Thursday, April 3, 2014

Episode 105: Pranktastic


Highlights from this Week's Shop Update:
Lush / Dirty On Purpose

Lush / Spring Tease

Lush / Maldives

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Episode 104: Thinking Out Loud

Notable Links: 

  • The "Any Man's Jumper KAL" w/ me and Elly (Elly's Knit (In') Sanity podcast. 
    • Join the official thread here (one post per person, please!)
    • KAL chatter thread here
  •  Gourmet Stash Fibery Tribbles "Obligatory Box of Chocolates"
  • Gynx Yarns Glitz Sock "Gold Saucer" 

A few new editions to my Etsy shop this week:

Blitzed Fingering - "Myth"

McGuinness Sock - "Tough Chickie"

Lush Fingering (MCN) - "Peach Gummies"

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Episode 103: Sleepy Kristin

Noteable Links: 
  • Any Man's Jumper / Sweater KAL #AMJKAL (Ravelry: Chit Chat / Official Thread ::unlocked 3/22::)
  • KnitGirllls Afterthought Heel Sock Tutorial (YouTube)
  • Chain-ply as you Turkish Spindle (YouTube)
  • The Dyer's Notebook DAL (Ravelry)
Gynx Glitz Self-Striping Sock in "Fat Tuesday"

Monday, March 3, 2014

Episode 102: Knitcation 2014

This week I chat about my first Knitcation of 2014. (Knitcations ... yes, this is a thing.) While Dennis went snowboarding in Tahoe, I took two days off to get my knit, spin, and dye on.

Some good news! YarnGasm is back on iTunes!!! Same RSS feed and all - the only downside is that previous episdoes (below 101 are not available ... YET.) Click here to read more on Ravelry.

Off the needles, I have one finished sock using Gynx Glitz Self Striping in "Fat Tuesday".

Also, Me and Elly of Elly's Knit (in') Sanity podcast are hosting a "Any Man's Jumper KAL", which will run between 3/22 and 5/3.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Episode 101: Type B

• Ravellenic Games Update
• Spinning!
• Adventures in Hand-dyeing!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Episode 100: I'm So Excited!

 It's hard to believe, but YarnGasm made it to it's 100th episode!
Thank you to everyone who has been with me from the very beginning, when this podcast was audio only, and sticking with me when I switched to video, and still sticking with me during the whole "Blipgate" incident.

As I mention in the show, it's because of you that I keep recording. I'm in awe of how many like-minded, creative, and inspiring friends I've made near and far through podcasting and Ravelry.
100 episodes in and I'm still having fun sharing my knitty adventures with you. Here's to 100 more to come!

~ Kristin xo

Giveaway prizes courtesy of:

Friday, January 24, 2014

Episode 99: Attacked by Fiber Fumes

Show notes will be posted soon, but I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. I will no longer be posting shows to Blip.Tv, because they are no longer going to be distributing podcasts to iTunes. I'm still looking for an alternative (that alternative may be, but we'll see) so in the meantime, you can always tune-in via my blog, and my YouTube channel. Please check the YarnGasm Ravelry Group for show updates.

Introduction strikes again! Once again I find myself scrambling to find a new host that will syndicate to iTunes. Thank you to those who suggested It's a possible contender — just need to workout file export logistics and if all goes well ... ::fingers crossed::

This past weekend I attended Vogue Knitting LIVE 2014! (I skipped last year because I was disappointed with 2012 but had a much better experience this year, so I'm not complaining). I met up with the lovely Kim, Maria, Sarah and Dana for brunch before heading off to the market place. 

I made out like a bandit at the KnittyCity booth and purchased THREE skeins of Cephalopod Yarns, Skinny Bugga!, in their Nebraska ConeheadBlue Lobster, and Vampire Squid Colorways. I will be using the last two for my Ravellenic Games project — the Tempest Cardigan by Ann Weaver (Who I saw at VKL! I took that as a sign that I really must cast this thing on.)
I also hit up the Long Island Livestock Company booth and purchased a tube of their lanolin lippy balm, and three bumps of spinning fiber. 

Ravellenic Games 

If you are still confused about the rules for the Ravellenic Games here's a bit of clarification.

Team YarnGasm: To join, all you need to do is introduce yourself in the Team YarnGasm Ravelry thread. There you can post your progress, comment, and cheer on and be cheered on by other team members. No real rules. Just pick a project you want to knit and knit away. The idea is to cast on and complete said project between 2/7 and 2/23. 

Team Sasquatch: You like ALL the podcasts and can't choose just one. This team however is following the Yarn Harlot's original "Knitting Olympics" rules. While Team YarnGasm 

YarnGasm 100th Episode Giveaway Update

* Gourmet Stash Fibery Tribbles: Click here to enter
* Cooperative Press Digital Download: Click here to enter
* Pinneguri Digital Pattern Download:  - Click here to enter

Check the YarnGasm Ravelry thread for additional giveaways! 
Rustling Leaves Hat

On the Needles

Rustling Leaves Hat: Cephalopod Yarns / Skinny Bugga! / Nebraska Conehead
I'm knitting this for my Grandmother's 80th Birthday. I may not be able to show it on the next podcast, but I will definitely take pictures! Love this pattern — am definitely going to knit another for myself. 

Hand-dyed vanilla socks / Judy is a Punk

Vivid: I'm 10 squares in! Realized 2 skeins will give me 9 squares! (Also reaffirming that I still stink at math.) 

Measure in Love Hat: KP City Tweed DK / Blue Blood


Loop Spontaneous Spinning Clouds ... making progress! 


My Vanilla Sock Pattern will be released in conjunction with the 100th episode. Stay tuned! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Episode 98: "Scatterereredness"

Show notes coming soon!

Mini Oil Slicks

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Episode 97: Good Times

It’s FREEZING out! Harpswell pullover, Cladonia shawl, Pasha Hat, Malabrigo Mittens, and random vanilla socks in wellies have been getting Lots of Use!

Ravellenic Games are coming up!

Join Team YarnGasm or Team Sasquatch. No rules for my team, but your project should probably involve:
  • Learning a new technique
  • A challenge
  • Something you can probably finish between Feb 7-23 (duration of the Olympic games)

Off The Needles

On the Needles:

  • Vivid Squares / Pattern by Tin Can Knits / Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in “Velveteen”, “Hawk”, and “Robot”.
    • 7 “ squares - 13-14 for an 8x8 afghan. 163 left to go! 
  • Hand-Dyed Vanila Sock
  • Measure in Love Hat / Pattern by Megan Williams / Yarn: KP City Tweed DK in Blue Blood


Loop / Lendrum — Making lots of progress

Adventures in Hand Dyeing:

2 Skeins - Judy Is a Punk & The Angels Have the TARDIS

Because You Asked

  • Knitxxnat asks: I’d love to hear about how you knit socks - do you have any tips or tricks that help you, what yarns do you normally use (weight and type of yarn), is there a knitting technique (even style of knitting like continental etc.) that knits them faster? etc.I’d love to be able to knit socks properly and have a lovely pile of hand knits, rather than the frogged or half finished socks I have lying around!

PackyKnits1 asked if I could put out a pattern for the Vanilla socks I knit. The answer is YES! I will have a free pattern available for you to download on Ravelry soon! 


• I will be attending Vogue Knitting Live NYC / Sat. January 18th — Marketplace

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Episode 96: I Dream of Zombies

This Zombies are taking over! Lately I've been watching back-to-back episodes of The Walking Dead, in addition to the Stockinette Zombies podcast. I'm Also resurrecting a pair of Zombie BBQ socks, which I cast on over a year ago — It's no surprise zombies are starting to invade my dreams.

Off the Needles:

Ravens’ Nest Shawl: Officially an FO! I showed it on the last episode, but it wasn’t blocked yet.

Pattern: Judy Marples, Published in “Cascadia” from Cooperative Press
Yarn: JulieSpins, MCN fingering in “Fjord”

On the Needles: 

Breaking Hearts Socks
  • Pattern by Cristi H. Brockway                          
  • Yarn: Another Crafty Girl, Strong Sock in “Mermaid Enchantress” 

Vivid: I caught the Vivid “bug” watching “Stockinette Zombies” and “The Knit Girllls” podcast. Had to knit my own!
  • Pattern by Tin Can Knits                      
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in “Velveteen”, “Hawk”, and “Robot”
  • Vanilla Sock using my own hand-dyed yarn

    The Languishing and Dearly Departed WIPS

Zombie BBQ - I was watching Stockinette Zombies the other day and Amy also cast on a pair of vanilla socks using the same yarn over a year ago. I poked her on Ravelry about it … so one of us has to make the move to motivate the other to finish it … I’m thinking after I finish my current pair of vanilla socks.

Sirdar pullover - Apparently, I’m not so jazzed about knitting a sweater purely out of laceweight. So, Im just going to let this one go quietly into the night.

  • Gourmet Stash Fibery Tribbles in “Jon Snow / The Wall” Duo on my Trindle

Adventures in Hand-Dyeing:
  • Absinthe Colorway - A nice bright green with black splatters
Stash Booty:

I wanted to order another sock blocker (purely for photographing purposes, because I’m tired of taking blah photos of my finished socks) However, I couldn’t just order a sock blocker without ordering more … sock yarn!

Dream in Color, Smooshy in “Cloud Jungle” and “Gothic Rose”
Loopy Ewe Sock Blocker                         

Because You Asked:

Knitting Goals
Blog re-design
Better show notes
more consistent schedule
Finish Projects I start
Complete Vivid
Take More and Better Photos
Partake in more knitting events (i.e., NaKniSweMo, Ravellenic Games, Tour de Fleece — especially now that I now how to spin!)
Quit lurking other podcasts and start participating in more board discussions. (again, introvert tendencies)


YarnGasm’s 100th Episode!  (Giveaways to be announced soon)
Ombre Hair
Happy New Year!

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