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!
bag 2
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

Episode 82: Bobcat in a Bag

Thank you for joining us for Episode 82 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, and you can find us in person at Stitches South in Atlanta this April in booth 242! To shop our online store, visitunwindyarncompany.com.

 

On The Needles/Bobbins:

Dana: Tiny Sock Garland, My Favorite Cardigan, Arc

Brittany: Froot Loop Socks

 

Finished Objects/Yarns:

Dana: Thick and Thin CPF test skein (32 yds), Thread Plied Corespun (63 yds)

Brittany: Baby Eyelet Hat, art yarn, corespun yarn

 

Just One More Craft:

Dana: planning my next weaving project to use up some of this funky art yarn!

Brittany: I’m making a human!

 

New In The Queue:

Dana: Mikado Cowl by Susan Ashcroft (€3.00 EUR)

Brittany: Little Scallops hat by Maria Carlander (free), Big Bad Baby Blanket by Lisa Shobhana Mason (from Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook)

 

Stash Stories: Camp Pluckyfluff and Art Yarns

 

Announcements:

* Dana’s got her Stitches booth assignment! Be sure to stop by and see her in booth # 242, right across from the concession stand! (and be sure to stop by to see Heather of Highland Handmades in booth #247- she’s coming all the way from Maine!)

* We won’t be having an organized meetup at Stitches because Dana won’t be able to leave the booth that much, and Stitches has rules about meetups and gatherings happening in the aisles. You’re welcome to stop by the booth on Friday all day and Saturday morning, as those will be the best times to catch both Dana & Brittany there.

* Dana is offering a 10% discount through the end of April in her online shop ONLY with the coupon code mentioned in the episode. (The coupon will NOT be valid at Stitches South!)

* There are 4 people who have still not claimed their prizes for the CSC! You only have until April 5 to get in touch with us, or we will give your prize away to another person who completed the challenge. Thanks in advance!

April 1, 2014 at 12:53 am Leave a comment

Episode 81: Migrant Yarn Worker

Thank you for joining us for Episode 81 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, and you can find us in person at Stitches South in Atlanta this April! To shop our online store, visit unwindyarncompany.com.

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Birthday Socks, Chris’s Sepia Socks
Brittany: Hitchhiker, Froot Loop Socks, Geodesic

Finished Objects/Yarns:
Dana: Duotone Cowl, Birth of Venus Cowl, Milo Vest, Picnic SRR Falkland (248yds chain ply), Afterparty KaC rolags (384yds 2ply)
Brittany: nothing

New In The Queue:
Dana:  Bubbly Ballet Slippers by Amy Kenagy ($3.50 Ravelry download)
Brittany: City Scape  by Laura Chau  ($7 from Twist Collective)

Stash Stories: Oldest Yarn in Your Stash and Why is it Still There?
Thanks to Dianne of Suburban Stitcher for suggesting this topic!
Dana:  Elspeth Lavold Silky Wool- it’s there because I can’t think of anything to use it for! (the pattern mentioned is actually called Branching Out, from Knitty)
Brittany: Schoeller+Stahl Ole – it’s there, but believe me I’ve tried to use it all!! (the pattern mentioned is Rolling Rock)

Clean Slate Challenge Prize Draw:
1. Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks custom dyed skein of self-striping: trixilulu (contact Dana)
2. FibroFibers custom-dyed shawl ball: archaeo (contact Dana)
3. TheColorWheel Rainbow Self-Striping Sparkle Sock Yarn: loonyhiker (contact Dana)
4. Black Market Wool Teenage Riot Sock Yarn: 9grands4grma (contact Dana)
5. Unwind Yarn Company Expedition Sport in the color of your choice: bigD (contact Dana)
6. Unwind Yarn Company Touring DK in the color of your choice: phoenixfire (contact Dana)
7. Midnight Scribbles Hawkeye Kate Bishop stitchmarkers: princessmommie (contact Dana)
8. Midnight Scribbles Booster Gold stitchmarkers: craftycavy (contact Dana)
9. Lollipop Yarn Tranquility ball of sock yarn: hoploppitry (contact Dana)
10. Desert Vista Dyeworks Dios De Los Muertos Sock Yarn: melissa724 (contact Brittany)
11. Vintage Rose Knitique Love To Knit stitchmarkers: stephaniesews (contact Dana)
12. Two If By Hand “Effie” on BFL/Silk fiber: spitfiresnc (contact Dana)
13. Fiddleknits Aria Silver Sock yarn in Hypnotic: cecileinindiana (contact Dana)
You have until April 5 to contact us to claim your prize. If we have not heard from you by then, we will redraw your prize and give it to someone else. When you contact us please give us your name (first AND last please!), and your full mailing address. Thank you!

