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Episode 42 - Refresh, Renew Patterns and projects discussed in this episode . . . Pioneer Bella’s Mittens Tree of Life Cross Country Chullo Go see all of Kate’s projects on Ravelry! Knitting From the Word . ....

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Episode 39 - Reading, 'Riting, and Ravelry Welcome to our Episode 39 of our podcast in which we talked about . . . Moderne Baby Blanket Shalom Cardigan Holidazed Socks Clapotis Gaenor Shawl Moderne Baby Blanket Pinwheel blanket urban...

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Episode 41 – A Giant Episode Welcome to our Episode 41 of our podcast in which we talked about . . . Argus Shawl Moderne Baby Blanket Monkey Socks Hannah Hat Amanda Hat Felicity Hat Just Beachy Bikini Go see all...

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Episode 38 - Knitting Memories Ahh... memories! Remember your first big project? Remember accomplishing that hard technique? What about that project that you just love? We stop and smell the fiber as we discuss some of our favorite...

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Episode 40 - Pressure or Pleasure In this podcast we talked about knitting competitions and KALs such as the Ravelympics. What's the deal with those things anyway? Why would you compete or join a group of knitters working on the same projects?...

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Episode 13 – No Stress Summer Contest

Posted by Kate | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on August 1, 2008

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Welcome to our Episode 13 of our podcast in which we talked about upcoming events such as . . .

* Ravelympics, event signups end August 7
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Stitches Midwest, August 21-24, Schaumburg, IL
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Twist Collective, premieres August 1
* Knotions by Grumperina, premieres August 4

. . . we caught up and talked about . . .

* Knitty
* Lizzie Ann’s Wool Co.
* Sit & Knit, A Yarn Cafe
* The Red Purl
* Living on the Edge Podcast by Chip Ingram

In the second segment we talked all about keeping the stress away from your knitting . . .

* Prioritize
* Organize
* Flexibility
* Ability
* Contentment

. . . and announced a new contest! Just register on our site (or sign in) and leave us a comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win a fabulous project bag from Messie Craftie ! We’ll use a random number generator and announce the winner in Episode 14!

We closed the podcast by . . .

* Sharing Knitting and the Word from Psalm 118:24 and Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always
* Asking for your prayer requests, praise reports, questions, and comments
* A prayer for our military, the elections, the economy, peace, stress-free lifestyles, contentment, God’s provision and protection, opportunities to bless others, and healing for our friend Dana

Music you heard. . .

* Turkish Delight – David Crowder Band
* He Will Carry Me – Mark Shultz
* It is Well – 4Him
* Everlasting Light – Ryan Farish

Leave your comments below, or e-mail us here. Stay tuned for Episode 14!

Episode 12 – Christmas (Knitting) in July!

Posted by Kate | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on July 12, 2008

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Welcome to our Episode 12 of our podcast in which we talked about upcoming events such as:

* Disciple and Fireflight Concert, FireEscape Coffee House, Chanute, KS, July 12
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Christian Family Day at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO, July 19 as the Cardinals take on the Padres and Casting Crowns in concert
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Premiere of Veggie Tales “Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry’s Big River Rescue” at Campbell 16 Cine, July 12. Get your free tickets from Christian Publisher’s Outlet in Springfield.
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Knit Together West will be starting soon in Carthage, MO
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Interweave Knits Hurt Book Sale going on now!
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Knit Together’s Facebook page

In the second segment we talked all about knitting Christmas in July . . .

* Set realistic goals
* Start now!
* Consider knitting multiples of the same pattern
* Keep a record of needed sizes and measurements
* Engage an accountability partner and share your goals with us, too
* Don’t make yourself crazy; remember the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus!
* Fetching
* Knit Pro
* Odessa
* Claudia
* R2D2 Hat
* Calorimetry
* Buttonhole Bag
* My So-Called Scarf
* Wisp

We closed the podcast by . . .

* Sharing Knitting and the Word from 2 Corinthians 9:7-15 – The act of giving is a gift we receive
* Asking for your prayer requests, praise reports, questions, and comments
* A prayer of protection for our servicemen and women; God’s will in the upcoming elections; thankfulness for God’s gifts and the opportunity to share with others; thankfulness for our listeners and the opportunities this podcast brings

Music you heard. . .

* Turkish Delight – David Crowder Band
* Felize Navidad – Jose Felicio
* Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
* Everlasting Light – Ryan Farish

Leave your comments below, or e-mail us here. Stay tuned for Episode 13!

