Episode 192: Donkey Bucket Time

Thank you for joining me for Episode 192 of Just One More Row, hosted by DanaOfUnwind and special guest TheProjectBag! The sponsor for the September/October period of 6 in 20 is ME! 🙂 Check out my cups at unwindoriginals.etsy.com or my Color Street nail polish strips at pamperednailsbydana.com!

Underway:

Dana: V-Back DK, Flax for Madelyn, Ready Player One socks, Portuguese Knitting project

Tiffany: Christmas socks, Little Converse booties, Sophie Shawl

Concluded: 

Dana: nada

Tiffany: Bloomington Morning

Maker’s Moment: 

Dana: resin class at ITW- made keychains and straw toppers

Tiffany: got the stuff to start doing cups, and a Cameo 4!

In My Ears:

Dana: Finished the last of the Lunar ChroniclesDiscovery of Witches relisten.

Tiffany: Zoe Chambers mysteries by Annette Dashofy and the Ghostly Southern mysteries by by Tanya Kappes

(Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:

Dana: Madelyn is back at soccer!

Tiffany: Headed to see my eldest.

Into The Wool 2020 Recap

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • July/August 6 in 20 drawing: zoomdogknits!

Unwind update:

Thank you so much to everyone who purchased some of my remaining stock before I closed the Unwind retail shop on 9/14/20. Please check out the episode to hear some ways you might still be able to get some custom dyed yarn from me, if that’s something you’re sad you didn’t get before I closed!

September 22, 2020 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Episode 191: In Which I Quote Kenny Rogers

Thank you for joining me for Episode 191 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The sponsor for the July/August period of 6 in 20 is ME! 🙂 Check out my available yarns at unwindyarncompany.com, my cups at unwindoriginals.etsy.com, or my nail polish strips at pamperednailsbydana.com!

Underway:
V-Back DK, Flax for Madelyn, spinning baby cormo

Concluded:
Cloudstrike

Maker’s Moment: 
Check out my cups on my Unwind Originals Etsy shop! I got a new iPad/Apple Pencil and I’m working on my calligraphy. 

In My Ears:
Finished Peace Talks from the Dresden Files, and now I just have to wait for November for the next one. I’m currently reading a new-to-me series, the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I’ve finished Cinder and am ⅔ of the way through Scarlet. (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
Madelyn started Kindergarten today! She is very excited and we are thrilled that she is so excited to learn.

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Less than a month away now! Attendees, class signups are this weekend and are first come, first served! Also be sure you’re checking in on Ravelry at least 2-3 times per week as we communicate a lot of important info there!
  • Spotlight KAL is in full swing! We have a great list of sponsors already, but would love to add some new faces (or returning ones!). If you’re interested in being a sponsor, we have 3 levels of sponsorship: single door prize sponsor (1 item), grand prize sponsor (3 items), a little something for everyone sponsor (sends one small item for every attendee’s goodie bag). We also love our designer sponsors, and this year we are accepting donations in groups of 10 or 100 (for simplicity, we ask that the donations only be in one of those two amounts). There’s something for every budget! Just give us an email to find out more!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • May/June 6 in 20 winner redraw: lmecoll!
  • NICU Noggins KAL is in its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!
  • Fall is in the air for Color Street- lots of fun stuff coming VERY soon! If you’re missing your mani/pedi salon time, you should try a set- what do you have to lose? Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, 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. 😉
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link

Big Announcement:
I am closing Unwind Yarn Company. Please listen to the episode to hear the announcement and what it means for my vending, retail, and wholesale commitments.

August 21, 2020 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Episode 190: My Mojo’s Back!

Thank you for joining me for Episode 190 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The sponsor for the July/August period of 6 in 20 is ME! 🙂 Check out my available yarns at unwindyarncompany.com, my cups at unwindoriginals.etsy.com, or my Color Street nail polish strips at pamperednailsbydana.com!

Underway:
Flax for Madelyn, spinning baby cormo

Concluded:
Socks #1 for 2020, Scotch Broom, Christmas In July Socks 2020, Teeny Bikini handspun

Taking A Break:
Hug Shot Shawl

Incoming!:
V-Back Tee DK by Jamie Hoffman 

Maker’s Moment: 
Planning for a cup update this weekend, and I’m always happy to discuss custom orders! Just message me via my Unwind Originals Etsy shop!

In My Ears:
Just finished Andrea Vernon & The Superhero Industrial Complex. The newest Dresden Files book – Peace Talks – just came out and I’m about to start it. (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
We have chosen to send Madelyn back to school. This wasn’t an easy decision, and if you have criticism please keep it to yourself.

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Spotlight KAL is in full swing! We have a great list of sponsors already, but would love to add some new faces (or returning ones!). If you’re interested in being a sponsor, we have 3 levels of sponsorship: single door prize sponsor (1 item), grand prize sponsor (3 items), a little something for everyone sponsor (sends one small item for every attendee’s goodie bag). We also love our designer sponsors, and this year we are accepting donations in groups of 10 or 100 (for simplicity, we ask that the donations only be in one of those two amounts). There’s something for every budget! Just give us an email to find out more!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • May/June 6 in 20 winners: eyenowhour and mstanton! You both get a bag of your choice from TheProjectBag’s shop! Just send her a message via or shop or via Ravelry and let her know which one you would each like to receive! Thank you for playing along everyone!
  • NICU Noggins KAL is in its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!
  • The Color Street site is now back open for ordering, and I also have a fully-stocked onhand inventory! If you’re missing your mani/pedi salon time, you should try a set- what do you have to lose? Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, 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. 😉
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link

 

July 23, 2020 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

Episode 189: Impossible Choices

Thank you for joining me for Episode 189 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The sponsor for the May/June period of 6 in 20 is TheProjectBag, who is generously donating two winners each their choice of bag from her shop! Thank you so much Tiffany!

Underway:
Hug Shot shawl, Socks #1 for 2020 (short row garter heel), Scotch Broom (helical knitting)

Taking A Break:
Flax for Madelyn

Incoming!:
V-Back Tee DK by Jamie Hoffman 

Maker’s Moment: 
Making custom cups is turning into a full-time thing! I’d love to make one for you! Just message me via my Unwind Originals Etsy shop!
Back to work on my diamond painting project. I only have one row left and it’ll be done! Yay!
Made a few new t-shirts. Having a heat press is really fun!

In My Ears:
Finished Andrea Vernon & The Corporation For Ultrahuman Protection– SO much fun and there is a sequel! I am still listening to The Dresden Files and actually just picked up a book of short stories in the series that I’ve never heard- it’s called Brief Cases. I also finished an Audible freebie called Inside Jobs but it was pretty lame. (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
Madelyn is being a bit of a dictator when it comes to doing art every day. Still uncertain what the fall is going to hold. 

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost is $400 a person and includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Sign up at the link in this thread! We will be keeping signups open through the drop date, which is June 30. We have had several drops, so you can definitely come (along with your knitting group)- we have room for you!
  • Please listen to the episode to hear more about our developing contingency plan.
  • Spotlight KAL is now in full swing! We have a great list of sponsors already, but would love to add some new faces (or returning ones!). If you’re interested in being a sponsor, we have 3 levels of sponsorship: single door prize sponsor (1 item), grand prize sponsor (3 items), a little something for everyone sponsor (sends one small item for every attendee’s goodie bag). We also love our designer sponsors, and this year we are accepting donations in groups of 10 or 100 (for simplicity, we ask that the donations only be in one of those two amounts). There’s something for every budget! Just give us an email to find out more!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • NICU Noggins KAL is in its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!
  • The Color Street site is now back open for ordering, and I also have a fully-stocked onhand inventory! If you’re missing your mani/pedi salon time, you should try a set- what do you have to lose? Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, 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. 😉
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link

 

June 26, 2020 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Episode 188: Hug Shot & The Beach!

Thank you for joining me for Episode 188 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The sponsor for the May/June period of 6 in 20 is TheProjectBag, who is generously donating two winners each their choice of bag from her shop! Thank you so much Tiffany!

Underway:
Hug Shot shawl (a shout out to Casapinka and A Good Yarn in Sarasota FL!), Flax for Madelyn, Socks #1 for 2020

Concluded:
Shelley Summer Top

Incoming!:
Still planning for my Scotch Broom by Wool & Pine out of my discontinued Twinkle Sock in “Goth Girl”- just want to get my Hug Shot finished first! Also, a little reminder that you can follow hashtags on IG for inspiration!

Maker’s Moment: 
Making custom cups is turning into a full-time thing! I’d love to make one for you! Just message me via my Unwind Originals Etsy shop!

Planning to start a mermaid cross stitch from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery soon, and give it to Madelyn in memory of our amazing vacation. 

Anybody have any great ideas of crafts I can do with shells?

In My Ears:
Currently listening to Andrea Vernon & The Corporation For Ultrahuman Protection– a really fun read! On vacation I finished Little Fires Everywhere (not a fan), Proven Guilty & White Night from the Dresden Files series, and The Life & Times Of Prince Albert (a note: this book is only available via Audible and is not an Amazon Associates link.). Still working my way through Wanderers on my new Kindle Paperwhite– I’m out of the habit of reading eBooks and it’s taking me while, although I am really enjoying it! (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
We got to go to the beach!! It was a loooong way down and back, but the trip was totally worth it. We got family photos made by Nick Adams Photography and I absolutely can’t wait to get them back! 

Thank you to everyone who sent Madelyn a birthday card or message! She had a wonderful birthday and was so surprised and excited to hear from you. Y’all are the best!

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost is $400 a person and includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Sign up at the link in this thread! We will be keeping signups open through the drop date, which is June 30. We have had several drops, so you can definitely come (along with your knitting group)- we have room for you!
  • Spotlight KAL is now in full swing! We have a great list of sponsors already, but would love to add some new faces (or returning ones!). If you’re interested in being a sponsor, we have 3 levels of sponsorship: single door prize sponsor (1 item), grand prize sponsor (3 items), a little something for everyone sponsor (sends one small item for every attendee’s goodie bag). We also love our designer sponsors, and this year we are accepting donations in groups of 10 or 100 (for simplicity, we ask that the donations only be in one of those two amounts). There’s something for every budget! Just give us an email to find out more!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • NICU Noggins KAL is in its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!
  • The Color Street site is now back open for ordering, and I also have a fully-stocked onhand inventory! If you’re missing your mani/pedi salon time, you should try a set- what do you have to lose? Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, 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. 😉
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link

 

June 3, 2020 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Episode 187: Light A Fire Under Me

Thank you for joining me for Episode 187 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The sponsor for the May/June period of 6 in 20 is TheProjectBag, who is generously donating two winners each their choice of bag from her shop! Thank you so much Tiffany!

Underway:
Flax for Madelyn, Typhoon, Shelley Summer Top, Socks #1 for 2020


Concluded:
Finished an Entrechat for a friend’s baby. Still my go-to for a baby girl gift knit!


Incoming!:
Scotch Broom by Wool & Pine out of my discontinued Twinkle Sock in “Goth Girl”


Maker’s Moment: 
Lots of cups! The cup business has taken off like a rocket- I’m so grateful! I’m loving the custom orders, plus I’ve been experimenting with different styles too. I’m working on perfecting my woodgrain and stripe cups for Father’s Day right now! You can find all of my cups at Unwind Originals (NOT in the regular Unwind shop).

The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery gave me fantastic customer service. I really can’t recommend them enough!

In My Ears:
Relistening to the Dresden Files series. Also listening to Little Fires Everywhere, because I want to listen to the book before watching the Hulu series. Reading Wanderers on my new Kindle Paperwhite! (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 
Where The Wild Things Are:
School is finished for Madelyn after Friday. Her 5th birthday is next Wednesday May 20, and if anyone would like to send her a birthday card that would absolutely make her day (especially since she won’t get to have a party this year). We are supposed to leave for the beach on Friday the 22nd but so far the governor of FL hasn’t opened up condos for rentals- only hotels (which is so strange). We are hoping for good news this week- we can social distance at a single family condo the same as we are doing at home, but being at the beach would be such a nice break for us.

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost is $400 a person and includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Sign up at the link in this thread! We will be keeping signups open through the drop date, which is June 30. We have had several drops, so you can definitely come (along with your knitting group)- we have room for you!
  • The first KAL just ended, and Spotlight KAL starts on May 15! The first few sponsors have begun sending their donations, and we will be adding more as we receive more items! If you’re interested in being a sponsor, we have 3 levels of sponsorship: single door prize sponsor (1 item), grand prize sponsor (3 items), a little something for everyone sponsor (sends one small item for every attendee’s goodie bag). We also love our designer sponsors, and this year we are accepting donations in groups of 10 or 100 (for simplicity, we ask that the donations only be in one of those two amounts). There’s something for every budget! Just give us an email to find out more!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • March/April 6 in 20: trilinda! You win a pattern of your choice up to a $10 value from a friend of the podcast. Send me a DM by 5/30 and let me know what you’d like, and I’ll pass it along to her. Thanks!
  • NICU Noggins KAL is in its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!
  • Color Street got a little backed up on production, so I’m your best bet if you want to try a set! I have pretty much the entire catalog in my onhand inventory, and I ship daily! If you’re missing your mani/pedi salon time, you should try a set- what do you have to lose? Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, 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 still looking to sell my motorized Fancy Kitty Kitten drumcarder. It has the brush attachment, and is 90/120 fine cloth in fantastic condition. It has never had allergen fibers other than alpaca and baby camel on it, and that was years ago. I’ll also include the cleaner brush and burnishing brush, and a huge bag of fiber to get you started (plus I’ll make myself available for chatting if you need tips/tricks or troubleshooting). I’m asking $675 for it plus actual shipping, and this is a great deal because it currently retails for $825.95 plus $44.95 shipping on the FK website (and doesn’t include any extras). I’d like to sell it ASAP.
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link

 

May 13, 2020 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

Episode 186: Back To The WIPs

Thank you for joining me for Episode 186 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The sponsor for the March/April 6 in 20 period is a kind friend of the podcast, who wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you, friend- you know who you are!

Underway:
Flax for Madelyn, Typhoon, Corner To Corner Scrap Blanket

Taking a Break:
Socks #1 for 2020, Shelley Summer Top

Concluded:
One and Done Shawl

Incoming!:
Attempting to work on WIPs!

Maker’s Moment: 
Making ALL the epoxy cups! The first batch for sale will go up into my Unwind shop next week- but after the Smoky Mountain Fiber Virtual Festival is over, I’ll be putting them into my revived Etsy shop! I’m amenable to doing custom cups too- just send me an email!

I can’t believe I forgot to mention this last time: I finished both Chris’s cousin Amanda’s quilt and my X-block quilt right before my birthday in March! My quilt is a bright splash of color in my bedroom and I love it! And Amanda really loved hers as well. You can see pics of both on my Crafty Bingo entry on Ravelry.

In My Ears:
Relistening to the Dresden Files series. (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above link is an Amazon Associates link. If you click on it and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the link. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
We haven’t gotten word yet but our governor has recommended closing school through the end of the school year. I’m so sad for Madelyn. Her soccer was canceled indefinitely too.

She had a really great Easter. I got her a new lime green soccer ball, and she’s been practicing in the backyard. My inlaws stayed with us for a bit after the tornados on Easter night, and she enjoyed her time with them too.

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost is $400 a person and includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. We have 11 spots left as of this recording. Sign up at the link in this thread!
  • Attendees: please remember that your fees are due IN MY HANDS on April 30! I sent out a reminder email this morning, but this is your additional reminder! Please keep in mind that letting the payment deadline pass without letting us know you don’t intend to come is a hard no- you won’t be allowed to come in future years if you do that.
  • The first KAL is going strong! It’s called New Beginnings, and is all about working with a pattern, designer, type of object, or yarn that is new to you: Into The Wool is full of new experiences and that’s what makes it so special! See the KAL thread for more info! (If you aren’t an attendee you’re welcome to knit along with us too, just please don’t post your projects in the KAL FO thread.)

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • NICU Noggins KAL is heading into its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!

 

  • Color Street is still shipping sets, and so am I! If you’re missing your mani/pedi salon time, you should try a set- what do you have to lose? Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, 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 still looking to sell my motorized Fancy Kitty Kitten drumcarder. It has the brush attachment, and is 90/120 fine cloth in fantastic condition. It has never had allergen fibers other than alpaca and baby camel on it, and that was years ago. I’ll also include the cleaner brush and burnishing brush, and a huge bag of fiber to get you started (plus I’ll make myself available for chatting if you need tips/tricks or troubleshooting). I’m asking $675 for it plus actual shipping, and this is a great deal because it currently retails for $825.95 plus $44.95 shipping on the FK website (and doesn’t include any extras). I’d like to sell it ASAP.
  • Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival has been canceled due to COVID-19, and all of the vendors are really sad! I am spearheading a virtual festival to help the vendors still make some money off of their wares, so please check out the blog for all links beginning on April 23! Thank you for continuing to support Unwind!
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link
  • I’m looking for sponsors for the next few periods of 6 in 20. You can donate a pattern, a skein of yarn… whatever you want! Just get in touch, and I appreciate it!

April 16, 2020 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Episode 185: How To Overwhelm An Introvert

Thank you for joining me for Episode 185 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The sponsor for the March/April 6 in 20 period is a kind friend of the podcast, who wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you, friend- you know who you are!

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Underway:
Socks #1 2020, One and Done Shawl

Concluded:
Still working on my WIPs!

Incoming!:
Hard Rime Hat by M K Nance

Maker’s Moment: 
I’m back to my diamond painting! I only have a row and a half left before I’m done. Madelyn has been enjoying it because she’s crafting while I do. 

I’m gearing up to have some bling cups available on my website! I am also blinging reusable straw cases (that come with straw and cleaning brush). Follow my @unwindyarncompany Instagram for a heads-up when I list them!

I got the supplies and a cup turner to start doing epoxy cups! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while.

In My Ears:
Just finished up Dawn Study by Maria V Snyder- the last book in the Soulfinder series. I’m currently listening to Tell Me Lies by JP Pomare- it was my free Audible Original for March and is actually really good!  (Apparently that book isn’t available except via Audible- sorry I didn’t catch that before recording!) (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above link is an Amazon Associate link. If you click on it and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the link. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via that link, because even if you don’t buy this particular item, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
Our school is out until April 14, but we are assuming that it will be out through the rest of the school year. Madelyn is so sad about that. Homeschool is NO JOKE. Soccer has been canceled for the foreseeable future, so we are trying to stay active at home. We’ve discovered Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube- great for getting the wiggles out on rainy days- and have been playing in the backyard. I got her a potholder loom and a perler bead kit to have some crafty adventures with. 

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • We are definitely still having the retreat! If you’re sad that a spring event you’d planned to attend has been canceled, please consider joining us this fall! We’d love to have you! We have 8 spots left as of this recording. Sign up at the link in this thread!
  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost is $400 a person and includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. 
  • The first KAL has begun! It’s called New Beginnings, and is all about working with a pattern, designer, type of object, or yarn that is new to you: Into The Wool is full of new experiences and that’s what makes it so special! See the KAL thread for more info! (If you aren’t an attendee you’re welcome to knit along with us too, just please don’t post your projects in the KAL FO thread.)Hear Ye, Hear Ye:
  • NICU Noggins KAL is heading into its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!
  • Color Street just released our Spring collection and there are 24 brand new styles to choose from! Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, and join my Facebook VIP group to get all the best deals! If you’re unable to get to the salon for your regular nail appointment, it’s a great time to try Color Street! It can be used over existing nail treatments like gel, acrylic, dip, etc. in order to buy you time until the salons reopen! 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 still looking to sell my motorized Fancy Kitty Kitten drumcarder. It has the brush attachment, and is 90/120 fine cloth in fantastic condition. It has never had allergen fibers other than alpaca and baby camel on it, and that was years ago. I’ll also include the cleaner brush and burnishing brush, and a huge bag of fiber to get you started (plus I’ll make myself available for chatting if you need tips/tricks or troubleshooting). I’m asking $675 for it plus actual shipping, and this is a great deal because it currently retails for $825.95 plus $44.95 shipping on the FK website (and doesn’t include any extras). I’d like to sell it ASAP.
  • Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival has been canceled due to COVID-19, and all of the vendors are really sad! I am spearheading a virtual festival to help the vendors still make some money off of their wares, so please check out the blog for all links beginning on April 23! Thank you for continuing to support Unwind!
  • I finished a large wholesale order for my friends at Needlepoint Junction in Hilton Head Island, SC. Like most LYSs, their sales are dependent on a lot of in-person traffic they aren’t able to get right now, but continue to ship available yarn out to customers! I have created a BEAUTIFUL new colorway for her, and she will be making it (along with her exclusive Hilton Head Island colorway) available for preorder this week. If you want to support both Unwind and a LYS, consider taking a look at the yarn on her site and placing an order!
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link

March 23, 2020 at 11:28 pm Leave a comment

Episode 184: Giving Myself Grace

Thank you for joining me for Episode 184 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The sponsor for the March/April 6 in 20 period is a kind friend of the podcast, who wishes to remain anonymous. Thank you, friend- you know who you are!

Underway:
Shelley Summer Top, Socks #1 2020, One and Done Shawl, Aranami Shawl

Concluded:
no knitting ones…

Incoming!:
A project for the first ITW KAL! Not sure what though… trying to finish at least one or two WIP projects first.

Maker’s Moment: 
I finished TWO quilts last weekend- I finally finished the commission quilt for my cousin, and also the queen sized quilt I started in 2017! I’ll be handing off the cousin quilt tomorrow at my birthday lunch, and the queen size is on my bed. 🙂 I also finished a project bag and two more yarn bowls, and have the supplies out to make more yarn bowls as well as finish the pillow shams that go with my quilt. 
I’ve made 3 more bling cups since I last recorded, with a fourth one almost done, and another one for me that’s about 70% done. I plan to have bling cups at Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival in Townsend TN in April, if you want to check them out for yourself! A bunch will be fiber themed! I’ll also be bringing reusable straws with their own blinged-out keychain clip cases!

In My Ears:
Currently listening to The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon (I’ve read it on Kindle but it’s been a while). Chris and I are reading the same books at the same time right now, it’s kinda fun. I also just finished Night Study from the Maria V Snyder Poison Study series, and only have one more book left to go (but ran out of Audible credits). (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
We got into our third choice school in the lottery, after a long and arduous (and unfair, IMO) process. Just glad she got in at this point.
Soccer was canceled due to weather on Monday. Hoping for a change in the weather next week, as she was SO disappointed.

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost is $400 a person and includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. We have 9 spots left as of this recording. Sign up at the link in this thread!
  • The first KAL has begun! It’s called New Beginnings, and is all about working with a pattern, designer, type of object, or yarn that is new to you: Into The Wool is full of new experiences and that’s what makes it so special! See the KAL thread for more info! (If you aren’t an attendee you’re welcome to knit along with us too, just please don’t post your projects in the KAL thread.)Hear Ye, Hear Ye:
  • I had to redraw for the grand prize winner of 2019’s KAL. The new winner is sauer-knits! I’ve got an awesome prize pack for you- just remind me of your address!
  • The prize for January/February 6 in 20 is a pattern of the winner’s choice from longtime podcast supporter (and fellow podcaster) WindsweptMonique. 🙂 The winner is cinderga!
  • NICU Noggins KAL is heading into its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!
  • Color Street just released our Hop To It Easter collection and these strips are SO cute! We also have some big stuff coming very soon- so keep in touch! Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, 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 still looking to sell my motorized Fancy Kitty Kitten drumcarder. It has the brush attachment, and is 90/120 fine cloth in fantastic condition. It has never had allergen fibers other than alpaca and baby camel on it, and that was years ago. I’ll also include the cleaner brush and burnishing brush, and a huge bag of fiber to get you started (plus I’ll make myself available for chatting if you need tips/tricks or troubleshooting). I’m asking $675 for it plus actual shipping, and this is a great deal because it currently retails for $825.95 plus $44.95 shipping on the FK website (and doesn’t include any extras). I’d like to sell it ASAP, but will entertain in-person pickup at the Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, which is my next show.
  • My birthday is Sunday- yay!! In honor of my birthday I’m having a SALE in the shop! Use code HBDANA to save 20% off all coupon-eligible purchases (ie. anything not already marked down) through 3/14/20 at midnight EDT. I also discontinued both my Luxe Sock and Twinkle Sock, and those are already marked down in the shop and are last call. Thank you for continuing to support Unwind!
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link

March 6, 2020 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Episode 183: A Couple Of Mishaps

Thank you for joining me for Episode 183 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The KAL sponsor for January and February is WindsweptMonique. Definitely go check out her designs- she has a lot of gorgeous shawls and other accessories, as well as a lot of gorgeous sweaters in a big range of sizes!

Underway:
Soldotna Crop, Corner-To-Corner Scrap Blanket, Shelley Summer Top, 2020 NICU Noggins, Socks #1 2020, Endpaper Mitts

Concluded:
Nothing since last time- lots of progress on my current WIPs!

Incoming!:
Planning to stick with what I’ve got on the needles for right now… but y’all know me, that could change at any time! LOL!

Maker’s Moment: 
Blinging cups is SO MUCH FUN! I have finished a cup for my Color Street team co-leader, as well as another friend’s belated Christmas present. Working on a coffee mug right now as a team incentive- should have it finished tonight. Next up: a new water cup for me!

I’ve made a few shirts too… including a new fun Harry Potter sweatshirt!

So happy my office is cleaned up- and that I’ve kept it that way! Next up: my closet. I’ll be doing a HUGE Goodwill donation this week!

In My Ears:
Finished The Goldfinch by Donna Tart, and WOW what a ride!! Currently listening to the third book in the Soulfinders series by Maria V Snyder (Poison Study, Magic Study already read- third is Fire Study). I returned My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoche Williams- not worth my time. Any new finds you want to recommend? (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
We will find out by the end of this week where she got into Kindergarten… thoughts/prayers please! Also, we signed her up for youth soccer! She is SO excited. We had a snow day yesterday- first one in 5 years!

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost is $400 a person and includes 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. We have 7 spots left as of this recording. Sign up at the link in this thread!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Please contact me, winner of the grand prize for 6 in 19!! If I don’t hear from you by February 15, I will have to redraw.
  • The prize for January/February 6 in 20 is a pattern of the winner’s choice from longtime podcast supporter (and fellow podcaster) WindsweptMonique. 🙂
  • NICU Noggins KAL is heading into its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!
  • Color Street has Valentine’s Day and St Paddy’s Day strips available! We also have a February charity strip (Helping Hearts); $2 from the sale of each set gets divided between WomenHeart Foundation and The Children’s Heart Foundation. Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, 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 still looking to sell my motorized Fancy Kitty Kitten drumcarder. It has the brush attachment, and is 90/120 fine cloth in fantastic condition. It has never had allergen fibers other than alpaca and baby camel on it, and that was years ago. I’ll also include the cleaner brush and burnishing brush, and a huge bag of fiber to get you started (plus I’ll make myself available for chatting if you need tips/tricks or troubleshooting). I’m asking $675 for it plus actual shipping, and this is a great deal because it currently retails for $825.95 plus $44.95 shipping on the FK website (and doesn’t include any extras). I’d like to sell it ASAP, but will entertain in-person pickup at the Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, which is my next show.
  • Don’t forget that I still have awesome yarn available in my shop! Thank you for continuing to support Unwind!
  • Tiffany’s podcast- Youtube link

February 9, 2020 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

Episode 182: Happy 2020!

Thank you for joining me for Episode 182 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The KAL sponsor for January and February is WindsweptMonique. Definitely go check out her designs- she has a lot of gorgeous shawls and other accessories, as well as a lot of gorgeous sweaters in a big range of sizes!

Underway:
Soldotna Crop, Corner-To-Corner Scrap Blanket, Sunset Highway, Jacob wool sweater spin

Concluded:
3 skeins of handspun, Quill Hat

Incoming!:
Haven’t decided yet. I’ve got a bit of analysis paralysis! I have got plans for CraftyBingo 2020 (hosted by Aryn/BlingYourString podcast group on Ravelry).

Sew You Say:
Nothing at all- machine has been put up since Christmas. I’m hoping to get back to it soon.

Maker’s Moment: 
I got my heat press! Yay! Now I’ll have a shirt for any occasion imaginable. Since getting it set up last weekend I’ve made Madelyn 3 shirts and myself 2 shirts. So much fun!! Also, let me know if you’re interested in a vinyl decal or shirt… I’m not dedicating Unwind shop space to vinyl, but am open to custom work!

I’ve started doing some “blinging”- applying loose rhinestones to objects- and I LOVE it. I’ve finished 3 cups (2 blank and one Dollar Tree cup where I blinged an existing pattern) and I’m working on cup 4. I have plans to do some picture frames and lots more cups! It’s kinda like diamond painting but without a pattern (unless you create one) and it’s a good way for me to use my Silhouette Cameo since you can bling over a vinyl decal.

In My Ears:
First finished book of the year was Blue Moon by Lee Child (the newest Jack Reacher book- a GREAT series!). I’m currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and it is really great!! I can totally see why it won awards. (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!) 

Where The Wild Things Are:
Just did our out of zone lottery submission… keep fingers crossed/pray for us! We find out on or by Feb 15 where she got in.

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 89 attendee spots, 10 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • Here is the link to the FAQ thread.
  • If you have questions beyond what’s covered in the retreat FAQs please use our email ONLY. We will not be answering any Ravelry PMs regarding the retreat.
  • We will be announcing vendors this Saturday 1/25! 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Winner of Nov/Dec 6 in 19 (68 total projects submitted): TheProjectBag
  • Winner of the grand prize for 6 in 19 (12 people completed all 6 periods): jennymoonknits
  • We have started 6 in 20! I got the thread up today (sorry for the delay!) so go ahead and post any objects you’ve started/finished this month! The prize for January/February is a pattern of the winner’s choice from longtime podcast supporter (and fellow podcaster) WindsweptMonique. 🙂
  • NICU Noggins KAL is heading into its 4th year! Please check out the thread for all of the details, and I hope you’ll consider knitting a hat or two!

 

January 23, 2020 at 1:02 pm Leave a comment

Episode 181: Scrap-Down

Thank you for joining me for Episode 181 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Soldotna Crop, Zuzu’s Petals for Jeannie, Clever Girl test knit (look for kits/pattern release in mid-January! HERE is the jacquard floats technique I mentioned), Corner-To-Corner Scrap Blanket

Concluded:
ADVENTuresome Wrap, (here is the project page for Katrina’s Zuzu’s Petals), Stephanie’s Mitts, Chris’s Christmas Tree Socks, Bluebird Of Happiness for both Jessa and Susie

Incoming!:
Falling Snow Stocking for the cat out of gold & white Cascade 220. 

Year In Review: 
3 sweaters for me
1 sweater for Madelyn
3 hats for me
4 pairs of socks for me
2 pairs of socks for Madelyn
1 pair of socks for my husband
2 pairs of fingerless mitts for gifts
1 cowl for me
1 cowl for a gift
1 ENORMOUS wrap
10 NICU Noggins
2 ornaments

Goals for 2020:
I plan to finish my Soldotna and my Sunset Highway first, before beginning anything else large.
Patterns I intend to knit in 2020 (this could change at any time, lol):
Meg
Norrland (probably just the mitts to start)
Ground Pepper
Arboretum Cowl
Jessie’s Girl
As for other goals… spin more, knit at least 5 pair of socks for adults and 3 more pairs for Madelyn, find a way to organize my hats/shawls/cowls (any tips?), destash at least 20 skeins of yarn.
I also plan to Scrap-Down: work up at least 200g of scraps every quarter in 2020. I’m starting with the fingering weight bin, and will work on blankets til I run out. As of right now I have well over 2000g of fingering scraps alone, so this is a long time coming!

Sew You Say:
I gave up on getting the binding on the quilt before Family Christmas, so my goal is to have it done by the end of January (they’re fine with it). I also need to bind my X-block quilt that’s been done for *mumble mumble 2 years mumble mumble*, so I’m just going to make a weekend of it.

Maker’s Moment: 
I did make the makeup bags and Christmas shirts- and it’s made me realize just how much I really do need a heat press. But first… I need to sell my drumcarder… anybody interested?

In My Ears:
Finished all of my books-in-progress and really haven’t started another one- oops! I’ve been catching up on podcasts instead- namely The Other Half and Harry Potter & The Sacred Text. 

Where The Wild Things Are:
She had a great Christmas- much more moderate than expected, with lots of games and puzzles and books (exactly what I’d hoped for). She got a digital camera and has been having a great time with that! My inlaws are giving her a digital frame they’ve had laying around, so she can enjoy her photography in her bedroom. We’re working on open enrollment for Kindergarten and trying to make some decisions. 

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 89 attendee spots, 10 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are now in the last 2 month period of 6 in 19! I’m the sponsor again this month, and the prize is a skein of yarn in the winner’s choice from my shop
  • Color Street is gearing up for the next big holiday- Valentine’s Day! Those strips will be released soon, but if you want a chance to get some early the best way to do it is through the nail club I run in my VIP group! One set plus shipping for a low price every month, and you’ll always have awesome nails! Check out my Color Street site to see the entire catalog, 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. 😉
  • Thank you to those of you who have donated since my last episode. It helped to reimburse me for the hosting expenses and shipping fees I’d accrued over the last few months. 
  • I’ve got a site full of yarn right now if anyone is interested! Through 11:59pmEST on 12/31, save 25% on your entire order (excluding enamel pins) with code ENDOF19. I will be doing my yearly inventory from January 1-5, but will ship everything that is ordered as soon as the orders come in. 
  • Congrats to Tiffany for starting a podcast! (I misspoke on the episode- she’d already changed the channel name to The Project Bag.) I hope you’ll go check her out!

December 28, 2019 at 3:12 pm 2 comments

Episode 180: A Little Heavy At The End

Thank you for joining me for Episode 180 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
ADVENTuresome Wrap, Soldotna Crop (hasn’t been touched since last time 😬), Mitts for Stephanie, heels & toes in socks for Chris, Zuzu’s Petals for Jeannie, ornament for the swap

Concluded:
Beeswax Mitts

Incoming!:
January through March are gonna be ALL ABOUT MEEEEE

Sew You Say:
Preparing to attach the binding to my cousin’s quilt and hopefully bind my own quilt too.

Maker’s Moment: 
Makeup bags for all of my Color Street directs (sorry Christy and Jenn, if you hear this before you get yours!), maybe new Christmas shirts for me and Madelyn

In My Ears:
Finished the second book in the Todhunter Moon series by Angie Sage, and I’m almost halfway through the third (and final) one. (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!)
I’ve met my Goodreads reading goal for 2019 (HERE is the link to my profile if you want to friend me)!

Where The Wild Things Are:
Excited about Christmas. We made and decorated sugar cookies. She’s now got a chore chart, and is helping me cook dinner nightly.

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 90 attendee spots, 9 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • We will be sending out vendor selection emails on Thursday, and they will be announced to the public in January ahead of attendee signups!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • We are now in the last 2 month period of 6 in 19! I’m the sponsor again this month, and the prize is a skein of yarn in the winner’s choice from my shop
  • Color Street’s Christmas strips are AMAZING- and if you need a quick gift, I have most of them in my onhand stock- just reach out and I can ship same-day! 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. 😉
  • We will be doing the same KAL in 2020, but I need sponsors to help with prizes please. I can’t afford to front the bill anymore. 😦 
  • Don’t forget to ship your swap gifts by 12/17 to ensure delivery before Christmas!

December 10, 2019 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

Episode 179: Marooned

Thank you for joining me for Episode 179 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Advent Wrap, ADVENTuresome Wrap, Soldotna Crop, Beeswax Mitts

Concluded:
Hogwarts Shorties, Zuzu’s Petals for Katrina (no project page since it’s still a surprise!)

Incoming!:
Another Zuzu’s Petals for Jeannie, my water aerobics teacher; something knitted for Stephanie, the co-leader of my Color Street team; putting heels/toes in a pair of socks for Chris (sock tubes knitted by Daizie– contact her if you need them done because she’s AWESOME and super fast!); fingerless mitts for Madelyn because she’s a goof that apparently repels knitwear.

Sew You Say:
Nothing this time. I can’t really sew with my knee like this.

Maker’s Moment: 
Making a lazy susan for my aunt-in-law for Thanksgiving, plus “nutrition facts” shirts for the ladies in the family, and some Hallmark Movie Watching blankets!

In My Ears:
Finished Becoming by Michelle Obama, and the first book (Pathfinder) in the Todhunter Moon series by Angie Sage. Almost at my Goodreads reading goal for 2019! (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!)

Where The Wild Things Are:
Can’t wait for Thanksgiving because we are staying in a hotel!

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 90 attendee spots, 9 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • If you are a prospective vendor, vendor applications are now live! The application period is November 16-30, everyone will be notified of their status on or before December 12, and $450 vendor/attendee fee will be due January 13, 2020.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are now in the last 2 month period of 6 in 19! I’m the sponsor again this month, and the prize is a skein of yarn in the winner’s choice from my shop
  • Color Street has released our Thanksgiving and Christmas strips, and they are AMAZING!! Our charity for November is Type 1 Diabetes Awareness. 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. 😉
  • Still working on ideas for next year’s KAL. I’d love more opinions!
  • We are having the ornament/recipe swap! Details: $10 limit, sign up by 12/4, ship by 12/17. One handmade ornament plus one recipe (preferably a dessert but whatever makes your family go crazy is fine!), and a few little extras if you want (not to exceed $10). We will be using Elfster to assign partners, and it’s pretty awesome software. You can sign up here!

 

November 23, 2019 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

Episode 178: All The Advents!

Thank you for joining me for Episode 178 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Advent Wrap, ADVENTuresome Wrap, Hogwarts Shorties, Soldotna Crop

Concluded:
Ursa

Incoming!:
Meg by Junko Okamoto out of a SQ I bought at Fiber In The Boro from Nutmeg Fibers, KirbyWirby Christmas Vacation advent socks

Sew You Say:
Nothing this time, but I plan to make some of Mister Domestic’s Christmas ornaments while I’m laid up from my surgery, and I want to finish some soup bowl cozies for family gifts. 

Maker’s Moment: 
Working my way through family recipes in my recipe box.

In My Ears:
Finished Home Work by Julie Andrews and the entire Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage. Now I’ve moved on to the Todhunter Moon series by Angie Sage, and I need more new book series recommendations. Anybody got anything for me? (Also in the interest of full disclosure, the above links to books are Amazon Associates links. If you click on them and make a purchase I will receive a small payment, but it does not cost you anything to use the links. I appreciate you doing your Amazon shopping via those links, because even if you don’t buy those particular items, any items you buy during that browsing session will generate a small amount of money for me- which I then use to pay for prizes, shipping, etc.!)

Where The Wild Things Are:
Halloween was a lot of fun, but really cold! 

Out & About: Fiber In The Boro 2019

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 90 attendee spots, 9 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • If you are a prospective vendor, we have a vendor application reminder form set up! It’s just a way for us to remind you that our applications are live (the application period is November 16-30, everyone will be notified of their status on or before December 12, and $450 vendor/attendee fee will be due January 13, 2020).

 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are now in the last 2 month period of 6 in 19! I’m the sponsor again this month, and the prize is a skein of yarn in the winner’s choice from my shop! September/October: 64 total projects, winner is Ceraphina! 
  • Color Street has released our Thanksgiving and Christmas strips, and they are AMAZING!! Our charity for November is Type 1 Diabetes Awareness. 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. 😉
  • My knee surgery is next Friday 11/15, so send me some healing thoughts! I won’t be able to ship shop orders for approximately 1 week after surgery, so if you’re needing yarn for Christmas knitting, shop soon! 
  • Needing some ideas for next year’s KAL, if we do one. Also, is anyone interested in doing some sort of swap in December? Maybe a cookie recipe/ornament swap? Sound off on Rav so I can get it organized if you are!

November 9, 2019 at 9:29 pm Leave a comment

Episode 177: In A Cropped Sweater Phase

Thank you for joining me for Episode 177 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Ursa, Advent Wrap, Sunset Highway, spinning on my Electric Eel Nano!

Concluded:
Madelyn’s Space Cowgirl Socks, mini pumpkins

Incoming!:
Going to start my Soldotna Crop as soon as I finish the Ursa! 

Sew You Say:
I’ve been working on a quilt for my cousin’s Christmas gift from her mom, and I finished my Halloween quilt!

Maker’s Moment: 
More apple butter! Made lots of shirts with plans for more (especially Thanksgiving shirts for my family!). Signage for my booth, more vinyl decals for FITB, and plans to do Christmas ornaments for the family. No diamond painting lately… I really need to finish my four seasons tree!

In My Ears:
Home Work by Julie Andrews, Darke by Angie Sage. (In the interest of full disclosure, these are Amazon Affiliate links. If you click on them and then make an Amazon purchase, even if it’s a different item, I will receive a small amount of compensation. These funds help pay for web hosting fees, prize shipping, etc. so I really appreciate you shopping using them! Thank you!)

Where The Wild Things Are:
Outdoor Night is this week, and parent/teacher conferences are next week. Can’t wait for Halloween- she’s going to be a green fairy 🙂

Info: Into The Wool 2020

  • Dates for 2020: 9/17-9/20. Cost will be $400 a person and will include 8 meals, lodging, snacks and drinks, all activities, entrance to the market, a goodie bag, and a tshirt. Attendee signups are February 1, 2020 at 3pmET, and there are 90 attendee spots, 9 vendor spots (I’m a hybrid vendor/coordinator so I count in this bunch), and one coordinator spot (Tiffany) for a total of 100 total spots for the weekend.
  • If you are a prospective vendor, we have a vendor application reminder form set up! It’s just a way for us to remind you that our applications are live (the application period is November 16-30, everyone will be notified of their status on or before December 12, and $450 vendor/attendee fee will be due January 13, 2020).

 

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!). 
  • Color Street has just released our Thanksgiving and Christmas strips, and they are AMAZING!! 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 2, 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!
  • I’m having my other knee operated on in November, so after I finish my Fiber In The Boro dyeing and the few custom orders on my books, I likely won’t be dyeing again until 2020. If you need a custom order dyed, I have a few of my bases in right now and would be happy to put you on my schedule before I have my surgery. Just send me an email!  

October 22, 2019 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

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!

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

6 in 19: January/February Drawing!

OOPS! I forgot to draw for the winner on episode 169! I recorded a short announcement episode here, so you can find out if you won! Winners, please get in touch with me as soon as you hear this so I can let Kino know what pattern you want!

March 11, 2019 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

Episode 169: Crafts and Shenanigans

Thank you for joining me for Episode 169 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Madelyn’s GREEN socks, Changing Staircases, Northeasterly Blanket

Taking A Nap:
Lycka– but only because I didn’t want to take a garment to knit on the cruise!

Concluded:
Almost Lost Washcloth

Incoming!!:
Baby knits for my best friend from high school! She is due in September with a little boy!

Sew You Say:
Forgot to mention my apron last time! I finished the Easy-On Apron out of some Alison Glass fabric I picked up while visiting TheProjectBag last year. I also finished the black knit dress from the Joann’s kit for the cruise! Got a serger with my birthday money! I picked the Brother 1034D after getting advice from a lot of friends.

Where The Wild Things Are:
Madelyn and I met a possum at the zoo program we attend, and I was surprised by what we learned.

Birthday Shenanigans/Cruise:
My birthday was great! Lots of time with family, and brunch with a friend. 

The cruise was incredible. I got to meet a lot of the higher-ups and executives of Color Street, get to know other stylists, and had a ton of fun in Mexico. I got to see a very old cotton tree that the Maya Indians use the fiber from to make their indigenous textiles!

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. 

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  • TheProjectBag and I have an announcement to make. It has come to our attention that Potion Yarns recently released an episode of her podcast that contained some very divisive and hurtful language regarding the issues of respect for BIPOC and individuals who might feel marginalized by the knitting community. Into The Wool is an all-inclusive retreat in more ways than just monetarily: we strive to be a welcoming place where people of all walks of life, skin color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. feel comfortable and accepted. The views expressed by Potion Yarns run counter to those that we strive to uphold and maintain for the retreat, and thus we have decided to revoke our invitation to her to vend our retreat market. We are pleased to have blueberrychick from Bede Sisters step up from an alternate vendor spot to this vacant spot, and hope you will support her in the market (and during the Spotlight KAL!). Check out the link to her shop in the vendor thread! We thank you for your continued support, and hope that our commitment to create a safe and welcoming environment for ALL makes you even more excited to come hang out with us in September! We’d love to have more folks on the waitlist though, since it’s likely they will get in (we always have about 10% attrition). Don’t hesitate to sign up!
  • Color Street just released our Easter sets: Hot Chick and Great Hare Day! 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. 😉

March 11, 2019 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Episode 168: No Wind In My Sails

Thank you for joining me for Episode 168 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! The January/February period of 6 in 19 is sponsored KinoKnits

Kino Knits rhino logo cropped

Underway:
Northeasterly Blanket, Lycka

Taking A Nap:
Dissent Cowl

Concluded:
Pop Crop Cardi

Incoming!!:
I need to cast on some socks for purse knitting… and I have no idea what project to take with me on the cruise. Any suggestions?

Sew You Say:
Finishing up one of the Dress Xpress kits from Joann. Georgia was an epic fail- I’m SO SAD! Starting a quilt for Madelyn’s birthday… Summer In The Park by Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Where The Wild Things Are:
Had Valentine Night Out at PDO… and the Valentine party is tomorrow! Kits & Cubs at the zoo is going well- she’s utterly fearless!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • 6 in 19 is underway, and January/February is being sponsored by KinoKnitsBe sure you check out her patterns- knitting any of her patterns for this period will earn you TWO entries toward prizes! Also, be sure your picture of your project either links to your project page or has info with it about your project (and you need to have a project page for every project- if I can’t find it, it won’t count!).
  • Into The Wool News: vendors are (in no particular order) Elemental Fiberworks, Haute Boheme Fibers, Bags By Jorie, Diana Couture, Unwind Yarn Company, Potion Yarns, Fairy Tale Knits, Arkansas Yarn Company, & Holly & Ivy Dyeworks. The retreat filled up by the first night after signups! So excited!! We’d love to have more folks on the waitlist though, since it’s likely they will get in (we always have about 10% attrition). Don’t hesitate to sign up!
  • Color Street’s St Paddy’s Day sets are SO CUTE! 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. 😉
  • YOU ARE WANTED HERE!!! <3<3<3

February 13, 2019 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Episode 167: Squolka Dots

Thank you for joining me for Episode 167 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind!

Underway:
Dissent Cowl, Northeasterly Blanket, Pop Crop Cardi– but I’m hung up because I’m going to run out of yarn! Does anybody have any Elsbeth Lavold Silky Tweed they want to send me??

Taking A Nap:
Drums Of Autumn MKAL

Concluded:
Koru Hat

Incoming!!:
Lycka out of Rendezvous Sport in “Dream”, spinning of some kind- I’m getting the itch to spin again!

Sew You Say:
Cut out my Georgia dress and the Easy On Apron, and started Mom’s string quilt for Mother’s Day! I also plan to make the last 2 DressXpress kits I got at Joann’s at the end of the warmer months last year- that might end up being all I have time to make before the cruise.

Where The Wild Things Are:
Started Kits & Cubs at the zoo every other week.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • 6 in 19 is now underway, and January/February is being sponsored by KinoKnits!

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  • Into The Wool News: 2019 dates 9/19-22, and attendee signups will be on 2/1/19 at 3pmET. The fee for 2019 is $340 and will include a tshirt (a change requested by the 2018 attendees), and will be due by 4/5. Vendors will be announced on 1/25!
  • Color Street has beautiful Valentine’s sets available, with St Paddy’s Day coming up soon! 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. 😉
  • Thank you to everyone who expressed support for the changes with Unwind. It means a lot to have you guys in my corner!

January 23, 2019 at 12:28 am Leave a comment

Episode 166: The Times They Are A-Changin’

Thank you for joining me for Episode 166 of Just One More Row, hosted by danaofunwind! This episode is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

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Unwind Yarn Company is having our year-end clearance sale! Save 25% on everything in the store through 12/31 at midnight ET with code ENDOF18. You can find the shop at unwindyarncompany.com.

