Monday, July 17, 2017

Episode 78: Once a job is first begun....


Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits  

Find your Fade by Andrea Mowry

Crochet News

I talked a little about some of the techniques I've been learning from the book above.

Let 'er Rip
I ripped out 2 sweaters and it was very therapeutic!

Auditioning Knits 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Special thanks to the Intermission Prize Sponsor for the month of July, Zombody Knits.


Check out the Ravelry group for details about all of the great sponsors for the PalKal2017.


Knitting Podcast Spotlight

This episode I tell you about Keep Calm and Carry Yarn

Non-Knitting Segments

Love it or Leave it

Love: I've been working with my brother on his business, managing his social media.

Leave: My lack of structure combined with this heat and humidity are making me exceptionally tired!

Other News and Notes


Running
I had to get new shoes which I was not happy about.

Reading

I finished reading:

 I finished listening to:
 

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Episode 77: Magical Sweater Math


Knitting Segments

Knits in Rehearsal 


Find your Fade by Andrea Mowry



Knitting News, Notes and Events


The Pal Kal is entering the second month. Listen to see if you are the lucky winner of the Intermission/Chatter prize for June. I also announce the Intermission Prize Sponsor for the month of July, Zombody Knits.


Check out the Ravelry group for details about all of the great sponsors for the PalKal2017.

Check out the episode for more information about this episode's producing sponsor, Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting. 


Other Events
I hope you'll indulge me in a brief recap of my time at ZK 2017.
My favorite vendors were Yarn Geek Fibers, Leading Men Fiber Arts and The Yarn Truck/Knit Buffalo. 



Knitting Podcast Spotlight

This episode I tell you about Dairyland Knits.





Non-Knitting Segments

Meatless Monday

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Quesadillas from the Live-in Kitchen. 

Love it or Leave it

Love: I have been doing a Bootcamp workout at Camp Gladiator and really enjoying it.

Leave: I did something really stupid. Listen up for details....

Other News and Notes

Theatrical Updates
I saw the tour of Fun Home and it was amazing!

Running
No real news on this front. I did run my longest solo distance of 10 miles, which felt really good.

Reading
I finished reading 2 books, both of which I really enjoyed.



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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Episode 76: Both Safe AND sanitary!

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits

VNeck Boxy by Joji Locatelli 


Knits in Rehearsal 

Find your Fade by Andrea Mowry

Vasa by Dianna Walla



Knitting News, Notes and Events


The Pal Kal has officially started!



Check out the Ravelry group for details about all of the great sponsors for the PalKal2017.

Check out the episode for more information about this episode's producing sponsor, Imagined Landscape Designs. 


Other Events

WWKIP Day
Thanks to everyone who came out for WWKIP day! We were a small buy mighty crowd! Thanks to these sponsors for donating door prizes!
Charlotte Yarn , Cottage Yarn and Queen City Yarn.

Stash Dash 2017
Check out the Knit Girlls Podcast for more information.

Splash Pad Party with the Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Summer Stripe Along Kal

Knitting Podcast Spotlight

This week I checked out the Bede Sisters podcast, hosted by Kay. Check it out!

The Reviews are In! 

This episode I reviewed a new purchase, the Knitter's Keep by Coco Knits.



Non-Knitting Segments

Love it or Leave it

Love: Essential Oils
What are your favorites?

Leave: People asking me about my plans to have children. What????

Other News and Notes

Running
No news is good news! Week 7 of Marathon training is in the books.

Reading
I finished reading The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer.


I finished listening to Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Episode 75: Let me Take you on a Knitscapade (Let's Go!)

You have to be a Janet Jackson fan to get that reference....
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Knitting Segments

Knits in Rehearsal 


Auditioning Knits

PalKal Auditions
I'm trying to figure out what I'll do for the PalKal this year. 

Was thinking of knitting the Lil' Miss Chelsea Bean by Jenn Sheelen. 

Also considering Breathing Space and True Friend by Veera Valimaki, using my ChileKnitz Pal Kal Yarn. 

I am also searching for something to make with my PalKal kit from Suburban Stitcher. 


Summer Tops
I am searching pretty hard for something to make with my Claudia Hand-Painted Contemplation yarn that's been in my stash for a while. I originally bought it to make the Linum Tee by Bristol Ivy.

Here are some of the things I'm considering:

Nesoi Tee by Miriam Felton

Notched Hem Tank Top by Purl Soho

Breeze by Joanna Rankin



Knitting News, Notes and Events

World Wide Knit in Public Day
Check the link above to RSVP.

June 10, 2017
I'll be at Foxcroft Wine in Dilworth, Charlotte, from 2pm until at least 5.
1235 East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203

I will have door prizes from Charlotte Yarn (which is in the same shopping center as the wine bar), Cottage Yarn and Queen City Yarn.

Charlotte Yarn, Baskets of Yarn and Cottage Yarn will all be having specials that day for Actually Knitting listeners and those Knitting in Public.




The Pal Kal has officially started!


Exciting News! Check out my social media feeds for information about some exclusive products coming from Suburban Stitcher and ChileKnitz!

Check out the Ravelry group for details about all of the great sponsors for the PalKal2017.

Other Events
Stash Dash 2017
Check out the Knit Girlls Podcast for more information.

Summer Stripe Along Kal

Knitscapade

Let me take you on a Knitscapade! Last weekend I visited my favorite not-so-local to me LYS, Black Mountain Yarn Shop. I fell off the wagon pretty hard but, no regrets!

Non-Knitting Segments

One Pot Wonders


Love it or Leave it

Love: Camping Trip

Leave: Humidity

Other News and Notes


Running News: 
I am in week 5 of training for the Chicago Marathon. Trying to stay injury free and also keep using my bullet journal to track my workouts.

Reading Updates: 

I finished reading Eligible, A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfield.


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Monday, May 15, 2017

Episode 74: Yay! Sportsball!

Knitting Segments

Knits in Rehearsal 


Here is a circular tracker I used for inspiration for my bullet journal. Mine is very basic at the moment. 


Knitting News, Notes and Events


March Mowry Madness
#MarchMowryMadness officially wrapped up on April 30, 2017. Listen to see if you are the lucky winner of a pack of mini-skeins by Happy Little Yarn!

Stash Dash 2017
Check out the Knit Girlls Podcast for more information.


World Wide Knit in Public Day
June 10, 2017



The PalKal is coming up this summer! Are you interested in sponsoring the biggest and best Kal for the Actually Knitting Podcast? Here is where you can find information about levels of Sponsorship.

Fill out this Google Form and I'll get in touch with you about sponsoring the KAL. The PalKal runs from June 1-September 1, 2017 and it is all about supporting podcasters who are designers, indie dyers, bag makers, etc.

Exciting News! Watch my social media feeds for information about some exclusive products coming from Suburban Stitcher and ChileKnitz!

Below is the painting that Connie is using for the color way inspiration.

Non-Knitting Segments

Meatless Monday


Love it or Leave it

I got nothing but love this week! Josh and I got engaged a couple of weeks ago! 

Other News and Notes

Finished Reading: 


Currently Reading: 

Currently Listening to: 

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Episode 73: Athleisure

Knitting Segments

Show-Ready Knits 

Ripken by Melanie Berg

Here's a tutorial for the Crochet Hook Provisional Cast-On

Knits in Rehearsal


Vanilla Socks


Knitting News, Notes and Events


World Wide Knit in Public Day
June 10, 2017

March Mowry Madness
#MarchMowryMadness will run through April 30, 2017.


The PalKal is coming up this summer! Are you interested in sponsoring the biggest and best Kal for the Actually Knitting Podcast? Here is where you can find information about levels of Sponsorship.

Fill out this Google Form and I'll get in touch with you about sponsoring the KAL. The PalKal runs from June 1-September 1, 2017 and it is all about supporting podcasters who are designers, indie dyers, bag makers, etc.

Exciting News! Watch my social media feeds for information about some exclusive products coming from Suburban Stitcher and ChileKnitz!

Below is the painting that Connie is using for the color way inspiration.


Next planned Knitting Event: Zombie Knitpocalypse in June 2017


Knitting Talkback: Athleisure 


Parody Video: Active Wear


I was inspired by a recent issue of Knit Wear Magazine to delve into the topic of Athleisure in hand knits.

Interweave Blog: What's the Deal with Athleisure

The patterns I featured in this episode:

Marblehead Poncho by  Lana Jois

Rockport Vest by Allison Jane

Sturbridge Pullovery by Pam Allen

Dartmouth Pullover by Brandy Velten

Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Mae by Andrea Mowry 

Kingston Tunic by Andrea Mowry

Sidewalk Sweater by Kate Oates

Ouisa by Christina Ghirlanda

Chloe Cardigan by Jo Storie

Still Light Tunic by Veera Valimaki 

Listener Contribution: Cooldown by Alicia Plummer

I would love to hear your ideas for altheisure patterns in knitting! Go on over to the Ravelry group to tell us all about it.


Non-Knitting Segments

Love it or Leave it


Love: Handwriting Tutorials

Leave: I hate 4th quarter!

Other News and Notes

Running News
I officially started training for marathon #2, The Chicago Marathon is October 8th, 2017.

I have been inspired to start doing a bullet journal for my running. Check out this post from Runner's World about using a bullet journal for running and other health tracking.

Some pics of my bullet journal are on my Instagram feed.

Books
Finished Reading:

Finished Listening: 

Currently Reading:


Currently Listening:
 






Sunday, April 16, 2017

Episode 72: Don't Try This at Home!

Knitting Segments


Special thanks to Jenn Sheelen for sending me her latest pattern, Lil Miss Chelsea Bean.

Show-Ready Knits

Sockhead Slouch Hat #3

Baby Hat 


Knits in Rehearsal

Ripken by Melanie Berg

Here's a tutorial for the Crochet Hook Provisional Cast-On

Mae by Andrea Mowry 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

#MarchMowryMadness will run through April 30, 2017. There is a chatter thread open and lively on Ravelry.



The PalKal is coming up this summer! Are you interested in sponsoring the biggest and best Kal for the Actually Knitting Podcast? Here is where you can find information about levels of Sponsorship.

Fill out this Google Form and I'll get in touch with you about sponsoring the KAL. The PalKal runs from June 1-September 1, 2017 and it is all about supporting podcasters who are designers, indie dyers, bag makers, etc.

June 10, 2017 is World Wide Knit in Public Day.

Next planned Knitting Event: Zombie Knitpocalypse in June 2017

We are starting our knitting club back up at school. Do you have some yarn or other supplies that you'd like to get rid of and donate towards a good cause? Send me an email at actuallyknitting@gmail.com or contact me on Ravelry.


My Favorite Knitting Things


Josh did an Ikea hack for a yarn winding station for my craft room. We used the Finnvard from Ikea, painted it, and installed my swift and ball winder on the top!

Strauch Ball Winders

Here's the blog post where Josh found the idea for the Yarn Winding Station.

Non-Knitting Segments

One-Pot Wonders

One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Zoodles


Love it or Leave it

Love: My trip to San Francisco 

Leave: Spring Break is over! 

Other News and Notes 

Running
Marathon Training starts April 29, 2017

Books 
Finished Reading: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue



Finished Listening: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman


Currently Reading: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


Currently Listening: I'm Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi