Sunday, March 31, 2019

Episode 29: True to Ourselves

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast. 

On the blog:
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:

Delay, Don't Deny by Gin Stephens:

Intermittent Fasting Podcast:

Shauna Stitches Podcast:

Kia Socks by Dawn Henderson:

Monica's Apartment colorway, Mockingbird Fiber Co:

Floozy by Libby Jonson:

Sofia Coppola in The Godfather 3:

Henry Ford's Anti-Semitism article:

Our WingITKAL projects:

Trees by Puk Vossen:

Yarnchix Zine:

Yarnchix Podcast:

Jenna Martin Photoblog article:

Juju's Loops by Juju Vail and Susan Cropper:

Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick:

Loop d Loop by Teva Durham:

Knit 2Together by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark:

Umnia by Martin Storey:

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

for the Fruity Knitting Martin Storey KAL:

GG Made It:

This is Us Kristy Glass Episode:

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Episode 28: Call of Knitting Zombies.

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

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

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

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast. 

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

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

Stuff I mention in Episode 28:

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

The Drunk Knitter Podcast:

Chris Kresser:

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

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin:

Bed of Roses:

Atelier Sarah Jane:

The #WingItKAL projects on Ravelry:

#WingItKAL projects on instagram:

Winston Pullover by Jane Richmond:

Jane's seed stitch version:

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

My Plaid sweater for the KAL on Ravelry:

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

Kia Socks by Dawn Henderson:

In Mockingbird Fiber Co, Monica's Apartment colorway:

Some DIY Links: 

DIY Drum Carder plans:

Bike wheel spinning wheel:

Bike spinning wheel plans:

Dodec Ravelry group:

Free Dodecspinning wheel plans:

Dodec in action:

Dog fur spinning!:

How to make photo coasters:

Weekend Knitting book:

Feyre by Shannon Cook:

Some Martin Storey pattern books on Ravelry:

Scottish Heritage Knits:

Rowan Vintage Knits:


Rowan Magazine 56:

Rowan Classic Winter:

Martin Storey KAL in Fruity Knitting Podcast group:

Knit.1 Magazine:

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Episode 27: My Sweet Little Abomination

This is where I record the eleventy-billionth knitting podcast.

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

Stuff I mention:

Suga's restaurant:

Jeremy Benoit:

I'm Walkin by Fats Domino:

The Henry Ford Museum:

Ford Family home restoration:

civil rights display:

Detroit Auto Show:

Stuff I'm reading/ watching:

The Expanse by James S. A. Corey:

Blue Light amber glasses:

Wool by Hugh Howey:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline:

Jack Black's Jablinski Games:

The Quirky Monday Craftcast:

Tara-Lynn Morrison/ Good Night Day

Strathcona by Tara-Lynn Morrison:

Markham Loop Collar:

Kingston Sweater:

Belleville Shawl:

Pembroke Tank:

Windsor Headband:

Omemee Cable Toque:

Bancroft Sweater, free pattern:

Bloomfield Lace Blanket Wrap:

Stratford/ Leeds Halter Crop Top:

York Bobble Toque:

Perth Cardigan:

Meaford Moss Cowl/ Wrap/ Scarf:

Petawawa Toque:

Minto Chevron Cowl:

Newer Good Night Day book:

Older Good Night Day book, still available:

Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 28:

Woodwardia by Lydia Gluck:

Ginkgophyte by Emily Greene:

Felix Mitts by Judith Brand:

Water Clover by Isa Catepill├ín:

Aurea by Stella Egidi:

My current and old un-projects:

My Plaidster sweater:

in Briggs and Little Heritage yarn:

for the #WingItKAL:

My Gingerbread House Socks:

Mae by Andrea Mowry:

Floozy by Libby Jonson:

Yarn by Yarnfloozy:

Guthrie by Caitlin Hunter:

Feya- Amy Christoffers: