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Episode 128: "Happy Holidays!"

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Our crafty girl Kim (of the Craftstash podcast) landed her dream job and is moving to Denver! Yay! So me, Maria (Subway Knits Podcast), Dana (Dana Doodle Knits Blog), and Lisa (Roman Hills Yarn) all got together to wish her farewell. We drank wine, played Cards Against Humanity, and adopted some of her de-stash.
Quick Shop Housekeeping Notes: Shipments will resume 12/29/14 ... Next shop update will be 1/2/15Ornamentalong KAL Winners! (visit the Ravelry thread to check out everyone's ornaments)#72  - Shamekaknits - Sunshine Yarn Fun project bag + Yarn#48  - Schnueffeltier - One Geek to Craft Them All / Stitch Markers #83 - RockabellaCrafts - Voolenvine Yarns OOAK Lush Skein / "Taj Mahal" /  OFF THE NEEDLES
I finished my Holly Jolly Christmas Socks! Voolenvine Yarns / Lush - "Holly Jolly" I'm wearing my Brandywine Shawl by Romi Hill / STR Lightweight - "True Blood"ON THE NEEDLES
Even though I was knitting away on it, I didn't finish Denni…

Episode 127: "A History of Stitch Markers"

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Quickie Shop Update: Holiday colorways (Holly Jolly & Deck the Halls) will be going into hibernation beginning 12/21/14 until the next holiday season (Oct/Nov 2015). Also, in order to focus on creating new colorways, Outlander colorway will be taking a brief hiatus, during the month of Jan. 2015. It will return in February.
Ornamentalong KAL - The ornament knitting is going strong! LOVE looking through all your submissions. FYI: The non-chatter Ravelry thread will be locked for prize drawings Dec. 19th / Winners announced on the next episode. Chatter thread will remain open.
D-SPAKAL: January - April 2015 / Drop spin and ply a shawl’s worth of yarn (approx. 400 yards) and then knit into a shawl.

Guidelines:

 D-SPAKAL will last four months, from Jan 1 - April 30.

All singles MUST be spun using a drop spindle. It may be any kind of drop spindle (i.e., top whorl, bottom whorl, phang, Turkish, etc.) No wheels allowed.

You must spin/ply a shawl’s worth of yarn — Approximately 3…

Episode 126: Grizzly, Manly, Woodsy

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The Ornamental KAL is still going strong! Really enjoying all the projects everyone is posting in the Ravelry thread. Keep'em coming! Thread will be closed 12/19 for prize drawings from Sunshine Yarn Fun and One Geek to Craft them All. I will also be giving away a skein of my hand-dyed yarn. #OrnamentalKAL
As part of theKnitmore Girls'25 Days of Enabling, now through 12/31 enjoy 5% off any Voolenvine Yarns item! Use coupon code: 25DaysOfEnabling out checkout. Search their Instagram tag #25DaysOfEnabling for more holiday deals!
D-SPAKAL: Come 1/1/15, I will be hosting a D-SPAKAL (aka Drop Spindle / Shawl Knit-along) - We'll be drop-spindling enough fiber (approx. 400 yards) to knit a shawl/scarf. In the meantime, warm up your drop spindles, choose your fiber, and pick yer poison project. More on this soon!
Also, check out this blog post from Sweet Georgia about calculating fiber quantities for spinning — interesting and helpful!
OFF THE NEEDLES
Blue Bird of Happiness - T…

Episode 125: Lots of Stuff!

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First, I would like to apologize for only wishing the east coast of the US a Happy Thanksgiving, last week — talk about a mega brain fart! You know, I really did mean to wish everyone in the US a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you got to spend time with friends, family, and eat ALL the FOODS!

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- Apologies for only wishing the East Coast of the US a happy Thanksgiving, last week. Talk about a mega brain fart!I really did mean to wish the whole US continent a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope it was delicious and you got to spend time with friends and family.

- The Onrament-a-long KAL is still underway! If you haven't joined - pop over to the Ravelry thread and check out all the gorgeous and adorable ornaments everyone's knitting up. The KAL runs until December 19th, 2014, when I'll be drawing winners for giveaways. So far, we have prize donations from One Geek to Craft Them All and Sunshine Yarn Fun! If you would like to donate a giveaway prize, just PM me on Ravelry :)

- The …