Well, well, well.  Look who showed up!


I'm here as I'm sure you've noticed the podcast is no longer.  I found it wasn't being watched and it takes so much time each week for me to plan it out, work on getting donations for everyone, and I just couldn't be bothered anymore.  There are so many great podcast, and video casts out there so please take a look through them an iTunes.  I'm still watching my favourites! :)


So what have I been up to?  Humm....not a whole lot to be honest.  I lost my mojo there for a bit and even asked the world of FB to help me find it. ...

just a few weeks after this post on FB search for my knitting mojo I posted this! :)

So yippee!  I found a little mojo and have been knitting a bit more than the last few months.  Trust me it's been bad and it's really still not great but it's something.  I was on the search to find a perfect sweater to knit, I had the yarn (hubby got it for my birthday), I had the desire to knit, but just couldn't find a pattern.  Again I went to my FB friends for some help.  What sweater to knit.  After a quick poll, and some skein winding, I started to knit the Agatha, got a good chunk knit, found a mistake, ripped it out and decided it just wasn't worth it again.  And that's where it all started.  I just couldn't get into it again.

Since finding my mojo again, I've started the above, which is a Honey Cowl using Madeline Tosh DK.  <3  What fantastic yarn, the colours are amazing, the stitch definition is amazing.  I will definitely be using this yarn again and again and again :)  I've also started to knit myself a pair of socks.  I'm using the AfterThought Heel pattern and I can't remember the name of the yarn and I can't find the tag.  I had originally started to use it for the Mermaid Lagoon socks I was knitting.  I'm reknitting it for just some plain socks. 

You can follow my progress at see progress pictures by checking out my Ravelry projects page if you're interested.



I'm pretty sure, I'm not a spinner.  I get moments where I'd like to try and probably with the summer coming I'll pick it up again and see what I think.  I'd really like to finish the fiber I was working on last summer which was turning out really nice.  I can't remember the name of it, but I'm pretty sure it's in some show notes a few posts behind this one if you're really interested in knowing what it was.

<---- Isn't it pretty <3



I've worked on a few things and have a few things in queue as well. I'm pretty new to sewing but I absolutely love it.  I love touching fabric, making it into something beautiful, something that someone will appreciate.  It's such a great craft. 

I was at home from work one afternoon after being home sick for a few days before that and had been wishing I had a nice warming bag to keep me toasty in my  bed.  I didn't even have a hot water bottle so I decided I was going to make one.   I took some scrap fabrics I had purchased in someones destash and got to making a nice rice filled bag to put on my shoulders, tummy, back, really it can be using anywhere.  It really was the best quick project I've done and has received the most use! :)  I love it

The next thing I finished up was this quilt top.  I make this for my son.  He loves trucks and when I saw this charm set online I figured it would make a perfect little crib quilt for my boy.  Now I just need to figure out how to actually quilt it!  I've made a few quilt tops but I'm not sure the next steps.  Actually I'm currently watching last years BOM videos on Craftsy website in hopes that it'll teach me the best way to do this.
Well that's it for me!  I'll be back later.  I really am going to try and keep this a little bit up to date.  Keep an eye out for updates and I'll talk to you all later!


I know I just posted on the Rav. group that I was thinking of possibly hosting a Knit-a-long (KAL) and was looking for feedback but I just can't help it....I think I'm just going to go ahead and post it.  I've got something on my mind and need to get it out!

Starting June 1st and going until June 30th I'd like to host a knit along.  This knit along will be pretty open but with a few limits.

I've been hoping to knit the Veyla fingerless mitts by Ysolda Teague for quite some time but I know not everyone is going to want to knit them as well so lets knit anything from Whimsical Little Knits 2 by Ysolda Teague

This books contains 12 wonderful pattens including the Veyla's fingerless mitts by Ysolda Teague.  They are great little patterns that are fun to knit, don't use much yarn and/or time!  I think it's a great start to some Christmas knitting if your looking to make a smaller project for someone on your list.  There is a great variety as well, some toys, shawls, mitts and hats. 

