Season 2: Episode 1 Caring & Sharing

Caring Kal

To participate in the current KAL, please join the Ravelry group and purchase either the Caring Cowl  by Alexis Winslow (proceeds go to the American Red Cross) or complete the Yellow Roses shawl if you purchased that pattern last November to support MIND.

Here's a pic from Alexis of the Caring Cowl:

The KAL runs through February 28, 2017, and winners will be announced on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (see links at top of page). There are two prizes for participation, a hank of handspun, hand dyed wool from Pucker Brush Farm (left) and sock yarn from Expression Fiber Arts in the colorway Kismet (right):

I plan to knit my version in Bernat Dimensions yarn:


A big thank you to Amanda Barcenas of Prado de Lana yarns for graciously chatting with me and my listeners!! Please visit her website to check out her yarn and sign up for her newsletter to keep up to date on the events and other farm news. You can follow her on Instagram and share your knitting with her as well.

My Aspen Winter Cowl can be found here - don't forget that if you purchase it in the month of January, you're eligible to win a hank of Robin's custom colorway!

You can find pictures of me wearing "that hat" on all my social media accounts.

I'm almost done with my scarf using the Caron Cakes yarn in Funfetti my son gave me for Christmas in the Tin Can Knits pattern Wheat:

Information about the Modern Log Cabin blanket pattern by Mason Dixon Knitting can be found on Ravelry.

My second original cowl pattern, Flock of Seagulls, will be released in March. The original version is knit in MadelineTosh DK. I will be looking for test knitters in mid-February after I finish the second version using Prado de Lana Yarn. 

I shared my haul from Vogue Knitting Live in this blog post.


My complete review of The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon can be found in this blog post. Please consider joining Cannonball Read and help raise funds for cancer research.

I plan to write a complete review of Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer in the next blog post and on Cannonball Read. If you purchase through the Cannonball Read Amazon link, the proceeds go to their fundraising efforts.

I'm currently listening to CraftLit's version of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.


I recently stared Jessica Mathisen's devotional Proverbs 31: A Life of Truth and Grace. As I say in the podcast, I love it! You can see Jessica's video that I mention here and purchase the devotional here. Since recording the podcast, I've worked through a few more days of this devotional, and really love it. While each day's reading is short, Jessica sends you off on your day with a lot to think about and apply, not just for yourself but as you come in contact with others as you go through your day.

On Wednesdays, I participate in the Yarn Along on Ginny Sheller's blog. Please join us either by contributing a link to your fibery work in progress and current read and / or by checking out the link party posts.  You may find your next book or project waiting for you!


  1. boy have your been busy!! I can't wait to give your podcast a listen (I just listened to the previous one yesterday).

  2. Our weather has been so cold that I have not been running which is my podcast time. I need to catch up!

    1. This episode is a long one... maybe I can keep you company while you hibernate and knit!

  3. How did you record and publish the podcast. I'm just interested as a fellow writer. Find my work at

    1. My podcasting friend Martine has a great podcast episode about starting a podcast. She records in much the same way I do. All you really need is a computer, a recording program (Audacity or GarageBand) and a good mic (I use a Snowball). I use Podbean to store and distribute my podcast. It's well worth the cost! You can find Martine's podcast about podcasting here: