Thursday, May 29, 2014

Knit and Pearl Podcast: Episode 5

Show Notes

Social Media I am…….
onefinecow on Ravelry and Twitter
1finedesign on Facebook and Etsy
dorismsmith on Instagram

Ravelry Group Intros

Story with Stash Enhancements, and Craft Along For The Month of June

My Mod Podge/ Deco Podge habit and my connection with Rosie O Donnell.

Craft Along Rules 
Must Be a member of Knit and Pearl Podcast group to enter.
Craft with Recycled, reusable Materials.
Begin on June 1st or after.
As many entries as Items finished.
No chatter on contest thread
Will be Chatter Thread
You Must Have Fun
If More Then 50 Entries there will be second price.
We can also have a Craft fail thread if needed…LOL

Finished Objects
Izzy African comfort doll, free pattern on Ravelry, by William Willabond, knit in round with magicloop, on US #3, with reclaimed yarn.

Works in Progress
Garter  Yoke Baby cardigan, Free pattern on Ravelry, Jennifer Hoel, Yarn is DK wt., Leading men fiber arts, royalty, SWM, on US #4

Hitchhiker, bought pattern on Ravelry, by Martina Behm, Knitting on my Hia Hia, 2.75, 40 in circulars, Yarn is Bernat sox, 60% acrylic, 40% Nylon, color way is hippi hot


Wine Bottle Bug Repelling tiki torches, added from
outdoor drink holder, by Positively splendid

Stumble Upon
Tree Stump Chalkboard, delineate your
10 ways to complain less and be happy, by Lauren Stewart

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Knit and Pearl Podcast: Episode 4- Fiber and American Idol Rant

Show Notes

Social Network
I am…..
Onefinecow on Ravelry and Twitter
1finedesign on Facebook and Etsy
dorismsmith on Instagram

Join the Ravelry group, Knit and Pearl Podcast group, and start a conversation, please, I wanna talk.

Story of the Week

My American Idol Rant and My history of watching the show.

Finished Objects
Vanilla socks, Fish Lips Kiss heel, on 2.75 addi turbos, 40 inch circulars, Deborah Norville serenity sock wt yarn, colorway thyme
Reclaimed yarn from a baby blanket from goodwill.
Half of fiber has been spun and I'm counting it as a HO. Fiber is from Frabjous Fiber, Tri-color BFL, hand dyed in Vermont.

Works in Progress
Izzy African Comfy Doll, Free pattern on Ravelry, by William Willabond. pattern modified to knit in round, cause i don't seam well.

Garter yoke baby cardigan, by Jennifer Hoel, free on Ravelry, in Leading men fiber arts, dk yarn in Royalty color way, SWM, on US 4, addi turbo, 40 inch circulars.

Cool off necklaces. Dollar store sponges, embroidery needle, and 25 inches of .5mm stretch magic cord. Cut sponges in 1/2 inch pieces, thread onto cord, tie knot ,  wet and ring out necklace, put in freezer, wait about 30 minute, then use as needed. Project by the tiny funnel

Stumble Upon
Instructions for Life, from a book called Life's Little Instruction Book, by Jackson Brown and H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
#1, 6, 9, 20, 23, 25, 38, 43

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Knit and Pearl Podcast: Episode 3

Show Note

Social Network
I am…….
onefinecow on Twitter and Ravelry
dorismsmith on Instagram
1finedesign on Facebook and Etsy

Story of the Week: and Stash enhance go together

Needle tragedy, birthday call to Knitorious about spinning wheel
Knitorious does it again

Shacht drop spindle
Susan Bates crochet Hook 2.10,  Fiber trends Sock Blockers
 Cascade yarns Ultrapima merc cotton, color #3712
Frabjous fiber BFL, color way #1 stained glass

Finished Objects

Izzy African Comfy doll free pattern on Ravelry, By William Willabond.
I modified pattern to knit in round.

First  Skein of hand spun yarn, approx 27 yards, bulky from Leading Men Fiber Arts  BFL, in color Hibiscus

Works In Progress

Vanilla Socks, fish lips kiss heel, on 2.75 mm addi turbo 40 in., colorway thyme
Spinning stain glass BFL


9 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Will Improve Your Life.


How to Recycle Yarn from a Thrift-Store Sweater, by Craftstylish. I say wow, i wanna do….

Contest Draw

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Knit and Pearl Podcast: Episode 2

Show notes:

Social Network

I am….
onefinecow on Twitter, and Ravelry,
dorismsmith on Instagram
1finedesign on Facebook and Etsy

Story of the Week

Mushroom Festival Tradition
Awkward moments
Fish lips

Finished Objects

Jewelry pieces this week.

Works In Progress

1) Wash your face washcloth, no progress ( see Episode 1 podcast notes)
2) Vanilla Sock, fish lips kiss heel, some progress, ( see Episode 1 podcast notes)
3) Gater yoke baby cardi, no progress ( see Episode 1 podcast notes)

Sorry it has been a busy week. I sure hope I have more progress next time.

Stash Enhancements



Water Blob Tutorial
Web site is Clumsy Crafter

Stumble Upon

7 Clever Hacks for the Home


Craft fail give away. I will open a thread on the Knit and Pearl Podcast group on Ravelry,  when  podcast goes live.
Picture or post of your craft fails. Must be a member of group to qualify. Lets Have fun with it…
Price is a set of stitch markers, made by me.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Knit and Pearl Podcast on Youtube

Show notes :

Social Network:
I am…My name is Doris, but I am...
onefinecow on Twitter and Ravelry
dorismsmith on instagram
1finedesign on Facebook and etsy

This is a Podcast for my knitting, and other fiber adventures as well as about my beading and up cycle, recycling adventures.

We begin with my knitting story.
Book is Creative Hands, copy write 1966

Finished Objects —This week will be some things completed in last few months, consisting of knitting, beading and crafting.

Works in Progress;
1)Wash cloth designed by Michelle Mattingly called wash your face washcloth, free on Ravelry, in Cotten Classic 100 % mercerized cotton in color number 3725  on size 2(2.75mm)  addi turbos 40 inch circulars

2)vanilla sock with fish lip kiss heel, yarn is Serenity sock,50 % swm, 25 bamboo, 25 nylon, color thyme, on size 2 (2.75 mm) addi turbo 40 inch circular in magic loop,  plan to knit both socks at a time, different needle.

3) Gater yoke baby cardi by Jennifer Hoel, free on Ravelry, in leadingmenfiberart  yarn, dk, color royalty, swm, us 4 (3.5mm) addi turbo 40 inch circular

Stash Enhancments
Went to yarn store new to me called Knitorious, in south St. Louis. my new favorite yarn store.
Looked at and played with a spinning wheel, shop owners I believe.
Bought yarn;
Berrocco sox 75% sww, 25%nylon
color way in 1463
Stiletto, plymouth yarn, 70 % swm, 23% nylon, 7% lureex
color way 802


Be Still painted rock
From Etsy shop LoveFromCapeCod


40 Creative Food Hacks that will change the way you cook. Buzzfeed community