Monthly Archives: April 2013

Episode 4: Rambley McRamblepants

In this week’s episode I discuss my work’s in progress, finished objects, and spinning. Explorations is me telling you a little about my experience using dpns for the first time. I apologize as this episode is not very well articulated, I am a little bit out of sorts for some reason. I’m trying to get it together, podcasting is a lot harder than making my other videos. I’m not sure why.

Works in Progress:

Rivel Cardigan using Knit Picks Swish DK, a surprise (not anymore) sweater for my mom

Rotation Rib Socks by Lisa Beamer using Knit Picks Stroll

Oana Shawl by Kirsten Kapur using Stonehedge Fiber Mills Shepherd’s wool

Color Affection by Veera Valimaki Shawl using Berroco Vintage DK

Works in Progress – not discussed:

Hue Shift Afghan by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence using Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Casu Cowl by Galia Lael using Berroco Comfort

Spectra by Stephen West using Knit Picks Gloss

Hermione’s Everyday Socks (formerly Level Up Socks) using Knit Picks Felici

Inspira Cowl by Graphica using Lion Brand Amazing

Finished Objects:

ETTA Hat by Kim Whelan using hand-dyed Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool

Drizzle Hat by Mel Ski using Shepherd’s Wool Crazy

Resources: 

Indie String Podcast YT Channel

Stefknits on etsy, where I got wooly cupcakes from

Woolgatherings and WC Mercantile, where I order wool from most of the time.

Episode 3: We’re Official!

In this week’s episode I discuss my work’s in progress, finished objects, and spinning. Explorations is a review of Zoomigurumi, a book full of cute amigurumi animals. It is published by amigurumipatterns.net, and they are actually creating Zoomigurumi 2 right now. I participated in their indiegogo campaign to get the book published, and I can’t wait for the second edition to come out.

Works in Progress:

Rivel Cardigan using Knit Picks Swish DK, a surprise (not anymore) sweater for my mom

ETTA Hat by Kim Whelan using hand-dyed Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool

Works in Progress – not discussed:

Hue Shift Afghan by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence using Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Casu Cowl by Galia Lael using Berroco Comfort

Spectra by Stephen West using Knit Picks Gloss

Oana Shawl by Kirsten Kapur using Stonehedge Fiber Mills Shepherd’s wool

Hermione’s Everyday Socks (formerly Level Up Socks) using Knit Picks Felici

Inspira Cowl by Graphica using Lion Brand Amazing

Rotation Rib Socks by Lisa Beamer using Knit Picks Stroll

Finished Objects:

Very Basic Baby Beanie by Janet D. Russel using Knit Picks Felici Sport

Resources: 

Lots of free and paid for amigurumi patterns here. 

Episode 2: My Secret is Out!

In this week’s episode I discuss my work’s in progress, finished objects, and spinning. Explorations is discussing combed top, and how I built my spinning wheel.

Works in Progress:

Rivel Cardigan out of Knit Picks Swish DK, a surprise sweater for my mom

Hue Shift Afghan by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence out of Lion Brand Wool-Ease

Casu Cowl by Galia Lael out of Berroco Comfort

Spectra by Stephen West  out of Knit Picks Gloss

Oana Shawl by Kirsten Kapur out of Stonehedge Fiber Mills Shepherd’s wool

Level Up Socks by Heather Kinne

Finished Objects:

ETTA Hat by Kim Whelan out of Cascade 220 Superwash

Resources: 

Electric Eel Wheel

Spinning Wheel Instructions for purchase on Etsy. She doesn’t have her shop up at the moment, but this is the person I bought the plans from.

Episode 1

In this week’s episode I discuss my work’s in progress, finished objects, and spinning. Explorations is my trip to New York. Be sure to tune in next week for a discussion of wool combing, and building a spinning wheel.

Works in Progress:

Rivel Cardigan out of Knit Picks Swish DK, a surprise sweater for my mom

Hue Shift Afghan by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence out of Lion Brand Wool-Ease

ETTA Hat by Kim Whelan out of Cascade 220 Superwash

Casu Cowl by Galia Lael out of Berroco Comfort

Spectra by Stephen West  out of Knit Picks Gloss

Oana Shawl by Kirsten Kapur out of Stonehedge Fiber Mills Shepherd’s wool

Finished Objects:

Drop Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio out of handdyed handspun falkland.

Video where I discuss the fiber fresh out of the dyepot!

Resources: 

Gimmeyarn418

Dalequan

Craftstash Podcast

Biddypunk Podcast