Actually Knitting

 

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Knitting Segments

Show Ready Knits

 

 

In Dragonfly Fibers Damsel in the Starry Night color way

 

 

 

The yarn was from stash

 

 

Knits in Rehearsal

 

“Real” Baby Blanket is also the Chevron Baby Blanket by Rachel C. Creations

 

Yarn is Knit Picks Shine Worsted in 3 awesome colors: Robot, Dandelion and Reef

 

 

 

 

 

The accent yarns will be Miss Babs Yummy Two-Ply Toes. Check out my project page for all of the colorways. 

 

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events 

 

I’ll be taking a class with Andrea Mowry at Black Mountain Yarn Shop in May. 

 

I’ll be attending Zombie Knitpocalypse in June of 2018

 

 

New Knit-a-Long: Mad about Minis

 

I was inspired by both the Rainbow Party Cardi pattern and the book Mini-Skein Knits (catch my review later in the episode). 

 

Official start date is March 15, but Wips are welcome

 

Official end date is May 15, 2018

 

The project must contain at least 1 mini-skein or leftover yarn (200 yards or less). Generally speaking, Mini-Skeins are around 100 yards. 

 

 

Possible Projects 

Here is the bundle where you can find all of the patterns mentioned below. 

 

Sweaters/Garments 

 

Rainbow Party Cardi    Stephanie Lotven

 

Santa Clara    Mary Catherine Bryner

 

Mini-Marvel Swing Vest   Rachel Henry

 

Camaro  Tanis Lavallee

 

Accessories 

 

Sock Stashbuster Slouchy Hat    Amanda Schwabe

 

Ripken by Melanie Berg

 

Lydia Evening Bag by Barb Brown

 

Knitting at the Library Cowl  Cori Eichelberger 

 

Plus 1 Pop Collection Sarah Schira

 

Other Patterns

 

Waffle Coasters by Claire Cromwell

 

Welcome Spring Oven Towel by Claire Cromwell

 

Chevron Coffee Cozy by Claire Cromwell

 

 

There is a bundle in the Ravelry group, as well as a chatter thread. Feel free to post about a pattern that works for this KAL and, don’t forget to add to the bundle. 

 

Heads Up: The PalKal will start in June! 

 

The Reviews are In 

 

 

I hope you enjoy my review of a book I picked up called Mini-Skein Knits, 25 Knitting Patterns Using Small Skeins and Leftovers

 

 

 

My Favorite Patterns from the book can all be found here

 

Head in the Clouds Hat Jess Kallberg

 

Infinite Rainbow Cowl by Carrie Santisteban

 

Matrix Mitts by Jess Kallberg

 

Chevron Boot Toppers by Yelena M. Dasher

 

French Ticking Fingerless Mitts by Meg Rake 

 

Rainbow Cardi by Yelena M. Dasher

 

Mermaid Darkly by Yelena M. Dasher

 

Welcome Spring Oven Towel by Claire Cromwell 

 

Waffle Coasters by Claire Cromwell

 

Lydia Evening Bag by Barbara J. Brown

 

 

Non-Knitting Segments 

 

 

One Pot Wonder 

 

 

Love it or Leave it 

 

 

Leave: Stomach Virus last week

 

Other News and Notes

 

Books: 

 

I finished The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain 

 

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

 

The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

 

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

 

 

Running: 

 

Felt really good about my last race which was the Charlotte 10 Miler on February 17th. 

 

 

Next race: BB&T Corporate Cup on March 10, 2018



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Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits

Ripken Light by Melanie Berg

 

Echo Mega by Spout Knits

 

 

Knits in Rehearsal: Nope, Big Ol' Fat Lie 

 

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

I am sorta kinda participating in the #ravellenics. 

 

I will be attending the Zombie Knitpocalypse 2018

 

Non-Knitting Segments

 

Meal-Prep Madness

 

Love it or Leave it 

 

Leave: This ridiculous weather! 

 

Other News and Notes 

I'm doing a no-spend month for February. 

 

Running: 

Hot Chocolate 15k on February 10, 2018. 

 

Books: 

 

I just finished reading 

 

This book was amazing! 

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Happy Podiversary to me! 

 

 

 

Knitting Segments

 

Show Ready Knits

 

 

Knits in Rehearsal

 

 

Check out the brand new knitting podcast, Tightly Spun, hosted by Emily Straw! 

 

The Reviews are In 

This episode I reviewed the Rittenhouse Tote bag by Fairmont Bag Company

Check out their kickstarter for more information. 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

Meal Prep

I'm introducing a new segment this episode! Check out the Healthy Chicken Pad-Thai from Fit Men Cook. 

 

Love it or Leave it 

 

Leave: Midterm Stress

 

Other News and Notes

Running

I'm a new Woman! 

 

Books: 

I've really been enjoying the deals from the Modern Mrs. Darcy newsletter. 

 

Thanks for listening!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Knitting Segments

 

Show Ready Knits

 

 

Pattern is the Apple Crisp Baby Hat by Salty Pearl Crochet

 

 

Knits in Rehearsal

#werkthewips

 

 

Knitting Talkback

This episode I discuss my 2017 knitting (The Year of the Hat!) and some plans for 2018 (#stashdownthrowdown). 

 

 

 

Non-Knitting Segments 

One Pot Wonders

 

Love it or Leave it

 

Love: New to me Podcast: The Hilarious World of Depression

 

Leave: I'm through with the dentist! 

 

Theatrical Updates

 

I did not get the role I wanted in Bonnie and Clyde, but something else will come up! 

 

Other News and Notes

Books

 

 

  

 

Running

 

I'm currently not training for any race and I'm actually enjoying running again! 

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Knitting Segments

 

Knits in Rehearsal

I'm using the Hermione's Everyday Sock pattern, but doing it toe up. 

 

 

What the Fade!! Mystery Fade-a-long (this link has photos/spoilers) 

by Andrea Mowry 

 

 

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events 

PalKal 2017 officially wrapped up on September 1, 2017

We had over 400 entries this year and lots of podcasts were represented. Thanks so much for participating. Take a listen to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

 

Thanks so much to all of the sponsors!

 

I also announced the winner of the Intermission Prize for August. Please email me at actuallyknitting@gmail.com if you are one of the winners!

 

 

 

 

The Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl is coming up September 22-30, 2017. Not sure if I'll be crawling, but if you do, let me know!

 

I will be attending SAFF October 27-29, 2017. I will definitely be there on the Saturday and possibly on Friday and Sunday as well. Let me know if you would like to meet up!

Non-Knitting Segments

One Pot Wonders

 

Love it or Leave it

Love: Rocketbook Everlast Notebook 

 Leave: I have teacher voice!

 

Other News and Notes

 

Running: I continue to be plagued by my hip injury. Less than one month to my marathon and a break! 

 

Books: 

I finished reading two books in a series that I am really enjoying! 

    

 

 

I finished listening to:

 

 and I started watching the series on Hulu.

 

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Thanks to Brenda Castiel for sending me a copy of her new pattern, The Plum Sorbet Shawl. 

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits

Knits in Rehearsal

Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

 

Auditioning Knits

I started out being inspired at my favorite LYS, Black Mountain Yarn Shop. 

The main color inspiration was from Woolen Boon in the Greenleaf Hut color way.

I picked out some Madeline Tosh to compliment that skein. Tosh Merino Light in Grasshopper and Turquoise color ways.

 

Looking for a 3 color shawl and I'm considering: 

 

 

I'm currently obsessed with looking through my stash for yarn for: 

What the Fade?! Mystery KAL by Andrea Mowry 

 

Here is what I am considering for my What the Fade?!

 

 

Knitting Podcast Spotlight

This episode I tell you about the Fruity Knitting Podcast on Youtube. 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Special thanks to the Intermission Prize Sponsor for the month of July, Zombody Knits. Listen up to see if you were the lucky listener! 

 

For the last month of the PalKal the Intermission Prize Sponsor is The Worsted Purl. Thanks to Tricia for sponsoring. Check out these adorable stitch marker prizes. 

 

 

Get your Finished Objects posted by September 1st (or as long as the thread is open). Check out the Ravelry group for details about all of the great sponsors for the PalKal2017.

 

I am excited that I have finalized my plans for SAFF , the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in Flectcher, NC. It is happening October 27-29, 2017 and I'll be there on Saturday and Sunday. I'll be staying in Black Mountain, NC and visiting my favorite LYS, Black Mountain Yarn Shop, where there will be a Magpie Fibers pop-up shop and a Signature Needles trunk show. 

