Thursday, June 26, 2014

Episode 6 - Ahoy Matey?

Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 6!

What we are wearing:

* Linda is wearing Doctor Who Scarf from Season 14 ~ Mini Version. (And guess what? She totally found the Adipose Babies pattern!

Gooseberries (New segment! Tasty weekly chit chat. Thanks to Stephanie for that name!)

* Sombrero repurposing
1. Fruit bowl
2. Dog Bed
3. Wall Art
4. Sun Hat for Hubby

* Linda introduces the "Postcards from the Ozarks" Bonus content included at the end of each episode. (And the politically incorrect Indian.)

What we are knitting:

* Linda is knitting the Bluebells Shawl gifted by Manda-Jane knitted in Polworth handspun by Samantha of Wool Sundae Yarn Parlor in "Uncorked" colorway.

* Brianne is knitting Featherweight 2.0 out of Anzula Breeze in the Spruce colorway, and Bryan's Christmas Socks 2014 out of Trekking XXL in color 326.

What came off the needles:

* Linda finished her Vanilla socks with Fish Lips Kiss Heel out of Patons Kroy yarn. 

* Brianne finished her Camp Loopy - Hermione's Everyday Socks out of Dream in Color Smooshy in the Elfish Sweets colorway, and the Find a Penny shawlette by Lindsay Tabsh made of Fable Fibers Biography in the Lagoon colorway and some of Mom's hand spun core spun.


* Linda finished the second skein of Polworth in "Uncorked" color from Wool Sundae and also finished one skein of Merino Superwash in "Pretty Japanese Ladies" colorway dyed by Purple Goddess Design.

Gilding the Lily:

* Linda purchased yarn from JulieSpins in Olive colorway to finish Snapdragon Tunisian Crochet Shawl. Also coming soon is Berries colorway in Columbian fiber from Eternity Ranch Knits who is group member Tami74 on Ravelry.

* Brianne bought her yarn for Camp Loopy's Project Two, Malabrigo Sock in the Playa colorway. She's going to modify the Mendocino shawl by Isabelle Brem to make it larger so it uses up the 600 yard yarn requirement.

Are You Kidding Me?!:  (New segment! Where we discuss weekly fails. Thanks for the name, Sheila!)

* OOPSIE on the name Linda plugged in for our viewer question last week. Apologies to Ruthie who is rlaba51 on Ravelry for changing her RAV name without her consent.  

It's a Good Thing:

* Linda's $1.66 eBay stitch markers arrived!

*This weeks knitting bags found at: Thirty-One Gifts

* New Podcasts we listened to... Two Tangled Skeins (Sue even mentioned us! Thanks, Sue!), Baarmy Girls, Yarngasm, A Down Under Yarn

Bless Your Heart:

This week we share Psalm 29:11
"God makes His people strong. 
God gives His people peace."

Photo credit to Linda/Stoneybrooke

Postcards From the Ozarks:

Each week we include bonus content at the end of the podcast.  There you will find weekly project photos and we take the time to introduce you to something we love in the Ozarks.  Get a little glimpse of our world as you watch each week. 

This week look for a tour of Branson's nostalgic "Dick's Old Time 5 and 10" a Branson institution for 50 years!  Accompanied by local bluegrass artists Union Flat Revival

Photo credits: Linda/Stoneybrooke, Brianne/BeingBrianne, Danielle Crouch, Liz from Whirlwind Ranch Alpacas

Music credits: Intro written and performed by Jared Lee, Closing music performed by Union Flat Revival featuring the Crouch family. Jason (banjo), Alicia (guitar), Heyden (guitar), Danielle (bass).  Song "Blue Ridge Cabin Home"

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Episode 5 - Hush, Martina

Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 5!

Correction!  This episode's great viewer question was from Ruthie who is rlaba51. Sorry Ruthie for that typo. 

What we're wearing:

* Linda is wearing 

What we're knitting:

* Linda is knitting Fish Lips Kiss Heel sock in Patons Kroy Jacquard. She's having to wait to work more on the Snapdragon wrap because she needs more yarn! Ordered green yarn from JulieSpins

* Brianne is almost done knitting her Camp Loopy project 1, Hermione's Everyday Socks in Dream in Color Smooshy. The second sock needs the last half of the cuff and binding off.

What came off the needles:

* Linda finished 2 flowers on her Beekeepers Quilt


* Linda spun 4 ounces (490 yards) of  Uncorked on Polwarth base.  Starting another 4 ounces.