So, I'm knitting these for myself but if time permits (and the complexity of the pattern), I'm hoping to make two one fore me and one for a Christmas present (so I can't mention who for). 

So let's talk details now!

Whimsical KAL

  • Knit anything from the Whimsical Little Knits 2 book (you will have to purchase the pattern if you don't already own it)
  • Knit as many projects as you would like
  • Use any yarn you would like (new or old ;) )
  • Post on the Ravelry group thread (for FO's only) your finished object(s) *if you have more then one project PLEASE use a different post.
  • Please tag all projects with "TANGLEDKNITSKAL"
  • I will also open a chatter thread that we can talk about what we are knitting, the yarn we are using, etc. 

Whimsical Prizes

There will be prizes.  They will be announced shortly.

Where you can find me 

Revelry, Twitter and Plurk - TangledKnits
Ravelry Group - TangledKnits Video Podcast

Where to find my mom  

Raverly and Plurk - raindrop1963
Twitter - alveltkamp

Where you can find me 

Revelry, Twitter and Plurk - TangledKnits
Ravelry Group - TangledKnits Video Podcast


Moms Finished Knits

Cultured Purl basic sock by Ellen Stratton

Kandice's Tangled Knits 



  Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West - my project
  •  Wolles color changing yarn - lights

Feathers Stole by feminine by design -  my project (no pictures yet)
  • Filatura Di Crosa Centolavaggi - 125

 The age of brass and steam by Orange Flower - my project (no pictures yet)
You're Putting Me On by Judy Gibson - my project
  • Indigodragonfly MCN sock - now accepting applications for minions   
  • I haven't worked on this since completing the first sock.


Both mom and I are working on our drop spindles using the StudioLoo fiber I got at the Knitters frolic.


Moms Knit picks

I brought home some Shilasdair for mom.  She also received her KGASS swap and got some very nice fabric from Japan and a beautiful square. 

Shopping in the UK

The Knit Studio
  • Hambley 100% organic British wool
    • Pinks - Tutti Fruiti
    • Blues - Beneath the waves
  • Shilasdair - 100% merino aran weight
Knitters Frolic



Colour Affection by Veera Välimäki
Pretty Things Cowl by Stephanie Pearl McPhee


Creative Knitting Magazine - Cynthia by Tabetha Hedrick

Givaway winners from the Cast on for YenforYarn
  • Tinygeekcrafter
  • Punkin97

I've been unfaithful but I'm really enjoying the excitement, the thrill, the newness.

I've fallen in love with something else - Spinning.  As I have mentioned in my previous podcasts, I started out hating it but it was just the fiber I hated.  Now I have practiced on some BFL and now I'm onto the "Faux Cashmere" I'm LOVING it and to be honest it's a really nice change from all the knitting I was doing.

Trust me, I hear my knitting calling me *Knit me! Knit me! I'm so close to be complete*  I hear it and sure I'll pick it up when it starts to really taunt me but I knit a few stitches then continue with my spinning.  I just can't help it.  It's a different calm, it's a different feeling and I'm very much enjoying it.  I love watching it form into yarn that I'll someday use to make a knitting project.  I love seeing the colours change and  become something so  pretty.  I know that's all done with knitting as well but it's just different.

I promise I'll get back to my knitting but I'm just way to excited about the progress I've made with my drop spindle.  I can't stop and you know what, I won't justify why I should!  So there you have it.  I'm cheating on my knitting with spinning and I'm pretty sure that's how it's going to be for just a little while longer.  And so be it, I'm allowed!

Are you a multi-crafter, do you ever feel  like your "cheating" on one craft with another, if so, what?

I'd love to hear your stories.