Non-Knitting Segments

 

One-Pot Wonders

Ground Turkey with Potatoes and Spring Peas from Skinny Taste. 

 

 

Love it or Leave it

Love: I forgot to mention that I got my iPad back after losing it on a flight! 

Leave: I have to go back to work tomorrow! 

 

Other News and Notes

Running Updates

I had a rough run on Saturday and injured my hip a little bit, hoping that it will right itself after some days off, rest and ice. 

 

Next race is the Greek Festival 5k on August 26. Unfortunately, I have to do 22 miles that day. 

 

Reading Updates

 

I finished reading: 

  

 

I finished listening to:

 

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Lately I've been listening to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits  

Find your Fade by Andrea Mowry

 

Crochet News

I talked a little about some of the techniques I've been learning from the book above.

 

Let 'er Rip

I ripped out 2 sweaters and it was very therapeutic!

 

Auditioning Knits 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Special thanks to the Intermission Prize Sponsor for the month of July, Zombody Knits.

 

 

Check out the Ravelry group for details about all of the great sponsors for the PalKal2017.

 

 

Knitting Podcast Spotlight

This episode I tell you about Keep Calm and Carry Yarn

 

Non-Knitting Segments

Love it or Leave it

Love: I've been working with my brother on his business, managing his social media.

 

Leave: My lack of structure combined with this heat and humidity are making me exceptionally tired!

Other News and Notes

 

Running

I had to get new shoes which I was not happy about.

 

Reading

 

I finished reading:

 I finished listening to:

  

 

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Knitting Segments

Knits in Rehearsal 

 

Find your Fade by Andrea Mowry

 

 

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

 

The Pal Kal is entering the second month. Listen to see if you are the lucky winner of the Intermission/Chatter prize for June. I also announce the Intermission Prize Sponsor for the month of July, Zombody Knits.

 

 

Check out the Ravelry group for details about all of the great sponsors for the PalKal2017.

 

Check out the episode for more information about this episode's producing sponsor, Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting. 

 

 

Other Events

I hope you'll indulge me in a brief recap of my time at ZK 2017.

My favorite vendors were Yarn Geek FibersLeading Men Fiber Arts and The Yarn Truck/Knit Buffalo. 

 

 

 

Knitting Podcast Spotlight

This episode I tell you about Dairyland Knits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

Meatless Monday

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Quesadillas from the Live-in Kitchen. 

Love it or Leave it

Love: I have been doing a Bootcamp workout at Camp Gladiator and really enjoying it.

 

Leave: I did something really stupid. Listen up for details....

 

Other News and Notes

Theatrical Updates

I saw the tour of Fun Home and it was amazing!

 

Running

No real news on this front. I did run my longest solo distance of 10 miles, which felt really good.

 

Reading

I finished reading 2 books, both of which I really enjoyed.

 

 

 

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Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits

VNeck Boxy by Joji Locatelli 

 

 

Knits in Rehearsal 

Find your Fade by Andrea Mowry

 

Vasa by Dianna Walla

 

 

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

 

The Pal Kal has officially started!

 

 

 

Check out the Ravelry group for details about all of the great sponsors for the PalKal2017.

 

Check out the episode for more information about this episode's producing sponsor, Imagined Landscape Designs. 

 

 

Other Events

 

WWKIP Day

Thanks to everyone who came out for WWKIP day! We were a small buy mighty crowd! Thanks to these sponsors for donating door prizes!

Charlotte Yarn , Cottage Yarn and Queen City Yarn.

 

Stash Dash 2017

Check out the Knit Girlls Podcast for more information.

 

Splash Pad Party with the Down Cellar Studio Podcast

 

Summer Stripe Along Kal

 

Knitting Podcast Spotlight

This week I checked out the Bede Sisters podcast, hosted by Kay. Check it out!

 

The Reviews are In! 

This episode I reviewed a new purchase, the Knitter's Keep by Coco Knits.

 

 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

Love it or Leave it

Love: Essential Oils

What are your favorites?

 

Leave: People asking me about my plans to have children. What????

 

Other News and Notes

Running

No news is good news! Week 7 of Marathon training is in the books.

 

Reading

I finished reading The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer.

 

I finished listening to Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.

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