Thursday, December 13, 2012

Episode 86: Monsters and Scarves and Socks, Oh My!

Here's Episode 86:






-----------Show Notes-------------
Discharged:
Chelsea the Chatterbox Monster in Loops and Threads Impeccable (Folklore Colorway)
Harold the Houseplant Monster in Red Heart Super Saver (Paddy Green Colorway)

In the OR:
Tempting Sweater in Loops and Threads Impeccable (Claret Colorway)
Last Minute Scarf in Caron Brand Wintuk (White and Black Colorways)
Crosswords at the Coffee Shop in Caron Brand Wintuk (Dark Persian Colorway)
Hitchhiker Shawl in Handspun (Not Shown)

Admitting:
Hermione's Everyday Socks
Evenstar Shawl
Spectra Shawl
Peonies Socks
Color Affection Shawl
Monkey Socks

Supply Room:
Ribbon for Tempting Sweater
Christmas present yarn :-)

Continuing Education:
One final separates me from my last semester of nursing school :-)

In Other News:
The links for donating to Alexz can be found HERE. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far!
Going home on Saturday, and we can't wait!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Episode 85: I'll Be Missing You

Here's Episode 85:





-----------Show Notes-------------
Discharged:
Baby Tree of Life Throw in Lion Brand Pound of Love (Antique Colorway)
Boot Candy in Bernat Softee Chunky (Linen Colorway)
Snowflake for Karrie's Family
Emily's Slouchy Hat in Caron Perfect Match (Green Colorway)

In the OR:
Harold the Houseplant Monster in Red Heart Super Saver (Paddy Green Colorway)
Crosswords at the Coffeeshop Shawl in Caron Wintuk (Dark Persian Colorway)
Hitchhiker Shawl (Not Shown)

Admitting:
Tempting Sweater
Chelsea the Chatterbox Monster

Dialysis:
Still working on the two fibers on the wheel.

Supply Room:
Thank you to Dragontamerbrat (Sam) for Karrie's beautiful shawl pattern.
BFL from Fibernymph Dyeworks (Vampire Kisses Colorway)
Knit a Monster Nursery by Rebecca Danger
Misc. Nursing books

Continuing Education:
Beginning of finals week! Also, loving my mom's NCLEX books :-)

In Other News:
Thank you to everyone who has donated the Little Alexz, including phoenixfire (Tracy), who donated this beautiful yarn as a prize.
Planning the trip home! If you're along the route that I mentioned, let me know and we can try to plan a meet-up!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Episode 84: Knitting Machine

Here's Episode 84:



-----------Show Notes--------------
Discharged:
Angus the Attic Monster in Red Heart Super Saver (Bright Yellow Colorway)
I Heart Cables Hat in Red Heart Super Saver (Pretty N Pink Colorway)
Sweet N Simple Scarf in Red Heart Super Saver (Pretty N Pink Colorway)
Snowy Owls Sweater in Lion Brand Pound of Love (Antique White Colorway)
Chelsea the Chatterbox Monster in Crown Mountain Colors 100% Targee (Headwaters Colorway)

In the OR:
Hitchhiker in Knitty and Color 80/20 Merino/Silk (Ultralite at Night Colorway)
Baby Tree of Life Throw in Lion Brand Pound of Love (Antique White Colorway)
Monkey Socks (not shown)
Harold the Houseplant Monster (not shown)

Dialysis:
Finished the singles of the Amethyst Batts
Going to spin the Fiber Charmer as a long single, then n-ply it for a rainbow stripe sequence.

Supply Room:
Christmas present...I must not open until Christmas!

Continuing Education:
Short week, so all that's left is finals!

In Other News:
You can find the links to donate to Alexz and his family HERE

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Episode 83: When It Rains, It Pours

Here's Episode 83:





----------Show Notes------------
In the OR:
Snowy Owls Sweater in Lion Brand Pound of Love (Antique White Colorway)
Angus the Attic Monster in Red Heart Super Saver (Bright Yellow Colorway)
Hitchhiker Shawl in Handspun (Ultralight at Night Colorway)

Admitting:
I Heart Cables Hat
Sweet N Simple Scarf

Continuing Education:
Clinical for me, grad school applications for Will.

In Other News:
Whole lotta stuff....
Here's where you can donate:
http://www.indiegogo.com/alexzander
http://prayersforalexzander.blogspot.com/
The rules for the contest can be found here.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Episode 82: What A Week

Here's Episode 82:




----------Show Notes----------
In the OR:
Monkey Socks (not shown)
Emily's Slouchy Hat (not shown)
Ruby Slippers Shawlette in Dream in Color Starry (Giant Peach Colorway)
Harold the Houseplant Monster in Red Heart Super Saver (Paddy Green Colorway)
Owls Sweater in Lion Brand Pound of Love (Antique White Colorway)

Admitting:
Angus the Attic Monster
Some pretty red sweater, although I don't have a pattern in mind yet.

Dialysis:
Nothing shown

Supply Room:
Red Heart and Caron Yarns
Buttons for the Owls Sweater
Giant KnitPicks order that I can't show when it comes next week!
Also, Christmas present. I really shouldn't open it until at least December ;-)

Continuing Education:
Poster presentation, clinicals, and more. The end is near!

In Other News:
We will be starting a donation fund for Alexz's hospital bills; more details next week.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Episode 81: Prizes!

Here's Episode 81:




-----------Show Notes-----------
In the OR:
Emily's Slouchy Hat in Caron Perfect Match (Green Colorway)
Ruby Slippers Shawlette in Dream in Color Starry (Giant Peach Colorway)
Charlie the Auburn Monster in Red Heart Super Saver (Carrot Colorway) and Caron Wintuk (Navy Colorway)
Monkey Socks in Knit Picks Stroll Handpaints (Watermelon Colorway)

Dialysis:
Amethist Batts from Hippie Penguin Fibers
70/30 Alpaca Silk from Gale's Art

Continuing Education:
Two more weeks of craziness....

In Other News:
Not a whole lot. Mostly just school stuff.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Episode 80: Sweater!

Here's Episode 80:







-----------Show Notes-------------
Discharged:
Shapely Boyfriend Cardigan in KnitPicks Swish Worsted (Doe Colorway)

In the OR:
Ruby Slippers Shawlette in Dream in Color Starry (Giant Peach Colorway)
Evenstar Shawl (Not Shown)
Emily's Slouchy Hat in Caron Perfect Match (Green Colorway)
Charlie the Auburn Monster in Red Heart Super Saver Solids (Carrot Colorway) and Caron Wintuk (Navy Colorway)

Admitting:
Monkey Socks
Chelsea the Chatterbox Monster

Dialysis:
FInished Crown Mountain Colors 100% Targee (Headwaters Colorway): 123 yards of an aran weight
Finished first 2 oz of Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top 75/25 Polwarth/Silk (Zion Colorway)

Continuing Education:
Good week, test coming up.

In Other News:
Saw Susu again and visited some of the rescue cats.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Episode 79: Finally Some Stash!

Here's Episode 79:










--------------Show Notes-----------------
Discharged:
Baby Girl Hat in Shibui Knits Sock (Zinneas Colorway)
Charlie the Alabama Monster in Red Heart Super Saver (Cherry Red Colorway) and Red Heart Soft (White Colorway)

In the OR:
Ruby Slippers Shawlette in Dream in Color Starry (Giant Peach Colorway)
Evenstar Shawl in Elegant Yarns Athena (Colorway 203)
Emily's Slouchy Hat in Caron Perfect Match (Green Colorway)
Shapely Boyfriend Cardigan in Knit Picks Swish Worsted (Doe Colorway)

Admitting:
Charlie the Auburn Monster
Harold the Houseplant Monster
Color Affection Shawl

Dialysis:
Finished the singles of Headwaters, going to Navajo ply this week.

Supply Room:
Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top Polwarth (Cherry Blossom Colorway)
Lovely yarn for the Color Affection Shawl
Beads for Evenstar
Soak

Continuing Education:
I feel like everything is due this upcoming week...better get working on that. Also, I got offered a job :-) Too bad I can't take it.

In Other News:
School, school, and more school.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Episode 78: Fall Break

Here's Episode 78:






-------------Show Notes----------------
In the OR:
Shapely Boyfriend Cardigan in Knit Picks Swish Worsted (Doe Colorway)
Evenstar Shawl in Elegant Yarns Athena (Colorway 203)
Ruby Slippers Shawlette in Dream in Color Starry (Giant Peach Colorway)

Admitting:
Emily's Christmas Slouch #4 in Caron Perfect Match (Green Colorway)
Really want to try my hand at Fair Isle, so
Endpaper Mitts
SG Fair Isle Hat

Dialysis:
Crown Mountain Colors 100% Targee (Headwaters Colorway)
Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top 75/25 Polwarth/Silk (Zion Colorway)

Continuing Education:
I love Fall Break.
I might be doing my preceptorship with a wound care/ostomy nurse. Super excited.

In Other News:
Amber's wedding was gorgeous, and Paige loved her monster :-)
We saw Susu! She probably won't be coming home, but we're happy to know she's doing just fine.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Episode 77: A Quickie

Here's Episode 77:







-------------Show Notes------------
Discharged:
Stripe Study Shawl in Wollmeise 100% Merino (Wasabi and Magnolie Dark Colorways)
Emily's Slouchy Hat in Caron Wintuk (Purple Colorway)
Dot the Dress Up Monster in Red Heart Super Saver Solids (Pretty N Pink Colorway) and With Love (Aubergine Colorway)

In the OR:
Ruby Slippers Shawlette in Dream in Color Starry (Giant Peach Colorway)
Shapely Boyfriend Cardigan in Knit Picks Swish Worsted (Doe Colorway)

Admitting:
Emily's Slouchy Hat
Evenstar Shawl

Dialysis:
Highland Handmades White Spruce Top - 60/30/10 SW Merino/Bamboo/Nylon (Gril Fight Colorway)
Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top - 75/25 Polwarth/Silk (Zion Colorway)
Mountain Colors Targee Top (Headwaters Colorway)

Continuing Education:
Got to go into surgery yesterday, and now we're on Fall Break!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Episode 76: Third Time's A Charm

Here's Episode 76:




---------Show Notes------------
Discharged:
Cupido Cowl in Madeline Tosh Chunky (Tart Colorway)

In the OR:
Stripe Study Shawl in Wollmeise 100% Pure (Washabi and Magnolie Dark Colorways)
Hermione's Everyday Socks in Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock (Unicorn Parade Colorway)
Emily's Slouchy Hat #1 in Caron Wintuk (Purple Colorway)

Dialysis:
Highland Handmades White Spruce Top (Girl Fight Colorway)
Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top (Zion Colorway)

Supply Room/Admiting:
Knit Picks Swish Worsted (Doe Colorway): Enough to make my first sweater! Thank you so much to the wonderful individual who sent it to me :-D

Continuing Education:
Short week, not much to say, really. My instructor has now started joking about the sweater I'm going to make him.

In Other News:
Health is going well, found out some interesting stuff about my surgery though. Time flies when you're the sickest you've ever been.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Episode 75: A Feline Distraction

Here's Episode 75:




-----------Show Notes-----------
Discharged:
Hermione's Cable and Eyelet Hat in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted (Cranberry Colorway)

In the OR:
Hermione's Everyday Sock in Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock (Unicorn Parade Colorway)
Stripe Study Shawl in Wollmeise 100% Merino (Wasabi and Magnolie Dark Colorways)
Emily's Christmas Slouch #1 in Caron Wintok (Purple Colorway)

Dialysis:
Highland Handmades BFL/Merino #2 (Life's Rainbow Colorway) - 122 yards DK weight
Coming Up: Highland Handmades White Spruce Top (Girl Fight Colorway)
Highland Handmades 75/25 Polwarth/Silk (Zion Colorway)

Continuing Education:
First week of clinicals went well, found out my clinical instructor found and watched the podcast. Lots of work now, but everything has been manageable so far.

In Other News:
Fall is Coming KAL is going until Halloween; be sure to tag your items with NNFall2012
Yuki is an attention whore. I love her though.
So tempted to buy new fiber....everything is so pretty! I'm going to be good though.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Episode 74: A Short One

Here's Episode 74:










------------------------Show Notes---------------------------
In the OR:
Stripe Study Shawl

Dialysis:
Highland Handmades Fiber (Life's Rainbow)
Highland Handmades Fiber (Zion)

Supply Room:
Fibernymph Dyeworks Fiber
Whole bunch o' acrylic yarn

Continuing Education:
Not a whole lot going on....start clinicals next week.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Episode 73: Lucky Girl

Here's Episode 73:








-------------Show Notes------------
Discharged (kind of):
Boot Candy Boot Toppersin Bernat Softee Chunky (Linen Colorway) - I have one done, anyways.

