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Mastering the Knits podcast

Welcome to Mastering the Knits with Natalie and Alicia, inspiring each other to go outside our comfort zones to master our crafts. Our goal is to connect, inspire, and encourage each other as we take on the Master Knitter Program. We also want to build a community and connect with other fiber artists and those taking the Master Knitter journey!

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S4E4: Ending February

Mastering the Knits S4E4: Ending February

Welcome to the Mastering the Knits podcast!  Natalie starts off this episode with some announcements and extras! Last episode of series 4.  Mentions the Bay Area Knitting Guild Yarn Crawl and her trip to Four Purls Yarn Store where she bought some Emma?s yarn and a pin from Shelli.can. Also talked about eating at Maryland Fried Chicken.

Giveaway (4:06):

January/February?s giveaway is a skein of the Fiber Seed.  Winner announced in the episode!

Promo Share (5:46):

Unraveling Yarn Podcast.

Master Status (7:21):

Natalie talks about getting her feedback from her TKGA Master Hand Knitting Level 1 submission and explains what she plans to do to knock this out.

In my hands (9:35):

Natalie talks about knitting on the following:

Against the grain socks by Kino Knits using some Twist Fiber Studios handspun I spun. This is part of the #lotsofsockskal hosted Paperdaisycreations. She mentions loving the Fish Kiss Lips Heel. The movie she mentions is Outlaw King.

Masterpieces (13:19):

Natalie shares her finished project and learning to brioche.

Harlow Hat by Andrea Mowry using Miss Babs Yummy 2 ply in Franklin color and Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock in Without a Paddle color inspired by the project bag made by The Project Bag. She mentions HPKCHC.

Raise Your Hand (17:00):

Natalie asks for some help organizing her stash.  She mentions Marie Kondo and her show on Netflix.

Comfort Zone (22:23):

Natalie talks about A Discovery of Witches show streaming on Shudder.  She mentions Matthew Goode.  The All Souls trilogy and the fourth book Time?s Convert.  She talks about checking out books on her Kindle Paperwhite from the library. She mentions reading Rising Strong by Brené Brown.  Brené Brown?s Ted talk about Vulnerability.

Thank you for joining us for series 4 episode 4 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2019-02-28
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S4E3: Master Knitter Turbogrrl!

 

Mastering the Knits S4E3: Master Knitter Turbogrrl!

 

Welcome to the Mastering the Knits podcast!  Natalie starts off this episode with some announcements and extras! Last episode of series 4.

Giveaway (1:39)

January/February?s giveaway is a skein of the Fiber Seed.

Master Status (2:42):

Natalie talks about getting her feedback from her TKGA Master Hand Knitting Level 1 submission and also talks about her new job.

In my hands (9:39):

Natalie talks about knitting on the following:

Against the grain socks by Kino Knits using some Twist Fiber Studios handspun I spun. This is part of the #lotsofsockskal hosted Paperdaisycreations

Masterpieces (12:55):

Natalie talks about her trip to Gatlinburg, TN for a belated honeymoon with her husband of 10 years.  She shares her visit to Smoky Mountain Spinnery and her yarn purchase from Knitted Wit of her sock yarn in Smoky Mountain color.

Flax by Tin Can Knits using Malabrigo Rios in Anniversario colorway for #teamnatalie for #stashteamkal with Stash a place for yarn.  End of KAL is during the Bay Area Knitting Guild Yarn Crawl. Gloves knit using a pattern of my own in Knitted Wit sock yarn in Smoky Mountain color. Handspun sock yarn spun using Twist Fiber Studios Polwarth/Silk spun on my Majacraft Pioneer Pilar. Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider using Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino in Indigo colorway bought at Bliss Yarns. She launched the Aran version of the pattern.  It?s in my Rainstorm studios Etsy bag. Swatches for Stash a place for yarn in Malabrigo Rios and Malabrigo Washted.

Interview (25:25):

Interview with Lisa Pannell aka Turbogrrl on Instagram and here on Ravelry.  We talk about her journey through the Master Knitter Program.  

Thank you for joining us for series 4 episode 3 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2019-02-08
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S4E2: Paper Daisy Creations brings Lots of Socks KAL

Mastering the Knits S4E2: Paper Daisy Creations brings LotsofSocksKAL!

 

Welcome to the Mastering the Knits podcast!  Natalie starts off this episode with some announcements and extras! Last episode of series 4.

Giveaway (1:39)

January?s giveaway is a skein of the Fiber Seed.

In my hands (3:00)

Natalie mentions the Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup and talks about knitting on the following:

Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider using Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino in Indigo colorway bought at Bliss Yarns. She launched the Aran version of the pattern.  It?s in my Rainstorm studios Etsy bag. Flax by Tin Can Knits using Malabrigo Rios in Anniversario colorway for #teamnatalie for #stashteamkal with Stash a place for yarn.  End of KAL is during the Bay Area Knitting Guild Yarn Crawl. Swatches for Stash a place for yarn in Malabrigo Rios and Malabrigo Washted.

Masterpieces (10:10)

Cat Hats in a pattern I?m making up using HiKoo® by skacel Kenzie.

 

Interview (12:45)

Interview with Lisa Ross from Paper Daisy Creations.  She talks about how she got her business started and shared about the LotsofSocksKAL and so much more.  

 

Thank you for joining us for series 4 episode 2 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2019-01-18
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E4S1: Planting Fiber Seeds

Mastering the Knits S4E1: Planting Fiber Seeds!

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

Giveaway (3:45)

December?s giveaway is a pattern of your choice up to $5 on Ravelry. Winner announced in the episode.  January?s giveaway is a skein of the Fiber Seed.

In my hands (5:05)

Natalie mentions the Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup and talks about knitting on the following:

Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider using Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino in Indigo colorway bought at Bliss Yarns. She launched the Aran version of the pattern.  It?s in my Rainstorm studios Etsy bag. Flax by Tin Can Knits using Malabrigo Rios in Anniversario colorway for #teamnatalie for #stashteamkal with Stash a place for yarn.  End of KAL is during the Bay Area Knitting Guild Yarn Crawl. Cat Hats in a pattern I?m making up using HiKoo® by skacel Kenzie.

Interview (12:15)

Interview with Lindsay English from the Fiber Seed. Instagram @thefiberseed.

Thank you for joining us for series 4 episode 1 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2019-01-11
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S3E11: Level 1 is DONE!

Mastering the Knits S3E11: Level 1 is DONE!

Welcome to the Mastering the Knits podcast!  Natalie starts off this episode with some announcements and extras! Last episode of series 3.

Giveaway (2:36)

December?s giveaway is a pattern of your choice up to $5 on Ravelry. and listen to the episode to learn how to enter.

Master Status (3:34)

Natalie talks about where she is at on her TKGA Master Knitter Level 1 and she is DONE!!  Her submission is sent.

In my hands (10:46)

Natalie mentions the Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup and talks about knitting on the following:

Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider using Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino in Indigo colorway bought at Bliss Yarns. She launched the Aran version of the pattern.  It?s in my Rainstorm studios Etsy bag.

Masterpieces (17:17)

Natalie mentions and talks about knitting on the following:

recipe of the month :: align mitts by Courtney Spainhower using Rock and String Creations in her fairies garden colorway. Released in pattern..

Comfort zone (19:09)

Natalie talks about why her husband and her eat KFC on our anniversaries.  Happy 10 year anniversary to her and her husband. Share the Stash - A place for yarn staff?s new KAL starting Jan 2nd through Feb and #teamnatalie is knitting Flax cardigan by Tin Can Knits. She is using Malabrigo Rios in Aniversario.  

Thank you for joining us for series 3 episode 11 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2018-12-19
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S3E10: Adventure Abound

Mastering the Knits S3E10: Adventure Abound

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

Giveaway (1:33)

December?s giveaway is a pattern of your choice up to $5 on Ravelry. and listen to the episode to learn how to enter.

Master Status (2:32)

Natalie talks about where she is at on her TKGA Master Knitter Level 1 and she is so close to sending this out. For more information check out,  TKGA group on Ravelry.   Natalie mentions TurboGrrl and her amazing colorwork sweater design.

In my hands (6:20)

Natalie mentions and talks about knitting on the following:

Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider using Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino in Indigo colorway bought at Bliss Yarns. She launched the Aran version of the pattern.  It?s in my Rainstorm studios Etsy. recipe of the month :: align mitts by Courtney Spainhower using Rock and String Creations in her fairies garden colorway. Released in pattern.

Masterpieces (8:38)

Natalie mentions and talks about knitting on the following:

Wonder Woman Wrap (knit) by Carissa Browning using Holly & Ivy Dyeworks Ivy Twist She mentions the K2tog tbl stretchy bind off.

Raise Your Hand (12:24)

Natalie answers: What?s your new job?  Natalie shares that she got a new job at Stash a place for yarn and about their new shop Stash Tampa.  She mentions BAKG yarn crawl.  Also share their new KAL starting Jan 2nd through Feb and #teamnatalie is knitting Flax cardigan by Tin Can Knits. She is using Malabrigo Rios in Aniversario.  

Comfort zone (20:38)

Natalie talks about checking out lights with the family and adventures coming. She talks about going to Lights of Lake Park Estates. Check out #whereIknit and #weekendcraftgoals.

Thank you for joining us for series 3 episode 10 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2018-12-12
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S3E9: Harry Potter Begins

Mastering the Knits S3E9: Harry Potter Begins

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

Giveaway (1:51)

November giveaway was a pattern of your choice from Paper Daisy Creations and winner was announced.  December?s giveaway is a pattern of your choice up to $5 on Ravelry. and listen to the episode to learn how to enter.

Master Status (3:51)

Natalie talks about where she is at on her TKGA Master Knitter Level 1. For more information check out,  TKGA group on Ravelry.  

In my hands (7:06)

Natalie mentions and talks about knitting on the following:

Wonder Woman Wrap (knit) by Carissa Browning using Holly & Ivy Dyeworks Ivy Twist.   Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider using Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino in Indigo colorway bought at Bliss Yarns. She launched the Aran version of the pattern.  It?s in my Rainstorm studios Etsy. recipe of the month :: align mitts by Courtney Spainhower using Rock and String Creations in her fairies garden colorway. Released in a pattern.

Raise Your Hand (12:05)

Natalie answers: How are you preparing for the new year?  Natalie mentions the following:

#last90days Facebook Live, Rach and Dave Hollis?s Start Today morning show 5 to thrive Start Today Journal by Rachel Hollis, author of Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing Rise Podcast episode link Year Compass Passion Planner Bullet Journal

Comfort zone (21:29)

Natalie talks about her daughter turning 8 and starting to read Harry Potter.  The illustrated version.

Thank you for joining us for series 3 episode 9 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2018-12-05
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S3E8: Craft Goals

Mastering the Knits S3E8: Craft Goals

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

Giveaway (1:22)

November giveaway is a pattern of your choice from Paper Daisy Creations and listen to the episode to learn how to enter. Natalie shares the Flickering Lights shawl.  Kits can be found at Space Cadet Yarns.

Master Status (3:55)

Natalie talks about where she is at on her TKGA Master Knitter Level 1.  TKGA group on Ravelry.  Arenda Holladay?s blog. She ordered these tags.

In my hands (10:48)

Natalie mentions #weekendcraftgoals and talks about knitting and spinning on the following:

Wonder Woman Wrap (knit) by Carissa Browning using Holly & Ivy Dyeworks Ivy Twist.   Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider using Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino in Indigo colorway bought at Bliss Yarns. She launched the Aran version of the pattern.  It?s in my Rainstorm studios Etsy. recipe of the month :: align mitts by Courtney Spainhower using Rock and String Creations in her fairies garden colorway.

Masterpieces (18:24)

Natalie talks about finishing a project and more!

Spun and navajo plied Treadle Hanspun Yarns tiddlybits using Pilar, Majacraft Pioneer spinning wheel.

Raise Your Hand (20:40)

Natalie answers: Do you knit for others for holiday gifts? She mentions the Knitmore girls Podcast grinchalong.

Comfort zone (25:00)

Natalie talks about enjoying the holidays.


Thank you for joining us for series 3 episode 8 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2018-11-28
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S3E7: Share Knitting

Mastering the Knits S3E7: Share Knitting

 

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

Giveaway (1:16)

November giveaway is a pattern of your choice from Paper Daisy Creations and listen to the episode to learn how to enter. Natalie shares the Socks of Wonka collection.

Master Status (3:34)

Natalie talks about where she is at on her TKGA Master Knitter Level 1.  

In my hands (4:13)

Natalie talks about knitting and spinning on the following:

Grandma's Argyle Sock Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in Red and White. Chiaogoo fixed circulars. Mentions using the Clover Leather Thimble Wonder Woman Wrap (knit) by Carissa Browning using Holly & Ivy Dyeworks Ivy Twist.   Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider using Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino in Indigo colorway bought at Bliss Yarns.

She mentioned reading For All the Boys I?ve loved Before by Jenny Han and reading on her niece?s Kindle paperwhite.

Masterpieces (11:54)

Natalie talks about finishing a project and more!

Punk Kid Mittens by Aoifa Anctil for my girl?s in leftover Knitpicks I had in my stash.

Share the Love (12:50)

Natalie talks about https://www.10000newknitters.com/  and how she taught three people at Stash a Place for Yarn.

Comfort zone (15:49)

Natalie talks about dating your spouse.  

Natalie mentions #weekendcraftgoals.  Come join us and post what your goals are.


Thank you for joining us for series 3 episode 7 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2018-11-14
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S3E6: Knit All The Things

Mastering the Knits S3E6: Knit all the things

Welcome to the Mastering the Knits podcast!  Natalie starts off this episode with some announcements and extras! She mentions Shaklee Hydrate.

Giveaway (1:59)

Winner announced for Zip-Top Bag from RainStorm Studios!  November giveaway is a pattern of your choice from Paper Daisy Creations and listen to the episode to learn how to enter. Natalie shares the Frosted Cardigan design.

Master Status (6:03)

Natalie talks about where she is at and how she is stalled on her TKGA Master Knitter Level 1.  She mentions Arenda Holladay Youtube videos.

