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 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 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 22: Sweater Cravings

Welcome to Tome Time Reading and Knitting! Shownotes can be found at 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 Reading and Knitting Episode 9

Welcome to Episode 9: Excited!

Knitting talk starts at 9:20. Books mentioned in this episode include The Crown, book five of the Selection series by Kiera Cass, The Fifth Wave and The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, The Eternity Code, book three in the Artemis Fowl series by Eion Colfer, and Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson. Get free audio books this summer from

Finished Objects:

Whispers by Veera Valimaki knit in Madeline Tosh Merino Light in the Georgia O’Keefe colorway. Easy Peasy socks by Stacy Trock knit in Knitted Wit worsted in the Monet’s Garden colorway. Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits in Knitted Wit left overs.

Works in Progress:

Marooned by Hunter Hammersen in Vice Yarns in the Geraldo colorway. Surprise Stripes by Anna Johanna with all my leftover sock bits. Prairie Fire shawl by KIS Designs knit in Zen Yarn Garden in the Arctic colorway and Shubui Silk Cloud in the Fjord colorway.


Savannah Cami by Seamwork Magazine out of some X-ray print fabric from ¬†I am participating in the Outfit Along hosted by Lauren of Lladybird and Andi Satterlund of Untangling Knots. ¬†This year’s outfit is the Zinone Top by Andi Satterlund and the Hollyburn skirt by Sewaholic. The Outfit Along starts June 1st and end on July 31st.


I am spinning some black merino fiber from Wildthyme Arts.

I also mention the Magnolia State Fiber Fest in Vicksburg, MS, The Bede Sisters audio podcast and Etsy shop, and the Tome Time Reading and Knitting Ravelry Group.




O is for One In, One Out

Our book collection has reached critical mass here in the Musing Runner household. We are now on the One In, Out Out program. When we get a new book, we have to donate a book. This will not only keep us from being crushed under piles of books, it will hopefully help us to make careful choices on future book purchases. Library books and borrowed books don’t count, though, so our reading should stay at the same levels.¬†geobee 059.JPG