In the OR:
Hermione's Cable and Eyelet Hat in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted (Cranberry Colorway)
Hermione's Everyday Socks in Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock (Unicorn Parade Colorway)
Stripe Study Shawl in Wollmeise 100% Merino (Wasabi and Magnolie Dark Colorways) (Not Shown)

Dialysis:
Hippie Penguin Fibers 100% Merino (Still Time Colorway) - 140 yards, DK weight
Highland Handmades 75% Polwarth/25% Silk (Zion Colorway)
Highland Handmades 100% Superwash BFL (Life's Lemons Colorway)

Supply Room:
Bags from Bird Leg Bags
Iris Shawl from Jeanette93
Sweater Yarn from CoggieTM (coming soon)

Continuing Education:
Busy busy busy....making a video for the Foundations Lab, tests, Validations, oh my!

In Other News:
We got our new mattress! Yay!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Episode 72: Fall is Coming!

Here's Episode 72:







------------Show Notes-------------
Discharged:
Eagle Bay Hat in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Quick and Thick (Claret Colorway)
Simple Boot Toppers in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Quick and Thick (Claret Colorway) - Technically a HO, since I forgot that boots come in PAIRS.

In the OR:
Hermione's Everyday Socks in Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock (Unicorn Parade Colorway)
Stripe Study Shawl (Not Shown)

Admitting:
Cupido Cowl
Turquoise Slouch
Dot the Dress Up Monster

Dialysis:
Wheel: Hippie Penguin Fibers 100% Merino (Out of Time Colorway)
Spindle: Highland Handmades 75% Polwarth/25% Silk (Zion Colorway)

Supply Room:
Madeline Tosh Chunky
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted
Bernat Softee Chunky

Continuing Education:
Long week with lots of extra class periods...looking forward to a norma schedule in a few weeks. Also, we got our new uniforms! I'll wear mine next week to make up for the fact that I didn't show them this week.

Health Promotion:
Doctors say everything is looking good! It'll be a while before anything happens, but we're liking the positive attitudes.

In Other News:
We need a new mattress...thankfully Labor Day sales have already started!
Check out the Fall is Coming KAL on the Ravelry boards!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Episode 71: I'm Back!

Here's Episode 71:






-----------Show Notes------------
In the OR:
Stripe Study Shawl in Wollmeise 100% Merino (Wasabi and Magnolie Dark Colorways)
Hummingbird Socks in Knit Picks Felici (Hummingbird Colorway)

Coma Ward:
Ruby Slippers Shawlette in Dream in Color Starry (Giant Peach Color)

Dialysis:
Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top (Zion Colorway) - 2-ply fingering weight

Supply Room:
Going to get new items for the wardrobe today during our girl's day out.

Continuing Education:
Summer classes ended well; had to take one final late, but everything is done and better than expected. Fall classes have started, and they're going to be hard, but worth it.

In Other News:
Check out the 3 Stitches Blog and their Ravelry Group for information about their baby blanket drive.
Health Stuff: Yes, I'm okay; I've lost ~65 lbs; surgery went well, and I'm almost fully recovered; learning to live with new diet restrictions and lifestyle.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Episode 70: Happy Birthday!

Here's Episode 70:






----------------Show Notes------------
In the OR:
Stripe Study Shawl in Wollmeise "Pure" 100% Superwash (Wasabi and Magnolie Dark)

Admitting:
Ruby Slippers Shawlette in Dream in Color Starry (Giant Peach Colorway)

In the Coma Ward:
Rainbow Pride Spectra in Cascade Heritage (Chocolate Colorway) and Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway)
Jeweled Cowl in Malabrigo Lace (Saphire Green Colorway)
Peonies Socks in Spinning Fates Megara (Peonies Colorway)

Supply Room:
Birthday yarn from Will, and an adorable JessaLu bag. More is coming next week based on the number of people who asked for my address. Looking forward to it.

Continuing Education:
Semester is done at the end of the month. We're getting gorgeous green scrubs to replace our white ones. :-)

In Other News:
The Crohn's might turn out to be its own separate tab in the show notes, but not sure what to call it yet. Dr.'s appointment on Monday, which should help use choose which path to go down.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Episode 68: Surprise Package

Here's Episode 68:







No Show Notes, except for the fact that you guys are amazing.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Episode 67: Short and Sweet

Here's Episode 67:






-----------Show Notes----------------
In the OR:
Gaia Shrug in Red Heart Soft (White Colorway) and Knit Picks Aloft (White Colorway)
Peonies Socks in Spinning Fates Megara (Peonies Colorway)
Pippin Socks in Miss Babs Yummy Monochrome (Squash Blossom Colorway)
Jeweled Cowl (Not Shown)
Spectra Shawl (Not Shown)

Dialysis:
Finished Dragonfly Fibers Polwarth (Coral Reef Colorway) - DK, 150 yards 2-ply. Needs to be re-plied.
Interlacement Yarns BFL (Soleil Colorway) - 1st 4 oz - Worsted, 138 yards 2-ply. Spinning up 2nd half as n-ply.
Crown Mountain Farms Merino (99 Luftballons Colorway) - Spinning as a 2-ply. It looks AWESOME.

Continuing Education:
Getting busy. Need to work on stuff before going to SSK.

In Other News:
Sick, sick, sick, decided not to go to WWKIP Day.
Vote for Heather from Highland Handmades at https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Episode 66 and 66.5: Meet Emma!

Here's Episode 66:



--------------Show Notes------------
In the OR:
Peonies Socks in Spinning Fates Megara (Peonies Colorway)
Pippin Socks in Miss Babs Yummy Monochrome (Squash Blossom Colorway)
Jeweled Cowl in Maribrigo Lace (Saphire Green Colorway)
Spectra (Not Shown)

Admitting:
Gaia Shawl in Red Heart Soft (White Colorway) and Knit Picks Aloft (White Colorway)

Supply Room:
Cheviot Roving from 2SistersStringworks
Fruit Loops Gradient from Fibernymph Dyeworks
Red Heart Soft (White Colorway)

In the Nursery:
Lots of new babysitting happening in the future! Looking forward to it. And of course, Alex loved Hugo :-)

Continuing Education:
Lots of school work this week, and prepping for the job search process. You can learn for about Magnet Certification here

In Other News:
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the SSK Open Market :-) Bringing birthday money, so watch out!
Got my dental problems fixed, now to work on the rest of the medical stuff.
Congrats to the winners of the patterns!


