Knitting On The Run

Knitting and running in 30 minutes or less

Ep 101 recorded 12/15/21

Segments this week include: Housekeeping, Start of the Be A Helper Craft A Long, Wips, Out and About, and I’ve Got Sunshine.  A note on showlinks – all links to Ravelry are clearly labelled as such and all links for yarn are directly to the dyer’s website.

Housekeeping

New testknit starting in a week or two, for a sleeveless top in fingering weight yarn.  If you’re interested send me an email windsweptMonique@gmail.com or sign up for my test knitter mailing list at http://www.windsweptknits.com/testknitters/ - if on this list you will only get emails related to test knitting, nothing else.  I’ll be having 3 or 4 test knits starting up in the next few months with yarn ranging from fingering to DK and I’d love to have you join.

Be A Helper Craftalong

6th Be A Helper Craft-a-long has begun! 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 submission
  • Donating blood counts too!
  • Contest ends when I wake up March 15 and close the form/thread.
  • Wips are always welcome
  • Partial FOs count, for example if you make a blanket strip and your local yarn shop sews them together to make full blankets, count your blanket strip.

One change this year – due to ongoing accessibility issues on Ravelry, I’ll hold this event both on and off Ravelry.  Last year we just used a  Google Form and that was hard for some folks, so this year there will be a chat thread and an FO thread on Rav, and for non-Rav users I’ll have a google form where you can link to your IG/FB/Twitter post showing your FO.

Link to submit your Finished Object/blood donation: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf08z2uqelVGeUBkm0fofQGveThChBBZzaMvNsRdlPlMzhbgA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Prizes

A set of mini skeins from Unwind Yarn Company – especially exciting as Dana does not dye anymore.

Another skein of yarn that is still in the mail and given the state of the USPS I’ll announce after it arrives, just to be safe!

Jen Lassonde of Downcellar Studio has very generously offered one of her patterns and a skein of yarn, thank you Jen!

Since WIPs are allowed, and given the tornado crisis in KY last week, I’m going to open up the prizes to anyone who donated blood after the tornadoes.  So if you donated blood anywhere in the world on or after Dec 10, you’ve earned yourself a prize entry so go and fill out the google form or enter it in the Rav FO thread.

WIPs

Focusing on one pattern sample, can’t talk about it.

Recalibrate Top by Shana Lines using Nomad Yarn’s hand dyed cotton/rayon Gelato yarn.  I’m half way through the back panel in the yellow Gelato.

Star Wars scarf for Thing 2 – I’m over ¾ done!  I’m over halfway done with the Dark Side! 

Wearables

Tan House Brook shawl by BostonJen knit up in Sekhmet, an alpaca/silk/linen blend by A Hundred Ravens

Second Grace by Bristol Ivy

Out and About Virtually

Indie Design GAL wrapping up I 2 weeks.  I’m a participating designer

Fasten Off YAL – off Ravelry event, also wrapping up in 2 weeks.  I’m also a participating designer.

Vogue Knitting Live Vogue Knitting Live @ Home Jan 20-23.  Vogue Knitting Live in person in NYC is cancelled for 2022 but will be back Feb 9-12 2023

GGKCS podcast is having their annual Winter AL, visit their FB page for more details.

Down Cellar Studio’s Pigskin party is up and running.  You can participate on Instagram or on Ravelry and I’m linking to Boston Jen’s website which has the details and the signup page.  I am both a sponsor and a participant again this year and it’s lots of fun.

Stitches at Home Jan 7-9, Stitches West in person Mar 3-6 2022.

If you have any events you’d like me to share please email me windsweptmonique@gmail.com

I’ve Got Sunshine

For today, we are all healthy. 

The Big 100

Apologies for my voice,  I’ve been fighting a virus for a week.  

 

Housekeeping

Still looking for testknitters!   Visit https://www.yarnpond.com/pattern_tests/2615 to learn more and sign up to test knit.

A second testknit for a sleeveless top in fingering weight yarn will be starting soon.

If you’re interested in future test knits please join my test knitter mailing list at http://www.windsweptknits.com/testknitters/

6th annual Be A Helper Craft A Long starts on December 15th!  Next week’s episode will go over all the details, including prizes!

