Episode 165: Yarn Sunshine

Thursday, May 21, 2020

 

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

Topics:  

PICK OF THE WEEK:

Berroco Cambria $12.00/skein With this week's pick, if you purchase in-stock yarn to make the project, we will include the Eirian pattern by Alison Green for free (a $6 value)!  Here are the project details and yarn requirements:

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Lower Edge: 43½ (49¾, 56, 62¼, 68½)“
Neck: 22¼ (23, 24, 26½, 27½)”
Length: 14” for all sizes
Recommended ease: 2–4” positive ease.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
BERROCO CAMBRIA (50 grs): 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) hanks

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:

  •  (Angela)
  • (Kelly)

FO’s

WIPs :

Simmering:

Upcoming Projects:

KALs: 

  • 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!

 

  • Cloudesley Along. Thanks to a very awesome discussion during the Must Love Yarn virtual knit group, we are hosting a knit along for the Cloudesley Pattern.
    • Come join us for this KAL. It will start on Friday, April 10, 2020 so there is plenty of time to check your stash or order some yarn from Must Love Yarn. A WIP will be allowed if you are just so excited and can’t wait until Friday.
    • The KAL will run to approximately June 15, 2020.
    • Some suggestions for yarn (Note pattern calls for fingering weight yarn, some of our suggestions are for sport or DK weight yarn, please check your gauge if you are substituting a different yarn weight):

Hikoo CoBaSi (both fingeringDK, and DK Tonals)

Legacy Fiber Artz Slub-a-Dub

Quince & Co Sparrow

Quince & Co Tern

Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (sport)

Berroco Quinoa (DK)

Berroco Remix Light (DK)

Berroco Summer Silk (DK)

Juniper Moon Farms Zooey (DK)

Lana Grossa Linea Pura Solo Lina (DK)

There are of course many other yarn options (even so many more available in the online store). These are mostly summer type yarns.

 

Upcoming KAL:

  • Join us for a KAL with Larisa of Green Mountain Spinnery!  We will be running a virtual KAL that will kick off on May 14th at 7pm during a Virtual Knit Night through Zoom!  If you are interested in joining us, please send us an email for the link to the zoom chat - hello(at)mustloveyarn.com.  We will be knitting the patterns of Jennifer Steingass, she’s got some great ones!  So grab your needles and yarn and get your swatches made and we’ll see you next week!

Other Things We Mention

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 156: Wine AKA Yarn

Thursday February 27, 2020

 

 Where to find us:

  • Kelly

Topics:  

PICK OF THE WEEK:

Jody Long Coastline $15.99 We show this lovely yarn knit up by Andrea in the Dry Stone Cowl by Dani Sunshine (we made the long version, using 2 skeins of yarn)

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:

  • Hydrangea Shawl by Courtney Kelley (Angela)
  • (Kelly)

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

Kelly’s Other Biz:

Other Things We Mention

Episode 155: Sweater on Sweater

Thursday, February 20, 2020

 

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

Topics:  

PICK OF THE WEEK:

Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok 50g $8.50 & Woolstok 150g $24.20

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:

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

Australia Donation:

  • With your help, we sold $548.18 worth of products of which we will be donating 20% of to charity to help Australian wildlife.  $110 USD/$165 AUD will be donated later today to Wildlife Victoria and they will be using the money towards the rehabilitation of wildlife that have been injured and displaced by the wildfires.

Kelly’s Other Biz:

Other Things We Mention

Episode 154: Four Laps

Thursday, January 30, 2020

 

 Where to find us:

  • Kelly

Topics:  

PICK OF THE WEEK:

Trendsetter Purelove $22.00 - we mention the Sunray pattern by Ulli Schober

We extended last week’s coupon code to include Walkabout and Uluru Rainbow from Queensland Collection, and we will give a portion of the sales to charity to help support the wildlife in Australia.

Queensland Collection Perth $12.99 Queensland Collection Walkabout $6.99 Queensland Collection Uluru Rainbow $11.99

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 152: Double Cowls

Thursday January 16, 2020

 

 Where to find us:

  • Kelly

Topics:  

PICK OF THE WEEK:

Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok 50g ($8.50) & 150g ($24.20)

We show a Jennifer Steingass pattern, Silverlining, for which the Woolstok would be a fantastic yarn choice!

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:

  • Snug by Veera Valimake (Angela)
  • Larch by Pam Allen (Kelly)
  • Hand cranked socks (Kelly)

FO’s:

  • Cranky Sheep Socks (Angela)
  • Limitless Cowl (pattern by me, coming soon!) Kelly
  • Test Knit (I’ll show it next week as the pattern is due out early next week!) (Kelly)

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

KAL PRIZES!!!!

  • Warmth With Yarn K/CAL 
  • Vermont-along 
  • Holiday Along 2019

Episode 150: Shenani-Glam

Thursday December 19, 2019

 

 Where to find us:

  • Kelly

Topics:  

PICK OF THE WEEK:

Cardiff Cashmere $26.00  We mention the Eowyn Mittens, which is a free pattern on Ravelry

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:

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.

Episode 149: Creative Blocking

Thursday December 12, 2019

 

 Where to find us:

  • Kelly

Topics:  

PICK OF THE WEEK:

Great Adirondack Yarn Co. Galloway $25.00

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:

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.

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.