Episode 162: Not Good At Sitting Still

Thank you for joining us for Episode 162 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind- with special guest theprojectbag! This episode is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

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Unwind Yarn Company is your source for affordable artisan dyed yarns in beautiful, inspiring colorways. Have you stopped by the shop lately? New speckled colorways are appearing almost weekly and Halloween yarns are currently available, plus Christmas yarns are just around the corner… don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit the shop today at unwindyarncompany.com!

Underway:
Dana: Typhoon, Simple Yet Effective Cowl, test knit
Jessica: Ella, Windlass, Friend Socks
Tiffany: Simple Yet Effective Cowl, Palmistry Mitts, test knit

Concluded:
Dana: Lighthouse Shorties, Stripey Sweater for M, Rhinebeck Sweater Weather Socks
Jessica: Nordic Summertop, Socks For Porter 
Tiffany: Hon Cowl

Incoming!!:
Dana: some sort of fall sweater…?
Jessica: May
Tiffany: gifts for the Retreat staff, beaded doily and Dancing Leaves hat for the county fair

Sew You Say:
Dana: more yarn bowls
Jessica: Metamorphic Dress, cut out Stasia Dress, modified the shams for the 1st grade floor cushions
Tiffany: ALL THE RETREAT BAGS!

Out And About/Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: ready for the school year to start!
Jessica: school starts next week! Had “Porter Day”- good thing it only comes once a year! 😉
Tiffany: older son is away at school, and younger son just got his first job!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Into The Wool News: roommate emails have gone out- let Dana know ASAP if you didn’t get yours. Classes will be on a signup basis this year due to the number of attendees. Please be checking Ravelry plus your email regularly!
  • NICU Noggins KAL!
  • 6 in 18 April/May winner had to be redrawn- be sure you listen ASAP to see if you’re the new winner!
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August 12, 2018 at 6:22 pm Leave a comment

Episode 161: Half Year Report Card

Thank you for joining us for Episode 161 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

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Unwind Yarn Company is your source for affordable artisan dyed yarns in beautiful, inspiring colorways. Have you stopped by the shop lately? New speckled colorways are appearing almost weekly and Halloween yarns are currently available, plus Christmas yarns are just around the corner… don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit the shop today at unwindyarncompany.com!

Underway:
Dana: Lighthouse Shorties, Stripey Sweater for M, Typhoon
Jessica: Socks for Porter, Friend Socks, Nordic Summertop

Concluded:
Dana: 2 skeins of handspun for TdF!
Jessica: Nothing

Incoming!!:
Dana: Beekeeper Cardigan
Jessica: My Little Striped Vest

Sew You Say:
Dana: finished my June and July Low Key Bee blocks! All caught up- finally! I’ve been making up all of my Sew Lux Pouch Club kits- going in the Christmas drawer!
Jessica: Nothing

Out And About/Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Italy isn’t looking likely anymore… at least for now. Both sad and relieved.
Jessica: Tubing on the Ocoee!

Makers Moment: Tour de Fleece!
Dana: I got 6oz spun and my hand gave out. Hoping to get back to it this weekend!
Jessica: 4oz of Unwind Yarn Company on my spindle!

2018 Goal Check-in (from episode 153):
Dana: wanted to make more wardrobe staples and work down WIPs, wanted to make underwear, minimalist project goals- Grade: B
Jessica: wanted to make more wardrobe staples and finish last 2 WIPs before starting anything else, wanted to make underwear, minimalist project goals- Grade: A

2018 Second Half Of The Year Goals:
Dana: sew 3 dresses, finish at least 3 unfinished sewing projects, bind queen sized quilt & assemble pillow shams, make Halloween wholecloth quilt, continue to make Sew Luxe Pouch Club kits so I can have lots of Christmas gifts ready!
Jessica: Sister sheep spin sweater done, new fleece processed and ready to spin, one additional sweater on the needles and progressing

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • Into The Wool News: Roommate selection emails went out last week- attendees you have until midnight ET on 7/25 to have one person from your group email Dana with your list! Dana is about to start working on classes. Things are getting done, but not extremely quickly- thank you in advance for your patience! 
    • NICU Noggins: thank you to everyone who commented in the thread! There is still plenty of time to make some hats if you want to donate, and we would be very grateful!

Where you can find us:
Dana: @dana_of_unwind (personal private Instagram), @unwindyarncompany (business Instagram), @pamperednailsbydana (Color Street Instagram), danaofunwind on Ravelry
Jessica: @pbjstokes (Instagram), pbjstokes on Ravelry

July 22, 2018 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

Episode 160: MOIve

Thank you for joining us for Episode 160 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

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Unwind Yarn Company is your source for affordable artisan dyed yarns in beautiful, inspiring colorways. Have you stopped by the shop lately? New speckled colorways are appearing almost weekly and Halloween yarns are currently available, plus Christmas yarns are just around the corner… don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit the shop today at unwindyarncompany.com!

