Episode 4 - Of Handspun and Scissors

December 17, 2013

Thank you for listening to my podcast! I love doing this, it's something just for me late at night when everyone else is sleeping and I have so much fun with my listeners! There is another giveaway this week, so be sure to listen for it and leave your entry!

Thank Yous and Administrative:

My blog - http://neverendingbutterflies.blogspot.com

Ravelry - Emily Straw

Ravelry Group - Knitting Butterflies

Instagram - butterflyem4

Thank you to Sarah Stevens - sarahstevens on Ravelry for gifting me the Corvinus Family Mitts pattern. Check out her pattern shop and Etsy shop for beautiful hand-dyed yarns!

Thank you to Mimers66, Terab707, and Trinawinna for reviews on iTunes!

Clicking Away:

  • Sprig Sweater by Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting. Yoke and raglans are finished, as is stockinette for the bust. All of the ease is currently in the back because of my current larger bust size, debating on how to start the decreases so it will look correct, even wondering if I should frog it and start over on a different size.

    • Spinning Stories:

    • Finished my first 100g, have begun spinning my second 100g of Woolen Mill St. Yarns Corriedale roving.

    • Used my first 100g to knit a hat, had an incident with the 2 year old and scissors.

    • Finished hat has 2x2 rib and stockinette body. I love it so much that I entered it in to the Legend-Prairie contest from the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast.
    • Reviews:

    • Winners from the Green Gables Knits giveaway:
        • Orange-Maid from Ravelry (Scotland) - digital copy
        • Outofthisworld (Marybeth) from Ravelry (AZ) - paper copy

      • Sleepy Eyes Knits Wonderlace by Gina House, she also sent me Dreamscape. Check out her Etsy shop if you are interested in these books, as well as her website!


      Photos Courtesy of GinaHouse.net

      • To Enter the Giveaway - Leave your first name, your state and/or country, your email or Ravelry name, and your favorite Christmas or holiday tradition from when you were a kid that you keep alive today on this post.

      Remember and Reminisce

      Basement Tales

      • Hubby took the week off to work on basement. Sanding and mudding, craft room is done and playroom is almost done.
      • Built some built in shelving for under the television, and popup bench for storing blankets.


      Countdown to 30 - My family tradition is to see the latest Disney or kids movie at the theater on Christmas Eve. We started with the Little Mermaid 26 years ago and have only missed one year since. This year we will go see Frozen. As I become more of a grownup, I am wondering if I need to give up my chance to go see the movie each year and stay home to get stuff done.

      Photographing Your Knits

      • This week I talk about White Balance and how finding the settings for it on your camera or phone can make a big difference in the color quality and consistency of your photos
      • If you have some natural light but not enough, use a reflector to double the amount of light on your project


      Episode 3 - Parking Meters

      December 2, 2013
      Welcome to Episode 3 of the Knitting Butterflies Podcast! Show notes for this episode:

      Clicking Away

      Spinning Stories

      Remember and Reminisce


      • My first review is for Green Gables Knits by Joanna Johnson. Thank you toSlate Falls Press for gifting this book to me, and two more copies (one paper for US listeners, one digital for international listeners) to give away to my listeners!

      • To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post with your first name, state and/or country, email address or Ravelry name, and answer the following question:
        • What literary character has inspired you to knit or be creative?
      • The giveaway runs from December 2nd - December 17th
      Countdown to 30
      Photographing Your Knits
      • I discuss natural vs. manufactured lighting when photographing your knits, as well as soft light vs. hard light. I'm really excited about this segment, if there are questions you have about photographing your knits please let me know and I will do my best to answer them!

      Shout Outs

      • Orange_maid shared another great tip, the Magic Knot (featured to make the Magic Cake on Knitting Pipeline), which I used in my Falling Water scarf
      • grrlgeek42 has really fun geeky names for her socks and I love them :)
      • In a Sknit - one of my new favorite podcasts! Sarah and Kristi are adorable, keep up the good work, ladies!
      Thanks for listening, have a wonderful week! Blessings!