Episode 1: Making Videos Again?

Stuff on Sticks:

FOs –

Scrap Yarn Christmas Ornaments – multiple patterns – Scrap yarns –https://freakishlemon.com/theoddorchard/2015/2/9/january-2015-scrap-yarn-christmas-ornament-round-up

Ribbed brim beanie My own pattern – First handspun I ever bought probably a decade ago at the NY Ren Faire (white and navy blue barber pole) – US 5/3.75 mm

Ribbed Cowl – My own pattern – Buffalo Wool Co – Splash of Color Buffalo Skies Mini-skeins – US 5/3.75 mm – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/buffalo-linen-stitch-cowl

WIPs – 

Hazel the Humpback Whale – Holiday Yarns grab bag – US 0/2 mm –http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hazel-the-humpback-whale

Mulberry Hood Scarf – My own pattern – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky – 80% acrylic, 20% wool (Mulberry) – US 8/5.0 mm interchangeables

Christmas Soldier Socks – Soldier Socks by Jessica Day George – Red Heart Heart & Sole with Aloe – 70% Superwash wool, 30% nylon (Christmas) – US 1/2.25 mm aluminum dps –http://www.jessicadaygeorge.com/Books/PrincessOfTheMidnightBall/KnittingPatterns/SoldiersSocks.aspx

Hat for Coworker – Graham by Jennifer Adams – The Ugly Room – 80% SW merino, 20% nylon (Mermaid Tails) – US 4/3.5 mm aluminum  dps – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/graham-2

Stuff on Hooks:

WIPs – 

Granny Square Odds and Ends – Based off of a square seen on Attic24 – miscellaneous acrylic worsted – US J/5.00 mm

Tunisian Crochet Washcloth – Lily Sugar and Cream (Hot Green and Psychedelic) – US I/5.5 mm – http://www.purlbee.com/2013/04/13/tunisian-crochet-basics/

Stuff on Spindles and Wheels:

FOs

Sammath Naur – 2 ply fractal spinning – worsted – Highland Handmade SW BFL 4 oz (Edge of the Inferno) – Ashford Kiwi 2 – 100 yd skein and 20 yd mini-skein

X-34 – 2 ply fractal spinning – fingering/sport – Yarn Crafters Hand Dyed CT Grown Merino Top 3 oz – Ashford Kiwi 2 – 100 yd skein, 20 yd mini-skein, and 33 yd chain ply mini-skein

Carnival Batt – chain ply – fingering/sport – Greenwood Fiberworks merino w/ sparkle – $10 drop spindle – 20 yd mini-skein

Simmons – 2 ply gradient – Greenwood Fiberworks merino (Retro Girl) – 1.2 oz drop spindle

Giant Ball of wool handspun – plan on 2 ply fractal spinning – Spinners Hill blend of Corriedale, Finnish Landrace, Rambouillet – prepped for spinning

Stuff with Thread:

WIPs

Christmas Cross Stitch – The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – http://thefrostedpumpkinstitchery.bigcartel.com/product/christmas-celebration-sampler

Dragon Quilt – The Weekend Quilter

Stuff to Stash – 

Greenwood Fiberworks Mini Fiber Braids

Tunisian crochet hooks in varying sizes

Stuff for Etsy – 

New stitch marker packaging

New washing direction cards

New Thank You cards

Other Stuff – 

Stuff I’m Watching: Agent Carter, The Flash, and Arrow – behind on everything else

Stuff I’m Reading: All the Wrong Questions (#2): When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket

Stuff I’m Playing: Lego Lord of the Rings

Podcast Recommendation:

Yarngasm Podcast with Kristen from Voolenvine Yarns – iTunes, podcasts aggregators, or Youtube – http://www.voolenvine.com/

Little Bobbins Knits with Dani – Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF4l3ITRsJq9xKLmXn1s3-A

The Phileas Club – Hosted by Patrick Beja – http://frenchspin.com/


Transcription

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Hair’s not cooperating, giant bags under my eyeballs,

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terrible skin…

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It must be time for me to make another video.

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[cheerful music with guitar and bells]

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Hello!

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I am the Freakish Lemon

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I go by Adrian and I use male pronouns.

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Thank you for watching this video.

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I’ve got almost 200 subscribers

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and I haven’t made a video in a million freakin’ years

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So if you’ve stuck around, thanks.

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And if you’re new, welcome.

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I used to make videos on this channel

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a few years ago

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I did mostly book reviews

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and uhh… vlogs

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but

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they started to fee like work I didn’t want to do

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and I kind of fell out of love with YouTube in general

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so I just

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stopped making videos

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but

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I’m a huge podcast listener

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and I had cut down my podcasts around the same time that I had stopped making videos

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but I’ve been recently upping my podcast subscriptions again

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and

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I started watching the Yarngasm podcast with Kristen from Voolenvine Yarns

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and the Little Bobbins Knits podcast with Dani

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and I really like their videos

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I mean, they call them podcast, but they remind me of the old school vlogs

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that everybody used to do where they just

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sat down and talked about all the stuff that they had done

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over the week or couple of weeks or whatever

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based on video schedule

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and

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it kinda hit a, you know

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nostalgic feeling in my brain

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for those types of videos

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and

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since I’ve stopped making videos, I’ve become more and more

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the yarn crafting world, so

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the knitting podcast

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types of videos really appeal to me right now, so

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Here is the plan –

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I am going to attempt to do one video a month

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about my knitting stuff

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and I’ll include some of the stuff that I used to include in my vlogs

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what I’m reading and all that

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but mostly it’s going to be about crafting because that’s what I do these days

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and I really like how knitting videos are

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right now, in this state of things

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I mean, lots of poeple have them now, so this isn’t anything new, but

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I’ve made videos before and I really like knitting

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and crocheting and spinning and all these fun things

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so

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if any’ve you have any interest, stick around because

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I’m hoping I’ll at least do one of these a month

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if I can do one of these a month

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I might up it up to two a month

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later in the year because there’s a lot more stuff that I do

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that’s knitting related from September to November

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but we’ll see how it goes.

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And if you’re familiar at all with

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yarn video podcasts or yarn podcasts

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they tend to have segments, and this wiil be no different

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because I just found it easier to take notes on everything I wanted to talk about

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if I broke it down into segments

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so the first segment is Stuff on Sticks

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I’m gonna start with some finished objects

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I’ve got a box here, um…

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Not all of these are from sticks, but uh…

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but most of them are, so I’m going to count them in Stuff on Sticks

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After Christmas, I decided I was going to go on a crusade to use all

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or most of

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my odds and ends yarn, my unfinished skeins, my scrap yarn

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so I started making Christmas ornaments

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Here is a bell.

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Here is a nautilus.

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Here is a small sweater.

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Here is a bluebird of happiness that is not actually blue.

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There were a big thing

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I did these… the first one of these as part of a thing with the Yarngasm podcast

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She had a little Ornament-along

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and I had submitted

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this

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blue bird of happiness

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for her Ornament-along

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What else do I have in here…

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I have a funky looking owl

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I have a pair of small mittens

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I have a star

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This one’s a crocheted star, but

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I’m including it in this section

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Is there anything else? Yes.

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And I have a 1-Up mushroom

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from Mario

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It’s black because I didn’t have any green

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when I was doing it, so

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there is that

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And they are varying types of yarns

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many of the yarns I don’t even know what they are anymore

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because they’ve been scraps for so long

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But all the patterns are in a big blog post

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that I’ve put up on my blog and I will put a link for that in the show notes

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but it would take me too long to go through each of those ornaments and what the patterns were and everything, so

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I have a box of ornaments

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and I’m hoping to continue that

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This is a

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beanie that I made, um…

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This is actually the very first handspun that I ever bought

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I bought it from a stall at the New York Renaissance Faire

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about a decade ago

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I have no idea what it’s made of. I have long since lost the tag.

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But it’s

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It’s a very rustic handspun

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You can tell that there’s varying thicknesses

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and color balance between the two

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It’s a white and

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I don’t know how it’s looking on the camera right now, but it’s a navy blue

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The white is very fluffy

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The navy blue, not so much.

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This is

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not really a pattern, I just improvised. I did some

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1×1 ribbing for about 1 1/2″ on the bottom

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Just stockinette stitch all the way up to the top

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I did a little bit of decreasing on the crown, but

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not very much. I just gathered the end.

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Mostly.

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I knit this on US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles

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and it’s very warm and I’m very glad of that because

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it’s been very cold this past week in Connecticut

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feels like -20 F yesterday, is what it was

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I mean, actual temperature was about 4 F

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but wind chills felt like -15 F to -20 F

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I also knit this ribbed cowl

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out of scrap yarn from the Buffalo Wool Company

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I had bought one of the Buffalo Skies – Splash of Color mini-skeins collections

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at Stitches East last year

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and I used most of it to create

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this linen stitch striped cowl

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which I’ve actually written up the pattern

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and you can get the pattern for free on Ravelry

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for this particular cowl

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and I really enjoyed how it knit up

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and while I was writing up the pattern last week

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I had pulled out the rest of the scraps for the yarn details

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and just cast on a cowl while I was waiting for things to sort themselves out

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wait for my computer to load

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waiting for my work computer to load while I was working form home in a snow storm type of thing

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So I just used up the rest of those mini-skeins doing a ribbed cowl

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No pattern

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just cast on, I think, 88 stitches and

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1×1 rib all the way around

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until I ran out of each color

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Buffalo wool is very interesting wool

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It’s not the softest, I mean

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it looks pretty fluffy here

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it’s not as soft as a

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a very, very soft soft yarn

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There are some blends that they have, though, that are super soft

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but this is, um…

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just buffalo and I don’t know if they specify which type of sheep wool, but

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just buffalo and wool, so it’s a little scratchy

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but buffalo wool is really interesting because

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Straight up, you can throw it in the washer and dryer and it won’t felt

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That’s how I quote-unquote “blocked” this

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is I threw it

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I put it in a zippered pillow case and

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put it with a pair of sweatpants in the washer and in the dryer

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and it fluffed right up

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and shrunk all the rib in

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and that is a really interesting way to be able to do things

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because usually when you throw things like this out of sheep

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into the washer and dryer it becomes a felted mess

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so it’s really interesting and I like playing with the buffalo a little

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I’m hoping to save up my pennies for the fancy-fancy buffalo wool that’s really soft

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so I can play with that next year

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and then I have a whole bunch of works in progress on the knitting needles

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First one I have is

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is in – whoops, yarn escaping

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this project bag, a sock bag from Tangerine Designs

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Hopefully, you can see that tag

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but if you go to Tangerine-Designs.com, you’ll find the link to her shop and everything

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and it’s got space ray-guns on it

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because I’m a huge dork

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but I’ve got a pair of socks in here that I cast on in the car

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on a trip down to my sister’s house because I needed something to do

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So these are in the Christmas colorway from Red Heart Heart and Sole with aloe sock yarn

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which is a 70% superwash wool and a 30% nylon

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It’s on a US 1 / 2.25 mm DPNs

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And it’s my go-to vanilla sock pattern, which is the Soldier’s Socks by Jessica Day George

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and I’ve got a TARDIS stitch marker

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I don’t know if you can see that, I hope that you can see that, bring that as close to the camera as possible

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I make stitch markers out of Shrinky Dinks and I sell them on my Etsy shop

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and that was one of the duds because it was mostly an oval and not actually a circle

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That’s a basic sock

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I pretty much have that pattern memorized, so that’s my driving

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when other people are driving the car project

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I also have this, which is in a bag I made out of scrap jeans and an old t-shirt

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it is a hood scarf, a hooded scarf

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for a coworker of mine who commissioned me

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to make her one

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Here is part of the scarf

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It’s on US 8 circulars

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so, 5.0 mm needles

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Here’s the hood

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which is a rectangle

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and it is out of

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Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky in the colorway Mulberry

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I prefer to use acrylic blended yarns for commissions for people that I know in real life

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especially for big things like this where if this gets really dirty and you want to wash it

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I’m not entirely sure my coworkers aren’t going to just throw them in the washer and dryer anyways

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so might as well make it out of yarns that are easy to care for

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It is a pattern of my own design

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It’s nothing big; it’s two rectangles that are sewn together

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but I will be writing up a quick pattern for it because my mom wants a copy of it

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so that she can make a hood scarf at some point as well

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I also have this, which is in another bag that I’ve made out of old jeans and a t-shirt

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It’s another commission for a coworker

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who is moving at the end of March, so I have to get on it

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It is a hat, it is the Graham hat by

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Jennifer Adams

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I am knitting this currently on US 4 / 3.5 mm DPNs

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This is another stitch marker that I made, it was

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– whoops, a hair –

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It was a set of beads that I saw at Jo-Ann’s in a  clearance bin, so I just put a jump ring in ’em

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I say beads, it’s really charms, but it’s just a bunch of red stars

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so I put jump rings in ’em and I use them as stitch markers

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This yarn, I love this yarn

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I knew I wasn’t gonna make anything for myself with this yarn

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but it is a beautiful, beautiful purple/pink/blue/green sort of tonal variation

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It’s called Mermaid Tails

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It’s by The Ugly Room, who is a local spinner/dyer type person

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I believe she’s part of a local Connecticut guild

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because the only things I’ve ever bought from The Ugly Room, I’ve bought at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire

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Here’s the tag

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Her shop is no longer at Etsy.com, but there is a link I believe to her new home

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and it’s 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon

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but, yeah, it’s going to be a Graham hat that’s kind of slouchy

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and it will have a big white pom-pom on the top of it

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because that’s what my coworker wants

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I’m sure it’ll look fantastic when I’m done with it because everything in that yarn looks amazing

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She had commissioned a pair of Vancouver Fog fingerless gloves out of that yarn

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and it was beautiful, so

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I’m excited to see how the hat knits up

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and my last work in progress on sticks

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is this, which is in my Yarn Chicken bag

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which I got out of the Knit Prints Kickstarted from Gusler Designs

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I believe they have this bag up in their shop, but

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but it just cracks me up because it’s a knitting chicken

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the Yarn Chicken

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I also got some really cool postcards out of that Kickstarter

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And this project is Hazel the Humpback Whale

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which is a free pattern on Ravelry and I forgot to write down the name of the lady who wrote it

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This whale is really kind of sad looking right now because she has no fins attached

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She does have eyeballs, though, and I’m very proud that I had eyeballs in the right size

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for my humpback whale here

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This is out of Holiday Yarns

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I don’t know specifically the yarn content or the colorways

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because this was from a sort of grab bag from Stitches East a couple of years ago

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She had a booth and in front of her booth was one of those 16 gallon tubs

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full of mini-skeins and ends from skeining up her usual yarn

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and she was selling them for $20 for whatever could fit into your hand

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That was a fun booth to shop at because everybody was comparing the size of their hands

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“Oh, my hands are so tiny. Your hands are so much bigger-

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Here’s $20 and I will fill your hand with yarn.”

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So… I think I held somebody’s yarn for them because they had very tiny hands

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But here’s the whale so far

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I do have fins in here, here are

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her yellow fins that are going to be attached

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towards her upper body

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and I am finishing up the yellow in the tail fins

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and I’m starting to finish the tail fins in this handspun hand-dyed yarn from The Merry Little Lamb

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who is another local Connecticut spinner/dyer

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but I haven’t seen her at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire in a few years now

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so I don’t know if she still has a working website or what

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I believe these are US 0 / 2.25 mms

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Maybe a 2 mm? A 2 mm

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but it’s a little loose in the needle gauge for the US 0, so they might be US 00

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which I guess would be a 1.75 mm

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but the needle gauges I have don’t go less than US 0, so I’m not entirely sure

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I have another stitch marker I made on here. It’ll be hard to see.

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Let’s see if I can get that to focus

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That is the Freakish Lemon standing around doin’ nothin’.

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I had a brief comic strip about the Lemon and his friend The Angry Sheep

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so I have these doodles of the Lemon and I like to put them on things

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This next segment is Stuff on Hooks

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I have no finished hooky things to show you today

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but I do have two works in progress

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This first one I started last night because I couldn’t help myself

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I started learning how to Tunisian crochet

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so I’m practicing on just a wash cloth

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I have a lot of leftover cotton from the great Washcloth Fiasco of a couple of years ago

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so I figure I’ll make a bunch of them and either sell them

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or I will keep them around for housewarming presents

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since I did that for my sister when she moved out a couple of years ago

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It’s just the basic Tunisian crochet stitch

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in Lily Sugar n’ Cream “Hot Green” and with stripes of “Psychadelic”

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from Lily Sugar n’ Cream

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I’m using a size I 5.5 mm bamboo crochet hook

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Tunisian crochet hook, and I’m really enjoying it so far

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The front looks like what you’d expect from Tunisian crochet

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if you’ve seen it around

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but I was surprised by the back

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which looks like reverse stockinette. Nobody ever shows you the back of stuff.

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But that’s really interesting, that it’s

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fairly crochet looking on the front and knitting looking on the back

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That’s pretty cool.

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And then I have an ongoing crochet project in this t-shirt bag

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old t-shirt, it’s my Heavy Metals bag from ThinkGeek

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an old t-shirt where I wore out the arm holes

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and this is a scrap

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acrylic yarn, worsted weight granny square something

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It will probably be a few lap-sized blankets

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when I’m finished going through all of my worsted weight acrylic yarn

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A few years ago I made this blanket based off of blankets I saw

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on the Attic24 blog

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and everybody I’ve shown this to really enjoys it

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so I might make a bunch of smaller ones to sell

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since people seem to like this type of blanket so much

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And I have a crazy ton of leftover acrylic worsted weight yarn

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since the start of my stash

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was basically

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family members and neighbors finding out I was knitting and crocheting

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and just giving me all of their leftover stuff that they’ve had around for years

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I’m trying to use all that up so I just have the stuff that I bought

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because most of that stuff I’m not going to use for very much

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so I figure a bunch of granny square

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rainbow randomized

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lap blankets or kid sized blankets would be a good way to use up all that acrylic worsted weight yarn

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And now for Stuff on Spindles and Wheels

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I also spin yarn, so I’ve got some finished handspun to show you

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and a couple of works in progress-ish

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So the first thing I finished the other week

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was this beautiful worsted weight handspun

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This is a 100 yard skein and this is about a 20 yard mini-skein

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That’s how I break them down in my shop, this one will go up in my shop

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it is Highland Handmade superwash BFL in the “Edge of the Inferno” colorway

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but this finished yarn I’m going to call “Sammath Naur”

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which I’m guessing is how you say that

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which is the name of the forge

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or the platform where the forge was located

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where Sauron forged the One Ring

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“Edge of the Inferno”

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It seemed like the logical nerdy leap to make

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and this is beautiful yarn

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I’m very pleased with how this spun up

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I did the fractal method

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so I split it in half and I spun one half as is

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and I split the other half into a whole bunch of little pieces

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and spun them individually which made this beautiful, beautiful yarn

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which will find a very happy home I’m sure

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And I spun that on my Ashford Kiwi 2 wheel

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I also spun this on my Ashford Kiwi 2 wheel

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Let’s get the 2-plies up here

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This is from

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Yarn Crafters, which was a booth at the Coventry Farmer’s Market

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This is hand-dyed merino top

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There was 3 oz of it in total

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This is again 2-ply fractal spinning from my wheel

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and it’s this beautiful like rusty

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red color

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100 yard

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It’s about a fingering weight

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Fingering/sport, it’s kind of inbetween

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and this is a mini-skein at about 20 yards

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weight and wraps per inches will be in the Etsy information when I put these up

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But this color

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There was no colorway written on the tag

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but this color reminds me of

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Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder in Star Wars

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so I’m going to call this X-34

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which is the

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make and model of the landspeeder

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I also have

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this which was a

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Yes, this is the chain-ply leftover single

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because I always end up with one single much longer than the other one

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in about 33 yard

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This will also be up as a mini-skein

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as an X-34

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That spun up really nice

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And then I have this extremely sparkly mini-skein

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It’s about 20 yards

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It’s from

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Greenwood Fiberworks

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It was about a .5 oz

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mini-batt with merino and a whole bunch of sparkly stuff

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I don’t have a name for this yet. It will go up in the shop.

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Any handspun that I make I tend to put up in the shop

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because I have far too much yarn as it is, so

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somebody else should get a chance to play with it

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because it’s going to take me years to get around to it anyway

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even if I end up using it

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So I haven’t come up with a color name for this yet. It was a carnival batt

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that came with

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a thing I’ll show you later

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And I think that’s about a fingering/sport weight

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I’m trying to practice to get down to a fingering weight

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for an upcoming project

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And then this is mostly finished

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I need to wash it and reskein it, but

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This was a mini merino braid

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from Greenwood Fiberworks

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Here is the tag

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In her colorway “Retro Girl”

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I did it as a gradient

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so it’s like a neapolitan gradient

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and I’m actually going to name this one

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“Simmons” after agent Jemma Simmons from Agents of SHIELD

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This reminds me of Season 1 Agent Simmons

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It’s kind of soft, but the colors

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you know, they’re…

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They’re very lovely and soft

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Just kind of nice

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and

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wants to make you happy

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like, that was Season 1 Jemma Simmons

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I have more fiber braids, which I’ll show you in a minute

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in merino from Greenwood Fiberworks

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and if one spins up and it looks like a Fitz

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I might sell them as a matched set of a “Fitz” and a “Simmons”

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I’m thinking this one actually made it down to a fingering weight

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which is nice

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And I don’t have any handspun that is actively being spun

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but last week I spent a whole evening dividing up

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a pound and 4 oz of a blended roving

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Here it is

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It’s a blend of

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Corridale, Finn, Rambouillet

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cross sheep

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or something

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or maybe the sheep and have been crossed and this is the wool that they produce

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but it’s a pound and 4 oz

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that I bought in a giant ball

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that I bought at the New England Fiber Festival up in Massachusetts

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and I’m going to

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fractal spin that, too

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except I divided into quarters

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so two quarters I’m going to spin as is

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and then the other half is broken up into tiny little

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little bags

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But I don’t know if I’m going to spin this on the wheel or on a drop spindle yet

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because I might be a crazy person

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but I want to spin this for the maple leaf shawl

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that I don’t remember who it’s by

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00:28:01,460 –> 00:28:04,651
but it’s a beautiful shawl and it needs, like, 900 – 1000 yards

448
00:28:04,651 –> 00:28:06,224
of fingering weight yarn

449
00:28:06,560 –> 00:28:10,560
so I’m going to spin some fingering weight yarn and knit it up

450
00:28:11,720 –> 00:28:13,160
but I don’t know if I’m

451
00:28:13,760 –> 00:28:16,120
crazy or very crazy yet

452
00:28:16,829 –> 00:28:19,149
but I’m going to practice some more

453
00:28:19,480 –> 00:28:24,000
before I actually start spinning this giant bag of fiber

454
00:28:24,000 –> 00:28:29,785
This segment, because I’m a crazy person and I have to have my hands in as many crafts as I can

455
00:28:30,000 –> 00:28:30,640
is called

456
00:28:31,080 –> 00:28:32,280
Stuff with Thread

457
00:28:32,280 –> 00:28:38,439
There’s not going to be much here and there’s probably not going to be much updated from month to month here

458
00:28:40,200 –> 00:28:43,000
Well, I’m hoping next month that there will be a finished object

459
00:28:43,000 –> 00:28:45,019
but the other one might take me a while to finish

460
00:28:45,320 –> 00:28:48,360
The first stuff with thread is

461
00:28:48,600 –> 00:28:52,040
this very sadly behind Christmas cross-stitch

462
00:28:52,040 –> 00:28:54,010
from the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

463
00:28:54,010 –> 00:28:56,388
It was a mystery cross-stitch pattern

464
00:28:56,800 –> 00:28:58,680
that I fell very behind on

465
00:28:59,240 –> 00:29:00,400
very quickly

466
00:29:03,000 –> 00:29:09,560
It’s on an off-white 18 count Aida

467
00:29:09,560 –> 00:29:11,218
however you pronounce that fabric name

468
00:29:12,386 –> 00:29:15,346
I’m using all the colors that she recommends

469
00:29:15,499 –> 00:29:18,539
The only change I’ve made to the pattern at all

470
00:29:18,760 –> 00:29:24,080
I’ve outlined the white in one strand of the blue

471
00:29:24,080 –> 00:29:26,324
I don’t know if you can see that in this camera

472
00:29:26,324 –> 00:29:28,566
It’s kind of hard to see in real life

473
00:29:29,080 –> 00:29:30,280
It’s easier to see

474
00:29:32,440 –> 00:29:33,560
if I cross my eyes

475
00:29:34,661 –> 00:29:39,941
because the white and the off-white ended up being very very close in color

476
00:29:40,289 –> 00:29:41,809
so I think in the future

477
00:29:43,600 –> 00:29:47,840
I’m going to add some additional tea dye on top of this off-white

478
00:29:47,922 –> 00:29:50,562
just to differentiate it from the white

479
00:29:50,562 –> 00:29:54,460
I think the border is also in white, but I’m going to outline

