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Episode 074 (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Episode 074 (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Recorded Wednesday, March 25, 2020 –> Click to listen <– (Text in blue below represents hyperlinks!) Announcements/New Patterns Rock Solid ($6 via Ravelry or Love Crafts). I was thrilled to design again for the Lots of Socks KAL, which recognizes the beauty and uniqueness of individuals with…

Episode 073 (More of What You Want)

Episode 073 (More of What You Want)

Recorded Wednesday, February 12, 2020 –> Click to listen <– (Text in blue below represents hyperlinks!) Announcements/New Patterns La Grande Jatte ($6 via Ravelry or Love Crafts). Designed for the Yarnover Truck Happiness Gradient Club yarn inspired by George Seurat’s, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island…

Episode 072 (Goals? What Goals?)

Episode 072 (Goals? What Goals?)

Recorded Monday, January 21, 2020

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Intros

Hello to pickyuni, Manda-Jane, and purpledream! If you haven’t already done so, please say hello in the Kino Knits Ravelry group Introduce Yourself thread!

Announcements/New Patterns

Off Hours Mitts – free for Kino Knits newsletter subscribers! DK-weight fingerless mittens in six sizes. Feature a slipped-stitch detail on the back of the hand.

Kino Knits designs are now available through Deep South, a company that produces hard-copy patterns and provides them to local yarn stores at the wholesale rate. If you like Kino Knits, please ask your LYS to stock my patterns!

FOs

Stranger Things Hat by Jennie Santopietro ($5 via Ravelry) on US 5 and 6 (3.75 and 4.0 mm) in Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% superwash merino, 110 yards/50 g) in Eggplant colorway.

Crocheted Scrunchies on G hook (4.0 mm) in Knit Picks Brava Worsted (100% acrylic, 219 yards/100 g) in Marina, Grass, and Rouge colorways. Somewhat improvised; notes on Ravelry project page.

New shawl design on US 6 (4.0 mm) for the Yarnover Truck Happiness Gradient Club. Club members will receive a long gradient cake of yarn: Apple Tree Knits Luxe Fingering Gradient (51/49 silk/wool, 500 yards/113 g) in an exclusive colorway. But the pattern will be out on January 29 (I think!) for everyone. Sign up for the Kino Knits newsletter to get the best discount once it goes live. Pattern is a triangular shawl that uses all your yardage. Keeping the name a secret for now since that will ruin the theme for the club members.

Rock Solid by Kino Knits (coming February 2020) on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Mint Rain Hand Dyed Twist Sock (80/20 superwash merino/nylon, 600 yards/150 g) in “Highlighters Plus Black” mini skein set. Pre-order yours here! Part of “Lots of Socks KAL” to benefit Down Syndrome International (DSi). Read details here!

Vanilla Socks on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Tempting Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sparkly Sock (75/20/5 merino/nylon/stellina, 438 yards/100 g) in Touch of Rainbow colorway. Started at Preservation Hall Jazz Band show in Baltimore.

WIPs

Carbeth Cardigan by Kate Davies on US 10.5 (6.5 mm) in Unwind Yarn Company Touring DK (100% merino, 231 yards/100 g) in Goldenrod colorway held doubled. #christmasdaycaston2020

First design in Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 5 (planned release May 2020) on US 8 (5.0 mm) in The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Craggy Tweed (85/15 BFL/NEP, 231 yards/100 g) in Amos Moses colorway. Check out my Instagram feed for a chance to win a copy of the collection!

New blanket design on US 7 (4.5 mm) in DK yarn- will take 82 years to finish. Modular. Did the math to see what it would take to finish in 2020. Would need to do 20 segments a month to knit the middle size. Ummm… nope!

Vanilla Socks on US 1 (2.25 mm) in madelinetosh Twist Light (75/25 merino/nylon, 420 yards/100 g) in Onyx colorway.

2019 Recap

#makenine2019 felt like a dud, especially since #makenine2018 was so successful. Not inclined to do a #makenine2020.

Looking back:

I finished 35 things:

  • 11 pairs of socks (4 designs, 4 for me, 3 gifts)
  • 9 hats (3 design, 6 gift) (plus unknown number of preemie hats)
  • 6 shawls (6 design)
  • 3 cowls (3 design)
  • 2 mitts (1 design, 1 gift)
  • 2 baby sweaters (2 gift)
  • 1 adult sweater (was supposed to be for me but will be a gift)
  • 1 boot toppers (1 design)
  • Total: 18 design, 4 for me (all socks and no sweaters), 13 gift

I published 15 new patterns (same as in 2018):

What went well that I want to repeat:

  • Lots of Socks KAL
  • 3-shawl collection
  • colorwork set
  • Kino Knits 12 Days of Advent Sale – ending in new pattern
  • Getting published in a book

What I *don’t* want to repeat:

Plotting/2020 Goals

Kino Knits:

  • Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 5
  • Lots of Socks KAL and other charitable causes
  • Get published in for-real books
  • Colorwork set
  • Design an adult sweater
  • Advent design
  • 3-shawl collection

Personal:

  • Spin for at least 5 minutes 200 times this year. Figure that will get me to a sweater faster than just declaring it shall be done. #sistersheepspin
  • Use the good sock yarn: like this and this and this and this.
  • Sew a Deer and Doe Sirroco Jumpsuit by May.

What would you like to hear in the Kino Knits podcast in 2020? Tell me here and enter to win all my self-published patterns in 2020.

Knitting on Safari

Late December: Rhode Island

Knit One, Quilt Too: LYS in Barrington, RI

January: New York City (not Chicago)

Where to Find Me

Kino Knits Ravelry group

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Episode 071 (Indie GAL 2019 Time!)

Episode 071 (Indie GAL 2019 Time!)

Recorded Wednesday, November 27, 2019 –> Click to listen <– (Text in blue below represents hyperlinks!) Announcements/New Patterns Indie Design Gift-a-long (GAL) – 20 of my most popular patterns are on sale now through 11:59 PM EST on December 2, 2019! Click here to see my…

Episode 070 (Into the Wool Fiber Retreat 2019)

Episode 070 (Into the Wool Fiber Retreat 2019)

Recorded Friday, October 18, 2019 –> Click to listen <– (Text in blue below represents hyperlinks!) Announcements/New Patterns Veracity and Rushing Home sock patterns: designed for the October 2019 Sock Crush sock box but available to everyone to purchase via Ravelry. Previous interview with Joanna of…

Episode 069 (An Interview with Katrina of Honeycomb Hills Hand-Dyed Yarn)

Episode 069 (An Interview with Katrina of Honeycomb Hills Hand-Dyed Yarn)

Recorded Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Announcements/New Patterns

Step In Socks – toe-up socks published by Knit Picks, designed for Capretta Superwash Yarn (80/10/10 superwash merino/cashmere/nylon)

Tesla Slept Here Hat and Cowl – a set meant to use just two skeins of sock yarn. Designed in Elemental Fiberworks Electron Sock (80/20 wool/nylon).

For the entire month of July, all Kino Knits Sock patterns were 50% off, with all proceeds going to Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). I also committed to personally donate $10 to RAICES for every pair of Kino Knits socks completed in July. Grand total was $150! Click here to see how it broke down.

FOs

Two pairs of socks for release in October.

WIPs

Preemie hats

Non-Euclidian socks by Sarah Jordan ($5 on Ravelry) – modified. US 1 (2.25 mm) in Quaere Fibre Self-striping Super Sock (80/20 superwash merino/nylon, 400 yards/100 g) in Chromatic (self-striping rainbow) and Sun Valley Fibers MCN Fingering (80/10/10 cashmere/nylon) for the heel.

Bigger on the Inside by Kate Atherley (free on the Knitty website) on US 3 (3.25 mm) using handspun Hobbledehoy battlings in the Time Traveler colorway. #makenine2019 #byscraftybingo2019 

Criss Cross Top (free pattern on Purl Soho website) on US 6 (4.0 mm). Knitting 41″ size at a different gauge to get a slightly smaller top. Using Worsted Twist yarn (100% merino, 2-ply, 164 yards/100g) in Ash Gray. #mothersdaycaston2019 #makenine2019 

Plotting and KALs

Sponsor for Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party 2019

The Joy of Missing Out by Tonya Dalton. Inkwell Press. Productivity Paradox podcast.

Interview

Honeycomb Hills Hand-dyed Yarn website

Holly & Ivy Dyeworks

Questions and Answers shawl – colors “It Makes His Eyes Pop” and “Almost Mint”

Into the Wool Fiber Retreat

Escape Reality by Lisa K. Ross (Paperdaisy Creations)

Wifty Top by Francoise Danoy (Aroha Knits)

Perfect Blend (MKAL) by Casapinka

A Trip Into Wonderland by Katrina

Instagram: @katrinajknits, @honeycombhillsyarn

Where to Find Me

Kino Knits Ravelry group

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