Underway:
Dana: Lighthouse Shorties, Drinking The Koolaid blanket, Rhinebeck Sweater Weather socks
Jessica: Socks for Porter, Friend Socks, Nordic Summertop

Concluded:
Dana: The View From Here Cowl, Madame Entrechat
Jessica: Notched Hem Tank, Spinning for my #sistersheepspin

Incoming!!:
Dana: Tegna
Jessica: Ranunculus, Ella, Breezy

Sew You Say:
Dana: almost finished Metamorphic Dress. One more pair of shorts for M so far, and plans to join in the Sew Hungry Hippie Painted Portrait SAL since I already have the top half sewn and one version of the dress cut out. Also plan to do my second Dress Express dress (it’s black).
Jessica: Not this time

Out And About/Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: not much! Still planning for Italy, even though we aren’t sure when we are leaving. Trying to come up with inside activities to get energy out, since it’s so hot it’s making me sick to take her outside.
Jessica: Vacation

Makers Moment: Tour de Fleece!
Dana: hopefully planning to finish up at least 12oz of fiber. 
Jessica: 4oz of Unwind Yarn Company on my spindle!

Join in on our chatting thread here! We’d love to cheer you on as you spin during the Tour!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Winner for the 6 in 18 May/June segment: MOescrochet! Please contact Dana via Ravelry PM by July 23 to claim your prize! The prize is a project bag of your choice from The Project Bag’s Etsy shop. There are still 18 of you in the yearlong giveaway- keep going! 🙂
  • No more fiber from Unwind due to Dana’s fiber supplier’s decision to stop selling fiber in quantities that small businesses can afford. But in happier news, Unwind has new Nailed It! Yarn and Color Street strips sets coming out on Thursday! Due to Color Street rules Dana has to sell them only in her Color Street Facebook group, but will put up previews in the Unwind Instagram account on Wednesday (@unwindyarncompany). If you’re interested, be sure to join the Facebook group prior to Thursday!!
  • Into The Wool News: the full attendee list will be posted this coming week, and the period for requesting roommates will be the following week. An email will go out to all attendees prior to the selection period to let you know the exact dates. 
  • NICU Noggins- be sure to check out the thread for all of the details! All hats need to get to Dana by 9/15 so that they’re in before the retreat. There are lots of prizes, and each hat set in is one entry into the prize drawing!

July 8, 2018 at 1:19 am Leave a comment

Summer 2.0

Thank you for joining us for Episode 159 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

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Unwind Yarn Company is your source for affordable artisan dyed yarns in beautiful, inspiring colorways. Have you stopped by the shop lately? From Nailed It! Yarn and nail polish sets, to spinning fiber, to new speckled colorways appearing almost weekly… don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit the shop today at unwindyarncompany.com!

Underway:
Dana: Rhinebeck Sweater Weather socks
Jessica: Notched Hem Tank, Friend Socks, Spinning for my #sistersheepspin,

Concluded:
Dana: Sewing Machine Cabinet Scarfy Thingy, Ranunculus
Jessica: On The Spice Market Shawl

Incoming!!:
Dana: Madame Entrechat (her KAL is here)
Jessica: Ranunculus, Ella

Sew You Say:
Dana: Eli Monster Bubbla Shorts for M, No-Hem Skirt for M, (3 so far) 100 Acts of Sewing Skirt No. 1, AMH Bassline Skirt, Made By Rae Cleo Skirt, Dress Express kit from Joann (in-store only so no link, sorry), plus plans for some full dresses and shorts. Any opinions out there on the Cashmerette Concord tee? I need a good basic tee and that one looks good, but I am just leery of working with knits.
Jessica: Not this time

Out And About/Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Going to ITALY!! What do I do with my kid while there? Any travel tips for me? Any (kid-friendly) sites you think I should see in Venice, Rome, Naples, or Florence? Any yarn shops? HELP ME!!
Jessica: Fishing

Makers Moment:
Dana: huge destash coming- follow me in Instagram for a notification of when/where I am going to list everything! @dana_of_unwind (private but will accept knitters)
Jessica: Processed another Fleece from Ranching Traditions

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Drawings for 6 in 18: Mar/April had to be redrawn since the winner never contacted us, so we announced a new winner! New winner, you have until June 10 to notify Dana that you’ve heard this episode and claim your prize!
  • Into The Wool News: Spotlight KAL started on May 5 and runs through August 30, so be sure you’re checking out the sponsor list on Ravelry to see who the sponsors are this year! The success of the retreat is largely due to the generosity of our sponsors, so it really helps if all of our attendees support them!

June 1, 2018 at 11:29 pm 1 comment

Episode 158: Aight, Bet.

Thank you for joining us for Episode 158 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

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Unwind Yarn Company is your source for affordable artisan dyed yarns in beautiful, inspiring colorways. Have you stopped by the shop lately? From Nailed It! Yarn and nail polish sets, to spinning fiber, to new speckled colorways appearing almost weekly… don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit the shop today at unwindyarncompany.com!

Underway:
Dana: Rhinebeck Sweater Weather socks, Lenny, Ocean Floor Cowl, spinning!!
Jessica: On The Spice Market Shawl, Friend Socks, Spinning for my #sistersheepspin

Concluded:
Dana: Deco City Shawl, Top This Hat
Jessica: 2AAT Socks For Porter, Sock Monkey Socks

Incoming!!:
Dana: Trying to decide what to knit next. Analysis paralysis!
Jessica: Ranunculus

Out And About: Dana’s trips to Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival and MDSW

Sew You Say:
Dana: Made a quilt for my grandfather’s 90th birthday. Just submitted a bunch of PDF patterns to pdfplotting.com to get printed- just $1.20 apiece!
Jessica: Still haven’t attached the elastic for the panties I made.

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn’s 3rd birthday is next weekend and we are working on getting her new big wooden playset put together!
Jessica: Porter is reading!

Makers Moment:
Dana: Peppers are doing great, and tomato is still struggling but hanging in there. The blueberries are doing amazing- we are going to have a really good crop! Got a coffee plant from Hobbledehoy at MDSW as a gift and in 5 years I’ll have enough beans for 1 cup! ROFL.
Jessica: Planted tomatoes! The mint died but other herbs are flourishing. 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Drawings for 6 in 18: Jan/Feb and Mar/April. Winners, you have until May 21 to get with Dana to claim your prize or we will have redraw, sorry. Also, some people are no longer group members so their projects don’t count. If you aren’t a member you can’t win!
  • Into The Wool News: Spotlight KAL started on May 5 and runs through August 30, so be sure you’re checking out the sponsor list on Ravelry to see who the sponsors are this year! The success of the retreat is largely due to the generosity of our sponsors, so it really helps if all of our attendees support them!

May 13, 2018 at 12:14 am Leave a comment

Episode 157: Frankenundies

Thank you for joining us for Episode 157 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

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Unwind Yarn Company is going to be at Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival in Townsend TN, April 20-22! Stop by our booth to see beautiful Unwind yarns, gorgeous spinning fibers, and unique yarn bowls! Mention that you’re a Just One More Row listener for a special little something, too! You can visit the shop in the meantime at unwindyarncompany.com

Underway:
Dana: Deco City Shawl (ITW Kal 1), put 2 more rows of mitered squares on her shop swatch sample blanket, Rhinebeck Sweater Weather socks
Jessica: On The Spice Market Shawl, 2AAT Socks For Porter, Friend Socks, Spinning for her #sistersheepspin, Sock Monkey Socks

Concluded:
Dana: Miss Isabel
Jessica: Nothing this time

Incoming!!:
Dana: Lenny by Heidi Atwood Reeves (only available via this Craftsy link now- she is no longer selling her patterns on Ravelry)
Jessica: Sister sheep spin sweater- anybody have any ideas? Dana suggested Homegrown, but she’s open to ideas! She wants to make a DK weight cardigan that works well with handspun.

Sew You Say:
Dana: made herself a new Sew Together bag to hold her Color Street stock! She used some long-hoarded Alison Glass that she’d actually bought specifically for this purpose, and it took her most of yesterday. LOL. (Here is the tutorial that goes along with the pattern.) Also she’s been working on a lot of new booth stock for SMFAF.
Jessica: 5 pairs of Acacia panties, two skirts

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn had croup but they were still able to celebrate Easter! Also, obsessed with sword fighting. 
Jessica: California trip- fun at Disney and with family!

Makers Moment:
Dana: her Costco tomato bit it. Not pleased.
Jessica: Feeling like a sewing fraud because she bought premade skirt fabric!

