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January Tag: Questions and Answers

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Find the podcast episode here: https://anchor.fm/handstitchedlife AnnaKnitter's Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eVRbiWNgpQ Questions: What was your favorite Christmas present? 2021 Resolutions and Results What was something new you did in 2021? 2021 New Habits Life lesson from Last Year One word to describe 2021 Bad habits to change in 2022 Top goals or resolutions for Ravelry, Podcasting, and Instagram 2022 Resolutions Knitting Goals Most worn knitwear item  

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New Pattern: Seedling Hat

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It's gift knitting time! At least, it is if you procrastinate like I do :)  I love knitting simple patterns for gifts, and especially love hats as gifts because they are one size fits most and require a skein or less of yarn. Adding a simple texture like this seed stitch and pairing it with a fun colorway marks multiple checkboxes for me!  I had a great group of test knitters review the pattern and make their own projects, and was really happy with the feedback they provided.  The pattern is now live on Ravelry, the shop, and Etsy. 

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Episode 3 Show Notes

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 Finished Objects Hiedra Headband by Fiber Tales Yarn: Leading Men Fiber Arts West End Worsted in Boo! Jojo's Hat by Jodi Brown Yarn: Knit Picks Palette Fingering, Rowan Kid Silk Mohair Terribly Simple Shawl by Caitlin French Yarn: Wobble Gobble Yarns in Sprinkle Works in Progress Vanilla Stockinette Beanie (my own hat recipe) Yarn: I Love This Yarn! in Cupcake DK Weight Vanilla Socks on 9” Circulars by Kay Litton Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers in Whaleline; Closest color in their shop is Dirty Martini Outlander Carolina Shawl by Handy Little Me Yarn: Berroco Vintage Bulky in various colors Antler Toque by Tin Can Knits Yarn:...

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Finished Object - Jojo's Hat by Jodi Brown

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It's no secret that I'm a big fan of knitting podcasts, and an even bigger fan of Tracie and Jodi of the Grocery Girls. I discovered them on YouTube last year mid-pandemic and they feel like the cooler older sisters I always wanted. Both sisters are knitwear designers and I've purchased several of their patterns but have not knit them until now. Side note: please tell me I'm not the only one who's an impulse pattern buyer and seldom pattern knitter. When my family and I were planning our Upper Peninsula trip at the end of September, I knew I...

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Episode 2 Show Notes

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 Finished Objects Vanilla Socks on 9” Circulars by Kay Litton Yarn: Supersocke (my colorway is out of stock, but there are other self striping and patterned yarns here)  Works in Progress Sparkling Cider by Kristin Lehrer Yarn: Seven Sisters Farms 2-Ply held double with a Suri alpaca Hiedra Headband by Fiber Tales Yarn: Leading Men Fiber Arts West End Worsted in Boo! Acquisitions Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK yarn in Cross Street Market Knitter's Pride Zing 16" Circulars: I have various sizes, but am currently using the US Size 6 on my Hiedra Headband. Both of my acquisitions came from one of my favorite local yarn shops, Country Needleworks! Check...

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