Tome Time Episode 25: Less

Welcome to our show! We discuss reading, knitting, sewing, and running every two weeks. Knitting content begins at 18:00.

Books discussed include Code by Charles Petzold, Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, and Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Join our Lyrical Kal: knit something and relate it to song lyrics. It runs from Jan 1, 2017 to March 15, 2017.

My theme for 2017 will be less: less stress and less waste. I would also like to run distances in less time ūüôā

Finished Objects: Dogster’s Gloves for Christmas and a pair of shortie socks for him out of some left-over Must Stash Yarn in the OCD2 colorway. I also finished my Cafe Mocha socks by Deb Buckingham out of a coffee themed sock blank from Blueberry Chick Yarns. I really enjoyed the process of knitting from a sock blank and the socks look and feel great.

Works in Progress: My Christmas Eve cast -on was a pair of Hermione’s Everyday socks out of Toad Hollow Yarns in the Teeka’s Coat colorway. ¬†They are so silky and glamorous I can’t stand it! My Christmas Day sweater cast on was the Victoria Diamond pullover out of some Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in Charged Cherry. ¬†Kay from the Bede Sisters podcast and some of her listeners all cast on sweaters on Christmas Day. I also started the Country Cable Socks by Rachel Paulsel of Night Owl Fibers in some Miss Bab’s Tarte in the Oz colorway. The pattern I won in a Yarn Reader KAL and the yarn I won in a Purls Before Twine KAL so this project is extra special. It is for the Bookend Knits Read-along Knit-along for the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Lastly, I cast on the Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg for the Tome Time and Crafty Toads Lyrical Knit Along with some yarns from Lolo Did It and Kniterature.

The Lyrical Kal began Jan. 1st and runs until March 15th. Knit anything you like and connect it to song lyrics!  Tome Time and Crafty Toads both have prize threads in our Ravelry groups and I will give away an Instagram prize on March 1st. Use #lyricalkal on IG to enter. Dogster will choose the winner based on creativity and charm. He likes pets and dragons if you want to pander to the judge.

Sewing: I have cut out the Sew Over it Heather Dress from some floral knit from LA Finch Fabrics.

Running: I am planning to attempt a 6 hour Ultra marathon in May!

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Tome Time Episode 23: Remedial Hatting

Welcome to Tome Time, where we talk about books, knitting, sewing, and other hobbies. Show notes can be found at musingandmotionblog.wordpress.com and in the Tome Time Ravelry group. Books discussed: Code by Charles Petzold, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, and Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. Get ready for the Lyrical KAL beginning Jan. 1st!
Thanks for watching and LACES!

Tome Time Episode 24: Nerd Alert

Welcome to Tome Time! This is a reading and knitting podcast. Knitting content begins at 13:25.

Books discussed include Code by Charles Petzold, Twelve Drummers Drumming by C.C. Benison, The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal, At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen. I nerd out a little about Alan Turing, cryptography, and computers.

I show my knitting project and discuss future knitting fun. Get your projects ready for the #lyricalkal starting January 1st!

Thanks for watching and LACES!

Tome Time Episode 22: Sweater Cravings

Welcome to Tome Time Reading and Knitting! Shownotes can be found at musingsandmotionblog.wordpress.com or in our Tome Time Ravelry group. I am MusingRunner on Ravelry, Twitter, The Fold Line, and Good Reads. I am Tometimereadingandknitting on Instagram.

Knitting content begins at 9:06.

Books discussed include Passenger by Alexandra Bracken and Code by Charles Petzold.

Lyrical KAL begins on January 1st. We are co-hosting this with Helen and Mary Beth of The Crafty Toads podcast.  Helen and I am knitting The Joker and The Thief by Melanie Berg, but you can knit anything that you can relate to song lyrics.  Prizes to be announced soon. We both have threads for the KAL in our Ravelry groups. Double and triple dip all you want, but no WIPS, please.

Finished objects: Main Street coffee cozy by Tin Can Knits out of Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool scraps. A made up pattern coffee cozy out of Knitted Wit Worsted. ¬†One vanilla sock out of Knit Picks Felici in Rainbow.

