Tome Time Episode 36: Binary Knitting

Welcome to Tome Time, a video podcast about reading, knitting, sewing, and running. The Vintage Make-Along runs from June 1 – end of July, 2017.

Knitting content begins at 7:00. Books discussed include The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde and Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye.

I have joined Team PI for Nerdolopolis, a knitting competition through Ravelry. I finished by Titania’s Revenge socks and some vanilla socks.

I started the Hester Pullover for the Vintage MAL. I am planning some socks that spell my name in Binary. My dress for the Vintage MAL is completed and I have some ambitious sewing plans to stretch my skills.

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Tome Time Episode 35: All the Teals

Welcome to Tome Time, the video podcast about reading, knitting, sewing, and running. Knitting content begins at 12:18.

Books discussed include Homeland by Cory Doctorow and Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow.

Knitting projects include My Everything by Joji Locatelli, The Nursery Cat by Sara Elizabeth Kellner, vanilla socks, and Titania’s Revenge socks by Cookie A.

Make something vintage inspired for the Vintage MAL.

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Tome Time Episode 34: Grand Library Reopening

 

Welcome to Tome Time, a reading and knitting podcast. Knitting content begins at 19:00.  Join me in making a vintage inspire wardrobe piece in the Vintage Make-Along, starting June 1st, 2017.  Head over to the Tome Time Ravelry group and let me know what you are planning for the Vintage MAL!

I read Dreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline West, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and American Gods by Neil Gaiman.  There are no spoilers in my reviews.

I am knitting Titania’s Revenge socks by Cookie A in Toad Hollow Yarns in the Fairy Court colorway. I finished socks for Dogster from Mustache Yarns Boba Fett colorway. Slow progress is being made on My Everything by Joji Locatelli out of Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok in Midnight Sea. My traveling knitting project is a vanilla sock in the Cosmos colorway from The Brazen Stitchery on their Paparazzi Sock base. Dogster has unofficially renamed this colorway The Grand Library Reopening. I have almost finished The Secret Skein Mystery KAL from Mina Loves Designs.

My recent sewing has consisted of Simplicity 1070, but I have big plans for a vintage inspired wrap dress from Sew Many Dresses, So Little Time.

I made two laps of the Beast Trail before my calf muscles could take no more. It was a beautiful run and I hope to try for three laps next year. This fall, I have a 15K trail run and a half marathon planned. This summer I will concentrate on getting a little faster.

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Tome Time Episode 29: Sock Frenzy

Welcome to Tome Time Reading and Knitting where we discuss books, knitting, and a little sewing. Knitting content begins at 18:09.

Books discussed include The Handsome Man’s De Lux Cafe by Alexander McCall Smith and The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking.

The Lyrical KAL is drawing to a close on March 15th.

I made a Heather Dress from Sew Over It.

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Tome Time Episode 28: Ohio IS Magical

Welcome to Tome Time, a mother and son reading and knitting podcast. Knitting content begins at 13:20. Books discussed include Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty, and The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

There is still time to join our #lyricalkal in conjunction with The Crafty Toads podcast. Knit anything you like and connect it to song lyrics. The KAL runs until March 15, 2017. We both have threads for the KAL in our Ravelry groups.

Dogster pops in and out. I want to knit all the socks and sweaters.

February is my month for sewing as a secondary craft and I am making progress on my Heather Dress from Sew Over It.

Running is challenging with a busy schedule. Thanks for watching and LACES (Like and comment everyday, subscribe)!

Tome Time Episode 26: Rainbow Pizza

Welcome to Tome Time. We discuss books, knitting, sewing, and other crafty goodness. Knitting content begins at 27:55.

Books discussed include: Saturn Run b John Sandford and Ctein, Grumpy Cat and Pokey, Code by Charles Petzold, and Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Join us for the Lyrical KAL with The Crafty Toads, running until March 15.

Finished Objects are the Country Cable Socks by Rachel Paulsel.  They are glorious! The pattern was given to me by Samantha of The Yarn Reader Podcast and the Miss Babs Sock Yarn was given to me by Jessie of the Purls Before Twine Pocast, so this pair is extra special. These socks are my January entry into the Bookend Knits Raven Cycle KAL.

Works in Progress include Hermione’s Everyday socks out of Toad Hollow Yarn in the Teeka’s Coat colorway, my Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg in Lolo Did It and Kniterature Yarns, a Bayside Pullover by Hannah Fettig in Twisted Owl Yarn in the Brothers in Blue colorway.
Training: It has been difficult to run outside due to weather and time constraints, but I have been enjoying Yoga with Adriene on YouTube.

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Tome Time Episode 27: A Little Party (Never Killed Nobody)

Welcome to Tome Time! We discuss reading, knitting, sewing, and running here every two weeks. Knitting content begins at 13:00.

Join us for the Lyrical KAL with The Crafty Toads, running until March 15.

Books discussed include: Code by Charles Petzold, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Join the Bookend Knits for a Raven Cycles Read-along/ Knit- along!

No Finished Objects this week! Works in Progress include Hermione’s Everyday socks out of Toad Hollow Yarn in the Teeka’s Coat colorway, my Joker and the Thief shawl by Melanie Berg in Lolo Did It and Kniterature Yarns, a Bayside Pullover by Hannah Fettig in Twisted Owl Yarn in the Brothers in Blue colorway, and some vanilla socks in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silky Socks That Rock in the Flambeaux colorway.
I am solo this week as I show my knitting and talk about de-cluttering and fitting in ALL the crafts.  I have been tidying up my crafting supplies and realized that if I spend 20- 30 minutes each day on my ‘secondary’ crafts, I can get a lot done if I cycle through them by the month. February will be all about sewing, so stay tuned. Upcoming sewing will be a Sew Over It Heather Dress, some Ginger Jeans Leggings, and some other dress with big, fat roses.

Training: It has been difficult to run outside due to weather and time constraints, but I have been enjoying Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. I have decided to take the 12 hour option at The Beast for a Day in May.

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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 🙂

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!
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