Actually Knitting

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Knitting Segments

Show Ready Knits

 

I am knitting this as a part of the Pussy Hat Project, here is the link to the official pattern, that's knit flat.

 

Women's March on Washington, DC.

 

Women's March on Charlotte, NC.  

 

 

Knits in Rehearsal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Several winners were announced on episode 64 for several contests. If you entered any of those giveaways or Knit a Longs, please listen to Episode 64 to see if you won. Winners need to get in touch with me by January 15, 2017.

 

Next planned Knitting Event: Zombie Knitpocalypse in June 2017

 

I'm so excited about our next knit a long, New Year, New Ewe!

 

 

 

Are you ready to try something new with your knitting? A new technique or type of product? Perhaps a designer you have never tried? A new type of yarn? Check out the episode for more information about this Knit A Long for 2017. Officially it will run January 1 through March 10, 2017. Check out the chatter thread in the Ravelry Group. Rules will be listed in the Ravelry group as well.

 

I am going to cast on the Vintage Prim by Andrea Mowry. Andrea Mowry is the designer behind the Find Your Fade Shawl.

 

Here is the tutorial I used to practice Brioche. It's a good tutorial, but I went into a lot of detail about the Craftsy Class I recently purchased called Explorations in Brioche, taught by Nancy Marchant.

 

Prizes for New Year, New Ewe:

Amplitude Shawl by Greg Cohoon

 

3 Patterns from Brenda Castiel

 

 

 

 

Knitting Talk Back: Stitch Gauge vs Row Gauge, which is more important? 

I recently knit a swatch that perfectly matches the stitch gauge of the project I want to knit, but the row gauge is significantly different, so I decided to make a little 

 

Tin Can Knits: Row Gauge or Round Gauge, When does it Matter? 

 

Glenna Knits: When Row Gauge Matters

 

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock

 

Love it or Leave it

Love:

I recently ordered these stencils on Amazon and I love them!

  

I've been using them in my hand-written show notes and in my planner. 

 

Leave:

Bronchitis! Go Away!

 

 

Other News and Notes

This episode I shared a little bit about my healthy living tips and tricks. I would love to hear yours!

 

I mentioned a few recipes that I make ahead that help me eat healthy in the mornings:

 

Cauliflower Hashbrown Egg Cups

 

Outstanding Overnight Oatmeal

 

Running Updates

I ran my first race of the season on Saturday January 14, 2017. I signed up for a 1/2 marathon on March 4, 2017, so I'm looking forward to running with my friends.

 

Books

 

Finished reading:

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

 

Currently Reading:

The Girl Before by Rena Olsen (listening on Audible)

 

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

 

Other News and Notes 

I mentioned the Women's March that I will be attending. 

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Knitting Segments

Program Mentions: 

 

Thanks to designer Melanie Berg for sending me her latest pattern, Caress my Soul. It's absolutely beautiful! 

 

Melanie also wanted me to direct you to a charity she is supporting, Knitters for Doctors without Borders, and encourage you to give if you can! 

 

 

Show Ready Knits

 

 

Knits in Rehearsal

 

I am knitting this as a part of the Pussy Hat Project, here is the link to the official pattern, that's knit flat. 

 

Knits on Stage

I wore my Viajante to school last week and got some nice compliments. I have also gotten so much use/wear out of my Worsted Boxy. 

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Several winners were announced on episode 64 for several contests. If you entered any of those giveaways or Knit a Longs, please listen to Episode 64 to see if you won. Winners need to get in touch with me by January 15, 2017.

 

Next planned Knitting Event: Zombie Knitpocalypse in June 2017

 

I'm so excited about our next knit a long, New Year, New Ewe!

 

 

 

Are you ready to try something new with your knitting? A new technique or type of product? Perhaps a designer you have never tried? A new type of yarn? Check out the episode for more information about this Knit A Long for 2017. Officially it will run January 1 through March 10, 2017. Check out the chatter thread in the Ravelry Group. Rules will be listed in the Ravelry group as well.

 

I am going to cast on the Vintage Prim by Andrea Mowry. Andrea Mowry is the designer behind the Find Your Fade Shawl.

 

Here is the tutorial I used to practice Brioche. 

 

 

Knitting Talk Back: Year in Review

Check out my project page in Ravelry to see the projects I reference in this segment. I have a tab for all of my 2016 projects. 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

Love it or Leave it

Love: Winter Vacation from school!

 

Leave: Being sick on vacation! 

 

Theatrical Updates

Though I seem to be taking a hiatus from performing, I did see a show recently that's on a National Tour, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. 

 

Other News and Notes

Running

I have some smaller races coming up this Winter, and my training season officially starts on January 7, 2017. 

 

Books

I finished reading The Girls, by Emma Cline 

 

 

Other Updates

I participated in the MinsGame challenge for the month of December, in which you try to declutter your home and get rid of items everyday of the month. 

 

 
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Knitting Segments 

 

Show-Ready Knits

 

I picked up these hangers I found at Target for the larger jar. 

 

 

Knits in Rehearsal

 

 

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

The winners were announced for several contests, so be sure to listen up to see if you are the lucky one! 

