Episode 83 — Swatchy McSwatcherson

In Episode 83, Greg and Pam discuss time being meaningless, swatching, and Ravelry’s new look. They also finish discussing Chapter 2 From “Knitting Rules!” by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

Thanks to DarkinnKnits Charles for this episode’s 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 almost finished with a pair of socks for his mom that doesn’t have a project page yet. Yarn is form Camel City Dyeworks. He is using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel on the sock, which is a great pattern.
  • Greg is working on a hat design with ModeKnit Yarn.
Pam’s Projects
Knitting Rules
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Miscellaneous
  • DarkInnKnits Charles is one of the co-hosts of the Trek Talking and Beyond podcast.
  • Greg has finished shipping all outstanding prizes. If you have been expecting a prize from us and have not yet received it, please reach out to Greg to let him know.
  • Ravelry has a new look. You can share feedback in this thread or this thread on Ravelry.
  • Pam suggested Greg take a look at Outschool for some summer classes for Blueberry.

Pictures

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Episode 82 — A Ring Of Feet

In Episode 82, Greg and Pam discuss graudating, coloring, and closing. They also start discussing Chapter 2 From “Knitting Rules!” by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

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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
Knitting Rules
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Book Review: A New Spin on Color
Miscellaneous
  • We talked about a video that shows a room furnished in synthetics vs a room furnished in wool and their burn times. It’s dramatic!
  • We shared the letter from BluPrint’s CEO about their closing.
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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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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

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 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 80 — Torturing The Sourdough

In Episode 80, Greg and Pam discuss sourdough, experimenting, and hexes. They also discuss Chapter 1 in Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

Special thanks to Chasing-Rainbows Karen for the intro!

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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
  • 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
Pictures

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Episode 79 — Clearly We Only Know A Little Of What We’re Talking About

In Episode 79, Greg and Pam discuss weather, weaving, and wool wash. They also begin their next book, Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

Special thanks to John for the intro!

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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

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
Knitting Rules
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Miscellaneous
Pictures

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Episode 78 — With All That Extra Time

In Episode 78, Greg and Pam discuss pollen, preparing, and photographing. They also introduce their next book, Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

Special thanks to AliceJeffcott Alice for the intro!

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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

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
Review – KnitSwag
  • Kelly of KnitSwag has come up with a cool new software that allows her to create illustrations in printed knitting. Think of it like graph paper, but it is accurate knit stitches and the image is created with those knit stitches. She takes these designs and puts them on fun stuff like mugs, water bottles, note cards, fabric and more. You can find her shop on Etsy and follow her on Instagram. DISCOUNT CODE: Kelly is offering listeners a discount. Simply use the code UNRAVELING15 for 15% off almost everything in the store. The code is good through May 7, 2020.
Knitting Rules
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Miscellaneous
  • Greg is donating unused cycles on his computer to help Folding@home. He created the BlameDST team. If you’re also participating, feel free to join the team (258246).
  • We mentioned Security Chief Tim of the National Cowboy Museum and his new twitter job. You can read an article about it here.
  • Greg is hosting the April 2020- Charity in the Itty-Bitty Knits group. He said something about the Family Support Network.
  • All of Greg’s patterns are currently free in his Ravelry Store. No coupon code needed, discount will be applied at checkout. Grab some (or all) of his patterns and start knitting! It’ll be like a virtual knit-along.
Pictures

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Episode 77 — Nature

In Episode 77, Greg and Pam discuss cancelling fiber events, creating community, and casting on. They also review Wool Gathering from March, 2000 from The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Special thanks to Briseis2008 Kenyon for the intro!

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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.

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
Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events
Miscellaneous
  • All of Greg’s patterns are currently free in his Ravelry Store. No coupon code needed, discount will be applied at checkout. Grab some (or all) of his patterns and start knitting! It’ll be like a virtual knit-along.
  • We mentioned JKFibers, the etsy shop run by Briseis2008 Keynon (who provided the listener intro for this episode). Kenyon is providing some yarn for prizes in the #KnittingMagicKAL.
  • This episode covers that last installment of The Opionated Knitter (affiliate link). We will begin our next book study with Knitting Rules (affiliate link) by Stephenie Pearl-McPhee.
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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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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

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
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 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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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
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!

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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.

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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