Episode 35: Audition Process

Jul 16, 2015, 09:39 PM

Episode 35: Audition Process

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Knits in Rehearsal

Viajante by Martina Behm

I am now officially 1/3 done with this gigantic project.

Yarn: Miss Babs Kilimanjaro in the Believable color way

Needles: US Size 3 and US Size 4 Signature Convertibles

Whiz Bang Socks by Sarah Shoo

Sarah is half of the lovely duo behind the In a Sknit Video Podcast.

Yarn: Yarn Ink Sparkle Fingering in Oblivion

Needles: Size 1 Karbonz Fixed Circulars

Vanilla Socks

Yarn: Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sock in the Shades of Grey colorway

Needles: Size 1 Addi Turbo circular needles

Astonish Top by Katy Banks

I talked a little bit about some issues I had due to the fact that I never actually got gauge.

Yarn: Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Sagebrush and Honey

Needles: Size 2 Addi Lace Turbos

Auditioning Knits

Instead of talking about actual patterns I'm auditioning, I talked a little bit about my process of selecting items to shop for when I am going to a festival or other yarnie event. I talked a little about how I use the bundles feature in Ravelry to keep all of my patterns organized.

I mentioned that I am still using the Stash2go App and really loving the features. I also talked about the one pattern that I am FOR SURE shopping for at Stitches Midwest this year, the Blue Sands Cardigan, but I want to do it with some neon in it!

So far I have 10 (10??) patterns on my list for Stitches shopping.

Knitting News, Notes and Events

The winner of the last giveaway for The Gleener still hasn't contacted me, so I hope she does soon! Listen to episode 34 to see if you were the lucky one!

PalKal 2015

We are well into the 2nd month now and I'm so excited every time I see a new Finished Object. Remember to keep the finished object thread chatter free, if possible.

Thanks so much to all of the sponsors who are still providing or have provided coupon codes!

Make sure to check out the Ravelry group for the pertinent threads. Thanks so much to all of our sponsors both of coupon codes and prizes.

This is the biggest KAL of the year for Actually Knitting!

Here are the rules:

Cast on: June 1

Bind off: September 1

The basic idea is to support a podcaster you listen to or watch by knitting one of their patterns and/or using their yarns for your project. You can also use a project bag by a podcaster!

The design, yarn/fiber and/or project bag must be from a knitting/crochet/fiber podcaster. (Not all 3, just one of those to qualify)

Use the chatter thread for discussion. Make suggestions. There are TONS of podcasts out there and almost no one knows about all of them, so if you know of a podcaster designer/yarnie/bag maker, feel free to share with us!

You are encouraged to take advantage of the coupon codes offered by our sponsors, but you are not limited to those podcasters for the KAL. Sponsors and coupon codes will be announced in an upcoming episode.

Please post finished objects in the non-chatter thread and include a link to the podcaster you are supporting.

Enter as many projects as you like. Each project gets a separate post in the non-chatter thread.

A note about project bags: a project bag may only be entered into the contest one time for an entry. (You can’t just keep using a podcaster project bag over and over and entering the contest that way).

You must be a member of the Actually Knitting Podcast Group to win.

Have fun supporting a podcaster designer or yarnie!

Please do not chatter in the non-chatter thread. It makes it more difficult to draw a winner!

Use the tag PALKAL2015 on Ravelry and #palkal2015 on Instagram

In addition, I've decided that you can use WIPS for this KAL. Yay!

We have some great sponsors and wonderful prizes that I can’t wait to share with you all! Let’s make some p...

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