Episode 145: Sweaters Make You Sweat

Thank you for joining us for Episode 145 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is brought to you by tech editor Jen Riester.

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If you are a new or established designer and are looking for a tech editor for your accessories, toys, shawls, cowls, or whatever else you have created I am happy to work with you to make the pattern the best it can be.  This includes checking for spelling and grammatical errors, checking the math, and comparing written and charted instructions.  I can also assist in writing pattern descriptions.  Contact me to learn more and let’s talk! You can find out more by visiting my site https://jenknittingaround.com/knitting-services/.

Underway:
Dana: Adama, Campside Cardi, Paddle Mitts, FiberOptic FootNotes roving in Calypso (singles are done, just waiting to find time to ply!)
Jessica: Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, Afterthought Everything Socks, Modified Molly Hat, sweater spin is a go! (made sample card & mini skein test, it’s going to be a 3ply dk!) (mentions the Le Scarabee Bleu sweater as a potential cast on, but it’s actually in DK, not fingering like we thought!)

Concluded:
Dana: Afterthought Everything Socks, Augustine Shawlette, Spun Right Round “Cornucopia” Nply, Twist Fiber Studios Falkland 2ply
Jessica: Worsted Boxy, BFL

Sew You Say:
Dana: Crafty Cats preorders are now available in the shop through June 10! Preorder ship date is on or before June 24, and you can buy the yarn separately this time! As far as sewing goes, I’ve made a lot of half circle skirts out of jersey and ponte lately, for both myself and Madelyn. It’s crunch time to get done with Chris’s Legendary quilt, and I’ve finished the trees and will cut sashing and all of the Sasquatch pieces tonight. Gotta get it mailed by Tuesday! Eep!
Jessica: Made 2 skirts and a shirt with no pattern for any of them! I based them off of things I already own.

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn finished up this year at PDO! Starts a summer-only program on June 6, so until then I’m single parenting with no childcare. It’s a bit overwhelming. I made cosmetic bags for her teachers for end of year gifts and they were so happy!
Jessica: Porter remembered his teachers’ favorite flavors of M&Ms and brought them a present of them along with some succulents for an end of school gift!

Makers Moment:
Dana: started my herb container gardens with cool over-the-rail planters. My basil in particular is doing REALLY well- I need to make more recipes with basil so I can thin it out! Maybe some pesto?
Jess: My garden is doing really well! No produce yet, but my sunflowers are knee-high, and my black eyed susans and tomato plants are doing great!

Imagined Landscapes +1 Pop Collection Preview:
We’ve had the opportunity to get a little preview of Sarah Schira’s new +1 Pop Collection, and it’s really cool! It will be a 7 pattern collection with lots of different types of accessory designs that all feature miniskeins so you can play with lots of color. Sarah has promised hat, cowl, and mitt patterns, and all of them have been carefully designed to make the most of miniskeins and the large variety of colors they come in. She’s also taken care to make the stitch patterns easily memorizable so you can get the most out of your knitting time. You can check out the information page here, and see what it’s all about! Until the final pattern of the 7 pattern collection is released, you can get the collection for a discounted price, or even purchase the patterns a la carte as they’re released. 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Thank you again to Jen Riester for sponsoring the next two episodes! Please be sure to check out her site if you’re an aspiring designer, or a designer in need of great, affordable tech editing!
  • We are taking sponsors for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂
  • Use coupon code MADELYNIS2 to save 15% off any in-stock purchase through 5/31 in Dana’s shop! (this won’t work on the preorders or any custom orders, but everything else is fair game, including project bags!)
  • Spotlight KAL is well underway for Into The Wool! Just a quick reminder to all of the attendees to make sure you’re checking into the group at least 2 times a week. Trivia questions are posted every 3-4 days, and answers are worth a point apiece toward your total! Also be sure you’re checking out the enable us thread for vendor and sponsor discounts if you’re an attendee, and you can check out the podcast’s Tempt Us thread if you’re interested too!

May 28, 2017 at 12:27 am Leave a comment

Episode 144: Purple Princess Trees

Thank you for joining us for Episode 144 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is brought to you by Plum Deluxe. Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you’ll receive a hand blended, all-organic, loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like gift swaps, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift (and Mother’s Day is coming up!). Visit plumdeluxe.com/tea and join now!