Episode 11 – Knitting on a Budget

Posted by Kate | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on June 26, 2008

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Welcome to our Episode 11 of our podcast in which we talked about upcoming events such as:

* James River Assembly’s “I Love America” on July 4
* Disciple and Fireflight Concert, FireEscape Coffee House, Chanute, KS, July 12
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Ridgecrest Baptist Church’s Independence Day Concert, June 29
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Summer of Socks 2008

In the second segment we talked all about knitting without breaking the bank . . .

* Dave Ramsey
* Helpful budgeting spreadsheets
* Hobby Lobby coupons
* Sharing with your fellow knitters
* LYS frequent shopper benefits (TLE)
* Beware of free shipping; you may end up spending more!
* Watch, plan, and save for sales at your LYS or online yarn stores (WEBS anniversary sale)
* Visit your local library regularly for knitting books and patterns
* Maintain a wish list for gift occasions

We closed the podcast by . . .

* Sharing Knitting and the Word from Proverbs 22:7 and Philippians 4 Living in financial peace
* Asking for your prayer requests, praise reports, questions, and comments
* A prayer of thankfulness for the protection and truth revealed; protection and provision for those impacted by the midwest flooding; God’s will in the upcoming elections; wisdom to act as good stewards of all He has blessed us with; peace

Music you heard. . .

Turkish Delight – David Crowder Band
Opposite Way – Leeland
You’re Not Alone – Meredith Andrews
Everlasting Light – Ryan Farish

Leave your comments below, or e-mail us here. Stay tuned for Episode 12!

Episode 10 – Knitting for your Home

Posted by Kate | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on June 14, 2008

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Note: We ran into a little technical difficulty at the end of the podcast (i.e. Tammy’s battery died!) so the prayer was cut short.

Welcome to our Episode 10 of our podcast in which we talked about upcoming events such as:

* The Watoto Children’s Choir
* Little Hosea and Big Smith Concert, Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Thursday, June 12
* James River Assembly’s”I Love America” on July 4
* Ridgecrest Baptist Church’s Independence Day Concert, June 29
* Stitch ‘n Pitch, Springfield Cardinals – June 14
* Plurk
* Summer of Socks 2008
* Tempted Yarns

In the second segment we talked all about knitting around the house . . .

* Mason Dixon Knitting’s book and blog
* The new Mason Dixon Knitting book being released in the fall
* Weekend Knitting
* Absorba
* Moss Grid Hand Towel
* Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloth
* Ballband Dishcloth
* Tabitha’s Emerald Lace Bath Set
* Yvonne’s Double Flower Cloth
* Felted boxes

We closed the podcast by . . .

* Sharing Knitting and the Word from Exodus 36:8 and Exodus 36:35-37 Knitting is a gift from the Lord and we can use it to glorify Him.
* Asking for your prayer requests, praise reports, questions, and comments
* A prayer of thankfulness for the gift of knitting; travel mercies; protection over those under attack from Satan; protection and provision for those impacted by the midwest flooding; God’s will in the upcoming elections;

Music you heard. . .

Turkish Delight – David Crowder Band
Big House – Audio Adrenaline
Lose My Soul – Toby Mac
Everlasting Light – Ryan Farish

Episode 9 – Picture Perfect

Posted by Kate | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on May 27, 2008

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Welcome to our Episode 9 of our podcast in which we talked about upcoming events such as:

* Free Breakfast Fridays at the Freestanding Chick-fil-A on Glenstone Ave. in Springfield, MO during May
* Boomtown in Joplin, Missouri – June 6-8th; 7:30pm NeedtoBreathe – Main Stage; 9:00 p.m. Jars of Clay – Main Stage
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Heart of America Sheep Show & Fiber Fest, Sedalia, MO – May 30 – June 1
* Stitch ‘n Pitch, Springfield Cardinals – June 14

In the second segment we talked all about photography . . .

* Cameras we own and use: Canon 20D, Canon A620 (or A650 ?), Fuji FinePix S5000
* Recommended lenses for great DOF: 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8
* Must have camera options: rechargeable batteries, fireworks setting for night shots, snow setting for bright daylight shots
* Shoot without the flash!
* Tutorial Links here, here, and here
* Make your own lightbox
* Adobe Bridge
* Picnik via Flickr

We closed the podcast by . . .

* Sharing Knitting and the Word from Ephesians 1:3-8 – God sees us as we really are
* Asking for your prayer requests, praise reports, questions, and comments
* A prayer of thankfulness for travel mercies, gratefulness for blessings and encouragement, thankfulness for our military and rememberance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, protection from illnesses and allergies, thankfulness for the love of Christ.

Music you heard. . .

Turkish Delight – David Crowder Band
Beautiful – Bethany Dillon
Picture Perfect – Michael W. Smith
Everlasting Light – Ryan Farish

Leave your comments below, or e-mail us here. Stay tuned for Episode 10!

Episode 8 – Gettin’ Loopy With It

Posted by Kate | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on April 30, 2008

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Welcome to our Episode 8 of our podcast where we go on the road to The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling and interview Sheri Berger and Wendy Johnson.

Also thank you Amy (ToadyJoe) for the recorder!

Upcoming Events

* Cross the Line Tour, Superchic[k], Disciple, KJ-52 and more in Joplin, MO, May 11, 2008 7:00 PM, For more info call: 417-206-6886
* Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover Live in Kansas City, MO May 03, 2008 1:00 PM. For more info call: 888-227-3223
* Free Breakfast Fridays at the Freestanding Chick-fil-A on Glenstone Ave. in Springfield, MO during April and May
* KIP Stitch N’ Pitch, June 14th. Contact Zarah for tickets if available
* Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street May 3-4 Event Time: Sat: 10:00 a.m to 6″00 p.m.; Sun: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission: $5 gate/$3 pre-sale
* Art Walk, May 2nd, downtown Springfield, 6:00 p.m.
* Twila Paris in concert at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with Ridgecrest’s own Celebration Choir & Orchestra. Say Hi to Tammy if you see her on Saturday.

In the second segment we spoke with . . .

* Sheri Berger, proprieter of The Loopy Ewe and sock yarn enabler extraordinaire
* Wendy Johnson, author of “Wendy Knits” book and blog, and human pet of the lovely Lucy
* Zarah, recapping her and Tammy’s weekend adventure at the Spring Fling
o Rhiannon
o Moselle

We closed the podcast by . . .

* Sharing Knitting and the Word from Colossians 1:16-17 and Psalm 19:1: God is the Creator, and the heavens declare His glory.
* Asking for your prayer requests, praise reports, questions, and comments
* A prayer of healing for friends and family, praise for Jerry’s new job and the upcoming move, thanksgiving for the encouragement of others.

Music you heard. . .

Turkish Delight – David Crowder Band
Lift Me Up – Benjamin Gate
All Slow Down – Chris Tomlin
Open Skies – David Crowder Band
Everlasting Light – Ryan Farish

Leave your comments below, or e-mail us here. Stay tuned for Episode 9!

Episode 7 – Unexpected Knitting Gadgets

Posted by Kate | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on April 17, 2008

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Welcome to our Episode 7 of our podcast in which we talked about upcoming events such as:

Annie Modesitt classes at The Studio in Kansas City, May 16-18

* The Studio’s bus trip to Stitches Midwest, August 21-24
* Free Breakfast Fridays at the Freestanding Chick-fil-A on Glenstone Ave. in Springfield, MO during April and May

In the second segment we talked all about our favorite knitting gadgets, including those not made specifically for knitting . . .

* clear makeup bags from Wal-Mart to hold your tools
* measuring tapes from your local dollar store
* toothbrush holders or pencil cases for dpn’s, and other travel containers for stitch markers, safety pins, etc.
* yarn cutters – try using a letter opener instead
* bead cases from Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby (similar to the one on Grumperina’s blog )
* magnet boards from teacher supply stores
* Bass Pro Shops – fishing line “measurer” (we don’t know the technical term) to measure yarn
* postal scale for weighing yarn
* plastic sleeves and binders for patterns
* Use a Food Saver to seal ziplock bags down the middle
* make your own row counter bead bracelet
* Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti
* Look at diaper bags, camera bags, or travel bags as alternatives to knitting bags

We closed the podcast by . . .

* Announcing the winners of the Green Socks KAL!!! Congratulations to our first place winner Shawna (LambyKnits on Ravelry)! You’ve won a skein of Wollmeise sock yarn! And because we had a hard time choosing just one winner, congratulations also to Tabitha of Tabitha Knits – you’ve won the original prize of a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy!
* Sharing Knitting and the Word from John 14:15, John 15:5, 1 John 2:5-6: suggestions on how to “gauge” your relationship with God
* Asking for your prayer requests, praise reports, questions, and comments
* A prayer of desire to walk with Jesus, gratefulness for this podcasting opportunity to reach people, thankfulness for our husbands, and the protection of our families, blessings upon our listeners

Music you heard. . .

Turkish Delight – David Crowder Band

Let it Rise – Big Daddy Weave

Signature of the Devine (Yahweh) – Needtobreathe

Everlasting Light – Ryan Farish

Leave your comments below, or e-mail us here. Stay tuned for Episode 8!

