Knitcircus Podcast #123

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala do their thing.

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Topics of note:

Events: Ravellenics Team Sasquatch

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Knitcircus Colorway: Fight Like A Girl

Movie: Black Panther

Organizations: Madison Knitters Guild

Announcement: Knitcircus Wholesale Site

Event: Space Cadet Creations trunk show at Knitcircus Stor

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Knitcircus Podcast #122

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala do their thing.

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala do their thing.

Topics of note:

Foods: Nutter Butter Cookies

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Odd Accessories: Sally Hanson Nail Stickers

TV Show: This Is Us

Events: Ravellenics Team Sasquatch

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

TV Show: Big Bang Theory

TV Show: Broadchurch

TV Show: Orphan Black

Events: Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp

Events: Vogue Knitting – Chicago

 

Topics of note:

Foods: Nutter Butter Cookies

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Odd Accessories: Sally Hanson Nail Stickers

TV Show: This Is Us

Events: Ravellenics Team Sasquatch

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

TV Show: Big Bang Theory

TV Show: Broadchurch

TV Show: Orphan Black

Events: Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp

Events: Vogue Knitting – Chicago

 

Knitcircus Podcast #121

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala make knitting promises they (probably) can’t keep.

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Topics of note:

Book: Best food writing 2016

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

Famous Knitters: Alan Dart

Pattern: Never not Gnoming, by Sarah Schira

Knitcircus Colorway: Go for the gold gradient stripe

Sporting Event: Winter X Games in Aspen, CO

Sporting Event: 2018 Winter Olympics

Events: Ravellenics

Events: Ravellenics Team Sasquatch

Pattern: Gradient Solutions Sweater, by Elizabeth Morrison

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Fiction: Aurora Teagarden Series, by Charlene something books

TV Show: Grace and Frankie

Space Cadet Yarn Has Landed!

As an independent yarn dying company, we appreciate and understand how much work goes into beautiful hand-dyed yarn! There are so many talented fiber artists out there and we feel that it’s important to support one another in this community. Once we moved into our new shop location, a goal of ours was to be able to host trunk shows so that our customers would be able to see and buy hand-dyed yarn that wouldn’t be available to them otherwise. Yesterday we received a big box of yarn from Space Cadet, a yarn company based in Pittsburgh, PA. Our first trunk show of the year is here!

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         While unpacking this yarn, we couldn’t help but squeeze every skein and inspect each colorway closer. Even now, with the yarn spread across our classroom table, I can’t help but gaze longingly at it from across the room. I haven’t decided which skeins will come home with me, but I will definitely be adding some to my stash over the next two weeks. There are beautiful tonals and semi-solid colors, and I’m considering choosing two for a Snow Day shawl by Mina Philip out of the squishy sport weight base called Lyra. I also have a hard time passing up hand-dyed sock yarn, and Space Cadet has a gorgeous 80/20 blend of Merino and nylon as well as a 75/25 blend that has a bit of sparkle added to it. It’s pretty likely that a new pair of Space Cadet socks will be in my future…

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       I really hope that you’ll be able to come and peruse the trunk show for yourself. There really is something for everyone and we’re so glad to have this added to our inventory for the next couple of weeks! And keep an eye out for future trunk shows!

-Jennifer

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Knitcircus Podcast #120

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala discuss about 300 topics in 26 minutes. Buckle up, butttercup.

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Topics of note:

Events: Vogue Knitting Live, NYC

Famous Knitters: Alice Starmore and Jade Starmore

Books: Glamourie, by Alice and Jade Starmore

Famous Knitters: Lucy Neatby

Patterns: Snowfire blanket, by Lucy Neatby

(kit for Snowfire available here)

Famous Knitters: Stephen West

Famous Knitters: Patty Lyons

Events: Vogue Knitting Boot Camp Retreat

Events: Ravellenics

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

Events: Bingo KAL

Pattern: Apple Pie hat, by Tin Can Knits

Famous Knitters: Tin Can Knits

Apps: Next Door

Famous Knitters: Nancy Merchant

Totally Mag Knitting Tools: Katrinkles

Events: Vogue knitting Live Chicago

Famous Knitters: Janine Bajus

Events: Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp

Knitcircus Podcast #119

Jaala Spiro and Amy Detjen star in… “The Podcast that Time Forgot!”

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Apparently, Amy forgot to upload this podcast (ahem) because she is being a dotty broad (this is Amy typing, so I can say that about myself).

This is what I think we spoke of:

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Pattern: Getting Warmer, by Espace Tricot

Event: Winter Ravellenics

Event: X Games

Enjoy!

Ravellenic Winter Games

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In a little over two weeks the world will be watching as the Olympic torch makes its way into the arena in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Athletes from all corners of the globe will come together to celebrate and compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics! I’m not sure about you, but I love the Olympics. I love seeing each country’s opening ceremony uniform, hearing stories of overcoming obstacles and following dreams, and learning about the individuals representing each country. Plus, I get to watch all the snowy competition from the comfort of my couch, preferably with a knitting project in my hands.

Though we won’t be representing our countries in the Olympics, us knitters, crocheters, spinners, and weavers can get into the spirit and compete for some bragging rights in the 2018 Ravellenic Winter Games! If you’re unfamiliar with the Ravellenic Games, let me bring you up to speed. A few years ago, Ravelry.com created a challenge for all fiber crafters that coincided with the Olympic games. There were teams that you could join and events that you could participate in with the main goal of bringing the fiber arts community together much like the Olympics brings the world’s athletes together.

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     Participating in this event is simple and open to all skill levels. You basically pick an event, create a project page for it, and post your finished project in the correct “Finish Line” thread in the Ravelry group. You can join a team, or not, depending on your availability and how much you want to commit. You can sign up for as many events as you like; there is no penalty for not finishing a project in the given time. Casting on cannot be done before the Opening Ceremony, and everything must be cast off before or during the Closing Ceremony. Check out and join the Ravellenic Winter Games 2018 Ravelry group to get more information.

I’m brainstorming which events I’d like to sign up for and which yarns I’d like to use. It’s going to be hard to decide, but a few that are catching my attention are: Shawl Skating, Mitten Moguls, WIPs Dancing, Freestyle Spinning, Sweater Skeleton, and Sock Hockey. All of these events have separate conditions and rules, so be sure to read the initial post in each thread before starting.

If you’re planning on participating, we’d love to hear what projects you have planned! Are you joining a team or are you going to be an independent “athlete”? Keep an eye on the KnitCircus Facebook and Instagram for updates on all of our Ravellenic projects! Good luck and have fun!

-Jennifer

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