Skein Enable Podcast

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Enabling your crafting addiction, one episode at a time.

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  • Ep. 110 - 40-Year Old Embroidery Floss

    30/04/2021

     Happy Spring!  I took a three week break in the middle of the podcast.  My apologies for the change in the sound.Skeinenable Ep 110 : Skein Enable Podcast : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet ArchiveWhat I've Finished:Jill made a Purl Soho Garter Stitch Earflap Hat in Gnarledpaw Proper DK in the Pinkie (?) colorway.  She also made some strawberry baby mittens using the Berry Patch Infant Mittens by Ellie d'Eustachio out of Cloudborn Merino Twist Worsted in red and other worsted scraps.  Her Rav page here.  She knit a baby dress for her friend's baby from the Amberlynn pattern by Taiga Hilliard from Pagewood Farm Chugiack in River Rock.  Her Rav page here.  She made the Winter Duo Baby Romper by Sandra Magalhaes for Starling out of Long Dog Yarn Merino DK in Parisian Mist and Knit Picks Capra DK in Eggplant.  Her Rav page here.  She made another pair of baby mittens using the Baby Mitts pattern by Susan B. Anderson in Nerd Girl Yarns Clever, Met H

  • Ep. 109 - It's a Human Person

    01/01/2021

     Finally an update!  I hope you had a safe end to your 2020!Episode linkNote: All pattern links are Ravelry links.  Please do not follow them if Ravelry is not safe for you to view.What I've Finished:Jill made some Genevieve's Tube Socks by Jasmin Canty in leftover MadTosh Sock in the Holi Festival colorway.  She finished her baby mobile out of the Arne & Carlos Embroidered Birds pattern right before the baby was born out of Knit Picks Palette and a little Holstgarn SuperSoft.  She knit a Ruth Baby Ginsburg sweater by Park Williams out of black and white Caron Simply Soft.  Her Rav page here. She also knit herself a matching Purl Soho Garter Ear Flap Hat out of GnarledPaw Proper DK to match Lucas and Starling's hats out of a pink colorway.  And she made a Christmas stocking for Starling out of Cascade 220 Christmas Red with the St. Peters Port Stocking by Anne Hansen.  Her Rav page here.My Current Fix:Jill is knitting the Posy cardigan by Marzena Kolacek out of Invi

  • Ep. 108 - Mark It Off

    28/08/2020

     Baby countdown on!You can also listen directly at: https://archive.org/details/skeinenable-ep-108(pattern links are direct links to Ravelry)What I've Finished:Jill finished up the Fingering Entrechat Bonnet by Lisa Chemery in Spun Right Round SW Sock in Combat Boots and Baby doll Dresses.  She used the same yarn to make Christine's Stay On Baby Booties by Christina Bourquin.  She wrapped up the Baby Yoda for Babies by Arianna Soloway out of Berroco Vintage doubled in taupe, and Craftsmart Value in Sage also doubled for the hood.  Her Rav page here.  And finally!  Jill finished the Fox Paws by Xandy Peters in Knit Picks Palette, in Seafaring, Edamame, Huckleberry Heather, Silver and Clarity.  She also did the embroidery on the Baby Kaftan by Debbie Bliss.  The baby sweater was knit in Rowan Cotton Glace, colorway 9C4, and the embroidery was done in some scraps of Knit Picks Shine and other cotton yarns.  Her Rav page here.  Jill sewed up a few Half Contou

  • Ep. 107 - To Each Their Own

    16/08/2020

     Jill is getting close to her due date!  So baby project galore!(Link to podcast host/stream here.)Note: Project and pattern links are to Ravelry pages. What I've Finished:Jill completed the Compass crochet blanket by Buttonnose Crochet.  Her Rav page here.  She used Lion Brand Mandala in the Pixie colorway.  She used exactly two skeins.  She finished the Garter Earflap Hat from Purl Soho in the baby size, using Gnarled Paw Proper DK in Mexican Blue-Winged Butterfly.  Her Rav page here.  For her final spin for Tour de Fleece, she chain-plied the Greenwood Fiberworks Merino Superfine in the "Camo" OOAK colorway.  She ended up with about 379 yards of a fingering (not worsted like I said in the episode) 3-ply.  The Rav page for the yarn here.  She also made the Fingering Entrechat by Lisa Chemery (Frogginette Knits) out of Spun Right Round SW Sock in Combat boots & Baby doll dresses colorway.My Current Fix:Jill's working on the matching Fingering En

  • Ep. 106 - Crafting with Glitter

    23/07/2020

    I hope you're being safe out there!!  Here's the latest from me! I think this is embedding weird - you can follow this link to listen if its not working on the webisite: https://archive.org/details/skeinenable-ep-106Warning: The pattern links go to Ravelry pages.  Please do not follow the links if Ravelry is harmful to you at the moment! What I've Finished:Jill knit up baby hat using the Baker Jo (little) pattern by Jessika Ambada out of Fil&Tropia Wise Fox Stellina yarn held double and Forbidden Fiber Co Pride in Mist.  She finished up the quilting on her baby quilt using the pattern Frolic Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew in a kit from Connecting Threads.  She sewed up another Connecting Threads kit, this one put together by Shannon Fabrics for the My Bubba giraffe playmat.  She also finished spinning 4oz of Goodie Supply Co. 80/20 S. American Wool/Viscose in Naked Bubblegum.  She got only about 254 yards of a bouncy fingering weight yarn.  Her Rav page here.My

  • Ep. 105 - Most Adorable Blocking Ever

    28/06/2020

    Episode 105 is finally up!  I hope you are all doing well. What I've Finished:Jill finally wrapped up her Dash Away Reindeer by Sara Elizabeth Kellner out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Briar Heather and other scrap yarns.  Her Rav page here.  This was sent to her swap partner along with a tiny glove ornament knit from the Mini-Me pattern by Julia Mueller.  She used scrap sock yarn for this.  Her Rav page here.  Jill also finished and blocked her Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter.  She used Malabrigo Rios in Denim, Sandback, Valentina and Magenta.My Current Fix:Jill's still slowly working on her Fox Paws stole by Xandy Peters out of Knit Picks Palette.  Her Rav page here.  She started a Compass baby blanket by Buttonnose Crochet out of Lion Brand Mandala in Pixie.  She also cast-on a Baker Jo (little) by Jessika Ambada out of Fil&Tropia Wise Fox Stellina fingering weight leftovers held double.  She also finished the piecing and backing of the Frolic Qu

  • Ep. 104 - Black Lives Matter (and scrunchies)

    01/06/2020

    Stay safe out there! Anti-racism resources: https://www.rachelricketts.com/antiracism-resourcesGood list of organizations to donate to, to support Black Lives Matter causes. What I've Finished:Jill spun up her Mork Made Fiber Co batt.  It's a 2-ply, 4.6oz, 246 yards.My Current Fix:Jill just needs some finishing touches before completing her Dash Away Reindeer by Sara Elizabeth Kellner out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Briar Heather.  She's pulled out her WIP of Fox Paws by Xandy Peters using five colors of Knit Picks Palette.  Her Rav page here.  She's halfway done already with her Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter using Malabrigo Rios in Blue Jeans, Sandbank, Valentina and Magenta.  She used WoollyBear99's modifications for a looser neckline.  She's been spinning some Naked Bubblegum colorway 80/20 South American Wool/Viscose fiber from Goodie Supply Company.  She also started the Frolic Quilt pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew using a kit from Connecting Threads that has C

  • Ep. 103 - Not Homesteading

    17/05/2020

    Here's the latest episode!  How are you guys holding up? What I've Finished:Jill bound off and blocked her Herbarium shawl by Lisa Hannes for the #shawlstayhomekal.  Her Rav page here.  She used The Royal Bee Yarn Co. Fingering weight yarn in Nina says have your teal cake and eat it too! and Phillip says don't curry, be happy!  She had plenty of both yarns left over.  She also finished up her Combo Spin.  It was 9 oz of miscellaneous fibers in blues, reds and other colors!  She ended up with about 604 yards of a 3-ply DK weight yarn.  She also finished a Wee Envelope by Ysolda Teague out of handspun sport-ish weight from Malabrigo Nube merino braid in the Candombe colorway.My Current Fix:Jill is still working on the Dash Away Reindeer by Sara Elizabeth Kellner.  She's using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Briar Heather.  She's used some old Knit Picks Telemark for the antlers.  She had to redo one back leg after knitting it upside down.  Jill started

