Friday, April 7, 2017

Episode 3b: Board Games


Mastering the Knits Episode #3b: Board Games

Welcome to the Mastering the Knits podcast!  Natalie starts off this episode with some announcements and extras!

This episode is sponsored by Greg aka Knitting Daddy and Sunflower Knit Shop.

DaizieKnits Giveaway (1:01)

Winner announced in episode for DaizieKnits Giveway  

Aplitude Pattern Giveaway (2:45)

April Giveaway starts now.  To enter visit the Mastering the Knits Podcast group on ravelry and comment on the episode thread by March 31st, 2017. You can win a skein of her yarn and buttons!  Go comment !

Master Status (5:45)

Natalie talks about her progress with her TKGA Master Hand Knitting Level 1 progress.  She mentions knitting the mitten and her experience.  She also talks about her next plans. Natalie mentions a Jogless Jog.

Masterpieces (8:41)

Natalie talks about the matching Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith she made for herself and her girls that she knit last year.  She also knit matching mittens using the Little Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B. Anderson.

In our hands(11:37)

Natalie talks about working on a spinning project using some natural brown BFL from her stash. Cast on the next stocking for child number 2. The pattern for this one is Grandma's Argyle Sock Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in white and Red.  Also Natalie talks about working on an old WIP the Barn Raising Quilt by Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown, which was published in Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together.(Amazon affiliate link) She mentions Jasmin from the Knitmoregirls podcast. Natalie knit a new square using Rock and String Creations self-striping yarn.

Simply Selfie (16:36)

Natalie discusses her life, kids, and family visit.  She talks about family visiting and a fourth birthday celebration. She talks about attending her first Bay Area Knitters Guild meeting. Natalie mentions MadebyMara, Maureen, who we interviewed on episode as she is a Master Hand Knitter and teaches and Criativity in Largo, and Trista, who sells Usborne Books. We had a guest speaker from Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas County. She also discusses going to her Pinellas Weaver's Guild spin/portable projects meet up. Lucy taught Natalie how to weave on the big loom.

On the Road (22:35)

Natalie talks about her planned trip to Into the Wool Retreat Sept 21-24, 2017 in Crossville, TN hosted by Dana of Unwind Yarn company.

Comfort zone (23:03)

Board games: 2000s version of Trivia Pursuit, Logo, Hollywood Game night, Scattegories, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Stik Stax, and Telestration.

Thank you for joining us for episode 1b o f Mastering the Knits.  We’d like to thank our sponsor Daizieknits and Sunflower Knit Shop. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at masteringtheknits@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @MtKnitsPodcast.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found as barknknit on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry.

 


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Episode 2b: Spreading Rocks


Mastering the Knits Episode #1: Reboot

Welcome to the Mastering the Knits podcast!  Natalie starts off this episode with some announcements and extras!

This episode is sponsored by DaizieKnits and Sunflower Knit Shop.

DaizieKnits Giveaway (1:37)

To enter visit the Mastering the Knits Podcast group on ravelry and comment on the episode thread by March 31st, 2017. You can win a skein of her yarn and buttons!  Go comment!

 


Master Status (3:45)

Natalie talks about her progress with her TKGA Master Hand Knitting Level 1 progress.  She mentions talking to Knitpicks.com and picked up some items from Micheal's.  She mentioned Arenda Holladay's video Figure 8 video. She mentions ChelPanda. Natalie thanks Jennifer from DaizieKnits for the shout out on her video cast.

Masterpieces (7:43)

Natalie finished the stocking for her friend's daughter! She used the pattern Uncle's Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in white and Amethyst Heather.  She mentions using the alphabet letters here.  Natalie talked about two old FO shawls both used for the Into the Wool KAL.  She knit her Pipevine and her Fireside Goose.

In our hands(13:26)

Natalie talks about working on a spinning project using some natural brown BFL from her stash. Cast on the next stocking for child number 2. The pattern for this one is Grandma's Argyle Sock Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in white and Red.

Simply Selfie (14:55)

Natalie discusses her life, kids, and family visit. She talks about going to her LYS Stash a place for yarn knit night.  Also talks about attending her first Bay Area Knitters Guild meeting

On the Road (17:43)

Natalie talks about her planned trip to Into the Wool Retreat Sept 21-24, 2017 in Crossville, TN hosted by Dana of Unwind Yarn company and talks about Beth aka LikesPudding.

Comfort zone (18:43  )

Natalie talks about #stpeterocks.

Thank you for joining us for episode 1b o f Mastering the Knits.  We’d like to thank our sponsor Daizieknits and Sunflower Knit Shop. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at masteringtheknits@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @MtKnitsPodcast.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found as barknknit on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mastering the Knits Podcast Episode 1b: Reboot


Welcome to the Mastering the Knits podcast!  Natalie starts off this episode with some announcements and extras!

This episode is sponsored by DaizieKnits and Sunflower Knit Shop.

 

DaizieKnits Giveaway (2:20)

To enter visit the Mastering the Knits Podcast group on ravelry and comment on the episode thread by March 31st, 2017. You can win a skein of her yarn and buttons!  Go comment!

 

Master Status (5:29)

Natalie talks about how she has gotten the updated instructions of the Master Hand knitter program Level 1.  She talks about how she has organized her swatches and binder more and the swatch knitting progress she has made.  She also laid out her plans moving forward to finish up Level 1!  She mentions her bullet journal.

Masterpieces (9:00)

Natalie talks about her last finished socks using Christmas at the Cabin by Rock and String Creations.  She used a vanilla sock and used fish lips kiss heel.  She talks about trying an 8 inch leg like Alicia usually knits.  Natalie also talks about knitting her sister a pair of iphone mitts by Julie Ridl in some Rain’s Obsessive Stitchery in their Fred Sock in the Annapolis colorway.  Natalie also finished up two different spinning projects both 2 ply fingering weight.  One made from some cormo fiber and another of some corriedale/merino mix.

 

In our hands(11:02)

Natalie talks about only have one thing on the needles and that is her Uncle's Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in white and Amethyst Heather.  She’s making this one for her best friend’s daughter.  She is struggling with the names. She mistakenly said she started them in 2005 but it was actually 2015!  She is also working on a spinning project using some natural brown BFL from her stash.

 

Simply Selfie (15:28)

Natalie discusses her life, kids, and getting back into her local weavers and knitters guild. *She’s looking for a new knitting group meet up not new guild.  Which are the Pinellas Weaver’s Guild and Bay Area Knitters Guild.  

On the Road (17:20)

Natalie talks about her planned trip to Into the Wool Retreat Sept 21-24, 2017 in Crossville, TN hosted by Dana of Unwind Yarn company and talks about Beth aka LikesPudding.

Comfort zone (18:07)

Natalie talks about her new Keirug machine that has a carafe option.

Crafting with my prodigies (19:02)

Natalie’s girls talk about doing sand art.

 
Thank you for joining us for episode 1b of Mastering the Knits.  We’d like to thank our sponsor Daizieknits and Sunflower Knit Shop. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at masteringtheknits@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @MtKnitsPodcast.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found as barknknit on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Episode 23: Winners!



Natalie’s finished We Need A Little Christmas by Lollipop Yarns
Lish’s Reyna Shawl with the beautiful Bohemia Fibers hand dyed yarn

This week’s episode is brought you you by…




Stash-A Place For Yarn is located on The 600 Block in the Central Arts District of downtown St Pete.  Stash is nestled among an eclectic array of boutiques, restaurants and art galleries.  It is the place for luxury yarns, classes and connecting with other fiber lovers.  Paty Lyon’s will be teaching several classes in Dec.  Year end clearance is coming between Christmas and New Year’s both online and in the shop!  Check out the website at stashstpete.com.

Main Street Gallery is a local art and craft studio and offers a variety of services for individuals and businesses including custom screen printing, vinyl decals, graphic design, t shirts, custom artwork, murals and much more. Main Street Gallery carries products from local artists and crafters including hand knitted items and cigar box guitars.

This week’s segments include In our Hands, Masterpieces,Craft with us, Comfort Zone.


Natalie was called out on Facebook by Kenny’s Grandma! :)



In our hands: (6:53)
Alicia

Natalie:
  1. Dream Stripes by Cailliau Berangere in Araucania Ranco Solid in a pink and red color.  This is for my husband’s grandma.
NOTE: Here is a link to knitting joggless stripes in the round





Master Pieces:(12:50)
Alicia:
  1. Reyna by Noora Laivola with Bohemia Fibers Barefoot Bohemian Sock in Penny for Your Thoughts colorway. A hand dyed yarn from the AMC series of The Walking Dead.
  2. Gramps by Tin Can Knits with Lion Brand Wool-Ease in worsted Oxford Grey and Cranberry colorway
  3. Entrechat by Lisa Chemery with Cascade 220 Superwash in Lilac. (Inspired by JoseyBug)
  4. Baby Loafers by BebeKnits on Etsy with Caron Sheep(ish) in Robin Egg colorway

Natalie:
  1. 3 Top down socks with a fish lips kiss heel using lollipop yarns We need a little Christmas, Dancing Dog Dyeworks Twist Sock Ham & Eggs colorway, and one with some Patons Kroy Sock in the Fern Rose Jacquard colorway
  2. 2 mismatched hats for my SIL’s twins.  I knit a hat but instead of decreasing I just seamed up the top.  So cute!
  3. A hat for my SIL’s 4 year old that I made up.  I knit a hat and put a B on it.
Note: Better Than Yarn Citric Acid Soak tutorial.

Craft with Us (32:14):
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ElvesWorkshopalong:  A craft along where we are encouraging our listeners to start crafting early for the holidays so they can relax and enjoy the season.

Please check out and support these sponsors who have been gracious enough to donate to our Elvesworkshopalong.
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Comfort Zone:(48:27)
Alicia will be closing on her home on Tuesday! She touches on friendships and everyone thawing out and visiting more.
Natalie is all about budgets and bullet journals.  Check out her new blog at growinguprush.wordpress.com

Thank you for joining us for episode 20 of Mastering the Knits.We’d like to thank our sponsors Stash a place for Yarn and Main Street Gallery and also all our SantaSponsors who have donated to the ElvesWorkshopalong. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at masteringtheknits@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @MtKnitsPodcast and Instragram as Mastering_the_knits_podcast.  I am knottyknitter17 and Natalie is barknknit on Twitter, Instragram, and Ravelry.










