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Bethany talks about knitting, theater, geekery, and more!

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Bethany talks about knitting, theater, geekery, and more!

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Engaging, charming, and entertaining!

By cuteknitter - Oct 18 2018
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From the ultra-catchy themesong to the very end, I love Backstage Knitting. This podcast combines two of my favorite things- theatre and knitting! The hosts have a great back-and-forth, and Bethany has done a great job womanning the helm while Anna takes a break. The podcast is organized well, the sound quality is good, and I love how engaged with the community they are. If I lived closer, I would definitely attend their events. Give this show a listen- it's FANTASTIC!

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By Tarkshark - Apr 09 2017
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Really tried to listen. Subscribed for awhile but every single episode I had to turn it off early bc of the static in the sound quality and the way that one of the women constantly says "nnnn hmmm. Nnnn k" to agree with her cohost. When they're talking about knitting they are interesting but too many distracting factors for me.

iTunes Ratings

19 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
2
3
1
2

Engaging, charming, and entertaining!

By cuteknitter - Oct 18 2018
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From the ultra-catchy themesong to the very end, I love Backstage Knitting. This podcast combines two of my favorite things- theatre and knitting! The hosts have a great back-and-forth, and Bethany has done a great job womanning the helm while Anna takes a break. The podcast is organized well, the sound quality is good, and I love how engaged with the community they are. If I lived closer, I would definitely attend their events. Give this show a listen- it's FANTASTIC!

Static sound

By Tarkshark - Apr 09 2017
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Really tried to listen. Subscribed for awhile but every single episode I had to turn it off early bc of the static in the sound quality and the way that one of the women constantly says "nnnn hmmm. Nnnn k" to agree with her cohost. When they're talking about knitting they are interesting but too many distracting factors for me.
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Backstage Knitting Podcast

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Bethany talks about knitting, theater, geekery, and more!

Rank #1: Episode 42- Fun with Color

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Episode 42- Fun with Color!
Thursday July 19, 2018

Shout out- No Shout outs this week
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Mama Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Rainier colorway. (Unable to find in the shop at the moment but she did have a lot of other national park colorways.)
1 Sockhead Slouch Hats by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Sneaky Snake Colorway
Dotted Rays Shawl by Stephen West in the Marriage Equality Gradient set by Neighborhood Fiber Co. Sorta in time out. Constantly 14ish stitches off.
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Mondim Color 201 100% Non Superwash Portuguese wool
Off The Needles:
1 Sockhead Slouch Hats by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Lion Heart Colorway.

Spinning/Weaving:
So much spinning for Tour De Fleece! One project on the wheel and two different drop spindles.
A Review!
Kraemer YarnsMauch Chunky Roving
100% US Wool
28 Microns
Sold in 1 lb quantities on their website
In Rehearsal/Performance
Lysistrata closed this past weekend but we have God Of Vengence opening in August! I’ll be doing sound, Box Office and probably some costume help.
Netflix and Knit:
Ant-man and the Wasp, The Incredibles 2, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (on Hulu), and the 1970 Wonder Woman Tv Series.
Craftivism:
Craftivist Atlanta is hosting a weekly craftivist together. Right now they are making Welcome Blankets. Is this something people in the Northwest would be interested in doing? Rotate between North and South side?
“Believe that the personal is political and that every choice and action we make affects not only ouselves and our lives, but the lives of others as well.” -Knitting for Good Page 101

Yarny Adventures:
Tour de Fleece Kick Off!!! Saturday July 7, 2018 2:30-5 Pioneer Park in Puyallup. Not in the Pavilion.

Events:
Tour de Fleece July 7-29, 2018

Mariner's Stitch 'N' Pitch Tuesday July 31, 2018
PNW Yarn Crawl The Fall Crawl is September 28-30, 2018

Jul 19 2018

32mins

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Rank #2: Episode 31- Garter Stitch Heaven

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•Shout out: Nicole from Saskatoon and Katy from Western, New York.
•Find us on the Internet! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry group!
•On The Needles:
oAnna is working on her stress relief seed stitch scarf and the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-surprise-jacket
oBethany is working on her Welcome Blanket squares with Red Heart in orange and black and her October Wedding Shawl in Purl Soho Flax down- 43% baby alpaca, 42% extra Fine merino wool, 15% linen, color- 3045 kettle black
https://www.purlsoho.com/flax-down.html
https://www.welcomeblanket.org
•Off The Needles:
oBethany has finished 11 total Welcome Blanket squares!
•Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
oAnna is working on her Halloween costume.
•Spinning/Weaving:
oBethany taught her preschoolers about her drop spindle and let them try parking and drafting the fiber.
•Netflix and Knit:
oAnna watched Practical Magic, Coraline, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Over the Garden Wall.
oBethany watched Rough night, friends, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
•In Rehearsal/Performance:
oBethany has nothing at the moment but auditions for the next New Muses Season will be in a couple weeks and the Tempest will open in January
oAnna is excited about Book It Rep’s upcoming production of Howls Moving Castle!
•Contests:
oIt’s All About Ewe Yarn Halloween sock yarn winner is: rimathews on Ravelry who makes popcorn balls with her grandmother to hand out to trick or treaters
•Events:
oAll Knitters Eve 2017! Sunday Oct. 29! 12pm-7pm at 300 N. Meridian, Puyallup Wa. Puyallup Children’s Theater. Great drawing prizes! Great entertainment! Great Community!
www.backstageknitting.com/events
oVogue Knitting Live! Nov. 3-5! We’ll be there Nov. 5!
oMadrona in Tacoma, Wa. Presidents Day Weekend 2018.
oStitches West! Last weekend in February 2018 Santa Clara, Ca.

Oct 24 2017

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Rank #3: Episode 38- A Super Episode!

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Episode 38! A Super Episode!
Sunday March 25, 2018

Shout out- Margo from Portland who is doing a mystery production in PDX this summer.
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group!

On The Needles:
Bethany is working on:
Almost done with the body. Working on fading in the forth color. iComfort Fade Cadri by Andrea Mowry in Black Trillium Fibers Sublime DK starting with Cerise to Peach Blossom to Unicorn Opal to Carnaval
DK weight socks in Bad JuJu from Amanda’s Art Yarn on size Us 3 needles, heel has been turned and am working on the cuff- pretty sure I am going to frog them.
The Bigger On The Inside Shawl by Kate Atherly in Mosiac Moon's "Rose Tyler" colorway for the Time Vortex Lace bit. And Madeline Tosh "Raspberry Cordial" colorwayfor the TARDIS section. The Lace Vortex bit is done and the Tardis section is waiting for Bethany to have brains to look up how to do a bobble.

Anna is working on:
Beekeeper's Quilt Hexipuffs in various leftover sock yarn (Magpie Fibers “Empty Night and Hell's Bells” Malabrigo Mechita in “Ink”, Miss Babs Killington in “Half Past Midnight”)
Basic socks in Superwash Merino in “Pockets” colourway from Knitted Wit on US 1’s and a Fish Lips Kiss Heel by the Sox Therapist
Almost On the needles: “So Faded” by Andrea Mowry in Malabrigo Mechita in “English Rose”, “Lotus”, “Indiecita”, “Poipu”, and “Whale’s Road” Just waiting on English Rose to arrive from Jimmy Beans Wool!
Off The Needles:
Bethany Finished:0

Anna finished: 2 Hexipuffs!
In Time Out:
Bethany put lots of things in Time Out:
Kamryn’s birthday present. It just doesn’t seem to like what Bethany or the amazing Alter Knit book wants it to be.
Anna-0

Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
Anna - Finished her “Georgia O’Keefe” dress (pattern is Sew House Seven for Simplicity Pattern: 8231)
Spinning/Weaving:
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In Rehearsal/Performance
Bethany- Lots of New Muses productions happening over the summer.
Anna-0

Netflix and Knit:
Bethany has been watching: Blackish- caught up and waiting for more episodes, Restarted Supergirl, watched Thor Ragnarok and the new 2017 Jumanji
Anna saw Black Panther, rewatched Coraline, and started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Events:

Marvel Cinematic Universe-A-Long! A countdown to Infinity War! Use #BskpMCUalong
Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan- It looks like the Spider man logo.
Superhero Civil War hats! - Colorwork hats that say Team Cap or Team Iron Man
Captain America Knit Hoodie- This looks so cool and has been in Bethany’s to knit list for a while.
Black Panther Afghan Square
Nakia's Infinity Scarf
March for Science April 14, 2018 Seattle, Washington- Bethany can’t be there now but you should!
PNW Yarn Crawl May 3-6, 2018 Bethany and family will be crawling on Sunday the 6th.
World Wide Knit in Public Day is June 9, 2018. Watch for us to do something!
Mariner's Stitch 'N' Pitch Tuesday July 31, 2018

Mar 26 2018

46mins

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Rank #4: "Sheep sheep, Moose moose" Episode 3

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On the Needles:
Anna is working on her "Sky Scarf" from "Knit the Sky" by Lea Redmond
www.amazon.com/Knit-Sky-Cultivate-Creativity-Knitting/dp/1612123333/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471922930&sr=8-1&keywords=knit+the+sky
​and a plain vanilla sock.

Bethany is working on her "Shrowl" by Stephen West, in the "Krismakah" colorway from Amanda's Art Yarn.
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shrowl
www.amandasartyarn.com
​A vanilla sock in the "1776" colorway from Lady Purl, using the Fish Lips Kiss heel.
www.etsy.com/shop/LadyPurl?ref=l2-shopheader-name
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel
​And the "Where You Lead" socks by C.C. Almon in the "You've Been Gilmored" sock yarn by Knitting in France.
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/where-you-lead-i-will-follow-socks--gilmore-girls www.etsy.com/shop/KnittinginFrance?ref=shop_sugg

Off the Needles:
Anna finished a pair of fingerless mitts that will be posted to Etsy shop sometime next month when the weather cools down.

In Time Out:
Anna put her Bristol Ivy "Offshore V Neck" in time out.
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/offshore-v-neck

Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
Anna has been sewing costumes for a production of "Three Poets"

Spinning:
Bethany has been spinning and plying. She is working on creating even singles for a class she is taking at Oregon Flock and Fiber in September. She wants to know if anyone has tips for joining the fiber that isn't super chunky?

Netflix and Knit:
Anna has been watching Scrubs.

Bethany has been watching the 2016 Rio Olympics, Gilmore Girls sea on 6 and 7. She saw "Star Trek: Beyond", "The Secret Life of Pets", and "Suicide Squad" in theaters.

In Rehearsal and Performance:
Anna is costuming "Three Poets" at the Window's Art Gallery.
www.facebook.com/Outsiders-Inn-210548302319786/?fref=ts

Bethany designed sound for "6 Characters in Search of an Author" with New Muses Theatre Co. which runs until Aug. 28.
www.newmuses.com
​Bethany's dog, Roxie, will also be playing "Bruiser Woods" in Puyallup Children's Theater and Music Academy's production of "Legally Blonde Jr"
www.puyallupchildrenstheater.com

Events:
Anna spent last weekend at the WA Renaissance Faire.
Bethany and Anna will be at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in Canby, Oregon Sept. 24 & 25, 2016. flockandfiberfestival.com
​We will also be doing the PNW Yarn Crawl that is October 21-23, 2016. www.pnwyarncrawl.com
Bethany will be attending the Seahawks Tailgate party at Yorkshire Yarns in Lakewood, Washington. www.yorkshireyarns.com
​She will also be attending Geek Girl Con in Seattle, Washington on October 9, 2016. geekgirlcon.com

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Aug 23 2016

42mins

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Rank #5: Episode 30- Telephone Hour

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Shout Out: Nicole from Federal Way and Darlene from Thuringen, join our Ravelry group and introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out!
Friend us, find us, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Periscope. Shownotes can be found at www.backstageknitting.com, you can email us at backstageknitting@gmail.com
On the Needle:
Anna is working on-
A Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-surprise-jacket
Stripey Mitts of her own design.
Bethany is working on-
TCPT by Teresa Gregorio, Miss Babs Yowza in Deep Sea Jellyfish
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tpct
https://www.missbabs.com/collections/yowza/products/yowza-deepseajellyfish
Boxy by Joji Locatelli, Fancy Image Yarn, Winter Jewels
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boxy
http://www.fancyimageyarn.com/store/p285/FW_Machine_Washable_Merino_Wool_Yarn%3A_Winter_Jewels.html
Vanilla Sock in Plymouth Happy Feet in blueberry colorway using the Fish Lips Kiss heel
https://www.plymouthyarn.com/yarn/happy-feet-100-splash-hand-dyed-item-1555
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel
LaBoe Top by Cory Ellen, just needs the straps
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/laboe
Welcome Blanket Squares revamped. Red Heart super saver 5x5 instead of 10x10
Off the Needles:
Anna finished-
A Chemo cap
Her Gillyweed Shawl!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/light-as-a-feather-shawl-5
https://www.etsy.com/listing/511567038/handpainted-wool-yarn-handspun-yarn-bfl
http://www.mosaicmoon.com/item_672/Sherlocked-Semisolid-Birch-Sport-4-oz-skeins.htm
Bethany finished-
Five Welcome Blanket Squares
One vanilla sock in “Blueberry” (See links in On the Needles.)
In Time Out:
Bethany put this in time out-
The Wonder Woman Wrap
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wonder-woman-wrap-knit

Spinning:
Bethany finished her Tour de Fleece 2017 spinning. Just need to ply it!
Netflix and Knit:
Anna is watching and watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2017 Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s Hercules, Mulan, and Atlantis, and Westworld.
Bethany watched The Big Sick, Wonder Woman, The Sixties, The Seventies, Practical Magic
In Rehearsal/Performance:
Bethany is not rehearsing anything at the moment. She did see Hocum Pokém with Peaches Christ, Bob the Dragqueen and Jinx Monsoon.
http://store.peacheschrist.com
Contests!!!:
It’s All About Ewe Yarn Halloween Giveaway! Tell us your favorite Halloween/Fall tradition in the thread!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/562774703/self-striping-hand-dyed-fingering-weight?ref=shop_home_active_1
Events!
All Knitters Eve 2017! Drawing Prizes from Fancy Image, Plum Deluxe teas, Knitted Wit, Hula Hut and more!! Blankets collected and proceeds from the drawing tickets will go to the Welcome Blanket Project. Live entertainment! October 29 from 12-7 in Puyallup.
www.backstageknitting.com/events
www.welcomeblanket.org
http://www.fancyimageyarn.com
https://www.plumdeluxe.com/#content
https://www.facebook.com/Hula-Hut-Yarns-1097522633645494/
http://www.zacharykelloggmusic.com
Vogue Knitting Live November 3-5
Madrona and Stitches West in February 2018.
Find us on social media!! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope.
Join our Backstage Knitting Podcast Ravelry group!
Email us at BackstageKnitting@gmail.com
Shownotes can be found at www.backstageknitting.com

Oct 09 2017

48mins

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Rank #6: "We Techniqued!" BSKP Episode 4

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On the Needles:
Anna is working on her Sky Scarf by Lea Redmond, a basic sock, and the Kelpie Hap Shawl by Jerad Flood.

Bethany is working on her Where You Lead, I will Follow Sock by C.C. Almon, her second 1776 sock and her Shrowl by Stephen West.

Off the Needles:
Bethany finished her first 1776 sock using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel and Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.

In Time Out:
Anna's Off Shore V-Neck is still waiting to be frogged.

Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
Anna is finishing her show laundry from "Three Poets" and is doing some Halloween costume prep/thinking.

Spinning!
Bethany spun about half an ounce of fiber that looks like Cookie Monster.

Netflix and Knit:
Anna is still watching Scrubs.

Bethany watched the first disc of the directors cut of the Fellowship of the Ring, one or two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is binge watching seasons 7 and 8 of One Tree Hill.

In Rehearsal/Performance:
Anna closed "Three Poets"

Bethany's household closed "6 Characters in Search of An Author." She acted in a One Night Only Staged Reading. And her dog, Roxie, played the role of Bruiser Woods in Legally Blonde, Jr. at Puyallup Children's Theater.

Events:
Bethany will be at the tailgate Seahawks season opener on September 11 at Yorkshire Yarns in Lakewood, Washington.

Bethany and Anna will be at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in Canby, Oregon September 24 and 25.

Bethany and her sisters will be at Geek Girl Con in Seattle, Washington on October 9.

Bethany and Anna will be crawling in the PNW Yarn Crawl. The Yarn Crawl runs from Oct. 21-23 and we'll be crawling on the 23rd.

Techniques discussed:
After thought thumb, picking v throwing, 'reading' your knitting, entrelac, color work, kitchener, steeking, lace, knitting through back loop, make 1 increases.
The discussion got heated when discussing the differences between SSK and K2TOG. Anna blamed The Knitter's Handbook and Bethany blamed Anna.

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Sep 07 2016

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Rank #7: BSKP "Fantastic Gifts and Where to Find Them" Episode 11

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“Fantastic Gifts and Where to Find Them”

•On the Needle:
oAnna is working on a shawl for her mom for Christmas and a basic sock using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel by the Sox Therapist.
oBethany is working on the “Shrowl” by Stephen West, a Christmas present in Malabrigio, and a toddler size “Happy Christmas Hat” by Terri Major
•Off the Needles:
oBethany finished her “Happy Christmas Hat” by Terri Major and a “Mini-Mitts” ornament by Spilly Jane.
•In Time Out:
oAnna has moved her “Kelpie” shawl by Jerrod Flood into time out.
•Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
oAnna is working on some Christmas gifts, a vest and handkerchiefs.
•Knetflix and Knit:
oAnna is watching “Chef’s Table” and Chef’s Table France” and some “Scrubs”
oBethany is watching “Gilmore Girls,” “The West Wing,” and “Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life.” She saw “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Moana.”
•Events:
o#BSKPHAMILONG is running from Jan. 1-Feb. 28.
oWhen You Help Others Charity/Knit A Long is on going!
oMadrona Feb. 16-19, 2017 Tacoma, Washington
oStitches West Feb. 24-26, 2017 Santa Clara, California
•List of Christmas Gifts for Knitters:
oSwift and Ball Winder
oLotion: Bethany recommends the Vanilla Bean Noel Hand Cream from Bath and Body Works.
oYarn Bowl: Bethany recommends the first one that appears on the Amazon search. But Etsy has some beautiful yarn bowls.
o“Super Stitches Knitting: Essential Techniques Plus a Dictionary of More Than 300 Stitch Patterns.” By Karen Hemingway
oJournal for ideas, inspiration and modifications.
oKnit themed mugs.
oA massage.
oA Plum Deluxe tea subscription or other fun teas or coffees.

Dec 15 2016

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Rank #8: BSKP Episode 18 "Thinking About The 4th of July"

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Thinking about the 4th of July
April 1, 2017
•Shout out to Simms from Vienna, Austria. She introduced herself in our Ravelry group!
•Shownotes can be found at www.backstageknitting.weebly.com
•On the Needles:
oAnna is working on a pair of basic socks in Magpie Fibers “Empty Night” colorway. Anna is also working on a simple seed stitch scarf in some recycled teal yarn.
http://www.magpiefibers.com/swanky-sock/empty-night
oBethany is working on her “Coronation Day” Boxy by Joji Locatele in the Winter Jewel color way from Fancy Image Yarns, she got her Frozen bag from The Scarlet Thread and an Elsa/Snowflake stitch marker from Dunn By Hand both on Etsy. She is also working on her Seahawks socks in Seahawks yarn from Fancy Image Yarns. The shawl of her own design is now a shell/tank top in progress in yarn from Forbidden Woolery in their “Sweet Pea” colorway.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boxy
http://www.fancyimageyarn.com
https://www.forbiddenwoolery.com/products/greed-sweet-pea
•Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
oAnna made a lotion holster to hold her massage lotion bottles.
•Spinning/Weaving:
oBethany did some spinning but did not do the plying she had wanted to do.
oBethany has not done any weaving but is mid chapter 2 of “Women’s Work: The First 20,000 years.”
https://www.amazon.com/Womens-Work-First-Years-Society/dp/0393313484/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491248181&sr=8-1&keywords=women%27s+work+the+first+20+000+years
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1261394850617378/

•Knetflix and Knit:
oAnna finished watching Star Trek: Voyager and has moved onto Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She is also reading “Women Who Run With the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
https://www.amazon.com/Women-Who-Run-Wolves-Archetype/dp/0345409876/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491248363&sr=8-1&keywords=women+who+run+with+the+wolves
oBethany has been watching Friends, Feud, and RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9. She is also rewatching the West Wing along side the West Wing Weekly podcast and is enjoying the West-Wing-Along thread in the Ravelry group. She also read some textbooks and “Trifles” by Susan Glaspel and “Fences” by August Wilson. Bethany also saw the new Beauty and the Beast and did not care for it.
http://thewestwingweekly.com
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/backstage-knitting-podcast/3598514/1-25#6
https://www.amazon.com/Trifles-Susan-Glaspell/dp/1494891220/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491249254&sr=8-1&keywords=trifles
https://www.amazon.com/Fences-Movie-tie-August-Wilson/dp/0735216681/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1491249325&sr=8-3&keywords=fences
•Healing Hands:
oAnna is really enjoying week 4 of massage school.
•Events:
oPNW Yarn Crawl May 4-7, 2017
http://www.pnwyarncrawl.com
oWorld Wide Knit in Public Day June 10, 2017
oMariners Stitch N Pitch July 20, 2017
•Double Purloined “Mother Knows Best” from the Knitmore Girls Podcast
oSelfcare is not selfish and everyone’s time has value and as artists we need to respect that.
•Contests!! We want to up our IG and FB numbers so we’re going to have a contest to get that going. Details to follow soon.
•You can find, follow, and like us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope.
•We also have a lovely Ravelry group that you should be a part of.
•Shownotes can be found at www.backstageknitting.weebly.com

Apr 03 2017

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Rank #9: Episode 20- "Twitchy Hands"

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Episode 20- “Twitchy Hands”

•Shout out to Kathy from San Jose! Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself in the “Getting to Know You Thread” and we’ll give you a shout out!
•On the Needles:
oAnna is working on a basic sock in the “Empty Night” colorway from Magpie Fibers and an entrelac baby blanket designed by Anna in a combination of Noro yarn.
http://www.magpiefibers.com/swanky-sock/empty-night
oBethany is working on her “Coronation Day” Boxy by Joli Locatele in “Winter Jewels” from Fancy Image Yarns, a vanilla sock- toe up in Lorna’s Lace in the “Hampstead” colorway, and the Hamilknit hat by Emily Straw in the Angelica Schuyler colorway from Hundred Ravens and a royal blue from Fancy Image Yarns.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boxy
http://www.fancyimageyarn.com
http://www.lornaslaces.net/colorsMulti4.html#nogo
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hamilknit
http://ahundredravens.com/product/angelica-schuyler/
•Off the Needles:
oBethany finished her Seahawks socks!
•Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
oBethany cut out pattern pieces and did some seam ripping for the New Muses production of “Peer Gynt.”
•Spinning:
oBethany spent some time plying.
•Knetflix & Knit:
oAnna watched Kubu & the Two Strings, Big Hero 6, and some Star Trek: Deep Space 9
oBethany watched some Friends, and is rewatching The West Wing along side the West Wing Weekly podcast for the West Wing Along, some Parks and Rec, Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached. She just read “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackson and is listening to the Craftish Podcast with Vickie Howell, Five Thirty Eight Politics, and Politically Reactive.
https://www.amazon.com/Have-Always-Lived-Castle-Collection/dp/0143129546/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493965545&sr=8-1&keywords=we+have+always+lived+in+the+castle
http://thewestwingweekly.com
https://vickiehowell.com/craftish/
https://fivethirtyeight.com/tag/politics-podcast/
https://www.politicallyreactive.com

