Category Archives: Cultivate & Create

Cultivate & Create: Episode 14

Thank you for joining me!

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  Something I want: Why do you create?

  • Where do you find inspiration when you’re feeling stifled?
  • How do you nurture it?
  • What are your favorite IG accounts?

 

 Something I need: a good bulky yarn for a work cardigan

Something to wear: I’m obsessed with LuLaRoe!!! Untitled

Something to read (or listen): The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer read by Rebecca Soler

Daizie Knits Yarn giveaway!!!

#ScowlKAL:

Cultivate & Create: Episode 10


Thank you for joining me!

Halfway through my second March sock, and I can't get "Living on a Prayer" out of my head. That's #widn, @kelbyquin. #thesecondannualdvdmonthlysockclubCurrently Knitting

  Where to start?? I've been anxiously awaiting both these books. And I'm ready to cast on Shard for the #acgshardkal

Something I want: Let’s talk socks!

Something I need: Travel knitting plans!!

  • Desert Vista Dyeworks April socks…or…a variety??

Something to wear: Old Salt by Chrissy Prange

Something to read:

I seriously have a problem: What do I read next? This is just the bedroom #tbr pile. #nothoardingjustcollecting

Make sure you listen to Episode 5, Episode 7, and Episode 9 to hear if you won!!

Cultivate and Create: Episode 8

Thank you new and returning listeners!!

Thank you to Jennie of Kitchen Counter Crafter and Jenn of Daizie Knits for their prize donations.

Thank you to all who said hi at Knitting Pipeline.

Shoonanigans (Thanks, Shana!!)

Crabfest 2016!
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    Breakfast of champions. Grandma's homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee out of my mug from @prairiegirlsusie. Knitting on my #thesecondannualdvdmonthlysockclub. #dvdinstagram2016mrsshoo

Something I want: Shard Shawl by Romi Hill

 

Something I need: revisiting FOtos from Episode 1

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Something to wear: Zig Hat by Sarah Schira (PrairiePoppins) knit by PrairiegirlSusie

Something to Read:

Knitting + Inspiration = Knitspiration KAL

Will draw March 5th when I record. If the thread is open, you can still enter!!

What inspires you? What patterns do you just have to knit now? What yarns do you dream about knitting into something beautiful? Whose projects do you find yourself wanting to imitate? Who posts photos of the most amazing spinning projects on Instagram?Let’s knitspire one another, using #knitspirationKAL16 on Ravelry and Instagram.

  • Choose yarn, fiber, a pattern, or another knitter’s project that inspires you (can also be an inspired WIP).
  • Finish between January 15 and February 29 of 2016.
  • Post one time in the FO thread, but add and tag those knitspired entries as you finish them.
  • Must be at least 50 grams.
  • Must be a member of the group.

Prizes:

Cultivate and Create: Episode 7

Thank you to new and returning listeners.

Thank you Sara Lozzi for the Love You More sock pattern and giveaway. Join us on Ravelry to win this pattern.

Thank you for the feedback!! I’m so glad you all enjoy books as much as I do!

Knitting Pipeline in Washington, Illinois, February 26-27

Let’s Talk Books

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Something I want: Socks in Freckled Whimsy’s Zombie Love colorway

Something I need: Spinning mojo!

Something to wear:

Both of us enjoyed a bit of stash enhancement at #yarncon. G went a little crazy for @sunvalleyfibers. #graysongram

 

  Colossal Cool Clavicle Cover

Something to read:

Check out the Love You More pattern by Sara Lozzi!

Knitting + Inspiration = Knitspiration KAL

What inspires you? What patterns do you just have to knit now? What yarns do you dream about knitting into something beautiful? Whose projects do you find yourself wanting to imitate? Who posts photos of the most amazing spinning projects on Instagram?Let’s knitspire one another, using #knitspirationKAL16 on Ravelry and Instagram.

  • Choose yarn, fiber, a pattern, or another knitter’s project that inspires you (can also be an inspired WIP).
  • Finish between January 15 and February 29 of 2016.
  • Post one time in the FO thread, but add and tag those knitspired entries as you finish them.
  • Must be at least 50 grams.
  • Must be a member of the group.

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Prizes:

Cultivate and Create: Episode 6

Thank you to new and returning listeners. I LOVE the chatter in the Knitspiration thread.

First iTunes review made my morning!!

Thank you Sara Lozzi for the Love You More sock pattern and giveaway. Join us on Ravelry to win this pattern. Use the code VDAY16 for $1 off the pattern. Sara’s Purl of Color Podcast.

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Two toe-tubes ready for some #omgheels action. #thesecondannualdvdmonthlysockclub #dvdinstagram2016mrsshoo

 

I was asked #widn by @craftsfromthecwtch. I'm knitting on my Dewberry and getting ready to record a new episode. #obligatorymicandknitting #rainbowalong2016 #knitspirationKAL16

Something I want: Spring

Something I need: More neutral/tonal shawls

Something to wear: Lightweight cardigans/sweaters

Something to read

Check out the Love You More thread to win a copy of Sara Lozzi’s pattern.

Knitting + Inspiration = Knitspiration KAL

What inspires you? What patterns do you just have to knit now? What yarns do you dream about knitting into something beautiful? Whose projects do you find yourself wanting to imitate? Who posts photos of the most amazing spinning projects on Instagram?Let’s knitspire one another, using #knitspirationKAL16 on Ravelry and Instagram.

  • Choose yarn, fiber, a pattern, or another knitter’s project that inspires you (can also be an inspired WIP).
  • Finish between January 15 and February 29 of 2016.
  • Post one time in the FO thread, but add and tag those knitspired entries as you finish them.
  • Must be at least 50 grams.
  • Must be a member of the group.

Prizes:

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Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mrsshoo and the Ravelry group Cultivate and Create.

Cultivate and Create: Episode 5

Thank you for joining me for this episode and all the conversation on the Ravelry board.

Thank you to Michelle of Studio in the Green on Etsy for the bag!! Listen to the end to find out who won this bag!!

Thank you Sara Lozzi for the Love You More sock pattern and giveaway. Join us on Ravelry to win this pattern. Use the code VDAY16 for $1 off the pattern.

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Something I want: Cast on for the Rainbowalong with Suburban Stitcher

I love me some @woolpierogi batts. And I'm ready for @suburbanstitcher's #rainbowalong2016

Something I need: Organize my life!! Untitled

 

  • Lots of lists!!

 

 

  • Need ideas for a project-based job

 

 

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Something to wear: Fingerless Mitts…Any ideas?

Something to read:

Knitting + Inspiration = Knitspiration KAL

What inspires you? What patterns do you just have to knit now? What yarns do you dream about knitting into something beautiful? Whose projects do you find yourself wanting to imitate? Who posts photos of the most amazing spinning projects on Instagram?Let’s knitspire one another, using #knitspirationKAL16 on Ravelry and Instagram.

  • Choose yarn, fiber, a pattern, or another knitter’s project that inspires you (can also be an inspired WIP).
  • Finish between January 15 and February 29 of 2016.
  • Post one time in the FO thread, but add and tag those knitspired entries as you finish them.
  • Must be at least 50 grams.
  • Must be a member of the group.

Prizes:

Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mrsshoo and the Ravelry group Cultivate and Create.

Cultivate and Create: Episode 4

Long day today. Commute home took much longer than planned, but it was made less unpleasant by Paula and company. Thanks, @knittingpipeline. And, @bronwyndp, this probably isn't surprising, but I used to read the dictionary. Happy mail was waiting to help

Thank you so much for joining me! (Sorry, the dogs joined me as well.) Currently Knitting

  Test knitting a hat by @hunterhammersen this morning. Using up the last of my @anothercraftygirl Ponkie Brewster stash. I'll have to stock up at Knitting Pipeline.

Something I want: A hands-free commute (aka: lots of knitting time)!!

Something I need:

Something to wear: Lots of shawls!!

Germinate by Kirsten Kapur (I apologize for mispronouncing her first name.) TTL Mystery Shawl

Something to read:

Knitting + Inspiration = Knitspiration KAL

What inspires you? What patterns do you just have to knit now? What yarns do you dream about knitting into something beautiful? Whose projects do you find yourself wanting to imitate? Who posts photos of the most amazing spinning projects on Instagram?Let’s knitspire one another, using #knitspirationKAL16 on Ravelry and Instagram.

Prizes:

Details:

  • Choose yarn, fiber, a pattern, or another knitter’s project that inspires you (can also be an inspired WIP).
  • Finish between January 15 and February 29 of 2016.
  • Post one time in the FO thread, but add and tag those knitspired entries as you finish them.
  • Must be at least 50 grams.
  • Must be a member of the group.

Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mrsshoo and the Ravelry group Cultivate and Create.

Cultivate and Create: Episode 3

Thank you for joining me in this third episode and all the conversation on the Ravelry board. I recorded this episode three times, so if I sound scripted, that’s why.

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      • Choice Bit of Calico, a new design by me in One Twisted Tree Lustrous in the Rare Woman Claire colorway.

 

            Yesterday's failures become today's successes. #fortunecookiewisdom #choicebitofcalico #cultivateandcreate

Something I want: Skew by Lana Holden

Something I need: Balance!!!

In my quest for focus, I found it…to the detriment of balance. Is there such a thing as too focused??

Something to wear: Handknit socks

Other socks I want to knit:

Something to read: Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

Knitting + Inspiration = Knitspiration KAL

What inspires you? What patterns do you just have to knit now? What yarns do you dream about knitting into something beautiful? Whose projects do you find yourself wanting to imitate? Who posts photos of the most amazing spinning projects on Instagram?Let’s knitspire one another, using #knitspirationKAL16 on Ravelry and Instagram.

Foolproof by Louise Zass-Bangham in Marigold Jen merino/silk single.

Prizes for the #knitspirationKAL16. Check out the link in my profile for details. These are all makers who inspire me.

Prizes:

  • Choose yarn, fiber, a pattern, or another knitter’s project that inspires you (can also be an inspired WIP).
  • Finish between January 15 and February 29 of 2016.
  • Post one time in the FO thread, but add and tag those knitspired entries as you finish them.
  • Must be at least 50 grams.
  • Must be a member of the group.

Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mrsshoo and the Ravelry group Cultivate and Create.

Cultivate and Create: Episode 2

Sorry if my voice sounds scratchy; I’ve a bit of a cold.

Thank you for all the support after the first episode. Your encouragement warmed the cockles of my heart.

You can now find the podcast on iTunes and other podcast managers.

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Something I want: Work on sewing skills

Something I need: Focus

Something I wear: Joyful Joyful by Megan Williams

Something I read:

Two new books to start…

      Two new books to dive into. Also joining #thesecondannualdvdmonthlysockclub

Knitting + Inspiration = Knitspiration KAL

What inspires you? What patterns do you just have to knit now? What yarns do you dream about knitting into something beautiful? Whose projects do you find yourself wanting to imitate? Who posts photos of the most amazing spinning projects on Instagram?Let’s knitspire one another, using #knitspirationKAL16 on Ravelry and Instagram.

Foolproof by Louise Zass-Bangham in Marigold Jen merino/silk single.

Prizes:

Prizes for the #knitspirationKAL16. Check out the link in my profile for details. These are all makers who inspire me.

  • Choose yarn, fiber, a pattern, or another knitter’s project that inspires you (can also be an inspired WIP).
  • Finish between January 15 and February 29 of 2016.
  • Post one time in the FO thread, but add and tag those knitspired entries as you finish them.
  • Prizes TBA, but I’ve got some goodies.
  • Must be at least 50 grams.
  • Must be a member of the group.

Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mrsshoo and the Ravelry group Cultivate and Create.