Hello everybody! I posted a brief teaser on YouTube earlier in the week that I was planning a podcast episode, and here it is! (apologies for production quality, I misplaced my webcam in the move, and I was forced to use my camera to livestream to YouTube)
Instead of posting photos, I have linked to both my project page and the pattern pages for each item.
I got this GORGEOUS set of mini skeins from The CATT Lady – it’s her Valentine’s Day Conversation Hearts mini skein set (she still has one or two left at a VERY GOOD price, if you’re interested). They are soft, squishy 20g mini skeins, and I love the colors so much. I can’t wait to figure out what I’m going to knit with them!
That’s all for this episode 🙂 I haven’t decided if I’m going to record weekly, biweekly, monthly… I guess it’s going to depend on how fast I knit. But I have missed you all so much, and I’m very happy to be back. ❤ Take care!
Anotehr new cast-on is A Baby’s Mitered Square Blanket, also based on Martine Ellis’s pattern. For this one, I’m using leftover yarn from Sarah and Steven’s wedding present. I had several skeins leftover from knitting this wedding blanket, and I intended to keep it to make a blanket for their first child. Sarah is now expecting in May, so off to the races! It’s knit out of Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the Colonial Blue, Pacific Teal, Dark Green Heather, Light Gray, Stone Blue, and Lake Heather colourways on size 10mm (US 15) needles.
On Screen: I’m still slogging through the original A-Team series. It’s a bit more enjoyable since they got rid of the Tanya character in season three. I’m going through it slowly though, because i’ve been watching a lot more podcasts recently.
Reading: I finished Samantha’s Secret Room by Lyn Cook. It was an enjoyable read, but I felt like the climax was kind of rushed. It was a decent read, and I really liked it! It’ll be going on the Free bookshelf at work, and one less book will have to be packed at the end of it all! I’ve started reading The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama (again). I had started it a while back, and then misplaced it, so I’m happy to be reading it again. I kind of feel like I need to read this right now, because I need some hope to deal with everything that’s going on in the world right now. I can hear his voice in my head when I read it, and I find that very reassuring.
It’s been a super busy couple of weeks, and I hope everybody’s doing well! We survived “snowmaggedon” last weekend (didn’t really affect me much, I take the bus to work and we really only got a few inches). I hope you all have a fantastic week until we see each other again, and spread that kindness around!
I recorded this VERY late Monday evening, and it turned into a sort of exhausted stream-of-consciousness thing, which was not my intent. I’m still working on sorting out my recording setup – I still need a tripod, and a new chair, which will have to wait for post-Rhinebeck, unfortunately.
In any case, here’s the episode. There was no tea, and I’ve been knitting on the same project for about two months now, so I have nothing exciting to share on the knitting front either. But here’s the episode, such as it is.
In other news, I’m currently cooking a kick-ass pumpkin and fish curry, and if it turns out, I may share the recipe in a week or two!