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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

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
1
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 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 #2: BSKP Episode 16 "Hamilong! Madrona! And Stitches! Oh my!"

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Backstage Knitting Podcast: Episode 16
Hamilong! Madrona! And Stitches! Oh My!

•Shout out Emily from Indianapolis, Mitch from Berkeley, and Amanda from New York.
•Follow, Like, and Friends us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope
•Show Notes can be found at www.backstageknitting.weebly.com
•On the Needles:
oAnna has revamped and is working on her Hogwarts Housescarf in Mosican Moon “Lycanthropy” and Lamb’s Pride Wilde Foot in “Golden Rod”
http://www.mosaicmoon.com/item_991/Lycanthropy-on-Laurel-Sport-4-oz-skeins.htm
http://www.brownsheep.com/yarns/lambs-pride/
oBethany is working on a Sock Head Hat by Kelly McClure in a Seahawks colorway from Fancy Image Yarn.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sockhead-slouch-hat
http://www.fancyimageyarn.com/store/p132/New_Seahawks_Uni_Fingering_Wt._Merino.html
oBethany is working on the Peace De Resistance Mittens by Bristol Ivy in a Resist Kit from Knitted Wit.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peace-de-resistance-mittens
https://www.etsy.com/listing/494443926/resist-mitts-kit?ref=shop_home_active_7
oBethany working on #pussyhat #13 and an original dice bag design for a friend.
•Off the Needles:
oAnna finished Knucks 2.0! In Jameson & Co. from the Tea Cozy in Ballard, WA.
http://www.jamiesonsofshetland.co.uk
http://teacozyyarn.com
oBethany finished her “Coffee Date” Shawl by C.C. Almon and the “Hamilknit” hat by Emily Straw.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/coffee-date-shawl
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hamilknit
•Sew A Needle Pulling Thread:
oAnna is working on 20 project bags for her Etsy shop and did some general mending on her husband’s trousers.
•Spinning and Weaving:
oBethany found the time to spin and weave and she loved it!
•Knetflix and Knit:
oAnna has been watching Chef’s Table, Superman (1978), Chill with Bob Ross, and Season 6 of Star Trek: Voyager.
oBethany has been enjoying season 7 of The West Wing, Gilmore Girls season 5, the last half of the Princess Diaries, 1 episode of the current season of Girls (2x), and most of Mike and Dave Need A Wedding Date.
•In Rehearsal/Performance:
oAnna is working as fill in wardrobe person for Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of “Bring Down the House”. Runs through March 12 at the Center House Theatre at the Seattle Center.
http://www.seattleshakespeare.org/shows/bring-down-the-house-2017/
•Events:
o#BSKPHAMILONG now- March 15! Post your finished Hamilton inspired project in the FO thread in the Ravelry group.
oEmerald City Comicon March 2-5, 2017
oZachary Kellogg Cabaret March 10-11, 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/1195958793858728/

oPNW Yarn Crawl May 4-7, 2017
http://www.pnwyarncrawl.com
•Event Recap:
oBethany had a fantastic time at Madrona and Stitches West. Big thanks to her knitting group and the Knitmore Girls for a wonderful time at both events.
•Follow, Like, and Friend us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope!
•Join our fantastic group on Ravelry!
•Show notes can be found at www.backstageknitting.weebly.com

Mar 06 2017

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Rank #3: 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

Find, Like, and Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Periscope!

Join our awesome Ravelry group!
Show notes can be found at www.backstageknitting.weebly.com

Apr 18 2017

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

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Backstage Knitting Podcast Episode 18
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 #5: 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 #6: BSKP "World Domination!" Episode 17

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Episode 17 “World Domination!”

•Shout out to Josephine in Germany.
•On The Needles:
oAnna is working on the Close to You Shawl by Justyna Lorkowska in the “Hecate” gradient from A Hundred Ravens. She is also working on a vanilla sock for her Hubby out of Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock in the “Empty Night” colorway.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/close-to-you
http://ahundredravens.com/product/hecate-mini-set/
http://www.magpiefibers.com/shop/empty-night
oBethany is working on a Seahawks colored shorty sock in two different Seahawks colorways from Fancy Image Yarn. A Boxy sweater by Joli Locatelli in the “Winter Jewels” colorway from Fancy Image Yarn. And a shawl of her own design in yarn without a label.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boxy
http://www.fancyimageyarn.com/store/p10/Seahawks_Fingering_Wt._machine_washable_merino_wool_yarn.html
http://www.fancyimageyarn.com/store/p132/New_Seahawks_Uni_Fingering_Wt._Merino.html
•Off the Needles:
oAnna completed 1 Hexipuff for her Beekeepers quilt!!
oBethany completed the Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure in a Seawhawks colorway from Fancy Image Yarn (see link above), Seahawks shorty sock #1 (see yarn links above), Game Center Dice Bag design by Bethany. She also blocked her Hamilknit hat by Emily Straw and the Coffee Date Shawl by C.C. Almon.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sockhead-slouch-hat
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hamilknit
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/coffee-date-shawl
oIn Time Out:
•Anna has placed her Hogwarts House Scarf in timeout.
•Bethany has sent her Peace de Resistance mittens by Bristol Ivy to the frog pond.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peace-de-resistance-mittens
oSew A Needle Pulling Thread:
•Anna has been working on repairs. Mending some jeans and Bethany’s knitting bag.
•Bethany derailed the segment and talked about the things she has ordered so here are those links.
ohttps://www.etsy.com/shop/aneedlerunsthroughit?ref=pr_faveshops
ohttps://www.etsy.com/listing/386513440/deluxe-disney-princess-sampler-stitch?ref=shop_home_active_1
ohttps://www.etsy.com/transaction/1265244627
oSpinning and Weaving:
•Bethany did some spinning this week. She is using up the last of her fiber from the long draw class she took in September.
•She did not do any weaving but is starting a book about women in textiles.
https://www.amazon.com/Womens-Work-First-Years-Society/dp/0393313484/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490054024&sr=8-1&keywords=women%27s+work+the+first+20+000+years
•Here is also a link to the book club hosted by the Woven Road Podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1261394850617378/?fref=nf
oKnetflix and Knit:
•Anna is watching Star Trek Voyager: Season 7, Ep. 22
•Bethany is watching Friends, Parks and Rec, Season 2 of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Gilmore Girls.
•Bethany finished watching the West Wing. She going to rewatch it with the West Wing Weekly podcast. She will be starting a thread in the Ravelry group for anyone who wants to watch along and chat about it.
ohttp://thewestwingweekly.com
oHealing Hands: This is a new segment where Anna and Bethany can talk about massage.
•Anna has started massage school at the Cortiva Institute in Seattle and is loving it.
o#BSKPHAMILONG WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
•Winners of a pattern from Jennifer Lassonde are:
•Theaterkind and ThriftyKnitter. Please go to Jennifer’s pattern page and pick one. PM Bethany on Ravelry (Bizzle87) with which one you want and Jennifer will gift it to you.
ohttp://www.ravelry.com/designers/jennifer-lassonde
•Winner of a digital copy of the Hamilton Mixtape:
•Madiobrien. Please PM Bethany (Bizzle87) with your email address so she can send you the gift.
•Winners of the Hamilton inspired project bags goes to:
•AshleyKnitsAlot, Roocmc, and EmilyStraw. Please PM Bethany (Bizzle87) on Ravelry with your mailing address so we can get those out to you!!
oTHANK YOU for participating!!!
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
•You can find Backstage Knitting Podcast on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope.
•Show Notes can be found at www.backstageknitting.weebly.com
•Prize winners should contact Bethany (Bizzle87) on Ravelry ASAP!!

Mar 21 2017

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Rank #7: Episode 44- Although, I take that back...

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Episode 44- Although, I take that back
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 #8: 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 #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: Episode 40- A New Chapter

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Episode 40- A New Chapter
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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: Episode 35- Knitting Funk

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Backstage Knitting Podcast
Episode 35- Knitting Funk
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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: Episode 33- Happy Thanksgiving!

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Episode 33- Happy Thanksgiving!
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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Rank #19: 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

42mins

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Rank #20: 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

1hr 27mins

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