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 Reading and Knitting: Episode 11

Do you want to have a book swap? If so, please let me know in comments or in the Tome Time Ravelry group.  Sign up by June 30th to participate!

I have joined Instagram under the name of Tometimereadingandknitting.  I am Musingrunner on Ravelry, Twitter, Good Reads, and The Fold Line.

Knitting chat begins at 11:50.

Books mentioned: ¬†Drowned City graphic novel by Don Brown, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave by Stephanie Barron, the Hound of the Baskerville by Arthur Conan¬†Doyle.

Finished Objects: Vanilla socks in Blueberry Chick Yarns in the Umbrella Drinks at the Swim Up Bar for the Down Cellar Studio’s Splash Pad Party ’16.

Works in Progress: Zinone by Andi Satterlund in Quince and Co. Sparrow linen yarn in the Fundi color for the Outfit Along 2016 hosted by Lauren of the Lladybird blog and Andi of Untangling Knots.

Marooned by Hunter Hammersen in Vice Yarns Geraldo colorway. These are pair #6 of my 12 for Vollenvine’s Little Box of Socks KAL on the Yarngasm podcast.

Surprise Strips by Anna Johanna with my sock scraps.

Lafitte shawl by Denise Bell of Lost City Knits out of Lost City Knits Oak Barn Merino lace yarn.

Sewing: Simplicity 1607 in a bird print knit from Girl Charlee.  Next up is the Hollyburn skirt from Sewaholic patterns in some cotton lawn from Robert Kaufman.

Spinning: Organic alpaca and Polwarth from Owl About Yarn in the Sea Glass colorway. I am planning in spinning this in a heavy fingering weight two-ply for a shawl. I am looking for suggestions for a shawl pattern that is good for a variegated handspun yarn.

Training: ¬†I am in training for a women’s sprint triathlon at the end of July. ¬†It will be a hot one! Dogster wants to try out for the track and archery teams next year.

Thanks for watching!