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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT



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