Friday, February 24, 2012

Ep.1 "Watch Me"

Show Notes:

Thank you and welcome!
Showing off your homework. Thank you Pandosnarky, littlelib and Debbi for sharing!!!!!!

The studio of shame shown in it's full form.
Lots of progress made on the clean up. A little more to do but hopefully next week will have finished photos.
Finds: BBQ Zombie, Malibrigo and Dirt Bike Pants!!!!!!!!!!!! Squeee!

Happy Birthday to ME!
Dad's gigantic cookies
Birthday books: Shape Shape, Simple Modern Sewing, Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, Alabama studio sewing and Design and Stitch-opedia: The Only Embroidery Reference You'll Ever Need.

Contemplating frogging 2yr old socks in pursuit of casting on newer ones
The Turtleback... Frog or Continue???
Idlewood ~ Ahhhh the love!
A scarf for the boy. Rant. No more picking your own yarn boy. You will get what Mama makes ya.

UPS Deliveries
2 this week
Rant on Doorknob UPS man
Love my regular UPS Man
In the shipments: Polwarth/Silk, Bfl/Silk and multi color Bfl roving and Merino/Cashmere/Nylon sock yarn base. 2nd shipment DYE DYE DYE

Michigan Fiber Festival Aug 17-19
Stitches MW room is booked. I am still hoping for a room at host hotel.

A little horse humor from Yenforyarn

what inspires you

Do your homework. Keep it coming people. I can not do it without you. :)

Yes, I am skipping the shearing to watch the Daytona 500 :)

Thanks so much for watching everyone and I'll see you next week.

Where to find me:
Ravelry Group


  1. Nice episode! It feels like we're visiting. And -- wow -- I love your background. LOL

    1. Thank you so much Cathie. I was definitely more comfortable this time. I feel a little chatty at the end. I guess I just need to work on how to end it better. There is nothing I would like more than to have everyone feel comfortable with the show. That is what it is about, creating an atmosphere where we feel safe to share some of those things that we are not quite so proud of or asking for a little support.

      Take care and there will be more "background" to look at hopefully in the next episode.

  2. Great episode, Coby! I have Simple Modern Sewing and I love it too! I was just looking at Alabama Stitch Sewing + Design on Amazon. All it took was for you to confirm for me that it is a good book. I'm buying it tonight! I think we have the same taste in simple shapes, but with unique designs and embellishments. I look forward to getting back to making clothing.

    1. Of the three books this is definitely the one to get. There is just something about all the different embelishments in it that I fell in love with. Please share your projects with us. I know I would love to see them and share with all of my crafty friends out there.

      Enjoy your boook when it arrives!

  3. Coby, Great episode. I do have one comment. You are a girlie girl! I will try to be good and send some pictures. I did learn from 2 o'clock Sue, it is okay to have stash for multiple years. She buys great yarn at even better prices and waits for the project to come to her. That was my New Year's Revolution. Yes, I changed it to Revolution. I put my stash on Ravelry, so it is always a smart phone away. I have found patterns for yarn that I purchased. Whether I will get to the project is another issue altogether.

    Frog the socks and the turtleback. I have sugar cane yarn I have frogged 3 times now. You helped find the newest project I am going to try with it. Hope 4th time is the charm.

    Keep up the great work.


    1. Thanks for tuning in. I should tackle the Ravelry stash aslo. It would be nice to have it just a smart phone away.

      Good luck with number 4. ;)

      Take care and happy knitting!

  4. Keep up the great work! Love to see your sewing - I also want to get back into it too. Sorry, my workspace is neat, but that doesn't mean I don't like to see messy ones!