Thursday, December 24, 2015

Yarnaceuticals Episode 14: Last Episode of 2015

Life Update
  • Freakish Lemon card swap
Notions
  • Lantern moon hook broke
  • Laura from knit shift podcast recommended I contact them to get a new hook
  • Contacted 4/26
  • Just got replacement in the mail
Works in Progress
  • Grand Large Sweater
    • Cascade Heritage sock yarn
    • Haven't touched it, just want it to go away
  • Berroco VintageWonderful Wallaby hoodie pattern
  • Bb8 amugurumi

Finished Objects
  • Beanies
Shout Outs
  • PHN Toy Along
    • Runs from Oct 1 to Dec 31
    • Knit or Crochet
    • Make toys or amigurumi
    • Must be a member of the group
    • Can double dip for prizes in other podcasts’ offerings
    • Each Finished Object posted in the Finished Object thread counts as one entry
    • Can start project at any time but must post finished Oct 1 to Dec 31
    • Tag Instagram photos with #PHNToy2015
    • Two Threads in the group: One for Chatter and One for completed projects only. This thread will be chatter.
    • PRIZES
      • Safety eye box
      • A crocheted ami from me?
      • Yarn -> What type would y'all want?
      • $5 amigurumi pattern of your choice
      • Edward's Menagerie Book
      • Studiovondesign is donating one Franciscan Gypsy (Tahlia from PHN) design!
Ask Me Anything/Question of the Episode
Nerdery
  • Star wars
Farewell
  • Enjoy whatever makes you happy and y'all make good choices.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Yarnaceuticals Episode 12: Post Kid N' Ewe

Life Update
  • Kid N' Ewe and Llamas, too!
  • Thanksgiving Dinner past weekend
  • Reddit Mention
  • Swap Package!
    • Friends Crocheting Together and More group
  • Tickets!
    • Going to Penny Arcade Expo South and Tool w/Primus concert
Works in Progress
  • Grand Large Sweater
  • Berroco VintageWonderful Wallaby hoodie pattern
  • Dragon Swap WIP
  • Princess Leia Head beanie
  • Working on my spinning wheel a lot
Finished Objects
Reviews
  • Craft Activism by Joan Tapper
Shout Outs
  • PHN Toy Along
    • Runs from Oct 1 to Dec 31
    • Knit or Crochet
    • Make toys or amigurumi
    • Must be a member of the group
    • Can double dip for prizes in other podcasts’ offerings
    • Each Finished Object posted in the Finished Object thread counts as one entry
    • Can start project at any time but must post finished Oct 1 to Dec 31
    • Tag Instagram photos with #PHNToy2015
    • Two Threads in the group: One for Chatter and One for completed projects only. This thread will be chatter.
    • PRIZES
      • Safety eye box
      • A crocheted ami from me?
      • Yarn -> What type would y'all want?
      • $5 amigurumi pattern of your choice
      • Edward's Menagerie Book
      • Studiovondesign is donating one Franciscan Gypsy (Tahlia from PHN) design!
  • Deb's Pattern Discount
    • From Deb aka DebsDestiny of the Never Cast Off Podcast
    • 30% Off her patterns for Yarnaceutical Viewers!
    • Coupon Code: Yarna30
    • Sale is through November 30, 2015
    • I bought her Ink Blot pattern
Giveaway!
Ask Me Anything/Question of the Episode
  • Question for Audience: Have you Yarnbombed before? Any suggestions?
Nerdery
  • Mystery Science Theater is coming back!!!!!
  • Santa Claus Vs. The Ice Cream Bunny
    • December 3rd or encore December 15th at 7pm
    • Husband kickstarted to have some jokes on there
  • Fallout 4
Farewell
  • Enjoy whatever makes you happy and y'all make good choices.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Yarnaceuticals Episode 8: It's Over 100!



Life Update
  • West Texas Tabletop Con!
Notions
  • Knitter's Pride Karbonz DPN set for socks
  • Larger Niddy Noddy
Works in Progress
  • Grand Large Sweater
    • Cascade Heritage sock yarn
  • Bower amigurumi
  • Rose City Roller Socks
    • Frogged and started basic sock pattern
  • Wonderful Wallaby hoodie pattern
    • Berroco Vintage
  • Pusheen Ami
    • Free pattern on rav
    • Random acrylic yarn
Shout Outs
  • PHN Toy Along
    • Starts in October 1st through Dec 31st, details are pending
Giveaway!
  • Got over 100 Subscribers on youtube!
  • Sign on up Ravelry for a $10 pattern of your choice
  • Just a way to say thank you so much for helping me and supporting me
  • Giveaway will run until October 1st

