Episode 14 - Knit 1, Teach 2

Welcome back! Thanks for joining us for Episode 14.

This week Dana and Kristi are announcing the prize winners for the Winter Craftalong! We'll also discuss our experiences with teaching new knitters and some of the techniques that work well for us, as well as possible pitfalls.

We'd like to give a special shout out to Lynne of the Sunshine & Bubblegum video podcast for giving us some love on a recent episode. You should definitely check out her podcast on YouTube. She also has an Etsy shop for selling her lovely handmade bags.

Also, we're pleased to announce a very generous coupon code from Wanda of Silly Sheep Designs for our listeners. Our listeners can get 10% off any purchase of $10 or more with the code thecraftyhive. As you know from Kristi's stash enhancements Wanda sells stitch markers, but she also has some amazing handspun yarn available, too! And, bonus! There is no expiration on the code. Thank you so much, Wanda! We appreciate your generosity! <3

All of our show notes are given below, with information and links to what we discussed in this episode. Let us know if you can't find any information you need.

As always, we would love to hear from you! Do you have any experience with teaching others how to knit? What are some of the best practices to help new knitters grasp the concepts? Is there a topic you would like us to discuss next? Are there any excellent tips or items we should check out? Please feel free to leave a comment, contact us on Ravelry (either by message or in the group), or drop us a note through the Contact page.

We hope you enjoy the episode. Please stay tuned for more crafty goodness, coming to your earbuds soon!

What We're Working On (a.k.a. WIPs):

  • Kristi

    • Knitting

      • Pattern: Gradient Shawl Pattern by Wendy Cournoyer
        Yarn: Wendy's Wonders MCN Gradients in "If It's the Beaches" 2 tone gradient

    • Sewing

      • 3 project bags and a quilt square (I spoke about these as WIP's during recording but then finished them when I went home, so here's the pics of the now FO's)

  • Dana

What We've Finished (a.k.a. FOs):

  • Dana
    • Knitting
      • Socks for Mary Jane (finally!)
        Toe-up, plain stockinette
        Yarn: KnotteeHookerYarns Sock in "And the Beet Goes On"
  • Kristi has no FO's as of the recording session

What We Couldn't Resist (a.k.a. Stash Enhancement):

Where We'll Be (Upcoming Events):

Pints and Purls at Legion Brewing Charlotte, NC Thursday 3/30/2017

Where You Can Find Us: 

We can be found on Ravelry and would love to hear from you! We would love for you to join the podcast group, if you haven't already. 

Our Ravelry group is The Crafty Hive Podcast