Podcast Episode 73: Knitting and Healing


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Casey’s website is kcknits.com.

Our lovely sponsors this week:
Hello Fresh
Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order!

Knitter’s Pride
Knitter’s Pride has new wood accessories, visit my website here to see the video, and for links to help you find a retailer.

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and Casey’s interview this week is with Lauren Gaspar, grief counselor. This interview is a follow-up to the episode on Alice’s Embrace from a couple of weeks ago.

Other things we talk about in this episode:

Tesserino Cowl
Ravelry search for “mosiac knitting”
Determining Yarn Weight (wpi)
Spit Splicing
Accidental Increases

Knitter’s Pride Wood Accessories

Knitter’s Pride has released several new knitting accessories! In this video, I demonstrate the new products.

These new products are available from Knitter’s Pride/Knit Pro retailers around the world, as well as WEBS online. You can find a local retailer by using the Knitter’s Pride Shop finder.

Ball Winder
Swift
Ball Winder/Swift Combo
Yarn Dispenser
Yarn Box
Yarn Bowl

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride products from these retailers:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

My nail polish is by Julep, color Abby.

Podcast Episode 72: She’s Too Nice to Knit with Bad Yarn


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Image from New York Public Library Public Domain Collection

Casey’s website – kcknits.com

Our lovely sponsor this week:
KPC Yarn
KPC sponsored the free pattern and video tutorial, Doppelt Hat and Mitts!
KPC is running a promo to coincide with the release of this pattern. To receive HDK$50 (about US $6.40) off your purchase, register an account on the KPC website and use the code VPINK4KPC at checkout. This offer is good through December 31, 2017.

Other things we talk about in this episode:
Casey’s Wonder Woman Shawl

The clingy boxers Casey knit –

We promised an updated list of our favorite podcasts:
A Way with Words – the origins of words and phrases. So nerdy!
BBC World Service Documentaries
Dirty John – a true crime podcast story, sort of like Serial
Fresh Air
Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin – interviews with celebrities
How to be Amazing – interview show
Invisibilia
KERA’s Think
Mortified – people read from their middle school and high school journals
More Perfect – New from Radiolab about the history of the Supreme Court
My Dad Wrote a Porno – not safe for kids, but hilarious
The Mystery Show – everyday mysteries
Radiolab
Sawbones – comedy show about ridiculous medical practices in history
Splendid Table – food
Spooked
Stuff You Missed in History Class
TED Radio Hour – TED talks in depth
This American Life – good stories, around a theme

Giveaway! Zen Yarn Garden Cordoba Shawl Kits

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Zen Yarn Garden Cordoba Shawl Kits Giveaway

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The winners will be chosen by random number on November 15, 2017, and winners will be notified using the address you use in the form below on November 16, 2017.

The exact yarn shown in this kit is available here.

You can see Zen Yarn Garden’s coordinating yarns here.

The Cordoba Shawl pattern is available here on Ravelry.

The yarn used in the sample shawl is:
Superfine Fingering in Red Maple
Superfine Fingering in Fabulous
Superfine Fingering in Fabulous Splatter

My nail polish is by Julep, color Abby.

Podcast Episode 71: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month


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Our sponsor this week – Turtlepurl Yarns
Here are some socks that Casey and Staci have knit with Turtlepurl! The first two images are my Socks on 9″ Circulars pattern, the third is my Sling Heel Socks pattern.


Casey’s interview this week is with Diane Lewis from Alice’s Embrace, a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Click through to their website for information on how to help.

Other things we talk about in this episode:

Craft Yarn Council Standard Body Measurements/Sizing
Toe-Up Socks Using German Short Rows Tutorial
Sling Heel Socks Tutorial
Casey’s Baby Digger Sweater

Doppelt Hat and Mitts


I named this pattern “Doppelt”, which means “double” in German – it is a double-warm hat, and two hats in one. The free pattern includes links to a three-part video tutorial (below) and a bonus mitts pattern.

Size:
Women’s average (for a slightly larger or smaller fit, use a larger or smaller needle size)
Needles: Size US 4 (3.5mm) and US 5 (3.75mm) circular needles, 16” (or longer if you prefer to use magic loop), size US 5 (3.75mm) double-pointed needles for the crown of the hat and the mitts
Yarn: KPC Glencoul DK (70% merino, 30% cotton), details on amounts and colors below
Additional Materials: cable needle, tapestry needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 6 stitches and 8.5 rows per inch (2.5cm) in stockinette

This pattern is a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD.

KPC is running a promo to coincide with the release of this pattern. To receive HDK$50 (about US $6.40) off your purchase, register an account on the KPC website and use the code VPINK4KPC at checkout. This offer is good through December 31, 2017.


Yarn amounts for both hat and mitts:

7 balls of Glencoul DK total
Thunder – 3 balls
Wicker – 1 ball
Pear Drop – 1 ball
Lagoon – 1 ball
Mist – 1 ball

If you want to do the HAT only, you’ll need one ball fewer of the main color, so 2 balls of Thunder instead of 3.
If you want to do the MITTS only, you’ll need 2 balls of yarn.

More info on things in this video:
The double-pointed needles I used are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo.
The cable needle I used is by Brittany.
My nail polish is by Julep, color Abby.

Podcast Episode 70 – My Cat Thought it Was Amazing


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Our lovely sponsors this week:
Hello Fresh
Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order!

Yarn Pop!
Free Shipping In The U.S.A. – Free Returns and a 100% Money Back Guarantee makes for worry free shopping. Supplies are limited for these unique and beautiful bags so best not wait!

JORD Watch Giveaway

Just CLICK HERE to sign up, the winner gets the watch of their choice (up to $180 value), plus free sizing and shipping.
Additionally, if you’d like to order a watch, visit the JORD website and use the coupon code “staci” for $25 off, valid only during course of giveaway!
The giveaway runs through 10/31/2017.

Blocking mats giveaway!
Visit Casey’s website for more info.

Things we talk about in this episode:
I don’t have a video on the “improved ssk”. But here is a video comparing decreases.
Fringe Supply Co. Field Bag
Knitter’s Pride Yarn Bowls
It’s not illegal to pick bluebonnets!

Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Royale Interchangeable Needle Set

You are welcome to comment here, but to enter the giveaway, please comment on the YouTube watch page.

Since not everyone can win, you can find these needles for sale here.

Please watch the entire video for instructions on how to enter the giveaway. This contest is open to US and international viewers (customs charges may apply outside the US). The contest is open until 12:01 am (US Central Time), November 1, 2017; and the winner will be announced in video on November 2, 2017. The winning comment will be chosen by random number generator.

Podcast Episode 69: Men Who Knit


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If you’d like to get your question on the show, just email your question to podcast@verypink.com

Casey’s website is kcknits.com.

Our lovely sponsor this week:

Yarn Pop!
Free Shipping In The U.S.A. – Free Returns and a 100% Money Back Guarantee makes for worry free shopping. Supplies are limited for these unique and beautiful bags so best not wait!

Casey’s interview this week is with Ann Morneau. The YouTube video Casey mentions in the podcast is Ann’s video Knitting Takes Balls.

Other things we talk about in this episode:
Mattress Stitch
Bickford Seam
Edge Tension
Three Needle Bind-Off