Episode 100: Tink & Talk (with donuts!)

Thursday August 9, 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:

WIPs :

Upcoming Projects:

Acquisitions:

  • Crochet Book (Angela)
  • Joan Fitzhugh Project Bag

Events:

  • Rhinebeck Bus - Headed down, Saturday, October 20, 2018.  Click the link for more details.

KALs:

  • 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!
  • 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 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 092: No Yarn Desert

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

 

Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Baah Yarn Savannah & New York - Kelly
  • Malabrigo Rios - 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:

  • Nothing to see here this week...

WIPs :

Upcoming Projects:

Acquisitions:

Events:

KALs:

  • Shorty Sock K/CAL - starting April 17, 2018 and running through June 17, 2018.  We’ve posted some pattern ideas on the Ravelry Board.  We also show a C/KAL prize generously donated by Green Mountain Spinnery.
  • Summer TShirt K/CAL.  Starts 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.  Feel free to swatch before May 1st!

 

Upcoming KALs:

  • 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 begins 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!
  • Mad Hatter Along (i.e. colorwork hat?)  

GIVEAWAY (Prize):

  • Jodi Shawl KAL FO Prizes….and the winner(s) are…... will be posted in the Ravelry Board in a few days. 

 

SHOUT OUTS:

  • Thank you to everyone who came to the Meet the Farmers event.  It was a lot of fun, and so nice to meet everyone.

 

New In Store:

Episode 091: I Blame the Cupcakes!

Thursday May 31, 2018

 Show Notes:

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

 

Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Zitron Feinheit- Kelly
  • Wonderland Yarn Mini Skeins Cheshire Cat Fingering - 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:

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

FO’s:

  • Nothing to see here this week...

 

WIPs :

Upcoming Projects:

 

Events:

KALs:

  • Jodi Shawl KAL - started April 1 and runs through May 31.  We will have more kits the weekend of April 7 from Peggy Jane Fibers. Make your own set with Primrose Jasper DK, Madelinetosh, or Malabrigo Yarn.  More information, along with links, on the Ravelry Board.  Post your FO’s on the Finished Object thread for prizes. If you want to share your progress on Instagram, use #mlyjodikal so we can follow along!
  • Shorty Sock K/CAL - starting April 17, 2018 and running through June 17, 2018.  We’ve posted some pattern ideas on the Ravelry Board.  We also show a C/KAL prize generously donated by Green Mountain Spinnery.
  • Summer TShirt K/CAL.  Starts 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.  Feel free to swatch before May 1st!

 

Upcoming KALs:

  • 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 begins 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!

New In Store:

 

 

 

Episode 087: Yarn, Prizes & Cake!

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

 

Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Juniper Moon Farm Zooey - Kelly
  • Lana Grossa Collino - 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:

WIPs :

Upcoming Projects:

Events:

  • June 2, 2018 in the afternoon - Meet the Farmers and Trunk Show.  Trunk shows with Green Mountain Spinnery and FiberStash Dyeworks.
  • June 9, 2018 - World Wide Knit in Public Day
  • July 13-29, 2018 - Great Northern Yarn Haul
  • July 14, 2018 - Latvian Colorwork Mittens Class with Donna Druchunas
  • July 28, 2018 - Evening at the Ballpark with the Vermont Lake Monsters

KALs:

  • Jodi Shawl KAL - started April 1 and runs through May 31.  We will have more kits the weekend of April 7 from Peggy Jane Fibers. Make your own set with Primrose Jasper DK, Madelinetosh, or Malabrigo Yarn.  More information, along with links, on the Ravelry Board.  Post your FO’s on the Finished Object thread for prizes. If you want to share your progress on Instagram, use #mlyjodikal so we can follow along!
  • Shorty Sock K/CAL - starting April 17, 2018 and running through June 17, 2018.  We’ve posted some pattern ideas on the Ravelry Board.  We also show some kits from Legacy Fiber Artz

Upcoming KALs:

  • Summer TShirt K/CAL.  Starts 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.  Feel free to swatch before May 1st!

GIVEAWAY (Prize):

  • Prizes for 2 year podiversary giveaways - and the winner is…...

 

  • We will be doing giveaways during the June 2, 2018 Meet the Farmer’s Event.  

 

New In Store:

Episode 080: Rainbow of Yarn

 Wednesday March 7, 2018

 

Show Notes

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

 

Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Regia Tutti Frutti - Kelly
  • Great Adirondack Yarn Co Superwash Merino - 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!

What We are Wearing:

FO’s:

  • Skunked again (Angela)
  • Nothing (Kelly)

WIPs :

UpComing Projects:

KALs:

  • Hitchhiker KAL - started 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).
  • 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.
  • Berroco (they distribute Istex Lopi yarns) is hosting a Lopi Knit Along, we will be KAL-ing with them! Started February 1, 2018.  More details on the Ravelry Berroco Group! We started a Bundle of patterns on our Ravelry Group.

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): 

  • Hitchhiker Shawl KAl Prizes - AND THE WINNER IS….we don’t want to spoil it here.  But we do announce in the episode.
  • Have you always wanted to come to VT?  See your friends at Must Love Yarn? XRX is hosting a giveaway for Camp Stitches (May 31- June 4), you can enter by following this link

 

New In Store:

Episode 079: #YARNPROBLEMS

Thursday March 1, 2018

 

Show Notes:

 

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

 

Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Wool and the Gang Kinda Magic Sock Yarn - Kelly
  • Woolin & Co. - 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!

What We are Wearing:

FO’s:

Ho’s:

WIPs :

UpComing Projects:

KALs:

  • Hitchhiker KAL - started 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).  We’ll be drawing for prizes next week, March 8th and announcing the winners on the next podcast!
  • 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.
  • Berroco (they distribute Istex Lopi yarns) is hosting a Lopi Knit Along, we will be KAL-ing with them! Started February 1, 2018.  More details on the Ravelry Berroco Group! We started a Bundle of patterns on our Ravelry Group.

Upcoming KALs:

  • Possibly a summer top KAL, or summer KAL, we’ll keep you posted...

 

New In Store:

Episode 77: Yarn on the Fly

 

Where to find us:

  • Kelly

 

Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Queensland Uluru Rainbow - Kelly
  • Ella Rae Rustic Lace Quad - 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!

What We are Wearing:

FO’s:

  • An almost with Sing Winter (Angela)
  • Felted Gina Square to be used for heart valentines - I’ll post pics of finished valentines (Kelly)

WIPs :

UpComing Projects:

 

Events:

  • Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the January 2018 YouTube Live Event this past weekend.  It was super fun.  We will be scheduling another one soon.

KALs:

  • Hitchhiker KAL - started 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).
  • 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.
  • Berroco (they distribute Istex Lopi yarns) is hosting a Lopi Knit Along, we will be KAL-ing with them! Started February 1, 2018.  More details on the Ravelry Berroco Group! We started a Bundle of patterns on our Ravelry Group.



Upcoming KALs:

  • Ravellenic Games - Runs from Opening to closing ceremonies (February 9-25) Team Sasquatch is a bunch of podcasters so you don’t have to pick your favorite.
    • Angela - I think Virgil is going to be my project.  Can I get it done during the games?  Stay tuned!

GIVEAWAY (Prize): 

  • 2,000 Subscriber Giveaway!!!!!  We Reached 2,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel!!!!! We show off some of the goodies to be included in the giveaway.  
  • Have you always wanted to come to VT?  See your friends at Must Love Yarn?  XRX is hosting a giveaway for Camp Stitches (May 31- June 4), you can enter by following this link

 

New In Store:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 076: That Sweater Needs Arms

Thursday February 1, 2018

Where to find us:

  • Kelly


Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Berroco Quinoa - Kelly
  • Gleener On The Go and Regular Gleener - 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!

What We are Wearing:

  • Nothing hand knit (Kelly)
  • Jodi and Socks!(Angela)

FO’s:

  • Do Swatches count? (Angela)

WIPs :

UpComing Projects:


Events:

  • Thank you to everyone who tuned in for the January 2018 YouTube Live Event this past weekend.  It was super fun.  We will be scheduling another one soon.

KALs:

  • Hitchhiker KAL - started 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).
  • 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!).  The first round of kits have sold out, Kristie from FiberStash is dyeing up some more  for us.  

  • Berroco (they distribute Istex Lopi yarns) is hosting a Lopi Knit Along, we will be KAL-ing with them! Started February 1, 2018.  More details on the Ravelry Berroco Group! We started a Bundle of patterns on our Ravelry Group.


Upcoming KALs:

  • Ravellenic Games - Runs from Opening to closing ceremonies (February 9-25) Team Sasquatch is a bunch of podcasters so you don’t have to pick your favorite.
    • Angela - I think Virgil is going to be my project.  Can I get it done during the games?  Stay tuned!

GIVEAWAY (Prize): 

  • 2,000 Subscriber Giveaway!!!!!  We Reached 2,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel!!!!! We show off some of the goodies to be included in the giveaway.  
  • Have you always wanted to come to VT?  See your friends at Must Love Yarn?  XRX is hosting a giveaway for Camp Stitches (May 31- June 4), you can enter by following this link

 

New In Store:

Episode 74: Robot Knitters

Where to find us:

  • Kelly


Topics:  

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

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 - started 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 or maybe this weekend per an update from Kristie.

  • Berroco (they distribute Istex Lopi yarns) is hosting a Lopi Knit Along, we will be KAL-ing with them!  More details to come! We started a Bundle of patterns on our Ravelry Group.

GIVEAWAY (Prize): 

  • 2,000 Subscriber Giveaway!!!!!  We Reached 2,000 subscribers on our YouTube Channel!!!!! We show off some of the goodies to be included in the giveaway.  Stay tuned to next week’s episode on how to enter.  We have put together “Taste of Vermont” prizes, including some Wing and A Prayer Farm “Boy Band” Skeins, some soap from Vermont Soap Company and chocolates from Lake Champlain chocolates.