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Episode 154: Sneak In A Surprise Hat

Thank you for joining us for Episode 154 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company.

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If you haven’t stopped by the Unwind Yarn Company shop yet this year, you really should! There’s a brand new look to the Unwind logo and labels, and new colorways are popping up weekly, including a new “Perfect Blenders” series that will take the guesswork out of matching up skeins to use together in a project. Stop by Unwind and make any purchase of $30 or more in the months of January and February, and get 15% off your in-stock purchase by using code JOMR15! You can find the shop at unwindyarncompany.com.

Underway:
Dana: Sunset Highway, Kennecott, Pot O’ Gold Socks on Addi FlexiFlips, participating in Bling Your String Crafty Bingo this year
Jessica: On The Spice Market Shawl, 2AAT Socks For Porter

Concluded:
Dana: Project Peace 2017, Ingenue Headwrap (x2), Chris’s Beary Surprise Socks, tons of handspun, including a large skein of 3ply from Fat Cat Knits fiber!
Jessica: 2017 Socks

Incoming!!:
Dana: Simple House Slippers by Simone A
Jessica: still finishing up 2017 projects! More spindle spinning on the horizon! 2018 plans: I have a huge bag full of all of the yarn for my projects ready to go! Some of my projects will be the Madewell Cardigan, Turners Falls Cardigan, Breathing Space, Exploration Station, 6 pairs of socks for me and 6 pairs for Porter

Sew You Say:
Dana: Finished a pair of Acacia panties! Made 4 stuffies from Moda panels (cat here and dog here), 2 for Madelyn and 2 for friends’ children.  Working on a Clam Bake Quilt from a Moda Jolly Bar pattern, about to cut out a baby quilt for another friend who is due soon. Cut out pieces for a Ann Carolyn tunic but haven’t sewn it yet.
Jessica: also finished Acacia panties. 2 bags, 1 slip, repaired 2 sweaters for a co-worker.
Things mentioned in this segment: Sunshine Shop Supply (wholesale prices on elastic)

Review: Addi FlexiFlips
Dana got hers here. Listen to the episode for our thoughts on the needles!

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Working on getting a soccer team together at Madelyn’s PDO program. Waiting to hear back if the church has approved it or not. We tried “open gym” time at a local gymnastics center and it was dangerous and definitely not for us. 
Jessica: Porter finished wrestling season!

Makers Moment:
Dana: How did everyone end up on the #jomrminimalistproject? I ended up losing steam, so I’m continuing into February. Still need to do my bedroom and master closet, and Madelyn’s closet.  
Jessica: IKEA Skubb sweater box idea!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • We have a donate button to the right -> if you’d like to send a few dollars our way. We also really appreciate new iTunes reviews so we will show up in searches for knitting podcasts!
  • Into The Wool has gone to a wait list, but don’t despair if you missed signups! We always have folks drop out before money is due, so go ahead and sign up for our wait list! You never know, you might get a spot anyway!

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February 4, 2018 at 11:32 pm Leave a comment

Episode 153: New Year, New Plans!

Thank you for joining us for Episode 153 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is brought to you by Unwind Yarn Company.

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If you haven’t stopped by the Unwind Yarn Company shop yet this year, you really should! There’s a brand new look to the Unwind logo and labels, and new colorways are popping up weekly, including a new “Perfect Blenders” series that will take the guesswork out of matching up skeins to use together in a project. Stop by Unwind and make any purchase of $30 or more in the months of January and February, and get 15% off your in-stock purchase by using code JOMR15! You can find the shop at unwindyarncompany.com.

Underway:
Dana: Project Peace 2017, Sunset Highway (steam blocking on the needles using a tailor’s ham), Polygon Blanket
Jessica: 2017 Socks, On The Spice Market Shawl, 2AAT Socks For Porter

Incoming!!:
Dana: focusing on my current projects… not really paying too much attention to my queue as I want to keep momentum!
Jessica: Leave recommendations in the episode thread for handspun sweaters! Finishing ALL 2017 WIPS this month!

Concluded:
Dana: Madelyn Shawl, Gumdrop Buttons Socks
Jessica: Fog Cutter

Sew You Say:
Dana: finished the table runner with the jankety pattern, finished my Morningstar Quilt top and shams (first bed-sized quilt top!) and will be sending those out for longarming this week, made a pillow out of the “orphan block” left over from my Modern Christmas Tree quilt, finished a jelly roll race baby quilt for a friend. Current sewing: not much since my machine is in the shop! I’m learning how to foundation paper piece and it is ADDICTIVE, even if I am having to use my old beginner machine to do it. I’ve mainly been cutting out a zillion new things to work on as soon as I get my machine back!
Jessica: Bag, cleaned up sewing space, new shorts project.

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: We had a wonderful Christmas! Check out my personal IG @dana_of_unwind for videos of Madelyn on Christmas morning. Now we are just getting back into the swing of things with PDO.
Jessica: Had a great time in the Caymans! Got to have a relaxing time and do lots of “touristy” things as a family, and Porter lost his first tooth!

Makers Moment:
Dana: How’s everyone’s #jomrminimalistproject going? I’m up to over 200 things so far this month! (if you add up all the days of January it’s 496 things donated/gifted/trashed.) I got some laundry soap stations, which isn’t exactly minimalism but is helping to organize my laundry area. One thing I’ve done knittingwise- completely cleaned out my queue- I’m down to 3 pages and it’s all things I already have yarn allocated for. I saved stuff to favorites if I wanted to remember it. Also: did you guys know that the wishlist feature is now in Favorites? Apparently it moved in November and I missed the announcement. Podcasts I’m excited about: Queens of England Podcast, Lore, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Love To Sew, and Tightly Spun– all are new to me (except HP, which I’ve been listening to over a year, and I’m interviewed on an upcoming episode of Tightly Spun!).
Jessica: Meal prep for Keto-diet. Use blue mason jars. Porter’s Worst Chicken Ever (omit the Panko).

6 in 18 KAL:

  • Everything seems to be going well! People are excited and there are already a few projects being posted! Check out the top of the January/February thread to read the rules. We hope you’ll join us!
  • Please let us know if you’d like to donate a prize for one of our two month periods!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Episode 151 Giveaway: the new winner of a set of miniskeins from Dana is Fromage!
  • To everyone who’s won a bag from Dana, I’ll get them done once my Juki is back from the shop.
  • Thank you to all of our participants in the 2017 KAL! There were a total of 744 projects submitted over the 12 month period, and we had a total of 34 people who completed all 12 months. And the winner of the 12 in 17 grand prize… MDQUILTER!!! Congrats Beth! You’ve won an AWESOME prize pack… a skein of Tosh Merino Light, a sock set from FibroFibers, a large notions back from Dana, a skein of Classic Elite Lush, two 50g balls of Find Me Knitting yarn, two skeins of Classic Elite Miracle, and a cute camera-themed project bag from Jessica.
  • We’ve been providing and mailing out a lot of prizes on our own dime, so if you guys could use our Amazon links to shop from, it would help us out financially. Also, we have a donate button on the shownotes blog if you’d like to send a few dollars our way. Thanks!
  • ITW vendor announcement 1/19, signups 2/1 at 3pmET. All info is in the FAQ thread, or on the website, but signups will only be available via the signup Ravelry thread (will be set up closer to time). The retreat is 9/20-23, if you didn’t know. We hope you’ll join us!

January 14, 2018 at 10:29 pm Leave a comment

Episode 152: Creepy Santa Hands

Thank you for joining us for Episode 152 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind!

Underway:
Dana: Bear In A Bunny Suit, Madelyn Shawl, Project Peace 2017, Never Not Gnoming, took my Suzie to Nashville to spin with a friend’s spinning group and got about 1oz done- the most I’ve spun since ITW!
Jessica:  2017 Socks, Fog Cutter,  On The Spice Market Shawl, 2AAT Socks For Porter

Incoming!!:
Dana: 2 Christmas Eve cast-ons… both socks! One using Bad Amy GBIV Radiant Stripe, and one using a Fibernymph Dyeworks sock blank.
Jessica: Madewell Cardigan

Concluded:
Dana: Madelyn’s Antler Cardigan, Papaw’s Slipper Socks (grippy spray from Amazon can be found here)
Jessica: nothing yet

Sew You Say:
Dana: Finished both my inlaws’ Christmas quilt and my Modern Christmas Tree quilt. Discovered the joy of making reusable gift bags! (Bag pattern is here, tag pattern is here) Pieced a patchwork tree block runner, and had a ton of issues with both the kit and the pattern. If it wasn’t for a QAL and for prizes, I would have given up long ago!
Jessica: nothing this time

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn had a great visit with Santa and an even better Christmas program at school this year. We can’t wait for Christmas!
Jessica: Wrestling!

