Episode 52: Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello darlings! Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US – and if you’re going to be shopping the Black Friday sales, bless you. LOL! I’ve been busy since the last recording which hasn’t left a whole lot of time to knit, so this episode isn’t as long as the last couple. *sigh* (I’m sure that a few of you are out there saying “thank goodness!”. I totally understand, lol.)

Current Roster

  • Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. Knit out of the Twelfth Doctor colorway from See Jayne Knit on US1.5s. Still working on the leg of this one. I’m hoping that with nothing else officially on the needles, that I’ll get this one finished soon!

Alumni Roster

  • Sporthead Hat – based off the very popular Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure. This went fairly quickly once I got to the Stockinette, yay! I’ll need to write up my notes and post them on Rav. (I also need to make a project page…)

Scouting Report

Have a great holiday, y’all! I’ll see you next time!

Keep knitting, spinning, crocheting, and stitching on!

xo,
Holly

Episode 46: The Doctor is Back!

Hi everyone! I hope y’all have had a great week, mine has been good – I’ve gotten a lot done, so that’s a plus, right?

What’s Happening Chez Sheepish?

  • The sale on my Allons-y! socks (20% off the pattern!) is still going on – I’ve extended the sale on them; you’ll be able to get them for 20% off until September 30. Want to buy them? Then click here.
  • knittingblackbelt on Ravelry is having a KAL on her blog, Little Fire Knits, to celebrate the new season of Doctor Who! Go over to her blog to check out all the rules and tag any projects you submit with the hashtag #drwhokal on Instagram.

Current Roster

  • Snapshots from Maine blanket… I’ve been working on this in my March yarn and cast on for another Vivid square, which is working up really quickly!
  • Shorty 2.0 Baby Blanket. Working on my 10 squares in Knitpicks Swish DK – I’ve got 3 of 10 complete so far.
  • The socks haven’t been touched and likely won’t be until I’m done with the squares for the baby blanket.

Scouting Report

  • 2 skeins of yarn from Voolenvine – I managed to catch an update! 🙂 Kristen is also the host of the Yarngasm podcast!
  • 2 skeins of yarn from Gale’s Art – I snagged a skein of the coveted Graffiti and Asphalt colorway… so pretty!
  • 6.2 oz (approximately) of fiber from Hobbledehoy in the Flight of the TARDIS colorway. You know I had to have it… them… yeah.
  • 2 flat pack bobbins from Akerworks for the Bug. I can’t wait to use these!

What’s Making Me Happy

Do I really need to say it? Doctor Who is back! While I had some issues with the episode itself, I adore Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. He’ll be a different Doctor than the others, but I think that’s needed. There are a couple story lines that I’m worried we’ll get bogged down with this season, but I’m still thrilled that it’s back. 🙂

Have a great week, everyone! Keep knitting, crocheting, spinning and stitching on!

xo,
Holly

Episode 45: Another FO, Yay!

Hiya everyone! How has your week been? Mine has been busy and I’ve gotten a lot of knitting done (for me, at least), so mine has been good. 🙂 This one is a short one this week – it seems when I record once a week the episodes are shorter, who would’ve thought that? Heh.

What’s Happening Chez Sheepish?

  • The sale on my Allons-y! socks (20% off the pattern!) is still going on until Saturday at 11:59pm Eastern. Want to buy them? Then click here.
  • knittingblackbelt on Ravelry is having a KAL on her blog, Little Fire Knits, to celebrate the new season of Doctor Who! Go over to her blog to check out all the rules and tag any projects you submit with the hashtag #drwhokal on Instagram.

Current Roster

  • Simple Vanilla Sock. I’ve knit about 3-4″ on the leg of this sock – progress has been slow, but steady.
  • Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. I’m halfway through the ribbing on the sock – I meant to rip it out and start again on Saturday, but… yeah. 🙂
  • Snapshots from Maine blanket… I wound my March yarn and cast on for another Vivid square, which is working up really quickly!

Alumni Roster

Scouting Report – Projects

I will be partnering with my bestie to knit a friend of ours a Vivid for their baby (out of DK weight).

What’s Making Me Happy

  • NEW DOCTOR WHO SEASON STARTS ON SATURDAY!! Yes, I am insanely excited about this. 🙂

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

xo,
Holly

Episode 36: Happy Easter!

Hi everyone! It’s a short one this week to catch up… it’s amazing how short an episode can be when you don’t have anything for the Scouting Report… My excuse is that Maryland Sheep and Wool is coming up soon – I totally want to have money to spend there! 😉

Current Roster 

  • April Socky Sock. Not much progress has been made on this because of… reasons. I need to get the lead out if I’m going to finish a pair by the end of the month – why did I set this challenge again? Oh yeah, I’m insane (but lovable)! These are being knit out of Knitter’s Nightmare in her Boogeyman Sock on my US1.5 32″ circs. The colorway? It’s a “screwed up” Thank You for Being a Friend. I have yet to see how it’s screwed up, but whatever. These are gorgeous!
  • Class Socky Sock. This one was cast on because I decided that I should have something on the needles for my Top Down Socks class at fibre space. I just didn’t want to have another Bondi sock on the needles. Lame, I know. As these are being knit out of some Into the Whirled that I purchased at MDSW last year, it’s only fitting that I work on them and they become my May socks. These are knit using the Into the Whirled Gloucester base in the Mercy Hartigan colorway on my US1.5 Signature DPNs.
  • Granny Square Snapshots of Maine blanket. I’ve finished the January skein of yarn and have started the February skein… it’s the perfect mindless project!

Alumni Roster 

  • Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey (Albers) Cowl by Ann Weaver. Finally done! Just in time for the last bout (hopefully) of cold weather here in the DC area. I love how this turned out, even if it isn’t as big/long as I’d like it. I’ll try reblocking it, but I’m still really happy with how it turned out.

What’s Making Me Happy? 

  • It’s Stanley Cup Playoff time! While the Caps didn’t make it in, it doesn’t mean I’m not watching. I’m rooting for the Anaheim Ducks – let’s go Ducks!!
  • Eddie Izzard is coming to DC in 11 days – and I’ll be there! LOVE that man. (Let’s put it this way, I have Eddie downloaded as my GPS voice. Yeah, that’s how much I love him.)
  • Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival!! It’s the first weekend in May – Michelle and I are heading there on Saturday, definitely. If you see me, say hi! 🙂

Have a great week, y’all! Knit, Spin, Crochet, and Stitch 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