Archive for April 2020

Episode 78 – preparation is for the birds

recorded Wednesday 4/29/20

FOs

Ear savers/mask buddies – I've crocheted several more.  A big, huge thanks to Lisa from Fibernymph Dyeworks for mailing me some buttons so I can finish even more! 

WIPS

South Woods – I’ve finished the back!

Sassy Wrapitude – Part of the Wrapitude collection by Megan Williams, got the pattern free from attending Into the Wool.  Cast on with yellow CoBaSi by Hikoo and bamboo/cotton blend from Great Adirondack Yarn that I bought at Rhinebeck.  I’m on the 7th section, which is garter ridges.  Just finished interesting slipped stitch section

Ozone Sweater – I finally started the actual sweater!

Earth Rise – new design I’m working on, inspired by the famous photo the Apollo astronauts took the first time they came around the dark side of the room and saw the Earth rising up above the moon’s surface.  Not working on it as much - my brain doesn't want to do math

Laceweight Boxy – How long do you make your Boxy sweaters?  I’m about 12” and trying to decide how long I want it to be.

Knitting Fail

You may have noticed there’s no Star Wars scarf listed here – that’s because I broke the needle.  I didn’t see the green needle on the blue chair in the dark, and when I knelt on the chair to turn on the light on the wall behind, I snapped the needle right at the connector.

Out and About

Maryland Sheep and Wool - virtual May 2 & 3

Vogue Knitting Live - virtual May 11- 18

 

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77- Total Lack of Focus

Episode 77

Segments include WIPs, spinning, Learn Something New, On The Run

Hi everyone, how are you surviving?  It’s starting to feel a bit like Groundhog Day (the movie) at our house.  

Wips

South Woods – I’m continuing to work on the body in stockinette.  This has been my go-to knitting while the boys are home schooling.  I’m about to 14 inches from the bottom of the folded hem.  I need at least one more inch, maybe two.

Sassy Wrapitude – Part of the Wrapitude collection by Megan Williams, got the pattern free from attending Into the Wool.  Cast on with yellow CoBaSi by Hikoo and bamboo/cotton blend from Great Adirondack Yarn that I bought at Rhinebeck.  I’m on the 3rd section, which is garter ridges.

Ozone Sweater – still swatching for the Colorful Sweater Ozone by Concept Creative – more on this later.

Star Wars Scarf – doubleknit scarf that will be a Christmas gift for Thing 1, who will be 9 by that point.  He’s going to love it!  So far I’ve knit the rebel icon, a lightsaber, tauntauns, a large X-ray and just started to knit blasters.

Earth Rise – new design I’m working on, inspired by the famous photo the Apollo astronauts took the first time they came around the dark side of the room and saw the Earth rising up above the moon’s surface.  For some reason, this one is bringing me a lot of peace right now.

Ear savers/mask buddies – I crocheted a few dozen ear savers for my friends who are doctors/nurses/essential personnel who now have to wear masks all day and the elastics are hurting their ears.  You wear it on the back of your head and hook the mask elastic on the buttons instead of your ears.  I’ve got about 10 left to sew buttons on.

Ankle Socks – socks I started in FL and worked on cruise.  Working now in you hear needles

Laceweight Boxy – worked 3 rows this morning 

Spinning

I did get a little spinning time in this last week.  I’m probably 1/3 of the way through the 2nd malachite green portion. 

Learn Something New

I am continuing to get better at crochet.  I’ve been practicing the circles for the Ozone pattern. 

On the Run

No running, knee isn’t that good yet, but I took a ballet class online earlier this week.  And tweaked my back. Doh!

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Episode 76 – 4/1/20

Segment this week include Happy Podiversary, Be A Helper Craftalong, Wips, Learn Something New, Exercise in Isolation

Happy anniversary to Knitting On The Run podcast!  In all the recent craziness, I forgot that last week was my podiversary!  Three years down, hopefully many more to go!

Be a Helper Craftalong

4th Be A Helper Craft-a-long is ongoing! We keep the rules simple.

  • Anything you make for any charity counts, doesn’t have to be knit/crochet/woven or spun. ANYthing you make for ANY charity.
  • One FO per photo in the FO thread
  • Donating blood counts too - post a photo of your bandaid or of you drinking OJ afterwards, something like that.
  • FO Thread closes when I wake up April 1st.
  • Wips are welcome

Prizes Today:

  • 1 skein of Sock Yarn from A Great Yarn in Chatham, MA dyed exclusively for them by Hauteknits in the Finest Hours colorway, 75% merino, 25% nylon
    • 1 25g skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock plus a mini skein of handspun

Posts 2-34 were up through March 31st

 

Wips

South Woods – I’m continuing to work on the body in stockinette.  This has been my go-to knitting while the boys are home schooling.  I think I’m up to 6 or 7 inches, haven’t measured officially.

Ankle socks – a few more rows, still getting close to the 1st heal

Sassy Wrapitude – cast on for the Sassy Wrap by Megan Williams, got the pattern free from attending  Into the Wool.  Cast on with yellow CoBaSi by Hikoo and bamboo/cotton blend from Great Adirondack Yarn that I bought at Rhinebeck.

Ozone – swatching for the Colorful Sweater Ozone by Concept Creative – more on this later.

New shawl, can’t say much yet.  Yeah I have cast-on-it is

Learn Something New

About that ozone sweater I mentioned – it’s crochet not knitting!  

Exercise in Isolation

I haven’t been great in terms of keeping up with exercise this week.  I did something to my wrist so I’ve been taking it easy, but I wanted to go over what we’d been doing up until that point and what my kids are still doing.

Cosmic Kids Yoga – we started this the first day of school at home, even before we got official school work.  I did Cosmic Kids with my oldest when Thing 2 was born and I was so excited to find that she has kept releasing videos these last 4 years.

Karate – my boys take karate and their dojo has been sending out videos for the kids to do at home.  Our dojo hasn’t made them public but several have – if your kids want to try just search google or youtube and you’ll find some.

Running around – at recess I kick the boys outide and give them a time when they can come back in.  That gives me a few minutes alone without them and also gives them exercise as they usually run around outside.

Gardening – I like to grow food and gardening is definitely exercise!

Dance – I’ve done a few dance videos I’ve found online.  I love Broadway musicals and several cast members have been recording video at home, workouts set to the music of their shows, and some are a lot of fun!  I’ve also taken a ballet class or two.

 

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