Episode 95: October Is Summer In Tennessee

Thanks for tuning in to episode 95 of Just One More Row! Thanks so much for your kind words on my first solo episode last time. I hope you’ll continue to tune in!

Brittany update:
The baby is doing great, growing like a weed, and Brittany is adjusting really well. I go to see them on Wednesday of this week! (which is why I’m recording early)

FOs:
Moorish Hat and Mitten by Emily Estrada (mate to be finished later, pattern will be linked here when it’s available to be viewed on Ravelry)

On The Needles/Bobbins:
March Hare test knit (hat and mitts; and Em’s new username is KnitFastDieCozy, which I forgot to mention! Sorry!), ALL THE CHRISTMAS COLORS cowl, Viajante, Chris’s Birthday Socks (which may now become his Christmas socks), Mama Vertebrae, BFL pencil roving from HilltopCloud on the Hansen started at spinning guild and may end up being a long term project… there’s a lot of it!

New In The Queue:
Juxtaposed by Sarah Shoo (free Ravelry download), Oki Doki by Astrid Schramm (3EUR Ravelry download), Heaven and Space by Martina Behm (3.60EUR Ravelry download) 

Out And About:
Fiber in the Boro in Murfreesboro TN on November 1 at the Lane Agricultural Park, podcaster meetup at 2pmCT (all are welcome!)

What Do You Want To Hear About:
From KarenCreates: suggestions about picking out a first wheel? Episode 31 Wheels Loved & Lost, my history with wheels and advice (eBags Crew Cooler II)
From kabang: suggestions for patterns for handspun? my queue’s handspun tag. Also, do I spin for specific projects? Yes, on occasion.
From KuntzKnit: how to measure the yardage for handspun? niddy noddy or skeinwinder, wash before measuring final yardage, DO NOT WEIGHT THE YARN.
From cperrine: taking care of hand dyed yarn? my opinion on washing, why certain yarns fade, etc. Also… I didn’t realize this ‘controversy’ about hand dyed yarns that bleed was going on in other places on Ravelry when I chose to respond to the question that was asked in the WDYWTHA thread, and what I said wasn’t directed at anyone or meant to claim a side. I just presented my response as I see it, based on my own 8+ years as an indie dyer and 9+ years as a knitter of hand dyed yarns.

Announcements:

  • the SillyFru shop update: $225 got donated to her medical fund thanks to YOU!
  • one more shop update, next Tuesday 10/21 at 4pmET, and then no more updates til 11/11 so that I can focus on FITB and resting afterward.
  • new patterns coming out for UYC’s booth at FITB! Nell Ziroli’s Hexes & Ohs, Emily Estrada’s Moorish Arches, Emma Galati’s March Hare. Kits will be available in the shop after FITB is over, and the patterns will be available on Ravelry for purchase after the show as well!

October 13, 2014 at 9:57 pm Leave a comment

Special Announcement Episode: Just One More Caffeinated Row KAL

Hello everyone! This is a special announcement episode with Dana and CaffeinatedGert of the CaffeinatedKnitting Podcast.

On Monday 10/6/14 CaffeinatedGert will be releasing the Inverness patterns and Inverness eBook on Ravelry for purchase. From 10/6-10/12/14, 50% of the proceeds of sales from the patterns will be donated to SillyFru’s medical fund.

Inverness Diamonds Cowl- Fingering and Sport

Inverness Diamonds Cowl- DK, Worsted & Aran

Inverness Diamonds Cowl- Bulky

Inverness Diamonds Mitts

Inverness Diamonds Hat

Inverness Diamonds eBook (ebook includes the fair isle version as a bonus pattern!)

 

Dana is doing a huge shop update on Tuesday 10/7/14 at 4pmET with all of the yarns used for the cowl, mitts & hat patterns, as well as a large selection of her new SuperBulky base. 10% of all sales from 12:01amET to 11:59pmET (including already-listed items, not just new items from the update) will go to SillyFru’s medical fund. You can find Dana’s shop here. The update items will be put up in preview mode on Monday night or Tuesday morning if you’d like a sneak peek.

