VeryPink Knits

VeryPink Knits

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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.

Episodes

Podcast Episode 30:  Taking Great Knitting Photos  

This week, Casey interviews Erin Peloquin from Digital Photograph for Moms about tips for getting great photos of your knitting. You can see before and after photos of Casey's knits here on her blog. From Our Sponsor - Mountain Meadow Wool Legacy Yarn Club Visit the Mountain Meadow Wool website for more info on the Legacy Yarn Club, and to sign up for their newsletter. Links: Videos: All of my seaming and grafting videos (including basic mattress stitch and Kitchener stitch) Casey’s felted bag

Podcast Episode 29:  Knitting Slump  

You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Mango Moon/Dale Garn Fimmel Hat and Mitts Kit & Tutorial Links to things we talk about in this episode: Here are a few of my Fair Isle tutorials - Learn to Knit Fair Isle Fimmel Hat Color My Cowl Color My Cuffs http://verypink.com/2016/07/27/color-cuffs-tutorial/ Correctly Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches Reinserting Needle into Live Stitches Correcting Color Change Jog Log Cabin Blanket The question was about the yarn I use in the demonstration, which is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, but I used worsted weight yarns in my finished blanket. Weaving in Ends Playlist Mitered Squares Sloped Bind-Off Storing Knits for Summer

Podcast Episode 28:  Knitting Aches and Pains  

You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. In this episode, Casey talks with Dr. Stephen Reinlie from Next Level Chiropractic about knitters' aches and pains. Dr. Steven Reinlie 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. From Our Sponsor: The Woolery - the retailers of Strauch products, including the equipment I use and swear by: Strauch Ball Winder Strauch Swift COUPON CODE: NZB-MRM Good for free shipping to Continental US on any Strauch product until 1/15/17. Just select “Flat Rate” Shipping Option and enter Coupon Code in box on checkout page. You can see my ball winder and swift in action in this video, Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls. 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

Podcast Episode 27:  Winging It  

You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: The Woolery - the retailers of Strauch products, including the equipment I use and swear by: Strauch Ball Winder Strauch Swift Mango Moon/Dale Garn Fimmel Hat and Mitts Kit & Tutorial Video Playlist: Flicking Video: Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn Video: Russian Join Video: Knitting Without Looking

Podcast Episode 26:  This is Your Brain, This is Knitting  

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 hosts 12 fiber toys of Christmas, sign on to newsletter at woolery.com to receive notifications including upcoming offers from Strauch, our favorite manufacturer for ball winders and swifts. Don't forget gift certificates make great instant stocking stuffers for that Strauch ball winder or swift you're wanting! 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

Podcast Episode 25:  Do Chickens Need Sweaters?  

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 From Our Sponsors: June Cashmere - Owner Sy Belohlavek from June Cashmere works one-on-one with ranchers in Kyrgyzstan to source their 16.5 micron count cashmere. Their lace and DK weight cashmere comes in 12 fabulous organically dyed colors along with a line of patterns from Tanis Gray, Romi Hill and Kristin Kapur. Enter promo code VERYPINK (no spaces) to get free shipping off your next order of $100 or more. The June Cashmere video we mention in the episode. https://www.youtube.com/embed/lQWRDnsw5m8 Skeino Donna Vest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwnkwQyvWPY

Podcast Episode 24:  Love the Swatch  

You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Louet - Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I've done several tutorials with Louet: Sixes and Threes Cowl ATX Linen Tote Tesserino Cowl Sharbella Shawl Matterhorn Cabled Cowl Eucalan – the fiber wash Staci uses for all her knits. (I’m in love with the Wrapture scent, a clean jasmine smell.) And from Skeino, their new Turtleneck Sweater. Available in over 30 colors in Merino wool. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Casey’s linen tank with a sad story. Ike’s Collegiate (Dog) Sweater Pattern

Podcast Episode 23: One Complication at a Time  

You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Louet - Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I've done several tutorials with Louet: Sixes and Threes Cowl ATX Linen Tote Tesserino Cowl Sharbella Shawl Matterhorn Cabled Cowl June Cashmere - they have a great story, click through to their website and select the "Who We Are" tab! Use promo code VERYPINK to get free shipping on your order of $100 or more. Below is the His or Her Scarf I knit using their DK weight yarn, in the limited edition color Silver Bell. Eucalan – the fiber wash Staci uses for all her knits. (I’m in love with the Wrapture scent, a clean jasmine smell.) Things we talk about in this episode: Video: Intarsia vs. Duplicate Stitch Video: Icord Side Edging Video: Mattress Stitch Video: Reusing Yarn Video: Duplicate Stitch The Eva hat pattern that Staci mentions is actually called Samantha. The pattern is only available in a book, which is now out of print.

Podcast Episode 22: Field Trip  

You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Louet - Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I've done several tutorials with Louet: Sixes and Threes Cowl ATX Linen Tote Tesserino Cowl Sharbella Shawl Matterhorn Cabled Cowl Bijou Basin Ranch - click through to see their new Master Color Series in amazing colors. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Yarn the Movie Orly Genger’s Hurlyburly Casey’s blog post about Yarn the Movie The writing Casey mentioned by Barbara Kingsolver Blocking Tutorial (not a video) Video: Simple Magic Loop Video: Reinforcing Sock Toes and Heels Cassette tape audio thing - the gizmo Staci uses to listen to podcasts in the car.

Podcast Episode 21:  The Pattern is Not the Boss of You  

To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Louet - Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I've done several tutorials with Louet: Sixes and Threes Cowl ATX Linen Tote Tesserino Cowl Sharbella Shawl Matterhorn Cabled Cowl June Cashmere - they have a great story, click through to their website and select the "Who We Are" tab! Use promo code VERYPINK to get free shipping on your order of $100 or more. Bijou Basin Ranch - they have a new Master Color Series in amazing colors. Eucalan - the fiber wash Staci uses for all her knits. (I'm in love with the Wrapture scent, a clean jasmine smell.) Links to things we talk about in this episode: Video: There’s a Knot in my Yarn! Video: Lifted increases Video: KFB (knit front/back)

Podcast Episode 20:  Down with Inches!  

To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Bijou Basin Ranch, a Tibetan Yak ranch in Colorado. I recently did a tutorial on their Beau Felted Wrap that uses their Bijou Spun “Himalayan Trail” yarn, a yak down and merino blend. SKEINO and their Annette Shawl. This is a version of the Bauhaus Shawl in over 40 different colorways, in different yarns including baby alpaca and fine merino. Beginner level. You can see the video on the Annette shawl here. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Portuguese knitting videos on Pinterest Video: Getting Good Tension Here’s an article about Americans and the metric system.

Podcast Episode 19:  Watch Out, Wyoming  

To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Note from Staci - In this episode, I mentioned that I usually only wash my hand knits once at the end of the season, and this is true, but I wasn’t thinking about socks when I said that! I knit machine-washable socks, and I machine wash them and set them out flat to dry more than once a season! From Our Sponsors: Bijou Basin Ranch, a Tibetan Yak ranch in Colorado. I recently did a tutorial on their Beau Felted Wrap that uses their Bijou Spun “Himalayan Trail" yarn, a yak down and merino blend. June Cashmere - Use the promo code VERYPINK for free shipping on orders $100 or more. This is the scarf I'm currently knitting using their DK weight cashmere yarn, more info on my Ravelry page. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Video: Shadow Chevron Stitch (keeping good tension between knit and purl stitches) Video: Weaving in Cotton Ends Video: Mysteries of Row Gauge

Podcast Episode 18:  Merino is the Answer  

To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: SKEINO Bauhaus Mitered Shawl Kit SKEINO Bauhaus Shawl Tutorial The Woolery You can see my Strauch ball winder and swift in this video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/kNdLF8gVWhI Links to things we talk about in this episode: Tutorial: Beau Felted Wrap Video: Spit Splicing Video: Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn Video: Avoiding Ladders Sock Blanks on Etsy Capturing the Color of a Skein (slider tool to see how multi-colored yarns will knit up) Tutorial: SKEINO Operetta Shawl

Podcast Episode 17:  This Yarn is My Best Friend  

To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: If you want to see the collection of fair isle hats Staci has been knitting, here is her Ravelry notebook. Video: Checking Gauge Video: Getting Good Tension Video: Math for Knitters, Substituting yarns Video: Ravelry Tips, Using Advanced Search Jared Flood - Brooklyn Tweed Cobblestone Sweater Book: Knits Men Want Book: Knitting with Balls

Podcast Episode 16:  Fingerling Weight Yarn  

To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Video: Math for Knitters, Substituting Yarns Video: Substituting Yarn Yarn weight conversion chart Video: Determining Yarn Weight (WPI) Book: The Knitters Book of Yarn Video: Mysteries of Row Gauge

Podcast Episode 15:  No Hand Shaming  

To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Video: Casting-On Many Stitches Pom Pom Magazine Video: Steam Blocking Berroco Vintage Knit Picks Swish Stroll Sock Yarn Comfy Cotton Video: Simple Magic Loop Video: Mirror Knitting Video: What’s Your Knitting Style? Casey’s WIP confession: all of Casey’s unfinished projects are on Ravelry! Judge away. ;)

Podcast Episode 14:  Don’t Edit Out the Dog Noise!  

To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Snag fixer tool Video: Fixing Loose Stitches and Snags Video: Dropping a column of stitches to repair a stitch (this video is called Correcting a Dropped Stitch, but the technique is the same) Learn to Knit Lace Saryoan Scarf Sharbella Shawl Video: Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls TurtlePurl self-striping yarn Etsy shop Casey’s TurtlePurl Socks Staci’s TurtlePurl socks

Podcast Episode 13:  Our Breakfast Tacos are Better  



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To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Learn to Knit Your First Scarf Traditional Dishcloth tutorial and pattern Scunci Steamer (they’re still available, but SUPER expensive for some reason) I mentioned that my friend Steven has been knitting beautiful lace baby blankets, here is his Ravelry notebook. Pinhole Cast-On

Podcast Episode 12:  The Best Questions Come from Romania  

To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Knitter's Pride Find Your Needle video series Calculating yarn amounts for different sizes Double knitting video Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Patterns Staci’s Arrowhead Cardigan Shoe size/foot length chart

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