Episode 52: Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello darlings! Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US – and if you’re going to be shopping the Black Friday sales, bless you. LOL! I’ve been busy since the last recording which hasn’t left a whole lot of time to knit, so this episode isn’t as long as the last couple. *sigh* (I’m sure that a few of you are out there saying “thank goodness!”. I totally understand, lol.)

Current Roster

  • Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. Knit out of the Twelfth Doctor colorway from See Jayne Knit on US1.5s. Still working on the leg of this one. I’m hoping that with nothing else officially on the needles, that I’ll get this one finished soon!

Alumni Roster

  • Sporthead Hat – based off the very popular Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure. This went fairly quickly once I got to the Stockinette, yay! I’ll need to write up my notes and post them on Rav. (I also need to make a project page…)

Scouting Report

Have a great holiday, y’all! I’ll see you next time!

Keep knitting, spinning, crocheting, and stitching on!

xo,
Holly

Episode 51: Announcements, Recaps, and Stash – Oh My!

Hi everyone! It’s been a hectic couple of weeks since the retreat, but I finally got some time to record! Warning for everyone: this is a long episode and I could only compress it so much. If you aren’t watching this on the blog or YouTube, it may take a while to download it. I’m sorry, I tried! (I’m glad I didn’t add the pictures in at the end… I’ll have to do that for another episode.)

What’s Happening Chez Sheepish?

A few things have happened since we last talked:

  • We very quietly turned 2 at the end of October! Thank you all for all your love and support. Let’s see what this year brings!
  • Because I’m a slacker and can’t get any packages out in any reasonable time, I’m not going to be doing the monthly giveaways anymore. I’ll get out what I have left and that will be it. It doesn’t mean there will never be prizes or that you won’t be able to share your stuff, I promise. I’ll make sure to start an FO thread so we can all still post. Join in there!

Current Roster

  • Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. Knit out of the Twelfth Doctor colorway from See Jayne Knit on US1.5s. Still working my way down the leg of the second sock – I’ve moved it to a 32″ circular so I can magic loop it. Hopefully that will speed things up a bit!
  • Sporthead Hat – based off the very popular Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure. I’ve done some math, new numbers, and gauge tests to make my sport-weight Miss Babs Yummy work for this. I love how it’s coming out, but I think it’s getting a bit long now, especially since I’ll never wear it with the brim turned up. Though this may become a present… I think that I’ll still hold off, though. The Yummy has 335 yds compared to sock yarn skeins of 400+ yds. I definitely don’t want to run out! Plus doing this has sparked a design in my head…
  • Hobbledehoy battlings in the “Flight of the TARDIS” colorway. I got 6 oz of therm and have mostly two plied them together. I love how it looks. I still need to skein it up and give it a bath before I’ll call it finished. :)

Alumni Roster

  • July Socky Socks! I finished these on the trip back from Maine. Really, they were finished in the first few hours of that trip. Yay!

Scouting Report

There really is too much to list at this hour… I’ll have to go back and update this when I’m better rested. :) Let’s just say there was a lot of it!

What’s Making Me Happy

I almost didn’t do this segment since I was running so long. I did and that added a whole bunch of time onto the recording! ;) Suffice it to say: Highlands on the Fly ’14, YAY that it happened and boo that it’s over; Caps, yay for the game against Chicago (and tonight against the Canes as well); Yay for the prospect of more yarny related trips/friends/acquisitions; Yay for new knitting related Swatch watch!

I’ll see you next time. Have a great week!

Keep knitting, spinning, crocheting, and stitching on!

xo,
Holly

Episode 50: Hiro!!!

I’m not even going to lie to you about show notes this week. :) I wanted to get a quick episode up before Michelle and I leave for Highlands on the Fly in Millinocket, Maine tomorrow – I’m finally packed and almost ready to go. We need to pick up the rental car and load it up tonight before getting on the road early!

I might do a few travel episodes – if so, they will be short .

I’ll see you on the flip side, loves!

xo,
Holly

Episode 49: Let’s Try This Again

Shhh… I recorded and edited at work again, so show notes will follow when I get home. :)

Episode 48: Fall = Knitting

No show notes until later – I recorded this at work… shhhhh! ;)

Okay, I didn’t realize just how bad the editing software and camera/computer FUBAR-ed the audio/video sync (it would not let me check, grrrr), so I suggest that you just not even watch and play it in the background. My voice isn’t bad, right? LOL.  I am soooooo sorry about this, guys. I tried to record again tonight using my DSLR, but that won’t let me record anything longer than 5 minutes at a time. (WTF? That just seems wrong – and I can’t figure out how to record longer.) I tried to fix the audio, but 3 hours later and I’m still fiddling with the audio timeline. You have no clue how sorry I am about this. I wanted to pull this down immediately, but since I’d already put it up, I decided to leave it up. I may change my mind tomorrow. We’ll see.

*sigh*