Gilding the lily:

* Linda - JulieSpins Unclub Raisin Colorway in Merino Silk

Purloining Knitmore Girls "When Knitting Attacks":

* Linda - The rug debacle on Handspun i-cord Rug
* Help us find a name for this segment!

It's a good thing:

* eBay stitch markers 100 - $1.66 free shipping

Monday, June 16, 2014

Episode 4 - Cowl-apalooza

Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 4 - Cowl-apalooza

What we're wearing:

* Linda is wearing her broomstick lace cowl

* Brianne is wearing her Color Affection Shawl

What we're making:

* Linda is doing a Tunisian crochet Snapdragon Wrap in JulieSpins yarn

What came off the needles:

* Brianne finished Old Dog, New Trick using Patons Kroy Socks FX


* Linda is spinning some beautiful Polworth from Wool Sundae Yarn Parlor

Gilding the lily:

* Linda and Brianne were given some beautiful yarn and fiber from Sam at  Wool Sundae Yarn Parlor. Thank you so much, Sam! Go check out her bags, fiber and yarn!!! She also gave us a skein of yarn that we'll give away when our Ravelry group reaches 150 people!

It's a good thing!:

* Long tail cast on with both ends (heard on Knitting in Circles)

* Awesome prices on needles at Handsome Fibers

* Make your own adorable tags for your handmade gifts! Use a personalized stamp,  Hug Snug Seam Binding and 1/4" hole punch from Fiskars

Episode 3 - Broomsticks & Glamping

What we’re wearing:
What we’re knitting:
What came off the needles:
  • Linda finished a beautiful broomstick lace eternity scarf (using a broomstick lace pin, and a size J crochet hook) yarn by Creekview Crafts and an absolutely adorable crocheted mama cat with a pocket on its belly that holds a kitten
  • Linda has been busy! She spun up 3 skeins of core spun yarns and used Avery tags to label her skeins. She also created a basket of rolags on her DIY blending boards from last week.
Gilding the lily:
Contest Winners!
  • Linda couldn’t pick just one name! So she chose 2! First she chose the name Ilean, which was submitted by yarnwhisperer12. You get to choose between the Schaefer Yarn Company Anne, the Dream in Color Everlasting Sock, or a pattern on Ravelry which is $10 or under. Contact me (Brianne) and let me know which one you prefer! The second winner gave us the name Atalanta from Greek mythology, and that would be Manda-Jane! I’ll contact you by PM and let you know what you get to choose from, or you contact me if you know you want the pattern!
Many Thanks To…
  • Sister-In-Law and Aunt extraordinaire Aunt Ruthie from Sugar Pie Farmhouse for her ideas on the podcast!

Episode 2 - Shawl Dancing

Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 2!
We learned a lot about podcasting when we put out the first episode. There’s a lot more still to learn, but we’re working on it. Promise!!!
What we’re wearing:
What we’re knitting:
What came off the needles:
  • Brianne finished her Pillars socks
Gilding the lily:
Many thanks to the podcasters who mentioned us! Thank you, DarthKnitter and knittinwolf!
This episode’s knitting bags can be found at: 
A Needle Runs Through It 
The Fat Squirrel (thefatsquirrel)

Episode 1 - Bucket List

What we're wearing:
What we're working on:
Brianne is working on Pillars made from Springtree Road Muscadine Sock yarn in the Pear colorway
Brianne is also working on Blue Moon Hitchhiker made from Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Oh Lalagoon colorway
She is housing all of her current projects in bags from A Needle Runs Through It on Etsy. Love!
Off the needles:
Brianne finished her Sarah's Socks 2014 made from Biscotte & Cie Felix Self-Striping in the Purple Rain colorway
Brianne also finished her Huffflepuff Socks made from The Loopy Ewe Solid Series in the colors Black and Sunshine
In other news:
Linda shares with us her adventures in fiber at Whirlwind Ranch with Liz, where she learned how to sort and process alpaca fiber.
She also tells us a bit about her time with Peggy from The Hundredth Sheep in Colorado, where she spent a week learning all about dyeing and spinning art yarns.

There’s a learning curve to this whole process and you all have been so patient with us. Next time we record it will be even better…. and the ending won’t be quite so abrupt. Stoneybrooke was a little nervous about how much she talked. Silly lady.

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