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#32 Earning Your Stripes with Patrick Collison. On this episode of the Knowledge Project Podcast, I chat with Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of the leading online payment processing company, Stripe. If you’ve purchased anything online recently, there’s a good chance that Stripe facilitated the transaction. What is now an organization with over a thousand employees and handling tens of billions of dollars of online purchases every year, began as a small side experiment while Patrick and his brother John were going to college. During our conversation, Patrick shares the details of their unlikely journey and some of the hard-earned wisdom he picked up along the way. I hope you have something handy to write with because the nuggets per minute in this episode are off the charts. Patrick was so open and generous with his responses that I’m really excited for you to hear what he has to say. Here are just a few of the things we cover: The biggest (and most valuable) mistakes Patrick made in the early days of Stripe and how they helped him get better The characteristics that Patrick looks for in a new hire to fit and contribute to the Stripe company culture What compelled he and his brother to move forward with the early concept of Stripe, even though on paper it was doomed to fail from the start The gaps Patrick saw in the market that dozens of other processing companies were missing — and how he capitalized on them The lessons Patrick learned from scaling Stripe from two employees (he and his brother) to nearly 1,000 today How he evaluates the upsides and potential dangers of speculative positions within the company How his Irish upbringing influenced his ability to argue and disagree without taking offense (and how we can all be a little more “Irish”) The power of finding the right peer group in your social and professional circles and how impactful and influential it can be in determining where you end up. The 4 ways Patrick has modified his decision making process over the last 5 years and how it’s helped him develop as a person and as a business leader (this part alone is worth the listen) Patrick’s unique approach to books and how he chooses what he’s going to spend his time reading ...life in Silicon Valley, Baumol’s cost disease, and so, so much more. Patrick truly is one of the most warm, humble and down to earth people I’ve had the pleasure to speak with and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation together. I hope you will too! *** For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://www.fs.blog/podcast/ My free weekly Brain Food digest helps you upgrade your thinking. Don't miss out, sign up at https://www.fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow Shane on Twitter (https://twitter.com/farnamstreet)
Airbnb's Brian Chesky in Handcrafted. If you want your company to truly scale, you first have to do things that don't scale. Handcraft the core experience. Get your hands dirty. Serve your customers one-by-one. And don't stop until you know exactly what they want. That's what Brian Chesky did. As CEO of Airbnb, Brian’s early work was more akin to a traveling salesman. He takes us back to his lean years – when he went door-to-door, meeting Airbnb hosts in person – and shares the imaginative route to crafting what he calls an "11-star experience.”
I've Had Better. [Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.
01: John Gottman - How to Be a Master of Relationship. Welcome! My guest today is Dr. John Gottman, one of the world's leading experts on how to have an amazing relationship. He and his wife Julie currently operate The Gottman Institute in Seattle, offering numerous resources and training. Join us for a deep dive into their work! Dr. Gottman’s findings are largely based on the conclusions he has made over many years of research and observations of couples. He and his team have how to be a master (and avoid being a disaster) at relationship. Dr. Gottman discusses the following topics: “The Sound Relationship House” - what is the foundation for a relationship that lasts? Learn the importance of having high expectations in relationship, and also uncover ways in which what you'd *think* would be good for your relationship is actually counterproductive. Dr. Gottman identifies Styles of Confronting Conflict: Volatile, Validating, and Conflict-Avoiding. All of these conflict styles can lead to successful relationships. Learn what to do if you and your partner are mismatched in your conflict style. Dr. Gottman discusses “bids” we make with our partner as an attempt to connect. Are you a "yes" to your partner's bids? Are they a yes to yours? “Bids” that fail are often the beginnings of conflict. How do things change if you start paying attention and responding to your partner's bids in a positive way? Mindfulness is the key to noticing these bids and avoiding conflict. “Small Things Often” - a reminder to turn toward these bids in the small moments of life. Dr. Gottman's concept of startup is a way of thinking about what you bring to your interactions with your partner. Do you start in a place that's already positive, and thinking highly of your partner? Or do you start in a place where you are suspecting the worst of your partner? Build up your emotional bank account with small compliments (deposits). According to John, there are three phases of any relationship: Falling in Love (initial), Building Trust (middle), and Cherishing Your Partner (long-term intimacy). What phase are you in? The key to success is using strategies that are appropriate for where you are in your relationship. The key to more sex is having the freedom to say "no" without being punished for it. If refusing sex can actually have a positive payoff, then it will actually lead to a couple having a more satisfying (and frequent) sex life. Do you ever wonder how to make a good relationship GREAT? Focus on cherishing your partner. What if YOU are the only partner who wants to make changes? Can you make a difference? Absolutely. Learn how shifts in your approach can have a profound affect on your relationship. The key to success in a relationship isn't that nothing bad ever happens. It's how well you as a couple learn how to repair after those things occur. John discusses how you can learn to repair, and the positive effects that has on long-term relationships. Do you know how to decide if you’re in a bad relationship? When you're with your partner, are you at your best? Or are you veering off towards your worst? Gottman offers this simple guideline for how to know whether to stay or go. Also what to think about BEFORE you decide that you're on the wrong path. Join us for these topics and more. Dr. Gottman has practical information that can improve your relationship TODAY! Links and Resources: What Makes Love Last: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal by Dr. John Gottman The Gottman Institute, Seattle www.gottman.com www.neilsattin.com/gottman (visit to download a .pdf of this episode guide along with John Gottman's "Dreams in Conflict" exercise to help couples who seem to have irreconcilable differences. You can also text “PASSION” to 33444 for instructions on how to download the guide. If you download the guide within the first week of this show's airing, you will also qualify for a chance to win a free signed copy of Dr. Gottman’s book "What Makes Love Last".) The Relationship Alive Community on Facebook Amazing intro/outro music provided courtesy of: The Railsplitters - Check them Out!
Rank #1: The Yarniacs Episode 198: Knitting Soothes the Troubled Spirit Part 2!. In this episode, we revisit the topic of crafting and the effects of depression, anxiety, sadness and grief, and reiterate how important it is to find a way to cope with these completely normal and natural feelings.
Rank #2: The Yarniacs Episode 166: Knitting Soothes the Troubled Spirit!. In this episode, we talk about our real lives at the moment and how knitting is soothing our troubled spirits!
Rank #1: Episode 64 Bats and Bread. Fledermaus Shawl, Bread Baking, Rip Van Winkle Challenge This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business. www.longaberger.com/paula 3 Giveaway Winners! At First Sight by Laura Linneman Congratulations to Lisaknits/ lasknit2, yarnette, and stephigordon/indigodogmt! Please PM me and I will contact Laura so she can get the pattern to you. I have been reading about bats. Thanks for indulging my fancy! Bats are not generally dangerous. They will not fly into your hair. Most bats eat insects. A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell. Great book of nature writings. Bats West Virginia University Group on Ravelry Organized Knitting Club Knitting Journal Template at www.KathrynIvy.com Fledermaus-Tuch by Jana Albrecht Free pattern available in German and English I used Araucania Ranco Multy 1.5 skeins. Added a light ruffle because it seemed a little plain. Dancy Batty by Meta Libenter is a free pattern with bats made of lace. Diane of the Knitabulls video cast has a KAL/Knit along finishing up now. In The Pipeline Afterthought Heel Hiking Socks using pattern by Laura Linneman Nellie by Donna Higgins (RVW both yarn and pattern) Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys (both yarn and pattern) The Blethering Room I wore my Radiance Shawl to my nephew's wedding. Someone cleaned her glasses with it. Visit this site and if you have any macrame owls that need rescuing please send them to these wonderful ladies! Macrame Owls Whole Wheat Bread Baking for Zabelle in Montreal. The tutorial and recipe is on the side bar on the show blog. The original recipe came from The Vegetarian Epicure by Anna Thomas c. 1972. (yikes!) Now out of print but it seems there are lots of used copies out there. But none of them probably have as many food stains as mine does. My favorite yeast is SAF available from King Arthur Flour. I also like the recipes on the King Arthur Flour site. This is what the SAF Yeast looks like. I buy the red not the gold. A whole pound for just $5.95! If you have never made bread before start with white bread. You can also gradually work your way from white bread to whole wheat by slowly changing the ratio. Don't worry, this is not turning into a food podcast. This was just a diversion. Rip Van Winkle Challenge October 1 through November 30, 2011 The Concept: Go through your Ravelry queue to find a project that has been asleep for a long time. Or maybe you have been asleep while others have been knitting this project. Another mission for the overachievers out there: go to your stash and try to find your oldest yarn and match it to an pattern in your queue. The Rules: In the middle of November I will start a thread for finished projects. Please just post once on this thread. You must finish a RVW project to be eligible for the Prize Patrol. Prizes to be announced. Last chance! KA Needle Promo from Pinkfeatherknitting! $4 off shipping for all orders. Shipping is normally $4 for U.S./Canada and $9 International so that means Free for some of us and $5 for others. The offer is through October 31, 2011. Use the promo code piper at checkout. I forgot to mention this on the show but Knitting Retreat Registrations will be opening up within the week! I will post on the board and here in the sidebar. Music My Beloved and My Friend by Benji Goodrich from Waiting. www.magnatune.com Have a great week! Haste ye back!
Rank #2: Episode 62 Happy Mitten Day. Shaelyn, Magrathea, Mittens, Ravelry Tips, Giveaway, and a lot of laughter with friends Charr and Bronwyn. sponsors: www.longaberger.com/paula and www.quinceandco.com Quince & Co. Magrathea by Martina Behm. Ocean City Shawlette by Nancy Whitman A Better Bucket by Amy Swenson Greta by Cheri Christian Kelley Petkun's Mitten Class (we forgot to talk about it, but check it out for mitten basics!) Ravelry Guided Tips Arwen Keyhole Scarf by Tabitha's Heart Design Nubby Noro Mittens by Annie's Woolens Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig ( I said I had knitted this one but it really was Whisper Cardigan) Whisper Cardigan by Hannah Fettig Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart Hitchhiker by Martina Behm Norwegian Mittens by Elizabeth Zimmermann Leafy Mittens by Arnhild Hillesland Victorian Inspired Mittens by Beth Morimoto Newfoundland Mitts by Traditional Design (Free) This is a wonderful mitten pattern. KA Needle Promo from Pinkfeatherknitting! $4 off shipping for all orders. Shipping is normally $4 for U.S./Canada and $9 International so that means Free for some of us and $5 for others. The offer is through October 31, 2011. Use the promo code piper at checkout. All lower case. KA Needles at Pink Feather Knitting Leave a comment on the show blog to enter the drawing for one of the 9 app giveaways from Jknits. Show notes are at www.knittingpipeline.com
Rank #1: Episode 34: Making it as a Knitwear Designer - An interview with Kate Davies. Special guest Kate Davies, of Kate Davies Designs, joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her journey as a designer and writer, from her previous life as a university academic to the current day. She shares the highs and lows of running your own enterprise as well as a glimpse into her everyday life as a designer. You can find Kate Davies online at www.katedaviesdesigns.com, as well as on Ravelry, Twitter and Instagram. As always, full shownotes are available at www.shinybees.com.
Rank #2: Ep 133 - I Aten't Dead. This week it's a quick catch up after an unscheduled break in programming thanks to contracting pneumonia. First up, I mention the recent discussion around racism, inclusion and diversity in the knitting community. This podcast has not been as inclusive as it should be in the content produced up to now and I apologise for that. News-wise, I share a new podcast interview I did that is released now on The InDependant Spouse podcast with Jess Sands, which is a podcast that shares stories from military spouses and veterans in business. After this, there's a round up of knitting and creative projects that I've been taking part in. Spoiler: I've almost finished writing a book! Shownotes at www.shinybees.com/133 Music for this episode is Adam and the Walter Boys, I Need a Drink.
Rank #1: Director's Cut- Barbara Walker. Photo taken from, The Opinionated Knitter, by Elizabeth Zimmermann; used by permission of Schoolhouse Press. This Director's Cut episode has been brought to you ad-free by: Special thanks to Lisa, Maribel, Chloe Sparkle, Schoolhouse Press, and Barbara Walker. Intro: Lisa and Maribel meet Barbara the day before we interview her. Chatting with Barbara: Barbara talks about Mary Walker Phillips' books, and James Norbury's book. You can find Barbara Walker's books here.
Rank #2: Benevolent Dictator - Episode 492 - The Knitmore Girls. This week's episode is sponsored by: So, you already know about the Akerworks Yarn Caddy Kit. Now, we are adding a little twist for you: Introducing the Akerworks Butterfly Kate, designed to fold into itself, making it incredibly easy to pack in a bag and take on any adventure! The Butterfly Kate has a wooden base, a carbon fiber shaft with two angle settings, a nifty pattern holder, and our patent-pending TensiTamer gizmo to keep everything in place and select your desired tension. It's designed either for use with our Yarn Caddy, or as a single shaft Lazy Kate for use with spinning bobbins. Akerworks: We like making things. No matter what you need, the barmaids have you covered from head to toe. Face pudding to keep you smiling, Lolo lips keep them kissable, probiotic deodorant for keeping you fresh as a rose, oh for feet’s sake to keep your feet soft and sandal ready, and the Lolo body bar for everything in between. You can find all this - and more! at bar-maids.com Since 2008, Black Trillium Fibres has been dedicated to two things: great color and quality yarn. However, those two things alone cannot adequately describe the incredible joy of being a part of such a creative, diverse and supportive society of crafters and artisans. So here’s to the next ten years and a new layer of commitment: to our family, our community, and beyond. You’ll find us at blacktrilliumfibres.com – we look forward to crafting a beautiful world with you! Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place. Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor. Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. Dreaming of Fall sweater weather? Infinite Twist has you covered with Dyer's Choice Sweater Quantities. Each yarn pack includes 1800 yards of hand-dyed 6-ply Merino in a one-of-a-kind color for $98, and shipping is free! Colors are not repeatable, and when they're gone, they're gone. Check out the colors currently available at infinitetwist.com. Join Little Skein for our 3rd annual summer knitalong, Sock School. Knit some socks and read a favorite book. We’ll have support in the Little Skein Ravelry group, lots of encouragement, prizes and, of course, school supplies. Starting June 23 and going through Labor Day, we’ll have Sock School kits, new yarns inspired by your favorite picture books, and commemorative project bags. Links to the knitalong and the Little Skein shop are in the shownotes. On the Needles:(0:35) Jasmin has been listening to Actually Knitting, In A Sknit, and she reminisces about the Dryad shawl. She also mentions the interview with the very charming Stephen West Gigi has picked up her Purlbreak again,and is planning to knit another one, she likes it so much. Jasmin is slowly working on a Knitmore Vanilla Sock, with the Cynthia variation, made out of Asfaltflickan yarn in “Plastic Pony”. She is thinking of making another Knitmore Vanilla sock. She mentions other socks: Lucy Neatby's short row heel, Lara Neel's Fork In the Road Socks, Susan B. Anderson's Smooth Operator sock, and BostonJen's Non_Euclidian heel Gigi had a guest who needed some knitting, she finished half a square on Gigi's Welcome Blanket, (her colors are two shades of purple, and two shades of green). Jasmin has split for the armholes on her Boxy out of Neighborhood Fiber Co’s Studio worsted in the “Parkland” colorway. Jasmin has started her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL, the Fading Lines by Joji Locatelli. Shades of Jade, by the Neighborhood Fiber Company. Jasmin talks about the big sweater box bags from Little Skein in the Big Wool. Gigi cast on the Vitamin D for her #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL sweater, and finished row 38. Jasmin is swatching for a custom-dyed sweater from Frost Yarns. Separate Ways, from Interpretations Volume 5, by Joji Locatelli. Gigi is working on a pair of socks in Cadet Blue Vanilla Is The New Black out of Patons Kroy in Cadet Blue. One sock has all its heel increases. These socks have no heel flap and no gusset stitches to pick up. Gigi, also has a new preemie hat on the needles in Regia. Jasmin worked some more on her Tale as Old as Time cowl, and she is thinking of crocheting the ears for the Fox hat. Events: (24:50) - May 1st: #ChooseYourOwnAdventureKAL started - Stash Dash: May 25 - August 27 2018. - June 1st: Great Knit Off! The Knitmore Girls colorway benefits the International Rescue Committee! Ended 7/31 Tour de Fleece: July 7-29. Fín. Maybe: Wool auction at the Monterey County Fair, in Monterey, CA, on Labor Day Pacific International Quilt Fest October 11-14 2018 Stitches West, February 21-24 2019 Dungeons and Dropped Stitches videocast! Mother Knows Best:(30:43) This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" about how to be philosophical and positive about knitting attacks. How do you handle it? Let us know. When Knitting Attacks:(36:39) Gigi started the Vitamin D cardigan three times, used a highlighter for stitch markers in the pattern, and used a different color to highlight sleeves. Jasmin ordered the wrong stitch markers, then DIY fixed them Gigi lost a game of chicken with the Purlbreak. Review:(41:33) This week we review Firmament, Stellar Stitches For Your Next Adventure, by Hunter Hammersen (PREORDER LINK WILL BE HERE) Straw into Gold:(46:30) Jasmin PLIES! She finished spinning another of Nicole Frost's batts (rose gold batts). She’s been plying up a storm. Jasmin enthuses about the Akerworks Kate. And Sew On:(51:16) Gigi is working on a camp shirt. Textbook directions were rather optimistic.
Rank #1: Episode 186: Some Fiber Physicist Could Explain It to Us. Recorded July 24, 2019 Book Talk Starts at 29:12 Our annual Mother Bear KAL is ongoing! Any bears you have knit or crocheted on 2019 are eligible to post in our FOs thread. Each bear is an entry. Come join the Chatter thread here! Please message alittleposy or knittybarb if you have a prize you’d like to contribute. Want to start your Mother Bear-making journey? Check out the Mother Bear Project website to buy a pattern, make a donation, or see the gallery of children and their new bears, and the MBP Ravelry group for great ideas and community with other bear makers. KNITTING Tracie has finished: 1. Mother Bears 202-204 2. Judah Cardigan by Juliana Lustanader in Valley Yarns Goshen in the Pacific colorway Barb has finished: 1. Mother Bears #175 & #176 2. Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway Tracie continues to work on: 1. ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm, using Louisa Harding Amitola in the Hook and the Dawn colorways 2. Fiddly Bits #9 by Jane Pihota 3. Dare to Dream by Boo Knits in Duren Dyeworks Heavenly Fingering in Cherry Pop Tracie has cast-on: 1. Mint Chip vanilla Socks in Anzula Nebula and KnitPicks Hawthorne 2. Kick Up Your Heels by Sarah Shoo, using Western Sky Knits Magnolia DK in the Isabella color way Barb is still working on: 1. ZickZack Scarf by Christy Kamm - free pattern on Ravelry - 5380 projects! Using Lang Yarns MilleColori Baby in the 51 and52 color ways 2. Yolks Pullover by Natalie V, using a Craftsy Kit with Cloudborn Fibers Pima Cotton DK in the Magenta Colorway 3. Sunnydale Cowl by Katy H. Carroll (Katinka Designs), using Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the Anniversario colorway 4. July DVD Socks - Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the RadioActive Zombody color way 5. Nightshift by Andrea Mowry using a kit from Dragonfly Fibers Barb and Tracie talked about their ZickZack scarves and how different they were from each other because of the yarns used: BOOKS Tracie has finished: 1. Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Deman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. Thumbs Up! 2. My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh. Thumbs sideways! Barb has finished: 1. The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette. Thumbs Up...sort of... Tracie is reading: 1. A Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story 2. Big Sky (Jackson Brodie #5 by Kate Atkinson Barb recommends following BurraBears on Instagram and Facebook. Barb is reading 1. Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher Barb and Tracie discussed going to visit Western Sky Knits in Montana.
Rank #2: Episode 163: Blocking the Drain?. 2 Knit Lit Chicks Summer Swap! Important Dates July 20th: Partner Assignments Sent, check-in #1 August 3rd: Check-In #2 August 17th: Check-In #3 August 31st check in #4 September 5th: final check in September 28th: Mail-By Date We are hosting our annual Mother Bear KAL starting June 1, and ending on August 31, 2018. Any bears you have knit or crocheted in 2018 are eligible to be entered for prizes. If you want more information about the Mother Bear Project, please go here. Don't have a pattern? Please go here to order a pattern! It will be sent via US mail with a very short turn-around time. Our FO thread is here - please post a separate photo for each bear you make! And thank you to our wonderful listeners and vendor friends for donating prizes for the KAL. Prison’s not supposed to be a cakeride - but your knitting can! Heidi of Undead Yarn took up the challenge to create a colorway based on my slip of the tongue, and she’s giving away a skein of this beautiful fingering weight yarn! The base in Vamphyri, Undead’s lovely 75% Merino/25% Nylon sock yarn with 462 yards per skein. To enter the drawing, please leave a comment on this thread telling us about a favorite colorway name you’ve seen or worked with, or a colorway name you’ve thought up yourself. The thread will close August 15, and we will draw for a winner in the next podcast. KNITTING Barb has finished: Mother Bears 139, 140 , 141 and 142 Bankhead hat #5, using Patons Worsted in the Bird of Paradise colorway Fragment Tee by Sister Mountain using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Blue Bell colorway Tracie has finished: Maine Baby Hat by Fiber of Maine in Sirdir Snuggly Crofter Baby Fair Isle Effect 4ply in Archie (blues and grays) Mother Bears 139, 140, 141 and 142 Barb is working on: Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryk-Robinsky, using Valkyrie Fibers Matte Sock In the Baby in a Trenchcoat colorway Juniata Park Cowl by Erika Flory, using a kit bought from Craftsy. She has cast on: Archer by Elizabeth Doherty, using Forbidden Woolery Fortitude in the Pixie Hollow colorway, and The Farmer’s Daughter Squish Fingering in the Are You Sure Hank done it That Way? colorway. Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Tea, using Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton in the 305 (a very pale blush pink) colorway Tracie continues to work on: Lake Effect by Amy Miller in Baah La Jolla in the California Poppy colorway Knitting at the Library Cowl by Cori Eichelberger in Invictus Yarns Beyond Mini-Set in the Forest colorway Bellora Tee by Samantha Kirby, using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in the Thicket and Harbor colorways Simple Skyp Socks by Addrienne Ku in Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in NoCKRs 2015 colorway Welcome Blanket in 3 colors of Cascade Bentley - welcomeblanket.org BOOKS Barb has finished Big Alma by Bernice Scharlach The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah Tracie has finished: The Stranger (Patrik Hedstrom #4) by Camilla Lackberg The Good Samaritan by John Marrs Deep Water: Courage, Character, and the Lake Timiskaming Canoe Tragedy by James Raffan Barb is reading Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery Out by Natsuo Kirin Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family by Emily Jane Fox Tracie is reading Reading: The Crow Trap by Ann Cleves The Twelve Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson Tracie and Barb recommend Anne With an “E” on Netflix Tracie also recommends Whitechapel (Amazon Prime), The Sinner and Marcella on Netflix, and Harlots on Hulu
Rank #1: Episode 1: Introductions. An introduction to me, my knitting history and other general information. Knitting Segments include: Show Ready: Finished Items In Rehearsal: Items on the needles Auditioning This Week: Items I'm oggling on Ravelry or otherwise The Reviews are In: A review of a knitting related item Non-Knitting Segments include: What A Crock: Something cooking in my crockpot this week Love it or Leave it: Something good and/or something bad In Other News: Theatrical Updates and other
Rank #2: Episode 11: Cool People Make the Rules. My apologies for the previous episode 11, technical things don't like me sometimes! If you previously downloaded Episode 11, please listen to this one instead!
Rank #1: Pomcast 50- JOJI LOCATELLIi + VEERA VÄLIMÄKI!. Hey Pomcats, welcome to your favourite pick'n'mix of knitty chat, including an interview with the dynamic designing duo Joji Locatelli & Veera Välimäki! We've also got Text Files and Top Three.Thanks to Ritual Dyes for sponsoring this episode!
Rank #2: POMCAST 59 + KARIDA COLLINS OF NEIGHBORHOOD FIBER COMPANY. Hey Pomcats! We’ve been away from the mic for a while, but it’s good to be back bringing you a blend of fibre fun, knit and crochet conundrums and magazine based musings.Thanks to Neighbor Hood Fiber Co. for sponsering this episode and for founder Karida Collins for being our interviewee!Find the show notes here - https://www.pompommag.com/pomcast-59-karida-collins-of-neighborhood-fiber-company/
Rank #1: CH 272: The Cornish Cream Tea Socks and Flying Downunder. Show Sponsors: Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us. Find all your favourite luxury yarns and discover plenty more at A Yarn Story, Bath’s premier yarn store based in Walcot Street, Bath, UK. From gorgeous skeins by The Fibre Co and Walcot Yarns to a fine selection from Shibui Knits, La Bien Aimée, House of a la Mode, and Julie Asselin, there is plenty for the discerning knitter to enjoy. With friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you browse, there is plenty for the discerning knitter to enjoy. Visit the store at Walcot Street, Bath or shop online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk. After a couple of weeks of packing, moving into and out of a temporary flat, and generally uprooting life, it’s finally time to fly away to to Australia! I also have some really sweet new socks to share with you from The Handmade Sock Society. Show Links: The Cornish Cream Tea Socks Circus Tonic Handmade Clio by Elizabeth Doherty
Rank #2: CH 235: Travel Knitting for Knit City and Sweater Pattern Stalking. Today on the podcast I ponder the best projects for Knit City and also have a deep dive into potential new patterns to cast on. The turn of the season has me dreaming about sweater knitting. There are certainly a few designs I absolutely can’t wait to make…if I can clear a WIP or two first! Show Sponsors: Alongside an eclectic yarn range, which includes Hazel Knits, Icelandic Lopi & CoopKnits, we stock a carefully chosen selection of needles and notions. We’ve also recently launched ‘hand dyed by meadowyarn’, our very own in-house, hand-dyed yarn range. Working in our tiny dye studio, nestled in the Suffolk countryside, we are able to indulge our love of colour, producing complex tonal, kettle-dyed shades across a range of weights and bases. With regular updates our collections evolve and grow, inspired by the landscape and people around us. AYS is a wool boutique specializing in hand dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world. You’ll always find a well curated collection of yarns and colors on the shelves and a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand. Some of our favorite brands include Hedgehog Fibres, SweetGeorgia Yarn, Julie Asselin, Shibui Knits and The Fibre Co. You can find A Yarn Story on Walcot Street in Bath or online at www.ayarnstory.co.uk Show Links: Knit City Vancouver Hay Pullover by Clare Mountain Elton Cardigan by Joji Locatelli La Bien Aimee Yarn Joji Locatelli Video Podcast Like a Cloud Cardigan by Joji Locatelli Shibui Knits Poet by Sari Nordlund Laine Magazine Tukuwool Yarn Sari Nordlund on Ravelry Dillon Pullover by Joji Locatelli Naima by ANKESTRiCK
Rank #1: Ep 36: Hipsters, Knitterati, Friends, and the Allure of Gray. Kelly and Marsha talk about Kelly's recent weekend at Stitches West! One of the year's biggest West Coast yarn events was more than a shopping trip, it was a chance to meet listeners, podcasters, and other yarny friends. The conversation ranges from the items on the sales floor to tattoos, from purchases to civil war era yarn, and from starstruck silliness to the appeal of the collaborative business model. No show notes for this special episode. Links and photos will be included in show notes for our next regular episode, due out soon. http://twoewesfiber.com
Rank #2: Ep 118: Stash, Natural Dyeing, and Spinning Tips. Lots of travel knitting, a natural dye workshop with fiber friends and some listener questions about spinning and stash are the topics for this week. Full notes with photos and links can be found in the podcast section of our shop website: TwoEwesFiberAdventures.com Come join the community on Ravelry or become a patron and support the show on our Patreon Page. Save the Date for a Washington Coast Meet-up! September 20-22. We'll be meeting to knit and chat at String Theory Yarn and Fiber. Find lodging for the weekend in Seabrook, Washington or in nearby Pacific Beach or Ocean Shores. Or join us for a day if you are nearby! Click here to RSVP so we can reserve your goodie bag! Here is a link to the Ravelry thread about the meet-up. We just spent a week together in Seattle! Kelly came up to join Marsha and some fiber friends for a natural dye workshop. The dyes used were coreopsis, lichen, avocado, and cochineal. They were dyed on a variety of natural colored yarns using different strengths of dye. We also used an ammonia modifier to change the color of the dye. Very inspiring. Marsha's Projects: I finished the Lace Market T-shirt by Marie Green using Schoppel-Wolle El Linio several weeks ago. The neck is too big and I had planned to re-knit picking up fewer stitches, small needles, and slightly less loose bind off. Where did the time go? I turned heel and worked gusset of Schoppel-Wolle Das Paar socks. About an inch of the foot is completed. I also finished body and neck band of Fine Sand by Heidi Kirrmeier, using Fibra Natura Unity. Knot a long: Nothing!!!! But that doesn't mean you shouldn't enter. So far we have 38 FOs, our biggest along ever! Enter by August 31st. Remember, it's any fiber related item that is not knit, crochet, spinning or weaving. We'll draw for prizes in our first September episode. Kelly’s Projects The most significant FO for this week is my 5th metatarsal! Bone is 90% healed and the boot is off. Now on to the physical therapy! I also finished Two cowls from Alchemy yarn 100% silk. The pattern is Simple Yet Effective from Tin Can Knits. I finished the first one on the road trip to Seattle and the second one I almost finished on the trip back home. The Silk Cardigan from Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk is also finished. The pattern is Koru by Aroha Knits. I got some good wear out of it during the trip to Seattle. The fit is good and the armscye works ok with some of my short-sleeved tees. I also finished the Tarantula that I was making for my grand nephew. Did you know that Tarantulas have 8 eyes? Two larger eyes and 6 tiny ones. I tried to make this tarantula as realistic as possible. The grands are keeping the class tarantula for the summer, so they are a little tarantula-obsessed! Finally, I finished the miniature punch needle rug. The kit by J. Conner Designs was a gift from Tori (wideanglemind). It was so fun and fast to do and turned out so cute. I will definitely try more of this mini-punch work. The fabric is thin and flexible compared to the regular punch needle. It is more like embroidery and is often called punch needle embroidery. Questions from Listeners PegofmyHeart (Peggy) asked about keeping her handspun yarn consistent. "When I returned to spinning I must have changed my gauge. Now I have a sleeve that needs to be ripped out. New fiber spun, hopefully at a better gauge, and knitted again. HELP!" Suggestions: Take a piece of freshly spun singles off the bobbin and let it ply back on itself to be stablized. I hang this on my wheel so I can keep checking my spinning against this yarn. Unply it so you can see the single if you need to. You can also make a “Spinners Control Card” where you wrap both freshly spun singles and the plied-back-on-itself yarn around a stiff card and keep that with your spinning. This will help with consistency in spinning. Don’t wrap it too tightly or it will seem thinner than it really is. Other tricks are: Spin all the singles before plying and put them all on storage bobbins and ply them first bobbin to last bobbin, second bobbin to penultimate bobbin, etc. This presumes that the most widely differing bobbins are first and last and plying them together will average out the inconsistencies. Spin all the yarn before starting the project and calculate the yards per pound or yards per gram. This will help you see inconsistencies in the skeins and allow you to use the most similar skeins where gauge is important. Any that are significantly different can be used where it matters less or maybe they won't be needed at all. Cindy (CindyQ) and Valerie29 (Valerie) asked about stash busting, and stash organizing. Marsha suggests: I organize my wool stash by weight and store them in labelled plastic bins I pick up at the Goodwill. I have a separate bins for cotton and handspun. Braids for spinning are stored in those plastic covers that bedding comes in. Yarn/fiber I buy at stores is listed in Ravelry. I tried posting yarn I pick up at thrift stores/destash rooms in Ravelry, but it honestly got to be too much. As for using up the yarn, I made a scarf called Mini Mania using leftover sock yarn. I also made a Steven West afghan called Garter Squish that used up about 5,700 yards of worsted weight yarn. I made a shaw called Sunny Delight using yarn from the NoCKRs retreat destash room. Socks and hats are another great way to use up stash. Here are some other patterns I have been looking at to use up leftovers. Lily’s Scrap Blanket Vintage Crocheted Throw & Afghan Briochevron Blanket (not sure I can do that much brioche) Stashbuster Blarf Stashbuster Sweater Kelly says: Right now I have yarn all over the place. Larger weaving cones are on a shelf in the garage and the smaller cotton, linen, etc. cones are in boxes in the garage since my only available looms are out there. Usually most of my knitting yarn is in baskets and bowls and sorted however I think looks nice. It varies. Sometimes by color, sometimes by type, sometimes by weight. Because of the electrical work mess, some of my yarn is also in boxes/bags in the living room (where big piles of stuff are being stored). After using an already created warp from a destash, I’ve been thinking that winding warps and storing them as warps would be a great way to have weaving projects ready to go. When the inside studio is available again I’ve thought of a system for threading cones onto chains that drape across one of the walls. I like to see my yarn in different combinations to get inspiration. The downside of this system is that there could be sun damage to the yarn if I don’t use it regularly. I’m also not quite sure of the system for getting yarn down easily without having the whole string of cones come down on my head! My stashbuster projects for using leftovers are bears for the Mother Bear Project , charity hats, and baby socks. I also find that having yarn out on display gives me other ideas for combining yarns that weren’t originally planned to go together. Another possible project for using up waste (thrums from weaving) and other leftovers are to make hot pads. One technique is to use multiple strands that are twisted and plied to create a square that is then sewn together and felted. Another technique is to wrap rope with yarn using a coil basketry technique to make a spiral the becomes a round hot pad. Both would be perfect projects for the (K)Not Along that is going until August 31).
Rank #1: Episode 304: Sweaters, Sweaters, Sweaters!. This episode is all about the mysteries and intricacies of sweater knitting! First, we've launched a brand new, wonderfully tweedy sweater pattern collection, Everyday Rustic. Stacey and Lee share their favorite patterns as well as a little behind the scenes peek into making this collection. To go along with our sweater theme, Stacey and Hannah pop into the studio to answer some of YOUR questions about the ins and outs of sweater knitting. From sweater care to yarn substitution, and even one question that had us questioning the way we read patterns, we had a blast digging into ideas and concepts we rarely talk about in the office. We'll be doing Q+A segments regularly so keep those comments coming! As always, happy listening and happy crafting!
Rank #2: Episode 230: Ripping vs. Unraveling. A cable cross going in the wrong direction, a dropped stitch, knit stitches that should have been purled. As knitters, we are all familiar with this heart wrenching moment, when we know that something has to be done before moving forward. This week, Kelley talks about both the physical and emotional impact of moving backwards and the difference between ripping a project back versus unraveling, where stitches are dropped and then reworked. Next, Kelley reviews a few of her favorite audiobooks and chats about what projects are currently on her needles.
Rank #1: Episode 118 - Sweater Series 3: Man Sweaters. In this episode, the girls share their thoughts on planning (or not) sweaters for the men in their lives. Review Mary of Kino Knits and Clare of Knit Share Love recently released the Point/Counterpoint, Volume 3 collection. It's another gorgeous collaboration in this series, with 2 hats, a shawl, and a pair of fingerless mitts. Finished Projects Susie finished her Timber Bay hat, her Origami Top Hat, and her Pebble Beach Shawl. Danie finished a Playful Stripes Cardigan out of Knit Picks Shine Sport. Current Projects Susie worked on her Winter Remix Hexi Socks, and cast on a pair of Circuitous Ribbed Socks out of 716knit 716Sock in the Winning Friends Through Telepathy colorway as well as a Lilli Pilli out of Sun Valley Fibers MCS Fingering in Purple Passion, Lavender, and Whisper. Danie started her Cattails sleeves, worked more on her Daelyn Pullover, her MIL Socks, and revisited her Handspun Elda Cardigan.
Rank #2: Episode 115 - Sweater Series 1: Sizing Things Up. In this episode, the girls talk deciding on a sweater size to knit. Susie chokes on alpaca fluff, and Danie is never gonna give up her sock. Miscellaneous mentions in the topic segment include the Twist Collective article on sweater ease and fitting, Susie's Hiro, and Ann Budd's gauge formula. Stuff & Things Thank you to Erin of Remade By Hand Designs for sending her new pattern Coloresque Wrap and Greg of Unraveling with Greg and Joey podcast (KnittingDaddy on Rav) for sending his new pattern Thundertwist. Susie's new pattern Endless Maze Socks will be released this week. Keep an eye on her Instagram feed for the announcement. Events Cori, one of the two Knit Cahoots behind Minnesota 52, will be at Imagiknit on September 25th for a book signing 4pm-5:30pm and then talking all about sweaters and making them fit 6pm-9pm. Also at Imagiknit, the girls will be having a pop-up on October 8th 1pm-4pm. Finished Projects Susie finished her second Roughlock Falls Shawl and it's uh-wow! Current Projects Danie worked a bunch on her Cattails and on her Downpour Socks. Susie worked on her Georgetown. She also cast on an Aviatrix hat out of Hikoo by skacel Sueño and a plain self-striping sock out of Coloring Book Yarns in the Winter Remix Hexi colorway.
Rank #1: Episode 119 - What's in a name?. A pretty bumper episode. There is a wee bit about my trip to woolness; our castilemilk moorit exploration and some news about WoolWork - the new name for the KB podcast. www.knitbritish.net/ep119
Rank #2: Knit British Episode 1 . The first tentative steps into podcasting!
Rank #1: Podcast Episode 154: Sneaking Your Knitting In, Knitting Q&A. Our lovely sponsor this week: Artistic Ewe Look at this new colorway! It’s called “August”, and is available in Artistic Ewe’s Stroll sock yarn. Use the code VeryPinkAugust20 for a 20% discount on any Stroll yarn.
Rank #2: Podcast Episode 153: Ravelry Queue + Netflix Queue, Knitting Q&A. Our lovely sponsor this week: Turtlepurl Yarns Be sure to check out their new colorways! For 15% off your order use the code VPAUG19. Things we talk about in this episode: Star-Toed Fleegle Testing Color Fastness German Short Rows
Rank #1: EP 162: Look at this, you can't have it!. For individual project details shown on today's episode,please go here.Don't forget...*You can also find it on YouTube, iTunes and Downcast. Plus you can subscribe to the podcast on Blip. Thanks for watching!Plus check out the Ravelry group! Hope you join & thanks for watching!
Rank #2: EP 161: Close your eyes and point. . For individual project details shown on today's episode,please go here.Don't forget...*You can also find it on YouTube, iTunes and Downcast. Plus you can subscribe to the podcast on Blip. Thanks for watching!Plus check out the Ravelry group! Hope you join & thanks for watching!
Rank #1: Episode 121: It's fall, but summer, but actually fall. Episode 121: It's fall, but summer, but actually fall Yarniacs podcastJenny's Portland pulloverNicole's Zuzu's petalsWork + ShelterAcer cardiganNicole's Tubey HatSimple Pleasures hatBandana cowlNicole's Harmony shawlDebaser shawlChalet sweaterBelleGrow Old With MePimlicoUrban Forest KnitsKnit.WearMel Clark book--Knitting everyday fineryNovember KnitsHis Llama CardiganBook Exchange cardiganGathering stripesShellseeker
Rank #2: Episode 161: What the Shawl?. Episode 161: What the Shawl? Nicole's socks! Purple socks! Russian rainbow Fishbowl Rikke Bamboo Rikke Lilli Pilli Marklee Industrial Revolution outfit along Hollyburn skirt Zinone top A Frame Skirt Bartonia Dye for Wool Modern Natural Dyer Workalong Kit Rugged Knits Book of Haps June is for Shawls! Negroni by Colette Waxprint fabric Music: Monkey Gone To Heaven, Pixies