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.

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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

Episode 89: Knitted Revenge!

Thank you for joining us for episode 89 of Just One More Row! For the month of July, we are proud to be sponsored by FibroFibers.


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FibroFibers is your exclusive source for Nightfall yarns, featuring the signature speckled black to one of 24 vivid colors. Jen has also begun to dabble in some special edition colorways with no black. Keep up with all of the colorful excitement and receive site update announcements on the News and Events page of fibrofibers.com, and save 15% off your purchase by entering discount code “onemore” at checkout now through August 31.

 

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: nothing really active except for ornaments. I’m taking this CAL seriously! Loop Kaleidoscope Eyes bump singles finished, ITW Captain Tightpants rambouillet singles finished, working on cvm lamb/bamboo roving on Hansen.
Brittany:Chevron Blanket, Baby Elf Hat (Knitting Rules!)

FOs:
Dana: Vorticity shop sample, Mom’s Birthday Anklets, Snowman Ornament (B’s stash entry), Beans The Cat, Minikins (7 so far), Washcloth FPDC (3 finished), Colorwork Ornaments (finished 2 from the specified pattern and was inspired to write my own pattern!), Yarn Hollow superwash BFL navajo ply (121yds bulky weight), Harmony Wools Alpacas alpaca/silk navajo ply (78yds fingering weight), green romney navajo ply (135yds sport weight), Unwind Yarn Company merino/silk 2ply (327yds sport to dk weight).
Brittany: none

New In The Queue:
Dana: Waiting for Winter Mittens and Fingerless Mitts by Susan B. Anderson ($4 Ravelry download)
Brittany: Aureus by Michele Wang (£8.00 GBP for ebook)

If I Was A Rich Girl:
Dana: Handspun Tags ($10), Gift WIP Cards ($8) (mentioned Viajante)
Brittany: Bohemia Fibers found her through the American Horror Story group

Stash Stories: What is your favorite fiber or blend to spin? (wexfordknits)
Dana: my all-time favorite is Falkland. I also enjoy Jacob, Polwarth, BFL, Rambouillet, Cormo, and Targhee. I hate hairlike fibers like Teeswater, Lincoln, Cotswold, Wensleydale, and Masham. Ugh. Silk blends are fine, but not necessarily my favorite. I prefer top to batts. Farm roving is ok as long as it isn’t neppy.
Brittany: Polwarth, I like silk blends as long as they’re well blended. Wool batts with lots of sari silk. I will second that “Ugh” for hairlike wools!
* WDYWTHA thread

Announcements:
* Contest for a limited edition Into The Wool fingering weight ball of Nightfall from FibroFibers: please answer the prompt we mentioned in the episode. Regular contest rules apply. You have until 7/29 at noon CT to enter.
* Christmas in July is going through August 30! Please see the top of the FO thread for all rules.
* The Super Summer Knitogether vendor market is July 19 from 1-4pmCT at Scaritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, and we will be there (just as shoppers, Dana isn’t vending this year).

July 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm Leave a comment

Episode 88: Ornament Walk-Off

Thank you for joining us for episode 88 of Just One More Row! For the month of July, we are proud to be sponsored by FibroFibers.

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FibroFibers is your exclusive source for Nightfall yarns, featuring the signature speckled black to one of 24 vivid colors. Jen has also begun to dabble in some special edition colorways with no black. Keep up with all of the colorful excitement and receive site update announcements on the News and Events page of fibrofibers.com, and save 15% off your purchase by entering discount code “onemore” at checkout now through August 31.

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Evergreen Cardi, Vorticity shop sample, finished singles of YarnHollow superwash BFL (Hansen), started another monster bobbin out of samples (Suzie), mentions Magic Cake Rufle Shawl, gearing up for the Tour de Fleece (mentions Kai Mei from Sock Innovation, Farmer McGregor and Shur’tugal from Socktopus)
Brittany:Chevron Blanket, Baby Girl in Gothy-Pearl, Rainbow Sprinkles set by HilltopCloud (ITW goodie bag samples)

FOs:
Dana: Ragg Socks, Layer Cake, Spun Right Round Olivia Navajo Ply (206yds), Mountain Colors BFL Navajo Ply (125yds), Bee Mice Elf Beloved Bard scraps Navajo Ply (87yds), Summer Day (Targhee?) scraps Navajo Ply (123yds), swatches of Unwind Yarn Company “Your Face Is My Heart” and “Rio” for the shop
Brittany: Nothing this time. Blankets take time! ;)

New In The Queue:
Dana: Spinner’s Socks by Emma Galati ($4.50CAD)
Brittany: Raindrops on Windows by Meridith Shepherd ($5 US by itself, $15 as part of the ebook “Life’s Little Luxuries”) Check out the “Tempt Us” thread for a discount that Meridith posted if you like this pattern.

