7.26.2013

The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 72 : Sweater Surgery



Episode 72


Click HERE to download the mp3 file for episode 72


Shownotes:













The "Sweater Surgery" Sweater Pattern, Vivian









Enter to win these 2 skeins of Black Pearl laceweight yarn from The Yarn Sisters Co. along with Ysolda's Strokkur and Orchid Thief Shawlette patterns by leaving a comment under this post by August 15th. Dont forget to leave your contact information! Only one comment per person please.

The winner will be announced on Episode 73.

Thank you for listening!




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athena said...

ysolda's patterns are beautiful

yellowhairedgirl on ravelry

Sarah in Houston said...

I would love to try that yarn. It's hard to imagine it's possible to make it.
clarabee72 on ravelry

Devin said...

Gorgeous! Love it!

Thanks for another great podcast Alana!

knittymcpurly@gmail.com

C said...

Pearl yarn? Wow, that's truly amazing! Thanks for yet another fun episode.

Wizzdumb on Ravelry
symphony@enter.net

Bizenurse said...

Indeed the Black Pearl would make for a very special project. The sheen is incredible.
bizenurse on ravelry

fiberfictionfood said...

Love, love, love Isolda and the yarn is beautiful! Thanks for the chance.

Erin said...

I loved your comments about knitting lace shawls- there IS something magical about them: "blob" turns into beautiful!

erindcoffman@yahoo.com

Erin said...

I loved your comments about knitting lace shawls- there IS something magical about them: "blob" turns into beautiful!

erindcoffman@yahoo.com

carol said...

What beautiful yarn--thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Carol (Ceejay on Rav)

starseer79 said...

What a coincidence! I was at Looped Yarn Works the day I listened to this episode. Love Ysolda's Orchid Thief pattern.

Starseer79 on Ravelry

Stacy said...

What beautiful yarn! I absolutely adore Ysolda's patterns!

I am stacy78 on Ravelry.

spinnygonzalez said...

This black pearl yarn sounds very intriguing, and luscious. Would love to try it!

Thanks for a nice podcast.

ravelry ID: spinnygonzalez

Brenda Cooper said...

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to knit up that yarn and Ysolda is one of my favorites! I am so glad you are back podcasting!

Kayla Shumway said...

Thanks for another great episode and giveaway! The black pearl yarn looks amazing!

Sheila said...

My mind keeps going back to how you spin pearls into yarn. I guess they must grind the pearls and do some type of processing similar to viscose to get a thread? Curious minds want to know (and want to win that yarn and pattern).

SheilaOKeefe on Rav

lydiajane said...

Great episode! Very excited that you are coming out with a new book and can't wait to see your new shawl patter.

Meriam said...

I have been wanting to try Pearl yarn...fingers crossed that I win this one!

Becky Gust said...

I just found your podcast this morning!!!! I am so excited to listen to all the earlier podcasts -- what a great thing to listen to while knitting :D Can't wait for future podcasts!

P.S. I would love to win your draw this coming week! Congrats to the lucky winner -- it looks like such a beautiful yarn to work with!

Becky
potter2000ca@gmail.com

Tara said...

Great podcast. I had never heard about the black pearl yarn, and the story by Ysolda was great. It was wonderful to listen to while making my kids pancakes this morning.

Quelle Fille said...

Wow. Gorgeous yarn, wonderful podcast :D

Jess said...

Exciting!! Looks like a beautiful yarn.

Ravelry: butterflykisses27

Thermosweet said...

What a beautiful prize package, of course I would love to win it!
I am pinkscrapbooker on RAVELRY

Robyn Woodbury said...

I love Ysolda's patterns! Thanks!

RWoodbury@gmail.com

:-)

Jen said...

Perl yarn and a Ysolda pattern? What more could a girl want? :)

JenMinako on Rav.

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Gracieanne said...

Black Pearl sounds gorgeous!

Thank you, Alana. Your podcast got me through 4 months in a wheelchair. I started at the beginning and listened to them all!

I am walking again...and still listening.

gracieanne on Ravelry or graceannecarter@gmail.com

Rebekah said...

how lovely!

rebekah[.]diehl[@]gmail[.]com

monica said...

Love the yarn! It will make a stunning orchid thief shawl!

Magali Taylor said...

i would love to try one of Ysolda's patterns with this beautiful yarn

Magali

magali@bluesunrise.com

comealongdearie said...

thank you indeed for offering your gorgeous yarn in a giveaway instead of knitting it up yourself! what a kind and generous prize!

