April 28, 2015

Episode Fourteen


Introduction

Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka!

Tag your pictures of my designs or what you're knitting while watching the podcast with #stitchedinsweden so I can see them on Instagram!

Lattice shawl now available on Ravelry!

Swedish Spring Shawl is now available for download on Ravelry :) I've added an additional chart that you can download now if you would like to extend the lace edge for another repeat.


This week in Stockholm (and acquisitions) 

  • Join the shawl KAL on Ravelry :) We will be knitting Lattice and Swedish Spring Shawls. The KAL will run from May 1st - June 5th. Check out Ravelry for more information. 



  • Regia Arne and Carlos in Fall Night. Thanks for everyone who helped me find it!

    Works in Progress


      Finished Projects

      Upcoming


      Spinning

      Q&A

      My question to you this week is: Do you knit through warmer weather? What is your favorite thing to knit in the summer? Do you find that you switch crafts? Where do you get your inspiration?

      Suzie from Oregon asks about sizing for sweaters. I talk about this a bit, but I also recommend checking out Amy Herzog's class for more information on bust darts and sizing. Click on the banner :) 

      Have a question? Ask! I'm happy to answer questions in the show.

      See you next week!

      April 21, 2015

      Episode Thirteen

      Introduction

      Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka!

      Tag your pictures of my designs or what you're knitting while watching the podcast with #stitchedinsweden so I can see them on Instagram!

      Swedish Spring Shawl is now available for download on Ravelry :) I've added an additional chart that you can download now if you would like to extend the lace edge for another repeat.

      This week in Stockholm (and acquisitions) 


        • Thank you for the lovely gift Maya! One gorgeous skein of her Alpaca Sock in Natural 




        Works in Progress


          Finished Projects


            • Check out one of my test knitters is Mina from the Knitting Expat Podcast. She has finished the test knit for my most recent shawl design, due out in early May. 


              Upcoming


              Q&A

              Joanna from Oklahoma City asks: Would you talk a little bit about your design process? Books to recommend? 


              Have a question? Ask! I'm happy to answer questions in the show.

              Other

              Cross Stitch patterns that I mentioned (not the sheep) are from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.
              If you are interested in the sheep cross stitch, send me an email at stitchedinsweden@gmail.com or send me a Ravelry message with your email address and I can send you the PDF I made of the pattern. 

              See you next week!

              April 14, 2015

              Episode Twelve


              Introduction

              Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka!

              Tag your pictures of my designs or what you're knitting while watching the podcast with #stitchedinsweden so I can see them on Instagram!

              Swedish Spring Shawl is now available for download on Ravelry :) I've added an additional chart that you can download now if you would like to extend the lace edge for another repeat.

              This week in Stockholm (and acquisitions) 



                Works in Progress


                  Finished Projects

                  • New shawl design in Merino Singles from The Wool Barn. Edge knit in Madelinetosh tosh merino light in Antler. Pattern release early May! 

                    Upcoming


                    Q&A

                    My Question to you this week is: What is your favorite online yarn shop in the EU?

                    Sally from Salt Lake City asks: Have you ever taught someone how to knit? How did you go about teaching it and were you successful?

                    Have a question? Ask! I'm happy to answer questions in the show.

                    Technique Tip

                    Work garter stitch flat first before joining your project in the round. 

                    Come back next week for a mini lesson on gauge. What is it? Why does it matter? How do I get it? and What if I don't?

                    Other

                    Check out the Rose Hip Knits podcast on Youtube!

                    See you next week!

                    April 8, 2015

                    Episode Eleven


                    Introduction

                    Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka!

                    Thank you for everyone who has been in touch regarding test-knitting. I have everyone written down with preferences for knitting and will be in contact when I have something ready for testing!

                    Swedish Spring Shawl is now available for download on Ravelry :)


                    This week in Stockholm (and acquisitions) 




                     

                    • New (used) camera!! I got a Canon 450d (called Canon Rebel XSi in USA). 
                    • Craftsy class-- Basics of Digital Photography with Rick Allred. Click on the link in the sidebar to check out more classes. Loved this class and would recommend it to anyone with a digital slr camera who is interested in taking more control of how their photos come out.
                      • I am a craftsy affiliate. If you register or sign up for a class, I will receive a small commission from them. I only advertise for them because I personally find their classes very informative and worth the cost. 
                    • Craftsy class-- Drafting from Worsted to Woolen with Jacey Boggs Falkner. Click on the link in the sidebar to check out the awesome classes Craftsy has to offer. 

                      Works in Progress


                        Finished Projects

                        • Bento Bag sewn by me :) Want one? Send me a private message on Ravelry. 

                          Upcoming


                          Q&A

                          Thank you to those of you who posted on the Episode thread or in the Youtube comments :) I love hearing from you!!

                          My Question to you this week is: What technique tips do you have for me?

                          Annali from Washington asks: Do you have a knitting or fiber related skill or technique you’d like to learn in the future or do you have a skill now you’re interested in improving?

                          Have a question? Ask! I'm happy to answer questions in the show.


                          See you next week!