EPISODE 2: INTERRUPTIONS ALL OVER

Stuff on Sticks

FOs –

  • Hazel the Humpback Whale by Bec Brittain – Holiday Yarns grab bag yarn, Merry Little Lamp handspun, hand dyed wool in green, red, and grey  – US 0/2 mm aluminum DPNs         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 in “Mulberry” – US 8/ 5.0 mm interchangeables
  • Graham by Jennifer Adams – The Ugly Room (80% SW merino, 20% nylon) in “Mermaid Tails” – US 4/ 3.5 mm and US 6/ 4.0 mm – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/graham-2

WIPs –

Stuff on Hooks

FOs –

WIPs –

  • Round Floor Poof – improvising the pattern – thick black acrylic mystery yarn – US J/ 6.00 mm
  • Granny Square Odds and Ends – Based off of a square seen on Attic24 – misc acrylic worsted weight – US H/ 5.00 mm

Stuff on Spindles and Wheels

FOs –

  • Trapper Keeper – 2 ply fractal spinning – Greenwood Fiberworks Pig Tails (Merino) in “Arcade” – drop spindle – 13 WPI, 64 yds, 14 g
  • Cappuccino – chain ply – Greenwood Fiberworks Pig Tails (Merino) in “Cappuccino” – drop spindle – 14 wpi, 51 yds, 14g
  • Trapeze (subject to change for the shop) – 2 ply fractal spinning – Frabjous Fibers (BFL) in “Trapeze” – Ashford Kiwi 2 – 216 yds, 104g

WIPs –

  • Blue/Orange/White/Yellow (definitely subject to change) – 3 ply – Dragonwool (Superwash BFL) with no colorway listed on the label – Ashford Kiwi 2

Stuff with Thread

FOs –

  • Zipper Project Bags – 1 striped back with a 14″ zipper, 1 Star Trek bag with a 12″ zipper

WIPs –

New Stuff

  • Raw Wood Elm Drop Spindle from sunniefairy on Etsy
  • Gear wheel drop spindle from Snyder Spindles on Etsy
  • Millinery Head
  • DPN Case from rosevans on Etsy
  • Sewing machine! Singler Talent
  • fat quarters and zippers for project bags and notions zip pouches

Stuff for Etsy

  • Handspun labels
  • Planning on a shop update at the beginning of April

Other Stuff

Stuff I’m Watching: Vikings, Peaky Blinders on Netflix, multiple Craftsy classes

Stuff I’m Reading: All the Wrong Questions Book 3: Shouldn’t You Be In School?

Stuff I’m Playing: Lego Lord of the Rings

Podcast Recommendations: Junkyarn Podcast (youtube.com/users/junkyarn) ; HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast (hppodcraft.com)

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alright folks let’s do this thing again or 

something

 

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hello and welcome to the Freakish Lemon talks

about stuff video series podcast thing I suppose

 

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one of these days I’ll have to come up with

the name for it but here we go episode 2 of

 

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the stuff so welcome if you’re a new viewer

and you’ve stumbled upon this mess and welcome

 

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back if you were a previous viewer or something

I’m not very good at getting these things

 

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started hello I am the Freakish Lemon I go

by Adrian and I use male pronouns for whatever

 

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I’m about talk about you’ll be able to see

my show notes over at my blog at freakishlemon.

 

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com and you can follow me on Twitter, tumblr,

Pinterest, Ravelry, places under the username

 

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freakishlemon yeah so so that’s the thing

I am a little bit of a different view from

 

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the last video I made because it is raining

and cloudy outside so the light is a little

 

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weird but I think I’ve got it figured out

to go with my camera and all the things you

 

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just gonna see different parts of the shelves

and also some blank wall over there it’s a

 

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very rare piece of space for a blank wall

all the other walls are filled with things

 

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that’s the only one that’s blank sometimes

things are there for holidays but there’s

 

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nothing permanent that goes there so far maybe

one day but until then this is the view you’ll

 

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have to live with I guess who cares what my

wall looks like right you’re here to see the

 

