Episode 121: Strange Pop Culture References

Hi, and thank you for joining us for episode 121 of Just One More Row!

FOs:
Dana: Small Things sweater, November Socks, View From The Charles, Oatmeal The Snowman, Rathtrevor Mitts, Adiri Slouchy Hat
Brittany:

WIPs:
Dana: Tube Socks for Madelyn, Strathcona, Loop self-striping bump in Madrid
Brittany: Without a Sound Cowl, Mom’s Socks, Oh Clark Socks, Frabjous Day and TealTember handspun

Coming Attractions:
Dana: December socks out of Socks That Rock Heavyweight
Brittany:

New In The Queue:
Dana: Poolside by Isabel Kraemer (5.30EUR, about $5.77USD) out of Juniper Moon Farm Findley DK (new SQ!)
Brittany: Boat Trip Cowl by Stitched Together Designs (3.25GBP, about $5.02USD)

Review: New Lace Knitting by Romi Hill ($24.99 on Interweave Webstore)

Upcoming: Clean Slate Challenge!
Clean Slate Challenge Rules:

  • The only hard and fast rule is that it has to be stash yarn or fiber that is at least 3 months old.
  • We will have a thread for you to “claim your place” starting January 1, & a chatter thread where all chatter about the CSC should go. You will have one post in the FO thread & will be responsible for updating it with every item or yarn you finish. In order for an entry to count, you MUST photograph it to prove that it’s finished & post the picture on your FO thread post. Other than that, everyone is on the honor system.
  • Every 1500yds you knit down or spin out of fiber from stash equals one entry into a drawing for a prize. WIPs count, but the yarn used has to meet the 3-months-old criteria.
  • The Challenge will run from January 1- February 28, the FO thread will be locked down on March 5, & the drawing for prizes will be done on the mid-March episode of the podcast.
  • Please be sure to add up your own yardage in a cumulative total at the bottom of your post, in bold. We don’t have time to add all of these up for you since we have so many participants. Also, please be sure you are keeping up with your YARDAGE instead of METERAGE. Once again, we won’t have time to do calculations for you to convert meters to yards.
  • You can double dip with other podcast KAL/SALs.
  • Please tag your projects or yarns with CSC2016 (this tag will also work for Instagram!).
  • You have to be a member of this group to win a prize.

And some FAQs from 2014 and 2015:

    • Can I count my WIPs? Yes, as long as the yarn used is at least 3 months old.
    • Do I count only the yardage that I knit starting January 1 on WIPs, or can I count the whole yardage when it’s finished? Total yardage can be counted.
    • If I’m spinning, can I count the singles yardage, or just the plied yardage? Plan to leave the yarn as singles = singles yardage; plan to ply = only plied yardage.  It wouldn’t be fair to count the yardage from singles AND plied yarn, since we’re putting entries into a prize drawing for every 1500 yards finished.
    • Can we do smaller projects to add up to 1500 yards? Absolutely! You can do that as many times as you like. Each time you hit an additional 1500 you get another entry!
    • When knitting with handspun, does it need to have been in the fiber stash for more than three months, or spun up into yarn for more than three months? Since the challenge is about getting rid of stash that has been sitting for a while, knitting with handspun will count as long as it has been spun (finished) yarn for at least 3 months.
    • Can I crochet my yardage? Yes.
    • Can I weave my yardage? We have decided not to allow weaving since the time commitment isn’t the same as it would be with knitting, spinning, or crochet. Sorry!
    • I’m using my yarn doubled. How do I count that? Yardage is yardage. If you’re using two 400yd skeins held together, then you count 800yds.
    • I just have finishing work left on a piece; can I count the yardage on the whole piece after I finish? If all the knitting is done prior to the start of the challenge, then no. Sorry.
    • I got near the end of my project and realized that I needed more yarn, so I had to buy one extra skein/ball. Can I count the whole yardage? No. Any yarn bought after September 30, 2015 WILL NOT COUNT toward your yardage. You can count the yarn in the project bought before that date, but NOT after. Please be sure the yardage total accurately reflects what yarn you used that counts, & DO NOT put the new yarn’s yardage in!!
    • I am knitting a large number of projects that are all the same, and they’re all combined into one project page. I started them before the challenge, but plan to knit more during the challenge. How much of the yardage can I count? Since the projects could potentially be listed as separate project pages, we ask that you only count what you’ve knit during the challenge.

Announcements:

  • LittleSkein contest: post 107 GrapesAmongMelons! Congrats!! Contact one of us on Ravelry and we will put you in touch with Anne! Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest!

 

December 1, 2015 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

Episode 120: Sorta Stevie Nicks

Hi, and thank you for joining us for episode 120 of Just One More Row! For the month of November 2015, we are proud to be sponsored by Little Skein in the Big Wool.

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Little Skein in the Big Wool is an online shop of artisan accessories for knitters. Located at littleskein.com, Little Skein’s project bags, kits, and stitch markers are hand-crafted in San Francisco and inspired by classic children’s stories. The newest kit is “Salutations,” inspired by Charlotte’s Web and featuring a new shawl pattern from designer Melanie Berg. The shop updates most Monday nights, and the Salutations kit will be available beginning Saturday, Nov. 14.

FOs:
Dana: Hawt Pank Hat, a Boo! for Madelyn, SRR Rambouillet (Lulu & Flock Together colorways, 567yds/2ply sport to dk)
Brittany: 2 Ply handspun from Hobbledehoy 185 yards

WIPs:
Dana: Small Things sweater, November Socks, View From The Charles, Loop self-striping bump in Madrid
Brittany: Without a Sound Cowl, Halloween 2015 socks, Frabjous Day (KnittyAndColor) and TealTember (Unwind Yarn Company) handspun

Coming Attractions:
Dana: Oatmeal The Snowman, tube socks for Madelyn, boot toppers for my assistant
Brittany: Spring Forward

New In The Queue:
Dana: The Amazing Sweater Trio by Stephen West ($13 for eBook download)
Brittany: Pop Fizzle by Lesley Anne Robinson ($6 Ravelry download)

Review: Family-Friendly Knits by Courtney Spainhower ($22.99 on Interweave)

Announcements:

  • LittleSkein contest: please answer the prompt in the episode. Regular contest rules apply: one post per person, only group members are eligible, please be sure to answer the prompt. You have until 11/27 at midnight ET to enter.
  • Into The Wool Fiber Retreat 2016 Vendor Applications are now being taken! We invite any indie dyers, bagmakers, notions makers, etc. to apply! You can find the form linked in the retreat Ravelry group here. The application period ends on 11/27.
  • Unwind Yarn Company’s Thanksgiving Weekend Sale starts at 8pmET on Thanksgiving Day 11/26 and will end at midnight ET on Tuesday 12/1. Enter coupon code TURKEY20 to save 20% off all coupon-eligible purchases! There will be an update on Thanksgiving Day right when the sale starts, and another one late night on Sunday night for Cyber Monday. Thank you in advance for your support!
  • We will be doing the Clean Slate Challenge again in January and February! We will share more details on the next episode, or if you can’t wait, you can find the rules from the last time in the header of this thread on Ravelry. We don’t anticipate major changes, but will go over any changes next time.

November 15, 2015 at 10:34 pm Leave a comment

Episode 119: Recordus Interruptus

Hi, and thank you for joining us for episode 119 of Just One More Row! For the month of November 2015, we are proud to be sponsored by Little Skein in the Big Wool.


PrintLittle Skein in the Big Wool is an online shop of artisan accessories for knitters. Located at littleskein.com, Little Skein’s project bags, kits, and stitch markers are hand-crafted in San Francisco and inspired by classic children’s stories. The newest kit is “Salutations,” inspired by Charlotte’s Web and featuring a new shawl pattern from designer Melanie Berg. The shop updates most Monday nights, and the Salutations kit will be available beginning Saturday, Nov. 14.

Time Warp
Dana: Morning Mist
Brittany: The Katniss Cowl

FOs:
Dana: Halloween Socks
Brittany:

WIPs:
Dana: Small Things sweater (Katrinkles Designs), Wolf River, Shock Star Slouch
Brittany: Without a Sound Cowl, Halloween 2015 socks

Coming Attractions:
Dana: November socks out of Oh Clark! by Desert Vista Dyeworks, Thousands DK by Kelly Brooker for Madelyn
Brittany: Socks for mom

New In The Queue:
Dana: Joining The Dark Side Cowl by Deirdre Lejeune ($4.35 Ravelry download)  yarn possibility    yarn possibility 2    yarn possibility 3 (what pattern should I use if not these? View From The Charles by Jennifer Lassonde)
Brittany: Nangou by Melanie Berg (4.90 Euros)

Just One More Craft:
Dana: used thumbtacks and a craft pumpkin to make a monogrammed pumpkin! Also started a new cross stitch for Madelyn’s room (this one) and is storing it in the awesome Pumpkin Pouch from ChickenBoots!
Brittany: carving a pumpkin, making pie, and roasting the seeds

Announcements:
* winner of the Unwind Yarn Company contest: 64 craftyland! Congrats Rani! Check out Dana’s repeatable colorways on her blog (linked under the header) and let her know which colorway you want your Expedition Sport to be dyed in!:)
* thanks again to Little Skein in the Big Wool for sponsoring the podcast this month!

November 1, 2015 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

Episode 118: If It Walks Like A Duck

Thank you for joining us for episode 118 of Just One More Row! For the month of October we are proud to be sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

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Have you checked out Unwind Yarn Company’s shop lately? If you haven’t, you’re missing out! We have recently started dyeing sock blanks using some new dye techniques you’re sure to love! From “stained glass” blanks to speckles, there is sure to be a sock blank style you’ll want on your needles! We also have new colorways on our regular yarn bases as well, with more new ones coming out every month. We continually endeavor to bring you the best quality yarn at a reasonable price, and strive to let our commitment to color, quality, and excellent customer service shine through every interaction you have with our shop. After all, you deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind?

For the month of October 2015, Just One More Row listeners can take 10% off their coupon-eligible purchase by entering the coupon code mentioned in the episode in the coupon code field at checkout. The coupon code expires at midnight ET on 11/1/15. You can find the Unwind Yarn Company shop at unwindyarncompany.com.

FOs:
Dana: Madelyn’s Stocking, Bad Amy Socks, Red Riding Hood Cape, Snakes In The Grass, TIBH Grab Bag (178yds worsted weight navajo ply)
Brittany: nothing this time

WIPs:
Dana: Hagrid’s Pumpkins, Shock Star Slouch, Halloween Socks
Brittany: Halloween 2015 Socks, Without a Sound cowl

Coming Attractions
Dana: Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary, Autumnal Mitts by Jo Bangles
Brittany: is commitment-phobic😉

New In The Queue:
Dana: LLP Fingerless Mitts by Audrey Paquin (free Ravelry download)
Brittany: Nome Hat by Michelle Feda (free Ravelry download)

Review: Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet

Out & About: Fiber In The Boro!

Announcements:
Don’t forget about the coupon code to Unwind this month! Christmas colorways will be released in the October 27 shop update too.
Contest for Unwind Yarn Company: What is your “thotful spot”? Enter until noon CT on 10/27, one entry per person, must be a member of the group to win, Ravelry entries only.
The prize: a copy of the Thotful Spot Mitts by Sarah Schira and a custom-dyed skein of Expedition Sport in your choice of colorway from Unwind Yarn Company!
New winners for CIJ prizes:
Pattern of your choice from Margaret Kendall DoorStopper (socks) post 90
Pattern of your choice from PrairiePiper eddysknittery (fair isle mitts) post 66

October 15, 2015 at 11:47 pm Leave a comment

Episode 117: Dixie Chicks Serious

Thank you for joining us for episode 117 of Just One More Row! For the month of October we are proud to be sponsored by Unwind Yarn Company.

