Episode 38: The Longest, Hardest Part

July 1, 2018

On this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, our heat-addled brains talk about losing your crafting mojo, how hot it is, and how much we're done with summer.

Amelia started and is halfway through a scarf in Malabrigo Caracol.
Rosie is working on the Birlinn blanket in Brava sport.
Kayte is pausing on the Hue Shift Afghan in rainbow worsted to pick up Threads by Justyna Lorkowska in  Zephyr DK in Gull.

Also mentioned:
Trivial Warfare Podcast
@TheTucsonHeat on Twitter
The Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen
Cross Stitch World

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Episode 37: Carry Around All the Balls

June 1, 2018

On this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk at length about weaving, Rosie's exciting What's New, and using your own spit to join yarn.

Rosie is working on the Birlinn blanket in Brava sport.
Amelia is working on the Hue Shift Afghan in rainbow.
Kayte is working on the Hue Shift Afghan in rainbow worsted.

Also mentioned:
Cake
Belly button or pinhole cast-on
Kitchener stitch
Ovipositor fetish
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Pancake Sex Book Club
Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
Celtic Myths Fingering Shawl
I-cord bind-off
Applied i-cord
Ten-Stitch Blanket
The Velveteen Rabbit
Spit splice
23 and Me
DMC
Color Street nail strips
Jamberry
Rigid Heddle Loom

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Episode 36: It Goes Both Ways

May 1, 2018

On this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about nail polish, Hue Shift (still so much Hue Shift), and Kayte's new spinning wheel.

Rosie finished the Cedars House Scarf in Knit Picks Swish and is back to working on the Hue Shift Afghan in jeweltones. She will be starting a baby blanket soon.
Amelia is also working on the Hue Shift Afghan in rainbow, and a pair of mitts called zombie viXen in Manos del Uruguay.
Kayte is working on the Hue Shift Afghan in rainbow worsted and will eventually get back to the cable border of the Celtic Myths Fingering Shawl in Test Tube from Mad Science Yarn, colorway Sinister Laugh.

Also mentioned:
Mattress stitch
Kitchener stitch
Fricke spinning wheel
Jamberry
Colorstreet
BrambleFae - BeeFae Cosmetics Etsy shop (for nail polish)
Nail Envy from OPI
Essie
Knit Picks
IKEA
Tempe Yarn & Fiber

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Episode 35: We Came Together

April 8, 2018

On this month's (late) episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about when to make something versus buying it, who is knitworthy, and how we feel about the things we make and give.

Amelia FINISHED the granny square afghan in Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky, the Mercury Socks in Hedgehog Fibers yarn, AND a hat. WOOHOO! She is currently back to the Hue Shift.
Kayte finished the Sweater of Doom, the bear lovey, and is also back to the Hue Shift.
Rosie is working on (and hating) the Cedars House Scarf in Knit Picks Swish. Scarves are stupid.

Also mentioned:
Manos del Uruguay
Paint with Diamonds
Cross Stitch World
Brené Brown
Ram Dass - Be Here Now

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Episode 34: Can’t Ever Get Them Tight Enough

March 1, 2018

On this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about organization, spindle-spinning, and we make several dirty jokes.

Rosie is working on the Hue Shift Afghan in jeweltones but will soon be starting a Cedars House Scarf in Knit Picks Swish and a Birlinn Blanket in Brava.
Amelia is working on the second sock of the Mercury Socks in the Raven colorway of Hedgehog Fibers yarn and the granny square afghan in Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky
Kayte is working on the Hue Shift Afghan in rainbow worsted, and will hopefully finish the bear lovey soon.

Also mentioned:
Youth On Their Own
Freecycle
TurtleMade
NCIS
Red Gate Stitchery

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Episode 33: All the Hue Shift

February 1, 2018

On this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we discuss conventions, inspirations, how to help people in the community, and a lot of Hue Shift.

Rosie is working on the second panel of the Hue Shift Afghan in jeweltones.
Amelia is also working on the second panel of the Hue Shift Afghan in rainbow, as well as a granny square afghan in Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky (we think).
Kayte is ALSO working on the Hue Shift Afghan in rainbow worsted, picked up the Sweater of Doom in some boucle nonsense, and is attempting to finish the bear lovey for her friend's new baby girl.

Also mentioned: 
Gallifrey One
Phoenix Comicon
Hoops & Yoyo
Vanna's Choice yarn
Soldiers' Angels - Ladies of Liberty Team

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Episode 32: Doing It With Someone

January 2, 2018

On this month's episode of On Pins and needles, we talk about how to start new habits, our tastes (or not) in seafood, and our goals in 2018.

Rosie finished Portage in the UK River Knits Impressionist colorway. WOOHOO!! She's currently on the second panel of the Hue Shift Afghan in jeweltones and will be making a stocking once she gets the snowflake charted.
Amelia is also working on the Hue Shift Afghan in the original colorway.
Kayte has set aside the Hue Shift to finish the Billow Baby Blanket, the Braided Balls, and a ribbed hat in Premier Yarns Sweet Roll, colorway "Black Pepper Swirl." 

Also mentioned:
Bladerunner
Scrabble
Scrabble Slam
Boggle
Bananagrams
Upwords
Monopoly Deal
Fluxx
Exploding Kittens
Settlers of Catan
Doodling for Cat People
Bombas socks
Creativebug
The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
Plan to Eat

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Episode 31: Up the Cookie Gun’s Butt

December 1, 2017

On this episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about bookstores, how many UFOs is too many, and crafting for the holidays.

Amelia is working on the Hue Shift Afghan, panel 1.
Kayte is working on the Hue Shift Afghan in worsted, panel 3 (out of order), and two Braided Balls.
Rosie is working on (surprise!!) the Hue Shift Afghan in Jeweltones.

Also mentioned:
City Lights
Powells
Caffe Trieste
Amanda Hat
Stranger Things
Nora Corbett Cross Stitch - Electra
Sycamore Studio
Startools
Cross Stitch World for Apple or Android
Brené Brown

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Episode 30: Cram It In There

November 1, 2017

On this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about how much of a pain in the ass quilting is, what to do when your project goes awry, and what the price of learning is.

Amelia is working on the Hue Shift Afghan in original rainbow.
Kayte is working on the Hue Shift Afghan in original rainbow and continuing the Billow Baby Blanket.
Rosie is working on the Hue Shift Afghan in jewel tones and the Weekend TV Marathon Hat in Caron Simply Soft.

Also mentioned:
Amanda Hat
Knit Picks Capretta
Lion Suede
Stardust
Clapotis
Black Panther

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Episode 29: I Like My Needles Kinky

October 1, 2017

On this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we giggle quite a bit from exhaustion (Kayte and Rosie), talk about vacations (Amelia and Rosie), and discuss the human ingenuity that brought us the wonder of fiber.

Amelia STARTED THE SECOND SOCK of Mercury sock in the Hedgehog Fibers Yarn (colorway Raven). WOOHOO!!!
Kayte is working on a baby blanket in Billow and the Celtic Myths Fingering Shawl in Test Tube from Mad Science Yarn, colorway Sinister Laugh.
Rosie is working on the Hue Shift Afghan in the jeweltone colorway and is hoping to get back to her sweater soon.

Also mentioned:
Food Network
Hell's Kitchen
MasterChef
Masterchef Junior
Nora Corbett
Ott light
Aida cloth
Hardanger fabric
Creativebug

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