Friday, September 30, 2016

It's The Time For Changes

There is some talk on the local to me news station this week, that we're supposed to start cooling off at night soon, So Fall is truly coming to the Panhandle. Not that I'll be able to enjoy it very much. For the next month, I'll be inside working my butt off full time. On Monday, my manager went on maternity leave so that means more hours for me to pick up and less time to craft. That also means that I may not be able to record an episode as soon as I planned. At least not one that has more things to show you and to talk about to make it worth a full episode. But we will see what happens.

This picture kind of shows what I've been up to. Except for a few things that are missing. As you can see those are my Monkey socks.  I'm currently working on these because I finally finished my Ashling Shawl. It's being treated with OxiClean to get the ink stain out of it, so I'll let you know how that works when it's all done. I also picked up my Light-weight Patchwork blanket after I finished my shawl, I just knit a block but hey it's something.
I'm in between audio books right now, I finished Book Two of the Beautiful Creatures series and am about to start Book Three. The e-book I've been reading while I've been out and about when I have a few minutes to spare is Back On Murder. (If you want more information about these books, friend me on Goodreads.)
 But yeah, that's pretty much what has been going with me. I'll try to keep you up to date with what going on with me. Please join the Ravelry group and subscribe to the Youtube channel, you'll get new updates when they are posted. 

I'll talk to you later!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Episode 54: "Trolls (Don't Be One)"

Happy Monday! Here's a new episode for you to enjoy.

You can find me on Ravelry as Samashwilliams94, Twitter as @sam__williams94, and Samantha Williams on Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google +.
Show notes for all episodes are on the blog.
The Ravelry group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast, and you can find the Queue-a-long (ends on Sept 22nd) and the Finish It Up KAL (starts on the 22nd).

I have finished reading Bloody Valentine and Lost In Time both by Melissa De La Cruz and also Long Time Coming by Edie Claire.
I'm currently reading Back on Murder by J. Mark Bertrand and Gates of Paradise by Melissa De La Cruz. I'm listening to Beautiful Darkness by Kami Gracia and Margaret Stohl.

Crafty Stuff.
I finished Jordan's Flax sweater.
My WIPs are:
Ashling Shawl
Monkey socks
Dragon Egg socks
I ramble on about what happens when I lose my crafting mojo.
I plan on really working on the Monkey socks when the Ashling Shawl is finished,
I show off some new yarn that I added to my stash.

I talk about how I feel about internet Trolls.

What's been going on with me?
I discovered the greatness of World Market.
We went bowling for my birthday a couple of weekends ago.
Jordan and I celebrated our 4th year wedding anniversary.
I'm starting to collect the POP vinyl figures.

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Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

What to do, What to do?

Howdy Ya'll! It's been a while since I had last done a full blog post, one that isn't filled with show notes for the podcast. So hi! How are you? 

I don't know what the deal is with me this past month but I kind of lost my crafting mojo. I have been knitting, don't worry about that. If I ever want to finish Jordan's Flax sweater, I need to pick up some knitting everyday. I thought that it may have come back last week. I had cast on a few new pairs of socks and was really wanting to work on them but then lost steam again. I really shouldn't have cast on any new projects because I have a lot on the needles right now. So I set those to the side for right now. 
But I had gotten to the point where I don't know what I want to do anymore. So during those times I just pick up a book. If you follow me on goodreads you might have noticed all the books I've been reading. Which is great for my reading challenge on there, I'm all caught up! 
May be I just need a break. Or I just need to pick up what I'm in the mood for, who knows.

 Have you been in the same situation? How have you overcome it? I hope you all have a great day!
Happy Knitting!


Friday, September 9, 2016

Episode 53: "My Birthday Episode"

Here are the show notes for episode 53.

I'm Samashwilliams94 on Ravelry, @sam__williams94 on Twitter, and Samantha Williams on Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google +.
Show notes for all episodes are on the blog.
The Ravelry group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast.

What I've been up to?
We had a date night August 19th.
I opened my swap package.
Went to a get-together on Sunday.
We had the Tropical Storm come through.
I got a new to me bookcase and bike for my birthday.
I've been having car problems again.

I had finished the following:
Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child By J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Gracia and Margaret Stohl.
I'm currently reading:
Misguided Angel by Melissa De La Cruz
 Long Time Coming by Edie Claire
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Gracia and Margaret Stohl

Crafty Stuff 
I finished the Harry Potter Blanket.
Future Knitting:
Lots of socks.

Added to the Pile
Swap package

TV Time
TV Shows:
House and NCIS
Viva Las Vegas
Suicide Squad
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Good bye!
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Happy Crafting!
Sam <3