Show notes for Episode 63

Welcome:

Dianne of the Suburban Stitcher podcast joined me today!

News You can Use:

Our unofficial Dark Side KAL kicked off last friday and you can find the thread in the Must Stash Yarn group on Ravelry. This KAL will run until June 1st and please use the hashtag #dsomkal when posting to social media.

Next up is the Around Your Neck KAL with the Suburban Stitcher Podcast starting June 1st and running through August. It’s going to be a lot of fun and you can earn extra points for our KAL by using Must Stash yarn and/or Suburban Stitcher bags so pop over here to see all the details! Please join the SS podcast group (if you haven’t already) to join in all the chatter over there.

In addition to these KALs, we will have a mini skein swap starting soon in the Podcast group! Have leftover Indie yarn that you just can’t throw out? So do a lot of Stashers! More information coming soon.

And if that’s not enough…who wants to be a Roadie? Must Stash is taking it on the road with the first ever Summer Concert Tour. Our first tour band is Pink Floyd! The Great Gig tour will go on sale May 15th and the first skein will be none other than the infamous Dark Side. You can order your Dark Side in either Original or EPV just to keep it fresh! For June the skein will be inspired by Wish You Were Here and September will round out the collection with the iconic The Wall inspired skein. In addition to these three skeins, you can purchase an original Must Stash Summer Concert T-shirt to commemorate your Roadie experience!

The Great Gig Front Great Gig Back

Giveaway:

In Ep 62 I offered a Medium bag from Bags by Awesome Grannie and the winner is # 167, Buzzboy. Congratulations Dennis!

For those of you who didn’t win, don’t forget that Darlene is also offering a coupon code STASH15 (15% off!) that will be good thru the end of summer just in case you see something you just have to have.

This episode I am giving away a super cute box bag by KnittyKat Bags on Etsy.

Stacie is knitting:

  • Gemini in a new DK base 100% Polwarth
  • Another shop sample sock in a new color way: Modern
  • Another shop sample sock in Wish You Were Here
  • Another shop sample sock for the Dark Side KAL

Stacie finished knitting:

nada

Miscellaneous:

 

ERRATA:

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Show notes for Episode 62

Thank you!:

I have been gifted a few patterns lately and I would like to openly thank each of you and invite my Stashers to check out these awesome patterns. Handbrake by Kay Jones of the Bakery Bears podcast gifted to me by wizzknits. Handbrake is a unisex cowl released to raise money for Cancer Research and all of the proceeds will go to that cause. From This Day Forward by Ashley Knowlton gifted to me by Jessiearim is a seamless cardigan worked from the bottom up with a deep scoop neck and simple but effective lace collar. Inside-Out Hypnosis by Aure´lie Colas gifted to me by the designer herself is a beautiful sock pattern which would be great for any kind of sock yarn even those hard to use splashy variegated skeins. Postgrad by Alicia Plummer gifted to me by udontcallmeles is a open front cardigan that is slightly slouchy, slightly preppy.

Furthermore, I received a wonderful surprise from Renee who is Lowland Originals. Thanks you Renee for the lovely needle cases for me and Steph!! They are beautiful!

News You can Use:

Let’s knit together again!

This Friday, May 1st we will kick off our unofficial Dark Side kal going on in the Must Stash Yarn group on Ravelry. Let’s cast on DSOM original or EPV into a hat, cowl, scarf or socks. If you were part of the School of Stash, then this is a great way to reinforce those new heels you just learned or cast on something new. Don’t worry if you already have DSOM on the needles because you can join in too. Since it’s an unofficial kal all projects are welcome to join in! Check out the kal chat thread in the yarn Rav group.

Then starting June 1st and running through August we  will be knitting along with the Suburban Stitcher Podcast during the months of June to August and encourage you to double and triple dip with the many other KAL going on during this time namely Stash Dash and the SSK kals hosted by the Knitgirllls podcast and PALKAL hosted by the Actually Knitting podcast. You can earn extra points for our KAL by using Must Stash yarn and/or Suburban Stitcher bags so pop over here to see all the details! Please join the SS podcast group (if you haven’t already) to join in all the chatter over there.

In addition to these KALs, we will have a mini skein swap starting soon in the Podcast group! Have leftover Indie yarn that you just can’t throw out? So do a lot of Stashers! More information coming soon.

And if that’s not enough…who wants to be a Roadie? Must Stash is taking it on the road with the first ever Summer Concert Tour. Our first tour band is Pink Floyd! The Great Gig tour will go on sale in May and the first skein will be none other than the infamous Dark Side. You can order your Dark Side in either Original or EPV just to keep it fresh! For June the skein will be inspired by Wish You Were Here and September will round out the collection with the iconic The Wall inspired skein. In addition to these three skeins, you can purchase an original Must Stash Summer Concert T-shirt to commemorate your Roadie experience!

The Great Gig Front Great Gig Back

Giveaway:

A Medium bag from Bags by Awesome Grannie on Etsy! Check out her shop and go to our Ravelry group to submit your favorite fabric for a chance to win! Darlene is also offering a coupon code STASH15 (15% off!) that will be good thru the end of summer just in case you see something you just have to have.

Stacie is knitting:

  • Gemini in a new DK base 100% Polwarth
  • Another shop sample sock in a new color way: Modern

Stacie finished knitting:

nada

Miscellaneous:

So many great giveaways are coming up: Date Night collection by Maria Yarley, KnitCircus Yarn skeins & a Freckled Whimsy bag! Please visit these great links to find our more about each of them.

Lastly, a Punkin97 has a new pattern called Yoshi Has It which has the Mario Brothers character, Yoshi duplicate stitched on a cuff down sock which incorporates the Fish Lips Kiss heel (additional pattern purchase). She is offering a coupon code, Stash, for 20% off good until May 15th.

 

ERRATA:

The coupon code for Bags By Awesome Grannie was incorrectly stated as muststash10 and has been updated to STASH15.

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Find me at:

Twitter: MustStashSheep

Ravelry: Freeflower

Facebook: Must Stash Shop

Instagram: MustStashSheep

Ravelry: Must Stash Podcast Group 

iTunes: Must Stash Podcast

Show notes for Episode 61

 Giveaway:

The talented and wonderful Anne of Little Skein donated the Fox in Socks bag for one lucky Socks Ed Spring student at the School of Stash. I randomly drew from the Chatter thread and our winner is #398, Lildeb831. Congratuation, Debra ! PM me about getting your cool new project bag mailed to you.

News You can Use:

Let’s knit together again!

First, this summer will the the first “Around Your Neck” KAL. We will be knitting along with the Suburban Stitcher Podcast during the months of June to August and encourage you to double and triple dip with the many other KAL going on during this time namely Stash Dash and the SSK kals hosted by the Knitgirllls podcast and PALKAL hosted by the Actually Knitting podcast. You can earn extra points for our KAL by using Must Stash yarn and/or Suburban Stitcher bags so stay tuned for more information!

And second, there will be an unofficial Dark Side kal going on in the Must Stash yarn group on Ravelry. Let’s cast on DSOM original or EPV into a hat, cowl, scarf or socks. If you were part of the School of Stash, then this is a great way to reinforce those new heels you just learned or cast on something new. Don’t worry if you already have DSOM on the needles because you can join in too. Since it’s an unofficial kal all projects are welcome to join in! Check out the kal chat thread in the yarn Rav group.

Coming Soon:

I have received a promo kit from Elegant Economy Knits for her new pattern collection Date Night. I will be showing it off on a podcast very soon and giving you all the wonderful details but I encourage you to check it out here as she has a coupon code for purchasing the collection “datenightbundle” which will save you $7 and 100% of the post-Paypal proceeds for the Peaceful Pullover go to a charitable cause; a suddenly widowed friend of the designer who has 4 children.

Stacie is knitting:

  • Broken Seed Stitch Socks in Must Stash Ritz “Koi” and “Pond”
  • Another shop sample in a possible new base which is a Sport weight 100% Polwarth

Stacie finished knitting:

Miscellaneous:

A new pattern by a Stasher, Punkin97, called Yoshi Has It has been released. It is a neat sock pattern so I invite you to check it out.

As mentioned above, PALKAL is a summer KAL hosted by the Actually Knitting podcast from June 1st to September 1st in which you show your support for podcasters who are Indie dyers or designers by knitting with their yarn and/or patterns. It was a lot of fun last year so check out her Rav group here!

Last week Steph made the announcement that she will no longer be a regular part of the podcast and this may have not been a shock to most of you but I would like to thank our wonderful Ravelry group for their outpouring of support and love! Steph and I have both received so many lovely notes and you all have to know how much that means to each of us! Steph will certainly be missed but I am proud of my friend for making this hard choice and doing what she knows is right for her and her family. I love you, Steph!

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Find me at:

Twitter: MustStashSheep

Ravelry: Freeflower

Facebook: Must Stash Shop

Instagram: MustStashSheep

Ravelry: Must Stash Podcast Group 

iTunes: Must Stash Podcast

Show notes for Episode 60: The One with Cats and Birds

News You can Use:

School of Stash’s first term is ending today, March 31st and the FO thread will be locked on Saturday, April 4th. Graduation Badges and prizes will be awarded to all eligible students soon thereafter. Thank you Everyone for your participation and support and a huge thank you to my Professors!

Stacie is knitting:

Stacie finished knitting:

  • booth sample socks for the SOS double gusset class

Miscellaneous:

I mentioned Tangerine Design, Freckled Whimsy and Awesome Grannie bags.

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Find us at:

Twitter: MustStashSheep & SeeStephKnit

Ravelry: Freeflower & SupaSteph

Facebook: Must Stash Shop

Instagram: MustStashSheep & seestephknit

Ravelry: Must Stash Podcast Group 

iTunes: Must Stash Podcast

Show notes for Episode 59

Thank You!:

A big thank you to Tasha, Michael, Liz and all the other members of the DFW board and the wonderful volunteers for putting on such a great event. And a huge thank you to all the folks who came out and came by the Must Stash booth!!

News You can Use:

Must Stash University will commence in one week on March 31st. Our first term of Socks Ed is a great success!! So many FO’s have already been posted and remember, you have until April 4th at midnight CST to get your project posted. Please read the “Rules” carefully so as to make sure you have crossed all your t’s and dotted all your i’s!

Knitting:

Stacie is knitting:

Stacie finished knitting:

  • Socks Ed Double Gusset (HO) DSOM Extended Play Version on Sport Sock

Miscellaneous:

Stacie wore her custom Obey the Stash tshirt from Zazzle.

I forgot to mention the Stitch Minder Kickstarter. A great tool to help Indies produce more yarn; what could be better! If you would like to donate, please check it out!

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Find us at:

Twitter: MustStashSheep

Ravelry: Freeflower

Facebook: Must Stash Shop

Instagram: MustStashSheep

Ravelry: Must Stash Podcast Group & Must Stash Yarns Group

iTunes: Must Stash Podcast

Show notes for Episode 58: The One with a Sock Puppet

News You can Use:

Must Stash University had enrollment this past weekend for the School of Stash Socks Ed courses and it was phenomenal!!

Our first term Professors are:

Megan Williams (justrunknit of the Stockinette Zombies) OMG Heel which is $4.34 and Megan is offering 50% off with code StashU through March 31.

Jessica Larson (Goosebearknits) Afterthought a la Carte which is $6 and Jessica is offering 25% off now through Feb 28th with the coupon code StashU. Jessica is also hosting a KAL in her Ravelry group, Goosebear Knits, during March so head over there to check it out!

Cristi Payne (Turtlegirl76) Basic Sock with a Double Gusset Heel which is FREE and Cristi is offering 25% off her other pattern, Tortuga Twist, with the coupon code SoS2015. Tortuga Twist has the DG heel but more interest for the accomplished sock knitter!

Each class will run from March 1st through March 31st so keep your eyes pealed the last week in February for class thread to open. Each Professor may host a VKN or join one that I host and there will be lots of fun chatter in the SoS main thread this month!

The FO thread will be locked on Saturday, April 4th, and Graduation Badges will be awarded to all eligible students (see the SoS Chat thread topper for more information)!

Giveaways:

Scholarship! This week, we gave away a skein of Must Stash Perfect Sock in the “Kama Sutra” colorway to post #204 llittlemissa. Congratulations, Angela!

Knitting:

Stacie is knitting:

Stacie finished knitting:

Miscellaneous:

Stacie wore her Olive Branch shawl.

I mentioned Stitch Definition a new company dedicated to bringing your knitting into focus!

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Find us at:

Twitter: MustStashSheep & SeeStephKnit

Ravelry: Freeflower & SupaSteph

Facebook: Must Stash Shop

Instagram: MustStashSheep & seestephknit

Ravelry: Must Stash Podcast Group 

iTunes: Must Stash Podcast

Show notes for Episode 57: The One with Outtakes, Dogs and Interruptions

Thank You:

On our Radar:

  • St. Patrick Day kits will go on sale February 14th at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST on the Vintage Rose website!

News You can Use:

Must Stash University is opening the School of Stash this spring!! A new virtual school for knitting hosted by Must Stash. Join the Ravelry group so you won’t miss a thing!

Here is what you want to know: enrollment opens on February 15th and you must use Must Stash yarn to knit your socks. Don’t have a Skein and want to join in the fun? I have a special color way just for students called “Kama Sutra” in honor of our first term, Socks Education. It has 20 or 22 stripes!!! When you claim your seat in the Enrollment thread on Ravelry LET ME KNOW YOU WANT/NEED a skein and you will receive a link for the exclusive skein (very clock and dagger!).

Our first term Professors are:

Megan Williams (justrunknit of the Stockinette Zombies) OMG Heel which is $4.34 and can be used with virtually with any other sock pattern.

Jessica Larson (Goosebearknits) Afterthought a la Carte which is $6 and Jessica is offering 25% off now through Feb 28th with the coupon code StashU. Jessica is also hosting a KAL in her Ravelry group, Goosebear Knits, during March so head over there to check it out!

Cristi Payne (Turtlegirl76) Basic Sock with a Double Gusset Heel which is FREE and Cristi is offering 25% off her other pattern, Tortuga Twist, with the coupon code SoS2015. Tortuga Twist has the DG heel but more interest for the accomplished sock knitter!

Each class will run from March 1st through March 31st. Each Professor may host a VKN or join one that I host and there will be lots of fun chatter in the SoS main thread this month!

The FO thread will be locked on Saturday, April 4th, and Graduation Badges will be awarded to all eligible students!! For successfully completing each class (pair of socks), you will be awarded one of the following: a discount code for my shop, free Priority shipping upgrade coupon or an exclusive shopping offer!

Giveaways:

Scholarship! This week, we are giving away a skein of Must Stash Perfect Sock in the “Kama Sutra” colorway to one eligible Stasher! To be eligible, all you have to do is, join the Must Stash yarn group and enroll in the School of Stash Socks Ed thread. I will randomly pick the student and announce the winner on the next podcast.

Knitting:

Stacie is knitting:

  • Margo Poncho using Lana Gatto camel
  • Everything is Awesome sock sample using Must Stash Yarn Perfect Sock
  • 100% Irish socks using Must Stash Yarn Sport Sock
  • Cattywampus Hat using Must Stash Yarn BFL DK

Stacie finished knitting:

Miscellaneous:

Stacie wore her Pomme de Pin.

New Stash: Wool Tree Yarn “Prickly Pear/Indigo” fingering weight 70/30 SW Merino/Silk from the Lucky Ewe shop.

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Find us at:

Twitter: MustStashSheep & SeeStephKnit

Ravelry: Freeflower & SupaSteph

Facebook: Must Stash Shop

Instagram: MustStashSheep & seestephknit

Ravelry: Must Stash Podcast Group 

iTunes: Must Stash Podcast