Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Episode 11 ~ Ode to Kristin

Hi, Knitters,
The podcast and all of my other videos are available for viewing and subscription on my YouTube Channel (click here!) and on iTunes (click here!).

Today on Episode 11 I chat about all kinds of things knitting-related and beyond. I especially focus on my friend, the multi-talented Kristin Nicholas, and all of the wonderful new ventures she has going on. I am giving away some of her beautiful Regia Colorations jacquard sock yarn and her re-released book, Colorful Stitchery.

If you can't see the videos through the email for subscribers, please hop over to my blog to view. Click here! The video below was filmed at Kristin's farm for where she has several classes. It is a very well-done video and it is fun to get a visual of Kristin and her home and farm. Kristin lives on her farm with her husband, who she affectionately calls The Farmer, and her teenage daughter, Julia.

More of Kristin's links:

Kristin's Blog Getting Stitched on the Farm! I subscribe and you should, too!

Kristin's Shop and all of her links!

Kristin's new Craftsy Crewel Embroidery Class called Stitch It with Wool!

The Craftsy Kit for the class and more embroidery kits through Kristin's website!

Buy Kristin's books directly from her website! You can purchase all of the books I show in the podcast on her website. Kristin signs them, too, upon request which is an added bonus for purchasing directly from the author.

Kristin's sock yarns are available at a variety of yarn shops locally and online. Here are a couple online options: Websters, and Webs. It comes in 50 and 100 gram balls so don't forget to check when ordering.

3 interviews with Kristin on Ready, Set, Knit! with Steve and Kathy Elkins of WEBS (you'll really enjoy these!):
Click here!
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Click here!

(My Monkey Socks knit in Regia Garden Effects by Kristin - aren't they pretty?)

Click here to see more about today's giveaway book, Colorful Stitchery!

Knit and Crochet Now! PBS show where Kristin is the knitting expert.

I am giving away a copy of Kristin's re-released book Colorful Stitchery and enough yarn for an adult pair of socks in her new Regia Colorations Color jacquard sock yarn line! Read at the end of the post about how to enter to win!

Other links from the podcast:

Free Press Plush Tights (I said Fresh Press but it is Free!)

Jill Draper Empire Yarn ~ My skein is in the Charcoal colorway.

Tolt Yarn and Wool (I bought the Jill Draper Empire here and Veronika of YOTH Yarns works here!)

Taproot Magazine

Amanda Soule ~

Barn Sweater by Carrie Bostick Hoge

The Knit Girllls ~ Leslie recommended the sewing patterns.

100 Acts of Sewing patterns ~ I got the tunic, sleeveless dress and dress with sleeves patterns.

Yoth Yarns ~ Mine is the DK weight Big Sister in the Caviar colorway.

Yowza Weigh It Shawl

Yowza Whatta Skein by Miss Babs

Hayward Shawl kits

Infinite Twist

You don't need to watch the video to enter to win the giveaway!

Giveaway Information:
Please leave one comment on the blog post that includes your Ravelry username/id or your email address so I can get in touch if you win. Please be patient for your comment to appear, there is a delay. One randomly selected winner will receive a copy of Colorful Stitchery from the publisher and the Regia Colorations sock yarn, enough to knit a pair of socks (colorway to be determined) from Kristin. I'll be back in a few days to randomly select and announce the winner.

Good luck and let the comments begin!

I think that's it! Enjoy!
xo ~ susan