And here's Episode 66.5:



-------------Show Notes-------------
Dialysis:
I got my new Ladybug! Enjoy the pictures and videos of her :-)
Finished Polwarth from Greenwood Fiberworks (Shades of Magenta Colorway): Fingering weight, 392 yards.
Started Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Roving (Aurora Heather Colorway) on Emma, going for a DK 2-ply (ish)
Let me know how I should spin that lovely Crown Mountain Roving by voting HERE

Tour de Fleece Goals:

  • Spin every day on the wheel or spindle
  • Finish an 8 oz braid of fiber
  • Spin my first gradient
  • Spin my first batts
  • Try out new fibers (like Cheviot, Falkland, and new blends)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Episode 65: So Much Thanks

Here's Episode 65:








-----------------Show Notes---------------------
Discharged:
Hugo the Couch Potato Monster in Loops and Threads Impeccable (Pumpkin Colorway)
Hitchhiker Shawl in Highland Handmades Silver Maple Sock (Yay I'm Gay Colorway) for the Hitch a Rainbow with Fru and Kate KAL

In the OR:
Pippin Socks in Miss Babs Yummy Monochrome (Squash Blossom Colorway)
Spectra in Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (Chocolate Colorway)
Peonies Socks in Spinning Fates Megara (Peonies Colorway)

Admitting:
Gaia Shawl
Jeweled Cowl

Sutures:
Finished With The Lemons, started on What Little Girls Are Made OF

Dialysis:
Broke my spindle again, but I fixed it correctly this time. Spinning the Greenwood Fiberworks Polwarth (Shades of Magenta Colorway) as a fingering weight 2-ply, fractal.

New Patients:
Julie from The Play Yard Podcast

Supply Room:
Ravelry runner up design bag from Manfredovna
Custom Bag from KnttingsMyBag
Lotions from Wolfe Farms

Continuing Education:
Not a whole lot. First test next week.

In Other News:
You have one more week to post on the 100 Member Giveaway Thread!
WWKIP Day is June 16th at Hoover Public Library. Come join us!
Thank you so much to everyone who sent me notes, PMs, or anything else; I really appreciate it!
We've come to a decision about Susu...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Episode 64: Cats, Loot, and Loss

Here's Episode 64:





------------Show Notes-------------
Discharged:
Cecil the Computer Monster in Red Heart Super Saver (Cherry Red and Grey Heather Colorways)
Rainbow Felted Spinning Wheel Bag in Knit Picks Chroma Worsted (Lollipop Colorway)

In the OR:
Hugo the Couch Potato Monster in Loops and Threads Impeccable Worsted (Pumpkin Colorway)
Hitchhiker Shawl in Highland Handmades Silver Maple Sock (Yay I'm Gay Colorway) for the Hitch a Rainbow KAL
Pippin Socks in Miss Babs Yummy Sock (Squash Blossom Colorway) (Not Shown)
Spectra Shawl in Cascade Heritage Sock (Chocolate Colorway) and Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway) (Not Shown)

Sutures:
Portal 2 Cross Stitch from Pixy Stitches

Dialysis:
Took the Alpaca/Silk off the spindle because I broke it. Got a laceweight (166 yards/26 grams)
Started Greenwood Fiberworks Polwarth (Shades of Magenta Colorway), getting a 2 ply fingering weight out of it. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Supply Room:
BFL/Silk (Bollywood goes Fibonacci Colorway) from Friends in Fiber
Wedding Birds, London Underground, and Paris Metro X-Stitch Patterns from Los Angeles Needlework
Yarn, Sock Blockers from Knit Picks

Continuing Education:
Not a whole lot. Wish we had clinicals during the summer.

In Other News:
I lost a friend from high school yesterday. The song at the end of the podcast is a song he wrote called "Look Ma, No Hands" which always reminds me of the good times we had together. Sorry for the unusual sound effects in the beginning; we were goofballs in high school :-)

We are almost at 100 members! Be sure to enter the Contest Thread to win a pattern of your choice after we reach 100 :-)


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Episode 63: Dental Work Isn't Fun

Here's Episode 63:





----------Show Notes--------------
Discharged:
Pamuya Shawl in Collinette Jitterbug (Neptune Colorway)

In the OR:
Bear the Bama Bot in Red Heart Super Saver (Cherry Red and Grey Heather Colorways)
Spectra Shawl in Cascade Heritage (Chocolate Colorway) and Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway)
Pippin Socks in Miss Babs Yummy Monochrome (Squash Blossom Colorway)
Hitchhiker Shawl in Highland Handmades Silver Maple Sock (Yay I'm Gay Colorway) for the Hitch a Rainbow with Fru and Kate KAL

Admitting:
Hugo the Couch Potato Monster
Dot the Dress Up Monster

Dialysis:
Finished Greenwood Fiberworks Hethered BFL (Grapevine Colorway): 347 yards/99 grams fingering weight 2-ply and 47 yard mini skein n-ply
Working on Alpaca/Silk from Gale's Art, looks like it'll be a 2-ply lace-weight
I put up a POLL asking how I should spin the lovely Polwarth I showed.

New Patients:
MrsTN2006
WittyKnittin

Supply Room:
KnitPicks Aloft and Stroll Tonal
Red Heart yarn for Monsters, plus jumper rings for stitch markers
Cross Stitch Patterns from PixyStitches and Sarcastic Stitches
The Knitter's Life List

Continuing Education:
Highly recommend Health Matters for anyone who is in the health care field and cares for diverse populations. Other than that, classes are going well.

In Other News:
Lots of dental stuff....not fun :-(

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Episode 62: Daddy's Girl

Here's Episode 62:





----------Show Notes-----------
Discharged:
Petunia the Patio Monster and Girly Monster Chunk in Plymouth Encore Colorspun Worsted (Colorway 7137)

In the OR:
Pamuya Shawl in Collinette Jitterbug (Neptune Colorway)
Pippin Socks in Miss Babs Yummy Sock (Squash Blossom Colorway) for the Yarnivore KAL
Rainbow Spectra in Cascade Heritage Sock (Chocolate Colorway) and Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway) (Not Shown)
Evenstar Shawl in Elegant Yarns Athena (Colorway 230) (Not Shown)

Admitting:
Hitchhiker Shawl in Highland Handmades Silver Maple Sock (Yay I'm Gay Colorway) for the Hitch a Rainbow with Fru and Kate KAL
Cecil the Computer Monster in Red Heart Super Saver (Heather Grey and Cherry Red Colorways)
Gaia Shrug in Gala Yarn and KnitPicks Aloft
Corner to Corner Dishcloth in Lily Sugar and Cream (Green Dream Colorway) for Knitabulls' May Washcloth KAL

Dialysis:
Finished first 2 oz. and half of the second 2 oz. of the Greenwood Fiberworks Heathered BFL (Grapevine Colorway)
Will be spinning up Alpaca/Silk from Gale's Art.

Supply Room:
Cascade 150 Paints
Drop Spindle from Spinatude
Gala Yarns
Freeze-dried Ice Cream

Continuing Education:
Lots of textbooks.

In Other News:
Remembering my dad and the effect he's had on my life and evidently my fiber choices. Managed not to cry. Forgot to mention, but will next week, my dental stuff.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Liebster Award



Yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised to find a comment on the blog letting me know I had been nominated for a Leibster Award! Thank you Lindy Lou at 3 Stitches for nominating me!


The Liebster award is given to blogs with less than 200 followers, and gives you the chance to thank the person that awarded it to you, and pay it forward to 5 other deserving and wonderful bloggers out there.

Here are my five nominees (I'll be posting on their blogs shortly. There are a few people not on this list, but only because they've already been nominated by others and I want to share the love.)

1).  Hilary and Leslie from Hippie Penguin

2).  Katie from Knittin On The Fly

3). Maya from Moonie Knits

4). Wendy from Sassypantsknitter

5). Jadee from Twisted Strands

So, to my 5 nominees, here is your homework. I did mine, now it's your turn...

1. Thank your award presenter on your blog and link back to him/her
2. Copy and paste the award to your blog
3. Present the Liebster Award to 5 blogs that you think deserve to be recognized.
4. Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Have faith that your followers will spread the love too!

Congratulations to all of the nominees, and Lindy Lou again for her nominations.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Episode 61: Happy Podiversary!

Here's Episode 61:






------------Show Notes-----------
Discharged:
Podiversary Daybreak in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brites Rainbow Colorway) and Serenity Sock Yarn (Charcoal Colorway)
Nate's Monster Chunk in Vanna's Choice (Fern and Aqua Colorways)
Emily's Last Minute Slouch in Red Heart Soft (Chocolate Colorway)

In the OR:
Rainbow Spectra in Cascade Heritage Sock (Chocolate Colorway) and Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway)
Pamuya Shawl in Collinette Jitterbug (Neptune Colorway)
Pippin Socks in Miss Babs Yummy Toes Sock (Squash Blossom Colorway) for the Yarnivore KAL
Evenstar Shawl in Elegant Yarns Athena (Colorway 230)
Petunia the Patio Monster in Plymouth Encore Colorspun (Colorway 7137) for the Wolfe Farms KAL

Dialysis:
Finished Knitty and Color 80/20 Merino/silk (Ultralight at Night Colorway): 452 yards fingering weight single from 4 oz.
Finished Knit Picks Bare Roving (Cotton Candy Kool-Aid dyed): 78 yards bulky weight from 100 grams.
Working on Greenwood Fiberworks Heathered BFL (Grapevine Colorway): 2 ply fingering weight. Spinning it the right way now, and it's SO thin!

Supply Room:
Highland Handmades Silver Maple Sock (Yay I'm Gay Colorway) that will be a Hitchhiker for the Hitch a Rainbow with Fru and Kate KAL running from May 15th to June 30th. You don't have to use rainbow yarn, but are highly encouraged to do so. Any of the patterns from the eBook are fine, but Fru and I will be knitting Hitchhikers.
Buttons are here! I'll be bringing them with me to any events I go to (or if I am planning to meet up with you!)
More items from Wolfe Farms; what can I say, it's amazing!

Prizes:
If you won a prize that will be mailed to you, let me know if you want a button!

Continuing Education:
Not much, other than my textbook is ridiculously out of date.

In the Nursery:
Twins are doing great, and are on their first trip this week. Nate turned two, and I put in a cute video of Alex and Will together at the end of the podcast.

In Other News:
Not a whole lot. Sick, have a cut up mouth, and bug bites everywhere. Oh well, so begins summer.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Episode 60: Yay I'm Gay!

Here's Episode 60 (Blip has been having problems recently, and the video is a hair faster than the audio. Still don't know what's going on; the file on the computer is fine, and before Blip converted it, it was fine on Blip. Hopefully it clears up in a few days):





--------Show Notes---------
Discharged:
Will's Gimli Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (Christmas Red Colorway) for the Yarnivore KAL
Felted Spinning Wheel Bag in Knit Picks Chroma Worsted (Lollipop Colorway). Post your must have spinning accessories HERE for a chance to win it!

In the OR:
Prize Daybreak in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brites Rainbow Colorway) and Serenity Sock Yarn (Charcoal Colorway). Post your favorite memories HERE for your chance to win it! Trying to finish in time for the KnitBytes and Knitabulls KALs
Spectra in Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (Chocolate Colorway)

Admitting:
Pippin Socks for next month's KAL with Yarnivore
Pamuya Shawl for Mom's Christmas present
Evenstar is coming back since I'm on break.
Petunia the Patio Monster for Mom

Dialysis:
Finished the Cotton Candy Fiber, haven't plied yet.
Working on the Knitty and Color 80/20 Merino/Silk (Ultralight at Night Colorway) at a fingering weight single. Planning on making it a Hitchhiker for the Hitchhiker KAL we are hosting with sillyfru of the SassyPantsKnitter Podcast. We're calling "Hitch a Rainbow with Fru and Kate KAL" Post HERE for a chance to win a copy of the pattern.

Supply Room:
Silver Maple Sock Yarn (Yay I'm Gay Colorway) from Highland Handmades. I only get a little bit emotional talking about it; I tried to keep it in check. It's going to be a Hitchhiker as well.
Lovely lotions for Mother's Day presents from Wolfe Farms, plus her lovely little goodies.
Sweet mini-Yuki from Will :-)

Continuing Education:
Finals are done (for me) and I'm out for two weeks. Did really well on everything. Will has his presentations and finals next week.

In Other News:
We're getting free tea for a year! Also, the AC is broken and I talk really fast.
Tomorrow is the last day to enter your finished socks in the Cookie A KAL Thread
Forgot to mention that I ordered the buttons :-)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Episode 59: Finals Week

Here's Episode 59:




------------Show Notes------------
Discharged:
Daybreak Shawl in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brites Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (True Black Colorway) for the Knitabulls and Knitbytes KALs

In the OR:
Felted Spinning Wheel Bag in Knit Picks Chroma Worsted (Lollipop Colorway) (to enter to win it, post your "must have" spinning wheel accessories HERE)
Spectra Scarf in Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (Chocolate Colorway) for the Knitabulls KAL
Will's Gimili Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (Christmas Red Colorway) for the Yarnivore KAL
Petunia the Patio Monster in Plymouth Yarns Encore Colorspun (Colorway 7137)

Admitting:
Podiversary Daybreak Prize (to enter, post your favorite podcast moment HERE)

Dialysis:
No progress on the Cotton Candy Fiber

Supply Room:
SW BFL in Life's Lemons (4 oz) from Highland Handmades
Tropic of Cancer Batt (5.1 oz) from Loop
Serenity Sock Yarn (Charcoal Colorway)

Continuing Education:
Last week of Psych clinicals, finals week part 2.

