4.01.2009

NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 16 : Circular Struggles

Episode 16






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*Dont forget to enter this episodes drawing!


If you are interested in trying out Rowan Summer Tweed, the yarn I used for my Liesl sweater, Dancing Ewe Yarns is offering a special discount of 20% on the entire selection of

Rowan Summer Tweed and free shipping for all orders that include this yarn.

This offer is only valid for the month of April and is exclusive to the Nevernotknitting podcast listeners and blog readers.


In order to receive your discount, click on the Dancing Ewe link and in the checkout process enter in the special code " NNK1 "



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108 comments:

Pamela said...

Great podcast. I have thinking about knitting that sweater for quite sometime. The Rowan Summer Tweed in Oat would be perfect.

justanotherbaker said...

I have been enjoying your podcast for a while now. I really enjoy the sound effects you add. They make everything even more fun, don't they. And great theme song too!

knittingbunnymum said...

Another great podcast Alana. I have to say that I am in LOVE with Summer Berry. I have been thinking about trying this yarn. Yummy
Sarah

Marianne said...

Great podcast! I love your new green, um, olive sweater. I enjoy your humor and all that you share. Thank you!

My favorite color is rush also.

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merwennas said...

Great podcast! I found the Bianca's jacket a while ago and I think rowans summer tweed would be perfect for it... my favorite for it is powder.

Thanks for the giveaway!

SweetDreams said...

As always, I have a new favorite project to think about after hearing you describe how great the Liesl is to knit. And I love the look and description of the Rowan summer tweed. Thanks for another great podcast Alana!

Marisa said...

Great podcast! I really enjoyed this week's story - I remember very clearly my first attempt at knitting with a circular needle. My favorite color in the Rowan Tweed is "Blueberry". I may have to place an order . . .

gnk said...

I agree, another inspiring podcast. I'd love to make Gisele in the rafia shade of Rowan Summer Tweed. Thanks os much

Karin said...

Another great podcast. Thank you. I love your yarn reviews. The Rowan Summer Tweed I would like to try is Swirl.

knittinwolf said...

Another wonderful podcast! Love that Liesl pattern! This looks like a great yarn! Love the sprig and rush colors!

Lumie said...

I appreciate your podcast discussing knitting in your color. The Summer Tweed would be perfect for Yseulda's Coraline. I'm dreaming of the pattern now.

quiltsalot3 said...

Hi, Alanna, You are to kind to have another contest!!! I love the look of this yarn and would love the "Rush" that you used it looks so pretty! Your podcast was great as usual keep up the grreat work!

A podcast fan in PEI
Darlene
#13 is my lucky # Woo Hoo!

Becky said...

I love your sweater and your justification of another 'light olive' sweater. I love rowan summer tweed in oat and summer berry. It's such a pretty yarn!

heather said...

Hi Alanna,

I was really glad to hear you feature Z Knits in your podcast. I really love her podcast, too!

I would love to try the Rowan Summer Tweed in the Toast colorway. I didn't even realize that cotton tweed yarn was out there. So cool!

Weave, Spin, Dye - Oh My said...

I like your podcast and the sweater is really cute. I really like this very neutral color.

Robin said...

I enjoy listening to your podcast.
Your Liesl sweater is lovely, I'm also fan of green.
The Rush color is my favorite.
The theme song makes me smile.
I find myself humming it when I knit
sometimes.

Bethany said...

Your knitting is so inspiring! Your cardi is beautiful, and of course it's olive, not green! I love the Bronze!

Kathy said...

Great podcast, look forward to each episode. Been listening on an iTouch. LOVE the theme song. I share your obsession with green. I'll bite my knuckle and pick the blue color - powder. Really surprising to hear a sweater can be knit in two days. That's something worth trying.

Clumsy Knitter said...

There's nothing wrong with knitting a bunch of green sweaters--after all, you're not going to wear them all at once, right?

That said, I was really drawn to the green shades of the Rowan Summer Tweed...it's a toss-up between Sprig and Jardinier. Hmm...

Christine in Knevada said...

I looked up at the screen at your Liesl while I was knitting the Flower Girl Bodice. It was good timing because I was wondering what I might do with the left over bamboo yarn...hmmm. Speaking of timing, nice work on the swatch story in ep. 16. I love your comic sense of timing on that one!

angie said...

Hi Alana,
I look forward to every podcast, your voice is so comforting:) Thank you for offering another fun drawing... I would knit Ysolda's Liesl in it, too!
-Angie

Julie said...

I'm a green freak too so I will step outside my zone and go for Sweet Pea. Thanks Alana!

woolly1 said...

I love the Summer Tweed in Reed. And I agree, Rush is definitely not green. Not like Sprig is green. We all do such rationalizing!

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Fox and Squirrel said...

You have inspired me to knit with something other than wool or a wool blend! I have been so addicted to it for so long! With the warm weather on the way, the Rowan Summer Tweed seems like a great yarn to branch out with. Thanks for another wonderful podcast. I would love either the Mango or the Torrid.

Liz said...

Fabulous podcast as always! I think I may try Liesl...the Summer Rowan in "Smolder" is my favorite (or maybe I just like the name!!)

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Hi,
I enjoyed looking at all the Liesl's on Ravelry after you described the versatility of the pattern.
I like the Smolder colorway of the Summer Tweed, although it was hard to decide--all of the colors are beautiful!

Yvonne W said...

Please enter me in the drawing...5 skeins of the powder colorway would be fab!

Nelly Knits said...

I like the Rowan Summer Tweed in Raffia. Thanks for having the drawing!

SJ said...

Hi Alana--great podcast as always. Yours is one of my favorites that I anxiously await every time.

I'm so glad The Dancing Ewe is letting you give some of the Rowan Summer Tweed away because I already ordered some for one project, but I would love to win some in the Sprig colorway for another project.

sasalyn said...

I love your "not green" sweater. It's a very pretty color. I would love to try the new Rowan Summer Tweed. I like the Raffia color because it go with most everything I own.

Judy said...

I love your podcast and that song. I can't keep from singing along. I think Rowan Summer Tweed in Navy would make a wonderful sweater.

Pretentious Wombat said...

I got so very behind in listening to podcasts over the past couple of weeks but am on a roll again. I, too, have the Ysolda Teague pattern and coincidentally was looking at it before I listened to your podcast. Wow. I'm thinking of making it for springtime and imagining how it might look in that lovely colour Vanity in the Rowan Summer Tweed...hint, hint!
;-)

d said...

Have you heard the old Irish song, "Green Grow the Rushes, Oh?" That's what I thought of as you talked about the green/not green yarn! Thank you for such a fun podcast. (And I like the Rush color, too!)

Karen in Maine said...

Wow, Alana, your sweater looks great, and rush is a perfect color. It's a neutral, yet with a bit of color. Just wonderful--my choice, too.
As always, thank you for another enjoyable episode.

Kristin said...

I am a new listener to your podcast. Your podcast is so original with the music and so much fun to listen to. After starting to listen to your podcasts from the begininng I've finally caught up to your latest episode. Keep up the hard work. I don't know how you manage to get so much done with a toddler.

The yarn giveaways are great! I could see myself knitting my own two daughters something out of the colorway Smolder or even Summer Berry. Thanks!

Audrey said...

Thanks for all your podcasts- I just started listening and they are fun and informational. I really like all the links on your blog that lead to such cool people/posts/projects. I would love to knit the Frock Camisole in Jardiner (I love everything green too!)

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Debra said...

I love your green, I mean light olive Liesl sweater. :) I always enjoy listening to your podcast. I would love to try the Rowan Summer Tweed in blueberry. This is such a great drawing. Thanks!

Amanda N said...

You are right, it isnt strickly green! Another great show. I loved the story by ZKnits, very funny. Im in love with the Bronze colour of Summer Tweed.

Patti said...

I enjoyed your podcast this week. Also enjoyed Zknits story. The Rowan Summer Tweed in Bronze is a great color for me.

JudyAnn said...

Yes, another great podcast, Alana! It's a toss up between "Exotic" (I love teal---one can never have enough) and "Smolder".

Giulia said...

Great work on your Liesl - you inspired me to finish mine, and it is now drying as I write this. I am now increasingly tempted to follow through on my desire for a Liesl for every season! I just went and stroked a skein of Summer Tweed in my LYS - it's such an interesting yarn with its subtle silk sheen and little nubbly bits. I like it in 'Butter Ball'.

Knitloon said...

Another great episode, Alana. Your sweater is beautiful, and I've always wanted to try Summer Tweed (possibly in the color "Raffia"?) Maybe this is my chance.

monikita said...

Your Liesl turned out so beautiful! I'd love to try out the Rowan Summer Tweed - thanks for the product review. My favorite of the colorways is Oats, but I also really like Raffia. Thank you for the podcast, and for the great drawing!

Michele said...

Your Liesl is beautiful. I would love to win Rowan Summer Tweed in Oats. Please don't podfade. Your podcast is my favorite!

tildylou said...

Thanks for another great podcast! The Rowan Summer Tweed is beautiful, and the raffia colorway would be wonderful!

BookGirl said...

Wonderful podcast, I love your Liesl. I'm really liking the Navy color way of the Rowan Summer Tweed.

Heather said...

Rowan Summer Tweed in Torrid would be a lovely Liesl.

apiercy44 said...

Alana, I just discovered your podcast and love it. I have had Liesl in my queue forever and loved hearing about your experience knitting it. My favorite color in the Rowan Summer Tweed is Blueberry. Although it was hard narrowing it down to just one color!

WendyMcD said...

Love the pod cast, regular listener here. ;-) I would love white to dye with. NUM!

dianelaces said...

Thanks for spending the day knitting with me! The podcast was just what I needed this morning when I woke with a headache and just wanted distraction with a little knitting! The Liesel sweater is very nice and it always seems like a better value with so many options to fit different tastes. I like the look of the Rowan Summer Tweed colors, but Oat would be the one I chose.

accountantgrrl said...

Love your podcast! I also have a strong affection to anything green so, that being said, if I were to win the giveaway...I like the Jardinier.

Carla said...

What fun! By far my favorite color is Smolder!

Connie, the daisyhead said...

I have been following your blog for a while now, but this is my first podcast. Very enjoyable!

I normally resist looking at new yarns. Let's face it, the last thing I need is more new yarn in my stash, right? But you made me do it! I am officially in love with Sprig! Being addicted to green just makes us wonderful people, right? Since I never win drawings, I am now figuring out where I can scrape up some extra cash~ I must have a Sprig Liesl! Thanks a lot... ;o)

steph said...

I just stumbled on your podcast--and I'm hooked! Thanks!!! I love summer tweed, too--made a Kim Hargreaves sweater a couple years ago and it's become a wardrobe staple in the spring. Would love to make another in blush (pink)!

steph said...

oops, so excited to find a new podcast that I love--the color is blossom (not blush--where did I get that????) that I'd love to make!! Thanks again for doing such a nice job!

Jane said...

I enjoy your podcast-My Liesl is in Cascade Venenzia, A summer tweed in #544-Jardinier is calling my name

Martha said...

Love your podcast. You are so pleasant to listen to. Love the extras you do. I love the color of summer berry.

earthymama42 said...

Oh that yarn looks amazing. I would love the color Jardinier. I would probably use it to make my own Liesl.

Becky said...

I enjoyed your latest podcast, as always! Your Liesl is gorgeous!! I was avoiding starting a sweater project in the Florida heat but you have inspired me to throw caution to the wind! I'm really liking the Mango colorway... :-)

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Newbie Nitter said...