In my hands (7:51)

Natalie talks about knitting and spinning on the following:

Coziest Memory blanket by Kemper Wray.  Rainstorm Studio Spring Up basket. Spinning Treadle Hanspun Yarns tiddlybits using Pilar, Majacraft Pioneer spinning wheel. Grandma's Argyle Sock Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in Red and White. Chiaogoo fixed circulars. Wonder Woman Wrap (knit) by Carissa Browning using Holly & Ivy Dyeworks Ivy Twist.   Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider using Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino in Indigo colorway bought at Bliss Yarns.

Masterpieces (18:11)

Natalie talks about finishing a project and more!

Holiday Sweater Ornament by Amy Munson using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport.

Share the Love (20:12)

Natalie talks about https://www.10000newknitters.com/  and how she is going to teach for this at Stash a Place for Yarn.

Raise my hand (21:35)

Natalie answers the question: How many projects do you work on at the same time?

Comfort zone (25:36)

Natalie talks about her Christmas tree and babbles on about her love of Christmas.  Also mentions a Three kings day tradition.

Thank you for joining us for series 3 episode 6 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2018-11-07
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S3E5: Autumnal is done!

Mastering the Knits S3E5: Autumnal is done

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

Giveaway (1:19)

Zip-Top Bag from RainStorm Studios listen to the episode to learn how to enter.

Master Status (2:33)

Natalie talks about where she is at and how she is stalled on her TKGA Master Knitter Level 1.

In my hands (3:52)

Natalie talks about knitting on the following:

Grandma's Argyle Sock Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in Red and White.

Masterpieces (7:36)

Natalie talks about finishing a project and more!

Autumnal Cardigan by Hannah Fettig using mods from sarie26 using MissBabs Katahdin in Amethyst.

Natalie also mentions the following while discussing the finished project:

Downtown Knits in Apex, NC Downtown Knits Wool Wash Hey Lady Hey Dyeworks in Mordant Shaklee link

Share the Love (15:05)

Natalie talks about https://www.10000newknitters.com/  and how she is going to teach for this at Stash a Place for Yarn.

Raise my hand (16:34)

Natalie answers the question: Jennifer from @we_are_two_sheep podcast asks How do I pick my next project? By yarn or pattern first?

Natalie mentions the following while answering this question:

Round Table Yarns in Tristan Base Wonder Woman Shawl by  Carissa Browning Holly and Ivy Ivy Twist Savvy Skein Optum DK in Pandemonium. Bliss Yarns in Nashville, TN Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino

Comfort zone (23:34)

Natalie talks about knitting in the hammock, cool weather and enjoying the fall festivities. She talks about their trip to HorsePower farm for kids.


Thank you for joining us for series 3 episode 1 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2018-10-31
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S3E4: Florida Fall is here

Mastering the Knits S3E4: Florida Fall is here

Welcome to the Mastering the Knits podcast!  Natalie starts off this episode with some announcements and extras! She mentions her immuni-tea made with Pomegranate Energizing Tea and Vitalized Immunity

Giveaway (1:30)

Zip-Top Bag from RainStorm Studios listen to the episode to learn how to enter.

Master Status (3:21)

Natalie talks about where she is at and how she is stalled on her TKGA Master Knitter Level 1.

In my hands (6:08)

Natalie talks about knitting

Autumnal Cardigan by Hannah Fettig using mods from sarie26 using MissBabs Katahdin in Amethyst.

Masterpieces (9:50)

Natalie talks about sewing, sewing, and more sewing.  She talks about using her Husqvarna Viking Madison and her sister?s Husqvarna H class serger.  She has bought fabric from So Sew English and Knitpop. Natalie mentions Habitat for Humanity Pinellas. She talks about the different feeling of sewing and knitting. The following patterns are mentioned in the episode.

Pattern for Pirates patterns Slim Fit Raglan for Christmas shirts Sweatheart dress Peg legs Made for Mermaids patterns Bonny Leggings Mama Chloe Mama Adeline

Share the Love (24:32)

Natalie talks about https://www.10000newknitters.com/  and how she is going to teach for this at Stash a Place for Yarn.

Raise my hand (30:00)

Natalie answers the question: What is your favorite fiber to work with? Continue the conversation in the Ravelry group!

Comfort zone (31:52)

Natalie talks about her passion planner and bullet journaling.

 

Thank you for joining us for series 3 episode 1 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2018-10-24
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S3E3: Breathing

Mastering the Knits S3E3: Breathing.

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

*halfway through my audio changes because I'm having issues with the mic I bought.  I'm exchanging it and hopefully will have it sorted out before the next episode.  Thank you for your patience

Giveaway (:33)

Zip-Top Bag from RainStorm Studios listen to the episode to learn how to enter.

Master Status (1:44)

Natalie talks about where she is at and how she is stalled on her TKGA Master Knitter Level 1.

In my hands (3:23)

Natalie talks about how reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness has slowed her knitting progress but she is almost done with the third book.

Autumnal Cardigan by Hannah Fettig using mods from sarie26 using MissBabs Katahdin in Amethyst. Spinning Treadle Hanspun Yarns tiddlybits using Pilar, Majacraft Pioneer spinning wheel.

Masterpieces (7:18)

Black Bears on Wind Mountain Beanie by Briana Thompson using Jamieson and Smith yarn.

Raise my hand (8:36)

Natalie answers the question: Do you know English or Continental?

Comfort zone (11:18)

Natalie talks about meditation. She mentions YOUTH Purifying Clay Mask and Youth Hydrating Gel Mask.

 

Thank you for joining us for series 3 episode 1 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2018-10-17
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S3E2: Dreaming of Knits

Mastering the Knits S3E2: Dreaming of knits. 

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

*Audio gets lower two-thirds of the way through because of technical difficulties with the microphone.  This will be resolved before the next episode.  I apologize for the inconvenience.

Giveaway (:37)

Zip-Top Bag from RainStorm Studios listen to the episode to learn how to enter.

Master Status (2:42)

Natalie talks about where she is at and how she is stalled on her TKGA Master Knitter Level 1.

In my hands (4:05)

Autumnal Cardigan by Hannah Fettig using mods from sarie26 using MissBabs Katahdin in Amethyst. Spinning Treadle Hanspun Yarns tiddlybits using Pilar, Majacraft Pioneer spinning wheel. 

Masterpieces (7:10)

recipe of the month :: align mitts by Courtney Spainhower using Rock and String Creations in her fairies garden colorway.  Made matching leg warmers. 157-23 Silver Stag by DROPS design using Knitpicks Swish DK in Cobblestone Heather and White. 

Raise my hand (12:24)

Natalie answers talesofyarn?s question: What is a new project you are dreaming of casting on?

Patterns Natalie mentions:

Gone Astray Cardigan by Julia Farwell-Clay Amille by Emily Ross Winterfell Cardigan by Katrin Schneider

Comfort zone (15:43)

Natalie talks about her back patio space. She mentions Shaklee?s Alfalfa and Camp Gladiator. Currently reaching A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

Thank you for joining us for series 3 episode 2 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2018-10-10
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S3E1: Lets do this

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

Giveaway (1:06)

Zip-Top Bag from RainStorm Studios listen to the episode to learn how to enter.

Master Status (2:33)

Natalie talks about where she is at and how she is stalled on Level 1 but is inspired by being back to podcasting.


In our hands(3:55)

Autumnal Cardigan by Hannah Fettig using mods from sarie26 using MissBabs Katahdin in Amethyst. recipe of the month :: align mitts by Courtney Spainhower using Rock and String Creations in her fairies garden colorway. Made matching leg warmers. Coziest Memory blanket by Kemper Wray and explained how she?s picking yarns. Spinning Treadle Hanspun Yarns tiddlybits using Pilar, Majacraft Pioneer spinning wheel.

Masterpieces (10:35)

Barnraising Quilt by Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown using lots of sock scraps and border using Cascade Heritage Silk in black.

On the Road (12:26)

Natalie talks about her trip to Into the Wool Fiber Retreat Sept 20-23, 2018 in Crossville, TN hosted by Dana of Unwind Yarn company and Tiffany from TheProjectBag and talks about Beth aka LikesPudding.  She talks about finding inspiration from many attendees such as Mary Kinoknits podcast/designer, Lisa of Paper Daisy Creations and Stephanie from Tellybean Knits.

Raise my hand (15:54)

Natalie talks about where have I been and why am I back. She mentions Shaklee. Talks about Rachel Hollis, her book Girl, Wash Your Face and #last90days.

Comfort zone (25:56)

Natalie talks about her morning routine.

Thank you for joining us for series 3 episode 1 of Mastering the Knits.  You can find show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow me on twitter at @MtKnitsPodcast and Instagram as @masteringtheknits

2018-10-03
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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!

 

NOTE! If you downloaded 4/7/17 please redownload as the uploaded file cut out a couple mins.

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 19 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 show notes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our Ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow us on Twitter @MtKnitsPodcast.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found as barknknit on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry.

 

2017-04-08
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Episode 2b: Spreading Rocks

Mastering the Knits Episode #2b: Spreading Rocks

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 [email protected] 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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2017-03-23
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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 [email protected] 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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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

Sock Recipe: A Good Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl- McPhee, with Knit Picks Felici in Highland colorway

 

Natalie:

Dream Stripes by Cailliau Berangere in Araucania Ranco Solid in a pink and red color.  This is for my husband?s grandma. Uncle's Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in white and Amethyst Heather.

NOTE: Here is a link to knitting joggless stripes in the round






 

Master Pieces:(12:50)

Alicia:

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. Sock Recipe: A Good Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl- McPhee, with Patons Kroy Socks in Grey Brown Marl Gramps by Tin Can Knits with Lion Brand Wool-Ease in worsted Oxford Grey and Cranberry colorway Entrechat by Lisa Chemery with Cascade 220 Superwash in Lilac. (Inspired by JoseyBug) ZigZagular Socks by Susie White with JoJoLand Melody Superwash Basic Newborn Hat by Jennifer Jackson with Caron Sheep(ish) in Robin Egg colorway Baby Loafers by BebeKnits on Etsy with Caron Sheep(ish) in Robin Egg colorway

 

Natalie:

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 mismatched hats for my SIL?s twins.  I knit a hat but instead of decreasing I just seamed up the top.  So cute! 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):

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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 [email protected] Follow us on Twitter @MtKnitsPodcast and Instragram as Mastering_the_knits_podcast.  I am knottyknitter17 and Natalie is barknknit on Twitter, Instragram, and Ravelry.





2016-03-30
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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:

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:

Simple striped hat of my own design using some knitpicks Swish DK Bell, the Garden Elf by Ala Ela using knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport for Maria?s Kindness elf (on hold) Uncle's Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in white and Amethyst Heather. Working on some coffe cup cozies

Master Pieces:(12:50)

Alicia:

Pom Pom Peds by Purl SoHo in Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in Wellies Heather. Sock Recipe: A Good Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl McPhee in Twist Sock from Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarns in Rainbow colorway. 80% merino, 20% Nylon

Natalie:

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

Craft with Us (32:14):

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. 

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 Fiber Seed

Unwind yarn company

Quince and Co Top Down - reimagining set-in sleeve design

Knitting Rose

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!

Byvikink Letterpress Co.

Sarah Lamantia - Gold Canyon Candles

Karen Bachman from iKNITitiaves

Ottlite

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

Daizie Knits

Twist Fiber Studios

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 [email protected] 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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Episode 21: A Cake?

Natalie knits on some socks while she watches the girls swim.

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.  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, and Comfort Zone.

Master Status (2:31):

Alicia knit swatch 10 and learned how to decrease on the wrong side. She blocked all swatches she has knit thus far.

Natalie finished a couple more swatches. She has 2 more to do now and the mitten. She also picked up some books from the library to prep for the written report and research.

Master Plan (5:11):

Natalie is going to get started on the questions and essay. She is also going to work on her last 2 swatches. Alicia plans to continue Swatches

Alicia is moving along on socks knit with Mint Rain sock yarn in Rainbow

 In our hands (7:56):

Alicia:

Sock Recipe: A Good Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl McPhee in Twist Sock from Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarns in Rainbow colorway. 80% merino, 20% Nylon

 Natalie:

Top down sock using the fish lips kiss heel in Mint Rain Hand Dyed Self Striping Twist Sock in her Great Pumpkin colorway.   Crackerjack by Stacey Simpson Duke using Knitpicks Swish DK in White, Honey, Dusk, Twilight.   Uncle's Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in white and Amethyst Heather.  Spinning for Charms OWL for the HPKCHC that is going to be about 900 yards of a 2 ply laceweight.

Alicia finally has a picture of her Harvest Cardigan by Tin Can Knits

 Master Pieces (22:46):

Alicia:

Sock Recipe: A Good Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl McPhee using Knit Picks Stroll in Dill Heather Colorway incorporating the Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist.

Natalie:

Bristol Hat by Amy Christoffers using Knitpicks Capretta in the Caviar colorway.  Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure in Patons Kroy Sock in the Fiesta Jacquard colorway.

 

Craft with Us (26:30):

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.

 

Please check out and support these sponsors who have been gracious enough to donate to our Elvesworkshopalong.

Please see Masteringtheknitspodcast.com for list of sponsors.

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 bagsELVES15. 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

 

New one this week: KnittingDaddy has donated a copy of his pattern Scrappy Sock yarn Preemie Hat as well as some Fiberseed seedlings to make it.  He is also currently hosting a KAL in his ravelry group and can find a link to it in the shownotes page. (Details...Dates of KAL: October 1, 2015 - November 17, 2015 -- any hat finished during this window is eligible.

What to knit: the Scrappy Sock Yarn Preemie Hat , in any size, with any yarn, incorporating any modifications. Post a picture of your hat in the FO thread. Each finished hat can be a separate post. So the more hats you knit, the better chances you have of winning a prize. Tag your Ravelry projects and social media posts (Instagram, Twitter, etc.) with the #ScrappyPreemieHatKAL hashtag.

Study Hall (29:14):

Natalie is teaching a toe up afterthought heel sock class this weekend at Stash a place for yarn.

Alicia will be teaching a beginner Knitting October 20th and October 27th at Toronto Public Library. 6-8pm.

Simply Selfie (30:27):

Alicia talks about her new finished space.

Natalie talk about things at work and doing little things around the house.  She has been enjoying soccer with Carmen and the girls have been swimming in their little pool. She talks about hanging out with her local knitting friends and visiting Criativity, a semi local yarn store.

Comfort zone (45:48):

Alicia talks about the joys of a friend?s first hat. Check her out aelemasters2 on ravelry, comment on her project to keep her going!

Natalie has been running!! Way to go Natalie.


Thank you for joining us for episode 21 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 [email protected]. Follow us on Twitter @MtKnitsPodcast and Instragram as Mastering_the_knits_podcast.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found as barknknit on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry.

Check out this episode!

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Episode 20: The Kindness of Knitters

Mastering the Knits Episode #20: The Kindness of Knitters

 

 

Natalie spun a little on a spindle from a 3D printer!

 

 

This episode is sponsored by Main Street Gallery. 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.

 

Master Status (2:08)

Natalie and Alicia discuss their TKGAMaster Knitter Program Level 1 progress.  Natalie talks about meeting Jennifer of Daizie Knits at the Into the Wool Retreat and being super inspired and sharing her inspiration with Alicia.  We are both using Patons Classic Wool Worsted.

 

Master Plan (8:40)

Alicia talks about her new plan to put time towards the program before any other knitting.  Natalie says she plans to finish the swatches before next episode and picking up up books from the library for the essay.  

 

Craft with Us (11:09)

ElvesWorkshopalong:  We already have 5 finished objects submitted to the thread and as a bonus we gifted the first submission Joseybug a pattern of her choice. She turned in a Barley hat by Tin Can Knits, which she made for her cousin?s child.

 

To view details about how to enter, visit the thread on ravelry here.

 

Please check out and support these sponsors who have been gracious enough to donate to our Elvesworkshopalong.

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 bagsELVES15. 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

Lish cast on a sock at a wedding!

 

In our hands(16:53)

Alicia is working on a pair of socks using Knit PicksStroll in Dill Heather Colorway.

Natalie is working on the following:

Crackerjack cowl by Stacey Simpson Duke using Knitpicks Swish DK in White, Honey, Dusk, Twilight.  We mentioned Knittydaddy?s Crackerjack scarf.

Uncle's Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in white and Amethyst Heather.

Bristol Hat by Amy Christoffers using Knitpicks Capretta in the Caviar colorway.

Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure in Patons Kroy Sock in the Fiesta Jacquard colorway.

Started spinning my Charms OWL for the HPKCHC that is going to be about 900 yards of a 2 ply laceweight.  

 

 

Masterpieces (28:06)

Alicia finished anotherWee Hats by Kym HretzPatons Kroy Socks Green Striped Ragg.  Natalie finished a wee 10 yard skein of 2 ply handspun that I used to test drive a MadHatterIdeas 3D printed spindle lent to me by Jennifer of Daizie Knits.

 

Study Hall (32:09)

Natalie will be teaching a sock knitting class at Stash - A Place for Yarn on Oct 10th at 9 am. Taught an impromptu class with Kristin the other night since she had more students that she normally plans. Alicia will have a new fall schedule of classes in the next week. If you are in the area, Like the Main Street Gallery Toronto Ohio Facebook page and to stay in the loop of classes!

 

Simply Selfie (34:18)

Alicia had a wedding and is getting organized. Going to be moving living room to the basement soon. Keeping it short because I want to hear all about the Into the wool retreat.  Natalie talks about getting back into work and Carmen starting soccer.

Natalie?s view from Into the Wool.

 

On the Road (36:17)

Natalie talks about her trip to Into the Wool Retreat Sept 3-6th in Crossville, TN hosted by Dana of Unwind Yarn company and Just One More Row podcast, Daniela and Allie of the Caffeinated Knitting podcast , Fru from the Sassypantsknitter Podcast.  Met so many lovely people, had a fabulous time.  She mentioned her purchases from MarigoldJen.  Came home with a LOT of yarn!  Natalie mentions visiting Bliss Yarn Shop, where she picked up some MissBabs and Haus of Yarns with Beth aka LikesPudding.

 

Comfort zone (48:49)

Alicia discusses further the amazingly generous and helpful knitters. Lise Glas from the Addicted to Sock Knitting Group on Facebook.  Natalie squeals over her my new china cabinet.


Thank you for joining us for episode 20 of Mastering the Knits.We?d like to thank our sponsor Main Street Gallery and those donating to the ElvesWorkshopalong. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow us on Twitter @MtKnitsPodcast.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found as barknknit on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry.

2015-09-18
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Episode 19: Santa Sponsors

Lish can?t stop making these wee hats!

This episode is sponsored by Main Street Gallery. 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 art work, 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 Interview with the Masters, Craft with us, Masterpieces, In our Hands, In the news, Study Hall, Simply Selfie, On the Road, and Comfort Zone.

 

Thank you Twinset and Just One More Row Podcast for our shout out!

 

Interview with the Masters (2:18)

Natalie had the opportunity to catch up with Maureen aka knttinmoe on ravelry.  

 

Craft with Us: (16:40)

ElvesWorkshopalong:  We are so excited to announce the ElvesWorkshopAlong!  This will be a craftalong for all those, like us, who plan to knit/sew/create holiday gifts for their friends and family.  

 

This craftalong will run from Sept 1st to Nov 30th.  Each item has to start on or after Sept 1st. You have until Nov 30th at midnight to complete the project or multiple projects. To enter we will have an official FO thread on our ravelry group. It will be locked until the start of the along and we ask that you post one entry for each item you finish.   We have some seriously amazing prizes!  We will be selecting winners from the FO thread after the end of the along.  We will also have some prizes in store for superlatives!  We will select one or more winner from those that post their progress or finished items pics on instagram using the hashtag #elvesworkshopalong.  

 

Social media will just be an extra prize. You can post random pictures of the process with the hashtag. If you have are friends with them on rav- complete the post but do not include your picture. You can put a dummy picture in if you would like and send one of us a rave message with your complete post, or email it to [email protected]

 

Santa Sponsors: Check out our wonderful sponsors!  Please check out and support these sponsors who have been gracious enough to donate to our Elvesworkshopalong.

Knitting Rose

 

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 bagsELVES15. FOR 15% the entire shop

KnittyKittybags on Etsy elves2015.  20% and active until 12/1/2015.

Stash-A Place for Yarn: FiberSeed10.

Unwind yarn company

Quince and Co - donating a copy of their new book Top Down - Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design

Knitting Rose

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 - saw some new wraps that I need to get!

Byvikink Letterpress Co.

Sarah Lamantia - Gold Canyon Candles

Karen Bachman from iKNITitiaves

Ottlite

Anne Weil of Flax and Twin donating http://amzn.to/1LAa35Y  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.

 

Natalie?s finished her shawl!

Masterpieces: (23:25)

Alicia finally finished up  Harvest Cardigan by Tin Can Knits with Cascade 220 Superwash Quatro in Fiji. She also knit lots of Wee Hats by Kym Hretz in various leftover sock colorways. Natalie finished up Haruni by Emily Ross in the Unique Sheep eos which is a 50/50 silk/merino laceweight in the Barknknit gradient colorway. She also dusted off her wheel and finished 3 ply fingering weight yarn from Long Dog Handspun Panda in a pink/purple colorway.

 

In our hands: (36:29)

Alicia is working on Sock Recipe: A Good Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl- McPhee, with Patons Kroy Socks in Summer Moss Jaquard. She also needs some leftovers if anyone would like to donate them!

Natalie is still plugging away on Crackerjack by Stacey Simpson Duke using Knitpicks Swish DK in White, Honey, Dusk, Twilight.She is continuing to work on Uncle's Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in white and Amethyst Heather.

 

In the News: (44:00)

Top Down: Re-imagining Set-In Sleeve Design by Elizabeth Doherty.

This book retails for $24 US and $31.72 Canadian when I checked.

 

We were sent an e-copy of this book from Quince & Co. for us to review. Thank you Quince & Co.

 

Study Hall: (57:51)

Natalie will be teaching a sock knitting class at Stash - A Place for Yarn on Oct 10th at 9 am.

 

Simply Selfie: (58:39)

Alicia is clearing off the needles, prepping for the festival. She had a bridal shower and her friend?s birthday party. BYOB as in baby!

Natalie attended her sister?s birthday Shuffleboard party. She and her niece won! Carmen is signed up for soccer and got her a new small soccer ball, shin guards, and cleats.

 

On the Road: (1:03)

Natalie is heading to her first ever retreat NEXT WEEK!  Into the Wool Retreat Sept 3-6th in Crossville, TN hosted by Dana of Unwind Yarn company and Just One More Row podcast, Daniela and Allie of the Caffeinated Knitting podcast, Fru from the Sassypantsknitter Podcast.

 

Comfort zone: (1:04)

Alicia is enjoying small town living. - Summer Concert Series in the middle of town.

Natalie gives a follow up about North and south.  Fibernerd shared on ravelry group that Craftlit read North and South. Natalie mentions cognitive anchoring blog. Natalie mentions playing the Disney song guess game in the car is currently taking her to her happy place.


Thank you for joining us for episode 20 of Mastering the Knits.We?d like to thank our sponsor Main Street Gallery and those donating to the ElvesWorkshopalong. You can find shownotes at www.masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected]. Follow us on Twitter @MtKnitsPodcast.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry as barknknit.

2015-09-06
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Episode 18: ElvesWorkShopAlong!

 

 

This episode is sponsored by Main Street Gallery. 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 art work, murals and much more. Main Street Gallery carries products from local artists and crafters including hand knitted items and cigar box guitars.

 

(1:37) We would like to give a shout out to Knitting Daddy! Thank you for listening. Check out his blog. Natalie mentions she heard about his blog through the Knitting Pipeline podcast.

 

This week?s segments include Master Status, Master Plan, Craft with us, In our Hands, Spread the Love, Study Hall, Simply Selfie, On the Road, and Comfort Zone.

 

Master Status: (2:28)  

Alicia blocked what she had knitted. She is going to block ones she plans to reknit- just in case they will turn out ok.

Natalie knit cable swatch 14. She really had to focus on tightening her gauge and giving an extra tug the stitch before and after the cross. She is not sold on it being tight enough but she is going to see if what happens during the blocking process. Here is the link to thread on ravelry about 2 references.

 

Master Plan: (5:32)

Natalie is going to knit more swatches and start answering questions. Alicia is just going to  keep knitting.

 

CRAFT WITH US: (6:20)

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

 

ElvesWorkshopalong:  We are so excited to announce the ElvesWorkshopAlong!  This will be a craftalong for all those, like us, who plan to knit/sew/create holiday gifts for their friends and family.  

 

This craftalong will run from Sept 1st to Nov 30th.  Each item has to start on or after Sept 1st. You have until Nov 30th at midnight to complete the project or multiple projects. To enter we will have an official FO thread on our ravelry group. It will be locked until the start of the along and we ask that you post one entry for each item you finish.   We have some seriously amazing prizes!  We will be selecting winners from the FO thread after the end of the along.  We will also have some prizes in store for superlatives!  We will select one or more winner from those that post their progress or finished items pics on instagram using the hashtag #elvesworkshopalong.  

 

PinsandNeedles brought up a great point- What if the special person I am crafting for are my friends on social media and ravelry?  Thank you for bringing that up!

 

Social media will just be an extra prize. You can post random pictures of the process with the hashtag. If you have are friends with them on rav- complete the post but do not include your picture. You can put a dummy picture in if you would like and send one of us a rave message with your complete post, or email it to [email protected]

 

Check out our wonderful sponsors!  We will talk more about the prizes and announce the coupon codes closer to the start of the KAL.  Please check out and support these sponsors who have been gracious enough to donate to our Elvesworkshopalong.

Knitting Rose

 

In our hands: (12:08)

Alicia: Harvest Cardigan by Tin Can Knits with Cascade 220 Superwash Quatro in Fiji

Sock Recipe: A Good Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl- McPhee, with Patons Kroy Socks in Summer Moss Jaquard

Natalie is still plugging away on Crackerjack by Stacey Simpson Duke using Knitpicks Swish DK in White, Honey, Dusk, Twilight. Haruni by Emily Ross in the Unique Sheep eos which is a 50/50 silk/merino laceweight in the Barknknit gradient colorway.

 

Natalie knits along on some beautiful lace.

 

Spread the Love: (20:33)

WINNER!

The winner of our giveaway is???... Crookedknits on ravelry!  Thank you for entering our giveaway and Thank you again Bohemia Fibers for the donation of the skein of sock yarn.

Our current giveaway is a lovely skein of 400 yards of 80% superwash merino/20% nylon sock yarn from Bohemia Fibers!  Amy, the dyer behind Bohemia Fibers, and specialize in custom colors and inspirational photo replication.

 

Study Hall: (21:31)

Natalie will be teaching a sock knitting class at Stash - a place for yarn on Oct 10th at 9 am.

 

Alicia and Jax knit along on her Harvest Cardigan.

Happy Birthday Jax.

 

Simply Selfie:(22:25)

Alicia is back from Myrtle Beach. She has been helping friends in a hard time. She is feeling good by getting back into the swing of making healthy choices- Gym/Eating right. She also has her nephew-Jax- 1st  birthday party.

Natalie has been enjoying the Rays games and keeping up with the work week craziness.

 

On the Road: (27:55)

Natalie is heading to her first ever retreat!  Into the Wool Retreat Sept 3-6th in Crossville, TN hosted by Dana of Unwind Yarn company and Just One More Row podcast, Daniela and Allie of the Caffeinated Knitting podcast, Fru from the Sassypantsknitter Podcast.

 

Comfort zone: (31:11)

Alicia has found a love for AMAZON PRIME!

Natalie has been loving her  TV shows...North & South, Arrow

 

Thank you for joining us for episode 18 of Mastering the Knits.We?d like to thank our sponsor Main Street Gallery and Bohemia Fibers for donating the prize and those donating to the ElvesWorkshopalong. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow us on Twitter @MtKnits.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry as barknknit.

