Episode 8: Let’s Pretend I’m Looking Glamorous


Using a new microphone, not in love with it yet, but will continue to mess with the settings to get the best audio quality possible. (Sorry, audio snob alert!)

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(Book Talk starts at 49:00 – oof, long episode!)


Old Romance Cardigan (still!!) by Joji Locatelli.  Almost to the end of the endless stockinette!

DSC00354 Owls Sweater by Kate Davies – knitting this one continental, learned how to do a tubular CO, which is a bit fiddly, but produces a great edge.  Using Alpaca Love (currently discontinued) by Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller.DSC00431

And a picture of the waist shaping on the back:


Vanilla Socks with Patons Kroy yarn



Still trying to find a good place to take pictures in my house!

Pontos Cardigan by Hilary Smith Callis, still flawed but getting some wear.  Used repurposed cotton/acrylic blend from a frogged thrift store sweater.  Buttons from Joann’s Fabrics.

Prairie Tunic by Veronik Avery



Wear Anywhere Tunic from Purl Bee in clearance 100% cotton from Joann’s Fabrics.  Made some adjustments to the pattern – not sure that was a good idea!

On Deck

Daybreak Shawl by Stephen West in KnitPicks Palette in Rosehip and Chroma in Mesa

Stash of Kollage Happiness DK in Adobe Clay

Grandpa Cardigan by Joji Locatelli?

Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli


Finished: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Currently Listening to: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Currently Reading: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer


West Side Story with Natalie Wood and George Chakiris, music by Leonard Bernstein

Looking forward to: Young Frankenstein on Blu-Ray!

X-Files (Season 7! – available on Netflix)

Fringe (available on Amazon Prime and Netflix)


Future watching: The Killing (on Netflix)

[No libations this episode!]


Taking Risks

Birthday Acquisitions

5 skeins of sport-weight yarn from Rollings Hills Alpacas (90% Alpaca/10% Bamboo)

3 skeins of lace-weight yarn from Rolling Hills Alpacas (100% Alpaca)

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Louise Harding Grace Yarn (50% Wool/50% Silk)


Freia Fine Handpaints Worsted Ombre in River Colorway (100% wool)




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