Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Episode 140 ~ In Which It’s THE Rachael Herron

Show Notes:

Intro -
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group

~This isn't a normal episode! We're covering a few of our normal topics, but the majority of this episode is an interview with THE Rachael Herron.

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~[incredibly clever name coming soon] on US 4 (3.5 mm), See project page for colourways used

~bag for noah on US 8 (5 mm), Patons UK Fab DK in the Raspberry colourway

C.C. -
~Super super super super super super secret project IBYC15 Socks Pair 2 on US 1½ (2.5mm)

~Oh, Oh, We're Halfway There, Oh, Oh, Livin' On A Prayer on US 7 (4.5mm), Rainbow Heirloom Lush Light in the Apparition, Blue Raspberry, + Princess Rockstar colourways

~Secret Socks for Someone Special on US 1½ (2.5mm), Knitglobal Sock Yarn in the Mountain colourway

~When you think I'll zig, I'll zag. Then when you think I'm gonna zag, I do zag, just to mess you up for the next time, when I might zig Blanket on US4 (3.5mm), See project page for colourways used

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~ze I can do zat! hat on US 4 (3.5mm) + US 6 (4.0mm), Easyknits.co.uk Arcadia in the Kirk colourway + West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Poppy Seed colourway

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #19 on US6 (4mm), King Cole Merino Blend DK in the Slate Blue colourway + Marta's Yarns Metro in the Orange Burst colourway

~Mamma Vertebrae on US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm), Yarnarama in the Cerise colourway

~Christmas Stocking 2 of 6 for Sister on US 8 (5.0mm), Cascade 220 in the Christmas Red, Highland Green, + Gris colourways

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Badge + bracelet from Julia (nimruse)

~Woolly Ewe Sheep keychain (Jacob) by Hairy Coo, I purchased mine in store at Bonkers (you'd need to contact them though as they aren't listed on their website)

~Book + Interview with Rachael Herron (rachaelherron)
I have tried to link EVERYTHING we talked about in the interview. If I missed something, comment here or in the Ravelry group and we'll try to figure it out. Here goes:

Cypress Hollow Series - How to Knit a Love Song, Honeymooning: A Cypress Hollow Yarn Short Story, How to Knit a Heart Back Home, Wishes and Stitches, Cora's Heart, + Fiona's Flame

A Life in Stitches: Knitting My Way through Love, Loss, and Laughter

Pack Up the Moon

Splinters of Light

Gigi Pandian (author)

Gargoyle Cowl

New book from Rachael - Taking Care (releasing in March 2016)

The Elephant House/Cafe

Ruby's Bookstore Sweater

Needle Felted Brooch from Aileen Clarke Crafts

NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month

NaKniSweMo - National Knit A Sweater Month

Ira Glass from This American Life - The Annoying Gap Between Theory...and Practice

One Year Novel Homeschooling Curriculum

New Series of books from Rachael starting in April 2016


Gilmore Girls

A Playful Day Blog and Podcast

Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza - knitting retreat in Edinburgh, Scotland

Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl

Ginger Twist Studio

Yarn Harlot

Found: A Story of Questions, Grace & Everyday Prayer by Micha Boyett

Brené Brown

The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere by Pico Iyer

Rachael's article in Twist Collective - Zen and the Art of Crafty Minimalism

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

Wool Folk Tynd

West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the Knitterboker Glory colourway

Mia Tank

Ten Stitch Zig Zag Quilt

The Beekeepers Quilt

Ten Stitch Square Blanket

Ten Stitch Twist Circular Blanket

Bullet Journal

Rachael's website - Yarnagogo

Rachael on Twitter

Rachael on Instagram

Rachael on Facebook

Misc. -
~If you're in London (or somewhere nearby), please come visit C.C. at I Knit Fandango - Friday 15-May-2015 + Saturday 16-May-2015 at Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Westminster, London

~We'll be back next week with a normal episode (although it might be a bit longer than normal as we cover stuff we've missed this week, plus C.C.'s trip to London). We'll see you then!

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Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry & her JavaPurl Designs website
~ on Twitter as cc_almon
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon
~ her blog ~ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, Mamma, knitter, & fibromyalgia fighter

Damaris -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
~ on Twitter as d_isabitgroovy
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Tumblr
~ on Instagram as d_isabitgroovy
~ on YouTube as Damaris is a bit brilliant

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ on Twitter as geekygirlsknit
~ our Facebook page
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~ on iTunes
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!