Episode 136: HAM and RAPs
Thank you for joining us for episode 136 of Just One More Row! This month is sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company. Gearing up for holiday knitting? Let Unwind Yarn Company help you with the perfect yarn to knit your planned gifts, or the perfect gift for your yarn-loving friends! The shop will be updated weekly through the end of the year, and custom orders are once again open. There’s no need to wait for a big after-Thanksgiving sale for this year: use coupon code HOLIDAY16 to save 15% off your in-stock yarn purchase through the end of the year! (excepting Errnament mini sets or full sized skeins of those colorways since they involve a charitable donation) You deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit unwindyarncompany.com today!
Lots of pattern downloads and miniskein set purchases- Don’t forget to claim a spot on the KAL thread! There are still lots of miniskein sets plus full sized skeins of the colorways in Dana’s shop.
Prizes (so far): Two bags, three pattern downloads, handspun from Jess.
Sew You Say:
Dana: finished Madelyn’s quilt, quilted my mom’s quilt (Missouri Star Quilt Co), making mug rugs, planning to make a dress for the holiday party for hubs’ work (picked up the pattern and fabric at Joann over the weekend on a great sale!)
Jessica: Got materials for prize bag (Vintage pillowcase and zippers)
Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn is just being cute and learning lots of new skills. Fun times!
Jessica: Took Porter to a movie (Trolls- Best soundtrack) on a school night! Disaster did not ensue! HS knitting kid: Socks, cowl. MS knitting kids: Snowman stuffies. ES knitting kids: How many kids does it take to wind a skein of yarn? 4.
On A Runabout: We went to SAFF!
Dana: mEWEsic yarn in green and oatmeal from Green Mountain Spinnery for Anders On Top hat ($5.50 Ravelry download) or Split Back Snowflake Hat ($5.50 Ravelry download), essential oil diffusing necklace, Breathless Cush in “Sassy French Broad” from Shalimar Yarns
Jessica: 1 lb of BFL, Soap from Appalachian Natural Soap, Zombies Walk at Midnight from Rock and String Creations, Shalimar Yarns Equus in “Sassy French Broad”, Knitter’s Pride 9in circulars.
Review: Drop Dead Easy Knits by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan, & Kirsten Kapur ($12.91 on Amazon)
Dana: Turoa Mitts, Grand Central Scarf, Sidekick Hat, Bear In A Bunny Suit, Kiawah Vneck
Jessica: Keynote Pullover, Lucy and Ethel Cowl (shortened version), Pompano Tank
Hear Ye, Hear Ye:
- We have a poll in Ravelry group to help us decide what KALs to do next year- please participate if you will! And if you have an idea for a KAL, please post it in the thread! We will by no means be doing all of these ideas, but we’d like to make sure we are offering KALs that you guys are interested in!
- We are taking sponsors and prize donations for 2017! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. 🙂
- Into The Wool vendor signups will be from Nov 20- Dec 3. Information will be posted next week in the Ravelry group, and those who have asked for reminder emails are already in the queue to get one. Vendors will be notified by Dec 6, and attendee plus vendor fees will be due from the chosen vendors by January 7.
- Consider doing a RAP! (Random Act of Pattern) There is so much negativity going around right now, and Dana is trying to revive the practice of doing RAPs on Wednesdays. Be sure to listen to the episode for full details, but the gist is that you pick a person at random or from your Ravelry friends, and gift them a pattern from their wishlist with a kind note attached. It doesn’t cost a lot to put some goodwill and love out into the world. 🙂 And if you gift Jess’s Errnaments pattern, the money also goes to charity! Win win!