Episode 6 – A Journey With Your Knitting

Posted by Kate | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on March 31, 2008

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Welcome to our Episode 6 of our podcast in which we talked about upcoming events such as:


In the second segment we talked all about knitting and travel. . .


We closed the podcast by . . .

  • Sharing Knitting and the Word from Proverbs 19:21: “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”
  • Asking for your prayer requests, praise reports, questions, and comments
  • A prayer of healing, comfort, peace, the ability to walk in His will, our witness, blessings, thankfulness for our husbands, and the protection of marriage and families

Music you heard. . .

Turkish Delight – David Crowder Band

Love Is In The House – Toby Mac

Control – Mute Math

Everlasting Light – Ryan Farish

Leave your comments below, or e-mail us here. Stay tuned for Episode 7!

Episode 5 – Turning Dreams Into Reality

Posted by Kate | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on March 23, 2008

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Welcome to our Episode 5 of our podcast in which we talked about upcoming events such as:

* Springfield Cardinals

* Simply fibers Spring Sale – Friday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. (They’ll be closed all day Friday and then open at night.) The sale continues Saturday March 29 from 8-4; Sunday March 30 from 12-6; Monday March 31 from 10-6; and Closed Tuesday April 1. Tell them you heard it here for a little something extra!

* Mopaca/Alpaca Show at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds – March 27 – 30

* Green Socks KAL

In the second segment we talked all about how to turn your knitting dreams into reality . . .

* The Learn to knit afghan by Barbara Walker

* Danielle Beaded Purse by Purse Paradise

* Percy by Cheryl Niamath

* Kauni Cardigan by Ruth Sorensen

* Bohus Sweater by Solveig Gustafsson

* Gridlock Throw by Kaffe Fassett

* Lord of the Rings Scarf by Tina Yeung

We closed the podcast by . . .

* Sharing Knitting and the Word from Philippians 3:12-14″. . . press on toward the goal . . .”

* Asking for your prayer requests, praise reports, questions, and comments

* A prayer of thankfulness, healing of disease, peace and comfort, wisdom, perserverance and blessing through trials, protection from the enemy, prayer for the children to be open to the Lord.

Music you heard. . .

Turkish Delight – David Crowder Band

Mac Powell & Jennifer Knapp – Sing Hallelujah

Watermark – Glory of Your Name (Live)

Everlasting Light – Ryan Farish

Leave your comments below, or e-mail us here. Stay tuned for Episode 6!

Episode 4 – Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wool?

Posted by Kate | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on March 3, 2008

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Welcome to our Episode 4 of our podcast in which we talked about upcoming events such as:

* Step into Africa, March 7-10 at Remington’s
* Springfield, MO St. Patrick’s Day Parade
* Daylight Savings Time – Spring Forward on March 9
* Missouri Fiber Retreat – March 7-9
* Green Socks KAL (Garden Path Socks, Widdershins, BFF Socks )
* Kate’s green socks (ravelry link)

In the second segment we talked all about how to be fearless with your knitting . . .

Socks

* Pink Ribbon Socks
* Knit Picks Fixed Circular Needles and Essential Sock Yarn
* Knitting Pure & Simple Beginner Sock Pattern and Knitty Gritty Simple Sock Pattern

Sweaters

* Central Park Hoodie, Oblique, Picovoli, Knitting Pure & Simple V-Neck Tee, Cobblestone
* What Not to Wear
* Peace Fleece, Ravelry Peace Fleece Lover’s Group
* Stash & Burn’s “Would You Like to Try” Ravelry Thread

Colorwork & Charts

* Celebrate Awareness Tote from Creative Knitting, Pirate Mittens
* Online Chart Maker, Knitting Chart Maker

Lace & Entrelac

* Rowan Kidsilk Haze, Classic Elite La Gran Mohair
* Feather & Fan, Jeanie, Lady Eleanor, Short-Row Hat, Jeanie

We closed the podcast by . . .

* Sharing Knitting and the Word from 2 Timothy 1:7 “. . . God has not given us a spirit of fear. . .”
* Asking for your prayer requests, praise reports, questions, and comments
* A prayer of thankfulness for this podcast and the encouragement received from listeners; peace, comfort, and healing for our listeners; and continued blessings

Music you heard. . .

* Turkish Delight – David Crowder Band
* There is No One (Thanksgiving Mix) – David Crowder Band
* Song for Tricia – Superchick
* Everlasting Light – Ryan Farish

Don’t forget that we’ve changed our iTunes feed! Leave your comments below, or e-mail us here. Stay tuned for Episode 5!