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Unraveling ...a knitting podcast

A podcast about knitting, crocheting, sewing, and other fiber arts. Hosted by Greg Cohoon (KnittingDaddy on Ravelry) and Pam Maher (pammaher on Ravelry). Follow along as we talk about our knitting and explore books written by popular knitting authors.

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Episode 39 - Boom! A Week And A Half Later, You'll Have A Hat

In Episode 39, Greg talks about falling asleep, quick hats, and lip balm. Sponsors I am a Knitcrate Ambassador! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. Notes Thank you to Sarah Schira for sending me a copy of the Tripod Hatpattern. Podcasts mentioned Imagined Landscapes Prairie Girls Knit And Spin Tightly Spun Greensboro Tornado  Easter Themed Gifts  Projects Working on 3 pair of socks: Ent Socks (finished), Christmas Is Coming Socks (in progress), and Pairfect Socks(in progress). Yarns used: Dyeabolical Sturdy (version 1), Skirted Fleece Mill Yakity-Yak, One Twisted Tree Prime, Schachenmayr Regia Pairfect Design Line By Arne & Carlos Working on The Peacock's Tale(project page) with Wolle's Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton 100 gr. Finished Alaska(project page) with KnitCircus Greatest of Ease. Local Yarn Store Day Stitch Pointyarn shop Gate City Yarnsyarn shop 60 Quick Knits For Beginners(affiliate link) Fiber Fests Carolina Fiber Fest Rhinebeck SAFF Apple CozyPattern Twist Fiber StudioYarn Twin Birch Spring Drops Cowl FiberCrafty (previously discussed on Episode 36) Vogue Knitting Affiliate Link Disclosures This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Craftsy, Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service. Find us all over the Internet Subscribe in iTunes: Unraveling with Greg and Joey Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Periscope: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog.

56mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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Episode 71 - Squirrel Naps

In Episode 71, Greg and Pam discuss not fishing, not knitting, and not getting drafted. Special thanks to Kim for the intro! SPONSORS We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. FiberCrafty’s  independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty. LISTEN TO THE EPISODE NOTES Dear Listeners We would love to have YOU record and introduction to the show! You can find details in the Ravelry Group Pages. Greg’s Projects Greg is still working on a gramps cardigan, pattern by tincanknits. He is using Berroco Vintage. He just needs to finish the finishing work and get some buttons. Greg also finished a small cross-stitch kit. It’s a chocolate soft serve ice cream emoji. Pam’s Projects Pam worked on the Julgran Sweater by Andi Satterlund. She is using 100% superwash merino worsted from PassionKNITS Yarn. Pam also worked a little bit on the Interplay Shaw for the Back to School Colorwork CAL. She is using yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks. Pam has been unknitting a sweater she made her husband years ago. FiberCrafty Ten Mile Fiber is a farm with a small mill and they process not only their own farm fiber, but also that from neighboring farms. Check out their beautiful fiber! The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it’s good. You should subscribe. The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link) We discussed Leaflet #20, pages 98-101 featuring the Kangaroo Pouch Sweater! Next up, Leaflet #21, pages 102-107. Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events Don’t forget our Elizabeth Zimmermann KAL! Have you made one of her patterns? Used a technique? Tell us about it! Are you ready for the Back to School Colorwork CAL? It started September 1 and the Ravelry thread is already hopping! Our first and second winners were announced. The Fairs and Festivals KAL is ongoing. Greg is collecting preemie hats via the Itty Bitty Knits Revelry group. Miscellaneous Pam met up with Jan of the Twinset Designs podcast and had a delightful time. There is a wonderful article about the woman who knit the sweaters for the new movie Mr. Rogers movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. And, here you can find a pattern to make your own. And, Tom Hanks is related to Fred Rogers. Pam also mentioned the Enneagram workshop she attended. Her friend who is an Enneagram instructor, recommends this online test if you are interested. (There are lots of free ones but if you don’t get a clear type a paid one might be worth it.) Affiliate Link Disclosures This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Craftsy, Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service. Find us all over the Internet Subscribe in iTunes: The Unraveling Podcast Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog. Pam is pammaher on Ravelry, @FiberCrafty and @pammaher on Instagram, and owner of the FiberCrafty  marketplace.

