The cast discuss how to get involved with competition knitting at local fairs, and what tips and tricks to look out for with your projects to get that blue ribbon! Apparently there are a lot of different categories and sub categories, and they talk about the best initial project to submit to your first competition. Jess has a Mystery Box segment about yarn barf and how annoying it is.
Rhinebeck 2022 was EPIC and the cast were so humbled by the outpouring of support from the fans that came up and introduced themselves! Drea gives an update on if she caught the animal parade, and if she was able to touch an alpaca. The cast talks about the #pmscaravan playlist they used on the way there, as well as highlights of moments during the event.
The cast talks about their projects being complete for Rhinebeck ahead of time (yay!), and discuss what the heck is Rhinebeck. They go over the various things you can do there, as well as some quick reminders for those heading to the festival to make sure you have a great time. They will attend Rhinebeck 2022 on Sunday! #pmscaravan
Our yarn stashes are the physical representation of either our love for yarn or projects we want to make. Sometimes, it gets a little out of hand and it needs to be culled down to a reasonable size. We have some tips on how to stash bust, and why it's good to do so.
The cast received a ton of questions via Instagram last week during our week off. They tackle questions about best winders to use, our most challenging projects, favorite tools, and more. Make sure you visit our website for links to pattern or items we speak about during this episode - there is quite a few!
Can you believe it? It's been one full year of Pardon My Stash episodes! The cast have provided a special episode talking about the progression of the podcast over this past year, favorite moments, and what the podcast means to them. The episode is a bit longer than our normal episodes to celebrate! Congratulations!
Drea has another fiber farm segment - this time about Granite State Alpacas! The cast then discuss different ways you can take care of yourself while being a crafter, from taking care of your hands to your eyes and more. There's also a small side talk about having extra arms and hands to craft.
Meg has a segment about giving back to St. Francis House in Boston. The cast then talks all about sweaters - SWEATER WEATHER! - from sizing to the sweater curse to ease to who to make a sweater for and everything in between! They also discuss what they want to make for fiber festivals.
Dive into what you can do with those beautiful single skeins of yarn, from laceweight to super bulky, and the best projects for them. The cast break down each weight and then talk about their favorite one skein wonder project. Jess has a mystery box segment regarding plys.
The cast chats about the extremes of the yarn weight spectrum - the finer yarns and the bulkier yarns - in terms of which sides they like better, as well as which projects are good for different weights of yarn. They also deal with a hypothetical - which yarn weight would you craft with for the rest of your life, and which brand of yarn would you use exclusively if you had to.
The cast discuss changes to their crafting routines during the warmer months. They also discuss prep work they do for the fall and holiday season. They talk about mid-year goals such as Tina committing to using her nice yarn for the rest of the year. Jess talks about full-stopping fiber art crafting because of the sweating and heat. The latter part of the episode discusses traveling with your projects and tips around doing that.
Meg reads questions direct from our listeners for the cast to answer. If you would like to participate in our Q&A episodes, follow our Instagram and look out for a story with a question box asking for questions for our upcoming Q&A episode! If you have a burning question you need answered ASAP - our DMs and email is always open!
Join Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess as they chat about the memorable mistakes and mishaps that happened to them over the course of their fiber arts journeys. Jess covers different needle tip types in their Mystery Box segment.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess discuss how to utilize your yarn leftovers from completed projects - from small trinkets to recycling to using the yarn as stuffing and more. Tina has a Yakkin' About Yarns segment featuring history and details on Hedgehog Fibres from Ireland.
Drea talks about the Covered Bridge Farm in Oregon. The cast discuss what your different factors could be in making a decision on what project to put on your needles or hook next. Then, the conversation starts getting into what kind of pet peeves with patterns we have.
The cast discuss how crafting and related hobbies can shape and form your social circle, as well as how crafting has transformed their own tight knit group. Meg has a segment regarding advents from indie dyers and their pros and cons.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess go over a common inquiring non-crafter question - is crafting really that difficult? They go over different ways to learn and the most important thing - patience! Tina also has a yarn segment featuring Silver Key Stitches.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess discuss how the Fiber Arts Olympics might look like, and Meg gives a history lesson on olympic-style events that have happened before within the fiber arts community. Jess has a Mystery Box segment where they go over experimentation within crafting.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess go over different ways they get into a "funk" with their favorite crafts. Then, they discuss how to get out of those funks, or at least deal with them in their own ways. They also identify the difference between process and product knitters.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess chat, er, RANT, about how crafting is not taken as seriously as other professions or hobbies. Being Jess' Mystery Box segment, it takes over the whole episode and they don't have time for another topic. Enjoy the rants!
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess go over when it's time to go through your yarn stash and determine if there's yarn that you don't want to use in the future. Tina's segment goes over the indie dyer Plies and Hellhounds.
The cast goes over the different types of yarn festivals, meetups, crawls, and events you could attend - skewed towards the East Coast USA since that's where they are from. Meg's segment this week goes over the wonderful GGMadeIt.
The cast goes over various different fiber art activities outside of knitting that are available to try, most of which they have tried before. Jess goes over her Mystery Box segment about weaving in ends and unique techniques that you can utilize when finishing your projects, and the cast talk about their first sponsor - Rebel Woolworks!
Today's episode features Tina's Yakking About Yarn segment where she goes over Wool and the Gang and has the cast feel the yarn and give their opinions on it. Our first Patreon Baller question asks about needle organization and they get into the importance of binders. For the main topic, the cast goes over gauge - how to get it, what tools to use for it, and why it's important.
In this episode, Drea features her first Friendly Neighborhood Fiber Farms segment discussing Long Island Yarn and Farm and her fantastic llamas! For the main topic, the cast discuss different yarn suppliers, dyers, and makers, providing insight to some of the ones they have tried out as well as interest in the ones they would like to try out in the future.
Starting this week, there will be a new structure to the podcast epsiodes! Each week, one of the cast members will be featured doing their own segment about a specific topic related to the fiber arts. This week was Meg's turn when she talks about the Yarn Harlot! The main topic for the episode are things Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess found intimidating when they first heard about a specific technique, type of stitch, etc. and how they moved past it (if at all!).
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess discuss being a fiber artist around your family and pets. They talk about their cats and dogs, as well as their thoughts on hiding stash purchases and being honest with your partner or family.
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Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess go over tips and tricks on pattern reading, especially regarding small charts or patterns with poor layouts. They mention some tools that can help you get through a pattern easily as well.
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Get ready for another episode of questions from you, the listener, direct to Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess to answer about knitting and fiber arts. Questions include how long have we known each other, what was your favorite project of all time, what type of fibers do you like working with, and what do you do with your scrap yarn.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess go over their 2021 fiber arts accomplishments, as well as what they are hoping for in 2022. They also talk about the podcasts' achievements over the past few months.
Tina takes everyone on an adventure through unheard clips from all the current podcast episodes and their mishaps.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess go over test knitting, their personal experiences with test knitting, and advice from their experiences as well. They talk about the different spots you can find test knits as well as how to be discerning when picking a test knit to work on.
This week, our cast Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess get into how to setup a knitalong as well as how to participate in an existing one. Eventually, they also discuss knitting circles and how to make fiber arts friends.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess get into the different yarn weights that are available, including what projects work well with each yarn weight and their preferences. They also go over past projects and how to measure the yarn you have to ensure you are using the right weight, regardless of what the tag says.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess go over a high level view of pattern substituting and making your own designs. They also provide some tips and tricks for getting involved with pattern making.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess field questions from listeners who submitted questions and comments through their Instagram account. Find out their favorite needles/hooks, as well as cast on/bind off methods they prefer to use.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess go over their experience at this year's New England Fiber Festival. Afterwards, they dive into what they wish they knew when they had started their knitting journey.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess talk about the upcoming holidays. They have a conversation about who to knit/crochet for, knowing thyself, how to buy for your fellow crafter, and best practices when it comes to making gifts for donations.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess do a quick recap of how Rhinebeck / NY Sheep and Wool Festival went, and then have a ranting session on knitting pet peeves about yarns, needles, and more.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess discuss their plans for attending the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. From what they are going to wear, to the vendors and experiences they are looking forward to, Rhinebeck 2021 is coming up this weekend!
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess chat about their favorite parts about local yarn stores, indie dyers they love, and different project bags they use including a "backup" plan in case you can't find one.
Join Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess on a fun episode regarding your notions bag, or knitting tools bag. While going through a bag they talk about each notion, it's use and importance, and Jess brings up the "McGiver" version of each notion in case you don't have it.
Join Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess for a wide variety of knitting confessionals made throughout their years of the participating in the craft. Stories include too many WIPs, "Big Red", Jess' lack of attention span, hand-wash baby blankets, and more.
Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess describe their experiences at WEBS, the largest yarn store in the USA. They also get into types of yarn and which one feels the best.
Listen to Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess talk about yarn stashes - what are they good for, why do we have them, and what do our personal stashes look like? Includes "stash confessionals", as well as a segment on how to organize your yarn stash collection.
Learn more about Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess, as well as how to get involved with knitting, crochet, or any fiber art involving yarn. We talk about gatekeeping, what kind of projects to start with, materials you should buy for your first projects, as well as our first mistakes when we started.