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.

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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

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Airport scarf knitting.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.
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  • Leaflet #4 discussed, pages 22-25.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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  • Pam’s neighborhood Halloween Parade can be seen here.
  • We talked about Penzey’s Spices which is mostly mailorder and amazing.
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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

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Episode 48 — Picking Up The Gauntlet

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

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  • 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.

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Episode 47 — Something To Do With Underwear

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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Episode 45 — Fly Like An Eagle

In Episode 45, Greg and Pam talk about learning, lightening bugs, and levies.

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Hello, Undertow! Use the link in my my IG profile and the "KD20" coupon code to get 20% off your first month in a new ongoing subscription. . This month's #KnitCrate Membership Crate includes 2 hanks of Specked Singles — 100% merino wool from Uru.Yarn in fingering weight. The color I got was "Undertow" and it reminds me of a day at a Caribbean beach. In addition to the yarn, the Membership comes with 2 hanks of yarn and 2 patterns (1 knit, 1 crochet). It's a $48 retail value, but is all for $24.99 per month with FREE shipping (domestic AND international). . As always, thanks to @KnitCrate for supporting the #UnravelingPodcast! . #knitting #KnittersOfInstagram #UnravelYourKnitcrate

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Do you follow the FiberCrafty Blog? I just published an interview with Brenda of Split Rock Ranch! I loved learning more about her and her business. There is a link in my bio! Brenda is offering a new Grey sampler pack with 1 ounce each of 8 different naturally grey combed top fibers. Included are 70/30 Merino/Bleached Tussah Silk, 70/30 Shetland/Bleached Tussah Silk, Merino, Norwegian, Finnish, Gotland, Herdwick, and Corriedale. What a fun spinning bundle! In the Split Rock Ranch #fbercraftyshop. . . . #handspinning #handspunstagram #spinningfiber #indiedyer #handdyedfiber #handpaintedfiber #spinningwheel #dropspindle #handspunyarn #wemakeyarn #fibercrafty #combedtop #merino #shetlandfiber #gotlandfiber #herdwickfiber #corriedalefiber #spinzilla #spin15aday

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Episode 44 — A Face For Radio

In Episode 44, Greg and Pam talk about pickles, opinions, and pocket-sized festivals.

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Hello, Undertow! Use the link in my my IG profile and the "KD20" coupon code to get 20% off your first month in a new ongoing subscription. . This month's #KnitCrate Membership Crate includes 2 hanks of Specked Singles — 100% merino wool from Uru.Yarn in fingering weight. The color I got was "Undertow" and it reminds me of a day at a Caribbean beach. In addition to the yarn, the Membership comes with 2 hanks of yarn and 2 patterns (1 knit, 1 crochet). It's a $48 retail value, but is all for $24.99 per month with FREE shipping (domestic AND international). . As always, thanks to @KnitCrate for supporting the #UnravelingPodcast! . #knitting #KnittersOfInstagram #UnravelYourKnitcrate

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Blueberry is helping me make popsicles tonight.

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Episode 43 — Are Stitch Markers Single Use?

In Episode 43, Greg and Pam talk about Stitch Markers, Yarn Crawls, and Becoming a “Capital-K” knitter.

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  • 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.

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My gnome (who still needs a gname!) may have partied a little too hard last night. That magic may just be stuck in the gnome’s beard forever! We went out for biscuits this morning, though, and the gnome felt a little better after that. . I made an alteration to the pattern base that I like. You know how I love balanced decreases, and the math worked out to make it easy to convert the circular decrease to a balanced tripod, so that’s what I did. Swipe through to see the pictures. . Yarn is Victory Sock by @knittedwit in the Fairy Garden colorway. Beard yarn is Firefly Riot by @lavenderluneyarn. Pattern is “Here We Gnome Again” by @imagined_landscapes. . #knitting #knittersofinstagram #NeverNotGnoming #ImaginedLandscapesKnits

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Does this look like handspun to you? It's almost too perfect but I mean that in the best way! This skein will work up into subtle stripes and is spun from Perendale – a wool I was not familiar with. I learned that it is a harder to find wool, originates in New Zealand and is known for being very lofty which provides warmth but is lightweight. Perendale is excellent for stitch definition and takes color beautifully (as you can see!) It is a sturdier fiber and is perfect for socks. Fingering weight with 387 yards. In the Fluvial Fibers #fibercraftyshop. . . . #fibercrafty #handspunyarn #handspunstagram #handspinnersofig #handdyedfiber #knittersgonnaknit #yarnlove #crochetallday #stashenhancement #handspunwool #handspun #handspunofinstagram #sockyarn #perendale #handknitsocks #selfstripingyarn #selfstripingsockyarn #fingeringweightyarn @fluvialfibershandspunpgh @paknitwit

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Episode 42 – Mostly Harmless

In Episode 42, Greg and Pam talk about life, the universe, and everything.

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My new #KnitCrate Membership arrived! Use the link in my my IG profile and the "KD20" coupon code to get 20% off your first month in a new ongoing subscription. . This month, KnitCrate drew vivid inspiration from their Modern Primary theme to introduce four beautiful colorways on their ultra-soft, squishy, Knitologie Bouncy Worsted. Bouncy Worsted has 180 yards of 100% Superwash Merino per skein. The colorway I got is "Dashboard" and I think it will make a fun cowl or shawl. In addition to the yarn, the Membership comes with 2 hanks of yarn and 2 patterns (1 knit, 1 crochet). It's a $48 retail value, but is all for $24.99 per month with FREE shipping (domestic AND international). . As always, thanks to @KnitCrate for supporting the #UnravelingPodcast! . #knitting #KnittersOfInstagram #UnravelYourKnitcrate

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Pam’s Stormy Sky Shawl
Pam’s Mini Bubbles
Pam’s FLK socks

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