Green...uh...Olive looks wonderful on you and I love the lacy look of your summer sweater...just think that I would prefer the Smoulder shade of Rowan Summer Tweed for me.
Your podcast style is very entertaining...great job!

Chrissy said...

Another great show! I'm loving that powder colorway of the summer tweed.

Brenda said...

Love the podcast, and your Liesl is wonderful!

If I win the contest, I would like the color "Rush" -- coincidentally the same as yours !

AyntBee said...

Alana, your Liesl is beautiful! You are a perfect model for the great sweaters and accessories you knit. I'd love to knit the Liesl in Smolder if I were so lucky to win ...

archamanda said...

I love your podcast, keep up the good work. My favorite color of Rowan Summer Tweed is Jardinier.

Amanda

Angie said...

As usual, great podcast. :)

It was hard to choose a color but I think I have settled on Raffia.

Thanks! :)

rdwmrs said...

What a great knit - beautiful color on you. I can see how this could be knit up quickly. I listen to your podcast as soon as I can. You are doing a wonderful job, it's a pleasure listening. Keep up the great job! My favorite color of Summer Tweed is Summer Berry.

cornchowder said...

I'm totally in love with your theme song... it cracks me up!!
Your liesl looks amazing!! It really makes me want to make one also!! I guess I'll be hunting down some Rowan Summer Tweed in Jardinier for when it makes its way up my queue~

Tabby said...

I"ve been wanting to make Liesl for ages! I agree that this would be a great sweater to have in several colors/yarns, to be worn in each season. The rowan summer tweed looks like some beautiful yarn. I can't see all the colors for some reason, but 'Smolder' really pops out at me. I think 'Denim' sounds like a nice, go-with-anything color, though, too.

Michelle said...

I love your liesl And have been enjoying your podcast for some time too!!

The rowan summer tweed in 544 Jardinier would be lovely!

Cheryl S. said...

Your Liesl is beautiful!

I'd love to try Rowan Summer Tweed in Raffia.

BellaPepper said...

I can agree with your love of green yarn, my favorite is the Jardinier. Great Podcast!

Paula said...

Beautiful sweater! Thank you for the opportunity to enhance my stash with some Summer Tweed in Smolder.

Robin said...

Thanks for your podcast! The Rowan Summer Tweed sounds lovely. Lots of colors, how to choose...? I love the Jardinier, and also the Sprig...

tpot2003 said...

Alana, I love your show. The circular needle story was the laugh I needed this week between papers and classes. I like the rowan summer tweed in Jardinier. It would look great on my husband. He's hispanic and looks great in green.

cpurl17 said...

Thank you for the great podcast. The Powder color in the summer tweed reminds me of a cool breeze on a summer day.

Laura said...

Your Liesl is beautiful! That sweater is in my Ravelry queue. I love the Rowan Summer Tweed in Jardinier.

mikeslittlesis said...

I love your new "not green" sweater! My favorite color is Rush also!

Kina57 said...

I'm always making tanks to wear under my suits for work. Summer Berry would be a perfect splash of color!

Conni said...

I love your podcast...one of my absolute favovites. I would have to decide what color I like the best of the Rowan Summer Tweed yarn-there are so many pretty colors!

Conni

susanotis said...

I love your podacast! I have finally caught up with all of your episodes and have actually heard about your contest while it was still active. I totally agree with your love of all that is green, and my choosing Jardinier just proves that, doesn't it? Thanks for all your hard work to give us something so enjoyable. Susan

Alicia said...

I'm new to your podcast & am loving it - lots of fun & inspiring info.

Such a generous giveaway! The Summer Berry is soooo pretty and is my absolute favorite.

JuliaB said...

I enjoyed listening about your Lisel. I would love one in Rush.

Allison said...

Your light olive sweater is just gorgeous. The Rowan Summer Tweed comes in some beautiful colours. I really like the Blueberry.

