Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Episode 162: Not Our Average Christmas

This episode will upload December 30, 2023

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Warm Thanks : 

All the kind people who sent supportive messages during my blitz of Covid!

Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 10 (2024): ALL INFO IS RIGHT HERE! It's the info thread on Ravelry.

What's On My Hooks and Needles:
Evolution Socks --first sock done!

In Progress:

Stash toss 2023 (38 in versus 84 out)  

Romjul Sweater 2023: Knitting a folded neckline , courtesy of Biscotte Yarns

Superstition Sweater - finished the first sleeve. 

200 FairIsle Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone
Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting
Helpful video--Purl Soho on German Short Rows
150 Scandinavian Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Dizzy Blondes: 

Still working on more merino from
3rd bobbin (sigh), but no progress
A fuzz ball of Minerva daily continues: 1 per day
Now working on gorgeous alpaca mix fluff from Dani!

Strategy: Holidays--reach out and refresh for Romjul up drop-off locations such as Kohl's $20 donation to print a label and drop off at USPS; east coast US--find a drop box

Fluffy Books: Sister Boniface on Netflix
A Newlyweds Guide by Dianne Freman

Something I Really Like:

Put a Lid on It: 
Tea tastings: PD Advent Calendar!

Day 6 : fragrant and interesting with basil scent. Delicious.

Day 7: another winner, mainly because of the citrus freshness of the flavor.

Covid! The awful last week of work before Romjul:

I tested positive Dec 19, hubs Dec 23; I was negative on Christmas, Hubs on Dec 27th.

But Christmas came!

Christmas and dog beds

Daily House projects:
Gift wrapping

Puck lights
Door curtain

Seat blockers

Garage camera, walkways, and solar lights

Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie--nope. I came home to happy pets

Watercolors: Taking Andrea Nelson's teach-able class no updates

Hubsdate:  Project "G" progress: oh no. Holiday boxes! The tree is decorated

Project T--the first journal of Europe—in small bits, and the second journal as a break. Nope.

Project cookbook! Staggering a bit, but 1 a day, including any recipe that I use as we go

Greenfingers report: winter garden, dreaming--ZZZZZZZ


Romjul: Dec 23--Jan 1, 2023-24
Yarnopoly and Second Saturday Stitchers—meet-ups on the 2nd Saturday of each month (usually)
CFR10—Courtyard by Marriott, Valencia on Sept 28, 2024.

And Minerva gets the last word: 

I halped!

My Favorite Resources:


LYS and supplies:

Webs for supplies

The Altered Stitch in Valley Village, LA

The Knitting Tree in Airport-land, LA

Latelier on Ventura

Nice extras and Cool Stuff:

Birch and Cider for custom leather tags on Etsy

Razzberries Studios on Etsy for chatelaine supplies

Busy Bees Fibers--now on their own indie site! hand-dyed wool, roving, and especially those measuring tape bracelets that I adore

Betty Jo's Corner--laser cut tools for your fiber-work

Luna Fairy Cat--People Jewelry, Yarn Jewelry, and Book Jewelry

Yank Your Yarn--Pop-Culture Inspired Snag-Free Stitch Markers

Nexus Knits--Providing a handmade link for families and home. Stitchmarkers!

Also at:  sales support children's charities!

Seeking Sanity--Knitting, and Crochet Supplies

Crocodile Crafting--creative stitch markers and earrings

Adventure Needlework--needleminders and stitch (embroidery) gifts

Cutieful Yarns on Australian Etsy

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