Underway:
Drums Of Autumn MKAL, Northeasterly Blanket

Concluded:
Apple Picking Socks, Madelyn’s Earthy Hat, Chris’s Octopussy Socks, Madelyn’s Grinch embroidery

Incoming!!:
Planning to pick a short-sleeved sweater to knit for my Color Street cruise in February! Not sure which one yet, but I’m going to use 3 skeins of my Rendezvous Sport in Dream for it. Planning to do Crafty Bingo again.

Sew You Say:
Made a few “cell phone plops” (electronic device holders)- super fun! (tutorial by Man Sewing) I’m DYING to start a string quilt, and I have a few new sewing patterns from 100 Acts of Sewing that I bought with Christmas money!

Where The Wild Things Are:
Christmas was great, other than the fact that we all got a little sick.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Yearly KAL: 6 in 19. Please listen to the episode for full details!

 

  • Into The Wool News: 2019 dates 9/19-22, and attendee signups will be on 2/1/19 at 3pmET. The fee for 2019 is $340 and will include a tshirt (a change requested by the 2018 attendees), and will be due by 4/30. Vendors will be announced on 1/25!
  • Color Street is about to release our Valentine’s designs! Check out my Color Street site to order the current lineup, and join my Facebook VIP group to see sneak peeks of the Valentines sets over the next little bit! 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. 😉
  • Big changes are coming to Unwind… not what I really hoped for, but it’s necessary.

December 30, 2018 at 1:29 am Leave a comment

Episode 165: Santa Rides A T-Rex

Thank you for joining me for Episode 165 of Just One More Row, hosted by 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 a new rainbow tweed sock base just debuted… don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit the shop today at unwindyarncompany.com!

Underway:
Apple Picking Socks, Drums Of Autumn MKAL, giant sock tube of dooooooom

Concluded:
Madelyn’s Mitts, Little Worsted Sock Arms, 3 skeins of handspun

Incoming!!:
Northeasterly with my Dyer’s Advent from TheYarnAndI and a bunch of awesome indie dyers! Handspun recently finished will be for The Shift Cowl.

Sew You Say:
Finished making my SNCA swap partner’s gifts- a rope trivet, a small rope bowl, and a hexie pincushion. Doing some secret sewing for Tiffany (hehe) and my cousin Amanda is getting an Inside-Outside Pouch. I took advantage of the Spoonflower BOGO fat quarters sale and got a bunch of calendar tea towels on cotton-linen blend for family, and I’m working on hemming them. Still have dreams of at least finishing a Christmas quilt top- we’ll see.

Out And About:
I have a trunk show at Hook & Needle Yarn Studio in Maryville TN this Saturday 12/8 from 10-4pmET! Sending a trunk show to The Fuzzy Goat in Thomasville GA (hopefully!) that will run Dec 17-24! I’ll post in the Rav group when I’m certain!

Where The Wild Things Are:
Madelyn is so excited about Christmas! And I found the best wrapping paper ever.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Into The Wool News: 2019 dates 9/19-22, and attendee signups will be on 2/1/19 at 3pmET. The fee for 2019 is $340 and will include a tshirt (a change requested by the 2018 attendees); attendee signups will be held via the Ravelry group. Vendor applications are over, and will be notified shortly.
  • Color Street has amazing sets out for the holidays!! Check out my Color Street site to order these or any of the other AWESOME designs! 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 running a Single Skein Selldown on my Unwind site to make room for more new items! Use coupon code SSS20 to save 20% on any items in that category!

December 5, 2018 at 11:09 pm Leave a comment

Episode 164: Please Send Chocolate

Thank you for joining me for Episode 164 of Just One More Row, hosted by 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 a new rainbow tweed sock base just debuted last week… don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit the shop today at unwindyarncompany.com!

Underway:
Apple Picking Socks, Madelyn’s Mitts, Little Worsted Sock Arms test knit

Concluded:
Ingot Cowl, Tweedy baby hat

Incoming!!:
Drums Of Autumn MKAL

Sew You Say:
Making up a present for my Saturday Night Craft Along Swap partner, and a few more gifts for other friends. And lots of yarn bowls- I vend again this month and again in December!

Out And About: Fiber In The Boro 2018

Where The Wild Things Are:
Madelyn had a ball trick or treating! My husband is out of town for a week and a half starting tomorrow- send prayers and chocolate!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:
* Into The Wool News: 2019 dates 9/19-22, and attendee signups will be on 2/1/19 at 3pmET. The fee for 2019 is $340 and will include a tshirt (a change requested by the 2018 attendees). If you are interested, vendor applications open on November 20 and will close on December 4. Vendors will be selected and notified by December 10, and payment will be due by January 21, 2019. There are 8 vendor spots available.
* Winner of 6 in 18 for August/September: cinderga! You get a skein of sock yarn from me!
* Color Street has amazing sets out for the holidays!! Check out my Color Street site to order these or any of the other AWESOME designs! You can request a free Color Street sample here. Please only one sample per customer as I do have to pay for them. 😉
* I’m running a Single Skein Selldown on my Unwind site to make room for more new items! Use coupon code SSS20 to save 20% on any items in that category!
* I’m looking to do a trunk show with a local yarn shop before the end of the year! Preference will be given to ones that I could drive to for a one-day event, but I’m also happy to ship the items if traveling there isn’t an option for me. Please direct anyone who is interested to my email: unwindyarncompany@gmail.com so we can discuss! Thanks in advance for your help!

 

November 11, 2018 at 1:14 pm Leave a comment

Episode 163: Flying Solo

Thank you for joining me for Episode 163 of Just One More Row, hosted by 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 a new rainbow tweed sock base just debuted last week… don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit the shop today at unwindyarncompany.com!

Underway:
Dana: Beekeeper Cardigan, Kennecott, Ingot Cowl, Apple Picking Socks

Concluded:
Dana: Simple Yet Effective Cowl, Shop Swatch Blanket 1, Woodland Dreamer Mitts, Little Sock Arms

Incoming!!:
Dana: Tweedy baby hat

Sew You Say:
Dana: Metamorphic Dress, lots of yarn bowls, have my Halloween quilt basted and am struggling to find time to quilt it. Also I’m 2 months behind on the quilting bee blocks so those are coming up fast.

Out And About: Into The Wool Fiber Retreat 2018
 
Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn is doing great! Very excited about Halloween- she will be a dinosaur this year thanks to Tiffany. 🙂 Mentioned the Teal Pumpkin Project.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Into The Wool News: 2019 dates 9/19-22, and attendee signups will be on 2/1/19 at 3pmET. The fee for 2019 is $340 and will include a tshirt (a change requested by the 2018 attendees). If you are interested, vendor applications open on November 20 and will close on December 4. Vendors will be selected and notified by December 10, and payment will be due by January 21, 2019. There are 8 vendor spots available. For all info, please see this thread on Ravelry.
  • Winner of 6 in 18 for July/August: MDQuilter! Beth wins a skein of yarn from me!
  • Winner of NICU Noggins KAL: operadiva25! Heidi wins a project bag from Jessica!
  • Color Street is coming out out with fair isle nails for the holidays, called Fleece Navidad! Check out my Color Street site to order these or any of the other AWESOME designs!
  • I’m running a Single Skein Selldown on my Unwind Yarn Company site to make room for more new items! Use coupon code SSS20 to save 20% on any items in that category!
  • October 22, 2018 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

    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!

    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

    Episode 155: I’m Only Fooling Myself!

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 155 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company.

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    If you haven’t stopped by the Unwind Yarn Company shop yet this year, you really should! There’s a brand new look to the Unwind logo and labels, and new colorways are popping up weekly, including a new “Perfect Blenders” series that will take the guesswork out of matching up skeins to use together in a project. Stop by Unwind and make any purchase of $30 or more in the months of January and February, and get 15% off your in-stock purchase by using code JOMR15! You can find the shop at unwindyarncompany.com.

    Underway:
    Dana: Sunset Highway, Lisbon, Pot O’ Gold Socks, bought more FlexiFlips from Candra’s Yarn Paradise
    Jessica: On The Spice Market Shawl, 2AAT Socks For Porter, Friend Socks, Plying for my #sistersheepspin

    Concluded:
    Dana: nothing this time
    Jessica: nothing

    Incoming!!:
    Dana: Santa Clara ($7 Ravelry download) by Mara Catherine Bryner- just released!
    Jessica: Check out my instagram videos!

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: Finished the quilting on a baby quilt and am currently working on hand binding. Keeping up with the Quilter’s Planner Block of the Month quilt so far- only 2 months in. 😉 March is my month to be Queen Bee for the #lowkeybee, and I’ve got my block picked: Lone Starburst! Had to piece the back for the Clam Bake Quilt I mentioned last time, so it just needs to be basted and quilted. I might actually do a bit of fancier quilting on this one, and since it’s for me it’s on the back burner a bit.
    Jessica: Nothing

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: A mouth injury inadvertently led to the funniest thing she’s ever said to me.
    Jessica: Cardboard Sledding

    Makers Moment:
    Dana: I’ve been working on some embroidery pieces including the Love kit from Brynn and Co (came as a kit with a MollieMakes magazine- my favorite crafting magazine!) and this super cute piece from Tamar Nahir Yanai. I have also been doing a little more sashiko embroidery but am not sure if I’m going to use the pillow panels for pillows, or as quilt blocks.
    Jessica: Gardening time again. Broccoli, Zucchini, Cukes, Kale and other cruciferous veggies made it through the winter! (and Dana is going to get these raised garden beds for her house! whee!)

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • Thank you so much to the listener who donated to the show! We really appreciate it! We have a donate button to the right if you’d like to send a few dollars our way- we have a bunch of prizes to ship and patterns to purchase this year. We also really appreciate new iTunes reviews!
    • The first ITW KAL starts on March 1, and the theme is “Thank You For Being A Friend!” If you’re an attendee, be sure that you’re checking in at the ITW Ravelry group periodically, as we are also about to start trivia questions in March for extra points-earning opportunities!
    • We are once again doing NICU Noggins as a KAL for the podcast in 2018, to run concurrently with the ITW KAL. All hats will be donated to the TC Thompson Children’s Hospital NICU/Pediatric Oncology Unit in honor of Dana’s daughter and Jessica’s son, who were both patients in the NICU. For full details about how to participate, please check out the thread in the Ravelry group, and PM Dana for her address when you are ready to mail your hats! 🙂

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    February 25, 2018 at 11:38 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 154: Sneak In A Surprise Hat

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 154 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company.

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    If you haven’t stopped by the Unwind Yarn Company shop yet this year, you really should! There’s a brand new look to the Unwind logo and labels, and new colorways are popping up weekly, including a new “Perfect Blenders” series that will take the guesswork out of matching up skeins to use together in a project. Stop by Unwind and make any purchase of $30 or more in the months of January and February, and get 15% off your in-stock purchase by using code JOMR15! You can find the shop at unwindyarncompany.com.

    Underway:
    Dana: Sunset Highway, Kennecott, Pot O’ Gold Socks on Addi FlexiFlips, participating in Bling Your String Crafty Bingo this year
    Jessica: On The Spice Market Shawl, 2AAT Socks For Porter

    Concluded:
    Dana: Project Peace 2017, Ingenue Headwrap (x2), Chris’s Beary Surprise Socks, tons of handspun, including a large skein of 3ply from Fat Cat Knits fiber!
    Jessica: 2017 Socks

    Incoming!!:
    Dana: Simple House Slippers by Simone A
    Jessica: still finishing up 2017 projects! More spindle spinning on the horizon! 2018 plans: I have a huge bag full of all of the yarn for my projects ready to go! Some of my projects will be the Madewell Cardigan, Turners Falls Cardigan, Breathing Space, Exploration Station, 6 pairs of socks for me and 6 pairs for Porter

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: Finished a pair of Acacia panties! Made 4 stuffies from Moda panels (cat here and dog here), 2 for Madelyn and 2 for friends’ children.  Working on a Clam Bake Quilt from a Moda Jolly Bar pattern, about to cut out a baby quilt for another friend who is due soon. Cut out pieces for a Ann Carolyn tunic but haven’t sewn it yet.
    Jessica: also finished Acacia panties. 2 bags, 1 slip, repaired 2 sweaters for a co-worker.
    Things mentioned in this segment: Sunshine Shop Supply (wholesale prices on elastic)

    Review: Addi FlexiFlips
    Dana got hers here. Listen to the episode for our thoughts on the needles!

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: Working on getting a soccer team together at Madelyn’s PDO program. Waiting to hear back if the church has approved it or not. We tried “open gym” time at a local gymnastics center and it was dangerous and definitely not for us. 
    Jessica: Porter finished wrestling season!

    Makers Moment:
    Dana: How did everyone end up on the #jomrminimalistproject? I ended up losing steam, so I’m continuing into February. Still need to do my bedroom and master closet, and Madelyn’s closet.  
    Jessica: IKEA Skubb sweater box idea!

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • We have a donate button to the right -> if you’d like to send a few dollars our way. We also really appreciate new iTunes reviews so we will show up in searches for knitting podcasts!
    • Into The Wool has gone to a wait list, but don’t despair if you missed signups! We always have folks drop out before money is due, so go ahead and sign up for our wait list! You never know, you might get a spot anyway!

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    February 4, 2018 at 11:32 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 153: New Year, New Plans!

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 153 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company.

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    If you haven’t stopped by the Unwind Yarn Company shop yet this year, you really should! There’s a brand new look to the Unwind logo and labels, and new colorways are popping up weekly, including a new “Perfect Blenders” series that will take the guesswork out of matching up skeins to use together in a project. Stop by Unwind and make any purchase of $30 or more in the months of January and February, and get 15% off your in-stock purchase by using code JOMR15! You can find the shop at unwindyarncompany.com.

    Underway:
    Dana: Project Peace 2017, Sunset Highway (steam blocking on the needles using a tailor’s ham), Polygon Blanket
    Jessica: 2017 Socks, On The Spice Market Shawl, 2AAT Socks For Porter

    Incoming!!:
    Dana: focusing on my current projects… not really paying too much attention to my queue as I want to keep momentum!
    Jessica: Leave recommendations in the episode thread for handspun sweaters! Finishing ALL 2017 WIPS this month!

    Concluded:
    Dana: Madelyn Shawl, Gumdrop Buttons Socks
    Jessica: Fog Cutter

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: finished the table runner with the jankety pattern, finished my Morningstar Quilt top and shams (first bed-sized quilt top!) and will be sending those out for longarming this week, made a pillow out of the “orphan block” left over from my Modern Christmas Tree quilt, finished a jelly roll race baby quilt for a friend. Current sewing: not much since my machine is in the shop! I’m learning how to foundation paper piece and it is ADDICTIVE, even if I am having to use my old beginner machine to do it. I’ve mainly been cutting out a zillion new things to work on as soon as I get my machine back!
    Jessica: Bag, cleaned up sewing space, new shorts project.

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: We had a wonderful Christmas! Check out my personal IG @dana_of_unwind for videos of Madelyn on Christmas morning. Now we are just getting back into the swing of things with PDO.
    Jessica: Had a great time in the Caymans! Got to have a relaxing time and do lots of “touristy” things as a family, and Porter lost his first tooth!

    Makers Moment:
    Dana: How’s everyone’s #jomrminimalistproject going? I’m up to over 200 things so far this month! (if you add up all the days of January it’s 496 things donated/gifted/trashed.) I got some laundry soap stations, which isn’t exactly minimalism but is helping to organize my laundry area. One thing I’ve done knittingwise- completely cleaned out my queue- I’m down to 3 pages and it’s all things I already have yarn allocated for. I saved stuff to favorites if I wanted to remember it. Also: did you guys know that the wishlist feature is now in Favorites? Apparently it moved in November and I missed the announcement. Podcasts I’m excited about: Queens of England Podcast, Lore, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Love To Sew, and Tightly Spun– all are new to me (except HP, which I’ve been listening to over a year, and I’m interviewed on an upcoming episode of Tightly Spun!).
    Jessica: Meal prep for Keto-diet. Use blue mason jars. Porter’s Worst Chicken Ever (omit the Panko).

    6 in 18 KAL:

    • Everything seems to be going well! People are excited and there are already a few projects being posted! Check out the top of the January/February thread to read the rules. We hope you’ll join us!
    • Please let us know if you’d like to donate a prize for one of our two month periods!

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • Episode 151 Giveaway: the new winner of a set of miniskeins from Dana is Fromage!
    • To everyone who’s won a bag from Dana, I’ll get them done once my Juki is back from the shop.
    • Thank you to all of our participants in the 2017 KAL! There were a total of 744 projects submitted over the 12 month period, and we had a total of 34 people who completed all 12 months. And the winner of the 12 in 17 grand prize… MDQUILTER!!! Congrats Beth! You’ve won an AWESOME prize pack… a skein of Tosh Merino Light, a sock set from FibroFibers, a large notions back from Dana, a skein of Classic Elite Lush, two 50g balls of Find Me Knitting yarn, two skeins of Classic Elite Miracle, and a cute camera-themed project bag from Jessica.
    • We’ve been providing and mailing out a lot of prizes on our own dime, so if you guys could use our Amazon links to shop from, it would help us out financially. Also, we have a donate button on the shownotes blog if you’d like to send a few dollars our way. Thanks!
    • ITW vendor announcement 1/19, signups 2/1 at 3pmET. All info is in the FAQ thread, or on the website, but signups will only be available via the signup Ravelry thread (will be set up closer to time). The retreat is 9/20-23, if you didn’t know. We hope you’ll join us!

    January 14, 2018 at 10:29 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 152: Creepy Santa Hands

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 152 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind!

    Underway:
    Dana: Bear In A Bunny Suit, Madelyn Shawl, Project Peace 2017, Never Not Gnoming, took my Suzie to Nashville to spin with a friend’s spinning group and got about 1oz done- the most I’ve spun since ITW!
    Jessica:  2017 Socks, Fog Cutter,  On The Spice Market Shawl, 2AAT Socks For Porter

    Incoming!!:
    Dana: 2 Christmas Eve cast-ons… both socks! One using Bad Amy GBIV Radiant Stripe, and one using a Fibernymph Dyeworks sock blank.
    Jessica: Madewell Cardigan

    Concluded:
    Dana: Madelyn’s Antler Cardigan, Papaw’s Slipper Socks (grippy spray from Amazon can be found here)
    Jessica: nothing yet

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: Finished both my inlaws’ Christmas quilt and my Modern Christmas Tree quilt. Discovered the joy of making reusable gift bags! (Bag pattern is here, tag pattern is here) Pieced a patchwork tree block runner, and had a ton of issues with both the kit and the pattern. If it wasn’t for a QAL and for prizes, I would have given up long ago!
    Jessica: nothing this time

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: Madelyn had a great visit with Santa and an even better Christmas program at school this year. We can’t wait for Christmas!
    Jessica: Wrestling!

    Makers Moment:
    Dana: minimalist project in January! Join us? #jomrminimalistproject
    Jessica: Ornaments for Porter’s teachers

    6 in 18 Information:
    We are planning to do a different format for next year! We hope we’ve covered all of the possible questions here, but if you have more after reading/listening, please send us an email or ask in the thread on Ravelry.

    • We are encouraging folks to do larger projects this year, so each project period will be 2 months long: Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/June, July/Aug, Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec.
    • You must start AND finish your project within that time period- so the 1st of the month through the last day of the second month- and post your FO by the 4th of the following month. (ie: Cast on Jan 1 or later, must finish by Feb 28, and post your FO by March 4)
    • You must use at least 150yds in the project. This can be from multiple skeins, scraps, miniskeins, etc.- but it must be a SINGLE project. (no batches of baby hats, no stacks of washcloths, no knitting several pairs of kids’ socks to count- ONE project.)
    • We want this to be relaxed and easy to keep up with, and we want to encourage you to knit much larger projects than we did in 2017!
    • As with the 2016 and 2017 KALs… if you feel like you need to justify why you think it counts- please just assume it does not count and don’t post it. Please don’t ask us to be the bad guys and police you! Thanks!
    • We will have a single thread open for each project period, and will lock it on the 4th of the month following the close of the project period, so you won’t have to dig through the thread to see all of the posts for the year (and we won’t either).

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • Winner of the NICU Noggins prize never contacted Dana, so victoria, you are the new winner of a project bag from Dana! Send an email and we can discuss fabrics!
    • Episode 151 Giveaway: we still haven’t heard from one winner! Please be sure to check to see if you were one of the winners… if we haven’t heard from you by 12/31, we will have to redraw.
    • To everyone who’s won a bag from Dana, she will get to your bag after the holidays/obligation sewing is done. 🙂
    • Yarn bowls are now in the Unwind Yarn Company shop! $32 plus $7 for priority shipping (all of the yarn you buy will go in the same box, so it will come fast!). Also I’ll be closed for inventory from 1/1- 1/7, and will be returning with a whole new look! Until I close at the end of day on 12/31, use coupon code MOONROOF at checkout for 20% off your entire purchase! 

     

    December 22, 2017 at 12:51 am Leave a comment

    Episode 151: All The Ways You Can Die On A Train In Your Pajamas

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 151 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind!

    Underway:
    Dana: Lisbon, Madelyn’s Antler Cardigan, Wonder Woman Wrap, Chris’s Beary Surprise Socks, A Bear In A Bunny Suit
    Jessica:  2017 Socks, Fog Cutter, 2AAT Socks For Porter, more singles spun for my sweater

    Incoming!!:
    Dana: Project Peace 2017, Never Not Gnoming
    Jessica: On The Spice Market Shawl, Madewell Cardigan

    Concluded:
    Dana: nothing yet
    Jessica: nothing yet

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: Finished the piecing of my inlaws’ quilt top and got it basted and ready to quilt. Finished the top on my Modern Christmas Tree quilt and got the back pieced so it’s ready to send to the long armer on Monday! Got asked to be in a low-key quilting bee in 2018 so I’m trying to pick my chosen block and color scheme.
    Jessica: 4 bags sewn

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: Got school pics back- they’re so good! (tip: with a toddler, ask them to say “I’m Stinky!” and the smile will be perfect, promise!) Rewards chart is working for behavior correction… amazing what a few M&Ms and some new books will do!
    Jessica: Porter started wrestling! Went to the “fancy theater” to watch The Polar Express.

    Makers Moment:
    Dana: English paper piecing! It’s absolutely addictive, and extremely portable. It might take the rest of my life for me to get a quilt done, but… oh well! Got a Christmas cactus so my “magic window” is complete unless Chris lets me get the atrium window I want…
    Jessica: Kale and broccoli are growing quite nicely, although cucumbers died in our first hard freeze before Halloween.

    Episode 150 GIVEAWAY!
    Miniskein Set winners: #12 clowe, #39 lili52
    Spinning project bag winner: #15 EmilyK3661
    “Mixed Bag” batt winner: #17 knitterchow

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • One winner from NICU Noggins has not claimed their prize. Please get in touch with Dana before 12/1 or we will have to redraw for your prize!!!
    • Unwind Yarn CompanyThanksgiving Weekend Sale! Choose your own adventure with your discount: save 20% on any $30 or more purchase with code TURKEYSAVE, or get free shipping on any order with code TURKEYSHIP. (International folks, here is your chance to avoid those shipping charges!!!) Sale runs through Monday night at midnight ET (11/27).
    • We are doing our best to get back onto a recording schedule, and will have an episode up in the middle of December at the latest. We plan to do a knitting gifts episode! 🙂

    November 26, 2017 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 150: Our 8 Year Podiversary!

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 150 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind!

    Into The Wool Fiber Retreat:  
    It was really great! Such a wonderful time. 2018 dates are September 20-23. Signups begin Feb 1 and the cost is $325 and is all-inclusive: your lodging, meals, goodie bag, and all activities are included in the price.

