EPISODE 47 – DELAYS, DELAYS, DELAYS…

10 May

Episode 47 - FINALLY! Took us long enough

Over Skype: yarns, challenges, infomercial suckers, 10 favorite projects, and some other stuff…

Note: we are now on iTunes!

Note 2: We do use some “words” sometimes, so check where your children are… Where are the kids again dammit????

Download the mp3 from the net (without using iTunes).
(right-click on the link and “save link as” will download the mp3 to your computer)

Yarn stuff mentioned:

Lulu socks
Mama Vertebrae jacket
Better late than never beanies
Madeline’s cap (chemo hat)
Magnolia beanie
Atomic hat
198 yards of Heaven

Malabrigo Rios
RH Ecco Ways

You can see our yarny FOs here: pandorra7 & photospice 

Our top 10 favorite projects :

(in no particular order)
Piper’s Journey
Central Park Hoodie
Bailey’s blanket
Modern Cardigan
Picture Frame
Fat Bottom Bag
Rd. Jacob’s ladder
Chicken potholder
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret
Social projects (yarn-bombing, meet Debbie Stoller, I’m on a boat, yarn-stores, etc.)

Current and upcoming challenges/KALs/CALs:

Epic KalCal
Mystery 220

Other stuff mentioned:

Space saver bags
Grav3yarndgirl reviews the WOW cup
original WOW cup commercial
Is Golf a sport?  (NOPE!)
Is listening to an audiobook considered reading it? (YES!)
Lonely Island
Ghetto Fabreze

Knit with Love (charity)
Knots of Love (charity)

Ravelry thread

TALK TO YOU IN 2 WEEKS!!!
The Skeins
 

 
 
 
 
 

EPISODE 46 – THANK YOU YARN-SPORTS!

4 Apr

Episode 46 – Don’t you point your staple gun at me young lady!

Over Skype: yarns, snaps, 10 most hated, and some other stuff…

Note: we are now on iTunes!

Note 2: We do use some “words” sometimes, so check where your children are… Where are the kids again dammit????

Download the mp3 from the net (without using iTunes).
(right-click on the link and “save link as” will download the mp3 to your computer)

Yarn stuff mentioned:

Lulu socks
Washington Square sweater
Knitted Baby Onesie
Very Pink Toe-up socks

You can see our yarny FOs here: pandorra7 & photospice 

Our top 10 HATED yarns (yeah, it only adds up to 7 due to overlap) :

(in no particular order)
VH Sheepish (splits like hell)
Noro (Kureyon and Silk Garden)
Fun Fur (by itself)
Deborah Norville (nice quality, but most colors are aweful)
Homespun (can’t find stitches when crocheting)
RH SS Peruvian (not all RH SS, just the Peruvian print color way)
Rope/Specialty yarns (ouch – the skin of my hands is peeling off)

Current and upcoming challenges/KALs/CALs:

Epic KalCal
Mystery 220

Other stuff mentioned:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lip-sync battle
Knit with Love (charity)
Knots of Love (charity)

Ravelry thread

TALK TO YOU IN 2 WEEKS!!!
The Skeins
 

 
 
 
 
 

Sexy!

20 Mar

Some call it IRONING-BOARD, some call it SEXY!

Here is Michele’s latest creation (as discussed in Episode 45):

iron1

iron2

EPISODE 45 – CLEARLY YOU NEED AN EDUCATION!

18 Mar

Episode 45 – Don’t you point your staple gun at me young lady!

From Michele’s house: yarn, fabric, scrapbooking, what is the rock cooking?, unfriended???, and “old” is NOT an excuse!

Note: we are now on iTunes!

Note 2: We do use some “words” sometimes, so check where your children are… Where are the kids again dammit????

Download the mp3 from the net (without using iTunes).
(right-click on the link and “save link as” will download the mp3 to your computer)

Yarn stuff mentioned:

Arrowhead socks
Yellow Dwarf shawl
Madeline’s cap
Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Lulu socks
Washington Square sweater
Basic Slouch
Toe-up socks
Better late than never beanie
Textured Unisex Hat
Perfect Crocheted Beanie
Easy Crocheted Dishcloth

You can see our yarny FOs here: pandorra7 & photospice 

Our top 10 yarns:

(in no particular order)
Lamb’s pride
Caron Simply Soft
Malabrigo Worsted
Madeline Tosh
Cascade 220
Cotton-Ease
Mercerised cotton
Vanna’s Choice
Anything Knitpicks
Luxe Sock by Unwind

Current and upcoming challenges/KALs/CALs:

Epic KalCal
Mystery 220

Habedashery:

Just bought fabric and accessories – let’s see what comes of it all!

Michele’s craftroom

Other stuff mentioned:

VOTE FOR JELLO84!!!!! (Yoda Golf Club covers)
Pagemaps.com

Baarmygirls (Electrogirl Donna)
Knit with Love (charity)
Knots of Love (charity)
MarlyBird
Kristin Ohmdahl
Norah Gaughan

Indecision vs. Indecisivenss

Indecision is an inability to decide. Sometimes intelligent people lack the expertise or information to make an effective decision at the given moment. Gathering advice or data can be wise as long as the determination is deliberate and based on rational thinking.

