Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Episode 3: Did I really just move into a haunted house?

We've moved! We aren't totally settled yet, but I couldn't stand to put off recording any longer.

As always, please join us in the Ravelry group, Moonbeam Makes Podcast. We've got 44 members. I'd really love to do a 100 member giveaway once we reach that milestone.

Special thanks to everyone who has already joined the group, commented on threads and given feedback for my first two episodes. It really means a lot to me! Don't forget about the thread where you can list all of your favorite podcasts, knitting related or not.

Nick's slouchy hat // US size 11 needles // Gnome Acres - 88mph
Evergreen Socks - Madeline Gannon // US size 1 // Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering - Sauvie Island

Great Up North Mittens are still on the needles. I do not show these as I haven't made much progress.
- I decided not to cast on the Moonraker shawl, but have decided on the Tailwind by Clara Falk Instead. I'm using Knit Picks Palette fingering in rouge, lichen, shoal, and oyster heather.
- Cozy Memories Blanket - 3 new squares
- Vanilla Burger Socks // "Beefsquatch" by Nomadic Yarns in the Trusty Sock base

Stash Enhancement
- "Beefsquatch" as previously mentioned
- Belcher Family sock cube from Nomadic Yarns
- Mystery Skein from Voolenvine Yarns // "Faerie Moss" on the Silky base
- "Stormy Day" from The Lemonade Shop

Personal Notes
I need to find an LYS near my new home. What I've read about certain stores around here doesn't sound too welcoming. I'd rather not put my town out on the open internet, so if you have any LYS suggestions in North/NorthWest New Jersey, please feel free to email me or send me a message on Ravelry.

New sewing machine from mom for my birthday! I'll be posting some new project bags in my Etsy shop soon as well as embarking on a new crafty business venture, which I am keeping under wraps for now.

Hoping for an Ikea trip this weekend as I have never been. I specifically want to purchase this rug.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Episode 2: Upgrade U

I've upgraded my set up! I finally figured out a way to get my DSLR set up nicely sans tripod. I really should invest in one of those. Yay for better video quality! Audio too!

We have a Ravelry Group! Please come and join us. Say hello and stay a while.

My life and yarn stash (let's face it, my stash basically is my life) is all packed up into boxes this week. We're moving to the mountains of North Jersey in just two short weeks and I was only allowed to keep out yarn for current projects. This is sad.

To start, I'd really like to thank Holli from the Swift Knits Podcast as well as Nina from The Natural Needler Podcast for the sweet shout outs in their most recent episodes. You gals are amazing!

Finished Objects - ZILCH.

WIPs & HOs
Random color work fingerless mitt. I'll probably put these in my Etsy shop once I finish the mate as they're too small for me.

Great Up North Mittens - Pattern by Andrea Mowry
Patons Classic Wool in Natural
Patons Classic Wool in Jade Heather

Evergreen Socks - Pattern by Gannon of The Little Mount Yarn Co
Knit Picks Hawthorne in Sauvie Island

Basic Slouchy Hat - My own pattern that I'm making along as I go.
Gnome Acres Puff Gnomey (I think) in 88 MPH

Mystery Wool Trial Spin - WAHHHH IT LOOKS SO TERRIBLE. Please feel free to share any drop spindling tips in this week's episode thread.

No new Stash Love except for the Gnome Acres gifted by Danielle (@sterlids on Instagram) of the Happy Hooker with Sticks Podcast, sock yarn scraps from Holli, and not shown, a sweater's quantity of Tosh Merino Light in Hosta Blue from Casperrazza on Instagram and beautiful hand dyed lace weight yarn from Ali (@alioopsy1) on Instagram. #getyouryarnwishesgranted

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Episode 1: An Intro of Sorts


After watching knitting and fiber arts podcasts for the majority of last year and really wanting to start my own, I've decided to jump right in with the new year.

So here it is: my first episode. I've recorded on my webcam from my laptop because I couldn't seem to get the DSLR positioned correctly. So next time I should have better video and audio quality once I get the hang of things. I know the color is a bit off and there is quite a bit of background noise, but I've done my best post production to tone it down a bit. Hopefully you enjoy what you see and don't find me dreadfully boring.

Finished Objects
None shown in the video, but I've included a photo of my Mitt Envy fingerless mittens that I completed for the first Testing round for Amy of Vivid Fiber Arts. The testing group can be found here.

WIPs and HOs
Join in on the Instagram KAL! - #evergreensocksKAL

Madeline Tosh Tosh Merino Light // Victorian Gothic & Silver Fox
Madeline Tosh Unicorn Tails // Button Jar Blue, Pop Rocks, Neon Peach & Edison Bulb
Spun Right Round // Mini Skein Sock Yarn Kit & Pattern
White Birch Fiber Arts // Pessimist's Rainbow
Fox & Flower Yarn // Mystic Topaz
Malabrigo Baby Merino Lace // Verde Esperanza & Pearl

You can find me on instagram @moonbeamhandmade and on Ravelry as moonbby. 
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to watch! I only hope to grow into a better knitter and podcaster in the episodes to come.