Showing posts from April, 2014

Episode 106: Embracing the Rabbit Holes

I know. I know. It's been three weeks since I last recorded. But, I'm back — with lots to talk about. This week I'm embracing new rabbit holes. Which, depending upon perspective could be a good ... or dangerous thing ... but I like to be optimistic.

So, within this episode, I chat about my first vending experience at Lost Wax Studio, what's off and on the needles. Some fiber stash enhancement ... which may or may not include new equipment. Also, in shop update, I have some new colorways to show off and dish about knitting with beads. I also have a new hobby up my sleeve, so ... check it out!

Noteable Links: 
Punis Tutorial (YouTube Link)Lost Wax Studio Pop-UpIrish Rose Woodcraft / TinasAngoras Drop SpindleGhstworks Phang Drop Spindle

Getting My Ducks In a Row

It's been an incredibly busy few weeks at Casa de Voolenvine!

But before I get into what I've been up to, I want to sincerely apologize for the crickets and lack of vidcasts these past three weeks. I swear I'm not pod-fading!

I was determined to record an episode this week but between weekend obligations, work, getting home late during the week and only having about two hours to work on things ... again, not enough hours in the day.

Excuses, excuses, I know - but after I finish blogging, I have literally TEN skeins to re-skein ... and make dinner, because frankly, I'm tired of take-out. #EndRant

So, that said, if you've been keeping up with me on social networks, or have poked into the YarnGasm Ravelry thread, you probably know I've been asked to vend at Lost Wax Studiothis Saturday, April 26th. Yep! Voolenvine Yarns' very first pop-up shop!!!

If you can imagine, I've been dyeing yarn and prepping like a mad woman (in a good way) — You guys, I am so

Episode 105: Pranktastic

The "Any Man's Jumper KAL" w/ Elly of Elly's Knit (in') Sanity podcast official Ravelry Thread. I'm knitting Ranger by Jared Flood using Malabrigo Rios in "Coco"I'm also knitting an afterthought heel vanilla sock using my own hand-dyed yarn in "Wicked". I'm spinning punis by Elly's Knit (in') Sanity called "Shades of Voolenvine" on one Trindle and some Gourmet Stash on my micro Trindle. Lots of spinning this week!I Knit York City KAL via Craftstash's Ravelry Group
Special Featured Pattern:
Triboro Hat and Cowl by Amy Tyszkiewicz This week in Yarn Booty, I purchased fiber from Spun Right 's Etsy Shop "Mr. Kittens"
Highlights from this Week's Shop Update: