Episode 132: Crafting Perseverance

Ever wonder how to keep yourself motivated as a crafter? Spencer and I have some solutions for you–and a lot of good humor. Plus, I have all the details about my Azami Sweater project (it’s finished!!!) And, of course, we have to talk all about the yarn: a Georgia Rustic wool blend that’s available at knittingthestash.com I hope you’ll join me! Details about the new TV Knitting KAL are below–come knit with us on Ravelry and Zoom! ~Melissa

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Episode 131: TV Knitting

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the yarn room! Today, I have a finished hat–and test knitting call; an update on my Azami sweater; a new TV Knitting KAL; and the prize winners for the 2022 1st to 51st Sweater KAL 🙂 If you stay til the bitter end, you’ll find a lovely surprise that includes the knittingthestash official mascot, Tink! I hope you’ll hang a while. ~Melissa

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

1st or 51st Sweater KAL (10/2021-9/2022) https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitt…

TV Knitting KAL (10/2022-9/2023 Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitti…

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Episode 130: Becoming Beginners . . . Again

Hello everyone! In this episode Spencer and I talk about becoming beginners again and he introduces us to some new crafting terms, including “victimized fluff” . . . so gather your cups of tea and join us for wool painting (needle felting), a new sweater, and dental floss talk–yep, you heard that correctly. Hope you’ll hang a while! ~Melissa

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1st or 51st Sweater KAL https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knittingthestash

Wooly Meadows Felting https://www.woollymeadowsfelting.com

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

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Episode 129: Nacre & Nerdy Knitting Terms

Hello yarn-y friends! In this episode I talk all about Emilie Luis’ Nacre sweater–what a lovely Henley it is 🙂 And then, I nerd out about the origins of “grist,” which is a spinning term that more knitters should know! We’ll head off to Scotland, use the Oxford English Dictionary, and read from the Journal of the Textile Institute. What could be more fun? Plus, I have updates about the Flock Farm Yarn Shop and a new Teachable class that will be out soon. Come hang a while? ~Melissa

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Episode 128: Spencer Buys a Sweater Kit & Other Tales of Woe

Looking for some knitting woes to soothe your spirit 😉 LOL Then you’ve come to the right place! Spencer and I both have tales to tell. Plus, I talk about ease and sizing issues with sweater patterns. I hope you’ll come hang a while! ~Melissa

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Episode 127: Did Spencer Say Chain-Knitting??

Well, everyone, it’s intervention time: Spencer has some words of advice for us “chain-knitters.” Me? I’ve just finished my Fornafit pullover by Dagbjört Guðmundsdóttir and I NEED a new (sweater) project pronto!! Plus, I talk about how I pick patterns and how I keep my knitting interesting. I hope you’ll come hang out a while! ~Melissa

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

1st or 51st Sweater KAL https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knittingthestash/4173694/201-225#211

Fornafit by G. Dagbjört Guðmundsdóttir: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fornafit

The Weatherman (Episode 123): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmPsUqoUyOU

Twig Pattern pullover (Episode 126): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaUUBPZG9Vo

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

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Episode 126: Japanese Knitting Notes & The Twig Pattern Pullover

I am SO excited about this episode!! Can you tell?!?! I finished my Twig Pattern Pullover–a huge translation and modification project and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Along the way, I have some notes about Japanese knitting patterns that will hopefully help if you’re interested in tackling this kind of project yourself. Oh, and did I mention Spencer is stopping by for some translation talk? I hope you’ll hang a while! ~Melissa

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1st or 51st Sweater KAL https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitt…

Twig Pattern Pullover (Ravelry link): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr…

Japanese Knitting Books on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/pomadour24?…

Cletus Chan, Reading Japanese Knitting Patterns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1qck…

Athena of Seedling Stitch: https://www.youtube.com/c/SeedlingStitch

Stockinette to Sensational Zoom Class (June 11th): https://www.knittingthestash.com/serv…

Yoko Hatta Patterns on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/yok…

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

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Episode 125: Photo Knitting & Knitstrips

Hello lovelies! In this episode I’ll talk all about my adventures knitting from photographs . . . perhaps you’ve done the same? I often knit in translation and can’t always read the pattern; but if you can read and interpret knitted fabric, anything is possible! Plus, I review the new–and amazing–Knitstrips book by Alice Ormsbee Beltran and Karen Kim Mar. And I have the winners of the Episode 124 giveaway 🙂 So much fun and so little time. Come hang a while? ~Melissa

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Episode 124: Yoke Hats and Industry Insights

Another action packed episode is now up on YouTube. Want to turn your favorite yoked sweater into a hat? I have some tips for you, as I just made my Weatherman color work yoke into a matching hat! After that, I take you down my rabbit hole of Japanese knitting pattern finds. And, finally, I talk about some wool industry insights that I found doing research for my new project. Plus, a giveaway at the end . . . and a new de-stash page up on the knittingthestash.com website 🙂 I hope you’ll hang a while! ~Melissa

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To enter the giveaway for some sparkly spring yarn, please leave a comment here, on the Ravalry thread, or on the YouTube comment thread for this episode. Tell us what you’re looking forward to doing this spring! I’ll draw three winners by random number in 2 weeks time. Domestic shipping included; if you’re an international winner, you’ll be asked to pay for postage.

SHOW NOTES:

**To join the knittingthestash.com mailing list, visit knittingthestash.com

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

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

1st or 51st Sweater KAL https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knittingthestash/4173694/126-150#136

My Lopi Sweater by Sweater Freak (Ravelry link): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-lopi-pullover

Weatherman by G. Dagbjört Guðmundsdóttir (Ravelry link): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/veurfringurinn—weatherman

The pattern that sent me down the rabbit hole: Ecologue https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eclogue

Twig Pattern Pullover (Ravelry link): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/p11-twig-pattern-pullover

Etsy Shop for Japanese Pattern Books: Pomadour24 https://tinyurl.com/3ukyf5ty

Knitting Industry Publication Wool2Yarn Global (2020-2021): https://issuu.com/ely12155/docs/wool_2_yarn_global_2020

Wool2Yarn Main Site: wool2yarnglobal.com

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 123: A Tale of Two Sweaters Part II

Hello knitting people! This is the second video in my quest to knit two Lopi sweaters from different patterns in the same gauge and same size (even though the patterns did not line up well). If you’re interested in the full story, check out Episode 122; this one focuses mostly on Weatherman by G. Dagbjört Guðmundsdóttir. I talk all about the way I moved stitches around the yoke and sleeves to accommodate my modifications. Plus, a discussion of CVM and Wensleydale breeds because . . . I have a new yarn in the Flock Farm Yarn Shop from Cactus Hill Farm!! All the links you need are below. I hope you’ll come hang a while 🙂 ~Melissa

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

Cactus Hill Farm yarn available here: https://www.knittingthestash.com/product-page/cactus-hill-farm-yarn

1st or 51st Sweater KAL https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knittingthestash/4173694/76-100#84

My Lopi Sweater by Sweater Freak: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-lopi-pullover

Weatherman by G. Dagbjört Guðmundsdóttir: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/veurfringurinn—weatherman

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

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