Friday, January 31, 2014

Episode 7 - Super Secret Sweaters

Episode 7 is here! This week I talk about knitting, spinning, advanced sweater-making, our basement finishing project, counting down to my 30th birthday, and photographing socks. I hope you enjoy it!

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Show Notes:

Administrative and Thank You's:
Clicking Away:

Knitting Supplies at

Spinning Stories:
  • Painted insides of entertainment center and sides of soffits dark green/blue
  • Hopefully drywall will be finished next week!
Countdown to 30:
  • Maybe a party at our house to also be a basement housewarming party? Definitely catered by Qdoba.....
I Dream of Knitting:
Photographing Your Knits:

  • Remotes I found:


Monday, January 20, 2014


I wanted to share the start to finish of my new favorite sweater, Sprig by Alana Dakos. This particular pattern made me feel very smart as a knitter. The neckband was absolutely wonderful to knit, and this is the first time I really paid attention to guage and took measurements. Overall I am very happy with it :)

Sprig pattern by Alana Dakos
Yarn: Cascade 220 in Olive Heather (though next time I will spring for a DK weight instead)
Needles: Size 5, Knitpicks Caspian circulars


Friday, January 17, 2014

Episode 6 - Nerdalong!

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Thank You's:

Clicking Away:

Spinning Stories:

Upcoming Events:
    • Using the Barley Hat pattern by TinCan Knits
    • Knitpicks Swish yarn
  • #nerdalong has begun! I'm starting with the Hunter Cowl by Diana Burk (pattern no longer available due to copyright) Please join me as knitting nerds unite!
Countdown to 30:
  • I've been beginning to struggle with body image issues, as I head in to my 30's I want to squash that immediately so as I grow older and change I can push those awful thoughts out of my head.
  • I want to take Amy Herzog's class Knit to Flatter to appreciate the body I have been given
  • A few changes have been made in my home to help take care of the body I have
Photographing Your Knits:
Photo courtesy of
  • Answering a question about photographing in the snow
    • BE SURE to check your white balance! Snow often looks blue in your camera, change to the shade setting (as long as it doesn't turn the snow yellow) :-D
    • Find the exposure compensation setting on your camera. I like to adjust mine to +0.7 to compensate for the camera making your image darker. This also works for white backgrounds in general.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Episode 5 - 2013 in Review

Thanks for listening to my last podcast of 2013! I hope you enjoy it :)

**Before I get messages saying that the dates of the Ravellenics and Podcaster Throwdown are right next to each other, don't worry peeps, I got this. I tried to record a revision like 3 times but it never turned out right because I had kids jumping around everywhere behind me. I'll explain my revisions in the next podcast.**

Thank You's:

  • wildlilly (aka Joanie) is our new moderator, she has been so helpful!
  • outofthisworld (aka Marybeth) gifted me the Peeries Flooers Mittens pattern!
  • Sarah and Lydia from Oh Loops! sent in some beautiful yarn both for my stash and for a giveaway! Hooray!

Christmas Happenings

Clicking Away

Remember and Reminisce
Looking Ahead Into 2014
Upcoming Events
(Like I said, I know the dates are a bit off on this one, but I have it figured out and will update in the next one)

  • How to enter - go to the contest thread (not open until the games start) and update every day with your progress in the Ravellenics games. You can enter up to once per day, and you can enter every day during the games.
Photographing Your Knits
  • This week I share my philosophy on why it's important to photograph our handmade items. Even if all you can do is snap a quick photo in awful lighting, always, always take the photo.