Monday, October 21, 2019

Episode 39: A Very My-So Called Handmade Life Camping Trip

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.



On the blog: www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com
On ravelry as mamatronic: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic?set=&columns=&view=thumbnail&page=&sort=status%20completed_%20status_changed_&search=
On Instagram as mysocalledhandmadelife: https://www.instagram.com/mysocalledhandmadelife/

My Question for you: See last episode. Also have you ever camped solo? Where would you like to go?

Stuff I mention in Episode 39:

Brady Tabu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh9dRcga8YE
Best Brady Camping episode that I do my best to imitate, only with an alligator cutout instead of a bear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFa-MSro9S4
A Very Brady Renovation: https://www.hgtv.com/shows/a-very-brady-renovation

The Caddo of East Texas: https://www.legendsofamerica.com/caddo-tribe/
camping Trips on my blog: https://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/search/label/camping
Basket sold by A Homespun House: https://ahomespunhouse.com/product-category/handmade-baskets/
Color Craze by Tamy Gore: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/color-craze
Bluebird progress keeper from Cedar River Knits: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CedarRiverKnits
Dirty Lace by Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dirty-lace
slipped stitch socks knit in Regia Pairfect, Cinamon: https://schachenmayr.com/en/yarns/regia-pairfect
Ready Player One socks: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/smooth-operator-socks-9
Twice as Nice by Knit Picks: https://www.knitpicks.com/twice-as-nice-modern-traditional-holiday-decor/p/33541
Fully Spun, Vintage Christmas: https://fullyspun.com
Wool of the Andes in Holly Berry, Aurora Heather, Blossom Heather, Tranquil, and Bare: https://www.knitpicks.com/yarn/wool-of-the-andes-worsted-yarn/c/5420103

@ardently_jeca has also made a MATH hat: https://www.instagram.com/ardently_jeca/
Guthrie by Caitlin Hunter: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/guthrie
knit in SpinCycle Dyed in the Wool, Mississippi Marsala: https://spincycleyarns.com/collections/dyed-in-the-wool-sport-weight
Cascade 220 sport in natural: https://www.amazon.com/Womans-Guide-Wild-Complete-Handbook/dp/1632170051/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=woman+guide+to+the+wild&qid=1571684543&s=books&sr=1-1

Woman's Guide to the Wild: https://www.amazon.com/Womans-Guide-Wild-Complete-Handbook/dp/1632170051/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=woman+guide+to+the+wild&qid=1571684543&s=books&sr=1-1

My Julia Sweater by Wool and the Gang: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/julia-sweater






Friday, October 4, 2019

Episode 38: A Couple of Non-Knitting Confessions

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.



On my blog: www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com
On instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife: https://www.instagram.com/mysocalledhandmadelife/
On Ravelry as mamatronic: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic?set=&columns=&view=thumbnail&page=&sort=status%20completed_%20status_changed_&search=

My question for you: How many sweaters have you knit? Have you broken 100? What is your favorite sweater?

Stuff I mention in Episode 38:

Hurricane Harvey was a jerk- before and afters of Houston: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/29/before-and-after-images-show-how-hurricane-harvey-swamped-houston

my Sodotna Crop on blog: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/2019/09/soldotna-crop.html

on ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/soldotna-crop

in Mockingbird Fiber Co.: https://www.mockingbirdfiberco.com

BIPoCMAL2019 with @desamour: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/bipocmal2019/

Color Craze by Tamy Gore: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/color-craze

Rustic minis by A Homespun House: https://ahomespunhouse.com

Knit Picks Hawthorne, silverton: https://www.knitpicks.com/yarn/hawthorne-tonal-hand-paint/c/5420312

Vogue Ultimate Knitting Book: https://www.amazon.com/Vogue®-Knitting-Ultimate-Book-Completely/dp/1942021690

Andrea Mowry brioche tutorial setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaL08B2BP0o

and brioche after setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPwH7DSYTo

Ad Astra movie: https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/9/19/20872495/ad-astra-review-brad-pitt-god-tracy-k-smith

Ready Player One colorway by Must Stash Yarn: https://muststashshop.com

knit into Smooth Operator by Susan B. Anderson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smooth-operator-socks

Ready Player One by Ernest Kline: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004J4WKUQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goldfinch_(novel)