•In Performance:
oBethany designed sound and is running box office for New Muses Theatre Co.’s production of “Peer Gynt” at the Dukesbay Theater. April 27-May 21
http://www.newmuses.com
•Healing Hands:
oAnna is finishing up her first term of massage school and is getting awesome grades!
•Events:
oAnna had a lovely day at the Fiber Gallery Yarn Sale!
oOur “Tell Us Your Name” contest is going on until May 13. Join our Ravelry group, tell us the story behind your Ravelry name, and we’ll draw for a winner on May 13 when we record episode 21.
oPNW Yarn Crawl May 4-7, 2017 Bethany will be crawling on May 7th.
http://www.pnwyarncrawl.com
oWorld Wide Knit in Public Day June 10, 2017
•** We will be at the Red Door in Seattle at 6:30 pm. Come knit with us!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1483445171695278/
oMariners Stitch N Pitch July 20, 2017
•Like and Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope!!
•Join our awesome Ravelry group!
•Show notes can be found at www.backstageknitting.weebly.com

May 05 2017

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Rank #10: Episode 41- Community

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Monday July 2, 2018

Shout out- No Shout outs this week
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Mama Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Rainier colorway. (Unable to find in the shop at the moment but she did have a lot of other national park colorways.)
2 Sockhead Slouch Hats by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Lion Heart Colorway and the Sneaky Snake Colorway
Dotted Rays Shawl by Stephen West in the Marriage Equality Gradient set by Neighborhood Fiber Co. Sorta in time out. Constantly 14ish stitches off.
In Rehearsal/Performance
Costumes and sound for a production of Lysistrata with New Muses Theatre Company- Open Now through July 15! Come check it out! Not family friendly!
Saw the Color Purple last night at the Paramount
Netflix and Knit:
How I met Your Mother- Hulu, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Broadway: The American Musical
Craftivism:
It’s been a rough couple weeks in the US. I’m using this segment to promote projects and other ways positive and effective change within and outside of the crafting realm.

Events:
Tour de Fleece Kick Off!!! Saturday July 7, 2018 2:30-5 Pioneer Park in Puyallup. Not in the Pavilion.
Tour de Fleece July 7-29, 2018

Mariner's Stitch 'N' Pitch Tuesday July 31, 2018

Jul 02 2018

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Rank #11: Episode 27- They Don't Sell DPNs in Disneyland

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•Shout out to Madelen from Sweden! Join our Ravelry group and introduce yourself. We’ll give you a shout out!
•We can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope.
•Backstage Knitting Podcast does not condone or approve of racism, bigotry, or white supremacy of any kind.

•On the Needles:

oAnna is working on her “Gillyweed” shawl, which is the “Light As A Feather” shawl from Cascade Yarns.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/light-as-a-feather-shawl-5
https://www.etsy.com/listing/511567038/handpainted-wool-yarn-handspun-yarn-bfl
http://www.mosaicmoon.com/item_672/Sherlocked-Semisolid-Birch-Sport-4-oz-skeins.htm
oBethany is working on her “Disneyland” hat that she brought to knit in line while on vacation out of some Malabrigo she bought at the Black Sheep Yarn Boutique in Olympia. She is working on her vanilla sock in Plymouth Happy Feet in the “Blueberry” colorway. She is using the Fish Lips Kiss heel. She cast on her second Laboe top by Cory Ellen in a turquoise and dark gray in Cascade 220 superwash and her 13th Black Lives Matter pussyhat.
http://www.malabrigoyarn.com/home-1#.WZUkQ0v0R6k
https://www.theblacksheepyarnboutique.com
https://www.plymouthyarn.com/yarn/happy-feet-100-splash-hand-dyed-item-1555
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/laboe
•Off the Needles:
oAnna finished the “Close to You” shawl by Justyn Lorkowska in the “Hecate” colorway from A Hundred Ravens Yarns.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/close-to-you
http://ahundredravens.com
•In Time Out:
oBethany has her TPCT in time out. It is being knit in Miss Babs Yowza in the “Deep Sea Jellyfish” colorway.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tpct
https://www.missbabs.com/collections/yowza/products/yowza-deepseajellyfish
•Sew a Needle Pulling Thread:
oAnna sewed several things for Ren Faire last weekend including a pirate flag, a tent bag, and pirate tank top.
oBethany has purchased goods to start sewing!
•Spinning:
oBethany got to spin on Jasmin Knitmore’s Schacht Matchless spinning wheel. She loves it and is now saving her money for one of her own.
http://www.knitmoregirlspodcast.com
https://schachtspindle.com/item/matchless-spinning-wheel/
•Knetflix and Knit:
oAnna is watching the current season of Game of Thrones and LOVED Atomic Blonde!!
oBethany watched Moana, Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, The West Wing, One Fine Day and the Two Towers.
•In Performance:
oBethany is gearing up for the final weekend of Frankenstein with New Muses Theatre Co. at the Dukesbay Theater in Tacoma.
http://www.newmuses.com
•Events:
oOur Reduce Reuse Recycle Along is going on now through Labor Day. Post in our Ravelry thread about what you’re doing to reduce your footprint.
oCONTEST!!! Win a copy of Leah Justine’s debut country album!! Join our Ravelry group and tell us in the contest thread who your favorite country artist/group is. Leah Justine’s album can now be found on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.
https://www.leahjustine.com
https://www.amazon.com/Leah-Justine/dp/B074JRQ8DF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502947450&sr=8-1&keywords=leah+justine
oWe will be at Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in Canby, Oregon September 23-24.
oPNW Yarn Crawl September 29-October 1, 2017.
http://www.pnwyarncrawl.com
oVogue Knitting Live in Bellevue, Washington November 3-5, 2017
https://www.vogueknittinglive.com/seattle/54151
•Join our Ravelry group!
•Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope
•Show notes can be found at www.backstageknitting.com

Aug 17 2017

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Rank #12: Episode 46- A Special Guest!

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Episode 46- A Special Guest!
Monday October 1, 2018

Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Nakia's Infinity Wrap/Scarf, kit from Jimmy Beans Wool
Paris in Berlin by Joji Locatelli in Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi fingering, 65% silk, 35% baby camel, in the Valhalla colorway- sent to me by Bijou Basin to review
Half a welcome blanket square
Erinne is working on
Sherlock Scarf
Blanket Square

Off The Needles:
Sock Head Cowl by Kelly McClure in Mountain Colors Yarns in the Lady Slipper Colorway
One blanket square for my welcome blanket

In Time Out:
Erinne frogged a cowl that she twisted when joining.

Spinning/Weaving:
New Schact Matchless- I did some spinning. Still using the Kraemer roving
Finished a weaving project that has been on the loom for a while in prep for a weaving basics class we are taking this week

A Review!
Mountain Colors Yarns in the Lady Slipper Colorway
Fiber content: 53% Superwash Merino, 17% domestic wool, 17% slk, 13% nylon
450 yards in each 100g skein

In Rehearsal/Performance
Erinne with be performing in Scrooge at Tacoma Little Theater this coming holiday season.

Netflix and Knit:
Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, Harry Potter 1-6
Erinne has been watching Daria on Hulu

Craftivism:
Starting a knitting club for the Oasis Youth Center. Looking for donations of yarn, and circular and dpns in US 7, 8, and 9s. First meeting went great!
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.

Book Club:
Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, mainly on Audible
Erinne is reading The Magic Misfts by Neil Patrick Harris

Yarny Adventures:
PNW Yarn Crawl on Sunday was great! Lots of fun with my family and lots of fun seeing the shops and other crawlers.

Events:
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location 115 West Meeker. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.
Madrona in Tacoma, Wa President’s Day weekend 2019
Stitches West in Santa Clara, the last weekend in Feb. 2019

Oct 02 2018

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Rank #13: Episode 45!

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Episode 45!
Monday September 24, 2018

Shout out- From the Knit and Brew crew in Leavenworth, Wa.
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Nakia's Infinity Wrap/Scarf, kit from Jimmy Beans Wool
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Mondim Color 201 100% Non Superwash Portuguese wool
Sock Head Cowl by Kelly McClure in Mountain Colors Yarns in the Lady Slipper Colorway
Off The Needles:
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Badger Buddy colorway
The Bigger On The Inside Shawl by Kate Atherly in Mosiac Moon's "Rose Tyler" colorway for the Time Vortex Lace bit. And Madeline Tosh "Raspberry Cordial" colorway for the TARDIS section.

In Time Out:
Frogging my Doctor Who TARDIS Afghan, thinking about double knitting it. Best way to math?

Spinning/Weaving:
New Schact Matchless. Spinning when I can. Am in love with wheel.

Netflix and Knit:
An American President, Infinity War, Black Panther, Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, Doctor Who, Daria and Star Trek: TNG
Craftivism:
Starting a knitting club for the Oasis Youth Center. Looking for donations of yarn, and circular and dpns in US 7, 8, and 9s.
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.

Book Club:
Explorations In Diversity
The Gender Creative Child
Healing Hands:
I took an Ashiatsu class that I loved!
Opening up my own massage space!

Yarny Adventures:
I did my presentation on the history of knitting for the Seattle Knitter’s Guild and it was amazing!
Rose City Comic Con was great! Very maker and children friendly. (I misplaced the bag maker’s card but I will link to it as soon as I find it. ;) )

Events:
PNW Yarn Crawl The Fall Crawl is September 28-30, 2018
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location 115 West Meeker. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.
Madrona in Tacoma, Wa President’s Day weekend 2019
Stitches West in Santa Clara, the last weekend in Feb. 2019

Sep 25 2018

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Rank #14: Episode 44- Although, I take that back...

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Thursday August 16 , 2018

Shout out-
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry in Sublime DK by Blacktrillium Fibers- The body is blocking before I pick up the collar and try it again!
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Badger Buddy colorway
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Mondim Color 201 100% Non Superwash Portuguese wool
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles
Off The Needles:
Mama Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Rainier colorway. (Unable to find in the shop at the moment but she did have a lot of other national park colorways.)

Spinning/Weaving:
Drop spindle from TurtleMade and roving from Kraemer Yarns in the Mauch Chunky Roving in bright pink, purple, and teal. I was drop spindling at the park during a kids camp last week. My plan is to make spinners out of all of them.

Netflix and Knit:
Christopher Robin, Life of the Party, Making It on NBC but streams on Hulu, and Batman (1989)
Craftivism:
I voted in the Washington State Primary. VOTE!!! Register to vote for the midterms if you haven’t already!
Starting a knitting club for the Oasis Youth Center. Looking for donations of yarn, and circular and dpns in US 7, 8, and 9s.
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location TBD. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.

Book Club:
I finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!!
I have started Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

Events:
September 5, 2018 I'm teaching a mini class on the history of knitting!
Rose City Comic Con September 7-9, 2018

PNW Yarn Crawl The Fall Crawl is September 28-30, 2018
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location TBD. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.

