Wooly Mastadon Creates Podcast: Episode 3

Another month, another podcast! This time around I was quite chatty so it is a bit longer but I hope you enjoy it none the less. I had a lot of fun creating it especially with Christmas right around the corner. If you like what you see please hop on over to my YouTube channel and subscribe and like the video! Show notes below:

  • FOs
    • Sutures by Camille Descoteux (almost done sans blocking)
      • Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Black Walnut and Esoteric colorways
        Manos del Urugua Alegria in the Huarache colorway
      • Needles: US size 6 (4.0mm)
    • Melissa’s Scarf
      • Yarn: Loops and Threads Impeccable Solids in the Navy colorway
      • Needles: Us size 8 (5.oomm)
    • Baby Knits
      • Hat (pattern formula I found years ago)
        • Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in an unknown colorway
        • Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm)
      • I-Love-Stockinette Baby Bib by Laura Treadway
        • Yarn: misc worsted weight cotton yarn from my stash
        • Needles: US size 5 (3.75mm) for turquoise and black bibs and US size 6 (4mm) for orange bib
  • WIPs
    • Justin’s Socks
      • Yarn: Patons Kroy Socks in the Turquoise Strips colorway
        Premier Yarns Serenity Sock in the Black colorway
      • Needles: US size 1.5 (2.5mm)
    • 9″ Circ Socks
      • Yarn: ONline Supersocke 4-Fach Street Color
      • Needles: US size 0 (2mm) 9″ circulars
    • Granny Square Afghan
      • Yarn: mostly Red Heart Supersaver and other leftovers
      • Hook: US size H (5mm)
  • Upcoming Cast-ons
  • Stash Enhancement – All the Knit Picks Wool Piggery
    • Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in the Eucalyptus Tonal colorway (5 skeins)
    • Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in the Renaissance Hand Painted colorway (5 skeins)
    • Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in the Sunny Afternoon Hand Painted colorway (5 skeins)
    • Knit Picks Palette in the Brown Sugar, Pennyroyal, and Bouquet Heather colorways
    • “I’m Working on my PHD” project bag
    • Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Tips in Majestic Wood in sizes US 5 (3.75mm) and US 4 (3.5mm)
    • Knit Picks Fixed Circular Needle in Radiant Wood in size US 3 (3.25mm) in a 32″ cord
  • Non-knit Loves
    • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
      • Both the movie and the screenplay published in book form
      • Pickett!
    • The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Four Contemporary Suites by Imogen Heap
    • Knit related tote bags galore…I may have a problem
    • Unstable Unicorns
    • Necklace by Sparklegarden
  • Life Lately
    • No vlogmas this year…but perhaps a single vlog style video?
    • My birthday was last week and Christmas is coming!!!!

And that’s about it for this podcast. I have been absent for quite a while but hopefully catching up in video form does the trick. I will be sharing my stash in a blog post as well (fingers crossed I get some more decent daylight to take some photos) and hopefully an official post on Sutures! Hope you enjoy and chat soon!

~Stay Inspired

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Pure Wool Piggery…9 Months Worth

Yarn Swift: Wooly Mastadon

Yes, this post is as it states, a show of wool piggery in its purest form. In my defense some of this I got for Christmas 2016 and the rest was acquired throughout the rest of 2017 thus far. There is a lot of Knit Picks here and I also went to a new and amazing yarn shop, Just Yarnin’ (review to follow in a few weeks!). I don’t have all the yarn shown here (some is in my scrap ghan and some is who knows where but from brands like Lion Brand and Red Heart designated for projects for my family and boyfriend). Without further ado, the yarn parade!

First of all I bought a yarn swift!!!!! The best picture I have is of the swift and yarn above but man was I excited to get this. The swift is from Knit Picks but I have know they have amazing customer service and it is perfect for my needs. It actually came two weeks ago and the day it came I was parading it around the house like a weirdo but I have no shame admitting it!

Knit Picks Yarn: Wooly Mastadon

Left to right: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in Renaissance, Knit Picks Chroma Twist Fingering in Manzanita, Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in Montavilla

This gorgeous yarn was a Christmas gift from my amazing parents. I hit up Knit Picks Cyber Monday sales and got this yarn and waited not so patiently to unwrap it on Christmas Eve.

Knit Picks Yarn: Wooly Mastadon

Left to right: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in Wilshire, Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in Deep Waters

I also snagged this yarn on the Cyber Monday sale. These are designated for shawls…I just have to decide on patterns…

Yarn Haul: Wooly Mastadon

Left to right: Araucania Yarns Huasco in 47 Porto Martini, Araucania Yarns Huasco in Laguna Beach

This summer I was able to finally visit an amazing yarn shop, Just Yarnin’ in St Germain, WI, only about 25 minutes away from my Grandma’s house. I picked up a ton of yarn (thanks mom for buying me a skein too!). I absolutely have to to back, and am so happy its at least ‘local’ to me in the sense that I visit my Grandma a lot!

Yarn Haul: Wooly Mastadon

Left to right: Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat in Bee Yourself, Knitted Wit Single Fingering in Enchanted Forest

Might I add that this shop carries Wonderland Yarns!!! So excited for this one. The Knitted Wit caught my eye and one of the women in the shop was knitting it up into a project. It looked stunning so I couldn’t pass it up.

Yarn Haul: Wooly Mastadon

Left to right: Red Heart Heart and Sole in Sorbeto, Red Heart Heart and Sole in Lakehouse

That same trip but another day we ended up heading to another town to shop and Hobby Lobby had these on clearance…Hello socks!

Knit Picks Yarn: Wooly Mastadon

Left to right (note all are Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering): Compass Kettle Dye, Confetti Speckle, Turkish Delight Kettle Dye, Graffiti Speckle, Poseidon Kettle Dye, Aquatic Kettle Dye, Blackbird Kettle Dye, Cosmic Speckle

You may recognize this yarn from the box image at the head of this post. Yes I did buy this all at once. This amazing selection of glory is a Hawthorn sampler pack and I have no regrets. Find Your Fade anyone?

Notions Haul: Wooly Mastadon

On to the notions. At Hobby Lobby I picked up some needles and scissors for a few small projects. The big deal are the Addi Turbo Sock Rockets! I got these at Just Yarnin’ and I am beyond excited to try them out ASAP!

Just Yarnin: Wooly Mastadon

Finally, the amazing shop owner of Just Yarnin’ added these lovely notions to my bag with my yarn purchase. I must say their logo is amazing (my inner graphic designer is happy!). Definitely check them out if you are ever in the area!

Phew, that’s a lot of yarn. Let’s be honest though, I regret nothing! I know I’m an addict. Now I need to knit it up…pattern suggestions welcome! Have an amazing week!

~Stay Inspired