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

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