    2017 Into The Wool Attendee Podcast Recaps:
    Kino Knits
    Auntie Danie Knits
    The Yarn And I
    Daizie Knits

    Underway:
    Dana: Avalanche, Lisbon, Gumdrop Buttons Socks, Madelyn Shawl
    Jessica:  2017 Socks, Fog Cutter, 2AAT Socks For Porter

    Concluded:
    Dana: Dewberry Cowl, Paddle Mitts, A Boo! For Madelyn, Great Divide, Sugar Maple Hat, Madelyn’s Faded-Style Pullover, Strange Brew Swatch Hat
    Jessica: Preemie Hats

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: Finished binding Chris’s quilt- finally. Made BOO! Miniquilt for Halloween decor using a kit from Stitch Supply Company. I have been making rope yarn bowls and would love listener opinions: would you be interested if I put them in the shop? I hesitate because shipping will be kind of high… it might be worth it though!
    Jessica: I’ve made 6 simple skirts sewn using my own pattern. (mentioned: Bassline Skirt by Anna Maria Horner)

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: Spectacular halloween costume and trick or treat bonanza! See pics on Instagram: @dana_of_unwind
    Jessica: Huntsville Space Center

    Makers Moment:
    Dana: Free Motion Quilting!!! Machingers Gloves, Super Slider Sheet (In the interest of full disclosure those are Amazon Associates links: we get a small kickback if you click through those links and make a purchase, even if it’s not those particular items that you buy. Those funds help pay for podcast prize shipping, etc.) Also, spinning fiber is available in the shop if you have been missing Unwind fiber!
    Jessica: So MUCH spinning. More bobbins = more singles!

    NICU Noggins:
    135 hats turned in by listeners! 876 total, and 90 were sent by Jessica’s grandma!
    26 cperrine – project bag from Dana!
    54 dpeach – skein of “Posey” on Unwind Yarn Company Luxe Sock
    118 sauer-knits – pattern of your choice of up to $10
    64 kannasoup – project bag from Jessica!
    Please contact us and let us know you’ve heard the episode, and give us your address if you’ve won a mailable prize! 🙂

    Episode 150 GIVEAWAY!
    Two prompts:
    For a chance to win spinning fiber from Jessica or a spinning project bag from Dana:

    • What is your favorite holiday memory? (can be from Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Ramadan… doesn’t matter as long as it’s a holiday memory!)

    For a chance to win one of 2 miniskein sets from Unwind Yarn Company:

    • What would be your ultimate knitting holiday gift, if someone was able to buy you whatever you want? (give us a link if you can!)

    Please enter before noon ET on 11/21, and we will announce the winner on our next episode (we plan to record Thanksgiving weekend). All of our regular contest rules apply: must be a member of the group to win, only entries via the Ravelry group count, etc, one entry per contest per person, etc. 

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    November 3, 2017 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

    Episode 149: Hat Turducken

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 149 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind!

    Underway:
    Dana: Madelyn’s Faded Pullover, Chris’s Beary Surprise Socks, Breathing Space, Tealeaf Sweater
    Jessica:  2017 Socks, Preemie Hats, Fog Cutter

    Concluded:
    Dana: Madelyn’s Tube Socks, TONS of preemie hats, Campside Cardigan
    Jessica: Rhodie Gus Socks, Bumble Hat, Test Knit for Kino Knits

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: Lots of things for the ITW market and the Chattanooga market, including tote bags and notions bags out of awesome Japanese cotton/linen blend, pencil pouches, etc. I also finished most of a quilt top for my MIL, started a Painted Portrait top and got stuck, made a table runner for my cousin. Picked up the antique sewing machine (Singer 36K from 1954)  from my grandfather’s house!
    Jessica: Not this time

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: Madelyn is back in school, and after a rough start, she seems happy to be there. Lots of funny new sayings, and whole stories in the car!
    Jessica: Porter got a new classroom! Kind of.

    Makers Moment:
    Dana: I now know more than I want to about milk paint and the finishing oil that goes with it. Also, we started a thread about Instant Pot recipes in the group and hope you’ll take a look if you have one, and please add your own too! Made a linen apron from two issues ago of Mollie Makes, and am embelishing the pocket with designs from Sublime Stitching, using Sulky Fabri-Solvi dissolving stabilizer.
    Jessica: Fall Garden, Sister Sweater Spin takes a detour!

    KinoKnits Contest Winner:
    13 total entries, winner was post #4, roocmc! Congrats Ann! Mary will get with you about your chosen pattern. 🙂

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • It’s ITW this week! We are SO PUMPED. Want to see what it’s all about? Visit the new retreat blog: intothewoolfiberretreat.wordpress.com and check out the new Instagram account @intothewoolfiberretreat. We will be posting on IG all weekend, and will do a big recap on the blog after the retreat is over. Dates for 2018 are already set: 9/20-23, 2018. Mark your calendars! Vendor applications start at the beginning of November, and attendee signups are 2/1/18.
    • It’s not too late to mail your preemie hats! They need to get to Dana by 9/23 at the latest so they can be donated on 9/25. PM ASAP for the address if you have some to send! We currently have 130 hats from podcast listeners, and we’d love to add to that number!
    • Coupon code for Dana’s Shop: NOTATITW for 20% off through 9/27 at midnight ET, on any in-stock items. 

    September 18, 2017 at 12:13 am Leave a comment

    Episode 148: Adjacent To Everything

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 148 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is brought to you by Kino Knits. Just as the Kino Knits podcast takes you to places you may not have been, so do Kino Knits designs. Think interesting stitches, unique constructions… but never fear. I take my role as your knitting guide very seriously. All patterns are meticulously drafted, tech edited, and test knit so you can be sure your path is clear. Kino Knits is proud to be a sponsor of the 12 in 17 knitalong and the Into the Wool Fiber Retreat. Kino Knits: designs that take you places. You can find Kino Knits Designs on Ravelry, and check out her website at kinoknits.com.

    Kino Knits rhino logo cropped

    Underway:
    Dana: Madelyn’s Tube Socks, Madelyn Shawl, preemie hats
    Jessica: Rhodie Gus Socks, Bumble Hat, PK Socks, Preemie Hats, Test Knit for Kino Knits

    Concluded:
    Dana: Nell Hat, Scrappy Roller Socks
    Jessica:  Self-Striping Socks

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: Working on some things for a craft show I hope to vend over Black Friday weekend. Finished my Mojave dress, plus a Geranium dress for Madelyn. Plans for 2 Painted Portrait dresses, plus some school tops for Madelyn.
    Jessica: Not this time.

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: Madelyn is headed back to PDO on 8/15 and I am ready! (especially since her dad is headed back to Korea for several weeks)
    Jessica: Took Porter to Lake Winnie Water Park.

    Makers Moment:
    Dana: Towling Material from Craft South, and I’m going to make dish soap to go with it for family Christmas gifts!
    Jess: New Instant Pot! Having a lot of fun playing with it! Got any good recipes to share?

    Contest: Kino Knits
    Please follow the prompt in the episode and enter in the contest thread in the Ravelry group. A RNG will be used to pick the winner. The thread will be locked on 8/27 at noon ET, and the winner will be notified on our next episode.

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • Thank you again to Kino Knits for sponsoring the podcast! Definitely check out her podcast, and of course her beautiful patterns!

    August 7, 2017 at 12:36 am Leave a comment

    Episode 147: Crunchy Dodgeballs

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 147 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is brought to you by Kino Knits. Just as the Kino Knits podcast takes you to places you may not have been, so do Kino Knits designs. Think interesting stitches, unique constructions… but never fear. I take my role as your knitting guide very seriously. All patterns are meticulously drafted, tech edited, and test knit so you can be sure your path is clear. Kino Knits is proud to be a sponsor of the 12 in 17 knitalong and the Into the Wool Fiber Retreat. Kino Knits: designs that take you places. You can find Kino Knits Designs on Ravelry, and check out her website at kinoknits.com.

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    Underway:
    Dana: Nell Hat, Deschain Tee, Scrappy Roller Socks, picking up my Boss Tee again as soon as I finish Deschain!
    Jessica: Self-Striping Socks , Rhodie Gus Socks

    Concluded:
    Dana: Scrappy Happy Summer Tank, Peacock Lake
    Jessica: Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl,  Barley Hat, Bulky Premie Hats

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: Still working on my Modern Christmas Tree quilt blocks. Finished one 100 Acts of Sewing Shirt No 1, and one more 100 Acts Of Sewing Skirt No 1. Made my cousin a tote bag using the Hawthorne Threads Sweet & Simple Tote pattern (upsized by about 5” in both directions). Made my mom a Hawthorne Threads Activity Pillow for her birthday out of some gorgeous Art Gallery fabrics. Got the new Elizabeth Hartman Awesome Ocean and Sea Urchin patterns from Massdrop, and picked up fabric to make the small version of the Awesome Ocean quilt and the Sea Urchin pillow from the local quilt shop yesterday. (if you haven’t checked out Massdrop, you should! I got the patterns for about 40% off retail!)
    Jessica: Looking for quilting inspiration. Got any to share? Please leave a comment here on the blog or in the episode thread on Ravelry!

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: Took Madelyn to the beach for the first time and it was awesome. She had a ball and I really enjoyed reconnecting with my cousin!
    Jessica: Porter traveled to California. He loved the waterpark and taking the train from the Redwoods to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Up next: Lake Winnie!

    Makers Moment:
    Dana: Inherited my great-aunt’s 1954 Singer 306K sewing machine! Going to have to refinish the cabinet.
    Jess: Tomato and peppers! Watermelon in a bucket.

    Contest Winner:
    #25, creativelady1! Please email us to let us know you’ve heard the episode, and we will put you in touch with Jen so you can tell her which yarn you want from Hannah!

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • Thank you again to Kino Knits for sponsoring the podcast! Definitely check out her podcast, and of course her beautiful patterns!

    July 17, 2017 at 12:02 am Leave a comment

    Episode 146: The Hanging Gardens Of Chattanooga

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 146 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 grammar 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: Scrappy Happy Summer Tank, Campside Cardi, Peacock Lake (for my swap partner for the Summer Shawl Swap on IG), Chris’s Beary Surprise Socks (still have some UFOs from last episode but these are what I’m working on actively right now. 🙂 )
    Jessica: Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, Self-Striping Socks, Barley Hat, (Porter really wants a Turtle, Turtle by Susan Claudino)

    Concluded:
    Dana: Entrechat (I’m a sponsor for Frogginette’s KAL!)
    Jessica: Modified Molly Hat, Preemie Hats

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: 100 Acts Of Sewing: finished one of Shirt No 1 so far, and finished 5 of Skirt No 1 (with a in-seam pocket hack found here). Several more of each cut out- just have to find time to sew! Also I finished Chris’s quilt and got it sent off, and was able to gift it on Father’s Day like I hoped! Pics are on IG. I also finished my birthday quilt, and have done quite a bit of shop sewing. Project and notions bags galore!
    Jessica: Chambray Dress from Joann’s (New Look 6245)

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: Madelyn’s watermelon-themed 2nd birthday party went off without a hitch! Perfect day!
    Jessica: Porter is doing Robotics Camp at his school!

    Makers Moment:
    Dana: I’ve cut over half of my basil out to use, and it’s still enormous. I made watermelon salsa for Madelyn’s party and it was AMAZING. Also made pesto for the first time! Apparently I need to think of more things to use it in though!
    Jess: Basil shrubs are doing well, blossom rot on the tomatoes, something’s eating the eggplants, but I’m growing watermelon in a bucket!

    Contest:
    Please answer the prompt in the episode in the contest thread on Ravelry. The winner will be selected via RNG out of all entries in the thread. (regular contest rules apply) You have until July 8 at noon ET to enter. The winner will get to pick their choice of skein from HanaMadeIt‘s shop!

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • Thank you again to Jen Riester for sponsoring the podcast! 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. 🙂
    • We will be away for a few weeks, since we are going on vacation back-to-back. Please don’t worry: we aren’t podfading! We will record again in late July!

    June 21, 2017 at 9:55 pm Leave a comment

    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!

    Plum Deluxe Standard Logo

    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

    Episode 138: IS IT CHRISTMAS YET???

    Thank you for joining us for episode 138 of Just One More Row! This month is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company. Gearing up for holiday knitting? Let Unwind Yarn Company help you with the perfect yarn to knit your planned gifts, or the perfect gift for your yarn-loving friends! The shop will be updated weekly through the end of the year, and custom orders are once again open. To help clear out old stock and move Unwind into the new year, use coupon code HOLIDAYDEALS through the end of the month to save 25% off your in-stock yarn order (excepting Errnament mini sets or full sized skeins since they involve a charitable donation, Kookaburra wash, and custom orders) You deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit unwindyarncompany.com today!

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    KAL: it ends tomorrow! Stay tuned to our next episode to find out if you won!

    Underway:
    Dana: Tube Socks for MadelynAntler Mittens for Madelyn, Caius (test for Kino)
    Jessica: Caius (test for Kino), Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, World’s Simplest Mittens, Rose City Rollers

    Concluded:
    Dana: Teacher Gifts, Chris’s Socks, Messy Bun Hat
    Jessica: Man Hat for Brett, Baby Hat for a Coworker, Errnaments!, Leftover Baby Socks

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: totally finished my mom’s quilt, quilted my inlaws’ but still needs binding, need to quilt and bind my aunt’s- all before Friday night and with a messed up sewing machine. Eep!!!
    Jessica: hopefully going to go back and mend/quilt/rebind a table runner I made in the fourth grade!

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: “HOT DOG AND MEEEEEEEE”, Madelyn has been sick, but we made her feel better by giving her a chair! Parents of the year right here! 😉
    Jessica: “Is It Christmas Today? WHYYYY NOOOOOOT????”, knitting students threw me a birthday party!!!

    Maker’s Moment:
    Dana: woven ornaments from Katrinkles, hot chocolate in a jar recipe from Pinterest
    Jessica: about to dye and drumcard the fleece! Froze the fleece outside, oops. LOL.

    12 in 17: A Rundown:

    • The yarn you use can be a new purchase, or it can be stash. It’s totally up to you.
    • Must use at least 50g of a skein in a month. Cannot be scraps or multiple skeins used in a project – it must be ONE skein.
    • Only one entry per person per month, unless it’s a special month with a featured designer or featured yarn; in which case, you can get a bonus entry for knitting that designer’s pattern or working with that dyer’s yarn.
    • You must knit a single item from your 50g- no doing 5 dishcloths, multiple pairs of kids’ socks, etc. A pair of socks or mittens does count, as long as you’re using the minimum weight of 50g for a single pair.
    • We will accept knitted and crochet items only- no weaving, spinning, etc. (although you can use handspun to knit or crochet your entry!)
    • No WIPs- new cast ons only. There will be no WIP months this year.
    • You have between the 1st and the last day of the month to start and finish your item.
    • We will give you a day or two to post your FO into the next month- but please don’t count on having several days! Try to have your FO posted by the 2nd at the latest. Once we’ve drawn for a month’s prize, we won’t be adding anyone to the FO list for that month, so you’ll be out of the running for prizes if you don’t post on time.
    • Everyone who has finished a project in a month will be entered into a spreadsheet and I will use the RNG to pick the winner. Everyone who completes all 12 months will be entered to win a very special prize pack.
    • Feel free to jump in and out if you don’t want to participate in all 12. You can still enter for a monthly prize, but you won’t be eligible for the full year prize unless you participate in all 12 months.
    • Please use your best judgement here- if it feels like you shouldn’t do it, then please don’t- and please don’t ask to bend the rules. We are trying to make this low key, easy for us to keep track of, and fair for everyone.
    • Use tag JOMR12IN17 on Ravelry, and #JOMR12IN17 on Instagram/Twitter if you want to tag your projects there.

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • Double Or Nothing giveaway: winner was post 30, Nevermore! We will pass along your name. Thanks for submitting your stories, everybody!
    • ImagineLandscapes Giveaway: winner was post 29, KittyKatz! We will give Sarah your name! Thank you for making us laugh with your compliments, everybody! (although we were shocked at the lack of pickup lines!)
    • 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 them in January! Please consider joining us- we are going to have a blast!

    December 21, 2016 at 11:48 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 137: First Pancake Sweaters

    Thank you for joining us for episode 137 of Just One More Row! This month is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company. Gearing up for holiday knitting? Let Unwind Yarn Company help you with the perfect yarn to knit your planned gifts, or the perfect gift for your yarn-loving friends! The shop will be updated weekly through the end of the year, and custom orders are once again open. There’s no need to wait for a big after-Thanksgiving sale for this year: use coupon code HOLIDAY16 to save 15% off your in-stock yarn purchase through the end of the year! (excepting Errnament mini sets or full sized skeins since they involve a charitable donation) You deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit unwindyarncompany.com today!

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    On A Runabout:
    We vended a craft fair together at Jess’s school!

    Errnaments KAL:
    Lots of pattern downloads- Don’t forget to claim a spot on the KAL thread! So far we have raised $71 (from pattern sales & ornament sales) and $52.95 (from kits and single skeins). There are still several kits available, as well as whole skeins, plus the pattern is only $2! Tell your friends and join us!
    Prizes: Two bags, three pattern downloads, handspun from Jess, skein of your choice of $30 or less from Dana’s shop.

    Underway:
    Dana: Antler Mittens for Madelyn, Scandi Snowflake Cozies
    Jessica: Errnaments!, Baby Hat for a Coworker, Man Hat for Brett

    Concluded:
    Dana: Lush Cardigan, Radioactive Rainbow socks, Anders
    Jessica: Sock, Bilbo Cardigan

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: a zillion mug rugs (from this pattern) and hot pads (made up), Snow Kitty dress for Madelyn from the Green Bee pattern Lily Dress (and I do NOT recommend them at all!), another Staple Dress for me out of herringbone tweed felt, got the quilt sandwiches made for my aunt and inlaws’ quilts, about to piece a table runner for a friend for Christmas
    Jessica: recycled project bags out of sweatpants

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: Madelyn wouldn’t sit on Santa’s lap and had a total meltdown. Had a blast at Thanksgiving getting pushed around by her cousin Layla (6 months older) on a push toy.
    Jessica: “learned to knit AND read” story about Molly.

    Review: Double Or Nothing: Reversible Knitting For The Adventurous by Alisdair Post-Quinn ($17.95 eBook download on Ravelry OR $29.95 for eBook/print book combo/$30.95 signed copy on Alisdair’s website)
    Dana: Hexworth, Twice As Sexy, Spring Willow
    Jessica: Atyria II, Ranelva, Rustle of Leaves

    Want to win a copy? Please answer the prompt from the episode in the Double or Nothing Giveaway thread on Ravelry! The winner will get a copy of the eBook. You have until midnight ET on 12/17 to enter, and we will announce the winner on our next episode! You must be in the group to win, one entry per person, blog comments don’t count, be sure you post in the right place, etc.

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • Wired Cowl and Wired Mitts were released by Sarah Shira (PrairiePoppins on Ravelry/ @imaginelandscapes on Instagram) and they feature Unwind Yarn Company yarn! Want to win a set of these patterns? Please answer the prompt from the episode in the ImagineLandscapes Giveaway thread on Ravelry! You have until midnight ET 12/17 to enter, and we will announce the winner on our next episode!
    • 12 in 17: each month, use up a single skein in a project. The skein must be whole when you start, and you have to post a picture of the skein before starting. You must use at least 50g of a skein in order for the project to count. (ie. you can’t use up scraps for this, unless they’re just accents in a project where you’re using a whole skein. You can use contrast for heels/toes, whatever, but please don’t push this guys! Keep with the spirit of the thing!) The point is to use up all of the single skeins in your stash if you have them, but if they’re new yarn purchases that’s ok too. We aren’t going to do specific prompts, but some months we may have a promotion with certain designers for a deal on a pattern, or with yarnies for yarn, so you might want to check the group to see (and keep up with the podcast!). No WIPs allowed, and you must cast on and finish in the month. You can still choose to do this like 12 in 16 and knit socks every month if that’s your preference! Please PM us with questions and we will have a more comprehensive (and hopefully concise) rule list up soon.
    • We are taking sponsors and prize donations for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂

    December 5, 2016 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

    Episode 136: HAM and RAPs

    Thank you for joining us for episode 136 of Just One More Row! This month is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company. Gearing up for holiday knitting? Let Unwind Yarn Company help you with the perfect yarn to knit your planned gifts, or the perfect gift for your yarn-loving friends! The shop will be updated weekly through the end of the year, and custom orders are once again open. There’s no need to wait for a big after-Thanksgiving sale for this year: use coupon code HOLIDAY16 to save 15% off your in-stock yarn purchase through the end of the year! (excepting Errnament mini sets or full sized skeins of those colorways since they involve a charitable donation) You deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit unwindyarncompany.com today!

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    Errnaments KAL:
    Lots of pattern downloads and miniskein set purchases- Don’t forget to claim a spot on the KAL thread! There are still lots of miniskein sets plus full sized skeins of the colorways in Dana’s shop.
    Prizes (so far): Two bags, three pattern downloads, handspun from Jess. 

    Underway: 
    Dana: Lush Cardigan, Radioactive Rainbow socks
    Jessica: Sock, Bilbo Cardigan, Errnaments!

    Concluded: 
    Dana: Pure Joy
    Jessica: Baby Hat, Post Grad, LYDIA Fiber spin, Wooly Lion Spin

    Sew You Say:
    Dana: finished Madelyn’s quilt, quilted my mom’s quilt (Missouri Star Quilt Co), making mug rugs, planning to make a dress for the holiday party for hubs’ work (picked up the pattern and fabric at Joann over the weekend on a great sale!)
    Jessica: Got materials for prize bag (Vintage pillowcase and zippers)

    Where The Wild Things Are:
    Dana: Madelyn is just being cute and learning lots of new skills. Fun times! 
    Jessica: Took Porter to a movie (Trolls- Best soundtrack) on a school night! Disaster did not ensue! HS knitting kid: Socks, cowl. MS knitting kids: Snowman stuffies. ES knitting kids: How many kids does it take to wind a skein of yarn? 4.  

    On A Runabout: We went to SAFF!
    Dana: mEWEsic yarn in green and oatmeal from Green Mountain Spinnery for Anders On Top hat ($5.50 Ravelry download) or Split Back Snowflake Hat ($5.50 Ravelry download), essential oil diffusing necklace, Breathless Cush in “Sassy French Broad” from Shalimar Yarns
    Jessica: 1 lb of BFL, Soap from Appalachian Natural Soap, Zombies Walk at Midnight from Rock and String Creations, Shalimar Yarns Equus in “Sassy French Broad”, Knitter’s Pride 9in circulars.

    Review: Drop Dead Easy Knits by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan, & Kirsten Kapur ($12.91 on Amazon)
    Dana: Turoa Mitts, Grand Central Scarf, Sidekick Hat, Bear In A Bunny Suit, Kiawah Vneck
    Jessica: Keynote Pullover, Lucy and Ethel Cowl (shortened version), Pompano Tank

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

    • We have a poll in Ravelry group to help us decide what KALs to do next year- please participate if you will! And if you have an idea for a KAL, please post it in the thread! We will by no means be doing all of these ideas, but we’d like to make sure we are offering KALs that you guys are interested in!
    • We are taking sponsors and prize donations for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂
    • Into The Wool vendor signups will be from Nov 20- Dec 3. Information will be posted next week in the Ravelry group, and those who have asked for reminder emails are already in the queue to get one.  Vendors will be notified by Dec 6, and attendee plus vendor fees will be due from the chosen vendors by January 7.
    • Consider doing a RAP! (Random Act of Pattern) There is so much negativity going around right now, and Dana is trying to revive the practice of doing RAPs on Wednesdays. Be sure to listen to the episode for full details, but the gist is that you pick a person at random or from your Ravelry friends, and gift them a pattern from their wishlist with a kind note attached. It doesn’t cost a lot to put some goodwill and love out into the world. 🙂 And if you gift Jess’s Errnaments pattern, the money also goes to charity! Win win!

    November 9, 2016 at 11:57 pm Leave a comment

    Errnaments KAL and SAFF Travel Plans

    Hey everybody! Just a “quickie” (in a manner of speaking, depending on your definition) today, talking about our SAFF travel plans for this weekend, letting Jess give a brief intro, and talking about our Errnaments KAL, which starts on 11/1! Thanks for listening, and be sure to stop by the Ravelry group!

    We are going to SAFF on Saturday 10/29! We aren’t going to do an official meetup, but will be wandering around so if you see us, please say hi! We will have podcast buttons and we promise we don’t bite. 😉

    Vendors we’re excited about:
    A Hundred Ravens
    Alicia Goes Around
    Appalachian Naturals Soap
    Dusty’s Vintage Buttons
    Gale’s Art
    Green Mountain Spinnery
    Heatherlane Farms
    LYDIA Yarn
    Pawley Studio
    River’s Edge Fiber Arts
    SewFlo
    Shalimar
    Unplanned Peacock
    Jessica Stokes:
    Getting to know you… pbjstokes on Rav and Insta.
    Errnament KAL
    The idea is to spread the love during this holiday season and knit with a purpose! All proceeds from the pattern go to Child Aid. In addition to the pattern, 15% of the proceeds from Dana’s mini kits and full-sized skeins of the Christmas colorways in the kit will also go to Child Aid. You can get entries for downloading the pattern, for knitting with Dana’s specially dyed minis (or full sized skeins of the colorways), and for donating to Child Aid. For every $10 you donate (screenshot and pm us a receipt) you will also get an entry. The idea is to knit one ornament for yourself and one for your friend. You can use any of the ornament patterns (heck, adapt them for yourself if you want). To help us out, after you’ve earned your first entry please post a FO post in the FO thread and edit it to update with new entries and pictures (yes we must see pictures of your ornaments!), totaling the amount of entries you’ve earned at the bottom of your post in bold. You can just post text that you donated to ChildAid if you choose to do so and don’t want to put the screenshot on Ravelry- you must email us though! All edits to your FO post must be completed by 12:00amET December 22- we cannot make exceptions since this ends so close to Christmas. We will draw for prizes on our episode following Christmas. If you want to donate to the prize giveaway, please PM Dana (danaofunwind) or Jessica (pbjstokes) on Ravelry.

    Entries quick reference:

    Purchasing the pattern: 1 entry
    Knitting with Unwind’s mini kit or a full sized skein of the Christmas colorways: 1 entry (max of 2 entries)
    Knitting two ornaments (one for you and one for a friend): 1 entry (max 15 entries, so a total of 30 ornaments)
    Donating directly to Child Aid: 1 entry per $10 donated
    Remember to tag #errnamentKAL on your instagram pictures!
    Example of a FO post:
    Pattern purchased: 1 entry
    Ornaments knit: 8 for a total of 4 entries
    pictures of ornaments here
    Mini kit used from Unwind Yarn Company: 1 entry
    Full sized skein used from Unwind Yarn Company: 1 entry
    Donated $10 to ChildAid: 1 entry

    Total Entries Earned: 8

    Please note: The pattern will be up in advance of the KAL! Thanks for your patience!
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    October 26, 2016 at 10:07 pm 1 comment

    Episode 135: Napa Vs Vegas

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    Thank you for joining us for episode 135 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company. Follow the new shop account on Instagram @unwindyarncompany for all of the newest shop info, updates, and colorway sneak peeks!

    FOs:
    Dana: Enchanted Mesa, Trieste Hat & Mitts, Baby Hat for Z
    Brittany: nothing
    Jessica: nothing

    WIPs:
    Dana: Chris’s Birthday Socks, Pure Joy, Tube Socks for Madelyn
    Brittany: Christmas socks, Baa-ble Hat
    Jessica: PostGrad, Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl

    Just One More Craft:
    Dana: sewed roommate gifts (project bags), sewed 2 pairs of pajama pants
    Brittany: nothing
    Jessica: sewed 2 project bags & made progress keepers

    Rhinebeck Recap/New In The Queue:
    Dana: Norrland by Sarah Huntington Burch ($6 Twist Collective download), Lisbon by Misa Erder ($7 Ravelry download) out of sweater quantity of Rockwell by Jill Draper Makes Stuff. What I wore at Rhinebeck: Adama on Friday, Trieste Mitts & Enchanted Mesa on Saturday, Baa-ble Hat & Goodale on Sunday.
    Brittany: Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio Worsted in “Edgewood”, Into The Whirled Pakokku sock (immersion dyed) in “Walla Walla”. What I wore at Rhinebeck: Yowza Weigh-It Shawl on Saturday and Brickless on Sunday.
    Jessica: bought Fiber Optic yarn in Vintner’s Reserve & Chincoteague Colors yarn in Sandpiper for an Exploration Station by Stephen West ($6 Ravelry download), super excited about sock yarn from Spun Right Round. What I wore at Rhinebeck: Aidez on Friday, Enchanted Mesa on Saturday, Age of Brass & Steam and Calorimetry on Sunday.

    Announcements:

    • Thank you to all of our listeners who stopped us and said hi at Rhinebeck! We really enjoyed meeting you.
    • Brittany would like to say- “After giving it a lot of thought, I’ve decided to stop podcasting. So, I’m passing the baton onto the wonderful Jess. She’s been a friend to both of us for a long time and I feel great knowing that Just One More Row is going to keep going with two great co-hosts. I’m so grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve met over the years because of podcasting, and for all of our listeners. Thank you.”
    • Jess and Dana are planning to start an Ornament KAL on November 1! Please stay tuned to the Ravelry group (and our next episode) to find out more! 🙂

    October 16, 2016 at 10:01 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 134: Ten Minutes of FOs!

    Thank you for joining us for episode 134 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company. Follow the new shop account on Instagram @unwindyarncompany for all of the newest shop info, updates, and colorway sneak peeks!

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    FOs:
    Dana: Baa-ble Hat, September Sock Blank Socks
    Brittany: Barley Hat for me, Barley hat for Felicity, Yowza Weigh It Shawl

    WIPs:
    Dana: Enchanted Mesa, Madelyn’s Sock Yarn Blanket, Chris’s Birthday Socks, Dutchess (currently in time out), Trieste Hat & Mitts
    Brittany: Christmas socks

    Up & Coming:
    Dana: Stacks Sweater, another Rikke hat
    Brittany:

    Just One More Craft:
    Dana: finished my Staple Dress, plus some surprises for my Rhinebeck roommates. 😉 Next on the docket: Madelyn’s Halloween costume!
    Brittany:

    Review: Point/Counterpoint Volume 1 by Kino Knits and Sarah Schira ($10 Ravelry download)

    Announcements:

    • Eastside Fiber Festival went great! The weather (and traffic) were abysmal but a lot of people came out, and Dana appreciates it!
    • Rhinebeck is in less than 3 weeks and we are PUMPED! We will post a selfie on Dana’s IG account each morning so you can see what we’re wearing and look for us!

    October 1, 2016 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

    Episode 133: Reentry from Into the Wool!

    Thank you for joining us for episode 133 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company. Follow the new shop account on Instagram @unwindyarncompany for all of the newest shop info, updates, and colorway sneak peeks!

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    FOs:
    Dana: 3 Hats For Grammy for ITW KAL 2, August Shortie Socks
    Brittany:

    WIPs:
    Dana: Dutchess, Sock Blank Socks (September)  
    Brittany: Yowza Weigh It Shawl

    Up & Coming:
    #formaeganKAL on IG in honor of Maegan Black, the dyer behind Cyborg’s Craft Room that passed away over the weekend. As a former sponsor, we got to know her a little and have been huge fans of her dyework for years. She was a rockstar with color and will be sorely missed in the yarn community. We plan to use some of our yarn to knit something in Maegan’s memory for the KAL and hope you’ll do the same.

    Just One More Craft:
    Dana: “Hot Dog” Jane top from Children’s Corner pattern, made my first quilt top! (Jelly Roll Race tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co, website where you can find directions to make a jelly roll quilt of any size)
    Brittany: Crybabies podcast

    Announcements:

    • Dana is vending EastSide Fiber Festival on 9/17 in Nashville! If you’re local, please consider coming out; if you come around lunch you might catch both of us! 🙂
    • Into The Wool was a great success and I hope some of you will try to come next year! Dana will be coordinating alone, but with a great team of hostesses that will help run activities and make sure things go smoothly when we get there. The dates are still being finalized but it looks like it will be at the end of September, not Labor Day weekend like it has been the last two years. Be sure to join the Ravelry group to find out details as they’re posted! 

    September 9, 2016 at 1:07 am Leave a comment

    Episode 132: I love you, Pikachu

    Thank you for joining us for episode 132 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company. Follow the new shop account on Instagram @unwindyarncompany for all of the newest shop info, updates, and colorway sneak peeks!

    FOs:

    Dana: Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, Jess’s Shock Star Slouch, Mustard Scarf

    Brittany:

     

    WIPs:

    Dana: Enchanted Mesa, Figaro the Frog, Madelyn’s Scarlet Hug, August Shorties

    Brittany: Yowza Weigh It Shawl

     

    Up & Coming:

    Dana: planning to start Dutchess out of O Wool Legacy DK right before Into The Wool.

    Brittany:

     

    New In The Queue:

    Dana: I haven’t queued anything, for the first time ever!

    Brittany:  Tokerau Shawl

     

    Just One More Craft:

    Dana: Florence Kimono Jacket by SewCaroline, nap mat cover for Madelyn, another diaper clutch, notions case from a pattern from ChickenBoots, a lunchbox for Madelyn from the Little One Yard Wonders book (still finishing the lining, eep!)

    Brittany: Nothing

    August 17, 2016 at 11:28 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 131: Finally an FO!

    Thank you for joining us for episode 131 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company.

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    FOs:
    Dana: nothing for once!
    Brittany: Halloween Socks

    WIPs:
    Dana: Enchanted Mesa, Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, Figaro the Frog, Saturday Matinee Socks, Recoleta, Spun Right Round Merino in “Yes No Maybe So” on Suzie
    Brittany: Yowza Weigh It Shawl

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Myrna by Andi Satterlund ($6.50 Ravelry download)- OutfitALong hosted along with Lauren from Lladybird blog started June 1 (ends July 31) so too late to join this year but I’m TOTALLY doing it next year.
    Brittany:  Nothing new queued! I’m going to try to focus on a few things that have been in the queue for a long time.

    Just One More Craft:
    Dana: What I’ve sewed: about 30 new DPN cases (including new longer lengths!), One Hour Top by Fancy Tiger Crafts (one finished, one just needs neckline and hem- from a class on CreativeBug), cut out about 6 more things to sew. About to make Madelyn a nap mat and a lunchbox for Parents Day Out- just waiting for the time!
    What I’m listening to/reading: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr on Overdrive, Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny on Kindle
    Brittany:

    Announcements:

    • Unwind Yarn Company shop news: not doing as many updates leading up to ITW since I’m limited on time to dye (and dye stock), but if you want something custom dyed now is a great time since I can work it into my schedule! Save 15% on your ready-to-ship yarn order through midnight ET on 7/31 with code DANANEEDSAC.

    July 27, 2016 at 11:02 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 130: Hooray for the Red White and Blue!

    Thank you for joining us for episode 130 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company.

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    FOs:
    Dana: Chris’s Father’s Day Socks, Bumble Hat, Yemma’s Dress, Botany handspun
    Brittany: MOM’S SOCKS! FINALLY

    WIPs:
    Dana: Paragon Socks, Enchanted Mesa, Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, Figaro the Frog
    Brittany: Halloween Socks

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Perfect Retreat Shawl by Susan B Anderson ($6 Ravelry download)
    Brittany:  Faerie’s Firelight by Jenn Sheelen ($4 Ravelry download)

    Just One More Craft:
    Dana: What I’ve sewed: Scout Tee (less than happy with the fit but oh well), tote bags (took Learn To Sew: Simple Bags class on Craftsy), lots of WIP cases for DPN knitters (look for these in the shop!), notions bags, Jane tops (3) for Madelyn, long-sleeved Jane dresses (2) for Madelyn, another pillowcase dress for Madelyn. Lots of things are cut out and just waiting for me to find the time to sew them as well! What I’m reading/listening too: Cold Days from the Dresden Files series (just one more book left- what am I gonna do!), still trundling through How To Be A Tudor.
    Brittany:

    Announcements:

    • 6 months under our belt for 12 in 16, and we still have 82 people in the running toward the yearlong prize! We have some fun stuff to give away to a couple of those 82… all winners please PM Dana with your address so she can get your prize out to you! We need to hear from you by 7/31 or we will have to redraw your prize from the rest of the prize pool.
    1. Knitcrazykate wins a skein of Lanitium Ex Machina sock yarn!
    2. Luvmerida wins a notions bag sewn by Dana!
    3. Knitter-pixie wins a notions bag sewn by Dana!
    4. fieldwonderful wins a notions bag sewn by Dana!
    5. outofthisworld wins a notions bag sewn by Dana!
    • Unwind Yarn Company shop news: introducing DPN WIP cozies for 5-6” DPNs! These won’t be super-regular in the shop since I don’t want to turn sewing into a full-time job in addition to dyeing yarn (*wink*) so get ‘em while they’re hot! Introductory price of $6 apiece while the first batch lasts, then they’ll go up to $8.
    • I’m getting ready to list more new stitched necklaces (including bigger sizes and different shapes!) at Unwind In Stitches! There is still an option to purchase a custom pendant, or you can convo me if you have something in mind you’d like me to make just for you. 🙂

    July 6, 2016 at 10:41 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 129: Everywhere A Bobble Bobble

    Thank you for joining us for episode 129 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company/Unwind In Stitches and Lanitium Ex Machina. Through June 30, take 10% off your order with the code mentioned in the episode in both their Etsy shop and lanitiumexmachina.com.

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    FOs:
    Dana: Madelyn’s First Birthday Octopus, Madelyn’s Greens Hat
    Brittany: nothing this time

    WIPs:
    Dana: Enchanted Mesa, Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, Chris’s Father’s Day Socks, Bumble Hat
    Brittany: Mom’s Socks, narrowed down my Rhinebeck sweater to Winter Weeds (I’m pretty sure. Need to swatch!)

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli ($5 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Geek Socks by Wei S. Leong (free from Knitty, Spring 2015)

    Just One More Craft:
    Dana: sewing like the wind! So far I’ve made a dress from an actual paper pattern, plus mesh bags and a pillowcase dress from Pinterest tutorials. (total rabbit hole there!) The next projects will probably be a set of wet bags. What I’m reading/listening to: Stephanie Plum series on Overdrive, Dresden Files on Audible, still working my way through the How To Be A Tudor book I talked about last time.
    Brittany: saw Me Before You, actually enjoyed it a bit more than the book in some ways. Re-reading 11/22/63.

    Rhinebeck Update!
    We have our house, our flights, and our rental car! Now we are planning our shopping lists! If you have advice on something we need to buy that we can ONLY get at Rhinebeck, please pop into the thread on Ravelry and tell us!

    Announcements:

    • Thanks again to Nea from Lanitium Ex Machina for sponsoring this month! You can find her shops on Etsy and at her own site
    • So excited at how many people have stuck with 12 in 16! We are almost 6 months in and have 89 people still in the running! If you’re feeling like it’s turning into a slog please don’t feel obligated to continue; we want this to be fun! You can always pop in on a month when your socks match the prompt, and just enter for that month’s pattern prize.
    • Unwind Yarn Company shop news: lots of pretties in the shop right now! Thanks to everyone who ordered the collaboration kit with SuburbanStitcher… I’m so proud that you guys like it so much! I am also planning for a shop update this weekend sometime… follow me on IG to find out when! @dana_of_unwind
    • Stitched necklaces are up now at unwindinstitches.etsy.com  including some knitting themed ones, and the option to order your own personalized monogram one! To see what I’m up to with my embroidery, check out my new IG account for that shop: @unwind_in_stitches

    June 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 128: Hashtag No Judgement

    Thank you for joining us for episode 128 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company and Unwind In Stitches!

    FOs:
    Dana: Chris’s First… Uh, Fourth Anniversary Socks, Madelyn’s Birthday Bunting, A Little Slice Of Happy Socks, Rock & String Creations superwash bfl handspun (121yds worsted weight)
    Brittany:

    WIPs:
    Dana: Enchanted Mesa, Madelyn’s First Birthday Octopus, Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, Britannia
    Brittany: Halloween Socks, Mom’s Socks

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Saturday Matinee Socks by Mara Catherine Bryner ($5 download, $2.50 through May 20 with code ORANGE50)
    Brittany: Kaipuu by Tiina Huhtaniemi (free Ravelry download)

    Just One More Craft:
    Dana: my sewing table will be here  5/16! So excited to finally have a “setup” so I can sew! Reading How To Be A Tudor and the Dresden Files series.
    Brittany: reading a lot (Me Before You)

    Announcements:

    • CSC Winner: we are redrawing for the Fab Funky Fibres set. The winner of that set is now cecileinindiana. Congrats Cecile! Email us with your address so we can ship your yarn!
    • Unwind Yarn Company shop news: I’ll be listing a few things this week including some handspun and new sock blanks! I also have a collaboration coming starting June 6 with Suburban Stitcher and you guys do NOT want to miss it!! Also I am currently taking a few limited custom order spots for my remaining fiber stock. The amounts I have left and the process for ordering are in this post.
    • I have a new shop- Unwind In Stitches! This shop will focus on embroidery pieces including hoop framed pieces and AWESOME handstitched necklaces! I plan to put up the first few pieces at the end of this week, so I hope you’ll stop by! unwindinstitches.etsy.com  New IG account: @unwind_in_stitches

     

    May 17, 2016 at 10:09 pm 2 comments

    Episode 127: Knitter And A Trekkie

    Thank you for joining us for episode 127 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company.

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    FOs:
    Dana: YMMV Footies, Rollers In The Sky, a couple of small skeins of handspun
    Brittany: nothing this time

    WIPs:
    Dana: Enchanted Mesa, Madelyn’s Birthday Bunting, A Little Slice Of Happy Socks, Hortensia
    Brittany: Halloween Socks, Mom’s Socks

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Peplum Tank by Anne Lupton ($6 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Palmyre by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne ($4.77 approx Ravelry download)

    Just One More Craft:
    Dana: embroidery kits from MiniatureRhino (“M”, Pisces constellation, “D”, alphabet sampler), with more on order from TamarNahirYanai, freehanded another piece based on “Guess How Much I Love You”. (HercyBercy) Also I got a sewing machine from a friend and am looking forward to starting to learn to sew!
    Brittany: just practicing sewing on some 18″ doll clothes!

    Review: Ultima Thule by Denise Bell with essays Chris Dykes
    * Lost City Knits website– where you can buy copies of the book and skeins of their gorgeous handdyed yarn!
    * Ravelry listing for the eBook

    Announcements:

    • CSC Winners: All winners please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com and give us your Ravelry name, and if you won a mailable prize, give us your real name and mailing address. Thanks to everyone for playing along! 🙂
    • UYC shop news: I just did an “Old Favorites” update, and there are still a bunch of new skeins in the shop for you to peruse! I did a poll on Instagram about what people wanted to see, and dyed based on that list! Who knows- maybe something you’ve always wanted is in the shop right now!

     

    April 19, 2016 at 11:28 pm 2 comments

    Episode 126- Self Regenerating Yarn

    Thank you for joining us for episode 126 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company. Stay tuned til our announcements for a special listener-only coupon code!

     

    FOs:
    Dana: Picasso Socks, BonBon, Coffee Cozy
    Brittany: nothing this time

    WIPs:
    Dana: Enchanted Mesa, Madelyn’s Birthday Bunting (embellish knit), YMMV Footies, Brancusi Mitts
    Brittany: Halloween Socks, Mom’s Socks

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Jessie’s Girl by Elizabeth Smith ($6 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Wherever It Points by Darn Knit Anyway (free Ravelry download)    

    Announcements:

    • CSC Winners: 2 Tangled Skeins bag and dpn holder: ceylangul; Fab Funky Fibres set: ahubbard; KnitSpot pattern donated by a listener: roocmc; set of miniskeins from UYC: grapesamongmelons; choice of $7 pattern: cinderga; choice of $7 pattern: phoenixfire; choice of $7 pattern: lanois; choice of $7 pattern: lspearl; sock blank from UYC donated by a listener: steviebee.  All winners please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com and give us your Ravelry name, and if you won a mailable prize, give us your real name and mailing address. Thanks to everyone for playing along! 🙂
    • There are still 5 spots available for Into The Wool, as of recording! Email intothewoolfiberretreat@gmail.com if you’re late hearing this and want to come. Don’t miss out on your chance to join us- it’s going to be an incredible weekend of fibery fun!
    • UYC shop news: Until March 31 at midnight ET, JOMR listeners can take 15% off any purchase of ready-to-ship items in the shop by entering the coupon code mentioned in the episode at checkout. (sorry about not being able to use it on custom orders, but you understand!)

    March 22, 2016 at 10:20 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 125: Enchanted Circus Tent

    Thank you for joining us for episode 125 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company. Stay tuned til our announcements for a special listener-only coupon code!

    FOs:
    Dana: Father Cables, Fidra, Lady Marple
    Brittany: Without A Sound

    WIPs:
    Dana: Picasso Socks, Enchanted Mesa, Madelyn’s Birthday Bunting
    Brittany: Halloween Socks

    Out & About:
    We’re going to Rhinebeck! We’re looking for advice from people who have been before: what shouldn’t we miss? Any insider tips about when to visit certain things? Good food in the area? Area attractions we shouldn’t miss? We’ve started a special thread on Ravelry to discuss in, and you can find it here

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Dutchess by Cheryl Burke (5GBP, approx $7.36US as of recording- Ravelry download), Aurys by Svetlana Volkova ($6.50 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Messenger Shawl by Stephanie Shiman ($5 Ravelry download)

    Announcements:

    • The CSC is almost over! You have until March 5 to post your FOs- but the knitting must be done by February 29. Be sure you have your projects listed with a picture each, individual yardage listed with each project, and cumulative yardage in bold at the bottom of your post. If you don’t have your cumulative yardage totaled up for us, we won’t be able to do it for you and you won’t be entered for prizes. Thanks for your understanding!
    • There are still 8 spots available for Into The Wool, as of recording! Don’t miss out on your chance to join us- it’s going to be an incredible weekend of fibery fun!
    • UYC shop news: I’m dyeing up a bunch of sock blanks and new colorways this weekend! The shop is full of ready to ship items as well as options for you to order the skein of your dreams on any of my bases. There are even miniskein sets available right now! Until March 31 at midnight ET, JOMR listeners can take 15% off any purchase of ready-to-ship items in the shop by entering the coupon code mentioned in the episode at checkout. (sorry about not being able to use it on custom orders!) You can find the shop here. 

    February 23, 2016 at 10:51 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 124: Battling the Plague

    Thank you for joining us for episode 124! Just One More Row Podcast is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company. You can find Unwind Yarn Company yarns at unwindyarncompany.com.

     

    FOs:

    Dana: Lite Brite Socks, Starburst

    Brittany:

     

    WIPs:

    Dana: Lady Marple, Themeda, Madelyn’s Birthday Bunting (anybody have any fun-colored DK scraps they want to send my way?), Picasso Socks, Father Cables

    Brittany: Mom’s Socks, Without a Sound

     

    New In The Queue:

    Dana: State Fair Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti ($5.50 Ravelry download)

    Brittany: Waiting for Rain by Silvia Bo Bilvia ($7 CAD Ravelry Download)

     

    Just One More Craft:

    Dana: coloring postcards from the Secret Garden postcard book from Johanna Basford (using Staedtler fine line pens), working a little more on the Fibery Friends sampler from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

    Brittany:

     

    Announcements:

    • we had 206 pairs of socks entered in January, not counting Dana’s! You guys ROCKED it! Congrats to our January winner- you’ve been linked in the thread. Keep on knitting guys- we can’t wait to see your February socks!
    • keep going with the CSC too! You have until March 5 to post your FOs- but the knitting must be done by February 29.
    • signups for Into The Wool 2015 have started, and we have less than 20 spots still available as of recording! Don’t miss your chance to hang out with 100 of your closest friends for a weekend of fibery fun in a gorgeous natural setting! Details are on the Ravelry group here, and signups are here.
    • UYC shop news: the shop has gone to mainly dye-to-order. What does this mean? It means you can order a single skein of that colorway you’ve been dying to try, on whatever base you want! There are no minimums. The site says 3-4 weeks to ship, but right now it’s only taking about a week or so. There are also a lot of ready-to-ship items available for immediate purchase if you don’t want to wait. You can see all of the repeatable colorways on the shop blog: unwindyarncompany.wordpress.com, linked alphabetically under the header. You can place your order for whatever colorway you want by selecting the base you want in the shop, then ordering it and filling out the custom order form that is linked in each listing. It’s very easy and you’ll get exactly what you want!

    February 6, 2016 at 10:18 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 123: Magician’s Assistant

    Thank you for joining us for episode 123- happy 2016, everyone! Just One More Row Podcast is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company. You can find Unwind Yarn Company yarns at unwindyarncompany.com.

    FOs:
    Dana: Morgan’s Boot Cuffs, Chris’s Christmas Socks, Catnip Bunnies, Oatmeal, WoolPierogi Bulky 2ply (123 yards)
    Brittany: nothing this time

    WIPs:
    Dana: Lite Brite Socks, Anders, Wolf River, Baa-ble Hat (Knerdshop has kits!)
    Brittany: Mom’s Socks

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Deco City by Amy van de Laar (in Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 15, available on Rav download for 8GBP)
    Brittany: Tamarugo by Anna Hintikka (free Rav download)

    Just One More Craft:
    Dana: Fibery Friends cross stitch sampler from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, with plans to do The 2016 Pumpkin Passport (Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery) and Blackwork Fun (Seba Designs); finished two Christmas ornaments from Red Gate Stitchery; Mason Dixon Coloring Book For Knitters
    Brittany: Enchanted Forest Postcards, Secret Garden Postcards; Creative Bug Daily Drawing Challenge

    2016 Goals:

    Dana:

    • 12 pairs of socks in 2016
    • use up some of my kits: Wild Thing, Velveteen Rabbit, Aranami, Prairie Leaf Vest
    • use some “collection yarn”- I have several dyers that I tend to collect (but not use) their yarn, so in order to actually use up some of it, I’m doing this: if I have more than 2 skeins from a dyer, and I haven’t knit any of their yarn in the past 12 months, I have to use at least 1 skein of it in 2016.
    • finish 8 blanket squares a month for a total of 96 for the year (as long as I reach 96 some way or another, I’m good)
    • keep current habit of checking library for a pattern before buying a new one (unless I HAVE to have it…)
    • CTA Spin The Bin- 8oz a month

    Brittany:

    • finish one thing a month- not project, just thing!
    • make the time to knit
    • be more present with my knitting friends

     

    Announcements:

    • A gentle reminder about both 12 in 16 and Clean Slate Challenge- be sure you’re putting your pictures in when you post about finishing something!
    • You can double dip with our KALs and others’ too- and there are lots of sock KALs and WIP KALs that have been talked about online lately, so do a search!
    • Prize Winners for Ply magazine subscription! HeyJenRay and Marybeth1199- Congrats!

    January 5, 2016 at 10:53 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 122: Giving Out Jiminy Crickets!

    Hi, and thank you for joining us for episode 122 of Just One More Row!

    Housekeeping: Changes Coming To JOMR

    • only recording every 3 weeks or so, so we both have childcare and can concentrate on the recording
    • not doing CIJ this year
    • UYC only sponsor going forward
    • we are going to attempt to have most prizes be pattern downloads so we can cut down on shipping costs (speaking of which, if you want to donate please email us! justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com)

    FOs:
    Dana: Tube Socks for Madelyn, 14 mitered squares on the blanket now!, Loop bump in Madrid (418yds, nply fingering weight)
    Brittany:

    WIPs:
    Dana: Strathcona, Chris’s Christmas Socks, Anders, Morgan’s Boot Cuffs
    Brittany: Mom’s Socks

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Anders on Top by Sorren Kerr ($5.50 Rav download)
    Brittany: Nakahi Shawl by Francois Danoy

    2015 Wrap Up:
    Dana:

      • knit a total of 7 sweaters for Madelyn before she gets here (definitely did this! Sprinkle Cardigan, Prim Little Layer Cake, Rocketry Baby Cardigan, Madelyn’s Bag Lady Sweater, Entrechat, Quaintly, Newborn Entrechat) (plus Small Things and Anders in the second half of the year)
      • make up “project club” kits: yarn (or a note of what yarn to buy for a project), pattern notes, plus needles into a project bag and pick one per month (or pick a new one whenever I finish one) (nope!)
      • try to keep ahead on gift knits: socks for Chris and Mom, etc. (well… didn’t do so hot on this one, because I’m still attempting to finish Christmas gifts…)
      • attempt to keep to a “two out, one in” buying plan with yarn- I don’t want to deny myself treats, but I do need to work through some stash! (haha NO, not in the second half of the year!)
      • replace old knitting needles as I can afford to with better ones (ie. get rid of Brittany dpns and replace with Karbonz since the Brittanys are starting to splinter) (did great!)
      • shop at my LYS first before buying online if I can, especially for commercial yarns. (yep! definitely supported them this year, between personal shopping and buying prizes for ITW!)

    Brittany:

      • Stop worrying about stash- knit what makes me happy!
      • Finish or Frog- I’m sick of looking at old wips! Try to take care of one before I can start something new- Sunk Cost Fallacy and how it applies to WIPs
      • Make Rolling Rock using oldest stash yarn I own!
      • Find other interesting things to do with sock yarn
      • Try something new this year

    Upcoming: 12 in 16!

    • the yarn can be a brand new purchase, or it can be stash- it’s totally up to you.
    • a pair of socks must be adult-sized to count.
    • if you’d prefer to knit children’s socks, you must knit at least 2 pairs to equal a pair of adult socks (using at least 50g of
    • some months will have a theme, such as “lace patterns”, “a pattern that has been knit less than 500 times”, or “use self-striping”, and there will even be a few “WIP months” where you can finish a pair of socks you already have on the needles. Other months will be up to your discretion what kind of socks you want to knit. See the bottom of this post for the schedule!
    • you MUST cast on the sock and finish it within the same month- ie., cast on January 1 and finish by January 31, and so on- unless it is a special “WIP month”- and those months are listed on the schedule below! If you don’t have a WIP for that month, feel free to cast on something new!
    • everyone who finishes a pair of socks in a given month will be listed in a spreadsheet, and I will use the Random Number Generator to choose someone who will win a downloadable pattern! (If you did not finish a pair of socks the previous month, that’s ok! I understand that some people won’t see this until it’s been underway for a while!)
    • at the end of the year, everyone who has completed a pair of socks for all 12 months (following the special prompts too, of course!) will be entered to win a VERY special prize pack. I will enter everyone that has completed the KAL into a spreadsheet and use the RNG to pick the winner!
    • ankle socks are fine, as long as they are adult sized socks- 50g of yarn or more if they’re fingering weight.
    • worsted weight socks are also fine, as long as they are adult-sized.
    • post your FO in a new post every month- I’ll keep up with the spreadsheet, don’t worry!
    • feel free to chatter in the thread too.
    • tag your projects JOMR12IN16 on Instagram and Ravelry.
    • last but not least: if you have to ask, the answer is no. We want this to be fun, not stressful, and we put a lot of time into thinking about the guidelines. So if what you’re wondering isn’t covered here, just assume our answer will be no and amend your plans. Thanks in advance for helping us keep this simple and fun!!

    2016 “Sock Schedule”
    January: finish up a WIP if you want!
    February: pair of your choice
    March: pick a pattern that has been knit 500 times or less
    April: pair of your choice
    May: finish up a WIP if you want!
    June: pair of your choice
    July: pick a pattern that features lace
    August: knit some ankle socks!
    September: pick a pattern that features a technique you’ve never used- and tell me why you picked it in your FO post!
    October: finish up a WIP if you want!
    November: use some self-striping yarn!
    December: pick a pattern of your choice

    Upcoming: Clean Slate Challenge!
    Clean Slate Challenge Rules:

    • The only hard and fast rule is that it has to be stash yarn or fiber that is at least 3 months old.
    • We will have a thread for you to “claim your place” starting January 1, & a chatter thread where all chatter about the CSC should go. You will have one post in the FO thread & will be responsible for updating it with every item or yarn you finish. In order for an entry to count, you MUST photograph it to prove that it’s finished & post the picture on your FO thread post. Other than that, everyone is on the honor system.
    • Every 1500yds you knit down or spin out of fiber from stash equals one entry into a drawing for a prize. WIPs count, but the yarn used has to meet the 3-months-old criteria.
    • The Challenge will run from January 1- February 28, the FO thread will be locked down on March 5, & the drawing for prizes will be done on the mid-March episode of the podcast.
    • Please be sure to add up your own yardage in a cumulative total at the bottom of your post, in bold. We don’t have time to add all of these up for you since we have so many participants. Also, please be sure you are keeping up with your YARDAGE instead of METERAGE. Once again, we won’t have time to do calculations for you to convert meters to yards.
    • You can double dip with other podcast KAL/SALs.
    • Please tag your projects or yarns with CSC2016 (this tag will also work for Instagram!).
    • You have to be a member of this group to win a prize.

    And some FAQs from both last year and this year:

    • Can I count my WIPs? Yes, as long as the yarn used is at least 3 months old.
    • Do I count only the yardage that I knit starting January 1 on WIPs, or can I count the whole yardage when it’s finished? Total yardage can be counted.
    • If I’m spinning, can I count the singles yardage, or just the plied yardage? Plan to leave the yarn as singles = singles yardage; plan to ply = only plied yardage.  It wouldn’t be fair to count the yardage from singles AND plied yarn, since we’re putting entries into a prize drawing for every 1500 yards finished.
    • Can we do smaller projects to add up to 1500 yards? Absolutely! You can do that as many times as you like. Each time you hit an additional 1500 you get another entry!
    • When knitting with handspun, does it need to have been in the fiber stash for more than three months, or spun up into yarn for more than three months? Since the challenge is about getting rid of stash that has been sitting for a while, knitting with handspun will count as long as it has been spun (finished) yarn for at least 3 months.
    • Can I crochet my yardage? Yes.
    • Can I weave my yardage? We have decided not to allow weaving since the time commitment isn’t the same as it would be with knitting, spinning, or crochet. Sorry.
    • I’m using my yarn doubled. How do I count that? Yardage is yardage. If you’re using two 400yd skeins held together, then you count 800yds.
    • I just have finishing work left on a piece; can I count the yardage on the whole piece after I finish? If all the knitting is done prior to the start of the challenge, then no. Sorry.
    • I got near the end of my project and realized that I needed more yarn, so I had to buy one extra skein/ball. Can I count the whole yardage? No. Any yarn bought after September 30, 2015 WILL NOT COUNT toward your yardage. You can count the yarn in the project bought before that date, but NOT after. Please be sure the yardage total accurately reflects what yarn you used that counts, & DO NOT put the new yarn’s yardage in!!
    • I am knitting a large number of projects that are all the same, and they’re all combined into one project page. I started them before the challenge, but plan to knit more during the challenge. How much of the yardage can I count? Since the projects could potentially be listed as separate project pages, we ask that you only count what you’ve knit during the challenge.

    Review: PLY Magazine

    Prize: a year’s subscription to PLY!  Answer in the contest thread in our group on Ravelry by 12/28 at 1pmCT. Regular contest rules apply.

    Announcements:

    • Into The Wool vendors will be announced in the ITW group on January 20, and signups will begin on February 1 at 3pmET. There are a total of 89 spots available, and once those are gone we will go to a waitlist. One thing is different this year: the entire $280 attendance fee will be due by 3/31- we are not taking payments anymore. Plan ahead if you want to attend! Email with questions intothewoolfiberretreat@gmail.com !
    • Unwind Yarn Company and WhimzeeStitches Designs have collaborated on the Mariposa Kit! Get your choice of wedge or drawstring bag from Rick and Touring DK or Journey Sock from Dana for $51 plus shipping! Preorders end on 12/19 and the kits will ship by approximately 1/10.
    • Unwind’s End of Year SALE will begin on 12/26 and go through 12/31. Enter coupon code ENDOFYEAR to save 25% off your coupon-eligible purchase! (please note that any purchases after 12/27 might take a few extra days to ship since I’m having surgery 12/28)

    December 15, 2015 at 11:46 pm 1 comment

    Episode 121: Strange Pop Culture References

    Hi, and thank you for joining us for episode 121 of Just One More Row!

    FOs:
    Dana: Small Things sweater, November Socks, View From The Charles, Oatmeal The Snowman, Rathtrevor Mitts, Adiri Slouchy Hat
    Brittany:

    WIPs:
    Dana: Tube Socks for Madelyn, Strathcona, Loop self-striping bump in Madrid
    Brittany: Without a Sound Cowl, Mom’s Socks, Oh Clark Socks, Frabjous Day and TealTember handspun

    Coming Attractions:
    Dana: December socks out of Socks That Rock Heavyweight
    Brittany:

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Poolside by Isabel Kraemer (5.30EUR, about $5.77USD) out of Juniper Moon Farm Findley DK (new SQ!)
    Brittany: Boat Trip Cowl by Stitched Together Designs (3.25GBP, about $5.02USD)

    Review: New Lace Knitting by Romi Hill ($24.99 on Interweave Webstore)

    Upcoming: Clean Slate Challenge!
    Clean Slate Challenge Rules:

    • The only hard and fast rule is that it has to be stash yarn or fiber that is at least 3 months old.
    • We will have a thread for you to “claim your place” starting January 1, & a chatter thread where all chatter about the CSC should go. You will have one post in the FO thread & will be responsible for updating it with every item or yarn you finish. In order for an entry to count, you MUST photograph it to prove that it’s finished & post the picture on your FO thread post. Other than that, everyone is on the honor system.
    • Every 1500yds you knit down or spin out of fiber from stash equals one entry into a drawing for a prize. WIPs count, but the yarn used has to meet the 3-months-old criteria.
    • The Challenge will run from January 1- February 28, the FO thread will be locked down on March 5, & the drawing for prizes will be done on the mid-March episode of the podcast.
    • Please be sure to add up your own yardage in a cumulative total at the bottom of your post, in bold. We don’t have time to add all of these up for you since we have so many participants. Also, please be sure you are keeping up with your YARDAGE instead of METERAGE. Once again, we won’t have time to do calculations for you to convert meters to yards.
    • You can double dip with other podcast KAL/SALs.
    • Please tag your projects or yarns with CSC2016 (this tag will also work for Instagram!).
    • You have to be a member of this group to win a prize.

    And some FAQs from 2014 and 2015:

      • Can I count my WIPs? Yes, as long as the yarn used is at least 3 months old.
      • Do I count only the yardage that I knit starting January 1 on WIPs, or can I count the whole yardage when it’s finished? Total yardage can be counted.
      • If I’m spinning, can I count the singles yardage, or just the plied yardage? Plan to leave the yarn as singles = singles yardage; plan to ply = only plied yardage.  It wouldn’t be fair to count the yardage from singles AND plied yarn, since we’re putting entries into a prize drawing for every 1500 yards finished.
      • Can we do smaller projects to add up to 1500 yards? Absolutely! You can do that as many times as you like. Each time you hit an additional 1500 you get another entry!
      • When knitting with handspun, does it need to have been in the fiber stash for more than three months, or spun up into yarn for more than three months? Since the challenge is about getting rid of stash that has been sitting for a while, knitting with handspun will count as long as it has been spun (finished) yarn for at least 3 months.
      • Can I crochet my yardage? Yes.
      • Can I weave my yardage? We have decided not to allow weaving since the time commitment isn’t the same as it would be with knitting, spinning, or crochet. Sorry!
      • I’m using my yarn doubled. How do I count that? Yardage is yardage. If you’re using two 400yd skeins held together, then you count 800yds.
      • I just have finishing work left on a piece; can I count the yardage on the whole piece after I finish? If all the knitting is done prior to the start of the challenge, then no. Sorry.
      • I got near the end of my project and realized that I needed more yarn, so I had to buy one extra skein/ball. Can I count the whole yardage? No. Any yarn bought after September 30, 2015 WILL NOT COUNT toward your yardage. You can count the yarn in the project bought before that date, but NOT after. Please be sure the yardage total accurately reflects what yarn you used that counts, & DO NOT put the new yarn’s yardage in!!
      • I am knitting a large number of projects that are all the same, and they’re all combined into one project page. I started them before the challenge, but plan to knit more during the challenge. How much of the yardage can I count? Since the projects could potentially be listed as separate project pages, we ask that you only count what you’ve knit during the challenge.

    Announcements:

    • LittleSkein contest: post 107 GrapesAmongMelons! Congrats!! Contact one of us on Ravelry and we will put you in touch with Anne! Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest!

     

    December 1, 2015 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 120: Sorta Stevie Nicks

    Hi, and thank you for joining us for episode 120 of Just One More Row! For the month of November 2015, we are proud to be sponsored by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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    Little Skein in the Big Wool is an online shop of artisan accessories for knitters. Located at littleskein.com, Little Skein’s project bags, kits, and stitch markers are hand-crafted in San Francisco and inspired by classic children’s stories. The newest kit is “Salutations,” inspired by Charlotte’s Web and featuring a new shawl pattern from designer Melanie Berg. The shop updates most Monday nights, and the Salutations kit will be available beginning Saturday, Nov. 14.

    FOs:
    Dana: Hawt Pank Hat, a Boo! for Madelyn, SRR Rambouillet (Lulu & Flock Together colorways, 567yds/2ply sport to dk)
    Brittany: 2 Ply handspun from Hobbledehoy 185 yards

    WIPs:
    Dana: Small Things sweater, November Socks, View From The Charles, Loop self-striping bump in Madrid
    Brittany: Without a Sound Cowl, Halloween 2015 socks, Frabjous Day (KnittyAndColor) and TealTember (Unwind Yarn Company) handspun

    Coming Attractions:
    Dana: Oatmeal The Snowman, tube socks for Madelyn, boot toppers for my assistant
    Brittany: Spring Forward

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: The Amazing Sweater Trio by Stephen West ($13 for eBook download)
    Brittany: Pop Fizzle by Lesley Anne Robinson ($6 Ravelry download)

    Review: Family-Friendly Knits by Courtney Spainhower ($22.99 on Interweave)

    Announcements:

    • LittleSkein contest: please answer the prompt in the episode. Regular contest rules apply: one post per person, only group members are eligible, please be sure to answer the prompt. You have until 11/27 at midnight ET to enter.
    • Into The Wool Fiber Retreat 2016 Vendor Applications are now being taken! We invite any indie dyers, bagmakers, notions makers, etc. to apply! You can find the form linked in the retreat Ravelry group here. The application period ends on 11/27.
    • Unwind Yarn Company’s Thanksgiving Weekend Sale starts at 8pmET on Thanksgiving Day 11/26 and will end at midnight ET on Tuesday 12/1. Enter coupon code TURKEY20 to save 20% off all coupon-eligible purchases! There will be an update on Thanksgiving Day right when the sale starts, and another one late night on Sunday night for Cyber Monday. Thank you in advance for your support!
    • We will be doing the Clean Slate Challenge again in January and February! We will share more details on the next episode, or if you can’t wait, you can find the rules from the last time in the header of this thread on Ravelry. We don’t anticipate major changes, but will go over any changes next time.

    November 15, 2015 at 10:34 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 119: Recordus Interruptus

    Hi, and thank you for joining us for episode 119 of Just One More Row! For the month of November 2015, we are proud to be sponsored by Little Skein in the Big Wool.


    PrintLittle Skein in the Big Wool is an online shop of artisan accessories for knitters. Located at littleskein.com, Little Skein’s project bags, kits, and stitch markers are hand-crafted in San Francisco and inspired by classic children’s stories. The newest kit is “Salutations,” inspired by Charlotte’s Web and featuring a new shawl pattern from designer Melanie Berg. The shop updates most Monday nights, and the Salutations kit will be available beginning Saturday, Nov. 14.

    Time Warp
    Dana: Morning Mist
    Brittany: The Katniss Cowl

    FOs:
    Dana: Halloween Socks
    Brittany:

    WIPs:
    Dana: Small Things sweater (Katrinkles Designs), Wolf River, Shock Star Slouch
    Brittany: Without a Sound Cowl, Halloween 2015 socks

    Coming Attractions:
    Dana: November socks out of Oh Clark! by Desert Vista Dyeworks, Thousands DK by Kelly Brooker for Madelyn
    Brittany: Socks for mom

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Joining The Dark Side Cowl by Deirdre Lejeune ($4.35 Ravelry download)  yarn possibility    yarn possibility 2    yarn possibility 3 (what pattern should I use if not these? View From The Charles by Jennifer Lassonde)
    Brittany: Nangou by Melanie Berg (4.90 Euros)

    Just One More Craft:
    Dana: used thumbtacks and a craft pumpkin to make a monogrammed pumpkin! Also started a new cross stitch for Madelyn’s room (this one) and is storing it in the awesome Pumpkin Pouch from ChickenBoots!
    Brittany: carving a pumpkin, making pie, and roasting the seeds

    Announcements:
    * winner of the Unwind Yarn Company contest: 64 craftyland! Congrats Rani! Check out Dana’s repeatable colorways on her blog (linked under the header) and let her know which colorway you want your Expedition Sport to be dyed in! 🙂
    * thanks again to Little Skein in the Big Wool for sponsoring the podcast this month!

    November 1, 2015 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 118: If It Walks Like A Duck

    Thank you for joining us for episode 118 of Just One More Row! For the month of October we are proud to be sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

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    Have you checked out Unwind Yarn Company’s shop lately? If you haven’t, you’re missing out! We have recently started dyeing sock blanks using some new dye techniques you’re sure to love! From “stained glass” blanks to speckles, there is sure to be a sock blank style you’ll want on your needles! We also have new colorways on our regular yarn bases as well, with more new ones coming out every month. We continually endeavor to bring you the best quality yarn at a reasonable price, and strive to let our commitment to color, quality, and excellent customer service shine through every interaction you have with our shop. After all, you deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind?

    For the month of October 2015, Just One More Row listeners can take 10% off their coupon-eligible purchase by entering the coupon code mentioned in the episode in the coupon code field at checkout. The coupon code expires at midnight ET on 11/1/15. You can find the Unwind Yarn Company shop at unwindyarncompany.com.

    FOs:
    Dana: Madelyn’s Stocking, Bad Amy Socks, Red Riding Hood Cape, Snakes In The Grass, TIBH Grab Bag (178yds worsted weight navajo ply)
    Brittany: nothing this time

    WIPs:
    Dana: Hagrid’s Pumpkins, Shock Star Slouch, Halloween Socks
    Brittany: Halloween 2015 Socks, Without a Sound cowl

    Coming Attractions
    Dana: Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary, Autumnal Mitts by Jo Bangles
    Brittany: is commitment-phobic 😉

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: LLP Fingerless Mitts by Audrey Paquin (free Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Nome Hat by Michelle Feda (free Ravelry download)

    Review: Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet

    Out & About: Fiber In The Boro!

    Announcements:
    Don’t forget about the coupon code to Unwind this month! Christmas colorways will be released in the October 27 shop update too.
    Contest for Unwind Yarn Company: What is your “thotful spot”? Enter until noon CT on 10/27, one entry per person, must be a member of the group to win, Ravelry entries only.
    The prize: a copy of the Thotful Spot Mitts by Sarah Schira and a custom-dyed skein of Expedition Sport in your choice of colorway from Unwind Yarn Company!
    New winners for CIJ prizes:
    Pattern of your choice from Margaret Kendall DoorStopper (socks) post 90
    Pattern of your choice from PrairiePiper eddysknittery (fair isle mitts) post 66

    October 15, 2015 at 11:47 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 117: Dixie Chicks Serious

    Thank you for joining us for episode 117 of Just One More Row! For the month of October we are proud to be sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

    Big Logo with Direct URL and Email

    Have you checked out Unwind Yarn Company’s shop lately? If you haven’t, you’re missing out! We have recently started dyeing sock blanks using some new dye techniques you’re sure to love! From “stained glass” blanks to speckles, there is sure to be a sock blank style you’ll want on your needles! We also have new colorways on our regular yarn bases as well, with more new ones coming out every month. We continually endeavor to bring you the best quality yarn at a reasonable price, and strive to let our commitment to color, quality, and excellent customer service shine through every interaction you have with our shop. After all, you deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind?

    For the month of October 2015, Just One More Row listeners can take 10% off their coupon-eligible purchase by entering coupon code mentioned in the episode in the coupon code field at checkout. The coupon code expires at midnight ET on 11/1/15. You can find the Unwind Yarn Company shop at unwindyarncompany.com.