Unknown said...

Oh, please, pick me!

Krystalline on Ravelry

Jennie said...

What a perfect giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity.

Jennie
Rav name dayartist

ellie said...

So nice to see you're back podcasting! I've found your blog recently and been listening the older podcast all summer. :)

My ravelry ID is Elliee

Monster said...

What a fun story from Ysolda. And I am very excited for a sequel to the Botantical Knits!

tyoung69 on ravelry

Resa said...

Both are so beautiful! I'm freyasmoon on ravelry, also freyasmoon@gmail

Mary Beth Lynn said...

Even the name sounds so smooth and luxurious . . .like I would want to spend a whole Saturday curled up with it and a lovely pattern and knit away the weekend. Just DREAMY

Ninni said...

Wow, this is an amazing price and I really like to win this time.

Loved the sweater story.

Ninnilina on Ravelry
http://docksjo.com

Erika said...

Lovely shawl!

elikae on ravelry

Trish said...

oh gosh the patterns and yarns are gorgeousn enter me now! Nabiki.neumann (at) gmail.com

Beth said...

Wow, that is some gorgeous lace weight yarn! Please count me in for a chance to win it! I just popped over for a visit, first time, from Vicki's 2 Bags Full and you can be sure I'm going to be back often for visits! :D
Hugs and thanks for a chance at winning this pretty yarn,
Beth P
elizabethstudio54@gmail.com

Ang Heine said...

Alana...I'm not sure if I live under a rock or it's because I'm in Nursing School and don't have a life....I just discovered your podcast and I love it!! I like to listen to it while I'm jogging...I get inspired from the moment it starts. I really appreciate your yarn reviews and the updates on your projects. You expose me to products I would never have known about otherwise. Thank You and keep up the great work!!

Ang Heine
aheine4@gmail.com
aheine4 on Ravely

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Tracy Romero said...

That yarn is beautiful!

Shorty said...
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Shorty said...

Another lovely episode... I thoroughly enjoyed listening.

This yarn looks so soft and delicious! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

shortyssutures on Ravelry

Unknown said...

I LOVE Ysolda's patterns and would love to have a Strokkur in my drawer for winter! Great episode and thanks for the giveaway! --Montanasue on Ravelry
suetirrell(at)gmail(dot)com

heather said...

What an amazing prize, thanks for the giveaway Alana!

The Fiber Diva said...

I've heard of the pearl yarn and thought it sounded absolutely divine. I also love Ysolda's creations! Whether I win or not, I gotta get me some of that yarn! :-)

fiberdiva at gmail dot com

FD

Syknits said...

Thanks for the opportunity. These are fabulous prizes.

Nicky said...

I would so love to win this. I love Ysolda's patterns.

fibbermcphee@hotmail.com

Nicky said...

I love the pearl yarn. How fascinating.

nicola.gray@middlemore.co.nz

Louise said...

I certainly never expected to hear 'pearls'! Thanks for sharing your find :) Loumia on ravelry

kay116 said...

Can't wait for the new sweater pattern!
Kathy
kay.clemente116@gmail.com

Robin B├Ąck said...

Glad you are on the roll again, have been missing your podcast. Would love to get my hands on the pearl yarn.

Best wishes from Sweden

Unknown said...

I am lately very much into lace, so this would make me really really happy:)

varts on ravelry!

Sue Wilson said...

How beautiful!, Have recently fallen in love with lace weight :)

Sutton36 on Ravelry

Willie O'Grady said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Very generous!

Dana said...

I'm intrigued by your teaser about your upcoming pattern. And now that it's at least cooler in the mornings, I'm itching to cast on sweaters. Yes, that is plural.

Thanks for the podcast, and the chance at the giveaway! ddboots on ravelry

April Finkenhoefer said...

Stumbled across your podcast while looking for the newest Knit Picks one - so glad I found it! Love the song, too!

That yarn is lovely - I have a feeling the sheen is greater in person and I would love to give it a new home!

rebekah dwyer said...

Oh so pretty! scruffian on ravelry

Cephaela said...

Cool!

DatPixieGirl said...

This is my first time listening to your podcast; you have such a cute voice! I look forward to hearing more of your podcasts in the future.

DatPixieGirl on Ravelry
DatPixieGirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tonya said...

That yarn looks beautiful. I would love to win!

Tonya
tmc712 on Ravelry

Knitting Kris said...

I loved to hear Ysolda's story, and your podcast is one of my favorites! Yeah.

Detail Medic said...

Pearl yarn is something I thought I'd never see! I'd love to know how it's made!

FireMedic on Ravelry

sara said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the great giveaway!
saradenbo on ravelry

Alison Makin said...

I would love to win this prize. Knitting with pearls sounds luxurious and an Ysolda pattern is always welcome.

Fhybers said...

So excited to hear you are coming to Looped! I will definitely see you there. Have always loved your podcasts... since the info is so carefully chosen. Welcome back to podcasting!

Linda said...

I can't wait to see your new design!

Fen said...

Id love to win! Thanks for hosting those lovely giveaways :)

Gwen said...

mmm...yummy-looking yarn (pearls? srsly?). and all of Ysolda's patterns are yummy, too.

I'd love to win...

gracie41999 on Ravelry

Dr Sabrina said...

Pearl yarn? I'd love to get to work with it!

Sabrina@tapthepotential.com
Rav ID: DrSabrinaS

Nanette said...

Got the theme song stuck in my head again! ;) Lovely yarn! Thank you for the giveaway!
I am korepanovs on Rav

Frankly Beka said...

I have been dying to try this yarn (or it's fingering weight big sister).

Ysolda's one of my favorite designers. I'd love to add to my collection.

Ravelry: franklybeka

Anne M.V. said...

Love the yarn! Anne0731 on Rav

Joanna Taylor said...

Glad to have your blog back. This yarn is amazing!

knitterjo2 on ravelry

Catherine said...

Wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.

JulieV said...
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JulieV said...

Enjoyed Ysolda's story.

sparker29 said...

I would love to knit with pearls!
Thewonderfulone on Ravelry

Paula said...

I'm so happy there is a new podcast! Yay! I am downloading it now! Thank you--PaulaK on Rav

Lina said...

Wow--I've never heard of pearl yarn before! I would love to see what it feels like. What will they think of next? The story of sweater surgery made me laugh--it sounds like some things have have happened to me!

tgatti said...

love your podcast. would love to win the pearl yarn!
tgatti on ravelry

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Emily said...

That yarn is absolutely magical!

Chainoffools on ravelry

Rachel said...
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Rachel said...

Ysolda and pearls? It doesn't get much better than that! rachelinla on ravelry

elisann said...

What a great episode! On top of that, you will be teaching at Argyle yarn shop which is a five minute walk from my house. I am signed up for your class. See you in September.

Mrs. MacKenzie said...

I would love to win.
pmack17 on rav

vinceschannel said...
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vinceschannel said...

I would love some pearl yarn!

Colepispisa on raverly

kristal135 said...
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kristal135 said...
Hello ! Black pearl sounds divine. I am trying to knit through my stash before I move aboard my boat to live. I made a promise not to increase my stash until I use up all my stash. So if I was super luck enough to win this yarn I would have to knit up straight away Orchid Thief, I mean if the yarn does not actually go in to the stash cupboard then it really isn't actually stash! Loving your podcasts again! How do you find the time ! :-) kristalberry on ravelry

Kristy Harrison said...

Pearl yarn!! Amazing - we have just visited the pearl farms in Vietnam on Phu Quoc island - if only there had been yarn.....

Kristy
leilacarolinedes on Ravelry

Judiuni said...

Oh I love Ysolda's patterns and I can't imagine how happy I'd be if I'd win pearl yarn.

Judiuni on Ravelry

Juli Dunn said...

I love, love, love that story! How true...I think we all feel a bit like surgeons when working to correct a pattern. Like a doctor knows the body, a knitter knows their stitches and fibres!
Also... PEARL YARN? YAY! I think that's one of the most awesome things I've heard in a long while!

Meitrannan on ravelry

Nancy said...

This yarn must be enchanted! I'd love to try it! Thanks Alana.
Nancy in MI (daisyknits on Rav)

Cecile said...

Thanks for a great episode, like always!

I'm a huge fan of Ysolda, so it made this episode extra special.
This yarn sounds so incredible, I'd love to win it :)

melonkelli said...

Beautiful yarn and patterns!

melonkelli AT gmail DOT com

September24 said...

The yarn looks fabulous. Would love to knit with it.

sandygale said...

Love Ysolda's designs, and what a great story! I'm fascinated with the yarn, and would love to knit with it!

sandygale on Ravelry

Francie said...

Pearl yarn - I would love to know how they make it. And I would love to try knitting something very special with it.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Denae Merrill said...

