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Episode 27: The Yarnbrarian

Contact Us You can find Queen Deborah on Ravelry as IndigoChicken, on Instagram as IndigoChickenDolls, and on Etsy as Indigo Chicken or email her by clicking here.  Queen Emily can be found on Ravelry as SaltCityKnits (new user name!) and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits. Please join us on Ravelry in our group for more discussion, photo sharing, and prizes!

Find Queen Deborah’s gorgeous project bags on Etsy.

Find Queen Emily’s patterns on Ravelry. 

Find Queen Emily’s yarn at The Yarnbrary.

 

Show Notes

Queen Deborah’s Projects

MJ Yarns Sophistisock in Joseph colorway

Knit Song Yarns in Telegraph Ave colorway

Yarn Cafe Creations

Little Tailoress Yarn in All the Christmas Candy colorway

Skedaddle Sock Pattern by Lena Gjerald

Candy Floss Socks by Emily Clawson

MJ Yarns Sophistisock in Dragon’s Blood colorway

Tunic pattern – McCalls M7122

 

 

 

Queen Emily’s Projects

Scrumptious Purl self-striping

Schoppel Wool Jeans Ball in Mueller’s Esel

Scrap Blanket – I follow Dani’s method

Flax Light Sweater by Tin Can Knits (working it like a So Faded Sweater by Andrea Mowry)

Bea and Rose in Summer Breeze colorway

 

Other Mentions

Bea and Rose Podcast

Girls in the Yarn Cafe Podcast

Knit Song Podcast

Yarnhoarder Podcast

MiniCastle Designs – Harry Potter project bag

 

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Episode 26: Crazy Old Ladies on the Road

 

Contact Us You can find Queen Deborah on Ravelry as IndigoChicken, on Instagram as IndigoChickenDolls, and on Etsy as Indigo Chicken or email her by clicking here.  Queen Emily can be found on Ravelry as SaltCityKnits (new user name!) and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits. Please join us on Ravelry in our group for more discussion, photo sharing, and prizes!

Find Queen Deborah’s gorgeous project bags on Etsy.

Find Queen Emily’s patterns on Ravelry. 

The Good Cheer Shawl is now available!

 

Show Notes

What Queen Deborah is wearing: Primavera Capelet in Madelinetosh Sock in Baltic colorway.

What Queen Emily is wearing: Emiliana Shawl in Cascasde Heritage and Baah Yarn.

 

Queen Deborah’s Projects

Molly Hat by Erin Ruth

Lion Brand Heartland in Isle Royale

Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure

MJ Yarns Sophistisock in Joseph colorway

Sweet Tea Knits in Castles in the Sky colorway

Knit Song Yarns

Little Tailoress Yarn in All the Christmas Candy colorway

Skedaddle Sock Pattern by Lena Gjerald

Candy Floss Socks by Emily Clawson

Holiday Hop by Lara Smoot Designs

Vintage Fairie LLC

Fusion Blanket – Deborah’s own design.

 

Queen Emily’s Projects

Antler Toque by Tin Can Knits

Berroco Vintage in Indigo colorway

Dragon Hoard Yarn in Very Merry Unbirthday colorway

Snowdrop Beret by MS Designs

World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits

Shepherd’s Wool in Frosty Blue

Schoppel Wool Jeans Ball in and Mueller’s Esel and In The Mood colorways

Unicorn bag by Southern Sparrow Handmade

Abby’s project – her own handdyed yarn named Mermaid Lagoon

In Three’s Baby Cardigan

Dragon Hoard Yarn in Molly Weasley colorway

Yarn Cafe Creations

 

Other Mentions

Red Barn Collections Journal

Andersmill knit Podcast

Little Tailoress Podcast

kimberlyann_lam on Instagram – Emily’s advent swap partner

quiltmomaone on Instagram – Deborah’s advent swap partner

 

 

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Good Cheer Shawl

Brew a cup of tea, grab your favorite book, and bundle up in this shawl near the fire .

Cozy, squishy, and totally wrap-able, this aran-weight shawl has everything you love to knit. With a little bit of lace and a little bit of texture you’ll enjoy the process as much as wrapping up in the super-soft finished shawl that is large enough to keep you warm on the coldest day.

The single-ply Malabrigo Worsted yarn provides excellent stitch definition that really shows off your work. Pick four skeins of your favorite aran weight yarn and get started!

Click here to visit the Ravelry Page
 

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Episode 25: Good Cheer


Contact Us You can find Queen Deborah on Ravelry as IndigoChicken, on Instagram as IndigoChickenDolls, and on Etsy as Indigo Chicken or email her by clicking here.  Queen Emily can be found on Ravelry as SaltCityKnits (new user name!) and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits. Please join us on Ravelry in our group for more discussion, photo sharing, and prizes!

Show Notes

We (meaning me, Emily) lost my notes for this episode. With the holidays I’ve chosen not to spend the time on show notes this week. I hope you’ll all understand. Many of the projects and yarns used this week can also be found in previous episodes. If you have a specific question, please feel free to contact me via email at emilygclawson (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks so much for bringing us such great joy during this holiday season!

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Episode 24: Parade of Hats

 

Contact Us You can find Queen Deborah on Ravelry as IndigoChicken, on Instagram as IndigoChickenDolls, and on Etsy as Indigo Chicken or email her by clicking here.  Queen Emily can be found on Ravelry as SaltCityKnits (new user name!) and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits. Please join us on Ravelry in our group for more discussion, photo sharing, and prizes!

Show Notes

Queen Deborah’s Projects

French Meringue Socks by Vanilla Wool

Yarning Apart in Dust Light colorway

Dot Shawl by Casapinka

Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play in Bahama Woodstar colorway

Malabrigo Sock in Rupestre colorway

Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure

Malabrigo Sock in Rayon Vert

Totally Tubular Hat by Wendy Goekner

Malabrigo Rios in Winter Lake

Malabrigo Arroyo in Auguas (held double)

Fur PomPom by FFfabulouss

Picacho Peak hat by Alyssa Latuchie

Berrocco Folio in Color 4545

Hedgehog Fibers Sock in Zephyr colorway

Molly Hat by Erin Ruth

Lion Brand Heartland in Isle Royale

MJ Yarns Sophistisock in Joseph colorway

Christmas bag swap – Tifflary on Instagram, Southern Sparrow on Etsy

 

 

Queen Emily’s Projects

What I’m wearing – Sweet Summer Nights (pattern coming next year)

Material Culture Fiber Arts in Garnet colorway

Flowers for Yvonne shawl pattern by Romi Hill

Anzula Meridian in Emerald colorway

Antler Toque by Tin Can Knits

World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits

Knerd String DK in Uniform colorway

Cabled hat – my own pattern

Knit Picks Felici in Fanciful colorway

Heels and toes in Piratenwolle color 550

Flax Light Sweater by Tin Can Knits (working it like a So Faded Sweater by Andrea Mowry)

Hedgerow Yarns in unnamed one of a kind colorway

Knit Mona Yarns in Ice Cream Sprinkles colorway

My hand-dyed yarn in Carribean Cooler colorway

McMullin Fiber Co in Electric Rainbow colorway

Bea and Rose in Summer Breeze colorway

Wobble Gobble yarn in Rose colorway

Fancy Cardi by Joji Locatelli

Malabrigo Sock in Light of Love colorway

 

 

 

Other Mentions

Bea and Rose Podcast

Tales from Cuckooland Podcast

 

 

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Episode 23: The Shawl of Death and Other Spooky Things

Contact UsYou can find Queen Deborah on Ravelry as IndigoChicken, on Instagram as IndigoChickenDolls, and on Etsy as Indigo Chicken or email her by clicking here.  Queen Emily can be found on Ravelry as SaltCityKnits (new user name!) and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits. Please join us on Ravelry in our group for more discussion, photo sharing, and prizes!

Show Notes

Queen Deborah’s Projects

 Diamond Weave Hat by Creatiknit.com

Lion Brand yarns – Heartland in 180 “kings canyon” colorway

French Meringue Socks by Vanilla Wool

Yarning Apart in Dust Light colorway

MJ Yarns Sophistisock in Joseph colorway

Picacho Peak hat by Alyssa Latuchie

Berrocco Folio in Color 4545

Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure

Mary Jane’s Tearoom Bears

Cascade ECO duo in Vanilla colorway

Berocco Heritage in Fuchsia and Calico

 

Queen Emily’s Projects

Scrappy Bias Shawl (what I’m wearing)

Flax Light Sweater by Tin Can Knits (working it like a So Faded Sweater by Andrea Mowry)

Hedgerow Yarns in unnamed one of a kind colorway

Knit Mona Yarns in Ice Cream Sprinkles colorway

My hand-dyed yarn in Carribean Cooler colorway

McMullin Fiber Co in Electric Rainbow colorway

Bea and Rose in Summer Breeze colorway

Wobble Gobble yarn in Rose colorway

Fancy Cardi by Joji Locatelli

Malabrigo Sock in Light of Love colorway

Knit Picks Felici in Kaleidescope colorway

Chasing Rabbits Fiber Co. in Honey and Indigo colorways

Flowers for Yvonne shawl pattern by Romi Hill

Anzula Meridian in Emerald colorway

 

Other Mentions

Mini Castle Designs – Doctor Who notions pouch and Harry Potter tote bag

Knitters Pride Dreamz needles

Magnetic Knitting Chart Keeper from Knit Picks

 

Favorite Things

We shared a few of our favorite “spooky” movies. We aren’t into movies that are demonic or slasher style so these are some more tame recommendations

Deborah’s Top 3

3. Phantom of the Opera

2. Arsenic and Old Lace

1. Harry Potter

Emily’s Top 3

3. The Others

2. Clue

1. Practical Magic

Other recommendations – Wait Until Dark (Audrey Hepburn), What Lies Beneath (scary!), Bewitched, The Burbs, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Changeling (George C. Scott), Monsters, Inc., Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus.

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Episode 22: Socktober!

Contact Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Ravelry as IndigoChicken, on Instagram as IndigoChickenDolls, and on Etsy as Indigo Chicken or email her by clicking here.  Queen Emily can be found on Ravelry as SaltCityKnits (new user name!) and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits. Please join us on Ravelry in our group for more discussion, photo sharing, and prizes!

 

Show Notes

Queen Deborah’s Projects

Candy Floss socks (for the ribbing) by Emily Clawson

Neeley’s Knits Supersock in Thing one and Thing Two colorway

French Meringue Socks by Vanilla Wool

Yarning Apart in Dust Light colorway

The Wizarding World of Yarn in Wingardium Leviosa colorway

Mary Jane’s Tearoom Bears

Cascade ECO duo in Vanilla colorway

 

Queen Emily’s Projects

Fancy Cardi by Joji Locatelli

Malabrigo Sock in Light of Love colorway

Knit Picks Felici in Kaleidescope colorway

Chasing Rabbits Fiber Co. in Honey and Indigo colorways

Wizarding World of Yarn in Transfiguration colorway

Contrasting heels and toes in Malabrigo Sock in Impressionist Sky colorway

Mini’s set by Blissful Knits

Self-striping sock yarn from Scrumptious Purls

 

Public Service Announcement

In case you missed the segment in our podcast, here is a helpful info-graphic to assist you as you ask the age-old question: Am I wearing pants?

Giveaway Winner!

We have an adorable progress keeper from Little Bitty Delights to giveaway. And our winner is DebraMason. Huzza!

 

Other Mentions

Stretchy Cast On for Socks by Roxanne Richardson

 

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Episode 20: Our One-Year Anniversary!

We are back after a long month and a half. We have a nice long chat about all our projects and delightful things. We announce several giveaways for our Dye-along as well as our one year anniversary!

Come join our Dye-Along!

Deborah and Emily are both having so much fun with dyeing yarn. It can seem like an intimidating process but it really doesn’t need to be. We would love to have you experiement with dyeing yarn and share your photos! We’ve put a thread in the Ravelry group for chatter on the process and draw prizes periodically from that thread. There are also links to a few tutorials we’ve enjoyed as we’ve been embarking in this process. You can share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #dyealongkal.

Contact Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Ravelry as IndigoChicken, on Instagram as IndigoChickenDolls, and on Etsy as Indigo Chicken. Queen Emily can be found on Ravelry as SaltCityKnits (new user name!) and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits. Please join us on Ravelry in our group for more discussion, photo sharing, and prizes!

 

 

 

Show Notes

Queen Deborah’s Projects

Sweet Summer Nights Shawl by Emily Clawson (pattern not currently available)

Amanda Makes Yarn in Meanwhile, At the Castle colorway

Malabrigo Sock in Aguas colorway

Lartha Socks (heel pattern) by Lara Smoot Designs

Sheepy Fibers, etc. in Lucky colorway

Footie Socks by Miriam L Felton

Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet 100 Splash in Lipstick colorway

Good Vibes Shawl by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne

Beach Bum Yarn in Hula Girl

Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in Parkrose colorway

Luna’s puppy afgahn – Granny Stripe Blanket

Knit picks Felici in Bubble Colorway

Candy Floss socks (for the ribbing) by Emily Clawson

AJHC Wools in Vintage Funk colorway

Pinwheel Scrap Blanket by Knitting Expat Designs

Check out #pinnieparade on Instagram for some awesome pincushions!

 

Queen Emily’s Projects

Sweet Summer Night’s Shawl in her own yarns.

Dragon Hoard Yarn in A Very Merry Unbirthday colorway

Randrops by Tin Can Knits

Ella Rae Lace Merino (unlabeled colorway)

As yet unnamed aran weight squishy shawl of coziness

Malabrigo Worsted in Molly colorway

Window to My Soul by Joji Locatelli

Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk in Aqua Foam

Monkey Socks (no purl version – just knit wherever it says purl)

Malabrigo Sock in Idiecita colorway

Fancy Cardi by Joji Locatelli

Malabrigo Sock in Light of Love colorway

 

Yarn Hanging in Background

Dragon Hoard Yarn in Under the Sea colorway

Knitterly Things – Rainbow of the month club  in Misty Mountain Rainbow colorway

Amanda Makes yarn in Beachy Pink colorway

Sugarhouse Woolworks – set of five, not named

PK Yarn in Benny and the Jets colorway

Knitterly Things in Sum-Sum-Summertime colorway

Yarn Cafe Creations in Marche colorway

 

Podcasts Mentioned

Girls in the Yarn Cafe

Knit Song

 

Dyealong Giveaways

Bare yarn – going to LadyAmberSkye

Deborah’s hand dyed yarn – oing to Trace44

Get in contact with us as instructed in the podcast

 

One Year Anniversary Prize Package

Neeley’s Knits yarn  in Thing One and Thing Two colorways

IndigoChicken Dr. Suess Project Bag

The Quirky Sculptor stitch markers and progress keeper

Pattern of choice by Lara Smoot Designs

 

Ridiculous Book of the Day

The Museum of Kitschy Stitches by Stitchy McYarnpants

 

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Candy Floss Socks

I’m so excited to announce my newest pattern. Introducing, Candy Floss Socks!

 

 

 

Candy Floss, or Cotton Candy here in the US, is a favorite summer treat at parades, festivals, or theme parks and is equal parts cute, fluffy, squishy, and sweet! These socks echo all those qualities with a delicate little twisted cable that adds just the right amount of sweetness to a cozy, squishy sock.

You can find the pattern on Ravelry by clicking here.

I’ve also created a little tutorial on the left twist cable stitch that I use. I hope you enjoy the pattern and please share your finished objects!

 

 

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Episode 19: Preserving Family Heirlooms

What a crazy few weeks it’s been! The most significant thing that has happened is the house fire of our dear friends, who have lost everything (they are all safe, though!). That has sparked our discussion on preserving family heirlooms, as we are helping in restoring a special fiber piece. We hope you enjoy our goofy chatter (just like always) as well as the more serious. We also rediscover that Emily has a really morbid sense of humor. As if that was in doubt.

Announcing our Giveaway Winner!

The beautiful and talented Klara Zhulamanova has donated a copy of her Glacier Ice Shawl. It’s a stunning pattern that we think you’ll really enjoy. We are pleased to announce that JohnaJacobs on Ravelry is the winner! Please contact Emily to receive that pattern. Congratulations!

Come join our Dye-Along!

Deborah and Emily are both having so much fun with dyeing yarn. It can seem like an intimidating process but it really doesn’t need to be. We would love to have you experiement with dyeing yarn and share your photos! We’ll put a thread in the Ravelry group for chatter on the process and draw prizes periodically from that thread. Here are links to a few tutorials we’ve enjoyed as we’ve been embarking in this process. You can share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #dyealongkal.

Contact Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Ravelry as IndigoChicken, on Instagram as IndigoChickenDolls, and on Etsy as Indigo Chicken. Queen Emily can be found on Ravelry as SaltCityKnits (new user name!) and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits. Please join us on Ravelry in our group for more discussion, photo sharing, and prizes!

 

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Show Notes

Deborah’s Projects:

Knitterly Things, Vesper Sock Yarn – Sometime in April

Lorax Socks (socks #8) – stitch pattern can be found here

Otter Pop Shawl – Scrappy Bias Shawl pattern by Emily Clawson

Sweet Summer Nights Shawl – pattern coming soon by Emily Clawson

Amanda Makes Yarn in Meanwhile, at the Castle colorway.

Malabrigo Sock in 855 Aguas

Socks #9 – Lartha Socks heel by Lara Smoot

Sheepy Fibres Etc. yarn in Lucky colorway

Socks #10 – Footie Socks by Miriam L Felton

Plymouth Yarn Co Happy Feet 100 in Splash colorway

 

Emily’s Projects:

Sweet Summer Nights Shawl pattern coming soon by Emily Clawson

Hedgehog Fibers Twist Sock in Skinny Dip and Lush colorways

In Threes Baby Cardigan by Kelly Herdich

Malabrigo Rios in Aniversario colorway

Socks #8  – Baerenwolle BAERfoot Sock in Lucid Dream colorway

Candy Floss Socks pattern coming soon by Emily Clawson

Cozy Memories scrap blanket

 

Other Mentions

McMullin Fiber Co in Electric Rainbow and All Blues colorways

Artwork by Kam Kaiserman

 

Snippets from the Past – preserving family heirlooms

These are the steps I took in trying to restore the lace piece of our friends. I am not an expert so please take that into account if you follow along on this journey. I can’t guaruntee your outcome.

Before:

Step 1 – Gentle soak in cool water, brushing away debris with fingertips.

Step 2 – Soak in baking soda and vinegar dilution.

Step 3 – Second soak in cool water.

Step 4 – Soak in wool wash – very diluted. This removed the smoky smell finally.

 

After:

 

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