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January 29, 2016
(photo inspired by the book, Waiting by Kevin Henkes) Hi, Knitters,I have a lot to share with you today, three new patterns, a podcast and a huge giveaway, so I will get right to it! Pattern Releases and Lower Price Sale!I have 3 brand-new toy patterns that I've just released today. I am running a big discount sale on all three patterns for the first week of their release. Each pattern is regularly priced at $6.00 per pattern but from Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2016, each pattern is priced at $4.00 per pattern, which is two dollars off! On Feb. 6th the patterns will be regularly priced at $6.00. No coupon code is necessary as the patterns are priced at the discount price for your convenience. All of these patterns, amongst others, are available for wholesale in print form through NNK Press! Click here for more information or to purchase the Octopus Pattern on Ravelry! Octopusby Susan B. AndersonPublished in Shop Susan B. AndersonCraft KnittingCategory Softies → AnimalPublished January 2016Suggested yarn Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted SolidSchachenmayr Regia Design Line by Arne & CarlosYarn weight Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?Gauge 6 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitchNeedle size US 5 - 3.75 mmUS 1 - 2.25 mmYardage 100 yards (91 m)Sizes available Small ~ 1 3/4 inches tall; Large ~ 3 1/2 inches tallin-the-roundone-pieceseamlesstop-downwritten-patternThis pattern is available for $4.00 USD  buy it nowThis pattern is currently on sale for $4.00 from January 29th through February 5th! On Feb. 6th the pattern will be regularly priced at $6.00. No coupon code is needed as the sale price is set for your convenience.This pattern is available in wholesale print form for yarn shops and the like through NNK Press!The Octopus pattern has instructions for both a fingering weight and a worsted weight version. Both are worked the same, seamlessly, from the top-down. The legs are cleverly worked right into the bottom of the body so no extra finishing is needed. The fingering weight Octopus makes a great ornament!Here is some pattern information for you: Finished size: 1 ¾ (3 ½) – inches tallYarn: Small Octopus: 10 grams of fingering weight yarn Large Octopus: 30 grams of worsted weight yarnThe samples are made in Regia Arne & Carlos sock yarn color #3653 (small size), and Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted 100% superwash wool in color #412 Campbell (large size).Needles: Small Octopus: US size 1 double-pointed needles, set of 5 Large Octopus: US size 5 double-pointed needles, set of 5 Use the size needles to achieve gauge.Gauge: Small Octopus: 8 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch Large Octopus: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitchMaterials: Yarn needle Detachable stitch markers Small amount of fiberfill Ruler or tape measure Waste yarn 2 - 9mm safety eyesPattern note: Both sizes are worked the same with the exception of a couple of places in the pattern so one stitch count is given throughout. In the places where the directions are different, the smaller size is listed first and the larger size is in the parentheses.  Click here for more information or to purchase the Turtle pattern on Ravelry! Turtleby Susan B. AndersonPublished in Shop Susan B. AndersonCraft KnittingCategory Softies → AnimalPublished January 2016Suggested yarn Noro KureyonQuince & Co. LarkYarn weight Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?Gauge 6 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitchNeedle size US 5 - 3.75 mmUS 7 - 4.5 mmYardage 134 yards (123 m)Sizes available About 5-inches in length from bottom of body to the tip of the nosebottom-upin-the-roundmodularone-pieceseamedseamlesswritten-patternThis pattern is available for $4.00 USD  buy it nowThis pattern is currently on sale for $4.00 from January 29th through February 5th! On Feb. 6th the pattern will be regularly priced at $6.00. No coupon code is needed as the sale price is set for your convenience.Now the Turtle joins the other Woodland Animals
November 3, 2015
Hi, Knitters, Episode 20 is up on YouTube. If you'd like to watch directly or subscribe on YouTube click here. If you'd like to subscribe on iTunes or find out more click here. I talk about a lot of different things today and this podcast is recorded on a couple of different days. One thing I share is a new hat design of mine called Fairytale Winter. It is available in a kit created by Tangerine Designs that is up for pre-order on November 7th. The individual pattern will be available for download in my Ravelry Pattern Shop in January 2016. I will announce it when the pattern becomes available. For now please check out the Cold Sheep Kit! The Cold Sheep kit is super cute and Casey of Tangerine Designs does a fantastic job with everything in her shop. I have a few of her wonderful project bags and I have met her a couple of times in person. She is cute and friendly and fun. Click here for more pre-order Cold Sheep kit information. From Casey of Tangerine Designs: I'm planning on doing the Pre-orders Saturday, November 7 @ 10a.m. and 6  p.m. CST.  The Fairytale Winter hat and Melissa Tuttle Sibley's Slippery Slope Sock pattern will go out that week with the bags and extras to follow in  December.  Fairytale Winter Click here for all of the information on the Fairytale Winter hat pattern! Thank you to my lovely Miss Molly for modeling and to my son for his photography. Fairytale Winter Here are the links for the rest of Episode 20: Antrorse Sweater by Shannon Cook Quince & Co. Baa-ble Hat  Drawing Nigh Shawl Fairytale Winter Hat Tangerine Designs  Arne & Carlos Sock Yarn Wooly Moss Roots buttons Karbonz dpns Signature Needle Arts dpns Lowland Original project bags aaharrison Red Maple Leaf yarn bowl Hue loco on Etsy Hue loco on YouTube Gale's Art (sock blanks) Highland Handmades Green Ash Worsted in the Kineo colorway Bernat Faux Fur pom-pom Melissa Leapman Stitch Dictionary (a great book!) Knit-Today UK magazine Seathwaite Hat (free pattern!) Okay, dear friends, I think that is it for today. Enjoy the episode and the links. I'll be back soon with more...xo ~ susan
October 13, 2015
Hi, Knitters, First, I'd like to announce the winner of the Gale's Art Sock Blank Club 3-month Subscription winner! The winner is Trwhip on Ravelry! Congratulations. I've contacted both Trwhip and Gale to let them know. Gale will be in touch directly to figure out the logistics. Thanks for entering everyone. Next week I have another HUGE giveaway to share that I know you will all be excited about. Stay tuned.... Today I have a new podcast episode where I am talking about the Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat 2015, tons of yarn, knitting, a new shawl, patterns, various products, my sweater and more. Click here to view the podcast directly on YouTube! The podcast is available on iTunes. Click here! In the video I talk about a lot of different knitterly things and here are all of the links: Gale's Art on Etsy Mary, Millie & Morgan Doll ebook information Quince & Co. The Knitting Pipeline Podcast The Knitting Pipeline Retreat Group Ravelry Itty-Bitty Knits Group (my group on Ravelry) Louise Cardigan Friends in Fiber on Etsy Seven Sisters Arts Juniper Grace YOTH Yarns Madelinetosh  Quaere Fibres on Etsy Yowza Weigh It 4 Shawl Miss Babs Yowza Yarn Helen Stewart's Red Robin Shawl Wool & Wire jewelry NNK Press printed pattern line Alana Dakos Arne & Carlos Regia Sock Yarn Yarn Enabler Kristin Nicholas Colorful Pottery on Etsy NNK Press Greeting Cards Omena vest photo from Sue Witkin The beautiful Kriste, the doll artist extraordinaire, is on the left!  photo from Kristebe Friends forever!! That's about it! Phew! I'll be back soon with much more and a fantastic giveaway from Little Skein. xo ~ susan
September 15, 2015
Hi, Knitters, Episode 18 is here. Today I am talking about a couple of sweaters, socks, socks and more socks. Handspun socks are particularly on my mind it seems this fall. There is a brief photo slide show at the end. I wrote Slide Show where it says insert text at the end but it didn't save for some reason. Click here to watch Episode 18: Fall Knitting on YouTube! The podcast is available on iTunes as the Susan B. Anderson Podcast! Events There are a few spots left in my Sock Yarn Bunny class in Madison, October 10th at the KnitCircus Retreat. If you are in the area I'd love to see you there. My Shawl Shapes class is already full but you could check on that one if interested. Sometimes people drop out at the last minute. Click Here for the KnitCircus Retreat information! Oct. 10, 2015. Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat Mary, Millie & Morgan ~ top down seamless doll pattern Madison Knitters Guild Kristin Nicholas Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Links Antrorse by Shannon Cook Solja by Anna Maltz Kromski mini-niddy noddy Stanwood Ball Winder Kathleen Kibblehouse on Etsy ~ fabric dpn holders Arne & Carlos sock yarn Friends in Fiber on Etsy Into the Whirled Gourmet Stash How I Make My Socks ~ my free sock pattern Blueberry Waffle Sock pattern Quince & Co. Osprey and Lark yarns Nature Spun Books A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (It is pronounced Ooo-vah. I pronounced it wrong in the podcast.) A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg (I meant "affectation" when I was talking about the narrator, not the made up word I used, afflection. Sorry about that.) Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes Delancey by Molly Wizenberg Ending Thoughts Susan B. Anderson's Kids' Knitting Workshop ~ my next book! Periscope ~ I'm @susanbanderson on here. Let me know your thoughts on this. Instagram My Ravelry group ~ Itty-Bitty Knits One last thing.... My lovely niece completed the Madison Ironman last weekend. We all went to cheer her on along the way and I am so proud of her. She is just amazing. This photo was taken on mile 22 of the marathon and just look at her still smiling away! She is one beautiful, strong and determined young woman. You may recognize my niece from her modeling stint for the Split Back Snowflake Hat pattern. Take care Knitters. I'll be back soon with more. xo ~ susan
August 11, 2015
Hi, Knitters, I have a new podcast episode up on YouTube. Click here to watch directly on my YouTube Channel! I haven't put it up on iTunes yet or written show notes but I wanted to at the very least post the video for you. I have my manuscript pages arriving at my house early tomorrow morning and I have a hectic few days of book editing ahead of me. I will update the post with show notes and get the episode up on iTunes as soon as I get a chance. I hope you are all doing well and that you are having a great August. August really flies! I hope you enjoy Episode 17 and the slide shows of SSK and Door County at the end. xo ~ susan
June 20, 2015
Hi, Knitters,I'm back with a new podcast episode and giveaway today. There is so much to share with you but be sure to look at the end of the post for photos of today's giveaway opportunities, you won't want to miss it. Instructions to enter your name in the hat to win are at the end of the post as well. Click here to see the video on my YouTube Channel!Click here to see the video on iTunes! Let's dive right in. Here are some links for what I talk about knitting-wise:Ambrosia CardiganQuince & Co. PuffinWooly Moss Roots togglesSolja lace and colorwork pullover sweaterSSK Retreat in NashvilleSpin Off MagazineItty-Bitty Knits group on Ravelry The IBK Retreat after class at the University Club I forgot to mention that at the retreat 34 hats were collected for donation to Halos of Hope! Thanks to Pat, plynn on Ravelry, for collecting and delivering the hats for the group. There is a thread in the Itty-Bitty Knits group for a monthly charity hosted by a member. There are always lots of charity knitting opportunities going on in the group if you are interested. Thank you to everyone for coming to Madison for our retreat! Here are the links for the lovely sponsors and donations for the gift bags and door prizes! You are all the best and I appreciate your generosity to no end. Everyone was thrilled and you all helped to make the retreat so special and memorable. Please click away and visit these talented designers, dyers, artists, shop owners! Please pass on my regards if you purchase anything. Little SkeinQuaere FibersRed Hot ArtSunshine Yarns Yarn on the House YOTH YarnsSignature Needles Aaron Makes Stuff Laura Nelkin Knit Spin Farm Leading Men Fiber Arts Knittingfever.com Gnome Acres Maddermade Cooperative PressBrooklyn Tweed Kreinik O-Wool Lollipop Yarns Lemonade Shop TufftWoolensWEBS Friends in Fiber Turtle Purl Yarns Caterpillargreen Yarns Knit Picks Girl Cave Bags Infinite Twist Simply Sock YarnAlana Dakos - Never Not Knitting Coco Knits Knit Circus Tangerine DesignSheppard Handmade Akerworks Duck Duck Wool Jimmy Beans Wool Into the Whirled Must Stash YarnsHighland Handmades Kookaburra Love Sock Wool Galesart Bling Your StringDyeabolical Leslie WindGleener PeepalooFieldsMiss Babs Sun Valley Fibers Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Rebecca Ringquist– Dropcloth Samplers The University Club where we had class and lunch together. Door prize mania! Cute name tag buttons for everyone made by Kriste. My trunk show of toys.The workshop was for the Mary, Millie & Morgan dolls. Many of the students ordered doll kits from Quince & Co. for class.   Everyone settling in for class. Kriste describing and handing out door prizes! Madison Memories exclusive yarn from Quaere Fibre. The group at the Farmers Market on the square. Here is the Quaere Fibre Madison Memories 9 stripe sock I started with the coordinating heel. Click here for the IBK Retreat Pre-order for the custom project bag on Little Skein! It looks like Anne is on vacation for a few days but I know she is taking pre-orders on the project bags so send her a message if you are interested. Giveaway Prize #1 ~ My door prize package includes:Sample from Tuft Woolens wool soapKookaburra Wool Wash1 skein of Lollipop Yarn Rainbow Striping Sock Yarn1 Spool of Kreinik tinsel thread Giveaway Prize #2 includes:Mini skeins of all sortsDiscount codesTuft Woolens SoapDyeabolical Row Counter RingDropcloth Sampler from Rebecca RingquistNeedle Gauge Kookaburra Wool WashExclusive Project Bag from Little SkeinQuaere Fibre exclusive Madison Memories 9 stripe sock yarn skein!!! TO ENTER:Please leav
June 3, 2015
Hi, Knitters, Today I have Episode 15 ~ Summer Sweater Plans for you. I also discuss how to use a second strand for the heel flap and turn when using self-striping or patterning yarn. This helps to keep the stripe pattern intact on the front of the sock. I also share lots of sweater plans and current sweater knitting and yarns and more. Click here to watch the video on YouTube! Click here to watch on iTunes! Click here for my Ravelry group, Itty-Bitty Knits! Here are the links for the podcast: Arne & Carlos Regia Sock Yarn The Loopy Ewe Sock Blocker Signature double-pointed needles How I Make My Socks (free pattern) Ebb Cowl Rivulette Little Bobbins dpn holder SewBendy Bags Owls on Dante tape measure Ambrosia by Gudrun Johnston Knit with Me book by Gudrun Johnston Solja by Anna Maltz Waterlily by Megan Hernandez Pom Pom Quarterly Quince & Co. Puffin in the Frank's Plum colorway Quince & Co. Lark Jill Draper Makes Stuff Tolt Yarn and Wool (Where I purchased the Empire Yarn.) Ramona (cardigan pattern I will use for the Empire yarn) Louise Cardigan - coming up soon! Maude Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge Shelter yarn in the Button Jar colorway I discussed the Itty-Bitty Knits Retreat that's happening this weekend here in Madison, WI. Click here to see the retreat thread on Ravelry! I'll be back with more very soon. Have a great weekend, Knitters. xo ~ susan
May 14, 2015
Hi Knitters, I have a new podcast episode for you today. I am sharing some of my favorite new and new-ish video podcasts, new to me yarns, a finished shawl design, a sock in progress, and a huge giveaway for YOTH Yarns! Click here to watch the my podcast on YouTube! Links: Video Podcast recommendations: Junk Yarn Podcast A Homespun House Podcast Little Bobbins Knits Podcast Little Bobbins Etsy Shop A Wee Bit Knitty Sara Wright ~ LoveSockWool Podcast and Etsy Shop Manda Rine's Podcast Buckaloo View Podcast Round the Twist Disascraftwork Stitched in Sweden Vibes & Scribes Donegal Tweed Cakewalk Yarns Must Stash Yarns Paula of the Knitting Pipeline The Summer of Paula Episode Hyla Brook Shawl Curious Handmade ~ Knitting Pipeline Retreat Special podcast Sun Valley Fibers SSK Retreat ~ July 2015 in Nashville The Knit Girllls Podcast photo from YothYarns.com Above is a photo of the Gradient Yoth Yarns sets that are displayed so beautifully on dowels. These sets were the hot item at the last Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena. Yoth Yarns Website Yoth Yarns Designs on Ravelry Yoth Yarns Giveaway ~  A sweater's worth of Big Sister! That's 6 skeins, 231 yards per skein in DK weight. Superwash Merino/Cashmere/Nylon blend. You will work out the colorway with Veronika! I think you will love this luxurious yarn. Thank you to Veronika for the generous prize. To enter to win please leave a comment on this blog post. Please only leave one comment and include your Ravelry username or an email address. Please be patient for your comment to appear, there is a delay before it will show up on the blog comments. Only click on publish one time. Good luck! Thanks for watching. I'll be back soon with a randomly selected winner. xo ~ susan
April 6, 2015
Hi, Knitters,I am back from my family vacation on Marco Island in Florida. It was just my husband, TC and me on the trip. My other kids had different school/work vacations so it was a small group this year. While we were there I recorded a brief podcast episode for you to share what I'm working on. At the end of the podcast I've included some photos and video outtakes. You can follow/subscribe to my podcast on YouTube or on iTunes or here on my blog. If you like you are welcome to follow me on Instagram and Twitter and Pinterest and join my Ravelry group Itty-Bitty Knits.  Click here to see my Ravelry Pattern Shop. Here are the links for what I talked about in the video:Gale's Art Sock Blanks Opal Sweet & Spicy 2 in the Cake Pop colorway (I can't remember where I purchased this but if you google you can probably find someone selling it. Or try Ebay or Etsy.) Arne & Carlos Design line from Regia I know that the Simply Sock Yarn shop is carrying this line. I'm not sure if it's available yet but you could contact them to find out. The pattern I use to make my socks is my own free pattern called How I Make My Socks.  Miss Babs Yowza in the Perfectly Wreckless colorway ~ I have started the Yowza Weigh It Shawl 4. Knitcircus ~ Come What May matching gradient socks set.  Aaron Makes Stuff colored pencil spindle Wren & Ollie ~ fiber bumps  A Homespun House podcast Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena ~ I'm teaching and speaking. Yarnover 2015 StevenBe's Fiber Fest ~ Sunday April 26th. I'm teaching 2 workshops. I'm pretty sure that's all that I mentioned. Thanks for watching. I'll be back soon with more...xo ~ susan
February 25, 2015
Hi, Knitters,I have a new podcast episode today! Click here for the direct link to YouTube to watch. You can subscribe to my YouTube Channel or you can watch or subscribe on iTunes, too. Click here for iTunes. I have a bit of a hand issue that I discuss in the video so I am trying to rest it for a few days. Therefore, I am not going to type up all of the show notes today but everything mentioned in the video will be mentioned again on the blog later or has been mentioned before.  Thanks for watching and I'll be back soon with more.xo ~ susan p.s. I have the best blog readers! Willfulmina on Ravelry and Instagram wrote out and linked every single thing I mentioned on the podcast and sent it to me. Thank you Kate! So here are the shownotes from Willfulmina: Episide 12: Socks, Sock Yarn & the UnfinishedMadison Knitters' GuildMadison Knitters' Guild Knit-InPatty LyonsAnnie ModesittJoanna JohnsonSlate Falls PressJoanna Johnson's Amazon pageSignature Sock BlockerSunshine YarnsGale's Art Etsy ShopGraffiti and AsphaltMonkey Sock by Cookie A.Regia Colormania Color 04067 NightFiber nymph Dye WorksPink & Cherry Bounce Inversible SetsFabFunkyFibres in "I Believe in the Impossible" and "The Cosmopolitan"Lorna's LacesOpal Sweet & Spicy 2 in Cake Pops {sold out}My First Regia in Samira 01885Regina 4-Ply Design Line by Arne & Carlos in Fall Night Color 03655Special Secret Sock Blanks from Gale's Art in "Blue Love" "Purples"Leftie by Martina BehmMiss Babs Leftie KitsPop Spots by Juju VailMadelinetosh tosh merino light in Tart and Tidal BasinKnit CircusCome What May on the Opulence BaseCome What May in Matching Sock SetLittle Skein in the Big WoolTwig PrintsLowland OriginalsKnitSpinFarmFringe Supply Co's Fashionary Sketchbook
November 19, 2014
Hi, Knitters, The podcast and all of my other videos are available for viewing and subscription on my YouTube Channel (click here!) and on iTunes (click here!). Today on Episode 11 I chat about all kinds of things knitting-related and beyond. I especially focus on my friend, the multi-talented Kristin Nicholas, and all of the wonderful new ventures she has going on. I am giving away some of her beautiful Regia Colorations jacquard sock yarn and her re-released book, Colorful Stitchery. If you can't see the videos through the email for subscribers, please hop over to my blog to view. Click here! The video below was filmed at Kristin's farm for Creativebug.com where she has several classes. It is a very well-done video and it is fun to get a visual of Kristin and her home and farm. Kristin lives on her farm with her husband, who she affectionately calls The Farmer, and her teenage daughter, Julia. More of Kristin's links: Kristin's Blog Getting Stitched on the Farm! I subscribe and you should, too! Kristin's Shop and all of her links! Kristin's new Craftsy Crewel Embroidery Class called Stitch It with Wool! The Craftsy Kit for the class and more embroidery kits through Kristin's website! Buy Kristin's books directly from her website! You can purchase all of the books I show in the podcast on her website. Kristin signs them, too, upon request which is an added bonus for purchasing directly from the author. Kristin's sock yarns are available at a variety of yarn shops locally and online. Here are a couple online options: Websters, and Webs. It comes in 50 and 100 gram balls so don't forget to check when ordering. 3 interviews with Kristin on Ready, Set, Knit! with Steve and Kathy Elkins of WEBS (you'll really enjoy these!): Click here! Click here! Click here! (My Monkey Socks knit in Regia Garden Effects by Kristin - aren't they pretty?) Click here to see more about today's giveaway book, Colorful Stitchery! Knit and Crochet Now! PBS show where Kristin is the knitting expert. I am giving away a copy of Kristin's re-released book Colorful Stitchery and enough yarn for an adult pair of socks in her new Regia Colorations Color jacquard sock yarn line! Read at the end of the post about how to enter to win! I've finished this pair now ~ Regia Colorations Design Line by Kristin Nicholas color #3311. Other links from the podcast: Free Press Plush Tights (I said Fresh Press but it is Free!) Jill Draper Empire Yarn ~ My skein is in the Charcoal colorway. Tolt Yarn and Wool (I bought the Jill Draper Empire here and Veronika of YOTH Yarns works here!) Taproot Magazine Amanda Soule ~ SouleMama.com Barn Sweater by Carrie Bostick Hoge The Knit Girllls ~ Leslie recommended the sewing patterns. 100 Acts of Sewing patterns ~ I got the tunic, sleeveless dress and dress with sleeves patterns. Yoth Yarns ~ Mine is the DK weight Big Sister in the Caviar colorway. Yowza Weigh It Shawl Yowza Whatta Skein by Miss Babs Hayward Shawl kits Infinite Twist You don't need to watch the video to enter to win the giveaway! Giveaway Information: Please leave one comment on the blog post that includes your Ravelry username/id or your email address so I can get in touch if you win. Please be patient for your comment to appear, there is a delay. One randomly selected winner will receive a copy of Colorful Stitchery from the publisher and the Regia Colorations sock yarn, enough to knit a pair of socks (colorway to be determined) from Kristin. I'll be back in a few days to randomly select and announce the winner. Good luck and let the comments begin! I think that's it! Enjoy! xo ~ susan