The Goldfinch movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3864056/

Your Silent Face-  New Order: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so-L12LFRR8

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: https://www.amazon.com/Between-World-Me-Ta-Nehisi-Coates-ebook/dp/B00SEFAIRI/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2AHRFU959AJSX&keywords=between+the+world+and+me&qid=1570128557&s=digital-text&sprefix=between%2Cdigital-text%2C173&sr=1-1

Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NKMZT7T/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Rotting my brain (No, I did not read this article.): https://www.thewrap.com/bh90210-finales-season-2-jennie-garth-tori-spelling-beverly-hills-90210-reboot/

...that was mostly rotted already from this: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098749/

and completely annihilated with this: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6398184/

Pocket Full of Posy Blanket by Purl Soho: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pocket-full-of-posy-blanket

Marley by Andrea Mowry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/marley

Wraparound shawl clasp: https://www.purlandhank.com/shop-online/21newlr0ovtdoxj3pvjb4g8d4ppgpa

Stocking pattern book Twice as Nice by Knit Picks: https://www.knitpicks.com/twice-as-nice-modern-traditional-holiday-decor/p/33541

Wool of the Andes in Hollyberry, Aurora Heather, Tranquil, Bare, and Blossom Heather: https://www.knitpicks.com/yarn/wool-of-the-andes-worsted-yarn/c/5420103

Vintage Christmas dyed by Fully Spun: https://fullyspun.com

Bolgatanga Basket from A Homespun House: https://ahomespunhouse.com/product-category/handmade-baskets/

Bike Baskets by House of Talents: http://houseoftalents.com

Nelsonwood ergonomic carved crochet hook, Brazilian Kingwood: https://www.nelsonwood.net/#/

Knitting in the Hills Retreat Scholarship instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zYBBHJvKP/

Knitting in the Hills Retreat Scholarship form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAXP39nuU-1beu0xLnPDzIiHwk3eT9peyVWAPu9uL2LmcIDw/viewform

DFW Fiberfest Scholarship info on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B24naKspc79/

Guthrie by Boylandknitworks progress: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/guthrie

knit in Spin Cycle Mississippi Marsala: https://spincycleyarns.com/collections/dyed-in-the-wool-sport-weight

and Cascade 220: http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-Cascade220.htm

Columbia by Dawn Barker: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/columbia-shawl

to knit in Chasing Rabbits Fiber: https://www.chasingrabbitsfiber.com

Siki Shawl by Dawn Henderson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/siki-shawl

Marled Patons Kroy: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/patons-north-america-kroy-socks-ragg-shades

Ghost Horses by Boylandknitworks: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ghost-horses

to knit in Crazy Zauberball: http://www.skacelknitting.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.39954/.f

and Brooklyn Tweed Loft: https://brooklyntweed.com/products/loft

Unda by Lesley Anne Robinson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/unda-2

Cobaltoan also by Lesley: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cobaltoan

Coffee at the Grand by Lesley Anne Robinson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/coffee-at-the-grand

Convergency by Romi Hill: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/convergency

Ponte di Rialto by Romi Hill: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ponte-di-rialto

Bijouterie by Romi: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bijouterie

Crochet hoop earrings by STL Stylings Crochet: https://stlstylingscrochet.com

Best Knits Vol. 2: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/westknits-bestknits-number-2-sweaters/patterns

Lisa of Carol's Daughter on Kristy Glass Knits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rByUE1xDXI

Carol's Daughter site: https://www.carolsdaughter.com

Monday, September 23, 2019

Soldotna Crop

I finally knitted a cropped winter sweater and managed to actually make it cropped. In the past, every attempt at a cropped sweater is thwarted by one of two things: 1) I like what I'm knitting and don't want to stop or 2)I'm hesitant because I don't not know if I'll like the cropped style on me. I do lean to the oversized and comfy.




As far as the hesitancy thing goes, I just had to get over it. Avoiding experimentation on your first several sweaters makes sense. Back then, just finishing a sweater felt novel. But after 100 plus sweaters (yeah, I realized I crossed the 100 mark. Insane.) experimenting on number 101isn't such a big deal. Having a kit designed with only enough yarn for a cropped length sweater helped too.



