Episode 44 – Rhinebeck Prep

Filmed on Sunday, October 8

Tea Time
New mug from Remembrances Pottery

Welcome to all new and returning viewers!

Finished Objects – HO!

Works in Progress (WIPs)

From the Postie — sort of!

  • Last Monday, I got to meet and spend sometime with David (DogDare Podcast) which was so AWESOME! He gave me a lovely and super generous gift that include a bag from The Limitless Crafter on Etsy, a skein of Life in the Longrass yarn, and a skein of Madeline Tosh. THANK YOU DAVID!
  • 3rd installment of the Harry Potter Club from A Homespun House and charm from Sucre Sucre Miniatures
  • Surprise birthday gift from Margaret – AHHH! Goodies from Waffle Flower and A Needle Runs Through It, both in collaboration with The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Community Cork Board & Giveway winners
Discounts & highlights which can be found here, and 2 Giveaway winners were announced.
I also mention a new favorite YouTube channel – Lavender & Leeks

Backstage Knitting

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Episode 43 – Pumpkin Everything

Filmed on Saturday, Sep 23

Tea Time
Pumpkin Spice Latte – Here is a link to the video where I show how I make my PSL. It’s based on a recipe by Danielle Walker of Against All Grain.

Works in Progress (WIPs)

Later on I remember to discuss progress on my Gilead Pullover. speak_no_evilrolling_on_the_floor_laughing

Community Cork Board & Giveaways

Backstage Knitting
General chat about the last couple of weeks (and I remember to show my Gilead. Ha!!)

Episode 42 – Glorious

Filmed on Monday, Sep 11

Finished Objects ( 5:07 )
Works in Progress ( 8:29 )
Cross Stitch Corner ( 20:10 )
Ask Away ( 24:33 )
From the Postie ( 28:29 )
Community Corkboard ( 40:32 )
Summer Garment KAL winners ( 46:04)
Giveaway winners ( 53:59 )
Backstage Knitting ( 1:00:08 )

Tea Time
La Croix!

Welcome to all new and returning viewers!

Finished Objects (FOs)

Works in Progress (WIPs)

Cross Stitch Corner
I made some progress on my Forest project by Satsuma Street. I also bought the long awaited Virgo pattern by Satsuma Street too!

Ask Away
I answer a question from 17Julie17!

From the Postie

Community Cork Board
Discounts & highlights from you wonderful makers! Check out the CCB thread here for details and links.

Summer Garment KAL Winners!
Winners, please direct message me on Ravelry with your details, and I’ll get these to you as soon as possible. Congrats to all who participated in the fun make along!

The prizes:

  1. A bag and skein of yarn from Michell’s Creations on Etsy
  2. Linen Noir pattern collection by Quince and Co (from me)
  3. The Scrappy Thread bag and stitch marker
  4. Buttons from Natalie of Remembrances Pottery
  5. A special, Summer Garment KAL mug from Natalie of Remembrances Pottery

Giveaway Winners!

  1. The Selbu bundle – Skeindeer’s mitten pattern club
  2. Yeksa Shawl by Janine McCarty of Yarn and Ewe
  3. handmade bag and soap from Molly Klein Design on Etsy
  4. Rhinebeck is Calling Socks pattern by Kay of the Crazy Sock Lady Podcast
  5. Handmade wooden Outlander stitch markers by Mary Jo of The Crafting Treehouse on Etsy
  6. Nala’s Big Sister Shawl pattern by Amanda Rate

THANK YOU to all the beautiful makers who donated these giveaways! So fun!

Backstage Knitting
I chat about what I’ve been up to the last few weeks, including the SF Opera Ball! 🙂

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Episode 41 – Yarn Y’all

Filmed on Sunday, August 20

Welcome to all new and returning viewers!

Finished Objects (FOs)
* Comic Con ‘17 Socks

Works in Progress (WIPs)
* Gilead Pullover by Lelia Raabe. Part of the Summer Garment KAL – May 1 to August 31 (WIPs allowed!)

