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Susan B. Anderson Podcast Susan B. Anderson

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Catch up with Susan's knitting, spinning, designing and more!

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    Episode 21 ~ New Toy Patterns plus Big Time Arne & Carlos!

    Episode 21 ~ New Toy Patterns plus Big Time Arne & Carlos!

    (photo inspired by the book, Waiting by Kevin Henkes) Hi, Knitters,I have a lot to share with you today, three new patterns, a podcast and a huge giveaway, so I will get right to it! Pattern Releases and Lower Price Sale!I have 3 brand-new toy patterns that I've just released today. I am running a big discount sale on all three patterns for the first week of their release. Each pattern is regularly priced at $6.00 per pattern but from Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2016, each pattern is priced at $4.00 per pattern, which is two dollars off! On Feb. 6th the patterns will be regularly priced at $6.00. No coupon code is necessary as the patterns are priced at the discount price for your convenience. All of these patterns, amongst others, are available for wholesale in print form through NNK Press! Click here for more information or to purchase the Octopus Pattern on Ravelry! Octopusby Susan B. AndersonPublished in Shop Susan B. AndersonCraft KnittingCategory Softies → AnimalPublished January 2016Suggested yarn Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted SolidSchachenmayr Regia Design Line by Arne & CarlosYarn weight Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?Gauge 6 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitchNeedle size US 5 - 3.75 mmUS 1 - 2.25 mmYardage 100 yards (91 m)Sizes available Small ~ 1 3/4 inches tall; Large ~ 3 1/2 inches tallin-the-roundone-pieceseamlesstop-downwritten-patternThis pattern is available for $4.00 USD  buy it nowThis pattern is currently on sale for $4.00 from January 29th through February 5th! On Feb. 6th the pattern will be regularly priced at $6.00. No coupon code is needed as the sale price is set for your convenience.This pattern is available in wholesale print form for yarn shops and the like through NNK Press!The Octopus pattern has instructions for both a fingering weight and a worsted weight version. Both are worked the same, seamlessly, from the top-down. The legs are cleverly worked right into the bottom of the body so no extra finishing is needed. The fingering weight Octopus makes a great ornament!Here is some pattern information for you: Finished size: 1 ¾ (3 ½) – inches tallYarn: Small Octopus: 10 grams of fingering weight yarn Large Octopus: 30 grams of worsted weight yarnThe samples are made in Regia Arne & Carlos sock yarn color #3653 (small size), and Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted 100% superwash wool in color #412 Campbell (large size).Needles: Small Octopus: US size 1 double-pointed needles, set of 5 Large Octopus: US size 5 double-pointed needles, set of 5 Use the size needles to achieve gauge.Gauge: Small Octopus: 8 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch Large Octopus: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitchMaterials: Yarn needle Detachable stitch markers Small amount of fiberfill Ruler or tape measure Waste yarn 2 - 9mm safety eyesPattern note: Both sizes are worked the same with the exception of a couple of places in the pattern so one stitch count is given throughout. In the places where the directions are different, the smaller size is listed first and the larger size is in the parentheses.  Click here for more information or to purchase the Turtle pattern on Ravelry! Turtleby Susan B. AndersonPublished in Shop Susan B. AndersonCraft KnittingCategory Softies → AnimalPublished January 2016Suggested yarn Noro KureyonQuince & Co. LarkYarn weight Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?Gauge 6 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitchNeedle size US 5 - 3.75 mmUS 7 - 4.5 mmYardage 134 yards (123 m)Sizes available About 5-inches in length from bottom of body to the tip of the nosebottom-upin-the-roundmodularone-pieceseamedseamlesswritten-patternThis pattern is available for $4.00 USD  buy it nowThis pattern is currently on sale for $4.00 from January 29th through February 5th! On Feb. 6th the pattern will be regularly priced at $6.00. No coupon code is needed as the sale price is set for your convenience.Now the Turt

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    Episode 20 ~ Antrorse Sweater & More!

    Episode 20 ~ Antrorse Sweater & More!

