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Adventures in knitting, hand spinning and other craftiness on the West Coast of Canada!

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Adventures in knitting, hand spinning and other craftiness on the West Coast of Canada!

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Glad you are back!

By Jackie Revilla - Sep 14 2017
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I was so bummed when you announced you weren't going to podcast anymore. What a nice surprise to find you when I was searching for spinning tips. Keep up the great work.

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By Camanoah - Dec 28 2014
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Chrissy is a personable and knowledgeable podcaster who is a pleasure to listen to.

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27 Ratings
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Glad you are back!

By Jackie Revilla - Sep 14 2017
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I was so bummed when you announced you weren't going to podcast anymore. What a nice surprise to find you when I was searching for spinning tips. Keep up the great work.

Wonderful Podcast1

By Camanoah - Dec 28 2014
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Chrissy is a personable and knowledgeable podcaster who is a pleasure to listen to.
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Snappy Stitches Podcast

Latest release on Dec 03, 2018

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Rank #1: Episode 159 - Spinzilla 2017 Recap

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I spun up 4,040 Spinzilla yards including plying!

The fiber I spun was:
Sweet Georgia Superwash Targhee, Sept 2015 Club colorway, Open Hands
Sweet Georgia Superwash Merino, Phoenix Rising

Other fibers on my spinning list (that I didn't get to) included:
Sweet Georgia Silk Puff in the Spinzilla 2017 colorway, Firestarter. Watch for this spin coming up in the next few months.

I just started a sweater spin from some World of Wool Oatmeal BFL that has been in my stash since about 2015.

I mentioned Susan B. Anderson's Smooth Operator Socks as well as Kirbywirby's YouTube video on afterthought heels. Both of these were suggestions I got when I asked about favorite afterthought heel socks on Instagram.

I'm nearing the heels on my Biscotte Yarns Bis-Sock in Pansies.

The sweaters I show are both by Josee Paquin, the purple is Miranda and the red is Tolmie.

My fall scent obsession is the "Hello Fall' and "Let's Stay Home" candles from Bath and Body Works.

Oct 31 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 158 - Pumpkin Spice and Sweaters

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Forgive me the pumpkin spice reference (and drinking pumpkin spice tea while I recorded), but it's the first day of fall, and I just couldn't help myself!



Ridge Runner Hat - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ridge-runner-hat

Pansies Socks - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/fish-lips-kiss-heel-13

Tolmie by Josie Paquin (my Ravelry project page) - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/tolmie

Custom Woolen Mills 2-Ply Mule Spun Yarn - http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/custom-woolen-mills-ltd-mule-spinner-2-ply-100-wool

Hip Strings Shop - https://hipstrings.com/

Hip Strings Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCweDHkdnn-yHLWhN3lWFNA

Sweets Off The Wheel Cotton SAL - http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/sweets-off-the-wheel/3495788

Fine Seine Twine (Schacht Matchless Drive Band) - https://janestaffordtextiles.com/product/seine-twine-12-fine/

Wayback Machine of Beth Smith's blog post on drive bands (sometimes her page loads for me, mostly it doesn't) - https://web.archive.org/web/20160207113101/http://bethsmithspinning.com/your-drive-band/

Murchie's Pumpkin Spice Tea - http://www.murchies.com/store/fine-tea/features/fall-teas/pumpkin-spice-tea.html

Biscotte Yarns - https://biscotteyarns.com/

Sep 23 2017

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Rank #3: Episode 157 - Squishy Garter Rib

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Tolmie by Josee Paquin - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/tolmie

Miranda by Josee Paquin - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/miranda

Custom Woolen Mills 2-Ply Mule Spun Yarn (wine red heather) - http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/custom-woolen-mills-ltd-mule-spinner-2-ply-100-wool

Biscotte Yarns - Bis Sock in Pansies - https://biscotteyarns.com/

Fish Lips Kiss Regia Arne & Carlos Design Line Socks - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/fish-lips-kiss-heel-12
Fish Lips Kiss Pansies Socks - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chrissythegreat/fish-lips-kiss-heel-13
Brookdale Shawl (Cascade Ecological Wool) - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brookdale-shawl
Fleurs de Paris Shawl (Cascade Ecological Wool) - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fleurs-de-paris-shawl
Creekside Shawl (Cascade Ecological Wool) - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/creekside-shawl-2

Blenheim Hat (Sweet Fiber Cashmerino Worsted in Shipwreck) - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blenheim-hat

How I Roll by Mara Catherine Bryner - sock plans for the Fawn and the Fox Wes Anderson Mini Skeins

I talk about using seine twine for my Schacht Matchless driveband.

Beth Smith talks more about drive bands here - http://bethsmithspinning.com/your-drive-band/

Cashmerette Patterns
Springfield Top

Closet Case Patterns - Kalle Shirt

Orange Lingerie Boylston Bra
Orange Lingerie Marlborough Bra

Sep 11 2017

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Rank #4: Episode 160 - Wool Room Clean Up

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Warning: there is A LOT of yarn and fiber in this video. If that's not your kind of thing, I suggest you turn back now!


My 'wool room' was desperate to be tidied up and organized, so I decided to film it so I would have some company and extra motivation along the way.  Thank you for keeping me company!

I like to use Extra Large Ziploc bags as well as 62 and 99 liter Sterilite containers to keep everything organized and safe from the possibility of pests.

We'll be back to the regularly formatted show for Episode 161 in about a week.

Nov 04 2017

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Rank #5: Episode 161 - I'm Back!

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Whinstone Hat - https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/whinstone-hat

My designs - https://www.ravelry.com/designers/chrissy-graham

I'm using the Erin Condren planner and dot grid notebook to keep my crafting on track (referral link) -https://www.erincondren.com/referral/invite/christinegraham0427

Entrechat by Lisa Chemery - https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/entrechat-2

Wound Up Fiber Arts - http://woundupfiberarts.bigcartel.com/

Hello Yarn - http://www.helloyarn.com/
Southern Cross Fibers - http://shop.southerncrossfibre.com/

Hey June Handmade - Halifax Hoodie (I show views B and D) - https://www.heyjunehandmade.com/product/halifax-hoodie/

Next up:
Hey June Handmade - Lane Raglan - https://www.heyjunehandmade.com/product/lane-raglan/
Hey June Handmade - Union St Tee - https://www.heyjunehandmade.com/product/union-st-tee/
Hey June Handmade - Hatteras Hoodie (kids version of Halifax) - https://www.heyjunehandmade.com/product/hatteras-hoodie/

I learned to to 'ham-hot' cuffs from the Sewing Out Loud Podcast (mother-daughter!), which can be found at sewhere.com.  They have an amazing Facebook group
 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/SelfSewnWardrobe/

My favourite leggings pattern is Patterns for Pirates Peg Legs - http://www.patternsforpirates.com/product/peg-legs/

Jan 26 2018

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Rank #6: Episode 156 - Four Sweaters

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I may not have been podcasting much over the past few weeks, but I sure have been knitting!!  It is very likely that my podcasts will be a little sporadic over the summer as I try to balance everything I want/need to get done.  My intention is to have WIP and FO jam packed shows when I do record though.

I've been on a bit of a sweater kick (appropriate for a hot dry spell, right?)


...and the four sweaters in question are -
I am totally loving the Mule Spinner 2-Ply from Custom Woolen Mills, and plan to buy at least one more sweater's quantity once I've finished knitting Tolmie.  A rainbow of Tolmies perhaps?

Today I was wearing my Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart. I knit this one out of Habu Tsumugi Silk, and it is absolutely perfect for summer!

Jul 16 2017

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Rank #7: Episode 155 - Tall Watermelons

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Detailed show notes still to come...if there's anything that you can't find by googling, leave me a note and I'll dig up a link for it! :D
Biscotte Yarn Watermelon Fish Lips Kiss Socks - ravelry link

Arne & Carlos Fish Lips Kiss Socks - ravelry link

Hipstrings Video Podcast - youtube link

Jun 21 2017

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Rank #8: Episode 154 - Serial Stasher

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Since we last spoke, I headed over to the Lower Mainland Sheep Producer's Association Wool and Ewe-A-Fair, which is held annually at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.  I hadn't planned to go, since I prefer to escape to these types of events kid-free if at all possible, but at the last minute, I decided to go with Emily in tow.

We went for the morning, leaving before the fleece auction began at noon.  I just can't be trusted around all those fresh wool fumes!

We had a really nice time, and I found a couple (of pounds, HA!) of goodies to bring home.

I left fully intrigued with (and regretting I didn't buy) one of the woven 'stadium cushions' from Hannelo's Studio.  You can see a picture of what I'm talking about if you follow the link. They look amazing in person! She's a fiber artist based in the Fraser Valley.

I was really impressed with the variety and beautiful colours at Ewesful Creations' booth.  I also made a quick stop in at Birkeland Bros booth. I was really hoping to pick up another pound of white Crossbred sliver to go with the pound I bought at one of the events last year (for a future sweater spin), but they didn't have any of that with them.  Never fear, I found some wool to follow me home.

Links
Lower Mainland Sheep Producer's Association
Ewesful Creations, Chilliwack, BC
Birkeland Bros, Abbotsford, BC

Deb Robson interview on the Fruity Knitting Podcast

Breed specific wool - North Country Cheviot

I also included a little video clip of the way Emily and I have been spinning together. She loves to put her foot on the treadles and help with the spinning. She often insists I take my feet off the treadles so she can do it herself, but she isn't able to keep the wheel going by herself yet.

Jun 15 2017

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Rank #9: Episode 153 - Loose Ends

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Just a little bit of knitting this week, but a ton TON of spinning finished up!  I also do a book review of Felicia Lo's new book, Dyeing to Spin and Knit. I picked it up from my local library, and I'm so glad I did!

If you are looking for my new weaving podcast, you can find The Weaving Show here. It is currently only available on YouTube.  I've also started a site for the show notes, which can be found here.  I will post new episodes as I have more weaving projects and plans to talk about.  I have no intention of discontinuing Snappy Stitches, and will continue to talk about my knitting and spinning here.

I mentioned Tudor Monastery FarmEdwardian Farm, and historian Ruth Goodman

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"Modern Jazz Samba" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Jun 10 2017

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Rank #10: Episode 152 - Yarn Expedition

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My Idunn cardigan has been updated with pretty green buttons and a slimmer button band after I was determined to get it completely finished this week. I also talk about how I plan to stabilize the neckline for improved wearability.

I ordered some yarn back at the beginning of April, and after getting lost in the mail for nearly 2 months, it finally found its way to my house!

I finish off the show with some weaving chat (feel free to turn it off at the end of the spinning segment if you're not interested in hearing me talk about weaving).
Crafty Creations, Delta, BC
Idunn Cardigan, and look at all of these inspirational Lettlopi sweaters from the Fancy Tiger KAL!


Iðunn Cardigan


Natural Knotwood Turkish Drop Spindle
Schacht Sidekick
The Homestead Hobbyist

Regia Sweet & Spicy 3653 - Ravelry Project Page

Wren & Ollie Yarn, Australia - Sorbet Swirl and Apple Tonic

A special announcement!

I share my weaving projects at the end of this video. This is the first time and last time I'll be doing this, but don't worry, it's for good reason! I have started a new channel/podcast just for my weaving! If you are interested in following my weaving adventures, please follow along with my newest project, The Weaving Show!

Snappy Stitches will continue to be the home of my knitting and hand spinning.



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Perspectives Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Jun 03 2017

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