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Episode 158: 7-Year Stitch

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Happy Birthday YarnGasm! 
Seven years ago I began blogging about knitting on this very website. From blog posts, to podcasting, then vidcasting, to dyeing yarn — I'm always amazed by how much YarnGasm has evolved ... and what it has become! What's more are all the wonderful, creative, and inspiring friends I've made along the way. Thank you so much for watching, and being a part of YarnGasm. This episode is dedicated to you. Here's to many more fun fiber-filled years!

ON THE NEEDLES

Verdure Shawl - Voolenvine Yarns / Blitzed - "Succulents"
Favorite Socks- Voolenvine Yarns / Wolke - "Faerie Hair"

SPINNING

I finished spinning and plying my Hobbledehoy Battling on my Golding spindle.
Next on the Golding is a yummy Gourmet Stash Fibery Tribble. Colorway is "Hedwig" but reminds me of Isabelle's (Fluffy Fibers Podcast) kitty

Summer Sock SPAKAL- I finished spinning the first two ounces of my Gourmet Stash "Broken Ornaments" braid.

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Episode 157: Lots Of Lace

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Subway Knits Online Class: Knitting In Japanese
Registration Ends Sunday 7/26
Classes Begin Monday 7/27

ON THE NEEDLES

Summer In Kansas KAL
I FINALY cast mine on using the Isager yarns I purchased in Cape Cod Ravelry KAL ThreadWhere to Purchase the patternIt's been living in my project bag from Lavender LuneVerdure Shawl


SPINNING

Summer Sock SPAKAL - Making lots of progress on my Broken Ornaments braid from Gourmet Stash
SPAKAL Thread

YARN SHOPS 
Gauge + TensionLa CasitaBrooklyn GeneralBrooklyn Creative Studio Did I miss something? Ask me in the Ravelry thread :) 

Episode 156: Christmas in July

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OFF THE NEEDLES: 

Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks: Lynai Yarns - Across the Universe

ON THE NEEDLES: 
Verdure ShawlFaerie Hair SocksCozy Memories Blanket
SPINNING
Summer Sock SpakalGourmet Stash Broken Christmas OrnamentsHobbledhoy FibersGolding Drop SpindlePODCASTS MENTIONED
A Homespun HouseThe Fawn KnitsTV KnittingFluffy FibersOTHER CRAFTING
Sewing Anna DressPusta Blumen Dress Pin CushionFreezer PaperASK AWAY 

SunshineYarnFun on Ravelry asks  ... I want to start dying with acid dyes, but I have a question concerning pets and their exposure. Is there anything I need to do or be aware of? I know to keep the cat out of the kitchen, off the counters, and away from the dye pots. (Very difficult with a curious kitty and an open floor plan) What precautions do you take with Bella?
Zaide on Ravelry asks ...I know that you have taken classes in Craftsy.com any recommendation on a class to learn how to read charts?Helpful blog post about reading knitting charts by Tin Can KnitsSHOP UPDATE

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Episode 155: Back From Cape Cod

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After a little break, I'm back with a new episode with lots to chat about — including tales from Cape Cod, new stash, my sewing adventures, and more! 

ON THE NEEDLES
Verdure Shawl Lattice ShawlCozy Memories BlanketLynai Yarns Socks PODCASTS MENTIONED
Fluffy Fibers Stitched In SwedenA Homespun HouseThe Dyer's NotebookFreakish Lemon   SPINNING
This week I announce the launch of our Summer Sock SPAKAL — running from July 1 - September 1.
Ravelry group chatter threadRavelry non-chatter thread  TREAT YOURSELF
While in Cape Cod I visited a new-to-me Yarn Shop called A Great Yarn.
I purchased a book called Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time: The Ultimate Dressmaking Guide — as recommended by theKnitmore Girls Podcast.