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. 
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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

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