Monday, September 29, 2014

Episode 16 - The One Without Maracas





Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 16. Today is Friday, September 26, 2014

Brianne is going solo again this week as Mama Linda is off having some fun with a couple of spinning friends!


What I'm Wearing:

* Brianne is wearing her A Little Jazz that she knit at the 2011 Spring Fling hosted by The Loopy Ewe


Gooseberries:

* Brianne and Bryan celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary!


What I'm Knitting:

* Brianne is knitting on Flax by Tincan Knits and has bound off the body and started the first sleeve! She has also started the Mountain Retreat Mittens by Pamela Shelmidine. She's also worked on Bryan's Christmas socks and her purse knitting socks.


Are You Kidding Me?!:

* Brianne had Owen try on Flax and it has 6" of positive ease. Holy. Cow. She added some additional length to the body to make it look more proportional and will add more length to the sleeves as well. She also had to start over on the Mountain Retreat Mittens because her yarn was so dark that you couldn't see the stitch pattern.


Gilding The Lily:

* Brianne got 3 new ChiaoGoo size 0 circular sock needles because her gauge has loosened over the years and her newer socks seem to be wearing out quicker. She also bought a pair of ChiaoGoo fixed circulars to use for shawls as well as a pair of Knitter's Pride Nova circulars to try out. AND she caught an update of Unwind Yarn Company and bought a beautiful skein of DK weight yarn in the More Than Words colorway (and is lamenting that she didn't buy two)


Contest:

We have a winner of our Fresh Face contest! The Random Number Generator chose number 2, which would be  Mamagrizzlyknits (Annette)! Congratulations, Annette. I will message you on Ravelry to get your mailing address to send your goodies to you.

Thank you so much to everyone who was a part of the contest and submitted a picture of your fresh faced self. We loved hearing people supporting each other and being encouraging!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Episode 15 - Happy Fall, Y'all!



Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 15. Today is Friday, Sep 12, 2014.



What We're Wearing:

* Linda is wearing Simple Scallops by Kristy Ashmore in Alchemy Yarns Silk Purse that she purchased from Loops yarn store in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

* Brianne is wearing Nae by Anat Rodan.


Gooseberries:

* Linda loves the Butter Crunch Pumpkin Pie Bars from Aunt Ruthie at Sugar Pie Farmhouse. Recipe and video demonstration will be available early October! Fall e-book now available on her web site in the General Store section.

* Brianne and family celebrated Owen's birthday on Wednesday and Bryan's birthday on Thursday. A great week for the family!!!


What We're Knitting:

* Linda is knitting Lemknitcrochet rounded toe socks in Yarn Loft Dyed by Julia in the colorway Hibiscus. She is also knitting the Whispering Pines Shawl by Molly of A Homespun House in handspun alpaca in a sampler of colors from Liz at Whirlwind Ranch. She was also inspired by Amy Beth of The Fat Squirrell Speaks podcast to start a Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker in Knit Picks Swish Worsted Garnet with additional Chestal Coverage




Spinning!:

* Linda spun for Whispering Pines


Are You Kidding Me?!:

* Brianne split a stitch really badly 12 rows down on Bryan's socks, so ripping back was in order.


Gilding The Lily:

* Linda bought the Swish Worsted for her new sweater.


It's a Good Thing!:

* Linda and Brianne love audio books! They are great for long road trips (like the 9 hours Brianne drove on Tuesday) and also for crafting while you listen! We both use the Audible app and is currently listening to the most recent book in the Outlander series, "Written In My Heart's Own Blood".


Contest:

Fresh Face Giveaway

As we learn to embrace who we are, we are challenging our viewers to take a picture of themselves without their makeup on and post it in the Fresh Face thread on our board.

The contest will run from Sun, August 31 until Sat, Sep 13. One entry per person and no chatter in that thread. The winner will be chosen by random number generator.

The prize will be a beautiful skein of yarn from Freshwater Purls and a notions bag from The Sampler Girl


Bless your Heart:

‭Isaiah‬ ‭41‬:‭10‬ NIV
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Episode 14 - The Lone Ranger



Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 14. Today is September 5, 2014


What We're Wearing:

* Brianne is wearing the My So Called Scarf she knit way back in 2006


Gooseberries:

* Brianne found 2 new 5 star iTunes reviews and 3 other ratings!!! Thank you so much!!! When you give us ratings and reviews on iTunes it helps other people find us easier. :)


What We're Knitting:

* Brianne is knitting Flax sweater for Owen and started a Pogona for myself! The Pogona pattern was gifted to me by a very sweet viewer.  Thank you so much, friend!


Are You Kidding Me?!:

* Brianne started the Spring Forward socks and made it an inch into the pattern before she got bored.  It got ripped out right away.


It's a Good Thing!:

* Brianne is starting to re-block some of her shawls in the hopes that cooler weather will arrive soon!


Book Review:

Brianne reviewed Scarf Style 2 which was published in 2013 by Interweave Press. This book was purchased by Brianne (so this is not a sponsored review). Overall, she found the book to be well thought out and the photography is lovely.  There are a lot of great patterns in it and more than a few that she would very much like to make.  Brianne enjoyed the variety of scarves, shawls and cowls as well as the fact that there are a range of yarns used.


Contest:

Fresh Face Giveaway

As we learn to embrace who we are, we are challenging our viewers to take a picture of themselves without their makeup on and post it in the Fresh Face thread on our board.

The contest will run from Sun, August 31 until Sat, Sep 13. One entry per person and no chatter in that thread. The winner will be chosen by random number generator.

The prize will be a beautiful skein of yarn from Freshwater Purls and a notions bag from The Sampler Girl.


Bless your Heart:

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. 
Isaiah 26:3


Many thanks to the podcasters who mentioned us!:

Amanda at the We Are Yarn podcast mentioned us AND did a fresh face podcast episode where she also podcasted with a fresh face! You are AWESOME, Amanda!


This episode's knitting bags can be found at:

Amy Butler bag - Doesn't look like she sells bags anymore, but I linked to her fabrics.  Maybe you can sew your own!