Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Episode 10: Expanding with a new look

You can listen to the podcdast directly here
Hello and welcome to the 10th epsidode of the KnitSip podcast.  A beverage themed knitting podcast.    I'm Shannon, aka as snotestine on Ravelry and I'm known as KnitSip on Plurk, Twitter and Instagram.. head on over to Ravelry to check out the KnitSip group.  Show notes can be found here as well as on the KnitSip Ravelry group.  I can be emailed at knitsip(at)gmail(dot)com. 

In Line
There have been changes made to the podcast.  I'm expanding the format to be more beverage based and expanding to possibly include more segments at times.  There will also be changes to the music and some of the segments are re-named to fit the new theme of the podcast.

Place Your Order
Spilled Beverages
Your Drink is Ready
Specialty Drinks
On the House
Cafe Menu
Drive Through

Place Your Order
Wired for Fibre Mockery Socks
By Katie Grady (free Ravelry download)
US 2= 2.75 mm
Knit Picks Essentials in the Carbon Twist color way

Jekyll and Hyde Socks
By Sarah Wilson ($3.00 pattern on Ravelry)
US 2 = 2.75 mm
Lion Brand Sock Ease in the Red Hots color way

Show Off Stranded Socks
By Anne Campbell (free Ravelry download)
US 2 = 2.75 mm needle
Knit One Crochet Too in the Camo color way

Spilled Beverages
Frogged my February Lady Sweater from February of 2010.  Lost where I was in the pattern and my gauge has changed.
Your Drink is Ready

Specialty Drinks
A La Cardi KAL
By Deby Lake (O/C Knitiot Designs)
Starts August 30th and will be going for 4 weeks, the KAL will be free during this time.  Check out the pictures already posted to get an idea of what the cardigan has the potential to look like.  Note: Print out the pattern as it is pulished!
I will be using Miss Babs Yowza What a Skein in the OZ color way.  Hope to start my gauge swatches on Thursday.
Stockinette Zombies Self Stripping - along
Open to oonyone knitting/crocheting using self stripping yarn.  Head over to the Stockinette Zombies Ravelry group finished object (FO) thread to read about how to be entered in monthly prizes.
Test Knitters wanted for Andrea's Fingerless Mitts
Basic fingerless mitts using DK weight yarn.  Pattern being sent out to test knitters mid-Septmeber, please PM me on Ravelry (snotestine) or email me at knitsip(at)gmail(dot)com with your name and email address. The pattern, once published, will be a free Ravelry download.

On the House
Prizes for the 100% rose fiber spinning fiber from Rivers Edge Fiber Studio and also the silk hankies from Fiber Story.  Congrats to the winner.
Head over to the new prize thread on the KnitSip Ravelry group and/or leave a comment here on the blog for a chance to win a skein of Socks that Rock Medium Weight Mill Ends in the Rare Gems color way.

On Tap
Stockinette Zombies Knitpocalypse 2014, June 19-22 2014 in Rochester, Mn.  Head over to the Zombie Knitpocalypse group for more info and up to the minute updates.
Beverage Cart
Special thanks to Magnum Hospitality, Red Mesa in Boyne City and Amy Kile for the wonderful interview and recipe.  (This segment does have some backround noise, sorry.)  Recipe coming shortly.

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters
Thursdays at the Gaylord Biggby coffee shop from 4-8 pm in Gaylord, MI.  Check out the Gaylord Knitters Facebook page and/or Gaylord Knitters Ravelry group.
Cynthia's Too Open Knit
September 7, 2013 from 11 am - 3 pm.  It' free and open to anyone. This coming open knit bring a childs hat to donate or bring your favorite hat pattern to knit.
Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival
Sept. 28-29, 2013 at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds in West Branch, MI.  There will be free demo's, contests and a concert by Rustic Hearts.  Come out and see it!

Thank you to everyone for listening. To new listeners welcome and to returning listeners thank you so much for coming back.  Come back in two weeks for Episode 11 and to see if you won the skein of Socks That Rock.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Episode 9:

You can listen to the podcast here or subscribe through iTunes.

