Podcast Episode 200: Bucket of Cotton

 Where to find us:

Topics:  

What’s New:

  • Knit Group is back IN-PERSON!
    • Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm (virtual group still being hosted)
    • Sunday from 1pm-3pm (virtual group still being hosted) 
  • PODCAST PICK REVIVED:
    • ARAUCANIA HUASCO COTÓN
      • $16.99 per skein
      • 481y/100g 100% Cotton
      • 7sts=1" on size 1-3 needles
      • Machine Wash Cold/Dry Flat
    • Details about Podcast Picks
      • Good in-store or online
      • Use code: CODE REVEALED ON PODCAST
      • 10% off the weekly pick items
      • Runs for 2 weeks (4/15/22-4/29/22)
  • Check it all out at Must Love Yarn

What We Are Wearing:

FO’S:

WIPs :

  • Danni Sweater by This.Bird.Knits (Angela) - Steeked and rocking the sleeves
  • (Angela)
  • Magnolia by Camilla Vad (Jen)

Simmering:

Casting On:

  • Pixelated Cardi by Laurel Gervitz (Angela and Jen)
    • Watch us both fall down the rabbit hole with this super bulky cardigan

Upcoming Events and Exciting Things:

 

  • New Class schedule stay tuned for updates
  • Local Yarn Shop Day - mark your calendars for April 30th. There will be things happening here, for sure! 
  • Great Northern Yarn Haul - planning now for July 8-31st - more to come!

 

KAL/CALs: 

  • Shiftalong now known as “Along Along”
    • Starts January 1, 2022 
    • Runs through April 15, 2022
    • Come make any of the Patterns that use the Spincycle type yarn (Spincycle, Shoppel, Feederbrook Farm, etc) with us. Angela has decided to make Danni and Jen is making Evenfall by Andrea Mowry

 

  • Snuggle Along
    • Starts February 14, 2022 (Treat Yourself)
    • Ends approximately May 1, 2022
    • Use a fuzzy yarn in your project, such as mohair or suri alpaca
    • Make something warm and snuggly
    • Bundle of pattern ideas on the Ravelry Page

 

  • Seasons of Vermont (SOV) Along
    • Starts March 18, 2022 (Release date of the first SOV box in 2022)
    • Ends May 15, 2022* subject to extensions
    • Have a SOV box that you need motivation to use?  Join us for this KAL using SOV yarns and patterns.  Don’t have an SOV box?  Not a problem, use of the released patterns from the box and your project will qualify.  Use both yarn and pattern and gain extra entries. 
    • Want to look at the SOV patterns?  We have created a SOV Bundle.

 

April 15, 2022 by Angela Zaikowski

Podcast Episode 196: All the Angora

 Where to find us:

Topics:  

What’s New:

  • Knit Group is back IN-PERSON!
    • Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm (virtual group still being hosted)
    • Sunday from 1pm-3pm (virtual group still being hosted) 

 

  • PODCAST PICK REVIVED: 
    • Noro Ito
      • $45.00 per skein
      • 437y/200g 100% Wool
      • 4-5 Sts = 1" on US 7-9 Needles
      • Hand wash, dry flat - or dry clean
    • Noro Kureyon
      • $10.00 per skein
      • 108y/50g 100% Wool
      • 4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 7-8
      • Hand Wash or Dry Clean
    • Noro Okunoshima
      • $29.99 per skein
      • 35% Silk, 28% Wool, 20% Angora, 17% Mohair
      • 4-5sts = 1" on US 7-9 needles
      • Hand wash, dry flat
    • Noro Silk Garden
      • $12.99 per skein
      • 108y/50g 45% Silk 45% Kid Mohair 10% Lambs Wool
      • 4.5-5 Sts = 1" on US 7-8 Needles
      • Dry Clean
    • Noro Silk Garden Solo
      • $11.95 per skein
      • 110y/50g 45% Silk 45% Mohair 10% WooI
      • 4.5 sts per inch on a US 8.0 needle
      • Dry Clean
    • Details about Podcast Picks
      • Good in-store or online
      • Use code: ****** (Code given in Podcast)
      • 10% off the weekly pick items
      • Runs for 2 weeks (2/18/22-3/3/22)
  • Check it all out at Must Love Yarn

What We Are Wearing:

FO’S:

WIPs :

  1. Using Gauge Dye Works Yarn for this project
  • Danni Sweater by This.Bird.Knits (Angela)
  • Big Mitt #2 - see above (Jen)
  • Musselburgh Hat by Ysolda Teague (Jen)
  • Evenfall by Andrea Mowry (Jen)
  • Not-so-Secret SOV pattern (Jen)
  • Simmering:

    Casting On:

    Upcoming Events and Exciting Things:

    • New Class schedule NOW POSTED (for late February - April)
    • 2022 Edition of Seasons of Vermont Boxes.  Will be 4 boxes this year - released mid-March, mid-June, mid-September, and mid-December.

    KAL/CALs: 

    • Shiftalong now known as “Along Along”
      • Starts January 1, 2022 
      • Runs through April 15, 2022
      • Come make any of the Patterns that use the Spincycle type yarn (Spincycle, Shoppel, Feederbrook Farm, etc) with us. Angela has decided to make Danni and Jen is making Evenfall by Andrea Mowry
    •  Snuggle Along
      • Starts February 14, 2022 (Treat Yourself)
      • Ends approximately May 1, 2022
      • Use a fuzzy yarn in your project, such as mohair or suri alpaca
      • Make something warm and snuggly
      • Bundle of pattern ideas on the Ravelry Page
    • Seasons of Vermont (SOV) Along
      • Starts with the release of the March 2022 box
      • Ends May 15, 2022
      • Have a SOV box that you need motivation to use?  Join us for this KAL using SOV yarns and patterns.  Don’t have an SOV box?  Not a problem, use of the released patterns from the box and your project will qualify.  Use both yarn and pattern and gain extra entries. 

     

    February 18, 2022 by Angela Zaikowski

    Episode 192: Things That Don't Get Done

    Where to find us:

     

    Topics:  

    What’s New:

    • Knit Group is back IN-PERSON!
      • Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm (virtual group still being hosted)
      • Sunday from 1pm-3pm (virtual group still being hosted)  
    • New Yarns in stock: so many! Check it all out at Must Love Yarn

    What We Are Wearing:

    FO’S:

    WIPs :

    Simmering:

    Casting On:

    Upcoming Events and Exciting Things:

    • MLY Holiday Pop-ups
      • Sunday, December 5 and 12 from 10:00am-1:00pm
      • 1-2 vendors - will be set-up inside
      • Masks required
      • Check website and social media for vendor line-up
    • Classes are posted, more coming soon!
    • Angela also mentions a quilt that is being raffled to support a nonprofit.  The raffle is still live.  

    KAL/CALs: 

    • Warmth with Yarn - coming this fall again
    • Sweaterapolooza - starts now - runs through November 27, 2021 (new date!)
      • WIPS allowed
      • Come knit a sweater with us, for wearing at a fall festival or just around town.  Sweater weather is coming and this K/CAL will get you ready.
    • HOLIDAYS! - coming soon

     

    Episode 191 Lights Out!

     

    Where to find us:

    As Must Love Yarn

    Angela
    Jennifer
    Kelly
    Gage/Swatch/Stitch

    What’s New:

    • Knit Group is back IN-PERSON!
      • Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm (virtual group still being hosted)
      • Sunday from 1pm-3pm (virtual group still being hosted)  
    • New Yarns in stock: so many! Check it all out at Must Love Yarn

    What We Are Wearing:

    FO’S:

    WIPs :

    Simmering:

    Casting On:

    • Illuminate #2 (Angela) - not yet, got distracted by HATS!  
    • Magnolia sweater by Camilla Vad (Jen) - swatch complete!

    Upcoming Events and Exciting Things:

    • MLY Holiday Pop-ups
      • Friday, Saturday, Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend
      • Sunday, December 5 and 12 from 10:00am-1:00pm
      • 1-2 vendors - will be set-up inside
      • Masks required
      • Check website and social media for vendor line-up
    • Classes are posted, more coming soon!

    KAL/CALs: 

    • Warmth with Yarn - coming this fall again
    • Sweaterapolooza - starts now - runs through November 27, 2021 (new date!)
      • WIPS allowed
      • Come knit a sweater with us, for wearing at a fall festival or just around town.  Sweater weather is coming and this K/CAL will get you ready.
    • HOLIDAYS! - coming soon

    Episode 190 Sun Stripe

     

    Where to find us:

    Topics:  

    What’s New:

    • Knit Group is back IN-PERSON!
      • Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm (virtual group still being hosted)
      • Sunday from 1pm-3pm (virtual group still being hosted)  
    • New Yarns in stock: so many! Check it all out at Must Love Yarn

    What We Are Wearing:

    FO’S:

    WIPs :

    Simmering:

    Casting On:

    • Illuminate #2 (Angela)  
    • Magnolia sweater by Camilla Vad (Jen) - swatch complete!

    Upcoming Events and Exciting Things:

    • MLY Holiday Pop-ups
      • Friday, Saturday, Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend
      • Sunday, December 5 and 12 from 10:00am-1:00pm
      • 1-2 vendors - will be set-up inside
      • Masks required
      • Check website and social media for vendor line-up
    • Classes are posted, more coming soon!

    KAL/CALs: 

    • Warmth with Yarn - coming this fall again
    • Sweaterapolooza - starts now - runs through November 27, 2021 (new date!)
      • WIPS allowed
      • Come knit a sweater with us, for wearing at a fall festival or just around town.  Sweater weather is coming and this K/CAL will get you ready.

     

    Podcast Episode 187: Check Your Stash

     

    Where to find us:

    • Kelly

     

    Topics:  

    What’s New:

    What We Are Wearing:

    FO’S:

    WIPs :

    Simmering:

    Casting On:

    Upcoming Events and Exciting Things:

    • Seasons of Vermont - August Box “Golden Hour” 
      • Released August 13, 2021 at noon ET
      • Still a few left in both sizes!
    • Upcoming Mini Market on October 2-3, 2021
      • Exciting list of vendors - different both days
      • From 10:00am-2:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday
      • Will be outside in the parking lot
    • Classes are posted, more coming soon!

    KAL/CALs: 

    • Warmth with Wool - coming this fall again
    • Sweaterapolooza - starts now - runs through November 27, 2021 (new date!)
      • WIPS allowed
      • Come knit a sweater with us, for wearing at a fall festival or just around town.  Sweater weather is coming and this K/CAL will get you ready.

     

    Episode 158: Holy Tangle

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

     

     Where to find us:

    • Kelly

    Topics:  

    PICK OF THE WEEK:

    Berroco Liana $12.00  We show Martinique by Brenda York knit up in Berroco Liana. Our sample uses 3 skeins each of colors 8277 & 8276

    If you purchase in stock weekly pick yarns 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:

    • Ingrid by Isabell Kraemer (Kelly)

    FOs:

    WIPs :

    Simmering:

    Upcoming Projects:

    KALs: 

    • Retro Along (imitative of a style, fashion, or design from the recent past.)
      • Starts January 10, 2020 (bonus points for getting the joke)- March 4, 2020
      • WIPS Count
      • Retro us up - What does this mean?
        • Retro Pattern
        • Retro Yarn
        • Retro Style
    • Scrap Along

    Starts: March 6, 2020

    Ends: Approximately May 6, 2020 (why approximately, well you know me and locking threads)

     

      • Rules:
    1. Must use “scraps” - what would qualify as “scraps”?
      1. Leftover Yarn
      2. Leftover Fabric (yes, you can sew a FO)
      3. Yarn that you are repurposing from its originally intended project (must also list in the Frog it Thread)
    2. FO can be knit, crocheted, sewed, etc.
    3. WIPS ALLOWED
    4. Needs some pattern suggestions?

    Scrapper Cardi

    Well washed

    The V-Back Tee

    The Coziest Memory

    Shiftalong

    Leftover Faded Mitts

    Faded Leftovers Hat

    End-less Squares Blanket

    Neat Ripple (crochet)

    Granny Stripes (crochet)

    It’s Shawl Good Cardigan (crochet)

    All The Colors Shawl (crochet)

    You get the idea. If you have other suggestions, please add them to the Ravelry Scrap Along Thread. There is no shortage of projects. Not sure if something qualifies? Just ask.

    Get creative and have fun!

    Other Things We Mention

    Episode 157: Funny Bits at the End

    Thursday, March 6, 2020

     

     Where to find us:

    • Kelly

    Topics:  

    PICK OF THE WEEK:

    KFI Painted Lace Degrade $30 We show the free pattern Painted Lace Degrade Triangle Shawl which takes just one skein!  Also included in this pick of the week KFI Painted Lace $30

    If you purchase in stock weekly pick yarns 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:

    WIPs :

    Simmering:

    Upcoming Projects:

    KALs: 

    • Retro Along (imitative of a style, fashion, or design from the recent past.)
      • Starts January 10, 2020 (bonus points for getting the joke)- March 4, 2020
      • WIPS Count
      • Retro us up - What does this mean?
        • Retro Pattern
        • Retro Yarn
        • Retro Style

     

    • Scrap Along

    Starts: March 6, 2020

    Ends: Approximately May 6, 2020 (why approximately, well you know me and locking threads)

     

      • Rules:
    1. Must use “scraps” - what would qualify as “scraps”?
      1. Leftover Yarn
      2. Leftover Fabric (yes, you can sew a FO)
      3. Yarn that you are repurposing from its originally intended project (must also list in the Frog it Thread)
    2. FO can be knit, crocheted, sewed, etc.
    3. WIPS ALLOWED
    4. Needs some pattern suggestions?

    Scrapper Cardi

    Well washed

    The V-Back Tee

    The Coziest Memory

    Shiftalong

    Leftover Faded Mitts

    Faded Leftovers Hat

    End-less Squares Blanket

    Neat Ripple (crochet)

    Granny Stripes (crochet)

    It’s Shawl Good Cardigan (crochet)

    All The Colors Shawl (crochet)

    You get the idea. If you have other suggestions, please add them to the Ravelry Scrap Along Thread. There is no shortage of projects. Not sure if something qualifies? Just ask.

    Get creative and have fun!

    Episode 153: Buttons!

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

     

     Where to find us:

    • Kelly

    Topics:  

    PICK OF THE WEEK:

    Queensland Collection Perth $12.99

    If you purchase in stock weekly pick yarns 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!

    We mention Koala T-Shirt fundraiser. 

    What We Are Wearing:

    FO’s:

    WIPs :

    Simmering:

     

    Upcoming Projects:

    KALs: 

    • Retro Along (imitative of a style, fashion, or design from the recent past.)
      • Starts January 10, 2020 (bonus points for getting the joke)- March 4, 2020
      • WIPS Count
      • Retro us up - What does this mean?
        • Retro Pattern
        • Retro Yarn
        • Retro Style

     

    Episode 148: All The Knits

    Thursday December 5, 2019

     Where to find us:

    • Kelly

    Topics:  

    PICK OF THE WEEK:

    Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky $11.99

    Kelly mentions Instance by Alicia Plummer

    If you purchase in stock weekly pick yarns 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:

    WIPs :

    Simmering:

    Upcoming Projects:

    We Also Mention:

    KALs: 

    • Warmth With Yarn K/CAL - our version of the mitten tree.  We collect and donate hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, shawls, socks, and other items intended to keep the recipient warm.  The local charities who benefit: Spectrum Youth Services, COTS, ANew Place.
      • We will collect items beginning September 1 - November 15
      • Bring items into the store or mail them to us to be entered
      • We will also run a page on Ravelry for you to enter if you are donating these items locally to you.
    • Vermont-along - Celebrate Vermont’s designers and yarn dyers
      • Begins October 1, 2019 and runs through January 1, 2020
      • Use a pattern from a Vermont Designer (bundle here) or yarn from a Vermont-based yarn dyer/farmer.  Also any Patterns from the upcoming Nomadic Knits: Vermont will also count.
      • Use multiple items and receive additional entries in the FO thread
      • Have fun and find some new designers and yarn Dyers/farmers

    Upcoming KALs:

    HOLIDAY ALONG 2019

    Starting November 28, 2019 and running through the end of December 2019.

    Here are the rules:

    • WIPS Allowed
    • Non-Knitting/Crochet items allowed
    • If you participated last year, something different this year
    • In this Thread, explain with your photo how the item represents the holidays for you

    Scroll through last year’s thread for ideas or inspiration.