Episode 61: A Unicorn for Christmas

Podcast News: 1:44
VKNs are still on hold due to the holiday schedule. Check out TrueCanuckGirl’s Ravelry group for The Canadian Knitter as she may be picking up some Fridays.
Geektastic Fibers code from Geektasticfibers – STORMCOAST15 for 15% off your purchase through 12/31/17
Truly Wicked Crafts code from trulywicked – UCC20 for 20% off your purchase of $10 US or greater through 12/31/17
The winner of the Twinsies shawl has not gotten in touch with me! Please watch the beginning of Episode 59 to see if you have won. If I do not hear back from the winner in the next two weeks, I will redraw.

Finished: 5:50
Halloween costume – I was a unicorn!

Hermione’s Everyday Socks in Fiber Stash Toil & Trouble 

Rainbow potholder for AngeliqueArtistry (used the Harrisville Designs Friendly Loom in the 7” traditional size)

Working On: 15:43
Plying on the Russian – Cozy Rabbit Farm batt
Spinning some Romney roving from Fantom Farm/Ellen’s 1/2 Pint Farm on my Snyder Spindles Destiny Turkish

Stash: 23:11
Test base for yarngirlvt – 70% superwash merino, 20% yak, 10% nylon in colorway The Dark Side of the Mood
Fin by eatmyyarns
TurtleMade plying tool in Sun Yellow
Lemonade Shop DK yarn in Rhinebeck 2017 colorway – waiting to hear back from the dyer exactly which base I got as the tag did not match the listing

On the Edge: 31:01
went shopping at the MAC store!
Thor: Ragnarok
Waitress (musical)

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Episode 60: Fiber Festival of New England 2017

 

Mostly festival chat, but stash starts around 20:10.

I mention seeing The Reluctant Sisters – ReluctantKnittrsarahjg2 & flowerbabies3Moms With YarnBronxKnitter1popsillyHollyDav and laurabeth326.

Stash:
Festival bag
Classy Squid Fiber Co. batt – Behind the Rain – Romeldale/CVM, Falkland, Mulberry Silk, Firestar, Silk Noil, Angelina
MollyGirl Bass Line in Born This Way
Once Upon A Corgi Handmade Isaac in Something Sinister
Fiber Stash Dyeworks Strong Toes mini-skein bundle in Purple Gray Gradient
Fiber Stash Dyeworks Strong Toes in Temple of Sap
Fiber Stash Dyeworks Twinkle Toes in I Put A Spell On You

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February 2017 In/Out

Stash In:

Geektastic Fibers Damsel DK in Joker’s Jacket – 251 yards

Geektastic Fibers Star Worsted in The Other Guy – 218 yards

Stash In Total: 469 yards

 

Stash Out:

Destashed 3 skeins Lion Brand Pamela – 825 yards

Running Through Socks – 317.59 yards

Stash Out Total: 1142.59 yards

 

February Total: -673.59  yards

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Episode 48: Freudian Slips

Podcast & Group News:
Crochet-a-long starts April 1st! Current rules are one entry per person, you must be a member of the group to be eligible to win, and projects must be 20 grams or more. This will run the month of April. You may double dip in other CALs and make-alongs. The prize is a bag from Woolridge Designs, and a crochet hook with handmade grip by AngeliqueArtistry. (Pic of the bag in the Episode 47 thread.) If there is enough chatter in the chatter thread, I will also pull a pattern prize from those posts at the end of the CAL.
Please check out the coupon codes from Geektasticfibers, frogprincess21ca, yarngirlvt and jesseknits in the coupon code thread. P.S. The Fiber Stash coupon code can be used in person at Connecticut Sheep & Wool on April 29th, 2017.
Welcome to jesseknits (a triple threat! Designer, yarn dyer and podcaster), 7autumn5 and ManthaMack, who all introduced themselves in the welcome thread.
Podcasts I’ve been watching: Yoshi & Lucy Knits with canarysong and Desert Knits with loraclare.
Word of the day: miniscule
papercracker would like to hear about spinning & weaving – I will be doing a stand-alone episode on this! Subscribe to the channel or keep an eye on the group for when that’s posted!
February in/out:
In: 469 yards
Out: 1142.59 yards
Total: -673.59 yards out (page on my website is forthcoming)

Working On:
Fireworks Hitchhiker
Running Through Socks #2
Knit Triangle Shawl #yarntwinsies
Spun a little Fantom Farm Romney on my Snyder Spindles Destiny Turkish

Stash:
Smooth Operator socks from eatmyyarns
Crochet hooks from AngeliqueArtistry
Knit storage container
Red Heart size 10 crochet cotton in Mexicana
Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Sock in Chili
Love charm

On the Edge:
Almost done with 4 weeks of Weight Watchers!
Halfway done with Frankenstein
Crazy work time!

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Episode 47: Things a Grown-Up Would Do

 

Podcast News:

Please check out the coupon codes from Geektasticfibers, frogprincess21ca, yarngirlvt and (received this code after recording) jesseknits in the coupon code thread. P.S. The Fiber Stash coupon code can be used in person at Connecticut Sheep & Wool on April 29th, 2017.

Announcing a crochet-a-long! Current rules are one entry per person, you must be a member of the group to be eligible to win, and projects must be 20 grams or more. This will run the month of April. You may double dip in other CALs and make-alongs. The prize is a bag from Woolridge Designs. (Yes, I know it’s knitting sheep. It’s my fault for making it a crochet-a-long prize.)

Cal_bag

January in/out:
In – 2127 yards
Out – 891.3
Total: positive 1235.7 yards
You can see more details on stash and projects on my website.

Word of the day: hoary

Podcasts I’ve been watching: Victoria Knits with VictoriaJean, DenKnits with denmoma, Nekozuki Knits with NekozukiKnits, and The Yarn and I Capi with theyarnandi.

Stash:

I destashed 3 skeins of Lion Brand Pamela
CVM (California Variegated Mutant) fiber from a friend
Bag, earrings and progress keeper from Woolridge Designs
A package (with lovely yarn) from Geektastic Fibers

Finished:
Running Through Socks

Working On:
pink fiber on a drop spindle
Running Through Socks #2
Knit Triangle Shawl #yarntwinsies
Knitted Patchwork Recipe
Fireworks Hitchhiker

Extra Credit:
cross stitch progress

On the Edge:
Back to exercising and feeling good!
I joined Weight Watchers

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January 2017 In/Out

Stash In:

Littlebean Loves Hand Painted Yarn Every Day Sock (blank) in Gillyweed – 463 yards

Littlebean Loves Hand Painted Yarn Luxe Sock in Amortentia – 435 yards

Fiber Stash Strong Toes Sock Blank – 463 yards

Caron Cakes in Key Lime – 766 yards

 

Stash In Total: 2127 yards

 

Stash Out:

Alternating Current – 198 yards

Scarlet Ribbed Scarf #1 – 522.5 yards

Magdolna -170.8 yards

 

Stash Out Total: 891.3 yards

 

January Total: 1235.7  yards

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August – December 2016 stash in/out

So this won’t be completely accurate since I got some partial skeins with no yardage, but it will at least give me a better idea of stash in vs. stash out.

2016 stash in: (August-December)

7095.2 yards

2016 stash out: (August-December)

4161.9 yards

For a net gain of: 2933.3 yards

If you want to get picky, I received/did not buy 2169 yards of yarn, which brings the total gain down to 764.3 yards. I like to count it anyway as it is, quite frankly, stash.

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December 2016 In/Out

Stash In:

Red Heart With Love Multis – 360 yards

Stash In Total: 360 yards

 

Stash Out:

Test DK Socks – 199.3 yards

Holiday 2016 Socks – 294.5 yards

Stash Out Total: 493.8 yards

December Total: -133.8  yards

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November 2016 In/Out

Stash In:

 

Sonder Yarns Worsted in Storm Cloud – 220 yards

Fiber Stash Dyeworks Tweedy Toes in Vampiress – 438 yards

Fiber Stash Test DK in Robert Crawley – 246 yards

Fiber Stash Test MCN in Princess Mandy – 435 yards

 

Stash In Total: 1339  yards

 

Stash Out:

 

Baker Street Toe-Up Socks – 296.5 yards

Carrie – 340 yards

Stash Out Total: 636.5.5  yards

November Total: 702.5  yards

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October 2016 In/Out

Stash In:

Fiber Stash Strong Sock Blank – 400 yards

Plymouth Yarn Stiletto in 823 Villandry – 384 yards

Tanis Fiber Arts Cosmic Blue Label Fingering Weight in Lemongrass – 420 yards

Gynx Yarns BFL Sock in Extra – 438 yards

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Super Sparkle in Rhinebeck 2016 – 400 yards

Fiber Optic Yarns Foot Notes in Ellie – 420 yards

Brandi handspun, Jujabees Fiber Julietta – 270 yards

 

Stash In Total: 2732 yards

Stash Out:

Fiber Optic Toe-Up Socks – 262.5 yards

Frankensocks – 249.2 yards

 

Stash Out Total: 511.7 yards

October Total: 2220.3 yards

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