Review: 51 Yarns To Spin Before You Cast Off by Jacey Boggs Faulkner & Illustrated by Kirsten Slade ($24.00)

  • Really nice paperback- the paper feels like watercolor paper
  • Illustrations are beautiful and inviting
  • From the intro: Your book contains 51 yarns you (and each and every spinner) should spin or attempt to spin in your spinning lifetime. It’s a collection that runs the gamut from standard to what-in-the-world…. Every yarn in your book comes with tips and tricks for spinning, interesting history and trivia, and where you might look to learn.
  • Reading the first chapters of the book is pretty much exactly like the “Drafting: from woolen to worsted” Dana took with Jacey at SSK in 2013; so if you haven’t been able to take the class with Jacey (and getting it on Craftsy isn’t in your budget), this book would be an excellent (and portable!) substitute!

 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

 

  • Dana is a Color Street independent stylist! If you’re interested in trying a sample, fill out the Google form here. Also you can see all of the current designs and shop right in her store here: Pampered Nails By Dana. She’d also love to book some nail bars, if anyone is interested in earning credits toward half price or free nail polish strips! They would be Facebook/online parties, and you don’t have to do any of the work! She will take care of everything for you and you can just sit back and reap the rewards!
  • Dana and Tiffany are currently working on lining up sponsors for this year’s Into The Wool. If you’re a yarnie, bagmaker, notions maker, or designer, they’d love to have the opportunity to feature your business! Email them at intothewoolfiberretreat@gmail.com and they will give you all of the info!
  • Dana is going to Maryland Sheep and Wool! If you’re going too, PM her! 🙂
  • One last announcement that they forgot: Dana is getting ready to release a brand new colorway series exclusively through a wholesale client, Stitch Supply Company! She has been dyeing 14 new colorways based on Tula Pink’s brand new All Stars fabric collection! Be sure to follow Dana’s business IG (@unwindyarncompany) and Stitch Supply’s IG (@stitchsupplyco) to find out when the series is releasing! Here are some pics of the colorways (6 variegateds and 8 solids):
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Tula Pink All Stars Variegateds

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Tula Pink All Stars Solids

April 8, 2018 at 8:48 pm Leave a comment

Episode 156: What Little Kid Needs A Panini Maker?

Thank you for joining us for Episode 156 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

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Unwind Yarn Company is going to be at the Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival in Townsend TN, April 20-22! Stop by our booth to see beautiful Unwind yarns, gorgeous spinning fibers, and unique yarn bowls! Mention that you’re a Just One More Row listener for a special little something, too!

Underway:
Dana: Lisbon, Deco City Shawl (ITW Kal 1), Miss Isabel sweater for M (pattern releases Wednsday!)
Jessica: On The Spice Market Shawl, 2AAT Socks For Porter, Friend Socks, Spinning for my #sistersheepspin

Concluded:
Dana: Pot O’ Gold Socks, Gumdrop Buttons Socks
Jessica: Nothing

Incoming!!:
Dana: The Ocean Floor by Katrina Smith ($5.50 Ravelry download)- my second project for ITW KAL 1!
Jessica: Starshower Cowl

Sew You Say:
Dana: Took my bramaking class at TopStitch Studio in Georgia! We made the Watson Bra and it fits SO well. Working on the Row Of Cats quilt pattern by Gingiber. My mom got me 2 paper piecing books for my birthday: Super Cute Paper Piecing and The Quilter’s Paper Piecing Workbook. I finished up my two quilted postcards that I did for the Elm Street Quilts postcard exchange, and you can see them on my Instagram feed. Getting ready to start Madelyn’s Easter dress- the Mary De pattern by Children’s Corner out of this unicorn fabric from Michael Miller Designs.
Jessica: Nothing

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Writing letters, and looking forward to the Easter egg hunt sponsored by her PDO program on March 31!
Jessica: Jerry Washington, got a movie pass!

Makers Moment:
Dana: Picked up a patio tomato and a patio jalapeno from Costco! The jalapeno already has about 30 peppers on it and the tomato has several baby tomatoes. My blueberries are starting to put out leaves so I have high hopes for them this year.
Jessica: Despite some cold frosts- lots of sprouts for my garden (Cucumbers, Zinnias, Peppers)

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Dana is now selling Color Street nail polish strips! If you’re interested in trying a sample, fill out the Google form here. Also you can see all of the current designs and shop right in her store here: Pampered Nails By Dana. She’d also love to book some nail bars, if anyone is interested in earning credits toward half price or free nail polish strips!
  • We are currently working on lining up sponsors for this year’s Into The Wool. If you’re a yarnie, bagmaker, notions maker, or designer, we’d love to have the opportunity to feature your business! Email us at intothewoolfiberretreat@gmail.com and we will give you all of the info!
  • Dana is going to Maryland Sheep and Wool! If you’re going too, PM her! 🙂

 

March 18, 2018 at 7:19 pm 1 comment

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