In Other News:
Cookie A KAL closes April 30th, get your socks in!
Here is the image that will be on the buttons I'll be ordering:



Saturday, April 21, 2012

Stitches South 2012 Recap

Here's our special episode:





----------Show Notes------------
Supply Room:
Alpaca/Silk Blend (4 oz) from Gales Art
BFL (8 oz) in the Soliel Colorway from Interlacement Yarns which I bought from the Friend and Fiberworks Booth
Falkland (4 oz) in the Frabjous Colorway and Merino/Silk (4 oz) in the Ultralight at Night Colorway from Knitty and Color
Polwarth (4 oz) in the Coral Reef Colorway from Dragonfly Fibers
Merino (4 oz) in the Rainbow Colorway from Fiber Charmer
Yummy Sock Yarn (Dark Teal and Squash Blossom Colorways) and Winsor Sock Yarn (Impatiens Colorway) from Miss Babs
Buttons from Diane, the Knit Girllls, and Ravelry!

Recap:
Stitches was AMAZING and I especially loved the meetup that we had! Got to meet Diane of Knitabulls, Leslie and Lala of the Knit Girllls, and of course Nancy and Netta, who are fans of the podcast!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Episode 58: So Much to Look Forward To!

Here's Episode 58:








-------------Show Notes------------
Discharged:
Katniss Test Knit in Cascade Heritage Sock (Aqua Colorway)
Cecil the Computer Monster in Vanna's Choice (Fern and Turquoise Colorways)

In the OR:
Daybreak Shawl in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brites Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (True Black Colorway) for the KnitBytes and Knitabulls KALs
Will's Gimli Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (Christmas Red Colorway) for the Yarnivore KAL
Spectra Shawl in Crystal Palace Yarn Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (Chocolate Colorway)
Rainbow Felted Spinning Wheel Bag in KnitPicks Chroma Worsted (Lollipop Colorway)

Admitting:
Petunia the Patio Monster in Plymouth Encore (Colorway 7137)
Girly Monster Chunk
Cecil the Computer Monster (Alabama Edition) in Red Heart Super Saver (Grey Heather and Cherry Red Colorways)
ALL THE MONSTERS for my mom's Christmas gifts. Seriously, 20 monsters?

Dialysis:
Still working on the Cotton Candy; Grapevine will be next.

New Patients:
Penelope10

Thank Yous:
Thank you to everyone who posted in the Podcaster Love Day Thread; y'all are awesome and it totally made my day.

Supply Room:
A whole bunch of Red Heart Yarn for monsters
Other things that I will post next week when I actually have them to show you.

Continuing Education:
Finals start tomorrow!

In Other News:
I have a special co-host (for a few minutes) who will be joining me at Stitches South next weekend. Plus, I want to be cool like Dawn and have some eye candy to show.
Post your favorite podcast moments HERE for a chance to win fabulous prizes; thread closes May 5th before I record on Sunday morning.
Post your favorite spinning wheel accessories for a chance to win a felted bag!
The Cookie A KAL is going on until the end of April, just tag your projects with NNCookieKAL

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Episode 57: Spinning Wheels and Psych Wards

Here's Episode 57:





----------Show Notes-------------
In the OR:
Katniss Sock Test Knit in Cascade Heritage Sock (Aqua Colorway)
Daybreak Shawl in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brite's Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (True Black Colorway)
Will's Gimli Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (Christmas Red Colorway)
Cecil the Computer Monster in Vanna's Choice (Fern and Turquoise Colorways)
Rainbow Pride Spectra in Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (Chocolate Colorway)

Admitting:
I'll be spinning up so Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Roving to make the Sarnia Shawl
Felted Rainbow Spinning Wheel Bag in Knit Picks Chroma Worsted (Lollipop Colorway) (one to keep, one to give away)

Dialysis:
Finished the first 2 oz. of the Cotton Candy fiber; will be making a 2-ply bulky weight out of it.
What are your "must have" spinning accessories? Let me know for a chance to win a rainbow felted spinning wheel accessory bag!
Went to Yarnhouse Studio in Opelika, AL and it was FANTASTIC! Tried out spinning wheels and decided on the Schacht Ladybug (someone PLEASE tell me how to say 'Schacht'!). Everyone there was super helpful and I only wish it was closer to Birmingham so I could hang out there all the time. Ordering my Ladybug at the end of May :-)


Supply Room:
Rainbow Hearts Bag from Bird Leg Bags
Knit Picks Chroma Worsted and Stroll Heathers
Whorling Tides Falkland Fiber

Continuing Education:
Psych test went well, had a panic attack in OB, plus fun stories from this week's clinicals.

In Other News:
Actually, not much. Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Episode 56: Festival of Alabama Fiber Arts

Here's Episode 56:





-----------Show Notes---------
Discharged:
Tony the Toybox Monster #1 in Universal Yarn Classic Worsted Tapestry
Tony the Toy Box Monster #2 in Plymouth Yarns Encore Colorspun

In the OR:
Daybreak Shawl in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brite's Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (True Black Colorway)
Will's Gimli Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (Christmas Red Colorway)
Adi's Monkey Socks in KnitPicks Stroll Handpaints (Tree Fort Colorway) (Going into hibernation)
Katniss Socks Test Knit in Cascade Heritage Sock (Aqua Colorway)
Rainbow Pride Spectra in Cascade Heritage Sock (Chocolate Colorway) and Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway)

Admitting:
Felted Spinning Wheel Bag out of a yarn TBD....something colorful though :-)
Hugo the Couch Potato Monster in Loops and Threads Impeccable (Pumpkin Colorway)
Cecil the Computer Monster in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice (Aqua and Fern Colorway)

Dialysis:
No progress on the Cotton Candy Fiber.
Going to check out wheels on Saturday :-D

Supply Room:
Fiber from Moonwood Farm and Three Creeks Farm
Yarn from Michaels (Vanna's Choice, Red Heart, Loops and Threads) for Monsters

New Patients:
KnitInPupLick

Continuing Education:
Professor gave us the wrong Pharm test, Clinicals were either cancelled or super short.

In Other News:
Let me know what your favorite spinning wheel accessories are for a chance to win a felted spinning wheel bag!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Episode 55: Spring Break!

Here's Episode 55:



---------Show Notes----------
Discharged:
Kelsey's Perry the Platypus Socks in Nalani Yarns Yikes Stripes! (Perry the Platypus Colorway)
Monster Chunk #1 and Monster Chunk #2 in Cascade 220 for Knitabulls' MMM KAL

In the OR:
Will's Gimili Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (Christmas Red Colorway) for Yarnivore's KAL
Daybreak Shawl in Highland Handemades Sugar Maple Sock (Brites Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (True Black Colorway) for KnitBytes' KAL
Adi's Monkey Socks in Knit Picks Stroll Handpaints (Tree Fort Colorway) for our Cookie A KAL and Moonie Knit's KAL
Evenstar Shawl (Not Shown)

Admitting:
Monsters (5!)
Peonies Socks

Dialysis:
Finished BFL Roving from Greenwood Fiberworks (Tribe Colorway): 232 yards of DK
Spinning Cotton Candy Knit Picks Bare in a worsted weight for monsters.

Supply Room:
Lots of Acrylic blend yarn from Strings and Strands in Atlanta
Rebecca Danger's The Big Book of Knitted Monsters

Continuing Education:
Spring Break! Not nearly enough time spent on school work, but that was entirely my own fault.

In Other News:
Alabama Fiber Festival is on Saturday! Find out more information HERE
Looking forward to Stitches South :-)
Got to spend time with the babies, my family, and see my baby brother play tennis in Atlanta. Not much time for relaxing though....

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Episode 54: Spring is Here!

Here's Episode 54:



---------Show Notes----------
In the OR:
Monkey Socks in KnitPicks Stroll Haindpaints (Tree Fort Colorway) for the Cookie A KAL
Perry the Platypus Socks in Nalani Yarns Yikes Stripes (Perry the Platypus Colorway)
Will's Gimli Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (True Red Colorway)
Daybreak Shawl in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brites Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (True Black Colorway)
Evenstar Shawl (not shown)

In the Morgue:
Gollum Socks

Admitting:
Twin Monster Chunks in Cascade 220
Hooded Baby Blanket in Lion Brand Pound of Love (Pastel Blue Colorway)

Supply Room:
Fiber from Greenwood Fiberworks
Needles from Grandma's Hand Knitting
Yarn, hook, and pushpins from Joann's

Continuing Education:
Psych clinicals were far more interesting than OB. Also, mini lesson on how IVs work.

In Other News:
There is a great article about my little brother, who I get to see next week. Also get to see mom :-)
The twins are doing wonderfully, and I love getting to see them grow.
No Susu yet; trying fun stuff this week to see if she comes home.
Trying to figure out transportation to Stitches South....we'll see.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Episode 53: Hi, My Name is Cake

Here's Episode 53:




----------Show Notes--------------
Discharged:
Will's Katamari Socks in KnitPicks Felici Self-Striping Sock (Afternoon Colorway) (Not Shown, I couldn't get Will to stop wearing them!)

In the OR:
Daybreak Shawl in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brites Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (True Black Colorway)
Will's Gimili Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (True Red Colorway)
Gollum Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (Aqua Colorway)
Kelsey's Perry the Platypus Socks in Nalani Yarns Yikes Stripes (Perry the Platypus Colorway)
Evenstar Shawl (Not Shown)

Admitting:
Welcome Twins Monkey Socks in KnitPicks Stroll Handpainted (Tree Fort Colorway)
Rainbow Pride Spectra in Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (Intense Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (Chocolate Colorway)

Dialysis:
Took the Highland Handmades Wensleydale off the spindle. Will start the Greenwood Fiberworks BFL soon.

Supply Room:
Got the order from Jimmy Bean Wool, will definitely be ordering from them again. See admitting for details.
Ordered Shades of Magenta and Grapevine from Greenwood Fiberworks, plus Chiaogoo Needles.

Continuing Education:
Not a whole lot. Had my mind on other things.

In Other News:
Twins are here! Love them already
Lots of baby sitting, plus fun stories from my favorite 2 and 3 year olds.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

They're Here!!!

Meet Roberto Angel:



And Carlos Frank:



They (finally) came at 10:54 and 10:55 PM on Wednesday night after almost 24 hours of labor. Mom and babies are doing well. Love them already!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Episode 52: Break Ins and PJs

Here's Episode 52:




----------Show Notes---------
Discharged:
Yun's Marilinda Socks in Madeline Tosh Sock (Cherry Colorway)

In the OR:
Daybreak Shawl in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brites Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (True Black Colorway)
Will's Katamari Socks in Knit Picks Felici Self-Striping Sock (Afternoon Colorway)
Evenstar Shawl (Not Shown)

In the Morgue:
Adi's Baby Blanket (Will re-try in April)

Admitting:
Kelsey's Perry the Platypus Socks in Nalani Yarns Yikes Stripes Self-Striping Sock (Perry the Platypus Colorway)
Gollum Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (Aqua Colorway)
Will's Gimli Socks in Cascade Heritatage Sock (True Red Colorway)

Dialysis:
Highland Handmades Wensleydale (The Other You Colorway) - Spinning long draw, slow going.

Supply Room:
Reese's Pieces Yarn
Cascade Heritage Sock
Kollage Sock-A-Licious

Continuing Education:
Slow week, two tests, no class. Began Psych clinicals!

In Other News:
Susu's missing, twins are getting ready to come. And yes, I was in my PJs, I just forgot to mention it.
Thank you for the wonderful iTunes reviews!
Be sure to join us for the Cookie A KAL!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Episode 51: All the New Things!

Here's Episode 51:




--------Show Notes--------
In the OR:
Daybreak Shawl in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brite's Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (True Black Colorway)
Will's Katamari Socks in Knit Picks Felici Self-Striping Sock (Afternoon Colorway)
Marilinda Socks in Madeline Tosh Sock (Cherry Colorway)
Adi's Baby Blanket #2 in Lion Brand Pound of Love (Antique Yellor Colorway)
Evenstar Shawl (not shown)

Admitting:
The Cookie A KAL starts on March 1st, come tell us what you're going to make. Be sure to tag your projects NNCookieKAL and post your photos in the thread when you finish!
The Monkey KAL is wrapping up. I'll draw for that next week when I record :-)
Will's Gimli Socks (hopefully) for the Yarnivore Podcast KAL (if she picks Gimli)
Claire Ellen is having a RAL/KAL for The Hobbit. Check out the thread for details.

Dialysis:
Finished spinning up the Rainbow Roving from Purlescence Fibers, got 122 yards of worsted, plus 13 yards of sport. Next up: Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top in The Other You Colorway. Probably going to try for a long draw worsted weight.

Supply Room:
Knit Picks Stroll in Summer Blooms Tonal and Punky Hand-Painted
Reese's Pieces from Fibernymph Dyeworks (coming next week)
Perry the Platypus Sock Yarn from Nalani Yarns (coming next week)
Self-Striping Sock Yarn in the Peonies Colorway from Spinning Fates
Rainbow Fiber from Violet Linx

Continuing Education:
Long week, not sure if I'm a fan of our new Psych professor. Clinicals were....interesting.

