Friday, September 30, 2016

Actually Knitting Episode 58: Litting with Kninen

Knitting Segments

Knits in Rehearsal

Vanilla Socks with Scrumptious Purl Self-Striping Yarn.

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White
Quadruple Threat PalKal Project here with 4 podcasts represented:
Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast 
Twist Fiber Studio and the Twisted Stitcher Podcast
The Fat Squirrel Speaks
Megan Williams of the Stockinette Zombies

Here's the Ysolda Tutorial on cabling without a cable needle.

This episode of Actually Knitting is brought to you by Ancient Arts Yarn. 

At Ancient Arts Yarn, we use only the best quality custom spun yarn bases for our hand dyeing work. We draw our colour inspiration from nature, art, and stories of everyday life. In addition to our current colour palette, we are also home to the Meow and Woof collections, benefitting animal rescue. New this season is the Denim Collection which includes 3 tone-on-tone gradient sets commemorating the indigo shades we see in our beloved jeans, and six variegated denim inspired colourways so you can have some fun with them. Visit to learn more!

Knitting News, Notes and Events

Palkal 2016

The basic idea is to support a podcaster you listen to or watch by knitting one of their patterns and/or using their yarns for your project. You can also use a project bag or stitch marker by a podcaster!
  1. The design, yarn/fiber and/or project bag must be from a knitting/crochet/fiber podcaster. (Not all 3, just one of those to qualify). Spinning also counts, just make sure it’s a finished product.
  2. Use the chatter thread for discussion. Make suggestions. There are TONS of podcasts out there and almost no one knows about all of them, so if you know of a podcaster designer/yarnie/bag maker, feel free to share with us!
  3. You are encouraged to take advantage of the coupon codes offered by our sponsors, but you are not limited to those podcasters for the KAL. Sponsors and coupon codes are listed in the appropriate threads and will be listed on the podcast as well.
  4. Please post finished objects in the non-chatter thread and include a link to the podcaster you are supporting.
  5. Enter as many projects as you like! There is no minimum yardage requirement or limit to the projects you can enter.
  6. If you use more than one podcaster product/design/bag/etc on one project, you may create multiple entries for that project. For example: Knit the Zigzagular Socks by prairiegirlsusie using yarn by Oh! Loops and use a project bag by thefatsquirrel, you can enter that project into the FO thread 3 separate times, just link to each podcaster seperately in each post.
  7. A note about project bags: a project bag may only be entered into the contest one time for an entry. (You can’t just keep using a podcaster project bag over and over and entering the contest that way). The same applies for stitch markers.
  8. Wips count! Just finish them between June 15 and September 15, 2016.
  9. You must be a member of the Actually Knitting Podcast Group to win.
  10. Have fun supporting a podcaster designer or yarnie! Please support as many different podcasts as you can!
  11. Please do not chatter in the non-chatter thread. It makes it more difficult to draw a winner!
  12. Use the tag PALKAL2016 here on Ravelry and #palkal2016 on Instagram.
  13. Feel free to double, triple, quadruple dip!
This week I have highlighted our Featured Performers and Top Billing Sponsors. These are the folks who have offered coupon/discount codes for the PalKal 2016!

Please check out the threads in the Actually Knitting Podcast group on Ravelry for more information!

          15% off in Etsy Shop

Brenda Castiel Designs
        20% off in her Ravelry Shop 
        $5.00 off in her Etsy Shop 

Daniela Richardson from the Coffee Fueled Life Podcast

       50% off in Ravelry Store. 

Knitting Daddy Greg of the Unraveling Podcast
        1$ off Scrappy Sock Yarn Preemie Hat

Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast
        40% off of 2 or more patterns in Ravelry Store

Mary of the Kino Knits Podcast
        20% off in her Ravelry Shop 

Lynda from Ancient Threads Farm and Podcast
         20% off in her Etsy Shop

         $1.50 off in Ravelry Shop

Susie White of the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast
        25% off in her Ravelry Shop

Paula of the Knitting Pipeline Podcast
         20% off of self-published patterns in her Ravelry store 

Ann of the Carolina Fiber Girls 
         50% off her Fletcher's Falling Leaves Sock Pattern

Lisa of Zombody Knits 
         $1.00 off in Etsy Shop

Kristine Beeson of the Yarnings Podcast
          30% off in her Ravelry Store

C.C. Almon from the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
           15% off in her Ravelry Store

Kristi from the In a Sknit Video Podcast
        25% off of her In Transit Cap and Cowl pattern 

Janis Ficker/ of the Carolina Fiber Girls
         50% off of her 10 Day Sweater Pattern

Twinset Jan from the Twinset Designs Podcast
         $2.00 off in her Ravelry Store

Julia from the Whole Lotta Craft Podcast
          15% off in her Ravelry Store

Angela from Revelations of a Dellusional Knitter Podcast
          50% off in her Ravelry Store

Stephanie from Happy Buffalo Boutique
          Free Shipping in her Etsy Shop

Anne from Wooly Wonka Fiber and podcast 
           15% off of all orders, both in stock and custom dyed

Twinset Ellen from the Twinset Designs Podcast
           50% off of one pattern in her Ravelry Shop

Claire of New Hampshire Knits
            15% off in her Etsy Shop, The Wooly Thistle 

Producing Sponsors offering Discounts: 

Sock Ruler
            25% off 1 regular sock ruler

Fiber to Fabric Magic
             Buy 4 get one free Needle Keepers

Bijou Basin Ranch
             15% discount on yarn, excluding Qiviut and Paco-Vicuna

Media Peruana Designs
             25% off a pattern in her Ravelry Shop

Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting 
             50% off a PDF pattern of your choice in her Ravery Shop
Infinite Twist
             Free 50 gram mini skein with purchase

In addition to those mentioned above, the following are also producing sponsors of the PalKal 2016:

Knitter's Pride
Fix a Stitch
Della Q
Ancient Arts Fibre

Virtual Knit Night? I have scheduled one for August 16th at 7pm Eastern time. If you are interested, here is the link to my Google Profile. Add me to your circle and then send me an email or private message telling me your email address and name so I can add you to the hangout.

Rhinebeck is October 15th and 16th, 2016. Let me know if you plan on attending!

New Knit-a-Long coming up starting October 1, 2016

The Big, Bad, Berg-a-long
We will start on October 1st and go through November 1, 2016. There will be 6 podcasts participating. Any Melanie Berg patterns will be eligible for participation. More details coming up, but there are 3 Indie Dyers making kits just for the KAL.

Podcast Premiere

This week I watched two new to me podcasts on YouTube. 

Check out Inside Number 23 and The Knitting Type!

This episode of Actually Knitting is brought to you by Della Q. 
Della Q designs and creates project bags, totes and needle cases to keep knitters & crocheters stylishly organized. Over the past 10 years, Della has developed her product line based on feedback from both customers and retailers. Each bag is carefully hand stitched to last and comes in a variety of eye-catching colors and prints. Needle cases also include labels for each needle size! Visit your local yarn store or to shop online and enjoy free shipping on your order of $65 or more.

Non-Knitting Segments

Under Pressure

Delicious and healthy too! 

Love it or Leave it

The Olympics! How can you not love?

Back to school this week!

Other News and Notes

Running Updates: 
No news is good news. I had a bad run this past weekend but I am trying to stay positive and remember that it's very hot and humid outside. 

Reading Updates: 

Finished Reading: 

Vacation Updates
Josh and I traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and we had an amazing time! 

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