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.

Join us in the Tome Time Raverly group. Thanks for watching and LACES!

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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 22: Sweater Cravings

Welcome to Tome Time Reading and Knitting! Shownotes can be found at musingsandmotionblog.wordpress.com 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 Episode 21: What is this, I don’t even?!

Welcome to Tome Time Reading and Knitting Episode 21: What is this, I don’t even?!

Please join our Ravelry group for fun chatter. Knitting content begins at 15: 14.

Thank you Jessica, for my Song of the Sea KAL Prize! I am getting ready for The Crafty Toads Podcast Christmas Swap.

Books: Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke, Basketcase by Carl Hiaasen, Quoth the Raven by Jan Haddam, The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Finished Objects: a rainbow bean for Dogster, In Three’s baby cardigan by Kelly Herdrich out of Cascade 220 Superwash, What is this, I don’t even (Robin shawl by Lee Meredith) out of my not-quite-enough handspun

WIPs: The ever present Lafitte Shawl by Denise Bell, All Over Cables Hat out of left over Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in Bermuda Teal, Cafe Mocha Socks by Deb Buckingham from a Blueberry Chick Yarns sock blank, a coffee bean for Dogster

Spinning: I finished plying my Fat Cat Knits singles, now I just have the last 2 ounces to spin for socks!

Sewing: Ginger Flares from the Ginger Jeans pattern by Closet Case Files out of Cone Mills Denim from Zede’s Sewing Studio. 

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.

Thanks so much for watching. Please leave us comments, questions, and hello’s in the comments section or in the Ravelry group.

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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?