Episode 114: Keep Knitting Weird!

Need some post-Thanksgiving entertainment? How about throw bags, arm knitting, name that (sweater) skein, and a finished Persian Dreams blanket? Spencer joins me on the *entire* podcast for lots of laughs and fun. We promise to tell the beekeeper story in a future episode . . . Plus, a Flock Farm Yarn Shop update! I hope you’ll come hang with us for a while 🙂 ~Melissa

If you love the content, consider supporting me with a Kofi donation: https://ko-fi.com/knittingthestash​​

SHOW NOTES:

**To join the knittingthestash.com mailing list, email me at knittingthestash@gmail.com OR visit knittingthestash.com

Take an online class with Melissa: https://knittingthestash.teachable.com

Visit me and the Flock Farm Yarn Shop at: knittingthestash.com Holiday Specials: Shepherd’s Collection, Cormo Grab Bags, SDIVADesigns Project Bags!

Arm Knitting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB869…

Ravelry Project Pages for the sweaters we mention: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/knit…

Persian Dreams Blanket (worsted version) https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr…

Karin Adamczyk of SDIVADesigns: https://sdivadesigns.myshopify.com/

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitti…

You can find me: on Ravelry as knittingthestash and via email at knittingthestash@gmail.com

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Episode 113: The Blanket Monster . . .

Watch out! There’s a monster in this episode! Just kidding . . . kind of. The Persian Dreams Blanket seaming operation is going well, don’t get me wrong; but, it’s still a bit of a monstrous process. I’ll tell you all about it–and the modification choices I made–in this episode. Plus, I have a finished Flock Cowl by Jennifer Chisam of Mountain Legacy Designs. If you’d like to make your own, I have exclusive kits available in the Flock Farm Yarn Shop (knittignthestash.com) I hope you’ll come hang out a while 🙂 ~Melissa

If you love the content, consider supporting me with a Kofi donation: https://ko-fi.com/knittingthestash​​

Visit me and the Flock Farm Yarn Shop at: https://knittingthestash.com

**To join the knittingthestash.com mailing list, email me at knittingthestash@gmail.com OR visit knittingthestash.com

Teachable classes with Melissa: https://knittingthestash.teachable.com

  • “How to Read a Sweater Pattern”
  • “Beginning Sweater Modification”
  • “Inspired By Design”

SHOW NOTES:

Flock Cowl Kits (DK and worsted weight versions): https://www.knittingthestash.com/kits

Mountain Legacy Designs (Jennifer Chisam): @Mountainlegacydesigns

Reverb Cardigan https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr…

Persian Dreams Blanket (worsted version) https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr…

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitti…

You can find me: on Ravelry as knittingthestash and via email at knittingthestash@knittingthestash

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Episode 112: Knit Mini!

Hello lovely people! Who else likes very small things?!?! In this episode I talk about miniaturizing a sweater, all manner of sweater proportions, and truly miniature knitting by Althea Chrome. I also have a Flock Farm Yarn shop update with some gorgeous Gulf Coast Native yarn from Georgia Rustic Wool. I hope you’ll grab your knitting and join me 🙂 ~Melissa

If you love the content, consider supporting me with a Kofi donation: https://ko-fi.com/knittingthestash​​

Visit me and the Flock Farm Yarn Shop at: knittingthestash.com

Teachable discount for Inspired by Design class: KTS20 (good until the end of October 2021)

SHOW NOTES: **To join the knittingthestash.com mailing list, email me at knittingthestash@gmail.com OR visit knittingthestash.com

Teachable classes with Melissa:

–> Flock Farm Yarn Shop https://flockfarmyarn.com OR https://knittingthestash.com

–> Georgia Rustic Wool Gulf Coast Native Yarn https://www.knittingthestash.com/product-page/georgia-rustic-wool

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knittingthestash.com

You can find me: on Ravelry as knittingthestash and via email at knittingthestash@gmail.com

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Episode 111: Knitting Efficiently (not)

Hellooooooo lovely people! This episode asks the question: should you . . . could you . . . knit efficiently? Luckily Spencer has a few suggestions for us (har har). Plus, I have a few FOs and a shop/class update. There are outtakes and coupons . . . I mean, what’s not to like? Come hang a while? ~Melissa

If you love the content, consider supporting me with a Kofi donation: https://ko-fi.com/knittingthestash​​

Visit me and the Flock Farm Yarn Shop at: knittingthestash.com

SHOW NOTES:

**To join the knittingthestash.com mailing list, email me at knittingthestash@gmail.com OR visit knittingthestash.com

Teachable classes with Melissa:

–> “How to Read a Sweater Pattern” https://knittingthestash.teachable.com/p/reading-a-sweater-pattern

–> “Beginning Sweater Modification” https://knittingthestash.teachable.com/p/beginning-sweater-modification

–> “Inspired By Design” https://knittingthestash.teachable.com/p/inspired-by-design

Flock Farm Yarn Shop https://flockfarmyarn.com OR https://knittingthestash.com

Aspen Beanie https://www.knittingthestash.com/product-page/aspen-beanie-kit

Winter’s Rose Mitt Kit https://www.knittingthestash.com/product-page/aspen-beanie-kit

Seven Sisters Local Farm Yarn https://www.knittingthestash.com/product-page/seven-sisters-local-farm-yarn

Georgetown by Hannah Fetig http://knitbot.com/shop/georgetown-cardigan

Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook https://amzn.to/2ZrA2Oe

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knittingthestash

You can find me: on Ravelry as knittingthestash and via email at knittingthestash@gmail.com

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Episode 110: A Knitting “Mix Tape”?

Hello everyone! After a couple of technical difficulties, a new podcast episode is up! This one features my heavily modified Georgetown WIP, book reviews (Linka Neumann and Meghan Jones), a shop and class update, and an awesome giveaway from Sue Sitko of Beaded Bird Designs. I hope you’ll come and listen to this mix tape of awesomeness! ~Melissa xxoo

If you love the content, consider supporting me with a Kofi donation: https://ko-fi.com/knittingthestash​​

Visit me and the Flock Farm Yarn Shop at: knittingthestash.com

SHOW NOTES:

**To join the knittingthestash.com mailing list, email me at knittingthestash@gmail.com OR visit knittingthestash.com

Teachable classes with Melissa:

“How to Read a Sweater Pattern” https://knittingthestash.teachable.co…

“Beginning Sweater Modification” https://knittingthestash.teachable.co…

Flock Farm Yarn Shop https://flockfarmyarn.com OR https://knittingthestash.com

Nasrin by Isabell Kraemer (Ravelry Link) https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library

Lichen and Lace Rustic Heather Sport https://lichenandlace.com/products/ru…

Georgetown by Hannah Fetig http://knitbot.com/shop/georgetown-ca…

Wilderness Knits by Linka Neumann https://amzn.to/2Y3BcPM

Adventure Cables by Meghan Jones https://amzn.to/3ALq7RD

Jennifer Wood (Woodhouse Knits) http://www.woodhouseknits.com/

Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook https://amzn.to/2ZrA2Oe

Sarah Huntington Birch (Ravelry Link) https://www.ravelry.com/designers/sar…

Sue Sitko https://thebirdsandthebeads-sue.blogs…

Some links are Amazon Affiliate links and provide me with a small commission; they do not cost you anything to use 🙂

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knittingthestash

You can find me: on Ravelry as knittingthestash and via email at knittingthestash@gmail.com

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Episode 109: Do-Overs!

Hello yarn friends! Happy to be hack with a new episode . . . this one is all about doing things again either to get the “right” or to experiment with a new idea. I’d love to know if any of you are working on do-overs right about no. So, I have a sample Georgetown that I’m modifying (again) for my upcoming Teachable class, Inspired By Design; I also have the final hexagons for the Persian Dreams Blanket . . . but I need to re-do a few of them after becoming more adept at colorwork over the years. We’ll also talk about Martin’s Lab Zelazna Wool and my aunts cool crochet blanket. Come hang a while? ~Melissa

If you love the content, consider supporting me with a Kofi donation: https://ko-fi.com/knittingthestash​​

Visit me and the Flock Farm Yarn Shop at: knittingthestash.com

Teachable classes with Melissa:

“How to Read a Sweater Pattern” https://knittingthestash.teachable.com

“Beginning Sweater Modification” https://knittingthestash.teachable.com

Flock Farm Yarn Shop https://flockfarmyarn.com

**To join the knittingthestash.com mailing list, email me at knittingthestash@gmail.com OR visit knittingthestash.com

SHOW NOTES:

Georgetown by Hannah Fettig https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/georgetown

Martin’s Lab Zelezna Yarn https://www.martinslab.com/products/zelazna-wool-3ply

Persian Dreams Worsted https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/persian-dreams-worsted

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knittingthestash

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Episode 108: New Spaces & Nasrin

Hello yarn lovers! I’m back after several brief journeys across the country dropping off various children and belongings 🙂 I have a completed Nasrin Pullover, a segment on alternating skeins (hot topic!), and a shout out about Norwegian knits. Plus, the giveaway winner from last episode. I hope you’ll join me in the new yarn space! Yes! A new space for teaching, recording, and housing the Flock Farm Yarn Shop. Come hang a while? ~Melissa

If you love the content, consider supporting me with a Kofi donation: https://ko-fi.com/knittingthestash​​

Visit me and the Flock Farm Yarn Shop at: knittingthestash.com

SHOW NOTES: **To join the knittingthestash.com mailing list, email me at knittingthestash@gmail.com OR visit knittingthestash.com

Teachable classes with Melissa:

“How to Read a Sweater Pattern” https://knittingthestash.teachable.com/p/reading-a-sweater-pattern

“Beginning Sweater Modification” https://knittingthestash.teachable.com/p/beginning-sweater-modification

Flock Farm Yarn Shop: https://flockfarmyarn.com

Nasrin by Isabell Kraemer: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nasrin Lichen and Lace

Rustic Heather Sport https://lichenandlace.com/products/rustic-heather-sport

Alternating Skeins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sanXdZT981k https://www.instagram.com/p/CTIZgpWhMoV/

Wall of Yarn Shop: https://www.wallofyarn.com/

Koftboken 1, 2, & 3 on Ravelry:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/kofteboken-1 https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/kofteboken-2 https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/kofteboken-3

Friluftsstrikk til store og små fra Northern Knitting https://issuu.com/gyldendalnorskforlag/docs/friluftsstrikk

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knittingthestash

You can find me: on Ravelry as knittingthestash and via email at knittingthestash@gmail.com

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Episode 107: The Knitting Food Pyramid?!?!

If you’re looking for a good laugh, this episode is for you! Spencer is back from his trip in the yarn mobile and he even agreed to stop by the podcast. Today’s topic: the knitting food pyramid (!?!?) I hope it gives you a good chuckle. Also: information about new modification classes and a Flock Farm Yarn Shop update 🙂 Come hang a while and you might even find a GIVEAWAY that you’ll like at the end! ~Melissa

If you love the content, consider supporting me with a Kofi donation: https://ko-fi.com/knittingthestash​​

To enter the GIVEAWAY for a skein from the Flock Farm Yarn Shop, please leave a comment here, on the episode thread, or on the Ravelry thread for this episode. Tell me what you’d like to see in the Flock Shop in terms of weights, colors, and fibers! This one is open worldwide, but if you are outside of the US, you must pay shipping costs in order to accept your prize. I’ll draw a winner by random number in 2 weeks time.

SHOW NOTES:

**To join the knittingthestash.com mailing list, email me at knittingthestash@gmail.com OR visit knittingthestash.com

Teachable classes with Melissa: https://www.knittingthestash.com/online-courses

“How to Read a Sweater Pattern” (available now!)