Aug 17 2018

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Rank #15: Episode 43- Human Swift

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Episode 43- Human Swift
Thursday August 2 , 2018

Shout out- Meepers (who is Blacktrillium Melanie) introduced herself in the Ravelry group!
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Mama Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Rainier colorway. (Unable to find in the shop at the moment but she did have a lot of other national park colorways.)
1 Sockhead Slouch Hats by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Badger Buddy colorway

Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles
Off The Needles:
Sockhead Slouch Hats by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Sneaky Snake Colorway
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Mondim Color 201 100% Non Superwash Portuguese wool
In Time Out:
Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry in Sublime DK by Blacktrillium Fibers- It is leaving time out slowly!

Spinning/Weaving:
So much spinning for Tour De Fleece! One project on the wheel and three different drop spindles. The new drop spindle from TurtleMade

In Rehearsal/Performance
Nothing at the moment
Netflix and Knit:
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The Mr. Rogers Documentary

Book Club:
Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont

Yarny Adventures:
Mariner's Stitch 'N' Pitch Tuesday July 31, 2018

Events:
September 5, 2018 I'm teaching a mini class on the history of knitting!
Rose City Comic Con September 7-9, 2018

PNW Yarn Crawl The Fall Crawl is September 28-30, 2018

Aug 03 2018

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Rank #16: Episode 29- Halloween Decorations

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www.backstageknitting.com
backstageknitting@gmail.com

•On the Needles:
oAnna is working on her “Gillyweed Shawl” which is the Light As A Feather shawl by Cascade Yarns in the “gillyweed” colorway by Yarnarchy, “Sherlocked” by Mosiac Moon. She is also working on her stress scarf.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/light-as-a-feather-shawl-5
https://www.etsy.com/listing/511567038/handpainted-wool-yarn-handspun-yarn-bfl
http://www.mosaicmoon.com/item_672/Sherlocked-Semisolid-Birch-Sport-4-oz-skeins.htm
oBethany is working on her Babywrap cardigan by Churchmouse Yarns in the “UW” colorway from Fancy Image Yarn, a doll hat of her own design in Cascade 220 Superwash Merino, TPCT by Teresa Gergorio in Miss Babs Yowza in the “Deep Sea Jelly Fish” color way, and a Welcome Blanket square in Big Twist Yarns in several colors.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-wrap-sweater
http://www.fancyimageyarn.com/store/p190/UW_-_Fingering_Wt._Merino.html
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tpct
https://www.missbabs.com/collections/yowza/products/yowza-deepseajellyfish
https://www.welcomeblanket.org/patterns/
http://www.joann.com/big-twist-collection-rainbow-classic-yarn/zprd_14474563a.html?green=FE655530-1B7D-573B-9ADA-FF8A3B83F207
•Off the Needles:
oBethany finished her first two Welcome Blanket squares! She also finished her Disneyland sockhead hat in Malabrigo and her “Shrowl” by Stephen West in the “Christmakah” colorway.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sockhead-slouch-hat
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shrowl
http://www.amandasartyarn.com
•In Time Out:
oBethany put her LaBoe Top by Cory Ellen in Cascade 220 and her vanilla sock in Plymouth Happy Feet in the “Blueberry” colorway in time out.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/laboe
https://www.plymouthyarn.com/yarn/happy-feet-100-splash-hand-dyed-item-1555
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel
•Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
oAnna has been sewing Halloween costume as Princess Cimorene from “Dealing with Dragons” and a winter coat. She will be working on modifying some of her Halloween dresses.
•Knetflix and Knit:
oAnna finished watching Voltron, What Happened to Monday, the BBC mini series North/South, and Game of Thrones.
oBethany watched all of Parks and Rec, Gilmore Girls- A Year in the Life, That 70s Show, Battlestar Glactica, Doctor Who and the final season of Girls.
•In Performance:
oBethany’s couch is in Rumors at Tacoma Little Theatre.
https://www.tacomalittletheatre.com
•CONTESTS!!
oThe Winner of the Leah Justine debut album contest is Ravelry user LaurelRose99! Message Bethany (Bizzle87) on Ravelry with your email address and we’ll get that to you soon!
•Events:
oWe will be at Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival Sept. 23 and 24, 2017

oALL KNITTERS EVE 2017!! We’re hosting a Welcome Blanket gathering! October 29, 2017 from 12-7 at 300 N. Meridian Puyallup, Wa. If you are interested in vending or donating please email us at backstageknitting@gmail.com
http://www.backstageknitting.com/events.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/114972372510569/

oVogue Knitting Live in Bellevue, Washington November 3-5, 2017
oMadrona and Stitches West in February 2018
•Find us, friend us, follow and like us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope.
•Join our Ravelry group!!
•Shownotes can be found at www.backstageknitting.com

Sep 17 2017

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Rank #17: "Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Spice!!" BSKP Episode 5

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On the Needles:
Anna is still working on her "Kelpie Modern Hap Shawl" By Jared Flood in a Madeline Tosh DK, a green, "Nector", and "Geode"
And a pair of socks. She is also crocheting a skull motif for a pillow cover.
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kelpie-2

Bethany is mid-heel turn on her second 1776 sock. Her "Shrowl" by Stephen West is her recording knitting and she finished the hand part of the purple "Into The Woods" mitt she is writing the pattern for.
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shrowl

Off the Needles:
Bethany finished her "Where you lead I will follow" socks and submitted them to various KALs.
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/where-you-lead-i-will-follow-socks--gilmore-girls

In Time Out:
Anna's "Off Shore V-Neck" pullover by Bristol Ivy is still awaiting frogging.

Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
Anna is starting her 31 Halloween Dresses Project and Autumnal/Seasonal curtains for her home.

Spinning:
Bethany finished spinning her "Cookie Monster" fiber of unknown content. She also plied it with other random singles that were taking up space on her bobbins.

Knetflix & Knit:
Anna watched "Women in Gold" staring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. She is reading "Going Postal" by Terry Pratchett and "Skid Road" by Murray Morgan.

Bethany watched some "One Tree Hill" and "Parks and Recreation." Her new television obsession is Logo Tv's "Finding Prince Charming" and "RuPaul's Dragrace All Stars."

In Rehearsal/Performance:
Anna is involved in the production of "Alcestis" by Irrational Robot Bureau at the Slate Theater 9/16-10/1.
www.facebook.com/irrationalrobotbureau/?fref=ts

Bethany's boyfriend, Nic, designed the lights for Tacoma Little Theatre's production of "The Underpants" by Steve Martin.
www.tacomalittletheatre.com

Events:
Bethany and Anna will be attending the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival Sept. 24-25 in Canby, Oregon. Bethany and Anna will be Periscoping their adventures throughout the weekend!
Bethany and sisters will be attending Geek Girl Con at the Washington State Convention Center October 9th.
Bethany, Anna, and Bethany's mom and sisters will be participating in the PNW Yarn Crawl on October 23rd.
flockandfiberfestival.com
geekgirlcon.com
www.pnwyarncrawl.com

Fall Favorites:
Anna's faves include: crunchy leaves, apple cider, pumpkin muffins, fires in the fireplace, wearing handknits, Halloween and Thanksgiving, movies such as "Little Women" (1994 Winona Ryder), "Beetlejuice" and "Nightmare Before Christmas".

Bethany's faves include: a 2 pump pumpkin spice, 2 pump chai, soy, no water, chai tea latte, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, flannel with leggings and rubber boots or wellies, movies such as the "Harry Potter" series (especially "Order of the Phoenix") "Casper", "Hocus Pocus" and "Practical Magic."

Find us on Periscope, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as Backstage Knitting Podcast!
Join our Ravelry group and introduce yourself!!

Sep 20 2016

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Rank #18: BSKP Episode 19 "I Like the Earth"

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Episode 19
“I like the earth”

Apologies: There is a weird crackly echo from 40:30-41:04. It is the start of Bethany’s Netflix and Knit.
•Shout out to Kate from Texas.
•On the Needles:
oAnna is working on a pair of basic socks for her Hubby in Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock in the Empty Night colorway.
http://www.magpiefibers.com/swanky-sock/empty-night
oBethany is working on her “Coronation Day” Boxy by Joji Locatele in the Winter Jewels colorway by Fancy Image Yarns, Seahawks shorty socks in Seahawk colorways from Fancy Image Yarns, and a shell/tank top by me out of Forbidden Woolery in the discontinued Sweet Pea colorway.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boxy
http://www.fancyimageyarn.com
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel
https://www.forbiddenwoolery.com/search?q=sweet+pea
•Off the Needles:
oAnna finished her first sock in the Empty Night colorway for her husband.
•In Time Out:
oBethany has her #13 #pussyhat in time, she is not happy with her own work. She also has her 2nd Hamilknit Hat by Emily Straw in time out due to her own issues and is not reflective of the pattern.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hamilknit
•Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
oAnna has done some mending and some work on her sundresses in progress.
•Spinning:
oBethany has done some spinning on her Turkish drop spindle but a very small amount.
•We got derailed and talked about Veggie Tales and Silly Songs with Larry. Here you go! ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtHr7gluh08
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpcf_qD3GW4
•Knetflix and Knit:
oAnna is watching Deep Space 9. She is reading Molly Crabapple’s autobiography and “A Year in Provence” by Peter Mayle. Bethany jumped in and recommended The Woven Road podcast.
https://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Blood-Molly-Crabapple/dp/0062323644/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492490205&sr=8-1&keywords=molly+crabapple
https://www.amazon.com/Year-Provence-Peter-Mayle/dp/0679731148/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492490234&sr=8-1&keywords=a+year+in+provence
http://www.thewovenroad.com


oBethany is watching Friends, Gilmore Girls, How I Met Your Mother, West Wing Season 1 and listening to the West Wing Weekly podcast in conjuction- if you want to chat about it in the West Wing Along thread in our Ravelry group, please do so!! She is also watching Feud and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9. She started reading “No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting.”
http://thewestwingweekly.com
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_8?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=no+idle+hands+the+social+history+of+american+knitting&sprefix=no+idle+%2Caps%2C245&crid=1CADB5MF7HNBR
oHealing Hands:
•Anna is half way through her first term in massage school. She really enjoys the hands on portion but is concerned about the academic side of the course load.
oIn Rehearsal:
•Bethany is designing sound and will be running box office for New Muses production of Peer Gynt opening on April 27, 2017.
http://www.newmuses.com
oCONTESTS:
•#BSKPHAMILONG prizes will be in the mail on Saturday April 15, 2017.
•NEW CONTEST!!!!!!
•Tell Us Your Name!
oJoin the Backstage Knitting Podcast Ravelry group.
oTell us the story behind your Ravelry name in the Tell Us Your Name Thread.
oWe will randomly choose a winner when we record episode 21 on May 13.
•The PRIZE is a skein of sock yarn from Fierce Fiber in the Druple colorway.
oEvents:
•PNW Yarn Crawl May 4-7, 2017
http://www.pnwyarncrawl.com
•World Wide Knit In Public Day June 10, 2017
•Mariners Stitch N Pitch July 20, 2017
http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/schedule/promotions.jsp?c_id=sea

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Show notes can be found at www.backstageknitting.weebly.com

Apr 18 2017

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Rank #19: BSKP Episode 10 "Happy Thanksgivening!"

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BKSP Episode 10 Show Notes:
Happy Thanksgivening!

On the Needles:
Anna is working on a basic sock in Wonderland Yarns in the “Jam Today” colorway, and secret baby knits.

Bethany is working the “Shrowl” by Stephen West in Amanda’s Art Yarns in the “Krismakah” colorway.

Off the Needles:
Anna finished her pair of basic socks in Pagewood Farms “Crayon” colorway.

Bethany finished two “Antler Toques” by TinCan Knits, both in Cascade 220, one is in an olive color and the other is a navy blue.

In Time Out:
Bethany has a Christmas Hat that is sorta in time out but not really.

Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
Anna finished the wedding dress alterations.

Knetflix and Knit:
Anna watched some “Scrubs”, is reading the Harry Potter Series, and saw “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in theaters.

Bethany has watched some “Parks and Rec”, “Gilmore Girls” and just started watching “The West Wing.”

In Rehearsal/Performance:
Nic is lighting a production of “Miracle on 34th Street” at Tacoma Little Theater that runs from November 26- December 24, 2016.

Events:
#BSKPHAMILONG starts January 1-February 28, 2016

When You Helps Others charity KAL(ish) is ongoing.

Madrona in Tacoma, Washington Feb. 16-19, 2017

Stitches West in Santa Clara, California Feb. 24-26, 2016

Thanksgiving Favorites:
Bethany loves the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, mashed potatoes and sparkling cider, getting some time off of work, and the start of the Christmas Season.
Anna loves PIE! Family time, new and old traditions including drink all of the sparkling cider as a kid and getting to help cook now as an adult.

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Show notes can be found at www.backstageknitting.weebly.com

Nov 29 2016

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Rank #20: BSKP Episode 14 "A Fantastic Start"

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Backstage Knitting Podcast Episode 14
“A Fantastic Start”

•Shout out to Lisanne from Germany. She introduced herself in our Ravelry group.
•On the Needles:
oAnna is working on more secret baby knits and a pink hat.
oBethany is working on her Halloween socks out of Opal yarn but she might just frog it. She is also working on her “Coffee Date” shawl by C.C. Almon.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/coffee-date-shawl
•Off the Needles:
oAnna finished her Mum’s Christmas shawl and a total of 5 Pussy hats.
oBethany finished a grand total of 11 Pussy hats.
https://www.pussyhatproject.com
•Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
oAnna is sewing some duvet covers for a friend and continuing to work on her Princess Leia/Tank Girl cosplay.
•Weaving:
oBethany is working on a pink and purple scarf out of Cascade 220
•Knetflix & Knit:
oAnna is watching Into The Woods (2014), Cinderella (2015), Star Trek Voyager, and is reading His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik and Bossy Pants by Tina Fey.
oBethany is watching Gilmore Girls season 3, The West Wing season 4, Netflix documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, PBS documentary One Woman, One Vote, the CNN series The Seventies and The Eighties. She also went to see La La Land and Hidden Figures in the theater.
•In Rehearsal/Performance:
oBethany saw Of Mice and Men at Tacoma Little Theater, directed by her boyfriend, Nic, on January 20, 2017.
https://www.tacomalittletheatre.com/blog/2016/of-mice-and-men
•Events:
o#BSKPHAMILONG running now through March 15. Complete a Hamilton inspired project between Jan.1 and March 15. Post a picture of the FO on the Ravelry group thread and you’ll be entered to win some awesome prizes.
oMadrona Feb. 16-19, 2017 in Tacoma, Wa.
oStitches West Feb. 24-26 in Santa Clara, Ca.
oEmerald City Comicon March 2-5 in Seattle, Wa.
oZachary Kellogg’s Cabaret March 10-11 in Puyallup, Wa.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1195958793858728/
•If you enjoy the show please leave us a review on iTunes.
•You can find Backstage Knitting Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope. Please join our fantastic Ravelry group!
•Theme song written and recorded by Zachary Kellogg.
ohttp://www.zacharykelloggmusic.com

Jan 26 2017

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Episode 51 - Outrageous

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Episode 51- Outrageous
Monday September 30, 2019

Shout out-Thanks to everyone who messaged to check on me and the podcast.
Quick Life Update- Math, Graduation, New Nephew
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Ronan by Andrea Mowry in Neighborhood Fiber Arts Studio Worsted in the Dupont Circle colorway. #myrhineBIPOCsweater
Morticia shawl by Boo Knits in lace weight yarn from A Hundred Ravens.
Boneyard by Stephen West in Plymouth Electra Lite in the Gold colorway

Off The Needles:
Lullaby baby sweater in yarn from Apple Studios
Baby Wrap sweater from Churchmouse Yarns in a red and blue from Schmutzerella
Baby Vertabrae in yarn from Oink Pigment
Catch and Release sweater in “Random Acts of Kindness” from Amanda’s arts yarn

In Time Out:
Frogged the Ninilchik Swoncho
In Rehearsal/Performance
I will be stage managing an upcoming production of Camelot. Rehearsals will be starting in November or so.
I am running spot for a burlesque show in early November.
Netflix and Knit:
Doctor Who, Parks and Rec, Friends 25th Anniversary
Craftivism:
Craftivst Afternoons will be returning. The coffee shop we were knitting at closed so we need a new location. Does anyone in the Tacoma/Puyallup/Federal Way area have suggestions for locations? Dates and Times?.
Racism in knitting-
Listen to the “Social Proofing” episode of Knitmore Girls. Little Skein Anne is kind, holds herself accountable, and is a delight to listen to.
Sockmatician, Boyland Knits, and all of the things.
Why is it outrageous? Can’t we fix this?

Book Club:
“Ain’t I a Woman” by bell hooks. Wonderful historical perspective.
Healing Hands:
Events:
#myRhineBIPOCsweater is a knitalong hosted by Lady Dye Dyeworks and the Knitmore Girls. I am happily knitting along!
PNW Yarn Crawl October 4-6, 2019. My sisters, mom, and I will be crawling on Sunday October 6.

Oct 01 2019

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EPISODE 50- Voice in our fingertips

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Episode 50- Voice in our fingertips
Monday January 20, 2019

Shout out- to Cori who likes to knit blankets and is an academic librarian.
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Comfy Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry in yarn by Black Trillium Fibers.
The Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Peggy Jane Fibers in the Dirty Orchid Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles
Port Gamble Socks by Fairlight Fibers and Swing Left by Megan Williams in White Birch Fiber Arts in the Hell Bent Feminist She-Devil colorway
Sock Head Hat by Kelly McClure in a pretty yellow from Blissful Knits

Off The Needles:
Port Gamble Socks by Fairlight Fibers and Swing Left by Megan Williams in White Birch Fiber Arts in the Hell Bent Feminist She-Devil colorway
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles.
Helm Hat by Stephen West
Antler Toque by Tin Can Knits
Fingerless mitts of my own creation
Six Mini Sweater Ornaments in different Lion Brand Bon Bon Christmas colors
Sock Head Hat by Kelly McClure

In Time Out:
Wonder Woman Sweater using Ann Budd's Handy Book of Top Down Sweaters

Spinning/Weaving:
I started the #spin15aday project for the year. At home I am spinning Lorna’s Laces on my Matchless and when I am out and about BLF from Allyn Knit and Spin on my Turtle Made bottom whirl drop spindle.
I am using 15 minutes as a way to achieve other goals and reflect on my day/year/project/etc.

In Rehearsal/Performance
Hamlet is now open with New Muses Theatre Co. at the Dukesbay Theatre in Tacoma. I designed the sound and coordinated the costumes.
Annie at the 5th Ave. was amazing over the holiday season. Check out Visia Grace!
The Lion King at the Paramount was also fantastic.

Netflix and Knit:
Aquaman, Various Marvel movies and Wonder Woman, Gilmore Girls, and The Office.

Craftivism:
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday March ? from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Bring a project that will create joy, warmth, and comfort for someone in need. Start a group in your area! Ravelry thread.
Racism in knitting-
The comments I saw:
“I don’t see color. I just see people” Is a form of white supremacy.
“I’m white and I’ve been through x, y, and z.” White privilege doesn’t protect you from all the evils of the world. It’s not magic.
“I just want to knit and not get involved or have my bubble burst.” That is white privilege.
“Explorations in Diversity.” And the question from my class.
“Me and White Supremacy Workbook” by Layla F. Saad.
Blackish
Use the voice we have in our fingertips, show up, but realize its not about you and just listen.

Book Club:
Spiral Dance by Starhawk
Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton
1978/79 run of Ms. Marvel
2014/15 run of Captain Marvel (Both were read on Marvel Unlimited)
Healing Hands:
I have completed my Ashiatsu Certification. I am running a special at my studio, Bodywork By Bethany, in Puyallup.

Contests:
Just Vote! Post a picture of you voting in the Ravelry thread or by using #bskpjustvote on Instagram. If you are doing extra (volunteering at the polling station, driving people to and from polling, hosting a voting party, etc) to get the vote post another picture to get another entry. Winners get a skein of “Ravelry Gone Wild” from Fancy Image Yarn.
The WINNER IS: post #3, nikitu

Events:
PCTMA Silent Auction and Spaghetti Feed Feb. 16 5-9pm
Madrona in Tacoma, Wa Feb. 14-17, 2019
Stitches West in Santa Clara, Ca. Feb. 21-24, 2019

Jan 22 2019

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Episode 49-The Witching Hour

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Wednesday October 31,2018

Shout out- None this week
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Tegna top by Caitlin Hunter in Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in color A9452 Candombe
The second Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles
Port Gamble Socks by Fairlight Fibers and Swing Left by Megan Williams in White Birch Fiber Arts in the Hell Bent Feminist She-Devil colorway

In Time Out:
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles. Not happy with the toe.
Paris in Berlin by Joji Locatelli in Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi fingering, 65% silk, 35% baby camel, in the Valhalla colorway- sent to me by Bijou Basin to review. Screwed up the pattern. Not sure if it will be redone or made into a new project.
Sockhead Cowl by Kelly McClure with Knitted Wit Love Is Love DK base. Gonna frog it.

Spinning/Weaving:
Started weaving my new project. It’s making slow progress.
Some spinning but not a lot.

A Review!
Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi fingering, 65% silk, 35% baby camel, in the Valhalla colorway- sent to me by Bijou Basin to review
Love the yarn! The package also came with a pattern, some to-do list note pads, and a sticker.
I highly recommend this yarn!

In Rehearsal/Performance
Saw “On Your Feet” at the Paramount

Netflix and Knit:
Doctor Who, The West Wing, A Star is Born, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Women and Spirituality- The Goddess Trilogy

Craftivism:
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Bring a project that will create joy, warmth, and comfort for someone in need. Start a group in your area! Ravelry thread.
The US mid-term elections are in less then a week. VOTE!
Use social media with discretion. Beware of bias and echo chambers.
Make something that makes the world a little brighter.

Book Club:
Spiral Dance by Starhawk

Contests:
Just Vote! Post a picture of you voting in the Ravelry thread or by using #bskpjustvote on Instagram. If you are doing extra (volunteering at the polling station, driving people to and from polling, hosting a voting party, etc) to get the vote post another picture to get another entry. Winners get a skein of “Ravelry Gone Wild” from Fancy Image Yarn. Winner will be randomly selected on November 12

Events:
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 and Sunday December 2 from 2-4 pm. Location 115 West Meeker.
Madrona in Tacoma, Wa Feb. 14-17, 2019
Stitches West in Santa Clara, Ca. Feb. 21-24, 2019

Nov 01 2018

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Episode 48- Tolerance

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Monday October 15,2018

Shout out- None this week
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Paris in Berlin by Joji Locatelli in Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi fingering, 65% silk, 35% baby camel, in the Valhalla colorway- sent to me by Bijou Basin to review
Tegna top by Caitlin Hunter in Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in color A9452 Candombe
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles
Port Gamble Socks by Fairlight Fibers and Swing Left by Megan Williams in White Birch Fiber Arts in the Hell Bent Feminist She-Devil colorway

In Time Out:
Swing Left sock the first attempt was too small and not happy.
Tegna, didn’t read the chart and had to rip back some.

Spinning/Weaving:
Finished the weaving project that I started at the weaving basics class at the Nifty Knitter Yarn Shop. The yarn is Malabrio
Warped a new project. Haven’t gotten further than that.

Netflix and Knit:
Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, The West Wing, Saturday Night Live, Doctor Who
Witchy Sunday featuring- Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus, and a few episodes of Charmed

Craftivism:
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Bring a project that will create joy, warmth, and comfort for someone in need. Start a group in your area! Ravelry thread.
Tolerance-
“the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.” - Google
Knitmore Girls Podcast "Heart of Intersectionality" Episode
Internet tips-
Delete the Facebook app from the phone
Use the unfollow button
Knit something

Book Club:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, mainly on Audible

Contests:
Just Vote! Post a picture of you voting. If you are doing extra (volunteering at the polling station, driving people to and from polling, hosting a voting party, etc) to get the vote post another picture to get another entry. Winners get a skein of “Ravelry Gone Wild” from Fancy Image Yarn. Winner will be randomly selected on November 12

Events:
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 from 2-4 pm. Location 115 West Meeker.
Madrona in Tacoma, Wa Feb. 14-17, 2019
Stitches West in Santa Clara, Ca. Feb. 21-24, 2019

Oct 17 2018

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BSKP Episode 47

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Monday October 8,2018

Shout out- None this week
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Paris in Berlin by Joji Locatelli in Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi fingering, 65% silk, 35% baby camel, in the Valhalla colorway- sent to me by Bijou Basin to review
Dotted Rays by Stephen West in the Marriage Equality Gradient (not currently available) from Neighborhood Fiber Co.
A Knitted Knocker in cotton
The Resistance Hat by Krista Nelson in red, white, and blue sock yarn.
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles

Off The Needles:
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Mondim Color 201 100% Non Superwash Portuguese wool

Spinning/Weaving:
Finishing a weaving project that I started last week at the weaving basics class at the Nifty Knitter Yarn Shop. The yarn is Malabrigo. Loving the class.

Netflix and Knit:
Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, Harry Potter 7.1 and 7.2, 1970s Wonder Woman, Saturday Night Live

Craftivism:
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Bring a project that will create joy, warmth, and comfort for someone in need. Start a group in your area! Ravelry thread.

Book Club:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, mainly on Audible

Yarny Adventures:
Craftivist Afternoon! Great start to the events!

Events:
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday November 4 from 2-4 pm. Location 115 West Meeker.
Madrona in Tacoma, Wa Feb. 14-17, 2019
Stitches West in Santa Clara, Ca. Feb. 21-24, 2019

Oct 13 2018

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Episode 46- A Special Guest!

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Monday October 1, 2018

Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Nakia's Infinity Wrap/Scarf, kit from Jimmy Beans Wool
Paris in Berlin by Joji Locatelli in Bijou Basin Ranch Gobi fingering, 65% silk, 35% baby camel, in the Valhalla colorway- sent to me by Bijou Basin to review
Half a welcome blanket square
Erinne is working on
Sherlock Scarf
Blanket Square

Off The Needles:
Sock Head Cowl by Kelly McClure in Mountain Colors Yarns in the Lady Slipper Colorway
One blanket square for my welcome blanket

In Time Out:
Erinne frogged a cowl that she twisted when joining.

Spinning/Weaving:
New Schact Matchless- I did some spinning. Still using the Kraemer roving
Finished a weaving project that has been on the loom for a while in prep for a weaving basics class we are taking this week

A Review!
Mountain Colors Yarns in the Lady Slipper Colorway
Fiber content: 53% Superwash Merino, 17% domestic wool, 17% slk, 13% nylon
450 yards in each 100g skein

In Rehearsal/Performance
Erinne with be performing in Scrooge at Tacoma Little Theater this coming holiday season.

Netflix and Knit:
Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, Harry Potter 1-6
Erinne has been watching Daria on Hulu

Craftivism:
Starting a knitting club for the Oasis Youth Center. Looking for donations of yarn, and circular and dpns in US 7, 8, and 9s. First meeting went great!
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.

Book Club:
Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, mainly on Audible
Erinne is reading The Magic Misfts by Neil Patrick Harris

Yarny Adventures:
PNW Yarn Crawl on Sunday was great! Lots of fun with my family and lots of fun seeing the shops and other crawlers.

Events:
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location 115 West Meeker. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.
Madrona in Tacoma, Wa President’s Day weekend 2019
Stitches West in Santa Clara, the last weekend in Feb. 2019

Oct 02 2018

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Episode 45!

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Episode 45!
Monday September 24, 2018

Shout out- From the Knit and Brew crew in Leavenworth, Wa.
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Nakia's Infinity Wrap/Scarf, kit from Jimmy Beans Wool
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Mondim Color 201 100% Non Superwash Portuguese wool
Sock Head Cowl by Kelly McClure in Mountain Colors Yarns in the Lady Slipper Colorway
Off The Needles:
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Badger Buddy colorway
The Bigger On The Inside Shawl by Kate Atherly in Mosiac Moon's "Rose Tyler" colorway for the Time Vortex Lace bit. And Madeline Tosh "Raspberry Cordial" colorway for the TARDIS section.

In Time Out:
Frogging my Doctor Who TARDIS Afghan, thinking about double knitting it. Best way to math?

Spinning/Weaving:
New Schact Matchless. Spinning when I can. Am in love with wheel.

Netflix and Knit:
An American President, Infinity War, Black Panther, Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, Doctor Who, Daria and Star Trek: TNG
Craftivism:
Starting a knitting club for the Oasis Youth Center. Looking for donations of yarn, and circular and dpns in US 7, 8, and 9s.
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location: Downtown Brew on 115 West Meeker in Puyallup. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.

Book Club:
Explorations In Diversity
The Gender Creative Child
Healing Hands:
I took an Ashiatsu class that I loved!
Opening up my own massage space!

Yarny Adventures:
I did my presentation on the history of knitting for the Seattle Knitter’s Guild and it was amazing!
Rose City Comic Con was great! Very maker and children friendly. (I misplaced the bag maker’s card but I will link to it as soon as I find it. ;) )

Events:
PNW Yarn Crawl The Fall Crawl is September 28-30, 2018
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location 115 West Meeker. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.
Madrona in Tacoma, Wa President’s Day weekend 2019
Stitches West in Santa Clara, the last weekend in Feb. 2019

Sep 25 2018

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Episode 44- Although, I take that back...

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Thursday August 16 , 2018

Shout out-
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry in Sublime DK by Blacktrillium Fibers- The body is blocking before I pick up the collar and try it again!
Sockhead Slouch Hat by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Badger Buddy colorway
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Mondim Color 201 100% Non Superwash Portuguese wool
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles
Off The Needles:
Mama Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Rainier colorway. (Unable to find in the shop at the moment but she did have a lot of other national park colorways.)

Spinning/Weaving:
Drop spindle from TurtleMade and roving from Kraemer Yarns in the Mauch Chunky Roving in bright pink, purple, and teal. I was drop spindling at the park during a kids camp last week. My plan is to make spinners out of all of them.

Netflix and Knit:
Christopher Robin, Life of the Party, Making It on NBC but streams on Hulu, and Batman (1989)
Craftivism:
I voted in the Washington State Primary. VOTE!!! Register to vote for the midterms if you haven’t already!
Starting a knitting club for the Oasis Youth Center. Looking for donations of yarn, and circular and dpns in US 7, 8, and 9s.
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location TBD. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.

Book Club:
I finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!!
I have started Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

Events:
September 5, 2018 I'm teaching a mini class on the history of knitting!
Rose City Comic Con September 7-9, 2018

PNW Yarn Crawl The Fall Crawl is September 28-30, 2018
Craftivist Afternoon. Sunday October 7 from 2-4 pm. Location TBD. Focus on Knitted Knockers for October.

Aug 17 2018

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Episode 43- Human Swift

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Thursday August 2 , 2018

Shout out- Meepers (who is Blacktrillium Melanie) introduced herself in the Ravelry group!
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and I’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Mama Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Rainier colorway. (Unable to find in the shop at the moment but she did have a lot of other national park colorways.)
1 Sockhead Slouch Hats by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Badger Buddy colorway

Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Oink Pigments Oink Sock in the Listen Humans! Colorway! With new Addi-Flexi Tips needles
Off The Needles:
Sockhead Slouch Hats by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Sneaky Snake Colorway
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Mondim Color 201 100% Non Superwash Portuguese wool
In Time Out:
Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry in Sublime DK by Blacktrillium Fibers- It is leaving time out slowly!

Spinning/Weaving:
So much spinning for Tour De Fleece! One project on the wheel and three different drop spindles. The new drop spindle from TurtleMade

In Rehearsal/Performance
Nothing at the moment
Netflix and Knit:
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The Mr. Rogers Documentary

Book Club:
Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont

Yarny Adventures:
Mariner's Stitch 'N' Pitch Tuesday July 31, 2018

Events:
September 5, 2018 I'm teaching a mini class on the history of knitting!
Rose City Comic Con September 7-9, 2018

PNW Yarn Crawl The Fall Crawl is September 28-30, 2018

Aug 03 2018

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Episode 42- Fun with Color

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Episode 42- Fun with Color!
Thursday July 19, 2018

Shout out- No Shout outs this week
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Mama Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Rainier colorway. (Unable to find in the shop at the moment but she did have a lot of other national park colorways.)
1 Sockhead Slouch Hats by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Sneaky Snake Colorway
Dotted Rays Shawl by Stephen West in the Marriage Equality Gradient set by Neighborhood Fiber Co. Sorta in time out. Constantly 14ish stitches off.
Port Gamble Socks Fairlight Fibers in Mondim Color 201 100% Non Superwash Portuguese wool
Off The Needles:
1 Sockhead Slouch Hats by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Lion Heart Colorway.

Spinning/Weaving:
So much spinning for Tour De Fleece! One project on the wheel and two different drop spindles.
A Review!
Kraemer YarnsMauch Chunky Roving
100% US Wool
28 Microns
Sold in 1 lb quantities on their website
In Rehearsal/Performance
Lysistrata closed this past weekend but we have God Of Vengence opening in August! I’ll be doing sound, Box Office and probably some costume help.
Netflix and Knit:
Ant-man and the Wasp, The Incredibles 2, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (on Hulu), and the 1970 Wonder Woman Tv Series.
Craftivism:
Craftivist Atlanta is hosting a weekly craftivist together. Right now they are making Welcome Blankets. Is this something people in the Northwest would be interested in doing? Rotate between North and South side?
“Believe that the personal is political and that every choice and action we make affects not only ouselves and our lives, but the lives of others as well.” -Knitting for Good Page 101

Yarny Adventures:
Tour de Fleece Kick Off!!! Saturday July 7, 2018 2:30-5 Pioneer Park in Puyallup. Not in the Pavilion.

Events:
Tour de Fleece July 7-29, 2018

Mariner's Stitch 'N' Pitch Tuesday July 31, 2018
PNW Yarn Crawl The Fall Crawl is September 28-30, 2018

Jul 19 2018

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Episode 41- Community

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Episode 41- Community
Monday July 2, 2018

Shout out- No Shout outs this week
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group! Subscribe to audio on Apple Podcasts and video on YouTube!

On The Needles:
Mama Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Rainier colorway. (Unable to find in the shop at the moment but she did have a lot of other national park colorways.)
2 Sockhead Slouch Hats by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Lion Heart Colorway and the Sneaky Snake Colorway
Dotted Rays Shawl by Stephen West in the Marriage Equality Gradient set by Neighborhood Fiber Co. Sorta in time out. Constantly 14ish stitches off.
In Rehearsal/Performance
Costumes and sound for a production of Lysistrata with New Muses Theatre Company- Open Now through July 15! Come check it out! Not family friendly!
Saw the Color Purple last night at the Paramount
Netflix and Knit:
How I met Your Mother- Hulu, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Broadway: The American Musical
Craftivism:
It’s been a rough couple weeks in the US. I’m using this segment to promote projects and other ways positive and effective change within and outside of the crafting realm.