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Underway:
Dana: Boss Tee, Afterthought Everything Socks, Augustine Shawlette, FiberOptic FootNotes roving in Calypso on Hansen
Jessica: Worsted Boxy, Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, Afterthought Everything Socks, plying BFL!

Concluded:
Dana: nothing this time
Jessica: nothing this time

Sew You Say:
Dana: more project bags! And a limited edition yarn and bag set will go up for preorders in May- the fabric is all kitties! Other than that… I pieced a new quilt out of some fabric that Tiffany (TheProjectBag) got me for my birthday, and started quilting my “birthday quilt” but ran out of thread and had to buy more. Oops!
Jessica: cleaned up my sewing area

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn went to her first egg hunt, and fell in love with a giant easter bunny. It was such a change from how she reacted to Santa!
Jessica: Porter hid his own eggs with a headlamp. It was GREAT.

Makers Moment:
Dana: planning to start container gardening with blueberries and herbs
Jess: planted my garden!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Thank you again to Plum Deluxe for sponsoring for April! Be sure to check out their shop for GREAT teas! We LOVE the two we’ve tried and can’t wait to place orders!
  • We are taking sponsors for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂
  • NICU Hats KAL- please don’t forget about this one! It’s been a while since we mentioned it but it’s still ongoing! We’d LOVE to be able to supply TC Thompson Children’s Hospital (where both of our kids were in the NICU after birth) with enough hats to last them an entire year! You can find out all about the KAL in this thread in the group.
  • There are still a few days left to use coupon code DOCTHECAT to save 15% off your in-stock item order at Dana’s shop, Unwind Yarn Company! (ie. no custom order discounts, but anything that’s ready-to-ship counts!) Shop updates are currently happening at 2pmET on Thursday afternoons- at this rate, they will likely stay that way since it seems to be working well. 🙂

April 23, 2017 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

Episode 143: Misplaced Mojo

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Thank you for joining us for Episode 143 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is brought to you by Plum Deluxe. Love trying new teas?  Treat yourself to a Plum Deluxe tea of the month subscription.  For only $10/month, you’ll receive a hand blended, all-organic, loose leaf tea thoughtfully chosen for the season.  Tea club members also enjoy special benefits like gift swaps, free shipping on all purchases, and access to a very loving tea community.  A tea subscription also makes a fantastic gift (and mother’s day is coming up!). Visit plumdeluxe.com/tea and join now!

Underway:
Dana: Miter Square Blanket , Wolf River, Boss Tee, Afterthought Everything Socks, Spun Right Round Falkland in Cornucopia on the Suzie
Jessica: Worsted Boxy, Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, new Afterthought Everything socks! carding more of the fleece and have about 6oz left of the merino!

Concluded:
Dana:  Luck Of The Irish Socks
Jessica: Afterthought Everything Socks

Sew You Say:
Dana: Activity pillow, thread catcher bag for my new Creative Memories mug-holder-and-trash-bag thingy, TONS of project bags (in the shop!!), PJ pants for Madelyn I drafted from a pair of her jeans, a quilt that’s just waiting to be quilted out of fabric Jess gave me for my birthday, still working on my Morningstar quilt and trying to get it ready to send off to be long-armed, mended a 60+ year old quilt made by my great-aunt, planned a new quilt that’s (sort-of) my own design, made a Date Night dress out of some of my hoarded chambray. To see everything, follow me on IG! @dana_of_unwind (that account is private, so if your profile doesn’t say something about Ravelry or knitting, send me a message before requesting)
Jessica: not this time

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: I took Madelyn’s Easter pictures and they turned out GREAT!
Jessica: tried scuba diving this week!

Makers Moment:
Dana: using the Instant Pot a lot- saving TONS on groceries by cooking 5-6 nights a week.
Jessica: bought a bunch of plants to start a garden, and I have plans to re-rush my old rocking chair. Anybody have any experience with that kind of thing?

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Thank you again to Plum Deluxe for sponsoring for April!
  • We are taking sponsors for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂
  • There are still spots left in the Into The Wool Fiber Retreat! All info is here, and you can sign up here– you only have until Friday 4/14 to sign up, and your money will be due by 5/1 if you sign up at the last minute.
  • Dana’s cat update: Doc got pretty good news at his follow up appointment! The current meds seem to be keeping the tumors in check, and even shrinking them a little! It does appear that he will have to continue to be on the meds long-term though and they aren’t cheap, so she is extending the DOCTHECAT coupon code through the end of April to help defray more of the cost. The coupon gives you 15% off any in-stock item purchase (including the new project bag offerings!). Thank you for your support! You can find Dana’s shop here: Unwind Yarn Company.

April 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm Leave a comment

Episode 142: Got Any Tasty Carrots?

Thank you for joining us for Episode 142 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind!

Underway:
Dana: Miter Square Blanket , Gone Glamping Hat, Honey Pie (in time out til it no longer smells like smoked meats…), Sidestep Poncho, Wolf River, Luck Of The Irish Socks, spun some on a spindle using the Akerworks Spindle Crane I’m testing out
Jessica: Worsted Boxy, Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, second pair of Afterthought Everything Socks (colors reversed on this pair), currently carding the fleece!

Concluded:
Dana:  Calorimetry #7
Jessica: Madelyn Hat (knit group swap- pattern coming soon!), Afterthought Everything Socks, finished about 200yds of my 1lb of merino (brings me up to about 700yds total). I still have about 8oz to go!

Sew You Say:
Dana: Finished my aunt’s quilt (FINALLY- and she’s not getting any more handmades from me, EVER.). Also finished: a quilt top out of the fabric that Jess gave me for my birthday, pajama pants (2 pairs), all the blocks for my Morningstar quilt, a bunch of project bags (shop update on Saturday, time TBD!), an activity pillow. Lots of plans for some new stuff this weekend- Spring Break can’t end soon enough!
Jessica: nothing this time

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn is a little wild from a lack of PDO this week. Last week she made another child behave at PDO when he climbed up on the table… Chris and I have been laughing about it ever since.
Jessica: Porter loves his sweater I made! Going to LegoLand tomorrow in Atlanta.

Prize Drawing: Heart On My Sleeve eBook
Total of 22 entries on the thread… thank you to everyone who entered! The winner (picked by RNG) is lsclafani! Congrats! Please get with us by April 5 in order to claim your prize, or we will have to redraw.

Speaking of redrawing… the winner of the Point/Counterpoint Volume 2 eBook never claimed the prize, so we redrew. The new winner is knit4keeps. Congrats! You have until April 5 to claim your prize.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are taking sponsors for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂
  • Winner of February 12 in 17 is operadiva25! You get your choice of a pattern of up to $7 (or a combo of patterns that add up to $7). Just PM Dana with your choice!
  • There are still spots left in the Into The Wool Fiber Retreat! All info is here, and you can sign up here through April 14. Don’t miss out on your chance to come- it’s going to be the best weekend of your fall!
  • Dana’s cat needs some expensive medical treatment, so you can shop in her store and save some money while you pad your stash, and help her kitty get the treatment he needs. Through midnight ET on 3/31, use coupon code DOCTHECAT to save 15% on any in-stock yarn purchase. 🙂

March 23, 2017 at 11:47 pm Leave a comment

Episode 141: Heart On My Sleeve Giveaway!

Thank you for joining us for Episode 141 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind!

Underway:
Dana: Miter Square Blanket , Gone Glamping Hat, March NICU hats
Jessica: Worsted Boxy, Magic Cake Ruffle ShawlAfterthought Everything Socks

Concluded:
Dana:  Winter’s Path Hat test knit, February NICU hats, Sassy French Broad Beanie, Crescent Bay, Cozy Ribbed Cowl (Playground Shawl)
Jessica: nothing this time- lots of big projects underway!

Sew You Say:
Dana: Finished my inlaws’ quilt, and have made several miniquilts (doing the monthly prompts from SewCanShe.com and one from a book I got about using fat quarters). Made a miniquilt for Brittany to celebrate her move to her new house! Also made two Mira dresses and cut out fabric for two Little Ellie dresses. I started working on a X Block quilt using this MSQC tutorial. Lots of plans for new projects and excited about using up stash!  
Jessica: nothing this time

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn broke my nose! Found a great new podcast: HP And The Sacred Text
Jessica: I took kids to Florida and survived!

Review: Tin Can Knits “Heart On My Sleeve” ebook ($18 Ravelry download and all profits go to Against Malaria fund)
Want to win a copy? Please leave us a review on iTunes! It needs to be a written review, not just a star review, or it won’t show up. We will open a thread for you to post that you did it (please include your Rav username in the review). If you have already left one for the podcast, please screenshot your review and post it so we can give you credit. You have until March 16 at 8pmET to enter.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are taking sponsors for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂
  • Point/Counterpoint Volume 2 winner: hotknitter. Congratulations! Please email us to let us know that you heard the episode, and we will hook you up with Mary and Susie. You have until March 15 to let us know, or we will have to redraw. Thanks!
  • There are still spots left in the Into The Wool Fiber Retreat! All info is here, and you can sign up here.
  • Dana’s cat needs some expensive medical treatment, so you can shop in her store and save some money while you pad your stash, and help her kitty get the treatment he needs. Through midnight ET on 3/31, use coupon code DOCTHECAT to save 15% on any in-stock yarn purchase. 🙂

March 1, 2017 at 9:43 pm 1 comment

Episode 140: Better Living Through Pinterest

Thank you for joining us for Episode 140 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind!

Underway:
Dana: Aranami, Miter Square Blanket (“Sock Blanket Sundays”), #speckles Socks, Winter’s Path Hat test knit, SRR Falkland on the wheel
Jessica: Worsted Boxy, Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl

Concluded:
Dana: Tube Socks for Madelyn, I finished 4oz of singles from rolags from YarnShine (might leave them as singles)
Jessica: Rose City Rollers, Molly

Sew You Say:
Dana: I made a cover for my planner from fabric I purchased at CraftSouth I mentioned the last time, and made a Stowe Bag (pattern by Grainline Studio, sold by Fringe Supply Co) out of the leftover linen. I have been working on a scrappy quilt and have 9 blocks done so far with several ready to be sewn. I finally quilted and bound a “wholecloth quilt” that I got a kit for back in August. Working on a Cleo wallet from Andrie Designs.
Jessica: project bags, mostly avoiding my sewing machine

Maker’s Moment:
Dana: obsessed with Pinterest at the moment. “Better Living Through Pinterest”! It’s inspired me to work on organizing trouble areas in my house, and have been cooking up some Instant Pot recipes I’ve found on there too. Also I found out some really good cleaning tips!
Jessica: all the fleece is clean! Get rid of one thing on Feb 1, two things on Feb 2…

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn has been really sick, so crafting time has been thin on the ground.
Jessica: I have a boy knitter in my group!!

Review: Point Counterpoint Volume 2 by Kino Knits and Prairie Girl Designs ($10 for 4 patterns, available 2/3/17)
4 patterns: Lean Against The Wind, Any Way The Wind Blows Hat, Frondescence Shawl, and Springs To Mind Hat
Contest: Go check out the patterns and tell us which one(s) you’d knit (please queue and favorite them!), and if you have yarn in mind, tell us what you’d use! The winner will be picked by RNG, and the thread will be locked on 2/18 at 9pmET. Regular contest rules apply. (Contest thread will be locked until the eBook is available for purchase. Please check back for links!)

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are taking sponsors for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂
  • Into The Wool attendee signups start on February 1. Vendors were announced on 1/20, and are the following awesome people: V Yarn, Holly & Ivy Dyeworks, Unwind Yarn Company, Teenybutton Studio, Cabin Creek Creationz, Rainstorm Studios, Daizie Knits, & Rock & String Creations. The vendor market is just one awesome reason to attend- please see the info thread on Ravelry for all of the info

January 31, 2017 at 9:44 pm 1 comment

Episode 139: And YOU Win A Prize!

Thank you for joining us for episode 139 of Just One More Row! You can find Jessica on Instagram and Ravelry as pbjstokes (use @ on Instagram), and you can find Dana on Ravelry as DanaOfUnwind and on Instagram as @dana_of_unwind.

Errnaments KAL:
51 total entries!
Dana’s donation: $78.30
Jess’s donation: $80
Pattern download of $7: anastasiamw
Pattern download of $7: sauer-knits
Bag from Jess: kelle0302
Bag from Dana: operadiva
Skein of handspun from Jess: theprojectbag
Skein of handspun from Dana: jenknittingaround

12 in 16 KAL:
58 people knit all 12 months- hooray!
69 pairs in December: winner is post 49, kiwiria! PM Dana with your choice of a $7 or less pattern!
Total of 1320 pairs for the year turned in for this KAL! (including Dana’s and Jess’s that didn’t count for prizes)
The grand prize winner is… #10, anneofjulie!!! You win a project bag from Dana, $20 worth of pattern downloads, and a $60 gift certificate to Dana’s shop!

Underway:
Dana: Aranami, Miter Square Blanket (“Sock Blanket Sundays”)
Jessica: Worsted Boxy, Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, Rose City Rollers, Molly

Concluded:
Dana: Caius (test for Kino), PussyHat, “Meets”, 12in17 Cowl
Jessica: Caius (test for Kino), World’s Simplest Mittens

Sew You Say:
Dana: Pieced and quilted a table runner, started a new quilt out of scraps (making up my own pattern!), I’ve been on a bit of a fabric buying spree lately so I am going to have to get to sewing.
Jessica: project bags

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn is back in PDO, and there’s a new girl in her class that’s SO tiny- M has taken on the job of being her protector and picks her up whenever she falls down.
Jessica: watched knitting students compete in competitive cheerleading- kinda crazy!

2017 Charity KAL: NICU Noggins
This year as our Charity KAL, we are going to be knitting NICU baby hats! These hats will be donated to TC Thompson Children’s Hospital NICU in Chattanooga TN (where Dana’s daughter and Jess’s son were treated right after they were born). This KAL will be in conjuction with the Into The Wool Fiber Retreat too, so we can get as many hats together as possible! Our goal is a whopping 2500 hats to donate on 9/25/17!

The details:

  • Hats must be made from soft acrylic, since they will have to be washed by the hospital on a sanitize cycle and wool (even washable wool) might not hold up to that kind of wash.
  • Hats must have little to no textured stitches. Preemie (and newborn) heads are extremely sensitive to texture and since they spend so much time lying on their backs, the hats must be smooth on the inside. So please, don’t use cables or lace in your hats; some stranding is ok, as long as the floats are fairly flat. It is actually pretty common for nurses to put the hats on the babies with stockinette on the inside, so consider using this as a design element for your hats!
  • Please keep in mind that NICU babies come in a lot of different sizes- some are teeny-tiny but some are not. (My own daughter had a 13.5” head so preemie sizes wouldn’t have fit, and Jess’s son had a normal newborn sized head as well.) Any hat sized from teeny preemie to normal newborn to child sizes will be happily accepted. (the larger sizes will likely be passed on to the pediatric oncology unit at the same hospital- another worthy cause!)
  • Crocheters, we don’t want to leave you out, but since your stitches’ texture makes preemie hats a no-go, we ask that you make larger sizes so we can pass them on to the pediatric oncology unit instead of the NICU. The hats will still need to be made from acrylic, but you can go wild with the stitch patterns if you wish!
  • If you are a smoker or reside with one, please wash your hats in baby shampoo or low-scent wool wash and (after they’ve dried) seal them up in a bag prior to turning it in. I will not be able to wash the hats prior to donating them, and would prefer not to give the hospital hats that they’ll have to wash before handing them out. Thanks!
  • Just a note about color choices… please keep in mind that a lot of preemie babies have issues with jaundice, so you might want to stay away from yellow or orange since it can make that condition even more obvious. The NICU strongly encourages parents to take lots of pictures of their baby, and you want the baby to look its best! 🙂

As was said, this KAL is in conjunction with Into The Wool Fiber Retreat, an annual knitting retreat Dana runs in Crossville TN. This year the retreat is taking place from September 21-24, 2017. If you’re considering attending, we encourage you to knit the hats for the retreat KAL and turn in your hats at registration; for those of you that cannot attend the retreat, we would like for you to mail the hats to Dana by September 15, 2017 so that she can get them tallied before the retreat starts. PM Dana for her address when you are ready to send off your hats!
For every hat you send in, you will get entered into a spreadsheet and awarded one entry into a prize drawing. We will have lots of prizes available, from project bags made by us, to handspun yarn, to handdyed yarn, to pattern downloads. (and if you’d like to donate a prize, please let us know!!) We will draw for prizes prior to our first episode after the retreat is over.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are taking sponsors for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂
  • Into The Wool attendee signups start on February 1. Vendors are all set and we will be announcing 1/20! Please consider joining us- we are going to have a blast!

January 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm Leave a comment

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