In which Amy and Jaala discuss their aspirational knitting and have a mini book club.

Discussed in this episode:

Direct download: KnitcircusPodcast57.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00 AM

Amy and Jaala are thankful for the spring reprieve and reflect on the Madison Knitter's Guild Knit In. Later, Amy makes a shocking confession.

 

Mentioned this episode:

Direct download: knitcircuspodcast56.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 4:27 PM

In this episode, Amy and Jaala have created a monster, they have a jingle sing-a-long, and they discuss the thousands of preventable deaths on television. Also, apparently neither of them owns a watch.

 

Mentioned in this episode:

WRITE IN CONTEST: Come up with a good name for Knitcircus basic patterns and you can win a 50g ball of yarn

(Apologies, everyone, for getting this out after the Knit In. -cindy)

Direct download: podcast_55.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 11:07 PM

Amy has a new job, and is getting used to having a traditional work schedule. Jaala also has a few new employees, and we get to hear about them too.

News: Amy has designed a sweater with Knitcircus Yarn, and it has an exciting and unusual construction. Working title: Amy's V-neck Yoke Sweater.

A Giveaway! A copy of Hunter Hammersen's Curls is going to be given away! To enter, shoot an email to amy.knitcircus@gmail.com and tell us who accompanies Amy and Jaala as they walk the dogs. We'll announce the winner on the next podcast!

Mentioned in this episode:

Direct download: podcast54.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 6:13 AM

Amy and Jaala go on and on about food, Jaala becomes den mom for an exciting programming group, and the holidays are on everyone's minds.

Mentioned in this episode:

Direct download: Knitcircus_Podcast_53.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 3:45 PM

Amy is back from Vogue Knitting Live Chicago, and Jaala talks about her new yarn!

 

Mentioned this episode:

Direct download: 52.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36 PM

Amy is back from Ireland, and Jaala has an exciting yarn announcement!

 

Mentioned this episode:

Direct download: 51_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32 PM

Today Jaala and Amy reveal their experiences with the dogs in their lives.

Tips for publishing patterns:

  • get a tech editor and a test knitter
  • for paid patterns, write multiple sizes
  • have kids model patterns for kids
  • photography tips: use outdoor lighting and have multiple images, highlighting construction and stitch patterns, making mood shots for extra credit
  • use Ravelry, Craftsy, or Patternfish to sell your yarns
  • look at magazine standards to develop style guides
  • look at established designers for pattern writing direction and what information to include

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Direct download: podcast_50_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43 PM

Amy's back from Knitting Camp, Jaala's been to Stitches, and both are revving up for fall knitting!

Mentioned this podcast:

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Asa Tricosa: Tric pattern

Amy's upcoming Ireland Trip

Stitches Midwest

Vogue Knitting Live Chicago and New York

Montse Stanley, the Knitters Handbook

Knockout Knits, by Laura Nelkin

New American Knits, by Amy Christoffers

Sow's Ear Yarn and Coffee Shop

Amy Herzog's Fit to Flatter Software

The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting, by Elizabeth Lovick

Knitcircus Yarns

 

Direct download: podcast_49_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52 AM

Amy and Jaala enjoy the summer knitting season and some yummy yarn.

Mentioned this podcast:

Sow's Ear Yarn and Coffee Shop; Knitcircus Trunk Show starting July 12th!

Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill

Clara Yarn

Steven and Stephen Bus Tour

Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp

Orphan Black 

The Big Bang Theory

Downton Abbey

German Twisted Cast-On

Outlander Series

Gregor the Overlander

Steven Colbert

Vogue Knitting Chicago

Stitches Midwest

Direct download: podcast_48_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27 AM



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