Sunday, December 25, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

DragonflySoars 20111212, Short and Different



I apologize up front for the quality, there were some technical issues

Remember, you have until December 27th to get hats to Amanda (if you want to send them through me, please get them to me by the 23rd).  Please see this thread on the Ravelry Board for more information.  There is a wonderful surprise prize pack. One entry per hat!
As an incentive, know that there are items in the prize pack from:


Works in Progress:
Don't forget about the Colorwork Sweater KAL, see the Rules on the Ravelry Board

No work done on Saltwater Taffy Socks even though I saw J. Edgar movie

Sunday, December 4, 2011

DragonflySoars 20111204, Alive and Well-ish


Remember, you have until December 27th to get hats to Amanda (if you want to send them through me, please get them to me by the 23rd).  Please see this thread on the Ravelry Board for more information.  There is a wonderful surprise prize pack. One entry per hat!
As an incentive, know that there are items in the prize pack from:

Finished a secret swap project to be shown in the future

Works in Progress:
Don't forget about the Colorwork Sweater KAL, see the Rules on the Ravelry Board

Stash Enhancement
Movie Mentions:

Today's Tip:
Britex Button Sizing Chart 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

DragonflySoars 20111120, Pre-Thanksgiving



Finished Hat for Soldier #2  (link includes my instructions) Mine is knit from Cascade 220 Superwash.

Remember, you have until December 27th to get hats to Amanda (if you want to send them through me, please get them to me by the 23rd).  Please see this thread on the Ravelry Board for more information.  There is a wonderful surprise prize pack. One entry per hat!

Finished the Neapolitan Socks out of Vesper Yarn from Knitterly Things (see below for tutorial on the afterthought heel)

Works in Progress:
Don't forget about the Colorwork Sweater KAL, see the Rules on the Ravelry Board

Yarn from The Unique Sheep that I won in the Halloween Contest. Pashmi base in Boo colorway from the Holiday selection

Other Mentions:


See new doll from Mom!!
Designed from Paradise Doll pattern, 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

DragonflySoars 20111120, Special Tutorial Afterthought Heel



This is a tutorial on how to cut open a true afterthought heel without waste yarn. It does not tell how to knit the heel after it's opened but there are many other videos for that. One in particular is from The KnitGirllls (about 11 minutes in, Leslie is at the same point with her sock as I end here)

Monday, November 14, 2011

DragonflySoars 20111113, Sister Act II The Vegas Experience


Important!   The Hats for Soldiers KAL (and Surprise Prize contest) is extended to December 27th!  See Ravelry for more details

Mentions:

Flower-cloche hat

Chemical fire socks (Hot Stuff! socks)

Sweet Tarts (Pimpelliese)

Via the Vampire monster (Bea the Basement Monster)

Irene the Icebox Monster (Irving the Icebox Monster)

Botanic hats

Easy Peasy mitts by Jennifer Casa

Brambles & Stones hat

scardey cat cosmetics-the eyeshadow

Twice if you like it by LaLa

Ethereal Fibers yarn

Tempted Yarns (spoiler)

Vicki's Neapolitan socks

Multnomah shawl


Las Vegas Fremont Experience

Sunday, November 6, 2011

DragonflySoars 20111106, Wonderful Ramblings


Finished

Hat for Soldier. (link includes my instructions) Mine is knit from Cascade 220.   This is part of a hat drive a friend is doing. Amanda needs the hats by the 18th so you will need to mail them before that. Due to the short notice I'm offering a contest to encourage hat sending! Please see this thread on the Ravelry Board for more information

Works in Progress
Don't forget about the Colorwork Sweater KAL, see the Rules on the Ravelry Board

Podcast mentions

Other Mentions



Sunday, October 30, 2011

DragonflySoars 20111030, Lot of Progress, Light on News


Works in Progress
Don't forget about the Colorwork Sweater KAL, see the Rules on the Ravelry Board

Review of iPhone app Knit Evenly Calculator

Other Mentions

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

DragonflySoars 20111016, Episode with No Name



Plurk Podcaster Challenge Goodie Bag revealed
Works in ProgressDon't forget about the Colorwork Sweater KAL, see the Rules on the Ravelry Board

Aquisitions

Other things

Sunday, October 9, 2011

DragonflySoars 20111009, Many Colours


Plurk Podcaster Challenge
Works in Progress

Started my sweater for our ColorWork Sweater KAL (October 1 - February 29)
Other things

Sunday, September 25, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110925, With Tigger Helper


Plurk Podcast Challenge
YarnCon

Current Projects

Future Projects

Random Mentions

Reminder: Please consider donating money to help Sarah/Rainlover's friends. Details on Ravelry here or here

Music from Custom Serenade

Sunday, September 18, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110918, Challenge Met!



Plurk Podcast ChallengeOther Projects

YarnCon, September 24 (the following vendors will be there)Reminder: Please consider donating money to help Sarah/Rainlover's friends. Details on Ravelry here or here


Music from Custom Serenade

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110913, A Difference in Gauge



Plurk Podcast ChallengeOther ProjectsYarn - Berroco Sox in Sprinkles colorway

YarnCon, September 24 (the following vendors will be there)Please consider donating money to help Sarah/Rainlover's friends. Details on Ravelry here or here


Music from Custom Serenade

Monday, September 12, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110912, Mother Bear In the Round tutorial



This is a step-by-step picture tutorial for how I knit the Mother Bear pattern in the round using toe-up sock techniques. Techniques used are magic loop, Judy's Magic Cast-On, two-at-a-time sock knitting and kitchener stitch. While the video does not go into the details of these techniques, helpful links can be found below or on the side bar.

Note: This version does not match the in the round pattern found on Ravelry, but it's how I knit.



As a side note, my laptop is having a lot of issues so getting the tutorial up was a challenge. I am hoping to podcast in a day or so, I'm sorry I'm late, especially during the challenge!

Please post your finished bears in the thread on our Ravelry board. If you don't have a Ravelry account, email me your pics. There are some wonderful bears over there, many of them from my mom *grin*

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110906, special tutorial for Mother Bear Project



This is a tutorial explaining the steps of the mother bear pattern exactly as they are defined in the original pattern available from Mother Bear Project. It does not give pattern details so please order your pattern from http://www.motherbearproject.org

Please note, the beginning and end are a little quiet when I'm speaking to the iphone camera but the steps are ok.

Friday, September 2, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110902, Plurk Podcast Challenge (aka The MojaveKnitter Show)

Welcome Sister!!



Plurk Podcast Challenge

Presents for Apryl and Tif
Purl in the Pines yarn shop in Flagstaff, AZ


Vicki's only project, Moderne baby blanket Body is finished, ends are woven in, half way through iCord edge

Tif projects

Tif Yarn


Events

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dragonflysoars 20110828, Stitches Midwest



Plurk Podcaster Challenge is coming!!
  • There will be three prizes
    • Most bears completed
    • Random drawing for Bear KAL
    • Random drawing for main pattern KAL
  • Prepare for Mother Bear Project by ordering your pattern!
  • Prepare for the main pattern KAL by getting 350-400yds of worsted weight yarn. Highly variegated not recommended, but pretty much anything else will work. Easy pattern, anyone is capable of completing this one!
Note: If you have to choose where to spend your time, I recommend making bear(s)!


Projects
  1. Moderne baby blanket, working on 10A & 10B
  2. 3-2-1 Roundabout fingerless gloves started at Unique Sheep retreat
  3. Future plans to do Dragonfly Dreams shawl
Brief review of Wendy Knits Lace book

Events
Special thank you to Shmopi! (Victoria of CA)


Monday, August 22, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110822, Unique Retreat



Projects
  1. Moderne baby blanket, finished 9A & 9B (shorter than original pattern)
  2. Chopstick Socks made from Ethereal Fibers yarn, sock one complete!
  3. Finished Item! I finally share one of the secret projects. A scarf made for Tamsie, design based on Stripes (and Stripes) Forever from Stitch N Bitch Happy Hooker book


Upcoming Events
  1. Stitches Midwest, august 25-28 With a Podcaster Meet & Greet Saturday the 27th, 1-3pm in the concession area! (see more details at Ravelry here)
  2. Plurk Podcaster Challenge!!
    • Prepare for Mother Bear Project by ordering your pattern!
    • Prepare for the main pattern KAL by getting 350-400yds of worsted weight yarn. Highly variegated not recommended, but pretty much anything else will work. Easy pattern, anyone is capable of completing this one!
Note: If you have to choose where to spend your time, I recommend making bear(s)!

Unique Sheep Retreat mentions

Other Random Mentions

Sunday, August 14, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110814, Studio Tour


The knitting portion is short because I just recorded a few days ago, but then I include a tour of the room.



Projects
  1. Moderne baby blanket, still working on blocks 9A & 9B
  2. Chopstick Socks made from Ethereal Fibers yarn
Events
  1. The Unique Sheep Retreat, august 19-21 Next Weekend!!
  2. Stitches Midwest, august 25-28 With a Podcaster Meet & Greet Saturday the 27th, 1-3pm in the concession area! (see more details at Ravelry here
Note: Next week's podcast will be late as I'll still be at the knitting retreat

Other Random Mentions

Mother Bear Project! This is a Bonus Charity Challenge for the Plurk Podcaster Challenge. Please find all the details on Ravelry thread here. If you want to participate and you aren't on Ravelry, please email me photos of your completed bear(s) and I'll get them there. My mom knit one very quickly, they are not difficult and will mean the world to a child.

Music at the end from Custom Serenade

Thursday, August 11, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110811, Lots to Tell You




First, sorry for the delays, a lot going on here.

Projects
  1. Knitterly Things Vesper Vanilla/Neapolitan socks
  2. Moderne baby blanket, working on blocks 9A & 9B (done at the same time with intarsia technique
  3. Chopstick Socks made from Ethereal Fibers yarn
Events
  1. The Unique Sheep Retreat, august 19-21 Next Weekend!!
  2. Stitches Midwest, august 25-28 With a Podcaster Meet & Greet Saturday the 27th, 1-3pm in the concession area! (see more details at Ravelry here

New Things
  1. Stone spindle from Wildcard Fiber
  2. Spindle, distaff and bag from TwoUncoolChicks
  3. Business card holder from Wood Violet Handmade
  4. Lotion sample from Wolfe Farms

Mother Bear Project! This is a Bonus Charity Challenge for the Plurk Podcaster Challenge. Please find all the details on Ravelry thread here. If you want to participate and you aren't on Ravelry, please email me photos of your completed bear(s) and I'll get them there.

Other Random Mentions


Music at the end from Custom Serenade (I couldn't stand having almost a minute of silence)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110731, Preparing for Moves



Projects


Past Finished Project
Amigurumi animals from Amigurumi World - Seriously Cute Crochet


Updates on Plurk Podcaster Challenge


Remember, you will be entered to win a custom dyed skein of yarn from Ethereal Fibers if you donate to Tif's Climb for Cancer! See Ravelry thread with details here or go directly to the donation page

Sunday, July 24, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110724, Successful Spinning



Upcoming Events
  1. The Unique Sheep Retreat, august 19-21
  2. Stitches Midwest, august 25-28 (I hope to be there on Saturday)

Current Projects
  1. Moderne baby blanket, Finished block 5, working on block 6
  2. Knitterly Things Vesper Vanilla/Neapolitan socks
  3. Drop Spindle spinning using my Highland Handmades spindle on fiber from Maine Woods Yarn
Special Thank You to Sadie of Yarnivore Podcast!! Here's link to the special episode on pre-drafting.

Stash Enhancement
Vesper yarn from Knitterly Things, July 2011 shipment, 100% superwash merino in Play Date (looks similar to me to Tartan)

Fibers
  1. TurtlePurl Yarns, Superwash Blue Faced Leicester in Sea Side
  2. TurtlePurl Yarns, 80% superwash merino, 20% cashmere in Acid Wash
  3. EnchantedKnoll Farms, hand-dyed Lambkin, 4oz, 6.4 count superwash merino lambswool in Wood Elves.

Upcoming Knit-A-Longs (KALs)
  1. Unknown Mystery Project for Plurk Podcaster Challenge

  2. Dragonfly Dreams by Meagheen Ryan starts August 15th


  3. WestKnits Mystery KAL starts August 1st

    • Looped Back, 100% superwash merino, Mauve
    • Lotus Yarns, "Buddha" base, 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon in Deep Water
    • Lotus Yarns, "Buddha" base, 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon in Bloodflowers
Business Cards and Magnets from VistaPrint

If you would like a magnet with your $10 donation, please be sure to send me your mailing address via Paypal note.

Additional Notes

  1. I bought from TurtlePurl's Artfire store but she also has an Etsy Shop.
  2. I bought Enchanted Wool and beads from The Loopy Ewe
  3. Looped Back yarns website is out of commission, it was here (http://www.loopedback.com)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110717, Full of Ramble



Projects

Future Projects

Gift from Tif (aka MojaveKnitter on Rav and Plurk)


Remember, you will be entered to win a custom dyed skein of yarn from Ethereal Fibers if you donate to Tif's Climb for Cancer! See Ravelry thread with details here or go directly to the donation page

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

20110710 DragonflySoars This and That (Plus Mom's Dolls)




Works in Progress

  • Secret Project #1 - 2/3 complete
  • Secret Project #2 - Thought was complete but has issues, will be partially ripped out
  • Moderne baby blanket, Finished block 3, started block 4

Podcaster Challenge
  • Thread on Ravelry has list of podcasts and feel free to chatter!
  • Remember if you would like to donate prizes, contact Lois (KnittingsMyBag on Ravelry or Plurk)
  • Monday, August 22nd - Podcasters learn their patterns
  • September 2nd - 25th - Podcasters will record three episodes for the challenge. Beginning Announcement, Work in Progress and Completion

Contest drawing! Watch to see if you won!!

Special Segment on Mom's Dolls!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110626, Worth the Wait

I believe this one is worth the wait, it has a ton of updates on life plus contest information at the end! Watch for a special secret contest winner!!




Current Works In Progress
Knitterly Things Vesper Vanilla/Neapolitan socks with a true afterthought heel. See Yarn Harlot's blog post on afterthoughts. (it's actually from 2007, but had been mentioned a few months ago)

TWO Secret projects... nope, not telling! (they are gifts)

Moderne Baby Blanket

Events and Aquisitions
Visited Yarn Harbor, yarn shop in Duluth, MN
  • Three Irish Girls, Finley fingering, 100% Merino, Ainsley colorway, 4oz, 380yds
  • Joyful Journey Alpacas, from Hayward, WI (link to farm/animal information), Alpaca lace, 500yds from two alpacas Benita & Marina
  • Bryspun Embroidery Scissors (like these)

True Colors club shipment from The Unique Sheep
new base "Selene" superwash merino, in Gradiance colorway called "Poolside". Pattern is called "Everybody into the Pool" by Susan Pandorf

Highland handmades
, wonderful customer service!!
  • top whorl spindle, all oak, 2.25oz
  • 4oz pitch pine top fiber for spinning, corriedale cross, in colorway "bushel"

Midwest fiber festival
  • Took class with Abby Franquemont, author of Respect the Spindle (she autographed my book!)
  • Sheep Incognito prints (take a look at the website, her images are a lot of fun)

Stitch n Pitch, Milwaukee Brewers edition

Announcements
The Unique Sheep Retreat, august 19-21
Stitches Midwest, august 25-28 (I said 26-29th, this wasn't right but realized too late)
Plurker Podcast Challenge
Rainlover beginner spin along

LynnZimm is raising money for the Make a Wish foundation. In support of her efforts, Lala of TheKnitGirllls has designed the My Wish Shawl. The shawl is $5 on Ravelry and the proceeds go to the foundation. OR, if you would like to donate more, you can follow the links on Lynn's blog to donate directly. If you donate more than $5 she will email the pattern to you. (Donate more and there's a chance at prizes too!)


