Saturday, July 15, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 40 - Corny Superhero Movie Sequels





Some discussion regarding my general gauge anxieties. Sam's back for a second episode to show off his finished object, talk about upcoming projects, show off his stash and new project bags. There is tool talk.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 39 - Guest Host



The episode in which my son joins me as co-host. Updates on the Addicted Two Ewe series of scarves, as well as on-going projects. Some general conversation/discussion on the teen male knitter perspective and experiences. Demo on recovering dropped stitches.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

As a special celebration of Independence Day, I'm offering FREE SHIPPING on all purchases of $35 or more to all United States destinations until July 31st. To take advantage of this offer, simply use Coupon Code: FREE2EWE in my Etsy shop!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 38 - All the things



Showing off all the things!!! My Tequila Sunrise sweater is done, as well as my scarf (but you saw that last week), and a new design Still Addicted Two Ewe. I had a correction to Dumbledore's Army hat. Pattern to be released next week. Call for test knitters for Addicted Two Ewe scarf. Email your interest. I also demonstrate my Scribble Dyeing yarn dyeing technique.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 37 - Back and On Track



General chatter this week about my life and knitting, progress updates on my projects, what movies/television I’ve been watching and a quick demonstration of inserting lifelines and discussing their uses.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 36 - Multiple Project Pitfalls




This week we review progress on all the projects: How to Eat an Elephant blanket, Addicted Two Ewe scarf, Dark Hero socks, Improvisational Triangular Shawl, and of course my stalled sweater.  My Dumbledore's Army hat and Order of the Phoenix hat patterns have gone out to test knitters and will be available approximately July 1st. I discuss a technique video I found on YouTube that was a huge help this week. I'm dyeing minis that will be in the shop very soon. I talk about how inspired I am by a commissioned piece I'm working on. And, if you hang on past the end you will see a time lapse of the view from my back patio.

Host: Jessica L'Heureux
Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com

Theme Music

Bob Log III - "Throw the Hammer Hard"

Used with permission - Thank You BOB!!!
Find Bob online at www.boblog111.com
Buy his stuff, go to his shows, ROCK ON!

Featured projects:

Addicted Two Ewe - coming soon!
Thanks to Martha Lyons for her YouTube video
"Picking Up a Dropped Edge in Garter"
Found HERE:
https://youtu.be/ulY-wiTsFQQlist=PL0jKBE4ciphcFwrVZHp6AIhQdS3Lw8HLi

How to Eat an Elephant Blanket
Formula/Notes on my Ravelry project page
Feel free to email me for notes if you don't do Ravelry.

Improvised Triangle Shawl with Garter Tab Cast On
Join me on Instagram @dyemonkeyyarns and tag your project with #kuad_improvshawl

Love you all! And, I'll see you next week.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 35 - Never too hot to cast on!



General discussion about what I've accomplished with my knitting this week, show off an upcoming pattern, discuss acid dyes and a full demonstration of garter tab cast on for triangular shawl. Come improvise a shawl with me! (Directions below.)

Theme Music
Bob Log III - "Throw the Hammer Hard"
Used with permission - Thank You BOB!!!
Find Bob online at www.boblog111.com
Buy his stuff, go to his shows, ROCK ON!

Featured projects:

How to Eat an Elephant Blanket
Formula/Notes on my Ravelry project page
Feel free to email me for notes if you don't do Ravelry.

Improvised Triangle Shawl with Garter Tab Cast On:

With Needle one to two sizes bigger than your yarn usually recommendes, cast on 3 stitches.
Working in Garter Stitch (knitting every row), work 6 Rows.
Turn tab 90 degrees and pick up 1 stitch in each of the three garter ridges.
Turn tab 90 degrees and pick up 3 stitches along cast on edge.
You should have 9 stitches on your needle.
Turn work, K3, Place Marker P2, Place Marker, P1, Place Marker K3. This was a wrong side row.

From this point forward, here are the rules:
On a right side row, K3, Slip Marker, Increase (yo), work to next Marker any way you want, Increase (yo), Slip Marker,
K1 (this is your center stitch), Increase (yo), work to next Marker any way you want, Increase (yo), Slip Marker, K3

On a wrong side row, K3, slip marker, work to 1 stitch before next Marker any way you want, P1, Slip Marker,
work to next Marker any way you want, Slip Marker, K3

Change colors, change patterns (always keeping the first and Last 3 stitches as Knits) and have fun.

Join me on Instagram @dyemonkeyyarns and tag your project with #kuad_improvshawl

These are vendors you want to do business with:

http://supernaturalyarns.etsy.com
http://knittingwithattitude.com
http://lastinlineshop.etsy.com

Love you all! Sheep know nothing... It's never to hot to knit!
And, I'll see you next week.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 34 - So Many Things Going On



Short and sweet episode talking about what I did, what I didn't do, what I'm going to do, and who won what.

Theme Music
Bob Log III - "Throw the Hammer Hard"
Used with permission - Thank You BOB!!!
Find Bob online at www.boblog111.com
Buy his stuff, go to his shows, ROCK ON!

Special thanks to Donna @ Knitting with Attitude for her generous giveaway prize donation.

We have a winner! @doghairandyarn

Featured projects:

Curiosity by Barbara Benson
Available on Ravelry

These are vendors you want to do business with:

http://Knitpicks.com
http://supernaturalyarns.etsy.com
http://galesart.etsy.com
http://knittingwithattitude.com

Recommended Podcasts (on YouTube):
Sweet Tea, No Shade - Listed under Scott A
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLVrcYgv-67UsT7tcVv-0sg

What podcasts should I be watching?
Tell me about yours or your favorites!

Love you all! You are all winners in my book!
And, I'll see you next week.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Knit Up and Dye Episode 33 - Making Progress Where You Can



A project got put into time out for corrective action. What's a girl to do but start not one, but two more projects in the meantime.

Come take a first look at a new design, check out a new project, listen to my quick review on my new needles, join the podcast only giveaway and make some progress off your own where you can.

Knit Up & Dye

Host: Jessica L'Heureux

Ravelry: jesseknits
Ravelry Group: Knit Up & Dye Podcast
Instagram: dyemonkeyyarns
Blog: www.dyemonkeyyarns.com
Email: jesse@dyemonkeyyarns.com
Etsy: http://dyemonkeyyarns.etsy.com

Theme Music
Bob Log III - "Throw the Hammer Hard"
Used with permission - Thank You BOB!!!
Find Bob online at www.boblog111.com
Buy his stuff, go to his shows, ROCK ON!

Special thanks to Donna @ Knitting with Attitude
for her generous giveaway prize donation.
Go To INSTAGRAM to enter for your chance to win this
prize package worth over $110.00
Find Donna online at www.knittingwithattitude.com
Buy her stuff, show off your attitude, CRAFT ON!

Don't forget the podcast ONLY giveaway!
Make your entry below.

Featured projects:
How to Eat An Elephant blanket
See my project page on Ravelry for details and formula.

Curiosity by Barbara Benson
Available on Ravelry

Addicted Two Ewe
It's coming.... Stay tuned and watch this design develop.

These are vendors you want to do business with:

nancysnotions.com
http://supernaturalyarns.etsy.com
http://knittingwithattitude.com

Podcasts you want to watch:

Sweet Tea, No Shade
DogDare
Sockmatician
Chain344
Uncreative Crafter
My Two Tips

What podcasts should I be watching? Tell me about yours!

Go, have a great week, and make progress somewhere!
Love You!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Messages from the Universe

"If you only knew how many miracles you've already performed, Jessica, nothing would ever again overwhelm you, frighten you, or seem impossible.

Tallyho,
    The Universe"

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