Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Episode 103: Worst Podcaster Ever



Whatcha Finish?
Citron-  handspun Loop batt in Black Cherry. added in more black yarn at the end, changed ruffle edging to be less ruffly (instead of KFB every stitch, I did K1, KFB…)

Whatcha Makin?
Setzer Welted Cowl by Jared Flood-  Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, size 8 needles, going back and forth to avoid purling
Vanilla Bean socks in Vesper Verbena (overdyed in a diluted black)

Whatcha Spinning?
Finished singles of Fiber Optic SW Merino/Silk Vineyard. Will do a 3 ply when I buy a 4th bobbin
Sweet Georgia Merino/Silk in Stillwater

Oldest Anything KAL- April and May with Deep Blue Renegade podcast
prize from Rocks and Strings Creations- coupon code WHATCHA15 gets you 15% off your purchase of $25 or more

New stuff:  
Knit Picks Hawthorne samples
Plucky Trusty in Old Copper
Gale’s Art Wonder Sock in Graffiti and Asphalt


Three Waters Farm giveaway winner: LilCreativeNest

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Episode 102: A Failed Prize Drawing and a Broken Beagle


Whatcha Finish?

plain vanilla socks- Vesper Across the Universe, size 0 and 1. Fish Lips Kiss heel by Sox Therapist-  

Whatcha Makin?

Citron by Hillary Smith Callais-  handspun Loop batt in Black Cherry, size 6 needles. cut out some of the lightest pink

Vanilla Bean socks in Vesper Verbena (overdyed in a diluted black), 68 stitches on size 0


Oldest Anything KAL- April and May with Deep Blue Renegade podcast
Rocks and Strings Creations I forgot to mention the coupon code!  Enter WHATCHA15 for 15% off!

New stuff:  
Hobbledehoy Viola battlings
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Quaere BFL/nylon in Patchwork

Three Waters Farm giveaway:  winner is posted here if you want to check!



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Episode 101: "Spring" Break



Note: There will not be an episode next week!


Whatcha Finish?
Seaweed Socks by Lauren McMordie- String Theory Caper Sock in North Haven. 3x1 ribbing, ended with 1x1 rib for two rows and used the Invisible Ribbed bind off from Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor
Romy cardigan by ANKESTRICK- Woolen Rabbit WW Kashmir in Birch Beer. sleeves knit flat, alternating skeins, mattress stitched up.


Whatcha Makin?
plain vanilla socks- Vesper Across the Universe, size 0 and 1. Fish Lips Kiss heel by Sox Therapist-   started ½ inch before the line on my cardboard foot, fits perfectly.


Summer Dawn cardigan by Andrea Black. Plucky Primo Sport in Vanity. gauge was off by 1 stitch for every 4 inches, so I’m sizing down.  Seamed 1x1 twisted rib button band instead of garter stitch BB. Also changed the slip 1, psso to an SSK


Whatcha spinning?
Fiber Optic SWMerino/Silk in Vineyard
BFL dyed by me



Oldest Anything KAL- April and May with Deep Blue Renegade podcast


New stuff:  Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran in Round Table
String Theory Caper Sock in Laguna
City Garden Soap

New England Soup Factory cookbook

Three Waters Farm is the guest dyer in April for the Completely Twisted and Arbitrary group on Ravelry. Go over there and spin along with them!



I am excited to announce that Three Waters Farm is offering Whatcha Swatchin viewers a 10% off coupon, good for any of the hand dyed fiber, yarns, or goats milk soap in their etsy shop, www.etsy.com/threewatersfarm.  Coupon code is good through March 31. Shop updates happen daily, so check back often.


You can see Mary Ann and Stephen in person May 3rd and 4th at Maryland Sheep and Wool, booth B23, in the Main Exhibition Hall. Check out the Three Waters Farm board on Ravelry for information about monthly spin alongs, giveaways, and for links to their facebook and twitter feeds, as well as links to Three Waters Farm on Pinterest.


Mary Ann and Stephen have also kindly donated a braid of Falkland (Winter Sunset 7 colorway) for me to use as a prize. Go to the thread and post which of their fiber or yarn colorways or soap scents are your favorites. I’ll draw for winners after March 31.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Episode 100!





Whatcha Finish?
nada


Whatcha Makin?
Seaweed Socks by Lauren McMordie- String Theory Caper Sock in North Haven


Romy cardigan by ANKESTRICK- Woolen Rabbit WW Kashmir in Birch Beer. sleeves knit flat, alternating skeins, mattress stitch


plain vanilla socks- Vesper Across the Universe, size 0 and 1. Fish Lips Kiss heel by Sox Therapist-   started ½ inch before the line on my cardboard foot, fits perfectly.


Summer Dawn cardigan by Andrea Black. Plucky Primo Sport in Vanity. gauge was off by 1 stitch for every 4 inches, so I’m sizing down


Fingering Weight February:  prizes!  
Cloudlover Rambouillet in Iris
SweetGeorgia merino/silk in Stillwater


Oldest Anything KAL- April and May with Deep Blue Renegade podcast


New stuff:  Three Waters Farm- Rooftop Panorama in Polwarth/Silk, and Second Sight on BFL
Fireweed Dyeworks Russian Rainbow



I am excited to announce that Three Waters Farm is offering Whatcha Swatchin viewers a 10% off coupon, good for any of the hand dyed fiber, yarns, or goats milk soap in their etsy shop, www.etsy.com/threewatersfarm.  Coupon code is good through March 31. Shop updates happen daily, so check back often.


You can see Mary Ann and Stephen in person May 3rd and 4th at Maryland Sheep and Wool, booth B23, in the Main Exhibition Hall. Check out the Three Waters Farm board on Ravelry for information about monthly spin alongs, giveaways, and for links to their facebook and twitter feeds, as well as links to Three Waters Farm on Pinterest.


Mary Ann and Stephen have also kindly donated a braid of Falkland (Winter Sunset 7 colorway) for me to use as a prize. Go to the thread and post which of their fiber or yarn colorways or soap scents are your favorites. I’ll draw for winners after March 31.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Episode 99: It's only Tuesday?

Whatcha Finish?
Golden Pear hat by Melissa Thomson- madtosh dk in Celadon and Graphite, size 5 and 6 needles


Whatcha Makin?
Seaweed Socks by Lauren McMordie- String Theory Caper Sock in North Haven
Romy cardigan by ANKESTRICK- Woolen Rabbit WW Kashmir in Birch Beer
plain vanilla socks- Vesper Across the Universe, size 0 and 1. fish lips kiss heel


Spinning
Fiber Optic SW Merino/silk in Vineyard. 8 oz total 3ply
Three Waters Farm polwarth/silk Tangerine Dream-  300 yards single ply fulled


Fingering Weight February:  fingering weight adult sweater KAL from Feb. 1 to March 15- tag your projects with “FingeringFeb”


upcoming Oldest Anything KAL- April and May with Deep Blue Renegade podcast

Giveaway!  Three Waters Farm Falkland- Winter Sunset 7   www.etsy.com/shop/threewatersfarm. Coupon code good through March 31. Shop updates happen daily, so check back often.


You can see Mary Ann and Stephen in person May 3rd and 4th at Maryland Sheep and Wool, booth B23, in the Main Exhibition Hall. Check out the Three Waters Farm board on Ravelry for information about monthly spin alongs, giveaways, and for links to their facebook and twitter feeds, as well as links to Three Waters Farm on Pinterest.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Episode 98: So much to show



Whatcha Makin?
Seaweed Socks by Lauren McMordie- String Theory Caper Sock in North Haven
Romy cardigan by ANKESTRICK- Woolen Rabbit WW Kashmir in Birch Beer
plain vanilla socks- Vesper Across the Universe, size 0 and 1

Sirka row counter 

Spinning
Fiber Optic SW Merino/silk in Vineyard. 8 oz total 3ply
Three Waters Farm polwarth/silk in Tangerine Dream

Fingering Weight February:  fingering weight adult sweater KAL from Feb. 1 to March 15- tag your projects with “FingeringFeb”

upcoming Oldest Anything KAL- April and May with Deep Blue Renegade podcast

Captain Philips
The Americans

Three Waters Farm is offering Whatcha Swatchin viewers a 10% off coupon, good for any of the hand dyed fiber, yarns, or goats milk soap in their etsy shop, www.etsy.com/threewatersfarm. Shop updates happen daily, so check back often.


You can see Mary Ann and Stephen in person May 3rd and 4th at Maryland Sheep and Wool, booth B23, in the Main Exhibition Hall. Check out the Three Waters Farm board on Ravelry for information about monthly spin alongs, giveaways, and for links to their facebook and twitter feeds, as well as links to Three Waters Farm on Pinterest.


Blip/iTunes UPDATE!   Starting next week, I am changing feeds for itunes distribution. If it doesn’t change automatically, you can find the new feed at feeds.feedburner.whatchaswatchinpodcast or search itunes for “Whatcha Swatchin Podcast”, NOT just “Whatcha Swatchin”
If you watch through the blog or Blip, nothing will change.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Episode 97: Monogamy Really Works!


Whatcha Finish?
Stasis Pullover by Leila Raabe- Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Snowbound and Cast Iron, size 2, 3, and 4 needles. Tubular bind off

Method for carrying floats in fair isle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajppfcE_HAA

Whatcha Makin?
Seaweed Socks by Lauren McMordie- String Theory Caper Sock in North Haven
Romy cardigan by ANKESTRICK- Woolen Rabbit WW Kashmir in Birch Beer


Fingering Weight February:  fingering weight adult sweater KAL from Feb. 1 to March 15- tag your projects with “FingeringFeb”

Whatcha get?
Hazel Knits Entice MCN in Hoppy Blonde


Blip/iTunes UPDATE!   Starting next week, I am changing feeds for itunes distribution. If it doesn’t change automatically, you can find the new feed at feeds.feedburner.whatchaswatchinpodcast or search itunes for “Whatcha Swatchin Podcast”, NOT just “Whatcha Swatchin”
If you watch through the blog or Blip, nothing will change.