 

I was lucky enough to be joined by some of my favorite podcasters in knitting as many Melanie Berg patterns as we can! 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

 

One Pot Wonders 

 

Love it or Leave it

Love: Birthday Fun!

Leave: This week has been CRAPTASTIC

 

Stage Craft

I've been working a lot on a Cross Stitch project for a Secret Santa Gift! 

This pattern came from an Etsy shop called Pinecone McGee

 

Other News and Notes

Running Updates

 

I am back to running short distances, no more than 4 miles so far but hoping to start back up the longer distances soon. I also got an entry into the Chicago Marathon for 2017. WHAT HAVE I DONE? 

 

Books

 

Finished Books: 

 

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

 

Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourne

 

Currently Reading: 

The Girls by Emma Cline

 

Current Podcast Obsession: 

Homecoming by Gimlet Media 

 

Thanks so much for listening! 

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Knitting Segments

 

Show Ready Knits

I finished by #BigBadBergAlong project, On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg

I mentioned how valuable my Knit Companion App was in making this pattern. I don't knit without it! 

 

 

 

 

 

I also mentioned a new to me item, Block 'N Roll. Look out for a review in a future episode. 

Knits in Rehearsal

 

Currently working on my 2nd (or 3rd) pair of Los Monos Locos Socks by Jennifer O'Sullivan

 

 

Auditioning Knits

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

 

PalKal 2016 Updates

 

Thank you so much to all of the sponsors and participants. I am so happy to have had so much excitement around this KAL!

 

If you haven't yet, please check out episode 60 where all of the winners were announced. I need to hear from all winners by December 1, 2016, or I will have to redraw for some of the prizes!

 

In addition, I have opened up a new thread for a giveaway of one Sock Ruler, as the winner had already purchased one and would like for it to go to someone who really wants one! Please enter that thread if you are interested! 

 

 

Big Bad Berg Along

 

We have officially reached the end of this fantastic Knit A Long. 

 

 

I was lucky enough to be joined by some of my favorite podcasters in knitting as many Melanie Berg patterns as we can! 

Knitting Butterflies

The Knitmore Girls

 

We are so fortunate to have worked with some fabulous Indie Dyers for this KAL:

Sun Valley Fibers

 

 

Lollipop Yarns

 

One Twisted Tree

 

 

Prizes:

One lucky participant will win a 30$ gift certificate to Sun Valley Fibers!

 

One lucky participant will win this 2 color shawl kit from Lollipop Yarns!

 

 

 

Knitter's Journal Giveaway

I reviewed The Knitter's Journal  by Jane Klein on Episode 61. 

If you would like to win a copy of this for your collection, please check out the Ravelry group and enter to win one! This contest will stay open until December 1, 2016. You must be a member of the group to win, one entry per person.

 

 

Knitting Talk Back

I talk about some gift knitting for this holiday season! I would love to see your suggestions for quick and easy gift knits!

 

Here are the patterns I mentioned:

Hats

Barley by Tin Cat Knits

 

Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson

 

Strib Hab by Kelly Williams

 

Cowls

Botanical Cowl by Megan Goodacre

 

Elphaba Cowl by Blue Dog Workshop

 

Cozies

Adjustable Coffee Mug Wrap by Danido Crafty

 

Beer Sweater Cozy by Rebecca Shepler

 

Zymology Beer Cozy by Lyndsey VanSomeren

 

House/Home

Mason Jar Covers by Jenn Sheelen of the Jenn Sheelen podcast.

Fairie's Firelight

Heart's Aflame

Pixie Petals

Dream Whisperer

 

 

 

Other

CozyPad: An Ipad Cover by Danna Rachel

 

CozyFire: A Kindle Fire Cover by Danna Rachel

 

Owl Kindle Cozy by Hannahmade Patterns

 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

 

What a Crock

Crockpot Enchilada Quinoa

 

Love it or Leave it

Love: Reunited and it Feels so GOOOOOOD. I recently spent some time with an old friend.

 

Leave: I have picked up some unhealthy habits in the last few weeks.

 

Other News and Notes

 

Books

 

I am currently reading Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourne. 

 

I finished reading and listening to a couple of things:

 

A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris

 

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry

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Knitting Segments

Show Ready Knits

 

 

Knits in Rehearsal

Currently working on my 2nd (or 3rd) pair of Los Monos Locos Socks by Jennifer O'Sullivan

 

 

On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg for the #bigbadbergalong

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Join me as I discuss the highlights of my trip to Rhinebeck and enjoy the photos! Such a wonderful trip and I hope to repeat it again in the future!

 

The Vendors I mentioned: 

 

Indie Untangled: 

 

Rhinebeck:

Neighborhood Fiber Company

I mentioned the pattern I have in mind for my NFC yarn, Harley.

 

Here are some pics from the weekend!

 

 

Next planned Knitting Events: Zombie Knitpocalypse in June 2017

 

PalKal 2016 Updates

 

Thank you so much to all of the sponsors and participants. I am so happy to have had so much excitement around this KAL!

 

If you haven't yet, please check out episode 60 where all of the winners were announced. I need to hear from all winners by December 1, 2016, or I will have to redraw for some of the prizes!

