Episode -20 Pinging & Ponging Babble

November 27, 2018

Website that I thought you might find interesting:

Ten Things You Don’t Know About Knitting

7 Little-Known Cast-on Methods

Where I ordered my additional beads from for Exploration Station Shawl – Fusion Beads

Introduction

Also known as …  cheekiemunkie on Ravelry

cheekiemunkie1 on Instagram

Tonya on Goodreads

Email address… tonya@knittingspring.com

Thank Yous,

To all new and returning viewers

 

The Knitting

Half Objects

  • Vanilla Socks
  • Yarn: Plymouth Yarns – Neon
  • Needles US 1 (2.25mm) – for the top of sock
  • US 1.5 (2.5mm) – for the sole of sock
  • I use a Turkish cast-on
  • Moth Mitts
  • Pattern: Underwing Mitts by Erica Heusser
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering
  • Voolenvine – Wolke – Taiga
  • Needles  US 1 (2.25mm)

WiPs

  • Park Slope Sweater (Tunic) by Lara Aylor
  • Yarn: Duck Duck Wool
  • 80/20 Merino Silk Fingering
  • Color: After Party
  • Needles: US 3 (3.25mm)
  • US 2 (2.75mm)
  • Exploration Station Shawl by Stephen West
  • Yarn:
  • A Homespun House Olsen (club colorway)
  • Xenophilius Explains the Deathly Hallows
  • Hedgehog Fibres Skinny singles – Budgie
  • Lolo Did It – Plush Sock – I Heart Daryl
  • Madelintosh Euro Sock – Joshua tree
  • Needles: US 6 (4.0mm)
  • Regia Vanilla Socks
  • Yarn: Regia – Design Line – Kaffe Fassett
  • Color (Farbe) – 05955 Dyelot 35558
  • Needles US 1 (2.25mm) – for the top of sock
  • US 0 (2.0mm) – for the sole of sock
  • I use a Turkish cast-on
  • 9 rows of 2×2 ribbing

I keep detailed notes of how I knit my toe up socks in my ravelry project pages

 

Ready to Cast-on

  • Goldfish Memory  by Casapinka   – Shawl/Wrap 
  • Yarn: Knit Picks
  • Gloss Fingering
  • –      black  –   mauve  –   dark grey
  • Needles: US 6 (4.0mm) &  US 5 (3.75mm)
  • 6 sections will be modified from the pattern as written – see my diagram

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Books

Currently Reading the day I podcast

The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

#3 in the Inspector Gamache Series

Rereading – Mr Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll

 

Really Enjoyed in November

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  – 5 stars – lives up to all the hype

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn  – Very well written Victorian Mystery – writing level high above average for the historical mystery genre

Disappointing – nothing in November

Sweater/Shawl Queues

– Beginning to Plan for 2019

Life Stuff

  • Moving Out of Storage
  • Mind Paradigm Shift from moving and bringing in stuff to my apartment and purchasing new items
  • Allergic Reaction

Episode 19 – rather chatty

 

 

 

October 21, 2018

Introduction

I am cheekiemunkie on Ravelry

cheekiemunkie1 on Instagram

Tonya on Goodreads

You can find the podcast on youtube –  knitting spring

The Knitting

FOs

  • Move Sweater by Ankestrick
    • Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza – Zombie Prom
    • Needles: US 4 (3.5mm)
    • US 7 (4.5mm)
  • Gray Hermione’s Everyday Socks
    • Yarn: Lolo Did It
      • Everyday Sock
      • Coal Miner’s Daughter
    • Needles US 1 (2.25mm) – for the top of sock
      • US 0 (2.0mm) – for the sole of sock
    • My Vanilla Sock Recipe for Gifts

Wildes Mer Shawl by Kristin Leher – see my project page on Ravelry for more information

WiPs

  • Park Slope Sweater (Tee) by Layra Aylor
    • Yarn: Duck Duck Wool
      • 80/20 Merino Silk Fingering
      • Color: After Party
    • Needles: US 3 (3.25mm)
      • US 2 (2.75mm)
  • Exploration Station Shawl by Stephen West
    • Yarn:
    • A Homespun House Olsen (club colorway)
      • Xenophilius Explains the Deathly Hallows
    • Hedgehog Fibres Skinny singles – Budgie
    • Lolo Did It – Plush Sock – I Heart Daryl
    • Madelintosh Euro Sock – Joshua tree
    • Needles: US 6 (4.0mm)
  • Vanilla Socks
    • Yarn: Plymouth Yarns – Neon
    • Needles US 1 (2.25mm) – for the top of sock
      • US 0 (2.0mm) – for the sole of sock
    • I use a Turkish cast-on

Books

Really Enjoyed in October

The Quiet Game by Greg Iles  StarRatings-5

Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston  StarRatings-5

Kraken Project by Douglas Preston  StarRatings-5

Knitlandia – Clara Parks StarRatings-5

Immortal Guardians Series  StarRatings-4

Disappointing

Tangerine  StarRatings-1

Circe  StarRatings-2

Rating System

5 Stars – Loved it

4 Stars – Really liked it

3 Stars – Liked it

2 Stars – It was ok

1 Star – Didn’t like it

Additional Books read in October — as of 21 October
(listed from most recently read ) – unless otherwise noted borrowed from the NYPL

Nemesis by Brendan Reichs

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

If I Run by Terry Blackstock

Impact by Douglas Preston

The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths – Audible

Blasphemy by Douglas Preston

The Dry by Jan Harper

The Escape Artist by Brad Metzler

In Prior’s Wood by GM Malliet

After Recording on 21 October

I am Not a Serial Killer

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter

He Said/She Said

Edge of Hunger – Audible Romance Package – did not like don’t recommend

 

 

Prime TV Series

Jack Ryan – way better than expected…really enjoyed it

Goliath  – Season One excellent , Season Two unnerving, Will watch season

History of Magic Exhibit at the New York Historical Society

New York Times article

Episode 1 — A Year of Firsts

Thanks so much for checking out my inaugural foray into podcasting.  I look forward to the second episode and more knitting fun and yarnie goodness 🙂

Show Notes

FO’s

  • Rhinebeck Sweater 
    • Pattern:  Caramel Latte by Dani Sunshine
    • Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Maxima
    • Color: Very Berry
    • Needles – Chiagoo Red Lace
      • US size 8 / 5.0 mm
      • US size 7 / 4.5 mm
  • Short Sleeve Eeek Sweater by ANKESTRiCK
    • Yarn: Miss Babs Tarte
    • Color: Coffee Break
    • Needles ?
      • US 4 / 3.5mm
      • US 3 / 3.25mm

On The Needles – Current WIPs—

  • Christmas Socks for a Friend
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Hot Shot
  • Color: Believable Colorway
  • Needles – Two circs 16”
    • US 1 / 2.25 mm – Chiagoo Red Lace
    • US 1 / 2.25 mm – Addi Sock Rockets
  • Brittany’s Christmas Sweater
    • Project Bag – Fawn
    • Pattern:  Caramel Latte by Dani Sunshine
    • Yarn: Phydeaux Worsted Buerre
    • Color: Dire Wolf
    • Needles – Chiagoo Red Lace
      • US size 8 / 5.0 mm
      • US size 7 / 4.5 mm
  • My Deep Sea Jellyfish Sweater
    • Project Bag – Knotty Gnomes
    • Pattern:  Iridium by Lisa Mutch
    • Yarn: Miss Babs Kilamanjaro
    • Colorway: Deep Sea Jellyfish
    • Needles
      • US 4 / 3.5mm
  • Pair of Vanilla Socks for Me
    • Project Bag – Hook and Guage
    • My Vanilla Shorty Sock – Toe Up – Turkish cast on 64 stiches with an OMG heel and 1×1 ribbing
    • Yarn:  Wisdom Yarns Poem Sock
    • Colorway: Pulsar
    • Needles – Two circs 16”
      • US 1 / 2.25 mm – Chiagoo Red Lace
      • US 1 / 2.25 mm – Addi Sock Rockets

Acquistions

Voolenvine Trunk Show at Guage + Tension

Voolenvine Yarn

Wolke Base

  • Faerie Hair
  • Pandora
  • Stellar Banshee
  • Gashly Crumb
  • Neptunia

Footsie Base

  • Bite Me!

Lemonade Shop

  • Stormy Day
  • 80/20 Superwash Merino Nylon

Sleep Season

  • Gypsy
  • 100% Superwash Merino

Skeinny Dipping

  • Merino Single
  • Bag of Juju