    FOs:
    Dana: Sparkly Stained Glass Rollers, FCK “Pop Rocks” merino/sparkly nylon Nply (200yds)
    Brittany: nothing this time

    WIPs:
    Dana: Madelyn’s Stocking, Great Divide, Sock Yarn Blanket, Bad Amy Socks, Red Riding Hood Cape, Rathtrevor Mitts, TIBH Grab Bag (singles done, ready to ply), SRR Rambouillet “Lulu”
    Brittany: Christmas Socks 2014, Christmas Stocking

    Coming Attractions
    Dana: Quadri by Michele Wang (using Plucky Worsted from Stitches South), Snakes In The Grass by Brooke Ramos (for Oh Loops! HP KAL)
    Brittany: nothing she can think of!

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Koru by Libby Jonson ($6 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Wake by Kephren Pritchett ($6 Ravelry download)

    Brittany’s Birthday Present

    Announcements:

    • Don’t forget about the coupon code to Unwind this month! Christmas colorways will be released in the October 27 shop update too.
    • One Geek To Craft All contest winner: 20 phoenixfire! Congrats Tracy!
    • 4 winners have still not contacted us about their prizes for CIJ. If you do not contact us by 10/5, we will redraw for your prize.

    September 29, 2015 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 116: YEEEHHHHHSSSSSSS

    Thank you for joining us for episode 116 of Just One More Row! For the month of September, we are proud to be sponsored by One Geek To Craft Them All.

    One Geek Logo

    Inspired by novels, movies, comic books, history, and pop culture, One Geek to Craft Them All is a handmade treasure trove of geeky jewelry for you and for your yarn (we make lovely stitch markers for knitting and crochet).

    Join One Geek on Friday October 16th From 5-9 pm for the Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show.

    Shop at onegeekcraft.etsy.com now through October 31 and use the coupon we mentioned in the episode to save 15% off your purchase.

    FOs:
    Dana: Hats for Grammy/Hats for Kiddos
    Brittany: nothing

    WIPs:
    Dana: Madelyn’s Stocking, Hitofude Cardigan, Great Divide, Sparkly Stained Glass Rollers, Sock Yarn Blanket, Bad Amy Socks
    Brittany: Christmas Socks 2014, Christmas Stocking

    Coming Attractions
    Dana: Capuchon by Tagil Perlmutter (free)
    Brittany: Without A Sound by Allie Coffey ($3.50)

    Out and About: Into the Wool!
    2016 Into The Wool Fiber Retreat: September 1-4, 2016
    Be sure to join the Ravelry group to keep up with details!
    Goodie bag giveaway: please follow the prompt in the episode to enter! Be sure to put your response in the thread that says “ITW Goodie Bag Contest”. Contest ends 9/23 at 12CT, one post per person, must be a member of the group to win, 2015 attendees are not eligible to enter.
    Second giveaway for a goodie bag on Dana’s IG: dana_of_unwind (be sure to email her if you don’t have your Rav name in your profile- her account is private!)

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Michele’s Mittens by Sarah H Arnold ($4 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Either or Neither Shawl by Jennifer Biehl (free until end of September!)

    Announcements:

    • Dana is doing a collaboration with Kicks and Giggles for a really cute Christmas kit! The kits are limited in quantity and will be available for preorder in Dana’s shop on 9/18 through 9/30 (10/2 if there are people who need it to be open an extra day due to payday at the end of the month- just email her!). The bags are wedge style or drawstring and fit two skeins of yarn, and the yarn is a brand new colorway (“Peppermint Party”) dyed to match the bag and will be available on Journey Sock (80% superwash merino/20% nylon, 400yds/100g) and Touring DK (100% superwash merino, 231yds/100g). You will be able to pick your own kit configuration: wedge or drawstring bag, and one or two skeins of yarn (no mixing yarn types; two of one type only to make things simpler!).
    • One Geek To Craft All contest: please answer the prompt in the episode in the thread that says “One Geek To Craft All Contest”. Contest ends on 9/27 at 12CT, one post per person, must be a member, etc.IMG_9835
    • Christmas In July Prizes!!

    Ebook of your choice from Cooperative Press  rosebob (vintage washcloths) 93
    Pattern of your choice from DanaofUnwind lmecoll (Freya socks) 23
    Pattern of your choice from CaffeinatedGert jaynaro (golden pear hat) 100
    Pattern of your choice from Allie Coffey Cinderga (Athos socks) 32
    Pattern of your choice from Kinoknits x3  cbud (sheepy ornament) 6, jedichick3 (vanilla extract- enabled Dana!) 69, ec0g33k (handbrake cowl) 10
    Pattern of your choice from PrairiePiper x5 marchskies (summer splendor doily) 21, apple380 (socks) 70, archaeo (Christmas socks) 43, Mislissa (barley hat) 38, yarning4asmile (hat) 63
    Pattern of your choice from Margaret Kendall Pandaren (Rikke hat) 111
    Patterns of your choice up to $10 from a generous listener operadiva25 (scarf for her husband) 53

    September 16, 2015 at 12:18 am Leave a comment

    Episode 115: Easily Excitable

    Thank you for joining us for episode 115 of Just One More Row! For the month of September, we are proud to be sponsored by One Geek To Craft Them All

    One Geek Logo

    Inspired by novels, movies, comic books, history, and pop culture, One Geek to Craft Them All is a handmade treasure trove of geeky jewelry for you and for your yarn (stitch markers for knitting and crochet).

    Join One Geek on Friday October 16th From 5-9 pm for the Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show.

    Shop at onegeekcraft.etsy.com now through October 31 and use the coupon mentioned in the episode to save 15% off your purchase.

    FOs:
    Dana: August Socks
    Brittany: Sesame Street Socks

    WIPs:
    Dana: Madelyn’s Stocking, Hitofude Cardigan, Hats for Kiddos/Hats for Grammy
    Brittany: Falling Snow Stocking

    Coming Attractions:
    Dana: Great Divide Shawl by Michele Brown out of Unwind Yarn Company Touring DK in Needs More Purple & Rio, finish Temperance Socks, finish Chris’s Birthday Socks
    Brittany: Need ideas for skein of “If They Kill Michonne” from DVD. (Dana suggests the Petal Cowl)

    Out & About: Into The Wool Fiber Retreat- what we’re the most excited about!

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Playground Shawl by Justyna Lorkowska (free Ravelry download), High Roller by Sarah Raasch ($6 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Bubble Star by Misa Erder ($3.99 Ravelry download), From Way Back by Hanna Maciejewska ($7 Ravelry download)

    Announcements:

    • Don’t forget that Christmas In July ends on 8/31! You have until 12pmCT on 9/7 to post your project pictures in order to be entered for the drawing.
    • Thank you to Marsha of One Geek To Craft Us All for sponsoring this month! Be sure to check out her shop!

    September 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 114: Exploding Mojo

    Thank you for joining us for episode 114 for Just One More Row!

    FOs:
    Dana: Shop Swatches of Halloween colorways, Adama, Invisibility Cloak
    Brittany: nothing this time

    WIPs:
    Dana: Boss, August Socks, Hermaness Worsted Hat, Bad Oyster
    Brittany: Falling Snow Stocking, Sesame Street Socks

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Running Buddy Blanket by Chaleur (free Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Francis Revisited by Beth Silverstein (Free Rav download)

    If I Was A Rich Girl:
    Dana: KnitPro Zings (only available to US customers if you order from a UK seller… Dana found them on eBay here)
    Brittany: Night Owl Fibers did a Haunted Forest Halloween Kit

    Announcements:

    • Into The Wool attendees: please be sure to keep an eye on the group and your email over the course of the next week or two for updates and last-minute info!
    • Don’t forget that Christmas In July ends on 8/31! You have until 12pmCT on 9/7 to post your project pictures in order to be entered for the drawing.
    • Elvesworkshopalong run by the Mastering The Knits podcast (Alicia and Natalie) will run September 1 through November 30. Check out their podcast for more details, and a chance to continue with your holiday gift knitting!

    August 15, 2015 at 10:59 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 113: A Businesslike Mullet

    Thank you for joining us for episode 113 for Just One More Row!

    Out & About:
    Brittany: SSK Market. Had lunch at San Antonio Taco Company, then dinner at the Wild Cow. Market was great, got a few goodies!
    Dana: Cookeville to play ITW retreat fairy!

    FOs:
    Dana: Rose City Rollers, Renfrew, Morning Mist
    Brittany: nothing this time

    WIPs:
    Dana: Invisibility Cloak, Boss, Shop Swatches of Halloween colorways (Sirka counter)
    Brittany: Falling Snow Stocking, Sesame Street Socks

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Woodstove Season by Alicia Plummer ($6.50 download), Frieze Shawl by Lisa Hannes (3.50EUR download, about $3.97US)
    Brittany: Morning Mist!

    Mid-Year Goal Review for 2015:
    Dana:

    • knit a total of 7 sweaters for Madelyn before she gets here (definitely did this! Sprinkle Cardigan, Prim Little Layer Cake, Rocketry Baby Cardigan, Madelyn’s Bag Lady Sweater, Entrechat, Quaintly, Newborn Entrechat)
    • make up “project club” kits: yarn (or a note of what yarn to buy for a project), pattern notes, plus needles into a project bag and pick one per month (or pick a new one whenever I finish one) (didn’t do this, but I still might… who knows)
    • try to keep ahead on gift knits: socks for Chris and Mom, etc. (I’ve done great on this except for Chris’s anniversary socks, I pulled those out at the wire but I was in the hospital right before so I think I have an excuse 😉 )
    • attempt to keep to a “two out, one in” buying plan with yarn- I don’t want to deny myself treats, but I do need to work through some stash! (meh. I’ve done pretty well with using up stash, but I haven’t exactly been keeping to this. The second half of the year might be different because of medical bills. I do have a destash up right now though, if you’re interested…)
    • replace old knitting needles as I can afford to with better ones (ie. get rid of Brittany dpns and replace with Karbonz since the Brittanys are starting to splinter) (I’ve done well on this! I now have Karbonz in US 2 through US 9, and want to get up to US 13 by Christmas!)
    • shop at my LYS first before buying online if I can, especially for commercial yarns. (I have definitely done this, but I haven’t bought much commercial yarn this year.)

    Brittany:

    • Stop worrying about stash- knit what makes me happy! (did pretty good on this!)
    • Finish or Frog- I’m sick of looking at old wips! Try to take care of one before I can start something new- Sunk Cost Fallacy and how it applies to WIPs (frogged a few things and have been working diligently on WIPs)
    • Make Rolling Rock using oldest stash yarn I own! (planned for second half of the year!)
    • Find other interesting things to do with sock yarn (queueing new patterns as I find them and will probably cast something new on soon)
    • Try something new this year (yes!)

    August 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 112: In Which We Try to Yodel

    Thank you for joining us for episode 112 for Just One More Row! We’re so glad you’ve joined us!

    FOs:
    Dana: nothing
    Brittany: nothing

    WIPs:
    Dana: Morning Mist, Invisibility Cloak, Rose City Rollers (Try It On Tubing, Synthrapol)
    Brittany: Falling Snow Stocking

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Boss by Jiminez Joseph ($6.50 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Go! by Dreareneeknits Designs ($6 Ravelry download)

    Christmas In July:
    We hope you’ll join us! Come on over to the chatter thread and tell us what your plans are!

    WDYWTHA: Supported Spindling
    Supported Spindles
    Fleegle Spins Supported
    Respect the Spindle book and video

    Announcements:

    • SSK market this weekend!

    July 13, 2015 at 10:22 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 111: Reunited and It Feels So Goood

    Thank you for joining us for episode 111 of Just One More Row!

    Babies Update

    FOs:
    Dana: A Bonnet For Every Little Princess, Honey Bear Baby Hat, Hungry Caterpillar Baby Cocoon & Hat, Rose City Rollers, Runcible Cowl
    Brittany: Baby Groot

    WIPs:
    Dana: Morning Mist, Invisibility Cloak, Rose City Rollers
    Brittany: Weldon Waves

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: CineCittà by La Maison Rililie (5.80 Eur/$6.65 USD Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Garland Cowl by Galzanne Knits (free Ravelry download)

    Christmas In July:
    Dana’s Goals: knit socks for Chris & Mom, knit a cowl for Chris’s cousin, knit at least 5 ornaments, knit Madelyn’s Christmas stocking
    Brittany’s Goals: Rip out Chris’ stocking and reknit, knit Felicity’s stocking in blue

    Review: Warm Days Cool Knits by Corrina Ferguson ($24.95US/$27.95CA- Interweave Store)

    • This book is separated by season winter, spring, summer, then fall
    • We discuss the patterns we love and would like to make

    July 1, 2015 at 11:15 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 110: Make It Work!

    Thanks for listening to episode 110 of Just One More Row!

     

     

    FO’s- Make It Work using Impulse of Delight Mere Sock

    WIPs- Baby Groot, Sesame Street Socks

     

    NitQ- The Sock Knitter’s Shawl
    Announcements- Christmas in July! We’ll post full list of rules, but the main idea is any type of craft as long as it’s a gift for someone, or christmas/winter holiday themed. New rule though- one post per project. It will make it easier on us to draw for winners. In the spirit of making things easier, we’re only going to be giving away patterns this time. So, if you’re a pattern designer, or would just like to donate something for a pattern prize, we’re gladly accepting those! This way it makes it easier on both of us- nothing to ship, nothing to keep track of. Thank you!!

    June 15, 2015 at 11:03 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 109: Solo Journey

    Thanks for joining me for episode 109 of Just One More Row!

    FOs- nada

     

    WIPs- Sesame Street socks, pressed leaves hat

     

    NitQ- A Perfect Day Off Cowl by Diane L. Augustine (Free until tonight, not sure what price it will be after May 31st)

     

    Announcements

    • IceMelon’s stash contest- thanks to everyone who entered! I’ve not heard back about who she’s picked for the winner yet, so I’ll earburn whomever wins in the thread and announce it next time. 🙂

    June 1, 2015 at 9:14 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 108: Down to the Wire

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 108 of Just One More Row! For the month of May we are proud to be sponsored by Icemelon’s Stash.

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    Icemelon’s Stash was born from a love of color and a love of wool. It started as a personal exploration of dyeing fiber and quickly evolved into something that was meant to be shared. Inspired by movie quotes, internet memes, and inside jokes, it’s all about celebrating the merriment of life. Icemelon’s Stash – Sparklier On The Inside!

    Until June 10, Just One More Row listeners can take 20% off their purchase at icemelon.etsy.com by using the coupon code mentioned in the episode.

    Health Update

    FOs:
    Dana: Self-Striping Bed Socks, Newborn Entrechat (Madame Entrechat)
    Brittany: Bright Colors Baby Hat for Madelyn!

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Dana: Chevron Blanket, Runcible Cowl
    Brittany: Yowza Weigh It Shawl

    NITQ:
    Dana: Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart (3.70GBP/about $5.96US Ravelry download)- knitalong in the Knitting Pipeline group, Beekeeper’s Tank by Nicole Montgomery ($5.99 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: All the Azzles by Allie Coffey (collection is $10, Razzle is $3, other two are $5), Make it Work by Allie Coffey ($3.50 Ravelry download)

    We both love Dubonnet by Thea Colman ($7 Ravelry download)

    Discussion: Stash Storage

    Announcements:

    • We have a contest! Icemelon Stash

    Enter in the contest thread on Ravelry with ONE image based on what we talked about in the episode.
    Whoever has their picture selected will receive a skein of sock yarn in the “Go Home Wool, You’re Drunk” colorway on the Desmos base, which is 400 yards of 80/20 Superwash Merino/Nylon. Please get your entry in on the contest thread on the Ravelry group by noon CT on 5/27. Contest rules apply, which you can find here.
    Thank you again to Icemelon’s Stash for sponsoring us!

    • This is Dana’s last episode until after her maternity leave, so stay tuned for Brittany’s solo episodes in June (and possibly into July). Dana wants to thank everyone for their support, and if you want to see pictures of Madelyn, follow her on Instagram! (we talked a bit about Brittany and Dana’s approvals to follow on the last episode in case you missed it)

    May 12, 2015 at 10:58 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 107: Knitter, Know Thyself

    Thank you for joining us for Episode 107 of Just One More Row! For the month of May we are proud to be sponsored by Icemelon’s Stash.

    icemelon banner

    Icemelon’s Stash was born from a love of color and a love of wool. It started as a personal exploration of dyeing fiber and quickly evolved into something that was meant to be shared. Inspired by movie quotes, internet memes, and inside jokes, it’s all about celebrating the merriment of life. Icemelon’s Stash – Sparklier on the inside!

    Until June 10, Just One More Row listeners can take 20% off their purchase at icemelon.etsy.com by using the coupon code mentioned in the episode.

     

    Health Update:
    Dana’s a big nasty oathbreaker. 😦

    Out And About: Brittany’s Trip to Stitches South
    Plucky Knitter, Canon Hand Dyes

    FOs:
    Dana: Third Anniversary Socks, April Showers Hat
    Brittany: Madelyn’s Sweater

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Dana: Chevron Blanket, Runcible Cowl, Weekender Blanket, WoolPierogi batts on Suzie, Malabrigo Nube on Hansen
    Brittany: tried casting on new hat (April Showers) by Daniela Richardson didn’t work with my handspun, Pressed Leaves Hat, Bright Colors baby hat by Roxanne Wood for M using Fibernymph “Fruit Loops”

    NITQ:
    Dana: Majuga by Joji Locatelli (Malabrigo Book Six)
    Brittany: Plum Tree Slouch by Alana Dakos ($6 Ravelry download)

    Discussion:
    “What do we do to keep our knitting interesting when it becomes a slog?”

    Announcements:

    • Dana is tentatively planning to be on one more episode, assuming Madelyn doesn’t come early. Otherwise, there will be an announcement in the group and Brittany will be going solo while Dana is on leave.

    May 1, 2015 at 10:36 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 106: Make A Pact

    Thank you for joining us for episode 106 of Just One More Row.

    FOs:
    Dana: Madelyn’s Enchanted Forest Blanket, Madelyn’s Quaintly (Lyanwood buttons on Etsy)
    Brittany: Bunny Hat with Chin Ties

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Dana: Adama, Third Anniversary Socks, Madelyn’s Belle Isle, WoolPierogi batts on Suzie, Malabrigo Nube on Hansen
    Brittany: M’s seeekrit sweater

    NITQ:
    Dana: Chevron Baby Blanket by Purl Soho (free), Gather Together by Joji Locatelli ($6.50 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Chrysanthemums by Heather Desserud (free), Sunrise Sunset by Kimberly Gintar ($7 download)

    Discussion: “I’ve been thinking about getting a drop spindle to try out spinning.”
    TurtleMade 3D printed turkish spindle
    Bosworth spindles
    TexasJeans spindles
    Jeri Brock spindles
    Respect The Spindle video
    “First time stranded knitting patterns?”
    Cross Reference Hat
    Falling Snow Stocking
    Selbu Modern
    Fake Isle Hat
    Chevron Love Mittens
    Endpaper Mitts

    Announcements:

    • Stitches South- April 23-26. Dana can’t come now due to the weekend’s dramatic events, and she’s really sad about it.
    • Dana’s Baby Shower: sadly, we have had to cancel it, but Brittany will be bringing the gifts when she comes to visit Dana on May 2. You still have time to get any gifts mailed because of an extra week’s delay!

    April 13, 2015 at 11:51 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 105: A Bunny Yarmulke

    Thank you for joining us for episode 105 of Just One More Row!

    FOs:
    Dana: Braugh Socks, BUX Hat, Shield Maiden, Three Waters Farm “Cheerful Disposition” BFL Nply (haven’t wound off yet)
    Brittany: nothing this time

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Dana: Adama, Hungry Caterpillar Baby Cocoon & Hat, Madelyn’s Enchanted Forest Blanket, Madelyn’s Quaintly, Madelyn’s Belle Isle
    Brittany: Bunny Hat with Chin Ties, M’s seeekrit sweater

    NITQ:
    Dana: Easter Egg by Linda Dawkins (free Ravelry download), BonBon by Susan Claudino ($6 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Boysenberry Jam by Taiga Hilliard ($6 Ravelry download)

    Discussion: Spintastic!
    From the old WDYWTHA thread:

    Clean Slate Challenge Drawing Update: we have not heard from a few of our winners. Please get with Dana ASAP (by April 5) or we will have to redraw your prize! Thank you! Also, Dana was saving prizes to mail out until the podcast buttons came in.

    Announcements:

        • Stitches South- April 23-26. We will be there on the 25th for part of the day, but considering Dana’s advanced state of pregnancy at that point, we won’t be participating in an official meetup. We will have podcast buttons with us though, if you want one and happen to see us!
        • Dana’s Baby Shower: April 26. Since Dana will already be in Nashville for her anniversary (and Stitches) we have decided to have her shower at a brunch place on Sunday April 26. It will be at Ellendale’s at 10:30. Please let us know if you want to come so we can make reservations. If you aren’t able to come, please be sure to mail any gifts you’re making to Brittany by April 15 so they are sure to get to her in time. PM her on Ravelry (brittanylaine) for her address!
        • Dana’s shop news: fiber dyeing has ended, so only April’s update will have dyed top in it (might put some batts up at some point though, we’ll see). The second quarter update schedule has been posted. Thanks for your support!

    April 2, 2015 at 12:41 am Leave a comment

    Episode 104: Hawt Pank and Bobble Boobs

    Thank you for joining us for episode 104 of Just One More Row. For the month of March, we are sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

    Unwind Yarn Company logo

    Unwind Yarn Company continually endeavors to bring you the best quality yarn for a reasonable price. Our yarns run the gamut from utilitarian basic yarns to luxurious blends with cashmere and silk. We strive to let our commitment to color, quality, and excellent customer service shine through every interaction you have with our shop. After all, you deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind?

    For the month of March 2015, Just One More Row listeners can take 10% off their purchase of any coupon-eligible items by entering the coupon code mentioned in the episode at checkout. Coupon code expires at midnight ET on 3/31/15.

    FOs:
    Dana: Twinkle Twinkle Blanket, Poppy Hat, Garter Ear Flap Hat (Knitter’s Pride Blockers)
    Brittany: Entrechat for Felicity

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Dana: Adama, Braugh Socks, Hungry Caterpillar Baby Cocoon & Hat, Madelyn’s Enchanted Forest Blanket, BUX Hat, Cloudlover “Chocolate & Strawberries” merino/silk/bamboo- half are thick/thin singles and half are sportweight singles, finished singles of Two If By Hand BFL “Life Without Whimsy” (will be a 2ply)
    Brittany: secret project!

    NITQ:
    Dana: Hong Kong Pearl by Evelina Roos (approx $2.95 US Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Winter Weeds cardigan by Katya Gorbacheva ($7 US Ravelry download)

    Review: Wanderlust: 46 Modern Knits For Bohemian Style, edited by Tanis Gray ($15.90 on the Interweave Store)

    Clean Slate Challenge Drawing:
    Desert Vista Dyeworks skein: mikki522 (we will get your info to Susan!)
    $10 worth of patterns: archaeo (contact Dana!)
    Midnight Scribbles stitchmarkers: pattern whisperer (we will get your info to Marsha!)
    Brenda Castiel prize package: KuntzKnit (we will get your info to Brenda!)
    Fix-A-Stitch: Elizza (we will get your info to Jocelyn!)
    Unwind Yarn Company Touring DK: knitaddiction (contact Dana!)
    Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks “Bandersnatch” fingering weight self-striping: bunnylover (contact Dana!)
    Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks “Moon River” sportweight self-striping: talesofyarn (contact Dana!)
    Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks “Winter At The Hiwassee” fingering weight variegated: jakkofclubs (contact Dana!)
    Thank you again to all of our sponsors who donated prizes, and to all of you for participating! We hope you had fun! 🙂

    Announcements:

    • Stitches South- April 23-26. We will be there on the 25th for part of the day, but considering Dana’s advanced state of pregnancy at that point, we won’t be participating in an official meetup. We will have podcast buttons with us though, if you want one and happen to see us!
    • Dana’s Baby Shower: April 26. Since Dana will already be in Nashville for her anniversary (and Stitches) we have decided to have her shower at a brunch place on Sunday April 26. Time and exact location to be determined, but everyone is invited if they are going to be in town! Please let us know if you want to come so we can make reservations. If you aren’t able to come, please be sure to mail any gifts you’re making to Brittany by April 15 so they are sure to get to her in time. PM her for her address!
    • Dana’s shop news. Amy Christoffers is about to release a new sweater pattern out of Dana’s Wanderlust Worsted yarn on March 17, and Dana’s next shop update is the same day. There will be LOTS of worsted weight sweater quantities available! Check out Amy’s Instagram feed (@savoryknitting) to see the preview of the sweater that she posted on March 8!

