The Podcast in which Amy gets psyched for Knitting Camp and Jaala can’t stay away from lace charts.

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

Topics of note:

Events: Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp

Cool Tools: Diana Couture Yarn Owl Bags

Knitcircus Colorway: Cottage by the Sea Semisolid

Movie: The Incredibles 2

Movie: Solo, a Star Wars Story

TV Show: Sense8

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

Direct download: Podcast_136.done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am CST

The Podcast in which Amy goes to Boot Camp and discovers amazing muffins. 

Topics of note:

Memories of Childhood: Highlights Magazine

Amazing Places: Highlights Retreat Center

Famous Dyer: Liz from Apple Tree Knits

Famous Quilter: Liza Lucy from Kaffe Fassett Quilting

Famous Knitter: Nicki Epstein

Famous Knitter: Tricia Malcolm, editor of Vogue Knitting

Famous Knitter: Patty Lyons

Event: Worldwide Knit in Public day

TV Show: Psych

TV Show: Jessica Jones

Quilting: Blue Bar Quilts

Quilting: English Paper Piecing

Fabric Shopping: Glorious Color

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

 

 

Direct download: Podcast_135-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm CST

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala discuss Knitcircus experienced and emerging designers. 

Topics of note:

Designer: Corrina Callahan
     Pattern: Popcorn Cowl

Designer: Katie Doyle Krot - Sour Krot Designs
     Pattern: Entrelac Stole

Designer: Jennifer - Jennifer Sue Designs
     Pattern: Fairy Tree Socks
     Podcast: Driftless Knitting

Designer: Bethany of Woolberry Fiber Co

Designer: Elizabeth Morrison of Sweater Studio
     Pattern: Gradient Solutions Sweater

Designer: Jaala Spiro
     Pattern: Upcoming slip-stitch scarf using Vampire Boyfriend and Sweet Babboo

Designer: Stephen West

Designer: Susan B Anderson

Designer: Janine Bajus

Designer: Chris Bylsma

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

 

Direct download: Podcast_134-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm CST

The Podcast in which Jaala and Amy meander through knitting and life. 

Topics of note:

Books: The Art of Gathering, by Priya Parker

Madison Local Musicians: The Arbor Trio (part of the Arbor Ensemble)

Comfort Food Recipes: Scotcheroos

Events: Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp

Madison Local Great Guy: JP Hair Designs

TV Show: Slow TV - National Knitting Evening from Norway

Knitcircus Fun Things: Repeating Gradients

Knitcircus Colorway: Electric Mayhem

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

 

Direct download: Podcast_133-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm CST

The Podcast in which Jaala and Amy meander through knitting and life. 

Topics of note:

Books: The Peter Grant series, by Ben Aaronovitch

TV Show: Psych

Books: The Ruth Galloway series, by Elly Griffiths

Books: The Way You Make me Feel, by Maureen Goo

Book Club: Uppercase Book Box

Culture War: The Laurel vs Yanni debate

Event: Knitcircus birthday party in Madison, Wisconsin -  June 15-16

Events: Vogue Knitting Live Knitting Boot Camp

Knitcircus Colorway: Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

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_132-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am CST

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

Topics of note:

Pattern: Ramble, Andrea Mowry

Knitting book: Japanese Stitches Unraveled

Novels: PC Peter Grant, by Ben Aaronovitch

TV Show starring Michael Imperioli: Alex, Inc

Upcoming Yarn Club: Knitcircus Wrap it Up Club

Knitting Pattern: Chromatic Cowl (Brioche), by Amy Detjen

Knitcircus Colorway: Secret Garden

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_129-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm CST

The Podcast in which Jaala does even more to reveal her nerdy side, and Amy wants more scones. 

Topics of note:

Pattern: Ramble, Andrea Mowry

British TV Show: Agatha Raisin

American TV Show: Chefs Table

Another American TV Show: Rise

Fun Film: Dudes and Dragons

Knitcircus Yarn Club: All Wrapped Up (coming soon)

Knitcircus Colorway: Sweet Dreams

Book: The Hidden Life of Trees

 

Direct download: Podcast_127-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm CST

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala just visit.

Topics of note:

 

Event: Vogue Knitting Boot Camp

Famous Knitter: Patty Lyons

Cool Tool: Ikea trestle table, idea by Judith Somersett's Husband - see below

Event: YarnCon in Chicago

Knitting-Related Jewelry: Molojos, by Natalia Uribe Wilson

Books: Kate Shackleton Mysteries, by Frances Brody

Books: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

Direct download: Podcast_126-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm CST

The Podcast in which Amy steers the conversation to topics that are easy to link in the show notes and Jaala doesn't seem to notice.

Topics of note:

Pattern: Quaker Yarn Stretcher Boomerang, by Susan Ashcroft

Pattern: Find Your Fade, by Andrea Mowry

Super Fun: Knitcircus Speckle Yarn Club

Knitcircus Colorway: Come to the Cabaret Gradient

Non-Knitting: Purple Shampoo

 

Direct download: Podcast_125-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm CST

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala visit with a microphone turned on.

