Saturday, May 11, 2019

Episode 31: A Little Break

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.

On my blog:
On instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife:
On ravelry as mamatronic:

My question for you: Do you limit social media to prevent stress and how?

Stuff I mention in Episode 31:

My Ease by Alicia Plummer knit in continental style:

Wrist Widgets:
Theraworx lotion:
Crochet Dragon pattern by Crafty Intentions:

Ladybat Number 1:
LadyBat Number 2:
knit in Knit Picks Shine Sport

Dirty Lace by Libby Jonson:
knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Mo Light colors: Pink Clay Optic, Fog, Wildflowers, Fir Wreath

My plaid sweater:

Jon Ronson Shaming Ted Talk:

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson:

An article on Justine Saaco's experience:

Ready Player One colorway by Must Stash Yarn:

Ready Player One book by Ernest Cline:

Grotine by Caroline Dick:

Sunset Ringer Tee by Alexandra Tavel:
to knit in Lion Brand Coboo  yarn:

Pinewood Raglan Turtleneck by Alexandra Tavel in Lion Brand Turnstyles yarn:

Game of Thrones MKAL by The Drunk Knitter, I knit and I Know Things:

KAL happening in The Drunk Knitter Ravelry group:

Monday, April 22, 2019

Episode 30: DFW Fiber Fest Recap

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On instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife:
On Ravelry as mamatronic:
On flickr:

My question for you: Any tips for avoiding or easing wrist pain when knitting?

Stuff I mention on Episode 30: 

Grotine shawl (knitted) by Caroline Dick:

benefits True North Aid:

Grotine shawl (crochet) by Rachel Maeroff:

benefits Native American Rights Fund:

Chasing Rabbits Fiber- Port in Solo singles and Cameo in Gossamer:

Columbia shawl by Dawn Barker:

Suburban Stitcher- Spanish Moss colorway in and Oyster in Silky mohair:

Must Stash Yarns:

Epic Galactic Cowl by Must Stash Designs:

Ready Player One by Ernest Kline:

The Expanse- Tiamat's Wrath:

A Thing for String:

Brooklyn Tweed:

Caraway in Loft:

Crossing Paths by Verena Cohrs:

Miss Babs Yarn- Beach Glass and Walnut in Yowza and Coffee Break in Hot Shot:

Yarn Carnival shawl pin:

By the Bay Yarn Co. project bags and backpack:

Nelsonwood crochet hooks:

The Grocery Girls Podcast:

Crime Scene Knits Podcast:

Knitting Comfortably by Carson Demers:

@susanna.ic patterns:

Umnia by Martin Storey:

knit in Wool of the Andes Sport (pampas, thyme, and currant):

Dirty Lace by Libby Jonson:

knit in Tosh Mo Light in Fir Wreath, Pink Clay Optic, Wildflowers, and Fog:

Dirty Lace KAL:

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert:

Article on kleptomnesia:

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Episode 29: True to Ourselves

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast. 

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On Ravelry as mamatronic:

My question for you:  What are your thoughts on when an inspiration becomes creative theft? How do you use inspiration to then make something that's all your own?

Stuff I mention in Episode 29:

My Summer of George:

Delay, Don't Deny by Gin Stephens:

Intermittent Fasting Podcast:

Shauna Stitches Podcast:

Kia Socks by Dawn Henderson:

Monica's Apartment colorway, Mockingbird Fiber Co:

Floozy by Libby Jonson:

Sofia Coppola in The Godfather 3:

Henry Ford's Anti-Semitism article:

Our WingITKAL projects:

Trees by Puk Vossen:

Yarnchix Zine:

Yarnchix Podcast:

Jenna Martin Photoblog article:

Juju's Loops by Juju Vail and Susan Cropper:

Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick:

Loop d Loop by Teva Durham:

Knit 2Together by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark:

Umnia by Martin Storey:

To knit in Wool of the Andes Sport (pampas, currant, and thyme):

for the Fruity Knitting Martin Storey KAL:

GG Made It:

This is Us Kristy Glass Episode:

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Episode 28: Call of Knitting Zombies.

First of all, let me say that I've gotten a little education on Henry Ford and I think it's safe to say he was not into civil rights. Yikes. I'll talk about it briefly in Episode 29. I'd already filmed this before learning that. Yuck.

Otherwise, I'm back on track with regular podcasting and it feels nice to have more conversation going between us.

Also if you have kids around, don't watch the video after 1:11:32 . You can see a bit of my husband's Call of Duty game. It's gross.

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast. 

On my blog:
On Instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife:
On Ravelry as mamatronic:
Our Ravelry group:
And on Flickr:

My Question for you: What are some older pattern books or patterns you've been meaning to knit from, but haven't yet?

Stuff I mention in Episode 28:

Monica's apartment on friends, compare to the yarn I showed:

The Drunk Knitter Podcast:

Chris Kresser:

The saying: "It's better to eat the wrong food with the right attitude than the right food with the wrong attitude."

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin:

Bed of Roses:

Atelier Sarah Jane:

The #WingItKAL projects on Ravelry:

#WingItKAL projects on instagram:

Winston Pullover by Jane Richmond:

Jane's seed stitch version:

knit in Lion Brand Thick & Quick, Sea Glass colorway:

My Plaid sweater for the KAL on Ravelry:

Cascade 220 Sport for second version of Plaidster in Olive Oil, Navy, and Silver Gray:

Kia Socks by Dawn Henderson:

In Mockingbird Fiber Co, Monica's Apartment colorway:

Some DIY Links: 

DIY Drum Carder plans:

Bike wheel spinning wheel:

Bike spinning wheel plans:

Dodec Ravelry group:

Free Dodecspinning wheel plans:

Dodec in action:

Dog fur spinning!:

How to make photo coasters:

Weekend Knitting book:

Feyre by Shannon Cook:

Some Martin Storey pattern books on Ravelry:

Scottish Heritage Knits:

Rowan Vintage Knits:


Rowan Magazine 56:

Rowan Classic Winter:

Martin Storey KAL in Fruity Knitting Podcast group:

Knit.1 Magazine:

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Episode 27: My Sweet Little Abomination

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On my blog:
On Instagram as mysocalledhandmadelife:
On Ravelry as mamatronic:
And in the My So-Called Handmade Life group:

Stuff I mention:

Suga's restaurant:

Jeremy Benoit:

I'm Walkin by Fats Domino:

The Henry Ford Museum:

Ford Family home restoration:

civil rights display:

Detroit Auto Show:

Stuff I'm reading/ watching:

The Expanse by James S. A. Corey:

Blue Light amber glasses:

Wool by Hugh Howey:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline:

Jack Black's Jablinski Games:

The Quirky Monday Craftcast:

Tara-Lynn Morrison/ Good Night Day

Strathcona by Tara-Lynn Morrison:

Markham Loop Collar:

Kingston Sweater:

Belleville Shawl:

Pembroke Tank:

Windsor Headband:

Omemee Cable Toque:

Bancroft Sweater, free pattern:

Bloomfield Lace Blanket Wrap:

Stratford/ Leeds Halter Crop Top:

York Bobble Toque:

Perth Cardigan:

Meaford Moss Cowl/ Wrap/ Scarf:

Petawawa Toque:

Minto Chevron Cowl:

Newer Good Night Day book:

Older Good Night Day book, still available:

Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 28:

Woodwardia by Lydia Gluck:

Ginkgophyte by Emily Greene:

Felix Mitts by Judith Brand:

Water Clover by Isa Catepill├ín:

Aurea by Stella Egidi:

My current and old un-projects:

My Plaidster sweater:

in Briggs and Little Heritage yarn:

for the #WingItKAL:

My Gingerbread House Socks:

Mae by Andrea Mowry:

Floozy by Libby Jonson:

Yarn by Yarnfloozy:

Guthrie by Caitlin Hunter:

Feya- Amy Christoffers:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Episode 26: That DIY/ Mixtape/ Zine Ethos

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.

Find me on my blog:
on instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife
on Ravelry as mamatronic
and my Ravelry group

My Question for you:
What are the most interesting DIY/ cheap hacks you've made? They don't have to be knitting related.

Stuff I mention in Episode 26: 

Noro Garden Sock yarn:

Kia Socks by Dawn Henderson:

Cottage Hat by Dawn Henderson:

Kia Socks KAL:

Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B. Anderson:

knit in Gynx Yarns Gingerbread colorway (discontinued)

Mockingbird Fiber Co yarn in Monica colorway:

Check out FOs in the WingIt KAL in the Ravelry group:

Persistence is Key by Amanda Woeger:

Affordable yarns:

Holst Yarn as an affordable yarn option:

Airy Wrap-Around Lace Sweater by Stefanie Japel:

knit in Patons Lacette, discontinued but an example of big box store yarn:

Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel:

The Drunk Knitter talking affordable yarns:

Mimosa by Yarn Bee:

Cropped and fitted sweaters cost less like Andi Satterlund's designs:

and Poisongrrls:

Shifty by Andrea Mowry:

I'll knit in the Calypso, Trainling Vines, and Seascape colorways of Elann Tarantella:

and destashed Knit Picks Chroma Twist Fingering in Lakeside:

also Stonehedge Fiber Mills Crazy skeins are an option:

or Fully Spun skeins: 

Quote from Stitch N Bitch by Debbie Stoller:

My WingItKAL project- Plaidster:

Strathcona by Tara-Lynn Morrison:

Affordable super bulky recommendations: 

accessibility post by Caroline Dick, she continues her thoughts into the comments:

Dana's color blocked Carlisle Cardigan by Tara-Lynn Morrison and her super-bulky recommendations:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick:

Wool and the Gang at Joann:

Queensland Air:

Wool of the Andes Bulky:

Michael's Loops and Threads Yarn:

Drops Andes:

Phildar Sport, held double:

and DIY giant circular needles:

for Karate Sweater by Wenlan Chia:

Kid's Chain Mail by Kim Brody Salazar:

Friday, February 15, 2019

Episode 25: Our Goals

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.

on my blog:
my Ravelry group:
on instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife:
on ravelry as mamatronic:

My question for you: 1) Would you wear am Aran oversized plaid sweater like mine? So should I bother writing out a pattern?
2) And what are some affordable super bulky yarns you use and what are you planning to knit in them?

Stuff I mention in Episode 25:

This Is Us: A Fiber Friends Conversation:

Eddie Glaude Jr:

the morning show he appeared on, fast forward to 10:40 to hear the quote:

Quirky Monday Podcast:

Caroline Dick's post on inclusion:

Caroline's Grotine pattern:

Her other designs:


True North Aid:


Fully Spun Yarns:
Stonehedge Crazy Skeins:

Chroma Twist Bulky:

Chroma Twist Fingering (look in destash):

Elann Tarantella:

for Shifty by Andrea Mowry:

Big Twist Yarn:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Fossil and Raisen:

Rose Cardigan Kit by Sweet Sparrow Yarns:

Rose Cardigan by Andrea Mowry:

Kapsel by Shannon Cook:

knit in Patons Classic Wool, Natural Mix color:

The #WingItKAL:

Our projects so far:

Super Bulky knits:

Winston Pullover by Jane Richmond:

Strathcona by Tara-Lynn Morrison:

Durand Cowl by Tara-Lynn Morrison:

Meri by Joanna Hietala:

Atelier Sarah Jane shop:

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert:

Michelle Colorway by Lovebird Lane Yarns: