Saturday, October 19, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Episode 34: I Survived the Zombie Knitpocalypse!

Special thanks to Amy and Megan from Stockinette Zombies for hosting such an awesome event. I had a wonderful time!

Shops we visited on the yarn crawl:
- Knitter's Palette
- Steven Be
- Lila & Claudine's
- Darn Knit Anyway

If you won the May/June Friend to FO prizes, please PM me with your pattern choice up to $7, and I'll gift it to you! :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

episode 33: my friends are awesome

The pattern for the blanket my awesome friends made for me is the Merrywood Throw by Laura Aylor.

The yarn my socks are made out of is HDYarns in the Circles colorway.

The winner of April Friend to FO is sabrab (post 25), and she wins a skein of Verdant Gryphon Eidos donated by the lovely dptemple!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

episode 32: just a quickie update!

just a quick episode to say hi... and give you a super fast update about what's going on. follow me on instagram... i'm hellolovely. you can find the awesome yarn i was knitting with, hdyarns in the "circles" colorway, at ps: i just noticed that my show has ads. i didn't start that. apparently blip has forced all shows to have "pre-roll" ads, whatever that is. i'm sorry for any inconvenience. :(

Monday, April 8, 2013

episode 31: remember me?

after a super long, unintended hiatus, i fill you in on the latest goings on!

no promises about a podcasting schedule, due to the "real life" things i have going on right now, but i promise to put out a show whenever i can, and will re-evaluate once things settle down.

Friend to FO March: winner is post #2 - samplerstitcher. PM me with your full name, address, and which version of cozies you'd like (red w/ flowers or purple w/ hearts), and I will mail them out plus a little bonus for being so patient, as soon as I unpack them. LOL! :)

Pomme de Pin!
PdP KAL winners - Josie (the only FO!) and cpurl17 (the only person other than Josie to post a WIP!)

Next KAL: SOCKS! the group says APril/May, but I"m just going to extend it for the whole 2nd quarter, so April, May, and June!  Post your FO's in the KAL thread, and I will enter them into my own spreadsheet for prize drawings.  Self-striping yarns = a bonus entry, plus you can still post your FOs in the monthly Friend to FO thread! Socks must be started April 1 and finished/posted in the thread by June 30 (or whenever I wake up to close the thread July 1). Prizes will be drawn on the next podcast after.

Treehugger Skyps
Vanilla Bean Smiles
Moon River

Coming Attractions:
Dublin socks
Neon and/or Vodka Gimlet

Too many to share! I received my yarn for Neon (Plucky Knitter Sweater in Hotsy Totsy) and Vodka Gimlet (Madelinetosh Vintage in Betty Draper's Blues), loads of self-striping from destashes and some KirbyWirby yarns.

Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog!
CHeck out her Craftsy Class by the same name. If you visit her blog, I believe she is still offering a discount on the class, but it's well worth the full price based on the few lessons I've watched so far.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

episode 29: stitches eve

Mini Skeins Drawing - post #22 and post #9 are the winners. PM me with your first/last name an address!

Pomme de Pin is the only thing I've been working on. Starting sleeves!!
I'm also taking some stripey socks with me to Stitches. I have two sets that just need their mate, so I'm hoping to finish at least one of them.

FOs: Nothing

Stitches West!!
Stitches West is this weekend, and I will be there Thursday, Friday, and part of Saturday. I'm not part of the Podcaster Meetup because 1) I'm shy, lol, and 2) I wasn't invited! lol! I have a class Friday afternoon and the Fashion Show/Dinner on Friday evening. I will be hanging around the market Thursday evening during the student preview and also Friday afternoon after my class, and Saturday until we're too tired and decide to go home. If you see me or hear me giggle, stop by and say hi. I'm super shy in person, but will try to fake it if you come up to me. lol. :) I don't have buttons, but I'll be handing out my brand new moo cards!

Plans of booths to hit - I usually stop by BMFA a couple times, and I really want to go to the Knitting Rose booth, Erin Lane Bags, Miss Babs, probably WEBS, and we'll just see what happens.

Staying at the Hilton, so if you are staying there, you might run into me there, too!

I'm going to clear off my phone and use it to take some videos... I think videos are frowned upon in the market, but I can show you purchases along the way.


Monday, February 4, 2013

episode 28: (almost) caught in the act

PRIZE DRAWING! January Friend to FO
Post 57 is the winner of the North cabin Fiber crafts sock yarn. If you didn't win, visit the shop and get your own. :) Finish lots of stuff in the February Friend to FO thread so you can enter to win a skein of Goth Socks!

- I am debt free! WOOHOO! :D Thanks for helping me out with destashes, encouraging comments, and just dealing with my little updates throughout the process. I appreciate it! :)
- I AM GOING TO ZOMBIE KNITPOCALYPSE!! :) Let me know if you're going!
- I've lost 7.6lbs since joining WW three weeks ago! :)

(What is up with the sound?! Sorry about that. I may need to invest in an external mic!)

- Lovers Leap socks in Goth Socks Strychnine, Lovers Leap colorway
- Reese's Pieces/Vanilla Bean Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks self striping, Reese's Pieces colorway
- Papillotes by Rose Hiver, Lorna's Laces Solemate, Hermosa colorway
- Rhombi cardigan, Squoosh Fiber Arts Rapture, Caliente colorway
- Rocky Coast Cardigan, Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool, Oatmeal colorway
- Pomme de Pin, Plucky Knitter Primo Sport, Olive Bar colorway

- An awesome bag from Amy Beth/The Fat Squirrel Speaks - LOVELOVELOVELOVE
- Awesome yarn that's been turned into work stash for now.

- Post in the Mini Skeins Drawing thread, and I will draw the winners on Episode 29 because I posted the thread late.

Did you like my DPN holder? Get your own at!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

episode 27: Pomme de Begin


Pattern prize drawing - Congrats to LittleSweetPea and SandraRum ! I've send you your prize.
I've officially swatched and cast on for Pomme de Pin! Current end date extended to = 3/31/13


Coming Attractions
Rhombi cardigan (I called it the Rapture Cardigan, but the yarn is called Rapture. The pattern is Rhombi.) :) I purchased my yarn from EatSleepKnit... I had a credit, so it wasn't as expensive. Yay, credits!
STITCHES WEST! - Current plans to go Thursday, and Friday and Saturday until I can't stand it anymore. :)

Shout Out
The Knitiots - cute podcast! I love their accents. Currently only on YouTube, but I can't wait to see more from them. Check 'em out!
The Fat Squirrel - I Love Amy Beth. That is all. :)
Swagbucks - fun site, search for points, and cash them in for prizes and gift cards ($5 Amazon GC is only 450SB!). Use my referral link, and I'll win matching Swagbucks anytime you win them up to 1000 SB. Refer your friends, and YOU will get matching swagbucks! :) (I earned 8 SwagBucks while searching so I could link things in the shownotes!! :D)

Don't forget to post your January FOs! The prize this month is this lovely skein of yarn from North Cabin Fiber Craft! :D

FInd me on Ravelry as knitpsycho. VIsit the group!
I play on plurk as hellolovely
I'm on instagram and twitter as hellolovely.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

episode 26: from friend to disorganized FO

From fitterknitter: Calendar of Hope 2013
My apologies for the tardiness, but it supports a great cause. All proceeds, minus Paypal's cut, go to, which is a group who focuses on breast cancer research. Visit for more information and to download one of the patterns for free.

Thank you, mad79, for the lovely Fisherman's Net Cowl pattern!

Friend to FO: December 2012 winners drawn!
DIsorganized prize drawing! sorry! Next time I do more than one, I'll choose them before the show! lol PM me your address if you won yarn or with your chosen pattern up to $10.




Dawn from Knit Naturally is back with a new podcast! Check out The Organized Knitter. Welcome back, Dawn!

2012 by the Numbers
Socks: 15 pairs
Adult Sweaters: 4
Baby Sweaters: 2
Baby Hats: 1
Adult Hats: 3
Felted Clogs: 2 pairs
Cowls: 1
Shawls/Shawlettes: 3
Afghan Squares: 5
Misc (Toys, etc.): 3
Total Yardage Knit:  14,438 yds
Keep track of your yardage with KnitMeter! :)

2013 Plans
1) Buy a spinning wheel. Still not sure if it's going to be purchased at Stitches or some other time.
2) Knit some sweaters! Try for 5 (one more than last year) adult sweaters?
3) Knit more socks!! Especially stripey ones. :D
4) Knit more from stash... yeah, yeah, I said that last year and basically bought yarn at least once a week from Stitches through, like, September? lol.
5) Lose weight. I joined WW again, but I'm just doing the online thing for now.
6) Continue to work on my finances.

FInd me on Ravelry as knitpsycho. VIsit the group!
I play on plurk as hellolovely
I'm on instagram and twitter as hellolovely.