And now for something completely different.  Since this is my 100th episode I wanted to give back to other designers in our community.  I put out a call to other designers in the GAL and the YAL and asked anyone who wanted to, to please answer the question “who are you, where can we find you and why do you design?”  

Designers You Are Hearing From Today

Knit Eco Chic

www.knitecochic.com 
payhip
Ravelry 
Lovecrafts (loveknitting)

Christelle Nihoul

Here are my SM profile:
On Ravelry: ChristalLittleK or Christelle Nihoul
On Instagram : @christallkdesigns
On FB : My page : ChristalLK
And my website : www.christallk.com

Artesanitarium Designs

My instagram is: https://www.instgram.com/artesanitarium and my Ravelry page is: Ravelry: Designs by Artesanitarium Designs

Nailya Plaskey

My name is Nailya Plaskey, and my knit and crochet designs can be found on Ravelry and Lovecrafts under NailyaPlaskeyDesigns:
And I enjoy creating community yarn fun on Instagram, where I am also @nailyaplaskeydesigns
 
Sarah Dawn Designs

Ep 99 recorded 11/19/21

Segments this week include: Housekeeping, FOs, Wips, Stash, Out and About, and I’ve Got Sunshine.  A note on showlinks – all links to Ravelry are clearly labelled as such and all links for yarn are directly to the dyer’s website.

Housekeeping

Still looking for testknitters!  I have a sleeveless top test knit.  It knits up FAST as it’s a DK gauge.  I’m looking for some testknitters to use 2 fingering weight yarns held double and some to use 1 strand of DK that gets gauge.  I will be starting up a few testknits soon, all for sleeveless tops.  Visit https://www.yarnpond.com/pattern_tests/2615 to learn more and sign up to test knit.

If you’re interested in future test knits please join my test knitter mailing list at http://www.windsweptknits.com/testknitters/ - if on this list you will only get emails related to test knitting, nothing else.  I’ll be having 3 or 4 test knits starting up in the next few months with yarn ranging from fingering to DK and I’d love to have you join.

WIPs

Three new pattern samples, can’t talk about them yet.

Recalibrate Top by Shana Lines using Nomad Yarn’s hand dyed cotton/rayon Gelato yarn.  I’m nearing the top of the front panel in the yellow Gelato.

Star Wars scarf for Thing 2 – I’m over halfway!  I’m nearly done with the Death Star!  Unfortunately I’m falling behind a bit on this one, so I need to work on it more each day after taking most of the last week off.

Knights who say Knit by LyricalKnits aka Mary Annarella.  On section 2 or 3 of Clue 4, the last clue.  I really love how this shawl is turning out and I can’t wait to finish it.

Knitting Fail

I had two this week.  I just wish I’d thought of it 6 inches and one cast on ago.

Wearables

the Priestess Coat stitched Rhinebeck– by Morale Fiber in Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball.  

 the Line Where the Sky Meets the Sea (Ravelry) and Send Me That Horizon (Ravelry) shawls really keep my neck warm from my wet hair and that my wet hair doesn’t hurt the yarn at all. 

Out and About Virtually

Indie Design GAL (Ravelry) starts Nov 23rd 

Fasten Off YAL – off Ravelry event starts Nov 30th

Vogue Knitting Live Vogue Knitting Live @ Home Dec 9-12, Jan 20-23.  Dec open for registration.  Vogue Knitting Live in person in NYC is cancelled for 2022 but will be back Feb 9-12 2023

GGKCS podcast is having their annual Autumnal AL, visit their FB page for more details.

Down Cellar Studio’s Pigskin party is up and running.  You can participate on Instagram or on Ravelry and I’m linking to Boston Jen’s website which has the details and the signup page.  I am both a sponsor and a participant again this year and it’s lots of fun.

Stitches at Home Jan 7-9, Stitches West in person Mar 3-6 2022.

