Friday, November 9, 2018

Episode 93: The Finale





Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 93. This episode was recorded on Thursday, 11/8/18


What I'm Working On:



Gilding The Lily:

* FibreShare goodies, Nomadic Yarns (Ashley is on a yarn dyeing break for the next several weeks)


Books and TV:

* Finished Aunt Dimity’s Death by Nancy Atherton
Finished Girl Logic by Iliza Shlesinger 
Started Come Sundown by Nora Roberts


Contest:

* Unwind Yarn Company

Winner #6 phoenixanew


Bless Your Heart:

* “For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, “May peace be within you.””
‭‭PSALM‬ ‭122:8‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Friday, October 19, 2018

Episode 92


Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 92. This episode was recorded on Thursday, 10/18/18.

Family News:

* Went to Eureka Springs, AR as part of the AR yarn crawl with Michelle, Laurette, Becky and Mama Linda. Such fun!
Had my second Sleep Study, this time with a C-Pap machine and I did great!
Evan getting assessed for Speech Therapy to help with his S sound
Gearing up for a very busy next couple of weeks at home and the start of craziness at work


What I'm Working On:



What I Finished:



Gilding The Lily:

* Freckled Whimsy in the Norwegian Wood self striping


Books and TV:

* Finished Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Finished Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro
Still working on  Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton


Contest:

* Unwind Yarn Company giveaway

Win a skein of yarn from Unwind Yarn Company by going onto her website and looking at her color ways and bases and tell me on my Ravelry group which is your favorite. 

Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator. Contest ends 10/31/18. One entry per person.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Episode 91


Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 91. This episode was recorded on Thursday, 10/4/18.

Family News:

* Owen earned a spot in the SW MO honor choir
Ailish may not be a deer in this Christmas play, but she's still an extra
Evan is finally back to himself. Not even crying when he sneezes anymore!
Bryan is on a work trip but comes back tonight
I had a sleep study and I didn't pass. Looks like I'm getting a C-Pap machine to help me breathe at night. Hope it helps!!!


What I'm Working On:

* Stoneybrooke's Sock Blank Socks, Bryan's Christmas Socks 2018, Rose Trellis Shawl Vest, washing hand knit sweaters and accessories so they're ready for wear


Future Knitting:

* February Lady Sweater. Casting on for this on my birthday 10/16


Books and TV:

* Finished Parks and Recreation
Father Brown
Finished The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware
Listened to Be Brave. Eat Cake by Melissa Radke
Started Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Began reading Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton


Contest:

* Festival Craftalong winners!!!

AaeseE - post 31 with her Sommertopp wins the grand prize of the gradient kit from The 100th Sheep

Eyenowhour - post 90 with her little black shawl wins a $7 pattern of her choice

* Unwind Yarn Company giveaway

Win a skein of yarn from Unwind Yarn Company by going onto her website and looking at her color ways and bases and tell me on my Ravelry group which is your favorite. 

Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator. Contest ends 10/31/18. One entry per person

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Episode 90


Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 90. This episode was recorded on Tuesday, 9/18/18

Family News:

* Evan's recovery from tonsillectomy was ROUGH
Birthday and anniversary week was a hit!
Owen's check up at Late Effects Clinic was great


What I'm Working On:

* Stoneybrooke Sock Blank Socks, Bryan's Christmas Socks 2018, Rose Trellis Shawl Vest


Never Mind:

* Touchstone


Gilding the Lily:

* Dream in Color Classy to be made into a February Lady Sweater


Future Knitting:

* Hogwarts Express socks that Bryan picked out


Books and TV:

* Up and Vanished season 1
Catching up on usual podcasts (Knitmore Girls, Prairie Girls Knit and Spin, Just One More Row, The Fat Squirrel Speaks, Suburban Stitcher, The Knitgirllls, That Sounds Fun, Stuff You Missed In History Class)
The Death of Mrs Westaway (by Ruth Ware)


Contest:

* Festival Craftalong

Knit, crochet, weave, sew, just craft something that you would wear to a fiber festival, either one that you can actually go to, one you'd like to go to, or a make-believe fiber festival. You can make anything that tickles your fancy.

Contest ends September 30, 2018. More than one project is allowed, just us a a separate post for each completed item to get your additional entries! Works in progress are allowed. Must be a member of the Ravelry group to win. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator


Bless Your Heart:

* God's way is perfect. All the Lord's promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to Him for protection. Psalms 18:30

God has a plan for your life
When you walk in His plan then the things He promises are rightfully yours as a child of God
2 Corinthians 1:20 In Christ all the promises of God in Him are "Yes," and in Him "Amen". (Amen means "So be it")
7,487 promises in the Bible
No matter your problem there's a promise that God will be there and help you

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Episode 89





Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 89. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, 9/5/18.

Family News:

* School is going awesome! Owen especially flourishing and being so responsible. Helped a friend with a money issue in choir
Evan sick so much! Getting his tonsils out Friday
Ailish made it into Drama Club. Hopefully she’ll be more than a deer this time


What I'm Working On:



What I Finished:



Never Mind:



Gilding The Lily:

* Ordered Arthur Weasley from Nomadic Yarns. How could I not?! (P.S. She's currently taking a short vacation so her Etsy shop is not up right now. Sorry!!!)


Future Knitting:



Books and TV:

* Parks and Recreation, Father Brown, That Sounds Fun Podcast, Up and Vanished Podcast, Divergent series (Veronica Roth - Divergent, Insurgent, Alliegant)


Contest:

* Festival Craftalong

Knit, crochet, weave, sew, just craft something that you would wear to a fiber festival, either one that you can actually go to, one you'd like to go to, or a make-believe fiber festival. You can make anything that tickles your fancy. 

Contest ends September 30, 2018 . More than one project is allowed, just use a separate post for each completed item to get your additional entries! Works in progress are allowed. Must be a member of the Ravelry group to win. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator.

* YouTube Contest

Winner- Sylvia Derryberry who said she wanted to hear more about what books I'm reading or listening to.  Email me or contact me on Ravelry to arrange to get your prize from The Yarn Lab UK

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Episode 88





Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 88. This episode was recorded on Tuesday, 8/21/18.

Family News:

*school started last Wednesday.
Hurt wrist at work
Hurt leg while walking. (Nothing is apparently safe anymore)
In related news... Aging stinks
Computer problems partially caused recording delay


What I'm Working On:

* Reyna Shawl, Bryan's Christmas Socks 2018, Stoneybrooke Sock Blank Socks, winding lots of mini skeins for the blanket


What I Finished:



Gilding The Lily:


* Need to use more of my recently purchased yarns


Contest:

* The Yarn Lab UK mini skeins - YouTube contest. Tell me what you'd like to hear more about on the podcast

* Festival Craftalong

Knit, crochet, weave, sew, just craft something that you would wear to a fiber festival, either one that you can actually go to, one you'd like to go to, or a make-believe fiber festival. You can make anything that tickles your fancy. 

Contest ends September 30, 2018 . More than one project is allowed, just use a separate post for each completed item to get your additional entries! Works in progress are allowed. Must be a member of the Ravelry group to win. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Episode 87



Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 87. This episode was recorded on Tue, 7/31/18.

Family in town
Bryan manager of bank
Ailish and Evan at camp

What I'm Working On:



What I Finished:



Gilding The Lily:



Contest:

* Festival Craftalong

Knit, crochet, weave, sew, just craft something that you would wear to a fiber festival, either one that you can actually go to, one you'd like to go to, or a make-believe fiber festival. You can make anything that tickles your fancy. 

Contest ends September 30, 2018 . More than one project is allowed, just use a separate post for each completed item to get your additional entries! Works in progress are allowed. Must be a member of the Ravelry group to win. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator.

July's Winner is phoenixanew who knit a pair of socks


Bless Your Heart:

* Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Episode 86





Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 86. This episode was recorded on 7/10/2018.


What I'm Working On:



Gilding The Lily:

* Cascade Heritage Prints (Village Yarnery), size 3 dpn, scale


Future Knitting:

* Perfect Process by Susan Ashcroft for the Dream in Color Classy


Contest:

* Festival Craftalong

Knit, crochet, weave, sew, just craft something that you would wear to a fiber festival, either one that you can actually go to, one you'd like to go to, or a make-believe fiber festival. You can make anything that tickles your fancy. 

Contest ends September 30, 2018 . More than one project is allowed, just use a separate post for each completed item to get your additional entries! Works in progress are allowed. Must be a member of the Ravelry group to win. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Episode 85



Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 85. This episode was recorded on Thursday, June 19, 2018.

Kids are out of school now!
At-home vacation first week of June
Took care of Mama Linda's puppies
So much work

What I'm Working On:



What I Finished:

* Handspun yarn


Contest:

* Festival Craftalong

Knit, crochet, weave, sew, just craft something that you would wear to a fiber festival, either one that you can actually go to, one you'd like to go to, or a make-believe fiber festival. You can make anything that tickles your fancy. 

Contest ends September 30, 2018 . More than one project is allowed, just use a separate post for each completed item to get your additional entries! Works in progress are allowed. Must be a member of the Ravelry group to win. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Episode 84



Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 84.This episode was recorded on Friday, 5/18/2018.

Heather and Bennett in town
Isaac's graduation
Owen choir and speech team
Ailish birthday
Evan baseball

What I'm Working On:



What I Finished:



Future Knitting:

* Dream in Color Classy.  Need suggestions!


Contest:

* Festival Craftalong

Knit, crochet, weave, sew, just craft something that you would wear to a fiber festival, either one that you can actually go to, one you'd like to go to, or a make-believe fiber festival. You can make anything that tickles your fancy. 

Contest ends September 30, 2018 . More than one project is allowed, just use a separate post for each completed item in the FO post on Ravelry to get your additional entries! Works in progress are allowed. Must be a member of the Ravelry group to win. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator.

Episode 83





Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 83. This episode was recorded on Friday, 5/4/18.


What I'm Working On:



What I Finished:



Gilding The Lily:

* Suburban Stitcher Glitter Sock, Dyeabolical Bounce, Mini Skeins from a thoughtful friend, sock blank and Flexi Flips from Mama Linda


Contest:

* Festival Craftalong

Knit, crochet, weave, sew, just craft something that you would wear to a fiber festival, either one that you can actually go to, one you'd like to go to, or a make-believe fiber festival. You can make anything that tickles your fancy. 

Contest started May 1 and ends September 30, 2018 which gives you 5 months to complete your projects. More than one project is allowed, just use a separate post for each completed item to get your additional entries! Works in progress are allowed. Must be a member of the Ravelry group to win. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Episode 82



Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 82. This episode was recorded on Tuesday, 4/10/18


What I'm Working On:



What I Finished:



Gilding The Lily:


* KnitPicks - CotLin in Eggplant for Hey, Teach pattern



Contest:

* Festival Craftalong

Knit, crochet, weave, sew, just craft something that you would wear to a fiber festival, either one that you can actually go to, one you'd like to go to, or a make-believe fiber festival. You can make anything that tickles your fancy. 

Contest starts May 1 and ends September 30, 2018 which gives you several weeks to prepare and 5 months to complete your projects. More than one project is allowed, just use a separate post for each completed item to get your additional entries! Works in progress are allowed. Must be a member of the Ravelry group to win. Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Episode 81



Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 81.This episode was recorded on Thursday, 3/8/18.


What I'm Working On:



What I Finished:



Gilding The Lily:



Book Review:

* Curls and Curls 2 by Hunter Hammersen

Monday, February 26, 2018

Episode 80



Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 80. This episode was recorded on Fri, 2/23/18.


What I'm Working On:



What I Finished:



Future Knitting:

Friday, February 2, 2018

Episode 79



Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 79. This episode was recorded on Thu, 2/1/18.


What I'm Working On:



What I Finished:



Gilding The Lily:

* Alexandra's Crafts yarn from The Twisted Ewe in Idaho


Future Knitting:



Contest:

* Trampa Socks

Lena has graciously offered a copy of the pattern to one of the viewers. To have a chance to win just go on the contest thread and tell which of her other patterns you also like and why. 

Winner is hazysummers 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Episode 78


Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 78. This episode was recorded on Tuesday 2/16/18.

What I'm Wearing:

* Gnarled Oak Cardigan by Alana Dakos


What I'm Working On:



Contest:

* Trampa Socks

Lena has graciously offered a copy of the pattern to one of the viewers. To have a chance to win just go on the contest thread and tell us which of her other patterns you also like and why. 

Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator on 2/1/18

Friday, January 5, 2018

Episode 77



Thank you so much for joining me for Episode 77. This episode was recorded on Thursday, 1/4/18.

What I'm Wearing:



What I'm Working On:



Are You Kidding Me?!:

* I keep making mistakes in the Tan House Brook Shawl.


Gilding The Lily:

* Misha's Obsession - Hogwarts Express, Stray Cat Socks - Maude, Set Adrift


Contest:

* Gratitude CAL

Final winner:

Winner of laceweight Anzula Breeze is TheKnittedLamb

* Trampa Socks

Lena has graciously offered a copy of the pattern to one of the viewers. To have a chance to win just go on the contest thread and tell which of her other patterns you also like and why. 

Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator on 2/1/18


Bless Your Heart:

* I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27 NLT)