Archive for September 2018

47: Off The Cuff

No show notes for this one because I literally didn't get a chance to write them up this week.

See you in Rhinebeck on the Saturday :)

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Episode 46 – 9/11/18

Knitting and Running in 30 min or less

Thank you for listening!

Be A Helper Craft A Long

I've learned my lesson - don't end a Craft A Long during Back To School!  But my chaos is your gain - the Craft A Long has been extended to September 30th.  Enter your FOs here:


First 52-st sock – Plymouth Yarn Diversity in the Deep Sea colorway


2nd 52-st sock

Dancing Dragons Coat – finished the back started the left front


Knitting Fail

Last weekend we headed to CT for the day – realized I’d made a mistake 20 rows down, in the cabled pattern (ack!!!)


Got my first hand carders!  Can’t wait to try them out.  Also got 2oz of cashmere which I’m going to blend with 16oz of cotton to make a super-soft sweater


Started spinning again over the weekend for the first time about a month!  Working on a braid of cotton from Hipstrings

Pattern Stalking

Ixchel Sweater from the Autumn 2018 PomPom Quarterly

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Episode 44 – 9/4/18 – Autumn means schedules! Knitting & running in 30 min or less.

Summer is over, kids are back to school and life is finally scheduled again!  This means I should be able to start recording on a regular basis again, huzzah!


Dahlia - pattern by Brenda York for Berroco Yarns is finally done!  Whole shawl is from stash.  Blue body is Juniper Moon Farms Neve in Lagoon colorway from my LYS that closed.  Red is Cascade Ultra Pima Fine in the Cranberry colorway held double, yellow & green is Berroco Modern Cotton in the Del & Breakers colorways.  Purple is some ancient Plymouth Yarns Covington.

50-st sock – both are complete thought it’s been too hot to wear

44-st sock for Thing 1 – worked on this while on our cruise to Bermuda last week finished both!



New 52-st sock for me in Plymouth Diversity in the Deep Sea colorway

Sock for Thing 2 – he previously asked for the Deep Sea colorwat but after seeing me knit his brother’s socs in the Pizazz colorway, he changed his mind and wants red socks too


1 skein of Goshen from Valley Yarns in the Plum colorway from The Black Purl in Bermuda – more about Bermuda later. 

2 skeins on Ito Yarn’s Kinu 100% silk this is going to be used for the Ixchel sweater from the latest issue of Pom Pom, the one with the phases of the moon in the sweater

1 skein of Plymouth Yarn’s Diversity that my mom picked out for her Christmas socks

Both these last two are from A Great Yarn which is a lovely Yarn and Book shop in Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts



A braid of cotton from Hipstrings, the Midseason Clifhanger colorway. 

Learned how to re-align the wheel of my Lendrum - super easy

Out and About

Fiber Revival at the Spencer Little Farm in Newbury, MA

  • Firefly themed bag from Stitched by Jessalu
  • Silk brick from Bewitching Fiber Co
  • Tussah silk from PineTree

Last week we took a cruise from Boston to Bermuda and it was so lovely.   Go swm at the Blue Hole if you ever get the chance.



Oct 20th – Rhinebeck.  Taking the Webs bus on Saturday

Nov 3rd & 4th – Fiber Festival of New England at the Big E – not 100% sure I’m going, but thinking about it.



1 short run since the last time I recorded; nothing to write home about.  Hoping to get a few shorter runs in next week.  Slow and steady

Fitness Talk


What can a personal trainer do for you?

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