Thursday, February 12, 2015

Episode 25: Needle Roundup

Episode 25: Circular Needle Round Up

Thanks so much for the itunes reviews! They make my heart smile! 

Knitting Segments

Knits in Rehearsal

Auditioning Knits

Autumnal Mitts by Jo Bangles

Looking to use my Jones Street DK that I purchased at Saff from Sarah at The Copper Corgi

What do you think about these two colors in color work? 
That's my Jones Street DK by Sarah of The Copper Corgi

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Carolina Fiber Frolic, March 20-22. I heard it's sold out but email for details.

New KAL: The RAK-Along

Rak: Random Act of Kindness

Knit something for someone just because, or knit for charity. Not a birthday or holiday, but just to do something nice for someone else. 

Dates: March 1 through May 1

Charity Suggestions: 
Knit your Bit: Scarves for Veterans

Your local homeless shelter, NICU, etc. 

There will be 2 threads open on the Actually Knitting Podcast board: A chatter thread and an FO Thread. 

1 post per person in the FO thread (because there is no minimum yardage) 
Update your original post if you finish more than one object. 
Start early if you want! 
Chat it up in the chatter thread. Make suggestions for charities, small gifts to give as Random Act of Kindness. 

Not sure about prizes yet, but I will work on it. But the point is to knit something just to make someone happy. 

I am going to be teaching knitting classes at a local women's recovery center. If you have any needles, yarn, etc, that you would like to donate, please PM or email me! We can use anything you would like to donate and the volunteer coordinator has told me that supplies are a big issue for them. Help me create some new knitters who will someday be able to tell their own #becauseofknitting story. 

#Stashdownthrowdown Updates

I chose a random winner from the Instagram users who have tagged their projects with #stashdown throwdown, if you have used this hashtag, listen to the podcast to see if you have won a pattern of your choice (up to 7$) on Ravelry. If you haven't used the hashtag, what are you waiting for? 

Knitting Talk Back: Circular Needle Round Up 

A listener posted a question on the "What Would You Like to Hear About?" thread. She wanted to know my thoughts on needles, and I had been working on a needle round up of circular needles, especially focusing on interchangeable sets. Be sure to post on the Actually Knitting Podcast thread for episode 25 about your experience with circular needles, dpns, etc.

I talk about the following needles:

ChiaoGoo 9 Inch Circular Needles

Knit Picks Harmony Options

Knit Picks Caspian Straights

Hiya Hiya Interchangeables

ChiaoGoo Interchangeables

Signature Needle Arts

Non-Knitting Segments

Love it or Leave it

Love it:
I really loved this video with Jimmy Fallon and the cast of Saved by the Bell.

Went to Greenville, SC for the day last weekend and loved it. It was absolutely beautiful and I got to visit a lovely LYS called The NeedleTree

I fell off the wagon with the #stashdownthrowdown (It wasn't my fault, I swear!) and purchased the following lovelies: 

Leave it: Taxes

Other News and Notes

Superbowl 4 mile race

I finished in 38 minutes! I can't believe it! 

I have finished 2 books since I last recorded:

I'm currently reading: 

Thanks so much for listening today and for your positive reviews and feedback. Check out the following threads on The Actually Knitting Podcast Group: 

Your Turn in the Spotlight: Share your talents with us! Do you have a podcast, etsy store, underwater basket weaving class? 

What would you like to hear about?: Ideas and suggestions for talk back topics.

Knits on Stage: Are you knitting in public and/or wearing your knits in public? Share! 

Contact me! Links are available on this page. 

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