Where you can find me 

Revelry, Twitter and Plurk - TangledKnits
Ravelry Group - TangledKnits Video Podcast


Hitchhiker by Martina Behm - my project

SummerFlies by Donna Griffin - my project
  • Three Irish Girls Springvale Sock - Belmora 


 You're Putting Me On by Judy Gibson - my project
  • Indigodragonfly MCN sock - now accepting applications for minions 

  Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West - my project
  •  Wolles color changing yarn - lights
 Zombie the Podcaster by Amy Spinler- I don't have pictures yet

  • Bernat Super Value - 28412 Ombres
  • Vanna's Choice


LYS shopping
Online purchases
  • 716Knit - Worse then a zombie (Stockinette Zombies colourway)


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Giveaway winner

Kim from the Craft stash podcast!  Congrats Kim you won $10 worth of patterns!

New Giveaway

Let's Cast on for YenforYarn!  Find out how to enter on Ravelry

      Where you can find me:
      Revelry, Twitter and Plurk - TangledKnits
      Ravelry Group - TangledKnits Video Podcast

      It's a PJ party!  Thanks Katie from Knittin' on the Fly

      Week in Review:
      We were all sick AGAIN!

      Finished Knits:
      Shalom by Meghan McFarlane - my project

      • Lionbrand Fishermans Wool - Natural Brown
      Spring Dish Cloth by Kris Knits - I don't have pictures yet
      •  Lily Sugar and Cream -

      Quilters Block of the Month on Craftsy


      Hitchhiker by Martina Behm - my project
      Zombie the Podcaster by Amy Spinler- I don't have pictures yet
      • Bernat Super Value - 28412 Ombres
      • Vanna's Choice
      SpringFlies by Donna Griffin - my project
      • Three Irish Girls Springdale Sock - Belmora
      Isabella D'Este by Jayme Stahl - I don't have pictures yet
      • Three Irish Girls
      Lovin' it so much more these days

      Knit Picks

      Next Knits/ Future Knits
      Afterthought heal Socks by Laura Linneman

      Berroco Pattern Book Norah Gaughan - Men
      Canadian House and Home April 2012

      Other Stuff
      GIVEAWAY! on the Revelry group
      Knitters Frolic in Toronto
      iTunes review thanks it'smesue

      I forgot the music!!! :(

      Talk about a bad blogger! :(  I have totally neglected this little area and I feel horrible for the.  Especially horrible because I never actually hit the publish button on my Slipped Stitch Studios review!  Oops!

      Well now is better then never I say.

      I was lucky enough to have worked with Laura from Slipped Stitch studios back during the holidays for the TangledKnits "I've been a good girl" Christmas.  Unfortunately she got sick during the time we were to be emailing back and forth and things kind of got out of wack.  It still worked out wonderfully and the winner received everything she was to get from all contributors but I unfortunately I don't have a snip it of information directly from Laura about her etsy store to share with you.

      Laura makes some wonderful things to sell in her etsy shop and I definitely encourage everyone to take a look.  She has wonderful project bags in every size from small - sock bags to medium large project bags that I'm sure would be a perfect size for a sweater project you may be working on.

      Talk about making knitting fun, young and sexy!

      Laura has some fantastic patterned fabric that are so modern and new they are to die for. The large bags each includes 3 inside notion pockets and 2 large roomy yarn pockets- perfect for keeping your project and your yarn separate!  How great is that!

      Slipped Stitch Studios also makes umbrella swift bags to!  Come on! You know you want that one!  The prices of Laura's top quality products are great too!  She sells her bags ranging from $20-$40.  I think that's a totally reasonable price to pay for such a great product.

      For Christmas I ordered my mom a small bag, a miPattern Wallet and a pair of travel scissors.  I tell you now, I haven't seen my mom without her bag.  It goes everywhere with her and she loves it.  It keeps everything she needs nice and cozy inside, and the bag is such good quality!

      She also sells a wide variety of "other" knitty stuff and Laura's customer service was great too!  Even though she was battling with sicknesses she made sure that my order was sent in a timely matter and excluded a cute little pin as well.

      Laura has created quite the community for herself and Slipped Stitch Studios so be sure to check out her group on Revelry, Facebook and she's also tweeting on Twitter.  Let her know you found her from my blog and be sure to let me know if you purchase something from her shop!  I love seeing what people are interested in.

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