Episode 84: No Words.

May 1, 2014 at 7:47 pm 2 comments

Thank you for joining us for episode 84 of Just One More Row! For the month of May we are proud to be sponsored by Dragonfly Fibers.

Dragonfly Fibers

 

At Dragonfly Fibers, we love color. We take inspiration from everything around us – music, art, the natural world and even popular culture and turn it into fabulous colorways. We carry yarns in weights from lace to super bulky, and we love spinners, too! We’ve got several different types of fiber including Polwarth Silk and Sea Monster, our Silk, Wool and Seacell blend. Check out our products on our website and select local yarn stores. You can also find us at major festivals and shows, including Maryland Sheep & Wool in May, STITCHES Midwest in August, Shenandoah Valley Fiber fest in September and Rhinebeck and SAFF in October.

On The Needles/Bobbins:
Dana: Evergreen Cardigan, Recovery Yoga Socks, Rainbow SRR Polwarth/Silk
Brittany: Fruit Loop Socks, Aranami Shawl

FOs:
Dana: Chris’s Sepia Socks
Brittany: Super Soft Merino Hat, UYC handspun “Summer Storm” 194 yards

New In The Queue:
Dana: The Elder Tree Shawl by Sylvia Bo Bilvia (free Ravelry download)
Brittany: Roma by Kate Osborn ($6 Ravelry download)

Stash Stories: Sock Heels
Dana:  I vastly prefer the short row garter stitch heel (part 1 andpart 2– from KnitPurlHunter). I use it on everything except when I need to preserve a color progression (ie. stripes) and then I use anafterthought heel w/ waste yarn. I’ve used the eye of partridge heel whenever I need to do a heel flap and it holds up nicely… it just takes a long time.
We mention the Double Gusset by Turtlegirl76, used in her Breaking Hearts pattern, and the Falling Snow Stocking.
Brittany: I started using heel flaps for all of my socks, then tried the short row heel when I first tried toe up. I think it looks more “finished” and prefer it to a heel flap. After that I’ve tried a garter stitch short row heel, and an afterthought heel, both of which I like for different things.
We mention Silver’s Sock Class, Hedera, and Wendy Johnson’s Toe Up Socks. Also mentioned the Skew socks.

Announcements:
* Suburban Stitcher Contest: #43, Cinderga, contact Dianne from Suburban Stitcher (dbbstitch on Ravelry).
* Dragonfly Fibers is offering our listeners a coupon code! Through the month of May, use the coupon code mentioned in the episode to save 10% off your purchase!
* Into The Wool Announcement: attendees, please be on the lookout for an email within the next few days. It will have all of your final information about arrival times, things to be sure to bring with you, homework for classes you’re in, etc.

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

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kim dawson  |  May 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    hahaha I am so glad I am not the only one that uses hair conditioner to soften yarn… lol 🙂 I am so glad I found this podcast today!

    Reply
  • 2. Diana  |  May 14, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Hi girls, I found your podcast from another (Dark Knits) and really enjoyed listening.

    Reply

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