If you have any events you’d like me to share please email me windsweptmonique@gmail.com

I’ve Got Sunshine

I’ve been doing Instagram Lives every Wednesday at lunch time local to me because I’ve been hearing from so many people that they just feel overwhelmed and like life is swirling about the them.  I started it for others, so they could listen or join, or play later that day and stop, and just breath or knit or sip a cup of tea for 2 minutes.  But I find that they’re really helping me too.  Making myself stop and breath for 2 minutes each Wednesday is super helpful, just letting myself be.  If you want to join us, this Wednesday 11/24 it will be at 12pm EST on Instagram come along with me and take 2 minutes for yourself.

Ep 98 recorded 11/12/21

Housekeeping

Calling all test knitters!  I have a sleeveless top test knit that starts today.  It knits up FAST as it’s a DK gauge.  I’m looking for some testknitters to use 2 fingering weight yarns held double and some to use 1 strand of DK that gets gauge.  I will be starting up a few testknits soon, all for sleeveless tops.  Visit https://www.yarnpond.com/pattern_tests/2615 to learn more and sign up to test knit.

If you’re interested in future test knits please join my test knitter mailing list at http://www.windsweptknits.com/testknitters/ - if on this list you will only get emails related to test knitting, nothing else.  I’ll be having 3 or 4 test knits starting up in the next few months with yarn ranging from fingering to DK and I’d love to have you join.

FOs

Purse Socks! Finished the 2nd sock!  Bamboo Pop Sock in the Sunset colorway

WIPs

Three new pattern samples, can’t talk about them yet.

Started the Recalibrate Top by Shana Lines using Nomad Yarn’s hand dyed cotton/rayon Gelato yarn.

Star Wars scarf for Thing 2 – I’m halfway!

Knights who say Knit by LyricalKnits aka Mary Annarella.  

Wearables

I have been wearing so much knitting and crochet recently.  I forgot to include this segment last week so I’ll cover the last 2-3 weeks here.

the Priestess Coat stitched Rhinebeck– by Morale Fiber in Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball.  I’m using the Feng Shui colorway, a  grey-to white gradient, for the body of the coat and a variety of jewel tones for the inserts and hood. 

Tuesday was quite warm and I wore my Southwoods top (Ravelry) by River Road Knits, I love this top so much.  The lace inset at the back is just gorgeous.

We’ve also had colder days and I’ve work the Line Where the Sky Meets the Sea (Ravelry) and Send Me That Horizon (Ravelry) shawls. 

I wore the Wenlock sweater (Ravelry) designed by Tin Can Knits which I knit last year in some ancient stash, the discontinued Feza Yarns Cayenne and a variety of scraps for the multi-colored collar.

Captain Marvel shawl

Out and About Virtually

Vogue Knitting Live Vogue Knitting Live @ Home Nov 11-14. 

GGKCS podcast is having their annual Autumnal AL, visit their FB page for more details.

Down Cellar Studio’s Pigskin party is up and running.  You can participate on Instagram or on Ravelry and I’m linking to Boston Jen’s website which has the details and the signup page.  I am both a sponsor and a participant again this year and it’s lots of fun.

Stitches at Home Nov 6,7, 13 and 14

If you have any events you’d like me to share please email me windsweptmonique@gmail.com

Ep 97 recorded 11/5/21

Hello, life is a bit crazy.  With the kids in school full times this year I’ve been taking classes and time is a little short but I needed to record an episode for you folks.

Housekeeping

I will be starting up a few testknits soon, all for sleeveless tops.  If you’re interested please join my test knitter mailing list at http://www.windsweptknits.com/testknitters/ - if on this list you will only get emails related to test knitting, nothing else.  I’ll be having 3 or 4 test knits starting up in the next few months with yarn ranging from fingering to DK and I’d love to have you join.

Be A Helper Craft-a-long

6th annual craftalong is back this year!  Dec 15- Feb 28.

Anything you make for any charity counts, doesn’t have to be knit/crochet/woven or spun. ANYthing you make for ANY charity.
• One entry per FO,  submission of the Rav forum or to the google form – link coming soon.
• Donating blood counts too
• Google Form closes when I wake up March 1.
• Wips are welcome

FOs

I finished the Priestess Coat before Rhinebeck– by Morale Fiber in Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball

WIPs

Purse Socks! 2nd sock knitting fail, but I've receovered

Three new pattern samples, can’t talk about them yet.

Swatched for a new sweater the Recalibrate Top by Shana Lines using Nomad Yarn’s hand dyed cotton/rayon Gelato yarn.

Star Wars scarf for Thing 2 – I’m halfway!

Out and About Virtually

Vogue Knitting Live Vogue Knitting Live @ Home Nov 11-14. 

GGKCS podcast is having their annual Autumnal AL, visit their FB page for more details.

Down Cellar Studio’s Pigskin party is up and running.  You can participate on Instagram or on Ravelry and I’m linking to Boston Jen’s website which has the details and the signup page.  I am both a sponsor and a participant again this year and it’s lots of fun.

Stitches at Home Nov 6,7, 13 and 14

If you have any events you’d like me to share please email me windsweptmonique@gmail.com

 

Knitting and fun in 30 min or less.  Shownotes can be found at windsweptknits.com.  You can find me on IG and Ravelry as WindsweptMonique and on Facebook and Twitter as WindsweptKnits.

Ep 96 recorded 10/8/21

Segments this week include: Rhinebeck, FOs, Wips, Out and About, and I’ve Got Sunshine

Note on Ravelry – all links to Ravelry in the show notes are clearly labelled as such.  All yarn links are directly to the manufacturer or dyer’s website.

Rhinebeck

Am I going?  Current plan is yes, I will be there both days but I will not be there the whole time.  I will be masked the entire time and I will stay until I feel uncomfortable and then I will peace out. 

Speaking of COVID, message from the committee:

“We, as a team, are taking COVID very seriously and have been in discussions throughout the year about how to make this event happen safely amidst the ongoing pandemic.

The Fairgrounds sets the policy for the events held there and they are following protocol from NYS, the Dutchess County Health Department and CDC. Their COVID information can be found by clicking here.

We are navigating this challenging time the best we can - limiting attendance numbers, encouraging masking, making all barns and buildings one-way, monitoring crowds in the buildings, keeping all doors open, spacing vendors 10 feet apart (with many vendors moved outdoors). We've put workshops online and eliminated children's activities and the Skein and Garment Competition. We have also given more space to the Fleece Sale and Merritt Books' authors program.  

Our vendors have been given the option to vend at the Fairgrounds, to vend virtually, or to elect to wait until 2022 to vend.  

To put it mildly, this is a difficult time and nothing is definitive - but please know that this issue is top of mind for us as organizers of the event.”

FOs

Another design sample is in progress, a tank top made with HiKoo Popcycle

Purse Socks! Sock 1 done in Bamboo Pop Sock in the Sunset colorway. 

WIPs

I’m rushing to finish the Priestess Coat before Rhinebeck– by Morale Fiber in Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball.  

Purse Socks! Started the 2nd sock

Out and About Virtually

NY Sheep and Wool in Rhinebeck, NY Oct 16 & 17.  At the moment I’m 50/50 about going. 

Vogue Knitting Live Vogue Knitting Live @ Home this weekend Oct 7-10. 

GGKCS podcast is having their annual Autumnal AL, visit their FB page for more details.

Down Cellar Studio’s Pigskin party is up and running.  You can participate on Instagram or on Ravelry and I’m linking to Boston Jen’s website which has the details and the signup page.  I am both a sponsor and a participant again this year and it’s lots of fun.

Stitches Expo at home Oct 8-10 – online classes, workshops and a virtual marketplace

If you have any events you’d like me to share please email me windsweptmonique@gmail.com

I’ve Got Sunshine

Organizing my office

95 - To the Sea

Ep 95 recorded 9/24/21

Segments this week include: WindsweptKnits, Wips, Stash, Out and About, and I’ve Got Sunshine

Note on Ravelry – all links to Ravelry in the show notes are clearly labelled as such.  All yarn links are directly to the manufacturer or dyer’s website.

Windswept Knits

Very excited to announce the launch of Line Where The Sky Meets the Sea, my latest shawl pattern.

