Saturday, July 12, 2014

Episode 21: Knitting Chipmunks

Listen directly to the podcast here!

Thank you for your patience.  I hope you enjoy the episode.

Place Your Order
Sipping
Specialty Drinks
On the House
Drive Through
Tips

Sipping
Mermaid Lagoon Socks
Knitty Summer 2009, free pattern, cuff down
A Geeks Yarn in the lakeside color way
US 2 = 2.75 mm

Spinning on my Kromski spinning wheel named Serenity.
Fiber Addiction batts in the Like Whoa color way

Drop Spindling beautiful yellow merino, love!

Specialty Drinks
Peggy sue by Wooly Mammoth Designs
Free Rav. pattern, top down raglan.  Participating in the Vintage: 1950's KAL group on Ravelry

Stash Dash 2014
Sponsored by the Knit Girllls podcast and Ravelry group
Goal: knit, crochet, spin, tat, weave, et. 5,000 meters (or 5,470 yards) by August 8, 2014.
A wonderful challenge with lots support and some friendly encouragement as well as a little good sported competition.

Cynthia's Too Charity Hat Drive 2014
Goal: knit 175 hat by November 2014.  These hats will be donated locally to those who need them.

A Homespun House Craft-a-long
Molly (ahomespunhouse - Ravelry) the podcaster behind A Homespun House video podcast is hosting a craft-a-long (CAL).  Anything besides knitting counts.  Check out her Ravelry group for guidelines and inspiration.

Your Drink is Ready
Moonkoosa Boots by Tiny Owl Knits
$5.00 Ravelry pattern
Stonehedge Fiber Mills Shephards Worsted (held double to make a bulky weight yarn) in the lime green color way.  These boots are very Grinch-like.

Jeck Socks by Regina Satta
free pattern on Ravelry, cuff down
Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock in the Aegir color way, US 2 = 2.75 mm

Hanspun Pillow Covers
1 - knit, 1 - crochet

On The House
Congrats to the prize winners

Ravelry group membership winner is: ATexasYarn, who won a skein of Plymoths Coffee Beanz yarn.

KnitSip Blog follower winner is: Tracee, who won a skein of Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock in the Federal color way.

KnitSip Ravelry Group Prize thread winners are:
acan, Alicia, who won the Wisdom Yarns poem sock skeins.
lastknit2, Lisa, who won any one item from Highland Handmades shop.
lmecoll, Linda, who won any one item from Tix Trinkets etsy shop.
knittybella, who won a skein of 716 in the Care Bears With Fangs color way.
crazyknittingfool, Kristyn, who won a skein of Highland Handmades Bass Wood Bulky in the Heather's Dilemma color way.
knitgal2, Pam, who won a skein of Socks That Rock Medium weight.

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters every Thursday from 4-8 pm at the Bigbby coffee shop by I-75 in Gaylord, MI.  It's free and open to anyone who would like to come.  Wonderful drinks, free wifi, large flatscreen tv and wonderful people to chat with.

Cynthia's Too Open Knit
Saturday July 19th, it's free and is open to anyone who would like to attend.  This is also Art in the Park in downtown Petoskey.  Cynthia's will also be doing a potluck.  Bring a dish to pass or just bring your appetite and something to work on.  See you at 320 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey MI, 49770.

Charlevoix Fiber Fest
July 25 - 27th at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, MI.  This coincides with the Charlevoix Venetian  Festival as well.  Admission is $5.00 per person/ per day, children 12 and under are free.
Friday 25th 1 pm - 7 pm
Saturday 26th 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 27th 10 am - 4 pm

Michigan Fiber Fest
Allegan, MI
Workhops August 13-17
Fiber Festival (Vendor Market) August 16-17

Thank you for listening and I hope you come back.  Until then I hope everyone finds plenty of time to knit and sip.

If you are a prize winner and haven't contacted me please do so.  I'm snotestine on Ravelry or you can email me at knitsip(at)gmail(dot)com.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Episode 20:

You can listen directly to the podcast here.

Hello and welcome to the KnitSip podcast, a bi-weekly beverage themed podecast.  I'm you host Shannon and I'm known as:

snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip - Plurk, Twitter, Everlapse, Tumblr, Flickr, myfitnesspal
KnitSip2013 - Instagram

In Line
Happy belated Mother's Day!

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

Spilled Beverages
Broken-ish spinning wheel, need the hubs to fix.  The legs have become wobbly and I need the hubs to convert my bulky flyer.  (When he gets home from Army drill.)  Need to stain and varnish my bulky flyer.  Prepping for Tour de Fleece.

Sipping
Drop Spindling 100% Merino top.  Fiber was a prize from Sara (AppleblossomSF - Rav.) of the former Apple Blossom and Ewe podcast.  Using one of my drop spindles (Dragon Tree Tools) form Highland Handmades.


Jeck Sock, Regina Satta, free Ravelry download
Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock, Aegir color way, US 2 = 2.75 mm

D-Man Sock by Karen S. Lauger
Free Ravelry downloan, doing my own variation, socks will be for little man
US 2 = 2.75 mm,

Specialty Drinks
Month of Socks Kal
The Must Stash Podcast, hosted by Steph (SupaSteph - Ravelry) and Stacie (Freeflower-Ravelry) is hopsting a sock KAL that is ongoing thru the month of May.  I plan on finishing my 2 pairs of Stitch Surfer socks.

Peggy Sue KAL
1950's KAL : Peggy Sue Ravelry group, hosted by Yasmine (YasmineCherfi-Ravelry), knitting the cardigan Peggy Sue by Linda Wilgus of Wooly Mammoth Knits.  It's a free Ravelry pattern and is super adorable.  Top down raglan cardigan.
Misti Alpaca tonal, US 6 = 4.0 mm, grapey purple color way. 

Knitmore Girls SPAKAL
Join myself and the Knitmore Girls in this wonderful event.  The "official" start date is Tour de Fleece but feel free to start spinning for your sweater early.  Knit the Harvest or the Flax by Tin Can Knits or pick a sweater of your own to spin for.  I'm still deciding on what fiber to spin and where to purchase.  Reccomendations? Would love to hear from you.


Your Drink is Ready
Moonkoosa Boots by Tiny Owl Knits
Took a Saturday class at my LYS.  Kelly (grannyfirefly-Ravelry) taught the all day class and I love how my first pair of fuled slippers turned out.  Plans to make more as Christmas gifts.
$5.00 Ravelry download, bulky weight, US 11 =
Shepards Wool, Stonehedge Fiber Company in the lime colorway.  My slippers remind me of the Grinch.

Dome Hat by Cookie A

On The House
Podiversary Giveaway
Ends at the end of the month.  Mulitiple ways to win:
- Become a member of the KnitSip Ravelry Group
- Follow the KnitSip blog
- Enter the Podiversary Giveaway thread in the KnitSip Ravelry group

Barrista
Must Stash Podcast (Video podcast)
Stacie (Freeflower - Rav.) and Steph (SupaSteph - Rav.) co-host this wonderful energetic podcast.  They are from Texas and I was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX.  Loved my time there and love seeing what Stacie and Steph are working on.  Check out their group, participate in their events and check out Stacie's fabulous etsy shop.  What a great way to perk up your day!

Knitting Rose Podcast (Audio podcast)
Hosted by Lise (KnittingRose - Rav.) and Brad (BixTexan - Rav.).   Both have a very soothing voice and are easy to listen to.  Besides wonderful knitting segments they also review books, movies and talk about Lise's business Knitting Rose Yarns.  Check them out I'm sure you'll enjoy listening too.

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters
Thursday from 4-8 pm at the Bigbby coffee shop in Gaylord.  Free and open to both fiber and non-fiber people.  Free wifi, large flat screen television, tons of seating, wonderful coffe and non-coffee drinks.  Come check us out we'd love to knit and sip with you.

Charlevoix Fiber Fest
Friday July 25th - Sunday July 27th at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, MI.  This is a wonderful fiber event that is on the smaller side but packed full of wonderful fibery goodness.  There is $5 fee to get in per day but well worth the money.  The event offers hourly door prizes, wonderful vendors, aplacas and angoras to pet (or buy) and sheep hearding demonstrations.  I always get little man at least one fiber related kids book every year.    Venetian Festival will be going on in Charlevoix all week as well, so non-fibery people might enjoy the festivities downtown while your getting your sheep on!

Tips
Thank you so much for listening.  Show notes can be found on the blog or on the KnitSip Ravelry group.  You can listen directly to the podcast from the link provided or you can subscribe via iTunes.  If you'd like to get ahold of me I'm snotestine on Ravelry or email me at knitsip(at)gmail(dot)com.  Come back in two weeks for another wonderful show and find out whose won prizes.  Until next time I hope you find plenty of time to knit and sip.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Episode 18: Spring Knitting

You can listen directly to the podcast here!

Place Your Order
Sipping
Spilled Beverages
Your Drink is Ready
Specialty Drinks
On the House
Drive Through
Tips

Sipping 
Jeck Sock by Reggina Sata
Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock Yarn, Aegir colorway
US 2's = 2.75 mm

Ribbon Hat
My own design fin worsted weight yarn with US 8's.

Specialty Drinks
Stitch Surfer KAL
Diane, Knitabulls on Ravelry and the podcaster of the Knitabulls podcast is hosting a Stitch Surfer KAL through the month of March and April.  Diane has done some wonderful video tutorials which are very helpful.

Cynthia's Too Charity Hat Drive 2014
Year long hat drive with a goal of 175 hats by the end of 2014.  You can mail or drop off your hat(s) at Cynthia's Too Yarn Store, 420 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770.

Spinzilla 2014
Possibly hosting a KnitSip Spinzilla team.  Let me know if your interested.  For you non-spinners I will also be hosting a thread in the KnitSip Ravelry group if you'd like to participate and see how much yardage you can knit, crochet, tat, etc.

Spilled Beverages
Frogged a cowl that just wasn't working.  Will re-purpose the yarn, Yarn Hollow Chrome based in the Chili Red colorways.

On The House
Congrats to Imecoll aka Linda!

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters
Every Thursday from 4-8 pm at the Bigbby coffee shop in Gaylord, MI.  Fiber lovers and muggles alike are encouraged to come and hang out with us.  (Guys don't be shy, we have gentlemen in the group too!)

Cynthia's Too Open Knit
Come to Cynthia's Too, 320 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI on Saturday April 5th from 11 am - 3 pm.

Tips
Thank you so much for listening.  Come back in 2 weeks for our anniversary episode and until then I hope you find plenty of time to knit and sip.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Episode 17:Post Olympic

You can listen directly to the podcast here!

Hello and welcome to the 16th episode of the KnitSip podcast, a beverage themed knitting podcast.  My name is Shannon, your host and I can be found through the following social media sites as:

snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip - Plurk,Twitter, Tumbler, Everlapse
KnitSip2013 - Instagram

Place Your Order
Sipping
Spilled Beverages
Your Drink is Ready
Specialty Drinks
On the House
Drink Menu
Drive Through
Tips

Sipping
Dash Hat (test knit) for Kimberly Gintar of The Giving Flower Designs
colorwork hat, fingering weight yarn
Regia sock yarn (light blue),
US 1 = 2.5 mm, US 3 = 3.0 mm

Arm-inArm Hat (test knit) by Jessy Austin Design
colorwork brimmed hat, worsted weight yarn
Vanna's Choice in Royal Blue, Linen and Rasberry
US 6 = 4.0 mm

Jeck Socks by Regina Satta
Free Ravelry download
Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock yarn in the Aegir colorway
US 1 = 2.5 mm
1st sock done!

Snuggles
Finished 8 snuggles total.  One sewn (by little man) and 7 either knit or crochet.  Huge thank you to Sadie, aka blueruin on Ravelry, for organizing and spearheading this wonderful KAL/CAL/SAL.

Spilled Beverages
Done on purpose this time!  I participated in the Aerial Unwind portion of the Ravellinics games and got a few projects frogged and now have some extra needles available.