Other Random Mentions

Sunday, June 19, 2011

DragonflySoars, no podcast this week

Hi all!

I'm back from my trip but worn out so there will be no podcast this week. However next week I will have a ton to talk to you about plus I'll announce a contest!

In the meantime please feel free to join us on the Ravelry board!

Happy Crafting!!

-DFly

Sunday, June 12, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110612, WWKIP Day



WWKIP Day!
I mentioned TNNA (The National Needleworks Association)

Gift from Tamsie, my lovely dragonfly clock from Spirit Lala

Keegan Lane Yarns roving and yarn

Finished Item: Dawnsinger socks

Works In Progress: Knitterly Things Vesper Vanilla/Neapolitan socks and a Secret Project

Upcoming Project: Southern Evening Lace Wrap from Aurora Alpacas with new Signature Needles


Ravelry group!! Search for DragonflySoars (all one word), click this link (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/dragonflysoars-podcast) or click on the button on the side bar

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110606, Blocking Demo



This is a video of me blocking my Wendy Johnson Summer Mystery Shawlette. It was created primarily for a friend of mine but I'm sharing it with everyone. It was my first time trying to do an "action" video so please forgive the technical difficulties with the sound

(Update on 6/8, 8:40am adding links)

Links to products:

-DFly

Sunday, June 5, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110605, A Quick One

Update 6/8/2011 10:40am - I'm so sorry that this is choppy! I was in a hurry that evening and didn't play it back like I normally do before posting.




A thank you to Knit1hearttoo for the shout-out a few episodes back, I really appreciate it! Give them a watch, they are great fun!!

If you haven't heard, change your Ravelry password.


Works in Progress

Finished Object!
Wendy Johnson mystery shawl Blocking video coming soon, I hope


Yarn Aquisition
  • Vesper Sock yarn May shipment in "To the Moon" from Knitterly Things (as above)
  • Fearless Fibers, Merino laceweight in "Wondrous" colorway

Upcoming Project
Southern Evening Lace Wrap from Aurora Alpacas

Monday, May 30, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110530, Memorial Day

I compressed this at a smaller video size than usual, same quality level. It took processing time from 3 hours to one hour so I hope it works ok for all of you.



Went to see Peter Pan in Chicago

In Progress:
Wendy Johnson Summer Mystery Shawlette

Spindle handspun, videos mentioned
Yarn
Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110524, With Sound!


Complete!!

Working on

Things Mentioned:

Upcoming Events:

Podcasts mentioned (links on the side bar)
  • Twisted Strands
  • MommyNeedsYarn
  • Knitting Blooms
  • His & Hers
  • Round the Twist

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Podcast Delay til Tuesday

I'm sorry, I had a technical issue tonight. Tried to record quickly to beat the storm, I did, but I didn't pay attention to the fact that I was using the wrong mic and you can't hear anything I say. I have played with the sound repeatedly and can only get it loud enough to be considered "annoyingly quiet".

I will have to re-record the whole thing on Tuesday (Monday night is knit night)

-DFly

Monday, May 16, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110515, Ack! Tigger, No!




This is a bit of a sporadic episode, so the notes are kind of the same but I think I got all the links to everything I've talked about here

Working on:

Coming up next:


Check out new Knitting Blooms Podcast by BloomingKnitter


Reading Materials:

Other mentions:

Monday, May 9, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110508, Happy Mother's Day




Happy Mother's Day to my mom and all the other moms out there

Working on:

Thank you for mentions on the following podcasts (links on the side)
  • Addicted to Yarn
  • 90% knitting
  • Exchange Student in Fiberland

Other random mentions:


5/9 2:25pm update.... I forgot I talked about Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber. They have two shops. One is the Etsy shop, the other is a ArtFire store. The two shops frequently have different items, as the Etsy shop is where the themed yarn is (past themes have been Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and "love")

Sunday, May 1, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110501, Winner!



DramaticKnits socks!!
He also raised $116 for the relief in Japan through the auction of the completed Japanese Garden Shawl.

Twisted Limone, Blue Flamingo, Tangy 100 base (Blue Faced Leicester)

Through the Looking Glass shawl border 10 out of 41 border repeats
Dawnsinger sock

Vanilla (ok, Neopolitan) socks, Vesper self-striping yarn from Knitterly Things


Other things
Hanna movie
Expectant Knitter podcast
Addicted to Yarn podcast

Lace Reader audio book from Audible.com Written by Brunonia Barry. Narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan. (good book, too many "he said, she said" moments in dialogue)

Contest drawing! Winner is announced, watch to see if it was you.

Winner and others can email at dragonfly7673 AT gmail DOT com

Sunday, April 24, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110424, Help DramaticKnits!




Through the Looking Glass Shawl (Ravelry pattern page)

Contest Reminder and Rules (leave messages on last podcast post)

DramaticKnits finished the Japanese Garden Shawl and is auctioning it off on eBay to raise money for Red Cross to support the relief efforts in Japan.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Box O' Yarn (and a contest!)



Projects
Preemie hat, #5 & #6 (link to Ravelry post with my pics and info about the Sweet Caroline Project)
Pergola scarf (my Rav project page)
Habitat sock, pattern by Janel Laidman


New Stuff
New Illuminations Sock Club shipment, pattern not released yet as not all have received shipments.


Vesper, Neapolitan, Knitterly Things
Fireweed Dyeworks, Magenta Orange, Lavendar, Yellow self striping
Fibernymph Dye Works, Mint Chocolate Chip, Amble Base, self-striping

Box O' Yarn!!

Blue Tulips project bag
Fearless Fibers, Rubicund
Pagewood Farm, sky blue pink
Fireweed Dyeworks, Winter color wheel
Hedgehog Fibres, Koi & Marble

Exonumist Shawl by Wendy Johnson my Ravelry project page

Random Aside: Curtains from Curtainworks

★ ★ CONTEST!! ★ ★

Leave a comment here on the blog or a review on iTunes by April 30th to win Unique Sheep Coffee House Reef club colorway. Matches my Isar Scarf. I will also gift the winner a Ravelry download pattern to go with the yarn, fingering weight ~100g total, ~550 yards. Good Luck!


-Dfly

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Why Do I Knit?



Knitting
Dawnsinger/Habitat Socks has not moved (pattern by Janel Laidman)

Currently focused on Preemie Hats for Sweet Caroline project, working on number 5

New Yarn

Unique Sheep True Colors club, yarn is the Pashmi base, pattern is Tulip Festival shawlette, designed by Susan Pandorf

Books

"Charts Made Simple" by JC Briar
Klutz Knitting book (newer version than mine)

Miscenalleous
Sinful Colors (awful nail polish in my experience, website down for maintenance at this posting)
Yarn Harlot
Herbert Niebling designer (Ravelry link)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sweet Caroline



Japanese Garden Shawl by Wendy Johnson, pattern purchases through end of April go to Red Cross
DramaticKnits will be auctioning his Japanese Garden Shawl, after completion, and donating the proceeds to the Red Cross


Highland Handmades, lace in Moss colorway, 1100 yds
Vesper striping, Build Me Up Buttercup

Knitting's My Bag, medium bag
Piddleloop Large Box bag

Working on Dawnsinger/Habitat Socks by Janel Laidman

Special Request, please if you can, knit Preemie Hats for Sweet Caroline project. This is a Ravelry link, a basic knit pattern is in the first post. If you are not part of Ravelry and want information, please contact me.

Thank you!

-DFly

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Podcast Babbling 20110327




Finished the Namaste Mitt Kit!! The kit is from Kama Suutra Fiber Arts (Remember, the pattern is designed by GirlGoneLoopy, check out her yarns at her Etsy shop)

Immediately started the Dawnsinger/Habitat Socks by Janel Laidman
Stored in my Namaste Hip Holster (not related to the Namaste Mitt Kit). Namaste handbags are here, this is the Classic Hip Holster, down the page.

Previously finished item shown is the Isar Scarf. The yarn is Green Sheep Base from The Unique Sheep, in Coffee House Reef colorway. It was part of the first coffee-based Sip N Stitch Club.

Lost Work in Progress - Celestine Sox by Berroco in Berroco Sox

Talked about Japanese Garden Shawl by Wendy Johnson. All proceeds of pattern purchases from now through the end of April 2011 will go to Red Cross to support efforts after the tsunami in Japan. (in the podcast I said, April 1st but I verified it's through the end of April)

Mentioned e-magazine Tangled. Check it out!

DramaticKnits thank you so much for the shout out!!

Verbal typo: I said most of my missing "finished objects" were simple. I meant missing "works in progress". Which is probably obvious, I realize.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

"We're" a Podcast!



This week I'm putting quick links with no real additional info, it's just faster that way at this point in the evening

Largest Moon in 20 Years (Perigee Moon)
Vesper Yarn at Knitterly Things
Namaste Mitt Kit from Kama Suutra Fiber Arts (Pattern designed by GirlGoneLoopy, check out her yarns at her Etsy shop)
Wollmeise yarn
Tahki Yarns Tango yarn
Starving Artist pattern
Crochet Master Class book purchased from Knit Picks

Podcast Thank yous!

Minor verbal typo:
I didn’t buy my sister’s Wollemeise a couple years ago, but rather last summer. You may not care but it bugged me when I played it back.

Also, I apologize for the sniffling. My nose has been bothering me but I didn't realize I was doing it that much until I played it back!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Beginning


To those new to blip.tv videos here's a couple notes:
  • There is an ad at the beginning, just watch through it, if there are enough viewers, it earns a whopping 3 cents per ad or something like that. (I'm not actually thinking that will pay off but hey, I'll leave it)
  • There seems to be an ad that doesn't play, so if you have the spinning thing for a long time, refresh the page, that seems to work ok.
  • The little tv/monitor icon on the bottom right will make this full screen
  • You can also go to http://dragonflysoars.blip.tv to view

Works in Progress (WIP)

Finished Knitting

Sipalu Bag from Knit Picks Palette

Finished Object
Evenstar Shawl by Susan Pandorf knit with The Unique Sheep Eos base in Pewter Earth colorway (in the recording I say it's the Eos colorway, that was incorrect, it's the Eos base yarn)

Yarn
Big Footies from Keegan Lane Yarns by Meliabella, Rumplestilskin Colorway

Future Project
Dawnsinger/Habitat Scoks by Janel Laidman

Technique
I mention the Philosopher's Wool technique of catching the yarn every other stitch. They have videos of this on their site. Two-Handed Knitting Technique

Happy Stitches
-Dfly

Friday, March 11, 2011

DragonflySoars, prototype episode

Well we shall see if this works. I have been thinking that I never have the time or inclination to blog these days. By the time I pull out things to photograph, get decent pictures, upload them to the computer, resize them, edit them, write about them.... well it doesn't happen. But maybe I can take a few minutes and and do a quick video.

So, this is basically a "prototype"... a "let's see if we can even make this thing work" type of episode. If you even want to call it an episode.



Please ignore the weird flippy hair!

-Dfly

P.S. That cup leaks like crazy!! Son says it's karma, he's probably right.