October 16, 2014
Hi, Knitters, For email subscribers please Click Here to watch the 24-minute video on YouTube! Click here to subscribe or check out the Susan B. Anderson Podcast on iTunes! I am a bit scattered off and on so hang in there with me to hear about the fantastic giveaway. There is much to talk about and link for today's short podcast episode but most importantly I want to share a few photos of the Knitcircus Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Sets that I am giving away so you can get a good picture of what the socks look like. This is a new gradient concept created exclusively by Knitcircus and the owner and my friend Jaala Spiro. The photos for today's post are taken from the Knitcircus Etsy shop with permission. I love this fun photo of the Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Sets colorways. It is a unique concept to have gradient stripes plus the yarn is squishy and compelling to knit. It's a winner all around. The change in stripe colors is gradual and interesting and subtle. You will love this yarn! Come What May Colorway of the Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Set This is the next colorway I want to get and knit up right away! I have to put my order in with Jaala. This is the matching socks set colorway called Tropical Sunset. I knit the one sock in Tropical Sunset that I'm giving away to a lucky winner! I used up one ball and you will get the other ball to complete the second sock. It is gorgeous and fun! I will select two winners for the Knitcircus Gradient Stripes Matching Socks Sets. The prizes are as follows: ~ One winner will get the already knit sock by me and the second ball of yarn to make a matching sock. I show this already completed sock on the podcast. ~ The second winner will get a Gradient Stripes Socks Set in their color of choice. You don't need to watch the video to enter to win! To enter leave ONE comment on this blog post that includes an email address or your Ravelry ID or username. Please be patient for your comment to appear on the blog, there is a delay for me to approve comments. Please don't keep posting the same comment by pushing the publish button more than once, multiple entries make it an unfair contest. I know sometimes it is an accident so no worries, I try my best to take out multiple entries as I publish comments. The one sock I knit from the set, that I shared on the podcast, is made using my How I Make My Socks free pattern on US size 1 needles, casting on 64 stitches with a 7-inch cuff. The foot length is easily adjustable. The sock is knit to fit a US 7.5-8 women's shoe size. Click here for the How I Make My Socks free pattern! Okay, now for the various other links I discuss in podcast Episode 10: Two Minor corrections: 1. I say I never got to wear blue when I meant to say I always wore blue. (I also never complained to my mom about my dislike of blue so she had no idea.) 2. I say I am going to make baby size fingerless mitts ~ no to this ~ I meant to say thumbless mitts for a newer baby or infant. Twinset Designs podcast with Jan Hamby of Fair Winds Farm on Etsy ~ coming soon! (the beautiful teal alpaca farm yarn)! Eggy Johnson sock yarn ~ no online shop. Barbara is a good one to follow on Instagram as ravblb and on Ravelry as blb. I don't know if she takes requests for her yarn or not. It is really beautiful. I'm wearing the Lullaby Rain Shawlette by Paula Emons-Fuessle. I fail to mention this at first. The yarn for the Lullaby Rain shawlette is Quince & Co. Finch in the Frank's Plum colorway. The shawl pin is from Deerfield Creations.  I love this light-weight shawl pin, highly recommend. Waiting for Winter Mitten and Fingerless Mitts pattern, the stripey Noro Kureyon Mittens. Here is the link to the blog post about the stripey mittens I made in Maine. Here is the photo of the Entrelac piece I frogged to get 5 mittens worth of Noro Kureyon. It was about 10 years old and still on the needles (literally). Sheppard Handmade Etsy Shop ~ one of my
August 12, 2014
