Episode 71 — Squirrel Naps

In Episode 71, Greg and Pam discuss not fishing, not knitting, and not getting drafted. They also review Leaflet #20 from The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Special thanks to Kym for the intro!

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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
  • Greg is still working on a gramps cardigan, pattern by tincanknits. He is using Berroco Vintage. He just needs to finish the finishing work and get some buttons.
  • Greg also finished a small cross-stitch kit. It’s a chocolate soft serve ice cream emoji.
Pam’s Projects
FiberCrafty
  • Ten Mile Fiber is a farm with a small mill and they process not only their own farm fiber, but also that from neighboring farms. Check out their beautiful fiber!
  • 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 #20, pages 98-101 featuring the Kangaroo Pouch Sweater! Next up, Leaflet #21, pages 102-107.
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Miscellaneous
  • Pam met up with Jan of the Twinset Designs podcast and had a delightful time.
  • There is a wonderful article about the woman who knit the sweaters for the new movie Mr. Rogers movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
  • And, here you can find a pattern to make your own.
  • And, Tom Hanks is related to Fred Rogers.
  • Pam also mentioned the Enneagram workshop she attended. Her friend who is an Enneagram instructor, recommends this online test if you are interested. (There are lots of free ones but if you don’t get a clear type a paid one might be worth it.)
Pictures

This is why Greg’s fishing trip was cancelled:

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Episode 70 — It’s Dead, Jim

In Episode 70, Greg and Pam discuss hard drives, afterthought sheep, and sanity.

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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
FiberCrafty
  • Karen is an amazing fiber artist and she creates 2D and 3D works of art with felting. You should check out her shop, Inspiration by Karen!
  • 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 #19, pages 94-97 featuring the Snail Hat and the Three-Spiral Hat! Next up, Leaflet #20, pages 98-101.
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Miscellaneous
  • Pam and Avery visited Old Sturbridge Village while in Boston) it’s about an hour west)
  • Pam mentioned an interview on the Very Pink Knits Podcast about entering the Texas State Fair.
  • Greg’s neighborhood used the NextDoor application to coordinate a change in trick-or-treating plans.
Pictures

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Welcome to a peek behind the designer’s curtain! I have an idea, so I cast on a swatch last night. These are my essential tools when I’m first starting a design project. Obviously, I need yarn! I’m working with @modeknityarn on this design. My swatch is in progress on my needles. A favorite tool is the swatch ruler from @annbuddknits. It makes it so easy to determine gauge from my knitting. Of course, I have my red notebook with my design ideas. Eventually, a lot of these ideas make their way to a file on my computer. The second picture shows my scale, which is essential for knowing how much yarn I’m using, and how much I have left. #knitting #knittersofinstagran #knitdesign #designersofinstagram

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