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Episode 139: And YOU Win A Prize!

Thank you for joining us for episode 139 of Just One More Row! You can find Jessica on Instagram and Ravelry as pbjstokes (use @ on Instagram), and you can find Dana on Ravelry as DanaOfUnwind and on Instagram as @dana_of_unwind.

Errnaments KAL:
51 total entries!
Dana’s donation: $78.30
Jess’s donation: $80
Pattern download of $7: anastasiamw
Pattern download of $7: sauer-knits
Bag from Jess: kelle0302
Bag from Dana: operadiva
Skein of handspun from Jess: theprojectbag
Skein of handspun from Dana: jenknittingaround

12 in 16 KAL:
58 people knit all 12 months- hooray!
69 pairs in December: winner is post 49, kiwiria! PM Dana with your choice of a $7 or less pattern!
Total of 1320 pairs for the year turned in for this KAL! (including Dana’s and Jess’s that didn’t count for prizes)
The grand prize winner is… #10, anneofjulie!!! You win a project bag from Dana, $20 worth of pattern downloads, and a $60 gift certificate to Dana’s shop!

Underway:
Dana: Aranami, Miter Square Blanket (“Sock Blanket Sundays”)
Jessica: Worsted Boxy, Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, Rose City Rollers, Molly

Concluded:
Dana: Caius (test for Kino), PussyHat, “Meets”, 12in17 Cowl
Jessica: Caius (test for Kino), World’s Simplest Mittens

Sew You Say:
Dana: Pieced and quilted a table runner, started a new quilt out of scraps (making up my own pattern!), I’ve been on a bit of a fabric buying spree lately so I am going to have to get to sewing.
Jessica: project bags

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn is back in PDO, and there’s a new girl in her class that’s SO tiny- M has taken on the job of being her protector and picks her up whenever she falls down.
Jessica: watched knitting students compete in competitive cheerleading- kinda crazy!

2017 Charity KAL: NICU Noggins
This year as our Charity KAL, we are going to be knitting NICU baby hats! These hats will be donated to TC Thompson Children’s Hospital NICU in Chattanooga TN (where Dana’s daughter and Jess’s son were treated right after they were born). This KAL will be in conjuction with the Into The Wool Fiber Retreat too, so we can get as many hats together as possible! Our goal is a whopping 2500 hats to donate on 9/25/17!

The details:

  • Hats must be made from soft acrylic, since they will have to be washed by the hospital on a sanitize cycle and wool (even washable wool) might not hold up to that kind of wash.
  • Hats must have little to no textured stitches. Preemie (and newborn) heads are extremely sensitive to texture and since they spend so much time lying on their backs, the hats must be smooth on the inside. So please, don’t use cables or lace in your hats; some stranding is ok, as long as the floats are fairly flat. It is actually pretty common for nurses to put the hats on the babies with stockinette on the inside, so consider using this as a design element for your hats!
  • Please keep in mind that NICU babies come in a lot of different sizes- some are teeny-tiny but some are not. (My own daughter had a 13.5” head so preemie sizes wouldn’t have fit, and Jess’s son had a normal newborn sized head as well.) Any hat sized from teeny preemie to normal newborn to child sizes will be happily accepted. (the larger sizes will likely be passed on to the pediatric oncology unit at the same hospital- another worthy cause!)
  • Crocheters, we don’t want to leave you out, but since your stitches’ texture makes preemie hats a no-go, we ask that you make larger sizes so we can pass them on to the pediatric oncology unit instead of the NICU. The hats will still need to be made from acrylic, but you can go wild with the stitch patterns if you wish!
  • If you are a smoker or reside with one, please wash your hats in baby shampoo or low-scent wool wash and (after they’ve dried) seal them up in a bag prior to turning it in. I will not be able to wash the hats prior to donating them, and would prefer not to give the hospital hats that they’ll have to wash before handing them out. Thanks!
  • Just a note about color choices… please keep in mind that a lot of preemie babies have issues with jaundice, so you might want to stay away from yellow or orange since it can make that condition even more obvious. The NICU strongly encourages parents to take lots of pictures of their baby, and you want the baby to look its best! 🙂

As was said, this KAL is in conjunction with Into The Wool Fiber Retreat, an annual knitting retreat Dana runs in Crossville TN. This year the retreat is taking place from September 21-24, 2017. If you’re considering attending, we encourage you to knit the hats for the retreat KAL and turn in your hats at registration; for those of you that cannot attend the retreat, we would like for you to mail the hats to Dana by September 15, 2017 so that she can get them tallied before the retreat starts. PM Dana for her address when you are ready to send off your hats!
For every hat you send in, you will get entered into a spreadsheet and awarded one entry into a prize drawing. We will have lots of prizes available, from project bags made by us, to handspun yarn, to handdyed yarn, to pattern downloads. (and if you’d like to donate a prize, please let us know!!) We will draw for prizes prior to our first episode after the retreat is over.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We are taking sponsors for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂
  • Into The Wool attendee signups start on February 1. Vendors are all set and we will be announcing 1/20! Please consider joining us- we are going to have a blast!

January 15, 2017 at 10:17 pm Leave a comment

Episode 138: IS IT CHRISTMAS YET???

Thank you for joining us for episode 138 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. To help clear out old stock and move Unwind into the new year, use coupon code HOLIDAYDEALS through the end of the month to save 25% off your in-stock yarn order (excepting Errnament mini sets or full sized skeins since they involve a charitable donation, Kookaburra wash, and custom orders) You deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit unwindyarncompany.com today!

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KAL: it ends tomorrow! Stay tuned to our next episode to find out if you won!

Underway:
Dana: Tube Socks for MadelynAntler Mittens for Madelyn, Caius (test for Kino)
Jessica: Caius (test for Kino), Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, World’s Simplest Mittens, Rose City Rollers

Concluded:
Dana: Teacher Gifts, Chris’s Socks, Messy Bun Hat
Jessica: Man Hat for Brett, Baby Hat for a Coworker, Errnaments!, Leftover Baby Socks

Sew You Say:
Dana: totally finished my mom’s quilt, quilted my inlaws’ but still needs binding, need to quilt and bind my aunt’s- all before Friday night and with a messed up sewing machine. Eep!!!
Jessica: hopefully going to go back and mend/quilt/rebind a table runner I made in the fourth grade!

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: “HOT DOG AND MEEEEEEEE”, Madelyn has been sick, but we made her feel better by giving her a chair! Parents of the year right here! 😉
Jessica: “Is It Christmas Today? WHYYYY NOOOOOOT????”, knitting students threw me a birthday party!!!

Maker’s Moment:
Dana: woven ornaments from Katrinkles, hot chocolate in a jar recipe from Pinterest
Jessica: about to dye and drumcard the fleece! Froze the fleece outside, oops. LOL.

12 in 17: A Rundown:

  • The yarn you use can be a new purchase, or it can be stash. It’s totally up to you.
  • Must use at least 50g of a skein in a month. Cannot be scraps or multiple skeins used in a project – it must be ONE skein.
  • Only one entry per person per month, unless it’s a special month with a featured designer or featured yarn; in which case, you can get a bonus entry for knitting that designer’s pattern or working with that dyer’s yarn.
  • You must knit a single item from your 50g- no doing 5 dishcloths, multiple pairs of kids’ socks, etc. A pair of socks or mittens does count, as long as you’re using the minimum weight of 50g for a single pair.
  • We will accept knitted and crochet items only- no weaving, spinning, etc. (although you can use handspun to knit or crochet your entry!)
  • No WIPs- new cast ons only. There will be no WIP months this year.
  • You have between the 1st and the last day of the month to start and finish your item.
  • We will give you a day or two to post your FO into the next month- but please don’t count on having several days! Try to have your FO posted by the 2nd at the latest. Once we’ve drawn for a month’s prize, we won’t be adding anyone to the FO list for that month, so you’ll be out of the running for prizes if you don’t post on time.
  • Everyone who has finished a project in a month will be entered into a spreadsheet and I will use the RNG to pick the winner. Everyone who completes all 12 months will be entered to win a very special prize pack.
  • Feel free to jump in and out if you don’t want to participate in all 12. You can still enter for a monthly prize, but you won’t be eligible for the full year prize unless you participate in all 12 months.
  • Please use your best judgement here- if it feels like you shouldn’t do it, then please don’t- and please don’t ask to bend the rules. We are trying to make this low key, easy for us to keep track of, and fair for everyone.
  • Use tag JOMR12IN17 on Ravelry, and #JOMR12IN17 on Instagram/Twitter if you want to tag your projects there.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Double Or Nothing giveaway: winner was post 30, Nevermore! We will pass along your name. Thanks for submitting your stories, everybody!
  • ImagineLandscapes Giveaway: winner was post 29, KittyKatz! We will give Sarah your name! Thank you for making us laugh with your compliments, everybody! (although we were shocked at the lack of pickup lines!)
  • We are taking sponsors for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂
  • Into The Wool attendee signups start on February 1. Vendors are all set and we will be announcing them in January! Please consider joining us- we are going to have a blast!

December 21, 2016 at 11:48 pm Leave a comment

Episode 137: First Pancake Sweaters

Thank you for joining us for episode 137 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 since they involve a charitable donation) You deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind? Visit unwindyarncompany.com today!

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On A Runabout:
We vended a craft fair together at Jess’s school!

Errnaments KAL:
Lots of pattern downloads- Don’t forget to claim a spot on the KAL thread! So far we have raised $71 (from pattern sales & ornament sales) and $52.95 (from kits and single skeins). There are still several kits available, as well as whole skeins, plus the pattern is only $2! Tell your friends and join us!
Prizes: Two bags, three pattern downloads, handspun from Jess, skein of your choice of $30 or less from Dana’s shop.

Underway:
Dana: Antler Mittens for Madelyn, Scandi Snowflake Cozies
Jessica: Errnaments!, Baby Hat for a Coworker, Man Hat for Brett

Concluded:
Dana: Lush Cardigan, Radioactive Rainbow socks, Anders
Jessica: Sock, Bilbo Cardigan

Sew You Say:
Dana: a zillion mug rugs (from this pattern) and hot pads (made up), Snow Kitty dress for Madelyn from the Green Bee pattern Lily Dress (and I do NOT recommend them at all!), another Staple Dress for me out of herringbone tweed felt, got the quilt sandwiches made for my aunt and inlaws’ quilts, about to piece a table runner for a friend for Christmas
Jessica: recycled project bags out of sweatpants

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn wouldn’t sit on Santa’s lap and had a total meltdown. Had a blast at Thanksgiving getting pushed around by her cousin Layla (6 months older) on a push toy.
Jessica: “learned to knit AND read” story about Molly.

Review: Double Or Nothing: Reversible Knitting For The Adventurous by Alisdair Post-Quinn ($17.95 eBook download on Ravelry OR $29.95 for eBook/print book combo/$30.95 signed copy on Alisdair’s website)
Dana: Hexworth, Twice As Sexy, Spring Willow
Jessica: Atyria II, Ranelva, Rustle of Leaves

Want to win a copy? Please answer the prompt from the episode in the Double or Nothing Giveaway thread on Ravelry! The winner will get a copy of the eBook. You have until midnight ET on 12/17 to enter, and we will announce the winner on our next episode! You must be in the group to win, one entry per person, blog comments don’t count, be sure you post in the right place, etc.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Wired Cowl and Wired Mitts were released by Sarah Shira (PrairiePoppins on Ravelry/ @imaginelandscapes on Instagram) and they feature Unwind Yarn Company yarn! Want to win a set of these patterns? Please answer the prompt from the episode in the ImagineLandscapes Giveaway thread on Ravelry! You have until midnight ET 12/17 to enter, and we will announce the winner on our next episode!
  • 12 in 17: each month, use up a single skein in a project. The skein must be whole when you start, and you have to post a picture of the skein before starting. You must use at least 50g of a skein in order for the project to count. (ie. you can’t use up scraps for this, unless they’re just accents in a project where you’re using a whole skein. You can use contrast for heels/toes, whatever, but please don’t push this guys! Keep with the spirit of the thing!) The point is to use up all of the single skeins in your stash if you have them, but if they’re new yarn purchases that’s ok too. We aren’t going to do specific prompts, but some months we may have a promotion with certain designers for a deal on a pattern, or with yarnies for yarn, so you might want to check the group to see (and keep up with the podcast!). No WIPs allowed, and you must cast on and finish in the month. You can still choose to do this like 12 in 16 and knit socks every month if that’s your preference! Please PM us with questions and we will have a more comprehensive (and hopefully concise) rule list up soon.
  • We are taking sponsors and prize donations for 2017! Please email us at justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested. 🙂

December 5, 2016 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

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!

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Errnaments KAL:
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. 

Underway: 
Dana: Lush Cardigan, Radioactive Rainbow socks
Jessica: Sock, Bilbo Cardigan, Errnaments!

Concluded: 
Dana: Pure Joy
Jessica: Baby Hat, Post Grad, LYDIA Fiber spin, Wooly Lion Spin

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 justonemorerowpodcast@gmail.com 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!

November 9, 2016 at 11:57 pm Leave a comment

Errnaments KAL and SAFF Travel Plans

Hey everybody! Just a “quickie” (in a manner of speaking, depending on your definition) today, talking about our SAFF travel plans for this weekend, letting Jess give a brief intro, and talking about our Errnaments KAL, which starts on 11/1! Thanks for listening, and be sure to stop by the Ravelry group!