57mins

23 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 69 - Counting On My Fingers

In Episode 69, Greg and Pam discuss new patterns, stockings, and fancy fashion words. Special thanks to Tracy (gojiragirl) for the intro! Sponsors We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. FiberCrafty's  independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it's better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg's favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty. Notes Dear Listeners We would love to have YOU record and introduction to the show! You can find details in the Ravelry Group Pages. Greg's Projects Greg is still working on a gramps cardigan, pattern by tincanknits. He is using Berroco Vintage. Greg previously finished a couple of Tiger Owl cowls. It's his newest design, and is the official knit pattern for the Carolina FiberFest craft-along! He's excited. Pam's Projects Pam worked on the Julgran Sweater by Andi Satterlund. She is using 100% superwash merino worsted from PassionKNITS Yarn. Pam also worked on the Interplay Shaw for the Back to School Colorwork CAL. She is using yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks. Pam also worked on her CPCTC Socks by Sarah Jordan. Pam previously finished the Unexpectedly Angular crochet cowl by Connie Lee Lynch. Pam previously finished the Tiger Owl Cowl by Greg Cohoon. FiberCrafty Did you know you can search shop by location and type of shop? Give it a try! The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it's good. You should subscribe. Reviews Greg reviewed the software KnitCompanion. The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link) We discussed Leaflet #18, pages 90-93, 118-119 featuring stockings! Next up, Leaflet #19, pages 94-97. Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events Don't forget our Elizabeth Zimmermann KAL! Have you made one of her patterns? Used a technique? Tell us about it! Are you ready for the Back to School Colorwork CAL? It started September 1 and the Ravelry thread is already hopping! Our first winner was announced. The Fairs and Festivals KAL is ongoing. Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us Greg is planning on going to SAFF, which runs from October 25-27. Greg intends to be there Friday and Saturday (25-26). Miscellaneous 42nd Street Oyster Bar in Raleigh, NC is a favorite for special occasions. Go Ape is where Pam celebrated family birthdays. Greg is sad that the Braves imploded in the postseason. Greg enjoys a few fishing-related apps: Fishing Calendar, Solunar and Fishing Times Calendar.   Affiliate Link Disclosures This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Craftsy, Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service. Find us all over the Internet Subscribe in iTunes: The Unraveling Podcast Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog. Pam is pammaher on Ravelry, @FiberCrafty and @pammaher on Instagram, and owner of the FiberCrafty  marketplace.

1hr 14mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 70 - It's Dead Jim

In Episode 70, Greg and Pam discuss hard drives, afterthought sheep, and sanity. SPONSORS We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. FiberCrafty’s  independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty. LISTEN TO THE EPISODE NOTES Dear Listeners We would love to have YOU record and introduction to the show! You can find details in the Ravelry Group Pages. Greg’s Projects Greg is still working on a gramps cardigan, pattern by tincanknits. He is using Berroco Vintage. Greg previously finished a couple of Tiger Owl cowls. It’s his newest design, and is the official knit pattern for the Carolina FiberFest craft-along! He’s excited. Pam’s Projects Pam worked a tiny bit on the Julgran Sweater by Andi Satterlund. She is using 100% superwash merino worsted from PassionKNITS Yarn. Pam also worked on the Interplay Shaw for the Back to School Colorwork CAL. She is using yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks. Pam finished her CPCTC Socks by Sarah Jordan. Pam finished spinning some singles from Heelside Farms. Next up is plying. FiberCrafty Karen is an amazing fiber artist and she creates 2D and 3D works of art with felting. You should check out her shop, Inspiration by Karen! The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it’s good. You should subscribe. The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link) We discussed Leaflet #19, pages 94-97 featuring the Snail Hat and the Three-Spiral Hat! Next up, Leaflet #20, pages 98-101. Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events Don’t forget our Elizabeth Zimmermann KAL! Have you made one of her patterns? Used a technique? Tell us about it! Are you ready for the Back to School Colorwork CAL? It started September 1 and the Ravelry thread is already hopping! Our first and second winners were announced. The Fairs and Festivals KAL is ongoing. Greg enjoyed his weekend at SAFF, where he picked up an electric eel nano. Greg is collecting preemie hats via the Itty Bitty Knits Revelry group. Miscellaneous Pam and Avery visited Old Sturbridge Village while in Boston) it’s about an hour west) Pam mentioned an interview on the Very Pink Knits Podcast about entering the Texas State Fair. Greg’s neighborhood used the NextDoor application to coordinate a change in trick-or-treating plans. Affiliate Link Disclosures This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Craftsy, Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service. Find us all over the Internet Subscribe in iTunes: The Unraveling Podcast Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog. Pam is pammaher on Ravelry, @FiberCrafty and @pammaher on Instagram, and owner of the FiberCrafty  marketplace.