 

In addition, I have opened up a new thread for a giveaway of one Sock Ruler, as the winner had already purchased one and would like for it to go to someone who really wants one! Please enter that thread if you are interested! 

 

 

Big Bad Berg Along

Join me and some of my very favorite podcasters in knitting as many Melanie Berg patterns as we can! 

 

We will joined by:

Knitting Butterflies

The Knitmore Girls

 

We are working with some fabulous Indie Dyers for this KAL:

Sun Valley Fibers

There will be Free Shipping in the US for kits and special pricing on the kits that they are making up just for this KAL. You can get the same kit as I am getting or as one of the other podcasters. More information is coming, but look for a special link "Big Bad Berg-Along" on their website. Use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout.

 

 

Lollipop Yarns

Joan dyed up some special Duet and Trio kits especially for Ashbury or Quicksilver patterns. She will be offering Free Shipping if you use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout. She will be having a few more updates as she gets the yarn available, so check out her group on Ravelry and her website for specific details.

 

One Twisted Tree

Danie will be offering a couple of different fall themed kits for the KAL. Check out the website for more information.

 

Prizes:

One lucky participant will win a 30$ gift certificate to Sun Valley Fibers!

 

One lucky participant will win this 2 color shawl kit from Lollipop Yarns!

 

 

 

Knitter's Journal Giveaway

I reviewed The Knitter's Journal  by Jane Klein on Episode 61. 

If you would like to win a copy of this for your collection, please check out the Ravelry group and enter to win one! This contest will stay open until December 1, 2016. You must be a member of the group to win, one entry per person.

 

Non-Knitting Segments

 

Meatless Monday

 

Love it or Leave it

Love: The Out on the Linai Podcast, all about the Golden Girls

 

Leave: Daylight Savings Time

 

Other News and Notes

In case you missed it: I RAN A MARATHON!!

 

Listen up for a brief recap of my marathon experience.

 

 

 

 

 

Books

 

On this episode I talked only about books I have finished recently.

 

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

 

Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

 

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

 

The Trespasser by Tana French

 

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

 

Other Updates

Life has slowed down considerably since my marathon. I am enjoying the time with friends and family, and of course, the extra knitting time!

 

Hopefully this means the podcast will be back on a more regular schedule!

 

 

 

 
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Knitting Segments

Knits in Rehearsal

Currently working on my 2nd (or 3rd) pair of Los Monos Locos Socks by Jennifer O'Sullivan

 

Vanilla Socks 

 

On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg for the #bigbadbergalong

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

 

The PalKal2016 is officially over! I am so proud that we had 663 entries this year. Thanks so much to all of the participants. If you entered, make sure you listen to see if you are a lucky winner!

If you are a winner, please email me! 

 

Producing Sponsors 

 

Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting 

Thanks so much to our Cameo Sponsors who offered prizes! 

Ancient Threads Farm Etsy Shop and Website/Podcast 

Ann of the Carolina Fiber Girls 

Brenda Castiel Designs

Daniela Richardson from A Coffee Fueled Life 

Janis Ficker of the Carolina Fiber Girls

C.C. Almon from the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast

Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Knitting Daddy Greg of the Unraveling Podcast

Mary of the Kino Knits Podcast

Kristine Beeson of the Yarnings Podcast

Julia from the Whole Lotta Craft Podcast

Angela from the Revelations of a Delusional Knitter Podcast

Steph from the Happy Buffalo Boutique

Amy from the Stockinette Zombies Podcast

Anne from Wooly Wonka Fiber

Claire from New Hampshire Knits

Jan Hamby of the Twinset Designs Podcast

      

These folks are our Featured Performers and really made the PalKal happen by offering great discounts! 

Ashley of Twist Fiber Studio and the Twisted Stitcher Podcast

Brenda Castiel Designs

Daniela Richardson from the Coffee Fueled Life Podcast

Knitting Daddy Greg of the Unraveling Podcast

Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast

 

Mary of the Kino Knits Podcast

Susie White of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast

Paula of the Knitting Pipeline Podcast

Ann of the Carolina Fiber Girls 

Lisa of Zombody Knits 

Kristine Beeson of the Yarnings Podcast

C.C. Almon from the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast

Kristi from the In a Sknit Video Podcast

Janis Ficker/ of the Carolina Fiber Girls

Twinset Jan from the Twinset Designs Podcast

Julia from the Whole Lotta Craft Podcast

Angela from Revelations of a Dellusional Knitter Podcast

Stephanie from Happy Buffalo Boutique

Anne from Wooly Wonka Fiber and podcast 

Twinset Ellen from the Twinset Designs Podcast

Claire of New Hampshire Knits

 

Our next Knit Along! The Big Bad BergAlong

Join myself and some of my very favorite podcasters in knitting as many Melanie Berg patterns as we can! 

 

We will joined by:

Knitting Butterflies

The Knitmore Girls

 

We are working with some fabulous Indie Dyers for this KAL:

Sun Valley Fibers

There will be Free Shipping in the US for kits and special pricing on the kits that they are making up just for this KAL. You can get the same kit as I am getting or as one of the other podcasters. More information is coming, but look for a special link "Big Bad Berg-Along" on their website. Use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout.

 

 

Lollipop Yarns

Joan is dyeing up some special Duet and Trio kits especially for Ashbury or Quicksilver patterns. She will be offering Free Shipping if you use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout. She will be having a few more updates as she gets the yarn available, so check out her group on Ravelry and her website for specific details.

 

One Twisted Tree

Danie will be offering a couple of different fall themed kits for the KAL. Check out the website for more information.

 

 

Rhinebeck is October 15th and 16th, 2016. Let me know if you plan on attending!

 

Knitting Talkback: Festival Prep

I talk about my preparations for any fiber festival, and if you have any suggestions for festival prep and especially for Rhinebeck, please share them on the episode thread. 

 

I mentioned the booties I am ordering which can be found at the Walking Company, I ended up ordering them from Zappos. 

 

Here are the bags I mentioned:

Kavu Bag (not the exact one I have)

 

Pumpkin Pouch 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

 

Under Pressure

 

 

Love it or Leave it

Love: Modcloth

 

Leave: My hoarse, raspy new school year voice. 

 

Other News and Notes

Running Updates

I ran my longest distance EVER 2 weeks ago: 22 Miles. My marathon is now just a month away!

 

Books

I finished reading and/or listening to: 

 

Crowned and Dangerous by Rhys Bowen

 

Still Life by Louise Penny 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently Reading: 

The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh 

 

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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Knitting Segments

This episode is brought to you by Never Not Knitting and Sock Ruler! 

 

Show-Ready Knits

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White

Quadruple Threat PalKal Project here with 4 podcasts represented:

 

 

Vanilla Socks with Scrumptious Purl Self-Striping Yarn.

 

 

 

Knits in Rehearsal

Astonish Top by Katy Banks.  This is now in a semi-permanent time-out!

 

I worked a lot recently on my Sock Yarn Blanket, Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicholson

 

Currently working on my 2nd (or 3rd) pair of Los Monos Locos Socks by Jennifer O'Sullivan

 

This episode of Actually Knitting is brought to you by the Never Not Knitting online shop where you will find unusual gifts and notions for knitters such as handcarved knitting needles, specialty buttons, and stitch marker jewelry. Check out the latest offerings at nevernotknitting.com. Looking for a new project to knit? Use the coupon code PalKal2016 to receive 50% off of a pdf pattern of your choice!

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

PalKal2016 is Almost Over!  

 

Rules

 

The basic idea is to support a podcaster you listen to or watch by knitting one of their patterns and/or using their yarns for your project. You can also use a project bag or stitch marker by a podcaster!

  1. The design, yarn/fiber and/or project bag must be from a knitting/crochet/fiber podcaster. (Not all 3, just one of those to qualify). Spinning also counts, just make sure it’s a finished product.

  2. Use the chatter thread for discussion. Make suggestions. There are TONS of podcasts out there and almost no one knows about all of them, so if you know of a podcaster designer/yarnie/bag maker, feel free to share with us!

  3. You are encouraged to take advantage of the coupon codes offered by our sponsors, but you are not limited to those podcasters for the KAL. Sponsors and coupon codes are listed in the appropriate threads and will be listed on the podcast as well.

  4. Please post finished objects in the non-chatter thread and include a link to the podcaster you are supporting.

  5. Enter as many projects as you like! There is no minimum yardage requirement or limit to the projects you can enter.

  6. If you use more than one podcaster product/design/bag/etc on one project, you may create multiple entries for that project. For example: Knit the Zigzagular Socks by prairiegirlsusie using yarn by Oh! Loops and use a project bag by thefatsquirrel, you can enter that project into the FO thread 3 separate times, just link to each podcaster seperately in each post.

  7. A note about project bags: a project bag may only be entered into the contest one time for an entry. (You can’t just keep using a podcaster project bag over and over and entering the contest that way). The same applies for stitch markers.

  8. Wips count! Just finish them between June 15 and September 15, 2016.

  9. You must be a member of the Actually Knitting Podcast Group to win.

  10. Have fun supporting a podcaster designer or yarnie! Please support as many different podcasts as you can!

  11. Please do not chatter in the non-chatter thread. It makes it more difficult to draw a winner!

  12. Use the tag PALKAL2016 here on Ravelry and #palkal2016 on Instagram.

  13. Feel free to double, triple, quadruple dip!

Today I will highlight our Cameo Sponsors who are donating prizes for the KAL. For more information, check out the threads on Ravelry in the Actually Knitting Podcast Group. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am also highlighting the prizes being offered by these Top Billing Sponsors. These sponsors have donated prizes as well as coupon codes. More information about all of this can be found in the threads on the Ravelry group, but today we will focus on the prizes. 

 

Ancient Threads Farm Etsy Shop and Website/Podcast 

      A skein of yarn, winner's choice. 

 

 

Ann of the Carolina Fiber Girls 

       Copy of the Fletcher's Falling Leaves Sock Pattern

 

 

 

Brenda Castiel Designs


Daniela Richardson from A Coffee Fueled Life 

       5 Patterns from her Ravelry Store. 

 

 

Janis Ficker of the Carolina Fiber Girls

 

        Copy of her 10 Day Sweater Pattern  

 

C.C. Almon from the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast

        Copy of her ebook, Coffee with C.C. 

