Episode 22: 1000 Members, Whoa!


 

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

The Ploverbird Sun Valley Fibers

Thanks, Awesome Folks!

  • sweetpo11 for the YouTube share
  • mhorv4 for the iTunes review
  • Lisa of A Life Full of Laughter
  • Melissa/Ploverbird, and Jeanette of Sun Valley Fibers (see the giveaway!)

Whatcha Workin’ On?

Kristi

  • Two Lane Highway Rage Socks by Sarah Stevens of Oh!Loops in Zen Yarn Garden Glitter Sock in the Chelsea colorway. Project Page.
  • 5 ½ Hour Blanket by Lion Brand Yarns in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky. Project Page.
  • Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde in DIC Smooshy w/ Cashmere in the Firefly colorway. Project page.

Sarah

FO Show!

Kristi

2 dishcloths from Lily Sugar and Cream. Project Page.

Sarah

Flying Duchess by Ambah O’Brien in MarigoldJen MCN DK in Geode, Fairydust, and Cherry Baby colorways. Project Page.

Sarah and her Flying Duchess in the wilds of Central Illinois

Oh, sKnit!

Kristi

Traveling and knitting had its ups and downs… there may have been some fudging with the Tan House Brook Shawl

Sit and Spin

Tour de Fleece is a go! Join us over in Team Sasquatch!

Kristi

WIPs

  • Bertie Botts Every Flavored Beans from Gnome Acres, silk/polwarth blend.
  • Cloudlover Rambouillet in the Drift Colorway, spun worsted and currently being two-plied.

Sarah

    • FatCatKnits Variegated BFL in the Quibble colorway. Fractal spun for a two-ply. 398 yds. Project Page.
    • Yarn Geek Fibers Polwarth in Toe Shoes colorway. Spun on the fold, attenuated long draw. 328 yds. Project Page.
    • Spin Monkeys Rambouillet in the Snowboarding colorway. Short, forward draw; two-ply. 282 yds. Project Page.
    • WoolPierogi Sheep Stories Batt in the Subtle Rainbow colorway. Spun attenuated long draw

FOs

Stash Dash Update

Kristi

~1800 yards to date.

Sarah

3362.2 yards knit and spun; 2105.8 yards to go.

sKnit We Love

Kristi

Kristi, Fred and TheBoy went camping in central Illinois

Sarah

Events

Make sure you say “hi” if you see us out and about!!

Tour de Fleece Giveaway

Thank you to Sarah of Yarn Geek Fibers and Tara of Spin Monkeys. You guys are awesome!!

Winners

  • Yarn Geek Fibers: javajennie
  • Spin Monkeys: DQknits

1000 Member Giveaway

We’ve hit 1000 members, so we’re giving away a bag from The PloverBird (thanks, Melissa!!) and two skeins of yarn from Sun Valley Fibers (thanks, Jeanette!!).

Episode 21: We’re Baaa-ack!

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Thanks, awesome folks!

  • yarning4asmile for the iTunes review
  • bmatzin and Kristin K, hsailormoon, HeatherS for contacting us/liking us on YouTube
  • Sarah and Lydia of Oh, Loops!
  • Tara of Spin Monkeys and Sarah of YarnGeek Fibers

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Two lane highway road rage socks by Sarah Stevens in Zen Yarn Garden Glitter Sock in the . Project Page.
  • 5 ½ hour blanket by Lion Brand Yarns in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes bulky. Project Page.

Sarah

FO Show!

Kristi

  • Eggnog Cowl by Tibisay in Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Project Page.
  • Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Rykes in Knitpicks Felici in the Spring Mix colorway. Project Page.
  • Little Red in Cascade 220 superwash. Project page.
  • Current total is 1704.1 yards for stash dash.

Sarah

  • Measure in Love Cowl by Megan Williams in Another Crafty Girl Simple DK in the Ponkie Brewster colorway. Project Page.
  • Leaves Top by Christiana Werge in MarigoldJen Merino Silk Lace in Spun Honey colorway. Project Page.

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Sit and Spin

Kristi is spinning Rambouillet from Cloudlover in the Drift colorway

Sarah has finished

Finished some Falkland singles this morning. I was trying to spin a little thicker with this, not easy. G has claimed the finished yarn for a hat for himself. Thanks so much, @mamaholmesnc!! #stashdash2014

WIPs:

FatCatKnits Variegated BFL in the Quibble colorway. Fractal spinning for a two-ply. Project Page.

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Tour de Fleece Plans

Kristi

Generally to put a dent in her fiber stash by spinning at least 15 minutes every day.

Sarah

sKnit We Love

Shared

Oh!Loops gals, JavaJennie, and DebCQuilts

Kristi

Rabbit Ridge Designs sock yarn from Skagway, Alaska and adorable stitch markers from The Boy’s parents.

