Thursday, December 22, 2011

Episode 11 - Birthing the Sun

Today is a bumper episode, as the British would say.  I’ll update you on what I’ve been knitting - and it’s been quite a lot.  I’ll also play a handful of seasonal songs both silly and sweet, for your enjoyment. There has been a lot brewing,  bubbling and baking in my kitchen lately - so I’ll share what I’ve been making.  And it is the Winter Solstice - the longest night of the year...

A bumper crop of show notes:   (Sorry for the delay, folks!) 
Housekeeping:

-Enter to win two skeins of blue/purple fingering merino/silk/nylon & silver over at the blog.  Post a comment in the comments section for “Episode 10”.  There is also a wonderful shawl pattern by Miriam Felton that can be knit with these two sparkly skeins.  Deadline is Saturday, January 14th, 2012.

The Knitter's Needles:

“Off the Needles” Projects:

Elphaba Pullover, by Mary Annarella
yarn: Bugga! by Sanguine Gryphon, in Blue Metalmark
colourway.

Wurm hat, by Katushika.
Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon, Sappho II fingering, in “Like a God” colourway.

OWLS pullover sweater, by Kate Davies
Yarn: Fleece Artist, Big Blue BFL chunky/aran, in “Seafoam” colourway.
I completed the sweater in 8 days!

"On the Needles" Projects:

Rae, by Jane Richmond.
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts, Purple Label Sock (MCN), in September colourway “Autumn sun”.

Arco Cowl, by Sara Sprung.
Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta super bulky, in “Arco Iris” colourway.

Mittens, top-down, my own design.  Could become a published pattern.  Starts at finger tips and works to cuffs.
Yarn: The Sanguine Gryphon’s Zaftig Bugga! worsted MCN, in the “Fierce Snake” colourway.

My favorite sweater - basic top-down raglan formula pattern, by Amber Corcoran.
Yarn: Fleece Artist, Big Blue BFL chunky, colourway "Moonstone".

In the Kitchen:

- My shortbread recipe and butter-tart recipe will be over at my personal blog soon.
- The tricky/disaster caramel apple recipe at the "Your Homebased Mom" site/blog.

The Pagan Corner:

- SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) - American Self-Help writer.

Songs:
All music sourced through Music Alley.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Episode 10 - Knitting is...

Today’s show is a mini-episode. I’ll share what knitting means to me, and indeed, likely to many of you.  Plus, we draw for that fabulous striping Vesper sock yarn.

Shownotes to follow.

Yarn to win (December/January): Yarn Dyenasty "Marilyn" sock yarn (63% Superwash Merino/20% Silk/15% Nylon/2%Silver), colourway "Vincent".  420 yards per 100 grams skein.  2 skeins available as a set. 
 Pattern to go with these skeins: Seraphim shawl by Miriam L. Felton.

To enter, leave a comment with your name/Ravelry name/contact info on this post.  Deadline is Saturday, January 14, 2011, 9pm Pacific/12midnight Eastern.