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Monday, May 22, 2017

Show Notes: Episode Nine








Therapy Shawl by Laura Aylor

Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner

Petty Harbor Socks by Rayna Curtis

The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu

Thinx - You can use this link to get $10 off if this is your first order.

Fiber Flair:
If you want to help your yarn shop owner get in touch with me, you can give them the address to this blog, or you can share my email address with them (coliemonte AT gmail DOT com) and they can request info that way.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Show Notes: Episode Eight



Yep, I went there.

A couple links on the ACHA:

Here's what the Congressional Budget Office has to say (warning, the pdf is super dry facts & figures, but this is a non-partisian source.)

Here is a slightly left-leaning source that compares the American Care Act (Obamacare) with the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare).

More charts explaining the ACHA courtesy of NPR.

And here's an article about the ACHA from a slightly right-leaning source.

Between the time I recorded the podcast and the time I published it, the Senate announced the names of the 13 men who will be crafting the Senate health care bill (because, thankfully, the House bill is supposedly dead on arrival as far as the Senate is concerned.   All 13 members are Republicans, even though 48% of the current senate caucuses with the Democrats.  There are no female senators included in this committee, even though there are 5 women who currently serve as Republican senators.  (There are 16 women who serve as Democratic senators, but that is a rant for another day.) What could possibly go wrong with allowing health care policy for the whole country to be written by a group of all white dudes who skew much wealthier and older than the general population?  (Let me just drive home how very similar these guys are by pointing out that 25% of them are named "John".)  Surely my concerns are unfounded and they will have plenty of insight into women's health and be able to fully understand the challenges people without means face in affording decent health care.

On to today's projects! (So, so many projects!)

Possum Fingerless Gloves

Sweet Pea Baby Sack

Boho Blush Shawl

Jason's "Brownie" Sweater

Jason's Mr. Darcy College-Replica Sweater

Petty Harbor

September Morn (kinda, not really)

.......and I announced the winner of the "bite size yarn" and an extra surprise prize!  Make sure to contact me either via email (click on the "contact me" tab above), or with a personal message on Ravelry to give me your shipping address if you're the winner!

Also, please contact me if you are a yarn shop owner or the loyal customer of a yarn shop and want information on how your yarn shop can be a retailer of the new Trappings and Trinkets product!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Show Notes: Episode Seven



Do you have creatures in your chimney or elsewhere that you need to evict?  Here's a website that lists "wildlife rehabbers" who want to help you do just that!

Blueberry Waffle Socks 

Boho Blush Shawl

Fingerless mittens 

Call the Midwife

The Yarn Harlot's beautiful post about her daughter

Enter to win "bite size yarn" on Instagram!  (Find the photo of the yarn, repost it to your account, then come back to the original photo on my account to let me know you are entered to win.)


Monday, April 10, 2017

Show Notes: Episode Six



Brené Brown - A compilation of her You Tube videos are available here.

Finished Objects:

Honey Drudger Hat

Orange Commission Socks

Constellate Hat

Baby Goshalosh Boots

WIPs:

My Gold Sweater is using the skeleton of the September Morn pattern

Sweet Pea Baby Sleep Sack

I'm wearing my Jillian sweater

Don't forget to enter to win my bite-size skeins of yarn (90g total) by reposting the photo of them on my Instagram page (user name: coliemonte) and leaving a comment on my original photo so I know you reposted (I won't know to count you in the entries unless you leave a comment here!), or by linking in the Yarn Thread in the Trappings and Trinkets Ravelry Group as I described in the podcast!  Good luck! :)


Monday, March 27, 2017

Show Notes: Episode Five



Willy Porter -2017 tour dates  (seriously...he's good on a recording, but in person he is AMAZING.)
        • Dog-Eared Dream

Constellate by Hunter Hammersen  

September Morn (kinda) sweater

Chiao Goo Red Lace needles  •  Here are local yarn shops that carry them  • Here's an internet site that carries them

Project Bags are available in my shop.  Smaller sizes are finished and ready to ship, about a dozen larger sizes will be added by the end of this week.  Email me if you see a bag you like but want it in a larger size, and I can let you know if I will have that available.  (And I can tag it as reserved for you if you want me to do that.)


Many thanks to everyone who has left an iTunes or Google Play review, or who has subscribed to my You Tube Channel or left a comment there.  I love reading your reactions to the podcast!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Show Notes: Episode 4



Arsenic and Old Lace

Caterpillar Visitor's Center

Possums

Rimu yarn

Honey Drudger Hat

Lady Finkaas Slippers

Perianth Mittens (comes with an included chart to use for other projects)
I forgot to mention that I first knit this sweater as a cardigan, decided it was a little too small, and then reworked my plan to make it a bottom-up raglan with sewn-in sleeves!  I'm so glad I did tear it out and start over...I wouldn't have worn a too-small cardigan very much, but I wear the pullover all the time!

Artisian Shawl

Congressional Switchboard Phone Number

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Show Notes: Episode 3



Groovy from JumperCables

Orange Malabrigo Socks

New Shawl is made from Hedgehog Fibers Sock Yarn

Spotted Cowl and Splat Hat set is great for variegated yarn

Knit Picks cases are great for holding crochet hooks and interchangeable needle sets

Audible Channels - free account if you have an Amazon Prime account

The Kitchen House by Kathlees Grissom

The Practicing Mind by Thomas Sterner

Lion

Newsroom

The Kindness Diaries