480
00:29:54,600 –> 00:29:58,960
that in red, I think, to make the border stand out

481
00:29:58,960 –> 00:30:00,962
because the border’s so intricate, whereas

482
00:30:00,962 –> 00:30:05,575
in the panels themselves, it’s snowflakes and snowballs and things, so

483
00:30:06,280 –> 00:30:10,160
it’s not as necessary for it to pop out as much

484
00:30:11,080 –> 00:30:14,080
but I’m hoping this will be finished by March

485
00:30:15,680 –> 00:30:19,120
because it is a Christmas pattern

486
00:30:19,440 –> 00:30:21,040
Also, I have this little

487
00:30:21,040 –> 00:30:23,229
needle holder hedgehog magnetic guy

488
00:30:23,357 –> 00:30:25,757
He’s from Tangerine Designs as well

489
00:30:26,750 –> 00:30:30,670
She’s got a couple. She’s got an owl, I think, and a hedgehog

490
00:30:31,960 –> 00:30:34,400
There might be something else, I don’t remember off hand

491
00:30:34,553 –> 00:30:36,233
but I find that very handy

492
00:30:36,640 –> 00:30:40,640
so I don’t lose my embroidery needle constantly

493
00:30:40,640 –> 00:30:42,997
And the other thing I’m making with thread

494
00:30:42,997 –> 00:30:47,403
will probably take me a long time to finish, especially because I’m fighting with my sewing machine

495
00:30:47,403 –> 00:30:48,787
We’re having a disagreement

496
00:30:49,080 –> 00:30:50,760
It is a quilt

497
00:30:52,280 –> 00:30:54,240
Here’s my quilt notebook

498
00:30:55,960 –> 00:30:59,760
The pattern is from this book, The Weekend Quilter

499
00:31:00,480 –> 00:31:02,200
and it is called

500
00:31:03,040 –> 00:31:04,880
A Piece of Summer

501
00:31:04,880 –> 00:31:08,510
That’s what it looks like in the book. It’s about a twin sized quilt.

502
00:31:10,520 –> 00:31:11,400
Put that down

503
00:31:11,808 –> 00:31:16,608
But I made up this notebook for when I went to the fabric store to get stuff

504
00:31:17,060 –> 00:31:21,940
Some of this is scrap fabric from my mom and some of it is stuff that I bought

505
00:31:21,960 –> 00:31:24,560
It’s based off of these dragons

506
00:31:25,330 –> 00:31:29,730
My mom also started a quilt based on this dragon fabric that she had

507
00:31:29,730 –> 00:31:34,670
so it’s pretty hilarious that we both have unfinished quilts upstairs based on

508
00:31:36,054 –> 00:31:37,254
the dragon fabric

509
00:31:39,434 –> 00:31:41,114
This is the basic pattern

510
00:31:41,777 –> 00:31:44,977
The dragon goes where these green triangles are

511
00:31:44,977 –> 00:31:46,480
and then here are all the

512
00:31:47,009 –> 00:31:49,009
fabrics that are going with it

513
00:31:49,200 –> 00:31:55,600
This is on the front – blue, green, pink, the yellow, the red, the white, and the purple

514
00:31:55,600 –> 00:31:56,354
are all on the front

515
00:31:56,640 –> 00:32:01,360
This starry blue fabric is for the back

516
00:32:01,760 –> 00:32:04,960
and I have upstairs some orange

517
00:32:05,160 –> 00:32:07,560
that blends in really well with

518
00:32:08,920 –> 00:32:11,600
this red to do for the border

519
00:32:11,600 –> 00:32:13,647
but I might change my mind on that, who knows?

520
00:32:15,188 –> 00:32:16,868
The quilt top is finished

521
00:32:16,868 –> 00:32:19,628
and I started the actual quilting part

522
00:32:20,008 –> 00:32:26,168
but I’m fighting with my sewing machine, so I don’t know when I will be making progress on that

523
00:32:26,720 –> 00:32:29,680
This is my Stuff to Stash

524
00:32:30,200 –> 00:32:33,720
This is new things that I bought that I want to show you

525
00:32:34,080 –> 00:32:38,800
that are either going in my stash or tools to use to use up my stash

526
00:32:38,880 –> 00:32:41,720
First thing I bought was

527
00:32:41,800 –> 00:32:44,360
A bunch of Tunisian crochet hooks

528
00:32:44,880 –> 00:32:48,160
You saw one of them earlier. I got some more sizes

529
00:32:48,163 –> 00:32:51,727
because I got a JoAnn’s gift card for my birthday in January

530
00:32:52,080 –> 00:32:55,360
and I wanted to do Tunisian crochet

531
00:32:55,523 –> 00:32:57,283
So I bought a bunch of hooks

532
00:32:57,640 –> 00:32:59,880
So I had a range to start with

533
00:33:00,200 –> 00:33:04,400
I also bought from Greenwood Fiberworks a sample

534
00:33:07,000 –> 00:33:07,500
mini

535
00:33:08,040 –> 00:33:08,540
braid

536
00:33:09,320 –> 00:33:09,820
fiber

537
00:33:10,640 –> 00:33:11,600
extravaganza

538
00:33:12,200 –> 00:33:15,920
You saw “Simmons” and the sparkly

539
00:33:16,440 –> 00:33:19,200
mini-skein were a part of this group

540
00:33:20,363 –> 00:33:21,963
Here are the rest of them

541
00:33:22,120 –> 00:33:25,680
They’re .4 to .6 oz

542
00:33:26,520 –> 00:33:30,080
I listed them on Ravelry as .5 oz since that’s

543
00:33:30,080 –> 00:33:30,880
the average

544
00:33:30,880 –> 00:33:33,440
but, yeah, I’m hoping that there’s going to be a “Fitz” out of here

545
00:33:33,440 –> 00:33:35,601
I’m thinking this one might be “Fitz”

546
00:33:35,920 –> 00:33:38,520
This one is “Lavender Hedgerow”

547
00:33:39,080 –> 00:33:42,400
It might turn out greyer than it looks here

548
00:33:42,400 –> 00:33:44,880
but I’m thinking this might be “Fitz”

549
00:33:44,880 –> 00:33:51,720
You know, muted greens and browns and blue and purple that’s almost grey

550
00:33:52,072 –> 00:33:53,512
That might be a “Fitz”

551
00:33:53,760 –> 00:33:54,640
But we’ll see

552
00:33:55,040 –> 00:33:58,480
I have ordered two more lightweight drop spindles

553
00:33:58,480 –> 00:33:59,746
that have not come in yet

554
00:34:01,560 –> 00:34:05,400
Because these are the drop spindles that I currently have

555
00:34:07,400 –> 00:34:09,000
I have one more upstairs

556
00:34:09,440 –> 00:34:12,520
that is too heavy to do lightweight yarns with

557
00:34:12,520 –> 00:34:17,749
This is my go to lightweight yarn drop spindle, which I bought for $10 at a farmers’ market

558
00:34:17,880 –> 00:34:22,200
and the wheel is, you can see, very loose and is coming unglued

559
00:34:22,200 –> 00:34:24,900
I’m just gonna break it if I try to do much more with it

560
00:34:25,640 –> 00:34:30,200
I spun the sparkly batt on it and I think that was too much

561
00:34:30,680 –> 00:34:32,000
This is

562
00:34:32,772 –> 00:34:35,092
light-ish weight, it’s about a 1 oz

563
00:34:36,480 –> 00:34:38,400
drop spindle, but it wobbles

564
00:34:38,400 –> 00:34:40,240
It’s not quite even

565
00:34:40,640 –> 00:34:44,080
I didn’t intend to buy this, but it came as a set with

566
00:34:44,360 –> 00:34:45,320
my niddy noddy

567
00:34:45,320 –> 00:34:47,477
My niddy noddy is interchangeable

568
00:34:47,754 –> 00:34:51,114
I can take off the ends and put longer dowels inside

569
00:34:51,555 –> 00:34:53,555
and it came with a drop spindle

570
00:34:55,840 –> 00:34:57,280
Not my choice exactly

571
00:34:57,325 –> 00:34:59,965
but I have two more drop spindles coming

572
00:35:00,112 –> 00:35:02,192
which I will show you next month

573
00:35:02,192 –> 00:35:05,180
because I probably will have spun many things on them by then

574
00:35:05,180 –> 00:35:07,671
And another segment because I am a crazy person

575
00:35:07,720 –> 00:35:09,160
This is Stuff for Etsy

576
00:35:09,160 –> 00:35:10,447
I do have an Etsy shop

577
00:35:10,447 –> 00:35:12,426
I have embroidered notebooks

578
00:35:12,426 –> 00:35:13,505
I have stitch markers

579
00:35:13,892 –> 00:35:15,092
I have my handspun

580
00:35:15,092 –> 00:35:16,664
I have little zipper pouches

581
00:35:17,040 –> 00:35:20,280
but I’m fighting with my sewing machine, so whatever’s up there is it for now

582
00:35:20,828 –> 00:35:24,988
Right now I also have Christmas ornaments and Christmas cards

583
00:35:24,988 –> 00:35:26,613
until those listings run out

584
00:35:26,613 –> 00:35:30,217
and then I’ll renew them again towards the season next year

585
00:35:30,760 –> 00:35:35,000
I don’t have any new inventory except for the finished handspun

586
00:35:35,000 –> 00:35:38,177
but I have been working on some stuff for the shop

587
00:35:39,176 –> 00:35:41,256
Little behind the scenes stuff

588
00:35:41,256 –> 00:35:44,268
but I thought that would be interesting to share with you

589
00:35:44,600 –> 00:35:48,920
The first thing I did was redesign the stitch marker packaging

590
00:35:48,920 –> 00:35:51,339
There was a problem with a couple of orders

591
00:35:51,339 –> 00:35:54,680
where the stitch markers were getting crushed in the mail

592
00:35:55,040 –> 00:35:58,120
and I’ve been padding them pretty heavily

593
00:36:00,452 –> 00:36:02,052
but that’s no guarantee

594
00:36:02,320 –> 00:36:06,560
So what it used to be was a tag that folded over the top of this edge

595
00:36:06,560 –> 00:36:08,117
and it was just a bag of stitch markers

596
00:36:08,200 –> 00:36:11,000
Now the label is in the stitch marker bag

597
00:36:11,109 –> 00:36:14,469
You can see here my Batman and Robin stitch markers

598
00:36:14,720 –> 00:36:18,400
So this top zipper/ ziploc part

599
00:36:18,520 –> 00:36:23,880
can be folded down and put into a jewelry box

600
00:36:27,528 –> 00:36:30,648
So now your stitch markers when they come to you

601
00:36:30,840 –> 00:36:32,600
will be safe and sound

602
00:36:32,905 –> 00:36:36,105
My Etsy shop still hasn’t reflected this change

603
00:36:36,105 –> 00:36:40,913
because I haven’t restocked all of the different stitch markers that I make

604
00:36:41,197 –> 00:36:42,637
so once I have them all

605
00:36:43,240 –> 00:36:47,840
remade I will do a photoshoot for all the new packaging

606
00:36:48,080 –> 00:36:49,040
and put them up

607
00:36:49,520 –> 00:36:50,880
in a shop update

608
00:36:51,430 –> 00:36:53,030
So that’s very exciting

609
00:36:53,040 –> 00:36:56,560
I also updated a couple of packaging things

610
00:36:57,023 –> 00:36:58,223
My thank you notes

611
00:36:58,680 –> 00:37:01,000
They used to be little folded cards

612
00:37:01,000 –> 00:37:03,994
little half-fold cards and then for a while it was little cards in envelopes

613
00:37:04,138 –> 00:37:06,218
because they were on clearance

614
00:37:06,280 –> 00:37:08,840
But now it’s just a thank you card

615
00:37:08,840 –> 00:37:12,335
with a button sticker because I love my button stickers

616
00:37:13,029 –> 00:37:14,549
and my lemon on the back

617
00:37:15,360 –> 00:37:16,640
Nice. Easy.

618
00:37:18,600 –> 00:37:21,440
But shows my appreciation when you buy something from me

619
00:37:21,760 –> 00:37:25,080
And then I updated my washing directions cards

620
00:37:25,920 –> 00:37:28,600
My wash directions for any scarves that I sold on there

621
00:37:28,600 –> 00:37:31,023
because I do Doctor Who scarves occasionally as well

622
00:37:31,535 –> 00:37:34,575
and I did a couple of Gandalf scarves last year

623
00:37:34,757 –> 00:37:36,197
that sold really well

624
00:37:37,000 –> 00:37:38,920
But I always hand wrote the directions

625
00:37:39,320 –> 00:37:42,640
Now my handwriting, people have told me, is very

626
00:37:44,680 –> 00:37:46,160
is nice to look at

627
00:37:46,720 –> 00:37:47,280
but

628
00:37:47,760 –> 00:37:50,240
It is hard to read individual letters

629
00:37:50,240 –> 00:37:53,131
or words if you don’t know what it’s supposed to be

630
00:37:55,300 –> 00:37:57,060
Because I do write cursive

631
00:37:57,463 –> 00:37:58,903
and it’s not very neat

632
00:37:58,903 –> 00:38:01,500
It’s very stylized, but it’s not very neat.

633
00:38:01,560 –> 00:38:02,520
So I made up

634
00:38:02,920 –> 00:38:06,000
some printed out washing direction cards

635
00:38:06,401 –> 00:38:08,001
which I throw in with any

636
00:38:09,680 –> 00:38:11,240
scarves or

637
00:38:11,439 –> 00:38:13,439
knitted or crocheted objects

638
00:38:13,840 –> 00:38:15,520
That you might buy from me

639
00:38:15,529 –> 00:38:17,129
That’s it for shop stuff

640
00:38:17,421 –> 00:38:18,461
Short and sweet

641
00:38:18,600 –> 00:38:22,640
Usually it’ll just be if I have anything new for the shop

642
00:38:22,640 –> 00:38:24,669
or if I’m doing a shop update that month

643
00:38:24,669 –> 00:38:26,203
I’m not doing a shop update this month

644
00:38:26,203 –> 00:38:27,604
because I haven’t have the time

645
00:38:27,604 –> 00:38:29,560
because I’ve had crazy start-itis

646
00:38:30,455 –> 00:38:31,575
but in the future

647
00:38:32,280 –> 00:38:35,600
I will announce a shop update in this video

648
00:38:35,920 –> 00:38:36,720
Other Stuff

649
00:38:36,720 –> 00:38:39,500
This is where I’m going to talk about stuff that I’m reading

650
00:38:39,840 –> 00:38:42,960
or playing or watching or any of that

651
00:38:43,120 –> 00:38:45,360
So what I’m reading currently

652
00:38:45,920 –> 00:38:48,800
is Book #2 of All the Wrong Questions

653
00:38:48,800 –> 00:38:51,760
When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket

654
00:38:51,760 –> 00:38:53,960
I really enjoy Lemony Snicket’s writing

655
00:38:54,120 –> 00:38:56,720
It’s a kids book, but it’s really fun

656
00:38:57,000 –> 00:38:59,800
and ridiculous and I love the way he writes

657
00:38:59,844 –> 00:39:01,204
and this is about his

658
00:39:01,680 –> 00:39:03,800
mystery adventures as a kid

659
00:39:05,160 –> 00:39:09,680
You might know Lemony Snicket as the author who wrote the Series of Unfortunate Events

660
00:39:09,680 –> 00:39:12,664
where he was kind of in the book, but not really in the book

661
00:39:13,197 –> 00:39:16,397
but this is about him as a kid when he got his start

662
00:39:16,397 –> 00:39:18,103
doing whatever it is that he does

663
00:39:18,411 –> 00:39:20,251
I’m almost finished with it

664
00:39:20,251 –> 00:39:21,642
and I have the third book

665
00:39:21,642 –> 00:39:23,304
that I’m gonna read after this

666
00:39:24,146 –> 00:39:26,546
and I’m really enjoying this series

667
00:39:26,880 –> 00:39:27,960
I am playing

668
00:39:28,731 –> 00:39:30,171
Lego Lord of the Rings

669
00:39:30,440 –> 00:39:32,040
I’m nearing completion

670
00:39:32,160 –> 00:39:34,320
I’m at 83% or 84% done

671
00:39:34,760 –> 00:39:38,880
I pretty much play exclusively Lego games these days

672
00:39:38,880 –> 00:39:39,840
I like

673
00:39:40,320 –> 00:39:40,960
that it’s

674
00:39:41,200 –> 00:39:43,120
There’s some skill involved

675
00:39:43,681 –> 00:39:46,481
but not enough that you’re gonna get stuck

676
00:39:46,800 –> 00:39:49,280
absolutely, completely stuck

677
00:39:49,720 –> 00:39:53,000
and not be able to progress any further in the game

678
00:39:53,240 –> 00:39:56,920
At this point, I don’t have time for that. I don’t

679
00:39:57,735 –> 00:40:00,295
like spending the money on a game where

680
00:40:00,320 –> 00:40:02,680
I’m gonna play half of it and

681
00:40:02,840 –> 00:40:04,640
never finish it because

682
00:40:04,640 –> 00:40:06,091
by the time I come back to it

683
00:40:06,091 –> 00:40:08,903
and forget how much I hate that level I’m stuck at

684
00:40:08,903 –> 00:40:10,072
I don’t remember how to play the game

685
00:40:10,266 –> 00:40:13,306
These are, you know… you pick it up, you play

686
00:40:13,920 –> 00:40:14,420
huzzah

687
00:40:14,420 –> 00:40:17,020
If you want to complete the game, you can. If not, you don’t have to.

688
00:40:17,680 –> 00:40:20,680
But I get a lot of game play time out of

689
00:40:21,258 –> 00:40:23,578
the money I spend on these games, so

690
00:40:23,578 –> 00:40:27,004
I think this one’s actually my brother’s that he got for Christmas, but

691
00:40:27,544 –> 00:40:29,144
I play all the Lego games

692
00:40:29,480 –> 00:40:30,840
I love Lego games

693
00:40:30,840 –> 00:40:32,352
And I love Lego Lord of the Rings

694
00:40:32,352 –> 00:40:32,880
It’s super fun

695
00:40:33,320 –> 00:40:38,640
I’m not currently binge watching anything on Netflix right now

696
00:40:38,640 –> 00:40:39,140
I am

697
00:40:40,760 –> 00:40:43,560
going to stop my Netflix DVD subscription

698
00:40:43,840 –> 00:40:47,600
but I’m going to finish watching the Teen Titans DVDs

699
00:40:48,480 –> 00:40:50,440
I think I’ve got two or three more of them

700
00:40:50,440 –> 00:40:53,252
before I can kill that, so I am watching Teen Titans

701
00:40:53,400 –> 00:40:54,960
because why not?

702
00:40:58,320 –> 00:41:02,400
The only shows I’m currently up to date on that are ongoing are

703
00:41:02,520 –> 00:41:04,800
Agent Carter, Flash, and Arrow

704
00:41:04,800 –> 00:41:07,196
I watch them with my parents when they’re being aired

705
00:41:08,142 –> 00:41:10,142
I’m behind on everything else

706
00:41:10,280 –> 00:41:11,080
It is absurd

707
00:41:11,080 –> 00:41:12,845
and part of that is due to podcasts

708
00:41:13,120 –> 00:41:14,800
Part of that is just due to

709
00:41:15,080 –> 00:41:19,160
not having enough time in the day to sit down and watch shows

710
00:41:19,280 –> 00:41:21,360
Also in this part of

711
00:41:21,360 –> 00:41:25,120
my videos I’m going to recommend a podcast

712
00:41:25,120 –> 00:41:27,262
This month, I’m actually going to recommend three

713
00:41:27,828 –> 00:41:29,668
because I have to recommend

714
00:41:29,865 –> 00:41:33,705
the Yarngasm Podcast with Kristen from Voolenvine Yarns

715
00:41:33,800 –> 00:41:36,560
and the Little Bobbins Knits podcast

716
00:41:36,600 –> 00:41:37,640
here on YouTube

717
00:41:37,914 –> 00:41:42,394
because they really inspired me to get back into video making and to

718
00:41:42,394 –> 00:41:45,087
drop spindling and trying new things and it’s

719
00:41:45,566 –> 00:41:47,166
It’s thanks to them that

720
00:41:47,448 –> 00:41:49,168
this mess is up on the internet

721
00:41:49,168 –> 00:41:52,292
but I’m also going to recommend a non-knitting podcast

722
00:41:52,292 –> 00:41:55,443
I think most of my podcast recommendations are going to be non-knitting podcasts

723
00:41:55,443 –> 00:41:59,671
because it’s really easy to find everybody’s favourite knitting podcasts

724
00:41:59,800 –> 00:42:02,600
but I’m going to recommend this month

725
00:42:02,720 –> 00:42:04,240
The Phileas Club

726
00:42:04,760 –> 00:42:07,840
which is a podcast done once a month

727
00:42:09,363 –> 00:42:13,763
where people from around the world will discuss world news events

728
00:42:15,520 –> 00:42:18,960
I don’t think they’ve released one for February yet

729
00:42:19,191 –> 00:42:21,431
but the one from January was about

730
00:42:21,640 –> 00:42:24,080
was about the shooting in France

731
00:42:25,080 –> 00:42:25,580
at the

732
00:42:26,320 –> 00:42:26,880
Charlie

733
00:42:27,920 –> 00:42:28,680
magazine

734
00:42:29,400 –> 00:42:32,760
It’s hosted by Patrick Beja who is French

735
00:42:32,760 –> 00:42:34,929
He’s from France, he lives in France, he is French

736
00:42:36,752 –> 00:42:39,992
and that episode in particular was really one of the best

737
00:42:39,992 –> 00:42:41,594
Phileas Club episodes I’ve ever heard

738
00:42:41,800 –> 00:42:43,560
It had Patrick from France

739
00:42:44,160 –> 00:42:47,200
It had Randy from California

740
00:42:49,280 –> 00:42:51,360
There was a fellow from Germany

741
00:42:51,514 –> 00:42:53,754
There was a fellow from Australia

742
00:42:53,754 –> 00:42:58,127
and probably the most interesting perspective on the whole thing

743
00:42:58,127 –> 00:42:59,839
was a fellow named Mahmoud

744
00:42:59,922 –> 00:43:02,562
from the United Arab Emirates I believe

745
00:43:02,562 –> 00:43:06,000
It was a fantastic discussion to listen to and really

746
00:43:06,960 –> 00:43:09,720
had multiple points of view about how

747
00:43:10,400 –> 00:43:11,680
this event occurred

748
00:43:11,680 –> 00:43:15,938
Usually these episodes have more that one world even that they discuss, but this one just kind of

749
00:43:15,938 –> 00:43:17,912
encompassed everything because of

750
00:43:17,912 –> 00:43:20,270
how it was perceived around the world

751
00:43:21,120 –> 00:43:22,760
It’s a great podcast

752
00:43:23,240 –> 00:43:25,240
You can find it on iTunes

753
00:43:25,240 –> 00:43:27,992
or Stitcher of any of those podcast aggregates

754
00:43:27,992 –> 00:43:31,452
Or if you can’t find it at wherever you get your podcasts

755
00:43:31,560 –> 00:43:33,760
go to FrenchSpin.com

756
00:43:33,960 –> 00:43:39,020
for Patrick Beja and there will be links there for the Phileas Club

757
00:43:39,520 –> 00:43:42,360
And I think I’ve just about killed my battery in this camera

758
00:43:42,440 –> 00:43:44,040
so I’m gonna wrap this up

759
00:43:44,040 –> 00:43:46,920
This will probably be the longest video that I have out of

760
00:43:46,920 –> 00:43:49,814
any of the videos that I’m going to do in the next year, so

761
00:43:50,280 –> 00:43:52,120
I’m sorry it was so long, but

762
00:43:52,267 –> 00:43:56,747
beginning of the month, I was doing January and February things, so

763
00:43:56,961 –> 00:43:58,401
Gonna be a little long

764
00:43:58,560 –> 00:44:01,040
You can find the show notes and my blog

765
00:44:01,160 –> 00:44:05,120
and everything that I do over at FreakishLemon.com

766
00:44:05,120 –> 00:44:07,924
You can follow me as freakishlemon on Twitter

767
00:44:08,040 –> 00:44:09,960
Ravelry, Instagram

768
00:44:10,160 –> 00:44:13,200
My Etsy shop is at freakishlemon.etsy.com

769
00:44:13,265 –> 00:44:15,105
freakishlemon, I’m around

770
00:44:16,280 –> 00:44:17,960
And this was interesting

771
00:44:17,960 –> 00:44:20,766
I’m really hoping I can get this video edited and up

772
00:44:20,960 –> 00:44:24,600
and not destroy everything

773
00:44:25,720 –> 00:44:29,200
So that’s it and I will see you in March

774
00:44:31,080 –> 00:44:31,840
Goodbye

 

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