Tag Archives: 2016

Cultivate & Create: Episode 25

Our little @altonbrown took all our money and laughed maniacally while doing it. #lastone #ipromise #graysongram  WIP! #NaKniCrayMo Vedai by yellowcosmo in One Twisted Tree Lavish in the Reef Coral colorway. Untitled

Something I want: Chicken Boots USA Pocket Bucket

Something I need: knitting schedule/focus

Something to wear: eShakti update

  • took a while for them to receive the return, but it went well
  • referral for $30 off
  • If you order, I’d love to hear about it.

Don't let the face fool you...he loved it. Don't tell Buddy & Clancy.

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Cultivate & Create: Episode 21

Shoonanigans!

Finished Object!!

  • Kisses by the Sea by Joji Locatelli in Hedgehog Fibres Sock in the Tea Cup, Rusted Nail, and Raven colorways. Such a fast knit!!

WIPs

Something I want: A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co.

Something I need

  • Slow down!!
  • Good knitting friends and test knitters for critique

Something to wear: Filament by Anne Podlesak and Kathleen Dames

Something to read:

The Girl Who Crafted giveaway!!

  • Discount code: Cultivate2016
  • Lily Blue colorway on your choice of base
  • Visit Sari’s shop
  • What other fandoms and characters would you like to see?
  • Must be a member of the group

Creepy, Crawly Critter KAL!! with Susie of Prairie Girls Knit & Spin

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Cultivate & Create: Episode 20

FO!!

  • Kick Up Your Heels by me is out to testers!

Kick Up Your Heels is ready for testing. This scowl was knit using one skein of @sunvalleyfibers DK, around 210 yards, and it knit up in just a few days. If you're interested in testing, check out the link in my profile. #cultivateandcreate #instaknit #kn

What I’m knitting

Something I want: Kudos to Rowan Morrison Books Today has been a it chaotic, but this, right here, is peace. I've rocked the to-do list, pulled out alittle knitting, and I'm plotting where to plant my milkweed to attract monarchs again this year. #cultivateandcreate #knitstagram #knitting #knittersofin

Something I need: Plant my milkweed from Live Monarch Foundation

Something to wear: Hats!!

Something to read:

Giveaway from The Girl Who Crafted & Discount Code!! 

Blue Lily Open

  • Discount code: Cultivate2016
  • Lily Blue colorway on your choice of base
  • Visit Sari’s shop
  • What other fandoms and characters would you like to see?
  • Must be a member of the group

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Cultivate & Create: Episode 19

Check out the Wild Wild West Mini Cowl by @yumiyarns!! Perfect for the #scowlkal2016, and she's given us a coupon code. Check out the Ravelry group or the latest episode! @yumiyarns with @repostapp ??? I'm completely in love with this yarn from @thedyeingApologies!!! to Shaina Scott (Yumi Yarns)! We're not heathens. Not at all. #graysongram #beefitswhatsfordinnerShoonanigans!

Something I want: a Yarnit

Something I need: back to the Bullet Journal

  • time-sensitive appointments in Google calendar
  • monthly goals/plans/to-dos in bujo
  • need the tangible checklist
  • brain dump!!

Something to wear: sweater-weather is coming!

Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg (DK)Untitled

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Finishing Patricia’s Song by Kelene Kinnersley in The Lemonade Shop Simple Sock in the Truly Outrageous colorway.

Something to read: picture book edition

#knittingismyhappyplace

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Cultivate & Create: Episode 15

Thank you for joining me!

Shoonanigans!!

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FO!!! Bugle the Baby Elephant by Susan Claudino in Dancing Dog Dyeworks Waltz Worsted in the Elephant Festival colorway. Untitled

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Something I want: All my knitting friends to be RIGHT HERE!!

Something I need: My baby to stop growing up!!

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Something to wear: Amaro by Thea Coleman

Something to read:

 

I just left the world of monster-slaying bartenders, and I don't know where to go next. #whatdoireadnext #readerproblems

Scowl KAL EXTENSION!! Let’s keep going until July 31…but I did a drawing of the FOs so far just for fun.

Choice Bit of Calico giveaway thread

We ?? #onetwistedtree.

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


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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!!

Choice Bit of Calico

Whoa. A lot of work goes into designing and writing up a pattern. Who knew? /s (My husband tells me that’s how you indicate sarcasm on the internet.)

I’m just putting the finishing touches on my newest pattern, Choice Bit of Calico, and let me tell you, it’s been a long time coming.

This design idea first came to me early last year as I was binge-watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix. I’m obsessed with Miss Fisher’s wardrobe, and I wanted to bring a bit of that to my knitting. I knew it had to be absolutely decadent, over-the-top fancy, and what better way to do that than with silk and beads.

IMG_9255 (2)I was lucky enough to get a skein of One Twisted Tree Lustrous, a merino/silk base, that Danie was testing out. It was kismet. The yarn had to be something beautiful. Miss Fisher-inspired designs must be knit with something wonderfully wanton. And it became the perfect marriage of yarn and pattern. That’s not to say it was easy. There were many stops and starts…and stops…and stops…and time outs. IMG_9226 (2)

But that’s the process, right? (If it isn’t, don’t tell me.)

I had a lot of fun taking photos of this one. I played with hanging it up different places and going for all kinds of fun angles to show off the beads and drape. But the most inspired idea I had was to use an antique sewing table and a crystal glass we’d gotten as a wedding gift (the first time it’s ever been used) as props.

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Now, I’m not saying I’m brilliant, but that’s a pretty inspired photo, right? The colors are really offset by the wood, and you can just see the sparkle in the beads.

To say I’m proud of this one is an understatement, not just because of the design, although I love that, too, but because I kept with it.

Isn’t it crazy how we, as knitters, can turn string (albeit gorgeous, glittering string) into something so beautiful??

(Note: My whole house smelled like vinegar for the afternoon after this photo shoot, but vinegar makes a good substitute when you don’t have whiskey.)

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.

Currently Knitting

 

 

      • 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.