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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.

Something to read

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Cultivate & Create: Episode 22

WIPs

Something I want: Hot Chocolate 15K in St. Louis (Dec. 11, not the 18)

Something I need: New Knitflix shows!!!

Something to wear

Something to read: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

The Girl Who Crafted giveaway winner!!

  • 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 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!

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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 16

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Shoonanigans!!

Yarnify!

FOs!!

Currently Knitting

Seeds to Flowers Cowl by Kristina Vilimaite in Another Crafty Girl Oh! Shiny Sock in It’s the American Way for the #scowlKAL2016.

Seeeekrit test knit for Lucia

Something I want: More shelving and organization for my yarn cave!!

Something I need: a good place to block

Something to wear: Line Break by Veera Valimaki knit by my momma in The Copper Corgi Savannah Sock in Grilled Eggplant and Oh! Loops Ascot in Vintage Lace

Something to read:

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah Maclean

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

#scowlKAL2016Keep scowling away!! Let’s discuss in the Ravelry group

Wild Wild West Mini Cowl coupon code: scowlkal2016 — Good Golly Gorgeous!!!!

One Twisted Tree winner!!

Cultivate & Create: Episode 15

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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

Currently Knitting

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

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Currently Knitting

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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.)