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

Friday, June 21, 2019

Episode 33: Hiding Out

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/

My question for you: Are there any projects you have made, or wanted to make, because they make you nostalgic? What are they, please tell?

Stuff I Talk about in Episode 33: 

I am Not Your Negro: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5804038/

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

30% off her patterns on Loveknitting thru June: https://www.loveknitting.com/us/user/maker/5ed42f23-7f92-4524-8988-7e606197b600

Mountain Ringer Tee also by Alexandra: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mountain-ringer-tee

@subpolka's finished Sunset Tee: https://www.instagram.com/p/BydjUCEJZfB/

knit in Lion Brand Coboo yarn: http://www.lionbrand.com/coboo-yarn.html

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

Lynne socks by Dawn Henderson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lyne-socks

Kia socks and Soldotna Crop kit are in Mockingbird Fiber Co yarn: https://www.mockingbirdfiberco.com

Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/soldotna-crop

Candle making How-to: https://www.savvyhomemade.com/candle-making/

A few candle essential oil recipes: https://vitalityextracts.blog/2018/06/07/essential-oil-recipes-for-aromatherapy-candles/

Cookie and Kate recipe site: https://cookieandkate.com

Attic24 Granny Stripe blanket: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-stripes-2

Love Leaf Co seed cycling info: https://loveleafco.com

Making Sense Podcast Episode #71: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSNtj6aBKKY&feature=youtu.be








Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Episode 32: Doing Nothing

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.



On the 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=
In our Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/my-so-called-handmade-life
On Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mamatronic/

My questions for you: What is your architecture for "doing nothing"?

Also, any knitting project ideas for someone post carpal tunnel surgery?

Stuff I mention in Episode 32:

Mayim Bialik on Google Brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkdcnkGBQSw

Mat cutter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0019IISD8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Mat board: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E3EOWJI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Self-healing cutting mat: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0027ROZ9G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Flor.com:
https://www.flor.com

My Gingerbread House Socks in Gynx Yarns: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/smooth-operator-socks-8

 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

Mockingbird fiber Co.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc2V3RpR8NuzETOWGmoLdOA

Dirty Lace by Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dirty-lace

knit in Tosh Mo Light Pink Clay Optic, Fog, Wildflowers, Fir Wreath: https://madelinetosh.com/collections/tosh-mo-light

for the Dirty Lace KAL: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/truly-myrtle/3908863/1-25

Dana from Yards of Happiness: https://yardsofhappiness.com

and as @callmedwj: https://www.instagram.com/callmedwj/

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

knit in Wool of the Andes Sport: https://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Wool_of_the_Andes_Sport_Yarn__D5420110.html

with the Fruity Knitting Martin Storey KAL: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/fruity-knitting/3893511/1-25

Rowan Magazine 63: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/rowan-63/patterns

Nabeela by Martin Storey: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nabeela

Stafford by Lisa Richardson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stafford

Calico by Martin Storey: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/calico-5

Foolan by Lisa Richardson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/foolan

Amber by Alina Schneider: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amber-14

Winston Pullover by Jane Richmond: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winston-pullover

knit in Lion Brand Wool- Ease Thick and Quick, sea glass: http://www.lionbrand.com/wool-ease-thick-and-quick-yarn.html

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

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

for the Tops, Tanks, and Tees KAL: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/very-shannon/3924323/1-25

Hina by Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hina-2

Mindful Shawl by Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mindful-shawl

to knit in Serendipitous Wool Co., Vayu in Hot Chocolate colorway: https://www.serendipitouswool.com

Very inclusive sizing in Tui- Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tui

My Plaidster sweater: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/plaidster

Mollie Katzen's Moosewood Cookbook: https://www.amazon.com/Moosewood-Cookbook-40th-Anniversary/dp/1607747391/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3QPH2QOSCYQRH&keywords=moosewood+cookbook+by+mollie+katzen&qid=1559693811&s=gateway&sprefix=mollie+Katzen+moo%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-1

Jenny Odell talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNRqswoCVcM

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell: https://www.amazon.com/How-Do-Nothing-Resisting-Attention/dp/1612197493

Another article about her, though I haven't read it yet: https://longreads.com/2019/04/11/jenny-odell-how-to-do-nothing/

Samuel Gompers: https://aflcio.org/about/history/labor-history-people/samuel-gompers

Woman at Home by Arlene Rossen Cardozo: https://www.amazon.com/Woman-At-Home-Arlene-Cardozo/dp/0595142338

Mr Haney as my voice acting goals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm8-_dXTqPg

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Episode 31: A Little Break




This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.

On my blog: www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com
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: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/2014/08/ease.html

Wrist Widgets: https://www.amazon.com/WristWidget-Patented-Adjustable-Triangular-Fibrocartilage/dp/B0056PQV2K/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=CjwKCAjw5dnmBRACEiwAmMYGOfhUq_b--86VY5S4o2HRklc-GepPIyox-Y7_w2YJLYZYg2K3IPVztBoCWM4QAvD_BwE&hvadid=178122159117&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9027872&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=17453294315604519684&hvtargid=aud-676677759484%3Akwd-11273120731&hydadcr=8276_9897484&keywords=wrist+widget&qid=1557601184&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Theraworx lotion: https://www.amazon.com/Theraworx-Relief-Fast-Acting-Cramps-Soreness/dp/B06XD2YSX1/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=thermaworx&qid=1557592960&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Crochet Dragon pattern by Crafty Intentions: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dragon-39


Ladybat Number 1: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/2013/05/young-lady-bat.html
LadyBat Number 2: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/2013/07/this-is-where-i-go-on-and-on-about.html
knit in Knit Picks Shine Sport

Dirty Lace by Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dirty-lace
knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Mo Light colors: Pink Clay Optic, Fog, Wildflowers, Fir Wreath

My plaid sweater: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/plaidster

Jon Ronson Shaming Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jon_ronson_what_happens_when_online_shaming_spirals_out_of_control?language=en

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson: https://www.amazon.com/So-Youve-Been-Publicly-Shamed/dp/1594634017

An article on Justine Saaco's experience: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/magazine/how-one-stupid-tweet-ruined-justine-saccos-life.html

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

Ready Player One book by Ernest Cline: https://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline/dp/0307887448

Grotine by Caroline Dick: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grotine

Sunset Ringer Tee by Alexandra Tavel: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunset-ringer-tee
to knit in Lion Brand Coboo  yarn: http://www.lionbrand.com/coboo-yarn.html

Pinewood Raglan Turtleneck by Alexandra Tavel in Lion Brand Turnstyles yarn: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pinewood-raglan-turtleneck

Game of Thrones MKAL by The Drunk Knitter, I knit and I Know Things: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/i-knit-and-i-know-things-mkal

KAL happening in The Drunk Knitter Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-drunk-knitter-podcast