Sunday, February 22, 2015

Episode 28: Better late than never

You can listen directy to the episode here!

Welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a beverage themed knitting podcast.  I'm Shannon your host and I'm:

snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip - Plurk, Twitter, Everlapse, Tublr, MyFitnessPal
KnitSip2013 - Instagram

Place Your Order
Sipping
Spilled Beverages
Specialty Drinks
Your Drink is Ready
On The House
Barista
Cafe Mwenu
Drive Through
Tips

Sipping
Mom's V-Day Socks
Regia Strata, US 2 = 2.75 mm

Pumpkin Hat
JoJo land Melody, US 3 = 3.0 mm

Spilled Beverages
Frogged the Lacy Baktus and a toe-up slipper.

Specialty Drinks 
Knitting Blooms Finish It Or Frog It February KAL
Tina (BloomingKnitter) of the Knitting Blooms podcast is hosting a finish it or frog it KAL/CAL during the month of February.  Head to the Knitting Blooms Ravelry group for more info.

KnitSip Snuggles KAL/CAL/SAL
Going on February and now March!  Make snuggles and post your pics in the FO thread.  Prized include 1 item from the Tix Trinkets Etsy shop and 1 skein of Highland Handmades Sugar Maple sock in the Federal colorway.

Apple Blossom and Ewe Love themed KAL
Hosted by Sarah (AppleBlossomSF - Rav.) and Matt (Navy1990 - Rav.) who are the podcasters behind the Apple Blossom and Ewe video podcast.  This KAL is very open to interpretation and the theme is LOVE.  Tie that into your FO's any way you want.

Your Drink is Ready
Creeper Hat
Free Ravelry pattern made with left over Stonhedge Fiber Mill's Shepard's Wool in the Lime and Black color way.  US 7.

Shepard's Wool Superwash Hat
Made for Little Man in a Lilac color.  Basic style beanie. US 8

On the House
Follow the blog = win 1 skein of Aussie Sock in Hot Pepper
Join the KnitSip Ravelry group =1 skein Fiber Addiction in The Man color way
Leave a comment in Episode 28's thread on the KnitSip Ravelry group and win a) $10 or less Ravelry downloadable pattern b) Spartikes Dyes in the Where Bluebirds Fly color way c)Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock in the Empress color way.

Bartista
The Fat Squirrel Speaks (video) podcast
Amy Beth (thefatsquirrel - Rav.) is an amazing podcaster.  She is funny, humerous and a fantastic knitter.  She also owns The Fat Squirrel Fibers project bags, which are highly poular.  Check out her podcast on iTunes or on YouTube.  Also check out The Fat Squirrel Speaks Ravelry group!

Starjay Knits (audio) podcast
Ariel (stariel - Rav.) and MJ (nerdcoop - Rav.) are the podcasters behind this wonderful audio podcast.  They are fantastic knitters and I love hearing all about their knitting adventures.  Also check out their Starjay Knits Ravelry group.

Cafe Menu
Jalapeno Poppers
By Ree Drummond of the Pioneer Woman.  They are fabulous and very delicious!

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters
Every Thursday at the Bigbby coffee shop from 4-8 pm.  This is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

Cynthia's Too Open Knit
Cynthia's Too Yarn Shop is located at 320 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI.  This open knit is Saturday February 28th from 11 am - 3 pm.  This is free and open to anyone and everyone.

Tips
Thank you for new and returning listeners.

A huge thank you to Aimee (FroggyMonkey - Rav.) for sending 4 snuggles and 3 hats to donate locally.

Come back on March 1st for Episode 29 and until then I hope you find plenty of time to knit and sip!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Episode 26:

You can listen directly to the podcast here!

Hello and welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a beverage themed knitting podcast.  I'm your host Shannon and you can find me as:

snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip - Plurk, Twitter, Everlapse, Tumblr and MyFitnessPal
KnitSip2013 - Instagram

Place Your Order
Sipping
Spilled Beverages
Your Drink is Ready
Barista
Drive Through
Tips

Sipping
Harvest Dew socks by Rose Hiver
Regia Strata, US 2 = 2.75 mm

Hat/Cowl (improvising a design)
Inspired by a cowl that also can turn into a hat and uses 2 different types of yarn
Prism Yarn Saki (75% SW Merino, 25% nylon) fingering weight yarn in a spruce green color
Malabrigo Rios (100% SW Merino) in the Ravelry Red color way

Specialty Drinks
February Snuggles KAL/CAL/SAL
KnitSip listeners can participate by knitting, corcheting or sewing blanket liners for their areas local animal shelters.  Standard sizes are 14"x14", 24"x24" and 36"x36".  Head over to www.snugglesproject.com for more info, a listing of participators and some free patterns.  Also check out Ravelry and use the tag snuggles to look for more patterns.

Apple Blossom and Ewe February Love KAL/CAL/SAL
Hosted by Sarah (appleblossomsf) and Matt (navy1990) are hosting this KAL.  The theme is LOVE, however you want to interpret it.  It could be classic "love" colors, or something made for a loved one.  Heart shaped cables anyone?  Anything that you can tie into the theme of love counts!

Countdown to Outlander KAL
Hosted on Instagram, #kiltmenow or #countdowntooutlander, this KAL (CAL and SAL counts too) is hosted by the knitmore girls, the geek girls podcast, subway knits and the yarngasm podcast.  It's a fun way to participate and wait for the next installment of the hit HBO series Outlander.

Barista
The Fiberista Files (video)
Heather, boutrosbabe on Ravelry, is the brilliant dyer behind Highland Handmades yarn, fiber and spindles.  I've met Heather "in real life" a couple of times and she is just as outgoing, adoreable and funny in person as she is on her podcast.  Heather has superb color sense and I love seeing all of her creativity.  You can find her podcast on iTunes, youtube and on her blog thefiberistafiles(dot)com.  Check out her awesome designs on Ravelry to go with your fabulous Highland Handmade products.


Your Drink is Ready
Nymphalidea
Knitty Deep Fall 2013
Regia Flouromania and Dyed in the Wool fingering weight in the Tardis blue color way.
US 6 = 4.0 mm

The First Draft Shetland Top, 4 oz. in the Easter Egg color way. Total yardage of 158 yards of Navajo plyed yarn.

Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top (100% Pollworth) in the What Demon Possesed Me? color way, Total yardage is

Lined Beanie by Heather Kinne
Ravlery pattern
US 4= 3.0 mm
Won this yarn 2 years ago at KITM 2013.

Drive Through
Cynthia's Too Open Knit
Saturday January 17th 11 am - 3 pm, this is free and anyone who would like to attend.  This Open Knit is located at Cynthia's Too Yarn Shop which is located at 320 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Episode 25:

You can listen directly to the podcast here!

Hello and welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a beverage themed knitting podcast. I'm your host Shannon and I'm:

snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip    -  Plurk, Twitter, Everlapse, Tublr and MyFitnessPal
KnitSip2013 - Instagram

In Line
Podcast will now be published on the 1st and the 15th of every month.  I will be hosting KAL's and "events" throughout the year and include (but not limited to):

February - Snuggles KAL/CAL/SAL
                  February 7, 2015 is Knit Michigan in Bloomfield Hills
July - Christmas in July
          Tour de Fleece
August - Michigan Fiber Festival
September - Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival
October - Spinzilla
November - Knittin' in the Mitten
Nov. thru Dec. - Holiday Finishing

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to sharing 2015 with everyone!

Place Your Order
Spilled Beverages
Sipping
Specialty Drinks
Your Drink is Ready
Barrista
Cafe Menu
Drive Through
Tips

Spilled Beverages
One of Serenity's foot straps broke stalling my spinning (yet again).

Multnomah is still in timeout.  I will get back to it eventually.

Sipping
Nymphalidea by Melinda VerMeer
Knitty Deep Fall 2013
Regia Flourmania (blues and neon yellow) and Dyed in the Wool fingering weight yarn (Tardis blue)
US 6 = 4.0 mm

Harvest Dew by Rose Hiver
Free Ravelry pattern
Regia Strata
US 2 = 2.75 mm

Spinning:
-Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top (Polworth - my fav.) in the What Demon Possesed Me
-NummaNumma 100% SW Merino in the Sangria colr way

Specialty Drinks
15 in 2015 Ravelry Group
(Because I'm crazy that way.)  I've decided to join and participate in the 15 in 2015 Ravelry group by challenging myself to:
- 15 charity hats
- 15 bobbins of spinning
- 15 socks (individual, not pairs - not yet that crazy)
- Try 15 different techniques
- Use 15 skeins of yarn/fiber from stash
- To lose (and keep off) 15 lbs in 2015

Your Drink is Ready
Careless Shawl by Kimberly Gintar of The Giving Flower Designs
$5.00 Ravelry pattern
Hippie Penguin Fibers, 100% SW Merino in the Halfling color way
US 6 = 4.0 mm

22.5 by Martina Behm
Free pattern on Ravelry
Deborah Norville Serenity Sock yarn
US 4 = 3.0 mm

Barrista
Yarnderwoman Podcast (video)
This wondeful podcast is hosted by Melinda who is Yarnderwoman on Ravelry.  I love listening to Melinda's Australian accent.  Melinda is easy to listen to and fun to watch.  If you're not one of the over 800 members watching her head over to YouTube or the Yarnderwoman Ravelry group and check her out.

