October 24, 2017

podcast || episode 18 shownotes



Time for some knitting updates and getting a bit nerdy in regards to paranormal, spooky, campy horror films!

I've gotten very little done since my last episode besides knitting--it's been busy and I think I'm on a knitting bender right now! There are a few things I'm working on that I can't show quite yet--more sock designs that have been rattling around in my brain. I should be able to chat a bit more about those next month once I iron things out--and hopefully put out a call for test knitters! So if you're interested in testing a pair of (simple) lacy socks, stay tuned to my Instagram!

Be sure to check out the new, monthly makes thread on Ravelry! Each month I'll be starting a new thread for members to discuss their current creative endeavors, and at the end of the month there will be a random drawing for a small prize. 

As always, I can be found on the social medias here:



Knitting + Crochet



Yarns Mentioned


Things of Note

All the podcasts I mentioned are audio and can be found on most podcatchers (I use iTunes).


Also: campy, classic horror to watch!
  • Madhouse (starring Vincent Price and Peter Cushing)
  • Horror Express (starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee)


As always: thank you so much for watching--stay creative!

October 17, 2017

knitting || the perfect crop top


The Perfect Crop Top/TPCT pattern has been on my wishlist for a long time. Originally, I have envisioned using one of my precious Rohrspatz & Wollmeise skeins as the main color, with something else striped in or perhaps a contrast yoke (since even though fingering weight Twin or Pure are generous 150g skeins, it's still not nearly enough for a sweater!). But I was rummaging through my stash and pulled two skeins of Herbstblatt Regina--and German indie dyer. I collected many of her skeins last year, and was glad I could combine two into a garment!

After doing a bit of swatching, I decided I didn't like how the light pink ("Old Rosé") and deep red ("Glüwhein") looked right next to each other. So I added a round of a dark grey (Into the Whirled "Quoth the Raven" leftover from another project) between the pink/red stripes, which helped set them off nicely. Visually, you don't really notice the grey at first, but it really helps the other stripes pop!

I really love how versatile this pattern is; there are a lot of options for adding your own touch! I opted for longer sleeves on this version (I want to knit one with short sleeves--possibly in a cotton or bamboo yarn for summer!), and also added extra length to the body. This works perfectly with high waist slacks and skirts--though I think if I were to knit one to wear with modern style jeans, I'd add a bit more length.



More details on my Ravelry project page, for those interested.

October 3, 2017

podcast || ep. 16 shownotes




Hooray--a new episode is up!!! This past month have been INSANE as far as the busy-ness of my schedule goes--and it looks like it's not going to slow down any time soon! Because of this, I've decided to record short episodes (20-25 minutes), but release more frequently--hopefully every 7-10 days. This also means that I'll be narrowing the focus of episodes as I see the need; rather than packing in everything, I'll only be talking about a select few projects, a specific handcraft, a technique that interests me, or even devoting an entire episode to going in depth answering a question. I'm excited to do this--and honestly it made recording and editing this episode a breeze! Yay! Hope y'all enjoy...

Be sure to check out the new, monthly handmades thread! Each month I'll be starting a new thread for members to discuss their current creative endeavors, and at the end of the month there will be a random drawing for a small prize.

As always, I can be found on the social medias here:

Instagram // Twitter // Facebook


Knitting




Spinning


Of Note


  •  Yarngasm Podcast
  •  Squirrel Pie Productions