Episode 181: Scrap-Down

Thank you for joining me for Episode 181 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Soldotna Crop, Zuzu’s Petals for Jeannie, Clever Girl test knit (look for kits/pattern release in mid-January! HERE is the jacquard floats technique I mentioned), Corner-To-Corner Scrap Blanket

Concluded:
ADVENTuresome Wrap, (here is the project page for Katrina’s Zuzu’s Petals), Stephanie’s Mitts, Chris’s Christmas Tree Socks, Bluebird Of Happiness for both Jessa and Susie

Incoming!:
Falling Snow Stocking for the cat out of gold & white Cascade 220. 

Year In Review: 
3 sweaters for me
1 sweater for Madelyn
3 hats for me
4 pairs of socks for me
2 pairs of socks for Madelyn
1 pair of socks for my husband
2 pairs of fingerless mitts for gifts
1 cowl for me
1 cowl for a gift
1 ENORMOUS wrap
10 NICU Noggins
2 ornaments

Goals for 2020:
I plan to finish my Soldotna and my Sunset Highway first, before beginning anything else large.
Patterns I intend to knit in 2020 (this could change at any time, lol):
Meg
Norrland (probably just the mitts to start)
Ground Pepper
Arboretum Cowl
Jessie’s Girl
As for other goals… spin more, knit at least 5 pair of socks for adults and 3 more pairs for Madelyn, find a way to organize my hats/shawls/cowls (any tips?), destash at least 20 skeins of yarn.
I also plan to Scrap-Down: work up at least 200g of scraps every quarter in 2020. I’m starting with the fingering weight bin, and will work on blankets til I run out. As of right now I have well over 2000g of fingering scraps alone, so this is a long time coming!

Sew You Say:
I gave up on getting the binding on the quilt before Family Christmas, so my goal is to have it done by the end of January (they’re fine with it). I also need to bind my X-block quilt that’s been done for *mumble mumble 2 years mumble mumble*, so I’m just going to make a weekend of it.

Maker’s Moment: 
I did make the makeup bags and Christmas shirts- and it’s made me realize just how much I really do need a heat press. But first… I need to sell my drumcarder… anybody interested?

In My Ears:
Finished all of my books-in-progress and really haven’t started another one- oops! I’ve been catching up on podcasts instead- namely The Other Half and Harry Potter & The Sacred Text. 

Where The Wild Things Are:
She had a great Christmas- much more moderate than expected, with lots of games and puzzles and books (exactly what I’d hoped for). She got a digital camera and has been having a great time with that! My inlaws are giving her a digital frame they’ve had laying around, so she can enjoy her photography in her bedroom. We’re working on open enrollment for Kindergarten and trying to make some decisions. 

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 89 attendee spots, 10 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are now in the last 2 month period of 6 in 19! I’m the sponsor again this month, and the prize is a skein of yarn in the winner’s choice from my shop
  • Color Street is gearing up for the next big holiday- Valentine’s Day! Those strips will be released soon, but if you want a chance to get some early the best way to do it is through the nail club I run in my VIP group! One set plus shipping for a low price every month, and you’ll always have awesome nails! Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • Thank you to those of you who have donated since my last episode. It helped to reimburse me for the hosting expenses and shipping fees I’d accrued over the last few months. 
  • I’ve got a site full of yarn right now if anyone is interested! Through 11:59pmEST on 12/31, save 25% on your entire order (excluding enamel pins) with code ENDOF19. I will be doing my yearly inventory from January 1-5, but will ship everything that is ordered as soon as the orders come in. 
  • Congrats to Tiffany for starting a podcast! (I misspoke on the episode- she’d already changed the channel name to The Project Bag.) I hope you’ll go check her out!

December 28, 2019 at 3:12 pm 2 comments

Episode 180: A Little Heavy At The End

Thank you for joining me for Episode 180 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
ADVENTuresome Wrap, Soldotna Crop (hasn’t been touched since last time 😬), Mitts for Stephanie, heels & toes in socks for Chris, Zuzu’s Petals for Jeannie, ornament for the swap

Concluded:
Beeswax Mitts

Incoming!:
January through March are gonna be ALL ABOUT MEEEEE

Sew You Say:
Preparing to attach the binding to my cousin’s quilt and hopefully bind my own quilt too.

Maker’s Moment: 
Makeup bags for all of my Color Street directs (sorry Christy and Jenn, if you hear this before you get yours!), maybe new Christmas shirts for me and Madelyn

In My Ears:
Finished the second book in the Todhunter Moon series by Angie Sage, and I’m almost halfway through the third (and final) one. (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!)
I’ve met my Goodreads reading goal for 2019 (HERE is the link to my profile if you want to friend me)!

Where The Wild Things Are:
Excited about Christmas. We made and decorated sugar cookies. She’s now got a chore chart, and is helping me cook dinner nightly.

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 90 attendee spots, 9 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • We will be sending out vendor selection emails on Thursday, and they will be announced to the public in January ahead of attendee signups!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • We are now in the last 2 month period of 6 in 19! I’m the sponsor again this month, and the prize is a skein of yarn in the winner’s choice from my shop
  • Color Street’s Christmas strips are AMAZING- and if you need a quick gift, I have most of them in my onhand stock- just reach out and I can ship same-day! Check out my Color Street site to see them for yourself, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • We will be doing the same KAL in 2020, but I need sponsors to help with prizes please. I can’t afford to front the bill anymore. 😦 
  • Don’t forget to ship your swap gifts by 12/17 to ensure delivery before Christmas!

December 10, 2019 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

Episode 179: Marooned

Thank you for joining me for Episode 179 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Advent Wrap, ADVENTuresome Wrap, Soldotna Crop, Beeswax Mitts

Concluded:
Hogwarts Shorties, Zuzu’s Petals for Katrina (no project page since it’s still a surprise!)

Incoming!:
Another Zuzu’s Petals for Jeannie, my water aerobics teacher; something knitted for Stephanie, the co-leader of my Color Street team; putting heels/toes in a pair of socks for Chris (sock tubes knitted by Daizie– contact her if you need them done because she’s AWESOME and super fast!); fingerless mitts for Madelyn because she’s a goof that apparently repels knitwear.

Sew You Say:
Nothing this time. I can’t really sew with my knee like this.

Maker’s Moment: 
Making a lazy susan for my aunt-in-law for Thanksgiving, plus “nutrition facts” shirts for the ladies in the family, and some Hallmark Movie Watching blankets!

In My Ears:
Finished Becoming by Michelle Obama, and the first book (Pathfinder) in the Todhunter Moon series by Angie Sage. Almost at my Goodreads reading goal for 2019! (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!)

Where The Wild Things Are:
Can’t wait for Thanksgiving because we are staying in a hotel!

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 90 attendee spots, 9 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • If you are a prospective vendor, vendor applications are now live! The application period is November 16-30, everyone will be notified of their status on or before December 12, and $450 vendor/attendee fee will be due January 13, 2020.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are now in the last 2 month period of 6 in 19! I’m the sponsor again this month, and the prize is a skein of yarn in the winner’s choice from my shop
  • Color Street has released our Thanksgiving and Christmas strips, and they are AMAZING!! Our charity for November is Type 1 Diabetes Awareness. Check out my Color Street site to see them for yourself, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • Still working on ideas for next year’s KAL. I’d love more opinions!
  • We are having the ornament/recipe swap! Details: $10 limit, sign up by 12/4, ship by 12/17. One handmade ornament plus one recipe (preferably a dessert but whatever makes your family go crazy is fine!), and a few little extras if you want (not to exceed $10). We will be using Elfster to assign partners, and it’s pretty awesome software. You can sign up here!

 

November 23, 2019 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

Episode 178: All The Advents!

Thank you for joining me for Episode 178 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Advent Wrap, ADVENTuresome Wrap, Hogwarts Shorties, Soldotna Crop

Concluded:
Ursa

Incoming!:
Meg by Junko Okamoto out of a SQ I bought at Fiber In The Boro from Nutmeg Fibers, KirbyWirby Christmas Vacation advent socks

Sew You Say:
Nothing this time, but I plan to make some of Mister Domestic’s Christmas ornaments while I’m laid up from my surgery, and I want to finish some soup bowl cozies for family gifts. 

Maker’s Moment: 
Working my way through family recipes in my recipe box.

In My Ears:
Finished Home Work by Julie Andrews and the entire Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage. Now I’ve moved on to the Todhunter Moon series by Angie Sage, and I need more new book series recommendations. Anybody got anything for me? (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!)

Where The Wild Things Are:
Halloween was a lot of fun, but really cold! 

Out & About: Fiber In The Boro 2019

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 90 attendee spots, 9 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • If you are a prospective vendor, we have a vendor application reminder form set up! It’s just a way for us to remind you that our applications are live (the application period is November 16-30, everyone will be notified of their status on or before December 12, and $450 vendor/attendee fee will be due January 13, 2020).

 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are now in the last 2 month period of 6 in 19! I’m the sponsor again this month, and the prize is a skein of yarn in the winner’s choice from my shop! September/October: 64 total projects, winner is Ceraphina! 
  • Color Street has released our Thanksgiving and Christmas strips, and they are AMAZING!! Our charity for November is Type 1 Diabetes Awareness. Check out my Color Street site to see them for yourself, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • My knee surgery is next Friday 11/15, so send me some healing thoughts! I won’t be able to ship shop orders for approximately 1 week after surgery, so if you’re needing yarn for Christmas knitting, shop soon! 
  • Needing some ideas for next year’s KAL, if we do one. Also, is anyone interested in doing some sort of swap in December? Maybe a cookie recipe/ornament swap? Sound off on Rav so I can get it organized if you are!

November 9, 2019 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

Episode 177: In A Cropped Sweater Phase

Thank you for joining me for Episode 177 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Ursa, Advent Wrap, Sunset Highway, spinning on my Electric Eel Nano!

Concluded:
Madelyn’s Space Cowgirl Socks, mini pumpkins

Incoming!:
Going to start my Soldotna Crop as soon as I finish the Ursa! 

Sew You Say:
I’ve been working on a quilt for my cousin’s Christmas gift from her mom, and I finished my Halloween quilt!

Maker’s Moment: 
More apple butter! Made lots of shirts with plans for more (especially Thanksgiving shirts for my family!). Signage for my booth, more vinyl decals for FITB, and plans to do Christmas ornaments for the family. No diamond painting lately… I really need to finish my four seasons tree!

In My Ears:
Home Work by Julie Andrews, Darke by Angie Sage. (In the interest of full disclosure, these are Amazon Affiliate links. If you click on them and then make an Amazon purchase, even if it’s a different item, I will receive a small amount of compensation. These funds help pay for web hosting fees, prize shipping, etc. so I really appreciate you shopping using them! Thank you!)

Where The Wild Things Are:
Outdoor Night is this week, and parent/teacher conferences are next week. Can’t wait for Halloween- she’s going to be a green fairy 🙂

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 90 attendee spots, 9 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • If you are a prospective vendor, we have a vendor application reminder form set up! It’s just a way for us to remind you that our applications are live (the application period is November 16-30, everyone will be notified of their status on or before December 12, and $450 vendor/attendee fee will be due January 13, 2020).

 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • 6 in 19 is now in the fifth 2-month period, and this time I’m the sponsor! The winner will get a skein of yarn of their choice from my shop (can be listed or not- we can discuss!). 
  • Color Street has just released our Thanksgiving and Christmas strips, and they are AMAZING!! Check out my Color Street site to see them for yourself, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • Fiber In The Boro is November 2, 2019! I will be vending, as will several other of my vendor friends! It’s a nice little one-day show, so if you have an inkling, definitely come!
  • I’m having my other knee operated on in November, so after I finish my Fiber In The Boro dyeing and the few custom orders on my books, I likely won’t be dyeing again until 2020. If you need a custom order dyed, I have a few of my bases in right now and would be happy to put you on my schedule before I have my surgery. Just send me an email!  

October 22, 2019 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

Episode 176: Have Scraps Will Travel

Thank you for joining us for Episode 176 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind and guest cohost theprojectbag

Underway:
Dana: Madelyn’s Space Cowgirl Socks, Hogwarts Shorties, Advent Wrap, Sunset Highway, spinning on my Electric Eel Nano!
Tiffany: Unwind blanket, scrappy crochet blanket, plying some cormo on my Sonata

Concluded:
Dana: NICU Noggins, Zig Zag Zone
Tiffany: Spring In The Smokies Socks, NICU Noggins, Pink-a-licious Socks, Zig Zag Zone

Sew You Say:
Dana: nothing much!
Tiffany: finished a zillion retreat bags, and lots of new bags for the shop! Be on the lookout for an update soon!

Maker’s Moment: 
Dana: Made stitch markers for ITW swap, made glass globe progress keepers out of shells from my Panama City Beach trip for the ITW market, made 2 batches of apple butter, cut lots of vinyl (names for my knitting group’s cups at ITW, decals for the ITW market and for Fiber In The Boro, mandalas because I love weeding…)
Tiffany: cross stitch project (this one from Snarky Art Company), resin art (including MY FACE)

In My Ears:
Dana: Flyte by Angie Sage, Gone West by Carola Dunn, Home Work by Julie Andrews (second half of her memoir) coming 10/15/19!
Tiffany: Magical Bakery series by Bailey Cates, Agatha Raisin series by M C Beaton, Why I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray, Stephens and Memphisto Mystery by Elly Griffiths

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn has said some super funny things lately. 
Tiffany: Brendan graduated, got engaged, and is moving to Murfreesboro this week for a new job! His fiancee Lizzie is teaching herself how to crochet! Kent is… Kent.

Out & About: Into The Wool 2019!

  • 1100 NICU hats!
  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt.
  • Went to see the Downton Abbey movie! It was SO good- definitely go see it!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • 6 in 19 is now in the fifth 2-month period, and this time I’m the sponsor! The winner will get a skein of yarn of their choice from my shop (can be listed or not- we can discuss!). 
    • Winners of July/August 6 in 19: sauer-knits, you are the redraw winner for the pattern from theprojectbag! DM her with your choice ($5 value).
    • NICU Noggins: 2 people donated hats: dpeach and sauer-knits! You will both be getting a prize pack from me, including some ITW logo goodies! Just DM me your addresses!
    • Color Street’s October charity strips went live on the site yesterday, and they benefit three different breast cancer charities this year: Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, & The National Breast Cancer Foundation. $2 from the sale of each set (Positively Pink $12 glitter, Hope Blooms $13 nail art) will be divided among these charities for a total donation of $200,000! Check out my Color Street site to see them for yourself, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
    • Fiber In The Boro is November 4, 2019! I will be vending, as will several other of my vendor friends! It’s a nice little one-day show, so if you have an inkling, definitely come!

September 25, 2019 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

Episode 175: Slow To Adjust

Thank you for joining me for Episode 175 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! 

Underway:
NICU Noggins, Madelyn’s Space Cowgirl Socks, Hogwarts Shorties

Concluded:
Dahlia Barn Solo

Taking A Nap:
Making Connections Wrap, Boatneck Striped Shell

Incoming!!:
Soldotna Crop– I dyed for it!

Sew You Say:
None this time

Maker’s Moment:
I’ve been making more stuff with my Silhouette Cameo! I love it!

In My Ears:
Death Of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware (just finished tonight), Magyk by Angie Sage

Where The Wild Things Are:
Madelyn is loving Pre-K… and I’ve been a little lost now that I have more time on my hands.

Out & About:
Color Street Conference in Orlando, including a side trip to Universal Studios Florida (Diagon Alley/Harry Potter World!)

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • 6 in 19 is now in the fifth 2-month period, and this time I’m the sponsor! The winner will get a skein of yarn of their choice from my shop (can be listed or not- we can discuss!). 
    • Winners of July/August 6 in 19: coloradoknits and busknitter! Congrats!! You each get a pattern download of your choice from Tiffany (theprojectbag)!
    • NICU Noggins: I’d love to have some podcast contributions!! And don’t forget that there are prizes to be had!
    • Fall styles of Color Street launched yesterday. We truly have something for everyone- from solids to glitters to animal print to tie dye to Lisa-Frank-style funk, we have something you would love! Check out my Color Street site to see it for yourself, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
    • Into The Wool news: OMG NEXT WEEK IS ITW.

September 11, 2019 at 11:35 pm Leave a comment

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