WIPS: All Over Cables hat by Lindsay Koehler out of leftover Dream in Color Classy with Cashmere in Bermuda Teal. Laffitte shawl by Lost City Knits, and Cafe Mocha socks by Deb Buckingham in a Blueberry Chick Yarns coffee themed sock blank.

Sewing: Ginger Flared Jeans by Closet Case Files in Cone Mills Denim from Zede’s Sewing Studio. This is the best smelling denim ever! The Republic of Chiffon Lucy Dress.

Training: I finished a half marathon in 2:35. That is pretty slow, so my time goal for Memphis is probably out the window. But, hope is the thing with feathers, so… Thanks to a generous knitting friend, I have reached my fundraising goal for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Thanks for watching and LACES.

Tome Time Episode 21: What is this, I don’t even?!

Welcome to Tome Time Reading and Knitting Episode 21: What is this, I don’t even?!

Please join our Ravelry group for fun chatter. Knitting content begins at 15: 14.

Thank you Jessica, for my Song of the Sea KAL Prize! I am getting ready for The Crafty Toads Podcast Christmas Swap.

Books: Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke, Basketcase by Carl Hiaasen, Quoth the Raven by Jan Haddam, The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Finished Objects: a rainbow bean for Dogster, In Three’s baby cardigan by Kelly Herdrich out of Cascade 220 Superwash, What is this, I don’t even (Robin shawl by Lee Meredith) out of my not-quite-enough handspun

WIPs: The ever present Lafitte Shawl by Denise Bell, All Over Cables Hat out of left over Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in Bermuda Teal, Cafe Mocha Socks by Deb Buckingham from a Blueberry Chick Yarns sock blank, a coffee bean for Dogster

Spinning: I finished plying my Fat Cat Knits singles, now I just have the last 2 ounces to spin for socks!

Sewing: Ginger Flares from the Ginger Jeans pattern by Closet Case Files out of Cone Mills Denim from Zede’s Sewing Studio.¬†

Tome Time Episode 20: The Beans Strike Back

Welcome to Episode 20! Join us in the Tome Time Ravelry Group. Find me as Musing Runner on Twitter, Good Reads, The Fold Line, and Ravelry. I am Tometimereadingandknitting on Instagram.

Knitting content begins at 9:00.

Books: Dust by Hugh Howey, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, Quoth the Raven by Jane Haddam, Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke, Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Finished Objects: Cross stitch bookmark for Helenhg of the Crafty Toads Podcast. This was a late entry from the book and yarn swap. Shorty vanilla socks from more yarn scraps.

Works in Progress: Lafitte Shawl by Lost City Knits in red Oak Barn Merino Lace. The butterfly chart has been conquered! Cafe Mocha socks by Deb Buckingham in a coffee sock blank by Blueberry Chick Yarns. In Threes baby cardigan by Kelly Herdrich out of some really old Cascade 220 superwash. Robin Shawl by Lee Meredith out of my handspun yarn.

Sewing: Ginger Flares by Closet Case Files out of Cone Mills Denim from Zede’s Sewing Studio.

I designed some fabric based on one of my husband’s painings on Spoonflower.com. It will grow up to be a Scout Tee by Grainline Studios.

Training: My 10k race time was disappointing. I have to either change my goals or change my training. I choose to work a little harder and see what happens.

Thanks for watching and LACES!

 

Sewing Supplement 1: 1940’s Empire Waist Trousers from Decades of Style

These sewing supplements will be short sewing vlogs of each pattern as I make it.

Hope you enjoy!

Pattern: Decades of Style 1940’s Empire Waist Trousers

Fabric: A stretch woven hounds-tooth from Hancock Fabrics

Modifications: My first version was too long in the crotch, so I took out about a half inch of length below the darts on the front and back.

Results: This fabric is not as stretchy as my last pair, and the crotch length in the back was needed for my full seat. Therefore, these pants are a little bit too tight! I love the pattern and will add the inch back to the back and make these again.

Tome Time Episode 19: Art Festival Aftermath

Welcome to new and returning viewers! A special welcome to new members of our Tome Time Reading and Knitting Ravelry Group. I can be found as Musingrunner on Raverly, Good Reads, The Fold Line, and Twitter. On Instagram, I am Tometimereadingandknitting.

Knitting content begins at 18:21.

We talk about all the fun we had a  local art festival and how excited I am about the debut issue of Rib Magazine, a magazine for men and those who knit for them.

Books: Shift by Hugh Howey, Glass Sword by Veronica Aveyard, Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.

Finished Objects:  Song of the Sea Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham out of Sweet Sparrow Yarns Nuthatch base in the Pure Reason colorway. This was for the Purls Before Twine Podcasts Song of the Sea KAL.

Surprise Stripes Knee Socks by Anna Johanna out of all my sock scraps.

Works in Progress: Lafitte Shawl by Denise Bell of Lost City Knits. ¬†I plan on finishing the butterfly chart this week! I am entering this in Samantha’s Finish It Up KAL. Projects have to be finished by the end of the year.

Lorne’s Hat by Stephanie Pearl McPhee out of Briar Rose Fibers Sea Pearl.

Shortie Vanilla Socks out of sock scraps.

Cafe Au Lait Socks by Deb Buckingham out of my Blueberry Chick yarns coffee sock blank.

Dogster requests a rainbow and coffee knit bean toy.

Future Knitting: Country Cable Socks by Rachel Paulsel out of Knit Picks Felici in the Rainbow colorway. This pattern was given to me by Samantha of The Yarn Reader Podcast as a prize for her Queue-Along.

The Joker and The Thief by Melanie Berg out of the Bad Science Fiction mini set by Kniterature and some Lolo Did It yarn.

I want to knit a sweater, but I am making myself finish the Lafitte shawl first.

Sewing: I finished by 1940’s Empire Waist pants, but they are about 5 pounds too tight! I will sew some Ginger Flared Jeans by Closet Case Files and the Lucie Dress by Republic de Chiffon soon. Watch for a Solo Sewing Supplement about the Empire Waist Pants soon.

Training:  I took a week of from running to help my husband with his art festival booth, but I am back to my training plan now.  I will run a 10K race next weekend.

Thanks so much for watching. Please leave us comments, questions, and hello’s in the comments section or in the Ravelry group.

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Tome Time Episode 18: No Stitches for You!

Welcome to Tome Time! Thanks for watching and subscribing. You can find me as Musingrunner on Ravelry, Twitter, The Fold Line, and Good Reads. I am Tometimereadingandknitting on Instagram.  Please join us in the Tome Time Ravelry group.

Thanks to Cheryl for saying that she would be interested in some sewing supplement videos.

Knitting content begins at 22:00.

Books: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, The Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl McPhee, The Giver and Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke.

No finished objects this week!

WIPS: Lafitte Shawl by Denise Bell of Lost City Knits in Lost City Oak Barn Merino Lace. I am on track to finish this by Thanksgiving. It is a Christmas gift for my mom. It is only about 4 years late.

Song of the Sea Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham out of Sweet Sparrow Yarns Pure Reason colorway on the Nuthatch base. This is for the Purls Before Twine Song of the Sea KAL.

Surprise Stripes by Anna Johanna out of my sock scraps. I am almost done with these bad boys!

Cross Stitch – It’s a book mark that is a gift and therefore a secret until it is finished. I am on the back-stitching part now.

Sewing – Decades of Style 1940’s Empire Waist Trousers in a hounds-tooth stretch woven. Spoiler alert, since recording I have finished these and found that the fabric does not stretch QUITE enough! They are about 5 pounds too tight.

My next BIG project will be Ginger Flares by Closet Case Files in some black Cone Mills Denim that I bought from Zede’s Sewing Studio. I experienced beyond excellent customer service from Mallory and Zede, the owners. I found out about this denim by listening to their audio podcast, Sewing Out Loud.

Training: My St. Jude’s Hero training shirt came in the mail. It is that awkward time of year when I need to run longish on the weekends, but it is still really too hot for long runs.

Thanks for watching! Did you find the cheeseburger?