Episode 146: Sweater Curses & Other Nonsense

We gotta talk about the sweater curse . . . and what better way than with a new sweater for Spencer? Plus, we’ll take a walk down memory lane and check out the other three sweaters I knit him over the years. We’re putting the man in mannequin! I hope you’ll join us πŸ™‚ ~Melissa

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Episode 144: Future Potential

Am I the only one who thinks of her stash as having “future potential”? Even if I never knit it up? Well, Spencer has a few ideas to share about yarn hoarding which are sure to keep you laughing. I’ve also finished Solveig (stay to the end to see a “making of” segment) and I have a few fun textile books to recommend. I hope you’ll hang a while! ~Melissa

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Episode 143: Hats Off . . .

Hi everyone! I’ve been taking a sweater break and knitting tons of baby hats and little toys πŸ™‚ I have some excellent recommendations for baby hats and I have a finished Sven created by Carol and Kristin and modified by Susan B. Anderson. It’s a lovely little knit with a colorwork hat! Come hang a while? ~Melissa

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Episode 142: Did You Say Snedronningen?

Hello everyone–Here is a happy little walk thru of my new Snedronningen sweater by Isabell Kraemer. Spencer gifted me the yarn and I made some mods–especially to the colors in the yoke (hint hint, I added a fade and I love it!). Plus, a wee shop update. Hope you’ll hang out a while πŸ™‚ ~Melissa

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Personal Destash https://www.knittingthestash.com/destash

Snedronningen by Isabell Kraemer https://www.ravelry.com/projects/knit…

You can find me: on Ravelry as knittingthestash and via email at knittingthestash@gmail.com Redwood Trail by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…) Artist: http://audionautix.com/​ Special Thanks to the Podcast Producers: Erika, Nargis, Rose, Kendra, Paula, Shreya, Sarah, and Adrah Chapters 00:00 Welcome 02:19 Shop Update 05:30 Snedronningan (and Mods)

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Episode 141: On Trend?

Hi everyone! I’m back from my travel adventures with a new podcast. I even talked Spencer into coming up to the yarn room to talk about TRENDS . . . and the fun of being off trend. I hope you’ll come chill with us and drop a comment here–what do you think about fashion trends? Plus, I have many, many square inches of blanket knitting to share with you πŸ™‚ Come hang a while? ~Melissa

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Personal Destash https://www.knittingthestash.com/destash

Make a Long Story Short Blanket https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/make-a-long-story-short

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Special Thanks to the Podcast Producers: Erika, Nargis, Rose, Kendra, Paula, Shreya, Sarah, and Adrah

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Episode 140: My Soe Sweater & Cleaning House

Hi everyone–we’re in for a snow storm, but I have a finished Soe sweater to keep me warm! Lots of mods and technical details to discuss . . . but I also have a segment on keeping your knitting mojo going by “cleaning house”–which DOES NOT involve vacuuming or doing the dishes! Instead, I have a few tips for cleaning out your Ravelry favorites and yarn stash, all the while getting yourself psyched up for some fun knitting projects. Plus, I announce the winner of the Avoidance techniques Giveaway. I hope you’ll join me! ~Melissa

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Episode 139: Avoidance Techniques . . .

Hi everyone and happy new year! I have something to get off my chest: the knitting techniques I avoid like the plague (and the techniques I have come to love over the years). I’d love to hear about your own avoidances in the comments–we’ll do a little random giveaway of some surprise destash yarn in two weeks time for one lucky commenter. See details below! I also finished my mash-up of the Sabr and Shucker Shawls and quite like the results (minus the nupps–arg!) and I’m starting up a flock Farm Yarn Shop Garment KAL for Jan-April. I hope you’ll join us! ~Melissa

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Flock Farm Yarn KAL

The KAL will run from Jan to the end of April. Anyone who knits a garment out of yarn from the shop and shares an FO photo will be entered to win prizes. You can share FOs on the Flock Farm Yarn KAL thread in our Ravelry group OR share a photo on Instagram and tag me @knittingthestash or #knittingthestash One random winner will receive a 50$ gift card to the Flock Farm Yarn Shop; there will also be at least one yarn prize.

Avoidance Techniques Giveaway

To enter the giveaway for a surprise skein from my personal collection, please leave a comment here, on the YouTube episode or over on the Ravelry thread telling us about a knitting technique you tend to avoid OR a technique you’ve learned to love after some struggle. I’ll draw one winner by random number in two weeks time. Domestic shipping included; if you’re an international winner, I’d ask that you cover postage. Good luck!

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Episode 138: Why I Fix My Knits NOW

Hello lovely people! Happy to be back in the yarn room with another episode and finished object: Cuenca is done! And, boy, did it take some reknitting . . . So, let’s talk about fixing our knits NOW rather than never (erm, I mean later?). I also have a new shawl on the needles: a mash-up of Sabr and Shukr. Come hang a while? ~Melissa

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Episode 137: Skin-Tight Knitting & Long Term Projects

I have a treat for you all this episode: Spencer is visiting the yarn room to chat about long term projects. Plus, I have a skin-tight yoke that needed some re-knitting. You’ll get all the gory details here! And yes, we do have heat now–thanks for all of your kind comments and messages πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll grab a cup of something and join us! ~Melissa

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–Vincent’s Cowl by Kendra Castillo https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr…

–Hollyhock Wrap by Mary Rawick https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr…

–Ziggy Hat by Melissa of knittingthestash https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr…

–Cuenca by Paula Periera https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cuenca-2

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Episode 135: From Space Invaders to Gryffindor?!

Hello wool people of the world! In this episode I talk all about a yoked sweater snafu from this past week that involved some questionable yarn color choices . . . I’ll also offer an update about Shorn 4 yarn and patterns (hint hint, the individual patterns will be available Nov 1st!!). And I talk about modifying some shop-bought sweaters. Oh, oh, and there’s needle felting, a giveaway winner, and a new giveaway! Come hang a while? ~Melissa

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GIVEAWAY: To enter the giveaway for a PDF of the Ziggy Hat pattern, please leave a comment on theYouTube episode thread or over on the Ravelry thread telling us something good–that’s it. Sweet and simple. I’ll draw two winners by random number in two weeks time. Good luck!

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