- Cold Sheep
- Single Skein September
- WIP Smackdown
- Relax and Unwind
Jules (no longer seems to be available)
Jules (no longer seems to be available)
Flora dress (crazy turquoise and pink dress)
Short, sweet, but very special episode today. Nicole and Jenny couldn't hook it up, so Jenny is joined by guests Alma (her sister) and Emma (her niece), who fill in admirably. More show notes later.
I Live For That Look, Dinosaur Jr.
CreativeBug (June is free with the code SUMMER2015)
Dig me out, No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
Padovane by Svetlana Volkova
Knitted bathrobe from Interweave by Micki Hair
Romy hat by Katya Frankel
Elfe by Astrid Schramm
Shaldon poncho by Ella Austin
Fossil & Bone by Silvia Bo Bilvia
Nicole's cowlified version of Fossil & Bone
Adama by Hillary Smith Callis
Stashbusting Helix Hat pattern by Jessica Rose
Felted French Market bag by Polly Outhwaite
Togue Pond by Pam Allen
Sandy by Hannah Fettig
Rain City Knits
Three Color Cowl by Joji Locatelli
Welcome, Carina Spencer, April's Featured Designer! Please check the April KAL thread for coupon details.
What’s off the needles?
What’s on the needles?
Hiiumaa Mismatched Mates socks by Nancy Bush (Knitting on the Road)
Elder Tree Shawl by Sylvia bo Bilvia
What’s on the horizon?
Agathis by Agata Smektala
Buckham Cardigan by Pamela Wynne
Uniform (build your own) cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Want to make something out of Silky Wool
Japan Sleeves by Joji Locatelli
I like the idea of something boxy, dolman, lacy shoulder, but not long sleeved
Camelia Tee by Playsweetmusic Designs
March Hat KAL
March featured designer is Katya Frankel!
Also author of Head to Toe Kids Knit Accessories--would love to knit a pattern from this in March.
Let’s talk about vests!
Types of Vests (all found in the vest bundle linked above)
Fitted (almost a tank) - Trellis and Keyhole tank, Bracken
Classic - somewhat tailored, pullover or buttoned, cabled
Arty/Bohemian - unique styling - Loro Vest, Quirly
Sporty: functions like outerwear like Estes Vest, Hikers Waistcoat.
T-shirt as vest. Sandy, Boardwalk
Wearable blanket! Padovane, Stella
Veste Everest-- suit of armor
Stripey vest-cute--conservative for my style
Bracken--its a fitted design, but I did not knit it fitted. I can still wear it, but it has a floating hem
First Frost by Heidi Kirrmaier--lengthened it a lot!
Aleita Shell by Bonne Marie Burns.
Alex Tinsley of Dull Roar is our featured Designer
You can get 15% off her patterns until February 15th with the code "stashburn"
Designer Brenda Patipa (BeeeePatipaKnits) for Three Four Five Hat ($3.45)
Designer Sarah Montie for Lucky 7 slouchy hat designed for any gauge ($5)
Designer BostonJen for her two patterns Aila Grace and Tan House Brook Shawl ($5/each)
Listener bjoyfullknit (Barb) gifted me Mokoshi from Amirisu
The January Hat KAL is on!
This month’s featured designer is the amazing WoollyWormhead. She literally has dozens of hat patterns most sized for multiple head circumferences. The next few weeks are Woolly’s annual sale--all items are 40% off with the code bringon2015 until January 23, 2015. This is a great time to stock up and knit your favorite patterns from her collection.
Tychus by Brooke Higgins
Casbah (the yarn I couldn't remember)
Cinnamon Girl (the pattern not the song)
music = dig me out by sleater kinney and cinnamon girl by matthew sweet & susanna hoffs
On the Horizon
Indie Gift Along
15 Hats in 2015
2 hats you knit between November 1st and December 31st can count. From those entries I will draw 3 winners for patterns by Woolly Wormhead, our first featured designer, on January 1st.
We hope to have Woolly on the podcast and we will have a Woolly KAL in January so you can all take part in her sale, which is a good one.
You can knit patterns from other designers, but this is a great chance to either knit from the Woolly patterns you own or acquire new ones!
Thanks to designer Suzanne deSalme
"Dig me out" by Sleater Kinney
"the clock" by Ty Segall
Self striping socks for Matilda
Giraffe from Susan Anderson’s Itty Bitty Toys
Botany shawl by Tin Can Knits
Wee envelope by Ysolda Teague
Music: Beast with 5 Hands, the Groovie Ghoulies
Storybook sweater (Bottom-up raglan)
Dishcloth Diva by Deb Buckingham
Magica by GGH
Glory Days by Briar Rose Fibers
Pima Silk (6 in one color, 2 contrasting colors)
Carina by Lana Grossa
Sincere Sheep yarns
Thanks, Cooperative Press, for the episode prize!
Music: Switch Board Susan, Nick Lowe (I have been singing it "dish-cloth di-va")
Photo credit: Sheffield Tiger
Nicole is joined by Meg Croft to talk about the Cold Sheep effort active since 2009 on the Stash and Burn group. They talk stash size, strategies, and temptations. Grab your needles and have a listen.
Meg's Zephyr cove
Greener shades dye
Gnarled Oak cardigan
Wheat ear pullover
Die cut vest
Cold sheep thread
Nicole's Stash assessment
Song: Absolutely Cuckoo, Magnetic Fields
Nicole's Dad's new scarf (#26 Basketweave Scarf from 60 Quick Knits)
Pigeonroof Studios Sock yarn in Electric Rose (AVAILABLE NOW in eBook, hard copy is in pre-order to be released in May)
Music: Hanging Garden, the Cure (swoon!)
Episode 124: Use it or Lose it
Rhapsody in Cables (actually designed by Kathy Zimmerman)
Episode 123: The big prune
Duffers Revisited (Ravelry link)
Jenny's big destash strategy
Gracie Shawl (Ravelry link)
Adrian's red hat
Nicole's Brother's sock (Gentlemen's sock in Railway Stitch)
Nicole's watching 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, The New Girl, Nashville.
Whispersync for voice (you do have to have the Audible and the Kindle versions for this to work)
Post one of your knitting resolutions on Ravelry to win some lovely handspun Cormo and Lee Meredith's Shapeshifter
Episode 122: More talk, less rockl
Knitting Vintage Socks
Grow Old with Me
A little bit about slashing in patternmaking
February Baby Sweater
Bas Relief hat
Nicole's kids mitts favorites
Latte Baby Jacket
Knitscene Fall 2012
Nicole's Penumbra T
Jenny's Portland pullover
Nicole's Zuzu's petals
Work + Shelter
Nicole's Tubey Hat
Simple Pleasures hat
Nicole's Harmony shawl
Grow Old With Me
Urban Forest Knits
Mel Clark book--Knitting everyday finery
His Llama Cardigan
Book Exchange cardigan
Episode 117: Go West, Young Knitter
Jenny & Nicole catch up, then Nicole talks to the amazing and adorable Stephen West!
Jenny's Amazing Portland
Dress N (from Oddments & Endments blog) from the Stylish Dress Book
My Sewing Circle (where Nicole is BigSister)
Stephen West patterns on Ravelry
A Verb for Keeping Warm
Speedin' West by Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant
Episode 116: A Late Confession
Leethal's knitalongon twittr: @leethalMKAL
"dig me out" by sleater kinney
"queens" by theesatisfaction
Episode 115: Remixed with Lee Meredith
Warning: The sound quality is a little off on this episode. I did my best to improve it, but could not get rid of that annoying little buzz that you might hear. Also, there is some significant toddler noise in the background. Hopefully, it is not too distracting!
Wild is the Wind
Damsel (Nicole's version)
Knitted Nest (container for air plants)
Hats of Midlothian (Kate Davies colorwork hats)
The Socially Acceptable Blanket
Lee's designer page on Ravelry
Remixed (on Lee's blog)
Game Knitting (the Game Knitting projects page on Ravelry)
Comment below with your favorite Remixed pattern by March 10th to win a copy of the amazing Remixed collection!
Episode 114: Sweater Twins
Toots LeBlanc yarns
Wild is the Wind
Nicole's mom's sweater on Ravelry
front opened vest
Totally Tubular Socks
For more talk about first sweaters look up:
Lee Meredith's Remixed collection
Jenny's Notre Dame de Grace
The Unseen Power of the Picket Fence, Pavement
Episode 112: Late fall, late night
Jenny is back from Korea! We talk about what we have been knitting, what Nicole bought at A Verb for Keeping Warm, the pros and cons of lots of WIPs, and a couple of new books.
Don't Turn Away, Dave Gleason's Wasted Days
Episode 110: The Finish Line
Single Skein September is over!
Recording at Verb for Keeping Warm- Thanks Kristine!
Jenny cast on 20 projects this month and finished 12 items.
Nicole cast on 9 projects and finished 8.
Bambeanies by Wooly Wormhead is out! Whimsical hats for kids- Nicole's already knit one.
Enter to win! Leave a comment on the blog and let us know what your favorite patterns are from Bambeanies and you can win a free copy.
Also Shades of Green by Fiddleknits- a great collection of accessories in a range of yarn weights. We loves.
Dig me out, Sleater Kinney
Whipping the horse's eyes, Calexico
Episode 109: SSS 2011
Single Skein September!
Win a copy of the 10 Secrets of the Laidback Knitters and some Lisa Souza Polwarth Silk! Leave a comment on the blog about 'what makes a laidback knitter' and enter to win.