Sunday, July 1, 2018

Episode 89: When in Rome, you eat cheese curds.

This episode is sponsored by Queen City Yarn and Never Not Knitting

Knitting Segments

Show Ready Knits

Moderne Log Cabin Baby Blanket Special thanks to Love Knitting for sending me the Paintbox Yarns to try out!

French Macaroon 

Baby Washcloths

Moon Cactus

Knits in Rehearsal

Camp Wilkerson

Paulina Dress 

This episode is brought to you by Queen City Yarn.

Queen City Yarn is the result of a collaboration between friends Christen and Janis, brought together in the Queen City of Charlotte by their love for knitting and yarn. They've nurtured their passion for putting color to skein and now they want to share that passion with you!

Their products start with one of six great yarn bases, each named for a neighborhood in the Queen City that reflects their personality.  The colors they apply are inspired by the beautiful things they see around them as well as breathtaking places they have visited.  While each color they produce can stand on its own, they pay special attention to creating a series of complementary colors. They strive to make it easy to pick one or more great colors for your next project.

Queen City Yarn is providing a 35$ gift certificate to one lucky PalKal participant and use the PalKal2018 coupon code for 10% off your order in their Etsy Shop. 

Knitting News, Notes and Events

I attended Zombie Knitpocalypse last month. 

PalKal 2018

Basic Rules

  • Official cast on/bind off dates: June 15-August 15
  • One part of your project must be from a podcaster. The podcaster has to have produced an episode within the last year, so no retired podcasts, sorry.
  • No yardage requirement.
  • Your finished object can be entered more than once if more than one element is from a podcaster.
  • You cannot reuse a project bag for multiple entries. The same applies for patterns, stitch markers, etc.
  • Entries must be put into the finished object threads. Each element of the project that qualifies gets it's own entry.
  • When you post an FO, please tell us what element qualifies for the PALKAL and which podcast you are supporting.
  • Feel free to ask me questions on the Ravelry group forum for PALKAL Chatter.
Check out all of the information and links to our sponsors in the Ravelry group

Be sure to listen to see if you are the lucky winner of a 5 pack of Eucalan! This was an intermission giveaway, which means all you have to do to be eligible is chat in chatter thread on Ravelry!

For all PalKal related discounts, the code is the same: Palkal2018 

Top Billing Sponsors:

Janis Ficker, Carolina Fiber Girls
CC and Dami Almon/JavaPurl Designs, Geeky Girls
Suzanne, Two Tangled Skeins
Knitting Daddy Greg, Unraveling Podcast
Sarah Schira, Imagined Landscapes
Jennifer Lassonde, Down Cellar Studio
Monique Leonard/Windswept Designs, Knitting on the Run
Vivian and Alysin/Pearl and Plum, Keep Calm and Carry Yarn
Kristi, In a Sknit Podcast
Cameo Sponsors
Susie White/Prairie Girls Designs/Prairie Girls Knit and Spin
Melinda, Yarnderwoman Podcast

Producing Sponsors: 
Bijou Basin Ranch 
Queen City Yarn 
Never Not Knitting 
Daizie Knits 
Love Knitting
This episode of Actually Knitting is also brought to you by Never Not Knitting. 
Never Not Knitting is a small knitting boutique owned by designer Alana Dakos featuring a curated collection of specialty yarns, patterns, notions and gifts. This little shop supports the work of independent artisans and makers from all over the world. You may find handmade treasures in the store that you will never see anywhere else! Keep track of the newest product releases on instagram by following Nevernotknitting! Use coupon code "PALKAL2018" to save 20% off your next order in the online shop at

Never Not Knitting is also giving away a Sheep Knit Kit at the end of the Pal Kal. 

The Reviews are In

This episode I got to review the Little Bee Lotion Bar from Love and Leche. 
Check this out:
Love and Leche is offering a coupon code just for Actually Knitting listeners. Use the code ActuallyKnitting for 1 free Little Bee Lotion Bar with a 25$ purchase. Yay!

They have also set up a giveaway for my listeners. Go to this link and enter your email address for a chance to win a Little Bee Lotion Bar Giftbag!

Work + Shelter website. 

Knitting Podcast Spotlight

Lolodidit Video Podcast on Youtube

Non-Knitting Segments

Instant Success

Mexican Inspired Healthy Crack Chicken from Tidbits 

Love it or Leave it

Love: Bright Star the Musical 

Leave: No comment! Life is good!

Other News and Notes

I decided to start Weight Watchers again and I'm finding a lot easier to follow now that they have a protein focus. 

I'm still running but I am on the struggle bus!

Still doing boot camp workouts. 


You Think it, I'll Say it by Curtis Sittenfeld

The French Girl by Lexie Elliot

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