Some people feel the call of the Sea. Open water, no land in sight, that is where your heart lies. I know this feeling well. I grew up near the North Atlantic and I love being on a boat offshore, wondering what lies just over the horizon. When I first watched the film “Moana” and I heard her sing “There’s a line where the sky meets the sea and it calls me” I knew exactly what she meant. To my fellow knitters who also hear the sea’s siren call, I present this shawl.

Shawl is available on LoveCrafts, PayHip and Ravelry (link to all 3 in the shownotes) and if you purchase through PayHip or Ravelry, use code PODCAST to get 25% the regular price.

WIPs

Priestess Coat – by Morale Fiber in Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball.  

Another design sample is in progress, a tank top made with HiKoo Popcycle!  It’s a 50/50 bamboo/polyester blend and every skein uses 2 recycled plastic bottles 

Purse Socks! These are for a dear friend for Christmas who loves handknits. It’s in a new-to-me sock yarn Bamboo Pop Sock in the Sunset colorway.  

Stash

 

Toasty Alpaca Silk Linen, a DK yarn from Tina’s Toasty toes 50% baby alpaca, 25% silk, s5% linen, 273 yards to 100g.  

2 skeins from Five Wise Owls, one of her fingering Tencel in the space cadet colorway which is black with blots of purple.  The other color is Avocado and that is on her Pima DK base.

Last up is a prize I won from Maridee of the Yarnover Truck out in California, and I won 2 skeins of Dragonfly Fibers Djinni in Kaleidoscope. 

Out and About Virtually

NY Sheep and Wool currently still happening in Rhinebeck, NY Oct 16 & 17.  At the moment I’m 50/50 about going.  I have tickets and my husband and I and our parents are all vaccinated, but my kids are too young to get vaccinated and the Delta variant has me nervous.  I’ll be making that decision at the last minute, I think.

Vogue Knitting Live Vogue Knitting Live @ Home this weekend Oct 7-10. 

GGKCS podcast is having their annual Autumnal AL, visit their FB page for more details.

Down Cellar Studio’s Pigskin party is up and running.  You can participate on Instagram or on Ravelry and I’m linking to Boston Jen’s website which has the details and the signup page.  I am both a sponsor and a participant again this year and it’s lots of fun.

Stitches Expo at home Oct 8-10 – online classes, workshops and a virtual marketplace

94 - I‘m back

Knitting and fun in 30 min or less.  Shownotes can be found at windsweptknits.com.  You can find me on IG and Ravelry as WindsweptMonique and on Facebook and Twitter as WindsweptKnits.

Ep 94 recorded 9/17/21

Segments this week include: Deep Thoughts, FOs, Wips, Out and About, and I’ve Got Sunshine

Note on Ravelry – all links to Ravelry in the show notes are clearly labelled as such.  All yarn links are directly to the manufacturer or dyer’s website.

FOs

I honestly don’t remember all the stuff I’ve finished in 6 months, so I’m just going to highlight a few things.

Slice of Summer - Ravelry – my New Year’s caston using BaH yarns watermelon shawl ball (wool bases available as of today – cotton/bamboo currently out of stock).  

I finished 2 new design samples, can’t talk much about them yet, but I am very excited at what is coming.

Crocheted water balloons 

WIPs

Priestess Coat – by Morale Fiber in Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball.  I’m using the Feng Shui colorway, a grey-to white gradient.

Another design sample is in progress, a tank top made with HiKoo Popcycle!  It’s a 50/50 bamboo/polyester blend and every skein uses 2 recycled plastic bottles and you know me, I love recycled and reclaimed fibers. 

New socks! These are for a dear friend for Christmas who loves handknits. It’s in a new-to-me sock yarn Bamboo Pop Sock in the Sunset colorway.  

Diamond Painting

If you’ve never done diamond painting before, think of it like paint by number or cross stitch, only faster and sparklier.  You get a canvas with a chart on it, covered in a tacky glue-like substance with a protective plastic cover and packages of multi-faceted resin pieces, either square or round, and they’re called either drills or diamonds.  Peel back the protective cover and use the included diamond pen to place the colored on the matching spot on the chart.  Some drills are pearlescent and really sparkle, some are glow-in-the-dark, it’s lots of fun.

