Monday, August 24, 2015

Bayareaknitter Podcast Episode 11: An Overdue Update and Trying Something New


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SHOW NOTES

Join my Bayareaknitter Mystery Shawl Knitalong:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bayareaknitter-mystery-kal

Yarns mentioned:

Anzula Haiku
http://anzula.com/

Other Links:

Knit 1 Purl 2 Project Bag by JustK33pKnittin9
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JustK33pKnittin9

Ravelry Mini Skein Swap Group
Sock Yarn Minis/Scraps Swapping
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/sock-yarn-minis-scraps-swapping

Last Episode's Podcast Winner:
TinaBW1
Please contact me with your address and I'll get your mini skeins right out to you! 

Thanks for watching! Until next time... Happy Knitting!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bayareaknitter Mystery KAL

Who is ready for my Bayareaknitter MKAL??? If you haven't heard the word yet, I'm hosting my first ever Mystery Knitalong and it starts THIS WEEKEND! That's right! Only 4 days until you receive Clue #1 ! As you can see in the photos, I've been busy knitting the shawl and writing the pattern up! This is the only sneak peek you'll get! �� And do you see that beautiful project bag in the lower right hand corner? My lovely, talented and generous friend Laurie aka @justk33pknittin9 on Instagram was kind enough to donate it as a prize! Thank you Laurie! �� One lucky participant will be receiving it! There will be other prizes as well including yarn! Names will be drawn from completed projects at the end of the KAL. If you haven't signed up yet, head on over to Ravelry and purchase the pattern! Click here to go straight to the pattern page: Bayareaknitter Mystery KAL and you'll find it! It's only $3 if you sign up early and join NOW! Otherwise, the price is going up to $6 on Aug.15th! I can't wait to get started!!!  �� Feel free to share this post and spread the word!!! The more the merrier!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Bayareaknitter Podcast Episode 10: Countdown to my MKAL and a Mini Skein Giveaway!


Watch now to see how you can be entered into my Mini Skein Giveaway! I will choose 1 lucky winner to receive a little bundle of mini skeins (perfect for your sock yarn blankie)!

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Ravelry: needle2needle
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KnittingwithChristine
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/bayareaknitter-aka-christine-marie-chen

SHOW NOTES

Join my Bayareaknitter Mystery Shawl Knitalong:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bayareaknitter-mystery-kal

Yarns mentioned:

Zombie Yarns...Lorna Dyes Again
Lorna Miser's new line of hand dyed yarns: Zombie Yarns...Lorna Dyes Again, is already sold out. Two shops currently have it at the moment. Yarns at the Adobe http://yarnsattheadobe.com and The Knitting Tree LA http://www.theknittingtreela.com.
Stay tuned for more info on where you will be able to get your hands on this amazing new yarn!

I had a wonderful time visiting Awesome Acres 'Pacas & Pyrs last summer!

Awesome Acres 'Pacas & Pyrs
Quietly breeding Oklahomas finest Suris
All yarn, roving, and raw fleeces are from their own herd of Suri Alpacas, bred and raised in Oklahoma City. They are full-time and visitors are welcome.
http://pacasnpyrs.com/store/

I fell in love with this baby at Awesome Acres 'Pacas & Pyrs last summer!

Gingerbread Man (as seen in my sock yarn blankie)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/NeverEnoughThymeYarn

Anzula
http://anzula.com/

Debbie Bliss
http://debbieblissonline.com/yarns/

Willow Yarns
http://www.willowyarns.com/

Red Heart
http://www.redheart.com/

Deborah Norville
http://www.deborahnorville.com/

Lorna's Laces
http://www.lornaslaces.net/

Happy Fuzzy Yarn
http://happyfuzzyyarn.com/

Patterns mentioned:

Haylie's Hug
...coming soon to Ravelry

Other Links:

http://www.KnittingDaddy.com
Check out his Knitting Origin Story:
http://www.knittingdaddy.com/2013/10/08/my-knitting-origin-story/

Knit 1 Purl 2 Project Bag
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JustK33pKnittin9

Zen Art Coloring Book by Kristin Omdahl
https://www.etsy.com/shop/KristinOmdahl

Ravelry Mini Skein Swap Group
Sock Yarn Minis/Scraps Swapping
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/sock-yarn-minis-scraps-swapping

Listen to my Interview on The Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/07/30/designer-christine-marie-chen

Last Week's Podcast Winner:
Knitsforsanity
Please contact me with your address and I'll get your yarn right out to you!

