Thursday, December 6, 2012

Episode 29: Everybody Loves A Parade

Enjoy this very special episode where I finally get Margot on the podcast!

Here's a link to the tea I mention as well, in case you're interested!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Episode 23: Men Get Breast Cancer, Too

Please be sure to do your research and/or check with your doctor regarding any of the information I have provided regarding breast cancer self-exams! Remember that I am not a medical professional but am just promoting breast cancer awareness! :)

Love and hugs!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Episode 22: Touch Yourself

Please check out the Calendar of Hope from FitterKnitter. She sells both a digital ($18) and print ($28) version of her calendar, which features 12 different Breast Cancer Awareness themed patterns! All proceeds of the sale of these calendars (except of PayPal fees) go to

I had intended to mention this on the podcast, but apparently my brain is still a little fuzzy!

Also still going on: If you want some more pink yarn (and other PINK-tober goodies!) check out Spartickes Dyes Etsy Shop to buy some! 10% of proceeds go toward Susan G. Komen!

Please keep posting any prayer requests you have on our Ravelry group!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Episode 21: PINK-tober is Here!

It's PINK-tober!

If you're lacking on pink yarns check out Spartickes Dyes Etsy Shop to buy some! 10% of proceeds go toward curing cancer!

Please post any prayer requests you have on our Ravelry group!

Consider donating money to you local Breast Cancer affiliate, there are many out there!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Episode 20: Anticipation

I am still fundraising for the Race for the Cure this year. For those so inclined to make a donation, you can find my page here. Please do not feel obligated to donate, but if you want to I appreciate all support, whether monitary or prayers for this important cause.

Kathy xo

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Episode 19: The Big 3-0

I am beginning fundraising for the Race for the Cure this year. For those so inclined to make a donation, you can find my page here. Please do not feel obligated to donate, but since I mentioned I was doing the race, I've had a few inquiries about how to donate. I appreciate all support, whether monitary or prayers for this important cause.

Kathy xo

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Episode 18: Special Guest Host

I am beginning fundraising for the Race for the Cure this year. For those so inclined to make a donation, you can find my page here. Please do not feel obligated to donate, but since I mentioned I was doing the race, I've had a few inquiries about how to donate. I appreciate all support, whether  monitary or prayers for this important cause.

Kathy xo

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Episode 17: Prize Drawings

Congratulations to the 100 member prize drawing winner! (And sorry for such a discombobulated episode, I'm frazzled this week!) Want to know who wins? Watch!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Episode 14: Party Dress Win!

For those interested, here is the link to WiddershinWoolworks, which is where my mom bought the fiber.

Also! The book I mentioned is: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Episode 10: Am I Crazy?!

What fiber should I spin next for Tour de Fleece? You get to decide! Leave a comment below with your pick.
This is the Fibernymph Dye Works "Shot Through the Heart" gradient (BFL):
Fibernymph "Shot Through the Heart" gradient

This is the Fat Cat Knits "Daisycakes" (Falkland):
Fat Cat Knits "Daisycakes"

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Episode 8: Spinach Up!

Episode 8 Shownotes

Please check out my Ravelry project page here.

Nothing finished and nothing on the wheel this week :(

Big "thank yous" to The Knitting Den podcast and A Spinner's Whirled for shout-outs!

On the needles:

-Entrelac Scarf by Maggie Smith; using size US 8 (5.0mm) straight needles; Jojoland Rhythm, colorway M24

-Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl KAL (by Wendy Johnson); using size US 5 (3.75mm) Knit Picks interchangable circular (with the 32" cable); Anzula Dreamy in Periwinkle
(Clue 2 has barely been released and the pattern is still only $2, if you want to give it a go!!)

On the hook:

-Granny Square Afghan of Doooooom; using I (5.5mm) hook from Laurel Hill; Red Heart Super Saver in Green Tones, and Red Heart Super Saver Camo in Platoon

Recent Acquisitions:

-3 balls of Lily Sugar'n Cream in Rose Pink

-3 balls of Lily Sugar'n Cream Stripes in American Stripes

-Purty beads for my shawl!

-(and lastly and obviously) 3 balls of Jojoland Rhythm in color M24

Nerding Out:

-Most acquisitions were made at Joann's this past Friday when I went in for thread (to make a lifeline in my shawl), and came out with an armful....but almost forgot my thread, doh!

-I won a prize from the Knitting in Circles podcast from the joint Knitting in Circles and Knitabulls spin-a-long!  Thanks Aimee and Darren!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Episode 7: Bye Bye Hair!

Episode 7 Shownotes

All my projects can be found here.


- Froggy Monkey from Gnome Acres 100% Superwash Merino 315 yards N-plied

On the Needles

- Harvest Dew Socks by Rose Hiver, 1 is done!

Up Next

- Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl KAL by Wendy Knits

Book Review

- Soctopus - by Alice Yu

- Knitscene Summer 2012 - by Interweave Knits

Nerding Out

- I'm getting my hair cut today and donating it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths to be made into a wig for someone going through cancer treatment.

- This to honor my sister's 45th birthday, which would have been today. We lost her to breast cancer 4 1/2 years ago.

- There will more than likely be a KAL in October involving pink for breast cancer awareness month.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Episode 6: The One With a Bonus at the End

  Episode 6 Shownotes

Finished: Absitively nothing!

Check out all of my projects here ('cause it's getting hard to link all this stuff!!)

On the needles:

Harvest Dew Socks by Rose Hiver

Modern Lodge Pullover by Lion Brand

On the wheel:

Froggy Monkey Colorway 100% Superwash Merino by GnomeAcres

Serio Batt from LYS

Recent acquisitions:

L.J. Kaelms bag by Jordana Paige

Up next:

Summer Solstice Summer Mystery KAL by Wendy Knits

Book review:

Socktopus by Alice Yu

Knit Scene Summer 2012

Nerding out:

Staff Appreciation Week!!

World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Tour de Fleece - Go team Kromski and team Knitabulls!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

No Episode This Week

So, as I announced last week, I'm leaving for Los Angeles in two days. I realized this morning that I still have 5,000,001 things left to do to get ready for this trip! I have so much fun stuff to share with you all, but it will just have to wait until next week.

See you all on June 5th! I am sure I will have plenty of adventures to share!
Here's a sneak preview of a FO though, as a teaser!
Knitabulls Franklin

Have a geeky week!

<3 Kathy :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Episode 4: Recommendations Galore!

Episode 4: Recommendations Galore! shownotes

Major Gratitude to:

Dawn from Wolfe Farms Videocast for promoting my podcast this week on Plurk and her and James' podcast! Thank you SO much!

Candy (Kandiland on Ravlery) for the generous use of her banners for the Ravelry Group! Thank you so much Candy!


Wingspan!!!! From handspun Friday Studios Shetland in the Velvet Lining colorway.
   -Mod: 6 wings instead of 8

5 Hexipuffs for my Bee Keeper Quilt! 1 from 716 Knit (Powerpuff Girls mini skein set); 3 from Geek Chic (Half-blood Prince colorway); 1 from Gnome Acres.

On the Needles:
Harvest Dew socks - size US1.5 (2.5mm) in Geek Chic Minion (Dryad colorway).

On the Wheel:

Knitabulls Franklin 100% Superwash Merino from Gnome Acres

New Frontiers:
Moonie Knits Podcast - 10 Episodes
Knittynatter Podcast - 3 Episodes

Nerding Out:

We have a Ravelry group!!!

I signed up for a half marathon. What was I thinking!? No really, though, I'm excited! I will start training immediately, and I'll also be training for a 5K run the week before the half marathon. I am using the Couch to 5K program, which I used 2 years ago. The Girlfriends Knitting podcast hosted by Caroline is doing a C25K-along with an accompanying sock KAL. Check it out!

New profession (you probably didn't know about): Tribology: "The science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion," this profession deals with friction, lubrication and wear as it relates to mechanical engineering. Cool stuff!

Helping out:
I need some recommendations for LYS in the So Cal area! Yeah I could look online (and have already, but it's nicer to get personal recommendations!). Please leave a comment on the blog or the Rav group under Episode 4 if you can point me in the right direction! Thanks!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Episode 3: Ramblings

Episode 3: Ramblings - Show notes


I got nuthin'!

On the needles:

Wingspan (still), knit from my handspun Friday Studios Shetland in the Velvet Lining colorway

On the wheel:

Knitabulls Franklin 100% Superwash Merino dyed by Gnome Acres

Recent Acquisitions:

Sheepy Wraps-per-inch from Girl on the Rocks on Etsy
Set of 9 mini-skiens from Gnome Acres
Knitting Sheep bag from Bird Leg Bags
Wolfe Farms lip balms and candle - check them out! It's great stuff!!!

Nerding out:

The Other Half will be buying a car soon! Which is exciting, but it'll seriously cut down on my yarn budget.
The Other Half actually likes Bath and Body Works Wallflowers air freshener!  Who is this man?! Sure I'll go shopping and buy some more....sucker! Hahaha! (just kidding of course)

To start a Ravelry Group or not?

I put the question out, then just decided to do it anyway! You can find it here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Episode 2: Butterflies

Episode 2 - Butterflies shownotes:

*Disclaimer on this episode - for some reason I was really nervous and extremely self conscious - This will pass with time, please bear with me until the technical difficulties are worked out :) *

Big thanks to Diane from the Knitabulls Podcast for her mention last week! It means SO much to me!


Chubby Chirp by Rebecca Danger - flippin' adorable!

On the Needles:

Cactus Scarf (still!) Since I now have all summer to knit it, progress may slow considerably...

Wingspan (yes, still!) Should be getting done soon, I want to get started on Hexipuffs again!

For details on both of these, see Episode 1 shownotes:

On the Wheel:

Knitabulls Franklin dyed by Gnome Acres - luscious to the MAX! 100% superwash Merino

Up Next:

Froggymonkey dyed by Gnome Acres (also 100% superwash Merino)

Nerding Out:

The Fat Squirrel Speaks podcast. LOVE IT!

Master's of Science in Taxation - if you have this degree please speak up! I want to know what it is!!

Guinness Book of World Records for most wine bottles opened simultaneously - yeah, I was part of that!

BBQing! I can do it....

T-shirt of awesomeness "'s sitting, for creative people"! Found at Sheldon Comics.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Episode 1: Howdy!

Episode 1: Howdy! Shownotes

Welcome! I'm katb913 on Ravelry, and littlefrenchkitty on Plurk. Come by and say "hi!"

On the needles
Wingspan by maylin Tri'Coterie Designs (using my handspun Shetland from Friday Studios in the Velvet Lining colorway)

Cactus Scarf, pattern inspired by Autumn Frost's Cactus Chart (using Red Heart)

Beekeeper's Quilt KAL with my LYS (using various sock yarn - at this point it's too many to note which are which)

On the wheel
Masham from Boho Knitter Chic in the Draco colorway - soon to be coming off the wheel, it'll be used during Tour de Fleece as a challenge day project.

What's up next
-Knitting in Circles/Knitabulls Joint SAL (running May 1 through June 18) I'll be spinning both colorways by Gnome Acres!

-Harvest Dew Socks by Rose Hiver (in Geek Chic Minion Sock base Dryad colorway)

Nerding out
Roku/Netflix (specifically watching Baby Boom and The Cutting Edge)
(an un-nerding out) Hunger Games - just can't deal with all the emotionality of that book!  We'll see if I read the complete series....

That's all for this week! Have a geeky week!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Podcast is Nigh

Hello and welcome! Soon, in this spot you'll find a new fiber-related podcast. Drool with ancipation until that day comes (hopefully Sunday 4/29).