Episode 176: Have Scraps Will Travel

Thank you for joining us for Episode 176 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind and guest cohost theprojectbag

Underway:
Dana: Madelyn’s Space Cowgirl Socks, Hogwarts Shorties, Advent Wrap, Sunset Highway, spinning on my Electric Eel Nano!
Tiffany: Unwind blanket, scrappy crochet blanket, plying some cormo on my Sonata

Concluded:
Dana: NICU Noggins, Zig Zag Zone
Tiffany: Spring In The Smokies Socks, NICU Noggins, Pink-a-licious Socks, Zig Zag Zone

Sew You Say:
Dana: nothing much!
Tiffany: finished a zillion retreat bags, and lots of new bags for the shop! Be on the lookout for an update soon!

Maker’s Moment: 
Dana: Made stitch markers for ITW swap, made glass globe progress keepers out of shells from my Panama City Beach trip for the ITW market, made 2 batches of apple butter, cut lots of vinyl (names for my knitting group’s cups at ITW, decals for the ITW market and for Fiber In The Boro, mandalas because I love weeding…)
Tiffany: cross stitch project (this one from Snarky Art Company), resin art (including MY FACE)

In My Ears:
Dana: Flyte by Angie Sage, Gone West by Carola Dunn, Home Work by Julie Andrews (second half of her memoir) coming 10/15/19!
Tiffany: Magical Bakery series by Bailey Cates, Agatha Raisin series by M C Beaton, Why I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray, Stephens and Memphisto Mystery by Elly Griffiths

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn has said some super funny things lately. 
Tiffany: Brendan graduated, got engaged, and is moving to Murfreesboro this week for a new job! His fiancee Lizzie is teaching herself how to crochet! Kent is… Kent.

Out & About: Into The Wool 2019!

  • 1100 NICU hats!
  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt.
  • Went to see the Downton Abbey movie! It was SO good- definitely go see it!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • 6 in 19 is now in the fifth 2-month period, and this time I’m the sponsor! The winner will get a skein of yarn of their choice from my shop (can be listed or not- we can discuss!). 
    • Winners of July/August 6 in 19: sauer-knits, you are the redraw winner for the pattern from theprojectbag! DM her with your choice ($5 value).
    • NICU Noggins: 2 people donated hats: dpeach and sauer-knits! You will both be getting a prize pack from me, including some ITW logo goodies! Just DM me your addresses!
    • Color Street’s October charity strips went live on the site yesterday, and they benefit three different breast cancer charities this year: Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, & The National Breast Cancer Foundation. $2 from the sale of each set (Positively Pink $12 glitter, Hope Blooms $13 nail art) will be divided among these charities for a total donation of $200,000! Check out my Color Street site to see them for yourself, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
    • Fiber In The Boro is November 4, 2019! I will be vending, as will several other of my vendor friends! It’s a nice little one-day show, so if you have an inkling, definitely come!
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September 25, 2019 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

Episode 175: Slow To Adjust

Thank you for joining me for Episode 175 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! 

Underway:
NICU Noggins, Madelyn’s Space Cowgirl Socks, Hogwarts Shorties

Concluded:
Dahlia Barn Solo

Taking A Nap:
Making Connections Wrap, Boatneck Striped Shell

Incoming!!:
Soldotna Crop– I dyed for it!

Sew You Say:
None this time

Maker’s Moment:
I’ve been making more stuff with my Silhouette Cameo! I love it!

In My Ears:
Death Of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware (just finished tonight), Magyk by Angie Sage

Where The Wild Things Are:
Madelyn is loving Pre-K… and I’ve been a little lost now that I have more time on my hands.

Out & About:
Color Street Conference in Orlando, including a side trip to Universal Studios Florida (Diagon Alley/Harry Potter World!)

