Episode 38: New Technology

Hi everyone! I took the time yesterday morning to record… and didn’t actually edit until last night. Well, at least there’s some good light, right? 😉 So, I got a new microphone this week – let me know what you think of the sound quality! Hopefully, it’s much better than it was. We’ll see.

What’s Happening Chez Sheepish?

What do you knit on during the hot summer months? Well, let’s find out! Starting June 1, we’re going to have a CAL (craftalong)! Starting on June 1, you can start posting your finished summer projects (or winter projects, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere) for a chance to win a sweater’s worth of madelinetosh tosh mo light. I know, right??

If you don’t regularly check on the blog (if you’re reading this, you’re either here or viewing on YouTube…), you should! I uploaded a tutorial the other day and I’m looking for more suggestions on them – so what do you want to see?

Current Roster

Rubber Ducky Socks. Vanilla sock pattern by me. Knit for a Socks 201 private lesson out of Biscotte et Cie Felix in the Princesse et les 7 mailles colorway. I’m done with the first one – mostly, so I just need to get started on the second sock in the pair! I love when socks work up quickly. 🙂

Alumni Roster

April Socky-Socks. Vanilla sock pattern by me. Knit out of Knitters Nightmare Boogeyman Sock on US1.5 (2.5mm) needles. These are short socks, so I could catch up with my personal quest for my year of socks – but they were a wonderful knit! Knit with a Fish Lips Kiss heel, they’re a touch wide, but still wearable.

Scouting Report

  • Mystik Spiral socks by Josh Ryks. I love these – I need to cast them on immediately. LOL!
  • Lollipop Yarns – I managed to catch a ball at Looped in DC
  • Shibui cotton silk blend yarn. This is going to be a bear to wind and knit with…
  • My Snapshots of Maine yarn club in Sweet Sap. How much better can this get? 🙂

What’s Making Me Happy

  • I got to spend time with Elly, Dave, Kristin, Laura, CC, and Damaris and chat on Saturday afternoon. It was my first time doing a Google Hangout and I had so much fun! Much love to everyone and I loved meeting you all! xoxo (Also, happy birthday Elly!!!!!)
  • Solving all sorts of tech issues here at the house has definitely made me happy and soooo frustrated at the same time. Heh.

Much love to everyone – thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you all next time!

Knit, crochet, spin, and stitch on!

xo,
Holly

Episode 37: Sheep & Wool!

Hi everyone! It’s been a couple of weeks since I last recorded – how are you?? This weekend was Sheep & Wool weekend and man, was it fun!! 🙂 I got to see and meet so many people and buy so many things… that’s what a Sheep & Wool Festival is for, correct?

What’s Happening Chez Sheepish? 

Since we don’t have as many entries this month, I’m going to combine the April Socks, Socks, Socks! thread with the May one. I’ll be pulling for one (or even two) prizes in June.

Current Roster 

Everything from last time is in the same place as the last time I recorded, so I didn’t even show anything. Hopefully, I’ll get some work done on them in the next week (especially on the April socks)!

Alumni Roster 

  • 7-Day Sweater (Liesl) by Ysolda TeagueSomehow, I developed the #crazypantsknitting (new hashtag on Instagram, LOL) idea to knit a sweater to wear to Maryland Sheep & Wool. I knit on nothing else and succeeded! Project monogamy=FTW! (Project monogamy is so boring, though.

Scouting Report (Stash) 

  • Gourmet Stash punis in the “Paintbox Remnants,” “Peacock Dreams,” and “Spinners Hill” colorways – gorgeous!
  • Vintage Rose stitch markers and shawl pin. You know how much I adore Vintage Rose!
  • Into the Whirled braids of fiber… Polwarth, Polwarth/Silk, Falkland – I can’t wait to spin these!
  • Jennie the Potter mugs – I had to special order the 2014 MDSW ones, but that’s okay, I can wait. 😉
  • Fiber Optic Yarns paintbox kit. This is about 450 yards, so I have no clue what I’ll do with it, but I’ll find something. A Honey Cowl, maybe?

What’s Making Me Happy 

Maryland Sheep & Wool, of course! I spent the day with Michelle and we had fun roaming around the festival, shopping, handing out buttons, and meeting people. I made it to the podcaster meetup and met some really awesome people! I got to catch up with some of my favorite people as well, so all in all, it was a great day! (Even if I got sunburned and now have a light patterned tan of the Liesl lace on my shoulder. Heh.)