Hi, Knitters, Yesterday I uploaded the wrong file (it was waaaay too big) for the iTunes/podcatcher watchers out there. Please delete the episode and upload again. I apologize for any inconvenience. It is corrected now. If you are interested in watching/subscribing through iTunes click here for more information. For email subscribers you can watch the video right here on YouTube: click here! Now for the blog post! I am back from vacation with my family. Last week we spent some fantastic family-time in northern Wisconsin in a not-so-rustic log cabin nestled on a lake called Lower Twin Lakes near Hayward, Wisconsin. The weather was beautiful, the setting was gorgeous, the lake was smooth, the mosquitoes were aggressive, the food was very northern Wisconsin-like, and fun was had by all. One morning I took the camera down to the pier and filmed a podcast for about 20 minutes. Listed below are the links for the things I talk about in the episode. Miss Molly's Projects: Louise Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge Osprey yarn by Quince & Co. Knitter's Pride interchangeable wooden needles Knit Picks Felici sock yarn in the Spooky colorway (yarn is discontinued) Signature Needles US size 2 dpns, 6-inch My projects: Upcoming shawl design: Infinite Twist Helix yarn in the Clear Water colorway Signature Needles, 24-inch circular US 7s Socks: Quaere Fibres socks in the Patchwork colorway Signature Needles US size 1 dpns, 6-inch Books A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg Delancey by Molly Wizenberg How to Catch a Frog by Heather Ross Scoop by Jeff Miller West's Hayward Dairy Here are some photos from the trip for you to enjoy! Tipped canoe! It feels good to go away and then good to be home! Back to work for me and back to sports and school for the kids. There are lots of getting ready for school type things going on right now, lots of hustle and bustle. I hope you are all having a wonderful August. I'll be back soon with more. xo, susan
June 27, 2014
Hi, Knitters, The winner of the Duck Duck Wool fingering weight yarn is...... zytigg (rav id) or Debra! Congratulations. Thank you for entering everyone and I actually have two new giveaways today. I talk about them in the video podcast, but even if you don't watch please feel free to enter on this blog post by leaving a comment. I'll describe the prizes at the end of the post. If you are receiving this post via email subscription, please watch the video directly on YouTube! Subscribe to the podcast on either iTunes (click here) or on YouTube (click here). And thank you if you do! Today I talk about: Quaerie Fibre in the Patchwork colorway How I make my socks free pattern Signature double-pointed needles Leftie Shawl by Martina Behm Miss Babs Leftie kit in the Slate and Reds colorway Mary, Millie & Morgan ebook! (the dolls) Quince & Co. The summer of Paula Emons-Fuessle! Paula's Knitting Pipeline podcast and website Paula's designs on Ravelry I've knit the Piper's Journey and the Lullaby Rain shawls and I am wearing the Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl. In the pipeline all set to go, I have the Gill's Rock, Ellison Bay and the Hyla Brook. I'm knitting all three of the shawls in the called for Quince & Co. yarns. LoveSockWool project bag with the piggy fabric Infinite Twist ~ I shared the mini-cakes of beautiful yarn. This is the yarn I am giving away today! Wendy Bernard's website Knit and Tonic Up, Down and All Around by Wendy Bernard ~ this is the book I am giving away! Please leave a comment on this blog post if you'd like to win either a copy of Up Down All-Around Stitch Dictionary or the mini-cakes of Infinite Twist yarns. Please leave one comment that includes either your Ravelry ID or your email address. Please be patient for your comment to appear on the blog, it takes some time for me to approve the comments. Good luck! Thanks for joining me. I'll be back soon in a couple of days with the randomly selected winners, there will be two winners this time, one for the yarn and one for the book. Good luck if you enter to win the book or the yarns! best, susie
May 30, 2014
Hi, Knitters,I have a new episode of my video podcast today, Episode 7! Click here to see the podcast on iTunes. Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube. Here's what I talked about today: The Little Skein Giveaway is still open until Tuesday (I said Monday but it's a holiday so I'll wait until Tuesday). Anne Vally of Little Skein added another skein of Must Stash Yarn to the prize pot! I said the socks designed by Megan Williams may be "harder" than they look but I meant "easier" than they look. Stockinette Zombies Megan Williams Stacie of Must Stash Yarns and Podcast Click here for the Little Skein Etsy Shop! I'm wearing my Quaker Ridge Shawlette. The yarn is madelinetosh pashmina.  This is still my most beloved and worn item that I have ever knit. I love it so much. The shawl pin is made by Deerfield Creations. Beck Gusler's Kickstarter! Monkey Socks Pomatomus Socks Lynai Yarns - Roxanne colorway sock yarn Gale's Art on Etsy Graffiti and Asphalt Wonder Sock (Gale has a new yarn out on her Etsy Shop that has yak called MYS622, very interesting! She has a deal going on, if you buy the new yarn you get a beaded scarf kit!) How I make my socks - free pattern! This is the pattern I use for most all of my sock knitting. Rikke Hat Signature Needles ~ my double-points used for socks are the 6-inch needles. Knit Spin Farm on Etsy! My adorable bag! SewBendy on Etsy! Another adorable project bag. Opal Hundertwasser Winterbild sock yarn with glitter (I'm not sure where to purchase this yarn). Regia Super Jacquard (I'm not sure where to purchase this yarn.) Kata Golda ~ Her name is Alison Kaplan! I love her and her work is the best! Rebecca Ringquist - Dropcloth on Etsy! Both Rebecca and Alison have workshops on Creativebug.com! I have taken their classes and they are excellent. Spun Right Round fiber - Polwarth, 4oz., Licorice colorway. Artisan spinning wheel! I'll be back to draw winners on Tuesday, you can still enter the giveaway up until I draw for winners!Click here to enter to win! Thanks for watching or for joining me today. Have a great weekend.best, susie
April 26, 2014
Hi, Knitters,I have a new video episode for you today! For email subscribers, you can click here to view directly on YouTube. I talk about these things today so here are the links: Hitchhiker Shawl by Martina Behm Dianne of Kentucky Sheep Dreams ~ a great blog about farming, knitting, spinning, cooking! Dianne gifted me the roving in the autumnal colors when I first started spinning several years ago.  Shalom Cardigan by Megan McFarlane, I knit this in Cascade 128. Hundertwasser Werk Opal Sock Yarn I found it on Ebay! Werk 956 and Glitter Werk 625. This was a gift from Joanna Johnson of Slate Falls Press. Vincent Van Gogh Opal Sock Yarn ~ I found it on Ebay! Starry Night colorway Regia Super Jacquard Sock Yarn (I found it on Etsy!) in the Kolibri colorway Knitting Gifts for Baby by Mel Clark (click here for the Ravelry page to see all of the 26 projects, and click here for Amazon) Leave a comment to enter to win a copy! I am having a giveaway to win a copy of Knitting Gifts for Baby so please leave one comment on this blog post and include your email or your Ravelry ID so I can get in touch if you win. You don't need to watch the video to enter, simply leave a comment. You will love this book! I'll be back soon to randomly select a winner. Mel Clark's blog, Slip, Slip, Knit I love Mel's blog and have followed it for years.  Leftie Shawl by Martina Behm Color Affection Shawl by Veera Valimaki Miss Babs Leftie Kit The Plucky Knitter Color Affection Kit Vesper Sock Yarn  That's all! Don't forget to leave a comment to enter to win a copy of Knitting Gifts for Baby by Mel Clark. This is one of my favorite baby knitting books, one of the best I have seen recently! My podcast is Susan B. Anderson on iTunes (click here for the iTunes link), and I am also posting my videos on my YouTube Channel if you prefer to subscribe there. Or you can just follow along on my blog. I'll be back soon with more. Good luck on the book giveaway and let the comments begin!best, susie p.s. I compressed the video for download but I think I didn't do it quite right. I'll work on that and try to fix it. Sorry for any inconvenience, I am still learning how to do this stuff. You can still download the video but it is taking a long time. I'll try to get that time shorter.
March 29, 2014
Hi, Knitters, If you can't see the video for the email subscribers click here to see the video on YouTube! Here are the pertinent links for today's podcast: You are now able to subscribe to my video podcast through iTunes by searching for my name, Susan B. Anderson, and clicking on the subscribe button! Hooray! I will continue to post on my YouTube Channel and you can subscribe there as well. Ravelry Pattern Shop 25% off sale goes through tomorrow, March 31st, 2014! discount code: THINKSPRING Dyeabolical Yarns and Fiber Prairie Ridge Shawl Infinite Twist Waiting for Winter Mittens Double Marl spinning technique on the Knitty Blog How I Make My Socks (free sock pattern) Regia Super Jacquard Tolt Yarn & Wool Swan's Island Yarn Jill Draper Makes Stuff Knit Spin Farm podcast Knit Spin Farm Etsy Shop Sisters Baking Company (Rain City Crunch granola!) Fibre Space ~ come see me!!! April 4-6th, 2014 Wisconsin Craft Market (Patons Kroy sock yarn) There you go! best, susie
March 21, 2014
Hi, Knitters, I have a new "podcast" for you today! I am talking about sweaters, shawls, yarn, patterns, book recommendations, socks, handspun, future designs, and much more. If you are an email subscriber and can't see the video, please CLICK HERE and watch the video directly on YouTube. I'm sorry but I don't have time to do show notes today, I'm busy packing for Seattle. I leave very, very early tomorrow morning. Wish me luck on my travels over the weekend. Oh, and it is Chrissy (not Kristi) of Manic Purl and the Snappy Stitches podcast! Go check it out if interested. Have a great weekend! best, susie p.s. Susan, the one who made me the project bag, just gave me this link to pom-pom fruit. It's amazing! Click here to see it!
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