Episode 25: #sKnitalong14

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 workin’ on?

Kristi

Sarah

FO Show!

Kristi

Quaker Yarn Stretcher Boomerang by Susan Ashcroft in handspun yarn from Sunset Valley Fibers. Project page.

Knits Revisited

 

Sit and Spin

Sarah is spinning some rolags from Yarn Geek Fibers on her tiny Turkish spindle.

sKnit We Love

We love Undead Yarns; Sarah shows off some yarn from the Undead Yarns Frankenstein base.

#sknitalong14

To celebrate 4 years of friendship and one year of podcasting, we are having a pod-aversary KAL!

The rules:

  • 50g minimum
  • must be something “the same but different”– sell it to us!
  • one entry per person. member of the group
  • We won’t police the thread, but if your entry doesn’t fit the rules, we will pull another number.

See our ravelry chatter thread to share inspiration!

Prizes include:

  • The upstairs downstairs cowl by Paula of The Knitting Pipeline
  • A project bag and card holder from Kitchen Counter Crafter

  • A skein of fingering weight yarn from Solar Flair Fiber

  • A skein of lace weight yarn from Solar Flair Fibers

Episode 24: Stitches and HOs

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 to Chrissy of the Snappy Stitches podcast for mentioning us in her latest episode!

Thank you being_brianne (of Knitworthy Podcast), Rudipatoodee, Emma (TheKnittyPirate), and horselovin for the iTunes reviews.

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Quaker Yarn Stretcher Boomerang by Susan Ashcroft in handspun yarn from Sunset Valley Fibers. Project Page.

Sarah

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FO Show!

Kristi

  • Beekeeper’s Tank by Nicole Montgomery in Morning Meadow Sundries Yarn from the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival. Project Page.
  • Two Lane Highway Rage Socks by Sarah Stevens 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.

Sarah

Sunburst Shawl

Oh, sKnit!

The Beekeeper Tank gave me some trouble… of my own making, of course.

 

Sit and Spin

Kristi

FO: Gnome Acres polwarth/silk in Bertie Botts Every Flavored Beans, which will become a Cool Clavicle Cover by Megan Williams. Project page. (396 yards in two skeins; 3rd skein 180 yards).

Sarah

WIP: Yarn Geek Fibers BFL/Sparkle in Burlesque colorway

sKnit We Love

Kristi

  • Stitches Midwest 2014– everything about it.
  • Ewe University’s Dr. Kelly
  • Tv Show: The Killing
  • New podcast (new to me) Yarn Spinner’s Tales

Sarah

Giveaway

Thanks again to Boston Jen of Down Cellar Studio for providing us with her pattern to giveaway!

#59: varts is the winner!

Pod-aversary/Friend-aversary Knit Along: #sKnitalong14

To celebrate 4 years of friendship and one year of podcasting, we are having a pod-aversary KAL!

The rules:

  • 50g minimum
  • must be something “the same but different”
  • one entry per person. We won’t police the thread, but if your entry doesn’t fit the rules, we will pull another number.
  • member of the group

Some pattern/yarn ideas:

  • Calvin and Ripple Socks
  • BFF Cowls by Ysolda Teague and tiny owl knits
  • Partying It Up and Getting Down
  • Mystik Spiral Socks
  • Stitch Surfers
  • Fibernymph Inversibles

Episode 23: Yellow Jerseys for All!

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!

And @woolpierogi, too. #ssk2014

Got to visit with the awesome Becca of Wool Pierogi at SSK, and she wore the handspun from her batt!!

Thanks, awesome folks!

  • xxcountrygirl1986xx for sharing on YouTube
  • Lindy/Oklahoma and mamaholmesNC for the iTunes reviews

Whatcha workin’ on?

Kristi

  • Beekeeper’s Tank by Nicole Montgomery in Morning Meadow Sundries Yarn from the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival. Project page.
  • Quaker Yarn Stretcher Boomerang by Susan Ashcroft in handspun yarn from Sunset Valley Fibers. Project page.
  • Two Lane Highway Rage socks by Sarah Stevens in Zen Yarn Garden Glitter Sock in the “Chelsea” colorway. Project page.

Sarah

FO Show!

Kristi

Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde in DIC Smooshy w/ Cashmere in the Firefly colorway. Project page.

Kristi’s Tan House Brook Shawl

Oh, sKnit!

Two-lane Highway Rage socks get Kristi ragey.

Sit and Spin

Kristi

FO!!

  • Cloudlover Rambouillet in “Drift” and is in LOOOOVE with it. 670 yards! Project page.
  • YarnGeek mixed fiber rolags with lots of sparkly stuff spun woolen. 292 yards.  Project page.

WIP

Gnome Acres polwarth/silk in Bertie Botts Every Flavored Beans, still plying. Project page.

Kristi’s handspun

Sarah

FO!!

  • Spin Monkeys Rambouillet in the Foliage colorway. Short, forward draw; two-ply. 284 yds. Project Page.
  • Moonrover Fibers Merino/Nylon in the Lithograph colorway. Short, forward draw; fractal spun; two-ply. Project Page.
And with this skein, I made my #tdfleece2014 goal!! #tourdefleece2014 #stashdash2014

Sarah’s handspun from a braid of Moonrover Lithograph

sKnit We Love

Kristi

Knitting project bag from One Twisted Tree; she’s having a shop update on August 1st… featuring POPPIES!

Sarah

Socks from my mom!! Hermione’s Everyday Socks in Kirby Wirby’s Zombie Teenagers Spoiled Rotten (Eye Roll). Project Page.

@grammylynne's new socks. Hermione's Everyday Socks knit in @kirbywirbyyarns Zombie Teenagers Spoiled Rotten (Eye Roll).

Socks knit by Sarah’s mom

1,000 Member Giveaway

We’re giving away two pretty skeins from Jeanette of Sun Valley Fibers, and a chevron knitting bag (ooooh) from Ploverbird Bags.

  • #203 Ewe Creek Cottage (Ranae in Texas). Bought a spindle because of Sarah’s tiny Turkish
  • #102 zelator (Christine from the UK). Loves the show as it is

Tour de Fleece Giveaway

Jennifer Lassonde of Down Cellar Studio podcast has kindly offered up her Tan House Brook Shawl pattern.

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

2014-05-30 10.26.30

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.