Frogged Projects include:
February Lady's Sweater

Mittered Square Shawl Wrap

Another Sweater

Your Drink is Ready
Slip Up Socks by Dee Bramford (Posh Yarns)
North Cabin Fiber Crafts Dog Sled base in the Maple Leaves colorway
US 2=2.75 mm

Candy Shawl Wrap by Kimberly Gintar (The Giving Flower)
LOVE IT!!!  Test knit for Kimberly
Cherry Tree Hill DK wt, US 7 = 4.5 mm

On The House
Last episodes prizes finally sent out to the winners.

Leave a comment on the blog or the KnitSip Ravelry group for a chance to win one of Kimberly's downloadable pattern of your choice.

Specialty Drinks
Knitabulls Stitch Surfer KAL
Diane of the Knitabulls podcast is hosting a KAL through March.  It's the Stitch Surfer Sock from knitty.com and Diane has provided video tutorials to help you knit the sock.  (They're very good and I highly reccomend you try this).

Drink Menu
Faux Mocha
2-3 Tbl. cocoa mix (or 1 packet of cocoa mix)
2 Tbl. Creamer of your choice (or milk)
Coffee

Place the coca and creamer in a large mug and mix well.  Add coffee in thirds mixing well.  Enjoy!

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters
Every Thursday from 4-8 pm at the Bigbby coffee shop in Gaylord (by I-75).  Everyone is welcome! Besides fabulous coffee and non-coffee drinks there is also free wi-fi.

Cynthia's Open Knit
March 8th and March 22nd from 11 am - 3 pm.  This is a free event held at Cynthia's Too Yarn Store located at 320 East Mitchell street in Petoskey, MI.  Everyone is welcome.  Come sit and knit with some wondeful people and see what's new and going on at Cynthia's yarn store.

Tips
Thanks everybody for listening.  If you'd like head over to the KnitSip Ravelry group to introduce yourself and see what's going on.  Shownotes can be found on the blog or under the episode 17 thread of the KnitSip Ravelry group.  you can listen directly from the blog or suscribe via iTunes.  Again thanks for listening and until next time I hope your able to have plenty of time to knit and sip.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Episode 16:Snuggling along

You can listen directly to the podcast here!

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

Snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip - Plurk, Twitter, Tumbler, Everlapse
KnitSip2013 - Instagram

Place Your Order
Sipping
Your Drink is Ready
Specialty Drinks
On Tap
Drive Through
Tips

Sipping
Slip Up Socks

Jeck Socks

Candy Shawl

Snuggle

Your Drink is Ready
Round Head in a Square Hat

3 Snuggles!

All Grown Up Striped Slouch Hat

Specialty Drinks
Snuggles for Team KnitSip
Remember to post in the KnitSip Snuggles Ravelry thread for chances to win prizes and also in Sadie's (aka BlueRuin) Yarnivorous group in Ravelry for a chance to win prizes as well.  This KAL/CAL/SAL goes on until the end of February.

Cynthia's Too Charity Hat Drive 2014
#CTCH2014, also check out the feed on everlapse!  This is a year long charity drive to collect 175 hat in 2014.  I will be collecting hats at different fiber events I will be attending.  You can also participate by stopping by the store to drop off a hat or mail one in to:
Cynthia's Too Yarn Shop
320 E. Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

Ravellinics 2014
After everything I have decided to join Team Sasquach as a Ravellinics participant.  (Why re-invent the wheel?)  Head over for some great fun.

On Tap
Thank you to Kayle and the Charlevoix County Humane Society for the wonderful interview.  I hope you found the interview fun and informative.

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters, every Thursday at the Biggby coffee shop in Gaylord, MI from 4-8 pm.  Wonderful people, delicous drinks and free wifi.  Both fiber and non-fiber enthusiests are encouraged to come!

Cynthia's Open Knit
Saturday February 8 from 11 am - 3 pm at Cynthia's Too (320 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI).  The theme this time is Sip and Knit.  Bring your favorite wine or winter beverage and sip and knit with us.  We'd love to meet you!

