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

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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

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