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • 6 in 19 is now in the fifth 2-month period, and this time I’m the sponsor! The winner will get a skein of yarn of their choice from my shop (can be listed or not- we can discuss!). 
    • Winners of July/August 6 in 19: coloradoknits and busknitter! Congrats!! You each get a pattern download of your choice from Tiffany (theprojectbag)!
    • NICU Noggins: I’d love to have some podcast contributions!! And don’t forget that there are prizes to be had!
    • Fall styles of Color Street launched yesterday. We truly have something for everyone- from solids to glitters to animal print to tie dye to Lisa-Frank-style funk, we have something you would love! Check out my Color Street site to see it for yourself, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
    • Into The Wool news: OMG NEXT WEEK IS ITW.

September 11, 2019 at 11:35 pm Leave a comment

Episode 174: What’s One More?

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Thank you for joining me for Episode 174 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! 

Underway:
Making Connections Wrap, Boatneck Striped Shell, Drinking The Koolaid Blanket, NICU Noggins

Concluded:
Not All Who Wander Are Lost Socks, Little Squirrel Socks

Incoming!!:
Dahlia Barn Solo for Madelyn’s school pictures!

Sew You Say:
Didn’t end up finishing my mom’s lap quilt, but it just gives me something to work on for Christmas! Piecing rows for Madelyn’s today. I’ve made a couple of yarn bowls for my ITW stock, and cut more fabric for additional ones yesterday. Also, got some fabric to help out my aunt-in-law with a quilt for her daughter for Christmas- my first commissioned quilt!

Maker’s Moment: my new Silhouette Cameo 3!
I’m so excited about this but I honestly don’t know what to make, other than vinyl decals! Those of you that have Cricuts or Silhouettes, what are your favorite things to make?

In My Ears: Home: A Memoir Of My Early Life by Julie Andrews and the Daisy Dalrymple series by Carola Dunn
Are you on Goodreads? Friend me!

Where The Wild Things Are:
Madelyn’s surgery went great! We’re 2 weeks away from her first phase-in day of pre-K and she is so excited! My surgery didn’t go so well… I’ve got a long recovery ahead.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • 6 in 19 is now in the fourth 2-month period, and July/August is being sponsored by TheProjectBag! Tiffany is a talented bagmaker and my best friend! Be sure to check out her Etsy shop to see the awesome bags she has for sale! If you’re an ITW attendee, you can earn Spotlight points for working with her products too! Use one of her bags for a project during this 2-month period for double points (make sure it’s in the picture!). Up for grabs are 2 patterns that Tiffany will gift to the winners, up to $10 total value! 
  • NICU Noggins: I’d love to have some podcast contributions!! And don’t forget that there are prizes to be had!
  • UYC Advent calendar: I ended up with 20 participants! Thanks everyone! I can’t wait to start dyeing it all up!
  • I’m wearing the most fabulous hot pink nail polish right now- you have to see it to believe it! Check out my Color Street site to order the current lineup, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • Into The Wool news: an email went out this week asking for roommate requests, and the polls for activities/classes are up in the Ravelry group. The retreat gets better proportionally to the involvement of attendees- be it by participating in trivia and KALs, helping out newbies, or voting in polls so we can know how to set the schedule. 

July 26, 2019 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

Episode 173: Lockout Freakout

Thank you for joining me for Episode 173 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! 

Underway:
Making Connections Wrap, Boatneck Striped Shell, Not All Who Wander Are Lost Socks

Concluded:
Pisces Shorties

Sew You Say:
Working on a nap quilt for Madelyn for pre-K, and a lap quilt for my mom’s birthday! Also working ahead on some yarn bowls for Into The Wool.

Maker’s Moment: Diamond painting!!
Amazon has lots of diamond paintings that are inexpensive. Most come with tool kits included so don’t feel like you have to buy extras of anything. Check into multipacks for a quantity discount, especially if you like several pieces of the same style. The best one I’ve done so far is by Diamond Art Club- more expensive but such great quality! If you want to try one, use my referral link for a discount! 

