Sunday, April 22, 2012

Schedule a Sock Break. Episode 29

Mojo/No Mojo: 
 Spidey Balaclava

Jessica : 
 another traveling scarf!. 

 Cardio Monster 
Mystery SKAL 
Madi’s Tomten 

test knit shawl/wrap “JudyB”  

To spin or not to spin: 

 NEWT~ Washed up more fiber... dyed up the 5 colors for my sweater! started carding up into batts, 6+oz of the main color done so far 
 Rainbow batt yarn. finished 

 Sewing -
New fabric 
made a wet bag for my sister’s friend. 
project bag for a gryffie prize 

 New Segment? NO Name yet... where we talk about the new stuff we got.. things we’re into...
 Tour De Sock. Signups open 
Allena’s Sock yarn stash 
 Newest yarn 

 If you’d like to sponsor us please contact SK or NK. Or if you’d like to come on the show we’d love to have you just contact us and we’ll work something out. 

 Wrock Song:
 The Patil Twins by Witherwings  you can buy the cd on Itunes too! 

 The Weasley Sisters podcast thread
Kathy’s Kreations LYS 
Allena’s Square needles : Square Circular needles by Kollage Yarns 
Jessica's square needles : Knitter's Pride Cubics

Jessica's new wool picker ~ “Lil Dynamo” 
The website, pics and videos 

Monday, April 16, 2012

A random interview a little late.

Oh my look what I found in my inbox, a few interviews I forgot to publish! So lets get reading!

What’s your Rav name? stacylovesyarn 
What do the muggles call you? Stacy 
What year are you in the HC? I will be a B1 year in the upcoming term. 
What you do in muggle world? I’m a lawyer part-time at a small firm and I work one day a week at my husband’s new business as an office manager. 
Do you knit, crochet, or spin? Tri-craftual? Bi-craftual? I’ve been crocheting and knitting for years. December 24th is my 10 year crochet anniversary. I just took up spinning in 2011. 
What’s your fave craft? (if you had to choose) Eep! So hard! I like them all for different things. If there was a sphinx guarding my yarn stash and I could only get in by picking one, I’d probably go with knitting. 
 Do you have a fave project to date? She didn't pick one so I picked for her! This shawl is just beautiful! She has may wonderous projects and super cute ones too. go check them out!
What Inspires You? My family and friends! I see a pattern and go - “Hey, that would be perfect for insert name here.” 
 Do you have a green thumb? No, absolutely not. Plants run from me in fear. 
Are you a good speller? Typically yes. 
What kind of critters are you scared / nervous of? Snakes and spiders give me the willies. 
Do you collect anything? What? I collect yarn and buttons. 
What is something that makes you cringe? High-pitched sounds. I don’t know what it is about them, but they make me want to pull off my ears and stick them in my pocket until the noise stops. Of course, without my ears I wouldn’t know when it stopped… I think I had better come up with a better solution.  
Do you have any weird habits? What? I don’t think any of my habits are particularly weird, except maybe how I eat Skittles and M&M’s. (Divide by color and eat from least favorite to most favorite. With Skittles, the greens and yellows must be eaten in a 1:1 ratio.) 
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? Is it morning already? I’m not cranky in the morning, but I typically wish I could sleep a little longer. and here’s the random ones 
Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch? My office printer. 
Seen anything weird lately? There was a guy downtown in a skin-tight Santa-themed bodysuit that covered his face on Friday night. It was creeping me out.

Ok stay tuned for another interview tomorrow! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

It's all about Wool! Episode 28

Mojo/No Mojo:
 traveling scarf! Vertigo1414’s...just gotta send it out! 

Cardio Monster '
spidey balaclava 

secret traveling shawl.
NEWT~ Sheep to sweater. 
Washed up a bunch of the fiber... carded 5 batts... 8oz 
dirty wool/water

clean and drying...

5 rough carded batts ready to dye!


 To spin or not to spin: 

Finished the Grey 
the Mash up yarn! 
Egg Dye Stripey recarded some wool carded some brown wool

 Katie’s yarn aka burning embers 934 yds total 

 dyed and carded up rainbow batts... spinning now... only 3 oz i think. (testing my newt fiber) 

carded up...

carded into a "rainbow batt"

dizzed off into one long roving~!

 Wrock Song: 
 Potter and the Lightning Bolts- Take Me Away 

 The Weasley Sisters podcast thread 
 kookaburra wool scour

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Boys are Dirtier! Episode 27

 Mojo/No Mojo:  
 OWL!!! yay!
pattern page


Handspun Gryffindor Socks! (AKA last part of my NEWT!)

Cardio Monster


new NEWT proposed! Sheep to sweater type of thing! started sorting through the fleece...

 To spin or not to spin:
Finished the faux cashmere!!!
Finished ⅔ of the Red for the mash up
SIPs the grey ⅔ is still in progress.

 dyed katie’s roving... will be next on the wheel. ARITHMANCY Handed it in for a partial. Still spinning it!

The Weasley Sisters podcast thread

MD sheep and wool festival

Kookaburra wool scour

Yarn spinners tale~


Gnome Acres

Shadawyn Fibers Arts