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things that I’ve been making so let’s get

started with the first segment which is stuff

 

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on sticks I finished a few things huzzah first

of which is Hazel the Humpback Whale and I’ve

 

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written down a cue card for myself this time

so I won’t forget everything and have 50 million

 

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freakin’ jump cuts so I’m using the pattern

Hazel the Humpback Whale by Bec Brittain I

 

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knit her on US size 0 / 2.0 mm DPNs using

Holiday Yarns grab bag yarns you know odds

 

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and ends from her dye lots and some Merry

Little Lamb green, red, and grey here for

 

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the tail which is a handspun hand-dyed wool

that I lost all the labels for so I don’t

 

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have any more details than that other than

it’s from the Merry Little Lamb and here she

 

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is in all of her glory with her floppy tail

fins and her floppy fins and I’m really pleased

 

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the how she turned out as she lives on my

printer over off to the side and just kind

 

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of perched there in being a whale and I really

enjoy her maybe one day I’ll make another

 

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one in actual whale colors but until then

this is what I have and she’s lovely and I

 

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would definitely recommend this pattern if

you really want a whale if you’re a beginner

 

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maybe not so much because there are very few

repeated rows but it was an interesting exercise

 

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in plush construction I also finished that

Mulberry Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky hood

 

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scarf using a pattern of my own design I do

not have it here because it has gone to it’s

 

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new home because it was a commission for a

co-worker but I will put a picture up here

 

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if I can do the fancy things

and that was knit on US 8 / 5.0 mm needles

and I will be writing out that pattern at

 

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some point so it will be in my Ravelry patterns

someday if you want to make one for yourself

 

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I also finished that hat commission with the

Mermaid Tails yarn from The Ugly Room the

 

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superwash merino and nylon blend and I did

a Lion Brand white acrylic pom pom to go on

 

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top of it again I do not have that finished

item here because it has gone on to it’s new

 

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home but I will put up a picture and I used

to the Graham pattern by Jennifer Adams which

 

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is I believe free pattern on Ravelry I started

out with US 4 / 3.5 mm needles and I upped

 

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it up to US 6 / 4 .0 mm needles I do have

a loose gauge so I tend to be several at least

 

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one or two needle sizes lower than what’s

recommended for the pattern so make sure you

 

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check your gauge with the patterns before

doing anything that I’m doing because I know

 

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my my needle sizes are weird for the things

that I’m making sometimes I also finished

 

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another commission mostly I just have to wash

and block these but these are fingerless mitts

 

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using a slightly altered version of the pattern

Giving is Receiving by Uma Padu its in the

 

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Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky in colorway Mulberry

to match the hood scarf because it’s for the

 

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same person and I did alter the pattern a

little bit I cast on fewer stitches and I

 

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made the palms just straight ribbing instead

of the sort of broken rib that she has in

 

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her pattern and also I think they’re shorter

than the pattern calls for but this is what

 

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I had done with the brown ones that I talked

about I think I talked about in last episode

 

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if I didn’t I’m sorry for another person who

had a discontinued yarn for her hood scarf

 

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and gloves so I had to make the yarn fit and

the person who’s getting these tried on the

 

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brown ones at work and said she wanted the

same thing so I did the same alterations and

 

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they’re they’re very squishy because it’s

chunky yarn this will be very warm not that

 

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she’s going to need it now because it’s been

warmed for the past week it’s been 40 degrees

 

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Fahrenheit which I mean we’ve had its been

averaging out to about 0 degrees Fahrenheit

 

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for all of February and the first couple weeks

of March so it feels really warm and all the

 

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snow is melting it makes me very sad because

I love winter but everyone else happy so I

 

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guess that’s alright and I knit these on US

5 / 3.75 mm DPNs I think they were just bamboo

 

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ones that I picked up at Joann’s so I have

two works in progress on sticks right now

 

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I have my Christmas sock that I showed you

last episode I worked a little bit on it last

 

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night it’s in the Red Heart Heart & Sole with

Aloe in the colorway Christmas it’s just a

 

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plain vanilla sock pattern it’s the Soldier

Sock by I forgot who Jessica Day George these

 

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are US 1 / 2.25 mm aluminum DPNs they’re pretty

worn I don’t know if you can see in this light

 

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but you can see that that paint has started

being rubbed off on the ends cuz I use these

 

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all the time for socks but it’s a simple sock

and I’m really liking how this is actually

 

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a turning out you can’t really tell from the

skein what the color pattern is going to be

 

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and it doesn’t say that it’s a striping anywhere

I don’t think nope no it doesn’t say it’s

 

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a striping anywhere so I wasn’s sure here

it looks like a variegated but it’s turning

 

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out to be a little more stripey than I thought

it would be and I actually liking it itlooks

 

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like a bunch of Christmas-y scraps and so

far there hasn’t been an exact color repeat

 

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I mean there’s a couple of greens that are

very close this red and this red are very

 

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close but it’s not in the same order so far

I’ll be interested to see how the color progression

 

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continues when I get closer to finishing this

sock and you might see these socks for a few

 

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episodes because it’s my I don’t want to think

while I’m doing anything socks so not as often

 

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worked on as other projects and I have one

more other project on sticks and I cast this

 

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on because I wanted to do a bit of selfish

knitting after all these comissiong I’ve been

 

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doing it is the Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

by Orange Flower Yarn

 

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this is in Hundred Ravens yarn which is a

merino in the colorway Rohan at Stitches in

 

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2013 Stitches East she had a booth and in

her booth in the center table was Lord of

 

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the Rings inspired colorways so I immediately

bought two my mother immediately bought one

 

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it was the first booth we stopped at at Stitches

East and when oh boy this is this is how it’s

 

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going to be because if we walked away and

came back they’d be gone so here’s Rohan which

 

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is this kind of a kind of a muted red a muted

pinkish red and grey which I really like

and the stitch markers I’m using are ones

 

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I made out of a couple of plastic beads I

don’t know if they’re actually doing anything

 

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these are beads that I got in my sophomore

chemistry class I don’t even know what we

 

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were studying but he passed out these little

packets of beads they look white after they’ve

 

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been in the dark but when you put them in

the sun they turn colors I don’t know if the

 

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chemicals that do that in these beads still

work because I keep these in a bag but maybe

 

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I’ll leave these out and see if they’ll change

colors in the sun but it’s just a couple of

 

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jump rings and some plastic beads to mark

where I need to do my increases and I’m doing

 

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this on US 4 / 3.5 millimeter circulars and

here is the Hundred Ravens tag what are you

 

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doing she doesn’t want to come on camera you

wanna say hello to YouTube say hello look

 

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at the camera look look right there look shes

very excited about the windows this is Penny

 

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she’s a Pembroke Welsh Corgi who doesn’t want

to be up in my arms right now she was born

 

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in October so about five months old and she’s

being a little snot right now yes she is I

 

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thought she needed something that apparently

she just wanted to play so that’ll have to

 

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wait ’til after this video so we’ll move on

to my next segment stuff on hooks so I mentioned

 

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in my last episode that I bought some Tunisian

crochet hooks and I was looking forward to

 

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Tunisian crocheting well I went a little bit

crazy and I made a whole bunch of wash clothes

 

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that are going to go into the bin for things

to gift or things to sell at a future date

 

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whole bunch of them I just basically spent

a day doing that and I used the size I / 5.5

 

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mm Tunisian crochet hook and a whole bunch

of scrap cotton that I have a lot of Lily

 

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Sugar n’ Cream and some Bernat Handicrafter

Cotton Deluxe and some Lion Brand Cotton-Ease

 

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all scrap bits I also went digging around

in the craft stuff upstairs and I found these

 

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wooden eggs so I did some crocheted lacey

egg things I used the Crochet Covered Easter

 

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Eggs pattern by flax and twine and Ann B Weil

something and I used a 1.5 mm hook there wasn’t

 

