Tome Time Reading and Knitting Episode 32: DFW Newbie

Welcome to Tome Time, were I discuss reading and knitting! In this episode I shared what I learned about attending the Dallas Fort Worth Fiber Fest and trying to meet people as an introvert.

Knitting content begins at 19:05.

Books discussed include The Seventh Unicorn by Kelly Jones, The Cipher by John C. Ford, and Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty. Dogster makes a brief appearance but doesn’t feel like podcasting today.

I show the beautiful yarn treasures that I bought at DFW Fiber Fest.

I am hosting a Vintage Make Along beginning June 1st, 2017.

Join us in the Ravelry group for Tome Time Reading and Knitting. You can find me as MusingRunner on Twitter, Raverly, GoodReads, and The Fold Line. I am Tometimereadingandknitting on Instagram. Thanks for watching and LACES (Like and Comment Everyday, Subscribe!)
Please comment with book recommendations below OR in the Ravelry group.

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.

Thanks for watching and LACES! (Like and comment everyday, Subscribe!)

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!

Thanks for watching and LACES! (like and comment everyday, subscribe)

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.

LACES! (Like and Comment Everyday, Subscribe)

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?

 

 

Tome Time Episode 16: Fall Shawl Ya’ll

Welcome! Please join us in the Tome Time Reading and Knitting Ravelry group. You can find me as Musingrunner on Ravelry, Good Reads, The Fold Line, and Twitter. I am TomeTimeReadingandKnitting on Instagram. Knitting content begins at 16:04.

The Crafty Toads are having a group swap AND a Holiday swap if you are interested in joining. Purls Before Twine podcast is hosting a Song of the Sea KAL which ends Oct. 10th.

Books: Death of a Macho Man by M.C. Beaton, The Muse by Jessie Burton (probably not a good pick for The Bookends Knits ladies), A Wizard of EarthSea by Ursula Le Guin, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Hank the Cowdog by John. R. Erickson

Finished Objects: Tiered Baby Coat by Lisa Chemery and a stockinette hat.

WIPS: Abigale shawl by Rachel Paulsel (Night Owl Fibers) in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the Hey Sunshine color, Surprise Stripes by Anna Johanna out of sock scraps, Lafitte shawl by Denise Bell (Lost City Knits) out of Lost City Oak Barn Merino Lace in red!

Cross stitch bookmark inspired by Tina from Simply in Stitches and Laura from Knit, Read, Pray.

Sewing: Decades of Style 1940’s Empire Waist Trousers from some slightly stretchy woven hounds tooth fabric.

Training: Beginning training for the St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon.

LACES and thanks for watching!

 

Tome Time Reading and Knitting Episode 13: Overcoming Obstacles

Welcome! Please join us in the Tome Time Reading and Knitting Ravelry group.  Book swap partners have been posted and magic linked in Ravelry. Knitting content starts at 13:42.

Books: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and The Last Anniversary by Liann Moriarty, Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce, The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

Finished Objects: Zinone by Andi Satterlund out of Quince and Co. Sparrow in Fundi color for Kay of the Bede Sisters Podcast’s Grow-along. ¬†Hollyburn skirt from Sewaholic pattern in a Robert Kaufman cotton lawn for the Outfit Along 2016 hosted by Lauren of Lladybird and Andi Satterlund of Untangling Knots. Marooned socks by Hunter Hammersen in Vice Yarn in Geraldo colorway.

WIPS: R2D2 plain vanilla socks for Dogster out of Must Stash Yarns Star Wars: The Droids in the OCD2 colorway. Cordia Tank by Kerri Blumer out of Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the Bermuda Teal color for Samantha of The Yarn Reader podcast and blog’s Queue -along. Surprise Stripes socks by Anna Johanna out of my sock scraps.

Jennie from Owl About Yarn suggested the Hitchhiker or Miss Winkle shawl patterns by Martina Behm or the Quay shawl by Sara Millis for my handspun yarn out of her organic alpaca and Polwarth braid. I am leaning toward the Quay shawl.

Spinning: It is Tour de Fleece time and I am spinning some Blue Faced Leicester, bamboo, and nylon from Fat Cat Knits in the Peacock colorway for Team Corner of Knit and Tea, hosted by Laura.  I am hoping to get enough two-ply yarn for shorty socks.

I bought stuff:  Sweet Sparrow Yarns Nuthatch fingering base in the Pure Reason color.  I was planning on socks, but it is too beautiful. It must be a shawl.

Podcast I listen to:  Craft Lit, Dear Hank and John, Down Cellar Studios, Yarns at Yin Hoo, Bede Sisters, Knit Read Pray, 2 Knit Lit Chicks, A Playful Day, Caithness Craft Collective, Knitmore Girls, Twin Set Designs, Knitting Butterflies, plus a few more.

Sewing: 1940’s Empire Waist pants from Decades of Style Patterns. ¬†I love these pants and I hope to make more, with slight pattern alterations.

Training:  Two weeks until sprint distance triathlon.  I talk about tapering or reducing the volume of training in the days leading up to a race so that you are rested and ready.

Thanks for watching!

Episode 12: Earthquake (or someone kicks the camera stand)

Book swap sign-up has been extended until July 15th. Packages should be posted by July 30th. Sign up in our Tome Time Reading and Knitting Ravelry group or in our YouTube channel comments section.

Knitting content begins at 8:54.

 

You can find me on Ravelry, Good Reads, Twitter, and The Fold Line as Musing Runner.

I am on Instagram as Tome Time Reading and Knitting.

I am wearing Sandshore by Alicia Plummer, made last year out of Cascade Pima Cotton.

Books mentioned: Scat by Carl Hiasen, Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt, Stories and More Stories by B.J. Novak, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, the Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Half-Finished Object: Marooned sock by Hunter Hammersen in Vice Yarns Geraldo.

Works in Progress:  Zinone by Andi Satterlund in Quince and Co. Sparrow in Fundi, second Marooned sock, Lafitte shawl by Denise Bell out of Lost City Knits Oak Barn Merino in a red color, OCD2 socks in Must Stash Yarns Star Wars sock yarn.

Alongs: Grow-along from Bede Sisters audio podcast, Little Box of Socks KAL from Yarngasm podcast, Queue-along from The Yarn Reader podcast, Tour de Fleece for Team Corner of Knit and Tea.

Sewing: Finished Simplicity 1607, working on Sewaholic Hollyburn skirt for the Outfit Along 2016.

Spinning:  Spinning a 6 oz. braid of Peacock colorway from Fat Cat Knits. It is Blue Faced Leicester, Bamboo, and Nylon and hopefully it will grow up to be socks.

YouTube podcasts I have been watching:

The Bookish Stitcher, The Yarn Reader, Sweet Sparrow Knits, Handmade and Woolen, Bookend Knits, Yarngasm, Inside #23, Ichigo Abroad, Kitchen Stitching, Undead Yarn

Training:  Getting ready for a sprint distance triathlon at the end of July.  I have been running in the heat and practicing running off the bike.