Sounds gorgeous! Would love to try the shawl with the yarn :-)

kim said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

Khare (on Ravlery)

Lee Hill said...

I love listening to your podcast and your patterns. Soon I will post pictures on Ravelry! You are an inspiration. Lee Hill 706-975-9880 achill@windstream.net

MichBrum said...

I loved your last episode! Lace shawl knitting can be addictive! Be careful! The pearl yarn sounds wonderful!

Michelle
Michbrum on ravelry

Sarah said...

Wow, the black pearl yarn sounds amazing and I totally agree with you about lace knitting. I started knitting lace a few months ago and cannot stop! So fun :) great podcast! Thanks! Sarah

sarahewise on Ravelry
sarahewise@ymail.com

Kim said...

Beautiful yarn & patterns!
ThisnThatFarm on Ravelry.

Trina512 said...

What facinating yarn! Thanks for offering up the patterns, they are beautiful.

Trina512 on Ravelry

tinkerfeet said...

I love ysolda's pattern and would love to try the pearl yarn. Love the podcast.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

This is the first time I have listened to one of your podcasts..(I'm not a podcast listener, but I'm trying). I enjoyed it...I've heard about the pearl yarn, but not seen it...I was recently in a LYS in Texas that had a great display of your patterns..I walked away with two more...

Krista said...

So excited about the pearl yarn! As always love your blog!

sunburstknits on ravelry

Heather said...

I'm happy to hear that you are planning Botanical Knits 2! I'm delighted with the first one and I plan to knit a couple of patterns this fall. (If I can find enough spare moments!). This episode provided a nice reprieve from stressful syllabus writing session. Thanks so much for continuing to podcast!

booklady said...

What beautiful yarn! Who ever wins it will be a lucky knitter!

bookieknitter on ravelry

Galaneia said...

Pearl yarn sounds fascinating, and I've had the Orchid Thief on my mental wish list for a while. The end of Ysolda's story this episode was kind of heartache inducing, I'm never skipping swatching for a sweater (even if the swatches sometimes lie).

Stickfia said...

Thanks for yet another lovely episode!
And pearl yarn - sounds totally irrestistable.

I'm Stickfia at Ravelry.

karen said...

Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway. I hope I win :)

Kaitlin Alexandra said...

:)

kaitlinh on ravelry

Kaitlin Alexandra said...

:)

kaitlinh on ravelry

Roslyn Hazen said...

I love Ysolda's stuff, and yarn to go with it score!

Amanda Wunsch said...

Loved Ysolda's story. And the Black Pearl Yarn sounds scrumptious.

amandapanda on ravelry

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Janet Harvey Cullen said...

Lovely to have you back.
Thank you for sharing your projects and treating us to glimpses of other designs.

JanHarvey on Ravelry

Lucia Pane said...

That yarn is gorgeous!!! One thing I haven't tried in knitting yet is lace weight and this would be a fabulous yarn to start with :) Also, my grandfather's nic name for me was Pearl of the Pacific. My Ravelry name is PearlofthePacific.

Courtney Kiszewski said...

I would love to win this gorgeous yarn to knit the shawl patterns.

StitchesPlease on Ravelry

rinebird said...

What a beautiful wedding party.I love the 3 knit cardigans.The setting is lovely.
I am addicted to green & yellow yarns..so I want patterns to go with...rinebird on Ravelry

Mujercita said...

Ysolda's patterns are always amazing and I love the idea of pearl yarn!

Mujercita on Rav

B said...

Another awesome podcast episode... and pearl yarn?! What an amazing giveaway.

Rav ID: Stealthknits

Laura said...

What amazing sounding yarn! I had no idea such a thing was possible :)

Siren said...

Ysolda is one of my favourite designers and I'd love to win the yarn and a Ysolda design pattern.

Siren said...

Hi I love Ysolda and would love to win both yarn and pattern! i'm inoka on ravlery

Jenny T said...

beautiful yarn to make on of Ysolda's shawls.

Barbie ♥ said...

Hi Alana,
This is my first time listening to your podcast. You are as gifted at podcasting as your are knitting! A nice, soothing voice and lots of interesting information. The song at the end is hilarious...:-)
The 'pearl' yarn is truly amazing - quite a give-away. Who wouldn't be blown away to to have this.
Can't wait to see your new book.

iKnit1Purl2 on ravelry

PixelatedMushroom said...

Lovely episode! Hope you enjoy your travels!

Angie said...

Love your podcast Alana.
I would also love to win the pearl yarn.
Angie
x
(angelalauder@gmail.com)

Julia said...

What an interesting yarn! Thank you!

Charlotte said...

Ooo! What a fantastic prize, how wonderful it would be to knit with pearl yarn!

Charlotte M

charlotte at yarns and tales dot com

*starstofillmydreams* said...

I love Ysolda's designs and both of those patterns are on my "must knit" list!

Ashley1313 on Ravelry

Jan Bode Smiley said...

As someone who migrated south, how could I possibly resist knitting with pearls????

Ellen said...

I like Ysolda's designs and want to knit her Vivian some day but for now all the cables scare me. Thanks for such a great podcast and the stories - my girls and I like to listen together.

Bianca13 said...

I would love to win the beautiful pattern and yarn . Pearls, imagine that!

Blanche

Paleo said...

I frogged the Orchid Thief 3 times before finding the right yarn for it. Finally I ended up using some hot pink yarn my daughter picked out with some hot pink beads (cause she wanted it to be sparkely) in the winter it is one of the few garments I can get her to wear on a cold day.

stripepike on ravelry

Barbie ♥ said...

This is my first time listening to the podcast, you are as gifted at podcasting as you are knitting! Love your nice soothing voice and the song at the end is hilarious!!!

Pearl yarn sounds amazing! Who wouldn't be blown away to win this :-))

Knit a Little Bit said...

I love pearls, and I would love to knit with this beautiful yarn.
Knitsandpearls on ravelry.

KRHknitting said...

Black Pearl Yarn?! Amazing!
Thank you for sharing it!

Unknown said...

Have loved your podcast (& the song!) since Episode 1. You were so shy then and have blossomed big time! I've knit several of your patterns and several of Ysolda's. I took a great class from Ysolda at Webs. Wish you, Alana, were coming into New England on your East Coast visit! Not getting to Maine, where there is the Hannah Fettig connection? It's hard with young children, tho'. Pearl yarn sounds amazing. I'm FiberFevered on Ravelry.

ml said...

I enjoyed the podcast and am intrigued by pearl yarn.
I am looking forward to the next podcast.

M

lee_st2@yahoo.com

ml said...

I enjoyed your podcast and am intrigued by pearl yarn.
I am looking forward to your next podcast

M

lee_st2@yahoo.com

KnottyLa said...

Ever since Jen and I reported on our "discovery" of the Black Pearl yarn in our KnottyGirls Knitcast, I've been lusting after it. I'm so glad it's as beautiful (or even moreso) in person as I imagined it would be.

Loved Ysolda's essay, and love your podcast!

livin4fishin said...

The yarn looks gorgeous! Love the shawlette pattern too, but maybe I will keep the yarn to knit your new shawl design!

livin4fishin on Ralvery

Lee Ann Atencio said...

I have tried to post three times now, on your blog. I have not given up as you can see. I would love to be the recipient of your luxury yarn and pattern giveaway. I have never knit a lace shawl because they just look so intimidating. Well, I'm willing and able to step out of my comfort zone. Thank you for your podcast. whiteravencreations@yahoo.com

marimariknit said...

Great podcast, would love to play with pearl yarn.

marimariknit on ravelry.

marimariknit said...

Love the podcast, would love pearl yarn!

marimariknit on ravelry

Wendy said...

Another great podcast! Love the patterns and the yarn, thanks for the opportunity to win some!

Wendy (Wendeluu on Ravelry)

C.J. said...

My first time listening to your podcast, and I love it as much as your patterns! And Ysolda's poetic sweater story is beautiful! Thanks!
Ciji on Raverly

Barbie ♥ said...

I tried to post a comment a bazillion times :-(
Not easy...

This is my first time listening to your podcast ...you are very gifted at this as well as knitting.

Love the pearl yarn...awesome ...who would not want to win this :-))

barbi

IKnit1Purl2 on ravelry

Kim said...

Just caught up on the podcast today so glad I did! The yarn sounds very interesting and I loved Ysolda's essay.
ThisnThatFarm on Ravelry

Sherry Glover said...

Lovin all your patterns.

sherryglover1@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Am I too late? I hope not. I love Ysolda's patterns and yours, too.

lmecoll on Ravelry

Melissa Martinez said...

I love how shiny the tencel blend yarn is!

Jessica Cooper said...

Have just begun designing lace shawls for my IB art class - would be amazing to knit out of PEARLS! Great to have the podcast back:)

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