Makers Moment:
Dana: minimalist project in January! Join us? #jomrminimalistproject
Jessica: Ornaments for Porter’s teachers

6 in 18 Information:
We are planning to do a different format for next year! We hope we’ve covered all of the possible questions here, but if you have more after reading/listening, please send us an email or ask in the thread on Ravelry.

  • We are encouraging folks to do larger projects this year, so each project period will be 2 months long: Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/June, July/Aug, Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec.
  • You must start AND finish your project within that time period- so the 1st of the month through the last day of the second month- and post your FO by the 4th of the following month. (ie: Cast on Jan 1 or later, must finish by Feb 28, and post your FO by March 4)
  • You must use at least 150yds in the project. This can be from multiple skeins, scraps, miniskeins, etc.- but it must be a SINGLE project. (no batches of baby hats, no stacks of washcloths, no knitting several pairs of kids’ socks to count- ONE project.)
  • We want this to be relaxed and easy to keep up with, and we want to encourage you to knit much larger projects than we did in 2017!
  • As with the 2016 and 2017 KALs… if you feel like you need to justify why you think it counts- please just assume it does not count and don’t post it. Please don’t ask us to be the bad guys and police you! Thanks!
  • We will have a single thread open for each project period, and will lock it on the 4th of the month following the close of the project period, so you won’t have to dig through the thread to see all of the posts for the year (and we won’t either).

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Winner of the NICU Noggins prize never contacted Dana, so victoria, you are the new winner of a project bag from Dana! Send an email and we can discuss fabrics!
  • Episode 151 Giveaway: we still haven’t heard from one winner! Please be sure to check to see if you were one of the winners… if we haven’t heard from you by 12/31, we will have to redraw.
  • To everyone who’s won a bag from Dana, she will get to your bag after the holidays/obligation sewing is done. 🙂
  • Yarn bowls are now in the Unwind Yarn Company shop! $32 plus $7 for priority shipping (all of the yarn you buy will go in the same box, so it will come fast!). Also I’ll be closed for inventory from 1/1- 1/7, and will be returning with a whole new look! Until I close at the end of day on 12/31, use coupon code MOONROOF at checkout for 20% off your entire purchase! 

 

December 22, 2017 at 12:51 am Leave a comment

Episode 151: All The Ways You Can Die On A Train In Your Pajamas

Thank you for joining us for Episode 151 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind!

Underway:
Dana: Lisbon, Madelyn’s Antler Cardigan, Wonder Woman Wrap, Chris’s Beary Surprise Socks, A Bear In A Bunny Suit
Jessica:  2017 Socks, Fog Cutter, 2AAT Socks For Porter, more singles spun for my sweater

Incoming!!:
Dana: Project Peace 2017, Never Not Gnoming
Jessica: On The Spice Market Shawl, Madewell Cardigan

Concluded:
Dana: nothing yet
Jessica: nothing yet

Sew You Say:
Dana: Finished the piecing of my inlaws’ quilt top and got it basted and ready to quilt. Finished the top on my Modern Christmas Tree quilt and got the back pieced so it’s ready to send to the long armer on Monday! Got asked to be in a low-key quilting bee in 2018 so I’m trying to pick my chosen block and color scheme.
Jessica: 4 bags sewn

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Got school pics back- they’re so good! (tip: with a toddler, ask them to say “I’m Stinky!” and the smile will be perfect, promise!) Rewards chart is working for behavior correction… amazing what a few M&Ms and some new books will do!
Jessica: Porter started wrestling! Went to the “fancy theater” to watch The Polar Express.

Makers Moment:
Dana: English paper piecing! It’s absolutely addictive, and extremely portable. It might take the rest of my life for me to get a quilt done, but… oh well! Got a Christmas cactus so my “magic window” is complete unless Chris lets me get the atrium window I want…
Jessica: Kale and broccoli are growing quite nicely, although cucumbers died in our first hard freeze before Halloween.

Episode 150 GIVEAWAY!
Miniskein Set winners: #12 clowe, #39 lili52
Spinning project bag winner: #15 EmilyK3661
“Mixed Bag” batt winner: #17 knitterchow

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • One winner from NICU Noggins has not claimed their prize. Please get in touch with Dana before 12/1 or we will have to redraw for your prize!!!
  • Unwind Yarn CompanyThanksgiving Weekend Sale! Choose your own adventure with your discount: save 20% on any $30 or more purchase with code TURKEYSAVE, or get free shipping on any order with code TURKEYSHIP. (International folks, here is your chance to avoid those shipping charges!!!) Sale runs through Monday night at midnight ET (11/27).
  • We are doing our best to get back onto a recording schedule, and will have an episode up in the middle of December at the latest. We plan to do a knitting gifts episode! 🙂

November 26, 2017 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Episode 150: Our 8 Year Podiversary!

Thank you for joining us for Episode 150 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind!

Into The Wool Fiber Retreat:  
It was really great! Such a wonderful time. 2018 dates are September 20-23. Signups begin Feb 1 and the cost is $325 and is all-inclusive: your lodging, meals, goodie bag, and all activities are included in the price.

2017 Into The Wool Attendee Podcast Recaps:
Kino Knits
Auntie Danie Knits
The Yarn And I
Daizie Knits

Underway:
Dana: Avalanche, Lisbon, Gumdrop Buttons Socks, Madelyn Shawl
Jessica:  2017 Socks, Fog Cutter, 2AAT Socks For Porter

Concluded:
Dana: Dewberry Cowl, Paddle Mitts, A Boo! For Madelyn, Great Divide, Sugar Maple Hat, Madelyn’s Faded-Style Pullover, Strange Brew Swatch Hat
Jessica: Preemie Hats

Sew You Say:
Dana: Finished binding Chris’s quilt- finally. Made BOO! Miniquilt for Halloween decor using a kit from Stitch Supply Company. I have been making rope yarn bowls and would love listener opinions: would you be interested if I put them in the shop? I hesitate because shipping will be kind of high… it might be worth it though!
Jessica: I’ve made 6 simple skirts sewn using my own pattern. (mentioned: Bassline Skirt by Anna Maria Horner)

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Spectacular halloween costume and trick or treat bonanza! See pics on Instagram: @dana_of_unwind
Jessica: Huntsville Space Center

Makers Moment:
Dana: Free Motion Quilting!!! Machingers Gloves, Super Slider Sheet (In the interest of full disclosure those are Amazon Associates links: we get a small kickback if you click through those links and make a purchase, even if it’s not those particular items that you buy. Those funds help pay for podcast prize shipping, etc.) Also, spinning fiber is available in the shop if you have been missing Unwind fiber!
Jessica: So MUCH spinning. More bobbins = more singles!

NICU Noggins:
135 hats turned in by listeners! 876 total, and 90 were sent by Jessica’s grandma!
26 cperrine – project bag from Dana!
54 dpeach – skein of “Posey” on Unwind Yarn Company Luxe Sock
118 sauer-knits – pattern of your choice of up to $10
64 kannasoup – project bag from Jessica!
Please contact us and let us know you’ve heard the episode, and give us your address if you’ve won a mailable prize! 🙂

Episode 150 GIVEAWAY!
Two prompts:
For a chance to win spinning fiber from Jessica or a spinning project bag from Dana:

  • What is your favorite holiday memory? (can be from Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Ramadan… doesn’t matter as long as it’s a holiday memory!)

For a chance to win one of 2 miniskein sets from Unwind Yarn Company:

  • What would be your ultimate knitting holiday gift, if someone was able to buy you whatever you want? (give us a link if you can!)

Please enter before noon ET on 11/21, and we will announce the winner on our next episode (we plan to record Thanksgiving weekend). All of our regular contest rules apply: must be a member of the group to win, only entries via the Ravelry group count, etc, one entry per contest per person, etc. 

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

November 3, 2017 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

Episode 149: Hat Turducken

Thank you for joining us for Episode 149 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind!

Underway:
Dana: Madelyn’s Faded Pullover, Chris’s Beary Surprise Socks, Breathing Space, Tealeaf Sweater
Jessica:  2017 Socks, Preemie Hats, Fog Cutter

Concluded:
Dana: Madelyn’s Tube Socks, TONS of preemie hats, Campside Cardigan
Jessica: Rhodie Gus Socks, Bumble Hat, Test Knit for Kino Knits

Sew You Say:
Dana: Lots of things for the ITW market and the Chattanooga market, including tote bags and notions bags out of awesome Japanese cotton/linen blend, pencil pouches, etc. I also finished most of a quilt top for my MIL, started a Painted Portrait top and got stuck, made a table runner for my cousin. Picked up the antique sewing machine (Singer 36K from 1954)  from my grandfather’s house!
Jessica: Not this time

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn is back in school, and after a rough start, she seems happy to be there. Lots of funny new sayings, and whole stories in the car!
Jessica: Porter got a new classroom! Kind of.

Makers Moment:
Dana: I now know more than I want to about milk paint and the finishing oil that goes with it. Also, we started a thread about Instant Pot recipes in the group and hope you’ll take a look if you have one, and please add your own too! Made a linen apron from two issues ago of Mollie Makes, and am embelishing the pocket with designs from Sublime Stitching, using Sulky Fabri-Solvi dissolving stabilizer.
Jessica: Fall Garden, Sister Sweater Spin takes a detour!

KinoKnits Contest Winner:
13 total entries, winner was post #4, roocmc! Congrats Ann! Mary will get with you about your chosen pattern. 🙂

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • It’s ITW this week! We are SO PUMPED. Want to see what it’s all about? Visit the new retreat blog: intothewoolfiberretreat.wordpress.com and check out the new Instagram account @intothewoolfiberretreat. We will be posting on IG all weekend, and will do a big recap on the blog after the retreat is over. Dates for 2018 are already set: 9/20-23, 2018. Mark your calendars! Vendor applications start at the beginning of November, and attendee signups are 2/1/18.
  • It’s not too late to mail your preemie hats! They need to get to Dana by 9/23 at the latest so they can be donated on 9/25. PM ASAP for the address if you have some to send! We currently have 130 hats from podcast listeners, and we’d love to add to that number!
  • Coupon code for Dana’s Shop: NOTATITW for 20% off through 9/27 at midnight ET, on any in-stock items. 

September 18, 2017 at 12:13 am Leave a comment

Episode 148: Adjacent To Everything

Thank you for joining us for Episode 148 of Just One More Row, hosted by pbjstokes and danaofunwind! This episode is brought to you by Kino Knits. Just as the Kino Knits podcast takes you to places you may not have been, so do Kino Knits designs. Think interesting stitches, unique constructions… but never fear. I take my role as your knitting guide very seriously. All patterns are meticulously drafted, tech edited, and test knit so you can be sure your path is clear. Kino Knits is proud to be a sponsor of the 12 in 17 knitalong and the Into the Wool Fiber Retreat. Kino Knits: designs that take you places. You can find Kino Knits Designs on Ravelry, and check out her website at kinoknits.com.

Kino Knits rhino logo cropped

Underway:
Dana: Madelyn’s Tube Socks, Madelyn Shawl, preemie hats
Jessica: Rhodie Gus Socks, Bumble Hat, PK Socks, Preemie Hats, Test Knit for Kino Knits

Concluded:
Dana: Nell Hat, Scrappy Roller Socks
Jessica:  Self-Striping Socks

Sew You Say:
Dana: Working on some things for a craft show I hope to vend over Black Friday weekend. Finished my Mojave dress, plus a Geranium dress for Madelyn. Plans for 2 Painted Portrait dresses, plus some school tops for Madelyn.
Jessica: Not this time.

Where The Wild Things Are:
Dana: Madelyn is headed back to PDO on 8/15 and I am ready! (especially since her dad is headed back to Korea for several weeks)
Jessica: Took Porter to Lake Winnie Water Park.

Makers Moment:
Dana: Towling Material from Craft South, and I’m going to make dish soap to go with it for family Christmas gifts!
Jess: New Instant Pot! Having a lot of fun playing with it! Got any good recipes to share?

Contest: Kino Knits
Please follow the prompt in the episode and enter in the contest thread in the Ravelry group. A RNG will be used to pick the winner. The thread will be locked on 8/27 at noon ET, and the winner will be notified on our next episode.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye:

  • Thank you again to Kino Knits for sponsoring the podcast! Definitely check out her podcast, and of course her beautiful patterns!

August 7, 2017 at 12:36 am Leave a comment

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