Topics of note:

Celebrities: Lindsey Vonn

Events: 2018 Winter Olympics

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Events: Madison Knitters Guild Knit-In

Dyers: SpaceCadet Yarns and Fibers

Dyers: Savvy Skeins

Events: Vogue Knitting - Chicago

Events: Vogue Knitting Live Destination - Knitting Bootcamp in PA

Knitcircus Colorway: Eureka Impressionist

Knitcircus Colorway: Shades of Gray Semi-Solid

TV Show: Project Runway All Stars

TV Show: Top Chef

Craft Book: Loome Party

 

Direct download: Podcast_124-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am CST

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala do their thing.

Topics of note:

Foods: Nutter Butter Cookies

Patterns: Rainbow Trail Sweater, by Cristina Ghirlanda

Odd Accessories: Sally Hanson Nail Stickers

TV Show: This Is Us

Events: Ravellenics Team Sasquatch

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

TV Show: Big Bang Theory

TV Show: Broadchurch

TV Show: Orphan Black

Events: Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp

Events: Vogue Knitting - Chicago

 

Direct download: Podcast_122-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm CST

The Podcast in which Amy and Jaala discuss about 300 topics in 26 minutes. Buckle up, butttercup.

Note: First upload wasn't complete, it's now repaired!

Topics of note:

Events: Vogue Knitting Live, NYC

Famous Knitters: Alice Starmore and Jade Starmore

Books: Glamourie, by Alice and Jade Starmore

Famous Knitters: Lucy Neatby

Patterns: Snowfire blanket, by Lucy Neatby

     (kit for Snowfire available here)

Famous Knitters: Stephen West

Famous Knitters: Patty Lyons

Events: Vogue Knitting Boot Camp Retreat

Events: Ravellenics

Events: Knitcircus Kindness KAL

Events: Bingo KAL

Pattern: Apple Pie hat, by Tin Can Knits

Famous Knitters: Tin Can Knits

Apps: Next Door

Famous Knitters: Nancy Merchant

Totally Mag Knitting Tools: Katrinkles

Events: Vogue knitting Live Chicago

Famous Knitters: Janine Bajus

Events: Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp

Direct download: Podcast_120-fixed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm CST

In which Amy and Jaala race from pillar to post, looking for a quitet place to record a podcast.

Topics in this episode...

TV Show: The Flash

Silly Shopping Reference: Ikea

Event: Knitcircus Holiday Kickoff Party

TV Show: The Great British Bake-Off

Cook Books: Tassa Jara Recipes

Kitchen Appliance: Instant Pot

Cooking Site: This Old Gal

Pattern: Rye Socks, by Tin Can Knits

Amazing Resources: Minnesota Textile Center

Event: Small Business Saturday

Event: Ravellenics

 

Direct download: Podcast_115-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44pm CST

In which Amy and Jaala speak excitedly about almost nothing.

Topics in this episode...

Knitting Book: This Thing of Paper, pattern Rubrication

TV Stuff:

Event: Knitcircus Holiday Kick-off Party

Pattern: Rye Socks, by Tin Can Knits

Pattern: Kalari Shawl, by Ambah O'Brian

Direct download: Podcast_113-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am CST

In which Jaala and Amy knit while they record their chatter (again).

Topics of note:

Events: Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp

Literature: Houseboat Girl, by Lois Lenski

Literature: Strawberry Girl, by Lois Lenski

Literature: Goops and How to Be Them, by Gelett Burgess

Exotic Locale: Amsterdam

Pattern: Rattan Shawl, by Libby Jonson

Pattern: In Threes Sweater, by Kelly Herdrich

Pattern: Needle in a Haystack, by Jaala Spiro

Event: Tour de Fleece

Direct download: Podcast_108_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm CST

The podcast in which Jaala namedrops more than Amy for once!

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

Topics of note:

Designer: Janina Kallio

Pattern: Herald, by Janina Kallio

     Knitcircus Colors: Just Have a Little Faith in Me

Pattern: Spotlight, by Janina Kallio

     Knitcircus Colors: Many Happy Returns, The Sensible Ms Dashwood

Pattern: Scrappy Bias Shawl, by Emily Clawson

     Knitcircus Colors: Pardon Me, Sir        

Events: TNNA in Columbus

Designer: Christopher Salas

Designer: Angela Tong

Designer: Stephannie Tallent

Designer: Heather Zoppetti

Designer: Mindy Wilkes

Designer: Jen Lucas

Designer: Adrienne Ku

Yarn: Baah Yarns

Yarn: Twisted Owl

Designer: Stefanie Japel

Designer: Stacey Trock

Pattern: Find Your Fade, by Andrea Mowry

Pattern: Free Your Fade, by Andrea Mowry

Pattern: Color Affection, by Veera Välimäki

Cool Stuff: Purl and Loop Looms

Cool Stuff: Schacht Looms

Pattern: Flight Path, by Elizabeth Morrison 

Cool Stuff: Katrinkles

Cool Stuff: Papa Sews Too

Cool Stuff: Zing Needles

Direct download: Podcast_105_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm CST

The podcast in which Jaala and Amy speak of nothing in particular (as usual), but it's also our 100th episode!

Topics of note:

Famous Knitters: Lucy Neatby

Events: YarnOver - Minnesota Knitters' Guild

Famous Knitters: Laura Nelkin

Famous Knitters: Lars Rains

Famous Knitters: Laura Aylor

Knitcircus Colorway: Needle in a Haystack Impressionist

Pattern: Niela Cowl, by Julie Farwell Clay

Events: Stitches Midwest near Chicago

Events: Knitcircus Anniversary Party, June 17th

Direct download: Podcast_100_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm CST

Topics of note:

Audiobooks: Outlander Series, narrated by Davina Porter
Audiobooks: JD Robb Audiobooks, narrated by Susan Erickson
Audiobooks: Harry Potter, narrated by Jim Dale
Comedien: Jim Gaffigan
Comedien: Russell Peters
TV: The Flash
TV: MARVEL: Agents of Shield
TV: The Imposters
TV: Scorpion
Events: YarnCon
Events: YarnOver - Minnesota Knitters' Guild
Famous Knitters: Steven Be
Pattern: Pansy Triangle, by Amy Detjen
Knitcircus Colorway: The Knit Sky
TV: Prison Break
Pattern: Gradient Solutions Sweater, by Elizabeth Morrison
Famous Knitters: Lorliee Beltman
Events: Vogue Kntiting Live, Las Vegas
Famous Knitters: Janine Bajus, the Feral Knitter
Famous Knitters: Susan Gualiumi
Famous Knitters: Lucy Neatby

Direct download: Podcast_99_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am CST

Things that Jaala and Amy spoke of during this episode:

Jared Flood and Brooklyn Tweed, Winter 17

Susan B Anderson's yarn line - Barrett Wool Co.

Book: 200 Fun Things to Knit (and 200 Fun Things to Crochet)

Peace Project by Christina Campbell, the Healthy Knitter

Lopi Affection, by Hélène Magnússon

Book: Huge and Huggable Mochimochi

The Wonderful Wallaby, by Carol Anderson 

Belle's Cabled Hat (not yet released)

Knitcircus Kindness KAL - upcoming!

 

 

Direct download: Podcast_93-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm CST

 

Amy and Jaala are ready for snow and winter television/knitting! Also knitting up some peace.

Mentioned this podcast:

The Flash

This Is Us

Scorpion

Icelandic Wool

Friends

McGyver

Direct download: Podcast_92-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm CST

This podcast come to you in a time warp from weeks ago! Sorry we didn't publish it before.

Amy talks about travels in Ireland and Jaala holds down the fort.

Mentioned this podcast:

On The Loom , A Modern Knitter's Guide

Hurts Donut

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman

Zwartbles sheep

Knitting with Rainbows

Sequence Knitting

Vogue Knitting Live Minneapolis

Direct download: Podcast_91-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm CST

Once again, Jaala and Amy visit with the microphone on... see what we talked about!

Amy's Gradient Yoke Sweater, by Amy Detjen

Hitchhiker Scarf, by Martina Behm

Silk Moon Crescent Shawl, by Jaala Spiro

Laeta Shawl, by Susanna IC

Smooth Operator Socks, by Susan B Anderson

Hedgehog Fibres in Ireland

Keiran Foley of Knit/Lab in Ireland

The Constant Knitter in Dublin

Liadain De Buitlear in Ireland

Direct download: Podcast_90-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am CST

This time Jaala goes on a trip to the stunning mountains of Norway. You won't believe what they do with wool there....

Direct download: Podcast_89_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am CST

Amy and Jaala are in stitches. Or at Stitches. Or something stitchy….

Mentioned this podcast:

Susan B Anderson

Stitches Midwest

Franklin Habit

Buffalo Wool

Makers Mercantile

Amy’s Upcoming Ireland Trip

Big Bang Theory

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool 

Martina Behm

Leftie

Elizabeth Zimmerman Pi Shawl

Chromatic Gradients

Welter, by Hunter Hammersen

Fall Sweater Challenge

Direct download: Podcast_88.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm CST

Amy and Jaala may or may not be nutters. 

Mentioned this podcast:

Susan B Anderson

Stitches Midwest

Schoolhouse Press Knitting Camp

Jamieson Woolen Mill

Pinterest

Breakfast Club

Masterchef

Hopkins Sewing Studio

Direct download: podcast_86_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm CST

Amy returns unscathed from the Zombie Knitpocalypse and Jaala finds herself turning into (gasp!) a monogamous knitter.

Mentioned in this episode:

Zombie Knitpocalypse

Ginny’s Fine Fabrics (Rochester MN)

Lasker Jewelers (Rochester MN)

The (Original) Knit List

Piper’s Journey

Terribly Simple pattern by Caitlin ffrench

Vogue Knitting Live Minneapolis

New Heights in Lace Knitting by Andrea Jurgrau

The Book of Haps by Kate Davies

Lucy Hague

 

 

Direct download: Podcast_85.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am CST

Terribly Simple, by Caitlin ffrench

Zombie Knitpocalypse

Glenna c

Ann Budd

Handy Book of Sweater Patterns

Handy Book of Topdown Sweater Patterns

Handy Book of Knitting Patterns

Shaping Shawls by Anna Dalvi

Romney Ridge Alpacas Kickstarter

The Mindy Project

Pipers Journey by Paula Emmons-Fuessle

Magical Mystery Tour colorway

Direct download: podcast_84_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45pm CST

Amy eats chicken and waffles and Jaala watches baseball in the snow at home.

Mentioned in this episode:

Vogue Knitting Live Pasadena

Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles

Leftie by Martina Behm

Brooke Nico

Patty Lyons

Franklin Habit

Vogue Knitting Live Minneapolis: first weekend in November

The Sow's Ear yarn shop

Direct download: podcast-83-done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm CST

Amy's off to the land of ice (and wool). Jaala's staying to keep the studio wheels turning.

Mentioned this podcast:

Yarnover

StevenBe

Romi Hill

Susan B. Anderson

Sun Valley Fibers

Alisha Goes Around

Miss Winkle

Salt Water Taffy Yarn

Masterpiece Knits: The Modern Collection, by Dragonfly Fibers

Indigodragonfly fibers

The Knitter Magazine

Arne and Carlos

Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp

Zombie Knitpocalypse

Jaala's Kugel recipe

Direct download: pODCAST_81.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm CST

Amy will stop at nothing to track down the elusive rainbow sheep...

 

Mentioned this podcast:

Jamies Food Revolution

Purple Citrus Book

Huge and Huggable MochiMochi

Oland Stricken/Oland Breien book

Once and Future King

Sally Melville Einstein Coat

The Beginners Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns by Kate Atherley

Miss Winkle by Martina Behm

Vivian. by Ysolda Teague

Please tell us: What really spectacular piece of knitting should we have in our store?

Direct download: podcast_80_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am CST

Double Knitting is having a Moment. Amy and Jaala may be having a senior moment...

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

Mentioned this podcast:

Stephen West

Ysolda

Martina Behm

Felicity Ford

Wollmeise

Loopy Ewe

Knitting Pipeline Podcast

Elizabeth Zimmermann

Spry Whimsy

Susan’s Fiber Shop

Miss Winkle, by Martina Behm

Giveaway:

Black, sparkly yarn courtesy of Woolgatherers.

Direct download: podcast_78_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am CST

Jaala and Amy talk adorable knitting books, Martians and knitting abroad.

Mentioned this podcast:

Celtic Journeys: Amy's upcoming Ireland tour

Henry's Hat book by Joanna and Eric Johnson 

The Martian, by Andy Weir

The Martian Movie

Knitting Pipeline

 

 

Direct download: podcast_72.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm CST

Jaala and Amy are wild for the Crazed Scandinavian and Amy’s heading to Scotland again!

Mentioned this episode:

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Carol Feller

Attachments and Fangirl books, by Rainbow Rowell

New Lord of the Rings Yarn Collection

Apple Leaf Scarf Pattern, by Grace Mcewen

Crazed Scandinavian, by Wendy D. Johnson

Direct download: podcast_66_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am CST

Jaala and Amy thank their Kickstarter backers, and Amy is excited to go to Scotland!

Mentioned in this episode:

Direct download: Podcast_63_redo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm CST

Podcast #62

Amy talks about her new puppy and Jaala is excited about a new book!

Mentioned in this episode:

Direct download: podcast_62.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am CST

Podcast #61

Amy and Jaala talk about some Mystery Knit Along projects using Knitcircus yarns, and Amy does a product review.

Mentioned in this episode:

Direct download: Podcast_61.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm CST

Knitcircus Podcast #60

Amy and Jaala have stories to tell from Stitches Midwest and Knitting Camp, and they have some exciting announcements! 

Mentioned in this episode:

Direct download: Podcast_60_fix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am CST

Thank you everyone who supported our kickstarter campaign! It's allowed us to move into a larger space, with better light. All the better to dye yarn for you!

Join us for our open house:

Saturday June 27, noon-4

634 Grand Canyon DriveMadison WI 53719

In other news, Amy talks about her wonderful Ireland trip.

 

Mentioned in this episode

 

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Direct download: KnitcircusPodcast59.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am CST

Jaala has some HUGE news and Amy is about to go to Ireland

Thank you to Mary R! She both gave Jaala and shawl and helped keep Jaala from crying of exhaustion.

SPOILER ALERT: TV talk starts at 21:10 and ends at 24:19

Linky Things

Direct download: KnitcircusPodcast58.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am CST

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: 1:00am CST

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: 8:36am CST

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

 

Mentioned this episode:

Direct download: 51_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

Knitcircus Podcast #50

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: 3:43pm CST

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: 9:52pm CST

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: 7:27pm CST

Jaala just came up from the Lair, and Amy's leaving on a jet plane!

Mentioned this podcast:

Vogue Knitting Live Seattle

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Yarn Con Chicago

Shetland Spindrift Yarn

The Fiber Gallery

Lorilee Beltmann

Dreambird Shawl

Hitchhiker

Martina Behm

Divergent book

Jack Reacher

Medium Raw book

Jamie Oliver

Fingerless Gloves Leaves by Valentina Georgieva

Ivy vest by Kay Dahlquist

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Adrian

Adriana by Julie Weisenberger

Richard Castle mysteries

Fantastic Fiction

Sarah Wilson/Sexy Knitter KAL

Cookie Crumbs Ravelry Group

Direct download: podcast_42_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am CST

Hmmm, declutter our houses, or experiment with knitting techniques... which shall we choose?

Mentioned this podcast:

Ravellenics

Team Sasquatch

Janesville Knit-In

School House Press: Knitting Camp First Timers spots still open! Call: 1-800-YOU-KNIT

Madrona Fiber Festival

Vogue Knitting Live Seattle

Amy Singer

Lorilee Beltman

Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver's Yearbook

Contiguous Sweaters

Knitting from the Top, by Barbara Walker

Argo Sweater

Hey Hey, My My Sweater

Declutter 1500 Things

Mason-Dixon Knitting

Ami Isu

Twist Collective

Direct download: podcast_40_done_take_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44pm CST

Amy and Jaala are ready for the holidays, with cookies, squash and more garter stitch shawls!

Mentioned this podcast:

Tin Can Knits

Shortbread Cookies

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Nancy Marchant Brioche

Hitch, by Stephannie Tallent

Amy Herzog Fit to Flatter

Knitmore Girls Podcast

Ravellenic Games

Team Sasquatch (please join us!)

Amy's Website: Craftsy Class and Ireland Trips

Book Reviews:

Learn to Knit, Love to Knit, by Anna Wilkinson, provided by Potter Craft

Knit Architecture, by Tanis Gray, provided by Interweave

Direct download: podcast_38_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm CST

It's a whirlwind of knitting events for Jaala and Amy! 

Mentioned this podcast:

Windy City Knitters Guild

Vogue Knitting Live Chicago

Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival

Juniper Lemon Shawl

Sipsey's Folly

Kristen Rengren

Ysolda

Alice Starmore

Happy Fuzzy Yarns

Anna Hrachovec/Mochimochiland

Susan B Anderson

Littleknits

Topsy Turvy Inside Out Magical Knitted Toys

Knitted Slippers by Katie Startzman

Amy's Ireland Tour

Knitcircus Yarns

Melissa Leapman's The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook

Mary Jane Mucklestone's Fair Isle Style 

Hunter Hammersen's Ne'er Do Well Knits: GIVEAWAY

Between now and the next podcast, enter to win a printed copy of this delightful book! Go to Ravelry and check out the patterns, then leave a comment on either this entry in the Knitcircus Blog or as a comment on the Knitcircus Podcast page.

Stephanie Van der Linden's Op Art Socks

Direct download: podcast_36_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm CST

Amy tells tales of Knitting Camp, Jaala waxes poetic about Dave the sheep shearer, and everyone gears up for serious fall knitting.

Mentioned this podcast:

Amy's Ireland Trip

Donegal tweed

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Jennie the Potter

Green Mountain Spinnery

Argyle Fiber Mill

Kimmet Croft

Bleating Heart Haven

Sun Valley Fibers

Fiber Optic

Briar Rose Fibers

Trek Bicycle

Erik's Bikes and Boards

The Fiber Factor

StevenBe

Modern Topdown Knitting, by Kristina McGowan

Knits at Home: Rustic Knitting for the Modern Nest, by Ruth Cross

The Art of Seamless Knitting by Simona Merchant-Dest and Faina Goberstein

Knitcircus YarnsMatching Socks Club and All Wrapped Up Club

Direct download: podcast_34_real_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm CST

Amy and Jaala have created a time machine and brought this podcast to you from the far shores of April. In this podcast Amy catches yarn falling from the sky and shares it with other knitters, Jaala shows her weakness for all things striped and polka-dotted. (Note; the concept of porn as a driving force for internet commerce is joked about in a non-explicit way in the last 10 minutes of this show).

Mentioned this podcast:

Yarnover Minneapolis

Yarn Con Chicago

Knitcircus Gradients

Madrona

Vogue Knitting Seattle

Cascade Yarns

Addi Turbo Sock Rocket

Karin Skacel/Skacel Yarns

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Susan Gibbs/Juniper Moon Farm

By Hand Magazine

Just Like Me Knits, by Brandy Fortune (starts around 14:30)

Petite Purls online magazine

Susan B. Anderson, designer

Chris Bylsma, designer

Topsy Turvy Inside Out Knit Toys by Susan B.Anderson

Scarves, Shrugs and Shawls, by Sarah Hatton

Etsy

Parks and Recreation television show

Direct download: podcast_31_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm CST

Yes, Amy and Jaala are back! Just a hiatus due to lots of yarn shows and clubs. Thanks for your patience...

This podcast was recorded in March. We'll get caught up soon!

In this show: Jaala defaults to a triangular shawl, and Amy's still in love with yokes.

Mentioned this podcast:

Madison Knitter's Guild Knit-In

Smash Soundtrack

Yarn Con Chicago

Vogue Knitting Live Seattle

Mochimochi

Direct download: podcast_30_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm CST

Amy bravely podcasts from her sickbed; the gals talk Vogue Knitting New York, falling in love with Meg Swansen and what happens when your mouth gets numb from so much knitting.

