"Back in the USSR" by the Dead Kennedys
Between all the knittin' and dreamin', we've been buyin' and retreatin'. We've been finishing, starting, and planning all the knitwear. Sweaters, shawls, and self-striping socks have all been knit. In the meantime, the stash just got cozier.
Finishing abounds! Sweaters and tees and skirts have all been finished since we last spoke to you. We've cast on, dreamt about, and abandoned a few things along the way. Yarn has been purchased from near, far, and very far. Fiber has been transformed by flowers. All clothing is deemed adventurous.
Music: Island Song, Ashley Eriksson
Jenny finishes a big FO and Nicole knits and reknits her latest FO. We confess what we bought and didn't buy. Nicole talks about her other crafting and travels in NY state. Jenny casts on at least one more sweater. And we contemplate sleeveless knits for July.
After the Rain
Zinone (Nicole's version)
A Frame Skirt (Nicole's version)
Overdyed baby clothes
Jenny's Bambusa top
Il Grande Favorito
A Verb for Keeping Warm Pioneer
Whisper Cardigan (but I meant Featherweight Cardigan)
Music: Whip it! by Big Daddy
June is for Shawls!
Music: Monkey Gone To Heaven, Pixies
Jenny's seven hats (starting in row 3)
Alana Dakos' store--Never Not Knitting
Music: "The Knitting Song," Sophie Madeleine
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
I heart rainbows
Gramps by TinCanKnits
Water Street Cardigan
Second Time Cotton
Berroco Vintage Chunky
Matilda in Flax sweater
More notes soon!
"Taking Chances" by Sharon Van Etten
Review: Mystic Shawls
UILI prize: Katsa colorway in Western Sky Knits Luxe Sock, book, bag
Sincere Sheep- Brooke does sell this on her site, but she had sold out of vitamin C!
Windschief by Stephen West
From Mama with Love collection
Dogwood blanket by Tin Can Knits
UILI June- That thing you've always meant to knit....
Pie Maker Apron and Ducky Bear by Hockeyme
Nicole's sewing blog: Yards to go
Thanks for ordering buttons!!
Sleater Kinney, Dig Me Out
Jason Isbell, Everywhere with Helicopter
Water St. Cardigan
Western Sky Knits
Nested by Alicia Plummer
Alisha Goes Around
Vintage Fremont (Nicole's version)
Miss Babs Yet
Bracelets for Grads
Alma's bunny for Matilda
Buttons for sale! (link in the side bar to the right)
Accounting of button sales
This episode's contest sponsor is The Sexy Knitter on Etsy
Matilda in tons of knits
Elven cloche from The Great Oddments Knitdown collection
Il grande favorito
Zoe's Bag Boutique
Jstlaurent on Etsy
Printable tape measure
The Sexy Knitter
Sea glass pullover
I heart rainbows
Ann (Princess) mitts
Drops 116-24 Jacket with hood in two threads
Everything Nice Hoodie
A search for recently released hat patterns
Nicole's favorite hats
UILI end of the year extravaganza prizes
Arcata Lace in Mallard
Soledad Sock in Ember--new yarn! new dye method!
Chonies is slang for underwear in Spanish, I believe specific to Mexico and the Western U.S., but maybe not?
Music: Palomine, by Bettie Serveert
Knitting catalog cards
Winter is coming
He's a yarneater/Gort
Waffles blanket from 9 Months of Knitting
Cider Press hat and mitts
I heart rainbows
Molly hat (Nicole's version)
Photo of the skirt to go with Aislinn
Montessori style aprons
Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2013 (we mention Stonecutter and Bray)
Cascadia (we love them all!)
Fall 2013 Interweave
Music: "Hello, hello" by 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