We are going to SAFF on Saturday 10/29! We aren’t going to do an official meetup, but will be wandering around so if you see us, please say hi! We will have podcast buttons and we promise we don’t bite. 😉

Vendors we’re excited about:
A Hundred Ravens
Alicia Goes Around
Appalachian Naturals Soap
Dusty’s Vintage Buttons
Gale’s Art
Green Mountain Spinnery
Heatherlane Farms
LYDIA Yarn
Pawley Studio
River’s Edge Fiber Arts
SewFlo
Shalimar
Unplanned Peacock
Jessica Stokes:
Getting to know you… pbjstokes on Rav and Insta.
Errnament KAL
The idea is to spread the love during this holiday season and knit with a purpose! All proceeds from the pattern go to Child Aid. In addition to the pattern, 15% of the proceeds from Dana’s mini kits and full-sized skeins of the Christmas colorways in the kit will also go to Child Aid. You can get entries for downloading the pattern, for knitting with Dana’s specially dyed minis (or full sized skeins of the colorways), and for donating to Child Aid. For every $10 you donate (screenshot and pm us a receipt) you will also get an entry. The idea is to knit one ornament for yourself and one for your friend. You can use any of the ornament patterns (heck, adapt them for yourself if you want). To help us out, after you’ve earned your first entry please post a FO post in the FO thread and edit it to update with new entries and pictures (yes we must see pictures of your ornaments!), totaling the amount of entries you’ve earned at the bottom of your post in bold. You can just post text that you donated to ChildAid if you choose to do so and don’t want to put the screenshot on Ravelry- you must email us though! All edits to your FO post must be completed by 12:00amET December 22- we cannot make exceptions since this ends so close to Christmas. We will draw for prizes on our episode following Christmas. If you want to donate to the prize giveaway, please PM Dana (danaofunwind) or Jessica (pbjstokes) on Ravelry.

Entries quick reference:

Purchasing the pattern: 1 entry
Knitting with Unwind’s mini kit or a full sized skein of the Christmas colorways: 1 entry (max of 2 entries)
Knitting two ornaments (one for you and one for a friend): 1 entry (max 15 entries, so a total of 30 ornaments)
Donating directly to Child Aid: 1 entry per $10 donated
Remember to tag #errnamentKAL on your instagram pictures!
Example of a FO post:
Pattern purchased: 1 entry
Ornaments knit: 8 for a total of 4 entries
pictures of ornaments here
Mini kit used from Unwind Yarn Company: 1 entry
Full sized skein used from Unwind Yarn Company: 1 entry
Donated $10 to ChildAid: 1 entry

Total Entries Earned: 8

Please note: The pattern will be up in advance of the KAL! Thanks for your patience!
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October 26, 2016 at 10:07 pm 1 comment

Episode 134: Ten Minutes of FOs!

Thank you for joining us for episode 134 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company. Follow the new shop account on Instagram @unwindyarncompany for all of the newest shop info, updates, and colorway sneak peeks!

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FOs:
Dana: Baa-ble Hat, September Sock Blank Socks
Brittany: Barley Hat for me, Barley hat for Felicity, Yowza Weigh It Shawl

WIPs:
Dana: Enchanted Mesa, Madelyn’s Sock Yarn Blanket, Chris’s Birthday Socks, Dutchess (currently in time out), Trieste Hat & Mitts
Brittany: Christmas socks

Up & Coming:
Dana: Stacks Sweater, another Rikke hat
Brittany:

Just One More Craft:
Dana: finished my Staple Dress, plus some surprises for my Rhinebeck roommates. 😉 Next on the docket: Madelyn’s Halloween costume!
Brittany:

Review: Point/Counterpoint Volume 1 by Kino Knits and Sarah Schira ($10 Ravelry download)

Announcements:

  • Eastside Fiber Festival went great! The weather (and traffic) were abysmal but a lot of people came out, and Dana appreciates it!
  • Rhinebeck is in less than 3 weeks and we are PUMPED! We will post a selfie on Dana’s IG account each morning so you can see what we’re wearing and look for us!

October 1, 2016 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

Episode 132: I love you, Pikachu

Thank you for joining us for episode 132 of Just One More Row! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company. Follow the new shop account on Instagram @unwindyarncompany for all of the newest shop info, updates, and colorway sneak peeks!

FOs:

Dana: Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl, Jess’s Shock Star Slouch, Mustard Scarf

Brittany:

 

WIPs:

Dana: Enchanted Mesa, Figaro the Frog, Madelyn’s Scarlet Hug, August Shorties

Brittany: Yowza Weigh It Shawl

 

Up & Coming:

Dana: planning to start Dutchess out of O Wool Legacy DK right before Into The Wool.

Brittany:

 

New In The Queue:

Dana: I haven’t queued anything, for the first time ever!

Brittany:  Tokerau Shawl

 

Just One More Craft:

Dana: Florence Kimono Jacket by SewCaroline, nap mat cover for Madelyn, another diaper clutch, notions case from a pattern from ChickenBoots, a lunchbox for Madelyn from the Little One Yard Wonders book (still finishing the lining, eep!)

Brittany: Nothing

August 17, 2016 at 11:28 pm Leave a comment

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