Announcements:
* Kicks and Giggles bag draw: 2-96: #24 JustWantsToKnit (contact Brittany)
* We will be at Camp Pluckyfluff in Asheville March 22-23. If you’re going to be there (or live in the area) and want to have dinner, let us know!
* Dana is offering a 10% discount for the month of March in her shop with a coupon code mentioned in the episode.

March 15, 2014 at 11:39 pm 1 comment

Episode 80: Sage Wisdom

Thanks for joining us for episode 80 of Just One More Row! This month we’re 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, and you can find us in person at Stitches South in Atlanta this April! To shop our online store, visit unwindyarncompany.com.

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Hot Water Bottle Cover, Duotone Cowl, Birthday Socks, Quarth ITW Falkland on Hansen, nothing on Suzie
Brittany: Linen stitch scarf, Hitchhiker, Froot Loop Socks

Finished Objects/Yarns:
Dana: Great Barrier Reef Socks
Brittany: nothing this time

Just One More Craft:
Dana: started a new cross stitch… “Work Hard & Be Kind” from WeeLittleStitches
Brittany: nothing this time

New In The Queue:
Dana:  Arc by Norah Gaughan ($6 download)
Brittany: Harriet by Astrid Schramm (€3.50 EUR)

Stash Stories: Favorite way to use up scraps?
Dana:  I have made a Sock History Wallhanging, a Sock Yarn Scrap Scarf, and would love to make the Modicum Mitts and the new Leftovers Cowl. I’ve also made toys and other little things out of scraps (a Balzac, a Spinning Wheel Bag, lots of ornaments, etc.), Preemie Baby Beanies
Brittany:  I’ve been in the process of making a mitred square blanket for years now.  I’ve made Saartjes Booties & Mary Jane Booties.

Clean Slate Challenge:
* We will lock the FO thread on the 5th of March at midnight ET so you have until then to update your post with all of your pictures and your yardage. We will draw and announce winners on the next episode!

Announcements:
* Quaere contest winner: 2-133 = 54 knitter-pixie (Lauren from Tampa FL) Contact Brittany to give her your address!
* We will be at Camp Pluckyfluff in Asheville March 22-23. If you’re going to be there (or live in the area) and want to have dinner, let us know!
* Dana is offering a coupon to JOMR listeners for the month of March! Be sure to listen to the episode to get the code!

March 2, 2014 at 1:49 am Leave a comment

Episode 79: Hot Water Bottle Evangelist

Thank you for joining us for Episode 79 of Just One More Row! This month we are proud to be sponsored by Quaere Fibre.

Quaere Fibre, an ever evolving exploration of color.  Our mission is to create distinctive, high quality yarn exploring the full range and depth of color while providing people centric service.  All of our yarn is hand dyed on a variety of high twist base yarns to show off your stitches. With a line including mostly solids, variegateds, and self-striping yarns there’s something for everyone.  Quaere Fibre, knit in color.   You can find Quaere Fibre at quaere.etsy.com.

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana:  Great Barrier Reef Socks, Hot Water Bottle Cover, Mason-Dixon Log Cabin
Brittany: Linen stitch scarf, Hitchhiker

Finished Objects/Yarns:
Dana:  Elk Tooth, Hobbledehoy Battling skeins: nply 58yds, cotton plied 105yds
Brittany: n/a

Just One More Craft:
Dana:  finished Chris’s cross stitch with 3 days to spare! (Star Trek TOS from WeeLittleStitches on Etsy).
Brittany: n/a

New In The Queue:
Dana:  Duotone Cowl by Orange Flower Yarn (free Rav download)
Brittany: Wibbly Wobbly Cowl by Rachel Henry (free Rav download)

Stash Stories: What is your hard-to-get “Holy Grail” yarn or fiber that you’ve always wanted to try, but haven’t been able to get your hands on?
Dana:  Skein (Kaffir Lime, Opaque), Sundara, Wollmeise DK
Brittany:  The Plucky Knitter
Hard to get yarns/fibers that are worth it: Kirbywirby, Lollipop, Fab Funky Fibres, Trailing Clouds (appears to be out of business), Alaskan Nancy, BeeMiceElf, Into The Whirled

Clean Slate Challenge:
* we will lock the FO thread on the 5th of March at midnight ET so you have until then to update your post with all of your pictures and your yardage (your projects must have the knitting/crochet/spinning done by midnight on 2/28 in order to count!!). Once again, you MUST put the cumulative yardage on your post at the BOTTOM. If you don’t do this, we won’t enter you for prizes since we have a LOT of entrants and don’t have the time to add everything up for you.

