Episode 36: Flying Pigs

Hello my dears,

I have another podcast episode up! I am quite glad to be back on my usual schedule. As much as I love vacations and visiting my family, it is quite disruptive! There is the usual amount of knitting, talk of a KAL for early 2018,  a cross stitch update, discussion of hand knit socks, books, and some chatting about life. I hope you enjoy!

Intro: I am hoping to host a KAL in the new year! There will be more details in next week's podcast but it will be running from January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018. It is inspired by The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. These two books were written by Gretchen Rubin and I discuss them in Book Talk.

Knitting: 06:37

Paintbox Sock Yarn - Fairisle/Forest: https://www.loveknitting.com/us/paintbox-yarns-socks

Paintbox Sock Yarn - Pixel/Rose Petals: https://www.loveknitting.com/us/paintbox-yarns-socks

Mercury Socks - Kim Drotar: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mercury-socks

Hermione's Everyday Socks - Erica Lueder:   https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hermiones-everyday-socks

Mischief Maker Socks - Casey Cartwright:      https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mischief-maker-socks

If you want to know more about the different socks I discussed, you can find all my projects on Ravelry here: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/emmycouture

Cross Stitch: 22:16


Stash Enhancement: 25:25

Junk Yarns: http://www.junkyarn.com/

Book Talk: 28:19

Today I talk about one of my favorite books: Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin. It has been inspiring me to work harder at being happy and content at home. Not that I'm unhappy at home! I am one of the world's biggest home bodies. But it is giving me ideas on how to 

Also mentioned:

The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin

Better Than Before - Gretchen Rubin

Life Updates: 34:28

Can you believe Christmas is only five days away?? I can't. December has gone by much, much too quickly for me! My birthday is on Dec. 23 and I will be turning 22. After that is Christmas Eve when we will be doing most of our present giving. Then Christmas day and then, all too soon, 2017 will be over and 2018 will have arrived. It just boggles my mind. If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a lovely, festive holiday enjoying time spent with friends and family!!

Podcasts Mentioned:

Casey's Creative Musings - Casey:                                    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq-SGzEroZAu6yb5-3mLmcQ

Stranded - Amy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0TrDdCUuB375kVNbB9Ufvg

Tea & Possibilities - Nikki: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYcpQuye1mVGvsYjqz1lCkg

Little Bobbins Knits - Dani: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF4l3ITRsJq9xKLmXn1s3-A