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Episode 062 (KAL KAL KAL KAL)

Episode 062 (KAL KAL KAL KAL)

Recorded Monday, February 25, 2019 –> Click to listen <– Announcements Thank for you for gifts from designers:  Rustic Elegance Shawl by Jenn Sheelen  Go with the Flo by Jennifer Lassonde  I released a new sock pattern: Ever True for the Lots of Socks KAL using Sweet […]

Episode 061 (2019 Plans!)

Episode 061 (2019 Plans!)

Recorded Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (Please note that hyperlinks do not appear blue on this page – but if you think it should be linked, it probably is. Just hover over it and click it.) –> Click to listen <– Announcements Contest – win all the […]

Episode 060 (2018 Recap)

Episode 060 (2018 Recap)

Recorded Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Announcements

Contest – win all the Kino Knits patterns self-published in 2019. Two winners:

FOs

Vanilla socks on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Patons North America Kroy Socks Stripes (75/25 superwash wool/nylon) in Spring Leaf colorway and Knit Picks Stroll (75/25 superwash wool/nylon) in Black

Vanilla socks on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Filatura Lanarota Bamboo Socks (60/25/15 wool/bamboo/nylon) in colorway 2 (variegated pink)

Deer Mug Cozy by Marissa Metzbower ($2.99 on Ravelry) on US 3 (3.25 mm) in Knit Picks Palette (100% wool) in a tan color – part of Indie Giftalong 2018

Family Purr small by Claire Slade ($5.00 on Ravelry for three sizes) on US 4 (3.5 mm) in Lion Brand Wool-Ease (80/20 Acrylic/Wool) in 127 Mink Brown – part of Indie Giftalong 2018

Palmistry Worsted by Stephanie Lotven ($5.00 on Ravelry) on US 3 and 5 (3.25 mm and 3.75 mm) in Knit Picks Felici Worsted (75/25 Merino/Nylon) in Hawaiian Shirt – part of Indie Giftalong 2018 and my Christmas Day cast-on for myself

Second MKAL shawl design, a pair of socks for eventual publication, two single socks for eventual publication (same sock in fingering and DK)

WIPs

Colorwork socks for the Lots of Socks KAL

KALs and Plotting

Lots of Socks KAL – hosted in the Paper Daisy Creations Ravelry Group. Will feature lots of colorful socks on sale in February with proceeds going to Down Syndrome research. KAL through March 21 with prizes.

Refund KAL – finish a Kino Knits pattern between January 1 and April 15, 2019, and lucky winners will have their purchase price refunded. If you didn’t buy it, or if you prefer, you can claim a different Kino Knits pattern as a prize or choose to gift it to a friend.

Kino Knits is the sponsor for the January and February round of Just One More Row 6 in 19 – full details in the JOMR Ravelry group.

Kino Knits is a sponsor for the Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party – ends in early February. Full details in the Down Cellar Studio podcast Ravelry group.

2018 Recap

I completed 36 projects, according to Ravelry, including:

  • 5 shawls
  • 6 pairs of mittens and 2 pairs of mitts
  • 9 pairs of socks
  • 3 sweaters
  • 5 hats
  • 1 cowl
  • 1 pumpkin
  • 1 mug cozy
  • 1 cup
  • 1 cat
  • 1 hammer
  • 13 preemie hats for charity, not included in Ravelry total because I never bothered to make pages for them

I knit 14 things as designs but wear a few of them myself and gave one as a gift. I knit myself 2 sweaters, a shawl, and a pair of mitts. I gave away 16 things as gifts. One thing is still in limbo – for me? For someone else? And HOW DID I NOT KNIT MYSELF ANY SOCKS?

I published 15 new patterns:

#makenine2018 was very successful – 8/9 things completed, with the 9th being to work on my fleece that I’m spinning for a sweater (washing and lots of hand-carding done, some singles spun)

Podcast:

Knitting Around the World

Listen up for a promo from Unraveling with Greg and Pam!

I interviewed Pam in Episode 041 in 2017 – listen to the interview here.

Where to Find Me

Kino Knits Ravelry group

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Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com

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Episode 059 (Untethered)

Episode 059 (Untethered)

Recorded Sunday, November 18, 2018 LISTEN HERE Announcements Making Things Kino Knits profile (affiliate link) FOs Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland (free on Ravelry) on US in Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca (discontinued) (100% alpaca, DK weight) in Ash and Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60/40 mohair/silk) in Pool. Part of my #makenine2018. […]

Episode 058 (An Interview with the Founder of the Making Things App)

Episode 058 (An Interview with the Founder of the Making Things App)

Recorded Tuesday, October 30, 2018 LISTEN HERE Interview with Megan Elizabeth, Founder and CEO of the Making Things App Making Things Kino Knits profile (affiliate link)   Where to Find Me Kino Knits Ravelry group Ravelry, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Periscope, Ello Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com Get all the latest by signing up for the […]

Episode 057 (An Interview with Lindsay English of The Fiber Seed)

Episode 057 (An Interview with Lindsay English of The Fiber Seed)

Recorded Monday, October 22, 2018

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Announcements

Haggle is my newest design! In what can seem like a politicized black-and-white world, it turns out there’s often a lot of gray. I had a vision of this shawl years ago. I’d lived in multiple countries where negotiating skills were key for navigating the local markets. Two sides start out diametrically opposed, and they gradually bend and flex until they come to a middle ground. When The Fiber Seed posted a picture of a gorgeous gray gradient, I knew I’d found my ideal yarn for the pattern. In a time that is so politically charged, we could all stand to negotiate and find a way to coexist.

Haggle is 50% off through 11:59 PM EDT on October 27, 2018, with Ravelry coupon code COMPROMISE. Click here to view in Ravelry!

The Safari Mittens Collection is live! Get four mittens in four sizes each for just $6 total through October 31, 2018, with Ravelry coupon code LETSGO. $1 from the sale of every collection will go to support the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which cares for orphaned elephants and other animals in Kenya. The mittens are named for the Swahili words for Elephant (Tembo), Rhino (Kifaru), Giraffe (Twiga), and Warthog (Pumba). I used The Fiber Seed Sprout Sock in Birch and Espresso colors – the idea is that you can mix-and-match the mittens.

Join in the Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 4 KAL through October 31 to win great prizes from our sponsors (details in the Ravelry KAL thread) #pointcounterpoint4kal

I announce the winner of 10 skeins of Paintbox Simply DK yarn. Love Knitting has created a “How Long Will It Take Me to Knit This?” calculator.

Hello to extremevalues, who introduced herself in the Kino Knits Ravelry group Introduce Yourself thread – feel free to join her!

FOs

Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner (free on Ravelry) on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Opal 4-ply (75% wool, 25% nylon) in 2104 Winterbild Polyp Wintergeist colorway.

WIPs

Vanilla socks in Patons North America Kroy Socks Stripes (75/25 superwash wool/nylon) in Spring Leaf colorway – gray, black, two shades of neon yellow.

Heartstring by Joji Locatelli (no longer available? on Ravelry) on US 5 (3.75 mm) in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater (100% wool) in Killer Flamingo colorway. Contrast in Skeinny Dipping Journey Worsted (100% merino) in Royal Arse colorway. Part of my #makenine2018.

Random design swatches

KALs

Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party 2018 – the October Interception is sponsored by Kino Knits

Woolpiggery

Electric Eel Mini spinning wheel

Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book: The Essential Guide for Adventurous Knitters

Choosing Zen shawl by Joy Wandrey

Interview

The Fiber Seed website

Depth Cowl and Depth Hat by Talitha Kuomi

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF)

Super Summer Knitogether (SSK)

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

New York State Steep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck)

Mary Beth Temple

Jessica Anderson

The Fiber Seed blog

The Fiber Seed on Instagram

The Fiber Seed Ravelry Group

Knitting Around the World

Lenny Kravitz Reacts to His Giant Scarf Meme

Lenny Kravitz is Shaking in His Giant Scarf