I have knit cropped tops before, but they were always summer sweaters or tank tops, never one thick enough for full blown winter.  And Soldotna, by Caitlin Hunter, is thick. It's three different strands of dk weight yarn held together for Fair Isle knitting over body and sleeves. I don't know if you can tell but I was about to pass out when taking these photos. I'd saved up a sweater, two shawls, and two pairs of socks to photograph. It was one big giant photo shoot in early September heat and a real professional process involving quick costume changes and the wiping of my sweat mustache.

My yarn kit came from Mockingbird Fiber Co. Won't they just love their company name being mentioned directly after my sweat mustache? Sorry, guys.

Okay! Wipe your minds of everything I just wrote. Now, imagine the following colors all together in one garment. Aren't they lovely?


I think I could've come up with a combo involving Natural Woman (the natural one, duh), Night Mauves (the pink), and Dust on the Bottle (the burgundy). But I don't think I would've ever thrown the Drops of Jupiter into the mix. It's the Main body color and one of my favorites that they dye. It's not like any colorway I've used before, but it is the main reason I chose this kit.

If you watch my podcast, you know that I'm not sure how I'll wear this sweater. I have seen lots of great looks, but either I don't own the right pieces in my wardrobe or they aren't the right color. You can see here that my immediate solution was to just wear a loose t-shirt underneath it to get some FO photos. I don't really like the baggy guy jeans with it. But I do like wearing baggy guy jeans, so....


Details: I used size ) needle for ribbing, 3's for the heavy stranded yoke, and 4 for the rest of the body and sleeves. I thought, and rightly so, that the dotted stranded portion wouldn't pucker as much and might appear too tight. That is what happened with my Sunset Highway.

The yarn was the Drops of Jupiter Soldotna kit, plus one extra skein of Drops of Jupiter, from Mockingbird Fiber Co, as I discussed earlier and it was the most fun to watch the colors work together. As everyone said, the yoke knits up fast, possibly because it's incredibly addictive. I took it everywhere with me.



I decided to follow WoollyBear99's directions for modifying the neckline so it would be wider. Then, I promptly forgot and didn't follow it. So instead of omitting the first set of decreases in the yoke, I omitted the last set. I cast on 120 stitches, knit 7 rounds of rib, then performed the short rows for a size 3XL. Since I didn't omit the first increase, but the last instead, I ended up with 18 more stitches than I should have had. Since I'd been knitting it a bit tighter than I planned, because "eyeing it" is the new swatching, this worked out fine. I gave more of the extra stitches to my sleeves because my very muscular arms need the flexin' room.


Hmmm, I can't think of anything else that might be of interest, if knitting is of interest to you. I did use the Simple Stretchy Bind Off from this Very Pink tutorial. In the sleeve above, I had to use a bit of another burgundy tweed yarn for the Bind Off round because I ran out of yarn right at the end, which is completely obnoxious, but I don't think it really shows.

I knit this as part of the Mockingbird Sweater KAL and Summer Sweater KAL 2019. Both had a lot of inspirational projects. I am completely ready to knit Caitlin's Ghost Horses sweater soon, but first I need to finish Guthrie.

(more on Ravelry, Instagram, Flickr, and Youtube)

Discussing end weaving methods on this here and finished knit here.


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Episode 37: Totally Baked



This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.

On my blog: www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com
On Instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelifehttps://www.instagram.com/mysocalledhandmadelife/
On Ravelry as mamatronic: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic?set=&columns=&view=thumbnail&page=&sort=status%20completed_%20status_changed_&search=
On flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mamatronic/albums

My questions for you: 1) Have you ever used spit splicing or magic knots to cut down the amount of ends you'll have to weave on a project? Or because your were short on yarn?

2) Have you ever made a magic cake? What did you use it to make?

3) Do you have links to any quick, visual references to brioche, in image form?

Stuff I mention in Episode 37: 

#EndWeavingParty: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/endweavingparty/

My Gyngerbread socks: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/smooth-operator-socks-8
Smooth Operator pattern by Susan B. Anderson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smooth-operator-socks

My Kia Socks: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/kia-socks
by Dawn Henderson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/dawnlandix
knit in Mockingbird Fiber Co: https://www.mockingbirdfiberco.com

My Grotine: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/grotine
by Caroline Dick: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/caroline-dick-designs
knit in Madelinetosh Tosh DK, Free Range Eggs: https://madelinetosh.com

My Sonder: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/sonder-shawl
by Helen Stewart: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sonder-shawl
knit in SeraCraft Yarns: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SeraCraft
SeraCraft Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSSK1h_1-kHQXu5KdMk7yA

my Soldotna Crop: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/soldotna-crop
by Caitlin Hunter: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/caitlin-hunter
also knit in Mockingbird Fiber Co: https://www.mockingbirdfiberco.com

retro cropped sweaters on Poison Grrls: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/poison-grrls
Madewell High Rise jeans: https://www.madewell.com/womens/clothing/jeans?prefn1=denimRise&prefv1=Extra%20High%20%2811%22-12.5%22%29&scrollCount=0&positionInChunk=2

My Extreme Form: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/2009/11/xtreme-form.html

my Guthrie by Caitlin Hunter: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/guthrie
knit in Cascade 220 sport: https://www.yarn.com/products/cascade-yarns-220-sport?gclid=CjwKCAjwtuLrBRAlEiwAPVcZBjvp3UrhgsovdvCWC6IZKy2r1spnmaPtBS1Sk2t1H1G0pujnIzf3nhoCJGMQAvD_BwE
and SpinCycle, Mississippi Marsala: https://spincycleyarns.com/collections/dyed-in-the-wool-sport-weight

Love Pecan by Karen Broz: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/love-pecan

Tamy Gore patterns:
Minis and Me: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/minis-and-me
Milu: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/milu
Color Craze by Tamy Gore: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/color-craze
for BIPOCMAL2019: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/bipocmal2019/
knit in A Homespun House, rustic minis: https://ahomespunhouse.com/
Knit Picks Hawthorne, Silverton: https://www.knitpicks.com/yarn/hawthorne-tonal-hand-paint/c/5420312
Silk/Mohair by Sunsoaked Yarns, Chocolate Fluff: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Sunsoakedyarns

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: https://www.amazon.com/Goldfinch-Novel-Pulitzer-Prize-Fiction-ebook/dp/B00BAXFECK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+goldfinch&qid=1568238726&s=gateway&sr=8-1

The Secret History by Donna Tartt: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-History-Donna-Tartt-ebook/dp/B00CEGTVGC

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: https://www.amazon.com/Between-World-Me-Ta-Nehisi-Coates/dp/0812993543/ref=sr_1_3?crid=19MHI1U3Z0M3V&keywords=between+the+world+and+me&qid=1568238695&s=gateway&sprefix=between+%2Caps%2C161&sr=8-3

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Episode 36: Ends Shmends

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.



On my blog: www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com
On Instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife: https://www.instagram.com/mysocalledhandmadelife/
On Ravelry as mamatronic: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic?set=&columns=&view=thumbnail&page=&sort=status%20completed_%20status_changed_&search=
On Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mamatronic/

Don't forget the SeraCraft Coupon Code I mention here for 15% off!!!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Seracraft?coupon=HANDMADE

My question for you: Do you love cropped sweaters or hate them? How are you wearing them? Any brands of high waisted bottoms or dress recommendations?

Stuff I mention in Episode 36:

OMD: http://www.omd.uk.com
Dark Matter byBlake Crouch: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Matter-Novel-Blake-Crouch-ebook/dp/B0180T0IUY/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1PKKPFSBPGS7O&keywords=dark+matter+blake+crouch&qid=1567120392&s=digital-text&sprefix=dark+matter%2Cdigital-text%2C162&sr=1-1
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: https://www.amazon.com/Goldfinch-Novel-Pulitzer-Prize-Fiction/dp/0316055425

#EndWeavingParty: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/endweavingparty/

Aphotic by This.Bird.Knits: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aphotic
Nirvana by This. Bird. Knits: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nirvana-4

Lovebird Lane Yarns: https://www.lovebirdlane.com
Courage by Shannon Cook: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/courage-shawl
knit in SpinCycle, Robin's Egg: https://spincycleyarns.com
Woolstok Yarn from Firefly Fibers: https://fireflyfibers.com/collections/yarn/products/blue-sky-woolstok-150?variant=4986602389534

Ways to weave in ends: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1HgAFlpcu2/

My Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/soldotna-crop
knit in Mockingbird Fiber Co kit, Drops of Jupiter: https://www.mockingbirdfiberco.com
using these modifications: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/WoollyBear99/soldotna-crop

knit for MockingbirdSweaterKAL: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/mockingbirdsweaterkal/
and Summer Sweater KAL: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/very-shannon/3946929/1-25

and here's the song everyone but me knows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xf-Lesrkuc
MadTV skit (Michael McCloud and Jasmine Wayne Wayne): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq8zGy_KtTo&list=RDpq8zGy_KtTo&start_radio=1
Always and Forever, Heatwave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3DSQTDGMxY

SeraCraft Etsy shop worsted yarn: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Seracraft?coupon=HANDMADE
used for my Sonder by Helen Stewart: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sonder-shawl

Winter Rye by Tamy Gore: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winter-rye

Ready Player One colorway from Must Stash Yarn: https://muststashshop.com
Smooth Operator pattern by Susan B. Anderson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smooth-operator-socks
How to practice Humility in photos: https://www.wikihow.com/Practice-Humility

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Episode 35: #EndWeavingParty

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.



Song "It Will Never Be" by Durneztj used with permission: https://soundcloud.com/thibault-durnez/electronic-dance-variations

My question for you: In a word or phrase, what do you think people most need today?

Stuff I mention in Episode 35:

my Sunset ringer Tee by Two of Wands: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/sunset-ringer-tee

Ladybat by Teresa Gregorio: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lady-bat

Leafy Washcloth by Meagen Goodacre: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leafy-washcloth

Atelier Sarah-Jane's Penguono by Stephen West: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0NZCNcostH/
Atelier Sarah-Jane: https://ateliersarahjane.bigcartel.com

appearing in the End Weaving Party:
1. Kia Socks by Dawn Henderson: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/kia-socks
2. Gingerbread socks on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/smooth-operator-socks-8
3. my Michelle Socks on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/smooth-operator-socks-7
4. Strathcona by Tara-Lynn Morrison: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/strathcona-sweater
5. Birch by Pam Allen: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/birch
6. Zelda by Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/zelda-shawl
7. Dirty Lace by Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/dirty-lace
8. Grotine by Caroline Dick: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/grotine
9. Courage by Shannon Cook: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/courage-shawl
knit in Spincycle Yarns: https://spincycleyarns.com
and Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok: https://blueskyfibers.com/product/woolstok-50g/
knit for Courage KAL: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/couragekal/
10. plaid sweater on ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/plaidster
11. Sunset Ringer Tee: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/sunset-ringer-tee
WIPs:
Soldotna by Caitlin Hunter: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/soldotna-crop
knit in Mockingbird Fiber Co Drops of Jupiter kit: https://www.mockingbirdfiberco.com
following mods of woollybear99's Soldotna: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/WoollyBear99/soldotna-crop

Cinnamon Socks in Regia Pairfect: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/cinnamon-socks

Ready Player One socks: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/smooth-operator-socks-9
knit in Must Stash Yarn: https://muststashshop.com

Maybe knits:
Chasing Light by Veera Välmaki: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chasing-light
Different Breeze by Sachiko Uemura: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/different-breeze
Columbia by Dawn Barker: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/columbia-shawl
to knit in Chasing Rabbits Fiber: https://www.chasingrabbitsfiber.com
Islands in the Sun by Suzanne Sommer: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/island-in-the-sun
or Smock It by Stephen West: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smock-it-2
(I like colorfulstudioC's version on Ravelry)
to knit in Atelier Sarah Jane's yarn: https://ateliersarahjane.bigcartel.com


Remembrance Day- Frally Hynes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUA4CQvMwxA
Venus and the Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ychetsHyEY

