Sunday, March 29, 2015

Episode 30 - In Which We Are Confounded By Technology



Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 30. Today is Friday, 3/27/2015

What We're Wearing:


* Brianne is wearing her Artichoke socks


Gooseberries:

* Linda is so happy that her little sister Holly is in town! She went with Holly and sister-in-law Ruthann to Spring Creek Tea Room in Ozark and Ruthann bought Mama Linda an adorable bear painting for her birthday in June.

Please Be Our Guest!

knitsbyjaime is so adorable and she was happy to share with us what she likes to knit with.  We haven't tried I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby, but we're going to try it out soon! Mama Linda also enjoys making dishcloths. If you'd like to check out Jaime's ear warmers you can find them in her Etsy shop!

Other mentions: Elizabeth Zimmerman books, the blanket Mama Linda made me for Christmas 2 years ago

What We're Knitting:

* Linda is designing a crocheted cowl with Julie Spins yarn (Chicken Soup Designs bag) using her Etimo hooks that she loves



What Came Off The Needles:

* Linda finished a small hooked rug using strips of dyed wool cloth, and her Raspberry Cordial Shawl by TanyaMarie


Spinning!:

* Brianne is on the last ounce of the Falkland by Homestead Hobbyist


Gilding The Lily:

* Linda And Brianne each received a lovely bag by CheryKnits


It's a Good Thing!:

* Linda

* Linda and Brianne loved meeting new knitting friends at the meet up!!!


Contest:

Handy Hearts

Make as many Handy Hearts as you like and submit them in the contest thread in the Ravelry group. Multiple entries allowed!!! 

Rules:

Contest runs until March 31st. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and that person will win a $20 gift card to Etsy!


March is for Matching

This month we are taking inspiration from others and making something that matches theirs. You can use the same pattern, or yarn, or color combination… Or all three!
Please only post works in progress and finished projects in the contest thread and keep chatter in the chatter thread.
Thank you!!!
Rules:
You must be a member of the group
One post per person, but you may edit the post as much as you like to add more than one project
You must have include a link to your Ravelry project page that has pictures. We want to keep things fair!
This contest runs from March 1st until March 31st. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and will win a pattern download of their choice worth no more than $10.

* Antiprocrastination April

We all have one. You might even have more than one. That pattern that you've been intending to knit for forever. The yarn you've been saving for the "perfect project". The fiber you say you can't use because you're spinning isn't good enough yet. The technique you've been meaning to learn for forever but aren't sure you're up to it.

The time has come!  Pick up those needles, wind the yarn, spin the fiber and learn the technique. It's time to stop procrastinating and start doing!

Rules:
You must be a member of the group
One post per person, but you may edit the post as much as you like to add more than one project
You must have include a link to your Ravelry project page that has pictures. We want to keep things fair!
This contest runs from April 1st to the 30th. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and will win a bag by Stitched by Sasha!

Brianne wants to knit the Cladonia shawl by Kristen Kapur which has been queued since 4/26/11 and has had the yarn since 3/11/13.


Bless your Heart:

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7


Postcards from the Ozarks:

Fun things from this week!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Episode 29 - I Feel Like Heidi


Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 29 today is Wed, 3/18/15


What We're Wearing:

* Brianne is wearing the Hourglass Sweater knit in KnitPicks Comfy in the Pomegranate color.


Gooseberries:

* Brianne loves Spring Break!


What We're Knitting:



Spinning!:

* Brianne is on the second half of the Silver Pops Falkland braid by The Homestead Hobbyist


Are You Kidding Me?!:

* Brianne had discovered several places where she missed yarn overs in the lace section of her Ishbel. Thank goodness she knows how to fix them and you can't tell 


It's a Good Thing!:

* Brianne loves our new podcast buttons and postcards! We'll be able to hand out buttons at our meet up this Saturday, March 21st at Einstein Bros. Bagels at 10:00am on South Campbell in Springfield, MO


Contest:


Make as many Handy Hearts as you like and submit them in the contest thread in the Ravelry group. Multiple entries allowed!!! 

Rules:

Contest runs until March 31st. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and that person will win a $20 gift card to Etsy!



This month we are taking inspiration from others and making something that matches theirs. You can use the same pattern, or yarn, or color combination… Or all three!
Please only post works in progress and finished projects in the contest thread and keep chatter in the chatter thread.
Thank you!!!
Rules:
You must be a member of the group
One post per person, but you may edit the post as much as you like to add more than one project
You must have include a link to your Ravelry project page that has pictures. We want to keep things fair!
This contest runs from March 1st until March 31st. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and will win a pattern download of their choice worth no more than $10.


We all have one. You might even have more than one. That pattern that you've been intending to knit for forever. The yarn you've been saving for the "perfect project". The fiber you say you can't use because you're spinning isn't good enough yet. The technique you've been meaning to learn for forever but aren't sure you're up to it.

The time has come!  Pick up those needles, wind the yarn, spin the fiber and learn the technique. It's time to stop procrastinating and start doing!

Rules:
You must be a member of the group
One post per person, but you may edit the post as much as you like to add more than one project
You must have include a link to your Ravelry project page that has pictures. We want to keep things fair!
This contest runs from April 1st to the 30th. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and will win a bag by Stitched by Sasha!

Brianne wants to knit the Cladonia shawl by Kirsten Kapur which has been queued since 4/26/11 and has had the yarn since 3/11/13.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Episode 28 - "I Take Things From Children"


Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 28. Today is Wed, 3/11/15

What We're Wearing:

* Linda is wearing Shaelyn and is matching Dawn from Wolfe Farms by tying the shawl behind her and doing her hair like Molly from A Homespun House

* Brianne is wearing Pagona. She would knit this again to give as a gift because it's interesting!


Gooseberries:

* Linda is happy about her Handy Hearts blogged by DanelleMarie!!! Wolfe Farms mentioned us.  Yay us! Dawn washes her wools with Wolfe Farms soaps. Next week our guest will be knitsbyjaime. And she mentions the Brain Games show 

* Brianne is thrilled that her husband is coming home after a 6 day vacation with his dad and 3 brothers. Yay!


What We're Knitting:

* Linda is knitting on her Raspberry Cordial Shawl (her March is for Matching project!), Hibiscus socksHandy HeartsCrocheting bracelets

* Brianne is knitting Ishbel (her March is for Matching project!), Sockhead Hat and had a case of startitis and cast on 3 new pairs of socks! Ravenclaw Socks, Tickety Boo For You, and Zigzagular Socks


What Came Off The Needles:

* Linda finished an art bracelet for me, a beaded crochet Bracelet and 2 MacTavish Hats

* Brianne finished the Fabel socks for Mom


Spinning!:

* Linda is reskeining handspun

* Brianne is spinning the Falkland that was gifted to her by Stephanie


Gilding The Lily:

* Linda received cool stitch markers and pressies from crojulee. Love them all!

* Brianne bought 2 skeins of sock yarn from Wool Sundae


It's a Good Thing!:


* Brianne loves that the meet up is coming up soon! Sat, 3/21 at The Library Center cafe in Springfield,MO starting at 10:00. There will be knitting, there will be new friends, and there will be a prize drawing because we are not above bribery.

Contest:

March is for Matching

This month we are taking inspiration from others and making something that matches theirs. You can use the same pattern, or yarn, or color combination… Or all three!
Please only post works in progress and finished projects in the contest thread and keep chatter in the chatter thread.
Thank you!!!
Rules:
You must be a member of the group
One post per person, but you may edit the post as much as you like to add more than one project
You must have include a link to your Ravelry project page that has pictures. We want to keep things fair!
This contest runs from March 1st until March 31st. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and will win a pattern download of their choice worth no more than $10.

* Antiprocrastination April

We all have one. You might even have more than one. That pattern that you've been intending to knit for forever. The yarn you've been saving for the "perfect project". The fiber you say you can't use because you're spinning isn't good enough yet. The technique you've been meaning to learn for forever but aren't sure you're up to it.

The time has come!  Pick up those needles, wind the yarn, spin the fiber and learn the technique. Whichever craft it might be, it's time to stop procrastinating and start doing!

Rules:
You must be a member of the group
One post per person, but you may edit the post as much as you like to add more than one project
You must have include a link to your Ravelry project page that has pictures. We want to keep things fair!
This contest runs from April 1st to the 30th. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and will win a bag by Stitched by Sasha!


Bless your Heart:

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving,considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
James 3:17 NIV

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Episode 27 - Pardon My French!


Thank you so much for joining us for Episode 27. Today is Monday, March 2, 2015

What We're Wearing:

* Linda is wearing Snapdragon

* Brianne is wearing the Sockhead Hat


Gooseberries:

Please Be Our Guest! Today our guest was Dianna, who is hishandmaid on Ravelry and Instagram! Her question was "What projects have you knit the most and why?"  Dianna has knit 15 of the Baby Boy 5 Hour Sweater! Oh my goodness!

Mom said that the thing she knits the most is stockinette.  Brianne said that she has knit socks the most (88 pairs, to be exact!)


What We're Knitting:

* Linda is knitting MacTavish Hat by Marly Bird,  Vanilla Sock with Lauren McMordie rounded toe

* Brianne is knitting Sockhead Hat 2 which is for Bryan, Fabel socks and Featherweight cardigan


What Came Off The Needles:

* Linda finished... 
Spool Hats by Stoneybrooke. (Unpublished)
Yarn Ball Bands by Stoneybrooke. (Unpublished)

* Brianne finished the House Cup Socks and the Sockhead Hat


Spinning!:

* Linda leftovers.  Purple and grey yumminess from The 100th Sheep mostly

* Brianne plied up the Malabrigo Nube in the Mostaza colorway and got put up into a skein and washed. It looks beautiful!


Are You Kidding Me?!:

* Brianne... Pretty much this whole week. 2nd degree burn on my right palm, Ailish's strep throat, ear infection and allergic reaction to antibiotics, a trip to St Louis for Owen's check up and the sudden passing of my best friend's father as well as helping with his visitation and funeral.


Gilding The Lily:

* Linda and Brianne were both gifted yarn by viewers acabinatheart and pinkfawn

Linda got a sampler size niddy noddy from Gene and Tammi at Unraveled Ewe on Etsy


Contest:

* March is for Matching

This month we are taking inspiration from others and making something that matches theirs. You can use the same pattern, or yarn, or color combination… Or all three!
Please only post works in progress and finished projects in the contest thread and keep chatter in the chatter thread.
Thank you!!!
Rules:
You must be a member of the group
One post per person, but you may edit the post as much as you like to add more than one project
You must have include a link to your Ravelry project page that has pictures. We want to keep things fair!
This contest runs from March 1st until March 31st. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and will win a pattern download of their choice worth no more than $10.

* Whip Through Your WIPs

Winner is BigD, who is Denise from Central Missouri who frogged a sweater that had been languishing on the needles. Denise you win the cable needle from Wolfe Farms!!! Brianne will get in contact with you to make arrangements to get your beautiful prize to you. And to try to convince you to come to our meet up in Springfield, MO on March 21st from 10am until at least noon at The Library Center cafe.


Bless your Heart:

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who has promised is faithful.
Hebrews 10:23