I hope you all have a great week – I’ll see you next time.

Knit, stitch, spin, and crochet on!

xo,
Holly

Episode 35: Fiber Snuggling

Hiya everyone! It’s been a couple weeks since we last talked – it’s been a busy couple of weeks for me! (This is quickly becoming my norm… Oh well.)

What’s Happening Chez Sheepish? 

It’s the first recording of the month! We know what that means… It’s time for the Socks, Socks, Socks! drawing!! There were some absolutely GORGEOUS submissions this past month. Thank you all for participating, it means a lot. Really.

So… congrats to our winner, Olvs! Congrats, Kylie!

Current Roster/Stick Handling 

  • Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey (Albers) Cowl by Ann Weaver. Matt Smith square is almost complete! I should get it done in the next day so it should be an official FO next week… Fingers crossed!
  • Granny Square Snapshots of Maine blanket. I’ve decided to take my yarn from the Snapshots of Maine yarn club and crochet it into a granny square – I love how it’s coming out!
  • April Socky Sock. I pulled out some of my Knitters Nightmare in the “Thank You For Being a Friend” colorway and cast on. I’m still debating on whether I’m going to knit this in stockinette or if I will throw a cable into it…
  • Once Upon a Time stitchalong by the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. The April block is here, so I’m getting a late start on it, but I’m loving it so far. 🙂

Alumni Roster 

My Monkey socks are complete! Hooray!! They’re a little snug, but they are gorgeous! They were knit out of Unwind Yarn Company‘s Journey Sock in the Waterlilies colorway.

Scouting Report 

What’s Making Me Happy 

  • Friends. ‘Nuff said. 🙂 Planning getaways is one of my favorite pastimes!

Have a great week everyone! Knit, stitch and crochet on!

xo,
Holly

Episode 28: It’s December!

Hi there! I hope you all have been well since we last talked. Things have been good, but busy here. Mother Nature is not cooperating with the knitting mojo – it’s been unseasonably warm here in the DC area this past week (temps of 70°?! Fahrenheit, that is.) and today it’s in the low 40’s with snow forecast for tomorrow. Eek! The lighting’s all funky in this one – sorry for that, but I don’t think it’ll be *too* distracting.

What’s Happening Chez Sheepish? 

It’s December! Y’all know what that means… it’s time to draw for the November Socks, Socks, Socks prize! Congratulations to our winner! Hooray! Also, don’t forget the Fall Into Color KAL that’s going on – if you’re working on something that can be considered colorwork, submit it! The KAL is going until December 31…

Current Roster 

  • Hiro by Julia Farwell-ClayIt doesn’t look like any progress has been made, but there has been a little, I promise. I need to concentrate on this one for awhile, since it’s my Fall Into Color KAL project and it’s December…
  • Level Up Socks by Heather Monroe Kinne. I love how these look, but the tiny cables are KILLING my hands, so these have been put to the side for just a little bit.
  • Simple Stripey Socks by me. These continue to be my hockey knitting, purse knitting, Doctor Who knitting…
  • Eugenia’s Mittens by Mollie Woodworth. So the first mitt, sans thumb, is done. The cables are what really started the pain in my hands and arms, so I’m giving them a rest for a bit. I love the mitten when it’s on my hand though. It’s going to be so warm and perfect.
  • Seamless Salomas Slippers by Susan Busbee and Megan Williams. These are a bit of an experiment – to see if they work and if they fit (preferably not me, lol). Knit out of unknown worsted (I think it’s Fiberists, but I’m not sure.) on US6s.

Stick Handling 

I’ve finished the first two ounces of my Gourmet Stash Fibery Tribbles and am well into the second two ounces. Hopefully, I can get that done this week and can get started on the third two ounces. This is so gorgeous!!

What’s Making Me Happy 

  • Jennie the Potter (of the fabulous mug fame) is making silver knit-themed jewelry! I ordered the oval stockinette stitch printed earrings and LOVE them.
  • My bestie is coming into town this week! SOSOSOSOSO happy about this.

Have a great week, everyone! I’ll see you next time!

xo,
Holly

Episode 23: Take 3

Hi everyone! Yes, this is take 3 recording this week’s episode – I tried using my DSLR the first time around, and while the picture and sound were excellent, it only recorded 5:30 of the 40 or so minutes I was trying to record. *sigh* Take 2: I tried using my old webcam and while that worked, the settings were all wonky and I can’t change them to my liking. The recording was over 5GB?!?! WTF?! It was crashing Premiere (what I use to edit lately) and was such a headache. I spent about 19 hours of 24 trying to get it to work. Finally, I decided to re-record for Take 3 using the current webcam – what you see today. 🙂 MUCH more manageable, thank goodness. Technology is not my friend. Oy.

WE ARE AT 150 MEMBERS!!! What??? That is AWESOME. Thank you all so much for your love, encouragement and patience. When we hit 200 members in the Ravelry group, I’ll do a prize drawing! Nice, right? Don’t know where the Rav group is? Here you go: www.ravelry.com/groups/sheepish-podcast/.

Also, I’ve decided to add a co-mod to the group, so everyone welcome Michelle (travelingknitter)! You’ve seen her around the boards already, but she’s going to be a great addition (and keep me on task, I’m sure, LOL)! To celebrate, we’re going to hold a colorwork knitalong called Fall Into Color! Starting October 1 and continuing through the end of the year, we’re going to knit something in colorwork – and you get to convince us that something’s colorwork or not. 😉 I’m planning on knitting Hiro and Michelle is planning on knitting Plum Rondo a la Turk. (I just noticed that these are both by Julia Farwell-Clay, heh.) You don’t have to do a sweater, knit or crochet whatever your heart desires, as long as it fits into your description of colorwork. For more information on the knitalong, visit the thread on Ravelry and share what you’re going to make!

Lastly, we’re coming up on my one year podiversary. That’s kinda cool. To celebrate, I’ll start a thread to win prizes on October 1 and close it on the podiversary, October 31. I haven’t thought about prizes yet, but I know that one will be an e-book on Ravelry. 🙂 Okay, we can finally get into the knitting now! Still with me? Good.

Current Roster 

  • Bondi Socks by meProgress is slow on this, just because I haven’t been working on it over the last week. See the next item why that might be. 😉 I’m one set of decreases away from just knitting down the foot of the sock, which will either go quickly because I can zone out, or slowly because I’m bored.
  • Narragansett by Thea Colman. I have just wanted to work on this. I am only about 5 rows from binding off the body and can start the sleeves. I want to wear this so badly – I think that the cooler temperatures here in the DC area have contributed to that want. I’ve used the better part of 4 balls, when all is said and done – I stopped alternating skeins again when I got to the ribbing on the sweater, so that’s being done in ball 5 and I have the leftovers of ball 4 to use. I haven’t decided if I’m going to alternate on the sleeves or not. Suggestions?

Stick Handling 

I’m still working on the first two ounces of the Fibery Tribbles from Gourmet Stash. It’s slow going – especially because the fiber is so darn slippery – but it’s pretty. Hopefully, I’ll get started on the second two ounces this week.

Scouting Report 

It’s all Yarn vs. Zombies this week, what can I say? I received my yarn and fiber from the Geek Treat club, Doctor Who was my geek, natch, and I am in love. They’re not colors that I’d normally gravitate towards, but they’re lovely. The fiber is 100% Corriedale, which I’ve never spun before. I also picked up a ball of self-striping in her Haunted base: Rain of Frogs and another braid of Corriedale in the Penny, Amy, Bernadette colorway.

What’s Making Me Happy 

  • HOCKEY!!! Yes, it’s still preseason, but it’s still hockey. It’s the most wonderful time of the year (to me, at least – talk to me at the end of the season, LOL). I talked a lot about seeing the rookies play and I just found out that the one I mentioned on the podcast, Nathan Walker, has been sent down to our AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, since we couldn’t sign him due to a rule in the CBA (collective bargaining agreement – a contract between the team owners and players). So happy for him and am looking forward to seeing him play in PA this year.
  • The Highlands on the Fly retreat is really just a month away! I am so freakin’ excited about this!! The vendor list is outstanding, so I’ll need to pack carefully so I have room to bring home the goodies.
  • The iOS7 update for the iPad and the iPhone. Well, it’s only happy-ish. I like certain things about the update and hate others. I think that’s pretty standard, yes?
  • OMG, I forgot to mention this in the podcast – my bestie sent this link to me the other night and knew that I’d love it. Y’all know that I’m a huge Potter-head, well Matt Lewis (who played Neville Longbottom) was on BBC Radio 1 on a mid-day show, I think, and complete hilarity and ridiculousness ensue. There’s water, spitting, laughing, and slightly inappropriate words involved… I laughed for the entire time I watched. I also am a 12 year old boy when it comes to humor. Enjoy.

 

On that note, have a great week and I’ll see you next time!

xo,
Holly

Episode 22: A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week… Mine has been busy, of course – fitting five days of work into four is definitely not easy. Hopefully you all had a great Labor Day (if you’re in the States to celebrate), mine was a fiber-y Labor Day, accompanied with lots of Pride & Prejudice (the BBC version, of course).

We’ve got a bit to cover this week – including a prize drawing! Hooray! The winner of the August “Socks, Socks, Socks!” thread is… yeah, you know I’m not going to spoil it here. 😉 If you are the winner, please PM me on Ravelry with your favorite colors in sock yarn and your address so I can get that out to you ASAP!

Current Roster 

  • Bondi Socks by meI made some progress on the second sock this week, knitting down the leg and half of the heel flap two weekends ago and finally getting around to finishing the heel flap while getting Fawkes (my car) an oil change. I turned the heel while helping a friend troubleshoot the heel turn in the pattern and am now just working through all the gusset decreases. So, I’m in the most boring part of the sock. Ah, well. I’ll have Mom try it on as I knit, so I can actually knit it to the correct length. Novel idea, right?
  • Narragansett by Thea Colman. I cast this on late on the Friday of the week the podcast went up. (Like around midnight on that Friday night. I’d been dealing with video issues because of my iTunes feed – it didn’t upload correctly. Oy.) This has been working up so quickly – and has been the only thing that I’ve really wanted to work on.  Of course, it’s now too big to carry around, so I can only work on it at home. I am using some of the yarn from the Magnolia Society yarn club: madeline tosh 80/10/10 Worsted in the Well Water colorway. (I totally forgot to say that on the ‘cast!) LOVE this yarn. I have been alternating skeins throughout, like a good little knitter, so there is that, but it looks so awesome.

Stick Handling 

  • I finished the braid of Polwarth from Knitters Nightmare in the Berlin colorway! Hooray! The colors are phenomenal. I navajo plied the yarn and my navajo plying needs work, but it’s still gorgeous. Sadie dyes some phenomenal colorways – I tend to say that about most of the indie dyers I buy from, don’t I? Well, it’s because it’s true.
  • So, since one braid of yarn was done, I had to put some more fiber on the wheel… I decided to order another 2 oz of the Fibery Tribbles from Gourmet Stash (along with some punis… no judgement!) and with the 4 oz I previously purchased, I am going to do a true 3 ply – I’ve never done that, before! Which means I’m going to join in with the Yarnraising New-To-You Spinalong. I’ve also never worked with alpaca, so I’ve got two entries right there! 🙂 It goes until October 31, so if you want to join in come on!

Scouting Report: Stash 

  • Well, the Fibery Tribbles and punis from Gourmet Stash
  • My sweater’s worth of madeline tosh Dandelion (90% superwash merino, 10% fine linen) in Duchess. Love the feel of the yarn – it’s a fingering weight in a purple-y colorway.
  • A skein of Goonies self-striping sock yarn from Highland Handmades
  • Two Bullseye Bumps from Loop. Awesome!!!

What’s Making Me Happy 

  • HIGHLANDS ON THE FLY IS A LITTLE OVER A MONTH AWAY! Yes, I might be a little excited. And I might need to get cracking on that sweater.
  • Teefury.com – I love their t-shirts: uber-geeky and really pop-culture relevant! Just be prepared to wait for them.
  • Hockey is starting up again! On Monday, the rookies from the Caps and Flyers played… and I was damn happy to watch. LOVE. Our first pre-season game is Saturday night. I already have plans with beer, knitting (because spinning would probably be a bad idea), and internet.
  • Yes, I got my hair cut. I’m still getting used to it. The salon I went to was way too cool for me, but I loved the stylist, so I will brave the uber-hip hipsters and keep going. Now if I could figure out what to do with it on my own…

Have a great week! I will be recording next week, so I’ll see you all then!

xo,
Holly

Episode 21: Stash Enhancement, FTW!

Hey everyone! It’s been a while, as usual! I hope y’all have been doing well and have gotten lots of knitting, spinning, and all other crafty endeavors done – because I certainly haven’t… though there is an addition to the Alumni Roster this week. 🙂

I talk about a few things before getting into the Crafty Stuff – if you’re not following the blog in a aggregator, you may be missing out on posts as I start to use the blog as a blog as well as a place for show notes. (Don’t worry, the blog will always have to do with the ‘cast, I promise!) I’m hoping to put reviews on here, rather than take time in the recording, which will hopefully keep the time down. Also, don’t forget – you’ve still got until midnight on the 31st to enter your finished socks in the August “Socks, Socks, Socks!” thread for a prize!

Current Roster 

  • Bondi Socks by meI finally cast the second sock on and promptly remembered why I don’t knit socks on DPNs all that often. I grabbed my Chiagoo Red Lace circs in a US1.5 (2.5mm) and went to town. One thing I remembered about 2″ in? I knit looser on the Karbons, which is what I had started in and knit over half of the first sock in. So, this sock might be a little snugger than the first for Mom… she’ll love them anyway, right? I’ve made the decision to rip back the toe on the first sock and knit the foot longer, but I can’t stomach that right about now, lol.

Alumni Roster 

  • Brickless by Martina Behm. I finished this in 15 days. 15 days. That is almost unheard of, in my world. I could have gotten this done in fewer days if I had just pulled it out and worked on it more. This really was potato chip knitting for me. I really didn’t want to put it down once I picked it up – and it was so easy to remember. I finished this on Monday, just in time to squeak in under the deadline for the  Knitabulls’ Brickless KAL with Sadie of Yarnivore. I knit this out of a skein of Storied Yarns’ Superwash Sock (75% SW Merino/25% Nylon) in the Condescending Wonka colorway. I love how this came out. I was left with a tiny ball of leftover yarn – maybe it will be enough to knit a square? Yes, I still need to block this, but I’m still calling it finished.

Stick Handling 

I finished the braid of fiber from Fibernymph Dye Works – and it is lovely once spun up. It’s a little itchy, but I’m hoping that will soften up with a good soak and thwack.

Scouting Report: Patterns 

I swatched for three of four projects (yes, one of the swatches did double duty and worked for two sweaters) and posted a poll in the Rav group on which I should make next… because Maine is a little chilly in October. I think I’ve decided to cast on Narragansett by Thea Coleman of Baby Cocktails, as it’s a worsted weight sweater and should knit up quickly.

Scouting Report: Stash Enhancement 

Yeah, retail therapy happened. I hate it when I fill a cart and Paypal just kicks in like that. Oops.

What’s Making Me Happy 

There are so many things – too many to list! One big thing? Just over one month until the NHL Regular Season start. (You know, in case you’ve forgotten about my hockey love.) Our first game is on October 1, against the current Stanley Cup Champions in Chicago. Yeah, we’re going to lose that one, but honestly, I won’t care because hockey will be back! (I’ll care for our first home game against the Flames on the 3rd, though.)

Have a great week, everyone! I’ll see you soon!

xo,
Holly

Episode 19: A Short One

Hey everyone, it’s me again! Yes, I know it’s been FOREVER since I last updated, but, well, life got crazy again. (Of course, right?) Last Friday was my birthday and it was a great birthday – it was quiet, but awesome. I’ll have the crazy-ridiculous fun with my friends in the wilds of PA this weekend, like I do every year.

Remember, there is a prize giveaway for showing off your finished socks in the Ravelry group (www.ravelry.com/groups/sheepish-podcast) – there are only 19 entries in there so far, so your chances of winning are good… Just sayin’. Speaking of that thread, a couple of things:

  1. I will close it on August 1 and open up the August thread. I’ll pull for the prize the next time I record.
  2. What do you think about chatter in the thread? I don’t mind it, but what about you guys?
  3. The winner will need to get in touch with me (of course I’ll PM you first) and let me know what colors you love. Personalized prizes FTW!

It’s a short episode this week (under 30 minutes!), with different formatting (no episode titles) because I recorded right before work and am editing here. (Shhh, don’t tell! LOL)

Current Roster 

  • Bowties are Cool socks by Mandie Harrington. I finally picked these up again and what do you know? That resulted in a HO! Woot! I started on the second sock immediately after and am almost through the leg.
  • Bondi Socks by me. after finishing the first Bowties are Cool sock, I started working on this one. The first sock is an almost HO (still needs to be kitchenered). I did experiment with two different types of DPNs on this one – the Karbonz and the Signatures. Apparently, I knit looser on the Karbonz than I do the Signatures.

