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:
Instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife:
Ravelry as 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:

and here:

My Goldfinch by Andrea Mowry: in Gynx Targhee Dk

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion:

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

A Homespun House Dale:
YOTH Father:
Quince and Co:
Brooklyn Tweed:
Baa Ram Ewe:
Swan's Island:
Elemental Effects:
Blacker Yarns:
Peace Fleece:
White Gum Wool:

Natural Yarns I saw at DFW Fiber Fest:

Independence Wool:
The Ross Farm:
Hill Country Weavers Naturals:
KidKat Ranch:
Wolle's Natural Creations:
and Wolle's Ravelry Group:

I plan to use some of this yarn for the Azulejo Shawl by Christina Danaee:
and the Polly Shawl by Trudy Fedorko:

The Ninja Chickens Episode that discusses superwash yarn:

Knitter's Review Calendar of Local Yarn Festivals:

Karmyn's DIY drop shoulder pattern inspiration:

Pammie's Timely Cardigan, by Libby Jonson:

My current WIPs are Birch by Pam Allen:

and The Bulky Easy One by Joji Locatelli:

Once more, The Year of Less by Cait Flanders:

Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson:

Nutritious Movement with Katy Bowman:

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:
On Instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife:
On Ravelry as 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:
hosted by Evelyn of The Thistle Hollow Podcast:

My square from Build-a-Block Blanket pattern by Lisa Carnahan:


Minimalist Budgeting to save:

The Year of Less by Cait Flanders:

TTV photos:

Roid Week:

Kon Marie method of coding clothes for hours:

El Cosmico:

Roswell UFO Museum:

Grand Canyon North Rim:

Zion National Park:

Angel's Landing:

Bryce Canyon:

Roclite Trail shoes:

Kelty Backpack:

My Bulky Easy One by Joji Locatelli:

Lumen by Fiona Alice:

From Amirisu 15:

To knit in Hawthorne Tonal Hand Paint (Grant's Pass and Silverton):

My Zida by Libby Jonson:

in Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn (Gentleman and Soft Romance):

for the Spring Shawl Wrap-Up KAL in Truly Myrtle Ravelry Group:

Laine Magazine, issue 4:

Specifically Kate cardigan, also by Libby:

and Timely Cardigan:

Latest Truly Myrtle Podcast episode that got me thinking about non-superwash socks:

Making Stories Socks 2018 Ebook:

Tim Silverwood of "Take 3 for the Sea":

Blacker Mohair blend:

Exchanging Fire Guide to Ethical Yarn:

Tanis Fiber Arts Pure Wash:

Mountain Meadow Wool:

Madelinetosh Ranch Wools:

for the Hazy Cloud Pullover by Andrea Rangel:

DFW Fiber Fest:

Roundtable Yarns:

Future Knits are Silvermine by Christina Danaee:

Larch by PamAllen:

in Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn, dark teal colorway:

and a Granny Stripe Blanket by Attic24:

in a Suzy Q Makes Fox bag:

using Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle Dye, Poseidon:

And Hawthorne Tonal Hand Paints, Cully:

Some great viewer podcasts:

Aknitak Creations Podcast:

and Shauna Stitches Podcast:

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:
On Instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife:
On Ravelry as 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:

Hosted by Evelyn of The Thistle Hollow Podcast:

The Thistle Hollow Ravelry Group:

The Year of Less by Cait Flanders:

Honest Money Podcast with Cait Flanders:

Larch by Pam Allen:

To be knit in Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn:

The Weekender by Andrea Mowry:

Knit in Cascade 220:

The Bulky Easy One by Joji Locatelli:

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:

Birch by Pam Allen:

Both knit in Patons Classic Wool:

The Commercial KAL with the Stranded Podcast:

My Sunset Highway by Caitlin Hunter:

My blog post on DIY wooden needles:

Ashley Martineau's thrift sweater recycling tutorial:

Truly Myrtle Spring Shawl Autumn Wrap Up KAL:

I'm knitting Zida by Libby:

in Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn's Soft Romance and Gentleman:

Coffee, Yarn, and Dinosaurs Podcast: