The Podcast in which Jaala listens patiently as Amy complains about the pitfalls of decluttering! 

Topics of note:

Best Movie Ever: The Princess Bride

Knitcircus Colorways Celebrating "The Princess Bride"

Fabulous Knitting Pattern: Popcorn Cowl, by Corrina Callahan

Fun Event: Splash Pad Knit-Along (KAL) 

Ridiculously Fun Facebook Live Thing: Open an Oyster

Upcoming Event: Midwest Felting Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin

Upcoming Event: Vogue Knitting Skills Bootcamp

There were probably other topics too, but we weren't taking good notes. Drop  line if you need clarity on anything we discussed!

Direct download: Podcast_131-done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 3:37pm CST

The Podcast in which Jaala and Amy are once again, aimless but cheerful! 

Topics of note:

Knitting book: New Directions in Sock Knitting, by Ann Budd

Pattern that's kicking Amy's Butt: Ramble, Andrea Mowry

Knitting Designer: Heidi Nick

Knitting Designer: Hunter Hammersen

Knitting Designer: Ann Budd

Upcoming Yarn Club: Knitcircus Wrap it Up Club

Knitcircus Gradient Colorway: Fight Like a Girl

Knitcircus Semi-Solid Colorway: Sweet Dreams and Blue Agave

There were probably other topics too, but we weren't taking good notes. Drop  line if you need clarity on anything we discussed!

Direct download: Podcast_130-done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 2:14pm CST

The Podcast in which Jaala binds off a project and Amy tries (in vain) to knit a pattern row in Biroche Herrinbone. 

Topics of note:

Pattern: Ramble, Andrea Mowry

Pattern: Quaker Yarn Stretcher Boomerang, by Stitchnerd Designs 

Event: Yarncon in Chicago

Event: Minnesota Textile Center Garage Sale

Event: Yarnover in Minneapolis

Join in: #100dayproject

Cookbooks: Mollie Katzen's Kids Books

Event: Local Yarn Shop Day! 

Knitcircus Colorway: Imaginary Best Friend

Knitcircus Colorway: Electric Mayhem impressionist

Direct download: Podcast_128-done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 3:27pm CST

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala do their thing.

Topics of note:

Events: Ravellenics Team Sasquatch

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Knitcircus Colorway: Fight Like A Girl 

Movie: Black Panther 

Organizations: Madison Knitters Guild

Announcement: Knitcircus Wholesale Site

Event: Space Cadet Creations trunk show at Knitcircus Stor

Direct download: Podcast_123-done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 9:57pm CST

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala make knitting promises they (probably) can't keep.

Topics of note:

Book: Best food writing 2016

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

Famous Knitters: Alan Dart

Pattern: Never not Gnoming, by Sarah Schira

Knitcircus Colorway: Go for the gold gradient stripe

Sporting Event: Winter X Games in Aspen, CO

Sporting Event: 2018 Winter Olympics

Events: Ravellenics 

Events: Ravellenics Team Sasquatch

Pattern: Gradient Solutions Sweater, by Elizabeth Morrison

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Fiction: Aurora Teagarden Series, by Charlene something books

TV Show: Grace and Frankie

Direct download: Podcast_121-done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 11:29am CST

In which Amy and Jaala discuss sneaky holiday plans...

Topics in this episode:

Hair Color: Perfect Purple on Gert, in Marvel Runaways

Pattern: Rye Socks Pattern, by Tin Can Knits

Books: Molly Murphy Mysteries, by Rhys Bowen

TV Shows: Marvel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Yarn: Croft

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Podcast_118.done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 12:09pm CST

In which Amy and Jaala tell of their new space and discuss important things.

Topics in this episode...

Event: Vogue Knitting Live, Seattle

Famous Knitter: Andrea Mowry

Famous Knitter: Stephen West

Famous Knitter: Gudrun Johnston

Pattern: Chilliwack Mitts, by Cable and Strings Designs

Pattern: Badlands Mitts, by Kathryn Folkerth

Pattern: Mostly Harmless Hat, by Jaala Spiro

Event: Knitcircus Holiday Kick-off Party

Event: Vogue Knitting Live, New York

Famous Knitter: Meg Swansen

Famous Knitter: Alice Starmore

Pattern: Gradient Solutions Sweater, by Elizabeth Morrison

Pattern: Waiting Up for Santa Stocking, by Katie Doyle Krot

Geneology

 

Direct download: Podcast_114-done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 12:46pm CST

Mentioned this podcast: 

 

Event: Shetland Wool Week

Exotic Locale: Edinburgh

Famous Knitter: Felicity Ford (Knitsonik)

Famous Knitters: Anne Eunson and Kathy Anderson

Random TV Reference: Father Knows Best

Event: Madtown Yarn Shop Hop

LYS: Susan's Fiber Shop

LYS: Blackberry Ridge Spinning Mill

LYS: Spry Whimsy

Book: The Mitten Handbook, by Mary Scott Huff

Book: Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible, by Hotomi Shida and Gayle Roehm

Event: Vogue Knitting Live Seattle

Event: Vogue Knitting Live New York

Book: A Stash of One's Own, by Clara Parkes

Famous Knitters: Meg Swansen

Direct download: Podcast_111-done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 11:21am CST

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: 11:27am CST

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: 5:07pm CST

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: 12:13am CST

Knitcircus Podcast 53

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: 9:45am CST

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

Mentioned this podcast: 

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: 1:37pm CST

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: 1:16pm CST

No matter which weather is currently attacking you, Amy and Jaala have got some laughs.

Giveaway! Leave a comment on the Knitcircus blog or the Podcast Facebook Page anytime between now and when the next podcast is released to be eligible to win a copy of HITCH: PATTERNS INSPIRED BY THE FILMS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK, generously provided by editor Stephannie Tallent and Cooperative Press!

Mentioned this episode:

Argo Sweater

Contiguous Method

Hunter Hammersen's upcoming book: Curiosity Cabinet Volume 3

Susan B Anderson's new E-book: Mary, Millie and Morgan

Design Sponge

Design Seeds (this is the correct word Jaala was looking for)

Woven Scarves book from Interweave Knits

Habu Textiles

Mollie Makes Woodland Friends

Four Baby Goats video

Quince and Company

Castle

Under the Gunn

Her

Vogue Knitting Live Seattle

DownEast sweater

 

 

 

Direct download: podcast_41.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 7:33pm CST

It's the Ravellenics, it's contiguous, it's a plane, it's...the Knitcircus Podcast!

Mentioned this Podcast:

Sun Valley Thaw Retreat

Ivy Vest: Dream in Color KAL

Debbie Bliss Aran Yarn

5200 K by Suvi Sumola

Moebius Cast on: Cat Bordhi

Stitch Maps, by JC Briar

2014 Winter X Games

Vogue Knitting Live NYC

Chris Bylsma

Susie Anderson

Knitcircus Matching Socks Club

Ravellenics

Team Sasquatch

Amy Detjen Travels Ravelry Group

Land's End

Contiguous Sweater Patterns Ravelry Group

Susie M

Churchmouse Yarns and teas

Lorilee Beltman

Jennie the Potter

The Yarn Harlot

Amy Herzog: Knit to Flatter

Amy's new Craftsy Class

Direct download: podcast_39_done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 4:33pm CST

Amy just keeps on swatching, and Jaala just keeps on coloring yarn....

Mentioned this podcast:

Meg Swansen's Fall Knitting Retreat

Vogue Knitting Live Chicago

the Fiber Factor

Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival

Amy's New Website

New Stitch a Day 30 Day Sweater Challenge

Scarf Style 2

Cascade 220 Sport

Knitscene (note: Knitscene comes out 5 times a year)

Kauni

Freia Fibers

Zauberball

Steven West 

Cassie Castillo

Castle 

Modern Family

Orange is the New Black

Freddie's Blanket

Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the films of Alfred Hitchcock

Direct download: podcast_35_done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 4:57pm CST

Knitcircus Podcast #33

Amy's back from Camp and Jaala is ready for back-to-school. Whether you love or hate fall, it's time to knit! 

