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    Dyeabolical Blog

    Episode 16 - Knit. Dye. Read. - a Knitting Podcast

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    Admin 0:53

    Knitting content 8:20

    Sewing content 20:50

    I did a *lot* of talking this week, but lucky for you I also edited out a lot of the jabber to keep things a reasonable length.

    One topic I mostly edited out, but want to revisit, is the topic of making clothes for ones body when ones body changes often. Plus, how to talk about making clothes for a changing body shape without inadvertently wandering in to a fat phobic conversation I am not ready to have. I need to collect my thoughts on a bit before talking about it again, but if you have any thoughts or resources on fat acceptance and clothing production to share then please leave them in the comments below.

    I also cut out an in-depth book review of Glamorie by Alice Starmore, which is why it is in the thumbnail of this video. I will revisit that book review in a future episode.

    Giveaway link: https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/dyeabolical/topics/3928955

    Knitting Projects:

    Fading Point by Joji Locatelli

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fading-point

    Rift Tee by Jaqueline Cieslak (test knit)

    Wonderland Adventure Scarf by Celia Cabodevilla

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wonderland-adventure-scarf

    Mad Hatter’s Cowl by Celia Cabodevilla

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mad-hatters-cowl

    Sewing Projects:

    Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan

    https://helenscloset.ca/product/blackwood-cardigan-pdf-pattern/

    Bella Sunshine Primrose Panties

    https://bellasunshinedesigns.com/product/primrose-panties-ladies/

    Amy King’s post on sewing underwear:

    https://boogieblather.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/sewing-panties/

    Elastic by the Yard (no affiliation)

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElasticByTheYard

    Find me:

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    Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/329601-rachel

    Ordering date extended and other news

    Ordering date extended and other news

    Welcome to the newly refreshed blog!

    The last few months I kept thinking about how much I used to enjoy blogging and reading knitting blogs despite the amount of time it took to write a post. With the increased popularity of Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube podcasts in the last few years blogging started to seem like a time-intensive chore. But you know what? I miss it. I miss checking a blog roll every morning. I miss getting to know people via comments. I miss being able to skim a blog post for information vs having to watch a video. I definitely missed the writing practice. Comma goes where? Run-on sentence what? Typos? Proofreading? WHAT.

    Don't get me wrong. I still love a video podcast, and I am still enjoying hosting my own video podcast, but often times a blog is more convenient and faster than a podcast.

    So... 

    Last weekend I spent a day redesigning the Dyeabolical blog and moving over all of the show notes and tutorial links from the Knit Dye Read website on to this new blog. If you followed the old Dyeabolical blog or followed the Knit Dye Read blog you will need to update your RSS readers with the new address: https://dyeabolicalyarns.com/blogs/dyeabolical-blog Please note, most of the free patterns on the old Dyeabolical blog are available through links on my Ravelry designer page.

    And in other news...ordering deadline extended to June 13

    Last month I announced that dyed-to-order was open for the colorways listed below. It is hard to believe, but this is the first time I have had dyed-to-order open in almost a year. Originally the listings were supposed to close on June 9, but I have decided to extend the ordering period until June 13 to give everyone a little bit of extra time.

    You can find the dyed-to-order listings here. Don't forget to check out the rest of the Etsy shop for my in-stock yarns, knitting needles, crochet hooks, and stitch markers. Are you a newsletter subscriber? Or Facebook group member? Current subscribers and members will find a discount code in the last email sent or pinned to the top of the group. New subscribers will be sent a coupon code after confirming their email address.

    But how do these colors knit up?

    From left to right: Very Starry Variegated, Very Starry Watercolor Stripes, Very Starry Fade. The socks are Magie der Zwilinge socks designed by Micha Klein. The Very Starry Fade cardigan is the Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry and knit by Monica (Mlinaz on Ravelry).
    One set of Very Starry Fade hand dyed yarn (a blue to yellow gradient) is used to make an adult and childs pair of socks

    Smiley50 on Ravelry managed 2 pairs of amazing socks from 1 set of Very Starry Fade. The socks on the left are the Pixel Rise pattern by Kemper Wray. The socks on the right are a pair of vanilla socks.

    From left to right: Thunderboom Variegated, Thunderboom Watercolor Stripes, and Thunderboom Fade. The crocheted scarf is Bias3 by Amy Chapleau-Lane and the work in progress is the Fading Point shawl by Joji Locatelli. As soon as I am done writing this post I am going back to the couch and make a good effort to finish it today.

    A grid of 6 colors of yarn on a white background - navy blue, light gray, gold yellow, light olive green, dark gray, aqua blue

    Bigger on the Inside, Donkey Shane, Fire Cat, Olive You, Polar Vortex, and Robin's Egg all make excellent standalone semisolids for garment projects or in multi-color projects. All were picked this month to coordinate with either Very Starry or Thunderboom, but they would also coordinate with yarns already in your stash. Here is one example.
    2 striped shawls side by side; one is gray and purple and the other a variegated fuchsia and navy. Both have a trinity stitch edging.
    Shawl Seduction by Kelene Kinnersly makes great use of 2 semisolid colorways or a variegated and 1-2 semisolids. Kelene used a skein of Polar Vortex with a purple in the picture on the left. My version of Shawl Seduction, on the right, uses a skein of Bigger on the Inside with a semisolid fuchsia and a variegated yarn.

    And finally...

    Monday is the last day to enter to win 2 skeins of Zazu sock yarn. See my latest podcast for more information. I talk about the giveaway at minute 3:10.

     

     

    Episode 15: "Air Quotes"


    Time Stamps:
    3:10 Giveaway
    6:00 Knitting content
    20:54 Knitting book acquisitions
    31:10 Shop News - colorway names
    35:32 Shop news - dyed-to-order update
    39:46 Ranty book talk
     
    Ravelry Group:
    https://www.ravelry.com/groups/dyeabolical

    Projects:
    Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fading-point

    Shadow Wrap Heel
    https://youtu.be/nqf2x3U1HKQ

    Duotone Cowl
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/duotone-cowl

    Books:
    The Weaving, Dyeing, and Spinning Book (2nd ed) by Rachel Brown

    Felicia Lo’s Podcast
    https://youtu.be/Qk3KsVXq6wE

    Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague

    Vogue Knitting Ultimate Knitting Book

    Knitsonik Stranded Colorwork Playbook by Felicity Ford

    Find me:
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    lehcarstl on Ravelry
    https://www.ravelry.com/people/lehcarstl

    Ravelry Group
    https://www.ravelry.com/groups/dyeabolical

    Goodreads
    https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/329601-rachel

    Episode 14: In the Dyepots Again


    Projects:

    Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nightshift

    Ursa by Jacqueline Cieslak
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ursa-3

    Fading Point by Joji Locatelli
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fading-point

    Find me:
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    lehcarstl on Ravelry
    https://www.ravelry.com/people/lehcarstl

    Goodreads
    https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/329601-rachel

    Episode 13



    Projects:
    Lizard Ridge by Laura Aylor
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lizard-ridge
    Frost Heaves by Bronwyn Hahn
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/frost-heaves-cowl
    Garter Stitch Wrap by Susan Mills
    https://www.ravelry.com/projects/incorporate/garter-stitch-wrap-2
    Tegna by Caitlin Hunter
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tegna
    Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nightshift
    Cove Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cove-cardi
    Ursa by Jacqueline Cieslak
    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ursa-3

    Books:
    Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor
    Knit the Christmas Story by Jan Messant
    Simple Knits with a Twist by Erika Knight
    Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick
    Pure Silk by Debbie Bliss
    Knitting Fresh Brioche by Nancy Marchant
    Can’t Escape Love by Alyssa Cole
    Once Upon a Marquess by Courtney Milan

    Find me:
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    Website
    https://dyeabolicalyarns.com/

    Facebook Group
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    Goodreads 
    https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/329601-rachel