Saturday, October 11, 2014

Episode 17 - Celebrating a Milestone



Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 17! Today is October 10, 2014.

What We're Wearing:

* Linda is wearing her Cabled Beret

* Brianne is wearing the first cowl she made back in 2008!


Gooseberries:

* Linda loved witnessing our own little miracle Owen celebrating a big milestone!  She thinks we should set mini milestones for ourself and then celebrate them along the way. Posting a "Yay Me!" can be a budget friendly way to celebrate the small accomplishments.  It keeps us always looking forward with joy!

* Brianne is so thankful that Owen is done with 28 months of chemotherapy. The staff threw a party for him and he got to ring the Survivor's Bell. His teacher even threw a surprise party and the kids all made him cards and brought little gifts. It has been so incredible.


What We're Knitting:

* Linda is knitting the collar and button band of her Mama V along with Fat Squirrel's knit-a-long.  I'm on the cuff of the sock I'm knitting for the Lemknitcrochet-along with Dawn at Wolfe Farms. 

* Brianne turned the heel on Bryan's Christmas Socks and is making progress down the foot. She also picked back up Pogona by Stephen West and is loving that pattern! Finally, Brianne is swatching a sweater for Ailish called Make Mine Strawberry by Terri Kruse.


What Came Off The Needles:

* Linda finished Cabled Beret by Ashley Elva with the adorable and useful Wolfe Farms cable needle!  
She also finished another flower for her Beekeeper Hexipuff quilt

* Brianne finished Owen's Flax sweater!!! She finished the first sleeve and started the second. 90% of the second sleeve was knit on the St Louis trip. She's going to block it tonight. Owen is so excited!!!


Spinning!:

* Linda spin up A gallon size bag of American wool CVM "California Variegated Mutant" which is a variation of Ramboulet.  It is a fine wool that is 3"-6" long with good crimp and color.


Are You Kidding Me?!

* Linda says needles are not for sitting.  AND the Whispering Pines shawl is a fail because Linda apparently does not know how to read charts.  

* Brianne didn't keep good notes on Ravelry for Bryan's socks, so she had no details about the heel she did on the first sock. Rookie mistake!


Gilding The Lily:

* Linda received an amazing bag from the sweet and talented Sasha "Lou" who is Stitched by Sasha. The bag benefits Fuji the chihuahua who has cancer and gives me a place to put my Mama V sweater project.

Linda received hand dyed fiber from Liz at Whirlwind Ranch.  Love the colors.

Linda also received the fabulous tea pot cable needle made by James at Wolfe Farms


It's a Good Thing!:

* Linda - I can't get enough markers.  Idea!  If you have a certain number of increases or decreases to do, clip that number of markers on the first increase or decrease.  Then no need to count them when knitting.  When you've used the last one... You are done!

Also Russian Joining is a good thing. 

* Brianne - iTunes reviews! We are up to 20!!! Thank you to whoyoub for your review!


Contest:

400 Member Giveaway!

Our Ravelry group has surpassed 400 members! Yay! We will be giving away 3.6 oz of fiber from Eternity Ranch and a Spindle spinning book to a member chosen by random number generator. In your post just tell us your favorite thing about the Fall season.

Rules: You must be a member of our group in order to win. 1 post per person, please. Giveaway will run until October 30th. 


Many thanks to the podcasters who mentioned us!:

* Lunar Knit is a new podcaster on YouTube who talked about us in her second episode. She had some great information about using reclaimed yarn. Go take a look!


Bless your Heart:

And these three things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13


Postcards from the Ozarks:

Pictures and videos of Owen's last chemo.



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