Announcements:
* Quaere contest: what is your favorite Quaere colorway? Visit quaere.etsy.com or her Ravelry yarnie page to see all of them! You have until Feb 26 at midnight ET to enter, and the usual contest rules apply.
* Dana is having a KAL for a new pattern release! Karalee Harding (KSH Designs) has designed a beautiful cowl pattern for Dana’s Birth of Venus colorway (2CG Club Feb 2013), in both fingering and DK weight. Both versions only take one skein, so this is the perfect quick-knit project! Dana has Birth of Venus available in her shop for preorder on Journey Sock ($24), Touring DK ($24) (all plus shipping) so that you can make the cowl in the shown yarn, and it will also be offered on Luxe Sock ($29) for those of you who love cashmere bases. There will be a limit of 40 skeins of each type available, so when the preorders are sold out, it won’t be offered again as a custom order for a while; all preorders will end on March 1 regardless of whether all available skeins have sold. Please check out the shop listings at unwindyarncompany.com for all details on the preorders. The KAL will be hosted in Dana’s Unwind Yarn Company group on Ravelry. The pattern is available for purchase here. Karalee and Dana hope you’ll join them for this KAL!
* Dana and Susan Claudino have collaborated to bring you the Bonnie Wee Mouse pattern! This pattern features Dana’s Touring DK in “Bonnie Wee Thing”, a brand new colorway! You can place a custom order for the yarn by filling out the form here.
* Dana is not vending SAFF.
* We’re going to Camp Pluckyfluff in Asheville March 22-23!

February 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm 3 comments

Episode 78: Persnickety

Thank you for joining us for Episode 78 of Just One More Row! This month we are proud to be sponsored by Quaere Fibre.

Quaere Fibre, an ever evolving exploration of color.  Our mission is to create distinctive, high quality yarn exploring the full range and depth of color while providing people centric service.  All of our yarn is hand dyed on a variety of high twist base yarns to show off your stitches. With a line including mostly solids, variegateds, and self-striping yarns there’s something for everyone.  Quaere Fibre, knit in color.   You can find Quaere Fibre at quaere.etsy.com.

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana:  Wanda Nell (please don’t pass out, y’all!), Turkish Bed Socks, Contessa Hat, Elk Tooth
Brittany:  Linen stitch scarf

Finished Objects/Yarns:
Dana:  Measure In Love hat, Goodale, Pisces Striped Scarf, Wildflower Monkey shop sample, “Cyprus” Falkland (370yds of 2ply)
Brittany: Ginkgo Crescent

Just One More Craft:
Dana:  working on a cross stitch for Chris for Vday (Star Trek TOS from WeeLittleStitches on Etsy). Going to have to work on it for 30 minutes a day to get it done on time!
Brittany: does untangling yarn count? ;)

New In The Queue:
Dana:  Aviary by Katie White (£3.00 GBP, approx $5.08USD), Sea Stones by Melissa Schaschwary ($6 Ravelry download)
Brittany: Sea of Shells by Rose Beck ($6 Ravelry download)

Stash Stories: A project you really want to make but find it too intimidating/difficult for whatever reason?
Dana:  Viajante by Martina Behm
Brittany:  Little Birds by Ysolda Teague

Clean Slate Challenge:
* we announced it on the last episode and will reiterate: you MUST post pictures in order for your entries to count, and please put your cumulative yardage at the bottom of your post!

Announcements:
* winner of the Birdleg Bags contest: 2-144, #112  Qtknitter21. We will put you in touch with Vickie!
* Dana is having a KAL for a new pattern release! Karalee Harding (KSH Designs) has designed a beautiful cowl pattern for Dana’s Birth of Venus colorway (2CG Club Feb 2013), in both fingering and DK weight. Both versions only take one skein, so this is the perfect quick-knit project! Starting February 1, Dana will have Birth of Venus available in her shop for preorder on Journey Sock ($24), Touring DK ($24) (all plus shipping) so that you can make the cowl in the shown yarn, and it will also be offered on Luxe Sock ($29) for those of you who love cashmere bases. There will be a limit of 40 skeins of each type available, so when the preorders are sold out, it won’t be offered again as a custom order for a while. Please check out the shop listings at unwindyarncompany.com for all details on the preorders. The KAL will be hosted in Dana’s Unwind Yarn Company group on Ravelry. The pattern is available for purchase here. Karalee and Dana hope you’ll join them for this KAL!

Blocked BoV cowls

February 1, 2014 at 11:45 am 1 comment

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