 

 

Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast

        Copy of one of her patterns from her Ravelry Store

 

Knitting Daddy Greg of the Unraveling Podcast

         2 copies of his Scrappy Sock Yarn Preemie Hat

 

Mary of the Kino Knits Podcast

         Copy of her Adrenaline Junkie Sock Pattern 

 

Kristine Beeson of the Yarnings Podcast

         Winner's Choice of pattern from her Ravelry Store

 

 

         5 patterns from her Ravelry store and one winner will receive a shawl quantity of yarn from Quince 

         and Co. 

 

         3 patterns from her Ravelry Shop

 

         Copy of one of her patterns from her Ravelry Shop

 

          Project bag of winner's choice from her Etsy Shop

 

           A project bag from her Etsy Shop

 

Julia from the Whole Lotta Craft Podcast

           Pattern from her Ravelry Shop for one lucky winner!

     

Angela from the Revelations of a Delusional Knitter Podcast

            Winner's choice of a pattern from her Ravelry Store!

 

Steph from the Happy Buffalo Boutique

          A skein of yarn, winner’s choice

 

Amy from the Stockinette Zombies Podcast

          Winner’s choice of pattern from her Ravelry Store, some yarn from her own stash and a project bag     from the SilverShedUSA!

 

Anne from Wooly Wonka Fiber

          As a prize, Anne is offering one lucky listener $30.00 in patterns from her Designer Store on    Ravelry. The winner will be able to pick any combination of individual patterns that suits!

 

Claire from New Hampshire Knits

           2 balls of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn from their Country Bird collection in the Bullfinch and             

               Cayenne Pepper color ways (so a patterned ball with a contrasting solid for heels etc). 

 

Jan Hamby of the Twinset Designs Podcast

          A Noste-Demi and Noste-Mini

 

Producing Sponsors offering Discounts: 

 

            25% off 1 regular sock ruler

 

             Buy 4 get one free Needle Keepers

 

             15% discount on yarn, excluding Qiviut and Paco-Vicuna

 

             25% off a pattern in her Ravelry Shop

 

Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting 

             50% off a PDF pattern of your choice in her Ravery Shop

    

             Free 50 gram mini skein with purchase

 

 

In addition to those mentioned above, the following are also producing sponsors of the PalKal 2016:

 

 

Virtual Knit Night? I have scheduled one for September 6th, 2016 at 7pm Eastern time. If you are interested, here is the link to my Google Profile. Add me to your circle and then send me an email or private message telling me your email address and name so I can add you to the hangout.

 

Rhinebeck is October 15th and 16th, 2016. Let me know if you plan on attending!

 

New Knit-a-Long coming up starting October 1, 2016

 

 

The Big, Bad, Berg-a-long

We will start on October 1st and go through November 15, 2016. There will be 6 podcasts participating. Any Melanie Berg patterns will be eligible for participation. 

 

I am so excited to be collaborating with 5 of my favorite podcasts for this event!

 

 

 

We are so lucky to have the designer Melanie Berg offering our listeners a 10% discount on her patterns (self-published) starting September 15th, 2016 and ending November 2, 2016. Use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout.

 

We are also going to be working with 3 Indie Dyers for this KAL.

 

Sun Valley Fibers

There will be Free Shipping in the US for kits and special pricing on the kits that they are making up just for this KAL. You can get the same kit as I am getting or as one of the other podcasters. More information is coming, but look for a special link "Big Bad Berg-Along" on their website. Use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout.

 

 

Lollipop Yarns

On September 11 at 7pm Eastern there will be an update featuring Duet and Trio kits especially for Ashbury or Quicksilver patterns. She will be offering Free Shipping if you use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout. She will have these kits up for preview starting Monday September 5th, 2016 in the Lollipop Yarn Ravelry Group as well as on her website, linked above.

 

Oh! And there will be a self-striping update on Sunday September 4th at 7pm.

 

One Twisted Tree

Danie will be offering a couple of different fall themed kits for the KAL. Check out the website for more information.

 

 

Podcast Premiere

This week I talked about a new to me podcast, the Hey Sister Podcast on Youtube.

 

This episode of Actually Knitting is brought to you by The Sock Ruler. 

"The Sock Ruler is an innovative measuring tool for sock knitters. Whether the sock is knit toe up or cuff down the ruler works equally well.  It is constructed of a heavy duty, yet flexible plastic and measures from the inside of the sock, allowing the sock to lie flat and ensure accurate measurements."


Visit our website, www.sockruler.com, for more information and don’t forget to use coupon code “palkal2016” for 25% off of a regular sock ruler from now until September 15th.

 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

One Pot Wonders

 

 

Love it or Leave it

 

Love: Healthy choices we are making at home are really starting to pay off!

 

Leave: I now basically work in the middle of a Construction/Destruction zone at school. 

 

 

Other News and Notes

 

Running Updates

I ran my longest distance ever this past weekend. 20 Miles! Who Am I??

 

Book Updates

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Actually Knitting Episode 58: Litting with Kninen

Knitting Segments

 

Knits in Rehearsal

Vanilla Socks with Scrumptious Purl Self-Striping Yarn.

 

 

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White

Quadruple Threat PalKal Project here with 4 podcasts represented:

Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast 

Twist Fiber Studio and the Twisted Stitcher Podcast

The Fat Squirrel Speaks

Megan Williams of the Stockinette Zombies

 

Here's the Ysolda Tutorial on cabling without a cable needle.

 


This episode of Actually Knitting is brought to you by Ancient Arts Yarn. 


At Ancient Arts Yarn, we use only the best quality custom spun yarn bases for our hand dyeing work. We draw our colour inspiration from nature, art, and stories of everyday life. In addition to our current colour palette, we are also home to the Meow and Woof collections, benefitting animal rescue. New this season is the Denim Collection which includes 3 tone-on-tone gradient sets commemorating the indigo shades we see in our beloved jeans, and six variegated denim inspired colourways so you can have some fun with them. Visit ancientartsfibre.com to learn more!

 

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Palkal 2016

 

Rules

The basic idea is to support a podcaster you listen to or watch by knitting one of their patterns and/or using their yarns for your project. You can also use a project bag or stitch marker by a podcaster!

  1. The design, yarn/fiber and/or project bag must be from a knitting/crochet/fiber podcaster. (Not all 3, just one of those to qualify). Spinning also counts, just make sure it’s a finished product.

  2. Use the chatter thread for discussion. Make suggestions. There are TONS of podcasts out there and almost no one knows about all of them, so if you know of a podcaster designer/yarnie/bag maker, feel free to share with us!

  3. You are encouraged to take advantage of the coupon codes offered by our sponsors, but you are not limited to those podcasters for the KAL. Sponsors and coupon codes are listed in the appropriate threads and will be listed on the podcast as well.

  4. Please post finished objects in the non-chatter thread and include a link to the podcaster you are supporting.

  5. Enter as many projects as you like! There is no minimum yardage requirement or limit to the projects you can enter.

  6. If you use more than one podcaster product/design/bag/etc on one project, you may create multiple entries for that project. For example: Knit the Zigzagular Socks by prairiegirlsusie using yarn by Oh! Loops and use a project bag by thefatsquirrel, you can enter that project into the FO thread 3 separate times, just link to each podcaster seperately in each post.

  7. A note about project bags: a project bag may only be entered into the contest one time for an entry. (You can’t just keep using a podcaster project bag over and over and entering the contest that way). The same applies for stitch markers.

  8. Wips count! Just finish them between June 15 and September 15, 2016.

  9. You must be a member of the Actually Knitting Podcast Group to win.

  10. Have fun supporting a podcaster designer or yarnie! Please support as many different podcasts as you can!

  11. Please do not chatter in the non-chatter thread. It makes it more difficult to draw a winner!

  12. Use the tag PALKAL2016 here on Ravelry and #palkal2016 on Instagram.

  13. Feel free to double, triple, quadruple dip!

This week I have highlighted our Featured Performers and Top Billing Sponsors. These are the folks who have offered coupon/discount codes for the PalKal 2016!


Please check out the threads in the Actually Knitting Podcast group on Ravelry for more information!



 

          15% off in Etsy Shop

 

Brenda Castiel Designs

        20% off in her Ravelry Shop 

        $5.00 off in her Etsy Shop 

 

 

Daniela Richardson from the Coffee Fueled Life Podcast

 

 

 

       50% off in Ravelry Store. 

 

 

Knitting Daddy Greg of the Unraveling Podcast

        1$ off Scrappy Sock Yarn Preemie Hat

 

Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast

 

        40% off of 2 or more patterns in Ravelry Store

 

Mary of the Kino Knits Podcast

        20% off in her Ravelry Shop 

 

Lynda from Ancient Threads Farm and Podcast

         20% off in her Etsy Shop

 

 

         $1.50 off in Ravelry Shop

 

Susie White of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast

        25% off in her Ravelry Shop

 

Paula of the Knitting Pipeline Podcast

         20% off of self-published patterns in her Ravelry store 

 

Ann of the Carolina Fiber Girls 

         50% off her Fletcher's Falling Leaves Sock Pattern

 

Lisa of Zombody Knits 

         $1.00 off in Etsy Shop

 

Kristine Beeson of the Yarnings Podcast

          30% off in her Ravelry Store

 

 

C.C. Almon from the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast

           15% off in her Ravelry Store

 

Kristi from the In a Sknit Video Podcast

        25% off of her In Transit Cap and Cowl pattern 


Janis Ficker/ of the Carolina Fiber Girls

         50% off of her 10 Day Sweater Pattern

 

Twinset Jan from the Twinset Designs Podcast

         $2.00 off in her Ravelry Store

 

Julia from the Whole Lotta Craft Podcast

          15% off in her Ravelry Store

 

Angela from Revelations of a Dellusional Knitter Podcast

          50% off in her Ravelry Store

 

Stephanie from Happy Buffalo Boutique

          Free Shipping in her Etsy Shop

 

Anne from Wooly Wonka Fiber and podcast 

           15% off of all orders, both in stock and custom dyed

 

