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

Episode 86: It Will Be Mine.

Thank you for joining us for episode 86 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 (pronounced JAY-lon) and Mayte (pronounced MY-tay) 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 the coupon code mentioned in the episode at our website at www.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:Viajante, Rainbow Cowl, Elder Tree Shawlette, Mikado Cowl, Ragg socks, SRR “Olivia” rambouillet on Hansen
Brittany: Aranami Shawl , Baby Girl in Red, Chevron Baby Blanket, Fat Cat Knits fiber in Magnolia.

FOs:
Dana: Quaker Yarn Stretcher,  Greyhaven Hat, Two If By Hand grab bag scrappy yarn (546yds 2ply), KaC coilspun (152yds)
Brittany: n/a

New In The Queue:
Dana: See You In September by Nancy Whitman ($6 Ravelry download)
Brittany: Greyhaven Hat & Greyhaven Cowl by Robin Ulrich ($5 each Ravelry downloads or $8.50 eBook for both)

Stash Stories: Into the Wool recap
– Everything went great! We had a blast and so did everyone there.
– We want to thank our sponsors and vendors again for all of their generosity, and we also want to remind the attendees to use their coupon codes before they expire!
– the dates for 2015 are September 3-6. Please see the Ravelry group for more details.
– if you attended, please fill out the survey linked on the Ravelry group to give us feedback! We appreciate your (kind) remarks!
– Keep an eye on our Instagram accounts for a chance to win some special goodies from the retreat! (blaine830 and DanaOfUnwind)

- We want to do some giveaways for whole goodie bags as well as small prize packs of goodies from the retreat. There will be one thread where you can enter to win a whole goodie bag (2 available) and another thread where you can enter to win the smaller prize packs. The rules are:
1. if you attended you cannot enter to win, no exceptions.
2. one entry per person per thread.
3. if you win one prize, you cannot win a second one.
4. if you win a prize in one of these drawings, you cannot win on our Instagram drawings that will take place later in the month.
5. we will draw for the big ones first, and then the little ones.
6. you must a member of the group to win.
7. only entries in the contest threads will enter you to win (NO BLOG COMMENTS OR PMs)
8. We will be closing both threads June 9 noon CT and drawing June 10 noon CT. We will be emailing you and need to hear back within 24 hours or we will redraw (some coupons expire 6/15).

Announcements:
* Dragonfly Fibers contest: Winner: 13. CreativeLady1 (Betty from Arkansas)
* Dana’s Trunk Show at Bliss Yarns! June 5 from 5-8 at Bliss Yarns in Nashville TN. Please come out to support Unwind Yarn Company!
* Thank you so much to Two If By Hand for sponsoring, and don’t forget about their coupon code!!
* Christmas in July KAL:
– 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 will be 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!
* we aren’t popping up in iTunes searches as easily because nobody has reviewed us in a while. If you haven’t given us a positive review, could you please go do that? We would really appreciate it! :)

May 31, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Episode 85: Knitted Wilson

Thank you for joining us for episode 85 of Just One More Row! For the month of May we are proud to be sponsored by Dragonfly Fibers.

Dragonfly Fibers

At Dragonfly Fibers, we love color. We take inspiration from everything around us – music, art, the natural world and even popular culture and turn it into fabulous colorways. We carry yarns in weights from lace to super bulky, and we love spinners, too! We’ve got several different types of fiber including Polwarth Silk and Sea Monster, our Silk, Wool and Seacell blend. Check out our products on our website and select local yarn stores. You can also find us at major festivals and shows, including Maryland Sheep & Wool in May, STITCHES Midwest in August, Shenandoah Valley Fiber fest in September and Rhinebeck and SAFF in October.

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Viajante, Rainbow Cowl, Elder Tree Shawlette, Two If By Hand grab bag scrappy yarn
Brittany: Aranami Shawl , Baby Girl in Red

FOs:
Dana: Recovery Yoga Socks, Rainbow SRR Polwarth/Silk (494yds fingering weight)
Brittany: Fruit Loop Socks

New In The Queue:
Dana: Starshower Cowl by Hilary Smith Callis ($5 Ravelry download), Väritys by Jenni Österman (€5.50 EUR)
Brittany: Pointy Hats for Newborns by Purl Soho, free

Stash Stories: What would you bring to a desert island, what knitting book, what fiber, what types of needles? (from massenzifroni)
Dana:  ChiaoGoo Twist Red Lace Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set, self-striping sock yarn, Hansen minispinner, Falkland fiber, sweater quantity of my DK, The Principles of Knitting
Brittany: The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs, self striping sock yarn, polwarth spinning fiber, Kromski Sonata (if not a Hansen)

Announcements:
* Dragonfly Fibers contest: Please follow the prompt from the episode. All normal contest rules apply, and you can find them here if you need a refresher. You have until noon CT on 5/29 to enter.

Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock in "Scheherazade" (100% superwash merino, 390yds/4oz fingering weight)

Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock in “Scheherazade” (100% superwash merino, 390yds/4oz fingering weight)

*Dragonfly Fibers is offering our listeners a coupon code! Through the month of May, use code JOMR10 to save 10%.

May 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm 3 comments

Episode 84: No Words.

Thank you for joining us for episode 84 of Just One More Row! For the month of May we are proud to be sponsored by Dragonfly Fibers.

Dragonfly Fibers

 

At Dragonfly Fibers, we love color. We take inspiration from everything around us – music, art, the natural world and even popular culture and turn it into fabulous colorways. We carry yarns in weights from lace to super bulky, and we love spinners, too! We’ve got several different types of fiber including Polwarth Silk and Sea Monster, our Silk, Wool and Seacell blend. Check out our products on our website and select local yarn stores. You can also find us at major festivals and shows, including Maryland Sheep & Wool in May, STITCHES Midwest in August, Shenandoah Valley Fiber fest in September and Rhinebeck and SAFF in October.

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Evergreen Cardigan, Recovery Yoga Socks, Rainbow SRR Polwarth/Silk
Brittany: Fruit Loop Socks, Aranami Shawl

FOs:
Dana: Chris’s Sepia Socks
Brittany: Super Soft Merino Hat, UYC handspun “Summer Storm” 194 yards

New In The Queue:
Dana: The Elder Tree Shawl by Sylvia Bo Bilvia (free Ravelry download)
Brittany: Roma by Kate Osborn ($6 Ravelry download)

Stash Stories: Sock Heels
Dana:  I vastly prefer the short row garter stitch heel (part 1 andpart 2- from KnitPurlHunter). I use it on everything except when I need to preserve a color progression (ie. stripes) and then I use anafterthought heel w/ waste yarn. I’ve used the eye of partridge heel whenever I need to do a heel flap and it holds up nicely… it just takes a long time.
We mention the Double Gusset by Turtlegirl76, used in her Breaking Hearts pattern, and the Falling Snow Stocking.
Brittany: I started using heel flaps for all of my socks, then tried the short row heel when I first tried toe up. I think it looks more “finished” and prefer it to a heel flap. After that I’ve tried a garter stitch short row heel, and an afterthought heel, both of which I like for different things.
We mention Silver’s Sock Class, Hedera, and Wendy Johnson’s Toe Up Socks. Also mentioned the Skew socks.

Announcements:
* Suburban Stitcher Contest: #43, Cinderga, contact Dianne from Suburban Stitcher (dbbstitch on Ravelry).
* Dragonfly Fibers is offering our listeners a coupon code! Through the month of May, use the coupon code mentioned in the episode to save 10% off your purchase!
* Into The Wool Announcement: attendees, please be on the lookout for an email within the next few days. It will have all of your final information about arrival times, things to be sure to bring with you, homework for classes you’re in, etc.

May 1, 2014 at 7:47 pm 2 comments

Episode 83: Return of the Mojo

Thank you for joining us for Episode 83 of Just One More Row! This month we are proud to be sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.


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At Unwind Yarn Company, we are always looking for ways to become your go-to source for gorgeous indie-dyed yarns and fibers. New colorways are appearing in the shop practically every week, and we are excited to be collaborating with some of your favorite designers to bring you fun and exciting new patterns to knit with our yarns! Shop updates are on Tuesdays at 4pmET, with the next one on April 22. To shop our online store, visitunwindyarncompany.com.

 

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana:  Sprinkles Cardigan, Chris’s Sepia Socks, Vivid
Brittany: Froot Loop Socks, Super Soft Merino Hats for Everyone, Aranami Shawl

 

Finished Objects/Yarns:
Dana: Tiny Sock Garland, 2 Golden Pear hats and 2 sets of mitts to match, 2ply polwarth (prewash yardage was 584yds, haven’t had time to reskein yet)
Brittany: Baby Bear hat, Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat

 

New In The Queue:
Dana: Diamonds Go Around Infinity Scarf by Alisha Broberg ($6 Ravelry download)
Brittany: Chevron Baby Blanket by Espace Tricot (free Ravelry download)

 

Stash Stories: Stitches Recap
Dana’s purchases: yarn from Alisha Goes Around (1 skein of Unicorn Twist Fingering in an unnamed color and 2 skeins of Bevy of Swans DK, one in gold and one in deep crimson to make the Diamonds Go Around cowl), the book Juju’s Loops, dark brown local-to-her merino from Highland Handmades, Madtosh DK in Hosta Blue, Fresh From the Cauldron sock yarn in Poe’s Absinthe Induced Dream, buttons from Tin Pan Arts, Aranami Kit in Darks from Yarn Barn of Kansas
Brittany: Aranami shawl kit from Yarn Barn of Kansas in blues, new Poppins bag from Namaste in eggplant, Gracie Pearl on Twinkle Sock from Unwind Yarn Company

 

Announcements:
* Contest: a bag from Suburban Stitcher!
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bag 1
You have until noon CT on 4/28 to answer the prompt in the Suburban Stitcher contest thread on our group. Normal contest rules apply (see this page on our Ravelry group if you need a refresher). Good luck!

April 16, 2014 at 11:05 pm Leave a comment

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