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Have you checked out Unwind Yarn Company’s shop lately? If you haven’t, you’re missing out! We have recently started dyeing sock blanks using some new dye techniques you’re sure to love! From “stained glass” blanks to speckles, there is sure to be a sock blank style you’ll want on your needles! We also have new colorways on our regular yarn bases as well, with more new ones coming out every month. We continually endeavor to bring you the best quality yarn at a reasonable price, and strive to let our commitment to color, quality, and excellent customer service shine through every interaction you have with our shop. After all, you deserve the best, so don’t you deserve to Unwind?

For the month of October 2015, Just One More Row listeners can take 10% off their coupon-eligible purchase by entering coupon code mentioned in the episode in the coupon code field at checkout. The coupon code expires at midnight ET on 11/1/15. You can find the Unwind Yarn Company shop at unwindyarncompany.com.

FOs:
Dana: Sparkly Stained Glass Rollers, FCK “Pop Rocks” merino/sparkly nylon Nply (200yds)
Brittany: nothing this time

WIPs:
Dana: Madelyn’s Stocking, Great Divide, Sock Yarn Blanket, Bad Amy Socks, Red Riding Hood Cape, Rathtrevor Mitts, TIBH Grab Bag (singles done, ready to ply), SRR Rambouillet “Lulu”
Brittany: Christmas Socks 2014, Christmas Stocking

Coming Attractions
Dana: Quadri by Michele Wang (using Plucky Worsted from Stitches South), Snakes In The Grass by Brooke Ramos (for Oh Loops! HP KAL)
Brittany: nothing she can think of!

New In The Queue:
Dana: Koru by Libby Jonson ($6 Ravelry download)
Brittany: Wake by Kephren Pritchett ($6 Ravelry download)

Brittany’s Birthday Present

Announcements:

  • Don’t forget about the coupon code to Unwind this month! Christmas colorways will be released in the October 27 shop update too.
  • One Geek To Craft All contest winner: 20 phoenixfire! Congrats Tracy!
  • 4 winners have still not contacted us about their prizes for CIJ. If you do not contact us by 10/5, we will redraw for your prize.

September 29, 2015 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

Episode 116: YEEEHHHHHSSSSSSS

Thank you for joining us for episode 116 of Just One More Row! For the month of September, we are proud to be sponsored by One Geek To Craft Them All.

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Inspired by novels, movies, comic books, history, and pop culture, One Geek to Craft Them All is a handmade treasure trove of geeky jewelry for you and for your yarn (we make lovely stitch markers for knitting and crochet).

Join One Geek on Friday October 16th From 5-9 pm for the Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show.

Shop at onegeekcraft.etsy.com now through October 31 and use the coupon we mentioned in the episode to save 15% off your purchase.

FOs:
Dana: Hats for Grammy/Hats for Kiddos
Brittany: nothing

WIPs:
Dana: Madelyn’s Stocking, Hitofude Cardigan, Great Divide, Sparkly Stained Glass Rollers, Sock Yarn Blanket, Bad Amy Socks
Brittany: Christmas Socks 2014, Christmas Stocking

Coming Attractions
Dana: Capuchon by Tagil Perlmutter (free)
Brittany: Without A Sound by Allie Coffey ($3.50)

Out and About: Into the Wool!
2016 Into The Wool Fiber Retreat: September 1-4, 2016
Be sure to join the Ravelry group to keep up with details!
Goodie bag giveaway: please follow the prompt in the episode to enter! Be sure to put your response in the thread that says “ITW Goodie Bag Contest”. Contest ends 9/23 at 12CT, one post per person, must be a member of the group to win, 2015 attendees are not eligible to enter.
Second giveaway for a goodie bag on Dana’s IG: dana_of_unwind (be sure to email her if you don’t have your Rav name in your profile- her account is private!)

New In The Queue:
Dana: Michele’s Mittens by Sarah H Arnold ($4 Ravelry download)
Brittany: Either or Neither Shawl by Jennifer Biehl (free until end of September!)

Announcements:

  • Dana is doing a collaboration with Kicks and Giggles for a really cute Christmas kit! The kits are limited in quantity and will be available for preorder in Dana’s shop on 9/18 through 9/30 (10/2 if there are people who need it to be open an extra day due to payday at the end of the month- just email her!). The bags are wedge style or drawstring and fit two skeins of yarn, and the yarn is a brand new colorway (“Peppermint Party”) dyed to match the bag and will be available on Journey Sock (80% superwash merino/20% nylon, 400yds/100g) and Touring DK (100% superwash merino, 231yds/100g). You will be able to pick your own kit configuration: wedge or drawstring bag, and one or two skeins of yarn (no mixing yarn types; two of one type only to make things simpler!).
  • One Geek To Craft All contest: please answer the prompt in the episode in the thread that says “One Geek To Craft All Contest”. Contest ends on 9/27 at 12CT, one post per person, must be a member, etc.IMG_9835
  • Christmas In July Prizes!!

Ebook of your choice from Cooperative Press  rosebob (vintage washcloths) 93
Pattern of your choice from DanaofUnwind lmecoll (Freya socks) 23
Pattern of your choice from CaffeinatedGert jaynaro (golden pear hat) 100
Pattern of your choice from Allie Coffey Cinderga (Athos socks) 32
Pattern of your choice from Kinoknits x3  cbud (sheepy ornament) 6, jedichick3 (vanilla extract- enabled Dana!) 69, ec0g33k (handbrake cowl) 10
Pattern of your choice from PrairiePiper x5 marchskies (summer splendor doily) 21, apple380 (socks) 70, archaeo (Christmas socks) 43, Mislissa (barley hat) 38, yarning4asmile (hat) 63
Pattern of your choice from Margaret Kendall Pandaren (Rikke hat) 111
Patterns of your choice up to $10 from a generous listener operadiva25 (scarf for her husband) 53

September 16, 2015 at 12:18 am Leave a comment

Episode 115: Easily Excitable

Thank you for joining us for episode 115 of Just One More Row! For the month of September, we are proud to be sponsored by One Geek To Craft Them All

One Geek Logo

Inspired by novels, movies, comic books, history, and pop culture, One Geek to Craft Them All is a handmade treasure trove of geeky jewelry for you and for your yarn (stitch markers for knitting and crochet).

Join One Geek on Friday October 16th From 5-9 pm for the Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show.

Shop at onegeekcraft.etsy.com now through October 31 and use the coupon mentioned in the episode to save 15% off your purchase.

FOs:
Dana: August Socks
Brittany: Sesame Street Socks

WIPs:
Dana: Madelyn’s Stocking, Hitofude Cardigan, Hats for Kiddos/Hats for Grammy
Brittany: Falling Snow Stocking

Coming Attractions:
Dana: Great Divide Shawl by Michele Brown out of Unwind Yarn Company Touring DK in Needs More Purple & Rio, finish Temperance Socks, finish Chris’s Birthday Socks
Brittany: Need ideas for skein of “If They Kill Michonne” from DVD. (Dana suggests the Petal Cowl)

Out & About: Into The Wool Fiber Retreat- what we’re the most excited about!

New In The Queue:
Dana: Playground Shawl by Justyna Lorkowska (free Ravelry download), High Roller by Sarah Raasch ($6 Ravelry download)
Brittany: Bubble Star by Misa Erder ($3.99 Ravelry download), From Way Back by Hanna Maciejewska ($7 Ravelry download)

Announcements:

  • Don’t forget that Christmas In July ends on 8/31! You have until 12pmCT on 9/7 to post your project pictures in order to be entered for the drawing.
  • Thank you to Marsha of One Geek To Craft Us All for sponsoring this month! Be sure to check out her shop!

September 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm Leave a comment

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