Saturday, April 14, 2018

Episode 9: Ideal Self

More thoughts on living with less and doing, or not doing things, because of the "ideal self."



This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.

I'm on my blog: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com
Instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife: https://www.instagram.com/mysocalledhandmadelife/
Ravelry as mamatronic: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic

Questions I have for you:
Are you finding ways to move and take care of your body that are compatible with the "simple life?"
How important is it to you to get outdoors regularly?

Stuff I mention in Episode 9:

T-shirt quilt ideas: https://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/article/quick-easy-t-shirt-quilt-tutorial/

and here: https://monicapare.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/how-to-make-a-t-shirt-quilt-for-dummies/

My Goldfinch by Andrea Mowry: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/2016/12/goldfinch-in-targhee.html in Gynx Targhee Dk

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GSZJ3Y/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Our combined natural yarn links (Some of these companies sell both super wash and non-superwash):

Isager: http://knitisager.com/epages/8a82804a-30cc-48c7-ba7b-d862514f56d5.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/8a82804a-30cc-48c7-ba7b-d862514f56d5/Categories/%22Isager%20Yarns%22
A Homespun House Dale: https://ahomespunhouse.com/yarn-bases/
YOTH Father: https://yothyarns.com/collections/all
Quince and Co: https://quinceandco.com/collections/yarns
Brooklyn Tweed: https://www.brooklyntweed.com/yarn/
Guillat: https://dererumnatura.fr/shop/en/yarns/14-produit-generique1.html
Baa Ram Ewe: https://baaramewe.co.uk
Retrosario: https://retrosaria.rosapomar.com/collections/our-yarn
O-Wool: https://o-wool.com
Swan's Island: https://swansislandcompany.com/product-category/handcrafted-yarns/
Elemental Effects: http://www.elementalaffects.com
Blacker Yarns: http://www.tukuwool.com/en/
Tukuwool: http://www.tukuwool.com/en/
Peace Fleece: https://peacefleece.com/shop/
Mirasol: http://mirasol.com.pe
White Gum Wool: http://www.whitegumwool.com.au

Natural Yarns I saw at DFW Fiber Fest:

Independence Wool: http://www.independencefarmsteadfibers.com
The Ross Farm: http://www.therossfarm.com
Hill Country Weavers Naturals: https://hillcountryweavers.com/products/naturallyhcw
KidKat Ranch: https://www.kidkatranch.com/fiber.html
Ewe2Yarn: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ewe2yarn
Wolle's Natural Creations: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WollesYarnCreations
and Wolle's Ravelry Group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/fans-of-wolles-yarn-creations

I plan to use some of this yarn for the Azulejo Shawl by Christina Danaee: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/azulejo-shawl
and the Polly Shawl by Trudy Fedorko: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/polly-shawl

The Ninja Chickens Episode that discusses superwash yarn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YctMPp-lPYk&t=6s

Knitter's Review Calendar of Local Yarn Festivals: http://www.knittersreview.com/upcoming_events/

Karmyn's DIY drop shoulder pattern inspiration: https://www.amazon.com/Stitch-Bitch-Superstar-Knitting-Beyond-ebook/dp/B00AHDHLQQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1523645701&sr=1-1&keywords=Superstar+knitting

Pammie's Timely Cardigan, by Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/timely

My current WIPs are Birch by Pam Allen: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/birch

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

Once more, The Year of Less by Cait Flanders: https://www.amazon.com/Year-Less-Shopping-Belongings-Discovered-ebook/dp/B0767XNB47/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1523645594&sr=1-1&keywords=the+year+of+less

Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson: https://www.amazon.com/Primal-Blueprint-Reprogram-effortless-boundless/dp/0982207786/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1523655269&sr=1-11&refinements=p_lbr_one_browse-bin%3AMark+Sisson

Nutritious Movement with Katy Bowman: https://nutritiousmovement.com

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Episode 8: I'm the Neat One Now

It's true!  I have a few small areas of my house to tackle and the organization I have been lacking the last few years will be totally corrected.  Who knows what genius ideas I'll unlock in my less- cluttered brain.



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?

Questions I have for you:
Have you made the switch to non-superwash/ un-dyed yarns or are you transitioning?
What are your favorite sources for non-superwash sock yarns?
Any booth recommendations for DFW FiberFest?

Stuff I mentioned  in Episode 8:

The Sister Survivor Blanket Project: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-thistle-hollow/3748881/1-25#23
hosted by Evelyn of The Thistle Hollow Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFKbkUfowbg&t=3s

My square from Build-a-Block Blanket pattern by Lisa Carnahan: https://www.creativeknittingmagazine.com/blog/?p=1438

Right-sizing: https://www.smartliving365.com/right-sizing-your-way-to-retirement-step-one/

Minimalist Budgeting to save: https://www.theminimalists.com/finances/

The Year of Less by Cait Flanders: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0767XNB47/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

TTV photos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Through_the_Viewfinder_photography

Roid Week: https://www.flickr.com/groups/roidweek2017/pool/

Kon Marie method of coding clothes for hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZH8-hG2y2Y

El Cosmico: https://elcosmico.com

Roswell UFO Museum: http://www.roswellufomuseum.com

Grand Canyon North Rim: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/north-rim.htm

Zion National Park: https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm

Angel's Landing: https://utah.com/zion-national-park/angels-landing

Bryce Canyon: https://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm

Roclite Trail shoes: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IR9EFWY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Kelty Backpack: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014JQ9GG4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

My Bulky Easy One by Joji Locatelli: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/the-easy-bulky-one

Lumen by Fiona Alice: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lumens

From Amirisu 15: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/amirisu-winter-2018-issue-15

To knit in Hawthorne Tonal Hand Paint (Grant's Pass and Silverton): https://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Hawthorne_Tonal_Hand_Paint__D5420312.html

My Zida by Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/zida

in Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn (Gentleman and Soft Romance): https://www.redsockbluesockyarn.com

for the Spring Shawl Wrap-Up KAL in Truly Myrtle Ravelry Group: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/truly-myrtle/3754268/526-550#550

Laine Magazine, issue 4: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/laine-magazine-issue-4/patterns

Specifically Kate cardigan, also by Libby: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kate-27

and Timely Cardigan: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/timely

Latest Truly Myrtle Podcast episode that got me thinking about non-superwash socks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7k0ceLnSZY&t=5s

Making Stories Socks 2018 Ebook: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/socks-2018/patterns

Tim Silverwood of "Take 3 for the Sea": http://www.timsilverwood.com

Blacker Mohair blend: https://www.thewoollythistle.com/products/hebridean-mohair-4-ply

Exchanging Fire Guide to Ethical Yarn: https://exchangingfire.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/what-about-the-sheep-a-guide-to-ethical-yarns/

Tanis Fiber Arts Pure Wash: https://www.tanisfiberarts.com/blog/2016/4/purewash

Mountain Meadow Wool: https://mountainmeadowwool.com

Madelinetosh Ranch Wools: https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/madelinetosh-ranch-wool--delaine-merino

for the Hazy Cloud Pullover by Andrea Rangel: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hazy-cloud

DFW Fiber Fest: http://www.dfwfiberfest.org

Roundtable Yarns: https://roundtableyarns.com

Future Knits are Silvermine by Christina Danaee: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/silvermine-2

Larch by PamAllen: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/larch-4

in Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn, dark teal colorway: https://www.redsockbluesockyarn.com

and a Granny Stripe Blanket by Attic24: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-stripes-2

in a Suzy Q Makes Fox bag: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1393040327

using Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle Dye, Poseidon: https://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Hawthorne_Fingering_Kettle_Dye_Yarn__D5420271.html

And Hawthorne Tonal Hand Paints, Cully: https://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Hawthorne_Fingering_Multi_Yarn__D5420251.html

Some great viewer podcasts:

Aknitak Creations Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luT2q9IVMjk

and Shauna Stitches Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsjxNywPkJA



Episode 7: Hygge on Crack

Sorry I forgot to actually publish this one until today.



This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.

On my blog: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com
On Instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife: https://www.instagram.com/mysocalledhandmadelife/
On Ravelry as mamatronic: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic

Episode 7: Hygge on Crack
Questions for you? 

- As you simplify your life, spending less and becoming more resourceful to meet your needs, are you finding new creative passions or skills you didn't know you had?

- "Financial security is important to a point."  What is that point for you?  Do you want to work forever?  Are you willing to take a pay decrease and cut spending to have more free time?

I'm interested.

Stuff I mention:

Sister Survivor Blanket Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFKbkUfowbg

Hosted by Evelyn of The Thistle Hollow Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzLEkx1THL8vtNSQyDeKWHg

The Thistle Hollow Ravelry Group: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-thistle-hollow/3748881/1-25#21

The Year of Less by Cait Flanders: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0767XNB47/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Honest Money Podcast with Cait Flanders: https://honestmoneypodcast.com

Larch by Pam Allen: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/larch-4

To be knit in Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn: https://www.redsockbluesockyarn.com

The Weekender by Andrea Mowry: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/the-weekender

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

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

Easy enough to knit during Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. And in case I'm not the only one who hasn't seen it: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067992/

Birch by Pam Allen: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/birch-12

Both knit in Patons Classic Wool: http://www.joann.com/patons-classic-wool-yarn/prd24730.html

The Commercial KAL with the Stranded Podcast: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/search#photo=yes&sort=started&topic=3730609&view=thumbs

My Sunset Highway by Caitlin Hunter: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/sunset-highway

My blog post on DIY wooden needles: http://www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com/2013/05/diy-circulars-and-double-points.html

Ashley Martineau's thrift sweater recycling tutorial: https://www.howtospinyarn.com/blog/2015/7/6/the-original-how-to-unravel-a-sweater-to-recycle-yarn-tutorial

Truly Myrtle Spring Shawl Autumn Wrap Up KAL: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/truly-myrtle/3754268/1-25

I'm knitting Zida by Libby: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zida

in Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn's Soft Romance and Gentleman: https://www.redsockbluesockyarn.com

Coffee, Yarn, and Dinosaurs Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOQuhzCZH32NK9gIIY-Ixcw/videos