Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Episode 42: A Less- Traditional Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

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=


My questions for you:
Should I trust Legacy Box? Do you have any non-traditional Christmas show favorites? How are you managing storage of all of your yarn and sweaters?


Ways to preserve kids memories: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/26-ways-to-preserve-your-kids-memories-forever

#ScrappyBlanketMakealong: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/scrappyblanketmakealong/

hosted with @theknitpicky: https://www.instagram.com/theknitpicky/

My unifying colors- Knitpicks Hawthotne in Poseidon and Cully: https://www.knitpicks.com/yarn/fingering/c/30010103

minis from Andi a.k.a. mysistersknitter: https://mysistersknitter.typepad.com
or on instagram as @mysistersknitter: https://www.instagram.com/mysistersknitter/

Nelsonwood crochet hook: https://www.nelsonwood.com

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

My first granny stripe blanket: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/granny-stripes

Advent minis from Mockingbird Fiber Co. on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MockingbirdFiberCo

to make Advernturing Wrap by Ambah O'Brien: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/adventuring-scarf--wrap

Odeline by Melanie Keatley: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/odeline

Melanie's Braid and Tinker Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfKhtTdIw20lQY0AuKjLgOQ

Interesting article on the history of masking B.O. : https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/our-pungent-history/

Leon Redbone Christmas Island: https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Island-Leon-Redbone/dp/B0000DZ3EU

Mahalia Jackson Sings Christmas: https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Island-Leon-Redbone/dp/B0000DZ3EU

Chris Isaak Christmas: https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Chris-Isaak/dp/B000A2GDRW

And everyone's Christmas Favorites Battle Star Galactic, the original: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076984/

and Planet of the Apes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_of_the_Apes_(1968_film)

Stockings from Knit Picks Twice as Nice: https://www.knitpicks.com/twice-as-nice-modern-traditional-holiday-decor/p/33541

Patterns on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/twice-as-nice

with Vintage Christmas by Fully Spun as inspiration: https://fullyspun.com

Alexandra Tavel patterns I want to knit or crochet:

Cross Body Canteen Bag: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crossbody-canteen-bag

Winds of the Atlantic: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winds-of-the-atlantic-topper

Campsite Waffle Cardigan: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/campsite-waffle-cardigan

Voyager Cap: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/voyager-cap

Streamline Tank: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/streamline-tank

Flower Child Circle Tank: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flower-child-circle-tank

Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B. Anderson: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smooth-operator-socks

in Holly Jolly by a Homespun House: https://ahomespunhouse.com

My Sweater WIPs I want accountability on:

Guthrie by Caitlin Hunter: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/guthrie

Umnia by Martin Storey: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/umnia

Knit in Wool of the Andes Sport in Currant, Thyme, Pampas Heather: https://www.knitpicks.com/yarn/wool-of-the-andes-sport-yarn/c/5420110

Winston, knit in Thick and Quick, by Jane Richmond: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/winston-pullover

Floozy by Libby Jonson: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/mamatronic/floozy

knit in YarnFloozy yarn: https://yarnfloozy.co.nz

Jennifer Beale's KAL2020 denials and a coupon code good til Jan 1st: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitjbeale-designs/3988321/1-25

Monday, December 9, 2019

Episode 41: An Explosive Sequel

This is where I record the eleventy billionth knitting podcast.



On my 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 @mysocalledhandmadelifehttps://www.instagram.com/mysocalledhandmadelife/
On flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mamatronic/albums

Remember I am finally starting #scrappyblanketmakealong with @theknitpicky !! Join us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/scrappyblanketmakealong/

My question for you: How can I decorate for Christmas in a time of flux (home repairs, evacuating, etc.) ?  Thanks in advance for your ideas because I'm bummed about not being able to decorate right now.

Stuff I mention in Episode 41:

The explosion: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/12/05/port-neches-plant-explosion-prompts-evacuation-order-one-week-later/

Fully Spun Vintage Christmas: https://fullyspun.com
Wool of the Andes in Tranquil, Aurora Heather, Blossom Heather, Holly Berry, and Bare: https://www.knitpicks.com/yarn/wool-of-the-andes-worsted-yarn/c/5420103

Good for your brain stuff we're digesting:
Isle of Dogs: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5104604/
The Weight of Ink: https://www.amazon.com/Weight-Ink-Rachel-Kadish/dp/0544866460
The Indigo Girl: https://www.amazon.com/Indigo-Girl-Novel-Natasha-Boyd-ebook/dp/B072L2N87W/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=the+indigo+girl&qid=1575925411&s=books&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyTEY1NzI3S0cxRUdOJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTkzNDUyMUdHQ0pLUk0zMFJVUSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzkzNzA0MUFKN1VRTTFGRjNTVCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
The Iliad edition I'm reading: https://www.amazon.com/Iliad-Homer-Richmond-Lattimore/dp/0226470490/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lattimore+the+iliad&qid=1575925436&s=books&sr=1-1
Won't you Be My Neighbor: https://www.focusfeatures.com/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/

cotton candy/slowly rot your brain TV :) :
90210 Reboot: https://www.thewrap.com/bh90210-finales-season-2-jennie-garth-tori-spelling-beverly-hills-90210-reboot/
Riverdale: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5420376/

Mel Brooks inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnF1OtP2Svk

Twice as Nice book by Knit Picks: https://www.knitpicks.com/twice-as-nice-modern-traditional-holiday-decor/p/33541
Main Attraction stockings: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/main-attraction-stockings
Fair Isle and geometric Stockings: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fair-isle-and-geometric-stockings
Triangles Stocking: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/triangle-and-reindeer-stockings

#scrappyblanketmakealong on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/scrappyblanketmakealong/



Thursday, December 5, 2019

Episode 40: The Sweater Experience

If you were ever interested in my older knitting projects, this is the episode for you. Your hunger for details will now be satiated to the point of turning into gluttonous nausea. 117 sweaters/upper body garments may be overkill. This is my sweater knitting history.

Laborious as this episode was to put together and then trim to a manageable length, it was fun to look back at old makes, re-read blog posts, and remember my life at the time. If you were one of these designers mentioned, THANK YOU!! Everyone else, thanks for tuning in.



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=
I have a ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/my-so-called-handmade-life
on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mamatronic/albums

A new makealong!!!
Don't forget to join myself and @theknitpicky in the #scrappyblanketmakealong on instagram if you're interested in knitting or crocheting a blanket of some sort out of scrap yarn.

Stuff I mentioned in the episode:
It's ridiculous how much stuff I mentioned. But you can find all of my sweaters on my ravelry page (via the link above) and each project page there has a link to the blog posts on the sweater, where there are detailed notes and lots of photos.