Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Episode 69: March Mowry Madness!

Show Ready Knits

So many flubs on this project!

Here is the tutorial I used to practice Brioche. It's a good tutorial, but I went into a lot of detail about the Craftsy Class I recently purchased called Explorations in Brioche, taught by Nancy Marchant.

Knits in Rehearsal

New Cast on: V-Neck Boxy by Joji Locatelli
I used this great tutorial for German Short Rows.

I also mentioned this interview with Joji Locatelli on the Sweet Georgia Show.

Panther's Socks 

Knitting News, Notes and Events 

New Year, New Ewe!
Are you ready to try something new with your knitting? A new technique or type of product? Perhaps a designer you have never tried? A new type of yarn? Check out the episode for more information about this Knit A Long for 2017. Officially it will run January 1 through March 10, 2017. Check out the chatter thread in the Ravelry Group. Rules will be listed in the Ravelry group as well.

Prizes for New Year, New Ewe:
Amplitude Shawl by Greg Cohoon

3 Patterns from Brenda Castiel

I learned the German Twisted Cast-on for my New Year New Ewe project!

March Mowry Madness! 
This will be a short, mostly informal Knit A Long where we knit patterns by Andrea Mowry, the famous designer behind the Find Your Fade Kal. Andrea has generously donated 3 patterns that I will give away for the KAL. To enter, go to the Ravelry group for the Actually Knitting podcast and tell me which pattern(s) you'd like to make for the KAL. I will draw winners to announce on the March 15th episode of the podcast. Enter by March 10th to win your choice of an Andrea Mowry pattern.

March Mowry Madness will officially start March 15th, though WIPS will be allowed, and it will run through April 30th, 2017. Check out the Ravelry group for more information. This will be a chatter based KAL and I'll give away some prizes if any are donated!

We still have an ongoing giveaway for Point/Counterpoint Volume 2, by Kino Knits and Prairie Girls Designs. The thread will stay open until March 10th so hurry over to Ravelry for your chance to win.

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.

Hoping to attend the Carolina Fiber Fest March 25-26, 2017 in Raleigh, NC.

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 or contact me on Ravelry.

Auditioning Knits

I muse today about which Andrea Mowry pattern I should cast on for the #MarchMowryMadness Kal that starts officially on March 15, 2017.

I'd love to Find My Fade, but I don't think that will happen right now.

I talked about Goldfinch, a gorgeous shawl, as well as Broken Thyme which is a pretty cowl.

I also talked about two tops, the Kingston Tunic and Mae. Right now I'm leaning towards Mae.

Non-Knitting Segments 

What a Crock

Love it or Leave it

Z: The Beginning of Everything on Amazon Prime

Nothing to report! 

Other News and Notes

Things have been going along much more smoothly now that I am healthy and running on a regular basis.
I am running a local 1/2 marathon on March 4, 2017.

I finished reading:
It's Not Me, It's You by Mhairi MacFarlane
I also finished a book I didn't like so much,
This episode is brought to you by Audible! Use this link to get a free 30 day trial from I'm currently listening to The Hypnotist's Love Story, by Liane Moriarty and I can highly recommend the audio version of any of her books! 

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