great show.
[LESS INFO] 3 VIEWS | ADDED 04:58:20 02/06/12
This week I talk about a couple of upcoming fibery events I'll be attending, give away the art glass stitch marker set, talk about scoring some much sought after sock yarn, continue to call weaving tools by all of the wrong names, share tips on how to manage and store stash on every type of budget and solicit viewer opinions on their stash management techniques, show off my silk spinning and tell you an e-book true tale with Orwellian overtones.
[LESS INFO] 3 VIEWS | ADDED 06:30:07 01/30/12
In this episode I talk about the perils of knitting items for people based upon a misinformed idea of their size - especially family members, celebrate the successful surgical procedure on my Gyllis shawl, start a new pair of socks based upon a pattern whose proceeds go to a very worthy cause, announce a Winter Sock KAL with a special prize, talk endlessly about stitch markers - including a feature on my favorite ones with details of how to enter a giveaway for a set in next week's podcast and look at what is on my Ladybug and Sidekick wheels.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 06:13:36 01/23/12
This week I conquer second sock syndrome, review the Namaste circular needle case, show you how filthy alpaca fiber can be and how to score it really cheap, show off some decadent new yarn, dream about lace shawls and a top-down cardi with cables and ponder the impact of the Kindle on the future of books.
[LESS INFO] 4 VIEWS | ADDED 02:40:47 01/16/12
In this episode, in addition to all of the WIPs and FOs, I talk about two separate knitting tragedies involving an animal, a mother-in-law and an outbreak of pestilence, cover myself in fiber from Bee Mice Elf, Squoosh and Loop, review my new Signature circs, get a lesson in weaving from an unexpected source and talk about how you can cut cable tv, save money and still watch great stuff.