Episode 106: Meerkat!

Thursday October 4, 2018

 

Show Notes:

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

 

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

 

If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!  Be sure the discount is showing in your cart before submitting your order, we can no longer offer refunds for discounts that are not applied correctly. If you have questions please send us a message before submitting your order!

What We are Wearing:

FO’s:

  • Larch by Pam Allen (Kelly)

WIPs :

  • Zweig (Angela) - this will be the Rhinebeck Sweater! Made some progress on the body of the sweater and am trying not to get distracted
  • Little Socks (Angela)
  • The Throwback (Angela) - So I’ve been pretty much exclusively working on this
  • Sigla (for Bob) by Mary Jane Mucklestone (Kelly)
  • Anguli Cowl by Hilary Smith Callis (Kelly)
  • Super Bulky Brioche Hat (Kelly)

Upcoming Projects:

  • Winter Lake Shawl (Angela) - tried to talk one of the kids into winding this yarn for me this weekend - no go!
  • Georgetown by Hannah Fettig (Kelly)
  • Desert by Ankestrick (Kelly)

Acquisitions:

Events:

  • Rhinebeck Bus - Headed down, Saturday, October 20, 2018.  Click the link for more details.
  • The Unwind with Must Love Yarn Retreat - February 28, 2019-March 3, 2019  We are putting together a weekend of fun, fiber, and friendships.  Click the link for more information and to register now!

KALs:

  • Ancient WIPs K/CAL - Dust off those ancient WIPS (or not so ancient WIPS).  Let’s clear some needles/hooks. K/CAL starts July 15, 2018 and will run through September 28, 2018.  Rules - this is a K/CAL for WIPs, so anything in progress. Why is it an ancient WIPs K/CAL? Because the older the WIP, the more entries you get.  For every year old the project is, enter it that may times in the FO thread when you finish it during the K/CAL. If your project is 5 years old, when you finish it you would post it 5 times in the FO thread on Ravelry.  Random prizes will be drawn from the FO thread AND also a prize for the oldest WIP finished! Have fun and finish some things. I will also put up a separate thread for Frogged projects, so if you decide the best course is to just use the yarn for something else, you can post your before and after frogging pictures for a separate prize. Use #MLYAncientFrog to tag your projects on instagram!
  • Baby K/CAL - it seems like there is a plethora of babies joining the world shortly, so let’s welcome them woolly style.  K/CAL will begin August 1, 2018 and run until October 4, 2018. This K/CAL is for baby sized stuff (24 months and younger).  WIPs allowed.
  • Mitten Tree K/CAL - Starting October 1, 2018 and running through November 30, 2018.  We are partnering with our local UPS Store to collect hand-made mittens, hats, or scarves for donation to their mitten tree.  Enter the KAL and give back
    • Not local to us?  If you can’t find a collection site near you, let us know and we can see if we can assist.  You can always pop your FO in the mail to us and we’ll get them donated for you.
      • Rules - WIPS a-okay on this one, its for charity
      • Each finished pair of mittens counts as an entry, same with hats and scarves/cowls
      • Can enter multiple sets of mittens, hats, scarves/cowls
      • FOs brought into the store or mailed to us will be entered into a separate drawing for prizes

New In Store:

Episode 098: Counting Stitches

 

Show Notes

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

 

Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

 

If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!  Be sure the discount is showing in your cart before submitting your order, we can no longer offer refunds for discounts that are not applied correctly. If you have questions please send us a message before submitting your order!

What We are Wearing:

  • No hand knits today, but I am wearing a stitch marker necklace from an caitin beag (Irish for The Little Small Cat)- (Angela) For more information on the name of the shop and pronunciation guide, click here.

FO’s:

  • I crocheted a thing!  Well, a coaster! (Angela)

WIPs :

Upcoming Projects:

Acquisitions:

Events:

  • Tour De Fleece - July 7 - July 29, 2018 or check out Team Sasquatch
  • July 13-29, 2018 - Great Northern Yarn Haul .  Now has a Ravelry Group.
    • 22 stores/farms participating - you can start your experience at any one of them
    • 3 prize levels: Get to 10 stores (2 prizes will be drawn), 15 stores (2 prizes will be drawn), 20+ stores you will be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing!
    • 10 VT stores, 8 NH stores, 4 in ME
    • $20 min purchase gets you the bag and passport, sign in & initial passport at each participating store, stores may have goodies/events along the way for participants, we at Must Love Yarn have the mitten class and Stitch-n-pitch occurring during the yarn haul
    • check out the Facebook & Ravelry pages
  • July 28, 2018 - Evening at the Ballpark with the Vermont Lake Monsters
    • Did you see the Baseball t-shirts? We have Must Love Yarn baseball shirts in the shop.

KALs:

  • Summer TShirt K/CAL.  Started May 1, 2018 and runs through August 2, 2018.  Check out our Bundle on Ravelry for lots of pattern inspiration.  Use #MLYSummerKAL to share your progress on your summer tops.  
  • Multicolor Summer Shawl Along - Shawl must have 3 or more colors to count.  No WIPS, cast on your project with everyone on June 15, 2018.  Some suggestions for patterns: Color Affection, Suburban Wrap, Exploration Station, Mystic Sunset, or others in the Ravelry Group Bundle.  K/CAL started June 15, 2018 and runs through September 15, 2018.  We will have a chatter thread on Ravelry and a FO Thread, post on Instagram using #mlysummershawl so we can follow along too!
  • Ancient WIPs K/CAL - Dust off those ancient WIPS (or not so ancient WIPS).  Let’s clear some needles/hooks. K/CAL starts July 15, 2018 and will run through September 28, 2018.  Rules - this is a K/CAL for WIPs, so anything in progress. Why is it an ancient WIPs K/CAL? Because the older the WIP, the more entries you get.  For every year old the project is, enter it that may times in the FO thread when you finish it during the K/CAL. If your project is 5 years old, when you finish it you would post it 5 times in the FO thread on Ravelry.  Random prizes will be drawn from the FO thread AND also a prize for the oldest WIP finished! Have fun and finish some things. I will also put up a separate thread for Frogged projects, so if you decide the best course is to just use the yarn for something else, you can post your before and after frogging pictures for a separate prize. Use #MLYAncientFrog to tag your projects on instagram!

Upcoming KALs:

  • Baby K/CAL - it seems like there is a plethora of babies joining the world shortly, so let’s welcome them woolly style.  K/CAL will begin August 1, 2018 and run until October 4, 2018. This K/CAL is for baby sized stuff (24 months and younger).  WIPs allowed.

 

New In Store:

Episode 096: Ancient Frogs & BABYALONG!

 

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

 

Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok 50g & 150g skeins ($7.80 & $22.50) - Kelly
  • Berroco Comfort Solids ($6.50) and Prints ($7.00) - Angela - I show and discuss Knitting Pure & Simple Babies Neckdown Cardigan, Pattern 982
  • If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!  Be sure the discount is showing in your cart before submitting your order, we can no longer offer refunds for discounts that are not applied correctly. If you have questions please send us a message before submitting your order!

What We are Wearing:

  • No hand knits today - (Angela)
  • No hand knits today - (Kelly)

FO’s:

WIPs :

Upcoming Projects:

  • Winter Lake Shawl (Angela) - worsted weight 3 color shawl, as soon as Mystic Evening Shawl is finished.
  • Georgetown by Hannah Fettig (Kelly)

Events:

  • Tour De Fleece - July 7 - July 29, 2018 or check out Team Sasquatch
  • July 13-29, 2018 - Great Northern Yarn Haul .  Now has a Ravelry Group.
    • 22 stores/farms participating - you can start your experience at any one of them
    • 3 prize levels: Get to 10 stores (2 prizes will be drawn), 15 stores (2 prizes will be drawn), 20+ stores you will be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing!
    • 10 VT stores, 8 NH stores, 4 in ME
    • $20 min purchase gets you the bag and passport, sign in & initial passport at each participating store, stores may have goodies/events along the way for participants, we at Must Love Yarn have the mitten class and Stitch-n-pitch occurring during the yarn haul
    • check out the Facebook & Ravelry pages
  • July 14, 2018 - Lithuanian Colorwork Mittens Class with Donna Druchunas
  • July 28, 2018 - Evening at the Ballpark with the Vermont Lake Monsters

KALs:

  • Summer TShirt K/CAL.  Started May 1, 2018 and runs through July 31, 2018.  Check out our Bundle on Ravelry for lots of pattern inspiration.  Use #MLYSummerKAL to share your progress on your summer tops.  
  • Multicolor Summer Shawl Along - Shawl must have 3 or more colors to count.  No WIPS, cast on your project with everyone on June 15, 2018. Some suggestions for patterns:  Color Affection, Suburban Wrap, Exploration Station, Mystic Sunset, or others in the Ravelry Group Bundle.  K/CAL started June 15, 2018 and runs through September 15, 2018.  We will have a chatter thread on Ravelry and a FO Thread, post on Instagram using #mlysummershawl so we can follow along too!

Upcoming KALs:

  • Ancient WIPs K/CAL - Dust off those ancient WIPS (or not so ancient WIPS).  Let’s clear some needles/hooks. K/CAL starts July 15, 2018 and will run through September 28, 2018.  Rules - this is a K/CAL for WIPs, so anything in progress. Why is it an ancient WIPs K/CAL? Because the older the WIP, the more entries you get.  For every year old the project is, enter it that may times in the FO thread when you finish it during the K/CAL. If your project is 5 years old, when you finish it you would post it 5 times in the FO thread on Ravelry.  Random prizes will be drawn from the FO thread AND also a prize for the oldest WIP finished! Have fun and finish some things. I will also put up a separate thread for Frogged projects, so if you decide the best course is to just use the yarn for something else, you can post your before and after frogging pictures for a separate prize.
  • Baby K/CAL - it seems like there is a plethora of babies joining the world shortly, so let’s welcome them woolly style.  K/CAL will begin August 1, 2018 and run until October 4, 2018. This K/CAL is for baby sized stuff (24 months and younger).  WIPs allowed.

GIVEAWAY (Prize):

 

New In Store:

  • Next Installment of Seasons of Vermont Box - Heading Outdoors - July/August 2018 Box.  Lots of great goodies. To be released, Sunday, July 15, 2018 at noon EST.  We have 28 boxes and 8 single skeins of yarn that we will be releasing.
  • Hedgehog Fibres!!!

 

Episode 082: Changes, Cashmere & Primrose

Thursday March 22, 2018

 Show Notes:

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Cardiff Cashmere - Kelly - we show the Eowyn Mittens a WIP by Carol
  • In Stock Primrose yarn - Angela
  • If you purchase any of the items this week that are in stock from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast! Watch Episode 73 for a quick tutorial on where to enter the coupon code at checkout if you have any questions!  Be sure the discount is showing in your cart before submitting your order, we can no longer offer refunds for discounts that are not applied correctly. If you have questions please send us a message before submitting your order!

What We are Wearing:

FO’s:

  • Virgil (Angela)- OMG I am done!
  • Nothing (Kelly)

WIPs :

UpComing Projects:

Acquisitions:

KALs:

  • On the Spice Market Shawl KAL - will be starting February 15, 2018 (February 9, 2018 is okay if you are using for Ravellenics) and running through April 16, 2018 (Tax Day!).  Kristie from FiberStash dyed up some kits for us for this pattern.

 

Upcoming KALs:

  • Jodi Shawl KAL - starts April 1 and runs through May 31.  We have kits from Peggy Jane Fibers available for purchase or come up with your own color combos.  Make your own set with Primrose Jasper DK, Madelinetosh, or Malabrigo Yarn. More information, along with links, on the Ravelry Board.

GIVEAWAY (Prize):

Check out Primrose Yarn Co.’s website for kits for the Changes Shawl

Episode 73: Swatches, Revisited

Where to find us:

  • Kelly


Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Malabrigo Dos Tierras - Kelly
  • KFI Painted Desert - Angela
  • If you purchase any of the items this week that are available from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast!

