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

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

Monday, April 22, 2019

Episode 30: DFW Fiber Fest Recap

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/

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: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grotine

benefits True North Aid: https://www.truenorthaid.ca

Grotine shawl (crochet) by Rachel Maeroff: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grotine-shawl

benefits Native American Rights Fund: https://www.narf.org

Chasing Rabbits Fiber- Port in Solo singles and Cameo in Gossamer: https://www.chasingrabbitsfiber.com

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

Suburban Stitcher- Spanish Moss colorway in and Oyster in Silky mohair: https://suburbanstitcher.com

Must Stash Yarns: https://muststashshop.com

Epic Galactic Cowl by Must Stash Designs: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/epic-galactic-battle-cowl

Ready Player One by Ernest Kline: https://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-Ernest-Cline-ebook/dp/B005CVWWJY

The Expanse- Tiamat's Wrath: https://www.amazon.com/Tiamats-Wrath-Expanse-Book-8-ebook/dp/B07BVNVWL6/ref=sr_1_2?crid=35RXSF50T67VR&keywords=tiamat%27s+wrath&qid=1555900147&s=digital-text&sprefix=tiamat%2Cdigital-text%2C158&sr=1-2

A Thing for String: https://athingforstring.bigcartel.com

Brooklyn Tweed: https://www.brooklyntweed.com

Caraway in Loft: https://www.brooklyntweed.com/shop/loft/

Crossing Paths by Verena Cohrs: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crossing-paths-7

Miss Babs Yarn- Beach Glass and Walnut in Yowza and Coffee Break in Hot Shot: https://www.missbabs.com

Yarn Carnival shawl pin: https://www.yarncarnival.com

By the Bay Yarn Co. project bags and backpack: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ByTheBayYarnCo

Nelsonwood crochet hooks: https://www.nelsonwood.net/#/

The Grocery Girls Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsHAwj2jXiwpiYOdYiY3Tgg

Crime Scene Knits Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIQJRwAgZJADB-PlPpGKZ4w

Knitting Comfortably by Carson Demers: https://www.ergoiknit.com/buy-my-book/print-book

@susanna.ic patterns: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/susanna-ic

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

knit in Wool of the Andes Sport (pampas, thyme, and currant): https://www.knitpicks.com

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

knit in Tosh Mo Light in Fir Wreath, Pink Clay Optic, Wildflowers, and Fog: https://madelinetosh.com

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

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=big+magic+by+elizabeth+gilbert&hvadid=241935533999&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9027872&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=14273540600432927247&hvtargid=aud-676677759484%3Akwd-150085468649&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_18kgwgbdu1_e

Article on kleptomnesia: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-biggest-reason-we-ste_b_6393346



Sunday, March 31, 2019

Episode 29: True to Ourselves



This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast. 

On the blog: www.myso-calledhandmadelife.com
On Instagram as @mysocalledhandmadelife:
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjwuqUBdgA8

Delay, Don't Deny by Gin Stephens: https://www.amazon.com/Delay-Dont-Deny-Intermittent-Lifestyle-ebook/dp/B01N4JHL1P/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3KTHF2VYZJ066&keywords=delay+don%27t+deny&qid=1553809830&s=gateway&sprefix=delay+don%27t+deny%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-1

Intermittent Fasting Podcast: https://ifpodcast.com

Shauna Stitches Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCOfV6wkBgB6288iVQ1V9Ww/videos

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

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

Floozy by Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/floozy-2

Sofia Coppola in The Godfather 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EqRB8mq7Qw

Henry Ford's Anti-Semitism article: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/henryford-antisemitism/

Our WingITKAL projects: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trees-7

Trees by Puk Vossen: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trees-7

Yarnchix Zine: https://www.etsy.com/shop/YarnChix

Yarnchix Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC49grEfZVbX44IEezt4zEuQ

Jenna Martin Photoblog article: http://jennamartinphotoblog.com/2014/08/09/can-just-stop-complaining-ideas-stolen/


Juju's Loops by Juju Vail and Susan Cropper: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/jujus-loops/patterns

Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/weekend-knitting-50-unique-projects--ideas/patterns

Loop d Loop by Teva Durham: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/loop-d-loop/patterns

Knit 2Together by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knit-2-together/patterns

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

To knit in Wool of the Andes Sport (pampas, currant, and thyme): https://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Wool_of_the_Andes_Sport_Yarn__D5420110.html

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

GG Made It: http://ggmadeit.com/blog/

This is Us Kristy Glass Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvLwaANQAM4&t=2620s

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: 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=
Our Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/my-so-called-handmade-life
And on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mamatronic/

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: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/256564510008923101/

The Drunk Knitter Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCklmDz1EzkWHvlP-vE7E4Pw/videos

Chris Kresser: https://chriskresser.com

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: https://gretchenrubin.com/books/the-happiness-project/about-the-book/

Bed of Roses: https://www.etsy.com/shop/bedofroses?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar

Atelier Sarah Jane: http://www.ateliersarahjane.com

The #WingItKAL projects on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/my-so-called-handmade-life/3866229/1-25

#WingItKAL projects on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/wingitkal/

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

Jane's seed stitch version: https://www.instagram.com/p/BumP4Ceh-To/

knit in Lion Brand Thick & Quick, Sea Glass colorway: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/winston-pullover

My Plaid sweater for the KAL on Ravelry:

Cascade 220 Sport for second version of Plaidster in Olive Oil, Navy, and Silver Gray: http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-Cascade220Sport.htm

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

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

Some DIY Links: 

DIY Drum Carder plans: https://www.etsy.com/listing/606520943/diy-drum-carder-plans?utm_medium=SellerListingTools&utm_campaign=Share&utm_source=Raw&share_time=1523326860000&utm_term=so.slt

Bike wheel spinning wheel: http://meaterra.blogspot.com/2011/05/so-much-more-than-yarn.html

Bike spinning wheel plans: https://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/make-spinning-wheel-zmaz76mjztak

Dodec Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-dodec

Free Dodecspinning wheel plans: https://www.interweave.com/article/spinning/dodec-spinning-wheel-plans-by-porter-threads/

Dodec in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvgvPW9gXAg&feature=youtu.be

Dog fur spinning!: https://modernfarmer.com/2014/06/dressed-dog/

How to make photo coasters: http://www.cardstore.com/blog/diy-photo-coasters/

Weekend Knitting book: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/weekend-knitting-50-unique-projects--ideas/patterns

Feyre by Shannon Cook: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/feyre-2

Some Martin Storey pattern books on Ravelry:

Scottish Heritage Knits: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/scottish-heritage-knits

Rowan Vintage Knits: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/rowan-vintage-knits

Pioneer: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/pioneer/patterns

Rowan Magazine 56: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/rowan-56/patterns

Rowan Classic Winter: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/rowan-classic-winter-book-6/patterns

Martin Storey KAL in Fruity Knitting Podcast group: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/fruity-knitting-podcast/3893511/1-25

Knit.1 Magazine: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knit1-fall-2004