Friday, April 17, 2015

Episode 15: It's a Lie!


*Note: We had some technical difficulties with this episode and there is one section in the middle that has a weird edit.

Chit Chat
We hope to meet some of you at VK Live this coming weekend!


Eyelet Row baby blanket in Sweetgeorgia Superwash Sport (Wetcoast Winter) using a stitch pattern from Up Down, All-Around by Wendy Bernard
Prisoner of Azkhaban Scarf by atypically.knit in Cascade 220 and Patons Classic Wool (Old Gold)
Fluid Slouchy Beanie by Karen MacCall in Stimpy Lab Warm DK (The Suburbs)
Cozy Memories Blanket from the Knitted Patchwork Recipe by Martine Ellis out of sock yarn scraps
Barley by Tin Can Knits in Malabrigo Arroyo (Lotus)

FO Show
Top This! Hat by DMC in DMC Top This (Owl)
Thuy’s Top This! Hat - CO 80 stitches instead of 72
Swirl Hat (4-12 month) by Mandy Harrington in sock yarn scraps
Thuy’s baby Swirl Hat

Main Street by Tin Can Knits
Dynastid by Simone Barry

Retail Therapy

Gradient Wrap Cowl Kit by Elizabeth Smith (The Brown Stitch)
Socks My Way: Heel & Toe Variations Craftsy class with Lara Neel

This week we review the large project bag by Bags by Awesome Grannie.

Large project bag with matching notions bag in Heather Ross Unicorn fabric by Bags by Awesome Grannie. Please go to the contest thread on our Ravelry group and let us know project you would put in your bag if you won. Group members only, one entry per person, US residents only. Good luck!

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Revenant by Larissa Ione (audiobook)
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
The Heart of Betrayal by Mary Pearson

Fast and Furious 7
Daredevil (Netflix)
The Crazy Ones
Newsies (musical)

Thanks for listening!

Monday, April 13, 2015

YOTH Yarns Trunk Show at Unwind

image from Unwind

Hi, all. I know we discussed this on the last podcast episode but I just wanted to make a quick post about it in case anyone reads this blog (does anyone read this as a blog?). This coming Thursday, April 16, 2015 our LYS, Unwind, is hosting a trunk show for Yarn on the House (YOTH). If you have been listening, you will know that this is a yarn line that we've had our eye on and we are super excited that they are coming to Unwind.

YOTH will also be at Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena over the weekend but the trunk show will give you first dibs on yarn and it will mean you won't have to fight through their booth at VKL. And if their Stitches booth was any indication, it's going to be crazy. I am pasting the details of the event below from the Unwind newsletter. I (Thuy) will definitely be there along with a friend. I don't think Kimberly can make it but we will be at VKL on Sunday, so please say hi if you see us. 
They were EVERYTHING at Stitches West, what with their cute lumberjack employees, naturally dyed yarns and contemporary designs. Now they will be at Unwind on April 16th -- their only SoCal LYS visit!

Big Sister Veronika and Little Brother Danny have created quite the buzz in the yarn world, and we are so excited to host them here at Unwind! YOTH (Yarn on the House) is from Woodinville, Washington and their yarns are lovingly dyed in the famous Saco River Dye House in Biddeford, Maine.

Veronika will be bringing both their Big Sister (DK-weight, MCN blend) and Little Brother (Fingering-weight, MCN blend) yarns. We'll have yarns from the Raw Palette as well as the new Fresh Palette. There will also be a very limited amount of YOTH's sought after gradient sticks and patterns from the new Number Collection. Get here early for the best selection! Come to Unwind on April 16th between 7 -9 pm to shop these beautiful yarns, have some wine and cheese, and get to know Veronika from YOTH Yarns! It's your chance to get best pick before VK Live opens the next day.

Your $10 reservation will be applied to a YOTH purchase at the event. Sign up today!

Hope to see you there! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Episode 14: Hot Pink Is My Color Spirit Animal



Eyelet Row baby blanket in Sweetgeorgia Superwash Sport (Wetcoast Winter) using a stitch pattern from Up Down, All-Around by Wendy Bernard
Darkke hat by Wooly Wormhead in Malabrigo Worsted (yellow green mix)
Crested Wave Blanket by Shirley Macnulty in Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton! (Aquas Ombre)
Prisoner of Azkhaban Scarf by atypically.knit in Cascade 220 and Patons Classic Wool (Old Gold)

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White in Regia Fluormania (Rainbow)
Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington in sock yarn leftovers (4-12 month size)

FO Show

Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure in Knit Picks Hawthorne (Montavilla)
LA Yarn Crawl Recap

Upcoming events:
Yarn on the House trunk show at Unwind Yarn - April 16, 2015 (purchase tickets)
Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena - April 17-19, 2015
Thuy officially signed up for the Design a Toy workshop with Susan B Anderson!

Retail Therapy

MadelineTosh Tosh DK in Cosmic Wander Dust
Knitted Wit Worsted Superwash in Enchanted Forest

Bink Waffle Dumpling bag
Slipped Stitch Studios Two Skein Project + (sorry, was totally wrong about the name of this fabric. It’s not The Ghoulies, it’s Zombie Apocalypse by Riley Blake)

Knit Wear Love by Amy Herzog

Rick Rack Scarf by Purl SoHo in MadelineTosh Tosh DK Cosmic Wander Dust
Crawl Shawl by bunnymuff
Great Divide Shawl by Michele Brown
Sail Shawl by Liisa Nieminen

Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost
Unchanged by Jessica Brody
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

iZombie (with David Anders (aka Sark from Alias!)
Giveaway is still open!
Knockout Knits by Laura Nelkin
If you’d like to be entered into the giveaway for this book, please visit our Ravelry group and find the contest thread for this giveaway. One entry per person, you must be a member of the group and US residents only. Comment in the thread and let us know which pattern from the book you are excited about.

Happy knitting!