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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Episode 22: It's a Knitting thing




This week’s episode is brought you you by…




Stash-A Place For Yarn is located on The 600 Block in the Central Arts District of downtown St Pete.  Stash is nestled among an eclectic array of boutiques, restaurants and art galleries.  It is the place for luxury yarns, classes and connecting with other fiber lovers.  Paty Lyon’s will be teaching several classes in Dec.  Year end clearance is coming between Christmas and New Year’s both online and in the shop!  Check out the website at stashstpete.com.

Main Street Gallery is a local art and craft studio and offers a variety of services for individuals and businesses including custom screen printing, vinyl decals, graphic design, t shirts, custom artwork, murals and much more. Main Street Gallery carries products from local artists and crafters including hand knitted items and cigar box guitars.

This week’s segments include Master Status, Master Plan, In our Hands, Masterpieces,Craft with us, Study Hall, Simply Selfie, Raise your hand, and Comfort Zone.

Master Status: (2:42)
Alicia has been taking a look at the gauge worksheets and lining up resources.
Natalie organized notes for my blocking essay and have been working on the colorwork swatch. Natalie mentions difficulty with the colorwork swatch

Master Plan: (5:08)
Natalie plans on knitting more swatches and questions.
Alicia plans to knock out the rest of the swatches.

In our hands: (6:53)
Alicia:
  1. Reyna by Noora Laivola with Bohemia Fibers Barefoot Bohemian Sock in Penny for Your Thoughts colory. A hand dyed yarn from the AMC series of The Walking Dead.

Natalie:
  1. Simple striped hat of my own design using some knitpicks Swish DK
  2. Bell, the Garden Elf by Ala Ela using knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport for Maria’s Kindness elf
  3. Working on some coffe cup cozies

Master Pieces:(12:50)
Alicia:

Natalie:
  1. Carmen’s Wonder Woman costume!
  2. Top down sock using the fish lips kiss heel in Mint Rain Hand Dyed Self Striping Twist Sock in her Great Pumpkin colorway.
  3. Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure using Knitpicks Hawthorne Fingering in the Blackbird colorway.
  4. Warm Ribbed Winter Hat by Lucy H. Lee using Knitpicks Comfy Worsted in Peapod colorway
  5. Galahad Scarf by Kerry Robb in Knitpicks Swish Worsted in the Hollyberry colorway.
  6. Crackerjack by Stacey Simpson Duke using Knitpicks Swish DK in White, Honey, Dusk, Twilight.

Craft with Us (32:14):
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ElvesWorkshopalong:  A craft along where we are encouraging our listeners to start crafting early for the holidays so they can relax and enjoy the season.

To view details about how to enter, visit the thread on ravelry here.
The knitmore girls have piggybacked onto this and are doing the Grinchbombalong.

Please check out and support these sponsors who have been gracious enough to donate to our Elvesworkshopalong.
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Coupon Codes:
Rainstorm Studios Etsy - Closed Sept 3rd through Sept 8th and will open with a new update. Use code: ELVES2015 for 15% off through November 30, 2015
Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarns:  ELVESWORKSHOP 15% until nov
Sew for Ewe on etsy masteringtheknits15 for 10% off to run from sept 1- nov 30th
Erin.lane bags ELVES15. FOR 15% the entire shop
KnittyKittybags on Etsy elves2015.  20% and active until 12/1/2015.
Stash-A Place for Yarn: FiberSeed10.  2 10$ giftcards are the prizes.

The Unique Sheep - a cute children’s book with patterns that we will be reviewing. The story of the Unique Sheep. We will be reviewing this book in a future episode too.
Marianne - Jamberry Consultant - new catalog out!
Anne Weil of Flax and Twine donating Knitting without Needles coming out sept 1st.
Bohemia Fibers- 2 skeins… 2 for you or if you want to be generous, you can give to a friend
KnittingDaddy has donated a copy of his pattern Scrappy Sock yarn
New one this week: k8terpillar

Study Hall: (37:40)
Natalie taught a class yesterday and now taking a break until Jan.
Alicia has been teaching a beginner Knitting 101 series will finish up tomorrow. Classes start back up in January.

Simply Selfie:(38:55)
Alicia mentions Zenni Optical, hosting family get togethers and closing chapter of Project Linus.
Natalie talks about Halloween at their house, house decorating, birthday parties, work, and Thanksgiving

Comfort zone:(48:27)
Alicia shares Purls of Wisdom from ten year olds.
Natalie is enjoying her nativities.

Thank you for joining us for episode 20 of Mastering the Knits.We’d like to thank our sponsors Stash a place for Yarn and Main Street Gallery and also all our SantaSponsors who have donated to the ElvesWorkshopalong. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at masteringtheknits@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @MtKnitsPodcast and Instragram as Mastering_the_knits_podcast.  I am knottyknitter17 and Natalie is barknknit on Twitter, Instragram, and Ravelry.


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