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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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.

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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 🙂 I hope you’ll grab a cup of something and join us! ~Melissa

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SHOW NOTES:

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

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

Visit the Flock Farm Yarn Shop at: knittingthestash.com

TV Knitting KAL: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitt…

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitt…

Shorn 4 Yarn: https://www.knittingthestash.com/shorn-yarn

–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

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

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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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Episode 134: Shorn 4 Yarn Launch Party

Shorn 4 is ready for its debut! In this episode, I introduce you to this gorgeous small-batch yarn and show you the three patterns that were designed specifically for Shorn 4. If you’d like to get your hands on the yarn or the kits, here is your special link to the secret Yarn Launch webpage: https://www.knittingthestash.com/youtubeyarnlaunch

Plus, what’s a yarn launch without a giveaway? So, check out the details in the episode description if you’d like to enter to win two skeins of Shorn 4 for your collection. A huge thank you to Cathe Capel, Stonehedge Fiber Mill, Kendra Castillo, and Mary Rawick for making this launch possible!! And, of course, my thanks to the test knitters, Patron Producers, and Kofi donators 🙂 ~Melissa

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SHOW NOTES:

–Shorn 4 Launch Party Shop: https://www.knittingthestash.com/youtubeyarnlaunch

–Vincent’s Cowl by Kendra Castillo https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vincents-cowl

–Kendra is Balanced Skein on YouTube and IG: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX9k_kURkcBG1Zui4-bdXTA/videos https://www.instagram.com/balanced.skein/

–Hollyhock Wrap by Mary Rawick https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hollyhock-wrap-3

–Follow Mary on IG: https://www.instagram.com/maryzcorner/

–Ziggy Hat by Melissa of knittingthestash https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ziggy-hat-7

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

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Episode 133: Grafting Know-How!

Have you given much thought to grafting? I have . . . and I haven’t for many years. But I have some great new ideas and resources for us! It all started with my Moria Scarf (which is my FO for the episode) and a video by QueenieKnits. Plus, we’ll talk about wool shoddy and a couple of fun books for nerdy knitters. And, last, but not least, a giveaway! Info is in the show notes below.

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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

TV Knitting KAL: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitt…

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

–Moria Scarft: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/moria-scarf

–QueenieKnits Grafting Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtumaOGSOro

–Interweave Knits Article: https://www.interweave.com/article/knitting/graft-in-pattern/

–Interweave Lace Grafting Class: https://www.interweave.com/courses/lace-grafting-made-easy/

GIVEAWAY: Karin Adamaczyk has generously donated one of her large hand-made project bags for a podcast giveaway. To enter, please leave a comment on the YouTube channel (Episode 133) or over on the Ravelry thread letting us know what’s currently in your own project bag(s). Alternatively let us know about a project you’re hoping to cast on! I’ll draw one winner by random number in 2 weeks time. Domestic shipping included; if you’re an international winner, I’d ask that you cover postage. Good luck!

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

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

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

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

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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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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 (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…

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

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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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SHOW NOTES:

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

Wooly Meadows Felting https://www.woollymeadowsfelting.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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