11.15.2009

The NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 28 : The Jolly Green Giant

Episode 28






Shownotes:

One Planet Yarn and Fiber

The Cedar Leaf Shawlette


Lady Godiva

Cedar Leaf Knit Kits

Please Join The Cedar Leaf Shawlette Knit-a-long!

Nic on Ravelry

The Jolly Green Giant

Nic's Blog

Wren Ross

The NeverNotKnitting Ravelry Group


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*Don't forget to enter this episode's yarn drawing!


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Congratulations to Episode 27's drawing winner, Anita! She won a skein of Malabrigo worsted!

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103 comments:

Cindy said...

I love green too!!

Silja Devine said...

I love the cedar leaf shawlette!

Sara said...

Your cedar leaf design is gorgeous!

Carla said...

another great episode- love the shawlette as well!

Karen aka Lindse said...

Hi! In the last week I have listened to all of your padcasts..and I am soo addicted! I especially loved your stories on how you got started, your stash collection and the knitting phases - I can sooo recognize that from myself :)
Love the shawlette, I think I would go for the Topaz color, love that color!
Karen (lindse at ravelry)

StaceyKnitsIt said...

Gorgeous design and perfect color for your shawlette! Nice story too.

Elizabeth said...

Loved the Jolly Green Giant story, too funny! You already know I love your shawl, you are really making want some of the Godiva yarn right now!

Laura said...

Your best pattern yet, in my opinion! I love the cedar color too.

Patti said...

Great podcast as usual. The Peridot is really a great color. I love verigated yarn.

M. said...

I loved the Jolly Green Giant story. Amazing! I cringe at the thought of making a cabled sweater for anyone bigger than a 2 year old!

The shawlette is awesome too! I like the knitted on edging. No picking up! I think it'd look lovely in the chocolate, but I love the amethyst colorway!

Ange said...

Just discovered your podcast after finally learning how to knit & love them!!! There is nothing like the feeling of sitting down to knit with a cup of tea after getting my 5 month old to bed I would love to win the cedar colour!!

k2ntrish said...

I love the shawlette. Also the green, but it's not a flattering color for me, so my fave is amethyst.

momdlux said...

The shawlette is lovely! I do think the green (cedar) is pretty even though I can't see the brown. I like the chocolate too-mmmmmmmm. Maybe a new shade with more golden, orange and red with the brown.......??? :)

Susan said...

Alana, great podcast! And I love, love, love the cedar shawlette! I've even forwarded it to a dog friend of mine who is an avid knitter and she's also excited about getting started! I'm waiting with baited breath for the pattern to come out, I have yarn and I'm ready to start, so it's the 16th and still no pattern available. *sniff* I am hoping to make several as they will be my annual Christmas gift project for my friends. Please tell me that the pattern is ready for purchase!

I loved the Jolly Green Giant story, too! Quite a project! I think I probably would have given up, it took so long to complete. But it came out lovely and I'm sure Nic's Dad is thrilled.

I love the Handmaiden Cedar Green. I did try to find it in my LYS without success. I purchased a cotton yarn from Arucania which hopefully will have the right amount drape. I also have some merino wool in my stash, but you have mentioned that it won't have the right sheen or drape, so that may have to be put on the burner for something else. So should I win your contest (not likely, I have the worst luck!) I'd love the Handmaiden in the cedar, thanks!

Can't wait to see what else you have "cooked up" in your head for a design. I'm going for surgery in Jan. and will have a long recuperation, so I will have plenty of time for knitting. Now I just need plenty of money to fund my habit! LOL!

Brenda said...

Love the podcast!

Both Green and Topaz would be gorgeous.

Jen said...

I'd agree with you, Cedar is my pick for that shawlette as well.

Lauren said...

Yay, a new episode! Now to find a quiet moment to listen.

Kelly-ann said...

I love your podcasts and I am trying to catch up older ones...I am off on vacation this Thursday and I will be listening to you on the plane ;)

Kristin said...

Another great one! LOL at the jolly green giant. My husband is 6'5" - poor guy will never get a sweater!!! Love the shawlette. I like the Cedar colorway, but am intrigued by the Peridot.

knitterwithcritters said...

Lovely yarn and cute pattern. I think amethyst is the prettiest.

Mindy said...

As always, I loved today's episode!

Reagan said...

I loved the Jolly Green Giant story!! And, can I just comment that Nic's voice COMPLETELY relaxes me?!! I must've replayed just her part at least 4 times..haha..

I absolutely love the Cedar colorway..congratulations on your pattern!! :D It's wonderful--I hope I get to try it. :)

Pam said...

Love the peridot color -- though for your shawl, cedar is perfect! Very nice.

lisa said...

Cedar! It's perfect for this shawl! I faved it on Ravelry days ago and have been eagerly awaiting the pattern. I'm so pleased to hear that it will be available soon.

Celia said...

I really enjoyed listening to your podcast. Your shawlette is so pretty.

The Mom said...

I love your podcast. so glad I found it! I love green too!!

Jennifer said...

i do love the cedar color with that pattern. that yarn looks so yummy and your pattern is quite beautiful! the peridot and smoke are also lovely colors.

i love your podcasts and the stories and reviews. thank you!!

Sarah Schieber said...

I just LOVE the cedar, too! Amazing color...and just lovely in your pattern. Congrats on the great work!

I wanna knit this now!

Cnyttan
(Krystn Madrine)

Bizzo said...

That yarn is gorgeous and so is the colourway. Thank you for your podcast.

Alisa said...

Oh, so many pretty colors! I love the Salt Spray!

mlw1459 said...

Ooooooo, amethyst for sure!!! Your new design is very appealing. I've been getting into knitted on edges lately.

Mom said...

The cedar leaf shawlette is a beautiful design. I'd love to knit it & I'm adding it to my rav queue! It's gorgeous in the green colorway but I think it would be even more spectacular in the Amethyst colorway.

berry said...

the design of the leaf shawl is gorgeous. I have to say i normally don't like green it just look right with the leafes and very autumny.

Julie said...

I had to get the pattern right away but please enter me anyway as I would give the extra one to my friend, Marnie. I too love the green but I think it would be equally as gorgeous in ivory.
Great podcast - loved the green giant story!

Lisa E said...

I had already faved your pattern, it's gorgeous! Then I ran across this post, and had to enter; I adore the Amethyst color.

Val said...

Beautiful Green!!!! I can't wait to make the shawlette! And I agree that it should be made with green to enhance the leaves! Love it!

FaithEllen said...

LURVE lurve lurve the Salt Spray. OMGAZZ0RZ.

emmacole1979 said...

I love all the colours, but my favourite has to be Amethyst. Love your podcast and contests!

Karin said...

Just ordered my kit. Can't wait to start on it.

Melissa N said...

I'd love to see this in Peridot. Thanks for the podcast and great pattern!

Melissa N said...

I love the peridot. THanks for the fun podcast and the wonderful pattern. I like many of the others have it in my Ravelry favs.

The Coffee Diva said...

The shawl is beautiful. Lovely and perfect color.

jjFTW said...

Your Cedar Leaf design is so beautiful! I have such a love of leaves and have to agree that the cedar colorway is an amazing match for it. You did an amazing job. Amethyst would also be lovely (purple is my favorite color).
-Johanna

Xtiand said...

The Cedar leaf design is beautiful, sea spray would be my choice of colour.
Xtian

Rosie said...

I just ordered some Handmaiden Sea Silk in Cedar - I'm a big fan of rich greens and they are hard to find.

As for Lady Godiva I think the Smoke colorway is fantastic. It's like a cloudy/pearly sky. I love overcast days because all other colors seem to pop in that light as if you're walking around in a dream. Ok I'm officially weird.

I'm tempted to join your KAL but short rows are my enemy, I just can't understand them.

Carol said...

Although I love the cedar(knitting the Cat Bordhi Riverbed sock pattern with Cedar Casbah) I would have to go with the Amethyst colorway. I'm blond and have green eyes, and the Amethyst is a good look for me. Love the shawlette. Any ideas what to do with 2 skeins of Camelspin?

Deborah said...

What a pretty piece!! I can see why you are so excited about your new pattern. I would love to knit one in that "cedar" colorway, too!

Kim said...

I'm a sucker with anything with a leaf pattern! Beautiful!

Renee said...

"Salt Spray" is my favorite shade of Lady Godiva. Your knitting and photography are exquisite.

Christa said...

This pattern is gorgeous. I love the cedar color you selected.

Jane C said...

I love the green too. Perfect color for the cedar leaf shawlette

Cornelia said...

