Monday, February 27, 2017

Episode 21 - I'm Back!



Featured/Recommended Publications (Links goto groups):
  • Taproot Magazine
  • Maine Knits - Beatrice Perron Dahlem
  • Extreme Double Knitting - Alasdair Post-Quinn
  • The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters - Ann Budd
Recommended Podcasts:
AND… 
I’m open to suggestions! 
Do you podcast? 
Contact me at jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com 
so that I may become addicted to you too!
Love you all! See you next week. 
Happy knitting & dyeing!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 20 - Winners All Around





Just a short episode in which I announce "The Sweater" is completed! Wooohooo!  And winners for the Travel Knitting Giveaway are announced. And the Intention Knitting KAL kicks off today. And I got some progress done on an ancient sock project. Come celebrate with me.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 19 - Shop Talk



In this episode I talk about my yarn dyeing and how I create and document my formulas/recipes. I review a number of books with dyeing techniques. Includes reminders about the upcoming Intention Knitting KAL as well as the Travel Knitting Giveaway. Also, a general notice about discontinuing my lace line and bringing on a DK weight yarn base, as well as information about placing custom orders - always welcome! And would you check out the progress on my sweater - woo hoo!
Good to Know:
Intention Knitting KAL casts on Feb 12th 
Join us in the podcast group for an online chat. 
Some kits still available - order now!
Travel Knitting Giveaway: 
Available to international entries - enter in the 
podcast group before Feb 10th to win. 
Winners announced in NEXT EPISODE!
Special thanks to Donna of 
knittingwithattitude.com 
for questions regarding dyeing! 
Be sure to check her out!!
Featured/Recommended Publications:
Dyeing to Spin & Knit - Felicia Lo 
The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook - Lynne Vogel 
Yarns to Dye For - Kathleen Taylor 
The Knitter’s Guide to Hand-Dyed and Variegated Yarn - Lorna Miser 
The New Dyer - Sally Vinroot & Jennie Crowder 
The Knitter’s Palette - Kate Haxell 
Hand-dyed Yarn Craft Projects - Debbie Tomkies
Love you all! See you next week. 
Happy knitting & dyeing!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Travel Knitting Giveaway!

I’m going on a road trip and I want to take a knitting project along. I thought it would be fun to have YOU select the project for me… and there are PRIZES!

Here are my stipulations:


  • Keep in mind, I’m traveling in a car.
  • Please no straight stockinette - I’d like the pattern to have a little interest.
  • Please no crazy multi-page charts - simple charts are great.
  • Please nothing bigger than worsted or finer than fingering.
  • Ultimately I would prefer not to work in the round; it’s difficult on me in the car (insert green sad face).
  • Pattern can be free or pay to play, but must be knitting.

To ENTER, please comment in my Ravelry group thread with your suggestion with a link to the pattern (if possible) AND tell me which item from my shop would be your ideal prize..

If I choose your suggestion - YOU WIN! 
I will ship you any one item from my Etsy shop - your choice!

If I don’t choose your suggestion… You still might WIN!
I’ll be randomly selecting from the suggestions that meet the stipulations above and I will ship you any one item from my Etsy shop - your choice!

RULES:


  • Enter as often as you like, but please only one item per post - random drawing will be post based so multiple posts get you more entries 
  • Entries MUST be made in my Ravelry group thread - (it's FREE to join Ravelry if you haven't already.)
  • Entries must be received by Friday February 10th - Winners will be announced in the podcast filmed that weekend.

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