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a size a US size on the hook just 1.5 mm and

some spare crochet thread I had now a couple

 

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of these eggs are naked because I like how

wooden eggs look and I did one decoupaged

 

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egg with some paper from an independent bookstore

that no longer exists I think I bought one

 

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book from them and it came in this pretty

paper bag dog is crying hang on I gotta go

 

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see if she has to go out out for real turns

out she did have to go outside so now I’m

 

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a little waterlogged from being out in the

rain but we can keep going I talked about

 

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my finished stuff on hooks I have done no

new granny squares for the collection of granny

 

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squares but I have started something new I’ve

started crocheting one of those round floor

 

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pouf thingies right now it looks just like

a giant circle I have started the up the side

 

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bits but I have a whole bunch of this mystery

black acrylic yarn and I figure I can do something

 

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for upstairs in the craft room for when I’m

digging through my yarn cubes so a floor pouf

 

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I’m not using a pattern I’m just I did a big

circle and then I’m going to go straight up

 

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and then I’m going to do some more circle

I’m using a size J / 5.0 mm 6.0 6.0 mm I couldn’t

 

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read my card from over there I will continue

to work on this that I believe is it for crochet

 

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stuff okay so next I have stuff on spindles

and wheels I’ve done a bit of spinning since

 

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my last episode and I have a couple of finished

things and a couple of things in progress

 

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first thing I finished was this little mini

skein it is from the Greenwood Fiberworks

 

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merino mini braids this is the arcade braid

which I’m going to put up in my shop and called

 

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Trapper Keeper because it reminds me of the

Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper colors the flying

 

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dolphins in the sky in the cat unicorns and

things that’s what it looks like this is 64

 

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yards with a 13 wraps per inch weight so about

a light sport weight and very soft and super

 

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Bright and I’m very pleased with how this

turned out this was on my drop spindle I’m

 

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dropspindling all the little mini braids I

also finished this mini braid from the same

 

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thing this is the colorway cappuccino I haven’t

decided what to do with this yet I did this

 

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one a chain ply which I had limited success

with in the past but this actually turned

 

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out really nicely this ended up being about

51 yards and it’s got a 14 wraps per inch

 

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so maybe a heavy fingering weight I’m going

by the Ravelry wraps per inch guide so I think

 

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15 is a fingering weight 15 or 16 is a fingering

weight according to that so it’s a little

 

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lighter than a sport weight and I really like

how the color blends turned out cuz it goes

 

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from this dark almost gray brown out to the

white and back and then I just finished this

 

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on my wheel this is spun from a braid from

Frabjous Fibers in their Trapeze colorway

 

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it is hand-dyed Blue-Faced Leicester spun

two-ply fractal spinning on my Ashford Kiwi

 

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wheel it’s a little bit damp yet because I

just finished it this week and it was drying

 

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overnight so it’s still got a little ways

to go for the drying but I do like how it

 

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turned out I haven’t done a wraps per inch

guide yet but I think it averages out to about

 

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a worsted weight and this one when I spun

it I did a very relaxed spin for this I wasn’t

 

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trying to get it to a specific weight I just

kind of let the fiber do what it wanted to

 

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do so it’s actually a little more woolen then

what I normally spend so it’s it’s pretty

 

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soft against a little damp so it might be

a little softer when it fully dries but this

 

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will be up in my shop when it’s dry and ready

to go and I do a shop update it’s about what

 

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did I measure it out to be it’s about 210

yards for this and then I did have one single

 

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that was longer than the others because that’s

how I roll and I chain plied it it’s it’s

 

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like 16 yards it’s nothing it’s going into

my odds and ends to work with I haven’t washed

 

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it yet so it might fluff out a little more

this is it on my interchangeable niddy-noddy

 

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and I think this is the first time I’ve chain

plied on my wheel and I’m not sure how I like

 

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how this turned out but I’m going to next

time I start a new bunch of fiber I’m gonna

 

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chain ply it and get some practice in on that

and right now the only work in progress I

 

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have on the wheel is this this is something

I didn’t write it down this is superwash BFL

 

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from Dragonswool.com they must’ve had a booth

somewhere where I bought from them maybe from

 

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the Coventry farmers market maybe from stitches

but it’s this beautiful it goes blue to yellow

 

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to orange you can’t really see the orange

on this is bobbin this is one third of the

 

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fiber I’m going to do a 3 ply on it I brought

it’s in a plastic bag because I divided them

 

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all up here is 1/6 so I do two I split the

fiber into six pieces and two of them are

 

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going into each of the plies so you get orange

down to yellow down to a greenish blue where

 

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it blends with the yellow to a blue and there’s

some you can see some kind of not really dyed

 

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pieces so you get a little bit of white in

there too it’s really pretty and I’m excited

 

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to see how three plies of it will look when

I ply them together but I’m using some refined

 

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techniques this thing over here is going to

fall again spinning this more worsted with

 

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a short forward draw stop it and it’s more

worsted so I’ve actually squeezed some of

 

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the air out of the fiber so it’s going to

be a sleeker which I think is how it got so

 

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thin is this is probably the finest I’ve ever

been able to consistently spin any fiber so

 

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I’m excited to see how that will turn out

and next I have stuff with thread which I’ve

 

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actually been doing quite bit of this past

week and I’ll tell you why in the new stuff

 

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segment but I did make some progress on my

Christmas cross stitch from the Frosted Pumpkin

 

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Stitchery you see I just have the “a” square

in the “s” sqaure left before the border there’s

 

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a little Mrs. Claus which is new some toys

which are new I think I had the snowman done

 

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in my last video but if not I have snowmen

so just an angel on a tree is going here and

 

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Santa Claus is going there in the “s” because

there is no Santa here yet on this Christmas

 

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cross stitch and then it is the white border

which I think I’m going to outline in red

 

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and then I will be done with this finally

that’s exciting I’m gonna push to finish the

 

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letter this week and have this thing finished

by my next video but I also started some new

 

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things that may eventually end up in the shop

I have to do a little bit more tweaking and

 

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experimentation but I started an attempt at

simple project bags here is the first attempt

 

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using a couple of fat quarters and a 14″ zipper

this is a little big for my taste I mean it

 

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might end up being shawl project bag it’s

just got white inside and you can see where

 

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I got sewing machine grease on it but it was

pretty simple to make and I wanted a simple

 

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project and there’s my little Freakish Lemon

tag but it’s kind of floppy and it’s kind

 

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of big and not really what I wanted out of

it so I made another one where’s the front

 

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so I made a Star Trek one out of my Star Trek

fabric and inside there is the Enterprise

 

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fabric hope you can see that it’s the Enterprise

and I do have a couple of sock skeins skeins

 

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of yarn for socks in there because I wanted

to see how much room would be in this thing

 

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there’s my little Lemon this one I did I put

some interfacing on the back of this fabric

 

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so that it’s a little bit stiffer it will

stand up on its own even without the yarn

 

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in here which is nice cuz if you just want

to put it down next to your chair it’s not

 

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gonna flop all over the place while you’re

knitting so I really like how this one turned

 

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out I might experiment with making it a little

bit shorter there’s still a lot of air up

 

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here I mean some people will like that but

it seems a little bit too tall for me so just

 

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a little bit shorter I don’t know I have some

things that I want to try out first and I

 

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haven’t put it through the wash test yet so

I need to wash it and I have made no progress

 

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on my quilt my quilt has sat there and done

nothing and here is my segment for new stuff

 

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which is going to be a long segment today

because I went a little crazy and I got a

 

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bunch of new stuff first new thing got was

a new DPN needle case I was keeping my DPNs

 

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in my straight needle case which is much taller

but they kept falling out everytime I opened

 

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it so I got a new DPN needle case from Roslyn

Evans on Etsy let me just open this up so

 

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it’s this blue red orange grey chevron pattern

on the front it’s grey on the inside there’s

 

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a flap and I don’t want to spill my needles

everywhere so it’s a little awkward right

 

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now there’s a bunch my DPNs and they stay

in here very comfortably and don’t fall out

 

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when I open this normally and not on camera

I wouldn’t be surprised if they fell out right

 

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now I also got two new drop spindles that

came in I think I mentioned them in the last

 

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episode this is a raw elm drop spindle from

sunniefairy on Etsy it doesn’t have a notch

 

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which I found a little confusing when I started

to spin with it but I spun the Trapper Keeper

 

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on this and it actually ended up working very

well so I like this spindle and this is a

 

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gear spindle from Snyder spindles on Etsy

there of a similar weight you can see this

 

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one’s a little shorter than this one this

one’s a little bit lighter than this one too

 

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you can see if I have no shortage of notches

to spin from I spend the cappuccino on this

 

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and it took a little bit of getting used to

there’s a couple of rough edges here along

 

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the hook and one of these gears the fiber

of getting stuck on one of the little teeth

 

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is a little rougher than the other ones that

keep getting stuck on there but I think with

 

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continued use this will be a great drop spindle

to work with and I really like how it looks

 

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because it’s a gear and that’s really cool

the weirdest thing I bought recently is this

 

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thing it is a milliner head thing used for

blocking out you know crowns of hats got it

 

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off of ebay for $38 I won a bid I never won

a bid on eBay before so $38 dollars isn’t

 

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that bad a brand new one usually sells at

least for my my research was like $60 for

 

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a wooden head to put hats on so almost half

price for a used one off of ebay is not bad

 

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does have a lot of pin holes in it but I’m

going to use this for blocking hats and photographing

 

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hats cause my stupid little foam head that

I photogrash all my hats on is so much smaller

 

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than my head so anything that I’m making for

me or for a human with a head that is not

 

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child size looks like a giant hat on this

foam head even if I stuff a wig under there

 

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so it looks giant so this is more head sized

here’s a hat I made a while back and well

 

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this hat is kind of long because this is made

of some of my very first handspun so I wasn’t

 

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quite sure how it was going to react when

I knit it so it’s longer than the head but

 

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you can see it’s a much better fit on the

crown than my foam head which I had like 3

 

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inches of a gap when I put this hat on the

foam head I also stopped at Joann’s on Thursday

 

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for some new project bag making stuff nothing

in my fabric stash was really calling to me

 

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to make project bags out of it yet so I stopped

and got some fat quarters because fat quarters

 

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were on sale and zippers so I’ve got these

fat quarters with monsters and then this will

 

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be the inside lining fabric this orange and

red fabric with a blue zipper 12″ zipper everybody’s

 

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so loud in my house I got this owl fabric

with this kind of turquoise color to go in

 

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for the lining with just a white zipper I

couldn’t find an off-white zipper that I liked

 

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to go with it but the white zipper will work

fine

and I got this fast food fabric with red to

 

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go in for the lining with a red zipper

and also I got a bunch more zippers I got

some 6″ zippers for the little zipper pouches

 

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that I sell on Etsy I have one more 12″ zipper

in case I do find anything in my stash that’s

 

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blue that will make a good project bag and

I got one 4″ zipper it was the only black

 

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4″ zipper for those tiny zipper pouches I

do everyone in my house is laughing really

 

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loudly I’m sorry if you can hear it on camera

but I did get a whole bunch of zippers because

 

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the most exciting new stuff that I got since

the last episode is a brand new sewing machine

 

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my old one was dying my old one was a singer

inspiration I got it probably a decade ago

 

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and it’s been through some rough times it’s

been through college it’s been through high

 

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school a little bit of high school probably

senior year of high school and no matter what

 

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I did the tension would not a just and about

every 30 or 40 stitches the needle would jerk

 

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to the left which you know if I could get

some stitches going they would inevitably

 

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be crooked because something in the machine

was yanking the thread so that it yanked the

 

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needle to the left it just there’s nothing

I could do my sister’s machine had a similar

 

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problem in August September or August and

she brought it to a machine shop and they

 

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told her that I was not worth fixing they

have to destroy the chassis in order to fix

 

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it in which case you can’t really use it because

it’s just naked machinery when you destroy

 

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the chassis so since mine was having same

problem and we had the same model of sewing

 

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machine I decided it was time to retire that

machine I will be putting it up on freecycle

 

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for parts or if anybody wants to try and fix

it so if you are local to Northwestern Connecticut

 

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keep an eye out for it I will put it up there

if anybody wants it so I got a new sewing

 

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machine it is Singer sewing machine again

because I like singer sewing machines and

 

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it’s a singer talent so it’s kind of the if

you go on the spectrum of singer sewing machines

 

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it’s not at the beginning where it’s super

cheapy cheap and basic it’s kind of in the

 

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middle and I played with it a lot when I got

it I went through all the stitches and different

 

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stitch length and made little swatches and

I learned how to make a buttonhole since I’d

 

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never learned how to do that before on a machine

I learned how to make a buttonhole I learned

 

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how to sew a button on using the machine it

was very exciting which is why I started making

 

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project bags so now I can replace the zipper

pouches that have sold out in my shop and

 

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start a bunch of new things for the shop and

eventually get back to my stupid quilt which

 

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is sitting upstairs hanging out stuff for

etsy I haven’t really done anything specifically

 

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for Etsy other than some handspinning and

the project bags the only thing I’ve really

 

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done is made up some new handspun labels I

will when I’ve finished the handspun setting

 

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up for the shop I print out a label with the

name of it and all the information and I stick

 

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it in here and on the outside it’s got my

little Lemon on it using different kinds of

 

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paper and things but that’s really all I’ve

done specifically I am going to do more for

 

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the shop before the next episode I want to

do a an April shop update with a bunch of

 

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new stuff all the Christmas stuff has expired

so I can just retire that for now but I want

 

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to get some stuff back in the shop for April

because I am the end of my commission list

 

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is near I finished those fingerless gloves

I have one more hood scarf to do and I have

 

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a small key card holder which will take me

an afternoon so I can stop doing that which

 

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is giving me some little bit of income and

start doing the other thing that gives me

 

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a little bit of income so I be working on

that stuff and I will be some stitch markers

 

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and I will be doing some a whole bunch of

moleskiene notebooks that I embroider and

 

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I have some new designs that I want to get

out there like for the Black Widow and probably

 

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Captain Marvel and hopefully Ms. Marvel some

lady superheroes to add to the mix cause I

 

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don’t really have any lady superheroes in

my shop yet so I will be doing that hopefully

 

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soon hopefully and finally reached other stuff

stuff I am watching right now I am mostly

 

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caught up on all the ongoing shows Vikings

started back up since the last episode so

 

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I have a couple of episodes of that that I

need to watch I started marathoning on Netflix

 

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the show Peaky Blinders starring Cillian Murphy

which I’m really liking so far I’m a couple

 

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episodes into season 2 and I’m really enjoying

it so far I also went on a bit of a Craftsy

 

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class tear for about week and a half I bought

and watched Ply to Knit: Spin the Yarn You

 

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Really Want with Jillian Moreno I bought Drafting

from Worsted to Woolen with Jacey Boggs Faulkner

 

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which I haven’t quite finished but I watched

a whole bunch of it all at once and Sew Ready

 

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Machine Basics with Amy Allen to get ready

for my brand new sewing machine so loud over

 

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there oh my god okay and then Stashbusting:

Make the Most of the Yarns You Have with Clara

 

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Parkes? Parker I can’t read my handwriting

I’m going to guess that’s Parkes my camera

 

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made a noise I was afraid it shut off so yes

all things relevant to my interests right

 

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now that I’ve been watching it like a crazy

person thing’s that I stuff that I’ve been

 

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reading mostly just All the Wrong Questions

Book 3: Shouldn’t You be in School? by Lemony

 

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Snicket I talked about book 2 in the last

episode it’s been this and you know craft

 

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blogs and fanfiction but I’m almost finished

with this I only have a couple of chapters

 

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to go there’s my bookmark next I think I’ll

start Night Watch by Terry Pratchett which

 

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my sister bought for me for Christmas he sadly

passed away this week so I think I owe it

 

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to myself to read one of his books that I’ve

always been meaning to read but I never know

 

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which books I’ve read and I haven’t because

I love Terry Pratchett books and I’ve read

 

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a lot of them so I’ll do Night Watch next

stuff I am playing still playing Lego Lord

 

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of the Rings I haven’t gotten much further

since last episode because I’ve been trying

 

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to get the commissioning stuff done and while

I can do many things together like watching

 

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and knitting and reading and knitting playing

video games and knitting doesn’t really work

 

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so that’s been kidn of put on hold but I’m

gonna do some of that today I think because

 

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I love Lego games and podcast recommendations

I’ve decided between last episode and this

 

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episode that I’m going to do one knitting

related and one not since I have been watching

 

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a lot of knitting related podcasts recently

well watching and listening depending on what

 

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type of podcast they are so the knitting related

podcast I’m goingt to suggest is one that

 

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I started a couple of weeks ago that everybody’s

into right now is the Junkyarn Podcast here

 

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on YouTube so if you search for junkyarn you’ll

get her podcast and it’s a great podcast she

 

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fantastic oh my god they’re so loud I really

hope you can’t hear them because they’re so

 

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loud uh but the Junkyarn Podcast is a great

podcast and I highly recommend it she’s a

 

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really funny and I love watching her talk

about stuff so the non-knitting podcast that

 

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I’m going to recommend has a really great

episode out right now they do everything third

 

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episode is free there is a paid tier to have

more episodes but it’s generally once a month

 

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one is free and that’s enough for me but it’s

I think $6.66 per quarter for the podcast

 

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it’s really not a lot of money and I might

up it and as soon as you subscribe to the

 

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paid tier you get all of the episodes that

were under that pay tier but it is the HP

 

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Lovecraft Literary Podcast at hppodcraft.com

right now March is for Dracula so they are

 

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reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula and talking

about Dracula which is very exciting as they

 

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do have all the HP Lovecraft episodes for

his stuff free I believe that’s how they started

 

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the podcast by going through all of HP Lovecraft’s

short stories and novels I think he had one

 

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or two novels they went through all of those

then ran out of work and then started doing

 

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works that he had talked about in articles

or works that were adjacent or people he had

 

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worked with and now it’s kind of weird fiction

stuff it’s it’s a lot of ghosts and weird

 

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things from other dimensions and Dracula and

it’s really fun to hear their take on these

 

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weird fiction things there’s some historical

information that they get to look up and relating

 

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different writers to each other and why this

story might sound a little weird compared

 

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to the other stories that kind thing it’s

a great podcast to listen to if you love weird

 

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fiction and I think everyone can use a little

weird fiction in their lives right right or

 

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something and that is pretty much it for this

episode I know I said in the last episode

 

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that was probably going to be the longest

I didn’t anticipate doing this many things

 

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between February and March it is almost exactly

one month since I made that video and I didn’t

 

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I didn’t expect to be doing so many things

so sorry this episode is so long I tried to

 

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stream line it a little bit so that I wouldn’t

stop and ramble quite so much hopefully I

 

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‘ve done a good job of that it will make editing

this video a lot easier so that’s it for me

 

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right now remember you can find all the show

notes at my blog at freakishlemon.com and

 

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you can follow me on Twitter, tumblr, Instagram,

Pinterest, Ravelry, all the good places as

 

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freakishlemon feel free to drop a comment

by that didn’t work feel free to send me a

 

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direct message or send me a message or whatever

and say hi because I like hearing from people

 

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who occasionally watch my stuff so I think

that’s it I think that’s what we’re going

 

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to go with I think I’m gonna guess that is

the end of the episode I guess as if anybody

 

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is in charge of this but me so yes stop talking

now goodbye

 

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