February 24, 2015

Episode Five

Introduction:

Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka!

Hello and welcome to everyone who has subscribed on Youtube, joined the Ravelry Group or added me on Instagram.

Just to clarify, I do not have a shop currently opened. I am trying to determine what taxes I need to charge for selling goods here in Sweden. I do, however, plan to release several of my patterns within the next month on Ravelry.

Little Hearts is now available on Ravelry!

What I'm Wearing

This week in Stockholm (and acquisitions)

  • Stockholm Night Knitters 
  • Lovely package from my parents with some knitting goodies :)
  • Surprise Valentine package from my sister! 
    • Tokyo Milk Bon Bon Shea Butter Lotion in Gin & Rosewater.

Works in Progress

  • Vanilla Socks for me in Fondant Fibre's superwash merino & nylon in Riff Raff colorway. Using the Fish Lips Kiss heel pattern by the Sox Therapist.
  • Canopy Shawl by Melody. Check out her Ravelry Group for information on the Knit-a-Long! Yarn: Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Grette color way. Check out her website for more information on her "Day of the Girl" color ways and celebration.
  • Clara Dress on Ravelry by Karin Vestergaard Mathiensen offered only as a kit but it is actually a traditional Norwegian pattern which can be found here. This is a somewhat controversial pattern on Ravelry… Who owns the pattern? 

Finished Projects

    Upcoming

    Other

    See you next week!


    February 17, 2015

    Episode Four

    Introduction:

    Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka!

    Thank you Kristin of the Yarngasm Podcast for mentioning me on her show :) Thank you to Kay of the Bakery Bears Podcast for directing a lot of people to my show via Instagram! Also hello and thank you to everyone who has subscribed on Youtube, joined the Ravelry Group or added me on Instagram.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

    What I'm Wearing

    This week in Stockholm (and acquisitions)

    Works in Progress

    Finished Projects

    Upcoming

    • Clara Dress on Ravelry by Karin Vestergaard Mathiensen offered only as a kit but it is actually a traditional Norwegian pattern which can be found here. This is a somewhat controversial pattern on Ravelry… Who owns the pattern? 
    • Oshima by Jared Flood

    Other

    Needle case - This is my own design. I didn't use a pattern but check out this episode and I'll show it in a little more detail.


    See you next week!

    February 10, 2015

    Episode Three

    Introduction:

    Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka!

    Thank you Chrissy of the Snappy Stitches Podcast for mentioning me on her show :) also thank you to everyone who has subscribed on Youtube, joined the Ravelry Group or added me on Instagram.

    I talk a little bit about how I learned to knit and my first projects. I started with Ann Budd's book Getting Started Knitting Socks.

    Chrurchmouse Yarns and Teas on Bainbridge Island, WA is a lovely knitting store and was the first place I discovered Jared Flood's Shelter yarn. 

    We went to Djurgården this week to take some pictures of my finished Square and Stripes Sweater, Thomas's Timberline Sweater, and my hat design




    Works in Progress

    • Vanilla Socks for me in Fondant Fibre's superwash merino & nylon in Riff Raff colorway.
    • Canopy Shawl by Melody. Check out her Ravelry Group for information on the Knit-a-Long! Yarn: Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Grette color way. Check out her website for more information on her "Day of the Girl" color ways and celebration.

    Finished Projects

    • Valentine Socks for Thomas out of Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in the Garnet Heather color way.
    • Shop hats x 2

    Upcoming

    Book

    I saw this book on Dani's podcast of Little Bobbins Knits. Check out Margaret Radcliffe's The Knowledgable Knitter e-book version available on Amazon (sorry the price changed!)

    Other

    Where do I get my yarn?!
    What I'm wearing

    Emelie Cardigan by Elin Berglund out of Colinette Jitterbug in Wasabi Squeeze color way.

    See you next week!

    February 3, 2015

    Episode Two


    Introduction: 


    Hello and welcome to Episode 2 of the Stitched in Sweden podcast! 

    You can find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka. Show notes and episodes are also available at http://www.stitchedinsweden.blogspot.se

    Works in Progress:



    Finished Objects:


    • Square and Stripe sweater by Veera Välimäki in Madelinetosh dk in the Tart color
      • Inspiration for this sizing came from Jaime's Square and Stripe sweater. 
    • Tea Mitten by Elisabeth Kleven in Madelinetosh dk in turquoise and celadon, Quince and Co. Chickadee in iceland.  





















    Upcoming Projects:


    • Oshima by Jared Flood swatched in Cascade 220 Fingering in the Mystic Purple Heathers color
    • Canopy by Melody of the bmandarines blog. Check out her podcast as well as all of her stunning photography. 

    Other Projects and Notes:


    • New knitting technique for knitting with two colors! Knitting by holding one color in each hand. I looked at a few different youtube videos on Flicking as well as just awkwardly practiced a lot.
    • Cactus Drawing/Painting by Me in pen and marker as well as watercolor pencils. 
    • Knit-texture Touch Notebook from Purpurs.

    Thanks so much for watching! See you next week :)

    February 1, 2015

    Episode One


    Introduction: 

    Hello and welcome to Episode 1 of the Stitched in Sweden podcast! You can find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka. 

    Works in Progress:

    Finished Objects:

    • Marius sweater by Unn Søiland Dale in Ramullgarn

    • Flying Geese Mittens by Maria Montzka (pattern and mittens available soon)
    • Birch Mittens by Maria Montzka (pattern and Mittens available soon)

    Upcoming Projects:

    • Oshima by Jared Flood swatched in Cascade 220 Fingering in the Mystic Purple Heathers color
    • Colorwork hats for my shop 

    Other Projects and Notes:

    • Interchangable needle holder for my HiyaHiya needles