 

There will be a KAL for all of the Inverness Diamonds patterns in the Unwind Yarn Company group on Ravelry. You can find the chatter thread here, and the FO thread here. The KAL runs from 10/6-11/30, and the only requirements are that you use Unwind Yarn Company yarn and one of the Inverness Diamonds patterns (the yarn can be handspun out of UYC fiber, or stash yarn- it doesn’t have to be purchased in the update). We hope you will join us!

 

 

October 4, 2014 at 8:45 pm Leave a comment

Episode 94: The Solo Speedtalker

Thank you for tuning in to episode 94 of Just One More Row!

I’m going to go ahead and apologize for the speed talking. I was really nervous! I promise it’ll be better next time!

Announcements:

  • Felicity was born on 9/30, and is doing very well, as is her proud mama! Brittany wants to relay the particulars herself, so be watching for a thread in the group where she will post info and pictures when she is ready to share.
  • DaizieKnits contest: 2-36, winner is #8: Camanoah. Congrats Judy! Please contact me with your address and I’ll get your yarn right out. Thanks for all of the inspirational pics everyone! I’m sure Daizie will be able to create some gorgeous colorways from them.
  • Fundraisers for SillyFru, including Dana’s 10/7 updateCaffeinatedGert’s eBook release 10/6; check the hashtag #crushthesack on Instagram to find more fundraisers if you’re so inclined! (and a little oops: I said “Fru’s eBook release” instead of “Gert’s eBook release”. My apologizes to Gert!)

Dana’s Vegas Trip:
* The Neon Museum
* Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum
* Mystere by Cirque du Soliel
* David Copperfield
* O by Cirque du Soliel

Finished Objects:
Dana: Evergreen Cardigan, Quaker Yarn Stretcher

On The Needles:
Dana: ALL THE CHRISTMAS COLORS cowl, Hats For Kiddos, Chris’s Birthday Socks, a couple of test knits for designers who are releasing patterns with my yarn

New In The Queue:
Dana: Gusto by Laura Nelkin (free on Knitty.com), Love and Laughter Cowl by Sarah Franklin ($3.50 Ravelry download, all proceeds go to SillyFru’s medical fund through 12/31)

Discussion:
Well there really isn’t one, because I can’t discuss something alone! ;) If you have an idea of something you want me to talk about, could you put it in the What Do You Want To Hear About thread on the Ravelry group? I’ll use your ideas to try to flesh out this section for the next episode. :)

Out & About:
Dana: vending Fiber In The Boro on November 1! Hoping to see some of you there!

October 1, 2014 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Episode 93: Self-Striping Connoisseurs

Thank you for joining us for Episode 93 of Just One More Row! For the month of September we are proud to be sponsored by Daizie Knits.

Diazie Knits

At Daizie Knits, our goal is to provide a rainbow of colors in a range of fibers and weights.  We dye all of our produces in small batches using a kettle dyeing method so that each one is unique. Our focus is semi-solids but we also provide some variegated colorways to add to your color combinations.  We strive to find yarns and fibers that make your heart sing and your toes curl with delight.  Not seeing your perfect yarn or fiber?   Let us know so we can work on a custom order just for you.  At daizieknits.com you can contact us, view a gallery of projects, check out the show schedule and of course the link to our shop. Use the coupon code mentioned in the episode to receive 20% off your next purchase.

 

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Viajante, Chris’s birthday socks, Evergreen Cardigan, Mama Vertebrae (Gleener), Quaker Yarn Stretcher, Hats For Kiddos
Brittany: Hitchhiker, Socks for Mom

Finished Objects:
Dana: Garland Cowl, Quaker Yarn Stretcher, Two If By Hand “Pretty Bird” SWBFL (232yds of 2ply); Brittany’s baby gifts: Layer Cake, Baby Hats (Purple, Vegas Color, Olivia), FPDC Washcloths, Mushroom Cross Stitch (bottom pics of Rav project)
Brittany: Quaker Yarn Stretcher

If I Was A Rich Girl:
Dana: Shetland Trader Book 2 by Gudrun Johnston ($26 for eBook and printed book, and you get the Hermaness Hats pattern free)
Brittany: Coloring Book Yarns (BMO colorway specifically)

New In The Queue:
Dana: Campside by Alicia Plummer (free from PomPom website), Snake Skin by Ashley Solley ($5.50 Ravelry download) (Magic Knot by Jane Richmond)
Brittany: Foxy Sweater by Natalia Moreva ($4.99 USD), Pumpkin by Marnie Ann Joyce (free), inspired by seeing this kit on Etsy  (Dana’s pumpkin was made from this pattern)

Out & About: Brittany’s Baby Shower

Announcements:
– Daizie Knits contest: please post an image that you’d like to see a colorway dyed up, along with an idea for a name for that colorway. Dana will pick the winner via RNG on 9/30 at noon ET, and will announce the winner on her first solo episode in October (will be posted the first week of the month at some point). Regular contest rules apply.
– Dana will be at Fiber in the ‘Boro on Nov 1 in the main building… come shop and say hi!

September 15, 2014 at 11:49 pm Leave a comment

Episode 92: I’ll Suffer Through A Chart For You, Amy

Thank you for joining us for Episode 92 of Just One More Row! For the month of September we are proud to be sponsored by Daizie Knits! 

Diazie Knits

At Daizie Knits, our goal is to provide a rainbow of colors in a range of fibers and weights.  We dye all our produces in small batches using a kettle dying method; so each one is a unique. Our focus is semi-solids but we also provide some variegated color-ways to add to your color combinations.  We strive to find yarns and fibers that makes your heart sing and your toes curl with delight.  Not seeing your perfect yarn or fiber?   Let us know so we can work on a custom order just for you.  At daizieknits.com, you can contact us, view a gallery of projects, check out the show schedule and of course, link to our shop. Use the coupon code mentioned in the episode  to receive 20% off your next purchase.

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Viajante (the #viajantethrowdown), Modicum Mitts, Sandshore, Chris’s birthday socks
Brittany: planning what to make next (Teensy Weensy Mittens by Sarah Abbott)

Finished Objects:
Dana: two test knits for CaffeinatedGert (will talk about them more in October… more on that later in the episode too!), 18 Minikins (!)
Brittany: Baby Girl in Gothy Pearl

New In The Queue:
Dana: Penelope Cobblestone Scarf by Jennifer Moretti (free Ravelry download), Eugenia’s Mittens by Mollie Woodworth (free Ravelry download)
Brittany: Eppleby hat by Rachel Coopey. £3.5 ($5.96 at conversion rate as of recording)

Just One More Craft:
Dana: getting back to my Woodland Sampler by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
Brittany: Beatrix Potter cross stitch from her mom- going to finish it herself!

Book Review: New American Knits by Amy Christoffers (also available on Interweave here)
* 20 patterns, varying from pullovers to cardigans to hats to cowls, with a heavy focus on sweaters
* all patterns are named after American artists that inspired AC
* Dana’s favorites: Moses Hoodie, Benton Cardigan, Hopper Cardigan, Rockwell Hat
* Brittany’s favorites: Georgia Sweater, Tanner Cowl, Remington Cardigan

Announcements:
* Solar Flair Fibres contest winner: #37: carrotmusic. Please contact Dana by September 10 to claim your prize!
* next episode we will announce the prizewinners for the Christmas In July KAL.
* next episode we will talk about Brittany’s shower and all of the gifts you guys sent!
* next episode is Brittany’s last one before her “maternity leave” but stay tuned in October for a special episode that Dana will do with CaffeinatedGert… a new eBook from Daniela & a new colorway from Dana = a great KAL that we will be doing!
* we are looking for sponsors for 2015… spring is booked up but we are looking to start filling up summer. Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you’re interested in sponsoring and we will send you the information.
* thank you to everyone who ordered from handcraftedgifts.etsy.com and elisadallomo.etsy.com!
* thank you so much to Daizie Knits for sponsoring, and we hope you’ll go check out her shop and use the coupon code to pick up something awesome!