Tips
Thank you to first time and returning listeners.  Please check out the Ravelry group, join and possibly introduce yourself.  You can find shownotes, links and listen directly to the episode on the blog.  Or you can subsribe via iTunes.

You can email me at knitsip(at)gmail(dot)com

Please come back in 2 weeks for Episode 17 and until then I hope you find plenty of time to knit and sip!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Episode 15: Happy 2014!

Click here for a direct link to the podcast!

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

Snotestine - Ravelry
KnitSip - Plurk
KnitSip - Tumblr
KnitSip - Everlapse
KnitSip2013 - Instagram

You can listen directly to the podcast here or subscribe via iTunes.  You can email me at knitsip(dot)blogspot(dot)com.

In Line
Happy 2014!  New reslutions include:
1) Podcast every 2 weeks (that means 26 episodes in 2014)
2)Provide listeners with more interviews
3)Stash bust more and knit from my wonderful stash
3)Cold sheep until August 2014
4)Knit 14 hat, 10 snuggles and 3 pairs of mittens

Place Your Order
Sipping
Your Drink is Ready
Specialty Drinks
On the House
Drive Through
Tips

Sipping
Charity Hat aka Round Head in a Square Hat
by Elsteffo (free Rav. download)
Inked Knits, Redoubt base in the "Know What I Mean" color way
US 4 = 3.5 mm needle

Slip Up Socks
by Dee Bamford / Posh Yarn (Free Rav. download)
North Cabin Fiber-Crafts, Dog Sled base in the Maple Leaves colorway
US 2 = 2.75 mm

Snuggle #3
100% vintage (like from the '80's) acrylic yarn, worsted weight held triple
Hook M =
Team KnitSip for Snuggles

Your Order is Ready
Twisted Hipster
by Nichole Montgomery ($4.99 Rav. downloadable pattern)
CJ Kopec Creations in her Diligence base in the Spruce colorway

Mom's X-Mas socks
Knit 1 Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye fingering weight
US 2 = 2.75 mm
cuff down vanilla socks

Andrea's Fingerless Mitts
by me! (KnitSip designs)
716Knits Boss base, DK weight yarn

Specialty Drinks
Team KnitSip Snuggles
Sadie, aka blueruin on Ravelry, of the Yarnivore podcast hosts a KAL/CAL/SAL every year to make snuggles for local animal shelters, animal rescues, etc.
head to snuggles.org for more info
Support the KnitSip podcast and post pics of you FO's in the KnitSip Snuggles thread. 
Tag projects with KnitSipSnuggles
Each completed snuggle will give you one entry to win a prize.
Don't forget to post in the Yarnivorous group Pet Blaket Topia thread to also be eligable to win prizes in Sadie's group as well

Team KnitSip of the formerly Ravellinics 2014
Ravellinics has since disbanded to be replaced by a new group.
Still join Team KnitSip to challenge yourself in your crafting endeavors during the 2014 winter olympics February 7-23, 2014.
Set your own goals, mine are to see how many accesories I can knit.
There will be prizes for Team KnitSip participants

Cynthia's Too Charity Hat Drive 2014
Cynthia's Too (my LYS) has a goal of 175 hat to donate for 2014.

On the House
1) Winding Wool Creek Fiber = Post #10 CrazyKnittingFool (Kristyn)

2)Cloud Lover = Post #25 Sharonthemom (Sharon)

3)Daizie Knits = Post # 50 ATexasYarn (Alison)

Drive Through
Gaylord Knitters, Thursdays from  4-8 pm at the Biggby coffee shop in Gaylord, MI. It's free to stop by and Biggby has free wi-fi.  We'd love to meet you.

Cynthia's Open Knit
At Cynthia's Too January 18th from 11 am - 3 pm.  Stop by and knit with some wonderful people.  Cynthia has just returned from TNNA, come and hear about the show and what to expect at the shop.

Tips
Thank you so much to first time and returning listeners.  Come back in 2 weeks for episode 16.  Until then hope you find plenty to knit and sip.