1hr 6mins

9 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 72 - Hockey Players, Football Players, and Knitters!

In Episode 72, Greg and Pam discuss magic, birthdays, and taco parties. They also review Leaflet #21 from The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann. Special thanks to MartaSchmarta for the intro and congrats on a cool publication! Sponsors We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. FiberCrafty's  independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it's better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg's favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty. Notes Dear Listeners We would love to have YOU record and introduction to the show! You can find details in the Ravelry Group Pages. Greg's Projects Greg finished the gramps cardigan, pattern by tincanknits. He used Berroco Vintage. The Button Whisper (aka his wife) came through and found the perfect buttons for it. Greg started the Alouette cardigan, pattern by Lisa Chemery. He is using Kraemer Yarns Perfection Sport (provided by Kraemer Yarns for review). Greg started a Knits4Comfort tumbler with a kit he bought at the Carolina Fiber Fest last year. Pam's Projects Pam finished the Julgran Sweater by Andi Satterlund. Kind of. She is using 100% superwash merino worsted from PassionKNITS Yarn. Pam also worked a little bit on the Interplay Shaw for the Back to School Colorwork CAL. She is using yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks. Pam finished unknitting a sweater she made her husband years ago. Pam made two tea towel aprons using a free pattern from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. Pam also made 12 dryer balls. Pam worked a little bit on Avery's college blanket. Pam assembled and warped her new Kromski Harp Forte rigid heddle loom. She received a book called The Weaver's Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom (affiliate link) by Jane Patrick. FiberCrafty Serenity Artisans is a woodworking and gift shop that has some beautiful and unique gifts! The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it's good. You should subscribe. The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link) We discussed Leaflet #21, pages 102-107 featuring the Baby Surprise Jacket! Next up, Leaflet #22, pages ZYZ. We mentioned the BSJ group on Ravelry. We are almost done with The Opinionated Knitter! The next book we will tackle is Knitting Rules! (affiliate link) by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events Don't forget our Elizabeth Zimmermann KAL! Have you made one of her patterns? Used a technique? Tell us about it! Did you have fun with the Back to School Colorwork CAL? It started September 1 and the Ravelry thread was hopping! We drew names for the final prizes in this one! Thanks to Camel City Dyeworks and Knitcrate for providing prizes. The Fairs and Festivals KAL is ongoing. We intend to draw for winners next episode. Greg collected over 100 preemie hats via the Itty Bitty Knits Revelry group. Miscellaneous Check out the upcoming book release from that Marta talked about: Harry Potter: Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Book (affiliate link) Kanki is a great place in Raleigh to go for birthdays. Greg and Pam chatted a bit about The Traveling Wilburys. Affiliate Link Disclosures This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Craftsy, Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service. Find us all over the Internet Subscribe in iTunes: The Unraveling Podcast Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog. Pam is pammaher on Ravelry, @FiberCrafty and @pammaher on Instagram, and owner of the FiberCrafty  marketplace.

1hr 13mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 26 - Before The Injury…

Episode 26: Before The Injury… In Episode 26, Greg and Joey talk about swatching, injuries, and sailors. Sponsors We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. Special thanks to our sponsor: Coveted Yarn! Coveted Yarn is a local yarn shop in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and is an authorized dealer of our favorite knitting needles: Karbonz, by Knitter’s Pride. In addition to a great variety of widely distributed yarn, Coveted Yarn offers their own signature line of yarn — Flat Rocks Yarn, which is dyed by the shop owner’s sister. You can also find McPorter Farms knitting accessories and buttons at Coveted Yarn. World-wide shipping is available. Contact them via their website or at 1-978-282-8809 for more information and to place an order. Notes Thank-Yous MartaShmarta (aka Marta) sent Greg a package full of preemie hats and outfits. He’s going to donate them Family Support Network of Central Carolina and the Women’s Hospital of Greensboro. Projects Joey describes a hand injury that has kept him from making good progress on his fiber projects. Joey has been swatching in Tunisian Crochet. He is being mightily encouraged by Twinset Ellen of the Twinset Designs podcast. Greg finished his Halcyarn Socks (project page). He loves the contrasting cuffs, toes, and heels in black, but he hates weaving in the ends with black yarn. Yarn is custom-dyed by Dr. Kelly from the Ewe University podcast. Greg is working on the Old Shale Shawl (project page) with yarn from Knitcrate. It’s super lacy and he’s excited about it. Greg is working on a pair of Allons-y Socks (project page) with yarn from Knitcircus. The gradient yarn from Knitcircus is awesome to work with. In order to use the entirety of the gradient, he is knitting these socks toe-up. He’s using a 9″ circular needle for this sock and loving it. Greg is working on the Emelyn Mae Shawl (project page) by Jennifer Lassonde. He’s really enjoying the side-to-side construction of this shawl, as well as the mock i-cord edging. Giveaways We gave away a copy of the Caius sweater pattern by Kino. We gave away a copy of the World Of Difference shawl pattern by BostonJen. Reviews Greg received new issues of both Taproot and Rib, which he hasn’t had a chance to look at yet. Look forward to reviews in coming episodes. Podcasts We Mention Kino Knits Twinset Designs Down Cellar Studio Ewe University Yarns At Yin Hoo Actually Knitting Events We’re getting ready for the County Fair KAL. Prize contributions are coming in: 1 medium size zipper wedge project bag, provided by KnitasaurusWrecks Kristi of The Crafty Hive podcast 1 copy of the Emelyn Mae Shawl pattern, provided by the designer: BostonJen Jennifer Lassonde from Down Cellar Studio. 1 hank of Scribbles And Knits yarn, provided by they dyer: ScribblesandKnits Jason from Scribbles And Knits Fibers. 2 Knitters Against Swatches unofficial Cards Against Humanity sets from Robin at ReBelle yarn shop. 1 set of KNIT/PURL temporary tattoos from Robin at ReBelle yarn shop. The PALKAL2017 is in full swing, hosted by Michelle from the Actually Knitting podcast. Knitting Greg’s Scrappy Sock Yarn Preemie Hat or Amplitude Shawl will count as entries for the KAL. SAFF — October 27-29, 2017. Greg is planning on attending. Ol’ North State Knitting Guild — Greg is scheduled to speak at the September 11, 2017 meeting.  Misc Bodhrán — a small Irish frame drum Ukulele World Congress (UWC) — Joey had a great time again this year, and gathered several field recordings while he was there

1hr 12mins

24 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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Episode 63 - We Should Have Had A Better Plan

In Episode 63, Greg and Pam discuss abandonment, yarn weight discrepancies and international commerce. They also review Leaflet #14 from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s “The Opinionated Knitter.” Special thanks to Knits4Comfort Jen for this episode’s introduction! SPONSORS We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. FiberCrafty’s  independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty. LISTEN TO THE EPISODE NOTES Dear Listeners We would love to have YOU record and introduction to the show! You can find details in the Ravelry Group Pages. Greg’s Projects Greg has been knitting prototypes for future designs. Greg cast on socks (project page)! He is using a combination of techniques from several patterns: Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder, Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist, and Strie Socks, Toe Up by Lara Neel. Greg picked up an Origami Project Bag from Stitch Therapy when he was at the Blue Ridge Fiber Fest. Greg picked up a set of Suavest Sheep bobbins from Crafty Flutterby Creations. Pam’s Projects Pam started figuring out how to make the background and join the parts on her crocheted blanket. The pattern is Swirly Pop by Marken of the Hat and I. She used KnitPicks Chroma Worsted for the swirls and is using KnitPicks Mighty Stitch for the background. Pam cast on her Mohair Magic Kit Poncho. She got it from Kathy at Got My Goat. She recorded a review before she cast on! Pam cast on That Nice Stitch Cowl by Susan Ashcroft. She is using Tandem by Tahki Yarns. Pam worked on her CPCTC socks by Sarah Jordan and is ready to start the heels. Pam finished a secret test knit for KnittingDaddy Designs. Pam finished a hat for her dad. She is using 2 colors of the millspun Romeldale/CVM from Zephyr Creek Farm. She “designed” it and used a colorwork pattern (Skyline) from the AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary (affiliate link) by Andrea Rangel. FiberCrafty Instead of highlighting a shop, Pam talked a little about why FiberCrafty can only support US based shops for now. The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it’s good. You should subscribe. The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link) We discussed Leaflet #14, pages 76-79 featuring the Icelandic Yoke Sweater. Next up, Leaflet #15, pages 80-83. Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events Don’t forget our Elizabeth Zimmermann KAL! Have you made one of her patterns? Used a technique? Tell us about it! Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us Carolina FiberFest is accepting workshop proposals. The deadline is July 15. We are very interested in workshops that are appropriate for youth and adults! Pam & Greg will be giving a talk about Elizabeth Zimmermann at the Ol’ North State Knitting Guild on September 9 in Raleigh, NC. Media We Love Vogue Knitting Knitterviews Podcast Good Omens on Amazon Prime American Gods by Neil Gaiman – Pam listened to the 10th edition audio version from the library. Blog Post about Phyllis Latour Doyle Affiliate Link Disclosures This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Craftsy, Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service. Find us all over the Internet Subscribe in iTunes: The Unraveling Podcast Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog. Pam is pammaher on Ravelry, @FiberCrafty and @pammaher on Instagram, and owner of the FiberCrafty  marketplace.

1hr 27mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 45 - Fly Like An Eagle

In Episode 45, Greg and Pam talk about learning, lightening bugs, and levies. Sponsors We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. FiberCrafty'sindependently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it's better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg's favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty. Notes  Projects Fox Paws is a wrap that both Pam and Greg are interested in. There is a kit available from Craftsy (affiliate link). Greg is finished with his Firefly Riot Socks(making up basic pattern), yarn is Lavender Lune Yarn Co. Glitter. Greg is working on Lana Grossa Socks (making up basic pattern), yarn is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Ashbury. Greg is working on Little Giraffe(project page). Pam finished a super secret (not really) handspun project. It's a potholder! Hopefully she can get a "recipe" written up. Pam changed her mind and won't be knitting the Einstein Coatby Sally Melville. (Which is still fantastic). She will be knitting The Elizabeth Zimmerman Coatinstead. Here's a fun videoof people modeling theirs. Pam started the Citrus Hatby Laura Treadwaywith some Polwarth handspun. Pam had a spa day for her Lendrumspinning wheel after she finished spinning some fiber. Then she started spinning some Rambouillet and loves it. Several shops on FiberCrafty have some in stock. Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events County Fair KAL Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us Rising Meadows Farm Days(September 30, 2018) SAFF (October 26-28, 2018) Carolina FiberFest(March 22-23, 2019) FiberCrafty Thank you to those who participated in the FiberCrafty survey! Pam got some great feedback and suggestions. Pam published an interviewwith shop owner Brenda Vance of Split Rock Ranch. The Opinionated Knitter New Feature! We will be exploring the book The Opinionated Knitter(affiliate link). This is a collection of Elizabeth Zimmermann's iconic newsletters. In this episode we introduce Elizabeth and the book. You can read even more on her Wikipedia page. We also mentioned Cat Bordhi's Mobius Cast on.  Misc Ann Tudor Stitch Markers Greg's Interview Pam's Interview Fiona the Hippo Cook Outis the best fast food restaurant around Regional Breakdown of "Firefly" Vs. "Lightening Bug" Synchronous fireflies Crafts Industry Alliance Tariffs Article Affiliate Link Disclosures This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Craftsy, Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service. Find us all over the Internet Subscribe in iTunes: The Unraveling Podcast Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Periscope: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog. Pam is pammaheron Ravelry, @FiberCraftyand @pammaheron Instagram, and owner of the FiberCraftymarketplace.

1hr 12mins

1 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 62 - It's Still Greg's Fault

In Episode 62, Greg and Pam discuss secret knitting, secret history and secret increases. They also review Leaflet #13 from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s “The Opinionated Knitter.” Special thanks to squeakyloom Martha for this episode’s introduction! Check out her knitting designs! SPONSORS We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. FiberCrafty’s  independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty. NOTES Dear Listeners We would love to have YOU record and introduction to the show! You can find details in the Ravelry Group Pages. Greg’s Projects Greg has been knitting prototypes for future designs. Greg is going to cast on a new pair of socks soon. Pam’s Projects Pam finished the swirls for her daughter’s college blanket. Next she has to figure out how to make the background and join the parts. The pattern is Swirly Pop by Marken of the Hat and I. She used KnitPicks Chroma Worsted. Pam finished the Mash It Up Hat by Babs Ausherman. She used leftovers from her Rickroll. Pam sewed 6 rope baskets for her kids’ teachers end of year gifts. Pam cast on a secret test knit for KnittngDaddy Designs. Pam worked on her CPCTC socks by Sarah Jordan. Pam also swatched for a hat she’s going to make for her dad. She is using 2 colors of the millspun Romeldale from Zephyr Creek Farm. FiberCrafty Karen is based in California and owns CottonTimes. She creates multi-zippered bags that are perfect for all of your tools. Check out this reviewPam added to her YouTube channel. The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it’s good. You should subscribe. The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link) We discussed Leaflet #13, pages 72-75 featuring the Three and One Sweater. Next up, Leaflet #14, pages 76-79. Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events Don’t forget our Elizabeth Zimmermann KAL! Have you made one of her patterns? Used a technique? Tell us about it! Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us Blue Ridge Fiber Festival (June 7 & 8) in beautiful Sparta, NC. Some classes will be offered on June 6. Pam & Greg will be giving a talk about Elizabeth Zimmermann at the Ol’ North State Knitting Guild on September 9 in Raleigh, NC. Podcasts We Love Very Pink Knits Knitting Pipeline Down Cellar Studio – check out the Splash Pad Party where Greg is a Snack Shack Sponsor Miscellaneous Pam talked about two new books she got. One is the Principles of Knitting(affiliate link) by June Hemmons Hiatt and the other is AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary (affiliate link) by Andrea Rangel. Greg mentioned a video about The Secret History of Knitting. He heard about it from the #PursuitofHappyKnits Facebook Group. Affiliate Link Disclosures This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Craftsy, Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service. Find us all over the Internet Subscribe in iTunes: The Unraveling Podcast Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog. Pam is pammaher on Ravelry, @FiberCrafty and @pammaher on Instagram, and owner of the FiberCrafty  marketplace.

1hr 6mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 59 - Unattractive Frakencloth

In Episode 59, Greg and Pam discuss what happens when you knit your projects, what happens when you use your projects, and when you have to fix your projects. They also review Leaflet #10 from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s “The Opinionated Knitter.” Special thanks to TheVetsWife for this episode’s introduction! SPONSORS We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. FiberCrafty’s  independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it’s better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg’s favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty. NOTES Dear Listeners We would love to have YOU record and introduction to the show! You can find details in the Ravelry Group Pages. Greg’s Projects Greg is working on a couple of new designs. More to come. Greg continues to work on his Lana Grosa Socks in Lana Grossa Meilenweit Ashbury yarn. Pam’s Projects Pam has been working on her Rickroll by Mary Annarella. She is using yarn from The Fibre Studio. Pam also added a few rounds on her CPCTC socks from Sarah Jordan. She is using yarn from ShariArts. Pam worked on Gina’s Brioche Cowl from Purl Soho and is back to fresh yarn! Pam made 8 more swirls for her daughter’s college blanket. The pattern is Swirly Pop by Marken of the Hat and I. She is using KnitPicks Chroma Worsted. Pam mentioned an old pattern that she had worked on called Filemot. FiberCrafty Sheryl owns Homespun Heirloom Yarns and she spins gorgeous breed specific yarns in a huge variety of weights and colors. If you want to try handspun and aren’t sure where to start, get in touch with Pam! PassionKNITS Yarn has offered a coupon code for our listeners! Use code PKY2019 for 20% off your purchase until April 30. The weekly FiberCrafty newsletter always has a list of current coupon codes! And other fun stuff. Pam writes it, it’s good. You should subscribe. The Opinionated Knitter (affiliate link) We discussed Leaflet #10, pages 56-57 . The pattern included is Woodsman’s Socks. Next up, Leaflet #11, pages 57-65. Podcasts We Love Knitting Pipeline with Paula Current/Upcoming Unraveling Events Join in on our KAL! Let’s explore color dominance with the Stripe Domination Hat by Ellen Silva. See the KAL thread in the Ravelry Group for a pattern discount code. And there is a prize up for grabs! Don’t forget our Elizabeth Zimmermann KAL! Have you made one of her patterns? Used a technique? Tell us about it! Upcoming Events Where You Might Find Us Blue Ridge Fiber Festival (June 7 & 8) in beautiful Sparta, NC. Some classes will be offered on June 6. Miscellaneous The Carolina FiberFest is looking for knit and crochet design submissions for the 2020 Craft-Along. Details are on the website. Greg attended Easter Sunrise Service at the Moravian church in Winston-Salem. His wife plays in the band, this was her 35th year playing. Patty Lyons’ book and DVD about fixing knitting mistakes is a great resource. Affiliate Link Disclosures This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Craftsy, Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service. Find us all over the Internet Subscribe in iTunes: The Unraveling Podcast Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog. Pam is pammaher on Ravelry, @FiberCrafty and @pammaher on Instagram, and owner of the FiberCrafty  marketplace.

1hr 8mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 43 - Are Stitch Markers Single Use?

In Episode 43, Greg and Pam talk about Stitch Markers, Yarn Crawls, and Becoming a "Capital-K" knitter. Sponsors We are Knitcrate Ambassadors! Are you the kind of knitter who would enjoy receiving a surprise package of yarn in the mail every month? Then you need to sign up for a Knitcrate subscription. Every month, you will receive a selection of curated yarn, a pattern specifically paired to use with the yarn, and a treat. Use code KD20 at checkout for 20% off your first package when you sign up for a subscription. FiberCrafty's independently owned shops are stocked with yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. With filter terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorites, and a secure checkout process, it's better than a 24 hour fiber festival! For shop owners, our easy to use interface makes selling online easy. FiberCrafty is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. Greg's favorite feature? Pants are optional. Shop for your next project at FiberCrafty. Notes Thank you to Sara Bauer for sending Pam a copy of the Humblebeesock pattern.  Projects Greg is working on Lana Grossa Socks (making up basic pattern), yarn is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Ashbury. Greg finished Here We Gnome Againby Sarah Schira. Yarn is Knitted Wit Victory Sockand Lavender Lune Yarn Co. Glitter. (Project page) Pam is working on Mini Bubblesby Kieran Foley. Yarn is Wolle’s Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton. (Project page) There is a groupto destash Wolle's Yarn bits, which are highly sought. Podcasts We Love Yarns At Yin Hoo Actually Knitting (PAL KAL) Imagined Landscapes (Here We Gnome Again KAL) Behind The Wool knit.fm Upcoming Events County Fair KAL Past Events Central Carolina Yarn Crawl FiberCrafty Using handspun yarn is like magic. If you want to get your hands on some, FiberCrafty has a filter, making it easy to find. Fluvial Fibers Handspunis a new shop specializing in handspun. It's owned by Sarah, co-host of the Behind the Wool podcast (see above). Sarah is also a designer and has a plethora of patterns on Ravelry! Misc Cook-Out -- *AND* their menuis online! Knitting Daddy Greg's Knitting Origin Story Pam's Youtube Channel Knitting Math Tutorial Affiliate Link Disclosures This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link to Craftsy, Cooperative Press, Amazon, or Knitcrate and subsequently make a purchase, we’ll receive a small commission from the sale. You pay the same, and the commissions will help cover our podcasting expenses. Our opinions are always our own, and we’re never compensated to endorse any particular product or service. Find us all over the Internet Subscribe in iTunes: The Unraveling Podcast Podcast RSS Feed: Unraveling Podcast Twitter: @UnravelingPod Facebook: Unraveling Podcast Instagram: @UnravelingPodcast Periscope: @UnravelingPodcast Ravelry Group: Unraveling Podcast Greg is KnittingDaddy on Ravelry, @KnittingDaddy on Instagram, and also writes the KnittingDaddy blog. Pam is pammaheron Ravelry, @FiberCraftyand @pammaheron Instagram, and owner of the FiberCraftymarketplace.

1hr 8mins

4 Aug 2018

Rank #11