Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 2013: Wrap-Up

Yardage Totals 2013:
January: 869yds
February: 1,038yds
March:  1,100yds
April:  1,251yds
May: 1,112yds
Year To Date: 5,370yds or 3.05 miles



Kittens, it’s hard to believe it is that time of the month again. Where did May go?!

May was another respectable month yardage wise…despite hot, sticky weather, a love affair with spinning, and starting a cross-stitch to occupy my time, I stayed over 1,000 yards for the fourth month in a row.  I’m batting 4/5 for 2013!  (I find it impressive, anyway.)  I’m hoping I can keep up the momentum for June: I plan to finish my Pomme de Pin and Color Affection,  knit 1-2 more skeins on my blanket, and get a good start on my husband’s long languishing socks.  Should be a busy one!

Knot A Podcast: Episode 30

Sorry for being a day late, kittens.  Yesterday was rainy and overcast, and my four year old managed to contract pink eye.  I spent most of yesterday at the doctor and running around doing related errands.  Fun times.

Show Notes

♥ You can find me as Wit on Ravelry, or SewKnitpicky on Plurk,Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.
♥  Reminder that Sock it to Summer is starting on 01 June!  The Rules/chat thread can be found in the group.


♥ Pomme de Pin
♥ Amineko Cat
♥ Hitchhiker
♥ Color Affection
♥ Blanket O’ Dooooom

Spinning a Yarn:

Spun Right Round Polwarth in “Jaws” colorway.  ~90yds from 3.85oz.  The final video lost all of the green to the blue.
Pigeonroof Studios Merino in “Magnolia” colorway.  Still being spun from 4.5oz.  This one looked much less green on camera as well.

Stitchin’ Corner:

♥ Spring Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.  Cosmo floss kits and linen can be purchased from The Workroom.

Knot a Podcast: Episode 28

Onto the show notes!

Ravelry Group – Thinking about participating in Sock it to Summer?

♥  So Fluffy, I’m Gonna Die!!
 Baby “Unicorn”
♥ Sewing FO!  Sock Sack by Ramona Rose.

♥ Yet another Hitchhiker.  These things are addictive.
♥  Minimal progress on Blanket O’ Doom.
♥  Planning to hit Waiting Room Socks and Pomme de Pin pretty hard in the coming weeks.

Spinning A Yarn:
♥ Still working through Great Adirondack Yarn Company BFL

People/Yarn/Blogs I mentioned:
Becoming Art
Hey Porkchop! MsMcPorkchop  (Or as I lovingly refer to her: The Other Amanda)
Two If By Hand
Whatcha Swatchin’
HansenCrafts miniSpinner
PomPom Quarterly

Knot A Podcast: Episode 27

Sorry it’s up a day late, kittens.  Life happens and all that jazz.

My week was pretty quiet.  I’m still chugging away at compressing all of the old KaP episodes and need to track down the first 6.  They’re hiding on an external hard drive.

Come say hello in the Knot a Podcast Ravelry group!


♥  “Dooooooooooooom” – Hitchhiker by Martina Behm.


♥ Another Hitchhiker scarf; they’re like potato chips!  Soft Like Kittens yarn, dyed by Annette.
♥ Small progress made on Pomme de Pin.

Spinning A Yarn:

♥ Still working through the Great Adirondack BFL from last week.  Spun ~1.2/3.9oz so far.

Stash Enhancement:

♥ Mentioned Voolenvine’s Podcast, “Yarngasm.”
Spun Right Round
Three Waters Farm