VeryPink Knits

By Staci Perry

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VeryPink Knits, the companion podcast to the VeryPink Knits YouTube channel, focused on answering your knitting questions. With Staci Perry and Casey Bernard.

Episode Date
Podcast Episode 136: My Clam Digging Scarf
28:45

Our lovely sponsor this week:
ModCloth
To get 15% off your purchase of $100 or more, go to ModCloth.com and enter the code VERYPINK at checkout. This offer is valid for one time use and expires on June 9, 2019.
The dress Casey just bought.
The swimsuit Staci is wanting, trying to pick a color.

Things we talk about in this episode:
Wonderful Wallaby Sweater
Central Park Hoodie
The Annapurnapp Technologies row counter app mentioned in the episode. (We haven’t tried it yet, looks like it's only available for Android right now.)

Mar 20, 2019
Podcast Episode 135: No Conehead Hats
22:27

Our lovely sponsor this week:
Artistic Ewe
This month, use the coupon code VERYPINK20 for 20% your purchase.
Shipping is always free for orders of $35 or more.

We talk about Steeking in this episode, here the link to my video on steeking.

Mar 13, 2019
Episode 134: Supporting a Community with Kindness (SACK)
26:35

Our lovely sponsors this week:
Turtlepurl Yarns
For 15% percent off this month, use the VPMAR19.

Nordic Stitches
For 30% off her designs visit her Ravelry store and use the code VERYPINK30 at checkout.

Casey’s interview this week is with Stacy at SoapSacks.
Be sure to check out their website for more information and knitting and crochet patterns.

Other things we talk about in this episode:

Video: Why is My Knitting Curling?
Free pattern and tutorial: One Row Scarf

Mar 06, 2019
Episode 133: 1985 Shoulder Pads
24:59

Our lovely sponsors this week:
Artistic Ewe

Visit ArtisticEwe.com! Shipping is always free for orders of $35 or more.

LOLA
For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter verypink when you subscribe!

Other things we talk about in this episode:
Correcting Color Change Jog
Helix Knitting (for one-round stripes)
Log Cabin knitted quilt
Bento Box Quilt
My new mitts pattern, Knock Knock Convertible Mitts

Feb 27, 2019
Podcast Episode 132: Kicking the Heck Out of a Pattern
27:28

Our lovely sponsors this week:
Fairy Tale Knits
For 15% off your order, use code VeryPinkFeb2019.
Free shipping on orders over $100!

Care/Of
For 50% off your first month of customized vitamins, use the code verypink50 at checkout.

Other things we talk about in this episode:
Stony Creek Colors (From their website, “Every day we’re innovating and building partnerships with farmers, mills, and brands to achieve our big dream of making pure and vibrant, consistent and scalable bio-based dyes.”
Why is My Knitting Curling?
The sweater pattern I couldn’t remember is called Wicked, it doesn’t have a hood after all. I think I was confusing the Central Park Hoodie with Wicked, because I knit them both back in 2006.
Slow-Motion Correcting a Dropped Stitch

Feb 20, 2019
Podcast Episode 131: Sea Island Indigo
29:12

Our lovely sponsors this week:
Artistic Ewe

Artistic Ewe is offering listeners of the VeryPink Knits podcast a 25% discount on any yarn until the end of February. Just enter the code VeryPink25 at checkout.
Shipping is always free for orders of $35 or more.

Fidalgo Artisan Yarn Company

Fidalgo at fiber shows:
-Booth at Madrona Fiber Festival in Tacoma, Washington February 14th - 17th
-Booth at Stitches West in Santa Clara, California February 21st - 24th
-Stop by and say hello to Lori and Emily (of the Tempestry Project) at these events
Coupon Code! 20% online shop discount for VeryPink listeners, just use the code VERYPINK at checkout. Valid through the end of February.

Casey’s interview is with Donna Hardy from Sea Island Indigo (she’s working on her website, but can be found here on Instagram).
Books: The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd; and Red, White, and Black Make Blue: Indigo in the Fabric of Colonial South Carolina Life by Andrea Feeser
Ossabaw Island - The island foundation she mentions where they found the indigo.

Feb 13, 2019
Podcast Episode 130: Tall Ladies and Cropped Sweaters
22:28

Our lovely sponsor this week:
Turtlepurl Yarns!
In the ad, I mistakenly say “fraternal twin socks”...their yarns make IDENTICAL twin socks!
The new colorway “A Stroll Down Duckworth Street”, with Merlot Red, Teal Green, Violet, Golden Yellow, Heritage Blue and Burnt Orange, will be available Friday February 8 at noon Atlantic Standard Time.
Use the coupon code VPFEB19 for 15% off your order!

To get your knitting question on the show, email it to podcast@verypink.com, and please tell us where you’re from.

Other things we talk about in this episode:
Intarsia vs. Duplicate Stitch
Standard Yarn Weights Chart

Feb 06, 2019
Podcast Episode 129: (Classic Episode) Clara Parkes and Stashing Yarn
30:28
Jan 30, 2019
Podcast Episode 128: Learn Something New Every Day
25:01
Jan 23, 2019
Podcast Episode 127: Knit Your Bit
34:25
Jan 16, 2019
Podcast Episode 126: Stash Bash
29:00
Jan 09, 2019
Podcast Episode 125: Eating Garbage All Winter
22:41

This is our last episode of the year, as we're taking Christmas and New Year's weeks off. We'll be back in January. Happy Holidays!

Our lovely sponsors this week:
The Tempestry Project
The Tempestry Project is having their annual New Year sale to celebrate data availability of 2018. Tempestry Kits for 2018 and 1968 will be 10% off through the end of January. You can pre-order these kits, no coupon necessary. The sale will already be worked in to the price for special 1968/2018 listings. They will start processing and shipping out these orders after January 1st, once the data comes out at NOAA.
Tempestry Project Facebook group
The podcast episode with an interview with The Tempestry Project
My video tutorial on knitting Tempestries

Lola
Visit mylola.com and enter the code verypink to receive 40% off your subscription.

Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

Wrapped in Brioche Shawl
Zen Yarn Garden’s photo tutorial on knitting from blanks
Three Rectangles, Two Triangles
Casey’s 2x2 (good first cable project)
Molly Hat (another good first cable project)

Dec 19, 2018
Podcast Episode 124: Grow Your Own Knitting Friends
24:03



Our lovely sponsors:

Hello Fresh
For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off each your first 3 boxes, visit hellofresh.com/verypink60 and enter promo code verypink60.

