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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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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 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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Episode 17: Vintage Patterns

Winner Announced

We are so excited to announce the winner of our NeonAlongKal prize package! The prize includes a project bag by Chestnut Fibres, a skein of Hedgehog Fibers Sock in Envy colorway, stitch markers by Knitty By Nature, and the gorgeous Pacifica shawl pattern by Lisa Seifert. Come see a photo in the Ravelry Group!

And our winner is . . . (drumroll) . . . @beaukat – Kathy! Congratulations!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our KAL! It was so wonderful seeing all of your wonderful, vibrant neon projects! Seriously, such a delight!

This week we share our projects and have a wonderful discussion about vintage patterns, including sharing some of our Grandmother’s beautiful dresses! We hope you enjoy!

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 Egclawson and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits.

 

Show Notes

Deborah’s Projects:

Love Socks pattern by Devon Clement

Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in Thirst Heather colorway

Knit Picks Hawthorne in Parkrose colorway

Canyonlands Shawl by Very Busy Monkey

Knitterly Things, Vesper Sock Yarn – Rainbows after Rain

Knitterly Things, Vesper Sock Yarn – Sometime in April

 

Pinwheel Scrap Blanket by Knitting Expat Designs on Ravelry

Good Vibes Shawl by Nadia Cretin Lechenne

The Rainy Apply Shoppe – Beach Bum yarn in Hula Girl colorway

Footie Socks by Miriam L. Pelton

Deborah Norville Premier Yarn

Emily’s Projects:

 

Flowers for Yvonne shawl pattern by Romi Hill

Anzula Meridian in Emerald colorway

Scrappy Bias Shawl – my own design. You can find my notes here.

Kimarie’s Knit Knacks in Mint Chip colorway

Little Oddment Hedgehog by Little Cotton Rabits

Other Mentions

Mom shorts parody video

Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy

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Episode 15: Pay It Forward

We have received such an enormous outpouring of love and support since we began podcasting last August. Because of this, we wish to share this joy with others, so we have a surprise giveaway! Thank you so much for your kindness to us. We love you.

Come Join our KAL!

The neon-along kal will run until the end of May. The rules are simple: just knit something you can wear that uses at least fifty grams of neon yarn and come post photos of your finished objects in our Ravelry Group. You can enter multiple times, so keep knitting!

Our prizes are amazing and include a project bag by Chestnut Fibres, a skein of Hedgehog Fibers Sock in Envy colorway, stitch markers by Knitty By Nature, and the gorgeous Pacifica shawl pattern by Lisa Seifert. Come see a photo in the Ravelry Group!

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 Egclawson and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits.

 

 

 

Show Notes

Queen Deborah’s Projects

Spectrum Fibre in Rainbow Brite 2 colorway

Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in Flagstone Heather, Down Heather and Thirst Heather colorways

Knit Picks Hawthorne in Parkrose colorway

The Rainy Apply Shoppe – Beach Bum yarn in Hula Girl colorway

Sweet Nesting Fibers in unnamed colorway (instagram only as #sweetnesting)

Blue yarn is not Cascade Heritage as mentioned. It’s actually Manos del Uruguay Fino in Watered Silk colorway.

Love Socks pattern by Devon Clement

Lartha  pattern by Smoot Designs

Good Vibes Shawl pattern by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne

Canyonlands Shawl by Very Busy Monkey

Queen Emily’s Projects

Anzula Meridian in Emerald colorway

WN yarns

Malabrigo Sock 

Glacier Ice Shawl by Klara Zhulamanova

Flowers for Yvonne shawl pattern by Romi Hill

Books Mentioned

50 Yards of Fun

Book of Unnecessary Quotation Marks 

 

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Episode 13: Neon-long KAL

We are just a bit goofy this week! We had so much fun talking about all the projects we’ve been working on over the past couple of weeks and we are loving seeing all your photos from our Neon-along KAL! Show notes are below the video.

Come Join our KAL!

The neon-along kal will run until the end of May. The rules are simple: just knit something you can wear that uses at least fifty grams of neon yarn and come post photos of your finished objects in our Ravelry Group. You can enter multiple times, so keep knitting!

Our prizes are amazing and include a project bag by Chestnut Fibres, a skein of Hedgehog Fibers Sock in Envy colorway, stitch markers by Knitty By Nature, and the gorgeous Pacifica shawl pattern by Lisa Seifert. Come see a photo in the Ravelry Group!

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 Egclawson and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits.

Queen Emily is also giving away a pair of handknit socks. If you are interested in those, you can find details here.

 

Show Notes

What Queen Emily is wearing – Pure Joy shawl by Joji Locatelli

Patterns Mentioned

No-purl Monkey Socks – just change all the purl stitches in the lace chart to knit stitches for this version.

Split Back Snowflake Hat by Susan B Anderson

Pinwheel Scrap Blanket by Mina Phillip

In Threes Baby Cardigan by Kelly Herdrich

Marian Shrug by Taiga Hilliard

Fleegle Heel

Pacifica Shawl by Lisa Seifert

Good Vibes Shawl by Nadia Cretin Lechenne

Canyonlands Shawl by Very Busy Monkey

Fusion Blanket (that link is just a reference to the idea. Queen Deborah is designing her own version)

Yarns Mentioned

Malabrigo Sock in Impressionist Sky

Patons Classic Wool

Malabrigo Rios in Sunset

Shepherd’s Wool in Peaches ‘n’ Cream

 

Spectrum Fiber in Rainbow Bright

Plymouth Yarns Neon Now in Orange and Pink

ChileKnitz in Bliss 2.0

– Up in Yarns Christmas Minis (closed)

Hedgehog Fibers Sock in Banana Legs

– Up in Yarns Sock in Naked (closed)

– Sweet Nesting Fibers – unnamed colorway (only available through Instagram)

Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton

Yarn Stores Mentioned

Willow Hill Yarn Company (LYS)

The Wool Cabin (LYS)

Snippets from the Past

www.HeroicYouth.com

This is the Place Heritage Park

What are you Reading?

– At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon

– The Once and Future King

– The Great Courses “The Medieval World”

– Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson

– Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson

Podcasts Mentioned

Potter and Bloom

The Gentle Knitter

Kristy Glass Knits

TV

– Inspector Lewis

 

 

 

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Episode 12: Not So High-Brow After All

We’ve settled in now and are feeling comfortable enough to let a little of the inner crazy out. In this episode we start our first KAL, a NEON  themed knit/crochet along! #neonalongKAL

 

Where to Find Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Instagram as @indigochickendolls, on Ravelry as purplepinwheel, and on Etsy as IndigoChicken. We also have a Ravelry group for Meanwhile, At the Castle. 

Queen Emily can be found on Instagram as @saltcityknits, and on Ravelry as egclawson.

 

Patterns  mentioned

Little Spring Mandala by Barbara Smith

Ophelia Bonnet by RDP Knits

Lancashire Dream by Gabrielle Danskknit

Pinwheel Scrap Blanket by Mina Phillips

Rye Socks by Tin Can Knits

Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Socks Therapist

No Purl Monkey Socks by Cooki A.

Dot Shawl by Cassapinka

Geek Socks by Wei S. Long

Good Vibes by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne

Fusion Blanket tutorial by Coriander Quilts

Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder

 

Yarns and Fibers mentioned

Up In Yarn Designs (business no longer open)

The Alpaca Yarn Company – Glimmer Yarn

Yarn Bee – Urban Chic

Knit Picks Stroll Tweed, “Flagstone Heather”, and “Down Heather”

Rhapsody Fiber Arts, “Darlene”

Malabrigo Sock, “Impressionist Sky”

Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play, Satchel, “Bahama Woodstar”

Knit Picks Felici, “Bubble” – discontinued

Hedgehog Fibers, “Banana Leg”

Frabjous Fibers, #249 “Kaleidoscope”

Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton, “Silver”, “Ice”, “Natural”

Created by Elsie B Fiber Braids

Spectrum Fibre

Chile Knits

Plymouth Yarn

Vintage Fairie LLC on Etsy

 

Books mentioned

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

The Bathroom Guest Book

 

Other mentions

Willow Hill Yarn Company at Gardner Village in Utah

 

Introducing our first Knit-Along/Crochet-Along!

Visit our Ravelry page for more details. Use the hashtag #neonalongKAL on Instagram and other social media to share your ideas, progress and creations with everyone.

Prizes will be given away at the end of the KAL in May.

Prizes from:

Chestnut Fibres Project Bag

Hedgehog Fibers sock in “Envy”

Pacifica shawl pattern by Lisa Seifert, DoleValleyGirlKnits

 

Podcaster Shoutouts

Amber of the Yarn Hoarder Podcast

Opera Jo of Stitching the High Notes

 

 

 

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Episode 11: Socks, sock blanks, and sock yarn blankets

Whew! A month has flown by since our last episode and it was such a joy to be talking about wonderfully yarn-y things again! Here are the notes for this episode. We hope you enjoy!

Products Mentioned

Up In Yarns Designs in Fart Flowers

Knit Picks Hawthorne in Parkrose

Knit Picks Felici in Bubble, Kaleidescope, and Time Traveler

Loop Shawl and Dot Shawl by Casapinka

Anzula Nebula in Denim

WN Yarns

Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play, Satchel in Bahama Woodstar

Malabrigo 400 in Repestre

Split Back Snowflake Hat by Susan B Anderson

Cascade 220 Superwash

Barenwolle in Wild Orchid

Bluebird of Happiness by Sara Elizabeth Kellner (misattributed on the podcast to Susan B. Anderson – Sorry!)

Ophelia Bonnet by RDP Knits

Knit Picks Glimmer Yarn

Blazing Needles LYS

Malabrigo Sock in Impressionist Sky

Rohrspatz und Wollmeise

Chestnut Fibers

Patons Kroy Socks in Meadow Stripes

Wildflowers and Honeycomb by Olivia Villarreal

Rhapsody Fiber Arts in Darlene

Rye Socks by Tin Can Knits

Schoppel Das Paar

Knitterly Things – Rainbow of the Month Club

 

People mentioned

vintagefairiellc on Instagram

Holland Handmade Podcast

Yarn Hoarder Podcast

Little Bobbins Knits Podcast

 

Books

These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner

Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

 

TV

Poldark

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Episode 8: Giveaway!

 

Episode 8 is live! Christmas projects are piling up all around us and we are knitting as fast as we can. We share our update on our Dad and talk about our favorite Christmas Eve traditions. And apparently I crunch on ice while Deborah is talking (what’s up with that Em?). Best of all, we announce the winner of our awesome giveaway!

 

 

 

Show Notes

Where to Find Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Instagram as @indigochickendolls, on Ravelry as purplepinwheel, and on Etsy as IndigoChicken. We also have a Ravelry group for Meanwhile, At the Castle. 

Queen Emily can be found on Instagram as @saltcityknits, and on Ravelry as egclawson.

 

Yarns and patterns mentioned

Summer Slice Sock Pattern by Cassandra Dominick

Creating With Sticks

No Purl Monkey Socks

Madelinetosh Twist Light in Dustweaver

Primavera Capelet by Paulina Popiolek

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Baltic

Marianated Yarn in Jungle

Greenwood Fiberworks in Sublime

Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel

Knit Picks Felici in Bubble Gum

Geek Socks by Wei S Leong

Snowball Buddies by Susan Claudino

Little Cotton Rabbits by Julie Williams

Cascade Eco Duo in Vanilla

Burlap and Blossoms pattern -Rudolph

Everyday Shawl pattern by Jenny Faifel

Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

Paca Peds yarn

Cove Cardigan by Heidi May

#cozywithtastythings

Kimarie’s Knit Knacks yarn

Hedgehog Fiber’s in Envy and Banana Legs

The Sexy Knitter

Lorna’s Laces

Baby Boo Yarn

 

And our Giveaway goes to Frenchyknits on Instagram. We are so excited to send you this awesome package! It includes :

 

Amanda Makes Yarn in the beautiful Meanwhile, At the Castle colorway!

Project Bag and Progress Keeper by Deborah at Indigo Chicken

 

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