This week's segments included:
- Off the Needles
- On the Needles
- From the Armchair
- KAL News
- Contest, News & Notes
- Life in Focus
- On a Happy Note
- Quote of the Week
Off the Needles
I've been working on some design knitting- a worsted weight Tan House Brook hat! Can't wait to share more details soon.
On the Needles
Yarn: Cloudborn Wool Worsted Twist Colorway 27-003 (charcoal gray)
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) & 7 (4.5mm)
Pattern: Raw Honey by Alicia Plummer $4.00 US (knit pattern)
Pattern: Lalylala 4seasons Halloween by Lydia Tresselt- 3 pattern combo, Diego-sugar skull, Frank- Frankenstein monster (already made), Brian is a Zombie with brain exposed (haven't made)
Yarn: leftover worsted weight yarn
Hook: B (2.25 mm)
Cast on for Oisin before Christmas and completely forgot about it!
From the Armchair
23 pairs of socks
17 stuffed animals
6 hats (
3 Christmas Stockings
3 baby toys
2 pairs baby sandals
40 knit versus 44 crochet
19 things for me (same as 2017)
2018 Podcast/Knit Life in Review- Tune in to hear more
- 24 episodes
- Attended Vogue Knitting Live NYC & Rhinebeck
- Designed + published 2 new patterns:
- Hosted 3 awesome KALs: Slay the Stash, Splash Pad & Pigskin Party
- Had a lot of fun with some other craft projects (detailed on the show)
Slay the Stash 2019
Each month you can declare a skein of yarn to knit/crochet/weave to its very end. Let’s use up those older special skeins (purchased before 2019) - and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way!
- Official Rules for 2019
Use and follow #slaythestash2019 on Social Media
Slay the Stash Sponsor List- 2019
Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links. There’s also a helpful “Start Here
” Thread in the Ravelry Group
Check out the Rules
but if you still have questions, come over to the Questions thread
and ask. We’re happy to help.
Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Thread
where you’ll track your points. Continue to update your post with all of the points you earn during the KAL
For every 100 points, you’ll earn an entry into the drawing for the Grand Prizes
Check out our amazing Sponsors;
if you use their products, you’ll earn more points per FO
Some of our Pro Shop Level Sponsors will be creating exclusive items for Pigskin Party participants. They may come out at different times and will likely be limited in quantities, so keep your eyes on this Exclusive Items thread in the group for all the latest news
Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty18 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
In this Episode:
- Check out Exclusive item thread!- something you like? get it now. After Super bowl wont' be available for 6 months.
- Tune in to see if you won a December participation or Interception prize
- WIPs Interception- details can be found here. If you have any questions, please post in the Questions Thread.
Events in/around New England (or within driving distance) that you may want to check out.
Contest, News & Notes
News: Please check out my first knitting pattern of 2019!
Go with the Flo
Life in Focus
I talk more about my 2019 plans, 2 major goals, and the habits I'll be employing to help me get there.
Other things I keep in mind:
Your past is your teacher not your fortune teller (what can you learn from previous attempts, failures etc)
What can/what do I need to cut out? We often need to prioritize our goal over other less important things. Get clear about that up front.
- Think ahead to what challenges you'll face and think about how to get around that.
Make a list of my fears. Writing them down helps!
- Be ok with failure. Learn from it and move on. If I miss one day or one workout or one healthy meal, get right back on track at the next possible opportunity. "Growth is not in perfection, but in quickening your recovery time when you inevitably act contrary to your highest interests." – Neil Strauss
- How I Track Progress
On a Happy Note
Had a lovely visit with my dear friend Laura over the New Year's Holiday weekend
Watching: The Affair, Season 4. Escape at Dannemore. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Leah Remini; Scientology the Aftermath, Ray Donovan. The Mule (in theater)
- Purging and clean out after the holidays!
- New workout area I set up in the cellar!
Tree still up!
Quote of the Week
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
– Calvin Coolidge
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