Sunday, July 31, 2016

ep016: With Kelly Norby at Le Mouton Rouge Knittery

Find the podcast on the YouTube Channel or on iTunes. Find Kristi on Ravelry and Instagram as krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join the Ravelry Group

And now you can join in the fun over on Facebook!



Continuing with my visit to Bloomington, IL last week, we have an interview with the owner of Le Mouton Rouge Knittery. We chat for a bit about what it's like to own a yarn shop and what it means for her own knitting life!

The next episode will drop in two weeks and will return to the usual format. For now, though, I hope you enjoy. And if you get a chance, please visit Kelly's shop online or in person. You will love it!

Le Mouton Rouge Knittery
1206 Towanda Ave #1, Bloomington, IL 61701

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ep015: With Kris at Le Mouton Rouge Knittery

Find the podcast on the YouTube Channel or on iTunes. Find Kristi on Ravelry and Instagram as krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join the Ravelry Group!

And now you can join in the fun over on Facebook!



This one's a special episode! I'm joined by Kris Kelly of Halcyarn Knitting Accessories during a visit to Le Mouton Rouge Knittery in Bloomington, IL. Kris is also the host of the Ewe University podcast.

I also giveaway prizes for the Batter Up KAL All-Star thread aaaaaaaaaaand, we still have a giveaway going for Daizie Knits Yarn. Check out her website to get to her shop, podcast, and more. Then go over to the Ravelry group to find out how to participate! 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ep014: Grateful

Find the podcast on the YouTube Channel or on iTunes. Find Kristi on Ravelry and Instagram as krisluvswool, and on Twitter as @inasKnit. Don’t forget to join the Ravelry Group!

And now you can join us over on Facebook!



Thanks!
  • Thanks to new and returning visitors! 
  • A big thanks to Jen, who is Daizie Knits on Ravelry for donating a skein of beautiful lace weight yarn to give away on the podcast. Check out her website to get to her shop, podcast, and more!
  • Many thanks to everyone who has donated prizes for the Batter Up KAL. If you want to see the prizes, head over to the prize thread in the Ravelry Group!
  • Karin of Skacel for the AMAZING customer service! 
  • PrincessFreak71 for just being awesome!

WIPs
  • Mielie Vest by Hillary Smith Callis in Cascade 220 Heathers (colorway unknown).Project Page.
FOs
  • Pure Joy by Joji Locatelli in Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat yarn in the Barley Sugar and Pence & Shillings colorways. Project page. 
Events
I'm joining Kris Kelly of Halcyarn Knitting Accessories over at Le Mouton Rouge Knittery in Bloomington, IL on July 19th. Meet us there 11-2pm! 

sKnit you want to know
I talk a bit about The Boy and how he came to have that moniker.

Tutorial: Suspended Bind Off in pattern

The suspended bind off is a handy tool to have in your knitting tool box! It allows for stretch, but without flaring. It makes a perfect finish for things like button bands, cardigan and sweater hems, and more.

This video has three parts:
Learn the bind off in the knit stitch (starts ~3 minutes in)
Learn the bind off in the purl stitch (starts ~5 minutes in)
Learn the bind off in pattern (2x2 rib) (starts ~9 minutes in)

Enjoy!