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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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Show notes available at the blog: actuallyknitting.blogspot.com

 

 

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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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Knitting Segments

 

This episode is brought to you by Bijou Basin Ranch.

 

 

Show-Ready Knits

 

Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig

I added about 2 inches to the sleeve length and I love it so much! 

 

This sweater surgery brings me to 3604 meters towards StashDash. 

 

Knits in Rehearsal

 

Solaris by Melanie Berg with my Pal Kal Mini Kit from One Twisted Tree.  

 

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

 

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

 

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!

 

Next up for my Stash Dash goals, I am going to pick up my Astonish Top by Katy Banks. 

 

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

 

 

Podcast Premiere

 
 
 

 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

 

One Pot Wonders

 

Love it or Leave it

 
Leave: The Air Conditioning in the bedroom has been out for 2 weeks! It's SO HOT!
 
 

StageCraft

I've been sewing and I finished a dress! Butterick B6086
 

 

 
 
 

Other News and Notes

 
Running
After struggling with running this season, I am finally starting to feel good! 
 
 
She coaches for Peloton and she's really motivational. 
 
Books
 
Finished Reading...
 
Currently Reading...
 
Listening to...
 
All Things Considered is also hosted by Kelly McEvers
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Episode 55: I'm Just Talkin' 'Bout Livin'

Knitting Segments

 

Show Ready Knits

 

Rainbow Vanilla Socks in White Birch Fiber Arts

 

I'm using the OMG Heel pattern by Megan Williams

 

 

Yarn is Miss Babs Yowza in Oyster

 

Knits In Rehearsal

Solaris by Melanie Berg with my Pal Kal Mini Kit from One Twisted Tree.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Vanilla Socks with Scrumptious Purl Self-Striping Yarn.

 

Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig is getting a little sweater surgery, I'm adding length to the sleeves and this will be a huge amount of yardage for StashDash.

 

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 Caffeinated Knitting

       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

 

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.

 

 

World Wide Knit in Public Day

I had a great time at World Wide Knit in Public Day this year. I got to see old friend and meet some new ones, and of course, I bought some yarn! I couldn't help myself!!

 

Lollipop Yarn has a new line of yarn and it's delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also purchased a skein of yarn from Spun Right Round at the LYS Warm and Fuzzy in Cary, NC.

 

 

 

My next yarnie event will be Rhinebeck in October! 

 

 

Podcast Premiere

 

 

 

This Episode is brought to you by Fiber to Fabric Magic, makers of the wildly popular, & exclusive, Needle Keeper. This innovative tool was created by Claudia, a knitter, and her engineer husband, to protect delicate knitting needles from damage while on a project in your knitting bag. Claudia had broken several pair of 00 wooden sock needles by being jostled around in her knitting bag and was desperate to find a way to protect her delicate, and expensive circulars. That was the Needle Keeper's original intention, but...it has turned out the Needle Keeper is perfect for keeping your live stitches from falling off the needle, and for protecting the joints (the needle to cable area). Extremely lightweight, practically indestructible, you can shove everything in your knitting bag and never worry. They make reaching into your bag and grabbing your project worry free, no dropped stitches!

 

 

They come in 12 beautiful, bright colors, which makes them easy to see deep in your bag! Buy a different color for each project, contrasting against the current yarn color, or color-code for the type of project you're working on.


Knitters LOVE them, read the nearly 1,000 5-star reviews on Etsy and pick up a few. The coupon deal for the PalKal 2016 is buy 4 and get one free from their Etsy shop, Fiber To Fabric Magic! Put 5 in your cart and one will ring up FREE.


Claudia will be giving away 2 Needle Keepers to a lucky listener of this Podcast, and you get to choose which colors you'd like!

 

 

Knitting Talkback: Yarn (The Movie) 

I was recently sent a screener copy of Yarn and I really enjoyed it. It was a different take on the fiber for me, but I found it really interesting and informative. Check out the website for more information about where you can see this film. 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

 

One Pot Wonders

One of the easiest recipes I've made. 

 

 

Love it or Leave it

This one is a combo! I both love and leave cleaning out clothes that no longer fit me! 

 

Other News and Notes

Running Updates

I am training for my marathon and having some issues on my runs, but fighting through it. I ran a charity run on Sunday, #CharlotteRunsForOrlando, and I have a race on July 4th with my friend Karen. 

