Congratulations, Gladys! You are the winner of our Baywood Yarn sportweight superwash merino in Harvest. Her dyer pick was Rabbitch in BC. Thanks, everyone, for playing! Now we have a great resource for indie dyers. Hurrah!
Episode 16: All About Artfibers (37:49)
This week we talk to Roxanne Seabright, owner of Artfibers, and Kira Dulaney, designer and manager of Artfibers, our local yarn store treasure.
If you have ever been in Artfibers, you have probably met Kira. Not only is she a helpful presence in the yarn store and an amazing designer, she is also a great interview.
Interested in what Artfibers looks like inside?
Kira's designs at Artfibers (make sure to page through to see her amazing creations!)
Kira K Designs (here are the beginnings of her site!)
The software they use is called Knitscape
Kira's favorite yarns:
Finished circumference: child 18" (adult 20")
Main color: 120 (150) yards Artfibers Rush (100% cotton; 150 yards/50 grams) Contrast color: 25 yards Artfibers Rush (100% cotton; 150 yards/50 grams)
Gauge: 4"=20 sts by 16 rows in Half-Double Crochet on size E hook
If anyone has questions they can email Kira at firstname.lastname@example.org. To order, call Artfibers at 888.326.1112.
Roxanne, Artfibers owner, talks about the evolution of Artfibers, how fibers are chosen, and what happens when an Artfibers yarn disappears.
Artfibers silks (four pages!)
Sanskrit is a discontinued Artfibers yarn (I believe)
Thank you Kira and Roxanne! Thanks for listening!
Episode 15: Motoring! (36:05)
This week we meet some knitters at Nine Rubies, get slightly overwhelmed at the Maker Faire, and UFOlosophize. (Show notes will improve later in the week)
Visit Nine Rubies
We knitted with some of you all at Nine Rubies while checking out their goods!
Sudha & Saloni
Giant February Baby Sweater
Pearl Buck Swing Jacket (scroll down)
Prize yarn pictured above!
Other attendees: Marisol of Purls Just Wanna Have Fun, Janice of Knitflix, Lisa and Darwin, Rajni, Stephanie, Stacy, Jocelyn, and Laurie
We hit the Maker Faire with Harold & Marisol
UFO, I FO
Your incredible resolve in finishing your knits makes us take a hard look at our compulsions
Enter our contest by May 29th for a skein of Superwash Sportweight Baywood Yarn in Harvest (in the episode photo)! Leave a comment with a link to your favorite "local" or "small" yarn dyer. We leave it up to you what is local and/or small.
Thank you Sudha & Saloni! Thank you, Jocelyn! Thanks to all the knitters who came to meet us at 9 Rubies! Thanks, Barbe!
This week we completely unravel, explore organic cottons, read about alternative fibers, and you help us destash with knitting techniques. And no, we did not record this episode in the bathroom (we were trying out our new mic and will continue to work on it).
Unravelling thanks to Ravelry
We reassess our UFOs and bring our stashes up front.
Different organic yarns for different uses
Hit the books
Fiber knowledge is power!
Destash Tip Corner
Stash-busting knitting techniques
Dig Me Out: Sleater Kinney
10-9-8-7-6-5-4: Slumber Party
High Beam: Continental
Helen Kim of Urban Knitting Studio, 320 Fell Street
We talk to the charming Helen Kim about living the dream, her method for working with clients, her thoughts on organic knitting, and her favorite yarns.
Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton
Yves Chouinard, Patagonia Clothing Company
Plymouth Royal Bamboo
Helen says, "Use the smaller needle size when working with bamboo."
Helen's top 5 yarns of all time:
We go shopping
Jenny finds something to knit in Misti Chunky Alpaca (see the episode photo!) and Helen tells us about the baby shower blanket.
Blue Sky Alpacas Cropped Cardi (see the FO above!)
Listener destash tips
You tell us how to shop! Then we confess our purchases.
Jenny wants to make Shedir (from the Knitty Breast Cancer Awareness mini-issue)
Join the Ravelry
The coolest site for knitters EVER.
Thanks for listening!
Sleater Kinney: Dig Me Out
Cosmas Magaya: Chipembere
Iron and Wine: Naked as we Came
The Gossip: Listen Up!
The Shins: So Says I
This week we review our yardage, talk about how you can do some good with your yarn, and lead you to some awesome free patterns on the web.
Gar(b)ageband ate our original intro, so we had to re-record online while Jenny was in Ohio. It definitely sounds like we are on iChat, but it doesn't sound too bad.
Let's do the numbers
We review where we are with our stashes
Destash Corner: First, do no harm
Thanks to you we have lots of good places you can send your yarn or knitted goods.
Free patterns galore!
We search high and low on the internet for cool, free patterns.
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