Events:
Tour de Fleece Kick Off!!! Saturday July 7, 2018 2:30-5 Pioneer Park in Puyallup. Not in the Pavilion.
Tour de Fleece July 7-29, 2018

Mariner's Stitch 'N' Pitch Tuesday July 31, 2018

Jul 02 2018

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Episode 40- A New Chapter

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Monday June 11, 2018

Shout out- Lizzie from Toronto, Lin from Tuscaloosa, and Nancy from Maine
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group!

On The Needles:
Mama Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Rainier colorway. (Unable to find in the shop at the moment but she did have a lot of other national park colorways.)
2 Sockhead Slouch Hats by Kelly McClure in Knitted Wit Victory Sock in the Lion Heart Colorway and the Sneaky Snake Colorway
Off The Needles:
Sparkle Raglan Sweater by Krysten Ritter. Kit is no longer available at We Are Knitters
Baby Vertebrae by Kelly van Niekerk in Twisted Owl Fiber Studio in the Darkwing Duck colorway
In Time Out:
The darn collar is wrong!Comfort Fade Cadri by Andrea Mowry in Black Trillium Fibers Sublime DK starting with Cerise to Peach Blossom to Unicorn Opal to Carnaval
Spinning/Weaving:
Did some spinning with the preschoolers for Y week. She has also spent some time spinning on the wheel and drop spindle just for her own enjoyment.

In Rehearsal/Performance
Costumes and sound for the upcoming production of Lysistrata with New Muses Theatre Company
Netflix and Knit:
Watched all of the MCU, some films have been repeated. Step by Step and Full House on Hulu, in theaters Book Club, Deadpool 2, RBG, Infinity War

Book Club:
Reading the 1970s run of Ms. Marvel on Marvel Unlimited, and Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

Yarny Adventures:
PNW Yarn Crawl, Field Trip to Church Mouse Yarns and Teas on Bainbridge Island, World Wide Knit in Public Day at the Twisted Kilt, and the Vashon Sheep Dog Classic

Events:

Mariner's Stitch 'N' Pitch Tuesday July 31, 2018

Jun 12 2018

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Episode 39- You're Wrong

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Episode 39! You’re Wrong
Saturday April 7, 2018

Shout out- Lori from San Jose who Bethany met at Stitches West this year, Lisa from Pittsburgh, and Ravelry User GypseeJones from Moses Lake, Wa.
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group!

On The Needles:
Bethany is working on:
Almost done with the first sleeve! Comfort Fade Cadri by Andrea Mowry in Black Trillium Fibers Sublime DK starting with Cerise to Peach Blossom to Unicorn Opal to Carnaval
Cast on my “Batman” socks! Standard toe-up socks in a funky rib pattern I don’t know if I like. I will use a Fish Lips Kiss Heel Yarn is It's All About Ewe Yarn in the “Hairy Lemon” color.

Anna is working on:
Beekeeper's Quilt Hexipuffs in various leftover sock yarn
Basic socks in Superwash Merino in “Pockets” colourway from Knitted Wit on US 1’s and a Fish Lips Kiss Heel by the Sox Therapist
the “So Faded” pullover by Andrea Mowry in Malabrigo Mechita in “English Rose”, “Lotus”, “Indiecita”, “Poipu”, and “Whale’s Road” got all cast on and working on the first color fade!!

In Time Out:
Bethany put lots of things in Time Out:
Kamryn’s Birthday Present: Frogged!
Bad Juju socks: Frogged!

Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
Anna - made a couple pot holders and repaired things languishing in her Mending Pile. A pair of jeans and put a new zipper in an old dress.
Also made a Galaxy Skirt to wear to the Amanda Palmer concert tomorrow!!
Spinning/Weaving:
Bethany did some construction paper weaving with her preschoolers for W week.

Netflix and Knit:
Bethany has been doing the Countdown to Avengers: Infinity War! Watched Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. This weekend will finish phase two with Age of Ulton and Antman
Anna watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, The Court Jester with Danny Kaye and Glynis Johns, and Guardians of the Galaxy 1

Events:

Marvel Cinematic Universe-A-Long! A countdown to Infinity War! Use #BskpMCUalong
March for Science April 14, 2018 Seattle, Washington- Bethany can’t be there now but you should!
PNW Yarn Crawl May 3-6, 2018 Bethany and family will be crawling on Sunday the 6th.
World Wide Knit in Public Day is June 9, 2018. Watch for us to do something!
Mariner's Stitch 'N' Pitch Tuesday July 31, 2018

Apr 10 2018

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Episode 38- A Super Episode!

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Sunday March 25, 2018

Shout out- Margo from Portland who is doing a mystery production in PDX this summer.
Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry Group!

On The Needles:
Bethany is working on:
Almost done with the body. Working on fading in the forth color. iComfort Fade Cadri by Andrea Mowry in Black Trillium Fibers Sublime DK starting with Cerise to Peach Blossom to Unicorn Opal to Carnaval
DK weight socks in Bad JuJu from Amanda’s Art Yarn on size Us 3 needles, heel has been turned and am working on the cuff- pretty sure I am going to frog them.
The Bigger On The Inside Shawl by Kate Atherly in Mosiac Moon's "Rose Tyler" colorway for the Time Vortex Lace bit. And Madeline Tosh "Raspberry Cordial" colorwayfor the TARDIS section. The Lace Vortex bit is done and the Tardis section is waiting for Bethany to have brains to look up how to do a bobble.

Anna is working on:
Beekeeper's Quilt Hexipuffs in various leftover sock yarn (Magpie Fibers “Empty Night and Hell's Bells” Malabrigo Mechita in “Ink”, Miss Babs Killington in “Half Past Midnight”)
Basic socks in Superwash Merino in “Pockets” colourway from Knitted Wit on US 1’s and a Fish Lips Kiss Heel by the Sox Therapist
Almost On the needles: “So Faded” by Andrea Mowry in Malabrigo Mechita in “English Rose”, “Lotus”, “Indiecita”, “Poipu”, and “Whale’s Road” Just waiting on English Rose to arrive from Jimmy Beans Wool!
Off The Needles:
Bethany Finished:0

Anna finished: 2 Hexipuffs!
In Time Out:
Bethany put lots of things in Time Out:
Kamryn’s birthday present. It just doesn’t seem to like what Bethany or the amazing Alter Knit book wants it to be.
Anna-0

Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
Anna - Finished her “Georgia O’Keefe” dress (pattern is Sew House Seven for Simplicity Pattern: 8231)
Spinning/Weaving:
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In Rehearsal/Performance
Bethany- Lots of New Muses productions happening over the summer.
Anna-0

Netflix and Knit:
Bethany has been watching: Blackish- caught up and waiting for more episodes, Restarted Supergirl, watched Thor Ragnarok and the new 2017 Jumanji
Anna saw Black Panther, rewatched Coraline, and started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Events:

Marvel Cinematic Universe-A-Long! A countdown to Infinity War! Use #BskpMCUalong
Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan- It looks like the Spider man logo.
Superhero Civil War hats! - Colorwork hats that say Team Cap or Team Iron Man
Captain America Knit Hoodie- This looks so cool and has been in Bethany’s to knit list for a while.
Black Panther Afghan Square
Nakia's Infinity Scarf
March for Science April 14, 2018 Seattle, Washington- Bethany can’t be there now but you should!
PNW Yarn Crawl May 3-6, 2018 Bethany and family will be crawling on Sunday the 6th.
World Wide Knit in Public Day is June 9, 2018. Watch for us to do something!
Mariner's Stitch 'N' Pitch Tuesday July 31, 2018

Mar 26 2018

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Episode 37- Producer of Ones Own Life

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•Episode 37! March 10, 2018- Producer of Ones Own Life
•One Minute Real Life Update!
•Shout out- Jessica in Germany, Sylvia from Wisconsin, Noel from Denver, Colorado, Becca from somewhere unknown.
• Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!

•Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry group!

•On The Needles:
oBethany is working on:
•Swatched for the Comfort Fade Cardiby Andrea Mowry in Black Trillium Fibers Sublime DKstarting with Cerise to Peach Blossom to Unicorn Opal to Carnaval
•DK weight socks in Bad JuJu from Amanda’s Art Yarn on size Us 3 needles, heel has been turned and am working on the cuff.
•The Bigger on the Inside shawl by Kate Atherly in Mosiac Moon "Rose Tyler" colorway for the Time Vortex Lace bit which is almost done. And Madeline Tosh “Raspberry Sorbet” or something for the TARDIS section.
•Most of the turned brim for the Resistance Hat- the Mature Version by Krista Nelson in Cascade Heritage. Red, White, and Blue.
oAnna is working on:
•Basic socks in Superwash Merino in “Pockets” colourway from Knitted Wit on US 1’s and a Fish Lips Kiss Heel
•Off The Needles:
oBethany Finished:
•3 more Knitted Knockers equaling two pairs of knockers that were donated at Stitches West
•“Coronation Day” Boxy by Joji Locatelli in Fancy Image Yarn “Winter Jewel” colorway.
•Wonder Woman Wrap by Carissa Browning using Madeline Tosh
•The Space Princess Hat by GENEVIEVE MILLER from the Knits for Nerds book in Red Heart in a Rapunzel Yellow.
oAnna finished:
•Aidan’s Cowl in Big Box yarn

•In Time Out:
oBethany put lots of things in Time Out:
•Her Stitches sock that has turned into the Bigger on the Inside Shawl.
oAnna-
•Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
oAnna - Started embellishing my Graduation Dress
oOther dress projects are in the works

•Spinning/Weaving:
oBethany- learned how to chain ply at knitting group. She thinks her singles are the reason for her spinning attacking her.
•Netflix and Knit:
oBethany has been watching: Blackish, Restarted Doctor Who with the 9th Doctor on Amazon Prime, lots of the Olympics, and Black Panther.
oAnna has been watching: Stardust, The Mind of a Chef/Chef’s table on Netflix
oPlanning to go see Black Panther, Maria and the Wishflower (Miyazaki), Coco! Wrinkle in Time

•Events:

oRecap the-Ravelynics, Madrona, Stitches and Emerald City Comicon!
oMarch For Our Lives- Seattle
•Neighborhood Fiber Co. "Parkland" benefit colorway
oMarch For Science April 14, 2018 Seattle, Washington (The date has changed since we recorded and Bethany will not be able to attend.)
oWorld Wide Knit in Publiic Day is June 9, 2018. Watch for us to do something!
oAn awesome summer knit a Long is in the works!!

Mar 12 2018

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Episode 36- The Tongue Twister Episode!

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Episode 36- The Tongue Twister Episode!
Shout out- Want a Shout out?? Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out on the next episode!
Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry group!
On The Needles:
Bethany is working on:
A knitted Knocker- https://www.knittedknockers.org
DK weight socks in Bad JuJu from Amanda’s Art Yarn on size Us 3 needles
Kamryn’s Birthday Hat- Alter Knit Book!- https://www.amazon.com/AlterKnit-Stitch-Dictionary-Modern-Knitting/dp/1632505533/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517191672&sr=8-1&keywords=alterknit+stitch+dictionary+200+modern+knitting+motifs
Did the provisional cast on for the Resistance Hat- the Mature Version by Krista Nelson in Cascade Heritage. Red, White, and Blue- https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/resistance-hat
Anna is working on:
Her seed stitch stress scarf
An Entrelac Baby Blanket- Anna’s pattern in various balls of Noro- https://knittingfever.com/brand/noro
Off The Needles:
Bethany Finished:
PLymouth Happy Feet in the Blueberry colorway socks! 1 Knitted Knocker in Cascade Ultra Pima, 2 Pussy Hats in exchange for a donation to the YWCA
Anna finished:
The second flip top mitten of her own pattern in stash yarn.
In Time Out:
Bethany put lots of things in Time Out:
Knitted Knocker- misread the pattern and redid the knocker, Roxie- was told to get a toy and got my yarn instead, Zombie Stitch pattern fail.
Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
Anna has loving looked at her sewing things as she packs for an upcoming move.

Spinning/Weaving:
Bethany- did some weaving with my preschoolers. And a bit of spinning on my drop spindle.
Netflix and Knit:
Bethany has been watching:
Full House! Will & Grace, Logan, Battle of the Sexes, Princess Bride in theater
Events:
Ravelynics Feb 9-25, 2018
Madrona in Tacoma Wa Presidents Day Weekend 2018.
Stitches West! Last weekend in February 2018 Santa Clara Ca.
Emerald City Comicon first weekend in March 2018 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
March for Science April 22, 2018 Seattle, Washington

Jan 29 2018

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Episode 35- Knitting Funk

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Shownotes!
•Episode 35, January 6, 2018
•Shout out: Introduce yourself and we’ll give you a shout out!
•Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry group!
•On The Needles:
oAnna is working on the second flip top mitt that she is referring to as the “Sunflower Mitts” pattern by Anna in yarn from a big box store.
oBethany is working on: New pair of socks, on size US 3s, in the BadJuJu colorway from Amanda’s Art yarn, DK weight, PussyHat #14 for Nic’s boss in Cascade 220 Superwash 100% Merino.
•Off The Needles:
oAnna finished her pink cowl in Madeline Tosh DK in “Nectar’ pattern by Anna, and one of her “Sunflower Mitts” pattern also by Anna
oBethany Finished: Paris In Berlin by Joji locatelli in the UW colorway from Fancy Image for my Step Mom for Christmas, Vanilla Sock w/ Fish Lips kiss heel, Plymouth happy feet blueberry color way

•Sew A Needle Pulling Thread: Anna did some light weaving.
•Spinning/Weaving:
oBethany did some weaving the other night.
•Netflix and Knit:
oAnna has been watching Gilmore Girls and saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the theaters.
oBethany has been watching Will & Grace on Hulu, some different sporting events and Lady Bird at the Grand Cinema.
•Events:
oRavelynics- Feb. 9th?-25th? Ish!
oMadrona in Tacoma Wa Presidents Day Weekend 2018.
oStitches West! Last weekend in February 2018 Santa Clara Ca.

Jan 12 2018

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Episode 34- Happy New Year!

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Episode 34. December 28, 2017
Shout out: To Jessica from the Twin Cities in Minnesota
Social Media plug! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. Www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com, join our Ravelry group!
On The Needles:
Bethany is working on:
Paris In Berlin by Joji locatelli in the UW colorway from Fancy Image for my Step Mom for Christmas
Coronation Day Boxy by Joji in the Winter Jewel colorway
Vanilla Sock w/ Fish Lips kiss heel, almost to the purl ridge, Plymouth happy feet blueberry color way
October wedding shawl
Off The Needles:
Bethany Finished:
2 little sweater Christmas Ornaments out of Lion Brand Bon Bons in the Christmas pack.
My Cozy Cashmere cowl, still need to weave in ends.- LOVED IT!! Available in 25 colors, 100% Cashmere, 25g ball- 87 yards, I knit my cowl with fives, recomended needle size is US 6 or 7, Solocashmere from Filatura di Crosa
Sweater number 46 in the 60 quick baby knits in Cascade 220 Super Wash in a bright Red
Hamilknit Hat by Emily Straw in the same blue I used for the last two Hamilknit hats and a sparkly silver.
In Time Out:
Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
Spinning/Weaving:
Netflix and Knit:
Bethany has been watching:
Hallmark Channel Christmas movies
The Force Awakens, the entire trilogy
Will and Grace
The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
In Rehearsal/Performance/Healing Hands:
Contests:
Virtual Raffle drawing! Show screen shot of receipt or knitted items that have been donated to refugee groups
Events:
#BSKPBuddyBuddyAlong!
Madrona in Tacoma Wa Presidents Day Weekend 2018.
Stitches West! Last weekend in February 2018 Santa Clara Ca.
A Year In Review:
Things Bethany has finished: 11 Pussy hats, 3 sock head hats by Kelly McClure, Coffee Date Shawl by CC Almon, 2 pairs of socks, stuffed animals (Doxi-Corn from the Rebecca Danger scrap book), 3 Hamilknit Hats, LaBoe Top by Cory Ellen, Shrek Hat and Set of Shrek Ears, Christmakah Shrowl by Stephen West, TPCT by Teresa Gregorio, BabyWrap Sweater by Church Mouse, a single sock, cashmere cowl, rolled brim hat
Bethany’s Goal for Next Year: Put my Projects on Ravelry

Jan 03 2018

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Episode 33- Happy Thanksgiving!

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www.backstageknitting.com
backstageknitting@gmail.com

•On the Needles:
oAnna is working on an eyelet cowl in a discontinued Madeline Tosh yarn in her own pattern, she is also working on some flip top mitts that are a pattern of Anna’s as well with some old stash yarn.
oBethany is working on her own cowl creation out of Filatura Di Crosa in Solo Cashmere, a secret birthday present for her sister, Kamryn, vanilla socks in Plymouth Happy Feet “Blueberry” colorway, using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, and a Black Lives Matter pussyhat in Cascade 220 using her own pussy hat formula and chart.
https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/filatura-di-crosa-solocashmere
https://www.plymouthyarn.com/yarn/happy-feet-100-splash-hand-dyed-item-1555
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel
•Off the Needles:
oBethany blocked several projects. The TCPT by Teresa Gregorio in Miss Babs Yowza “Deep Sea Jelly Fish”, the Baby Wrap Sweater by Church Mouse Yarns in the “UW” colorway from Fancy Image Yarn, the Shrowl by Stephen West in the “Christmakah” colorway from Amanda’s Art Yarn, and a really old hat knit from a magazine about 7 years ago.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tpct
https://www.missbabs.com/collections/yowza/products/yowza-deepseajellyfish
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-wrap-sweater
http://www.fancyimageyarn.com/store/p190/UW_-_Fingering_Wt._Merino.html
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shrowl
http://www.amandasartyarn.com
•Netflix and Knit:
oAnna has been watching Gilmore Girls, Voltron, and In Search of Israeli Cuisine.
oBethany has been watching Boy Meets World season 5 on Hulu- which has the entire TGIF line up from the mid 90s!! She also saw Justice League which is better with wine.
•In Rehearsal/Performance:
oBethany has been nominated for a Broadway World Award. Please take the time to vote for her Sound Design for A Servant of Two Masters with New Muses Theatre Company. (Voting for New Muses and Tacoma Little Theatre is a great way to go for the rest of the categories!)
https://www.broadwayworld.com/seattle/vote2017region.cfm
oEvents!
•Online Raffle! Show a screen shot of your receipt when you donate to an immigrant and refugee organization and you’ll be entered to win prizes!
•#bskpbuddybuddyalong Find a friend online or in person and work on the same project or different projects from the same designer! Have fun! Post pictures in the thread and Instagram!
•Bethany will be at Madrona in Tacoma and Stitches West in Santa Clara in February 2018.
oFind, friend, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope!
oJoin our awesome Ravelry Group!
oShownotes can be found at www.backstageknitting.com
oEmail us at backstageknitting@gmail.com

Nov 28 2017

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Episode 32- Flickering Lights

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Episode 32- Flickering Lights

Shout Out: Cynalune who live east of Paris, and Ashley who runs a musical theater company

Join our Ravelry Group! Introduce for shout out! We’re up to 100 members, yay!!!
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, www.backstageknitting.com, backstageknitting@gmail.com

•On the Needles:
oAnna is working on a cowl of her own patterning in Madeline Tosh DK “Geode,” she is also working on her seed stitch scarf.
https://www.jimmybeanswool.com/knitting/yarn/Madelinetosh/ToshMerinoDK.asp?showLarge=true&specPCVID=66253
•(It looks like the yarn has been discontinued. I think this is the right colorway but I’m not sure. –Bethany)
oBethany is working on a cowl with Solo Cashmere from Filatura Du Crosa- sent to us for review. Thus far it is lovely, will go more in depth next time, cowl pattern is of her own imagination. Her October wedding shawl, yarn from Purl Soho, pattern by herself as well. Vanilla sock, yarn is Plymouth Happy Feet in the Blueberry Colorway, using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel. Wonder Woman wrap, yarn is Madeline Tosh, Up sized the needles from a US 4 to a US 6, cast on the smaller size and I am much happier.
https://www.purlsoho.com/flax-down.html
https://www.plymouthyarn.com/yarn/happy-feet-100-splash-hand-dyed-item-1555
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-lips-kiss-heel
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wonder-woman-wrap-knit

•Off the Needles:
oBethany has finished several Welcome Blanket squares. TPCT by Teresa Gregorio, in Miss Babs Yowza in the Deep Sea Jelly Fish color way.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tpct
https://www.missbabs.com/collections/yowza/products/yowza-deepseajellyfish

•In Time:
oBethany cast on a pair of mittens that she frogged and a different cowl that she frogged too.
•Sew a needle pulling thread:
oAnna may have done some mending. Possibly sewing on a button.
•Spinning/Weaving/Cross Stitch:
oBethany started working on a feminist cross stitch kit from June Bug and Darlin that I bought from the Starlight Knitting Society at Vogue Knitting Live. Almost done with the word “feminist.”
https://www.starlightknittingsociety.com
https://junebuganddarlin.com/shop-1/feminist-kit

•Netflix and Knit:
oAnna has been watching Gilmore Girls, Voltron, and the Ken Burns docu-series on Prohibition.
oBethany went to see Goodbye Christopher Robin and Spider-Man Homecoming, Thor Ragnarok, and watched Friends From College on Netflix
•In Rehearsal, etc.
•Contests:
oDonate to a refugee or immigrant relief organization and post a screen shot of the receipt in the thread and we will randomly draw and send out the rest of the All Knitters Eve Prizes.
•Events:
oBuddy Buddy Along- Find a friend online or in person and cast on the same thing or different things from the same designer. Enjoy working on something together. Use #bskpbuddybuddyalong
oMadrona is February 15-18, 2018 in Tacoma, Washington
oStitches West is February 22-25 in Santa Clara, California
oKnitting event survey Please take it!
•Social Media: Find, Friend, and Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope.
•Join our Ravelry group.
•Show notes can be found at www.backstageknitting.com and you can email us at backstageknitting@gmail.com

Nov 14 2017

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Engaging, charming, and entertaining!

By cuteknitter - Oct 18 2018
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From the ultra-catchy themesong to the very end, I love Backstage Knitting. This podcast combines two of my favorite things- theatre and knitting! The hosts have a great back-and-forth, and Bethany has done a great job womanning the helm while Anna takes a break. The podcast is organized well, the sound quality is good, and I love how engaged with the community they are. If I lived closer, I would definitely attend their events. Give this show a listen- it's FANTASTIC!

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By Tarkshark - Apr 09 2017
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Really tried to listen. Subscribed for awhile but every single episode I had to turn it off early bc of the static in the sound quality and the way that one of the women constantly says "nnnn hmmm. Nnnn k" to agree with her cohost. When they're talking about knitting they are interesting but too many distracting factors for me.