BookishStitcher Podcast (video)
This awesome video podcast is hosted by Jeanette, who is BookishStitcher on Ravelry, whom I've met "in real life" at Knittin in the Mitten 2014.  Jeanette is just as fabulous in person as she is on her podcast.  Very well spoken this is another podcast that I love to watch.  Check her out on YouTube or you can also check out her Ravelry group.

JABAK Podcast (audio)
This is hosted by Heather, TopHat on Ravelry, and is podcasted from the Bay Area in California.  (My grandparents lived in Menlo Park, Ca and I loved visiting them frequently.)  I love hearing about Heathers knitting, her biking excursions and the different areas her and her family go.  It's like taking a tour of the Bay Area without having to get on a plane or even leave your house.

Cafe Menu
Fruit Pizza - Recipe found on All Recipes.  Sugar cookie crust, cream cheese spread with fruit on top.  This is now going to be a Christmas dessert every year.

Creamy Horseradish Dipping Sauce
(Think Tiger Dill Sauce from Outback Steakhouse)
All of these ingrediants are added to your preferred taste

Sour Cream
Horseradish
Dill (dried)
Garlic (minced)
fresh ground black pepper
Heavy Cream

Scoop some Sour Cream into serving dish and add Horseradish, Garlic, Dill and Pepper to taste.  Mix everything well.  Add some Heavy Cream to thin out the sauce.  You can refrigeratge or enjoy immediately.  This sauce goes really well with beef but can also be used for pork or poultry.

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters every Thursday at the Biggby coffee shop in Gaylord, MI from 4 - 8 pm.  Come and knit (or crochet or spin) and sip as well as enjoy free wifi.  Open to both the fiber and non-fiber enthusiasts.

Cynthia's Too Open Knit
Saturday January 3, 2015 from 11 am - 3 pm at Cynthia's Too Yarn shop located at 320 East Mitchell Street Petoskey, MI.  This is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

Tips
Thank  you so much to first time and reaturning listeners.  Please check out the KnitSip Ravelry group for even more fun.  Please come back on January 15th for episode 26!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Special episode: KITM Re-cap

You  can listen directly to the podcast here!

Here is a special episode of the KnitSip podcast.  This is a Knittin' in the Mitten (KITM) re-cap.  I hope you enjoy the episode.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Episode 24: Monster Mash

You can listen directly to the podcast here!

Hello and welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a beverage themed knitting podcast.  

Show notes are coming very soon.  (It's late and I'm very tired right now.  Shownotes should be up tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday October 29th.)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Episode 23: Back to School

You can listen directly to the podcast here

Hello and welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a beverage themed knitting podcast.  I'm your host Shannon and I known as:
Snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip - Plurk, Twitter, Everlapse, Tumblr, Flickr, MyFitness Pal
KnitSip 2013 - Instagram

Place Your Order
Spilled Beverages
Sipping
Specialty Drinks
Your Order is Ready
Barrista
Drive Through
Tips

Spilled Beverages
Re-organizing the stash!  Reclaiming the "crap room" and turning it back into the Craft Room.  Slowly but surely.  If I'm brave enough I'll show you the before pictures.  (Beware, it's frightening.)

Serenity, my Kromski mintrel spinning wheel and I are taking a little break from each other.  I'm having difficulty spinning because my ply keeps breaking and I'm getting frustrated.  So we are having some time apart and when I find more patience I will come back to spinning on her.

Sipping
Jaywalkers by Grumperina
Biscotte & Cie, Felix base, Watermelon colorway
LOVE!!  US 2 = 2.75 mm

Honey Cowl by Purl Soho
Spartacus Dyes in the "Oh There You Are Perry" color way
US 4 = 3.5 mm

Round Head in a Square Hat by Elsteffo Designs
Using my very own handspun
US 4 = 3.5 mm

Specialty Drinks
Outlandish KAL
Sponsored by Appleblossom and Ewe podcast
AppleblossomSF (Sarah) and Navy1990 (Matt) are sponsoring this wonderful Outlander themed KAL.  Choose from:
- Among the Heathers
- Claire's Shawl
- Jacobean Shawl

Count Down to Outlander KAL
Sponsored by the Knitmore Girls, Yarngasm, Subway Knits and Geek Girls podcast
This KAL is don on Instagram, post pictures of finished objects and tie it in to the Outlander series.  Use your creativity and see what others have done.  Use #countdowntooutlanderKAL when posting pictures to Instagram.

Classic Knits KAL
sponsored by A Homespun House and the Yarngasm podcast
Knit any "classic" aka popular designs on Ravelry and post them to the Homespun House and/or Yarngasm Ravelry group.  The guidlines are very liberal so check out their groups for more info and to see what everyone else is up to.

Geek Univeristy Ravelry Group
Come and get a majors degree in your favorite geeky subject.  This is a new Ravelry group and offers a few 100 and 200 level classes right now.  This is the first semester and the second semester sign up will open after the start of the new year.  Choose from 5 different geeky majors.  They include:
- Space Exploration (Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Trek, Star Gate, etc.)
- Animation Art (Disney, Pixar, Anime, etc.)
- Majic Spells and Potions (Fairy Tales, Unce Upon a Time, Lost Girl, etc.)
- Paranormal Events (Supernatural, Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves, MIB, etc.)
- Historical Mysteries (Historical Fiction, Steam Punk, Diesel Punk, etc.)
-Heroes and Villains (Comic books, Superheroes, Avengers, X-Men, Agents of Shield, etc.)

The Head Mistress of this University is RoseCottage (Holly) and the Dean of Students is Domesticangel (Denise).  Head over to the Geek University Ravelry group an check out this awesome group.  Earn a college degree tuition free!

Barrista
DancingGeek Podcast
hosted by DancingGeek (James)
This is a fabulous video podcast and is available through iTunes.  Also check out DancingGeeks Raverly group for more fabulous knitting.  James is in the UK and is fantastic to watch.  This podcast is relatively new and only has a few epsisodes but they are definately worth watching!

Knit 1 Geek 2
hosted by Karen and Maggie
This awesome audio podcast is hosted by knitwit1912 (Karen) and MASalter (Maggie).  They cover all things geeky and knitting (my two favorite subjects).  They are based in Canada and are absolutely hysterical to listen too.  If you haven't checked them out you must listen to them.  Especially if you are into geeky things!



Click for Babies KAL
hosted by Katie
Join Jetgirl1313 (Katie) of the Knittin' on the Fly video podcast as she and others knit or crochet premie and babies hats for the month of October.  October is Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness month so knit, crochet, sew, etc a premie or baby hat in a purple or mostly purple color and send the hats to Katie.  Prizes will be randomly drawn for participant in this KAL.

Your Drink is Ready
Hermoines Everyday Sock
Classic Knits KAL
Dances with Wool fingering weight, US 2= 2.75 mm

Boot Socks #2 for Mom
#countdowntooutlanderKAL
Viking of Norway, Viking Raggen, 70% superwash 30% nylon, 225 meters / 250 yards

Baby tube socks
my own design using left over Regia fingering weight yarn in a light blue color

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters
Every Thursday from 4-8 pm at the Biggby coffee shop in Gaylord Michigan by I-75.  This is free and open to anyone who would like to sit and knit (or crochet) with us.

Cynthia's Too Open Knit
Saturday October 4th from 11 am - 3 pm.  This is free and open to everyone.  Located at 320 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI.

Knitting Bingo
At Cynthia's Too Yarn Shop
Thursday October 9, 2014 from 5:30 - 7 pm.  Bring a hat to donate to the Children's Oncology Unit at University of Michigan, the person with the brightest hat wins a free Bingo card.  Bingo cards are $3/per card.  Buy as many cards as you like.  Bring extra or left over buttons as Bingo chips.  Pop and popcorn will be provided by Cynthia.

PJ Party at Cynthia's
Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 5:30 - 7 pm.  Wear your PJ's and slippers to this fun filled evening event.  The person with the oddest slippers wins a special prize!  This is free and open to eveyone.  Bring a munchie to pass and/or wine or just bring yourself.  Fun to be had by all.

That's the end of the show thank you so much for listening.  Please come back again and until next time I hope you find plenty of time to knit and sip.