Just One More Craft:
Dana: working on a cat cross stitch by Red Gate Stitchery on Etsy, tutorial on framing a piece of cross stitch in a hoop
Brittany: does spring cleaning count? haha

Stash Stories: What’s something you always want in your yarn stash? (melkrist1)
Dana: I think I would always want a sweater quantity of DK, a few skeins of self-striping in colors I (and others I knit for) enjoy, and a few random skeins of indie dyed worsted to make hats. Those are things I would buy without a plan because I know I could find something to do with them.
Brittany: Self striping sock yarn! A few single skeins of worsted or DK (preferably both). They’re great for hats or cowls. The reverse of that question, I never want lace weight in my stash because I never knit with it!

Announcements:
* winner of the Two If By Hand contest: #6 StormCoast! Please contact Dana with your address!
* Christmas in July is starting July 1! Please see the top of either thread in the Ravelry group for rules. Prizes will be posted sometime this week. Brittany is starting with the Elf Hat, and Dana will start with an ornament.
* The Super Summer Knitogether vendor market is July 19 from 1-4pmCT at Scaritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, and we will be there (just as shoppers, Dana isn’t vending this year). There’s a link to pre-purchase your admission to the market on the website, and apparently the first 100 people who buy a ticket get a free gift when they get there.

July 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm Leave a comment

Episode 87: Harebrained

Thank you for joining us for episode 87 of Just One More Row! For the month of June we are proud to be sponsored by Two If By Hand.

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Two If By Hand is the dynamic dyeing duo of Ceylan and Mayte located in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX. We are an indie company dedicated to creating beautiful high-quality yarn and fiber.  We find inspiration from pop culture, anything from books and movies like Harry Potter and Hunger Games, to TV shows like Big Bang Theory and Friends, to music from many genres.  We are currently taking sign-ups for our monthly themed and gradient clubs through June 20th.  Enjoy a monthly surprise!  You can also join us in our Ravelry group, where we have quarterly challenges with the chance to win prizes, and where you can share your spins and knits and chat with fellow Two if by Hand lovers.  Through the month of June, use coupon code mentioned in the episode at our website atwww.twoifbyhand.bigcartel.com  for a 10% discount on all yarn and fiber in the shop (discount does not apply to club subscriptions).  Two if by Hand – yarn and fiber that loves you back!

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana:Ragg socks, not-quite-a-Rainbow Cowl, Evergreen Cardigan, Vorticity Socks, Mountain Colors BFL singles on Suzie, SRR Olivia Rambouillet on Hansen (both are resting before I navajo ply them)
Brittany:Chevron Baby Blanket, Fat Cat Knits fiber in Magnolia.

FOs:
Dana: Mikado Cowl, Rainbow Cowl, monster skein from ITW sponsor samples (147yds of dk to worsted navajo ply)
Brittany: Greyhaven Hat

New In The Queue:
Dana: Sullivan by Whitney Gregg ($7 Ravelry download)
Brittany: Blooming Cowl by Nuria Pastor ($5 Ravelry download)

Stash Stories: Christmas In July CAL:
Dana’s plans:
– knit the DVD 12 Days of Christmas kit
– knit Mom the Modicum mitts out of one of my JBW Tea Cakes kits
– knit another Rainbow Cowl out of some self striping for a gift for Chris’s cousin
– knit ORNAMENTS! because I always say I’m going to and then forget to start them til Dec 20!
– knit EVERYTHING out of stash
Brittany’s plans:
– knit DVD 12 Days of Christmas (12 Days of Christmas thread in DVD group, incredible mittens)
– knit socks for Mom
– knit elf hat for baby
– finish stocking (maybe start a new one?)

And a reminder of the rules: Christmas in July CAL:
– will run from July 1 – August 31
– we will draw for prizes on a special KAL/prize episode at the beginning of September- you have until September 2 to get your pictures up
– each person gets one FO post.
– there is a chatter thread for you to talk about your projects that you want to make before we start, and to discuss your progress once we get going.
– you can count any project that will either be a gift, or is Christmas themed.
– only new projects, WIPs do not count, but you can use whatever crafting method you can devise.
– we will draw for prizes based on the total number of FO posts, not on the total number of FOs per person (we want to keep this simple!)
– if anyone would like to donate a prize, please contact us!

Announcements:
* Two If By Hand contest: please follow the prompt we outlined in the episode. The prize is a gorgeous skein of MCN sock yarn in the Girl On Fire colorway. You have until 6/28 at noon CT to enter. Our regular contest rules apply. Good luck!

Two If By Hand "Girl On Fire" MCN Sock

Two If By Hand “Girl On Fire” MCN Sock

* Dana’s Trunk Show at Bliss Yarns went SO well- thank you to everyone who came!
* Stay tuned to our Instagram accounts (blaine830 and Dana_Of_Unwind) for our second Into The Wool goodie bag giveaway! They will go up later this month. (and in order to follow Dana OR Brittany you have to have spinning or knitting in your profile, or your Ravelry name! if you don’t, please email us through Ravelry first and tell us your username.)
* Thank you so much to Two If By Hand for sponsoring, and don’t forget about their coupon code!!
* We appreciate all of you who left us iTunes reviews! And thanks so much for the donation, to the person who gave us one. We appreciate it very much. :)

June 16, 2014 at 12:38 am Leave a comment

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