Episode 75 – Dumpster Diving for Beads

In Episode 75, Greg and Pam discuss magic, beads, and the pants. They also review Harry Potter: Knitting Magic by Tanis Gray.

Special thanks to twinsetjan Jan 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
Pam’s Projects
Harry Potter: Knitting Magic (affiliate link)
  • We reviewed the book Harry Potter: Knitting Magic by Tanis Gray. It is The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book and it’s glorious.
  • We also interviewed listener martaschmarta (Marta Poling) who has 2 patterns in the book and learned about how the book came together!
  • Are you ready for a Knitting Magic Knit Along? Choose any pattern in the book and make your plans! This KAL will run through February 28, 2021. You have plenty of time! Use hashtag #knittingmagickal on social media. More details in the Ravelry thread.
  • We are also giving away a copy of the book next time — check out our Ravelry group for details!
  • Next episode we will return to Elizabeth Zimmermann. 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
  • The Carolina Fiber Fest is coming up March 13-14, with classes March 12-15. Pam and Greg are both attending.
Miscellaneous
Pictures

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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!

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
  • 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
Pictures

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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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