It may be cliched, but I think cedar is the one for this piece. I love peridot and salt, but they would just look washed out, and amethyst looks wrong with the leaves. (Woodland would look lovely as well.)

Jen said...

Definitely Cedar.....the perfect green for this project!!

Clumsy Knitter said...

I'm with everyone else--that green is THE perfect color! Lovely.

Elaine, AL said...
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Elaine, AL said...

I love the green also...Although there is a colorway which I'm eager to try. Peridot is my daughters birthstone; Okay call me sentimental!

Amanda N said...

Alana this pattern is just gorgeous. And yes, the cedar looks fantastic on you. I have just been over to the website to look at the colours and I just love the Amethyst.

Svenja said...

The cedar leaf shawllette is beautiful!
My favourite colour is Amethyst.

Darlene said...

Beautiful! I love the new shawlette and any color would be beautiful but I too think the cedar does make the pattern look its best!
Nic's story! How wonderful and thanks for the new blog to read!
Darlene, a fan in PEI

bethgormong said...

Your shawlette is gorgeous, especially in the cedar color!
Beth

sylphette said...

The Cedar looks stunning with your complexion. Love the new design -- great episode, as always!

dmop said...

Your new Cedar Leaf Shawlette is a winner! As much as I love it in the cedar, I'd have to knit it in that gorgeous peridot colorway.

lndkent said...

Alana, I love your podcast! Your shawlette is gorgeous! My favorite color is green too. I love your podcast music: "...and it's makin' her husband mad...her husband mad..." gets stuck in my head the rest of the day. :-)

rachel b. said...

I would love to win! I've just gotten the shawl/lace yarn bug. I'd pick either the colors Cedar or Smoke. Thanks for the offer! I saw the sample of your actual written pattern on your blog. The actual written pattern design really nice, I like the layout you did for it.

Robin VanderRoest said...

Loved Nic's story. My hubbie is 6'4" - I'm working on a vest for him, and still have hopes of finishing it for Christmas...

The Lady Godiva yarn sounds so wonderful. I agree, the Cedar is beautiful, but I think my favorite - today, at least - is the Topaz.

Thanks for another great podcast!

knittingbunnymum said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE the amethyst colour. Handmaiden ROCKS!!! Another great episode Alana, thanks. :)

-Sarah

Victoria said...

great episode!!!! love the story, my 7 yr old listened to and is waiting for the next episode and also waiting for me to knit her a cedar leaf shawlette too!!!

Yvonne said...

Congrats, Alana, on yet another beautifully produced design. You chose a gorgeous yarn for it. I'm partial to the Topaz colorway :)

I loved Nic's story--I'm sure many of us can relate!

dianelaces said...

I loved this show! Nic's story was so fun. And now that I'm learning how to wear a scarf for "fashion" I'm liking the shawlette idea. My choice would be Peridot if I win!

Shannon L. Fowler said...

Love your podcasts! I finally got caught up listening to all of them in enough time to enter one of the drawings!! Woot!! :)

My favorite color is the Amethyst! :D

Jenny K said...

What a beautiful design. I love the cedar, too

Mamajama said...

I love your podcast (as I already told you on twitter). This is an awesome giveaway. I have been eyeing this pattern since I started listening a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for what you do. It's awesome and inspiring the passion you have for knitting and design. PS. I want the ivory to go with my green winter coat:).

Lisa said...

OK so I'm loving the shawlette and the ivory would go with everything. I love your podcast and your daughter is just adorable.

slmiller8 said...

I am always drawn to darker colors, so my eyes like Amethyst and cedar best. But my practical side would probably have me choose ivory, which is also beautiful.

Jan L said...

Your shawlette is just lovely. I'm inspired and really enjoyed hearing your review of the yarn. My favorite color of the Lady Godiva yarn is Amethyst although I see it's currently sold out. I agree that the Cedar colorway is a sensible choice for the pattern.

Deanne said...

Great show. I would love to join your KAL, but alas, Christmas knitting awaits! Cedar was a great choice for the shawlette, but I think I will do mine in Peridot. Hopefully I can start December 26th!

Deanne (Knitaroo on Rav)

Betsy said...

This is a beautiful pattern. And green is my favorite color. Great job.

The Litter Box House said...

What a lovely design. And you're right, that Cedar is just perfection.

Selkie on Ravelry

Ana said...

I hope I win! I choose the Cedar as well. I neeeeeed this shawlette.
Ana
anahuron@gmail.com

Lynette said...

i'm all caught up listening to your podcasts, and i've thoroughly enjoyed it.

i bought your lovely shawl pattern and was planning to knit it in red, but changed my mind and decided to use DIC in happy forest green.

i hope mine is as lovely as yours. :)

orgmibttrfly said...

love the shawlette, i love the amethyst color.

knitngreen said...

I really like the cedar. I tend to buy green yarn nearly every time I shop (my favorite color). I'd love to see the yarn in a goldy/yellow/orangeish/rust autumn color way. I know my Mom would love the pattern in that color. But the green would be for me!

Michelle said...

OHH I love the green also and the amethyst too...either would be wonder ful1.

The shawl is gorgeous!

Nikki said...

Wow. I have added the Cedar Leaf Shawlette to my queue on Rav. I checked out the colours of the yarn and loved them all. Surprise surprise, there has been a rush on the Cedar and they are out of stock!!!

Suzy Girl said...

Well, I didn't think I'd have to check out the colors to choose my favorite... I'm a green person too. But I did, and no surprise, I love the Cedar with the Peridot a close second.
Beautiful shawlette and awesome yarn choice!!
I really enjoy listening to your podcasts while I knit on the train to and from work.

Annie said...

I absolutely adore this pattern! Yay! Cedar IS the best colorway for this pattern. So happy you have designed something for women specifically. I have recently discovered knitting and I love your taste but have no children to knit for as my friends and I are still a bit too young. This scarf would be so fetching with my grey dress...sigh. Thank you so much for all the helpful reviews and hilarious stories. You can find me on ravelry as scholarknits

Chon aka Arriana Stylos said...

I love this podcast especially the jolly green giant story. I like the topaz colorway in lady godiva.

Shelly said...

I found your podcast while searching for some to load onto my mp3 player. I am over halfway through all of them and LOVE them. They are the best. I recently was in my LYS, and apparently I was humming or singing your theme song, and the lady shopping next to me started to sing along, it was pretty funny. Since my favorite color is green as well, I would have to say the Cedar is my favorite, but I am sure I could find something to do with any of the colors.

knitterlydesigns said...

Loved the Jolly Green Giant story. She is a great storyteller and I love hearing it in her accent. The Shawlette is very lovely as well.
If I were to pick a Godiva color, I would have to pick Topaz, with Cedar being next.

knitterlydesigns said...

Loved the Jolly Green Giant story. She is a great storyteller and I love hearing it in her accent. The Shawlette is very lovely as well.
If I were to pick a Godiva color, I would have to pick Topaz, with Cedar being next.

Debi1 said...

Another awesome episode! Can't wait to knit the shawlette!

modelwidow said...

The shawlette is lovely, would not have thought of wearing it with the widest part at the front - great idea.
The yarn colours so nice - I'm torn between amethyst and peridot

Cheryl S. said...

What a lovely shawlette! And I loved Nic's story.

pinkarwensocks said...

I love the Ceder Leaf, I'm not usually a big fan of green but yours looks so great I'd love one in that colourway too.

Agnes the Knitter said...

I just started listening to your podcast last week and am almost caught up. I've listened to many other podcasts and yours has quickly become one of my favorites ... it's actually about KNITTING. I love the stories and reviews. Thank you so much for all the information and entertainment.

Roxie Dog said...

Love the cedar. Have cast on the shawelette and having a great time, of course just completed the first 6 rows...onto the short rows. Densie

yogiela said...

today I heart your podcast, i like to knit and hear it.
the pattern of your cedar is very gorgeous!
my favourit colour is smoke.

Melanie said...

I am a long time listener of the podcast - all the way from the start. I have really enjoyed seeing all of your designs coming to life - I especially love your newest one and think it would lovely in all of the colours - if I had to choose for me I would go with the peridot

Jennie said...

This shawlette is very tempting... : )

Paula said...

Beautiful design. It would definitely be lovely in the topaz colorway.

savannagal said...

I am very fond of the Cedar color. The shawl is lovely and would be equally as pretty in any fall, earthy color.

jilldwarren said...

I am sure I will make a green one now. Searching hard for the right shade as we speak! I love this shawlette.

jillsknittingagain@yahoo.com

jilldwarren at ravelry

emsres said...

The green is truly beautiful and I can see why you love it. I feel the same way about blue and would choose their Ocean colorway. Can't wait to knit up this lovely pattern.