“Beginning Sweater Modification” (coming next week!)

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knittingthestash

You can find me: on Ravelry as knittingthestash and via email at knittingthestash@gmail.com

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Episode 106: Did You Say “Yarn-Mobile”?

Hi everyone! First, a huge thank you for your support of the Flock Farm Yarn Shop 🙂 And yes, Spencer is on his way back to town with a van full of yarn for the shop!! I also have a Nasrin sweater WIP, info about upcoming Teachable classes, and some book recommendations for anyone interested on fixing or finishing their knits. Plus, the Fairily Fiber Fun giveaway winners. I hope you’ll come hang a while! ~Melissa

If you love the content, consider supporting me with a Kofi donation: https://ko-fi.com/knittingthestash​​

SHOW NOTES: **To join the Flock Farm Yarn Shop’s mailing list, email me at knittingthestash@gmail.com OR visit knittingthestash.com

Patterns (links are to Ravelry pages)

— Nasrin: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nasrin

Yarns

— Shorn III: knittingthestash.com/home

— Shorn III Kits: knittingthestash.com/home

— Prairie Shepherds: knittingthestash.com/home

— Heirloom: knittingthestash.com/home

— Fox Run Fibers: knittingthestash.com/home

— Fairily Fiber Fun: fairilyfiberfun.com

–Lichen and Lace: https://lichenandlace.com/collections/non-superwash

Books

— Knit Fix: https://amzn.to/2UMu6gT

— Finishing Your Knits: https://amzn.to/3y60OZ8

— Knitting Details: https://amzn.to/3zChCaf

— Flawless Knit Repair: https://amzn.to/3iPQyOl

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knittingthestash

New Website: knittingthestash.com

You can find me: on Ravelry as knittingthestash and via email at knittingthestash@gmail.com

Some links are Amazon Affiliate links and provide me with a small commission; they do not cost you anything to use 🙂

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Episode 105: Introducing the Flock Farm Yarn Shop

It’s the big reveal episode! And it’s full of farm yarns! I’m so happy to tell you all what I’ve been working on for the past couple of months: The Flock Farm Yarn Shop, a brand new website, Shorn III, and a set of Teachable classes. Phew . . . you could say, I’ve been busy! But I’m so happy to be sharing a Flock Shop preview with you–that’s where you’ll find Shorn III this Friday, July 16th. Plus, I have an FO knit up in beautiful handspun made by Kim Boyce of Fairily Fiber Fun–another maker who is focusing on conservation breeds and small farms in Georgia. She has offered a most generous GIVEAWAY, too! So, if you’d like to win some Gulf Coast Native Handspun, watch on and leave a comment. I hope you’ll join me! ~Melissa xxoo

If you love the content, consider supporting me with a Kofi donation: https://ko-fi.com/knittingthestash​​

SHOW NOTES:

**To join the Flock Farm Yarn Shop’s mailing list, email me at knittingthestash@gmail.com OR visit knittingthestash.com

Patterns (links are to Ravelry pages)

Yarns

  • Shorn III: knittingthestash.com/home (avail 7/16/21)
  • Shorn III Kits: knittingthestash.com/home (avail 7/16/21)
  • Prairie Shepherds: knittingthestash.com/home (avail 7/16/21)
  • Heirloom: knittingthestash.com/home (avail 7/16/21)
  • Fox Run Fibers: knittingthestash.com/home (avail 7/16/21)
  • Fairily Fiber Fun: fairilyfiberfun.com

To enter the GIVEAWAY for a 2oz batt or a skein of handspun Gulf Coast Native, please leave a comment here, on the episode thread, or on the Ravelry thread for this episode. Have a look at Kim Boyce’s fairilyfiberfun.com website and let us know about your favorite find there. This one is open worldwide, but if you are outside of the US, you must pay shipping costs in order to accept your prize. I’ll draw two winners by random number in 2 weeks time.

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knittingthestash

You can find me: on Ravelry as knittingthestash and via email at knittingthestash@gmail.com

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