    Hi, Knitters, Episode 20 is up on YouTube. If you'd like to watch directly or subscribe on YouTube click here. If you'd like to subscribe on iTunes or find out more click here. I talk about a lot of different things today and this podcast is recorded on a couple of different days. One thing I share is a new hat design of mine called Fairytale Winter. It is available in a kit created by Tangerine Designs that is up for pre-order on November 7th. The individual pattern will be available for download in my Ravelry Pattern Shop in January 2016. I will announce it when the pattern becomes available. For now please check out the Cold Sheep Kit! The Cold Sheep kit is super cute and Casey of Tangerine Designs does a fantastic job with everything in her shop. I have a few of her wonderful project bags and I have met her a couple of times in person. She is cute and friendly and fun. Click here for more pre-order Cold Sheep kit information. From Casey of Tangerine Designs: I'm planning on doing the Pre-orders Saturday, November 7 @ 10a.m. and 6  p.m. CST.  The Fairytale Winter hat and Melissa Tuttle Sibley's Slippery Slope Sock pattern will go out that week with the bags and extras to follow in  December.  Fairytale Winter Click here for all of the information on the Fairytale Winter hat pattern! Thank you to my lovely Miss Molly for modeling and to my son for his photography. Fairytale Winter Here are the links for the rest of Episode 20: Antrorse Sweater by Shannon Cook Quince & Co. Baa-ble Hat  Drawing Nigh Shawl Fairytale Winter Hat Tangerine Designs  Arne & Carlos Sock Yarn Wooly Moss Roots buttons Karbonz dpns Signature Needle Arts dpns Lowland Original project bags aaharrison Red Maple Leaf yarn bowl Hue loco on Etsy Hue loco on YouTube Gale's Art (sock blanks) Highland Handmades Green Ash Worsted in the Kineo colorway Bernat Faux Fur pom-pom Melissa Leapman Stitch Dictionary (a great book!) Knit-Today UK magazine Seathwaite Hat (free pattern!) Okay, dear friends, I think that is it for today. Enjoy the episode and the links. I'll be back soon with more...xo ~ susan

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    Episode 19: KP Maine Goodies & More Knitting!

    Episode 19: KP Maine Goodies & More Knitting!

    Hi, Knitters, First, I'd like to announce the winner of the Gale's Art Sock Blank Club 3-month Subscription winner!  The winner is Trwhip on Ravelry! Congratulations. I've contacted both Trwhip and Gale to let them know. Gale will be in touch directly to figure out the logistics. Thanks for entering everyone. Next week I have another HUGE giveaway to share that I know you will all be excited about. Stay tuned.... Today I have a new podcast episode where I am talking about the Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat 2015, tons of yarn, knitting, a new shawl, patterns, various products, my sweater and more. Click here to view the podcast directly on YouTube! The podcast is available on iTunes. Click here! In the video I talk about a lot of different knitterly things and here are all of the links: Gale's Art on Etsy Mary, Millie & Morgan Doll ebook information Quince & Co. The Knitting Pipeline Podcast The Knitting Pipeline Retreat Group Ravelry Itty-Bitty Knits Group (my group on Ravelry) Louise Cardigan Friends in Fiber on Etsy Seven Sisters Arts Juniper Grace YOTH Yarns Madelinetosh  Quaere Fibres on Etsy Yowza Weigh It 4 Shawl Miss Babs Yowza Yarn Helen Stewart's Red Robin Shawl Wool & Wire jewelry NNK Press printed pattern line Alana Dakos Arne & Carlos Regia Sock Yarn Yarn Enabler Kristin Nicholas Colorful Pottery on Etsy NNK Press Greeting Cards Omena vest photo from Sue Witkin The beautiful Kriste, the doll artist extraordinaire, is on the left!  photo from Kristebe Friends forever!! That's about it! Phew! I'll be back soon with much more and a fantastic giveaway from Little Skein. xo ~ susan

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    Episode 18: Fall Knitting

    Episode 18: Fall Knitting

    Hi, Knitters, Episode 18 is here. Today I am talking about a couple of sweaters, socks, socks and more socks. Handspun socks are particularly on my mind it seems this fall. There is a brief photo slide show at the end. I wrote Slide Show where it says insert text at the end but it didn't save for some reason. Click here to watch Episode 18: Fall Knitting on YouTube! The podcast is available on iTunes as the Susan B. Anderson Podcast! Events There are a few spots left in my Sock Yarn Bunny class in Madison, October 10th at the KnitCircus Retreat. If you are in the area I'd love to see you there. My Shawl Shapes class is already full but you could check on that one if interested. Sometimes people drop out at the last minute. Click Here for the KnitCircus Retreat information! Oct. 10, 2015. Knitting Pipeline Maine Retreat Mary, Millie & Morgan ~ top down seamless doll pattern Madison Knitters Guild Kristin Nicholas Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Links Antrorse by Shannon Cook Solja by Anna Maltz Kromski mini-niddy noddy Stanwood Ball Winder Kathleen Kibblehouse on Etsy ~ fabric dpn holders Arne & Carlos sock yarn Friends in Fiber on Etsy Into the Whirled Gourmet Stash How I Make My Socks ~ my free sock pattern Blueberry Waffle Sock pattern Quince & Co. Osprey and Lark yarns Nature Spun Books A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (It is pronounced Ooo-vah. I pronounced it wrong in the podcast.) A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg (I meant "affectation" when I was talking about the narrator, not the made up word I used, afflection. Sorry about that.) Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes Delancey by Molly Wizenberg Ending Thoughts Susan B. Anderson's Kids' Knitting Workshop ~ my next book! Periscope ~ I'm @susanbanderson on here. Let me know your thoughts on this. Instagram My Ravelry group ~ Itty-Bitty Knits One last thing.... My lovely niece completed the Madison Ironman last weekend. We all went to cheer her on along the way and I am so proud of her. She is just amazing. This photo was taken on mile 22 of the marathon and just look at her still smiling away! She is one beautiful, strong and determined young woman. You may recognize my niece from her modeling stint for the Split Back Snowflake Hat pattern. Take care Knitters. I'll be back soon with more. xo ~ susan

