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.

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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!

 

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

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

 

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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

Amy's back from Ireland! She and Jaala are joined by special guest Susan Spiro (Jaala's mom) to talk craft treasures of Paris.

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Celtic Journeys

Sow's Ear Yarn and Coffee Shop

Chris Byslma

Shetland Wool Week

Stephen and Steven Bus Tour

Knit in Public Week

Paris:

Le Bon Marche

Le Marais

Montmartre

Marche St. Pierre

 

Direct download: podcast_47_done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 6:37 PM

Jaala's got rainbow sock fever and Amy's high on German short rows...

WIN a fabulous prize! Email Jaala (jaala@knitcircus.com) and tell her what you can find hidden at the Sow's Ear yarn shop and you could win a cake of the popular Knitcircus Come What May colorway in 100% superwash Merino! Winner will be announced on the next podcast.

Mentioned this podcast:

Marly Bird's Yarn Thing Podcast

Knits that Breathe: 12 Breezy Projects to Keep You Cool, by Julie Turjoman

Floral Knits, by Martin Storey

Delancey, by Molly Wizenberg

52 Timeless Toys to Knit, by Chris de Longpre

Knitcircus Over the Rainbow sock set

CocoKnits Liesl Tunic

The Sow's Ear 

Rhubarb Crisp recipe (Mods: I used 6 cups rhubarb, doubled the oats, halved the flour for the topping--Jaala)

Banoffee Pie

Continuum show

Castle show

Gray's Anatomy

Motive show

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Wendy D. Johnson (Jaala says: my apologies, you can only hear "D. Johnson on the audio) Socks from the Toe Up book

Dream Bird Shawl, by Nadita Swings

Leftie shawl, by Martina Behm

Direct download: podcast_46_done.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:49 PM

Amy's jet-setting off, Jaala just got back, and both are fired up about warm-season knitting.

Mentioned this podcast:

The National Needle Arts Convention

Stephannie Tallent

Lindsey Stephens

Amy Singer

Amy Herzog

Steven Be

Yarn Garage

Yarnover

Minnesota Knitters Guild

Stephanie Pearl Mc Phee

Franklin Habit

Carson Demers

Mary Scott Huff

Susan B Anderson

Louet Euroflax Linen

Toby Roxane Barna Everwear; London Underground Vol 2

Interweave Knits Summer

Green Gables Knits, by Joanna Johnson

Delancey by Molly Wizenberg of Spilled Milk Podcast

Liesl by Coco Knits

Blue Sky Alpacas

 

Over the Rainbow: Knitcircus featured May colorway

Direct download: podcast_45_done.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:36 PM

Back so soon! Jaala goes all Yarn Con and Amy's students are nuts over squirrels.

Mentioned this podcast:

Yarn Con Chicago

Yarn Hollow

Blue Tulips

Sun Valley Fiber Farm

Jelby

Chicago Knits Magazine

The Amazing Thing About the Way it Goes, by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Studio S

Celtic Journeys

YarnOver

StevenBe's

Amy's Secret Destash: Rainbowbeard on Ravelry

Wonderful Wallaby 

Ella Rae yarn

Socks from the Toe Up, by Wendy Johnson

Melissa Leapman's Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook

Wendy Bernard's upcoming Stitch Dictionary

West Wing

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Direct download: podcast_44_done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 6:16 PM



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