 

Book Updates

I finished reading and/or listening to: 

 

I Know I am But What Are You? By Samantha Bee

 

Prada and Prejudice by Katie Olver

 

 

I started reading and/or listening to: 

A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

 

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

 

 

Briefly I mentioned that my grandparents live in Rainelle, West Virginia, the site of some major flooding last week. They are (thankfully) ok and their home was spared, but they are lucky to live on a mountain. The town was completely destroyed, many people lost their homes and everything they have. If you are interested in helping, check out this article on The Huffington Post for information. 

 

 
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This episode is sponsored by Infinite Twist and Fix-a-Stitch

 

Knitting Segments

 

Show-Ready Knits

 

Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli

I bought the Argentine yarn from Pura Hilados

 

This brings my Stash Dash total to 1, 124 yards or 1027.8 meters.

 

I became curious about why some shawl patterns use a garter tab for the starting point, so I did a little research. Check out this blog post at Kelbourne Woolens about garter tabs.

 

This got me to thinking: how have I gotten away this long without doing a garter tab? What is something in knitting that you can't believe you have never done before? Join in the discussion on the Episode 54 thread on Ravelry!

 

Stash Dash is a Summer KAL hosted by the Knit Girllls video podcast

 

 

Knits in Rehearsal

 

Thank goodness for my Strauch Ball Winder

 

 

Rainbow Vanilla Socks in White Birch Fiber Arts

 

I'm using the OMG Heel pattern by Megan Williams

 

Hey Lady Hey is doing a Solidarity Craft-a-long to show support for the victims and families of the mass shooting in Orlando Florida. 

 

This episode of Actually Knitting is sponsored by Infinite Twist.


Still looking for that perfect project for the PalKal? Infinite Twist has teamed up with Jan Hamby from the TwinSet Designs Podcast to create a stunning gradient kit for Jan's latest shawl design, Gradient Angles. Using the same foundation as a mitered square, this delightful shawl flies off the needles!"
The prize: A Gradient Angles kit, including Jan's pattern, all the hand-dyed yarn you'll need to complete the project, a bamboo circular needle, stitch markers, yarn needle, two-color pattern marking pencil, and a handy gauge card.

 

Enter "PalKal" as your secret code and get a free pair of 50 gram miniskeins with your order!

Auditioning Knits

I am thinking about casting on the Solaris Shawl by Melanie Berg with my Pal Kal Mini Kit from One Twisted Tree. 

 

By the way, if you like Melanie Berg then stay tuned for a fun KAL. 

 

Also will be casting on some socks with my Twist Fiber Studio Fairview Fingering Yarn that I purchased last fall. Not sure about the pattern, but likely something from Susie White of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin podcast.

 

I will house this project in a Fat Squirrel bag which was gifted to me by Sarah Shoo of the Cultivate and Create podcast. 

 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

If you hear this episode on or around June 15th, 2016, go to the Ravelry thread for a special Pal Kal Mini Kit giveaway. 

 

PalKal2016 officially begins on June 15th!

 

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!

 

Knitting Daddy Greg of the Unraveling Podcast

 

 

 

        1$ off Scrappy Sock Yarn Preemie Hat



 

          $1.50 off in Ravelry Shop

 

Daniela Richardson from the Coffee Fueled Life Podcast

       50% off in Ravelry Store. 

 

 

Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast

 

        40% off of 2 or more patterns in Ravelry Store

 

        25% off in her Ravelry Shop

 

Kristi from the In a Sknit Video Podcast

        25% off of her In Transit Cap and Cowl pattern 

 


Brenda Castiel Designs

        20% off in her Ravelry Shop 

        $5.00 off in her Etsy Shop 

 

Mary of the Kino Knits Podcast

        20% off in her Ravelry Shop 

 

 

          15% off in Etsy Shop

 

 

         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

 

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

 

Twinset Ellen from the Twinset Designs Podcast

           50% off of one pattern in her Ravelry Shop

 

Anne from Wooly Wonka Fiber and podcast 

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

 

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

 

 

World Wide Knit in Public Day 

I will be at the Craft Public House at 2pm and then heading over to Warm and Fuzzy in Cary, NC. 

 

 

Episode 54 is brought to you by Fix-a-Stitch

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Podcast Premiere

On this episode I feature the new to me knitting podcasts, the Jenn Sheelen podcast and Relentless Knitting 

 

 

Non-Knitting Segments

 

One Pot Wonders

 

Love it or Leave it

 

Leave: The heat! The inescapable HEAT! 

 

 

 

Other News and Notes 

Running Updates: 

Marathon Training has officially started

 

 

Reading Updates: 

I finished reading Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella. It was...ok 

 

I started reading The Widow by Fiona Barton which I heard about on the 2 Knit Lit Chicks Podcast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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