Saturday, February 28, 2015

Episode 86: She'll Charge You Like, 2 Bucks!


It's a crazy episode, without regular segments.  Links are in order as they appear in the episode.

Margaret Fisher

Kellie Nuss

Invictus Yarns

Jill Draper Makes Stuff

Oasis Yarns/D J International

Joji Locatelli


NannyKnitter AKA Nancy Totten AKA Front Range Knits


Becoming Art Yarns

Abstract Fiber

Knitting Rose Yarns

Win an Infinite Twist Shawl Kit!

Fiberlicious Yarn Shop Kickstarter Page - go take a look at the Kickstarter page and tell us which prize you like in the thread on our Ravelry Group.  The winner (contest closes on March 15) will win a project bag and a skein of yarn from abingham.

Michelle Hunter, AKA Knit Purl Hunter


Madelinetosh Feather

Knits That Breathe by Julie Turjomen

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu

Richmond Hat by Brenda Castiel

Knitting Rose Budding Tracks Socks Yarn

Desert Vista Dyeworks

Valley Yarns Goshen

Dizzy Blonde Studios

Newtons Yarn Country

Prism Yarns Radiant Petite Madison Layers

Fiesta Linnette

Gilda Scarf by Twisted Sisters

Carrie Sundra, the genius hand dyer behind Alpenglow Yarn

and, The SkeinMinder!

Read all about the SkeinMinder here on the Kickstarter page!

Alana Dakos, knitwear designer, podcaster and author of the really great blog, Never Not Knitting

Check out to see Alana's latest design, the Cabled Leaf Pullover.  You can get the pattern through Kitterly, plus order all the yarn you need to knit up this project!

All of Alana's patterns that we discussed during our interview with Alana are here:

Wee Wildflower Cardigan

Shawl-Collared Cowl

Playful Stripes Cardigan

Gnarled Oak Cardigan

Entangled Vines Cardigan

Twigs and Willows Cardigan

Sprig Cardigan

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Episode 85: Better Living Through Chemistry

Book Talk starts at 35:26

Join our Alana-Along, on going until April 1! You can knit any accessory or garment pattern by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting.  You can knit multiple NNK designs, but we will be allowing only one entry per knitter for this KAL.   Post your FO here to be entered to win!

Our Read-Along of Persuasion by Jane Austen will take place March 1-31

Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz is a wonderful children’s book about a little

boy who likes to knit and sew

Anne Lena Mattison is a knit designer and friend whose husband is very ill with cancer.  This FundMe site is collecting donations to cover the costs a very expensive but promising experimental drug.  Please help if you can.

New contest – win the Hayward Shawl Kit from Infinite Twist!  Leave us a comment here telling us about a knitted gift you made for someone in your life.  Contest ends on March 15th.

Barb’s Finished Projects :

Top-Down Icelandic Sweater by Ragga Eriksdotter

Tracie’s Finished Projects:

Mrs Bakery Bear by Kay F. Jones
1st Wee Wildflower by Alana Dakos

Barb is working on:
Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart, using Highland Handmades Mountain Laurel Lace in the White Brook colorway.
A pair of vanilla socks using Plymouth Neon Now Sock yarn in a neon greens, pinks and blue.
Gnarled Oak Cardigan by Alana Dakos, using Wollmeise DK in a deep green colorway.

Tracie is working on:
Mr Bakery Bear by Kay F. Jones in Red Heart

Yet another pair of vanilla socks using Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist – this pair in Dizzy Blonde Studios Lambie Toes in the Pretty Floral Bonnet colorway

Cloud Bay by Justina Lorkowska/Ella Rae Silkience in brown

Alewives Cowl by Elizabeth Doherty in Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic in Sage

Barb’s Books:
Orphan Train by Kristina Baker Klein

Section 132 by Helga Zeiner

New Year Island by Paul Draker

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Tracie’s Books:

The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

Also “Reflections of the Past - True Crime Documentary (Parker Hulme Murder Case) Alexander Roman Film”, available on YouTube for $1.99 rental, and “Heavenly Creatures” which can be streamed on Netflix

Edward Adrift by Craig Lancaster

The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars) by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham