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

Episode 77: Low Stasher to WHOA Stasher

Thank you for joining us for episode 77 of JOMR! This month we are proud to be sponsored by Bird Leg Bags.

Birdlegbags.com is the place to go when shopping for zippered project bags. Bird Leg Bags is a family business owned and operated by Vickie and Danny Knestaut from their home in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. Bird Leg Bags specializes in superior construction, a broad variety of bag sizes and styles, and an attention to detail honed by Vickie’s many years of seamstress and customer service experience.  Every bag features top-stitched and reinforced zippers, heavyweight interfacing, high quality fabrics in fun designs, and hand-beaded zipper pulls. When you need a bag that’s made to last, you need a bag from Bird Leg Bags!

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Goodale, Pisces Striped Scarf, Anne crochet scarf, Nestlets on Hansen, Cloudlover Falkland in “Cyprus” on Suzie (for ITW “Woodsy” KAL/SAL)
Brittany: Yarnadoodledoo batts

Finished Objects/Yarns:
Dana: Ugly Socks of Randomness, Punta 2ply handspun (191yds from 2oz!), Perendale 2ply handspun (132yds)
Brittany: Sleigh Ride christmas socks, Don’t Blink socks (thought this yarn was older than it was! Oops!) Southmoor Hat

New In The Queue:
Dana: Whither Mitts by Lori Law ($4.50CAD for Ravelry download)
Brittany: Feathernest Raglan from IK Winter 2014 (not yet available as an individual pattern)

Christmas 2013: Our Presents!
Dana: ChiaoGoo Twist Red Lace Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set , Knit to Flatter, Kelbourne Woolens Volume 1, Beyond Toes: Knitting Adventures With Judy’s Magic Cast-On, Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Double Pointed 5-inch Sock Set, Matryoshka cross stitch from B, cabled candleholders from B, yarn ball ornament from B
Brittany: Nest Fiber Studio Nestlets from D, sock yarn minis from D, fox external speaker from D, Russian Blue stripey socks from D, Harry Potter needleminder from D

Stash Stories: Fiber Events
We discuss our first fiber events, which ones we’ve been to, and our fiber event travel wish list.

Announcements:
* Clean Slate Challenge reminders:
- you MUST put pictures in the thread or those entries won’t count. Sorry, but there is no way for us to verify that you’ve finished things if you don’t photograph them.
- please add up your own yardage. We have a LOT of participants and can’t do that for you because it’ll take up a lot of time.
- be sure to put your FOs in the FO thread, even if you put it in the chatter thread. It won’t count unless it is in your post in the chatter thread.
* Bird Leg Bags contest: What is your favorite style of Bird Leg Bag? Feel free to check the sold items to see all of the varieties that Vickie makes. We will have a contest thread open in the Ravlery group through 1/29/14 for you to enter. As always, our contest rules: must be a member of the group, one entry per person, answer the question.
* Bird Leg Bags is giving JOMR listeners an exclusive coupon code for January! Be sure to listen to the episode to get the code! Their next shop update is 1/16/14 at 7pmET.

Into The Wool Retreat Announcements:
* If you haven’t been over to the group lately, be sure to make a visit! We’re having a KAL for the retreat called “Woodsy”- anything forest, camping, or outdoor-related counts! You can also double-dip with any other KAL, including our CSC if your yarn or fiber meets our criteria. :)

January 14, 2014 at 11:33 pm Leave a comment

Episode 76: Hot Flashes!

Thank you for joining us for episode 76 of JOMR! This month we are proud to be sponsored by Bird Leg Bags.

(for some reason Dana and Brittany both thought it was episode 80. Sorry for any confusion! It’s definitely 76!)

Birdlegbags.com is the place to go when shopping for zippered project bags. Bird Leg Bags is a family business owned and operated by Vickie and Danny Knestaut from their home in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. Bird Leg Bags specializes in superior construction, a broad variety of bag sizes and styles, and an attention to detail honed by Vickie’s many years of seamstress and customer service experience.  Every bag features top-stitched and reinforced zippers, heavyweight interfacing, high quality fabrics in fun designs, and hand-beaded zipper pulls. When you need a bag that’s made to last, you need a bag from Bird Leg Bags!

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Fruit Stripe Gum socks, Measure In Love hat, Nestlets on Hansen
Brittany: Sleigh Ride christmas socks

Finished Objects/Yarns:
Dana: Mom’s Nalu Mitts, Mug Rugs (sorta), Chris’s Fireside Socks, Monster Cowl, “221B” singles yarn (224yds DK weight)
Brittany: Mom’s Christmas Socks

New In The Queue:
Dana: Royal Cowl by Michelle Krause ($4.50CAD Ravelry download)
Brittany: Zaria by Shannon Squire (Free, from Knitty Winter 2013)

Stash Stories: 2014 Goals- “Mindfulness”
Dana: Be more mindful and plan ahead
- only have 10 WIPs or less at the end of 2014
- finish 14 pairs of socks
- knit more with my own yarn, both commercial handdyed and handspun
- 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.
- support new-to-me businesses
Brittany:
- Stop knitting mindless stockinette just because you don’t have to think about it.
- be more monogamous
- bigger projects
- focus on older stash

Announcements:
* FibroFibers giveaway: 2-98: winner is #33 lasknit2! Congrats Lisa! We’ll put you in touch with Jen!
* Bird Leg Bags is giving JOMR listeners an exclusive coupon code for January! Listen for the code in the episode for 10% off your order!

Into The Wool Retreat Announcements:
* We have 14 spots available after having some spots open up.

January 1, 2014 at 4:36 pm Leave a comment

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