Episode 81 — Button Whispering

In Episode 81, Greg and Pam discuss Bread, Buns, and Button Whispering.

Special thanks to LeftSteve Steve for the intro!

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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 working on a pair of socks for his mom that doesn’t have a project page yet. Yarn is form Camel City Dyeworks.
  • Greg is working on a hat design.
  • Greg is continuing experimenting with weaving.
Pam’s Projects
Knitting Rules
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Miscellaneous
  • Greg assembled a hurdy-gurdy kit.
  • Pam signed up for Informed Delivery from the USPS and loves it.
  • Pam made sourdough cinnamon rolls. Deliciousness still unknown but this is the recipe.
  • Last episode, we talked about the closing of TNNA. This week we mentioned that XRX is stepping in to host a wholesale tradeshow.
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Episode 76 — You Inspired Me

In Episode 76, Greg and Pam discuss Daylight Saving Time, beading, and design modifications. They also review Spun Out #1 from The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

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Greg’s Projects
Pam’s Projects
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
  • The Carolina Fiber Fest is coming up March 13-14, with classes March 12-15. Pam and Greg are both attending.
Miscellaneous
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Sleeves are complete and the entire sweater is off the needles! All that is left is a good blocking, buttons, and weaving in ends. They yarn is Perfection Sport and was provided by @kraemeryarns for me to review. You can look forward to that review in the next episode of the @unravelingpodcast. Perfection Sport is a 30% wool / 70% acrylic blend and I'm using the Tweet colorway. I think it's going to turn out to be a great combination of hardiness and soft comfort that you look for in children's garments. I am really looking forward to giving this a good blocking to see how the lace opens up a bit and to eliminate the curling around the edges. The pattern is Alouette by @frogginette Lisa Chemery. I'm knitting the largest size, which I took about two-and-a-half skeins to complete.⁠ ⁠ #kraemeryarns #knitting #knittersofinstagram

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Episode 74 – All The Hard Questions

In Episode 74, Greg and Pam discuss grief, family, and the future. They also review Leaflet #22 from The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Special thanks to dmbrown240 Danielle 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 working on the Alouette cardigan, pattern by Lisa Chemery. He is using Kraemer Yarns Perfection Sport (provided by Kraemer Yarns for review).
  • Greg is working on a Tiger Owl cowl, (his own pattern). He forgot what kind of yarn he’s using.
  • Greg finished a Knits4Comfort tumbler with a kit he bought at the Carolina Fiber Fest last year.
Pam’s Projects
  • Pam has been weaving an hopes to get back to knitting more now that her elbow surgery is behind her.
  • Pam shared her observations on knitting and grieving.
The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
  • We discussed Leaflet #22, pages 108-111.
  • We are almost done with The Opinionated Knitter! The next book we will tackle is Knitting Rules! (affiliate link) by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Miscellaneous
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The sleeves are separated! I'mat the point of the pattern where the side panel motifs go across the back as well. It won't be too long before I enter the stockinette section. I’m using the Perfection Sport that @kraemeryarns sent me to review. Perfection Sport is a 30% wool / 70% acrylic blend and I'm using the Tweet colorway. I'm finding that this yarn is providing more of a halo than I expected, and I love how it's creating an overall softness — I'm really looking forward to seeing how this looks once it's blocked. Blueberry is getting excited about it, which makes me more excited to finish it, too. The pattern is Alouette by @frogginette Lisa Chemery.⁠ ⁠ #kraemeryarns #knitting #knittersofinstagram

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Episode 73 – On The Road With Elizabeth

In Episode 73, Greg and Pam discuss Elizabeth Zimmermann at the Old North State Knitting Guild meeting on September 9, 2019.

Special thanks to GageHillCrafts Sarah for the intro! Be sure to check out her website for the YouTube podcast she mentioned.

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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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The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
  • We talked about a lot of patterns throughout The Opinionated Knitter as we gave our presentation to the guild.
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
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Episode 67 — Spoilers! The Drinking Game

In Episode 67, Greg and Pam discuss counting, cautionary tales, and colorwork.

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Greg’s Projects
Pam’s Projects
FiberCrafty
  • LizaDee Originals is a FiberCrafty shop that has beautifully hand dyed yarns
  • 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.
Unraveling Podcast Group Updates
Review
The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link)
  • We skipped EZ this episode! Next time we will cover Leaflet #18, pages 90-93.
Misc. Stuff
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us
  • Pam & Greg will be giving a talk about Elizabeth Zimmermann at the Ol’ North State Knitting Guild on September 9 in Raleigh, NC.
  • Greg is planning on going to SAFF, which runs from October 25-27. Greg intends to be there Friday and Saturday (25026).
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She said it best, holy cow she’s a senior.

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This month’s @knitcrate is inspired by birds and centers around the “Take Wing” theme. I get the Membership crate and my package included two hanks of Knitologie Worsted in the Kestral colorway. It’s 100% superwash merino and I love the purples. I’ll probably end up making something for my mom — maybe the Eklutna Lakeside Shawl by @craftytuts, which is the featured knitting pattern. I love the surprises that show up on my doorstep each month. —— Knitcrate is a premium yarn subscription service. If you want to check them out, use the affiliate link in my IG profile and the code “KD20” to get 20% off your first month in an ongoing subscription. #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitcrate #unravelyourknitcrate #ad

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I love the math involved in knitting! I'm currently working on a triangular shawl (the Eklutna Lakeside Shawl by @craftytuts Mary Dickerson). Yesterday, I decided to create a spreadsheet to help track my progress. Since this triangular shawl is constructed starting at the center spine and grows wide and deep as you go, it feels like I made very quick progress at the beginning and that I slow down as I go. That's just an illusion — since there are fewer stitches in the earlier rows, the early rows are completed quicker. For example, I have knitted a little fewer than half of the rows in the shawl, but I've only completed a little more than a quarter of the knitting required. The number of stitches on the needles increase by six every two rows; it doesn't take long to get from having a dozen stitches on the needles to having a couple hundred.⁠ ⁠ Besides satisfying my curiosity as I knit, creating the spreadsheet to track my percentage complete will help me make sure I don't end up playing yarn chicken at the end. I know exactly how much yarn I started with, and when I get close to the end, I can determine if I'll have enough to finish it. If I don't, I can just bind off a row or two earlier. Not that I expect it to happen, but it's nice to have the insurance in place now — before it becomes an issue.⁠ ⁠ Yarn is Knitologie Worsted in the Kestral colorway by @knitcrate.⁠ I received it in my August 2019 Membership crate.⁠ ——⁠ Knitcrate is a premium yarn subscription service. If you want to check them out, use the affiliate link in my IG profile and the code “KD20” to get 20% off your first month in an ongoing subscription.⁠ ⁠ #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitcrate #unravelyourknitcrate #ad

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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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Episode 41 – Needles!

In Episode 41, Greg and Pam talk about broken ribs, reference books, and needles.

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Episode 40 – Travel Knitting

In Episode 40, Greg talks about fender benders, perfect socks, and travel knitting.

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Episode 39 – Boom! A Week And A Half Later, You’ll Have A Hat

In Episode 39, Greg talks about falling asleep, quick hats, and lip balm.

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#ad Last week, the new @knitcrate Membership showed up on my doorstep and made me want to go on a mountain retreat! The theme for this month is Golden Hour, and each KnitCrate Membership subscriber will be receiving one of four colorways. I love the green/yellow vibe I got with mine. If you want a surprise shipment of yarn each month, the KnitCrate Membership might be just what you’re looking for. Use the affiliate link in my profile and the KD20 coupon code for 20% off your first shipment in an ongoing subscription. Members of the KnitCrate Membership pay $24.99 per month and receive 2 skeins of premium yarn, 1 crochet pattern, 1 knitting pattern and FREE shipping worldwide (that's a value of over $60). Plus members receive a permanent 25% discount on everything in the Member Central section of the KnitCrate website. #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitcrate #unravelyourknitcrate

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