Twinset Ellen from the Twinset Designs Podcast

           50% off of one pattern in her Ravelry Shop

 

Claire of New Hampshire Knits

            15% off in her Etsy Shop, The Wooly Thistle 

 

 

Producing Sponsors offering Discounts: 

 

Sock Ruler

            25% off 1 regular sock ruler

 

Fiber to Fabric Magic

             Buy 4 get one free Needle Keepers

 

Bijou Basin Ranch

             15% discount on yarn, excluding Qiviut and Paco-Vicuna

 

Media Peruana Designs

             25% off a pattern in her Ravelry Shop

 

Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting 

             50% off a PDF pattern of your choice in her Ravery Shop

    

Infinite Twist

             Free 50 gram mini skein with purchase

 

 

In addition to those mentioned above, the following are also producing sponsors of the PalKal 2016:

 

Knitter's Pride

Fix a Stitch

Eucalan

Della Q

Ancient Arts Fibre

 

Virtual Knit Night? I have scheduled one for August 16th at 7pm Eastern time. If you are interested, here is the link to my Google Profile. Add me to your circle and then send me an email or private message telling me your email address and name so I can add you to the hangout.

 

Rhinebeck is October 15th and 16th, 2016. Let me know if you plan on attending!


New Knit-a-Long coming up starting October 1, 2016

 

The Big, Bad, Berg-a-long

We will start on October 1st and go through November 1, 2016. There will be 6 podcasts participating. Any Melanie Berg patterns will be eligible for participation. More details coming up, but there are 3 Indie Dyers making kits just for the KAL.

 

 
 

 

Podcast Premiere

 

This week I watched two new to me podcasts on YouTube. 

 

Check out Inside Number 23 and The Knitting Type!

 

This episode of Actually Knitting is brought to you by Della Q. 

Della Q designs and creates project bags, totes and needle cases to keep knitters & crocheters stylishly organized. Over the past 10 years, Della has developed her product line based on feedback from both customers and retailers. Each bag is carefully hand stitched to last and comes in a variety of eye-catching colors and prints. Needle cases also include labels for each needle size! Visit your local yarn store or dellaq.com to shop online and enjoy free shipping on your order of $65 or more.

 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

Under Pressure

Delicious and healthy too! 

 

Love it or Leave it

Love:

The Olympics! How can you not love?

 

Leave:

Back to school this week!

 

Other News and Notes

Running Updates: 

No news is good news. I had a bad run this past weekend but I am trying to stay positive and remember that it's very hot and humid outside. 

 

Reading Updates: 

 

Finished Reading: 

 

Vacation Updates

Josh and I traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and we had an amazing time! 

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Knitting Segments

 
This episode is brought to you by The Sock Ruler and Eucalan. 

Show Ready Knits

 

 

 

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White

Triple Threat PalKal Project here with 3 podcasts represented:

Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast 

Twist Fiber Studio and the Twisted Stitcher Podcast

The Fat Squirrel Speaks

 

The Bag was a gift from Sarah Shoo of the Cultivate and Create podcast.

 

 

Vanilla Socks with Scrumptious Purl Self-Striping Yarn.

 

Not-so-baby Blanket in progress. It's a labor of love!

 

Ice Shanty by Amy Miller 

 

Astonish Top by Katy Banks. 

 

This episode of Actually Knitting is brought to you by The Sock Ruler. 

"The Sock Ruler is an innovative measuring tool for sock knitters. Whether the sock is knit toe up or cuff down the ruler works equally well.  It is constructed of a heavy duty, yet flexible plastic and measures from the inside of the sock, allowing the sock to lie flat and ensure accurate measurements."


Visit our website, www.sockruler.com, for more information and don’t forget to use coupon code “palkal2016” for 25% off of a regular sock ruler from now until September 15th.

Knitting News, Notes and Events

PalKal2016 is Underway! 

 

Rules

The basic idea is to support a podcaster you listen to or watch by knitting one of their patterns and/or using their yarns for your project. You can also use a project bag or stitch marker by a podcaster!

  1. The design, yarn/fiber and/or project bag must be from a knitting/crochet/fiber podcaster. (Not all 3, just one of those to qualify). Spinning also counts, just make sure it’s a finished product.

  2. Use the chatter thread for discussion. Make suggestions. There are TONS of podcasts out there and almost no one knows about all of them, so if you know of a podcaster designer/yarnie/bag maker, feel free to share with us!

  3. You are encouraged to take advantage of the coupon codes offered by our sponsors, but you are not limited to those podcasters for the KAL. Sponsors and coupon codes are listed in the appropriate threads and will be listed on the podcast as well.

  4. Please post finished objects in the non-chatter thread and include a link to the podcaster you are supporting.

  5. Enter as many projects as you like! There is no minimum yardage requirement or limit to the projects you can enter.

  6. If you use more than one podcaster product/design/bag/etc on one project, you may create multiple entries for that project. For example: Knit the Zigzagular Socks by prairiegirlsusie using yarn by Oh! Loops and use a project bag by thefatsquirrel, you can enter that project into the FO thread 3 separate times, just link to each podcaster seperately in each post.

  7. A note about project bags: a project bag may only be entered into the contest one time for an entry. (You can’t just keep using a podcaster project bag over and over and entering the contest that way). The same applies for stitch markers.

  8. Wips count! Just finish them between June 15 and September 15, 2016.

  9. You must be a member of the Actually Knitting Podcast Group to win.

  10. Have fun supporting a podcaster designer or yarnie! Please support as many different podcasts as you can!

  11. Please do not chatter in the non-chatter thread. It makes it more difficult to draw a winner!

  12. Use the tag PALKAL2016 here on Ravelry and #palkal2016 on Instagram.

  13. Feel free to double, triple, quadruple dip!

Today I will highlight our Cameo Sponsors who are donating prizes for the KAL. For more information, check out the threads on Ravelry in the Actually Knitting Podcast Group. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Relentless Knitting Podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am also highlighting the prizes being offered by these Top Billing Sponsors. These sponsors have donated prizes as well as coupon codes. More information about all of this can be found in the threads on the Ravelry group, but today we will focus on the prizes. 

 

Ancient Threads Farm Etsy Shop and Website/Podcast 

      A skein of yarn, winner's choice. 

 

 

Ann of the Carolina Fiber Girls 

       Copy of the Fletcher's Falling Leaves Sock Pattern

 

 

 

Brenda Castiel Designs

       3 Patterns of winners' choice


Daniela Richardson from A Coffee Fueled Life 

       5 Patterns from her Ravelry Store. 

 

 

Janis Ficker of the Carolina Fiber Girls

 

        Copy of her 10 Day Sweater Pattern  

 

C.C. Almon from the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast

        Copy of her ebook, Coffee with C.C. 

 

 

Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast

        Copy of one of her patterns from her Ravelry Store

 

Knitting Daddy Greg of the Unraveling Podcast

         2 copies of his Scrappy Sock Yarn Preemie Hat

 

Mary of the Kino Knits Podcast

         Copy of her Adrenaline Junkie Sock Pattern 

 

Kristine Beeson of the Yarnings Podcast

         Winner's Choice of pattern from her Ravelry Store

 

 

         5 patterns from her Ravelry store and one winner will receive a shawl quantity of yarn from Quince 

         and Co. 

 

         3 patterns from her Ravelry Shop

 

         Copy of one of her patterns from her Ravelry Shop

 

Ashley of Twist Fiber Studio and the Twisted Stitcher Podcast

          Project bag of winner's choice from her Etsy Shop

 

           A project bag from her Etsy Shop

 

Julia from the Whole Lotta Craft Podcast

           Pattern from her Ravelry Shop for one lucky winner!

     

Angela from the Revelations of a Delusional Knitter Podcast

            Winner's choice of a pattern from her Ravelry Store!

 

Steph from the Happy Buffalo Boutique

          A skein of yarn, winner’s choice

 

Amy from the Stockinette Zombies Podcast

          Winner’s choice of pattern from her Ravelry Store, some yarn from her own stash and a project bag     from the SilverShedUSA!

 

Anne from Wooly Wonka Fiber

          As a prize, Anne is offering one lucky listener $30.00 in patterns from her Designer Store on    Ravelry. The winner will be able to pick any combination of individual patterns that suits!

 

Claire from New Hampshire Knits

           2 balls of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn from their Country Bird collection in the Bullfinch and             

               Cayenne Pepper color ways (so a patterned ball with a contrasting solid for heels etc). 

 

Jan Hamby of the Twinset Designs Podcast

          A Noste-Demi and Noste-Mini 

 

 

 

Please check out the threads on Ravelry for photos and more information and remember that all of the Top Billing Sponsors have provided coupon codes as well, which you can also find in the Ravelry group.

 

Rhinebeck is October 15th and 16th, 2016. Let me know if you plan on attending!

 

Virtual Knit Night? 

If you would like to do a virtual knit night via Google Hangouts? 

 

 

This Episode of Actually Knitting is brought to you by Eucalan.

For over 25 years Eucalan’s simple soak and spin delicate wash has been the preferred choice for your handmade creations. This extraordinary non-toxic solution is formulated without petro chemicals, bleach or optical brighteners making it safe and gentle for everything from baby’s knits and toys to quilts, and even lingerie! Infused with pure beneficial essential oils of either eucalyptus, lavender, grapefruit, jasmine or an unscented version, there’s an option for everyone. Eucalan is like a beauty treatment for natural fabrics and an aromatherapy treat for the user!

 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

 

Love it or Leave it! 

 
Leave it: Sizing Discrepancies in women's clothing. 
 
 

Other News and Notes

Running Updates

 

I ran my longest distance ever this week! 14 hot, hilly, humid miles! 

 

Book Updates

 

Finished reading: 

 

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

 

The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn

 

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson

 

The Dinner by Herman Koch

 

Started Listening to: 

 

Let's Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

 

Started Reading: 

 

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

 

Other Updates

My adventures in babysitting went really well! I didn't permanently damage my friend's kids and I also didn't wake them up even though I went in their rooms a million times to make sure they were still breathing. 

 

I'm heading on vacation this week to Jackson Hole, Wyoming! 

 

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