What We are Wearing:

FO’s:

WIPs :

Events:

  • Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the NYE Live Event and those who have watched the event since then.
    • Upcoming YouTube Live Events:
      • Tentatively Scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2018 at noon EST for the next Live Event.

KALs:

  • Hitchhiker KAL - starts January 15, 2018 and runs through end of February 2018.  Use that special skein of sock yarn, knit a fun shawl project (Great option for the Jan/Feb box of the Seasons of Vermont yarn).

Upcoming KALs:

  • On the Spice Market Shawl KAL - will be starting February 15, 2018 and running through April 16, 2018 (Tax Day!).  Kristie from FiberStash is dyeing up some kits for us for this pattern.  We will have those kits available at the end of the month.

  • Berroco (they distribute Istex Lopi yarns) is hosting a Lopi Knit Along, we will be KAL-ing with them!  More details to come!

GIVEAWAY (Prize): 

  • 2,000 Subscriber Giveaway!!!!!  Help us reach 2,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel.  We are putting together “Taste of Vermont” prizes, including some Wing and A Prayer Farm “Boy Band” Skeins.

New In Store:

Seasons of Vermont Boxes Available Here!

    Episode 072: Super Happy Madtosh

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly


    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    • Madelinetosh Sport - Kelly
    • Happy Feet Splash - Angela
    • If you purchase any of the items this week that are available from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast!

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    • What, nothing! (Angela and Kelly)

    WIPs :

    Events:

    • Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the NYE Live Event and those who have watched the event since then.
      • Upcoming YouTube Live Events:
        • Tentatively Scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2018 at noon EST for the next Live Event.
    • New Class Schedule is up!  We have a lot of great classes for January-April.

    KALs:

    • Hitchhiker KAL - starts January 15, 2018 and runs through end of February 2018.  Use that special skein of sock yarn, knit a fun shawl project (Great option for the Jan/Feb box of the Seasons of Vermont yarn).

    Upcoming KALs:

    • On the Spice Market Shawl KAL - will be starting February 15, 2018 and running through April 16, 2018 (Tax Day!).  Kristie from FiberStash is dyeing up some kits for us for this pattern.  We will have those kits available at the end of the month.

    • Berroco (they distribute Istex Lopi yarns) is hosting a Lopi Knit Along, we will be KAL-ing with them!  More details to come!

    GIVEAWAY (Prize): 

    • 2,000 Subscriber Giveaway!!!!!  Help us reach 2,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel.  We are putting together “Taste of Vermont” prizes, including some Wing and A Prayer Farm “Boy Band” Skeins.

    Episode 069: Super Secret Stuff

    Thursday December 14, 2017

     

    Show Notes:

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

     

    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    • Kelly - Woodland Animal Project Pouches
    • Angela - Berroco Vintage A new sweater pattern was released (Fountain) using Vintage.  Vintage is also great for hats, mittens, and baby items.
    • If you purchase any of the items this week that are available from Must Love Yarn, receive 10% off with the Coupon Code we mention in the podcast!

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    • Not a thing for Angela
    • Nothing that Kelly can show

    WIPs :

    Events:

    • YouTube Live Stream on Sunday was a fantastic success!  You can still watch it, the archived version is up on the YouTube Channel and is available on iTunes.
      • Upcoming YouTube Live Events:
        • Sunday December 31, 2017 for a New Year’s Eve Special Live Event!!! Start time will be approximately 7pm EST  
    • Trunk Show with FiberStash!!!  On Saturday, December 16, 2017 from noon to 3pm

    KALs:

    • Sock along - Starts November 1 - December 31.  Socks, Socks, Socks…….Show us your socks! Knit or crochet, must post 2 finished socks, slippers, shorty socks in the FO thread.  Christmas stockings are allowed and only having one will count.  Mini socks if they are made into a bunting (i.e. lots of them) will also count.
    • Big Bulky Sweater Along!!!  Join Kelly and Angela as they knit Slouchy Pullover by Churchmouse Yarn & Teas.  KAL also runs between now and the end of December.  We’ll pull prizes on the YouTube Live NYE broadcast.