Thank you for putting out such a great podcast and for holding amazing contests.

Julie said...

Love that yarn! I'd like to make something similar in the Oat color.

Susanne said...

Finally I caught up with all your podcast episodes...great. Love your projects, especially as they are not mainly socks ;-) and the product reviews are very interesting. Liesl and the shots of it are wonderful, Susanne

sandygale said...

I enjoy your podcast immensely, and look forward to every episode. It is wonderful that the Liesl has so many variations--what an inspiration to the designer in us all. I would love to make it in Rowan Summer Tweed Storm.

Thanks for your great posdcast1

Psyched2Knit said...

I love the podcast! It is a great length, and you do a super job! It definitely got me interested in making liesl for myself. I love the blossom colorway. Happy spring.

Kate Foos said...

I am fairly new to your podcast. It's very enjoyable. I particularly liked the attention you gave to the Liesl sweater and the description of the yarn. I am in South Florida and definitely know what you mean about warm weather sweaters. I am thinking of making this one too. My favorite color of Rowan Summer Tweed is Harbor with Chocolate Fudge running a close second.

the Johnson's said...

Love your Liesel and really miss the beach (Cal Poly grad)! My favorite color would be the mango.

Luwana said...

I've become a regular customer of Dancin' Ewe since you first introduced them to me and now they're my go to yarn store.

I think that the "Smolder" color in the Rowan Summer Tweed is beautiful and is just my color. That way I'll maybe finally make something for me that I will keep.

Jen said...

Excellent episode! I'm really enjoying your podcast - love all the audio effects and the stories are wonderful. Your Liesl is beautiful - if I had Rowan Summer Tweed, I'd pick Powder.

teammom said...

I really enjoy your podcast. It is entertaining and has a lot of information that I can use in my knitting life. The Leisl pattern is beautiful and oddly enough, I prefer the Rush colorway for the Rowan Summer Tweed as well.

The Litter Box House said...

Thank you for all the great giveaways. I love the deals that also offered at Dancing Ewe - a prime opportunity to build the stash! If I'm lucky & win, I'd love to try the Summer Berry Tweed.

Selkie on Ravelry

Kathleen said...

I just found your podcast recently, and have had fun getting caught up on past episodes. Who needs mystery novels, when you get that same sense of suspense wondering how the Selbu Modern hat is going to turn out?

I enjoy the detail in your product reviews. I would love to try the Rowan Summer Tweed - the Powder colorway would be my first pick.

Mrs. Pivec said...

Continue to love the podcast, Alana. I love how you make it original with the sound effects, how you "talk to yourself" and the stories. Nicely done! :)

Mrs. Pivec said...

Oh, and I think "Rush" must refer to "rushes." Like tall grass at the edge of a swamp. So, yes, defiinitely a green name.

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knitnotions said...

I love summer tweed, especially the Vanity color! I too have no summer knits, only wooly winter ones. I should get on that...

maryhelenevans said...

I love your podcast! And your Liesl is gorgeous. Now I need some Rowan Summer Tweed!!!! If I win, I'd like the Jardinier color best!

loopiedoo said...

Thanks so much for the great podcast. I have been inspired to try the Leisel pattern. The Rowan summer tweed in Blossom would be great.

idrivera said...

Love your show, I loved the sweater I live in the caribbean and this will be great for me

Donna said...

Thank you for another great podcast, I enjoyed listening to it very much. I love your color choice for your sweater - RUSH is just beautiful. I would love to try the DENIM! Thank you for the contest.

scarlet834 said...

Your podcast had me salivating over Rowan Summer Tweed (I had actually never heard of it). I would have to pick the same color you did--Rush.

Crazy For Yarn In Alabama said...

I have never knit with Rowan Summer Tweed and would LOVE the opportunity to do so!! I would love the Blueberry color should I win.

I have just found your podcast and looking forward to starting at the beginning and catching up!!