Episode 55 — A Very Special Fiber Blend

In Episode 55, Greg and Pam discuss Sylva, Sparta and Toronto. They also discuss Leaflet #7 from “The Opinionated Knitter” by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Special thanks to Ellen of Zephyr Creek Farm for this episode’s introduction!

Sponsors

We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription.

FiberCrafty’s  independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty.

Listen To The Episode

Notes

Dear Listeners

We would love to have YOU record and introduction to the show! You can find details in the Ravelry Group Pages.

Greg’s Projects
Pam’s Projects
Misc Things
Podcasts, Blogs, Designers and more that we love
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us
  • Rising Meadows Farm Shearing Day – Saturday, February 23 – Greg and Blueberry will be attending
  • Carolina FiberFest (March 22-23, 2019) in Raleigh, NC.  In addition to the main event, CFF will be hosting a casual community even on Saturday March 16 in the Expo building at the NC State Fairgrounds. We will have more details soon, but if you might be able to join us, put it on your calendar! If you are interested in helping out with a volunteer shift, check out the details here.
  • Blue Ridge Fiber Festival (June 7 & 8) in beautiful Sparta, NC. Some classes will be offered on June 6.
FiberCrafty
  • Got My Goat of Wynham Farms is a FiberCrafty shop that specializes mohair products and is the exclusive US distributor for Adele’s Mohair. She wrote a great blog post about her trip to South Africa.
  • Adele’s Mohair in South Africa has an amazing story. You can read it in detail on her website.
  • The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it’s good. You should subscribe.
The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
  • We discussed Leaflet #7, pages 42-47 . Next up, Leaflet #8, pages 48-51.
  • Pam mentioned the Fruity Knitting Podcast Episode 57 features an interview with Meg Swanson.
Pictures

Affiliate Link Disclosures

This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to CraftsyCooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service.

Find us all over the Internet

Episode 54 — Can You Have Excessive Cuffs?

In Episode 54, Greg and Pam discuss bait bags, camping with a cat and designers with a D. They also discuss Leaflet #6 from “The Opinionated Knitter” by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Sponsors

We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription.

FiberCrafty’s  independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty.

Listen To The Episode

Notes

Dear Listeners

We would love to have YOU record and introduction to the show! You can find details in the Ravelry Group Pages.

Greg’s Projects
Pam’s Projects
Misc Things

Podcasts and Designers We Love

Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us
  • Carolina FiberFest (March 22-23, 2019) in Raleigh, NC.  In addition to the main event, CFF will be hosting a casual community even on Saturday March 16 in the Expo building at the NC State Fairgrounds. We will have more details soon, but if you might be able to join us, put it on your calendar!
  • Blue Ridge Fiber Festival (June 7 & 8) in beautiful Sparta, NC. Some classes will be offered on June 6.
FiberCrafty
  • LunaStitch is a FiberCrafty shop that specializes in handmade bags and magnetic shawl brooches.
  • The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it’s good. You should subscribe.
    The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
  • We discussed Leaflet #6, pages 36-41. We fell a little bit more in love with EZ. Next up, Leaflet #7, pages 42-47.
Pictures

View this post on Instagram

Donna has such a great selection of field style bags including this pretty floral! Generously sized and can even hold a sweater size project! 13" wide, 9" tall and 5" deep. It has 2 interior pockets, a drawstring and a wrist strap, is fully lined and double stitched at the stress points. Other fabrics also available, in the LunaStitch #fibercraftyshop. . . . #projectbag #projectbags #knittingbag #crochetbag #yarnbag #handmadebag #yarnlove #knitstagram #projectbagsdontcount #storeyourstash #fibercrafty #handknitsocks #handknitshawl #crochetlove #knitlife #knitsweater #knitlove #knitting #crochet #knitter #projectbagmaker #knitallthethings #instaknit #knitworthy @lunastitch_knittingbags

A post shared by FiberCrafty Marketplace (@fibercrafty) on

Affiliate Link Disclosures

This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to CraftsyCooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service.

Find us all over the Internet

Episode 53 — Greg Likes Pom Poms

In Episode 53, Greg and Pam discuss Peruvian Highland Wool, Romeldale CVM and Hat Trials.

In Episode 53, Greg and Pam discuss Peruvian Highland Wool, Romeldale CVM and Hat Trials.

Sponsors

We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription.

FiberCrafty’s  independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty.

Listen To The Episode

Notes

Greg’s Projects
Pam’s Projects
Misc Things

Podcasts and Designers We Love

Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us
  • Carolina FiberFest (March 22-23, 2019) – In addition to the main event, CFF will be hosting a casual community even on Saturday March 16 in the Expo building at the NC State Fairgrounds. We will have more details soon, but if you might be able to join us, put it on your calendar!
FiberCrafty
  • Sarah Jordan’s shop is Fluvial Fibers – she has beautiful handspun in a wide variety of fiber breeds
  • Ellen’s shop is Zephyr Creek Farm and she has Romeldale/CVM sheep. Romeldale/CVM is considered a threatened breed. Pam purchased some of the mill spun yarn and it is SO soft. Ellen has offered our listeners 20% off her millspun yarn through 2/2/2019 – use code UNRAVELING
  • The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it’s good. You should subscribe.
    The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
    • We had a lot to talk about this week! We will discuss Leaflet #6 next time, pages 36-41.
Pictures

View this post on Instagram

My January 2019 @knitcrate Membership Crate arrived yesterday and it was literally bursting at the seams with yarn! They had to use extra-strong tape to keep it shut. This month’s yarn is Vidalana Ambient Worsted (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) and I received the Dawn Blush colorway. It’s a beautiful color for Valentine’s knitting. Thumbing through the included Inspirations booklet, I was drawn to the page dedicated to a short discussion of breed-specific wool. Do you want to receive a surprise package of yarn and inspiration every month? Sign up for your own subscription using the affiliate link in my IG profile! Even better, use the code KD20 when you check out in order to get 20% your first month in an an ongoing subscription. #ad #knitting #knittersofinstagram #unravelyourknitcrate

A post shared by Knitting Daddy Greg (@knittingdaddy) on

Affiliate Link Disclosures

This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to CraftsyCooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service.

Find us all over the Internet

Episode 52 — Now You Are On Your Own

In Episode 52, Greg and Pam discuss Goals, Sock Length, and Dogs. We also discuss Leaflet #5 from The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Sponsors

We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription.

FiberCrafty’s  independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty.

Listen To The Episode

Notes

Greg’s Projects
Pam’s Projects

Podcasts and Designers We Love

Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us
  • Carolina FiberFest (March 22-23, 2019) – In addition to the main event, CFF will be hosting a casual community even on Saturday March 16 in the Expo building at the NC State Fairgrounds. We will have more details soon, but if you might be able to join us, put it on your calendar!
FiberCrafty
  • FiberCrafty got an update! Check out how much easier it is to add favorites, browse the shops, see shop ratings and more.
  • Pam is going to be hiring a virtual assistant! She is looking for someone who loves yarn and has social media experience.
The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
  • Leaflet #5 discussed, pages 30-35.
Pictures
Affiliate Link Disclosures

This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to CraftsyCooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service.

Find us all over the Internet

Episode 51 — 2018 County Fair KAL Wrap-Up

In Episode 51, Greg and Pam wrap up the County Fair KAL and talk with Christian of DadSews.

Sponsors

We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription.

FiberCrafty’s independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty.

Listen To The Episode

Notes

Thank you to Christian of DadSews for hanging out with us! He can be found on Facebook, YouTube and his website. Pam recommended the video 5 of the Dumbest Things You Can Ask a Person Who Sews. Check out his Office Space parody video here. Leave a comment on any video letting him know you heard about it on Unraveling and he will pick some swag winners.

Special thanks to the following small businesses and designers who donated prizes for the County Fair KAL! Please consider supporting them and letting them know you heard about them on The Unraveling Podcast

1 House Elf bag from SewFlo, provided by ShopSewFlo Sabrina

1 skein of yarn from APL Crafts, provided by chrispaul97 Alicia

2 travel mug kits from knits4comfort, provided by Knits4Comfort Jennifer

3 copies of the Gateway Shawl pattern, provided by lehcarstl Rachel

3 copies of the Mitten Hands pattern, provided by lehcarstl Rachel

1 copy of the Tripod Hat pattern, provided by ImaginedLandscape Sarah

1 copy of the Pinstripe Mitts pattern, provided by ImaginedLandscape Sarah

1 copy of the Queen of the Castle pattern, provided by jennsheelen Jenn

1 copy of the The Only Way Is Up! Cowl pattern, provided by CosyCuteKnits Naomi

1 copy of the winner’s choice from Sara Bauer’s Ravelry Store, provided by Sarapomegranate Sara

1 crochet hook/dpn/pencil keeper, in the winner’s choice of Blue Leaves or Autumn Leaves, provided by shilantra Abby

2 Knitcrate Membership crates, provided by KnitCrate and KnittingDaddy Greg

Podcasts We Love

Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us
Pictures

View this post on Instagram

Airport scarf knitting.

A post shared by Knitting Daddy Greg (@knittingdaddy) on

Affiliate Link Disclosures

This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to CraftsyCooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service.

Find us all over the Internet

Episode 50 — Armholes Above The Waist

In Episode 50, Greg and Pam discuss hands, birds, and armholes. They also discuss Leaflet #4 from The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Sponsors

We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription.

FiberCrafty’s independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty.

Listen To The Episode

Notes

Greg’s Projects
Pam’s Projects
Review & Giveaway

By Hand Serial – By Hand is a series of lookbooks that focus on different fiber and fabric “making communities” around the country. We gave away a copy — tune in to see if you won.

Podcasts We Love

Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us
FiberCrafty
  • APLCrafts Handmade is a shop on FiberCrafty and Alicia, the owner, is a member of our Ravelry group! Pam just published a blog post featuring Alicia and her hand dyed yarn. Alicia is offering a couple of deals right now – through November 30 you can get $3 off each item and free US shipping with code KNITWORTHY. Until December 31 you can get $3 off each item with code KNITSTUFF.
The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
  • Leaflet #4 discussed, pages 22-25.
Misc
Pictures
Affiliate Link Disclosures

This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to CraftsyCooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service.

Find us all over the Internet

Episode 49 — Wasted and Unloved

In Episode 49, Greg and Pam discuss preemie hats, teacher gifts, and British Columbia. They also discuss Leaflet #3 from The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Sponsors

We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription.

FiberCrafty’s independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty.

Listen To The Episode

Notes

Greg’s Projects
Pam’s Projects
Review & Giveaway

By Hand Serial – By Hand is a series of lookbooks that focus on different fiber and fabric “making communities” around the country. Enter to win your own copy of Lookbook #7 in the Ravelry Group.

Podcasts We Love
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us
FiberCrafty
  • Pam has started a blog series for shop owners about running a Curated Online shop. The first one can be found on her blog.
The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
  • Leaflet #3 discussed, pages 22-25
  • Greg talked about the Stripe Domination hat pattern if you want to experiment with color dominance.
Misc
  • Pam’s neighborhood Halloween Parade can be seen here.
  • We talked about Penzey’s Spices which is mostly mailorder and amazing.
Pictures

View this post on Instagram

Check out my hat #fail! This weekend, I cast on a hat. It called for worsted weight yarn, US7 needles, and a 96-stitch cast on. I’m over halfway done with it, and I started getting a nagging feeling that it just didn’t feel as substantial as I expected. I ask myself “is this really worsted weight yarn?” I pull out the label and my fear is confirmed: I’ve been knitting with fingering weight. It could maybe still work as an adult hat, but…. no, it’s just not right. I talked with @fibercrafty Pam about it and she suggested that I could rip it out, and reknit it with the yarn held double. I’m pretty sure that’s what I’ll do. But it will probably sit in time-out for a day or two while I make my final decision. The fact that I didn’t notice it was fingering instead of worsted is a testament to how tired I am. #knitting #knittersofinstagram #unravelingpodcast #whenknittingattacks

A post shared by Knitting Daddy Greg (@knittingdaddy) on

Affiliate Link Disclosures

This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to CraftsyCooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service.

Find us all over the Internet

Episode 48 — Picking Up The Gauntlet

In Episode 48, Greg and Pam discuss hurricanes, geometry, and Leaflet #2.

Sponsors

  • We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription.
  • FiberCrafty’s independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty.

Listen To The Episode

Notes

Pictures

Affiliate Link Disclosures

This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to CraftsyCooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service.

Find us all over the Internet

Episode 47 — Something To Do With Underwear

In Episode 47, Greg, Pam and guest Avery talk about cows, travel knitting, and dictionaries.

Sponsors

  • We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription.
  • FiberCrafty’s independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty.

Listen To The Episode

Notes

Pictures

Affiliate Link Disclosures

This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to CraftsyCooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service.

Find us all over the Internet

Episode 46 — Stick A Fork In It, It’s Done!

In Episode 46, Greg and Pam talk about storms, sweaters, and state fairs.

Sponsors

  • We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription.
  • FiberCrafty’s independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty.

Listen To The Episode

Notes

Pictures

Affiliate Link Disclosures

This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to CraftsyCooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service.

Find us all over the Internet