Mentioned this podcast:

Vogue Knitting Live New York

Madrona

Cookie A

Ysolda Teague

On Location Vacations

Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp

Amy's Craftsy Class

Direct download: podcast_27_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm CST

The gals talk peanut butter, snow shoveling, lace trolley cloths and 211 ways to cast on and bind off.

Mentioned this episode:

Koolhaas Hat

Susan B Anderson

Spring Sparkle Yarn Club

Slippedstitch Studios

Craftsy

Amy in the Wall Street Journal (go to the Interactive Graphics tab for pic of Amy)

Vogue Knitting magazine

J.C. Briar

Knitting with Icelandic Wool

Cast On, Bind Off

Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans

First Book of Modern Lace Knitting

Primula

Direct download: podcast_26_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am CST

Knitcircus Podcast #25

Happy holidays! In this episode, Amy and Jaala become divas of the small screen, squeeze some favorite yarns and talk knitting acts of kindness.

Knitcircus Podcast #25

Happy holidays! In this episode, Amy and Jaala become divas of the small screen, squeeze some favorite yarns and talk knitting acts of kindness.

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

Mentioned this podcast:

Craftsy

Linda Permann

Erin Slonaker

Yarnmarket News

Marly Bird

Carla Scott

Ragga Eiriksdotter

Anne Hanson

New Stitch a Day

Johnny Vasquez

Knitmore Girls

Do Some Good Contest
Shirley Paden

Signature Needles

Quince and Company

Pam Allen

Berrocco Vintage

The Wool Dispensary

Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport 

Vogue Knitting Live New York

KnitpurlGurl

Random Acts of Patterns

Please note. this podcast was recorded the week of December 20th. 

Direct download: podcast_25_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm CST

Live from Beloved LYS The Sow's Ear, in Verona Wisconsin. Local knitters, the shop owner, a coffee expert, ham and cheese quiche, and all things good.

This podcast sponsored by: Green Mountain Spinnery, a worker-owned cooperative from Putney, Vermont.

Mentioned this podcast:

Ann Norling patterns

Felted Yoda Hat

Citron Shawl

Ancora Coffee

Recommended by Barista Ben:

Coffee Geek and

Uncommon Grounds

Frabjous Fibers

Run Run Run bags

Robot Tape Measure

Lee Products Highlighter Tape

Yarn Pop

Peace Fleece

Direct download: podcast_24_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm CST

In this bonus episode, Amy and Jaala talk about some common knitting mistakes and ways to fix them. Their own silly errors revealed!

Recorded live at The Sow's Ear local yarn store in Verona, Wsiconsin (explaining the echoe-y room and bursts of laughter in the background!).

Direct download: bonus_track_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm CST

Knitcircus Podcast #20

In which Jaala knits the goofiest mitten ever, Amy reconstructs the perfect yoke and babies: so cute! It's like we have a genetic imperative to knit for them.

Mentioned this podcast:

Sun Valley Fiber Farm 

The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns

Pippi Longstocking

Pepparkakor

Pepparkakor

Comfort Knitting and Crochet for Babies and Toddlers

Shades of Winter: Knitting with Natural Wool

Knitting Farm Animals

Power Cables

Sun Valley Fiber Farm

Knitting with Two Colors

Direct download: podcast_20_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm CST

Knitcircus Podcast #18

The gals talk about a big pile of fall knitting books, knitted volcanoes, knitted Snape and life in the Evil Lair.

This podcast brought to you by Green Mountain Spinnery. Meet some of the members of the cooperative next weekend at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival!

Mentioned this podcast:

The Sow's Ear

Knitcircus Yarns

Blue Tulips

Haley Studio

Jennie the Potter

Jenny Blasen Pottery

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool

Rhinebeck

Vogue Knitting Live Chicago

Steve Plummer

LiquorPrime and Soul Kitchen, by Poppy Z. Brite

The Sock Report, Volume 1, by Janel Laidman

Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters from the Top Down, by Ann Budd

Northern Knits Gifts

November Knits

Super Scary Mochimochi

Knitting in Circles

French Girl Knits Accessories

Knitting the Perfect Fit

Vogue Knitting Magazine

Elizabeth's Percentage System

Baby Surprise Jacket

Susanna IC

Hunter Hammersen

Chris de Longpre

Heatherly Walker

Jared Flood

Note from the last podcast: Susie Myers/Susie M developed the Contiguous Shoulder Method of putting together a sweater. I'm not exactly sure which pattern the knitter at Camp was working on, but someone has kindly put together a list of the patterns using this method if you want to explore...

Direct download: podcast_18_done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm CST

Amy and Jaala are back! Podcast 17 sees our knitters working many yards of linen stitch, attempting synchonized diving at home and cheering for everyone in the Olympics. (Amy's recovering from medical stuff, so please go say nice things to her on Facebook! --Jaala)

Podcast 17 is brought to you by Green Mountain Spinnery.

You care about where your food comes from- why not care about where your yarn comes from?  Green Mountain Spinnery is your source for the highest quality natural fiber yarns all spun in our mill in Putney, Vermont.  We are a worker-owned cooperative with 30 years of commitment to family farms, environmental sustainability and to your knitting pleasure.Mentioned this podcast:

Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp

Elvis Illusion Knitting by Steve Plummer

National Women's Martial Arts Special Training

Olympic Synchronized Diving

Malabrigo Worsted Merino

Blue Moon Fiberarts Smoke on the Water

The Sow's Ear Yarn and Coffee Shop

Custom Knits 3: Accessories by Wendy Bernard

Knitters' Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, by Ann Budd

Anne Hansen, of Knitspot

Vogue Knitting Live Chicago

Stitches Midwest

California Revival Knits, by Stephannie Tallent

Jaala couldn't find the link to the striped, top-down sweater pattern by Susie M; please tell her if you know it!

Direct download: podcast_17_all_but_gms_ad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm CST

Amy and Jaala talk TNNA: books, yarns, and needles, oh, my! Some sexual content; not work/child safe.

mentioned this episode:

The National Needlearts Association

Wear With All, by five authors, with photography by Gale Zucker

The Yarnery, LYS in Minnesota

Phoebe's Birthday, by Joanna and Eric Johnson

Ewe Ewe yarns

Yarn Market News

Phoebe's Sweater video

Freia Fibers

Freia Fibers

Shalimar yarns

The Sow's Ear LYS

Westminster Fibers

Lopi: Reynolds Lopi and Lopi Light

Unspun Lopi

Unicorn Books

Knitting with Two Colors, by Amy Detjen and Meg Swansen

The Knit Stitch, by Sally Melville

The Principles of Knitting, by June Hemmons-Hiatt

Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting Patterns Volume 1

Clara Parkes/Knitters' Review

Kollage Yarns Glisten

Rowan Kidsilk Haze

SweetGeorgia Yarn and Fibers

Anzula

Jean De Coster/Elemental Affects

Lobster Pot Yarns

Baah Yarn

Fickleknitter

Knitter's Pride Cubik

Hiya Hiya

ChiaoGoo needles

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Fifty Shades of Grey (seriously, we are not recommending this book; subject matter aside, the writing is so bad it might have a chance if it were edited down about 250 pages)

Anna Dalvi

Stephannie Tallent

Cooperative Press

Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Direct download: podcast16finished.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm CST

Amy and Jaala get yoked, smaple local beer and talk sock blanks.

Brought to you by Envisioknit Pattern Design software.

Mentioned this podcast:

Elizabeth Zimmermann’s percentage system (EPS)

Yoke-Along on Knitcircus Ravelry Group

Spotted Cow Beer

Stripes! By Whitney Gegg-Harrison

Sweaters From Camp

Jaala’s List of Yoke Sweaters

Knitcircus News: Intarsia

Cascade 220

The National Needlearts Association

Jeni’s Ice Cream

Blue Sky Alpacas Sport

Rocky Mountain Dyeworks Stag Ranch Aran

Balm to the Soul Shawl

Brown Sheep Nature Spun

The Sow’s Ear

Green Mountain Spinnery; Wonderfully Woolly

Jacquard Acid Dyes

FiberArt Café/Fairy Yarn Mother

Direct download: podcast15done.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm CST

In this episode, Amy visits NYC, Jaala loves her National Pastime, the gals talk afterthought heels and compare favorite sock recipes.

Mentioned this podcast:

Big Apple Knitting Guild

Roosevelt Island

Purl Soho

Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Worsted

Quince & Co Yarns

Hiya Hiya 9″ Circular Needle

Sweetgeorgia Superwash Chunky and Tough Love Sock

Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks

Turkish Cast On

Cookie A

Essentially Feminine Knits, by Lene Holme Samsoe

Silk Moon Shawlette Knitalong

Susan B. Anderson

Sun Valley Fiber Farm Single Ply Worsted

Malabrigo Worsted Merino

Direct download: podcast14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm CST

Designer and author Stephannie Tallent joins the gals this week to talk about her book and shoot the breeze. Jaala's rose-colored glasses can only see pink yarn and Amy brushes up on Japanese knitting books.

Mentioned this podcast:

Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky

Cascade Pacific Chunky

Bleating Heart Haven Cormo Mohair Silk

California Revival Knits, by Stephannie Tallent

Custom Knits 3: Accessories, by Wendy Bernard

Knitting Patterns Book 300

Beautiful Knitting Patterns, by Gisela Klopper

Pop Knitting, by Britt-Marie Christoffersson

Dancing Sheep project bag

Direct download: podcast_12_version_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am CST

The gals talk de-stressing your knitting, some favorite knitting books and cute-as-a-button buttons.

Featuring the first-ever Knitcircus Podcast Giveaway: a Jordana Paige Bella Bag! Check out the Knitcircus Blog to enter.

Mentioned this episode:

Elizabeth Zimmerman Pi Shawl

The Sow's Ear yarn and coffee shop

Travelling Sweater, by Karen Afke

Briar Rose Yarn

Oatmeal Pullover, by Jane Richmond

Blue Moon Fibers

TNNA Columbus, Ohio

Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, by Ann Budd

Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, by Ann Budd

Knitting Around, by Elizabeth Zimmerman

Little Red in the City, by Ysolda Teague

Knitting Socks from the Toe Up, by Wendy D. Johnson

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Jennie the Potter buttons

Color by Kristin, Kristin Knits and Knitting the New Classics, all by Kristin Nicholas

Socks from the Toe Up, by Wendy D. Johnson

Little Red in the City, by Ysolda Teague

Knitting with Two Colors, by Amy Detjen and Meg Swansen

Direct download: podcast_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm CST

This episode is sponsored by SweetGeorgia Yarns.

This week, the gals cover an abundance of books, yarns, supplies, and events.

Contemporary Irish Knits by Carol Feller www.stolenstitches.com/books/
Blackwater Abbey www.abbeyyarns.com/fork-in-the-road.php
Dublin Dye Company www.etsy.com/shop/dublindyeco
Hedgehog Fibres www.hedgehogfibres.com/
Folk Socks by Nancy Bush www.interweavestore.com/Knitting/Books/Folk-Socks.html
Noni Flowers, by Nora Bellows www.amazon.com/Noni-Flowers-40-Exquisite-Knitted/dp/0307586715
Wisconsin Craft Market www.wisconsincraftmarket.com/
Bead Bin www.beadbinmadison.com/
Knitcircus Retreat www.knitcircus.com/Spring2012Retreat/index.php
Madison Knitters’ Guild Knit-In www.madisonknittersguild.org/
Stephannie Tallent www.sunsetcat.com/
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival www.sheepandwool.org/
Jennie the Potter www.jenniethepotter.com/
Briar Rose Fibers www.briarrosefibers.net/
Ravelry www.ravelry.com
Knitting Fool www.knittingfool.com/
Techknitting techknitting.blogspot.com/
Walker Treasury Project thewalkertreasury.wordpress.com/
Knitter's Review knittersreview.com/
Tata & Tatao www.tata-tatao.to/knit/matrix/e-index.html
Craft Yarn Council www.craftyarncouncil.com/
Knitty www.knitty.com
New Stitch A Day newstitchaday.com/
Squoosh Fiberarts http://www.squooshfiberarts.com/
Dream in Color www.dreamincoloryarn.com/
Zen Yarn Garden www.zenyarngarden.com/

Direct download: Episode_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am CST

This week, the gals start out with a bittersweet announcement. Then we get a rundown of a few conventions in the knitting world. In the yarn review, Jaala loves Noro and the wonderful memory it evokes. Amy explains the German Twisted Cast On. The gals also outline their book review policy.

Mentioned This Week:

Direct download: Episode_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am CST

Due to technical difficulties with our scheduled podcast, we’re doing something a little different this time; a short interview with pattern and handbag designer Jordana Paige. Since this was our first time recording an interview, there were a few technical difficulties with this one as well, so cast your mind back in time and pretend that it’s still October!

Next time, the girls will be back to their usual antics, with tips, book and yarn reviews and plenty of opinions…

You can find Jordana Paige at http://www.jordanapaige.com/.

Direct download: Jordana_Paige_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm CST

The girls talk about their recent experiences destashing, the upcoming retreat on April 14th, the centered double decrease, and a whole bevy of awesome yarns.

Mentioned this episode:

Direct download: Episode7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm CST

In this episode, Jaala and Amy discuss their holiday traditions, both unusual and useful. And if you are down to the wire, they mention a few projects you could bust out in an afternoon or evening.  There's a rundown of upcoming and past events, and then the gals discuss bread-and-butter yarns.

Mentioned this week:

Direct download: Episode_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25am CST

Today our lovely hosts discuss some of the recent events in the knitting universe, and what glorious discoveries they have made there.

Many things were mentioned:

Direct download: Episode_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am CST

In this short little update from the gals, we get a story about Amy from Vogue Knitting Live, Jaala's adventures at YarnCon, and the right way to keep a long tail cast on loose.

Mentioned in this episode:

Direct download: Episode4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm CST

In this episode, our expert knitters explain a few provisional cast-ons, discuss the events they've been to recently or will attend soon, and review a useful yarn and a lustworthy needle line.

Mentioned within:

In the discussion of Signature Needles, Jaala and Amy mention that they were replacing some of the first series of circular needles.  However, please note that Signature Needle Arts will only replace needles with a manufacturing defect.

Direct download: KnitcircusEpisode3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm CST

In Memory of Joyce Williams

Amy talks about the history of Knitting Camp and Jaala dishes about her exploits at Sock Summit; they review What Would Madame Defarge Knit by Heather Ordover; the great sock needle debate carries on; and the Amy reminds us how awesome it is to be able to rip back. Listen to Jaala and Amy come to blows over 9 inch circs!

Direct download: episode2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am CST

Amy Detjen and Jaala Spiro talk about their adventures at The National Needlearts Association's summer trade show; the new book from Schoolhouse Press, Knit One Knit All; upcoming events in the yarny world; and Wisconsin's take on the pronunciation of "Oregon".

Direct download: Episode1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm CST

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