Episode 43

 

Show Notes:

W.I.P.’s:

Zilver

Episode 42

 

Show Notes:

 

F.O.’s:

None

 

W.I.P.’s:

The Beekeeper’s Quilt

 

Enabling:

Penguin Soup Knits

 

KAL’s:

Scrap Blanket Year A-Long

Age of Brass and Steam/The Great Divide – February

Zilver – March

Let the Yarn Diet Commence

Yarn Diet!

Yarn Diet!

Yarn Diet!

Yarn Diet!

 

Yeah, so I realized while I was trying to organize my yarn stash that it had gotten ridiculous.  I have more yarn than I could knit in the next 5 years.  WTF is wrong with me!?!?!  I do not need to have all this yarn.  So, I am not going to let myself buy any more yarn unless I need it for a project that needs more than what I already have.  That means that, say I am knitting a shawl that calls for 3 different hanks of yarn and I already have two, but I don’t have a third that quite matches; only then will I let myself purchase more yarn.

 

Now, I know there are a lot of knitters out there who say that going on a yarn diet is silly.  Several have stated that why torment yourself knitting with yarn that you regret buying.  Well, I don’t regret buying any of my yarn.  I love all my yarn.  I just have more of it than I have room to store.  If Sonny and I move out of our current housing situation, where am I going to put my yarn?  Right now it is all at the studio that is inside my mother’s house.  Well, yeah that is fine and great, but what if we move out of town?  What then?  I can continue to podcast from wherever I am, but my yarn stash is to obscene to pack up and take with us.  Not that I think we are moving any time soon, but what if we did?  What would I do with all my yarn?  It would upset me greatly to get rid of it.  So, my only option is to try to use it before I buy more.

 

After I get my blankets done, I plan to get back to knitting all the Behm patterns that are shawls and shawlettes.  I love Martina Behm’s patterns.  Most of her patterns use yarns that I already have, so I think I am on to something for stash busting here.  Not to mention, Martina Behm is the best knitting designer ever!  Did I already say that I loved her???  Ha!

 

I have been seaming together my Beekeeper’s Quilt the last couple days.  So far, so good.  The pattern is really forgiving of knitting mistakes and changes in gauge.  Thank goodness.  Also, not all fingering weight yarn is the same, so it is really forgiving of that too.

 

No other knitting to report.

 

 

Episode 41: Happy Valentines Day!!!

Show Notes:

F.O.’s:

None

W.I.P.’s:

The Beekeeper’s Quilt

A Bigger Beekeeper’s Quilt

Frog Pond:

None

Enabling:

Penguin Soup yarn and bag finally made it here!!!!!

KAL’s:

Scrap Blanket Year A-long

Age of Brass and Steam/The Great divide KAL

Episode 40: 2 Year Podiversary!!!!!!

 

Not going to add show notes this time.  Its my Podiversary and I am going to do what I want.  ;P

Huge Lack of Motivation

I’m sure you’ve all experienced that point where you have no motivation left and you are just plain stuck.  Yeah, that is where I am now.  I haven’t knit or sewn a stitch since last Friday.  I cannot begin to express how frustrating this is for me.  I have so many projects that I would like to finish this month, but the longer I procrastinate, and feel a lack of motivation, the more I feel like I’m not going to get anything done.

What am I going to do about this?  How am I going to get myself going again?  Well, I’m not sure.  I am hoping that if I get a good night’s sleep tonight, maybe, just maybe I’ll feel like getting some work done.

I have four things I need to be working on, maybe more.

1. Valentines themed project bags x 2.

2. Sleeves

3. Knit Your Love

4. St. Patrick’s Day themed project bags x 2.

5. Valentines Day and St. Patrick’s Day themed neck ties for mom.

6. 4+ Hexiflats for my Beekeeper’s Quilt.

7. Podiversary Podcast

Yeah, so clearly I have more to do than I have time.  So, tomorrow my goal is to get 1 Valentine bag done and a tie done.  Yep, just the 2 things would make me happy. Oh, and somehow I have to fit in filming my 2 year podiversary podcast.  I’ve been blogging for so long I don’t remember when I started that, so we are only going to celebrate the podiversary.

Podiversary!!! Two Years of Podcasting

Though I have only been podcasting for two years, I’ve been blogging for much longer.  It seems like only yesterday that I nervously sat in front of my camera and said hello and it really doesn’t seem that long since I first started blogging.

I don’t think I am going to do anything special for the podiversary.  It is on February 5th.  I think I might just film an extra podcast that day, maybe.  Not sure that I will have enough content to talk about that soon after the Monday podcast.

In the meantime, I am working on the layout of my Beekeeper’s quilt.

More #thebeekeepersquilt layout.  Think I'm going to stop here.  I need to #knit more of the half flats for the top edge.  #KnitLife #knitting #knittersofinstagram #beekeepersquilt2015kal

It looks a little daunting, but so far I’m okay with it.

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