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 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.

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