2015-08-18
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Episode 17: Quality Time

Natalie enjoying knitting on Crackerjack at the Rays Stitch n Pitch

 

This episode is sponsored by Main Street Gallery. 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 art work, 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, Spread the Love, Simply Selfie, Raise your hand, On the Road, and Comfort Zone.

How are you organizing your program?

 Master Status (1:48):

Alicia knit swatch 9. She also has a reminder when you are working SSK.

Natalie worked on her binder and organized it. She snagged an idea from Lish when she was visiting Ohio. Hint** Place your swatch in zip lock bags and label them. Then there is no chance of forgetting which swatch is which. She is going to get some help from her friend Mara to identify some of her mystery swatches. Alicia reminded Natalie of some of the resources she used to identify her mystery swatches. Arenda Holladay and Knitting Help.

 

Master Plan (8:04):

Natalie plans to Re-knit the swatches and make sure to put them in the ziploc bags so they are ORGANIZED!! She plans to update more of the notes and start the questions.  She is going to meet up with my friend Maureen to get some advice on her swatches.  Maureen is  currently finishing up her Level 3.  Look forward to an interview on her journey!

Alicia is planning to move forward on swatch 10, 11, and 12. She would like to block and start questions.

 

Against the Grain KAL (9:41):

**REMINDER: Be sure to participate in our ongoing knit along. Be sure to post your pictures on all social media with #AgainstTheGrainKAL

The goal of the knit-a-long is to go contrary to the natural inclination of your craft or technique. We aren?t limiting the KAL to just those who want to learn a different style of knitting but crafting anything that is opposite of what you normally do.

 

In our hands (10:12):

Alicia is coming towards the end of her Harvest Cardigan by Tin Can Knits with Cascade 220 Superwash Quatro in Fiji. She also cast on

Natalie cast on Haruni by Emily Ross using The Unique Sheep Eos a 50/50 silk/wool blend in the barknknit colorway.  She is still plugging away on Crackerjack by Stacey Simpson Duke using Knitpicks Swish DK in White, Honey, Dusk, Twilight. Finally, she cast on another Luuk by Annis Jones using some leftover Knit Witch Celestial in the Sagitarius colorway.  She used Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington to assist with adjusting the numbers for size.

 

(17:30) Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup:  Lish and Natalie are struggling with their house cup mojo. Anyone else?

 

Master Pieces (20:29):

Alicia has been occupied with Harvest and does not have anything this week!

Natalie finished  Headband (child/adult) by Rachel Bishop using the yarn the same yarn as she is using for Crackerjack cowl.



Spread the Love (22:25):

Our current giveaway is a lovely skein of 400 yards of 80% superwash merino/20% nylon sock yarn from Bohemia Fibers!  Amy, the dyer behind Bohemia Fibers, and specialize in custom colors and inspirational photo replication.

To enter this episode?s giveaway, we ask that you visit Bohemiafibers.com and pick one of their many colorways that inspires you and share your favorite with us in a comment on the shownotes page.  There will also be several other ways to enter this giveaway!  Check outwww.masteringtheknitspodcast.com to see all the ways you can win. Closing for entries will be August 7, 2015.

Some of Lish?s favorite moments from Simply Selfie

 

Simply Selfie (23:44):

Alicia reports her wedding duties are over. She had a wonderful opportunity to make her friend Taylor a cathedral length veil.  She and her husband had a lovely cookout. She is looking forward to a quick Myrtle Beach trip with her friend Sierra.  Let her know of any local yarn shops in the south Myrtle area!

Natalie has been organizing more and more! She still has plans to organize stash but started the culling process.  She attended the Rays Stitch n Pitch. She hung out with friends new and old.  She met a lot of her knitting guild and hopes to attend more often.  If you are local, you should check out the Bay Area Knitting Guild! She reconnected with a LONG time listener Mara.  It was great to talk to a listener and get encouragement to keep going.  

 

Raise your Hand? (31:54):

 

This week we ask: As we prepare to head into the fall and start planning out gift knits, how do you pick who and what to knit people?  

Natalie struggles with this one. She notes she has a very large family and it can quickly become overwhelming. She LOVES giving things to people but she says her follow through is rotten.  She plans to knit gifts this year but wants to get organized.

Alicia finds herself over gift knitting. She shares her spread sheet method on how to stay organized with her gift knitting. She also tries to stick to one pattern for multiple people with just changing it up with color options. She also notes that her brother in law, Josh, is one of her more knitworthy gift recipients.

 

On the Road: (40:27)

Natalie is heading to her first ever retreat!  Into the Wool Retreat Sept 3-6th in Crossville, TN hosted by Dana of Unwind Yarn company and Just One More Row podcast, Daniela and Allie of the Caffeinated Knitting podcast , Fru from the Sassypantsknitter Podcast.

 

Comfort zone (41:44):

Alicia is excited about new eager students. New friends wanting to learn to knit at work. She is also excited about that just finished feeling of a new sweater.

Natalie is enjoying lace knitting.  Since she have been out of wine she is trying to stay away from lots of sweets. Lace has been her stress reliever because it?s working with silk and it?s oh so satisfying.

 

Thank you for joining us for episode 17 of Mastering the Knits. We?d like to thank our sponsor Main Street Gallery and Bohemia Fibers for donating the prize. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] us on Twitter @MtKnits. Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry as barknknit.

2015-07-29
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Episode 16: Professional Yarn Smooshers

This episode is sponsored by Main Street Gallery. 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 art work, murals and much more. Main Street Gallery carries products from local artists and crafters including hand knitted items and cigar box guitars.

We had a little mishap with our old domain and have changed our domain to http://www.masteringtheknitspodcast.com!  Please update your bookmarks and thank you for the support.

 

This week?s segments include In our Hands, Masterpieces, Spread the Love, Simply Selfie, Raise your hand, and Comfort Zone.

 

Against the Grain KAL #againstthegrainKAL: (2:19)

The goal of the knit-a-long is to go contrary to the natural inclination of your craft or technique. We aren?t limiting the KAL to just those who want to learn a different style of knitting but crafting anything that is opposite of what you normally do.

 

In Our Hands: (2:40)

Alicia has only been actively knitting on her Harvest Cardigan by Tin Can Knits with Cascade 220 Superwash Quatro in Fiji colorway.  Alicia shares that she got the yarn for a great price at http://littleknits.com/.

 

Natalie is knitting on Crackerjack by Stacey Simpson Duke using Knitpicks Swish DK in White, Honey, Dusk, Twilight. She is continuing to work on Uncle's Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in white and Amethyst Heather although she has been struggling with the needles she?s using.  Natalie mentions buying tickets from Stash - a place for yarn for the Tampa Bay Rays Stitch n Pitch which is on July 26th.  You can pick up tickets from the link or at the shop.  Natalie has also been knitting on her One More Row socks using Lollipop Yarn Tradition in the We need a Little Christmas colorway.  We mention #christmasinjuly KAL with Mary Heather from Ravelry.com and RainyDayGoods.com. Lastly, Natalie cast on a Luuk by Annis Jones using some leftover Knit Witch Celestial in the Sagitarius colorway.  She talked about how she used the cast on number from the Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington.

 

Alicia talks about some lovely stash she acquired from Knitpicks.com and discusses her favorite designer Ysolda Teague?s new design Ishnana.

 

Masterpieces: (17:47)

Alicia hasn?t finished anything although she has been doing a lot of monogamous knitting on her Harvest.

Natalie has finished three more blanket squares for her eldest Barn Raising Quilt by Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown using leftovers and some Shelby B's Designs 100% Superwash Merino in the sirius colorway #againstthegrain.  She also finished a baby Luuk by Annis Jones using some leftover Knit Witch Celestial in the Sagitarius colorway.  She took the cast on counts from the  Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington  Natalie cast on and finished a Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure using Patons Kroy Sock in the Rusty Stripes colorway.

 

Spread the Love: (22:50)

Ottlite Give Away!

 

Winner is: Ann Templeton @annfran25 on twitter.

 

Our next giveaway is going to be from Bohemia Fibers!  Amy, the dyer behind Bohemia Fibers, is a lady with a love of color and a knack for it. Bohemia Fibers specialize in custom colors and inspirational photo replication.  They use only professional dyes for their yarns and fiber.   They do yarns based on pictures from popular tv series and movies.  I have has purchased several True Blood and walking Dead inspired colorways.  

 

Amy has graciously sent a skein for Natalie to knit up and review as well as a skein in the same color for us to give away!  Thank you Amy!!

 

To enter this episode?s giveaway, we ask that you visit Bohemiafibers.com and pick one of their many colorways that inspires you and share your favorite with us in a comment on the shownotes page.  There will also be several other ways to enter this giveaway!  Check out www.masteringtheknitspodcast.com to see all the ways you can win.

Simply Selfie: (25:35)

Alicia and Natalie got to spend some in person time together up in Ohio.  Natalie loved spending time in Alicia?s backyard and was very inspired by Alicia?s home.  Alicia had a busy 4th of july with lots of festivities.  She also discusses her basement, weddings coming soon, and her and her husband?s 1st wedding anniversary!

 

Natalie talks about their road trip up north to visit family and Lisha and getting to meet the new twin nephews.   Ohio summer lies...thankfully Natalie brought her girl?s Wonderful Wallaby sweaters.  While in Ohio, they did lots of things which included visit the lake and also getting to finally visit Homer Laughlin China Co.  

Raise your Hand:(40:08)

We ask if you can have any profession in the fiber industry, what would be your dream job?  Natalie talks about the Woolful podcast, which is currently her favorite, and discusses the idea of becoming an owner of a sheep/alpaca farm or owning a fiber mill.  Alicia wants to be a yarn smoosher. Natalie mentions Clara Parkes.  Alicia would like to dive into knitwear design world and learn more through the Master Knitter Program.  What would you like to do?

 

Comfort zone:(45:55)

Alicia says her happy place is good mail and mentions Birchbox. Natalie?s happy place is turning her house into a home.

 

Thank you for joining us for episode 16 of Mastering the Knits. You can find shownotes at www.masteringtheknitspodcast.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow us on Twitter @MtKnitsPodcast.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry as barknknit.

 

2015-07-17
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Episode 15: From the Cooling Rack

 




This episode is sponsored by Main Street Gallery.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 art work, 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, Dropped Stitches, Masterpieces, Study Hall, Simply Selfie, and Comfort Zone.

 

Against the Grain KAL: (1:47)

The goal of the knit-a-long is to go contrary to the natural inclination of your craft or technique. We aren?t limiting the KAL to just those who want to learn a different style of knitting but crafting anything that is opposite of what you normally do.

 

If you have been participating in the ongoing  KAL, you have been entered into a drawing to win a free pattern up to a $7 value!

 

and the winner is??..gwenschweitzer!She has tried to convince herself that she is not a toy knitter much like we have. She also tried embroidery with knitting for the first time too! Congratulations Gwen!

 

In Our Hands: (3:38)

Alicia is participating in the Tour de Sock!  Stage 1 is VirratbyTiina Kuu knit withKnit Picks, Hawthorne Kettle Dye in Compass colorway. She is also working on Zigzagular Socksby Prairie Girl DesignswithJojoland Melody Superwash. Finally she cast on HarvestCardigan byTin Can KnitswithCascade 220 Superwash Quatroin Fiji

 

Natalie is knitting on Crackerjackby Stacey Simpson Duke using Knitpicks Swish DK in White, Honey, Dusk, Twilight.  The pattern is unique because each color has a significance. She also cast on Uncle's Christmas Stocking by Dorene Delaney Giordano using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Sport in white and Amethyst Heather. Due to peer pressure from her co-host, she pulled her Barn Raising Quiltby Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown using Shelby B's Designs 100% Superwash Merinosock yarn in the sirius colorway. The yarn was inspiration from Natalie?s own pattern, Padfoot Socks.  Finally she cast on her own pattern, One More Row socksusing Lollipop Yarn Tradition in the We need a Little Christmas colorway.  

 

Alicia mentions some handy tips from Vogue Knitter and teacher,  Heidi Kozar. Here is a link to her blog!

 

Natalie poses with her beautiful Breezy Cardigan

 

Master Pieces: (23:32)

Natalie finished up her Breezy Cardiganby Hannah Fettig using Knit Picks Capretta in the Caviar colorway. She also knit Diamond Transitions Hatby Natalie Martinez Rush using Cascade 220 Sport in Cotton Candy and Buff. She finished Maria?sWonderful Wallabyby Carol A. Anderson usingKnit Picks Swish Worsted in the Eggplant colorway.  She knit Baby Vertebraeby Kelly Brooker using Malabrigo Yarn Sockin the impressionist sky colorway.  Finally, she finished Tennessee Twisterby Daniela Richardson using Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering.  This was my recovery knit and was fun to knit.

Alicia is really working on her sock drawer!



Alicia finished up Monkey Socks by Cookie A with Bohemia FibersBohemian Sock 100% Merino Superwash, in a Teal Gradient colorway. She finished up two pairs of socks using the Sock Recipe: A Good Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl- McPhee, with Patons Kroy Socks in Spring Leaf and Fern Rose Jacquard. Alicia is participating in an ornament swap in the Christmas Knitting group on Ravelry. She knit Polar Bear and Santa from Christmas Balls Knit Ornament Pattern Set with scraps from stash. She also knit Itty Bitty Ribbed Leggies by Jessica Hirsch with scraps in stash for her friend Carrie!

Baby Carsen all ready for her workout!

 

Spread the Love:(41:22)

Ottlite Give Away!




How to enter giveaway: Leave a comment on the blog and tell us if you use a special lamp for knitting/crocheting/crafting.  If you don?t already have one, how would you incorporate one into your life?  You can also enter by liking Ottlite and Mastering the Knits on facebook.

 

Simply Selfie: (47:00)

Natalie had Ria?s Easter Birthday Party and her nephew?s wedding! The girls danced all night!  Her nephew?s wife made sure that Carmen had her special dinner and her own cupcakes. Natalie discusses her surgery again and recovery.  She also informs listeners that Jackjack crossed the rainbow bridge. We will miss you Jackjack.

 

Natalie?s beloved Jackjack




Alicia shares she had a small melanoma surgery. Wear your SPF! ! She discusses her career change. They have their garden planted. Every weekend planned with showers and weddings. She also shares a story about Reina. Jeremy and Lish are  prepping for the Handmade Music Extravaganza, June 13!

 

On the Road: (1:09:23)

Natalie: Going to my first ever retreat!  Into the Wool Retreat Sept 3-6th in Crossville, TN hosted by Dana of Unwind Yarn company and Just One More Row podcast, Daniela and Allie of the Caffeinated Knitting podcast , Fru from the Sillyfru podcast.

 

Comfort zone: (1:11:15)

Alicia loves her Jamberry Nails, is feeling at Peace (30), and the joy of life in her yard.

Natalie appreciates her husband, s'mores, cold brew coffee and SEEING Alicia soon!

 

Thank you for joining us for episode 15 of Mastering the Knits. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknits.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram,  Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, plurk, everlapse, and ravelry as barknknit.

 

2015-06-12
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Episode 14: "#hashtog"

Happy Podiversary to Mastering the Knits! Thank you for joining us on our journey for the past year. We would love to hear from you! You may contact us via facebook, ravelry, or email to let us know how we are doing. What you like about our podcast? Where do you think we can improve?  What would you like to to hear more of or less of? If you are enjoying the podcast, please leave a positive review on iTunes.  

 

Master Status (3:06):

Alicia knit swatches 7,8,9. She discovered she will need to re-knit 7 and 8 again! She discusses why she will need to re-knit AGAIN. She discusses a question regarding Swatch 10. Natalie has fallen down the ?Breezy? rabbit hole. She has been knitting all the pretties.

 

Master Plan (9:24):

Natalie wants to get focused and get back in gear. She figured out how she will place them into classes for the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup.

Alicia wants to knit swatch 10, 11, 12 and potentially re-knit 7 and 8 again. She would like to block if she makes it that far. Natalie and Alicia have set the goal of submitting their binder by August!

 

#AgainstTheGrainKAL: Natalie and Lish want to encourage you all to join us in our ongoing knit along.

 

In our hands (18:06):

Alicia is currently working on Monkey Socks by Cookie A with Bohemia FibersBohemian Sock 100% Merino Superwash in a teal gradient colorway. She is also working on Swivel Pullover byKerri Blumer withDebbie Bliss, Cashmerino Aran.

Natalie is moving along on her Breezy Cardiganby Hannah Fettig usingKnit Picks Caprettain the Caviar colorway. She is also working on Carmen?s pink Wonderful Wallabyby Carol A. Anderson usingKnit Picks Swish Worstedin Carnation. She is spinning black corriedale locks by flicking them and spinning from end. She is enjoying it and it is for #againstthegrainkal.

 

Natalie finished up Kenny?s Valentine?s gift.

Master Pieces (37.32):

Alicia finished up

Autumn byJane Richman with Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Grey Marble

Rye Socks by Tin Can Knits with Stitch Nation, Bamboo Ewe

Jaywalker Socks by Grumperina with Knit Picks, Felici, Sorbet colorway

Natalie:

My dear - a deer trophy.  Was watching Scandal and bound off to early on the last anter part and so I ended up having to cut it open and knit longer. :) didn?t realize this until after I stuffed and closed and was working on 2nd antler?  My crafting friend Chelpanda gave me the mount and I stained it with stuff I found in our garage from previous owner.

Knit 2  Top Down Preemie Hatby C.C. Almon hats using some leftover greenShibui Knits Merino Worsted.

 

Lish finished up February socks.

 

Study Hall (48:40):

Natalie is teaching a toe-up sock class at Stash on March 14 and 9:30 AM. Rescheduled colorwork class to March 21st at 1 pm at Stash

Alicia shares her experience with teaching her first sock class!

Upcoming Classes at Tranquil Grind

Knitting 101: Basics

March 16, 4:30-5:30

March 23, 4:30-5:30

Socks: Cuff down

March 19 4pm-6pm

Intro to Cable Knits

March 26 4:30-5:30

 

Simply Selfie (51:40)

Alicia shares the status on her DIY basement project. They are planning the Handmade Music Extravaganza 2015-June 13 at the Driftwood Marina.

Natalie?s bathroom close to being finished. They are starting new roof constructions this weekend. Sickness/allergies galore in the Rush household.  They allready pulled their kiddie pool out for some fun! She is planning Ria?s birthday party.

Natalie shared an experience that she recently had with Ott Light Technologies. She will be reviewing a light next episode.

 

Comfort zone (58:15):

Alicia is enjoying SNOW DAYS. She is loving watching her students complete finished projects. Knitting is love

Natalie is loving her new wine glasses.

 

Thank you for joining us for episode 14 of Mastering the Knits. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknits.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected] Follow us on Twitter @MtKnits.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry as barknknit.





2015-03-23
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Episode 13: Refocus

Natalie knitting on her Breezy Cardigan

 

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

 

Master Status (1:19):

Alicia discussed her plan to stay motivated. She organized her binder and started re-knitting swatches. Natalie explained her strategy and knit swatches 10 and 11.

 

Master Plan (4:17):

Natalie is going to stick with her Monday and Wednesday program knitting.

Alicia is going to stick with her time goal. She will re-knit swatches 7 and 8, remembering to keep them labeled correctly.

 

(6:05) Alicia and Natalie remind you to participate in the #AgainstTheGrainKAL.

 

In our hands (7:24):

Alicia cast onAutumn by Jane Richman with Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Grey Marble. She is also working on Swivel Pullover by Kerri Blumer with Debbie Bliss, Cashmerino Aran

Natalie has been spending a lot of her knitting time on herBreezy Cardiganby Hannah Fettig usingKnit Picks Caprettain the Caviar colorway.  She is spinning the black corriedale locks by flicking them and spinning from end.  She is enjoying is and part of AgainstTheGrainKAL

 

Lish finished her January socks! She went #AgainstTheGrainKAL by trying a new heel.

 

Master Pieces (14:40):

Alicia finished:

Knit Hat for EveryonebyKathy NorthwithKnit Picks Wool of the Andes, Lion Brand Wool Ease (BGSU)

Vanilla Latte SocksbyVirginia Rose Jeanes. Patons Kroy SocksinGreen Striped Raggcolorway

Peek-A-Book Mitts by Abi Gregorio (purple)

Reindeer: Christmas Balls Knit Ornament Pattern Set By Amy Gaines

Natalie finished Diamond Transitions Hat, and original design using Blue Sky Alpaca Sport. She discussed a hiccup in the process. She found a chart creator online to make a colorwork chart for the design. She also discusses possible matching mittens!

 

Study Hall (23:45):

Natalie will be teaching a colorwork class at Stash on Feb 21st and 9:30 AM.

Alicia will be teaching a class on Thursday January 29 and February 5, 5:30-6:30, at Tranquil Grind. Class is full!

 

Simply Selfie (27:30):

Alicia is preparing for beginner knitting class on Thursday! She has been super productive at work. She is finally finding what is working for her. Natalie is very excited about bathroom renovations. The bathroom is complete.  She enjoyed an afternoon with tinyant. Welcome new nephews, Magnus and Sheamus.  

 

Raise your Hand? (36:48):

This week we ask: How do you use Ravelry?

Natalie explains how she was inspired by the Knitting Butterflies podcast for tagging her work. She shares her experiences going through all of her work.

Alicia discusses her love for ravelry through friendships, inspiration, yarn trades, swaps, and groups.

 

Comfort zone (44:09):

Alicia is enjoying her Christmas ornament swap from the Christmas Knitting Ravelry Group! She is falling back in love with her home. She has been using Grandma Biddy?s tape measurer that is fabric.

Natalie is enjoying a clean house, although it doesn?t last long with two little ones. Natalie has been using her Aunt?s double pointed needles.  


Thank you for joining us for episode 13 of Mastering the Knits. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknits.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected]. Follow us on Twitter @MtKnits.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry as barknknit.

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Episode 12: Against The Grain

Natalie?s latest finished Hitofude Cardigan

 

This week?s segments include Master Plan,  Masterpieces, In Our Hands, Future Stitches, Study Hall, Simply Selfie, Raise your hand, Happy Tails, and Comfort Zone.

 

Master Plan: (1:22)

Alicia and Natalie discuss how they are going to get re-motivated to take on the Master Knitter Program Level 1. Natalie plans to knit swatch 9 and 10, start questions, and organize binder.  Natalie?s plan is to schedule Monday and Wednesday nights as Level 1 work nights. She was inspired from the By the Fibreside Podcast.

Alicia is going to set aside time each week to dedicate to program. She is going to work on program at a minimum of 3 hours per week. She is going to be flexible on the days she works on it. WIth every hour she  will earn a point. Each point will equal $1 for a  sock yarn fund!

What is going to motivate you to get back on track this year? Share your strategy with us in the Ravelry group or on Facebook.

 

Knit Along!: (5:13)

Alicia and Natalie announce a new ongoing KAL!  #AgainstTheGrainKAL. The goal of the knit-a-long is to go contrary to the natural inclination of your craft or technique. We aren?t limiting the KAL to just those who want to learn a different style of knitting but crafting anything that is opposite of what you normally do.  Feel free to surprise us!!  Be sure to use the hashtag on instagram, facebook, and post to our Ravelry group!

 

Natalie?s Family Stockings




Master Pieces: (8:15)

Natalie finished Grace, Carmen?s Kindness Elf. She used Bell, the Garden Elfby Ala Ela in Wool of the Andes Sport in several colors.She didnt take them seriously when she had to stuff the head and had to add more so the neck wasn?t floppy.She finished up her stocking using A NEW Family Portrait - A Collection of Three Christmas Stockingsby Dorene Delaney Giordano using cascade 220 sport in burgundy and bare. She also finished a Hitofude Cardiganby Hiroko Fukatsu using The Fiber Seed sprout in their elephant colorway. She discussed some mistakes in the lace and how she got passed them.Finally, she finished up anEasy Scrap-Buster Slouch Hatby Swoon Fibers using some blue Encore someone gave me. She knit this for Halos of Hope. Knit the body of this hat all in continental for the #AgainstTheGrainKAL

Alicia finished up the Barley HatbyTin Can Knits. She also knit many variations of the Knit Hat for EveryonebyKathy Northwith Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, Lion Brand Wool Ease, and Cascade 220. She knit the Super Soft Simple Baby HatbyPurl Bee, TheOhio State colors and Pittsburgh Steelers colors withKnit PicksBrava Bulky. She also caught the sock knitting bug and finished Sock Recipe: A good, plain, sockbyStephanie Pearl McPhee, Knit Picks Felici in Cheer.

 

Alicia?s finished socks for December



In our hands:(24:30)

Alicia is currently working on Vanilla Latte SocksbyVirginia Rose Jeanes. Patons Kroy SocksinGreen Striped Raggcolorway. She discovered a split stitch creating possibly a weak stitch in a pair of socks. Natalie suggested to duplicate a row of stitches to strengthen.

Natalie is currently working on Anne, Ria?s Kindness Elf.  She is usingBell, the Garden Elfby Ala Ela in Wool of the Andes Sport in several colors.During her road trip she cast on her Christmas present of yarn from Lollipop Yarns.  It?s the We need a little Christmas colorway. She is using her own sock pattern that she published recently that she used to teach a class. It?s called One More Row socksby Natalie Martinez Rush. Finally she cast on the  Breezy Cardiganby Hannah Fettig using some knitpicks capretta in the caviar colorway.

 

Future Stitches: (40:23)

Alicia plans on casting onthe following:

1.Swivel Pullover by Kerri Blumer

2. Hat for Sheena The Vermonter or The Champlain Baret

3. fingerless mitts for Laurel in NYC

 

Natalie plans on casting on the following:

Colorwork hat to work out pattern for the class she plans to teach. Using Blue Sky Alpaca in Currant and Calla Lily

Spinning project.  Plan to use the cleaned black corriedale locks to spin up some DK weight for maybe a Blank Canvas by Ysolda Teague.

Kenny?s Valentine?s day gift will be My Dear- A Deer Trophy.

 

Study Hall: (52:36)

Alicia will be teaching Knitting 101: Basics at Tranquil Grind Coffee Shop in Toronto, OH January 29, 5:30pm.You can register at The Main Street Gallery.  

Natalie published a sock pattern that she used to teach a class. Feel free to download One More Row Socks. She is planning a colorwork hat class for February at Stash A Place for Yarn.

 

Simply Selfie: (56:54)

Alicia has been spending time with family working on basement renovations, and ready for the new year. She is pushing forward for LPC certification and helping her trainer with a Fitness Challenge. Check it out, You can join anytime!

Natalie had a great Thanksgiving weekend. She was excited to have all the decorations up.  The rest of the weekend was baking pumpkin rolls, cleaning, and helping hubby put up lights. She traveled to Ohio to visit family and of course Alicia! She twin nephew?s are coming! Check out

Sarah and Shari?s reaction.

 

Raise your Hand?: (1:04:15)

This week we ask: What are your goals for new year?

Natalie posted personal goals to her blog so if you want to see personal goals check them out at barknknit.blogspot.com. She plans the following crafting goals:

1. Organize stash so it's visually pleasing and not just stored away.

2. SPIN MORE!  

3. Take more classes.

4. Teach more classes.

5. Travel to a fiber festival!!  

Alicia?s theme for the year is to be present. She is also going to work on the following crafting goals:

Socks! I would like to knit a pair of socks each month

Teach more classes

 

Happy Tails: (1:08:40)

Colleen Pappin from Australia shares her touching story of how her whippet puppy chose her.

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To submit your own story, please go to www.masteringtheknits.com  and fill out a form.  We will read your animals rescue story on future podcasts.

 

Comfort zone: (1:11:45)

Alicia and Natalie share what is currently taking them to their happy place.

Alicia enjoys knitting on some socks at Tranquil Grind.



Thank you for joining us for episode 12 of Mastering the Knits. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknits.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast. You can email us at[email protected]. Follow us on Twitter @MtKnits.  Alicia isknottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry as barknknit.

2015-01-17
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Episode 11: "Sweather" Weather

Natalie?s students knit socks!

 

Master Status (2:40):

Holidays are practically here! We have decided to put our program on hold until after Christmas to focus on family, travel, and gift knitting!

 

In our hands (3:28):

Natalie is working on the Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu inThe Fiber Seed Sprout Solids. She is also knitting Bell, the Garden Elf by Ala Ela. She is making a kindness elf, sort of Elf on a Shelf but more along the lines of the Magic Elf. Alicia caught the sock bug. She has another pair of socks on the needles. She is using the Sock Recipe: A good, plain sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and using Knit Picks Stroll in the colorway Aloha Multi. She is also knitting Knit Hat for Anyone! by Kathy North in Cascade 220 for a childhood friend.

 

Dropped stitches (13:33):

Alicia had to rip!!! Not because the pattern wasn?t clear, just because her brain wasn?t on and she took on too many commission knits! She will continue on the Fontainebleau Lace Scarf by Joan Hughes knit withSeed Lace fromThe Fiber Seed when she has a little less on her plate.

 

Master Pieces (16:18):

Alicia finished up Knit Hat for Anyone! by Kathy Northwith Chocolate Lion Brand Wool-Ease and Vanna?s Choice oatmeal stripes. She also finished up an arm knit infinity scarf in Billowby Knit Picksin Ash Colorway. Lish shares her experience using Billow. She also finished her last Punkin Hat by Tara Thomsenfor the season!

Natalie finished a chunky seed stitch infinity cowl in an improvised pattern.

Some of the many pumpkin hats, Lish made!

 

Knits in the Wild (23.31):

Alicia has been wearing herCupcake MittletsbyShantha Ramachandran, Bohemian Fibers Boheme DKin the Walker colorway (Inspired by Sophia). She also has been wearing her YsoldaBlank CanvasinMalabrigo Arroyo. Natalie has been wearing her Calligraphy Cardigan out of handspun.  She also wore her new infinity scarf to a family gathering. She has also been wearing all of her hand knit socks.

Natalie with her ?Knits In the Wild!?

 

Study Hall (25:51):

Natalie Shares her experience with teaching a toe-up, afterthought heel, class at Stash. She had three students and it went really well! She was nervous but  got very good feedback from all the students. She is looking forward to teaching more in the new year!

 

Simply Selfie (29:13):

Alicia shares about being in her cousin?s wedding. Her friend, Taylor, asked her to be in her wedding. She is applying for an Ohio school counselor license.

Natalie is battling being sick with her family with the changing weather. She went to the HorsePower Farm festival with the girls and hubby. They rode ponies, trains, went to the pumpkin patch, and got their faces painted.  The weekends have been filled with lots of family time. They had a shuffleboard party at her sister?s home.

 

On the Road (39:00):

Alicia had the opportunity to go to theHomespun Christmas Tour located in Columbiana, Leetonia, Washingtonville, Lisbon, Salem, New Waterford, OH. Her friend Stacey, freshH20purls, did not realize the adventure they were getting themselves into. Alicia shares her experiences with the adventure. There were 10 stops on the trip and you were to have your brochure stamped at every stop to enter the prize basket at the end. Some of the great stops along the way included Acorn Acres Alpaca Farm. Amazing farm. They explained a little bit why they got into raising Alpacas and Fiber Animals vs. Show Animals. We checked out Candle shops, sewing shops, and the All Good Things Natural Market. She picked up some alpaca silk blend Brown with multi flecks and Ohio State Yarn Alpaca Merino Silk Blend.

 

Comfort zone (44:42):

Natalie is enjoying outdoor fires, pumpkin rolls, and ?sweather? weather!

Alicia is enjoying warm fuzzy feelings. She is that person that puts their Christmas stuff up before thanksgiving.


Thank you for joining us for episode 11 of Mastering the Knits. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknits.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected]. Follow us on Twitter @MtKnits.  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram. Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry as barknknit.

2014-12-01
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Episode 10: Full of Life

 

Lish?s finished Brickless for the KAL



Natalie and Lish would like to send our thoughts and prayers to SillyFru from the Sassypants Knitter Podcast who is going through a lot right now.

 

This week?s segments include Master Status, Master Plan, In our Hands, Dropped Stitches, Masterpieces, Share the Love, Study Hall, Simply Selfie, Raise your hand, and Comfort Zone.

 

Master Status (2:13):

Natalie BLOCKED!  She sorted swatches that need to be re-knit and plan to take the ones she blocked to be checked out by some others. She is going to connect with knitters completing the program at her NEW knitting guild meeting!

Alicia finally blocked! She didn?t get to knit swatch 9 and 10 but she has a new found energy for program after blocking. She sorted through swatches and noticed 7 and 8 are a little bigger. She  used the wrong needle size! Here are the resources she used to sort through her mystery swatches. Arenda Holladay, labels her actual swatches. Knitting Help, has a helpful diagram.



Master Plan (6:20):

Alicia is going to knit swatch 9 and 10 and start questions.

Natalie wants to work on her binder.

 

Natalie casts on Hitofude

 

In our hands (8:05):

Alicia is working on Fontainebleau Lace Scarf by Joan Hughes knit with Seed Lace from The Fiber Seedin a flamingo colorway. She was going to cast on Strappy Stella Gloves by Monica Clark knit with Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend, 65% Acrilic 35% wool blend in Holly Berry colorway (but couldn?t get guage while recording).

Natalie is working on her  August socks in Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Marmi. She is knitting a 4x2 rib toe up, afterthought heel sock.  She is also working on Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu inThe Fiber Seed Sprout Solidsin the Elephant colorway.

 

Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup stuff

YAY! We were sorted! Looks like another term to ROAR for Gryffindor!



Happiness is hand knit socks!

Master Pieces (13:39):

Alicia: 1.) Baby Bear Hat for Newborn or Preemie byJennifer Dickerson

2.) Super chunky infinity scarf knitting with needle size 50 with Lion Brand Thick and Quick.

3.)Sock Recipe: A good, plain sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and using Knit Picks Stroll Solids, Heathers and Twists in the Blue Yonder colorway.

ARM knitting infinifty scarves. Grey, Blue, Brown, Cream

Punkin Hat by Tara ThomsenX 2

2.) Brickless by Martina Behm for the #BricklessKAL, Knit with Bohemia FibersBarefoot Bohemian Sock Yarn, Walking the Walkers colorway.

Natalie: 1. Grey Brown Marl July socks, knit in Patons Kroy sock yarn. Lish asks Nataliewhy her socks are baggy saggy.

Brickless by Martina Behm for the #BricklessKAL.  Knit in KnitpicksCapretta, in Pesto colorway.

 

Sharing the Love (22:34):

Winner from our Fiberseed Giveaway: Fontainebleau Lace Scarf by Joan Hughes knit withSeed Lace fromThe Fiber Seed in acountry applecolor way. Catspawlace on ravelry! Congratulations!

 

Study Hall (23:48):

The knitting guild association surprised members with a free Craftsy class in their email!

Natalie chose How to Teach It by Gwen Bortner

Alicia chose Stranded Colorwork: Basics and Beyond with Sunne Meyer

 

Simply Selfie (26:40):

Alicia has been busy with the festival- lots of knitting orders. She met  2 more of her friends? babies. She is settling into school. Good things have been going on at the shop, she and her husband were able to upgraded equipment. They have also been working on some things around the house and have been canning their garden harvest!

Natalie has been sick and the girls have been sick but she is looking on the brightside: life is good.  They?ve been going to parks as a family and walking and playing together and just enjoying each other.

 

Raise your Hand (32:41):

This week Alicia asks Natalie: Treasure hunting: what do you do with a great find before adding it in your stash? Natalie shares tips on how to keep from contaminating your stash.

 

Comfort zone (38:01):

Alicia is enjoying fall! She put up some fall decor, embracing all things pumpkin, and enjoying the first real hints of cool evenings.

Natalie is also enjoying fall in FL as well as Sunday walks with her family.

 

Thank you for joining us for episode 10 of Mastering the Knits. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknits.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected]. Follow us on [email protected]  Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram,  Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, and ravelry as barknknit.

2014-10-16
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Episode 9: To Master We Must Knit

Episode 9 : To Master We Must Knit

Natalie giving a spining demo!

 

Master Status: (1:37)

Alicia and Natalie are feeling guilty for not making the program a priority. Help inspire them as well as other listeners by joining their KAL by using #masterstatus.

 

Master Plan: (3:38)

Natalie and Lish plan to finish blocking swatches 1-8. They need to knit swatch 9 and 10.

They will also need to begin their questions!

 

In our hands: (4:57)

Alicia is still plugging along on the Sock Recipe: A good, plain sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and using Knit Picks Stroll Solids, Heathers and Twists in the Blue Yonder colorway.She also cast on Fontainebleau Lace Scarf by Joan Hughes knit with Seed Lace from The Fiber Seedin a flamingo colorway. She was sent this kit as a same from the Fiber Seed. She also has a Baby Bear Hat for Newborn or Preemie byJennifer Dickerson on the needles.

Natalie had to buy a new needle for the stocking. She picked up a needle from Hobby Lobby by Yarnology. She cast on A NEW Family Portrait - A Collection of Three Christmas Stockings byDorene Delaney Giordano pattern and Cascade 220 Sport in Burgundy and Buff. She also cast on cast on a new toe up sock in theGrey Brown Marl Patons Kroy Sock.She worked on some spinning while at the Grand Opening of Stash - A Place for Yarn. She found a bag with a single bobbin mostly full and the rest of the roving all pre-prepped.  It?s Long Dog Handspun a division of Sunshine Knit Designs in the Panda base which is 60% Superwash Merino, 30% bamboo, 10% nylon.

 

(20:08) If you are planning on joining us in the Harry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup, be sure to head over to sorting!

 

Master Pieces:(21:02)

Alicia has finished up the following:

She finally knit up her first real hand dyed hard. She knit a plain garter stitch infinity scarf usingClara fromKraemer Yarns.

Punkin Hat by Tara Thomsen

Perfect Baby HatbyHeidi Mikitish(football, fishing hat, multi colored hat using Knit PicksChroma)

Seaside Yarnscape Little Fish by Katrina Henderson

Circlet by Dani Sunshine

The Champlain Baret by Pixiebell  (Diane Serviss) with Lion Brand Thick and Quick in Grey Marble

Baby Logan has ?gone fishin.?

Natalie finished up her toe up socks in Patons Kroy Sock in the Blue Stripped Ragg colorway.  They actually fit her this time!  She cast on 14 sts for toe, increased to 72, decreased 4 after a couple inches and then did an after thought heel.

Natalie modeling her awesome Blue Stripe Ragg Kroy Socks.

 

Spread the Love:(27:18) The winner?s are Marianne S. who wins the Thive Handcrafts Lavender Silk Soap with real tussah silk fiber and lavender essential oil and Kristine B. who wins Woodsy Lavender with Frankincense, Cedarwood, & Clove.

 

Our next giveway will be an awesome prize from The Fiber Seed a local to Natalie company.   

Alicia will be reviewing the prize next episode and we?ll announce the winner in 2 episodes...giving you plenty of time to enter. You can enter a chance to win a pattern: Fontainebleau Lace Scarf by Joan Hughes knit with Seed Lace from The Fiber Seedin a country apple colorway.

 

For now you will want to check out their site at TheFiberseed.com and see if your local yarn store is carrying them.  

They are currently running a GoFundMe campaign

or to theGoFundMe.com/new-yarn page.  

 

Simply Selfie:(34:10)

Alicia is selling off wedding items and preparing for the new school year. She has been assigned a new school and is excited for the new adventure. She is busy making items to sell at festival end of the month and is prepping for the 3rd Annual Hand Made Music Extravaganza! She caught her hair on fire at her cousin?s bachelorette luncheon. She also abandoned ship on the ?no-poo? hair routine.

Natalie had a great time at the VIK (Very Important Knitters) party at Stash a place for yarn which was the night before the Grand Opening.  She got to see some old friends, and also got to see the next night when she went down to the Grand Opening to do the spinning demo. The girls have a new school year starting. She is prepping for her surgery. Kenny landed a new job and  she discusses the new family schedule. She shares a sweet story of ?mommy?s treat from Starbucks.?

 

Raise your Hand?: (47:25)

This week we ask: What kind of projects do you gravitate towards during a stressful time in your life?

Natalie enjoys knitting vanilla socks...the simplier the better.  It?s like her mind is full and can?t focus on concentrating on a pattern but she needs the stress relief of knitting.

Alicia likes to knit socks but something with a pattern to give her mind a break from what is stressing her. If she goes too simple, my mind will race on what?s bothering me.

 

Comfort zone:(51:30)

Alicia was treated to homemade cinnamon rolls from her cousin.

Natalie has been enduging in the show Outlander!

Thank you for joining us for episode 9 of Mastering the Knits. You can email us at [email protected]and follow us on Twitter @mtknits. Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram,  Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, plurk, everlapse, and ravelry as barknknit.

2014-08-25
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Episode 8: Sharing the Love

Episode # 8: Sharing the Love



Natalie knit the perfect ?Something Blue.?

Plenty of hand knits featured in Lish?s Wedding.



Master Status: (2:03)

Natalie and Lish completed swatch 7 and 8. Lish wove in her ends to all swatches. Natalie wove in ends for swatch 7 and 8. Both used the duplicate stitch. They shared some words of wisdom, 1.) label your swatches and 2.) knit a swatch in one sitting

They mentioned Arenda Holladay?s video. Alicia found another video by tottoppers on youtube that uses a contrasting color.

Lish begins weaving in her ends.

 

Master Plan: (7:10)

Alicia and Natalie are going to start answering the questions. They plan to knit swatch 9 and 10. Natalie is going to finish weaving in all of her ends. They are both going to finish blocking swatches 1-10.

 

In our hands:(8:18)

Alicia has been working on socks! She has finally caught the sock knitting bug. She is using  Sock Recipe: A good, plain sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and using Knit Picks Stroll Solids, Heathers and Twists in the Blue Yonder colorway. . Natalie also mentions Spring Forward by Linda Welch. Lish also cast on Punkin Hat by Tara Thomsen for the festival. She is continuing to knit up some of her acrylic stash.

Natalie cast on a pair of toe up socks for her June socks in Patons Kroy Socks in Blue Stripped Ragg colorway for her this time. She is about one month behind but she plans to catch up with another pair of toddler socks for July. She cast on toe up using the judy?s magic cast on. She also cast on her christmas stocking using A NEW Family Portrait - A Collection of Three Christmas Stockings by Dorene Delaney Giordano pattern and Cascade 220 Sport in Burgundy and Buff.

 

Dropped stitches: (14:39)

Natalie realized half way down the foot of the sock that it was a couple too many stitches so she decreased down instead of recasting on. She put in waste yarn for afterthought heel and working on the leg of the first sock. Alicia asks the question: Do you make the same mistake on the second sock?

Alicia discovered while sitting on the beach, she lost track of the beginning of the round when starting the decreases for the toe. About midway through the decreases, she caught that the decreases would actually be on the top and bottom of my foot. Rip it Rip it!

The sock toe was looking a little pointy, she thought that would be a dropped stitch but turns out, her feet are sort of pointy!

 

Master Pieces: (18:51)

Natalie?s gorgeous Brickless sample

 

Alicia asks if one sock counts.

Natalie finished a simple crocheted dishcloth. She finished theToddler Tube socksusingLorna Laces Sportin the Cubs colorway. Alicia requests Natalie to write the pattern for her and the rest of the listeners!  She finished a gorgeous BricklessbyMartina Behmin Malabrigo Sockarchangel colorway. It is a sample for Stash a Place for Yarn, downtown. So if you happen to be in St. Pete go check it out. Natalie and Lish mention a Brickless knit-a-long in SeptemberShe finished up Kenny?s christmas stocking in Cascade 220 Sport using theA NEW Family Portrait - A Collection of Three Christmas Stockings by Dorene Delaney Giordano.

 

On the Road: (28:58)

Natalie will be at the grand opening at Stash a Place for Yarn  in St. Pete.  The event is August 9th from 10 am -10 pm. She will  be there around 6pm for the evening.  

 

Simply Selfie: (33:28)

Alicia shares her experiences with wedding events. She surprised Natalie by walking down the isle with the shawl she knit. Lish shares her honeymoon trip to Punta Cana. She got pretty comfortable knitting on the beach every morning. Natalie mentions the timehop app.

Natalie has been working a lot, hanging with the kids, and  made it to knit night a couple times. They  took a trip to Orlando with the kids and stayed in a hotel for her nephew?s engagement party at his fiance?s families house.

 

Comfort zone: (49:59)

Alicia started a natural hair regimen! She has been wanting to make more things at home. She found her knitting mojo. She made it to knit afternoon with her knitting circle. Natalie has been enjoying watching Sherlock with her husband.

 

Sharing the Love: (55:56)

Thrivelove Giveaway

Alicia used the Lavender silk soap for a total body cleanse. The soap immediately feels silky on the skin when wet. It lathers nicely with wash cloth and shower puff. It has a light, clean scent, which is a plus for because she does not like strong scents. The ingredients are all those that can be read and understood. No sulfates which can dry the skin. She stays clear of sulfates in shampoo and other products because she tends to be more dry. She also noticed it does not contain palm oil which the industry has been one of the leading causes of rainforest destruction.

Natalie used the Woodsy Lavender Soap. She mainly wants to put little shaving in her knitting bag. She comments the scent smells amazing.  I used a little on my hands and it felt great.  It wasn?t drying and left my hands soft.  

 

Thrive Handcrafts giveway: Ways to enter: 1. Go tohttp://thrivehandcrafts.com/,click on We Offer, check out their soaps and come back and comment on the shownotes page which kind you like. Follow @thrivelove on twitter, LikeThrive Handcratsand Mastering the knits on Facebook, Followthrivelove on Pinterest, Join the Mastering the knits ravelry group

 

Thank you for joining us for episode 7 of Mastering the Knits. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknits.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at[email protected]. Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram,  Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, plurk, everlapse, and ravelry as barknknit.

2014-08-02
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Episode #7: Should be Swatching

Episode #7: Should be Swatching

 

 

Natalie and Lish welcome back listeners as well as talk about where they have been.

 

(1:28) Natalie shares some exciting news about a new local yarn shop in St. Pete,  Stash a place for Yarn. She also shares some of the yarns the shop will carry.

 

Master Status:(4:47)

Natalie and Lish have confess they have not completed swatch #7 and #8.

They also reviewed Cast On Magazine published from The Knitting Guild Association.

 

Master Plan:(17:10)

Natalie and Lish are going to work on the decrease swatches 7 and 8 and block swatches 1-6.

 

In our hands:(17:45)

Alicia is keeping things simple while she tries to find her knitting mojo. She is working on a Basic Hat by Jennifer Jackson with Knit Picks Shine Worsted in an Ice Blue colorway.

Natalie is working on Toddler Tube socks using Lorna Laces Sport in the Cubs colorway. She continues to work on Kenny?s stocking using Cascade 220 Sport in yellow and blue usingA NEW Family Portrait - A Collection of Three Christmas Stockingsby Dorene Delaney Giordano.

 

Dropped stitches:(22:05)

Natalie realized after knitting 6 inches and 3/4ths that she was supposed to start increasing at 6 inches.  She decided she just didn?t care enough to rip back and let his be longer.

 

Master Pieces:(23:42)

Alicia finished up a purple basic hat using Vanna?s Choice acrylic yarn.

Natalie finished up a  Sockhead Hatby Kelly McClure in The Unique Sheep Verve base in the Inspecta gradiance colorway.

Natalie?s family make great knitwear models!



Future Stitches:(27:49)

Natalie plans to knit  Pomme de Pin Cardigan by Amy Christoffers for SPAKAL. She shares her friend, NaturallyKnitty?s Pomme de Pin Cardigan and Effortless Cardigan.

She bound off where she was for her Moonfleetby Janine Le Cras. She plans to knit Haruni shawl by Emily Ross for my Summer of Lace and Beads with the remaining yarn.  The yarn is the Barknknit gradiance colorway in Eos base from The Unique Sheep.

Alicia plans on knitting a shawl using Bohemia Fibers Sock Yarn in the ?I got the right to sing the blues colorway.? A yarn inspired by Eric Northman from True Blood.

 

 

Simply Selfie: (29:35)

Alicia has survived the end of the year, her students? graduation and went shopping for a mother of the bride dress. Her mom knows to break for yarn shops. Summer is here and she has been going to her nephew?s tball games.

Natalie had her birthday but has been sick. She discussed her adventures with her mother in law, cousins, brother, and dad visiting. She celebrated her dad?s 80th birthday.

Lish and Natalie discussed how they spent their Father?s Day.

 

Happy Tails: (48:13)

The Story of How Hugo became a Humphrey.

 

To submit your own story, please go towww.masteringtheknits.com and fill out a form.  We will read your animals rescue story on future podcasts.

 

Comfort Zone:(53:04)

Alicia is loving all of her surprises from Natalie including the wedding shawl and gifties. She has been having tea parties with her friends. It is the last last week of work and she is excited for the endless possibilities of summer.

Natalie explains the #100happydays. Natalie started blogging again!


Thank you for joining us for episode 7 of Mastering the Knits. You can find shownotes at masteringtheknits.com or on our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected]. Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram,  Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, plurk, everlapse, and ravelry as barknknit.

2014-06-23
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Episode 6: It's a Choking Hazard

Master Status (2:21):

Alicia is all caught up. She knit swatches 1-6. Natalie finished swatch 6. Alicia and Natalie

Master Plan:(4:52)

Natalie and Lish are going to work on the decrease swatches 7 and 8 and block swatches 1-6. The girls discuss their favorite wool soaks. They plan on beginning their research for the blocking report.

 

In our hands: (9:42)

Alicia cast on an American Girl Doll Empire Waist Dress by Elaine Phillips with Patons Beehive Baby Sport. Natalie cast on a Sockhead hat byKelly McClurein Unique Sheep Verve in the Insecta Gradiance colorway. She Cast on 8 more stitches than the pattern calls for to make it a bit bigger.

 

Dropped stitches:(17:57)

Natalie literally dropped a stitch when working on her 50 rows shawlette and had to used a crochet needle to pick it up.  

 

Master Pieces:(18:58)

Alicia finally finished herBlank CanvasbyYsolda Teaguewith Malabrigo Arroyo in a Prussia Blue colorway. She discusses having difficulty picking up the stitches from the bind off.  She also finished a basic hat using up some of her Vanna?s Choice acrylic stash.

Natalie finishedLala?s Simple Shawlby Laura Linneman aka Lala of the Knitgirlls video podcast in some of her older handspun from Romeldale pin drafted roving from Ozark Carding Mill, LLC.  

She knit three simple preemie hats used well marinated stash yarn, Lorna Laces Sport in the Cubs colorway.  She used this yarn for thesocksshe knit during the week of her wedding. She knit these hats for the charity drive for the Rays Stitch n Pitch which is on June 8th.  They are donating them toAll Children?s Hospital in St. Pete. She also finished the  50 Rows Shawlette by Susan B Anderson in Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted in purple colorway and then a pink/red colorway. The girls also decided a choking characteristic is not something they want in their hand knits. She also finished spinning Bellatrix yarn from the SW Merino in a red and black coloryway by Abstract Fiber Arts and will be gifting for Jessie TinyAnt.

 

Future Stitches (40:58):

Natalie wants to knit the swatches of the spinning swatches she completed from the black corriedale fleece she bought at SAFF in 2010.  This is for the SPAKAL with the knitmore girls and also Tour de Fleece withTeam Sasquatch. Natalie  explainsTour de Fleece.

Alicia decided she is going to knit the Swivel Pullover by Kerri Blumer published in Interweave Knits Winter 2014. She is going to knit it withDebbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Emerald Green.

She also discusses an important friendship and offered to knit theChocolate Passion- Jacket with Cables in Alaskaby DROPS design for one of her first friends from Bowling Green, Kelly.

 

On the Road:(49:2)

Alicia will be knitting withJanfrom theTwinset Designs Podcaston Thursday June 5, from 6-9 atNatural Stitchesin Pittsburgh, PA. Natalie will be knitting at the Tampa Bay Rays Stitch n Pitch on June 8th at Tropicana Field in St. Pete.

Simply Selfie:(52:00)

Alicia met a big deadline and it?s been a huge sigh of relief. Alicia and Jeremy are in the process of moving their shop, Main Street Gallery. Her mom is giving her some wedding planning pressure and kicked the planning into high gear. She also has been enjoying her nephew?s T-Ball games. Natalie talks about her trip with Kenny to Sebring! She had a lovely mother?s day weekend.  She had a trip to Joann?s, the beach,  and a steak dinner. She took the girls to Disney on ice and she is preparing for the onslaught of people coming next week.

 

Raise your Hand: (1:07:30)

This week we the girls answer the question: Are you a product or a process knitter?

 

Comfort zone:(1:17:40)

Alicia is so happy to have met her deadline! She talks about new energy at the new shop site.

Natalie is happy when she takes a moment to enjoy morning time with the girls. She is also loving knitting time while the girls swim.

To submit your own story, please go towww.masteringtheknits.com  and fill out a form.  We will read your animals rescue story on future podcasts.

 

To continue the conversation join our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected]. Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram,  Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, plurk, everlapse, and ravelry as barknknit.



2014-05-23
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Episode 5: Surprise!

Episode 5: Surprise!

 

Natalie and Alicia thank masteringtheknitsfan for their iTunes review. We also thank MaryEliz for her blog comments and directed listeners to check out her fair isle knee highs!

 

Master Status (2:56):

Natalie completed swatches 1, 2, 3 and plans to reknit 3. She used the ribbing technique talked about last week to make sure to tighten yarn between stitches in the moss stitch swatch. She started working on the swatch sheets to put in the binder. Alicia worked on swatch #1. She noticed she still needs work on selvedge ends as well as practice tighten second stitch.

 

Master Plan (6:36):

Our plans is to complete swatches 4, 5, and 6 and Alicia will play catch up. We should consider blocking soon!

 

In our hands (8:10):

Alicia is still working on Blank Canvas by Ysolda and shares atipfor joining the sleeves.

Natalie continues to knit away on an ankle sock usingONline Supersocke Cotton Beach Colorcolor #941 improvised pattern and using fish lips kiss heel.  She also spent some time planning her SPAKAL.  She plyed old singles left on Leclerc bobbins blue singles from a batt she carded a long time ago.  Then 2 plyed some cormo singles and some left over brown and cormo together.  She flicked some locks and spun from fold 3 little bobbins and carded some and spun from rolags -2 little bobbins. She also flicked locks and spun from end of lock -one big bobbin. It?s very thin and would be nice for a lace weight.

 

Dropped stitches (25:02):

Natalie picked up an extra stitch somewhere along her lace chart.

 

Master Pieces (26:30):

Alicia knit a baby hat for baby Camden and shares a story of finishing in a store! Natalie finished Alicia's wedding shawl! Aphrodite by Sivia Harding usingJuniper Moon Farm Findleyin Atmosphere, a lovely pale blue. She used a size 12 crochet hook that was handed down to her by her Aunt . She used size 8 clear crystal beads ordered from beadwrangler beads, kits, & supplies found at 7beads.com. Here is a link to a video showing you how to add beads to your knitting with a crochet hook!

 

Future stitches (29:04):

The new term is starting starting  for theHarry Potter Knit/Crochet House Cup. GO GRYFFINDOR!  Natalie is spinning a 2 ply dkish weight from some Superwash Merino roving in a black and red colorway from Abstract Fibers and that will represent Bellatrix Lestrange.

She is planning on knittingLaLa?s Simple Shawlby Laura Linnemanfrom theKnitgirllls video podcastfame in some handspun Romaldale she spun from fiber she bought atSAFFin 2010!  This is representingNarcissa MalfoyShe is also planning on knitting 50 row Shawletteby Susan B Anderson, who also has a video podcast through herblog. She is using some silk yarn that was bought for her from a friend on her trip to Barcelona, Spain! Her classes are going to be socks, swatches both knitting for level 1 and spinning, and a premie hat.

 

Alicia plans on knitting Jeremy the Emilien hoodie by Ariane Caron-Lacostefor her 3 month long project. She?d like to knit the French Press Felted Slippers by Melynda Bernardi, and the Swivel Pullover by Kerri Blumer.