The Yarn Attic
Be sure to look at their “brands” page – their inventory is amazing!
The Yarn Attic ships worldwide, 7 days a week and generally ship the same day as the order is received.
Use coupon code at checkout: VERYPINK
For US customers – Free first class mail shipping on orders over $35.00
For international customers – Code will apply a $8.45 credit towards international shipping on orders over $35.00

Things we talk about in this episode:
This American Life (one of our favorite podcasts)
The Anna Karenina audiobook Staci is listening to
Three Rectangles, Two Triangles Sweater
The Christmas sweater Casey is knitting
The row counter Staci swears by
Using 9” Circulars
Addi FlexiFlips Overview
Addi EasyKnit Sock Needles
Stellar Swatching

Dec 12, 2018
Podcast Episode 123: Traumatized Wool
25:08



Our lovely sponsors this week:

TurtlePurl Yarns
For 15% off, use the code VERYPINKDEC at checkout!

Care/Of
For 25 percent off your first month of personalized Care/Of vitamins, visit takecareof.com and use promo code verypink.

Casey’s website is kcknits.com. If you want to get your question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

Other things we talk about this week:
My new free hat pattern and tutorial!
My photo tutorial on blocking.

Dec 05, 2018
Podcast Episode 122: The Episode with a Million Links
29:22

Our lovely sponsors this week:
June Cashmere

Good Tension Between Knit and Purl Stitches

The Yarn Attic
Be sure to look at their “brands” page - their inventory is amazing!
The Yarn Attic ships worldwide, 7 days a week and generally ship the same day as the order is received.
Use coupon code at checkout: VERYPINK
For US customers - Free first class mail shipping on orders over $35.00
For international customers – Code will apply a $8.45 credit towards international shipping on orders over $35.00

Things we talk about in this episode:
If you're a small fiber business and you want to advertise on the podcast, contact casey@verypink.com!
Casey’s new Morning in the Mara hat pattern

The Watkins sweater Casey is knitting (came up in her steeking questions)
Steeking
Julgran Christmas sweater
Adding Beads
The podcast episode with the Chiropractor
Simple Stretchy Bind-Off
Bar Maids Lo-Lo Bars
Lavishea Lotion Bars

Nov 28, 2018
Podcast Episode 121: I Keep These Needles as a Weapon
30:23

Our lovely sponsors this week:
Care/Of
For 25 percent off your first month of personalized Care/Of vitamins, visit takecareof.com and use promo code VERYPINK.

IrmianDesign and the The NAUTICAL Accessories Collection book.
You can see (and queue!) these patterns here on Ravelry.
Visit irmaindesign.com and use code VERYPINK for 15% off your print book.

Other things we talk about in this episode:
The four-part video I did for Knitter's Pride "Find Your Needle"
The needle tip and taper comparison I put together:

Tunisian Crochet Shaker Dishcloths
The Baby Jeans Casey knit, on her cute baby.
Suede slipper sole patches are available from many stores on Etsy.

Nov 14, 2018
Podcast Episode 120: You Have Good Edge Tension
26:04

Our lovely sponsors:
Hello Fresh
For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off each your first 3 boxes, visit hellofresh.com/verypink60 and enter promo code verypink60.

The Yarn Attic
Be sure to look at their “brands” page – their inventory is amazing!
The Yarn Attic ships worldwide, 7 days a week and generally ship the same day as the order is received.
Use coupon code at checkout: VERYPINK
For US customers – Free first class mail shipping on orders over $35.00
For international customers – Code will apply a $8.45 credit towards international shipping on orders over $35.00

Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

Other things we talk about in this episode:
Bulky Sleep Socks
Article about Tetris
Kate Atherley book, The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns
Ravelry Hot Right Now list
Edge Tension

Nov 07, 2018
Podcast Episode 119: Craft + Compassion = Craftivism
30:59



Our lovely sponsors this week:

TurtlePurl Yarns
For 15% off, use the code VERYPINKNOV at checkout!

Warby Parker
Visit WarbyParker.com/verypink.

Casey’s interview this week is with Sarah Corbett from Craftivist Collective.
Sarah’s book, How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest
Sarah Corbett’s Ted Talk on introverts

Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

Things we talk about in this episode:
The episode with Fashion Revolution
Steeking
Reading Your Knitting

Oct 31, 2018
Podcast Episode 118: Sleeve Island
27:18

Our lovely sponsors this week:
HairStory
For a limited time, get 10 percent off Hairstory’s New Wash, by visiting
HAIRSTORY.com/verypink and using the promo code verypink.

The Yarn Attic
Be sure to look at their “brands” page - their inventory is amazing!
The Yarn Attic ships worldwide, 7 days a week and generally ship the same day as the order is received.
Use coupon code at checkout: VERYPINK
For US customers - Free first class mail shipping on orders over $35.00
For international customers – Code will apply a $8.45 credit towards international shipping on orders over $35.00

Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

Things we talk about in this episode:
Central Park Hoodie
Clapotis
Casey’s Cadence Sweater

Oct 24, 2018
Podcast Episode 117: Socks for Cinderella Feet
30:28

Our lovely sponsors this week:
Green Chef

For 50 dollars off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/verypink.

Lola
Visit mylola.com and enter the code verypink to receive 40% off your subscription.

Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

Things we talk about in this episode:
Rodeo Drive Poncho
The cardigan Casey is working on
All of the VeryPink Knits Podcast episodes, starting with little tiny baby Episode 1
Storing Knits for Summer
Something I forgot to say about negative ease and socks! Knitting socks too short will result in socks that wear out faster in the toe and heel, because of the pressure put on those spots. Be sure to invest in patterns that tell you when to start the toe/heel based on your foot size, so there is no guess work.

Oct 17, 2018
Podcast Episode 116: The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas
29:15

Our lovely sponsors this week:
HelloFresh
For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off each your first 3 boxes, visit hellofresh.com/verypink60 and enter promo code verypink60.

The Yarn Attic
Be sure to look at their “brands” page - their inventory is amazing!
The Yarn Attic ships worldwide, 7 days a week and generally ship the same day as the order is received.
Use coupon code at checkout: VERYPINK
For US customers - Free first class mail shipping on orders over $35.00
For international customers – Code will apply a $8.45 credit towards international shipping on orders over $35.00

Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

This we talk about this week:
The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas
Aimee Kandl Yarn Trekker

Oct 10, 2018
Podcast Episode 115: Where Did This Knot Come From?
23:30



Our lovely sponsor this week:

TurtlePurl Yarns
For 15% off, use the code VERYPINKOCT at checkout!

Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

Other things we talk about:
Blog about travel bags
Madder Root bag
Nancy’s Knit Knacks notions case

Oct 03, 2018
Podcast Episode 114: My Booty is the Issue
26:06

Our lovely sponsors this week:
Urth Yarns, and their Uneek Sock Yarn.
Butterfly Shawl is a pattern made with the yarn.

The Yarn Attic
Be sure to look at their “brands” page - their inventory is amazing!
The Yarn Attic ships worldwide, 7 days a week and generally ship the same day as the order is received.
Use coupon code at checkout: VERYPINK
For US customers - Free first class mail shipping on orders over $35.00
For international customers – Code will apply a $8.45 credit towards international shipping on orders over $35.00

Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

Other things we talk about in this episode:
Jaywalker Socks
The lace skirt we talk about
Elephant Pants

Sep 26, 2018
Podcast Episode 113: Enjoy Your Hobby, Let Go of the Outcome
25:45
Our lovely sponsor this week: The Tempestry Project Use the code VERYPINK5 (both in the Etsy shop and their website -- www.tempestryproject.com) will give them a $5 discount on purchases over $50. Coupon will run through September 30th. Facebook group The podcast episode with an interview with The Tempestry Project My video tutorial on the knitting Casey’s interview is with journalist Brigid Schulte, her book is Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time The article that sparked this interview Bridig’s Better Life Lab Podcast Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Other things we talk about in this episode: The hat where Casey used duplicate stitch (and most of all a cute baby to look at - Casey’s friend’s baby) Ann Budd’s Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns Duplicate Stitch Intarsia vs. Duplicate Stitch AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary Badass Baby Sweater (includes link to an argyle skull and crossbones design)
Sep 20, 2018
Podcast Episode 112: Humans That Yarn
27:19
Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off each your first 3 boxes, visit hellofresh.com/verypink60 and enter promo code verypink60. Casey’s interview this week is with Craft Yarn Council, and their Humans That Yarn project. Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Other things we talk about: This is Why We Knit Steven’s Flieder Table Runner
Sep 12, 2018
Podcast Episode 111: Feet Nirvana
26:49
Our lovely sponsor this week: Turtlepurl Yarns Use the coupon code VERYPINKSEPTEMBER for 15% your order! The photo for this episode is my Sidewalk Talk Flip-Flop socks in Turtlepurl Softshell Turtle Toes in Iris. Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Other things we talk about: Staci’s Obvious shawl Peg-It Knit Counter (seems to be out of production now) Steven’s Amaryllis Tablecloth, Niebling lace, on Instagram
Sep 05, 2018
Podcast Episode 110: Teaching Math Through Knitting
26:08


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Casey’s interview is with Sara Jensen at Carthage College, and her article Why I Teach Math through Knitting. Our lovely sponsor this week: For 25 percent off your first month of personalized Care/Of vitamins, visit takecareof.com and use promo code verypink. Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. .
Sep 01, 2018
Podcast Episode 109: Don’t Touch My Knitting
29:24
Alternate title, The Brian Episode. Our lovely sponsor this week: Green Chef For 50 dollars off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/verypink. Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Things we talk about in this episode: UPDATE - I found a spot in Ravelry where you can search for “plus fit”. In the Gender/Age/Size/Fit section, you can select “Fit”. Here is a link to “plus fit pullovers”. Yardage by weight and fiber type, thanks to Alyssa Goldberg. You can see more of her charts on Twitter, where she is @wiremonkey.
Aug 22, 2018
Podcast Episode 108: The Wrong-Side of a Cast-On
25:28


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In this episode, Staci says it’s episode 107, it’s not. :) Our lovely sponsor this week is LOLA. Visit mylola.com and enter the code verypink to receive 40% off your subscription. Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Correctly-Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches Tutorial: How To Easily Line Any Purse - The Crochet Dude
Aug 17, 2018
Podcast Episode 107: Fiber College of Maine
26:08


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Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh For $20 off each your first 3 boxes for a total of $60 off, visit hellofresh.com/verypink60 and enter promo code verypink60. Casey’s interview is with Astrig at Fiber College of Maine. You can read more about Casey's trip to the Fiber College of Maine and see more photos on her blog. Craft Yarn Council Standard Body Measurements To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.
Aug 08, 2018
Podcast Episode 106: Magic Unicorn Fluff
25:46
Our lovely sponsor this week: Turtlepurl Yarns For 15% off your order, use the coupon code VERYPINKAUGUST at checkout. Things we talk about in this episode: Great prices on nice yarns, Knit Picks Also, Valley Yarns at WEBS Magic loop Casey’s Kinda Magic Socks
Aug 02, 2018
Podcast Episode 105: Ravelry - 7 Million Members and Counting!
25:17
This week, Casey talks with Sarah, Community Support Specialist/Hostess with the Mostest at Ravelry. Our lovely sponsor this week: Modcloth.com Enter VERYPINK at checkout for 15% off your purchase of $100 or more. Hurry - this offer expires on October 10, 2018. Things we talk about on this episode Find your ravelry number: Go to your Ravelry profile page. Using the arrow keys, type: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, (then letters) b, a. For the record, Casey is Raveler #109,540. Staci is Raveler #68. Skipping over a TT that bothers Casey is called glottalization.
Jul 25, 2018
Podcast Episode 104: Magic Elves Messing with my Yarn
25:14
This episode is chock full of magically turning knitting questions into knitting answers! Our lovely sponsor this week: Stitchcraft Marketing Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.
Jul 18, 2018
Podcast Episode 103: Not Just a Trade Show
24:03
Casey’s interview this week is with Heather Zoppetti, the Yarn Group Chair of TNNA (The National NeedleArts Association) and the owner of Stitch Sprouts. Our lovely sponsors this week: Stitchcraft Marketing Skylar Visit skylar.com/verypink and try the Skylar Sample Pallet with free shipping and earn a $20 credit toward your next full-sized perfume purchase. Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Other things (thing, in this case) we talk about: We mention the podcast episode with Emily Felix, the founder of Reunion Yarn and Unraveling Club.
Jun 27, 2018
Podcast Episode 102: The Mother Bear Project
23:51
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. We’re still taking voicemail questions! Leave your question, and please be sure to tell us where you’re from. 361 420 0128 Our lovely sponsor this week: Green Chef For 50 dollars off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/verypink. Casey’s interview is with Amy from The Mother Bear Project. http://motherbearproject.org/ Lots of amazing photos on their Facebook page. Mother Bear Project group on Ravelry Other things we talk about in this episode: Fixing a Dropped Garter Stitch Correcting Mistakes playlist Weaving in Ends playlist Weaving in Cotton Ends Spit Splicing
Jun 20, 2018
Podcast Episode 101: Casey Doesn’t Have to Read Questions, Again!
20:37
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. We’re still taking voicemail questions! Leave your question, and please be sure to tell us where you’re from. 361 420 0128 Our lovely sponsors this week: Turtlepurl Yarns Use the coupon code VERYPINKJUNE for 15% your order! These socks are my Loaded German Short Row Socks, in Turtlepurl colorway Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock. HelloFresh Visit hellofresh.com/verypink30 and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Other things we talk about in this episode: Attaching PomPoms (helps with washing/blocking hats) My basic weaving in ends video My other weaving ends videos Podcast Episode - Knitting and Healing
Jun 13, 2018
Podcast Episode 100!
22:17
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week - Big Blue Moma Baskets Visit their website and use the code VERYPINKBASKETS for 15% off the total purchase through the month of June. We’re still taking voice mail questions! Leave your question, and please be sure to tell us where you’re from. We plan to include at least one voice mail in future episodes. 361 420 0128 Other things we talk about in this episode: Casey’s Yarnmaid’s Tale Staci’s Tempestry
Jun 06, 2018
Podcast Episode 99: Launching Summer
26:54
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Get your voicemail message question in for Episode 100! Leave your question, and please be sure to tell us where you’re from. From now until June 1! 361 420 0128 Our lovely sponsor this week: Two Sisters Yarn Company Please check out our website or our Etsy shop for more details. Promo for VeryPink listeners! Enter the coupon code "VERYPINK10” for 10% off all products through the end of June 2018. Things we talk about in this episode: When your knitting mug matches your knit tank. The cardigan Casey knit for terrible humans Wrap & Turn German Short Rows Good Tension between Knits and Purls My Interview with Judy Graham Judy Graham Interviews Me Cropped Raglan Cardi (top-down, good first sweater) Learn to Knit a Women’s Sweater Toddler Tunic Easy Toddler Pullover
May 30, 2018
Podcast Episode 98: The Tempestry Project
25:15
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Hey! Get your voicemail message question in for Episode 100! Leave your question, and please be sure to tell us where you’re from. From now until June 1! 361 420 0128 Our lovely sponsor this week: Two Sisters Yarn Company Please check out our website or our Etsy shop. Promo for VeryPink listeners! Enter the coupon code "VERYPINK10” for 10% off all products through the end of June 2018. The Tempestry Project Etsy Shop Tempestry Project on Instagram Tempestry Project on Facebook Other things we talk about in this episode: Yarnsub.com VeryPink Ravelry Tips videos "Bit", the blanket that Casey's mom knit and backed with fabric.
May 23, 2018
Podcast Episode 97: Hedgehogs and Roses
23:25
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: HelloFresh Visit hellofresh.com/verypink30 and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Things we talk about in this episode: The image Peter from Sweden created to show where to start a skein of yarn, based on how the label is printed. Staci’s current project Adding Felt Appliques to Knits (scroll down) Good Tension Between Knit and Purl Stitches
May 16, 2018
Podcast Episode 96: Gauge Complex
26:02
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com/verypink30 and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Things we talk about in this episode: Steam Blocking Casey’s Yarnmaid’s Tale MKAL project Double Knitting
May 09, 2018
Podcast Episode 95: Celebrate Doilies
24:43
Casey has more info and photos from here interview on her blog. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week is LOLA, www.mylola.com. Visit mylola.com and enter the code verypink to receive 40% off your first order when you subscribe. Things we talk about in this episode: Suzan Thompson’s website with details on her Celebrate Doilies exhibit. Skein, Ball, Hank, Cake The MKAL (Mystery Knit Along) Casey is knitting now
May 02, 2018
Podcast Episode 94: Office Freeze and Explaining Pantyhose
22:52
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Becker Vineyards The Mysteries of Row Gauge Women’s Winter (funny video!) Combination knitter - Annie Modesitt The sweater I knit and gave to Casey:
Apr 25, 2018
Podcast Episode 93: Empowering Women In Tajikistan
25:45
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsors: Modcloth.com Enter VERYPINK at checkout for 15% off your purchase of $100 or more. Hurry - this offer expires on June 29th. KPC Yarn KPC now has two websites, their main website, and KPC Canada (serving North America). I just released a new, free pattern sponsored by KPC, the Zaden Spring Shawl. KPC is running a promotion on the Lovat yarn used in the shawl until May 15, 2018. On the Canadian site – Use code “VPINK4KPC” to get CAD $8.50 off. On their main site – Use code “VPINK4KPC” to get HKD $50 off (~USD 6). Casey’s interview this week is with Casey of PortFiber. The GoFundMe Cashmere People Yarns Portfiber on Instagram A shawl by Bristol Ivy using the Cashgora yarn Holst Garn “Coast”
Apr 18, 2018
Podcast Episode 92: Knitting, Math, and Problem Solving
27:54
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Casey’s interview this week is with Melissa Gresalfi, Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Another podcast episode about knitting and math Help for Tight Knitters Mirror (Backwards) Knitting Knitting Aches and Pains podcast episode German Short Rows (short technique video)
Apr 11, 2018
Podcast Episode 91: Gorilla Sweater
23:21
Casey’s blog (where she is currently running a giveaway) is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week is Jimmy Beans Wool. They love Madeline Tosh! Yarnmaid’s Tale Mystery Knit Along Jimmy Beans Wool on Instagram Previous Episodes: Alpacas, the Secret to Happiness Measuring Advice from a Seamstress Videos: Accidental increases i-Cord i-Cord Cast-On i-Cord Bind-Off Unshrinkit.com The Ultimate Vogue Knitting Book Knits That Fit
Apr 04, 2018
Podcast Episode 90: Sheepwrecked
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You can see more about Casey’s trip to Bermuda on her website. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week is Jimmy Beans Wool. They love Madeline Tosh! Links from this episode: The Black Purl Yarn Shop Log Cabin Blanket Tutorial Log Cabin Blanket FAQ
Mar 21, 2018
Podcast Episode 89: I Can't Move Because My Hat Will Fall Off
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Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week is LOLA, www.mylola.com Visit mylola.com and enter the code verypink to receive 40% off your first order when you subscribe. Things we talk about in this episode: Clapotis A good article clarifying the attributes of Bamboo Textiles Help for Tight Knitters
Mar 15, 2018
Podcast Episode 88: Fashion Revolution
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Casey wrote more about her own fashion revolution on her blog here. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Fashion Revolution Fashion Revolution on Instagram The True Cost Documentary (available for streaming on Netflix) Book: OverDressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion Other things we talk about in this episode: Organic Superwash: Tanis Fibers Here’s a whole list! Finally! An emoji for knitters! Casey’s Carbeth sweater
Mar 07, 2018
Podcast Episode 87: What's the Matter with Plant Matter?
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Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Videos we mention in this episode: Alternating Hand-Dyed Yarns Winding Yarn into Two Equally Sized BallsFind Your Needle” video series on the Knitter’s Pride YouTube channel German Short Rows Stellar Swatching Removing a Bind-Off Row
Feb 28, 2018
Podcast Episode 86: Ice Cream, Sheep, and Goats in Texas
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You can read more about Casey's visit to Independence Farmstead Fibers, and see more photos on her website. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Independence Farmstead Fibers Reusing Yarn Steaming-Out Yarn Kinks
Feb 21, 2018
Podcast Episode 85: You’re the Boss of Your Knitting!
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Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Things we talk about in this episode: The Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking Baa-ble Hat (One correction, the other pattern we discuss in the pod is actually a cowl, not a hat) Long-Tail Cast-On German Twisted CO Robot dogs that open doors Carbeth cropped sweater
Feb 14, 2018
Podcast Episode 84: Knitting Neurons
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Download episode. [caption id="attachment_13583" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Intricate installation by Neural Knitworks, a structure of almost 2000 knitted, knotted and woven brain neurons!
Pictured: artist Pat Pillai installs the Neural Knitwork with assistance from PhD student Cyrus Tan.[/caption] Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Neural Knitworks on Australia’s Science Week page, where you can download the pattern book. Details about the Cambridge Science Festival in the UK My Ravelry Tips videos Ravelry Project Challenge is posted on the homepage, a few stories down. Discussion on For The Love of Ravelry forum Podcast episode, This is Your Brain, This is Knitting
Feb 07, 2018
Podcast Episode 83: Feral Knitting
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Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Ravelry search result for “infinity scarf” in worsted weight yarn Casey’s Chunky Cowl Staci’s Dirty Martini Socks on 9” Circulars
Jan 31, 2018
Podcast Episode 82: Coming Unraveled
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Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Casey’s interview this week is Emily Felix, the founder of Reunion Yarn and Unraveling Club. Emily is offering 50% her online course to our podcast listeners, making it only $10 for access to everything! Use the code VERYPINK at Unraveling Club! Other things we talk about in this episode: Fiber Farm Casey’s Tiny Turtle Abruzzo Yarn (Google “Abruzzo yarn” for more links, this is just one I found.)
Jan 24, 2018
Podcast Episode 81: The Organizational Freak
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Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Casey has this knitter’s journal that she got before Ravelry. Ann Bud’s Book The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns Winc wine delivery (if your state allows it!) get $20 off your first order if you go to www.winc.com/verypink VeryPink on Pinterest
Jan 17, 2018
Podcast Episode 80: Face-First Snow Angel
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Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Other things we talk about in this episode: Bulky Sleep Socks Hygge Feet Cabled Booties Turtlepurl Yarns
Jan 10, 2018
Podcast Episode 79: Gauge Squatch (Classic Episode)
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Gauge Squatch

This week we have a "classic" episode, we'll be back next week with more new episodes!

Jan 03, 2018
Podcast Episode #78: Steven!
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Please see the show notes on my website for more info:

http://verypink.com/2017/12/20/podcast-episode-78-steven/

Dec 20, 2017
Podcast Episode 77: The Creative Quarter
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You can read more about Casey’s interview on her website. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsors this week: Fringe Supply Co. Lykke Driftwood needles Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Storyworth Visit storyworth.com/verypink to learn more! From Casey’s interview: This is Knit Woollinn, the Dublin Festival of Yarn! 25th - 27th May 2018 Other things we talk about in this episode: Casey’s Tiniest Turtle Mattress Stitch
Dec 13, 2017
Podcast Episode 76: Dyeing with Potato Tops in Ireland
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You can read more about Casey’s interview with Diarmuid Commins on her website here. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Fringe Supply Company In this episode, we talk about their Field Bag. From Casey’s interview: This is Knit S Twist Wool Other things we talk about in this episode: Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers Yarn Overs Between Knits and Purls
Dec 06, 2017
Podcast Episode 75: Multiple Project Guilt
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Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Knitter’s Pride, Zing Needles Here is my video introducing these needles, more info here. https://www.youtube.com/embed/hLmyuVENmHM
Nov 29, 2017
Podcast Episode 74: When I Say "Swatch", Don't Think "Watch"
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Casey’s website is kcknits.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Lovepop Greeting Cards, visit lovepop.com/verypink The gauge ruler in the photo is from Katrinkles Etsy shop. Other things we talk about in this episode: German Short Rows (short technique video) Japanese Short Rows Sling Heel Socks Tutorial The “Find Your Needle” video series I made for Knitter’s Pride can be found on their YouTube channel. The Lykke Driftwood needles we mentioned. Correcting Gaps in Socks
Nov 22, 2017
Podcast Episode 73: Knitting and Healing
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Casey’s website is kcknits.com. Our lovely sponsors this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Knitter’s Pride Knitter's Pride has new wood accessories, visit my website here to see the video, and for links to help you find a retailer. November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and Casey’s interview this week is with Lauren Gaspar, grief counselor. This interview is a follow-up to the episode on Alice’s Embrace from a couple of weeks ago. Other things we talk about in this episode: Tesserino Cowl Ravelry search for “mosiac knitting” Determining Yarn Weight (wpi) Spit Splicing Accidental Increases
Nov 15, 2017
Podcast Episode 72: She’s Too Nice to Knit with Bad Yarn
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Image from New York Public Library Public Domain Collection Casey’s website - kcknits.com Our lovely sponsor this week: KPC Yarn KPC sponsored the free pattern and video tutorial, Doppelt Hat and Mitts! KPC is running a promo to coincide with the release of this pattern. To receive HDK$50 (about US $6.40) off your purchase, register an account on the KPC website and use the code VPINK4KPC at checkout. This offer is good through December 31, 2017. Other things we talk about in this episode: Casey’s Wonder Woman Shawl The clingy boxers Casey knit - We promised an updated list of our favorite podcasts: A Way with Words – the origins of words and phrases. So nerdy! BBC World Service Documentaries Dirty John - a true crime podcast story, sort of like Serial Fresh Air Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin – interviews with celebrities How to be Amazing – interview show Invisibilia KERA's Think Mortified – people read from their middle school and high school journals More Perfect – New from Radiolab about the history of the Supreme Court My Dad Wrote a Porno - not safe for kids, but hilarious The Mystery Show – everyday mysteries Radiolab Sawbones – comedy show about ridiculous medical practices in history Splendid Table – food Spooked Stuff You Missed in History Class TED Radio Hour – TED talks in depth This American Life – good stories, around a theme
Nov 08, 2017
Podcast Bonus Episode, Full Alice's Embrace Interview
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In Episode 71, we played part of Casey's interview with Diane Lewis from Alice’s Embrace, a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This bonus episode contains the whole interview - her passion for this project is contagious!
Nov 02, 2017
Podcast Episode 71: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
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Our sponsor this week - Turtlepurl Yarns Here are some socks that Casey and Staci have knit with Turtlepurl! The first two images are my Socks on 9" Circulars pattern, the third is my Sling Heel Socks pattern. Casey’s interview this week is with Diane Lewis from Alice’s Embrace, a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Click through to their website for information on how to help. Other things we talk about in this episode: Craft Yarn Council Standard Body Measurements/Sizing Toe-Up Socks Using German Short Rows Tutorial Sling Heel Socks Tutorial Casey’s Baby Digger Sweater
Nov 01, 2017
Podcast Episode 70 - My Cat Thought it Was Amazing
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Our lovely sponsors this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Yarn Pop! Free Shipping In The U.S.A. - Free Returns and a 100% Money Back Guarantee makes for worry free shopping. Supplies are limited for these unique and beautiful bags so best not wait! JORD Watch Giveaway Just CLICK HERE to sign up, the winner gets the watch of their choice (up to $180 value), plus free sizing and shipping. Additionally, if you’d like to order a watch, visit the JORD website and use the coupon code “staci” for $25 off, valid only during course of giveaway! The giveaway runs through 10/31/2017. Blocking mats giveaway! Visit Casey’s website for more info. Things we talk about in this episode: I don’t have a video on the “improved ssk”. But here is a video comparing decreases. Fringe Supply Co. Field Bag Knitter’s Pride Yarn Bowls It’s not illegal to pick bluebonnets!
Oct 25, 2017
Podcast Episode 69: Men Who Knit
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If you’d like to get your question on the show, just email your question to podcast@verypink.com Casey’s website is kcknits.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Yarn Pop! Free Shipping In The U.S.A. - Free Returns and a 100% Money Back Guarantee makes for worry free shopping. Supplies are limited for these unique and beautiful bags so best not wait! Casey’s interview this week is with Ann Morneau. The YouTube video Casey mentions in the podcast is Ann’s video Knitting Takes Balls. Other things we talk about in this episode: Mattress Stitch Bickford Seam Edge Tension Three Needle Bind-Off
Oct 18, 2017
What?! Energy Generating Yarns?!
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Coiled carbon nanotube yarns, created at The University of Texas at Dallas and imaged here with a scanning electron microscope, generate electrical energy when stretched or twisted. You can visit Casey’s website at kcknits.com. Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series. Casey’s interview this week is with research scientist Nai Li. You can read the press release here. The only other thing we promise to link to in this episode: Eucalan Stain Treating Wipes
Oct 11, 2017
Podcast Episode 67: Clara Parkes and Stashing Yarn
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For more on Casey's interview with Clara Parkes, you can visit her blog post here. Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series. Casey’s interview is with Clara Parkes, her new book is A Stash of One’s Own. She also founded and writes Knitter’s Review. Other things we talk about in this episode: Lavishea Lotion Bar Bar-Maids LoLo Bar Fast needles - Knitter’s Pride Platinas and Addi Turbos
Oct 04, 2017
Podcast Episode 66: The Live Episode
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You can see Casey's blog at kcknits.com. Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series. Here is the live recording: (In the podcast I say to jump over to my Facebook page, but Casey discovered that we could embed the video instead. Yay, Casey!) https://www.facebook.com/verypink/videos/10154992185691305/ Things we talk about in this episode: Fringe Supply Co. Field Bag Alaffia African Baskets Sling Heel Socks Dry Martini Sweater iCord Side Edging
Sep 27, 2017
Podcast Episode 65: Jumper, Romper, Jumpsuit, Sweater
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Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series. You can see Casey's blog at kcknits.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls Log Cabin Blanket Stellar Swatching The Mystery of Row Gauge Craft Yarn Council Standard Body Measurements/Sizing Casey’s Cotton Lace Top (free Knitty pattern) Filtered Ravelry search for cotton lace tops (even though it wasn’t part of the question)
Sep 20, 2017
Podcast Episode 64: The Amazing Growing Sweater
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To get your knitting question on the show, email podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you're from. Bartlett Yarns The gorgeous PBS video about Bartlett yarns. You can see more photos of the Bartlett Yarns mill on Casey’s blog. Things we talk about in this episode: Alternating Hand Dyed Yarns Storing Knits for Summer The podcast episode where we talk more about creepy crawlies that attack wool. Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls CORRECTION: Casey said that Interweave magazine is monthly, but it’s not. It’s quarterly or 5 times a year.
Sep 13, 2017
Podcast Episode 63: Making Knitting Friends
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Our sponsor this week: Today's episode is brought to you by Care.com. To learn more and save 30% off a Premium membership visit care.com/verypink to subscribe. To get your knitting question on the show, email it to podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you’re from. You can visit Casey’s website (and get more info about the giveaway) at kcknits.com. Seven Sisters Arts Things we talk about in this episode: Log Cabin Blanket Log Cabin Blanket FAQ
Sep 06, 2017
Podcast Episode 62: Knitting Aches and Pains
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Please enjoy this "classic" episode from January, with a new intro we recorded explaining why we're running a classic episode. (Spoiler, very rough weather in Texas has made it impossible to get together to record!) You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Dr. Steven Reinlie from Next Level Chiropractic is from Round Rock, TX and went on to study and play baseball at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He is passionate about working with sports athletes to help keep them healthy and on the field of play. Dr. Reinlie recommends this video: Posture Reset. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Simple Magic Loop Lifelines - all of my lifeline videos are in the Correcting Mistakes category Steeking Carrying Colors for Stripes Top-Down Raglan Sweaters for Beginners: Cropped Cardi Easy Toddler Pullover Zasio Sweater Coat Learn to Knit a Mens Sweater Learn to Knit a Womens Sweater
Aug 30, 2017
Podcast Episode 61: Be Gentle with Your Knitting
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Our Sponsor this Week: This episode is sponsored by Vogue Knitting LIVE. As listeners of Very Pink Podcast Vogue Knitting LIVE is giving you 10% off your registration of packages or classes to Vogue Knitting LIVE. Use code VERYPINK during checkout. You can find Casey’s website at kcknits.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Mountain Meadow Wool Dryer balls Casting-On Many Stitches Spit Splicing
Aug 23, 2017
Podcast Episode 60: Measuring Advice from a Seamstress
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Our Sponsor this Week: This episode is sponsored by Vogue Knitting LIVE. As listeners of Very Pink Podcast Vogue Knitting LIVE is giving you 10% off your registration of packages or classes to Vogue Knitting LIVE. Use code VERYPINK during checkout. This week Casey interviews seamstress Mariah Crownover about measuring to fit. Things we talk about in this episode: Closing Gaps in Raglan Underarms The kind of ribbon I couldn’t remember - GROSGRAIN! Stellar Swatching Casey’s top made on size 19 needles
Aug 16, 2017
Podcast Episode 59: She Sells Sweater Seams by the Seashore
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Our Sponsor this Week: This episode is sponsored by Vogue Knitting LIVE. As listeners of Very Pink Podcast Vogue Knitting LIVE is giving you 10% off your registration of packages or classes to Vogue Knitting LIVE. Use code VERYPINK during checkout. Things we talk about in this episode: Weaving in Cotton Ends Simple Magic Loop Setting in Sleeves Staci’s Sock Tutorials Book: Knitting Vintage Socks Steven’s Ravelry Page (plenty of men’s dress socks for inspiration!)
Aug 09, 2017
Podcast Episode #58 - The Unexpected Effects of Knitting
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This episode is sponsored by Vogue Knitting LIVE. As listeners of Very Pink Podcast Vogue Knitting LIVE is giving you 10% off your registration of packages or classes to Vogue Knitting LIVE. Use code VERYPINK during checkout. Vanessa Hill can be found at the BrainCraft YouTube Channel Be sure to watch Vanessa's video we reference in the podcast, The Unexpected Effects of Knitting. https://www.youtube.com/embed/po7krET5uQ4 The other video we mention in this episode: Getting good tension between knit and purl stitches
Aug 02, 2017
Podcast Episode 57: The Canadian Invasion
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In this episode, we spend the whole time diligently answering knitting questions. (Not true, we get way off track a couple of times.) Many thanks to all of our friends in Canada for submitting questions to the podcast! If you'd like to send in a question, just email us at podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you're from. You can find Casey's website at kcknits.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn Using Blocking Wires The Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking Tesserino Cowl
Jul 26, 2017
Podcast Episode 56: Who Are the Makers in Your Neighborhood?
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If you want to submit a knitting question to the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you’re from! You can find Casey's website at kcknits.com. Andrea’s site: By Hand Videos we talk about in this episode: Stellar Swatching Make 1 Increases
Jul 19, 2017
Podcast Episode 55: I Learned to Knit 100 Years Ago
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If you want to submit a knitting question to the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you’re from! Casey wrote a blog post about a question we got in this episode, Is Knitting an Art or a Craft? Casey also talks more about art vs. craft in her interview at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, that episode of the podcast can be found here. Things we talk about in this episode: Reinforcing Sock Heel and Toes New sock pattern - Sling Heel Socks Provisional Cast-On Della Q, a great source for needle cases Knitting Notions Case
Jul 12, 2017
Podcast Episode 54: Makers Gonna Make
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Jul 05, 2017
Podcast Episode 53: Do Chickens Need Sweaters?
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To celebrate one year of podcasting (!!), we are rebroadcasting a couple of classic episodes that we really like, in case you hadn’t heard them yet (and a little summer break for us). We’ll be back with a new episode next week. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Peter English has studied birds for over 40 years and has extensive experience both as a researcher and an ecotourism professional and has studied birds in 28 countries. During his career he has been a Watson Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar, and has led over 150 international birdwatching tours with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. In Ecuador, Dr. English was a driving force behind the creation of the Napo Wildlife Center, among the most celebrated ecotourism lodges in the past decade. Dr. English is currently a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. While we tried to sit outside to get birdsong in the background, the birds were quiet that day. Peter gave me some bird calls to include in the show. The funny sounding birds at the beginning are great tailed grackles which are all over Austin. Austinites have a love-hate relationship with grackles. The chirps at the end are from carolina wrens. The airplane noises are authentic. Nestwatch tells you when birds are building nests. Videos: Playlist of seaming videos
Jun 28, 2017
Podcast Episode 52: This is Your Brain, This is Knitting
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To celebrate one year of podcasting (!!), we are rebroadcasting a couple of classic episodes that we really like, in case you hadn't heard them yet (and a little summer break for us). We'll be back with new episodes in two weeks. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. In this week’s episode, Casey talks with psychologist Dr. Art Markman about about your brain on knitting - process vs. project knitters, multi-task knitting, and other topics. Dr. Art Markman, Ph.D., is Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his Sc.B. in Cognitive Science from Brown and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois. He has published over 150 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including the effects of motivation on learning and performance, analogical reasoning, categorization, decision making, and creativity. Art serves as the director of the program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations at the University of Texas. His NPR show and podcast is Two Guys on Your Head His latest book we mention is called Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions About Your Brain From our Sponsor: The Woolery Strauch Ball Winder Strauch Swift Things we talk about in this episode: Blocking (photo tutorial) Steam Blocking Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking Provisional Cast-On Provisional Cast-On Using a Crochet Hook German Short Row Socks Playlist of Portuguese Knitting videos Knit Companion App
Jun 21, 2017
Podcast Episode 51: A Slave to Washing Wool
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From our lovely sponsors this week: Rib Magazine is all about knitting for men, and those who knit for them. They are now shipping their new issue! You can click through to their website for more info on the new issue, or to order the previous issue. You can also follow them on Facebook for more news. Winc is an online wine club that gives you wine recommendations based on what you like to eat/drink. They have a simple 6 question palate quiz that asks you questions like “How do you take your coffee?” or “Do you like berries?” Winc then matches you to wine that you are guaranteed to love because it is tailored to your unique tastes. In this episode, it’s all questions and answers! We discuss: Knitting socks and changing colors in fair isle Reverse stockinette Knitting cables Washing wool Finishing/Weaving in lace Copywriting rules for knitting Kitchener stitching in a tube Video Links Good Tension Between Knit and Purl Stitches Weaving in Cotton Ends Correcting Color-Change Jog Correcting a Dropped Decrease Casey’s finished, but messed up brioche cowl. The town of Truro.
Jun 14, 2017
Podcast Episode 50: The Fewest Flopping Around Bits as Possible
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From our lovely sponsors this week: Rib Magazine is all about knitting for men, and those who knit for them. You can click through to their website to order the previous issue, and/or pre-order the next issue. Here is a sneak peek at a sweater from the next issue - it is called Cayley Pullover by Irina Anikeeva. You can also follow them on Facebook for more news. Winc is an online wine club that gives you wine recommendations based on what you like to eat/drink. They have a simple 6 question palate quiz that asks you questions like “How do you take your coffee?” or “Do you like berries?” Winc then matches you to wine that you are guaranteed to love because it is tailored to your unique tastes. My friend Steven’s Marius Sweater, and his blog post about knitting this sweater. The Gale Sweater mentioned in a question. So cute. Knitting for Peace book The storage bins Casey uses with the additional top. Notions Box I use for stitch markers, etc.
Jun 07, 2017
Podcast Episode 49: Alpacas, the Secret to Happiness
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For more information and photos about the Phi Beta Paca alpaca ranch, visit Casey's blog, KC Knits. From our lovely sponsors this week: Rib Magazine is all about knitting for men, and those who knit for them. You can click through to their website to order the previous issue, and/or pre-order the next issue. Here is a sneak peek at a sweater from the next issue - it is called Survey Pullover by Catrina Frost. You can also follow them on Facebook for more news. Winc is an online wine club that gives you wine recommendations based on what you like to eat/drink. They have a simple 6 question palate quiz that asks you questions like “How do you take your coffee?” or “Do you like berries?” Winc then matches you to wine that you are guaranteed to love because it is tailored to your unique tastes. Frana’s Ranch, Phi Beta Paca A shawl we mention in the show, Affogato. Videos Lifelines Lifelines in Ribbing Reactive Lifelines using a Circular needle Ravelry Tips - Adding a Project Ravelry Tips - Finding Pattern Help Ravelry Tips - Using Your Ravelry Library Ravelry Tips - Using Advanced Search Ravelry Tips - Stashed Yarns
May 31, 2017
Podcast Episode 48: I Want to Knit Socks All Day Long
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You can find Casey's website at kcknits.com, and KCKnits on Facebook. Please take this quick survey to be eligible to win a copy of Rib Magazine! From our lovely sponsors this week: Rib Magazine is all about knitting for men, and those who knit for them. You can click through to their website to order the previous issue, and/or pre-order the next issue. Here is a sneak peek at a sweater from the next issue - it is called Rigging Pullover by Fiona Ellis. You can also follow them on Facebook for more news. Winc is an online wine club that gives you wine recommendations based on what you like to eat/drink. They have a simple 6 question palate quiz that asks you questions like “How do you take your coffee?” or “Do you like berries?” Winc then matches you to wine that you are guaranteed to love because it is tailored to your unique tastes. Other things we talk about in this episode: Two Guys on Your Head podcast - How to recover when you accomplish your goal Staci’s Dirty Martini sweater Casey’s many WIPs Socks on 9” Circulars Videos: Tinking Advanced Tinking Tinking Increases and Decreases Reinserting Needle into Live Stitches Brioche Stitch
May 24, 2017
Podcast Episode 47: The Bohus Episode
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May 17, 2017
Podcast Episode 46: "The Side That Shall Not Be Named"
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You can see Casey's website here. Some of my fair isle tutorials: Learn to Knit Fair Isle Color My Cowl Color My Cuffs Socks on 9” Circulars
May 10, 2017
Podcast Episode 45 - Knitting and Math Concepts
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You can find Casey's website at kcknits.com. More links from the interview with Sarah Kuhn from UMass Lowell Sarah’s blog The original story about the STEM program How to make a crocheted hyperbolic plane Ted Talk on hyperbolic planes The podcast episode with psychologist Art Markman can be found here. The ball winder and swift I have from The Woolery: Ball winder Swift (the photo shows the “floor” model, I have the “table” model)
May 03, 2017
Podcast Episode 44 - Let's Just Talk About Knitting
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Apr 26, 2017
Podcast Episode 43 - No Yarn Barf
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You can see Casey's blog post about the Interweave Yarn Fest (including photos) on her website. Interweave Yarn Fest, this page shows a photo of Casey in the fashion show! Things we talk about in this episode: Stellar Swatching (includes knitting swatches in-the-round) Qiviut blog (Native Twist)
Apr 19, 2017
Podcast Episode 42: The Color Episode
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Be sure to check out Casey's blog post for more information about the color wheel, including photos. Many thanks to Becca Borrelli for the interview, and all of the great insight into choosing colors. Things we talk about in this episode: The viral video with the BBC reporter and his kids. You can find knitting groups in your area on Meetup.
Apr 12, 2017
Podcast Episode 41: I’ll Pay You Rent in Yarn
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You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Staci’s Instagram Kerry Woolen Mills Video: SSK The magazines we mention: Interweave Knits Pom Pom Quarterly Knitscene Knit.Wear Rib Vogue Knitting Miss Grace Shawl Tutorial Video - Carrying Colors for Stripes
Apr 05, 2017
Podcast Episode 40: The Irish Episode
29:09


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To see Casey’s blog post and photos from her trip to Ireland, visit her website. You can also see more photos on Casey’s Instagram. From our Sponsor: Della Q Things we talk about in this episode: The interactive map that Casey made to mark the hometowns of our listeners (well, question-askers). This is my lap while we recorded: Good Tension Between Knits and Purls Hygge Feet Cabled Booties Ravelry’s Hot Right Now List
Mar 29, 2017
Podcast Episode 39: Gauge Squatch
28:47


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You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Original art this week by Lucy Makuc Producciones. From our lovely sponsors: Mountain Colors Crazyfoot is our best-selling sock yarn. A blend of superwash merino and nylon, this durable sock yarn takes the dyes brilliantly. Soft enough for shawls and cowls, this reliable sock yarn has been a favorite amongst knitters for more than 20 years. Della Q Links to things we talk about in this episode: What's Your Knitting Style Simple Stretchy Bind-Off Shadow Chevron Stitch Choosing a Sweater Size
Mar 22, 2017
Podcast Episode 38: Moths!
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You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From our Sponsors Della Q Mountain Colors River Wash Sport is Mountain Colors answer to those who want to knit with superwash yarns, but at a slightly larger gauge than a fingering. A 100% superwash merino wool yarn this round, squishy yarn is perfect for everything from boot socks to lightweight sweaters. Things we talk about in this episode: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Storing Knits for Summer Afterthought Heel - Socks on 9” Circulars Tutorial Sockhead Hat (not my design) Grafting Rib Stitches
Mar 15, 2017