Sarah

Generosity…people are entirely too kind!!

Giveaway

Come see us on our Ravelry Groups to win rolags from Spin Monkeys or fiber from YarnGeek Fibers.

 

Iowa Sheep and Wool Recap

Hi, all! As you may recall, I went to Iowa Sheep and Wool a couple of weekends ago. I had a wonderful time, bought some pretty fiber and hung out with some wonderful friends. I’ve also been learning how to use the editing software for the podcast and put together a 2-3 minute video to teach myself the bells and whistles.

We won’t be pushing this to iTunes, as it’s not a regular episode, but I did want to share! Please excuse the mistakes in the video, as I’m still a novice!

Enjoy!

Episode 20: Happy Camp Loopy Day!

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Thanks, awesome folks!

Thank you, Sue, of Two Tangled Skeins for the mention on her show. Check her (and her knitting posse) out on YouTube or the blog.

Thank you, Sarah Stevens, of Oh! Loops Etsy and podcast for gifting us her new sock pattern, Two Lane Highway Rage.

Angelmum321 and Mfleshman for the iTunes reviews; Thanks to Susan Baroody and Holly Sullivan for sharing our podcast from YouTube.

Dinners on the new patio

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Eggnog Cowl by Tibisay in Dragonfly Fibers Pixie in Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Project Page.
  • Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Rykes in Knitpicks Felici in the Spring Mix colorway. Project Page.
  • Crackerjack Scarf by Stacy Simpson Duke in Plymouth Galway Worsted. Project page. 

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Sarah

Camp Loopy

Kristi 

  • Little Red by Erika Flory in Cascade 220 superwash in Magenta. Project Page. 

Sarah

FO Show!

Sarah

  • Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder in SpunRightRound Superwash Sock 80/20, The Walkers colorway.

Sit and Spin

Kristi

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Sarah

sKnit We Love

Kristi

  • Farmer’s Market season… and with it strawberry rhubarb crisp. For the filling, click here, for the topping, click here.

Sarah

  • Meeting Susie!!
  • Technology, specifically VKN

Events

Kristi

Iowa Sheep and Wool on the 13th/14th in Colfax, IA. If you’re there, say hi!

Drawing for sKnit to Do 1-skein (ish) KAL/CAL

  • #16 sokyknitter
  • #63 Mommasee

Episode 19: Guest Stars

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Thanks, awesome folks!

Just discovered how to tell who is liking us on YouTube… so we can’t go back and thank you all by name, but we really, really appreciate those of you who have liked and shared!

Thanks for the iTunes reviews KiKiVee, AmyDe (on Ravelry, also), and Knitting Samurai.

Thanks BostonJen of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast for the mention.

Events

Sarah

  • Into the Wool
  • Zombie Knitpocalypse — June 20-22
  • Stitches Midwest — August 8-9
  • Strange Folk Festival — September 28

Kristi

  • Iowa Sheep and Wool in Colfax, IA, on Saturday, June 14th
  • Stitches Midwest — August 8-9
  • Strange Folk Festival — September 28

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks in Knit Picks Felici in the Spring Mix Colorway. Project page.
  • Crackerjack scarf by Stacey Simpson Duke in Plymouth Yarns Worsted. Project page.
  • 5 ½ hour throw by Lion Brand Yarn in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky. Project page.

Sarah

Link to info about Stash Dash.

In my @suburbanstitcher bag...two sock-beginnings for #hermionesockoff, a Jelby tin with lotion, a Happy-Go-Lucky Yarn button, and lots of Candy bc that's how I roll. @kirbywirbyyarns

Sit and Spin

Kristi

  • Spinning wheel is working like new! Thanks to SoKyKnitter and Halcyarn for the recommendation on a wheel fixer!
  • Transitions Yarn by Linda Searcy of Sunset Fibers

Sarah

sKnit We Love

Kristi

Sarah

sKnit to Do KAL

You could win a beautiful, cheery skein of yarn from A Riot of Color or a set of In a sKnit stitch markers by k8rpillar. The KAL is a one skein project. Cast on May 1st, Cast off May 31st, post a picture in the KAL prize thread. We know we’re all busy, but something quick and easy is totally do-able, right? Must be a member of the group to enter and win.

Episode 18: Let’s Talk about Socks, Bay-bee!

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Thanks, awesome folks!

Thanks to Bobbie and Sprite 966 for liking us on YouTube

Thanks to HisHandMaid, Bajancookie, and Down Cellar Studio Jen for iTunes Reviews

I want to cast on all the socks!! #lynaiyarns #theflyingkettle #coloringbookyarns

Whatcha workin on?

Kristi

  • 5 ½ hour throw by Lion Brand Yarn in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky. Project page.

Sarah

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FO Show

Kristi

Sarah

  • More of an “Oh, sKnit!” than an FO…boo.

Oh, sKnit!

  • Amersand Socks by Kristen Kapur with OMG Heel by Megan Williams in Patons Kroy Blue Striped Ragg. Project Page.

Sit and Spin

Sarah

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Let’s Talk about Socks, Bay-bee!

Thanks to theArtsyKnitter for this question:

“I would love to know how you decided on what are the best sock pattern to knit for your Man! beside the basic Vanilla?

Do you do ankle sock in the summertime? which pattern is your Favorite!”

Kristi

Kristi’s sock drawer

Sarah

sKnit to Do KAL

You could win a beautiful, cheery skein of yarn from A Riot of Color K8rpillar Designsor a set of In a sKnit stitch markers by k The KAL de skein project. Cast on May 1st, Cast off May 31st, post a picture in the KAL prize thread. We know we’re all busy, but something quick and easy is totally do-able, right? Must be a member of the group to enter and win. #sKnittodoKAL

Episode 17: Meta, Podcast on Podcasts

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Thanks, awesome folks!

Thanks viewers, new and returning.

Thanks to Jeanette of Sun Valley Fibers who offered up a coupon code for viewers until May 31st.

Thanks to Sarah of Yarn Geek Fibers for HER coupon code to buy lovely fiber.

Thanks to Penny (Barb and Tracie on iTunes), Yodafatkitty, and Mana (ManaKhQ) for the iTunes reviews.

Whatcha workin on?

Kristi

  • Herringbone Mittens with Poms by Elli Stubenrauch (free Ravelry download) in K1 Yarns Scappa Aran. Project Page.  
  • Toe up socks with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel from Dyeabolical BFL HardTwist Sock Yarn in Blood Orange colorway. Project Page.
  • Crackerjack Scarf by Stacey Simpson Duke in Plymouth Yarns Worsted. Project Page.

Sarah

Oh, aKnit!!

Sarah

Don’t knit when you’re taking boatloads of cold meds, or what happened with Heliopath?

 

FO Show

Sarah

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    • Flyspeck Fox (x2) by Rebecca Danger from 50 Yards of Fun in Another Crafty Girl Merino Worsted in Fiery colorway with eyes from 6060 on Etsy and an embroidered nose. Project Page.

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Sit and Spin

Kristi

Sarah

 

sKnit We Love

Kristi

Podcasts:

Sarah

Podcasts:

 

How do they do that?

How do we listen to and keep up with podcasts?

What tips do you have?

Giveaway

Yarn Geek Fibers rolags (and there are more in her shop, but you’ve got to be quick).

Got sKnit to Do KAL

You could win a beautiful, cheery skein of yarn from A Riot of Color or a set of In a sKnit stitch markers by k8erpillar. The KAL is a one-skein project. Cast on May 1st, Cast off May 31st, post a picture in the KAL prize thread. We know we’re all busy, but something quick and easy is totally do-able, right? Must be a member of the group to enter and win.

 

Episode 16: Sniffly Snuffly

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

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The Sarahs and the tots after the half.

It’s baseball season! Play Ball!

Thanks, awesome folks!

  • Thanks viewers, new and returning.
  • Thanks to Jeanette of Sun Valley Fibers who offered up a coupon code for viewers until May 31st.
  • Thanks to Sarah of Yarn Geek Fibers for HER coupon code to buy lovely fiber. And wait ‘til the end for a fiber giveaway!
  • Thanks to Stacie of The Must Stash Podcat for the mention and Paula from the Knitting Pipeline.
  • Thanks to Miss Kimmy, Routon (JulieRKnits), Lv2knit, and jill953 for the iTunes reviews.

Whatcha workin on?

Kristi

  • Herringbone Mittens with Poms by Elli Stubenrauch (free Ravelry download) in K1 Yarns Scappa Aran. Project Page.  
  • Restarted oldest WIP, a sock yarn blanket by Shelley Kang. Project Page.
  • Toe up socks with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel from Dyeabolical BFL HardTwist Sock Yarn in Blood Orange colorway. Project Page.
  • Crackerjack scarf (Cardinals’ Season 2014!) in Plymouth Worsted yarns. Project Page.

Sarah

FO Show

Kristi

  • Top down socks in the Serendipitous colorway from Dyeabolical in the Super Ego base. Project Page.

Sarah

Oh, sKnit!

Kristi talks about some strange pooling in her socks. Gauge is a fickle friend.

Sit and spin

Kristi

Sarah

  • 62 yds of a sample rolag from Spin Monkeys in a Polwarth/silk blend

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sKnit we love

Kristi

Kristi caught up with an old friend this past weekend and just wants to share how wonderful that experience always is!

Sarah

MarigoldJen Giveaway

#26 alitacasey, Alita from Arizona who performed a random act of cookie-ing. Contact Sarah.

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Yarn Geek Fibers Giveaway

Go to the Yarn Geek Fibers shop and tell us what your favorite colorway is (although how could you choose?!).

 

Episode 15: Not Another Pipeline Recap (JK)

The Springfieldians at the #knittingpipelineretreat.

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Thanks, awesome folks!

Thanks viewers, new and returning.

Thanks to Paula of the Knitting Pipeline for putting on a wonderful and amazing retreat last weekend. And thanks to the wonderful people we met in person who were kind enough to make some donations to us to share with you– we’ll say more about that later!

Thanks Beaglemomknitter for the iTunes review.

Thanks to Sarah of Oh, Loops! for the Electric Slide pattern.

 

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Top down socks in the Serendipitous colorway from Dyeabolical in the Super Ego base. Project Page.
  • Norskit Mitts by Mira Saarentaus in K1 Yarns Scappa Aran in pink and green from her trips to Scotland in 2012. Project Page.
  • Toe up socks with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel from Dyeabolical BFL HardTwist Sock Yarn in Blood Orange colorway. Project Page.

Sarah

 

FO Show!

Kristi

  • Cobbled Cowl by Annie Riley in Paton’s Classic Worsted Wool in Rosewood. Project Page.
  • Wrapped Pullover by Atelier Alfa in Chuckanut Bay Perendale Wool. Project Page.

Sarah

 

Sit and Spin

Kristi

  • Is trindling away on Gnome Acres fiber in the Bertie Botts Every Flavored Beans color way (Polworth/Tussah Silk Blend)
  • Relationship status with Shetland Wool.

 

Sarah

  • Should’ve been spinning at KP!! Argh!

Giveaway

This episode we are giving away stitch markers from Little Skin in the Big Wool. Congratulations to JackieCastsOn. Contact Sarah on Ravelry to get your stitch markers!

And, we are asking you to pay it forward to get entered for a skein of MarigoldJen! Do something nice for someone else and put some kindness vibes out in the world, then let us know what you do.

MarigoldJen

And… she currently has a spring cleaning sale going on… so don’t wait to see if you win to get something from her shop!

Knitting Pipeline Retreat–Recap

People we want to mention for their wonderful generosity:

Other awesomeness…

  • Our table, both location and people!
  • The Dodec Wheel and BishopofKnit, who designed it
  • Seeing all you amazing people in person!

Episode 14: Parenthetically Prattling

Find us on our YouTube Channel or on iTunes, on Ravelry as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, on Instagram as mrsshoo and krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join our Ravelry Group!

Thanks, awesome folks!

Whatcha’ working on?

Kristi

  • Cobbled Cowl by Annie Riley in Paton’s Classic Worsted Wool in Rosewood. Project Page.
  • Wrapped Pullover by Atelier Alfa in Chuckanut Bay Perendale wool. Project Page.
  • Toe up socks with the Fish Lips Kiss Heel from Dyeabolical BFL HardTwist Sock Yarn in Blood Orange colorway. Project Page.
  • Top down socks in the Serendipitous colorway from Dyeabolical in the Super Ego base. Project Page.

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FO Sho’!

Sarah

Vanilla Latte

Chai Latte

Oh, sKnit!

Sarah

  • Nothing big…I’ve just lost the ability to count.
  • Stupid wee circular needles. You will not beat me!

Sit and Spin

Sarah

Sent my spindle back to Dawn of Dawning Dreams after a mishap with a Bug. She’s putting the whorl on a new shaft since mine was loose and off-kilter.

How do they DO that?

From 2nandy:

  • “What is your best knitting experience?
  • What would your dream knitting day/week/month be? Who would you want to meet or where would you like to go (on a tour or visit)?
  • Is there something with your knitting or spinning you would like to try at least once, like shearing a sheep?”

Kristi

  • preemptively thinking Knitting Pipeline this upcoming weekend, March 14 and 15
  • yarn tour
  • Jared Flood

Sarah

  • Stitches Midwest 2012
  • Seeing the entire process, from shearing the sheep to dyeing the yarn
  • Hunter Hammersen

From seminarygirl:

  • “If you could only knit one type of item for the rest of your life what would it be? I could never choose just one, but ifI had to it would be hats..or socks…or mitts :-)”

Kristi — sweaters

Sarah –shawls

sKnit We Love

Sarah

Giveaway

Knitted Sheep Stitch Markers from Little Skein…join us on the Ravelry board to win!

Thanks, Gwen of SuchGwenderfulStuff!! Check out her shop and use the coupon code INASKNIT for a 10% discount!