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.


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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

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

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