Episode 66: Brushes with Death!

August 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm 2 comments

Hello and thank you for joining us for episode 66 of JOMR. For the month of August, we are proud to be sponsored by FatCatKnits.

FatCatKnits is your one-stop shop for fine quality handpainted spinning fibers, drumcarded spinning batts, and other fun fibery items. We have over 50 repeatable colorways on 16 different fiber bases. Whether you are into brights, neutrals, earth tones or jewel tones, you will find the colorway you are looking for! And if you don’t, custom orders are always welcome 🙂

You can find us at fatcatknits.com.

On The Needles/Bobbins/Spindles:

Dana: Cadence Pullover, SSK Socks, Lillian Fay, Dogwood Blanket, Owl Pillow, Scrappy Scarf #2, dizzed tricolor roving from The Tail Spinner (chocolate, butterscotch, white) on Hansen, nothing on Suzie

Brittany: Amity Island socks from Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks, Ginkgo Crescent Shawlette, Sockhead Hat that doesn’t want to be a WIP, Fiber Optic 50% merino/ 50% tencel in chocolate to aqua

Finished Projects/Yarns:

Dana: Winnie Socks, Age of Brass & Steam, Nestlets Skein 1 (664yds), Nestlets Skein 2 (560yds), Nestlets Skein 3 (138yds), Well Wishers BFL (234yds)

Brittany: Free and Easy Socks

New in the Queue:

Dana: Cowls from friends! New Year’s Cowl by Hillary Klein (free Rav download), Father Time Cowl by Steven Fegert (free Rav download)

Brittany: Cape Cod by Thea Colman ($6.50 Rav download), Goodale by Cecily Glowick-Macdonald ($5 Rav download)

If I Was A Rich Girl: SSK Market Edition!

Dana: ACG Merino Worsted in Gamut and New Friends And Happy Tears

ACG Strong Sock in Triangle Lovers Club

GnomeAcres Chunky Gnome (Aran): Backwoods Gnome

Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in Dia De Los Muertos

FiberOptic Footnotes Unspun in Catamaran

FiberOptic Paintbox Gradients in Chocolate to Aqua and Midnight Gradient (magic knot video by Jane Richmond)

Fat Squirrel Fibers bag

Tangerine Designs: Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus bag, Star Trek bag, SSK special edition bag, Hello Kitty notions pouch, YarnFu tshirt

Deerfield Creations mushroom earrings

Jelby matryoshka necklace

Brittany: Lost City Knits High Country DK in Pot Belly Stove

UYC- microbats, Touring DK in Laura Loves Unwind.

ACG- Goody Bag yarn and Happy Accident

DVD- Tiki Bar

Spindle from Deerfield Creations, ordered a matching lap bowl

Bag from Fat Squirrel Fibers

Bag from Tangerine Designs, spinning wheel bag

Bag from Erin.Lane

Discussion- Big Foot Knits by Andi Smith


Contest- A copy of the ebook! And Jocelyn from Cooperative Press contacted Andi, the designer! Andi is going to Stitches Midwest where she is going to pick up a skein of Skinny Bugga (what the cover pattern calls for) just for us! To enter, please tell us your favorite pattern from the book in the Big Foot Knits Contest thread to win the skein of yarn and a copy of Big Foot Knits.

Brittany’s Oak Leaf Socks


  • Winners of the Stripey Socks KAL- thanks to everyone who participated, it was great to see so many stripey socks! We hope you had as much fun as we did. 🙂


74: ammieloris pattern from Meltrandesigns

91: dolledupdna pattern from Meltrandesigns

23: LittleDragon pattern from Meltrandesigns

19: lyeng11 Kirbywirby in Banana Clip

118: ekellyo Lollipop

28: ting-ting KirbyWirby in Beachcomber

8: kathyg UYC in Spanish Moss

121: phoenixfire Dana’s handspun

  • TEALtember: I very happily agreed to design a new colorway in honor of TEALtember- the celebration of Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Some facts about ovarian cancer (taken from http://www.cdc.gov):

  • causes more deaths than any other female reproductive cancer, but it accounts for only about 3% of all cancers in women

  • each year, about 20,000 women in the United States get ovarian cancer

  • among women, ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer death, after lung and bronchus, breast, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers

This is a cause that I feel very strongly about, and wanted to do a special colorway to recognize. In lieu of me donating money on behalf of my customers, I have discounted the Journey Sock yarn by $2 per skein and the Panda Sock Roving/Superwash BFL Roving by $1 per braid, and hope that you will donate that amount (plus whatever else you can afford) to one of the following ovarian cancer foundations:



The preorders are for Journey Sock, Panda Sock Roving, and Superwash BFL Roving. They will be available until 8/21. I will dye these as quickly as I can and get them shipped out on a first come, first served basis. All orders will definitely be shipped by 8/30 so that you can use the yarn to celebrate TEALtember and participate in knitalongs and spinalongs to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. I do not have a preset limit on the number of preorders, but if the number of orders begins to exceed what I can conceivably get dyed within the time frame, I reserve the right to end preorders early.

TEALtember on Journey Sock (80% superwash merino/20% nylon, 400yds/100g)

TEALtember on Panda Sock Roving (60% superwash merino/30% bamboo rayon/10% nylon, each braid is 4.0-4.3oz)

TEALtember on Superwash BFL Roving (100% superwash BFL, each braid is 4.0-4.3oz)

All three of these preorders are available in my Etsy store, Unwind Yarn Company. Thanks so much for supporting this deserving cause! 🙂

  • Sad you didn’t get to go to SSK? We’ve got a consolation prize! We’re giving away the first issue of Ply that came in our goodie bags, and a shopping bag from the market. To enter, tell us what would you have filled your market bag with?? Let’s keep this listeners that weren’t able to attend SSK, please!

  • We will be recording our second episode of the month late because Dana will be on vacation. Didn’t want you guys to worry!

  • Thank you SO MUCH to Ginny of FatCatKnits!!!


Entry filed under: knitting, podcast, shownotes, spinning.

Episode 65: Mid Year Update Episode 67: Yarnbombed Hoverounds

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Teresa Fussell  |  August 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    What was the new way to join yarn that you talked about in the podcast!

  • 2. Teresa Fussell  |  August 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Never mind my question I see you put it on Ravelry! Thanks!


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