Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year Resolutions

I am in the process of working on Episode 4 for the podcast. The sound levels have to be adjusted, however, so it will come out sometime in the next week or so.

On the hook, I have the camouflage afghan for my friend's son. I am on the fourth and final skein of yarn......thank goodness. Then, I have to start working on knitting a pair of socks for my father. I gave him an IOU for socks for Christmas. There are three skeins of black Patons Kroy that should work well for this project.

I still have two shawls to work on. The Swallowtail in Schaefer Anne. A plain triangle shawl in Joann's Sensations Rainbow Boucle in scarlet.

What projects are you all starting in the new year? Or what projects do you have left from 2008 to finish? Leave me a comment.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Episode 3 Hurry Up Christmas

In this episode, it is all about the OOOOOHHHHH. That would be, oh, I didn't get the gift done. My plan for knitting gifts has gone awry. OH NO, what do I knit now? Or what can I make now?

Music is from the Podsafe Music Network

Let It Go by Great Big Sea

Had a Plan, Had to Change It (Blues Instrumental) by Derek K. Miller

Christmas in the Country by Codie Prevost

Hurry Up Christmas Ideas

Ribbed Beanie from Woolie Wormhead

************************************************************************************* Short Kid Afghan (the afghan I was working on during the podcast)

US Size 15 Needles (10 mm)
Hold Two strands of Worsted Weight Yarn TOGETHER throughout entire afghan
Gauge - Not really that important

Cast on 84 stitches
Knit 7 Rows
Row 8: Knit 3 stitches, Purl until before last 3 stitches, Knit 3 stitches
Row 9: Knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 8 and 9 until afghan is almost as tall as the kid.
Repeat Row 8 for 1 row
Knit 7 Rows
Bind off.
Drink hot chocolate and repeat "Next year, I will start knitting in June......"

Dishcloth Boutique. Site is full of dishcloth and towel patterns
Glycerin Soap Article

LorAnn Oils

Basic Soapmaking Kit from LorAnn Oils (about $15 US)