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!
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

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