Thursday, February 28, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Remembering Remy: Prize Edition!!

Tracey and I are so excited to announce the wonderful prizes that we have this year for our Remembering Remy KAL/CAL! We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to those who have so generously donated to this cause- Thank you!!!

This year, Tracey asked that all prize donations be in gold tones to honor the gold ribbon for pediatric cancer awareness. This is in memory of Remy's cousin  Ty Louis Campbell (10.04.2007 - 10.17.2012), who lost his two year battle with cancer at the tender age of 5.

A skein of yarn in gold tones.
A skein of yarn in gold tones
A skein of “Gnomey Night” in worsted, which has gold in it
 A skein of her amazing gold colorway called Saoirse she dyed up in honor of her friend’s daughter who also passed away from pediatric cancer 
A skein of her awesome yarn in gold colorway, name TBD
A skein of her yarn in a superhero colorway to honor Ty

A set of her Premium Long Blocking wires, which are in a gold color
Faye has generously offered up a sock drawstring bag that is for sale in her shop at the time the winner is chosen, at the winners choice. Her partner Mel is making either one of her amazing wedge bag or box bag as well.
A skein of her gorgeous Brooklyn in worsted
A sock sized project bag
A beautiful braid of fiber in merino silk colorway Honeycomb
Ed has crafted and donating a beautiful spindle with gold beads
2 skeins of Socks That Rock, both in a gold colorway
One of her project bags that will incorporate a gold ribbon
Kellee has again, for the second year, GENEROUSLY provided a coupon code for her store of 15% for anyone that submits (Tracey will provide you with the coupon code as she receives your hat donation)
She’s also donating two skeins of merino sock yarn, dyed up to winner's choice.
 A beautiful skein of yarn (weight and color way TBD).
A bulls eye bump
2pk of gold bent darning needles and the book “Knitting For Peace”.
A pattern gift able through Ravelry up to $7
One small & one large set of gold snag free stitch markers
One skein of " I Could Have Been A Superhero" with gold heels and toes
& a purprle gradient skein.
A small drawstring bag
A project bag
A skein of "Among The Wildflowers" on the Sunshine Base (100% SW Merino/ 490 yds/ light fingering)
sharonv on Ravelry is donating a skein of her hand spun gold colorway yarn.
**Grand Prize**
Thank you to

for donating 1 small set of Chiagoo bamboo interchangeable needles
Bryonybear on Ravelry
Kay has generously offered up one of her amazing hand knitted bears in gold in honor of PEDIATRIC CANCER AWARENESS and the GOLD RIBBON. Her daughter is going to name it.
In order to be eligible to win, you must donate at least 10 hats.  Each additional 10 hats will be another entry.  One winner will be randomly chosen from those eligible.
All of these fabulous vendors can be found on Etsy except for
The 2 Knit Lit Chicks podcast can be found here.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Remembering Remy KAL/CAL

Knitting Brooklyn is honored to once again host the Remembering Remy KAL/CAL in conjunction with Tracey (tbmccarthy on Ravelry) founder of Remembering Remy. Born prematurely at 28 weeks, Remy lived for 95 days in NYU's Tisch NICU in NYC. To learn more about Remy's story go to

To honor this brave little girl, we will be knitting and crocheting preemie hats to donate to the NICU where Remy spent her life.

This year the KAL/CAL will start on Remy's birthday February 23 and end 95 days later on May 29, the day she passed.
Choose any soft yarn, in any color, and any pattern to knit or crochet hats that will give warmth and love to a premature baby, as well as hope and comfort for their parents.

Each month there will be incentive prizes drawn from the FO thread on the Knitting Brooklyn Ravelry board. Each picture you post will equal another entry into the drawing.

At the end of the KAL/CAL, Tracey has gathered an *amazing* assortment of prizes for those who have participated in Remembering Remy.

While we were in the planning phase for this year's KAL/CAL Tracey shared:

This years twist. Late last year my friend Ty passed away from pediatric cancer at the age of 5. He was a superhero himself, but his favorite was Captain America. You can, and I encourage you to read his story at His mama is going to do amazing things for pediatric cancer in Ty’s memory.
Remy and Ty are cousins. So their parents would love to somehow incorporate Ty into the KAL this year. Since the pediatric cancer ribbon is gold, instead of asking everyone to knit preemie caps in gold (you still can if you want, but we really just need any color!) we asked for prize donations to somehow incorporate gold. Gold, as you may or may not know, is the ribbon for pediatric cancer. So this year’s KAL we want to also use as an opportunity to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research funding. Because without funding, there is no chance for a cure.
In addition we ask that each of you take a moment and sign this petition to light the White House gold this September to honor pediatric cancer fighters and bring light to the cause.

Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post announcing the amazing prizes that we have in store this year including a fabulous grand prize that those who knit/crochet at least 10 hats will have a chance to win!

With your support, let's make Remembering Remy 2013 a wild success this year!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Episode 27: News Flash! It's Cold In Winter

Check out this episode!

Introduce Yourself!

Off The Needles & Hook

Iced by Carol Feller

Collar modifications: 1x1 rib on US 10.5/ 6.5 mm needles
short row technique used: Shadow Wraps unvented by Socktopus
crochet buttonholes made with a US D Hook/ 3.25mm with a fingering weight yarn held double.

Autumn Iced
Buttons from Argyle Yarn Shop
Mother Bear #4
Tutorial for starting the seamless crocheted feel of Mother Bears
Her name is Diane in honor of Knitabulls' birthday!
On The Needles, Hook & Loom
Mini Water's Edge by Hannah Fettig
  • using a weaver's knot for this project

Hitchin' A Ride by Sharon Cheek

Slow & Steady
Rustic Noro Scarf - personal pattern
Olivia's hard at work!
  1. Creative Weaving by Sarah Howard & Elizabeth Kendrick
  2. Weaving Made Easy by Liz Gipson
  3. Knitting Short Rows 101 with Carol Feller
Beautiful Corriedale from hubbard handspun and processed by Morro Fleece Works
Knitting For Good
Mother Bear KAL/CAL with the CogKNITive Podcast
Be on the look out for a blog post announcing KB's 2nd Annual Remembering Remy KAL/CAL!
Jibber Jabber
I have added needlepoint to the mix!
My gift to my Little Man for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah
Here's an explanation of Bar Mitzvah and there's a picture of a Bar Mitzvah boy wearing Tefillin.
All music is provided by Music Alley


Monday, January 7, 2013

Episode 26: Happy Podiversary!

Check out this episode!

Introduce Yourself!

On The Needles & Hooks

Iced by Carol Feller

Hitchin' A Ride by Sharon Cheek

Mini Water's Edge by Hannah Fettig


Bee Mice Elf

BFL/Silk 75/25

Information about silk and silk/wool blends was found in:

The Knitter's Book of Wool

The Intentional Spinner

The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning


Know Your Wool with Deborah Robson

A fantastic class- highly recommended and it's *free*!!

Knitting For Good

Get those needles and hooks clicking- it's time for CogKnitive's Mother Bear KAL/CAL!!

Thank you to everyone who participated and supported KB's Squares For Comfort KAL/CAL-
you can still donate afghan squares, all the information is here.

Prizes were announced- contact me via Ravelry if you won!

Jibber Jabber

I spoke about organizing my fiber life for 2013!

Music provided by

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Episode 25: Farewell 2012

Check out this episode!

Introduce Yourself!

On The Needles & Hooks

Iced by Carol Feller

Hitchin' A Ride by Sharon Cheek

From this project I am learning:
  •  how to "read" crochet stitches
  • what " in the chain 1 space" means
  • increasing in crochet


Finished my Gale's Art BFL fiber in the Crayon Box colorway.
I spoke about how I prepared this fiber to spin in episode 24.
Techniques I used with this fiber:
  • spinning over the fold to blend color
  • drafted with a long draw woolen technique
  • left it as a single
  • fulled the skein to finish it
I ended up with 254 yds of a thick and thin single

Beauty shot #1
Beauty shot #2


On the bobbin now-  Bee Mice Elf    BFL/Silk (75/25) in the City Sunset colorway

On the drop spindle- 1.9 oz of Rambouillet washed fleece that I combed into top
                                   Drop spindle from Spinatude  .6 oz./18 grams

Knitting For Good

Remember to get your pictures of your finished afghan squares for our Squares For Comfort KAL/CAL up on the thread by 12/31 to be eligible for our wonderful prizes!

January's coming.....and that means it's time for CogKNITive's  Mother Bear KAL/CAL!! I'll be crocheting a bear to kick off 2013!

Jibber Jabber

2013 Fiber Goals
  1. sweaters, sweaters, sweaters
  2. spin for a sweater
  3. join Dr.Gemma's 25 Bear Club for Mother Bear
  4. less obligation knitting
  5. more adventurous knitting
Closing music by "Hollywood Drunks"  as is available on

Talk to you in the new year!!