Hello and welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a coffee themed knitting podcast.  I'm Shannon and I'm snotestine on Ravelry, KnitSip on Plurk, Twitter and Instagram.  Show notes can be found below and if you'd like to contact me you can email me at knitsip(at)gmail(dot)com.

In Line
I passed my exam!  I rewarded myself with meeting up with some knitters local to the Troy, MI area.  It was so nice to meet up with Tina, Kristyn, Barb, Kathy, Suzanne, Deby and Greg.

Place your Order
Through the Grinder
Specialty Drinks
Your Drink is Ready
On the House
Drive Through

Thorough the Grinder
Frogged some fingerless mitts of my own design.  Knitting with heavy fingering weight/sport weight yarn on smaller needles wasn't the best idea.

Will also probably be frogging my February Lady sweater.  My gauge has changed (grrr!) and didn't mark in the pattern where I was or where I stopped (double grrr!).

Andrea's Fingerless Mitts
This is my own design that I am designing in loving memory of a co-worker and friend who died at a young age in a car accident last year.  For the last couple of years I had made fingerless mitts for Andrea to give as Christmas gifts to family members.  I was given cart blanch as to the design, yarn, yarn weight and color. Last year was suppose to be the year that I taught her to knit.

I am using 716 Knits in the Boss base (DK weight) in the color way Care Bears with Fangs and Anywhere but Here.  Using US 6mm needles.  The first mitt is done and knitting the second mitt and tweaking the pattern for better clarifications.

Spinning Highland Handmades
White Spruce top (Super wash BFL) 8 oz total in the Sea Glass color way.  I have the first 4 oz. done.

Another Pair of Socks for Little Man
Biscotte and Cie in the Felix base, unsure of the color way name (rainbow colors).
US 1's =
Vanilla sock for a child's size 13 shoe.

Specialty Drinks
A La Cardi by Deby Lake (O/C Knitiot Designs)
Starting 9/1 this will be a free KAL.  This is kind of like a design your own cardigan.  The design will be released weekly in clues and you're able to choose your own stitch patterns.  There are pictures of some completed cardigans already on Ravelry.

Stockinette Zombies Self Stripping (SS) KAL/CAL
This is a year long KAL/CAL hosted by the podcaster of the Stockinette Zombies Podcast.  You are allowed to enter one SS finished object per month.  Head over to their group for more details and be entered to win monthly prizes.

Pattern Testers
I will be looking for pattern testers to test knit my fingerless mitt design.  I hope to have the patterns ready mid-September.  The pattern will be a free Ravelry download once I get everything squared away and figure out how to do that.

Your Drink is Ready
Mary's Having a Little Lamb Hat
my own design using left over fingering weight yarn.  Basic beanie style knit out of left over Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce base in the Compass color way and Ultra Alpaca Light in a charcoal grey color.  Knit on US 2's= 2.75 mm needle.

Mom's Stripey Sox
Another pair of shorter vanilla socks for my mom.  Knit using Knit One Crochet Too on US 2's =2.75 mm needles.

Went to Charlevoix Fiber Fest Sunday July 28th.  Item's I bought include:

+ Ewe Hottie - spinning fiber, yarn and silk hankies
+ Bricolage Studios - package of punis in a lime chartreuse color
+ River's Edge Fiber Arts - 100% Rose fiber 2 oz.
+ Fiber Story - silk hankies
+ Hello Purl - silk hankies (again)
+ 2 more books for my little man

On The House
Giving away 2 items:
1) 2 oz of 100% Rose Fiber - head ovr to the KnitSip Ravelry thread to enter
2) 1 oz of silk hankies from the Fiber Story booth in the Maki colorway

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters every Thursday from 4-8 pm at the Gaylord Biggby coffee shop.

Cynthia's Too Open Knit Saturday 8/24 from 11 am - 3 pm.

? Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival on September 28-20 at the Ogemaw County Fairgrounds in West Branch, MI

Shout outs to the Troy knitters who came out to knit with me.  (It was so nice meeting you Tina, Kristyn, Deby, Kathy, Barb, Suzanne and Greg.
A huge thank you to returning listeners and welcom to new listeners.  Ill be back in two weeks and until then I hope you have a great couple of week and find something wonderful to knit and sip.