In the Queue

  • Vanilla socks using some Legacy Fiber Artz yarn, in the Winterfell colorway.
  • Gabby (Gabigail of Once Upon A Corgi Handmade are happy to announce the 2017 Pumpkin Mal! Stay tuned for all the details, rules, etc. A chatter thread will be opened soon here in this group, and in Gabby’s.

Pumpkin MAL.jpg

Cross Stitch Corner
No stitching the past couple weeks. However, urmergerd The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery has a new Halloween club, and the new enamel pins. I did buy two patterns from Plastic Little Covers.

From the Postie and GIVEAWAYS!

Sewalicious
I detail the quilting class I just took at Hello Stitch Studio here in Berkeley, CA! I learned how to make flying geese, and had fun with fabric choices.

Community Cork Board & Giveways Winners

Giveaway Winner for Skein of Thrones Announced!

Backstage Knitting
I chat about random things from the past week. Including seeing a show at West Edge Opera.

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Episode 40 – Creative Surge

Filmed on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Tea Time – totally forgot it this time, but was just drinking water. 🙂

Welcome to all new and returning viewers! And a shout out to those who introduced themselves in the Introductions thread

Works in Progress (WIPs)

Cross Stitch Corner

No work this week on my Forest by Satsuma Street. BUT soon! Am going to take part in an impromptu, casual stitch along in the Cross Stitch Corner thread here in the group of the Alpine pattern by Satsuma Street

What I’m Jonesin’ For

  • I’m wanting/needing a solid color, everyday shawl or cowl for work – either black or light grey/cream. Am thinking the Void shawl.
  • I’d like to make a worsted weight, easy to make sweater. The Boxy and Soirée are lovely, but too….boxy. Ha! I received a lot of suggestions for the Veronika Cardigan by Shannon Cook. Tracie of the Grocery Girls Podcast just made that! Love it – but still looking for a pullover. Karleen suggested I see spring by Joji – so that is in the running. A few Alicia Plummer patterns were suggested, and I found In Stillness, which I LOVE, but would need to adjust pattern for bust size. I also like Edgartown Light, which is DK weight and am not sure made in the round. I loved the idea of a cropped sweater, but am looking for something more casual right now. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE IDEAS!

In the Queue

From the Postie/GIVEAWAYS!

Community Cork Board

  • Check out the Community Cork Board thread for all the lovely shops I mentioned, and their offerings. 🙂
  • Giveaway Winner for Skein of Thrones – announced next episode!
  • Reminder to reach out to me re: Outlander KAL – still have to hear from two winners.

Backstage Knitting

I chat about some random things, including the joy of finding my creative mojo again, and the need to nurture it with a major purge of stuff (which was put off a few months ago).

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Episode 39 & Vlog – Comic Con 2017!

Filmed on Sunday, July 30

Tea Time
Almond Milk Latte

Community Cork Board

  • Discounts and offers – be sure to check out the Community Cork Board thread for all the details and links.
  • Giveaway Winners for two patterns
  • Outlander KAL winners – make sure to reach out to me if you won!

Finished Objects – HO!
Comic Con ‘17 Socks

Works in Progress (WIPs)
Gilead Pullover
Summer Garment KAL – May 1 to August 31 (WIPs allowed!)

Cross Stitch Corner
None this time – but so looking forward to a rhythm where I can stitch again!

Sewalicious
Report on Operation Avon!

From the Postie

  • Last installment of Skein of Thrones by Legacy Fibre Artz
  • GIVEAWAY! Comic Con/GoT celebration – 1st installment of Skein of Thrones by Legacy Fiber Arts! 🙂 Enter to win here.

Backstage Knitting
COMIC CON DE-BRIEF! It’s a doozy, so grab your knitting for a long chat & visit! Ha!

You can watch the Vlog here:

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Episode 38 – Operation Avon Calling

Filmed on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Community Cork Board ( 7:50 )
Works in Progress ( 18:25 )
Cross Stitch Corner ( 26.54 )
Sewalicious ( 29:28 )
In the Queue ( 54:19 )
From the Postie ( 56:10 )
Backstage Knitting ( 1:03:27 )

Tea Time
Water in my “Create” mug from Berkeley Rep. I show gifted tea from local Berkeley, CA company, Teance

Community Cork Board

WELCOME to all new and returning viewers! I give a shout out to all those who have introduced themselves the past few weeks in the Intro Thread

Community Cork Board – Discounts and shop highlights from makers

Finished Objects
None this week!

Works in Progress (WIPs)
Gilead Pullover by Lelia Raabe. This is being made for the Summer Garment KAL – May 1 to August 31 (WIPs allowed!)

Outlander KAL update
Prizes will announced in the next episode, or a separate video! 🙂 Thank you for your patience, as I go through this job transition!

Cross Stitch Corner
I didn’t work on my project this week, because I was sewing! But did want to thank those who gave some fantastic tips on how to get my stitches more ‘even’. One person suggested looking into railroad stitches, and also to still use a frame but maybe smaller to help it be more portable. Thank you!

Sewalicious – Operation Avon Calling
With my mom and I made Simplicity 8246: a 1960’s dress and jacket, for Comic Con!

In the Queue

  • I’ll be bringing my Comic Sock Blank to make socks during Con. This is one I purchased from the amazing AndreSue
  • The moment Grace (Vanawillemiel) showed me this, it’s been in the top of queue! Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning

From the Postie

Backstage Knitting
I’ve said goodbye to my old job, and now am quickly preparing for my new job at the San Francisco Opera! During the last week of June we had our final concert series at the SF Symphony. Now, I’m preparing for Comic Con in San Diego! The schedules have been coming out for each day, and I’m planning planning planning!

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Episode 37 – Exciting Changes

Community Cork Board ( 3:32 )
Finished Objects ( 6:22 )
Works in Progress ( 11:15 )
Cross Stitch Corner ( 29:27 )
Sewalicious ( 34:30 )
Giveaway Winner – So Close Shawl (41:08 )
What I’m Jonesin’ For ( 43:12 )
From the Postie ( 47:57 )
Backstage Knitting ( 53:50 )

Filmed on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Tea Time
Ice cold water in my Remembrances Pottery Summer Mug

Community Cork Board

  • WELCOME to all new and returning viewers!

Community Cork Board – Discounts and shop highlights from makers

  • Jamie of Random Fandom Bags on Etsy is offering a discount code for her shop. Enter the code HIGHNOTES10 and get 10% off anything, with no minimum purchase. She has large and small project bags, notion pouches, DPN holders as well as vinyl project bags. The code is good until August 1st!
  • Ilze and Georgi of the Share My Passion Etsy shop have new progress keepers in their shop! They are offering a generous 15% discount with code OPERA15
  • Gen (dimsumdumpling) has a new group to discuss a shared love of European and commercially available balled sock yarn! It’s called Balls to the Wall. 🙂

Finished Objects

Works in Progress (WIPs)

Cross Stitch Corner
I’m making progress on my Forest project by Satsuma Street

Sewalicious

  • Still have to put the final touches on my Sorbetto Top by Colette
  • I’m gearing up to make Simplicity 8246 – a 1960’s dress and jacket for my Comic Con costume as Peg from Edward Scissorhands!

Giveaway Winner Announced – So Close shawl

What I’m Jonsein’ For

  • ALL OF THE SOCKS! – I need easy knitting for my commute on BART. I’d like to make the Taunus Socks by Becky Sorenson (aka SopranoKnits of the S{tr}inging it Together podcast. I’d also like to make the Strawberry Fields Socks by Ambercrawley
  • I’d like to make something by Stephen West soon

From the Postie

Backstage Knitting
I have a new job! 🙂 I’m also super relieved to be done with my re-audition at the Symphony. I’ve been having a fabulous time doing my hair up in vintage inspired updos. I reference tutorials by Lisa Comfort of Sew Over It.

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