The Topsy Turvy Toys giveaway is still going on! Visit this post to leave a comment and maybe win this adorable book (through September 8th)!

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

Mentioned this podcast:

Celtic Journeys: see Ireland with Amy!

Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp

Miss Babs' Hand-Dyed Yarn and Fibers

The Fiber Factor

Lisa Shroyer

StevenBe

Martina Behm: Miss Winkle Shawl

The Yarn Whisperer by Clara Parkes

Topsy Turvy Inside Out Knit Toys by Susan B. Anderson

Little Dragon pattern

Huge and Huggable Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec

Free Spirit Shawls; 20 Eclectic Knits for Everyday by Lisa Shroyer

Modern Family

Direct download: podcast_34_actually_33_done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 6:30pm CST

Knitcircus Podcast #32

In which Amy gears up for a summer of knitting, Jaala talks podcasts, and audiobooks are the knitter's friend.

Mentioned this podcast:

TNNA Columbus

Vogue Knitting Live Chicago

The Fiber Factor

Skacel/Addi Turbo

Franklin Habit

Ysolda

Clara Parkes

Hunter HammersenKnitters' Curiosity Cabinet Volume 2

Plucky Knitter yarn

Monster Knits for Little Monsters by Nuriya Khegay

Susan B. Anderson's Little Dragon pattern 

Unicorn Books

Knitting with Two Colors by Amy Detjen and Meg Swansen

Alice Starmore

Knitmore Girls Podcast

Medium Raw, by Anthony Bourdain

The Yarn Whisperer, by Clara Parkes

Craftlit Podcast by Heather Ordover

Direct download: podcast_32_done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 6:17am CST

What's your knitting "default setting?" The gals reveal theirs, talk linen stitch, hard-to-find-yarn and coin a new term. 

This podcast was recorded over skype; sorry for the echoes. Jaala was apparently knitting at the bottom of a well. Next time: improved sound!

Mentioned this podcast:

Knitcircus Podcast Facebook Page 

There may be special deals and treats for people who are in on the secret....

Churchmouse Yarn and Teas

Pinterest

Phat Fiber

Nancy Marchant

Craftsy

The Knitter's Life List

Susan B. Anderson

Wollmeise

The Loopy Ewe

Direct download: podcast_29_done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 12:44pm CST

Amy reveals a tech-editing secret, Jaala can't stop dyeing yarn and the gals prove once again that kittens are cute.

Mentioned this podcast:

Knitcircus Podcast Facebook Page! Like us for bonus kitten pics and more. ;)

Madrona Fiberarts Festival

Madison Knitter's Guild Knit-In

Yarn Con Chicago

Vogue Knitting Live Seattle

Judith MacKenzie

Mary Scott Huff

Envisioknit

Stephannie Tallent

Craftsy Yoke Sweeater Class Half-Price Discount

Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp

Lucy Neatby

Kauni Effekt Yarn

Alice Starmore

Betts Lampers

Claudia Handpaints

Knitcircus Yarns

Wintry Mix sweater by Amy Herzog

Wintry Mix Mitts by Grace Schnebly

Direct download: podcast_28_done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 10:22am CST

Knitcircus Podcast #23

In which Jaala is distracted by shiny new knitting techniques and Amy tells the tale of an 18-hour handknit sweater.

This podcast sponsored by Fickle Knitter Design.

Mentioned this podcast:

Vogue Knitting Live Chicago

Debbie Macomber

Meg Swansen

Alice Starmore

Elizabeth Morrison

Beekeeper's Quilt

Homer Price

Drop Dead Fred

Fiona Ellis

Cookie A

Coookie A's Sock Club

Cookie A's Shapes and Form e-book

Stephanie Japel's Fitted Knits

Craftsy

Sally Melville

Vivian Hoxbro

Nancy Marchant

Stephanie Pearl McPhee

Steven Be

Carol Sulcolski

Beth Casey

Interweave Knits

Vogue Knitting Magazine

Kathy Zimmerman (Plaits and Links Cardigan specifically mentioned)

Green Mountain Spinnery

Knitty Deep Fall

Twist Collective

Joss Whedon's Firefly

Richard Castle

Stargate

Brioche Baby Sweater by Jen Hurley

June Hemmons Hiatt

Direct download: podcast_23_done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 1:04pm CST

Knitcircus Podcast #22

Amy knits a doll foot and an instructional sweater; Jaala admits her weakness for reality television.

This podcast sponsored byFickleknitter Designs.

Mentioned this Episode:

Vogue Knitting Live Chicago

Vogue Knitting Live New York

Brooke Nico

Laura Chau/Cosmicpluto

Laura is at Lettuce Knit in Toronto

Afternoon Tea, Volume 1 and Volume 2

Craftsy

Susie Anderson (Susan B. Anderson)

Caro Sheridan

Knitcircus All Wrapped Up Yarn Club

Knitcircus Spring Sparkle Yarn Club

Arne and Carlos Knitted Dolls

Launch My Line

Project Runway

Project Catwalk

24-Hour Catwalk

Project Runway Australia

Direct download: podcast_22_done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 8:34pm CST

Knitcircus Podcast #21

Amy and Jaala talk yarns, exotic, unpronounceable designers and the meaning of the word "hoopty."

Podcast Sponsored by Fickle Knitter Design.

Mentioned this podcast:

Knitcircus All Wrapped Up Yarn Club

Meg Swansen/Schoolhouse Press

Elizabeth Zimmermann

Knitter's Almanac

Springtree Road Moultrie Sock

Springtree Road

Sweetgeorgia Silk Mist

Anzula Cloud

Vogue Knitting Live Chicago

Cascade Cloud 9

Berrocco Ultra Alpaca

Kollage Glisten

Designer Amy Anderson

Designer Veera Valimaki

Designer Martina Behm

Direct download: podcast_21_done.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 4:51pm CST

In this podcast, Amy reveals her secret seam expertise and counts sheep; Jaala discovers a love of the sideways shawl. 

This podcast brought to you by Vermont's Green Mountain Spinnery, a worker-owned cooperative using USA-grown wool and eco-friendly dyes and processes.

Mentioned this podcast:

Kimmet Croft Fibers

Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill

Sun Valley Fiber Farm

Yarn Hollow

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Ewetopia Fiber Shop

Vernon County Fair

Arne and Carlos: Knitted Dolls

Twin Peaks

Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch

Knitting from the Center Out, by Daniel Yuhas

Direct download: podcast_19_finished.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 12:56pm CST

In Lucky Podcast #13, Amy and Jaala talk Garter tabs, Noro secrets and the best television shows to knit by.

Mentioned this podcast:

Susan B. Anderson

Silk Moon Shawlette, by Jaala Spiro

Silk Moon Knitalong

Noro Kureyon and Silk Garden

Lucy Neatby Modular Vest

Steven West Garter Tab Cast-On

Principles of Knitting, by June Hemmons Hiatt

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Midwest Felting Symposium

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Midwest Folk and Fiber Festival

Michigan Sheep and Wool

Knitter's Review Calendar

Knitcircus Fall Retreat: October 6th

Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp

Garrilyn's Etsy Store; re-usable transparencies and markers, plus pdf's on Patternfish.

Vogue Knitting Chicago

Stitches Midwest

Knitting Recipes: Hats and Cowls

To watch and listen:

NCIS

Castle/Nathan Fillion

Stargate SG1

Smash

Fall of Giants

Sookie Stackhouse

Cast On Podcast

Sticks and String

Stash and Burn

Knitmore Girls

Spilled Milk

Hungry Monkey, by Matthew Amster Burton

CogKNITive Podcast

Doubleknit Podcast

Project Runway

Top Chef

Direct download: podcast_13.mp3
Category:Knitting -- posted at: 3:14pm CST

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