 

Simply Selfie (47:50):

Alicia has been busy busy busy with end of the year craziness that the school year brings. She also helped with her nephew?s 5th Lego Party.

Natalie had game night with friends and family. Her friends are pregnant and gave them their baby stuff. She and her family had an Easter egg hunt, lunch with family, green thumb festival, dance recital, and has been prepping for a weekend getaway with her husband.

 

Happy Tails (1:03:48):

Jennie Kaderabek

I don?t have a traditional pet adoption story. My first dog adopted us. My two older sisters and I were outside playing. I was around 1, my sisters were 4 1/2 and 5 1/2. They ran into the house and told mom ?there is a bear outside?. Of course, she asked where I was! Yep, they left me outside with the ?bear?. We adopted the bear, named him Snoopy and he was the BEST dog ever. We suspect he was a black lab mix. We lived on a farm when he found us, so he full adapted to the country living. My grandma would share how she watched us following dad around the farm. The line of people would be dad, my oldest sister, next sister, next sister, a space???..me, followed by Snoopy.

 

To submit your own story, please go towww.masteringtheknits.comand fill out a form.  We will read your animals rescue story on future podcasts.

 

Comfort Zone (1:05:22):

Alicia finally got to connect with her knitting group. She won 1st place in a  6 week boot camp challenge at her gym and her yard is beginning to look like summer!

Natalie enjoys playing games with family.


To continue the conversation join our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected]. Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram,  Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, plurk, everlapse, and ravelry as barknknit.

2014-05-03
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Episode 4: Sink into our Brains

Episode 4 : Sink into our Brains

Natalie and Lish thank CrazyKnittingFool for their very first iTunes review. Also, Thank you to Arlin from the The Lost Geek Podcastfor mentioning us in her latest episode.

 

Master Status:(4:06)

Natalie and Lish started their program binder. They have started swatch 1, which they cast on together on the SAME day via FaceTime. Natalie teaches Lish the long tail cast on. Lish discusses her strategy to work on swatches. Lish wants the skills to sink into our brains!

Natalie has had to cast on 3 times and discusses what she observed in her knitting. She found a

trick to tighten 2nd knit stitch,Ugly Ribbing videoby Arenda Holladay. She also used Bar Increases in Ribbingby Arenda Holladay to know which increase to use.Tension Problemin Selvedges by Arenda Holladay to try to work out edge stitch. Natalie also found a helpful website to figure out how to increase evenly.


Master Plan: (16:22)

Lish and Natalie will knit swatches 2, 3, and 4 for the next round to catch up. They are going to look at blocking research.

 

In our hands:(17:39)

Alicia picked up her YsoldaBlank Canvas. She knitted the second sleeve. She also cast on a Basic New Born Hat, byJennifer Jacksonwith Plymouth Yarn, Sweet Caroline 100% cotton. Alicia mentions a knit shop, The Knitter?s Edge in Bethlehem, PA.

Natalie is working on Alicia's wedding shawlAphroditeby Sivia Harding usingJuniper Moon Farm Findleyin Atmosphere, a lovely pale blue. She cast on an ankle sock using ONline Supersocke Cotton Beach Color color #941 improvised pattern and using fish lips kiss heel.

Dropped stitches:(31:06)

Natalie had to drop down a couple times in the shawl to fix missed stitches. She also discusses every knitters nightmare!

Lish needs to take time to count.

 

Master Pieces:(34:11)

Alicia beat her deadline! She completed Traveling WomanShawl #6.

 

Simply Selfie:(28:50)

Natalie survived conference but it was extremely exhausting!  She discussed the value of getting to meet customers face to face! Just like we hope to go to festivals and do meet n greets!  Maria sleeping through night mostly. Carmen plays teacher.

Alicia shares her bridal shower and bachelorette Party. She talks about her friends joining together from different parts of her life.

 

Raise your Hand?:(1:01)

Natalie and Alicia discuss how they adjust their knitting for warmer seasons.

 

On the Road: (1:07)

Natalie will be knitting at the Bench on Sunday April 13th from 3-5pm at The Green Bench Brewing Co.in St. Pete.

 

Happy Tails: (1:09)

Ellen Melcher shares Gus? adoption story.




To submit your own story, please go to www.masteringtheknits.com and fill out a form.  We will read your animals rescue story on future podcasts.

 

Comfort zone:(1:10)

Natalie has been enjoying Parenthood and Game of Thrones.Lish has is thankful for friendship and homemade pecan rolls.

To continue the conversation join our ravelry group Mastering the Knits Podcast.   You can email us at [email protected]. Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram,  Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, plurk, everlapse, and ravelry as barknknit.

 

2014-04-14
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Episode 3: The Knitted Gift

Thank you to Jasmin and GiGi from knit more girls podcast for mentioning us on their podcast.. Also, thank you to Twinset Ellen and Twinset Jan for visiting our group on ravelry!  

We have a 100 followers on Facebook! 1000+ downloads!

Thank you to Jeremy Troski, Jeremy Troski Art and Design and Jeff Dean Dillener for our music!

 

Master Status:(5:06)

We received the program and update through The knitting guild association. We read through the instructions. Alicia and Natalie discuss feelings and anticipation to start the program. Natalie developed a solid plan.

 

Master Plan: (10:04)

Natalie and Lish are going to start blocking research.The are going to start a binder to organize information. They will complete their first two swatches.

 

In our hands: (12:47)

Alicia is currently working on:

1. Traveling Woman (#6) by Liz AbinanteShe abandoned her road map and is going to just keep knitting! She discusses some plans for next projects.

Natalie is currently working on:

1.Alicia's wedding shawl Aphrodite by Sivia Harding using Juniper Moon Farm Findley in this lovely pale blue wedding shawl

2. Cast on an ankle sock using ONline Supersocke Cotton Beach Color improvised pattern and using fish lips kiss heel

3. Planning for SPAKAL sweater. SPAKAL( Spin a-long Knit-a-long) with the Knitmoregirls Podcast.  Planning to use locks she cleaned from a 3.5 lb ½ corriedale fleece she purchased at SAFF in 2009 from a farm in NY.

 

Master Pieces: (12:58)

Alicia finished up traveling woman shawl  #5. Natalie finished tubed socks for the girls out of Patons Kroy sock yarn in Blue Striped Ragg leftovers. She also finished a crown for Maria Circlet by Dani Sunshine in Cascade 220 sport in Purple Hyacinth (short rows and bobbles)

 

Simply Selfie: (23:35)

Alicia discusses bridal shower planning. Natalie shares Maria's party and anticipates a hectic work week.

 

Raise your Hand: (31:27)

This week we ask, what's you goto gift pattern? For baby? For adult?

Natalie?s go to pattern for babies is booties EviePants All in One Booties by Marilyn Porter Whimsical Rib Wrap Booties by Diane Hall and  Aviatrix hat by Justine Turner  She usually uses simple hat for adults.

Alicia loves theKnit Hat for Everyone! by Kathy North, The Sunlight Shawl for Sad People by Sylvia Bo Bilvia, and the Baby Boy 5-Hour Sweater by Gail Bable

 

Happy Tails: (38:44)

Stephanie Perez, of Columbus, OH, shares PJ?s adoption journey.




Comfort zone: (41:12)

Natalie loves the moment she gets home to two  little girls running over to get hugs.

Alicia treated herself to PIZZA from Gem City Pizzaand hit the Goodwill jackpot.

 

You can email us at [email protected]. Alicia is knottyknitter17 on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram,  Natalie can be found on twitter, Instagram, plurk, everlapse, and ravelry as barknknit.




2014-03-31
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Episode 2: To master we must learn.

Mastering the Knits Episode 2: To master we must learn.

 

Master Status: (3:40)

Natalie emailed the Knitting Guild Association to inquire about the master hand knitting packet. Alicia and Natalie are ?patiently? waiting for the directions.

 

Master Plan: (4:49)

Natalie and Alicia will read through the packet as soon as they receive it via email.

Alicia plans on checking out the suggested reading list from the master knitting ravelry group.

 

In our hands: (5:50)

Alicia is still plugging away on her bridesmaids shawls and developed a real plan to have them complete in time.

Traveling Woman (#5) by Liz Abinante

She also case on sleeve #2 of her  Blank Canvas by Ysolda Teague.

 

Natalie is currently working on Tubed socks for the girls out of Paton?s Kroy Sock in Blue Striped Ragg leftovers. She discusses the challenges of knitting them in public. She cast on an ankle sock using ONline Supersocke Cotton Beach Color improvised pattern top down and is going to attempt a fish lips heel by SockTherapy. She is also knitting positive energy into Alicia's wedding shawl Aphrodite by Sivia Harding using Juniper Moon Farm Findley in this lovely pale blue colorway.

 

Dropped stitches:(14:58)

Natalie attempts and fails at tryingCat Bordhi?s Sweet tomato heel.

Alicia had a little hiccup on the last few rows of Traveling Woman #4 but quickly caught it. You would think she could knit this without pattern by now!

Alicia asks Natalie, What?s up with all these new heels?

Alicia defines ?tinking.?

 

Master Pieces:(20:00)

Alicia blocked both Traveling Woman shawl #3 and  #4.

Alicia discusses how she has been blocking the shawls. She has been using Knit Picks? blocking wires.

 

Study Hall:(23:17)

Natalie talked about the workshop she attended this past weekend called "Beyond the Pattern" aka "purls" of wisdom class by Chris Bylsma at A Good Yarn in Sarasota, FL. Chris teaches a Craftsy course as well.  Natalie mentions Chris?s patterns Grace, Essence, and Misbehavin Vest.  She learned about SSP and more.  Met kjpage on ravelry, who sat next to her.

 

Simply Selfie:(38:29)

Alicia discusses some of her wedding plans. She ran the Campbell Dickinson St. Patrick?s Day 5K. She discusses a recent lifestyle change. She is going to train for the next one in July.

Natalie has been working late gearing up for a users conference but haven't made it to knit group in a while. Ria is teething and has an ear infection causing sleepless nights She is walking, becoming her own, finding her voice, and her birthday is coming up QUICK!  Carmen loves to ?knit? my knitting.

 

Raise your Hand?: (48:50)

This week we ask: Who taught you how to knit?

Alicia shares her story of how Christine Morse taught her how to knit. She also mentions encouragement and inspiration from her college roommate, Kelly Clarson.

She discusses her first ?real? project. Baby Love Baby Blanket by Lion Brand

Natalie talks about how she learned from a lady at a local yarn shop Stitchworm. CrazyAuntPurl was the blog that inspired her to learn to knit.

 

Happy Tails: (57:40)

Natalie shares Jackjack?s story.

To submit your own story, please go here and fill out a form.  We will read your animals rescue story on future podcasts.

 

Comfort zone:(1:04:03)

Alicia picked up some Blue Stripped Ragg! Is loving the end of race feeling and scratching off to dos! She also bought some Shadow Tonal Lace yarn from Knit Picks.

Natalie has been enjoying indoor smores.

 

You can email us at[email protected]. Alicia isknottyknitter17on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram, Natalie can be found on twitter,Instagram,plurk, everlapse, and ravelry as barknknit.

2014-03-20
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Mastering the Knits Episode 1: It's All Happening

Show notes can be found at www.masteringtheknits.com

Master Status: (1:01)

We discuss the Knitting Guild Association.

 

We explained the master hand knitting program level 1.

 

Natalie and Alicia have joined the Knitting Guild Association.

They applied and were awarded the memorial fund scholarship!

Thank you to the knitting guild association committee!

Alicia has purchased Lion Brand Fisherman?s Wool. Natalie has purchased both the Fisherman?s wool and Paton?s Classic Wool.

 

Master Plan: (6:18)

Alicia and Natalie will receive the program through the Knitting Guild Association, read the instructions thoroughly, and begin blocking research.

 

In our hands: (8:48)

Alicia is currently working on:

1. Blank Canvas by Ysolda- Malabrigo Arroyo in Prussia Blue OWL

2. Traveling Woman Shawl by Liz Abinante- KnitPicks Capretta in Cream

merino, nylon, cashmere blend BROOM

3. A Good Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl McPhee- KnitPicks Stroll, Blue Yonder Tonal

 

Natalie is currently working on:

1. Tubed socks for the girls out of Blue Striped Ragg leftovers.

Natalie mentions her daughters' Baby + Toddler Tiered Coat and Jacket by Lisa Chemery and Alicia mentions Natalie's sister-in-law's wedding shawl.

2. Kenny's stocking, A NEW Family Portrait - A Collection of Three Christmas Stockings by Dorene Delaney Giordano in Cascade 220 Sport.  Dad stocking

3. Alicia's wedding shawl Aphrodite by Sivia Harding using Juniper Moon Farm Findley in this lovely pale blue wedding shawl

 

Dropped stitches: (22:11)

Natalie?s socks are too big and actually dropped a stitch. Natalie also discussed frustration with echo flower shawl pattern.

Alicia knit two very different sizes of the Star Crossed Slouchy Baret by Natalie Larson.

 

Master Pieces: (28:15)

Alicia finished two Wavy Moss Hat and Headband  and a simple baby hat.

Natalie finished her LoveSocks by Devon Clement in a ombre black to white colorway of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball and Araucania Ranco Solid in a dark red.

She finished blue striped Ragg socks, Losely using the pattern Self Striping Toe Up Socks by Susan A Gordon in Patons Kroy Sock yarn in the Blue Striped Ragg made famous by Jasmin from knitmoregirls and many others on instragram, February sock part of sock a month. Natalie mentions the Knitgirllls Afterthought Heel tutorial.

 

Simply Selfie: (33:40)

Natalie and Alicia share some introductions and how they met.

Natalie asks which project we are most proud of?

Alicia is most proud of her Melia by Ysolda Teague. 

 

 

Natalie is proud of her handspun, dyed, knit Calligraphy cardigan by Hannah Fettig.

 

Happy Tails: (46:05)

Alicia shares Ramo?s adoption story.

 

Comfort zone: (51:52)

Natalie has been enjoying family time at the beach while Alicia has been living for snuggling up on the weekends and excited about the return of her shows!

 

 

 

2014-03-04
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