September 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm Leave a comment

Episode 91: Jewel Encrusted Head Revisited

Thank you for joining us for episode 91 of Just One More Row! For the month of August we are proud to be sponsored by Solar Flair Fibres.

**Just a little sidenote, the first five minutes or so we tell a funny little story that is not completely vulgar, but a tad “adult” in nature, so keep that in mind if you listen with children or at work!**

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Solar Flair Fibres is lovingly dyed under the Australian Sun! Using solar dyeing techniques, Fifikins produces variegated, semi-solid and tonal yarns, blending dyes to produce unique colours. Fifikins recently won first, second and third place in the dyeing category at the Cairns Show, Australia’s largest regional State Fair. Until 15th September, Just One More Row listeners are being given a $5 voucher to use in store- simply enter the coupon code mentioned in the episode at checkout to redeem your voucher. You can find Solar Flair Fibres at solarflairfibres.etsy.com.

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Sandshore, Test Knit for CaffeinatedGert, Modicum Mitts (knitting 2aat on separate sets of dpns, Jimmy Beans Wool sells the TeaCake Sampler)
Brittany: Baby Girl in Gothy-Pearl

Finished Objects/Yarns:
Dana: Cat’s Paw Cowl
Brittany: FCK Magnolia navajo ply (254 yards), mystery fiber from Camp PluckyFluff (70 yards)

New In The Queue:
Dana: Moonshiner by Julia Trice ($7 Ravelry download, or $21 for an eBook of 6 patterns)
Brittany: The Beeswax Set by Amy van de Laar ($4.50 Ravelry download for each pattern, or $10 eBook download for all three patterns)

If I Was A Rich Girl:
Dana: Handpainted spindle from handcraftedgifts on Etsy (I *might* already have one on order… lol)
Brittany: I’ve been wanting to try the new “self striping” Loop bumps. I love the gradient bumps, so I’d like to try the different color progression. (Dana’s self-striping bump)

Stash Stories: Jewel Encrusted Head Revisited
Dana: I used to do a lot of buying off of destashes to try to get a bargain… one time I bought a sweater quantity of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool (which remains one of my favorite yarns) but it is in this horrid snot color. I keep meaning to overdye it but now it’s not enough yarn for me to knit a sweater with (damn weight gain) so it just sits there. I also have two skeins of MadTosh DK in Golden Hickory that have been in my destash forever. It’s yellow/orange/green and just NOT my colors… someone take it off my hands please!
Brittany: My Wollmeise is definitely a “JEH” colorway. Wanted to see what the fuss was about, and the color didn’t seem *quite* so bright when I ordered it. I will still use it, probably on socks, eventually, or with another color to tone it down. (Moonlight Sonata Shawl)

Announcements:
* Solar Flair Fibres contest: please follow the prompt in the episode. Enter in the contest thread on the Ravelry group by noon CT on 8/27. You must be a member of the group, one post per person, etc. Full contest rules here.
* Christmas In July ends on August 30! Be sure to have all of your entries in by noon CT on September 2 before we lock the FO thread. There are a lot of people who have claimed spots that haven’t listed anything yet… you have time to get something finished and posted still!
* Unwind Yarn Company has lots of new things coming down the pipe! Check out the shop blog for updates. Updates have also moved to a schedule… check out the top of the shop, the front page of the Ravelry group, and the sidebar of the shop blog.

August 15, 2014 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

Episode 90: How Brittany Got Her Groove Back

Thank you for joining us for episode 90 of Just One More Row! For the month of August we are proud to be sponsored by Solar Flaire Fibres.

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Solar Flair Fibres is lovingly dyed under the Australian Sun! Using solar dyeing techniques, Fifikins produces variegated, semi-solid and tonal yarns, blending dyes to produce unique colours. Fifikins recently won first, second and third place in the dyeing category at the Cairns Show, Australia’s largest regional State Fair. Until 15th September, Just One More Row listeners are being given a $5 voucher to use in store- simply enter the coupon code mentioned in the episode at checkout to redeem your voucher. You can find Solar Flair Fibres at solarflairfibres.etsy.com.

 

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Sandshore, more Minikins, still working on colorwork ornaments pattern, CVM singles, Abstract Fibers Merino/Silk/Yak in Peacock
Brittany: Baby Girl in Gothy-Pearl, Magnolia from FatCatKnits – singles done

Finished Objects/Yarns:
Dana: Frabjous Mittens, Downton Cowl, Olivia Fingerless Mitts, Olivia Baby Hat, Chickadee Cowl, knitted samples of Love Note/ At Twilight/Bloody Big Scot/one of the Halloween colorways for the shop, Loop Kaleidoscope Eyes bump (240yds of bulky weight navajo ply, 5.8oz), ITW Captain Tightpants Rambouillet (479yds of fingering weight 2ply, 4oz), Hobbledehoy Gemmy Batts (231yds/96yds of bulky weight 2ply, 15yds of bulky weight nply, 8oz) (Dana’s Calling All Swatchers blog post- submit your FO pictures for rewards in her shop!)
Brittany: Chevron Baby Blanket, Elf Hat

New In The Queue:
Dana: Ginny’s Cardigan by Mari Chiba ($14.99, in “Unofficial Harry Potter Knits” magazine) (Lyanwood button shop on Etsy)
Brittany: The View From Here Cowl by Penny Schumers ($5 Rav download)

Stash Stories: Mid-Year Wrapup
Dana: Be more mindful and plan ahead
– only have 10 WIPs or less at the end of 2014 (hahaha we’ll see on this one. So far I’ve just added a lot more projects, even though I definitely have frogged some old projects I’ll never finish.)
– finish 14 pairs of socks (7 pairs by the end of July)
– knit more with my own yarn, both commercial handdyed and handspun (I’ve definitely succeeded on this one. So far this year I’ve completed 29 projects, and 18 of those have been out of my yarn.)
– knit 12 projects from my current library of books (try for one per month) and only buy books that I want to knit 3/4 of what’s in them. (not doing so well on this one… I think I’ve only knit out of 2 books so far. But that’s better than last year!! And I’ve only bought one book this year, and was gifted 4 from my Amazon wish list, and all are books that I definitely want to knit ¾ of what’s in them.)
Great gift ideas are in these books: Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, One-Skein Wonders, One Skein
– support new-to-me businesses (I’ve tried for one per month and I’m succeeding on this one!)
Brittany: – Stop knitting mindless stockinette just because you don’t have to think about it. (lots of things that aren’t just stockinette… Aranami Shawl, Grayhaven Hat, Southmoor Hat)
– be more monogamous (doing well on this one!)
– bigger projects (Aranami Shawl, Sock Yarn Blanket)
– focus on older stash (definitely doing well here!)

Out And About: SSK 2014 Market
Dana: Desert Vista Dyeworks SSK Kit, Jeri Brock Turkish Spindle, KnittyAndColor rolags, MustStash Yarns Sesame Street 16-striping yarn, Fibernymph Dyeworks Soft Kitty self striping, FiberOptic Footnotes Unspun roving
Brittany: Desert Vista Dyeworks SSK Kit, “Sally’s Dress” from Knitter’s Nightmare, “Sesame Street” from MustStash Yarns, “Foliage” from Leading Men Fiber Arts DK

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home, Jeni’s Ice Cream website

Announcements:
* FibroFibers contest: winner is #71 MamaMustKnit. Dana needs to hear from you by August 10 with your address or we’ll have to redraw. Thanks for entering everyone!
* Christmas In July ends on August 30! Be sure to have all of your entries in by noon on September 2 before we lock the FO thread. Feel free to keep chatting afterward though! Also, we’ve noticed that some people have been posting projects that were started before the July 1 start date. These will not count if you want to be entered for prizes, so be sure that all of your projects follow the rules we set! There aren’t many, and they’re posted at the top of both the FO and Chatter threads.
* Brittany will be going on maternity leave starting in October for a couple of months. We will keep you posted on what’s going on; Dana will do a couple of update quickie episodes and maybe one or two full solo episodes during her leave. We might even have a guest cohost! You’ll just have to wait and see. ;)

July 31, 2014 at 11:14 pm Leave a comment

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