Book Recommendations: 
Indigo Girl: https://www.amazon.com/Indigo-Girl-Suzanne-Kamata-ebook/dp/B07RV7PG7D/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=indigo+girl&qid=1564774349&s=books&sr=1-2
Ranger's Apprentice: https://www.amazon.com/Ruins-Gorlan-Book-Rangers-Apprentice-ebook/dp/B001QNVPKY/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=rangers+apprentice&qid=1564774602&s=books&sr=1-5
The Goldfinch: https://www.amazon.com/Goldfinch-Novel-Pulitzer-Prize-Fiction-ebook/dp/B00BAXFECK/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2PE9EYL0J1YFD&keywords=the+goldfinch&qid=1564774647&s=books&sprefix=the+gol%2Cstripbooks%2C165&sr=1-2
Station Eleven: https://www.amazon.com/Station-Eleven-Emily-John-Mandel-ebook/dp/B00J1IQUYM/ref=sr_1_3?crid=U30S0LOCHUCJ&keywords=station+eleven&qid=1564774763&s=books&sprefix=station%2Cstripbooks%2C171&sr=1-3
Big Little Lies: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Little-Lies-Liane-Moriarty-ebook/dp/B00HDMMISA/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Big+little+lies&qid=1564774793&s=books&sr=1-1
A Man Called Ove: https://www.amazon.com/Man-Called-Ove-Novel-ebook/dp/B00GEEB730/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2G13V788JYRWB&keywords=man+called+ove&qid=1564774890&s=books&sprefix=man+called%2Cstripbooks%2C163&sr=1-2
The Power of Habit: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Habit-What-Life-Business-ebook/dp/B0055PGUYU/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1LG1IAQIE0BII&keywords=the+power+of+habit&qid=1564774976&s=books&sprefix=the+power+of+habit%2Cstripbooks%2C168&sr=1-3
Between the World and Me: https://www.amazon.com/Between-World-Me-Ta-Nehisi-Coates-ebook/dp/B00SEFAIRI/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=between+the+world+and+me&qid=1564775034&s=books&sr=1-3
Hillbilly Elegy: https://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-Elegy-Memoir-Family-Culture-ebook/dp/B079L5DDB4/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=hillbilly+elegy&qid=1564775203&s=books&sr=1-2
Educated: https://www.amazon.com/Hillbilly-Elegy-Memoir-Family-Culture-ebook/dp/B079L5DDB4/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=hillbilly+elegy&qid=1564775203&s=books&sr=1-2
The All- Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: https://www.amazon.com/Islam-Novel-About-Islamic-World-ebook/dp/B07TVFNHCJ
Moonwalking with Einstein: https://www.amazon.com/Moonwalking-Einstein-Science-Remembering-Everything-ebook/dp/B004H4XI5O/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2E9V1GEXVEU6N&keywords=moonwalking+with+einstein&qid=1564775391&s=digital-text&sprefix=moonwalking%2Cdigital-text%2C160&sr=1-1
Britt Marie Was Here: https://www.amazon.com/Britt-Marie-Was-Here-Fredrik-Backman-ebook/dp/B017RNBRRW/ref=sr_1_2?crid=KY0KUFRKEOVG&keywords=britt+marie+was+here&qid=1564772528&s=books&sprefix=britt+marie%2Cstripbooks%2C163&sr=1-2
Kindred: https://www.amazon.com/Kindred-Octavia-Butler-ebook/dp/B009U9S540/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=kindred&qid=1564772303&s=books&sr=1-3
Dark Matter: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Matter-Novel-Blake-Crouch-ebook/dp/B0180T0IUY/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=dark+matter&qid=1564775421&s=digital-text&sr=1-3
The Changeling: https://www.amazon.com/Changeling-Novel-Victor-LaValle-ebook/dp/B01I85RN4O/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3LP6P420AOBYP&keywords=the+changeling+lavalle&qid=1564775447&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+changeling%2Cdigital-text%2C162&sr=1-1
I Robot: https://www.amazon.com/I-Robot-Book-1-ebook/dp/B000FC1PW0/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3IXVO2XVT94ST&keywords=irobot+asimov&qid=1564775474&s=digital-text&sprefix=i+robot%2Cdigital-text%2C159&sr=1-3
Ready Player One: https://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline-ebook/dp/B004J4WKUQ/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1O0H67RPUP0OI&keywords=ready+player+one+book&qid=1564775503&s=digital-text&sprefix=ready+player+one%2Cdigital-text%2C163&sr=1-3
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: https://www.amazon.com/Astrophysics-People-Hurry-Grasse-Tyson-ebook/dp/B01MAWT2MO/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2Q6BNSFK5KOFZ&keywords=astrophysics+for+people+in+a+hurry&qid=1564775530&s=digital-text&sprefix=astrophysics%2Cdigital-text%2C161&sr=1-3

