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Episode 27 – Happy Memorial Day

In  this episode, Kelly is still working on a pair of socks for her mom. She is almost done with her Lazy Hiker Wrap.

Kelly caught a Hello Yarn update and also showed off a new Tardis project bag from Yarntasia.

Sandy is working on a sock and has started a garter stitch Clapotis.

Sandy also shared a bunch of new patterns she wants to make once her arm is healed. Here they are:

LoveSocks

Chance of Snow

The Duck Hat

Save the Baby Whales

Elfe

Broken Wings

Julie

Frangiflutti

Chimney Fire

Citadel

Also here is the Craft Beer Project Bag on etsy.

See you all again in 2 weeks!

 

 

Episode 21 – Up Close and Personal with 2 Krafty Stitches

 

In this week’s episode, we discuss a new acquisition from Bedesisters on etsy. She is offering our viewers a discount of 20% off purchases made through the end of February. The code is 2KRAFTYSTITCHES20.

Neither one of us has finished any projects in the past two weeks.

We also talk about our current works in progress. Sandy is working on a pair of socks our of some Opal yarn, as well as her Fifty Fifty sweater out of some Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe yarn. Kelly is working on a pair of socks out of Patons Kroy Stripes in the Rusty Stripes colorway.

Sandy has caught up on Doctor Who (Kelly is still 6 episodes behind). Kelly has started watching season 2 of Agent Carter and she is enjoying it. Kelly has also finished reading The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman and is about to start reading Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan. Kelly also discussed the musical Grease. Here is a picture from her high school production (she’s in the plaid skirt in the front). 

  
For those of you who are interested, here are a few links about Gasparilla:

Gasparilla Wikipedia page

Article from The Tampa Bay Times

 

Episode 20 – Adventures at the Yarn Truck

Happy Monday Everyone!

We just uploaded Episode 20!!  We discussed our trip to the Four Purls Yarn Truck.  We both picked up a skein of yarn from Cascade’s new line Heritage Wave.  Kelly picked up the Three Feet of Sheep by Frabjous Fibers.  Sandy received a package from KnittyandColor containing Merino Silk Wool Roving in the Spruce/Green colorway.

We both had finished projects this episode!  Kelly finished her sock head hat in Patrons Kroy color is Rusty Stripes (and she wore it this morning!) and Sandy finished the socks she had been working on.

Kelly is halfway done with a hat for her father in the Solider Hat pattern.  Sandy started a pair a plain socks in an unknown Opal colorway.  She also started the fiftyfifty top out of Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe in a gray color (dont remember which one) and Eucalyptus.

Happy Knitting!!

Episode 17 – Alligator Semantics

Kelly received her Chatbooks which are composed of her Instagram photos.  Sandy received her YarnTasia secret club package.  While perusing the Tuesday Morning, Sandy came across Creative Effects in Sock Knitting by Van Der Linden.

Kelly is working on her Christmas knitting socks for her Mother.  Sandy is on to the foot of socks in an unknown colorway.

Kelly finished the book In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.  Sandy finished Infinity Lost (The Infinity Trilogy Book 1) by S. Harrison and realized that Amazon Kindle does not have the rest of the trilogy yet.  We did have a large breakout session of the animals of Florida including alligators, flamingos, peacocks, and squirrels. 

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Lucy with Santa – 2015

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Reindeer Klaus with Santa – 2015

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Klaus with Santa – 2015

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Ice Cream after Santa visit – 2015

Episode 16 – Happy Friendsgiving and Fallout Fridows

Since we have been slackers with the show notes the last few episodes we are working on them during our post recording knitting time!  

Kelly received her Moonrover fiber club November 2015 and as we say EVERY month, it is gorgeous.  Kelly purchased the Hauteknit yarn in the “Eye of the Tiger” colorway for both herself and Sandy.  Sandy received her order from ForbesFiberFarms of BFL fiber in the “Fire-Fluffy” colorway.