  • Ep. 102 - Hand Foot and Mouth

    20/04/2020

    I drew some winners for the 100th episode drawing!  Stick around to the end to find out if you won! What I've Finished:Jill bound off the second Bacon & Eggs Booties by Kathie Popadin using sock yarn scraps, Malabrigo Sock in Natural, Malabrigo Mechita in Frank Ochre and Pagewood Farms Chugiak in Fruit Freeze.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished Archer by Elizabeth Doherty.using FilandTropia Wise Fox Stellina in orchid pink/purple and Forbidden Fiber Co. Pride fingering in Silver Mist.  Her incomplete Rav page here.  She's happy enough with it, but thinks she would have preferred it with less ease.  Jill also sewed a dozen masks using the Craft Passion (or variation on) pattern out of some random quilting fabric and flannel.My Current Fix:Jill is working on Herbarium by Lisa Hannes out of The Royal Bee Yarn Co. fingering in the colorways "Nina says have your teal cake and eat it too!" and "Phillip says don't curry, be happy!".  This is for the #shawlstayhomekal she's

  • Ep. 101 - Shawl Stay Home

    28/03/2020

    I hope you and your families are safe and healthy! What I've Finished:Jill spun and plied the rest of her Wonderland Dyeworks 80/20 Merino/Silk braid in the Rain Storm.  She got 357 yards out of 4.3oz.  Her Rav page here.  She also crocheted a baby hat, Anupriya by Betsy Myles from the Berroco website.  She used Red Heart Heart & Sole self-striping yarn in Mellow Stripe.My Current Fix: Jill is working on Archer by Elizabeth Doherty out of FilandTropia Wise Fox Stellina in a purple orchid color and Forbidden Fiber Company Pride in Mist.  She's finished the body, and still has the sleeves to go.  Her Rav page here.  She's very close to finishing the Bacon & Eggs Booties by Kathie Popadin out of leftover Malabrigo Sock, Malabrigo Mechita and Pagewood Farms Chugiak.What I'm Jonesing for:Jill bought some Malabrigo Rios in Camel, and intends to use that with the Knit Picks Fable Fur to make a baby bomber jacket.  She's about to cast on any moment for a mosaic sh

  • Ep. 100 - CelebrationTime!

    02/03/2020

    Episode 100!  See the giveaway thread in the Ravelry group to win a shawl, project bag, or batt!What We've Finished:Jill finished the Ribboned Crop Top by Ellen Coy from Interweave Knits, Winter 2020 out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky Superwash in Garnet Heather and Briar Heather.  Annie finished the April Hat by Courtney Kelley from the Year of Hats out of Kelbourne Woolens Germantown.  She also finished the Speedy Selbu Mittens by Skeindeer Knits out of Lett Lopi.  She also made a stockinette cowl out of Knit Picks Fable Fur in Bjern.Our Current Fix:Jill is working on Archer by Elizabeth Doherty in Filandtropia Wise Fox Stellina and Forbidden Fiber Co. Pride in Mist.  She is also still spinning the Wonderland Dyeworks 80/20 wool/silk in Rain Storm.  She's getting excited to do a Combo Spin with assorted fiber from the guild fiber exchange.  Annie is working on a Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure using With Pointed Sticks Glitter Gel Pen yarn in the Mermaid colorw

  • Ep. 99 - Mary Poopins

    03/02/2020

    Long time no see! What I've Finished:Jill finally finished her FIFO project, Ondawa by Michele Wang out of Malabrigo Rios Purpuras.  She also made the bonnet from the Debutant Baby Set by Elizabeth Sullivan out of leftover Anzula Cricket in Toffee.  Her Rav page here.My Current Fix:Jill is working on the Ribboned Crop Top by Ellen Coy from Interweave Knits, Winter 2020.  She's using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky yarn in Garnet Heather and Briar Heather.What I'm Jonesing For:Jill loves all the yoke sweaters, including Sorrel by Wool & Pine, Sandoval by This.Bird.Knits., Karelia by Midori Hirose, and Le Marche des artistes by Stella Egidi.  She's into the crocheted shawl Chocomania by Elena Fedotova.  She wants to make Headband with a Twist by Mirella Moments.  She bought the Bacon & Eggs Booties by Kathie Popadin and Louie Bear by Cindy Pilon. Uppers, Downers, and Miscellaneous Links:Bumblebee (2018)Long Shot (2019)Barry Season 21917 (2019)Jojo Rabbit (2019)

  • Ep. 98 - Opadoo Completed

    07/01/2020

    Happy New Year! What I've Finished:Jill knit the Trap-A-Zoid socks by Sarah Jordan out of dark purple and olive/mustard Koigu.  Her Rav page here.  She also knit the Nara Fingerless mittens by Wondrlanding in Malabrigo Finito in the Chispas colorway.  Her Rav page here.  She made the Anagram Hat by Amy van de Laar out of  Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Hayloft.  Her Rav page here.  She made the Secondary Cowl by Stephanie Lotven from Sierra Yarn Chikan in Rose.  She had to do more repeats for the same circumference given the smaller yarn.  Rav page here.  Her shawl project was Part of Your World by Lily Go out of Wolle's Custom Color Changing Cotton in Strawflower using 8/0 amber beads.  Her Rav page here.  Her garment project was the Totum Tee from Nomad Stitches using Knit Picks Comfy Fingering in Hollyberry.  Her Rav page here.  And her last project for the Giftalong Opadoo was the Hyzenthlay Rabbit Beanie (Knit) by Sheila Toy Stromberg out o

  • Ep. 97 - Giftalong kickoff

    14/12/2019

    I'm having trouble embedding the audio.  You can find it at archive.org here.Jill has been super busy, but finally was able to find time to check in with you guys!  Happy December everyone!What I've Finished:She got some additional Jen Goodie fiber to finish off her Myndie shawl by Ambah O'Brien.  Her Rav page here.  She made another set of reuseable makeup removers out of a Jenni Calo alligator flannel from Connecting Threads.  She also made a Gnome de Plume by Sarah Schira using a mini from Dyed by Hand Yarns Tough Sock in Silver Screen.  She also used some Berroco Sox leftovers and Malabrigo Sock in some green.  Her Rav page here.  This is her first project for the Indie Designer Giftalong.My Current Fix:Jill was making good progress on her Ondawa by Michele Wang in Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras but put it aside for giftalong projects.  She also started a Framework Bralette by Jessie Mae Martinson in some Capistrano Fiber Arts handspun.  She started a pai

  • Ep. 96 - Just the Tip

    05/11/2019

    The Complicated-along is still underway, and the FIFO make-along has begun!  Come chat with us in the Ravelry group!What I've Finished:Jill wrapped up her Complicated-along project, the Butterly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior out of Uneek Fingering colorway 3007 and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished sewing her My Cousin Vinny Halloween costume out of navy floral stretch fabric from Michael Levine's.  She used Simplicity 1036 as a base for the jumpsuit and modified the collar, back and made it one-piece instead of separates.My Current Fix:Jill is still working on Myndie by Ambah O'Brien out of Jen Goodie fiber for the GLASG spinalong in the Get Off My Rainbow colorway.  She ran out of yarn and needs to spin more to finish the shawl.  Her Rav page here.  She started the back of the Ondawa pullover by Michelle Wang out of Malabrigo Rios in the Purpuras colorway.What I'm Jonesing For:Jill likes the crocheted Elara Pullover by Whitney Hayward.&n

  • Ep. 95 - The Problem Is

    17/10/2019

    The First-In-First-Out Craftalong has begun! What I've Finished:Jill sewed some reuseable cotton pads to use for skin toner.  She used grey cotton flannel for hers.  A similar tutorial can be found here or here.My Current Fix:Jill's making good progress on her Butterfly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior out of Uneek Fingering and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  She finished the front of the Ondawa pullover by Michelle Wang out of Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras.  Her Rav page is here.  She's finally knitting up some handspun into the Myndie shawl by Ambah O'Brien out of her guild SAL fiber from Goodie Supply Co.  Her Rav page here.  Jill spun half of the singles of Wonderland Dyeworks 80/20 Merino/Silk fiber in Rainstorm.  She also cut out fabric to try to make a jumpsuit for her My Cousin Vinny inspired Halloween costume!via GIPHYWhat I'm Jonesing For:Jill is so close to casting on for the Framework Bralette by Jessie Maed Designs.  She loves the colorwork top, Ever Dream