Thanks for watching! Until next time... Happy Knitting!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Did you get a chance to listen to my Interview on the Yarn Thing Podcast?

Did you get a chance to listen to my Interview on the Yarn Thing Podcast? If you missed my live interview with Marly Bird last Thursday, you can still have a listen! You also still have a chance to win one of my patterns by leaving a comment on her show notes at this link: http://www.marlybird.com/designer-christine-marie-chen


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bayareaknitter Podcast Episode 9: Diana is back and we have a Mystery Yarn Giveaway!


Watch now to see how you can be entered into my yarn giveaway! I will choose 1 lucky winner to receive a random Mystery skein of yarn from my own personal stash!

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Join my Ravelry Group!
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Instagram and Twitter: Bayareaknitter

Ravelry: needle2needle

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KnittingwithChristine

SHOW NOTES

Special Guest:
My friend Diana (aka deesadie on Ravelry & Instagram)

Yarns mentioned:

PepperBerry Knits
www.pepperberryknits.com

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20; Art Walk Series; Composition Storm
http://zenyarngarden.co/

Plucky Knitter; One Hit Wonder
www.thepluckyknitter.com

Mini skein
KnitPicks Hawthorne; LaurelHurst colorway
www.knitpicks.com

Bamboo So Fine Yarns by Kristin Omdahl
http://styledbykristin.com/

Manos del Uruguay
http://fairmountfibers.com/

Patterns mentioned:

Through the Loops 2015 Mystery KAL
aka TTL Mystery Shawl 2015 by Kirsten Kapur
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ttl-mystery-shawl-2015

Nymphalidea by Melinda VerMeer
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nymphalidea

Classic Silk Mayfaire Camisole
by Corrina Ferguson
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/classic-silk-mayfaire-camisole

Sun Tea
by Laura Aylor
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sun-tea

Kristin Omdahl's Project Bags are in her Etsy shop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/KristinOmdahl?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav

Erin Lane Bags
www.erinlanebags.com

Ravelry Swap Group
Sock Yarn Minis/Scraps Swapping
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/sock-yarn-minis-scraps-swapping

Listen to my Interview on The Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/07/30/designer-christine-marie-chen

Join my Bayareaknitter Mystery Shawl Knitalong:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bayareaknitter-mystery-kal

Sheep Camelbak Water Bottle
http://www.ravelry.com/minimart

Last Week's Podcast Winner:
Margaret Elias
Please contact me with your address and I'll get your book right out to you!

Thanks for watching! Until next time... Happy Knitting!!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bayareaknitter Podcast Episode 8: A Special Guest, her FOs and a WIP!


Watch now to see how you can be entered to win a copy of the book "The Friday Night Knitting Club" by Kate Jacobs! I will choose 1 lucky participant and will announce the winner on next week's Episode 9!

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Instagram and Twitter: Bayareaknitter
Ravelry Username: needle2needle
Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/browse/show/bayareaknitter-aka-christine-marie-chen
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KnittingwithChristine

SHOW NOTES

Special Guest:
Patricia aka @sanjoserose on Instagram

Patterns Mentioned:

Wanderer Cap
by Jared Flood
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra...
Published in Weekend Hats
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sourc...

Light and Lacy Shawl
by Kris Percival
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra...
Published in the Knit Knack Kit
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sourc...

Yarns mentioned:

Schulana; Kid-Seta
70% Mohair 30% Silk
http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/...

Anzula Luxury Fibers; Haiku: Charcoal and Mauve
http://anzula.com

Links:
My Ravelry Group: Bayareaknitter
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/browse/...
Join now to find out more about my Bayareaknitter Mystery KAL
We're using hashtag #BayareaknitterMKAL

Special Announcement:
I will be a guest on The Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird! This will be a live interview at 10:00am Mountain Time on Thursday, July 30th! Here is a direct link to the Episode that I will be on:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthin... 

Thanks for watching! Until next time... Happy Knitting!!!