Kelly is almost halfway through the Moonrover October 2015 club colorway on her Turlemade spindle.  She is also working on her never ending chevron cowl made from the Quaere fibre in the patchwork colorway.  Sandy has just started a pair of socks in an unknown colorway.  But we do know it is sock yarn!

Kelly finished the Hobbledehoy fiber in the Smooth Sailing Colorway on her Turtlemade turkish spindle.  She also finished the belated birthday gift, One Row Handspun Scarf out of Patons Colorwul in the meadow colorway.

Sandy finished a pair of baby socks in the lion brand sock ease in the rock candy colorway.

Kelly finished the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.  Both of us have really been slacking on all TV viewing.  Sandy has been sucked into the world of Fallout 4.  And as Kelly said there are lots of Fallout Widows.  After the episode Sandy determined the friend version of the Fallout Widow is the Fallout Fridow.  Sandy is about halfway through the Infinity Lost (The Infinity Trilogy Book 1) by S. Harrison.

FYI – This is the photo that the screen switched to about 18 minutes into recording.  After much thought, Sandy determined that this is a photo of the table from the hotel she was staying at this week.  She has no idea who took this photo or when it was taken.

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Episode 11 – Never Ending Cycle of Mediocrity

Kelly and Sandy are back on schedule with recording this week! They have had quite a busy time these past 2 weeks.

Sandy did not have any new items to share, but Kelly had more than enough to make up for that! Kelly received her order of Daredevil felt dolls from Animinis and they are adorable. She also received her August 2015 shipment from the Moonrover Fiber Club which is so gorgeous and Sandy wanted to steal it. Finally, Kelly got in an order from TurtleMade Spindles. She ordered a standard sized one and also a nano to use at work during her lunch break.

Kelly has been working on her chevron cowl in Quaere Fibre Patchwork yarn. Sandy has been working on her Hitchhiker Shawl in her Yarn Pirate Sweet Pea colorway.

As for finished objects, Sandy has made a beanie for a trainer at the boxing gym. She even incorporated the logo for his fitness company, Camp Gladiator. The beanie was made out of wool. She might have to make a back up beanie in acrylic for easier washing care.

Sandy and Kelly also had a huge conversation about the TV shows they are currently watching, and then they moved on to a discussion of literature they were required to read in high school.

See you all again in 2 weeks!!

Episode 10 – Untitled

Kelly and Sandy have been very busy and slackers all at the same time. They totally forgot to post this episode to the blog (even though it is on YouTube) and never did show notes, so here we go!

2 Krafty Stitches went to Stitch ‘n’ Pitch which was sponsored this year by Stash St Pete. They had a lovely time at the pregame potluck brunch and they each received a pretty awesome goodie bag! Also included with their tickets were either a tote bag or a hat from the Tampa Bay Rays. Even though their team lost, they had a wonderful time!

Prior to recording this episode, Kelly and Sandy taste-tested some Not Your Father’s Root Beer. They were not too impressed. Kelly thinks it might taste better as a root beer float.

The week before this episode was recorded, Kelly and Sandy attended a very good production of “Mame” at freeFall Theatre.

As for new purchases, Sandy bought a skein of yarn from Stash. It is the Ancient Art Yarns in the German Shephard colorway. Kelly purchased a bright green skein of The Fiber Seed Sprout yarn.

Works in Progress:

Kelly is working on a chevron cowl based on the one that Sandy made a few weeks ago. She is using Quaere Fibre in the Patchwork colorway. Sandy is working on a Hitchhiker in Yarn Pirate Sweet Pea club colorway from the April 09 Booty Club. She is spinning BFL from The Great Adirondack Yarn Company in the Amethyst colorway.

Kelly finished the knitting portion of her Miss Winkle Shawlette. Sandy finished her Morvarch Shawl, some baby socks, potholders, and spinning her Greenwoods Fiberworks wool.

Kelly has been (kind of) reading “A Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith. She also saw the movie “Southpaw” because everything is now boxing. Sandy is reading “A Killing Frost” by John Marsden.

Episode 9 – Sandy is Not Prepared

Episode 9 finds 2KraftyStitches right after about 2 hours of working out at the gym. They also realized that they did not read the calendar correctly last week, and they should have recorded a week ago. So here they are, totally improvising a short episode!

In new items, Kelly received her July 2015 shipment from the Moonrover Fiber Club.

As for finished objects, Sandy had several, but they were not all with her. Her Morvarch shawl has been blocked, but she left it in her car. Her spinning was at home hanging up to dry. We should see these 2 objects in a future episode. She did bring the chevron cowl she finished out of Whisper Lace and it is gorgeous!

Moving on to works in progress, Kelly has finally pulled her Miss Winkle shawl out of hibernation and worked quite a bit on it. She says she will be done with it by the next time they record. Sandy is almost finished with a pair of socks she is creating out of Patons Kroy FX in the Cascade color. She is starting a Hitchhiker shawl out of some Yarn Pirate sock club yarn in the Sweet Pea colorway.

Kelly and Sandy discussed a few sock patterns, notably Spring Forward, which is a free pattern and they highly recommend.

Kelly and Sandy also talked about preparing for Stitch ‘n’ Pitch at the Rays game. They were going to attend a tailgate and Kelly made S’mores Krispie Treats.

See you next time!

Episode 8 – Rocky, The Terminator, and Dinosaurs! Oh My! (or Flashing Back in Time)

We’ve been busy these past few weeks. Kelly returned from her weekend of workshops at Silent Weekend and has recuperated from the experience. Once Kelly was back home, she and Sandy got back into their boxing routine (although Sandy was good and continued to go while Kelly was out of town).

Kelly received her new Modular Spindle from Akerworks and is practicing with it. She tried it as a top whorl spindle, but she prefers to use a bottom whorl. She will report more on how it spins in a future episode.

Sandy had nothing new to show in this episode, but she is plying her Greenwoods Fiberworks Calypso on her turkish spindle. She is also working on her Chevron Cowl in Whisper Lace in the Alhambra colorway.

Kelly spun a bit of her Hobbledehoy fiber in the Smooth Sailing Colorway on her turkish spindle. Other than that and adding a few repeats on her Miss Winkle shawl, she hasn’t done a lot lately.

Sandy had a finished object! Her Morvarch shawl that she was knitting out of her handspun is done and it is gorgeous!

Kelly and Sandy went a bit old school in their movie watching during the week. Kelly finally watched Rocky (the first one) and Sandy watched The Terminator. They both saw Jurassic World over the holiday weekend.

Episode 7 – We are Boxing Knitters!

Since the last episode, we were featured on knittingpodcast.blogspot.com!  Last Saturday, we visited Stash in St. Petersburg where they were having their WWKIP Day.  We also joined Title Boxing Club.

Kelly showed a lot if new items.  She received her June 2015 Moonrover Fiber Club, Another Crafty Girl sock yarn in the “Gamut” colorway, and Nomadic Yarns sock yarn in the “Beefsquatch” colorway.

We both received the Ply Magazine.  While we were at Stash, Kelly bought Malabrigo Sock yarn in the “Impressionist’s Sky” colorway.  Sandy and Kelly both purchased yarn Abracadabra by Hikoo, which is a UV color changing yarn.  Sandy purchased the “Natural to Pink” colorway and Kelly purchased the “Natural to Purple” colorway.

Kelly recently began spinning Hobbledhoy fiber in the “smooth sailing” colorway.  Sandy is working on the Morvarch Shawl in her hand spun and chevron cowl using the Whisper Lace yarn in the Alhambra colorway.

Kelly finshed the Daniel Diagonal Striped Cowl from the Moonrover Doctor Who polwarth handspun.  Sandy attempted to dye wool with Kool Aid using the tie dye method with direction from Knitty.  The yarn can be found here.