In Other News:
Be sure to introduce yourself in the Ravelry group! Will and I went on a date yesterday, only to find out the restaurant we were planning on going to closed last week :-( Oh well.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Episode 50: Beauty is Only Skin-Deep

Here's Episode 50:




-------Show Notes-------
Discharged:
Laura's Cal Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks (Bounce Base)
Elrond Sock Test Knit in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (Blue Yonder Colorway)

In the OR:
Day Break in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brite's Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (True Black Colorway)
Yun's Marilinda Socks in madeline Tosh Sock (Cherry Colorway), which is getting restarted on US 1's instead of 2's
Adi's Baby Blanket #2 in Lion Brand Pound of Love (Antique Yellow Colorway)
Evenstar Shawl in Elegant Yarns Athena (Colorway 230)

Admitting:
Will's Katamari Socks in Knit Picks Felici Self-Striping (Afternoon Colorway)
The Monkey KAL is winding down, the Cookie A KAL starts March 1st.
May be participating in the LOTR KAL for Yarnivore, depending on which pattern is chosen.
Will's Gimli Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (Christmas Red Colorway)
Courtney's Kai-Mei's in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (Summer Blooms Colorway)
Punky Longjohns in Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Paints (Punky Colorway)

Dialysis:
Finished first third of the Rainbow Fiber; planning to fractal spin the rest.

Supply Room:
Clear Shoes for Showing off Hand-Knit Socks
Peonies Self-Striping Sock
Punky and Summer Blooms Sock Yarn
Rainbow Fiber from last Week

Continuing Education:
Not a whole lot. Test next week.

In Other News:
Check out The Fiberista Files for Heather's Rules of Leaving an iTunes Review. Remember that podcasters are people too, and some things you say can be extremely hurtful. Thank you Heather, Hillary, Penny, Becca, and Maya for your sweet words of kindness; I really needed them!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Episode 49: So Much Coming Up!

Here's Episode 49:





---------Show Notes-------------
Discharged:
Monkey Socks in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock (Venice Colorway) for the Monkey Sock KAL

In the OR:
Elrond Sock -- Test Knit in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (Blue Yonder Colorway)
Laura's Cal Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks (Custom Colorway)
Evenstar Shawl in Elegant Yarns Athena (Colorway 230)
Adi's Baby Blanket #2 in Lion Brand Pound of Love (not shown)

Admitting:
Yun's Marilinda Socks in Madeline Tosh Sock (Cherry Colorway)
Courtney's Kai-Meis in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (Summer Blooms Colorway)
MoonieKnits Podcast

Dialysis:
Rainbow Fiber :-)

Supply Room:
Thank you to Vickie from Bird Leg Bags for the Longjohn Sock Pattern (and thanks to all of you who checked out her shop!)
Knitter's Book of Wool from my wonderful friend Charlotte (love it!!!)
Queen of Colors Fiber from my wonderful mom :-)
Perry the Platypus Sock Yarn (coming soon)

Continuing Education:
Lots of exams and stress last week, not so much this week. Had an awesome patient in clinical this week :-)

In Other News:
Nursery is set up, and Mom's coming to visit!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Episode 48: Semester of Babies

Here's Episode 48:




---------Show Notes----------
In the OR:
Laura's Cal Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce Base (Blue/Gold Stripe)
Elrond Sock Test Knit in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (Blue Yonder Colorway)
Adi's Baby Blanket in Lion Brand Pound of Love (Pale Yellow Colorway)
Monkey Socks in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock (Venice Colorway)

Discharged:
Springtime Striped Socks in Knit Picks Felici Self-Striping Sock (Mixed Berries Colorway)

Dialysis:
Rainbow Fiber (not shown)

Nurses Station:
Remember, it's not too late to join the Monkey KAL!
We'll be having a Cookie A KAL in March/April, so you can also knit the pattern then!
Be sure to join me at Festival of Alabama Fiber Arts on April 1st if you're in the area!

Supply Room:
Cute Sheepie Bag from Bird Leg Bags

Continuing Education:
First test, first week of clinical (OB). While I enjoy it, I don't think it's my calling.

In Other News:
Twins are probably coming at the end of the month! Looking forward to finally meeting them.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Episode 47: Stressful Week

Here's Episode 47:




---------Show Notes----------
In the OR:
Evenstar Shawl in Elegant Yarns Athena (Colorway 230)
Spring Stripe Socks in Knit Picks Felici Self-Striping Sock (Mixed Berries Colorway)
Monkey Socks in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock (Venice Colorway)

Discharged:
Eric's Manly Scarf in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky (Walnut Colorway)
Brittony's Stethoscope Cozy in ShibuiKnits Sock (Anime Colorway)

Dialysis:
Finished the Serenity Stitches, plyed it (175 yards sport weight)
Going to spin the Rainbow as a gradient (hopefully)
Might be getting a Kiwi for my birthday!

Admitting:
Will's Birthday Socks in Felici Self-Striping Sock (Afternoon Colorway)
Laura's Berkley Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce Base (Custom Colorway)
Daybreak (Finally) in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock (Brites Rainbow Colorway) and Cascade Heritage Sock (True Black Colorway)

Supply Room:
Custom Bag from KnittingsMyBag
Knit Picks Felici Self-Striping Sock (Afternoon and Moonlit Colorways)
Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (Blue Yonder Colorway)
Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce Base (Custom Colorway)
Small project bag from Bird Leg Bags
New Webcam!

Continuing Education:
Tests, clincals, and studying, oh my!

In Other News:
Stressful week for health stuff. WebMD is evil.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Episode 46: Rambling On

Here's Episode 46:





---------Show Notes---------------
In the OR:
Eric's Manly Scarf in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky (Walnut Colorway)
Spring Striped Socks in KnitPicks Felici Self-Striping Sock (Mixed Berries Colorway)
Brittony's Stethoscope Cozy in ShibuiKnits Sock (Anime Colorway)
Evenstar Shawl in Elegant Yarns Athena (Colorway 230)
Monkey Socks in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock (Venice Colorway)

Discharged:
Will's House Socks in KnitPicks Stroll Handpainted (Tree Fort Colorway)
Skew Socks in Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock (Estuary Colorway)

Admitting:
All of the things. Seriously, I want to cast on EVERYTHING.

New Patients:
KnittingMaryB

In the Supply Room:
Technically nothing in my hands, lots of stuff coming in the next few weeks.

Continuing Education:
Short week this week and next, waiting for clinicals to start.

In Other News:
I found mystery yarn in my stash, plus I cleaned out a whole bunch of stuff.