I’m currently about 60% through one called Bubble Bubble Chocolate Trouble. This is based on a painting by Randal Spangler and made by Diamond Art Club.  This painting is so cute, it’s two little green dragons wearing witches hats and stirring a giant cauldron full of hot chocolate, with a haunted house in the background and packages of cocoa and marshamallows on the side. 

Stash

Just this week I bought 3 skeins of Go For Faux Thick and Quick from Lion Brand.  This fake-fur yarn will be the cuff and hood edging for my Priestess Coat mentioned earlier.

Shameless Self Promotion

In a week I’ll be launching a new pattern, a shawl named Line Where The Sky Meets the Sea launching on Friday, September 24 and it will be available on Ravelry, LoveCrafts and Payhip and to my loyal listeners, listen to the podcast for the coupon code.

Out and About Virtually

NY Sheep and Wool currently still happening in Rhinebeck, NY Oct 16 & 17.  

Vogue Knitting Live Vogue Knitting Live @ Home this weekend Oct 7-10. 

GGKCS podcast is having their annual Autumnal AL, visit their FB page for more details.

Down Cellar Studio’s Pigskin party is up and running.  You can participate on Instagram or on Ravelry and I’m linking to Boston Jen’s website 

Stitches Expo at home Oct 8-10

If you have any events you’d like me to share please email me windsweptmonique@gmail.com

I’ve Got Sunshine

Both my kids are at the same school this year, first time ever, and this summer my kindergartener learned to buckle his seatbelt by himself!  

Knitting and fitness in 30 min or less.  Shownotes can be found at windsweptknits.com.  You can find me on IG and Ravelry as WindsweptMonique and on Facebook and Twitter as WindsweptKnits.

Ep 93 recorded 3/19/21

Segments this week include: FOs, Wips, Out and About Virtually, On the Run, and I’ve Got Sunshine

Note on Ravelry – all links to Ravelry are clearly labelled as such.

Mother Nature whiplash!

Be A Helper Craft-a-long Quick Update

Deadline extended to 5/1/21 to make up for my lack of participation.  We have pattern and yarn prizes.

Short reminder on the rules

  • 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 submission of the Google Form https://forms.gle/QdJuQUSr8uM7GoiF6
    • Donating blood counts too
    • Wips are welcome

Link to submit your Finished Object/blood donation: https://forms.gle/QdJuQUSr8uM7GoiF6

FOs

Boxy – a tweaked Joji Locatelli pattern worked in hand dyed laceweight bamboo from Spinaway Farm.  I finished the front and am now up to the shoulders on the back.

WIPs

Slice of Summer – my New Year’s caston using BaH yarns watermelon shawl ball.  I’m on the watermelon rind.  This is my purse knitting so it gets a round or 2 most days with school pickup, etc.

Tunisian Express – I’m learning Tunisian Crochet and practicing using this pattern.  It’s simple and easy to memorize and also includes a great tutorial with photos.  I’m using leftover yarn from my Belle blanket and the boys’ dragon blankets.  I’ve added a few rows.

I’ve started 2 new design samples, can’t talk much about them yet, but I am very excited at what is coming.

Stash

I got 9 skeins of Lion Brand Shawl In A Ball to make the Priestess Coat by Morale Fiber.  I’m using the grey-to white for the body of the coat and a variety of jewel tones for the inserts and hood.  This will be my Rhinebeck “sweater” whenever it’s safe to have Rhinebeck again.

Got yarn for some new patterns, I’m excited to work with HiKoo Popcycle!  It’s a 50/50 bamboo/polyester blend and every skein uses 2 recycled plastic bottles and you know me, I love recycled and reclaimed fibers.  On that note  I also got some more Berroco Remix Light which is 100%  recycled fibers and made in France.  Remix is 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen  It’s got a slightly tweedy look/texture and makes great sweaters.  Remix is worsted weight, Remix Light is sport/DK.  And lastly, Valley Yarns Southwick which I’ve only knit a hat out of, this will be my first garment in it.  It is so smooth and silky and soft, it’ll make a super comfy top.

Out and About Virtually

Lots of fiber events happening online this winter

Vogue Knitting Live Vogue Knitting Live @ Home this weekend Mar18-21. 

Stitches At Home this weekend, is the 2nd weekend Mar 13,14, 20 & 21

Fiberworld is running an online march madness event, visit their website to vote.

GGKCS podcast is having their annual Sheepy Spring AL, visit their FB page for more details.

If you have any events you’d like me to share please email me windsweptmonique@gmail.com

On the Run

More knee problems -I’ve injured the other knee.  PT wants me to get back in the pool.

 

I’ve Got Sunshine

Dropkick Murphy’s concert, 2nd year in a row St Paddy’s day online show.  Lots of fun.  Not safe to gather in large groups yet, but Dropkick Murphy’s has now put on 3 free shows and raised over $750,000 for charity during the pandemic.  They’re a local Boston band and Shipping Up To Boston is a bit of a local anthem around here.  We let the boys stay up late to watch the show and it was a fun way to spend the evening – the grownups with a pint in hand.

92 - Drained

Knitting and fitness in 30 min or less.  Shownotes can be found at windsweptknits.com.  You can find me on IG and Ravelry as WindsweptMonique and on Facebook and Twitter as WindsweptKnits.

Ep 92 recorded 3/5/21

Segments this week include: Be A Helper Craftalaong, FOs, Wips, Out and About Virtually, On the Run, and I’ve Got Sunshine

Note on Ravelry – all links to Ravelry are clearly labelled as such.

So it’s been a month.  I was intending to record every other week, as has become my new normal, but we’ve had some family stuff going on here and I have just been completely mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted.  I’ve hardly knit anything in the last month.  But the end is in sight, and Spring is trying really hard to arrive here in New England, so while I have a few spoons left in my jar I am recording this episode.

Be A Helper Craft-a-long Update

Deadline extended to 5/1/21 to make up for my lack of participation.

New prizes!  Jennifer Lassonde from Down Cellar Studio podcast has graciously donated 2 patterns to the winners of Be A Helper Craftalong!  A huge thank you to Jen for her generosity in supporting us again this year.

Short reminder on the rules

  • 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 submission of the Google Form https://forms.gle/QdJuQUSr8uM7GoiF6
    • Donating blood counts too
    • Wips are welcome

Link to submit your Finished Object/blood donation: https://forms.gle/QdJuQUSr8uM7GoiF6

FOs

Galliatt (Ravelry) by JimiKnits – Knitting is done!  I finished it just in time for the end of the pigskin party – literally the last night - I just need to add the decorative buttons on the sides.

WIPs

Slice of Summer – my New Year’s caston using BaH yarns watermelon shawl ball.  I’m nearly done with the pink and on the white/green at the start of the watermelon rind.

Pull  Me Over sweater – did a little more of the collar

Boxy – a tweaked Joji Locatelli pattern worked in hand dyed laceweight bamboo from Spinaway Farm.  I finished the front and am now up to the shoulders on the back.

Tunisian Express – I’m learning Tunisian Crochet and practicing using this pattern.  It’s simple and easy to memorize and also includes a great tutorial with photos.  I’m using leftover yarn from my Belle blanket and the boys’ dragon blankets.  I’ve added a few rows.

And that’s all I’ve done in an entire month.

Out and About Virtually

Lots of fiber events happening online this winter

Vogue Knitting Live Upcoming Vogue Knitting Live @ Home Mar18-21. 

Stitches At Home this weekend, Mar 13,14, 20 & 21

Fiberworld is running an online march madness event, visit their website to vote.

If you have any events you’d like me to share please email me windsweptmonique@gmail.com

On the Run

I am back in physical therapy and learned a lot about how your brain reacts to pain.  It's fascinating.

 

I’ve Got Sunshine

Happy news this week is that I stopped composting right around the last episode 3 weeks ago.  The happy part isn’t that I’ve stopped composting, it’s that I didn’t have to stop composting until February!  

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