Video on news story algorithms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prx9bxzns3g
One on bias and algorithms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXQA6D4JC0A
Ted Talk with Kevin Slaven on how algorithms shape our world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENWVRcMGDoU&t=623s

internet info chart that I found interesting as I googled around: https://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2013/12/06/internet-infographic/
Dropping servers into the ocean is news to me, maybe not you: https://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2018/06/07/microsoft-just-dropped-864-servers-into-the-sea-to-run-an-underwater-data-center/
Please no flash photography or you'll harm the internet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vywf48Dhyns

James 1:19: https://www.biblestudytools.com/nkjv/james/1-19.html

Friday, July 12, 2019

Episode 34: A Beach Tee, minus the flesh-eating virus.




This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.

On my blog: ww.myso-calledhandmadelife.com
On instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife: https://www.instagram.com/mysocalledhandmadelife/
On Ravelry as mamatronic: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic?set=&columns=&view=thumbnail&page=&sort=status%20completed_%20status_changed_&search=

My question for you: Do you guys need an end weaving party? I do. What have you neglected to weave ends in on? I'm using #EndWeaving Party as my hashtag for my bazillion of projects. I might even weave in the ends on those ancient leg warmers...

Stuff I mention in Episode 34:

Making Sense Podcast Episode 71 with Tristan Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSNtj6aBKKY

Andrew Yang interview I mentioned where he discusses dealing with tech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ONkNw1jbVg

Kia Socks by Dawn Henderson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kia-socks

knit in Mockingbird Fiber Co., Monica's Apartment colorway: https://www.mockingbirdfiberco.com

Cinnamon Socks: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/cinnamon-socks

knit in Regia Pairfect, Cinamon colorway: https://schachenmayr.com/en/yarns/finder?f[0]=field_sub_brand%3A14734

Blaadjes Sneaker Sock by Karin Koopman: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blaadjes-sneaker-socks

Dark: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5753856/

Latest reads:

The Changeling by Victor Lasalle: https://www.amazon.com/Changeling-Novel-Victor-LaValle/dp/0812995945

Forever: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_(2014_TV_series)

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov: https://www.amazon.com/I-Robot-Isaac-Asimov/dp/0553294385

Fruity Knitting Episode 80 with Tatyana Carr and doily dresses: https://fruityknitting.com/2019/06/25/carol-feller/

Tatyana Carr's ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/HeavenlyClassy?set=&columns=&view=thumbnail&page=&sort=status%20completed_%20status_changed_&search=

Lace Photo Mats by Veronica Avery: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lace-photo-mats

Jennifer's Doily Rug from a traditional doily pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/jaykayknits/liz-snellas-heirloom-doily

Firefly Dishcloth by Holly Klein: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/firefly-dishcloth

Starflower Dishcloth by Kerin Dimeler- Laurence: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/starflower-dishcloth

Ridge Washcloth by Hannah Maier: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ridge-washcloth

Dishcloth patterns in 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/52-weeks-of-dishcloths-2014-pattern-collection/patterns

Mitered Haning Towel by Cristina Bernardi Shiffman: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mitered-hanging-towel

Mason Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/mason-dixon-knitting-outside-the-lines

Aidez by Cirilia Rose: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aidez

Bulky Easy One by Joji Locatelli: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-easy-bulky-one

Inniskór by Chelsea Berkompas: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/inniskor

My DIY shell lamp: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/2012/01/semi-diy-fillable-lamp.html

Sunset Ringer Tee by Alexandra Tavel: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunset-ringer-tee

knit in Lion Brand Coboo yarn and Bonbons kit: http://www.lionbrand.com/knit-kit-sunset-ringer-tee.html

Lacy Baseball Tee by Emily Kintigh: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lacy-baseball-tee

Holla Knits summer collections:

Umnia by Martin Storey: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/umnia

Courage Shawl by Shannon Cook: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/courage-shawl

knit in Bluesky Fibres' Woolstok, Chocolate and Driftwood colorways: https://blueskyfibers.com/product/woolstok-50g/

SpinCycle Yarns dream State, Robins Egg colorway: https://spincycleyarns.com/collections/dream-state

@JonahHands: https://www.instagram.com/jonahhands/

Metal by Chrys Guth used with permission under Creative Commons License: https://soundcloud.com/chrystian-de-sousa-guth/metal-1