  • Ep. 94 - Bra Triangles

    23/09/2019

    Will we see you at Stitches SoCal in November?  Let me know!! What I've Finished:Jill is all done with her Good Vibes shawl by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne out of Hedgehog Skinny Singles in the Fool's Gold and Gossip colorways.  She used Mary Annarella's Tale of Two Shawls modification for the cast-on.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished the As If Tee by Shay Johnson using Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Black Pearl doubled for the body and Twist, Yarns of Intrigue mohair/silk lace in Imperial Mist for the top. My Current Fix:Jill is still working on her Butterly/Papillon shawl by Marin Melchior using Uneek Fingering and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  She also started Ondawa by Michele Wang from Brooklyn Tweed Fall 14 using Malabrigo Rios in Purpuras.What I'm Jonesing For:Jill is into a crochet doily, Calla by Zoya Matyushenko and the beautiful Spica Embossed Bag by Natalia Kononova.  She thinks the Knot Front Crop by Kerri Blumer is super cute.  She's into the Reversible Coffee Moms Co

  • Ep. 93 - Marilyn Manson

    26/08/2019

    It's been a long month since I talked to you last! What I've Finished:Jill finished Panda by Susan B. Anderson out of Knit Picks Capretta Bare, Malabrigo Sock in Eggplant, Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool and Misti Alpaca Lace.  Her Rav page here.  After recording the last episode, Jill redid the bottom edging of her Panjereh pullover by Christina Danaee.  Her Rav page here.  She also finished spinning her Mork Made Fiber Co skein.My Current Fix: Jill restarted a Complicated-along project, the Papillon/Butterfly shawl by Marin Melchior out of Uneek Fingering in colorway 3007 and Knit Picks Palette in Mist.  She is working on Good Vibes by Nadia Cretin-Lachenne using Hedgehog Skinny Singles in Fool's Gold and Gossip.  She used Mary Annarella's Tale of Two Shawls modification for the garter tab cast-on.  She started the As If Tee by Shay Johnson out of two strands of Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Black Pearl and probably Twist, Yarns of Intrigue mohair/silk in Imperial Mist. 

  • Ep. 92 - Little Kitchen Cotton

    29/07/2019

    I did a poorly worded statement towards the end of the episode, but wanted to put into writing that I want my podcast space (blog and Ravelry group) to be a safe space.  Any hate speech, racism, or intolerance will be removed and blocked.  You guys have always been respectful, so thank you!  If I say or do something offensive or insensitive, please call me on it! What I've Finished:Jill finished her Panjereh top by Christina Danaee out of The Plucky Knitter Solo in Under the Sea and Malabrigo Mechita in Frank Ochre.  She also finished her Tour de Fleece spinning project using Goodie Supply Company Shetland fiber in Get Off My Rainbow and naked Shetland/Pearl/Silk.  Her Rav page here.My Current Fix:Jill completed the knitting of the Baby's Kaftan by Debbie Bliss in Rowan Cotton Glace.  She still needs to do the embroidery.  She's working on the body of her Panda by Susan B. Anderson using Knit Picks bare Capretta, Malabrigo Sock in Eggplant and maybe Elsebeth Lavold Silky Woo

  • Ep. 91 - Mathin' Really Good

    05/07/2019

    Annie is back for Ep. 91! What We've Finished:Annie finished her Breeze Racerback tank by Jessie Mae Martinson out of Earl Grey Fiber Co Gunpowder.  She is also almost done with the crocheted coverup Davallia by Isa Catepillan out of Twist Yarns of Intrigue Alpaca/Linen yarn in a grey taupe color.  Her Rav page is here.  She substituted a macramé border with added beads for the trim. Jill finished up her pom pom animal of Olivia using Knit Picks Palette and instructions from the Trikotri book she bought in Tokyo.Our Current Fix:Annie is working on the Ripple Bralette also by Jessie Mae Martinson using Deep Hue Sea yarn. Jill is still working on Panjereh by Christina Danaee out of Plucky Knitter Solo in the Under the Sea colorway and Malabrigo Mechita in Frank Ochre.  She's also making progress on Baby's Kaftan by Debbie Bliss using Rowan Cotton Glace in 815.  She's prepping for Tour de Fleece using two braids of Goodie Supply Co.  One is 100% Shetland in the Get Off My Rainbow an

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