Alumni Roster 

THEY ARE DONE!! Yes, the Allons-y Socks I designed are finally knit… though the pattern is still not published. I need to do some math, as I am offering 3 sizes and the heel math is a bit different for all of them, but it’s almost ready to go. I’ll post when it’s ready!

Stick Handling 

(Has anyone come up with a better hockey-themed name for this one?) I have wanted to spin ALL. THE. THINGS. OMG, it’s taken huge willpower to not go out and buy EVERYTHING to spin. Question for those of you who love to spin Loop batts – do you spin from the bag or pull out a sizeable length and pull it apart and spin from that? I was having the worst time spinning directly from the batt in bag.

What’s Making Me Happy 

  • Going camping next weekend!
  • The Zombies, Run 5K app – I never thought I’d run ever in my life. While I still hate running, the app makes it less hateful.

Remember to enter those last minute July socks into the thread! I’ll see you in August and will pull for a prize then.

xo,

Holly

Episode 18: Meet the ‘Bug!

Hi everyone! So, it’s been awhile, right? Things have been busy (and stressful) around Chez Sheepish the last few weeks, but that means that lots of knitting has gone on… along with a bit of shopping as well. I really should have named this the all enabling episode. I had a really good excuse for some of it, though – because, as you might be able to tell from the episode title, I got a new wheel! (Well, new to me, but I know that she was well loved in her old home.) I have spent the last few days spinning on her, getting used to her feel. (Yes, I decided that she’s a girl.)

Current Roster 

  • Lacy Batwing Top by Brooke Nico. I haven’t worked on this too much in the last couple weeks, but I did get to the third repeat in the chart. There are a total of 9 that need to be done… that’s going to be over 600 stitches. Have I lost my ever-loving mind?
  • Bondi Socks by me. So I started this to knit along with my Top Down Socks class at fibre space – well the class ended Sunday and I haven’t finished my sock. They finished theirs, though, so that’s a good thing!
  • Allons-y! socks by me. I sent the pattern out to my test knitters after having done math at 1am. Yeah, that meant I needed to knit through the heel so I could figure out what I had calculated wrong. I dropped everything to knit furiously to get those numbers figured out. I should have the second sock done by the next time I record – it’s the project I’ve been throwing in my bag to take to work and about with.

Alumni Roster 

Yes, I know, this is both a Current Roster and Alumni Roster project, but it really is the only way I’ll have anything for this section, lol. So, I started the Barn Raising Quilt. Since it’s made from individual squares, each square is an FO to me. 🙂 This episode’s square was out of String Theory Colorworks Resonance Self-Striping yarn. I forget the actual name of the color, but I know that fibre space was calling it fibre girl at one time.

Scouting Report: The All-Enabling Episode 

  • SW Twist Sock Yarn from Storied Yarns in Ten and Eleven.
  • 1 skein of Sparkle Gnome in Butterbeer, 1 skein each of the House Gnome in Bertie Bott’s and Arthur Weasley from GnomeAcres.
  • 2 sets of rolags from Dripping Fiber Studios.
  • 3 braids of fiber (2 BFL, 1 Rambouillet) from Cloudlover.
  • 2 braids of fiber (1 mixed BFL, 1 Polwarth) from Highland Handmades.
  • 10 skeins of the 80/10/10 (Merino, Nylon, Cashmere) from madelinetosh as part of the Magnolia Society club.

Stick Handling 

So, I’ve actually been spinning – mostly because… I GOT A WHEEL!!! WOOT! So excited. Emily from the Whatcha Swatchin’ podcast was selling hers and I had the good luck to be the first to respond. She’s wonderful. It’s been a fun few days getting to know her and get used to her. I’ve been spinning through Tour de Fleece for the Knit Me Sassy and Highland Handmades teams and I’m loving it. I’ve become a bit more consistent, though the singles are still full of over and underspun spots. So far, I’ve spun the remainder of a braid of Highland Handmades mixed BFL (about 1.25 oz) and a braid of the Highland Handmades Polwarth in the Not Soon Effaced colorway.

What’s Making Me Happy 

I did this completely off-the-cuff, so other than George being all right and safe and sound, I have no recollection of what I said. 🙂

Have a great week, everyone! See you next time!

xo,

Holly