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Whatcha Swatchin Podcast

A video podcast about knitting, yarn, and buying more yarn. And now even some spinning!

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Episode 96: Snowbound Stasis

No show notes this week- feel free to message me (oohfancypants) on Ravelry.

3 Mar 2014

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Episode 105: Maryland and Beyond

Whatcha Makin?Vanilla Bean socks in Vesper Verbena (overdyed in a diluted black), size 0 needles, 68 stitches. 1x1 twisted rib...slantedSummer Dawn cardigan by Andrea Black- Plucky Primo sport in Vanity. Size 6 needles. twisted rib button band instead of garter. provisional cast on for button band so I can pick up the collar. working on sleeves, knit flat and mattress stitched upHoney Bunches shawl by IrishGirlieKnits, size 6 needles, handspun Fiber OpticWhatcha Spinning?Fiber Optic SW merino/silk Vineyard, 7.6 oz, 770 yardsInto the Whirled Odds and Ends-  300 yards of 2 ply. split balls into warm and cool colors and plied together for ultimate barber polingWoolgatherings Merino/SW Merino/silk July 2013 club colorway. Will do a 2 ply with Unwind Yarn Company Merino/Silk MarigoldOldest Anything KAL- April and May with Deep Blue Renegade podcastprize from Rock and String Creations- coupon code WHATCHA15 gets you 15% off your purchase of $25 or moreNew stuff:  Three Waters Farm Merino/SW Merino/Silk in Olive Green TonalInto the Whirled Falkland Batt in End of InnocenceInto the Whirled Bukavu sock in Martini and RossiHobbledehoy Archaeology BattlingsInto the Whirled Rambouillet in Mithrandirshawl pinElsawool Woolen Spun Worsted weight- light gray. swatched for Brownstone pulloverWhiskey’s face update

12 May 2014

Rank #2

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Episode 103: Worst Podcaster Ever

Whatcha Finish?Citron-  handspun Loop batt in Black Cherry. added in more black yarn at the end, changed ruffle edging to be less ruffly (instead of KFB every stitch, I did K1, KFB…)Whatcha Makin?Setzer Welted Cowl by Jared Flood-  Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Plume, size 8 needles, going back and forth to avoid purlingVanilla Bean socks in Vesper Verbena (overdyed in a diluted black)Whatcha Spinning?Finished singles of Fiber Optic SW Merino/Silk Vineyard. Will do a 3 ply when I buy a 4th bobbinSweet Georgia Merino/Silk in StillwaterOldest Anything KAL- April and May with Deep Blue Renegade podcastprize from Rocks and Strings Creations- coupon code WHATCHA15 gets you 15% off your purchase of $25 or moreNew stuff:  Knit Picks Hawthorne samplesPlucky Trusty in Old CopperGale’s Art Wonder Sock in Graffiti and AsphaltThree Waters Farm giveaway winner: LilCreativeNest

22 Apr 2014

Rank #3

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Episode 101: "Spring" Break

Note: There will not be an episode next week!Whatcha Finish?Seaweed Socks by Lauren McMordie- String Theory Caper Sock in North Haven. 3x1 ribbing, ended with 1x1 rib for two rows and used the Invisible Ribbed bind off from Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann BestorRomy cardigan by ANKESTRICK- Woolen Rabbit WW Kashmir in Birch Beer. sleeves knit flat, alternating skeins, mattress stitched up. Whatcha Makin?plain vanilla socks- Vesper Across the Universe, size 0 and 1. Fish Lips Kiss heel by Sox Therapist-   started ½ inch before the line on my cardboard foot, fits perfectly. Summer Dawn cardigan by Andrea Black. Plucky Primo Sport in Vanity. gauge was off by 1 stitch for every 4 inches, so I’m sizing down.  Seamed 1x1 twisted rib button band instead of garter stitch BB. Also changed the slip 1, psso to an SSKWhatcha spinning?Fiber Optic SWMerino/Silk in VineyardBFL dyed by meOldest Anything KAL- April and May with Deep Blue Renegade podcastNew stuff:  Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran in Round TableString Theory Caper Sock in LagunaCity Garden SoapNew England Soup Factory cookbookThree Waters Farm is the guest dyer in April for the Completely Twisted and Arbitrary group on Ravelry. Go over there and spin along with them!I am excited to announce that Three Waters Farm is offering Whatcha Swatchin viewers a 10% off coupon, good for any of the hand dyed fiber, yarns, or goats milk soap in their etsy shop, www.etsy.com/threewatersfarm.  Coupon code is good through March 31. Shop updates happen daily, so check back often.You can see Mary Ann and Stephen in person May 3rd and 4th at Maryland Sheep and Wool, booth B23, in the Main Exhibition Hall. Check out the Three Waters Farm board on Ravelry for information about monthly spin alongs, giveaways, and for links to their facebook and twitter feeds, as well as links to Three Waters Farm on Pinterest.Mary Ann and Stephen have also kindly donated a braid of Falkland (Winter Sunset 7 colorway) for me to use as a prize. Go to the thread and post which of their fiber or yarn colorways or soap scents are your favorites. I’ll draw for winners after March 31.

2 Apr 2014

Rank #4

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Episode 97: Monogamy Really Works!

Whatcha Finish?Stasis Pullover by Leila Raabe- Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Snowbound and Cast Iron, size 2, 3, and 4 needles. Tubular bind offMethod for carrying floats in fair isle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajppfcE_HAAWhatcha Makin?Seaweed Socks by Lauren McMordie- String Theory Caper Sock in North HavenRomy cardigan by ANKESTRICK- Woolen Rabbit WW Kashmir in Birch BeerFingering Weight February:  fingering weight adult sweater KAL from Feb. 1 to March 15- tag your projects with “FingeringFeb”Whatcha get?Hazel Knits Entice MCN in Hoppy BlondeBlip/iTunes UPDATE!   Starting next week, I am changing feeds for itunes distribution. If it doesn’t change automatically, you can find the new feed at feeds.feedburner.whatchaswatchinpodcast or search itunes for “Whatcha Swatchin Podcast”, NOT just “Whatcha Swatchin”If you watch through the blog or Blip, nothing will change.

25 Feb 2014

Rank #5