Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ep 75- Back to School!

Listen Here!!
~Welcome/ Intro/ Thanks!
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  - Bar-Maids: The most amazing eco-friendly skin care products!!
Autumn tools! Check out the Ravelry group page to vote on your favorite!
~Sweater Forecast:
If you are in my neck of the woods this week, you get to experience ALL THE WEATHER! Sun, rain, clouds, temps in the low 40s up to the high 70s!  LAYERS ARE AWESOME!
~ Knitting/ Spinning:
Finished the Fake Isle hat that I started for my friend, I finished knitting the Megaman hat for my other friend's son, and ripped out the 198 yds of Heaven shawl because it was too involved for my brain at the time.  Instead, I CO the Age of Brass and Steam shawl, and knit the whole thing in a week! (that's a big deal!)  I also finished Aaron's socks! I'm a KNITTING MACHINE! 
As for spinning, if you follow me on Twitter then you already know that I got my new spinning wheel!  Her name is Louise, named for her previous owner and she and I are getting along VERY WELL!
We have already spun together 4oz of Sunset Fibers BFL in the colorway Serendipity, into sportish weight singles that I am currently knitting into the Boneyard Shawl.  We are also now spinning together some Woolgatherings 70/30 BFL/Seacell in the colorway (named by Amy Toadyjoe and I) Kreplit Rainbow. (If you are unfamiliar with the term kreplit or the kreplit theory, please refer to episode 7 of the Outlier Podcast. Amy does a good job explaining it.)
~Sustainable Knowledge! New Segment!
I'm back in school! I'm studying sustainable agriculture, so I've decided that each episode, I'll share a little tidbit about what I've learned that week!  Did you know that it takes 55x more water to grow 500 calories of edible beef than it does to grow 500 calories of edible potatoes? Interesting right?
~Events! OFFF Recap!
Thursday night I jumped on a Greyhound bus and went to Idaho!  I got to Amy's house at about 10am Friday morning, and when she got done with work, we jumped in her car and drove across Oregon!  We landed in Gresham at the KnitWits house around 7pm on Friday, where we had some snacks, drank wine on the porch with the chickens in the yard, and the kids running around, laughing and having a great time! It was all VERY idyllic! We drove down to Rimky Korsakoffeehouse for desserts and it was excellent! Saturday, we went to the festival after the delicious quiche breakfast that Carin made, had the meet at greet at the Bar Maids booth and then wandered around for a while!  We did some shopping, some eating, some laying around in the sun knitting and spinning and just having a good time together!   Then we went to Dar Essalam which is the best restaurant I've ever been to.  That's all. Go there. Eat. You'll love it.  Sunday, we packed up and went home! I don't feel like I got to spend nearly enough time with my friends, but I am glad I got to spend some!  Can't wait to see you all again soon!
-Knitpicks is having their book sale again! All their books are 40% off! A great time to stock up!
-Office supply stores are practically GIVING AWAY school supplies!  Since it's been a while since school started, they are ALL ON SALE!
~Tip of the Week:
Don't forget your public library!  You can now download kindle books, ebooks, audiobooks and then of course go get traditional books! Just another way that libraries are a limitless resource for you!
~Worth It!
Knitting Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec

20 projects, retail price is $19.99! EVERYTHING is adorable!  I love this book! I don't normally knit toys but I want to knit ALL THE THINGS in this book!  The technical descriptions of knitting techniques are well done, the design your own toy workshop is great and the patterns are all awesome!!!  If you have any interest in cute things or knitted toys, this book is totally WORTH IT!
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