Archive for March 2017

Episode 3

Episode 3



Linen sweater, Louet Euroflax sport; finished waist decreases; just reached bust increases

Robin by Lee Meredith, Ito’s Kinu silk yarn. On 6th section; on hold for bad US3 needle

Cast on Hamilknit Hat! Schachenmayer Baby Cotton is Natural and Blue. Also waiting for that US3 needle

Empire Top by Lily Go – in Frogtree Picoboo (cotton/bamboo blend, discontinued) still on Yoke increases. Need to get up to nearly 400 sts so a LOOOOONG way to go

Purse Sock – Berocco comfort sock – knitting and unwinding knots at Panera after baby meltdown


Vivian by Ysolda Teague

My boys’ lion wore my Vivian!


Sparrow by Quince Company pp100% linen x2 – Maize and Port

In the Garden

Seedlings are nearly all sprouted! Thing 1 very happy to see his plants;

Have to squirt cat with water to get him out of spare room

On the Run

Meant to walk 1 mile a few times this past week but Thing 2 got sick. Thing 1 still had karate which meant I walked him around the block over and over – 1.3 miles!  Knee reacted fine

Heel pain last few weeks not going away. Fingers crossed it’s nothing


Knitmore Girls

The KnitGirllls


NH Knits

Geeky Girls Knit

Unraveling with Greg and Joey

Knit 1 Geek 2

2 Knit Lit Chicks

Down Cellar Studio

Kino Knits

Just One More Row

Actually Knitting

Backstage Knitting

Commuter Knitter (on hiatus)Fiber Knitche

In a Sknit

Knit Actually

Knitting Butterflies

Ladies of the Knit

Mastering the Knits

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin

Ready Set Knipt


TwinSet Designs


Knitting On the Run Podcast

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Episode 2

Episode 2 – 3/20/17


Space Shuttle Baby blanket. Outlining/duplicate stitch. Caron Simply Soft – recipient not knitters, plus have dog.  Still need to block – yes you can block acrylic.


Linen sweater – euroflax sport – bottom up; started waist decreases

Robin shawl by Meredith Lee - 6th section; short rows

Purse Sock – Berocco Comfort Sock – vanilla sock. 1st sock, toe up working up leg

Empire Top by Lily Go – frogtree picoboo cotton/bamboo blend (discontinued) - short sleeve tunic, top down - finished neckband, starting yoke


Thing 2 wore Monomoy Sweater in Berocco Remix from when Thing 1 was 2 years old

Poema by Vera Sannon in Be Sweet Bamboo

Twist and Shout by Michelle DuNaier (free pattern)

Thing 2’s red cabled hat

Thing 1 and Husband wore WWII hats – ribbed knitting pattern from WWII era

Wedding Garden Kimono from Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits in Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton, knit it years ago but still haven’t done embroidery on it

Upcoming Events

April 8th at Webs in the morning

April 30th at Stitches United in Hartford, CT

July – Super Summer Knittogether in Nashville, TN with the KnitGirllls

In The Garden

Cold Snap! Suddenly back in the Arctic. Hoping to warm up this week

Seedlings popping up – convolvulus (dwarf morning glories), spinach, scallions, lettuce, spinach

On the Run

Cranky knees from carrying toddler across all the ice this week

But I walked a mile for the first time since January, huzzah!

Still hoping to start jogging in April

Possible family 5K – Color Run in June

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Episode 1 - Welcome

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Today's eipsode includes the following segments:

  • Introduction, and yes I will try to talk slowly
  • FOs - Linen sweater in Euroflax Sport
  • Wips
    • Empire Top by Lily Go in FrogTree Picoboo (discontinued)
    • Hitchiker by Melanie Behm in Queensland Sugar Rush (discontinued)
    • Purse Sock
    • Robin by Meredith Lee, Ito Kinu 100% silk
    • Space shuttle baby blanket, Caron Simply Soft
    • Just cast on linen sweater Euroflax Sport
  • In the Garden
    • Seedlings started, plus we grow a LOT of stuff around here
    • Deer.  They eat everything.
  • On the Run 
    • Hoping for another half marathong this fall

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