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Yarnaceuticals Episode 7: Winner Winner




Episode 7: Winner Winner!
Introduction
  • Ravelry Group, Ravelry Name, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, email
    • NOW ON TWITTER
Life Update
  • Family trip to Grand Rapids, MI
    • Awesome time reuniting with family
    • Found a yarn shop: J.T. Stitchery
  • GOING TO STITCHES TEXAS! HOLLA!
    • Taking Spinmania: Easy Art Yarns
      • Any suggestions on transporting spinning wheels?
      • Lazy Kates?
    • Taking Portuguese Style Knitting
  • Husband's band concert two Saturdays ago
    • Embrace the Machine
  • Back to learning Spanish
    • Duolingo
    • Any suggestions on spanish movies/novellas on netflix or amazon prime?
Stash Enhancement
  • Oink Pigments sock in Together All Rows Develop into Sweaters colorway
    • 90% SWM, 10% Nylon
  • Fat Cat Knits Basic Sock in Sushi Colorway
    • 75% SW Wool, 25% nylon
    • For Fiber and Dice Podcast KAL
  • Cascade heritage silk (3 skeins) in Herb colorway
    • 85% Merino Superwash, 15% mulberry silk
  • Berroco Vintage (9 skeins) in Berry colorway
    • 52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon
Works in Progress
  • Grand Large Sweater
    • For Autism Awareness KAL
    • Cascade Heritage sock yarn
  • Bower amigurumi
    • josh's birthday
    • Quite late
  • Rose City Roller Socks
    • For Fiber and Dice KAL
    • Fat Cat Knits Basic Sock
  • Wonderful Wallaby hoodie pattern
    • I love sweaters and hopefully I can finish by winter
    • Berroco Vintage
Finished Objects
  • Red Bird of Enormousness!
    • Used Bluebird of Happiness pattern
  • Blue Bird of Messedupness
    • Need to work on short rows better
Suddenly Socks KAL/CAL w/Chain 344 
  • Projects must be started no earlier than June 1st
  • End date is August 1st
  • Must be a member of prospective group, can dip into both groups' prizes
  • Any footwear is valid: socks, slippers, yoga socks, flipflops, cowboy boots, etc.
  • Must complete both socks to qualify ->no photoshopping in another sock
  • Prizes in Yarnaceuticals Podcast
    • A $5 USD pattern on their choice
    • One skein of my sock yarn stash
      • Undead Yarn Wizard in Poison Colorway
      • Celestial Strings Shuffle Sock in 2 Stardust V colorway
      • Oink Pigments Sock in Together All Rows Develop into Sweaters colorway
    • User Hnick has offered up a free pattern from her designs
  • WINNER IS POKDEJ!!!!
    •  please contact me by August 31st with mailing address on Ravelry and choose your pattern
Ask Me Anything/Question of the Episode
  • AndreSue: How did you get started Spinning
  • knittygirl: What do you do at your job and why do you work the night shift? Was it a choice?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Yarnaceuticals Episode 6: All the Alongs




Introduction
Life Update

  • http://www.johntole.com/

Works in Progress
Finished Objects 
Suddenly Socks KAL/CAL w/Chain 344 
  • Projects must be started no earlier than June 1st
  • End date is August 1st
  • Must be a member of prospective group, can dip into both groups' prizes
  • Any footwear is valid: socks, slippers, yoga socks, flipflops, cowboy boots, etc.
  • Must complete both socks to qualify ->no photoshopping in another sock
  • Prizes in Yarnaceuticals Podcast
    • A $5 USD pattern on their choice
    • One skein of my sock yarn stash
    • User Hnick has offered up a free pattern from her designs
Nerdery
  • Windy City Heat
    • Youtube took the audio track off but link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ancwTUkXyKk
    • IMDB Link
  • Sharknado 2 Rifftrax

Monday, June 22, 2015

Yarnaceuticals Episode 5: Suddenly Socks




Introduction
Works in Progress
Finished Objects
Stash Enhancement
Shoutouts
Giveaway!
  • Handbrake Cowl -> Bakery Bears podcast
  • Please just pay it forward if you receive it
  • Ends July 4th -> i'll use random number generator
  • Question on forums: What charities do you craft for? Which one do you recommend?
Suddenly Socks KAL/CAL w/Chain 344 
  • Projects must be started no earlier than June 1st
  • End date is August 1st
  • Must be a member of prospective group, can dip into both groups' prizes
  • Any footwear is valid: socks, slippers, yoga socks, flipflops, cowboy boots, etc.
  • Must complete both socks to qualify ->no photoshopping in another sock
  • Prizes in Yarnaceuticals Podcast
    • A $5 USD pattern on their choice
    • One skein of my sock yarn stash
    • User Hnick has offered up a free pattern from her designs

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Yarnaceuticals Episode 3: Delays and other things



Introduction


  • Instagram 


  • Ravelry Group


  • Tumblr

  • Works in Progress
     Finished Objects

    Stash Enhancements
    Shout Outs
    Ask Me Anything

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Yarnaceuticals Podcast Episode 0: Introductions


    So after much thought about it, I started a video podcast!!!! YAY! I'm going to use this blog to post shownotes and updates. My Episode 0 is just introducing who I am, what the podcast is about, and what future viewers can expect.

    Somethings I mentioned in the podcast I thought I should link to:

    My Instagram!
    My Tumblr!
    My Ravelry
    Yarnaceuticals Ravelry Group

    Mystery Science Theater 3000
    Rifftrax
    Smuttnose Brewing Company

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Swap Goodness!

    Got my first swap package ever for my January Movies and TV show swap on Crochet & Amigurumi Swap One group. I was so excited to receive this in the mail! I love MLP and love the swap swag!

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    New Projects!

    So I got my swap item done! It's for my Crochet and Amigurumi Ravelry Swap group. The theme was Favorite Movie or TV shows. I'm not going to post exactly what I made due to my swappee might seeing this blog. I bought all her stuff and just need to ship it out. It'll be my first swap ever so I'm pretty excited about it. I have no idea what I'm getting from my partner either. It'll be fabulous.

    I was wanting to go to the Yellow Rose Fiber Festival that occured last Friday and Saturday, but the weather in that area was so yucky, I thought it would be better if I just stayed home. I probably saved myself a buttload of money, in hindsight, but I still really love attending festivals.

    SPEAKING OF FESTIVALS.

    I'm still hoping to attend Dallas Fort Worth Fiber Fest, but the jury is still out whether or not one of my coworkers will cover for me.

    I was told that the Stitches Festival is actually coming to Texas! The first one will be this September in Irving, Texas. I've heard this festival is the festival to END ALL FESTIVALS. I'm working that week, but I'm gonna ask off -really- early so I can go!

    To top off all the good news, I started my first ever sweater! My local yarn shop, Chandler Cottage, is doing a Better Than Basic Sweater class. The instructor was so helpful. The other students in the class were fabulous. I just had a really good experience. My instructor was the lady who told me about Stitches Texas. She also spins and has a spinning wheel for sale. The yarn shop also has meets ups Tuesday and Thursday were people come to work on projects. I have found my fellow people!!!!!!

    So overly life is awesome and crafting is going well.

    -Pharmagurumi

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015

    The Satisfaction of Completion

    Finished up two things today.


    This is my rainbow ripple. I had wanted to use up a lot of my scrap yarn so I decided to make an afghan. I know I got the pattern somewhere off ravelry, but I didn't save it so unfortunately I can't link the pattern.

    Second pattern. I'm Episcopalian. I was born Episcopalian, went away from the Episcopal church and religion for a long while then returned home. My church does an Epiphany Pageant and Feast. Usually the actors in the pageant are kids from the congregation. While we have had an upswing of families, last year we didn't have enough kids to fill all the roles. My husband was a bishop and I was a wise man. This year my husband and I both ended up as wise men. I, of course, need to look the part so I crocheted myself a beard to go along with my outfit.


    I think I look rather dapper with a beard. :)

    Next thing on the hooks, an amigurumi Pikachu. Stay tuned!

    -Pharmagurumi

    Monday, January 5, 2015

    Sheepy!

    So I found an awesome amigurumi swap group on Ravelry. Crochet & Amigurumi Swap One. The people there are so chill and fabulous. I feel like I finally connected to a group of crafters online. Hopefully much more connections will follow.

    For the January Crochet Along, we're doing the Friday Sheep pattern. I had never seen this pattern and it was fabulously adorable. It only took more a few hours to work up.


    Behold my sheepy!

    I'm going to attempt to embroider a face on the little guy. I'm not that great at embroidering but this will force me to learn more about it.

    I'm also really excited about Moogly's 2015 Crochet Along. First block will be released January 8th. I have no idea what colors I'll use, but I really want to use up my stash yarn instead of buying anything new.

    Oh and I nearly forgot! I officially have over one thousand followers on Pinterest! I have links to my Pinterest on the right side bar. Most of my pins are crochet related so start following me.

    Thanks again!
    -Pharmagurumi