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 "Knitting...it'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!