22 January, 2009

Episode 8 - I'm Blaming it on Mercury

In which we continue The Arabian Nights Entertainments by Andrew Lang

Stories include: The Vizir Who Was Punished & The Young King of the Black Isles

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Topics Include:

Mercury was retrograde! I blame everything that didn't seem to go right on it.

Sock Pixie, the conclusion - buy at your own risk, or don't do it during Mercury Retrograde

Julie Spins & Capistrano Fiber Arts- fab customer service - Capistrano F.A. has BEEyouteeful fiber

Malabrigo sock yarn - a review - quite worth it and very beautiful

Wool v. acrylic - I propose that wool is better for baby items, as it will not burst into flames should your house catch fire.

update on my Jitterbug socks - still love!

Spinning wool for my own socks! yay!

My latest plain socks - but they're stripy!

Spindling and sampling - you should try it!

A penannular shawl pin from Designs by Romi - a whole Google page full too!

(this picture by Designs by Romi) This is the one I got! I am very happy with it.

There is still time to enter the contest for either yarn or fiber! Leave a comment listing your resolutions for 2009, knitting, spinning, or otherwise! See this post for pictures. Please leave a comment by January 31 2009 11.59pm to be entered- thanks for stopping by!

09 January, 2009

Episode 7 - Uninspired, Inspired

In which we continue The Arabian Nights Entertainments by Andrew Lang

Stories include: The Story of the Fisherman, The Story of the Greek King & the Physician Douban, The Story of the Husband & the Parrot

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Topics include:

Selbu mitten problems

Point Reyes

Tiger Socks - Jitterbug + Cable = LOVE!

Socks for Sean's mom - need to be re-knit, ouch!

Hippocampus Mittens (FREE!)

Freecycle! You can do it too!

Brooke's Baby Blanket Square - Amoeba Sqwush

Comfort knitting - my latest cowl. Would you like to trade for it? Handspun & handknit by yours truly!

I traded for a shawl! Knit your own : Rona pattern.

365 project, see my posts here, inspired by the Happy College Knitter

Beautiful art for a budget! Labokoff on Etsy

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I won a contest! And now you can win one too! Tell me your resolutions for 2009, knitting, spinning, or otherwise, to win either a braid of fiber or a skein of yarn! Sweet! You have till January 31st 2009 11.59 pm Pacific time to enter.

Here is the updated picture of the yarn I will be giving away:

100% wool yarn, 6 skeins of fingering weight. These would be some beautiful colors for colorwork! This is for those wishing to enter for knitting yarn. (100 grams light gray, 100 grams dark gray, 100 grams burgundy.) The yarn seems to be a nice basic yarn. Not cashmere-soft, but nice, and a nice colorwork option.

This is 100% merino from Freckle Face Fibers in Sunspot. (3.8 oz) The picture is from her Etsy shop, and I will update the picture when I have a moment of sun. The colors are not quite as bright and pinky as the picture would have you believe. It is very soft and if you have the Winter doldrums, it should pop you right out of them!

Also, please let me know what you think of my new microphone. Should I revert to the old one?

Please enjoy the artwork for this segment's story of the fisherman. Click to enlarge. Also, please check the notes for the last show for the artwork for those segments.