Actually Knitting





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Program Mentions:

Thanks to mtk3 for the lovely iTunes review! It means a lot to a podcaster!

Thanks to Melinda, AKA Yanderwoman, for gifting me the Mama Vertebrae Pattern. How Sweet!


Catching Up: I've been a little sick, so forgive my scratchy voice!


Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits

Big Chunky Comfy Hat by Erica Kempf 


Knits in Rehearsal

Effortless, by Hannah Fettig 


Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks


TGV By Susan Ashcroft


Auditioning Knits 

Bluesand Cardigan by La Maison Rililie


Barley by Tin Can Knits


Bella Vita Cardigan by Christina Ghirlanda 


Knitting News, Notes and Events

Carolina Fiber Frolic was so much fun. Perfect amount of knitting, talking and drinking wine! 


I announced the winner of the skein of self-striping sock yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings. Check out this episode to see if you won! 


Working on the next KAL, but stay tuned for information about the Knit Your Bit Campaign from the WWII Museum. They have a program where you knit scarves for Veterans. 


Technology Talk-Back: Stashbot

Stashbot is a new app by Hannah Fettig that helps (enables?) you to choose the right amount of yarn for your projects! Check it out and let me know what you think! 




I apologize for not having a new crockpot recipe to share with you. I promise to get back on track in episode 21!


Love it or Leave it

Love it: 

Keurig Coffee Maker installed at school! Yay!! 



Leave it: 

Car accidents and driving a giant mini-van for a week! 


Here's a link to the Seinfeld video I referenced. 


Other News and Notes

Here's the recipe for the Mexican Street Corn and the Off the Cob Version


Yay! Thanksgiving! 


I found a couple of running partners. I'll let you know how it works out! 








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Knitting Segments 

Show-Ready Knits


Atelier by Heidi Kirrmaier 

Michelle's Atelier (good project photos to come!)

       Slip Stitch Seam

       The Knitting Answer Book 


Knits in Rehearsal


Neon Beast by Veera Valimaki



                Tosh Merino Light By Madeline Tosh 


#NaKnitSweMo Sweater: Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig


                Yowza What a Skein by Miss Babs in Coffee Break 


Auditioning Knits

Mama Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker


Arenales by Amy Christoffers



Knitting News, Notes and Events


Enjoy some SAFF photos! 












My Purchases: 

A Día de los Muertos bag from Sew Flo. Check them out on Etsy! 

Miss Babs Yowza (see link above) 

Jones Street DK from The Copper Corgi


Enjoy this article by Franklin Habit about How to be at a Fiber Festival



Knitting Talk Back: Knitting and Technology

This will be a mini-series on how I use technology aid in my knitting. This knitting talk back is about my favorite knitting app, Knit Companion


A Contest...

Don't forget to enter the contest in the Ravelry thread to win a skein of sock yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings and, bonus prize, a small sock size project bag from Yasmin at Knit Shear Bliss











Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock



Love it or Leave it


Someone at my school was my coffee angel this week, how sweet is this? 


Leave it: It's getting dark way too early! 


Other News and Notes: I Got Nothing this week! 


Thanks for listening! 

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Program mentions go out to The Carolina Fiber Girls for mentioning me on their podcast! Thanks ladies. 


Also thanks to knittersusan for the kind words on the iTunes review. 


Catching Up:

If you are in the area, visit Childress Vineyards and Native Vines to try some North Carolina Wines. 


Knitting Segments


In Rehearsals: 

Atelier by Heidi Kirrmaier 


                       Madeline Tosh Pashmina in the Hosta Blue Colorway 


                       Icord Bind-off Tutorial From Craftsy


I mentioned the Curious Handmade Podcast hosted by Helen Stewart, check it out if you haven't already. 



Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks 



TGV High Speed Knitting by Susan Ashcroft 

                       Crazy Zauberball


Auditioning Knits: 


Knitting News, Notes and Events  

Carolina Fiber Frolic, November 7-9
SAFF, October 24-26
A Giveaway from Berry Colorful Yarnings. Make sure you listen to hear the rules for the contest and enter ASAP! 
Also listen for the special coupon code that Michelle from Berry Colorful Yarnings is generously offering for podcast listeners. She will have an update on October 23! 
Maria from Elegant Economy Knits has a very special pattern that will be released October 27th called The Graceful Pullover. I will make sure to link the pattern once it is available. 
#BecauseofKnitting has been really great! Keep it up on Ravelry and on Instagram. 

Knitting Talk Back: 

Health Benefits of Knitting

Non-Knitting Segments

What a Crock: 

Easy Crockpot Black Bean Soup


Love it: 

Homeland (I know, I'm late!) 
I got a massage last week! Yay!!

Leave it: 

Bad health news from a friend. 

Other news and Notes: 

The running continues! 
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This is a special episode featuring an interview with Jen Hintz of FibroFibers and Nightfall Yarns. Please check out her website for information about FibroFibers, Nightfall and especially for information about the Kickstarter she has going on currently. 


This episode also features the winners of the PalKal 2014, so be sure to listen to see if you are a winner! Thanks so much for listening and participating! 

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Please be sure to check blog for the shownotes! Thanks for listening! 

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Shownotes can be found on the blog! Thanks for tuning in! 

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Thanks so much for listening! Don't forget, shownotes can be found on the blog.  




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My apologies for the previous episode 11, technical things don't like me sometimes! If you previously downloaded Episode 11, please listen to this one instead! 

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