Episode 42: We Knit in Texas, Y’all

In this episode, I share a recent Instagram post from Yarn Carnival, who had such a terrible experience at a show in the NW (“you’re from Texas where it’s super hot, so what do you know about knitting?”) that she’s been compelled to start a movement supporting the Texas fiber community. I also have two questions from the Ravelry podcast forum that I answer (about knitCompanion and about storing yarn in hanks vs. cakes). I share my knitting progress (including a new project) and a tiny bit of stashing. For dyeing, I talk about what a Quest colorway means and share some recent dye experiments, especially using a technique called overdyeing. And finally, I show the prize that will be given to one person who enters an FO in the Q4 KAL. (By the way, I finished the green shawl and was so happy to have it done that I completely forgot that I haven’t shown the finished shawl to you guys yet. Sorry! Will be sure to do that in the next epsiode.)

Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode

The Shirt

Yarn Carnival’s We Knit (Crochet, Spin, Weave) in Texas, Y’all merchandise

Questions for Karen

The Questions for Karen thread <-- add your questions here knitCompanion forum on Ravelry

What I’m Knitting

My Pumpkin Spice Latte socks
Must Stash Yarn
My Let Go cardigan
Let Go by Joji Locatelli
Madelinetosh Tosh DK (in Plunge)
My Shasta Hat
Shasta by Sloane Rosenthal
Toil and Trouble yarn

What I’m Dyeing

Round Table Yarns Grail (look for the Quest colors)
Round Table Yarns Tristan in the brown Quest color

What I’m Stashing

DyakCraft Heavy Metal needles
Knitty Patreon page


Q4 KAL/CAL Chat thread

My Businesses

KarenDawn Designs
Round Table Yarns


Discuss this episode on Ravelry in the T-Shirts and Shawls Ravelry group: Episode 42 Discussion

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