    GIVEAWAY (Prize): 

    • 2,000 Subscriber Giveaway!!!!!  Help us reach 2,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel.  We are putting together “Taste of Vermont” prizes, including some Wing and A Prayer Farm “Boy Band” Skeins.

    Other Things We Mention

    Episode 068: My Other Craft Room

    Thursday December 7, 2017

     

    Show Notes:

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

     

    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    WIPs :

    Events:

    • YouTube Live Stream on Sunday was a fantastic success!  You can still watch it, the archived version is up on the YouTube Channel and is available on iTunes.
      • Upcoming YouTube Live Events:
        • Sunday December 31, 2017 for a New Year’s Eve Special Live Event!!! Start time will be approximately 7pm EST  
    • Trunk Show with FiberStash!!!  On Saturday, December 16, 2017 from noon to 3pm

    KALs:

    • Sock along - Starts November 1 - December 31.  Socks, Socks, Socks…….Show us your socks! Knit or crochet, must post 2 finished socks, slippers, shorty socks in the FO thread.  Christmas stockings are allowed and only having one will count.  Mini socks if they are made into a bunting (i.e. lots of them) will also count.
    • Big Bulky Sweater Along!!!  Join Kelly and Angela as they knit Slouchy Pullover by Churchmouse Yarn & Teas.  KAL also runs between now and the end of December.  We’ll pull prizes on the YouTube Live NYE broadcast.

    GIVEAWAY (Prize):

    • 2,000 Subscriber Giveaway!!!!!  Help us reach 2,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel.  We are putting together “Taste of Vermont” prizes, including some Wing and A Prayer Farm “Boy Band” Skeins.

    Yarn! AND BOOKS!

    Other Things We Mention

    Episode 063: Surprise Party In Your Couch

     

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    What We are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    WIPs :

    Upcoming WIPs:

    Events:

    • Classes are up!!!
    • YouTube Live Stream - Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 10:30am EST - come hang out and knit/crochet/spin/craft with us.

    KALs:

    • Sock along - Starts November 1 - December 31.  Socks, Socks, Socks…….Show us your socks! Knit or crochet, must post 2 finished socks, slippers, shorty socks in the FO thread.  Christmas stockings are allowed and only having one will count.  Mini socks if they are made into a bunting (i.e. lots of them) will also count.

    GIVEAWAY (Prize):

    • Enchanted Forest Pool Shawl by Jenn Sheelen - Has generously donated a copy of her pattern.  AND The Winner is…..watch the episode to find out!

    NEW PRODUCTS IN STORE:

    Episode 061: Rhinebeck Pregame!

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

     

    Topics:  

    PICKS OF THE WEEK:

    WIPs (Pictures Only This Week):

    Questions/From the Boards:

    • Questions from Betty in Hawaii on the Fade Cardigan
      • Did you pre-soak the yarns?  Information on Citric Acid Soaking Process and setting dyes.
      • Did you make a swatch using all the yarns and fading them before knitting the garment?

    Events:

    • Classes are up!!!

    KALs:

    • Rhinebeck KAL/CAL - AKA the Rhinebeck Sweater - but who are we kidding, this is the chance to show off your knits, so this can be more than sweaters!  We are still working on the details, but here’s the general idea: The rule for this K/CAL is that you must use a pattern that incorporates cables.  KAL/CAL will start August 1, 2017 and runs until October 22, 2017.  WIPs are allowed.  If you use yarn purchased from the store you will receive extra entries for your finished object(s).  Extra entry points for posting pictures of yourself in your knit over the Rhinebeck weekend (October 21-22).  #mlyrhinebeckalong

    GIVEAWAY:

    • Enchanted Forest Pool Shawl by Jenn Sheelen - Has generously donated a copy of her pattern.  We are going to run a Ravelry giveaway for this pattern, head over to the Ravelry Group and look for the Thread Titled Enchanted Forest Giveaway

    NEW PRODUCTS IN STORE:

    • Quince & Co - sorry cannot sell online
    • Madelinetosh is IN Stock!!!!

    We Also Mention: