Friday, January 12, 2018

Episode 21: A Real Designer Needs a Real Studio

Hi Knitters!

I hope you all are enjoying your knitting!  I know I am. Please enjoy this episode and let me know what you think of it.  :)

WARNING:  I have been having some trouble with my equipment, so please forgive the zzzzzzz in the middle!  I will get it fixed before next time!

Here is a sneak peak of my new studio space!  Follow me on Instagram to see more as it evolves...  (KnittyMcPurly on IG)

Show Notes

Long Dog Yarns: Dark Dimension
(I just looked and it's not really rainbow in this yarn, more like hot pink, purple and yellow. LOVE!)

Pics coming soon of my new studio space!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Episode 19: A Real Tree for a Happy Christmas

Hello Knitters!

I hope you enjoy this episode in which I share a story about the Joy being returned to decorating for Christmas, and in which I share a giveaway! (I apologize for the little bit of static in the middle - not sure what happened there...)

To enter to win this prize, leave a comment under the picture advertising this episode before December 27th.  Follow this link to the picture: (link coming later today...)

Show Notes

Monday, November 13, 2017

Attention Test Knitters!

Ok, you guys...  Here it is!  FINALLY!  I have only been talking about it for one million years. I am posting these pictures for potential test knitters, so if you are interested in a Thanksgiving Day cast on (or Nov 23rd for the non-Americans), please email me! KnittymcpurlyATgmailDOTcom.

If you choose to test knit, the pattern will be emailed to you on Thanksgiving Day and, after publication, gifted to you in your Ravelry library. This will be a tech edited version of the pattern which I hope will be mostly error free! Thank you SO much for your willingness.  Your support means the world to me! Scroll down for pics, gauge info and yarn reqs.

Please cut and paste this questionnaire into your email to me:


Are you willing to knit most/all of a fingering weight sweater between Thanksgiving and January 4th?

What yarn do you plan to use? What is the fiber content?

D]o you have any interest in "fading" your sweater? (By this I mean using several different colors to create a color gradient.)

What size do you plan to make?

Are you willing to take pictures and post them on Ravelry AFTER the pattern is published?

Are you willing to keep quiet about this design until Jan. 4th?

Are you willing to email me with comments if you find any errors?

What should we name this cardigan???


Madelinetosh Twist Light (75% merino/25% nylon; 420 yd (384 m)/100 g skein)
Color: Cactus Flower

6 (6, 7, 7) [8, 8, 8, 8] skeins
Or 2280 (2430, 2690, 2830) [3010, 3210, 3280, 3390] yds  / 2090 (2230, 2460, 2590) [2760, 2940, 3000, 3100] m of a fingering weight wool/wool blend

32-inch US #3/3 mm circular needle or size required to get gauge
DPNs US #3/3 mm (set of 4)
Removable stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Swatch Gauge
25.5 sts/34 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
23.5 sts/35 rows = 4” in garter stitch
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the test knit.  Thank you so much for considering this!

Devin  :)  :)  :)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Episode 18: Knit for Fun Retreat Recap

Hello Knitters!

I hope I have fixed my website so that the podcast doesn't play automatically when you open it.  Argh - how annoying!  I apologize for that - hopefully it's fixed now.

Happy One Year of Podcasting to me!!!  I hope you enjoy this rambly episode... Next time I promise to be more theatrical and organized.

So, what do you think of these Pairfect socks?  I'm not sure what went wrong with the dye.  I'll keep you posted on how the second sock looks.  Maybe that one will be right!

I meant to include the interview with my daughter at the end, and I FORGOT! I feel really bad about it, but I will include it next time for sure. Wow... this next episode sounds like it's going to be awesome.  I'm just saying...

Watch the blog and the podcast group on Ravelry if you are interested in test knitting! Or just email me.  :) Enjoy!

Show Notes

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Episode 17: The Sweater Hole Mystery Solved!

Hello Knitters! Thank you again for joining me for Episode 17! I hope you enjoy this episode on your commute or while you're knitting on the couch!

What do you think of my latest design?  It is SO squishy and warm! Now I just need it not to be 85 degrees and raining outside... (Take a look at more pics here if you want to.)

Show Notes

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Episode 16: How to be a Patron

Hello Knitters!  I hope you enjoy this episode, and I hope you'll be a patron of my podcast by sending me a message and being my friend.  :)  Nothing is more motivating to a podcaster than contact.  It keeps us podcasting.  See how it's only been 2 weeks since my last episode?  Thanks to you.  :)

See below for the Show Notes and happy listening!

Show Notes