Indecisiveness, on the other hand is not deliberate and is based on irrational thinking. It’s a learned response we’ve developed. We’re afraid to make a decision because of the inherent uncertainty associated with making choices.

Ravelry thread

TALK TO YOU IN 2 WEEKS!!!
The Skeins
 

patrick

 
 
 
 
 

EPISODE 44 – LISA IS MEAN!

26 Feb

Episode 44 – Now does he really care about you if he doesn’t get you a unicorn for V-day???

From Michele’s house: acrylic, acrylic, acrylic….

Note: we are now on iTunes!

Note 2: We do use some “words” sometimes, so check where your children are… Where are the kids again dammit????

Download the mp3 from the net (without using iTunes).
(right-click on the link and “save link as” will download the mp3 to your computer)

Yarn stuff mentioned:

Garter Squish aka Brutus blanket
Arrowhead socks
Yellow Dwarf shawl
Madeline’s cap
Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Lulu socks
Washington Square sweater
Basic Slouch
Cordova hat
Vday heart
February mystery (still don’t know the actual pattern…)
All grown up striped beanie
Look Ma, no fingers!

You can see our yarny FOs here: pandorra7 & photospice 

Current and upcoming challenges/KALs/CALs:

Epic KalCal

Habedashery:

Mood  Sewing classes

Other stuff mentioned:

Lantern Moon Destiny circulars
Quince & Co. yarn
The Fat Squirrel
Biddy Punk

Ravelry thread

TALK TO YOU IN 2 WEEKS!!!
The Skeins
 

Michele

 
 
 
 
 

EPISODE 43 – GO NEPAL!!!

10 Feb

Episode 43 – OLYMPICS!

From Michele’s house: olympics talk, yarn-stuff, shopping, and exactly WHAT IS a challenge? (yarn talk starts at about 15 minutes)

MASSIVE CORRECTION: The music used today is not from a Russian composer. It is Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance #5. Apologies to Hungary, Russia, Germany, and anybody who is a classical music connoisseur!

I was right about this being recorded by the Vienna Philharmonic. Year was 2004. Moving on to yarn – more experience in that genre!!! :-D

Note: we are now on iTunes!

Note 2: We do use some “words” sometimes, so check where your children are… Where are the kids again dammit????

Download the mp3 from the net (without using iTunes).
(right-click on the link and “save link as” will download the mp3 to your computer)

Yarn stuff mentioned:

Garter Squish aka Brutus blanket
Arrowhead socks
Yellow Dwarf shawl
Drips
Crochet Posey Purse
Madeline’s cap
Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Thick & Quick Ribbed cowl
Minion hats
South Bay Shawlette
Solid Bottom Crochet bag
Everything Nice Hooded
Meier Cardigan
Lulu socks
Yarrow Lace Pattern
Easy crochet dishcloth
All grown up slouch hat
Julia Slouch hat
Alatariel hat
Measured in love hat
Washington Square sweater
Miracle Jen yarn
Little Skein
Starknits

You can see our yarny FOs here: pandorra7 & photospice 

Current and upcoming challenges/KALs/CALs:

Epic KalCal

Habedashery:

Mood  Sewing class

Other stuff mentioned:

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Metropolitan Knits
Fit to Flatter

Ravelry thread

TALK TO YOU IN 2 WEEKS!!!
The Skeins
 

 
 
 
 
 

EPISODE 42 – ET TU BRUTE?

20 Jan

Episode 42 – still going!

From Michele’s house: chit-chat, the weather, and a boatload of patterns and challenges!

Note: we are now on iTunes!

Note 2: We do use some “words” sometimes, so check where your children are… Where are the kids again dammit????

Download the mp3 from the net (without using iTunes).
(right-click on the link and “save link as” will download the mp3 to your computer)

Yarn stuff mentioned:

Garter Squish aka Brutus blanket
Arrowhead socks
Yellow Dwarf shawl
Fat Bottom Bag
Drips
Crochet Posey Purse
Adeline Fingerless
Madeline’s cap
Fish Lips Kiss Heel
Moon Pulls
Blackberry Jam
Cosy Sock DK aka Crofter Socks
Fusion
Windschief
Thick & Quick Ribbed cowl

The Cardigan/Sweater choices offered to Michele:
Dragonfly sweater
Sexy Boyfriend
Everything Nice Hooded
100-2 
Wilde
Vine Yoke
Ridge Swing cardigan
Meier Cardigan
Vivian
Rambling Rose
Buttony Sweater

The sock choices offered to Eve:

Summer Squiggle sock
Fredrika
Jeeves
Professor sock
Lulu socks 

You can see our yarny FOs here: pandorra7 & photospice 

Current and upcoming challenges/KALs/CALs:

Epic KalCal

Habedashery:

JANUARY SEWING BEE: PLAY CATCH UP!
Mood  Sewing class

Other stuff mentioned:

Kim of Queens
Devious Maids
The Newsroom
Canters
Michael Levine’s
The Great British Sewing Bee (WHERE IS SEASON 2 – YES TALKING TO YOU, YOUTUBE!!!!)
Stephen West  Swants Dance

Drips by Eminem (great music, but super-FOUL language)

Ravelry thread

TALK TO YOU IN 2 WEEKS!!!
The Skeins
 

 
 
 
 
 
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