Out & About: 2019 Panama City Beach Vacation

Where The Wild Things Are:
Madelyn is having surgery in a couple of weeks, so I’m trying to come up with quiet activities she can enjoy while she’s recuperating. Any ideas? She already loves to color and watch movies, and has an ABC Mouse account.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • 6 in 19 is now in the fourth 2-month period, and July/August is being sponsored by TheProjectBag! Tiffany is a talented bagmaker and my best friend! Be sure to check out her Etsy shop to see the awesome bags she has for sale! If you’re an ITW attendee, you can earn Spotlight points for working with her products too! Use one of her bags for a project during this 2-month period for double points (make sure it’s in the picture!). Up for grabs are 2 patterns that Tiffany will gift to the winners, up to $10 total value! Winners for May/June: cinderga and creativelady1! Let me know which pattern you guys want from KatrinaJKnits so she can gift them to you! There were 80 total projects for May/June- way to go, everyone!
  • NICU Noggins- all details are here! I hope you’ll send some hats in for those deserving babies at TC Thompson Children’s Hospital, and you’ll be entered to win a prize for every hat too!
  • Signups are now LIVE for the Unwind Yarn Company Advent Calendar! You can sign up here through July 15, or until I think I’ve hit my maximum for spots (likely 40). A few things to know…
  1. The advent calendar is $150, and will contain (24) 20g miniskeins that are all one base yarn (no mixed bases), plus a few little extras.
  2. Shipping to the US will be $18 for flat-rate priority mail. International customers, please contact me BEFORE filling out the form (if you haven’t already) so I can work up a shipping estimate for you.
  3. The advent calendar will ship on or by November 15, 2019 (earlier, if international shipping is required).
  4. I will let you break the advent calendar up into 3 payments if you need to, or you can pay the full amount up front if that works better for you (payment will be due upon receipt of invoice). Invoices will be sent via Square. Ideally, I would like to have the payments due on July 15, August 15, and September 15. If these dates do not work for you due to your payday each month, I am willing to adjust your due date accordingly, but will need each monthly payment to be paid by the end of each calendar month, and the full amount of the advent calendar will need to be paid by October 1, no exceptions.
  5. Optionally, you can choose to add on a full-sized skein to your order for $26. It can be dyer’s choice (will coordinate with the advent calendar), your choice (from my current catalog and must be selected at signups), or you can receive a voucher for a full-sized skein that you can redeem any time between receiving it and March 31, 2020 (it must be one of the colorways from the advent calendar, no exceptions). Shipping for the full sized skein will be free, even if you choose the voucher option.
  • Color Street is offering some fabulous specials for the month of July for hostesses- if you’re interested in getting some FREE product (as well as a EXCLUSIVE strip you can’t get unless you’re a party hostess!), send me a message! Check out my Color Street site to order the current lineup, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • Into The Wool news: the drop out date has officially passed, so now we can start the lion’s share of the planning! Be on the lookout for polls for classes within the next couple of weeks, as well as the opening of the roommate request period. (Please do NOT send us emails with roommate requests til we ask officially via Ravelry AND an email to you! Thanks!)

July 5, 2019 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

Episode 172: Opinions?

Thank you for joining me for Episode 172 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Pisces Shorties, Making Connections Wrap

Taking A Nap:
Seamless Salomas Slippers

Concluded:
Nothing this time

Incoming!!:
Full Circle Wrap out of two colors of my Rendezvous Sport base

Sew You Say:
I’ve made some super cute pouches out of fun FQ and some cork fabric- and I’ve discovered that I LOVE sewing cork! (Sotak Handmade) I’ve also cut out the pieces to make thermal bowl cozies for my entire family for Christmas. 

Out & About:
2019 Middle Tennessee Fiber Arts Festival recap. Purchases from Yank Your Yarn and Noti Yarns!

My family is headed to Panama City next week for vacation- anyone have any recommendations?

Where The Wild Things Are:
Madelyn got into the pre-K we were hoping for, and starts summer PDO this week!
We had a great birthday party at the zoo!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • 6 in 19 is now in the third 2-month period, and May/June is being sponsored by Katrina Smith! Katrina is a good friend of mine (and an AMAZING indie dyer- you can find her yarns here– be sure you pick Ivy Sock!). She has three beautiful patterns available right now, with more on the way! If you knit one of her patterns (or use at least 150yds of her Ivy yarn in a project) during this period, the project will get TWO entries instead of just one! You can earn unlimited double entries by knitting her patterns, too!

 

  • Color Street turned 2 today! What amazing things this company has achieved in only 2 years, and how many lives have been changed for the better! (especially mine!) There are 2 really special birthday deals- an exclusive strip and a gift with purchase that are both limited-time offers, and we also just released 5 super cute summer themed strips too! Check out my Color Street site to order the current lineup, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • I am going to be doing a miniskein advent calendar this year for Unwind! I am SO excited about it! I’m going to try to do a good mix of current colorways (including some not seen in a long time) and brand new ones! The advent calendar will include 24 unique miniskeins (no repeats), a few small surprises, and will have the option of adding on a full-sized skein for an additional amount (it could be a voucher for a custom-dyed skein of your choice from the advent calendar, or another colorway altogether- if you have an opinion on this, please let me know!) All minis will be Journey Sock base (80% superwash merino/20% nylon, 80yds/20g). The cost will be $150 + $9 shipping for the US (international shipping is available, just contact me and I’ll get a price for you). To make this easier to afford, I plan to offer a payment plan via Square invoicing to let you make monthly payments. The first payment of $53 (or full amount, if you so choose) will be billed on August 1, then second payment September 1, and final payment on October 1. Advent calendars will be shipped by November 15 for domestic orders (any international orders will be earlier). If this is something you’re interested in, please let me know so I can plan! It doesn’t constitute a binding commitment; I would just like to know how many to plan for. 🙂
  • Into The Wool news: if you’re interested in attending the retreat, we have 4 spots open at present, and can only take late sign-ups until June 15. So if you are still wanting to come, please sign up! The link is here.

June 12, 2019 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Episode 171: YouTube Fridge Repair

Thank you for joining me for Episode 171 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Pisces Shorties, Shop Swatch Blanket #2

Taking A Nap:
Changing Staircases

Concluded:
Pauwlonia Porom, Lalibela, Summer Light Tee

Incoming!!:
Seamless Salomas Slippers out of a tweed DK test base

Sew You Say:
Finished Madelyn’s birthday quilt & accent pillow! Made 2 soup bowl cozies for her teachers’ end-of-year gifts. Still haven’t gotten a chance to try out the serger- hopefully soon!

Out & About: 2019 Middle Tennessee Fiber Arts Festival– May 24-25 in Dickson TN
Come see me and Katrina!

Where The Wild Things Are:
Should hear something about Madelyn’s pre-K admissions this week.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • 6 in 19 is now in the third 2-month period, and May/June is being sponsored by Katrina Smith! Katrina is a good friend of mine (and an AMAZING indie dyer- you can find her yarns here– be sure you pick Ivy Sock!). She has three beautiful patterns available right now, with more on the way! If you knit one of her patterns (or use at least 150yds of her Ivy yarn in a project) during this period, the project will get TWO entries instead of just one! You can earn unlimited double entries by knitting her patterns, too!
  • The 6 in 19 winners for the March/April period are cherieasaurus and phoenixfire! Congratulations! You each get a pattern of your choice from the lovely Jenn Sheelen! Be sure to contact me by 5/30 to claim your prize and I’ll let Jenn know what you’ve chosen!
  • Color Street has released our patriotic collection and it is STUNNING! I’m especially crushing on Star Spangled Sparkle and Red White & Beautiful! Check out my Color Street site to order the current lineup, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • I’m doing most of my Unwind updates via Instagram now (@unwindyarncompany). I recently uploaded some one of a kind ice dyed yarn to my feed that is available for purchase, too- and it is STUNNING. I hope you’ll go check it out!
  • Into The Wool news: we are still working on asking potential sponsors for donations. This is a lengthy process, so if you haven’t been asked yet please don’t think it isn’t because we don’t want to have you as a sponsor! It’s only because it takes us weeks to get through our list around our other obligations. Please feel free to reach out to us if we haven’t reached out you! Also, we have 4 spots currently available in the retreat, so if you are still wanting to come, please sign up! The link is here.

May 15, 2019 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

Episode 170: A Gazillion Everythings

Thank you for joining us for Episode 170 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind and special guest theprojectbag!

6 in 19’s March/April period is sponsored by Jenn Sheelen!

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Underway:
Dana: Changing Staircases, Summer Light Tee, Shop Swatch Blanket #2, Pauwlonia Porom
Tiffany: NICU Noggins, UYC Biggest Fan Blanket, Spring In The Smokies Socks

Concluded:
Dana: Madelyn’s GREEN socks, NICU Noggins Hats (3 so far)
Tiffany: Baby Sophisticate for a Caps Fan, Twisted Grapevine Socks

Incoming!!:
Dana: More squares on my blanket!
Tiffany: something for Spotlight KAL… maybe the Mama Vertebrae?

Sew You Say:
Dana: a gazillion yarn bowls. Planning to start Madelyn’s birthday quilt ASAP- time’s a-wastin’!
Tiffany: a gazillion project bags, including prep for the ITW retreat kit bags!

Out & About: 2019 Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
What a wild weekend! The weather couldn’t decide how it wanted to be (wet, windy, sunny, cloudy, and now potential tornados?), but we had a good time meeting new folks and seeing old friends! Dana picked up an Akerworks Knitting Tool Kit and a blue leather wrist ruler plus a braid of fiber from Forbidden Fiber Company (merino in Ever After) and a project bag from The Project Bag. Tiffany got a skein of Holly & Ivy Dyeworks Ivy Sock in “It Makes His Eyes Pop” and three skeins of Unwind Yarn Company Touring DK in “Passionfruit Sangria”. We are heading home a half a day early, which is sad, but expect an Instagram sale from Dana soon, especially if you’ve been wanting her special edition colorway from the show or a yarn bowl!

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn’s pre-K admissions process is wearing me out. It’s like college admissions!
Tiffany: both of my sons are about to graduate- lots of preparations for that!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • 6 in 19 is now in the second 2-month period, and March/April is being sponsored by Jenn Sheelen! I first fell in love with her designs because of jar cozy patterns, and she has designed more beautiful hats, mitts and shawls since! She just released a gorgeous new shawl, High Tea and Jam Crumpets that I am absolutely OBSESSED with. I want to encourage you to patronize her Ravelry Store this month if you need some project inspiration. If you knit one of her patterns during this period, the project will get TWO entries instead of just one! You can earn unlimited double entries by knitting her patterns, too- just make sure the ones you pick are for projects of at least 150 yards. Just a note: be sure you get your projects in by 5/4 in order to have them count for this period!
  • Color Street just released our spring sets and they are amazing! Check out my Color Street site to order the current lineup, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! You can request a free Color Street sample here: tinyurl.com/pamperednailsbydanasample  Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
  • Into The Wool news: we are slowly working on asking potential sponsors for donations. This is a lengthy process, so if you haven’t been asked yet please don’t think it isn’t because we don’t want to have you as a sponsor! It’s only because it takes us weeks to get through our list around our other obligations. Please feel free to reach out to us if we haven’t reached out you! Also, we have 4 spots currently available in the retreat, so if you are still wanting to come, please sign up! The link is here. 

April 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

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