Stuff on Sticks
- Redford Sweater by Julie Hoover – Yarn Place Basic Fingering (wool) in Grey (ebay yarn) – swatching for needle size – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/redford
- Cozy Memories Blanket using the Memories Blanket tutorial by Georgie Hallam – sock scraps – US 1/2.25 mm interchangeable circulars – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/memory-blanket
- Cranberry Capelet by Thea Coleman- reclaimed Vanna’s Choice yarn from Lion Brand in green – US 5/ 3.75 mm Boye aluminum interchangeable – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cranberry-capelet
- Gift Knitting
Stuff on Hooks
- Granny Square Odds and Ends – Based off of a square seen on Attic24 – misc acrylic worsted weight yarn – H/5.00 mm
Stuff on Spindles and Wheels
- Giant Ball of wool handspun 2 ply fractal spinning – Spinners Hill (blend of Corriedale, Finnish Landrace, Rambouillet) Autumn leaf colors – Ashford Kiwi 2 – for the Maple Leaf Knit Shawl by Natalia @ Elfmoda – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/maple-leaf-knit-shawl
- Phoenix Fiber Club June – Turtle Made Turkish spindle
- My mystery bag o’ wool – combing with lanolin in, combing without, working on a sample spun with the lanolin in
- Loop Bump
Stuff with Thread
- Christmas Cross Stitch – The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
- Hawkeye^2 Quilt – #sewfor20
- Mac Mini
- Apocalypse Friday Kickstarter Rewards
- “Soft Teal” Merino – Done Roving Yarn Frolicking Feet
- Classy Squid Fiber Co – Washed Leicester Longwool Locks and Washed Cotswold Locks
- Undyed Wool Roving from FashionTouchSupplies on Etsy
- Merino Silver
Stuff for Etsy
- Coupon code SNOWFLAKE for 15% a purchase of $30.00 or more until the end of 2015
- Edited the photos for the stitch markers and progress keepers, so those should be up in the shop soon.
Winter Holiday Giveaway!
What is your favourite winter holiday story?
I have a lot of winter holiday stories rattling around in my brain, but I’ll tell you a Real Life Story that my family likes to tell.
We love Christmas and we decorate everything. When I was little, we used to do just the one tree in the living room. We had this sort of fake in-law suite/den type room that was just storage until my dad decided to redo the room to make it into a family room. Once we had a family room, my parents quickly realized that we could double the Christmas tree action in our house.
Our town is one of those nebulous little places that’s somewhere between suburb and rural. This means that we have Christmas tree farms around every corner. December rolls around and you’ve got cardboard signs on every telephone pole indicating where you can cut down your own Christmas tree. There’s this one Christmas tree farm down the street that we used to go to all the time as kids with acres and acres of trees. We would go explore other tree farms every couple of years, but this one was a favourite.
One year, we were going through these trees at this farm that we love and we found a good tree for our living room. Those aren’t hard. That’s a 7 foot ceiling, so a lot of trees are grown specifically to be cut down at around that height out here. But our family room? It’s a 9 foot ceiling, I think. It’s tall. We need a taller tree.
So we were walking around and there was this perfect tree. Just perfect. Perfect shape, perfect height, nice and full branches, needles that weren’t prickly…. It was the dream family room tree.
But it was tagged as reserved, which means we couldn’t just up and take it. We were disappointed, but we kept looking. But we couldn’t find any trees that could live up to that tree. We were just about getting ready to leave, just lingering near the tree, and my dad noticed that the tag was kind of old. He said that maybe if it was an old tag that’s been forgotten about, we could talk to the tree sellers about buying it. He reaches up, flips the tag over, and his name is written on the tag.
We had tagged that tree three years earlier.
And the winner is…
New Year’s Resolution KAL
I’m holding a knit-along! Start something new! Use a new technique, a new fiber, a new designer’s pattern that you’ve really wanted to use before… I will open two threads on Ravelry for this KAL. There will be a Chatter thread and an entry thread. You don’t have to finish the item, but you have to show the project in progress, at least. This can be knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, or any other craft that you’ve wanted to try. You can post multiple entries, but only one entry per project, even if you’re doing multiple new things with that project.
This KAL will run from January 1st to March 31st and I will draw for the winner during my April episode.
If you’re posting to instagram, you can use #lemon2016KAL so we can all see your projects.
Stuff I’m Watching – Doctor Who, Murder She Wrote, Agents of SHIELD, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Jessica Jones
Stuff I’m Reading – Necronomicon audiobook
Stuff I’m Playing – Lego Marvel Superheroes
Podcasts – Gabby hosting Once Upon a Corgi – https://onceuponacorgi.wordpress.com/, Spicy Homemaker podcast hosted by Melissa – http://www.spicyhomemaker.com/