Episode 17: Maryland Sheep and Wool Recap

 

Show Notes:

Introduction

I am cheekiemunkie on Ravelry

cheekiemunkie1 on Instagram

Tonya on Goodreads

You can find the podcast on youtube –  knitting spring

Thank yous, 

  • To all new and returning viewers –
  • And to all of you who comment and get in touch with me.

The Knitting

WiPs

  • InStillness Sweater
    • By: Alicia Plummer
    • Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza
    • Color: Obsidian
    • Needles
      • US6/4.0mm
      • US5/3.75mm

 

  • Beautiful Shawl
    • Pattern – Yowza Weigh It Shawl #4
    • Yarn: Miss Babs – Yowza
    • Color: Beautiful Dreamer
    • Needles: US 8/5.0mm

 

Indie Along

  • Drew a winner

 

Stash Enhancements & Knitty Excursions

  • I will be updating this soon…
  • Fibre Space
    • Hazel Knits
      • Base: Divine
      • color way: atmosphere
    • Miss Babs
      • Yummy 3-ply
      • Color way: surprise
    • Woolfolk
      • Base: Tynd
      • Color way: 15

 

  • Maryland Sheep and Wool Vendors
    • Boho Chic Fibers

 

  • Knot House
    • Magpie
      • Swish Domestic
      • Tidepool
      • La-Di-Dottie — 200yd skein
      • Posh fingering
      • shocking
      • stainless
    • Western Sky Knits
      • Base: Aspen Silk
      • Color way: Motherlode
      • Base: Magnolia Sock
      • Color way: Patina
    • Spun Right Round
      • Base: SW Sock
      • Color way: Chalkboard

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 15- A Bit Loopy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW_1iJS5Fp0

Introduction

cheekiemunkie on Ravelry

cheekiemunkie1 on Instagram

Tonya on Goodreads

cheekiemunkie on Ello

You can find the podcast on youtube –  knitting spring

Show notes on knittingspring.com

 

Thank yous, 

  • To all new and returning viewers –
  • And to all of you who comment and get in touch with me.

The Knitting

FO’s

  • Ribbe Sweater
    • Pattern: RIBBE by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
    • Yarn: Wolke by Voolenvine Yarns
    • Color: Stellar Banshee
    • Needles
      • US 3/3.25mm
      • US 4/3.5mm

WiPs

  • InStillness Sweater
    • by Alicia Plummer
    • Yarn Miss Babs Yowza
    • Color: Obsidian
    • Needles
      • US6/4.0mm
      • US5/3.75mm
  • Brother’s Knee Socks
    • Pattern: My Standard Vanilla Sock Recipe 72 stitches
      • Kneesock pattern: Delicious Knee Socks by Laura Chau
    • Yarn: Footsie by Voolenvine Yarns
    • Color: Dirty On Purpose
    • Needles
      • US 1/2.25mm
  • Beautiful Shawl
    • Pattern – Yowza Weigh It Shawl #4
    • Yarn: Miss Babs – Yowza
    • Color: Beautiful Dreamer
    • Needles: US 8/5.0mm
  • Voodoo You Love Me Stuffie
    • Pattern: Voodoo You Love me by Susan Claudino
    • Yarn: Plymouth –
    • Color: Beige/Blue
    • Needles
      • DPNs US 5/3.75mm

 

Blue Sky

  • Want to cast on a Shawl – have yarn etc ready for the Canopy Shawl
  • Mina’s Highland Peaks – 3 skeins of worsted – Malabrigo
  • Kristin’s Wildes Meer Shawl

 

Stash Enhancements

  • Hedgehog Fibers:  Sock Yarn – Graphite
  • Gauge and Tension Haul
    • Western Sky Knits
    • Jones and Vandermeer
    • Skeinny Dipping
  • Webs Haul
  • Homespun House Harry Potter Club – April
    • the Boy who lived and his trusty companion
  • Mrs Brownbags Lutz Bag!
  • 99 Increases and Decreases

 

Knitty Excursions

  • Maryland Sheep and Wool – May 2016
  • Gauge and Tension closing weekend
  • Brooklyn Roasting Company with the New York Knit Knerds

Indie Along

  • Miss Babs-a-long
  • Begin March 1, 2016 thru April 30th 2016
  • Rules are in the thread on Ravelry
  • Prize: Project Bag by Mina Makes and a pattern of her Highlanders Shawl Pattern

Created a # tag in Instagram for indie-a-long

  • Skeinny Dipping – May/June

 

A List of Indie Dyers

  • Phydeaux
  • Sunrise Fiber Company
  • Becoming Art
  • Dragonfly Fibers
  • Sleep Season Yarn
  • Fable Fiber
  • Blue Moon Fiber Arts
  • Dyeabolical Yarns
  • Lisa Souza
  • Miss Babs
  • Desert Vista Dyeworks
  • Sunsoaked Yarns
  • Abstract Fiber
  • Voolenvine Yarns
  • Hue Loco
  • L Bien Aimee
  • Skein Yarn
  • O’Wool
  • Gynx
  • Barenwolle
  • Dream in Color
  • Peepoloo Fields
  • Sophie’s Toes
  • Magpie Fibers
  • June Pryce Fiber Arts
  • Marigold Jen
  • One Twisted Tree
  • Fiddle Knits CCC
  • Primrose Yarn
  • A Homespun House
  • Narwhal Needleworks
  • Kat’s Kettle
  • Spun Right Round
  • Fiddle Knits

Books

Just finished — Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones

Reading/Listening …

  • Pride & Predjudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

 

One Pot Curry — From Real Simple Magazine

Curry in a Hurry

Ingredients

  1. 1cup white rice
  2. 1 1/2tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  4. 2teaspoons curry powder
  5. 1/2cup plain yogurt
  6. 3/4cup heavy cream
  7. 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  8. 1/4teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained (optional)
  10. meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, sliced or shredded
  11. 1/4cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped

Directions

  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Add the yogurt and cream and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, and tomatoes (if desired). Remove from heat.
  5. Divide the rice and chicken among individual bowls, spoon the sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the cilantro.

 

Episode 14 – Knitty Excursion High

 

I am cheekiemunkie on Ravelry

cheekiemunkie1 on Instagram

You can find the podcast on youtube and knitting spring.com

Show notes on knittingspring.com

Tonya on Goodreads

cheekiemunkie on Ello

Thank yous,

  • To all new and returning viewers –
  • And to all of you who comment and get in touch with me.

So nice to see all of you who said hi to me at the Voolenvine Trunkshow at Doewe Knit.

 

The Knitting

FOs

  •  Voodoo You Love Me Stuffy
    • Pattern by Susan Claudino
    • Yarn: Plymouth Jelli Beenz

 

  • New Scrap Washcloth
    • ± 45 Stitches cast-on
    • US 5/3.75mm
    • Various colors – cotton yarn

WiPs

  • Ribbe Sweater
    • Pattern: RIBBE by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
    • Yarn: Wolke by Voolenvine Yarns
    • Color: Stellar Banshee
    • Needles
      • US 3/3.25mm
      • US 4/3.5mm
  • Yowza Weigh It Shawl 4
    • Pattern: Susan B Anderson
    • Yarn: Miss Babs
    • Colorway: Beautiful Dreamer
    • Needles
      • US8/5.00 mm
  • Cozy Memories Blanket

 

Indie Along

Miss Babs-a-long

  • Begin March 1, 2016 thru April 29th 2016
  • Rules are in the thread on Ravelry
  • Prizes: Project Bag donated by Mina Makes and
  • Highland Shawl Pattern by Mina Makes

 

Stash Enhancements

DoEwe Knit

  • Fiber Story – Sue and Wonder
  • Anzula – Squishy – Pewter
  • Black Trillium Fibers
  • Voolenvine – Footsie – Pandora & Violet; Narwhal – Lovesong

 

Webs — Knitters Pride DPNs and Knitters Pride Knit Blockers

 Knitty Excursions

  • Maryland Sheep and Wool – May 2016 – have all travel plans made and just counting the days

Books

Just finished Comfort Me With Apples by Ruth Reichl &

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America by Bill Bryson

Reading/Listening … Pride & Predjudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

 

Podcasts

Legacy Knits

Episode 13 – Indie-a-long Giveaway!

I am cheekiemunkie on Ravelry

cheekiemunkie1 on Instagram

You can find the podcast on youtube knitting spring

Tonya on Goodreads

Show notes on knittingspring.com

Thank yous,

  • To all new and returning viewers –
  • And to all of you who comment and get in touch with me.

The Knitting

WiPs

  • Ribbe Sweater
    • Pattern: RIBBE by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
    • Yarn: Wolke by Voolenvine Yarns
    • Color: Stellar Banshee
    • Needles
      • US 3/3.25mm
      • US 4/3.5mm

 

  • New Scrap Washcloth
    • ± 45 Stitches cast-on
    • US 5/3.75mm
    • Various colors – cotton yarn

 

  • Brother’s Knee Socks
    • Pattern: My Standard Vanilla Sock Recipe 72 stitches
    • Yarn: Footsie by Voolenvine Yarns
    • Color: Dirty On Purpose
    • Needles
      • US0/2.0mm

 

Blue Sky

  • In Stillness Sweater by Alicia Plummer
  • Yowza weigh it shawl by Susan B Anderson
  • Voodoo You Love Me by Susan Claudino

 

Knitty Excursions

  • Doeweknit – Yarn Shop in Westfield, NJ – Voolenvine Trunk Show Saturday March 19th
  • Maryland Sheep and Wool – May 2016 – have all travel plans made and just counting the days

Acquisitions 

Stash Enhancements

 

Indie Along

Voolenvine winner entry # 20 – anjajulia

Prize: Skein of Voolenvine Yarn!  Love the yarn (Wolke) and the colorway (Gashby Crumb)…one of my all time favorite colors! Gorgeous!

And Kristen’s of the the Yarngasm podcast’s new pattern Wildes Meer

New Knit-a-long

  • Miss Babs
  • Begin March 1, 2016 thru April 29th 2016
  • Rules are in the thread on Ravelry
  • Prize: Project Bag by Mina Makes.

 

Books

Just finished the Tender At the Bone by Ruth Reichl

Reading/Listening … The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

 

Podcasts

Episode 12 – Knitting & Relaxation

Introduction

I am cheekiemunkie on Ravelry

cheekiemunkie1 on Instagram

You can find the podcast on youtube knitting spring

 

Thank yous,

 

The Knitting

FOs

  • Socks for Me
    • My Standard Vanilla Sock 64 Stiches
    • Yarn: Spartickes Dyes – Will and Grace Sock
    • Colorway: Blue – October Color
    • Needles
      • US 0/2.0mm
  •  Washcloth
    • Pattern: Dishcloth Diva
      • Minimal
    • Yarn: Knit Picks – Dishie or Cotlin
      • Various colors – cotton yarn

WiPs

  • Ribbe Sweater
    • Project Bag: Mina Makes
    • Pattern: RIBBE by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
    • Yarn: Wolke by Voolenvine Yarns
    • Color: Stellar Banshee
    • Needles
      • US 3/3.25mm
      • US 4/3.5mm

 

  • Cozy Memory Blanket
    • Project Bag: Awesome Bags by Grannie
    • 32 stitches per side
    • US 4/3.5mm

 

  • New Scrap Washcloth
    • Project Bag: A Homespun House
    • Pattern: Dishcloth Diva
      • Minimal
    • US 5/3.75mm
    • Various colors – cotton yarn

Stash Enhancements

Swap Package from Robin of the Stitching Between Pages Podcast

Knitty Excursions

  • Maryland Sheep and Wool – May 2016

 

Indie Along — Voolenvine Along

  • Begin December 1st thru 29 Feb 2016
  • Rules are in the thread on Ravelry
  • Prize: Voolenvine Yarn
    • Wolke
    • Gashlycrumb
  • Next Indie Along — Miss Babs Yarn
    • Begins March 15th thru May 15th

 

Books

  • Started listening to the Martian by Andy Weir

Episode 10: Back in New York & VKL ReCap

 

Show Notes:

I am cheekiemunkie on Ravelry

cheekiemunkie1 on Instagram

You can find the podcast on youtube knitting spring

 

Thank yous,

  • To all new and returning viewers –
  • I had a great end to my year by the addition of all of my new knitting friends.

 

The Knitting

FOs

  • Deep Sea Jellyfish Sweater
    • Pattern: Iridium by Lisa Mutch
    • Yarn: Kilimanjaro by Miss Babs
    • Color: Deep Sea Jellyfish
    • Needles
      • US 4/3.5mm

WiPs

  • Brother’s Knee Socks – No Deadline
    • Pattern: My Standard Vanilla Sock Recipe 72 stitches
      • Kneesock pattern: Delicious Knee Socks by Laura Chau
    • Yarn: Footsie by Voolenvine Yarns
    • Color: Dirty On Purpose
    • Needles
      • US0/2.0mm

 

  • Ribbe Sweater
    • Pattern: RIBBE by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
    • Yarn: Wolke by Voolenvine Yarns
    • Color: Stellar Banshee
    • Needles
      • US 3/3.25mm
      • US 4/3.5mm

 

 

  • Slouch Hat for Me
    • Pattern: Kendall – Basic Slouchy Hat by Elizabeth Murphy
    • Yarn: Fable Fiber – Biography
    • Colorway: Amelie
    • Needles
      • Ribbing – US 5/3.75mm
      • Hat – US 7/4.5mm

 

  •  Socks for Me
    • My Standard Vanilla Sock 64 Stitches
    • Yarn: Spartickes Dyes – Will and Grace Sock
    • Colorway: Blue – October Color
    • Needles
      • US 0/2.0mm

 

  • Cozy Memories Blanket
  • Wash Cloths
    • Knit Picks Dishie or Cotlin

 

2016 Goals

  • Learn to Pick/Flick/Continental rather than throw
  • Sew more – learn to do set in sleeves – maybe take a class
    • Skirt Vanessa is doing
  • Try Fish Lips Kiss Heel
  • 6 pairs of hand knit socks for me
  • Learn to drop spindle and Take a class

 

Stash Enhancements

  • Miss Babs — Hot Shot — Mad Hatter
  • Mina Makes — Etsy — Project Bag and Notions Pouch for Me
    • One for a give away

VKL 2016 — Acquistions

  • DoEwe Knit — Hedgehog Fibers
    • Merino DK — Potluck 1
    • Skinny Singles
      • Film Noir
      • Budgie
      • Electric
  • Dragonfly Fibers
    • Pixie – Lady Liberty – VKL Colorway
    • Djinni Sock – Black Pearl
  • Narwhal
    • Lyra – Reavers
  • Verdant Gryphon
    • Athena
    • The Downcast Donkey

 

Knitty Excursions

  • Met Up with Mina for Dinner
  • Vogue Knitting Live Saturday Jan 16th 2016 in Marriott Marquis in Times Square New York
    • Podcaster Meetup
      • Tiny Paper Foxes – Jennie & Devon
      • Sticks + Twine – Eric
      • Knitting Expat – Mina
      • Yarngasm – Kristin
      • Made with Carlenergy -Carlene
      • Once Upon a Corgi – Gabi
      • Brooklyn Knitfolk – Jaclyn
  • Maryland Sheep and Wool – May 2016

Indie Along

  • Begin with a Voolenvine Along
  • Begin December 1st thru 29 Feb 2016
  • Rules are in the thread on Ravelry — Knitting Spring
  • Then every two months until????? Feature knitting with a different Indie Dyer.
  • Miss Babs – March/April
  • Skeinny Dipping – May/June

 

Current KnitALongs I am in Involved in/want to participate in

  • DCS Pigskin Party KAL – runs to February 6th My total points 1,178
  • Tiny Paper Foxes Craft for 20
  • 2016STASHDOWN – hosted by Brownie Knits – all of 2016, WIPS allowed, prizes are drawn every few months
  • SELF INDULGENT KAL 2016 – Yarniacs Podcast
  • 2016 SWEATER ALONG with Knitting Expat Podcast
  • Seventy Four Along — with Oh Loops
  • Kill to Craft Sweater A Long

 

Books

Just finished the Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Started the second book in the series called Silkworm

Episode 9: Happy New Year from Pennsylvania

Show Notes:

I am cheekiemunkie on Ravelry

cheekiemunkie1 on Instagram

You can find the podcast on youtube knitting spring

Thank yous,

  • To all new and returning viewers

I had a great time recording with my niece.  We had so much fun and look forward to doing it again.

The Knitting

WiPs

  • Deep Sea Jellyfish Sweater
    • Pattern: Iridium by Lisa Mutch
    • Yarn: Kilamanjaro by Miss Babs
    • Color: Deep Sea Jellyfish
    • Needles
      • US 4/3.5mm
  • Brother’s Knee Socks
    • Pattern: Vanilla Sock with an OMG heel and

      Delicious Knee Socks by Laura Chau

    • Yarn: Strasse by Voolenvine Yarns
    • Color: Dirty On Purpose
    • Needles:
      • US 0/2.0mm

Events:

Vogue Knitting Live Saturday January 16th in Manhattan

Maybe Maryland Sheep and Wool in May

Indie Along:

  • Begin with a Voolenvine Along
  • Begin December 1st thru 29 Feb 2016
  • Must be a member of the group
  • Take a picture of your finished object
  • Use Voolenvine Yarn
  • WiPs are allowed
  • Any yarn craft allowed…knitting, crochet, weaving etc.

Created a # tag in Instagram for indie-a-long

 

Thanks for Watching and let me know if you have any further questions.

Tonya

 

Episode 8 – Merry Cheer

Show Notes:

I am cheekiemunkie on Ravelry

cheekiemunkie1 on Instagram

You can find the podcast on youtube knitting spring 

Thank yous,

  • To all new and returning viewers

The Knitting

FOs

WiPs

  • Deep Sea Jellyfish Sweater
    • Pattern: Iridium by Lisa Mutch
    • Yarn: Kilamanjaro by Miss Babs
    • Color: Deep Sea Jellyfish
    • Needles
      • US 4/3.5mm
    • Vanilla Socks
      • Pattern: My Standard Vanilla Sock Recipe except increased stitches to 80
      • Yarn: Footsie by Voolenvine Yarns
      • Color: Bite Me
      • Needles
        • US0/2.0mm

Stash Enhancements

  • Gilmore Girls – October Skein
  • Voolenvine Trunk Show at Gauge and Tension

 

Indie Along

  • Begin with a Voolenvine Along
  • Begin December 1st thru 29 Feb 2016
  • Must be a member of the group
  • Take a picture of your finished object
  • Use Voolenvine Yarn
  • WiPs are allowed
  • Any yarn craft allowed…knitting, crochet, weaving etc.

Created a # tag in Instagram for indie-a-long

 

Episode 6: Scatterbrained

Show Notes

I am cheekiemunkie on Ravelry

cheekiemunkie1 on Instagram

You can find the podcast on youtube knitting spring

Thank yous,

  • To all new and returning viewers

The Knitting

FOs

WiPs

  • Niece’s Christmas Tube Socks
  • Brother’s Navy Hat
    • Pattern: London Beanie
    • Yarn: Cascade Superwash 220
    • Color:
    • Needles:
      • US 5/3.75mm
      • US 7/4.5mm

 

Stash Enhancements

Yarn

  • The Plucky Knitter Trunk Show at Gauge and Tension
  • Malabrigo Rasta from Argyle Yarn Shop Park Slope Brooklyn
  • Trekking from Simply Socks Yarn Company

Indie Along

  • Begin with a Voolenvine Along
  • Begin December 1st thru 29 Feb 2016

Then continue throughout the year with a different indie dyer for every two months

Episode 5: I want to KNIT all the THINGS

Thank yous,

To all new and returning viewers

The Knitting

WiPs

Deep Sea Jellyfish Sweater

  • Pattern: Iridium by Lisa Mutch
  • Yarn: Kilamanjaro by Miss Babs
  • Color: Deep Sea Jellyfish
  • Needles
    • US 4/3.5mm

For the Love of Gradients Shawl

 

Nephew’s Christmas Tube Socks

 

Niece’s Christmas Tube Socks

In Planning/Needle Adjacent

Brother’s Knee Socks

Pattern: Delicious Knee Socks by Laura Chau

  • Yarn: Voolenvine Strasse
  • Color: Dirty on Purpose
  • Needles:
    • US1/2.25mm

Brother’s Navy Hat

  • Pattern: London Beanie
  • Yarn: Cascade Superwash 220
  • Color:
  • Needles:
    • US 5/3.75mm
    • US 7/4.5mm

Stash Enhancements

Yarn

Project Bags

Books