Little Skein & the Big Stash is my YouTube podcast with friend and fellow maker, Anne of Little Skein.
We talk about what it's like to run microbusinesses focused on knitting. Each episode is just around 30 minutes, and we offer a bit of structured content, a little storytelling, and hopefully a few laughs.
Please grab a mug of something warm to drink, and knit with us!
New episodes once a month and sometimes twice.
Please grab a mug of something warm to drink, and knit with us! New episodes once a month and sometimes twice.
The skein named for and inspired by the Rogue One heroine, Jyn Erso, has it's very own Instagram Giveaway going on! Check out my profile and enter to win now!
The winner will be drawn tomorrow, January 3rd at 3pm! Afterwards, the Jyn Erso listing here on Shopify will open for anyone who didn't win but needs to score this color. The stock is limited to 80 skeins.
This is just a quick note to let you all know what coming up.
First, later this month there will be another fantastic Tuft Woolens, Freckled Whimsy and Must Stash kit up for sale in the Tuft Woolens shop on October 22nd. Martha, Karrie and I put our heads together and have come up with a great new theme, Apple Picking. Our kits are always unique so you can expect nothing less with this new one. I cannot wait to share more with you so stay tuned to our IG accounts for teasers as we get closer.
Then in November all the previous 12 Star Wars color ways will be available in limited quantities along with a brand new dye-to-order colorway, Jyn Erso. She is our newest heroine from Rogue One coming out in December so you will have your yarn ready in hand to knit along at the theatre.
The School of Stash kit sold out in just 13 minutes! A owe big thanks to both Amy Beth for finding the fabric to coordinate with our official school colors and to Sivia for an inspiring pattern and a huge thank you to all my Stashkateers who set alarms and scooped up 100 kits in record breaking time!
Just so you know, the dye to order listing for the a la carte skein closed earlier today so I am a busy busy bee here at Must Stash HQ. Last week the first 50 kits went out the door and so this week the final 50 kits plus loads of Star Wars dye to order skeins will be finished, packed and winging their ways across the globe and into new loving new homes.
If you ordered an a la carte skein for the School of Stash, Autumn Afterglow, I will be getting those ready as well and hope to have the first lot ready by the end of the week. The rest will go out as quickly as I can get them ready but should all be shipped by the 28th in hopes of arriving in time for cast on October 1st.
Thank you, Stashkateers, for keeping me busy and so I will leave it here and hurry back to the shop now!
Tomorrow is cast on day for our Must Stash Sock Wars and I am just about set. I was inspired by the fellow Raveler to do something a little different than a simple Vanilla sock which is my all time favorite for self striping yarn. My idea is to use all four colors so far (OC-D2, OC-DPO, BB-8 and Rey) to knit Stitch Surfers.
This free pattern is by Louis Robert and first appeared in Knitty Deep Fall issue of 2012. I have knit this pattern once before and enjoyed it quite a bit except for the heel which didn't work for me. I don't remember why and unfortunately I didn't make a note about the heel but at least I did remark that the socks ended up too tight knitting the Small size so I will try the Medium size this go around. A couple of years ago, I made two tutorial for how to knit the Stitch Surfer and they can be found on YouTube if you are interested in taking a look. The video linked includes casting on and starting the toe and a second video is all about how to surf. I mention doing a heel video but never did as I didn't use the heel as it is written in the pattern. Another fellow Raveler and former podcaster, Knitabulls, has knit Stitch Surfers several times and has all the parts of the sock covered in her three tutorials which can be found on her blog.
I intend to cast on OC-D2 and OC-DPO for the first sock although I may change my mind by tomorrow and go with BB-8 and Rey to start since I have already knit a full sock in both of the Droid colorways. I have already been enjoying the friendly chatting going on in the Must Stash group board and look forward to seeing how this KAL shakes out. Will the Rebels prevail or will the Dark Side finally take over? If you would like to follow along or knit along, there are lots of fun way you can. The social media hashtags are #msysockwars, #msysockwarsrebel and #msysockwarsempire and my Instagram profile is MustStashSheep. Or you can join us on Ravelry where you can team up with the Rebellion or the Empire and help us decide the fate of the Universe (or this KAL).