    March 15, 2015 at 11:35 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 103: Knitting All Fancy

    Thank you for joining us for episode 103 of Just One More Row. For the month of March, we are sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

    Unwind Yarn Company logo

    Unwind Yarn Company continually endeavors to bring you the best quality yarn for a reasonable price. Our yarns run the gamut from utilitarian basic yarns to luxurious blends with cashmere and silk. We strive to let our commitment to color, quality, and excellent customer service shine through every interaction you have with our shop. After all, you deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind?

    For the month of March 2015, Just One More Row listeners can take 10% off their purchase of any coupon-eligible items by entering the coupon code mentioned in the episode. Coupon code expires at midnight ET on 3/31/15.

    FOs:
    Dana: Fleetwood Mac socks, Tiny Empress Set, Audrey Hat, Into The Whirled The Cat’s Pyjamas Merino/Bamboo/Silk (219yds nply), unnamed dyer mixed bfl/silk (183yds nply)
    Brittany: nothing this time

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Dana: Twinkle Twinkle Blanket, Adama, Noro Log Cabin, ThreeWatersFarm Cheerful Disposition BFL on Hansen (singles done!)
    Brittany: Sesame Street socks, Aranami Shawl, Entrechat, spinning Merry Fallmas from UYC 2 ply

    (Dana mentions Thousands pattern)

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Skimmer ($5) and Skimmer Mini ($3) by Yarn-Madness (Ravelry downloads)
    Brittany: Baby Groot by Meghan Munro ($2.50 Ravelry download)

    WDYWTHA: “Have you ever tried other styles of holding the yarn to try to knit faster? I knit English and have tried holding the yarn continental but I just can’t manage tensioning the yarn with my fingers.”

    Announcements:

    • Clean Slate Challenge: all projects must be finished by midnight your time on 2/28, but you have until 5pmCT on 3/5 to update your post in the FO thread before we lock it to draw prizes. We will be announcing the winners on the mid-March episode of the podcast. As we’ve said before, PLEASE be sure your entries follow the rules set forth at the beginning of the FO thread, or you will not be entered to win prizes. Thanks for participating!
    • Stitches South- April 23-26. We will be there on the 25th for part of the day, but considering Dana’s advanced state of pregnancy at that point, we won’t be participating in an official meetup. We will have podcast buttons with us though, if you want one and happen to see us!
    • Dana’s Baby Shower: April 26. Since Dana will already be in Nashville for her anniversary (and Stitches) we have decided to have her shower at a brunch place on Sunday April 26. Time and exact location to be determined, but everyone is invited if they are going to be in town! Please let us know if you want to come so we can make reservations. If you aren’t able to come, please be sure to mail any gifts you’re making to Brittany by April 15 so they are sure to get to her in time. PM her for her address!
    • Dana’s shop news. Amy Christoffers is about to release a new sweater pattern out of Dana’s Wanderlust Worsted yarn on March 17, and Dana’s next shop update is the same day. There will be LOTS of worsted weight sweater quantities available!
    • Into The Wool Announcement: we have started our first KAL, “See You In September”! Please check out the Ravelry group for more details about it! Also, please remember that first deposits are due 3/6!

    February 26, 2015 at 10:47 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 102: The Clamps!

    Thank you for joining us for episode 102 of Just One More Row.

    Announcements:

    • Brittany gives us a health update.
    • The Clean Slate Challenge will end on February 28! You have until March 5 to update your posts in the FO thread, and then the thread will be locked until we draw for prizes. Please be sure that your entries all meet the criteria we set out in the rules at the top of the FO and Chatter threads, and be sure that your entries all have yardages, pictures, etc. as we specified. If your entry doesn’t qualify, you will be passed over in the prize draw, no exceptions.

    FOs:
    Dana: Mom’s Lazy Summer Shorties (part of CaffeinatedKnitting’s 12 in 15 sock KAL), A Little Bit Bohemian Scarf, Entrechat, Owl Vest, Angelic Entrechat, Winter Bird Art Yarn (183yds 2ply, plied with sequined novelty yarn)
    Brittany: nothing this time

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Dana: Noro Log Cabin, Fleetwood Mac socks, Into The Whirled The Cat’s Pyjamas Merino/Bamboo/Silk on Suzie (letting singles rest before I nply), ThreeWatersFarm Cheerful Disposition BFL on Hansen (6.5oz done out of 8oz), unnamed dyer mixed bfl/silk singles on Suzie
    Brittany: Sesame Street socks, Aranami Shawl

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Honeycomb Waves Blanket by Tahira Probst (free Ravelry download), Heart Cookie Mitts by Mary Jane Mucklestone ($5 Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Loop by Casapinka ($6 Ravelry download)

    Just One More Craft:
    Dana: got a monogram cross stitch design made for me by One Of A Kind Baby Design, using my Girl On The Rocks floss holder and an 8” Qsnap frame. Doing it in aqua, gray and coral on gray Aida cloth.
    Brittany: stuffed badgers- Mollie Makes Woodland Friends

    Into The Wool Announcements:

    • Signups for the retreat are going well! We still have 6 spots left as of recording. Spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and after available spots are all taken, we will move to a waiting list. Any spots that are forfeited due to nonpayment or given up voluntarily will be offered to the wait list in the order they signed up. For all other info about the retreat please see the first post in this thread– pretty much any question we were asked last year or have been asked about this year is already answered there. Hope you’ll try to come!!

    February 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 101: Lots A-Doin’

    Thank you for joining me for episode 101 of Just One More Row.

    Announcement:

    • Brittany is experiencing some really difficult physical issues right now, and I would like to ask for your thoughts and prayers to go out to her. She started having a really bad migraine over a week ago, and it has culminated to almost total vision loss right now. She has been to the ER a couple of times, and to a doctor, and has an appointment with a neurologist to have further diagnositcs run. It is impossible for her to look at her phone to see messages, or get on her computer, due to extreme photosensitivity. She won’t be able to read any messages you send her until this gets resolved, and she is doing everything she can to get to the bottom of what is causing this horrible situation, so refrain from sending her advice (or horror stories!) please- just thoughts and prayers. Thank you!
    • I share a pregnancy update and some info about my maternity leave from dyeing, due to some questions I’ve gotten.

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Owl Vest, A Little Bit Bohemian Scarf, Mom’s Lazy Summer Shorties (part of CaffeinatedKnitting’s 12 in 15 sock KAL), Into The Whirled The Cat’s Pyjamas Merino/Bamboo/Silk on Suzie (about 3oz done, spinning really fine for a sportweight n-ply), ThreeWatersFarm Cheerful Disposition BFL on Hansen (4oz done, spinning 8oz total for a large n-ply skein)

    FOs:
    Rikke Hat, Chris’s London Color Socks

    New In The Queue:
    Attleboro Hat by Heidi Atwood-Reeves ($5 Ravelry download), Poppy by Justine Turner (free Ravelry download)

    Contest Drawing: Desert Vista Dyeworks:
    2-111: # 62, sauer-knits! (and it happens to be her very first Ravelry post! wow!) Congrats, and we will put you in touch with Susan!

    Into The Wool Announcements:

    • Signups will begin on 2/1 at 3pmET. The thread for signups is already up in the Ravelry group here, and the link to the signup form will be posted right at 3pmET. Please be sure to be on time if you want a spot- we only have 86 spots available and we anticipate that they will go fast! Spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and after available spots are all taken, we will move to a waiting list. Any spots that are forfeited due to nonpayment or given up voluntarily will be offered to the wait list in the order they signed up. For all other info about the retreat please see the first post in this thread– pretty much any question we were asked last year or have been asked about this year is already answered there. Hope you’ll try to come!!

    January 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 100: Pointy Eared Badgers

    Thank you for joining us for episode 100! For the month of January we are proud to be sponsored by Desert Vista Dyeworks.


    Desert Vista Dyeworks Logo

    Expand Your View of Hand Dyed Yarn at Desert Vista Dyeworks! So many exciting things are happening for 2015!!!!! The yearly colorway theme is focused on the decades of the past century.  Each month six new colorways in self striping, variegated and ColorBlock yarns are created based on the inspirations shared by the members of our Ravelry Group. Desert Vista Dyeworks is the home for all of the Zombody Colorways. You never know when there will be a newly inspired self striping Zombody!  Join us this year for our Officially Unofficial Desert Vista Dyeworks Monthly Sock Club. Information for all upcoming events, sales, and new colorways are posted on Instagram, Facebook, and the Ravelry Group.  Expand Your View, Today!!!

    From January 1- February 7, JOMR listeners save 20% off their order by using the coupon code mentioned in the episode.

     

    Finished Objects:
    Dana: Rocketry Baby Cardigan, Rocketry Baby Hat, A Pair of Pears, Madelyn’s Bag Lady Sweater, Powder (I’m at 821 yards so far for the CSC! woot!)
    Brittany: Barley

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Dana: Chris’s London Color Socks, Rikke, ITW The Cat’s Pyjamas Merino/Bamboo/Silk on Suzie
    Brittany: Sesame Street Socks, Aranami, Barley for me

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Entrechat by Lisa Chemery ($5 Ravelry download), Owl Baby Vest by Jodi Haraldson (free)
    Brittany: Sweet Bunting by Laura Chau ($6 CAD Ravelry download)

    Just One More Craft:
    Brittany: I made a badger stuffie using the book Mollie Makes Woodland Friends

    Clean Slate Challenge:

    • Please be sure to post your pictures!! We can’t count your yardage without a picture of the FO accompanying it!!
    • Be sure to check out the new FAQs. They’re at the bottom of the header text on both threads.

    Announcements:

    • Into The Wool vendors will be announced in the Ravelry group on 1/20/15.
    • Into The Wool signups will start on 2/1/15 at 3pmET. Signups will be linked in a NEW thread on the Ravelry group. Be sure to remind anyone who has mentioned to you that they might be interested in going, because we are pretty sure that spots will run out FAST!
    • Desert Vista Dyeworks contest!! Be sure to listen to the episode for the prompt, and answer it in the contest thread on the Ravelry group. All of our regular contest rules apply. Contest ends January 28 at 5pmCT. The winner will win a skein of their choosing, dyed to order! Thanks to Susan for her generosity and for sponsoring!!
    • thank you to the three people who have made donations to the podcast. We really appreciate you!!

    January 16, 2015 at 12:09 am Leave a comment

    Episode 99: I’m Not Getting Rid Of You!

    Thank you for joining us for episode 99 and for all of the support you’ve given both of us this year! For the month of January we are proud to be sponsored by Desert Vista Dyeworks.

    Desert Vista Dyeworks Logo

    Expand Your View of Hand Dyed Yarn at Desert Vista Dyeworks! So many exciting things are happening for 2015!!!!! The yearly colorway theme is focused on the decades of the past century.  Each month six new colorways in self striping, variegated and ColorBlock yarns are created based on the inspirations shared by the members of our Ravelry Group. Desert Vista Dyeworks is the home for all of the Zombody Colorways. You never know when there will be a newly inspired self striping Zombody!  Join us this year for our Officially Unofficial Desert Vista Dyeworks Monthly Sock Club. Information for all upcoming events, sales, and new colorways are posted on Instagram, Facebook, and the Ravelry Group.  Expand Your View, Today!!!

    From January 1- February 7, JOMR listeners save 20% off their order by using the coupon code mentioned in the episode.

     

    Finished Objects:
    Dana: Prim Little Layer Cake, Chris’s Cruisers, ALL THE CHRISTMAS COLORS cowl, Madelyn’s Bag Lady Sweater
    Brittany: Barley

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Dana: Bad Amy Socks, Chris’s London Color Socks
    Brittany: Another Barley, Christmas Socks, Sesame Street Socks, Yowza Weigh It Shawl

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Herrington by Jill Zielinski ($6 Ravelry download), Bluebird of Happiness by Sara Elizabeth Kellner (free)
    Brittany: DeConstructed Cowl by Amanda A Davidson ($6 Ravelry download)

    2015 Goals:
    Dana:

    • knit a total of 7 sweaters for Madelyn before she gets here
    • make up “project club” kits: yarn (or a note of what yarn to buy for a project), pattern notes, plus needles into a project bag and pick one per month (or pick a new one whenever I finish one)
    • try to keep ahead on gift knits: socks for Chris and Mom, etc.
    • attempt to keep to a “two out, one in” buying plan with yarn- I don’t want to deny myself treats, but I do need to work through some stash!
    • replace old knitting needles as I can afford to with better ones (ie. get rid of Brittany dpns and replace with Karbonz since the Brittanys are starting to splinter)
    • shop at my LYS first before buying online if I can, especially for commercial yarns.

    Brittany:

    • Stop worrying about stash- knit what makes me happy!
    • Finish or Frog- I’m sick of looking at old wips! Try to take care of one before I can start something new- Sunk Cost Fallacy and how it applies to WIPs
    • Make Rolling Rock using oldest stash yarn I own!
    • Find other interesting things to do with sock yarn
    • Try something new this year

    Clean Slate Challenge:
    Dana:
    Must-Dos:

    • Rocketry Sweater (casting on 1/1/15)
    • Chris’s Rowlf Socks
    • Twinkle Twinkle Blanket
    • Bad Amy Socks
    • In Remembrance Of Micah
    • Bad Oyster

    Spinning:

    • spin up at least 4oz out of stash every 2 weeks for a total of 20oz out of stash during the CSC, hoping for between 1500-1800 yards of yarn.

    Brittany:

    • Stocking- frog? reknit with snowflake motif?
    • Aranami Shawl
    • Sesame Street socks

    Announcements:

    • Clean Slate Challenge begins 1/1/15 and goes through 2/28/15. Details are on both the FO thread and the Chatter thread. The Chatter thread is already open for you to chat in, but the FO thread won’t be unlocked until sometime on 1/1/15. Please be sure to read the rules (posted in the header of either thread) to be sure that your entries will count for prizes.
    • We have a few prizes donated for the CSC but if you’re interested in donating one, please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com!
    • Signups for Into The Wool 2015 (9/3-9/6/2015) will open on 2/1/15 at 3pmET. The link to the signup form will be posted in a brand new thread in the Into The Wool Ravelry group.
    • Thanks so much to Susan of Desert Vista Dyeworks for sponsoring!!

    January 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm 1 comment

    2014 in review

    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 36,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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    December 29, 2014 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

    Episode 98: Feathering My Nest With Yarn

    Thank you for joining us for episode 98! Be sure to comment about your year-in-review in the Ravelry group thread for the episode! 🙂

    Finished Objects:
    Dana: Bob’s Christmas Socks, cork coasters and two pendant blanks from Red Gate Stitchery
    Brittany: nothing this time

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Dana: Layer Cake, Bad Amy socks, Christmas Cowl, “Cheerful Disposition” BFL from Three Waters Farm on Hansen, nothing on Suzie at the moment
    Brittany: Sesame Street Socks, Yowza Weigh It Shawl in Miss Babs “Fairy Ring”, Christmas Socks, started spinning “Merry Fallmas” from Unwind Yarn Co.

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Cruiser by Cailyn Meyer (free)
    Brittany: Seven Sisters Cowl by Karina Maza-Gildea ($3 US)

    Review:
    No-Sew Knits: 20 Flattering, Finish-Free Garments by Kristen TenDyke ($25.99 list price)

    Rustic Modern Knits: 23 Sophisticated Designs by Yumiko Alexander ($24.99 list price)

    End of the Year Wrap Up:
    From the first episode of the year:
    2014 Goals- “Mindfulness”
    Dana: Be more mindful and plan ahead
    – only have 10 WIPs or less at the end of 2014 (never gonna happen. probably ever.)
    – finish 14 pairs of socks (8 ½ done- I’m on the failboat!)
    – knit more with my own yarn, both commercial handdyed and handspun (DEFINITELY did this)
    – 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. (did about 5. that’s not too bad. and I bought ONE book.)
    – support new-to-me businesses (definitely did this! bought from a bunch of new and new-to-me dyers in particular)
    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:
    * Clean Slate Challenge begins on 1/1/15 and goes through 2/28/15. Hashtag for Instagram is #cleanslatechallenge15, tag for Ravelry is cleanslatechallenge15.
    * Dana’s shower thread is here.
    * Dana’s shop announcements… listen to the episode for details about changes coming to Unwind!!

    December 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm 2 comments

    Episode 97: Seeekrits

    Thank you for joining us for episode 97 of Just One More Row! So excited that Brittany is back!!

     

    Finished Objects:
    Dana: Mom’s hot water bottle cozy, Gnome Is Where The Heart Is, Snowball Buddies (mouse & bunny), Hieroglyphics hot water bottle cozy, Sprinkle Cardigan & tube socks, SRR BFL (forgot colorway and haven’t measured yardage, sorry!)
    Brittany: Little Pumpkins, Halloween 2014 socks, Hitchhiker

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Dana: All The Christmas Colors Cowl, Twinkle Twinkle Blanket, Blight, Hermaness (kinda on the back burner), fair isle hat design project, Hilltop Cloud BFL pencil roving on Hansen, Tricks For Treats Merino by SRR on Suzie
    Brittany: Katniss Cowl, Avery Cowl, Sesame Street Socks, Twigs and Willows

    New In The Queue:
    Dana: Small Things Sweater by Carina Spencer ($6 Ravelry download, and there is an ebook of 3 matching patterns for $13 if you’d prefer), Eole by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne ($5FR or about $5.31 as of recording for a Ravelry download)
    Brittany: Yowza Weigh It Shawl by Susan B Anderson ($5 Ravelry download), Split Back Snowflake Hat by Susan B Anderson ($5.50 Ravelry download)

    If I Was A Rich Girl:
    Dana: Curls by Hunter Hammersen ($16.32 on Amazon, releases 12/2/14)
    Brittany: kitchen scale- (the one that Dana has)

    What Do You Want To Hear About?

    • photoknitgal: why do we not predraft?
    • lspearl: when faced with a unit of fiber, how do we decide what to do with it?

    Announcements:

    • Dana is pregnant and due in June with a girl!
    • Clean Slate Challenge begins on 1/1/15 and goes through 2/28/15. We are having a Knitdown and Spindown from your stash and WIPs!
    • The only hard and fast rule is that it has to be stash yarn or fiber that is at least 3 months old.
    • Every 1500yds you knit down or spin out of fiber from stash equals one entry into a drawing for a prize.
    • WIPs count, but the yarn used has to meet the 3-months-old criteria.
    • We will have a thread for you to “claim your place” starting January 1, and a chatter thread where all chatter about the CSC should go. You will have one post in the FO thread and will be responsible for updating it with every item or yarn you finish. In order for an entry to count, you MUST photograph it to prove that it’s finished, and post the picture on your FO thread post. Other than that, we will not be policing your entries, but ask that you please be honest. 🙂
    • Please be sure to add up your own yardage in a cumulative total at the bottom of your post. We don’t have time to add all of these up for you since we have so many participants.
    • The Challenge will run from January 1- February 28, the FO thread will be locked down on March 5, and the drawing for prizes will be done on the mid-March episode of the podcast.
    • You can double dip with other podcast KAL/SALs.
    • Please tag your projects or yarns with CSC2015
    • You have to be a member of this group to win a prize.

    And here are some FAQs from last year, to give y’all some clarity…

    • Can I count my WIPs? Yes, as long as the yarn used in them is at least 3 months old.
    • Do I count only the yardage that I knit starting January 1 on WIPs, or can I count the whole yardage when it’s finished? Total yardage can be counted.
    • If I’m spinning, can I count the singles yardage, or just the plied yardage? If you plan to leave the yarn as singles you can count the singles yardage. If you plan to ply the yarn please only count the yardage once it’s plied. It wouldn’t be fair to count the yardage from singles AND plied yarn, since we’re giving out entries into a prize drawing for every 1500 yards finished.
    • Can we do smaller projects to add up to 1500 yards? Absolutely! You can do that as many times as you like. Each time you hit an additional 1500 you get another entry!
    • When knitting with handspun, does it need to have been in the fiber stash for more than three months, or spun up into yarn for more than three months? Since the challenge is about getting rid of stash that has been sitting for a while, knitting with handspun will count as long as it has been spun (finished) yarn for at least three months.
    • Can I crochet my yardage? Yes.
    • Can I weave my yardage? After talking it over, we have decided not to allow weaving since the time commitment isn’t the same as it would be with knitting, spinning, or crochet. Sorry.
    • I’m using my yarn doubled. How do I count that? Yardage is yardage. If you’re using two 400yd skeins held together, then you count 800yds.

    November 30, 2014 at 9:53 pm 3 comments

    Episode 96: The Snowball Melted! :(

    Thank you for tuning in to episode 96 of Just One More Row!

     

    Finished Objects:
    March Hare Hat & Mitts, Goth Girl Mitts

     

    On The Needles/Bobbins:
    Viajante, Long Sands Cardigan, ALL THE CHRISTMAS COLORS Cowl, Hilltop Cloud BFL Pencil Roving

     

    New In The Queue:
    Evermore by Nell Ziroli ($4 Ravelry download), Aila Grace Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde ($5 Ravelry download), Loden Slouchy by Julia Trice ($6 Ravelry download)

     

    Out & About: Fiber In The Boro 2014
    Thanks so much to everyone who came out to support not only me but all of the other vendors there! The podcaster meetup was fun, and it was great to get hugs and friendly chats with so many of you!

    What I bought: a basket from Roan Creek Weaving, a copy of PomPom Quarterly Volume 10, a project bag from Fringe Supply Co, and a skein of Daydreaming sock yarn by KnittyandColor

     

    WDYWTHA:

    • from TalesOfYarn: how did I get into dyeing? how do I feel I’ve evolved as a dyer? been dyeing since 2006 when I couldn’t find a color I liked, and friends encouraged me to start selling my yarns on Etsy. I went full time in 2011 when my husband and I got engaged. My colors are much more sophisticated now (and more repeatable now that I actually write down formulas!). I’m also a lot more fearless about mixing colors that “shouldn’t go together”, and with chemically breaking dyes down into their component parts to get different color effects. I’m also experimenting with new to me dye techniques to expand my repertoire.
    • from lspearl and TeriChesser: heels for toe up and cuff down socks? My heel of choice for both is the short row garter stitch heel, because it fits me best. I’ve wanted to try the fish lips kiss, but since I blow through heels that don’t have texture, I don’t know if it’s a good choice for me. I do a faux-garter afterthought heel when I do stripey socks too (purl every other row).
    • from Fromage: souvenir yarn? I tend to purchase souvenir yarn if I have a chance… but it just hangs out in my stash because I hate to use it up! I have some sock yarn from my last beach trip (it’s tweed and I even have a pattern for it! oops!), and some sock yarn I bought on my honeymoon that I haven’t used yet. What I look for in souvenir yarn: what I can’t find locally to me or easily online… bonus points if it’s a dyer that’s local to that shop!

     

    Announcements:

    • Daniela of Caffeinated Knitting and I will be doing a special review episode for the second episode of the month.
    • We will be doing the Clean Slate Challenge again starting on January 1 and going through February 28. Be thinking about what you want to work on! We will clarify the rules on an upcoming episode. We are also taking prize donations, so if you’re interested please email us!
    • Into the Wool vendor applications are now being taken through 11/22! There is information about vending on this thread in the Into the Wool group. We hope you’ll consider applying if you’re an indie, bagmaker, notions maker, spindle maker, etc.!
    • Unwind & Little Skein have teamed up to bring you a reimagined kit with Susan Claudino’s Snowball Buddies! 6 brand new Unwind colorways, a bag and notions from Little Skein, and a limited edition re-release of Snowball Buddies will be in this adorable kit! Look for it in late November. I’ll announce it again when we have a specific release date. Follow us on Instagram to see previews: @annielightknits @noknitsherlock @dana_of_unwind
    • Unwind Yarn Company’s Thanksgiving sale starts at midnight ET on Thanksgiving night and goes through midnight ET on Cyber Monday (11/27-12/1). Use coupon code TURKEY2014 to save 15% off your purchase! (sale items, Kookaburra, and kits are excluded). Also, Halloween items have been marked down in the shop right now!

    November 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm Leave a comment

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