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    Episode 17: Door County and an SSK Recap!

    Episode 17: Door County and an SSK Recap!

    Hi, Knitters, I have a new podcast episode up on YouTube. Click here to watch directly on my YouTube Channel! I haven't put it up on iTunes yet or written show notes but I wanted to at the very least post the video for you. I have my manuscript pages arriving at my house early tomorrow morning and I have a hectic few days of book editing ahead of me. I will update the post with show notes and get the episode up on iTunes as soon as I get a chance. I hope you are all doing well and that you are having a great August. August really flies! I hope you enjoy Episode 17 and the slide shows of SSK and Door County at the end. xo ~ susan

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    Episode 16 ~ Gratitude Abounds & Giveaway Fun!

    Episode 16 ~ Gratitude Abounds & Giveaway Fun!

    Hi, Knitters,I'm back with a new podcast episode and giveaway today. There is so much to share with you but be sure to look at the end of the post for photos of today's giveaway opportunities, you won't want to miss it. Instructions to enter your name in the hat to win are at the end of the post as well.  Click here to see the video on my YouTube Channel!Click here to see the video on iTunes! Let's dive right in. Here are some links for what I talk about knitting-wise:Ambrosia CardiganQuince & Co. PuffinWooly Moss Roots togglesSolja lace and colorwork pullover sweaterSSK Retreat in NashvilleSpin Off MagazineItty-Bitty Knits group on Ravelry The IBK Retreat after class at the University Club I forgot to mention that at the retreat 34 hats were collected for donation to Halos of Hope! Thanks to Pat, plynn on Ravelry, for collecting and delivering the hats for the group. There is a thread in the Itty-Bitty Knits group for a monthly charity hosted by a member. There are always lots of charity knitting opportunities going on in the group if you are interested. Thank you to everyone for coming to Madison for our retreat! Here are the links for the lovely sponsors and donations for the gift bags and door prizes! You are all the best and I appreciate your generosity to no end. Everyone was thrilled and you all helped to make the retreat so special and memorable. Please click away and visit these talented designers, dyers, artists, shop owners! Please pass on my regards if you purchase anything. Little SkeinQuaere FibersRed Hot ArtSunshine Yarns Yarn on the House YOTH YarnsSignature Needles Aaron Makes Stuff Laura Nelkin Knit Spin Farm Leading Men Fiber Arts Knittingfever.com Gnome Acres Maddermade Cooperative PressBrooklyn Tweed Kreinik O-Wool Lollipop Yarns Lemonade Shop TufftWoolensWEBS Friends in Fiber Turtle Purl Yarns Caterpillargreen Yarns Knit Picks Girl Cave Bags Infinite Twist Simply Sock YarnAlana Dakos - Never Not Knitting Coco Knits Knit Circus Tangerine DesignSheppard Handmade Akerworks Duck Duck Wool Jimmy Beans Wool Into the Whirled Must Stash YarnsHighland Handmades Kookaburra Love Sock Wool Galesart Bling Your StringDyeabolical Leslie WindGleener PeepalooFieldsMiss Babs Sun Valley Fibers Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Rebecca Ringquist– Dropcloth Samplers The University Club where we had class and lunch together. Door prize mania! Cute name tag buttons for everyone made by Kriste. My trunk show of toys.The workshop was for the Mary, Millie & Morgan dolls. Many of the students ordered doll kits from Quince & Co. for class.   Everyone settling in for class. Kriste describing and handing out door prizes! Madison Memories exclusive yarn from Quaere Fibre. The group at the Farmers Market on the square. Here is the Quaere Fibre Madison Memories 9 stripe sock I started with the coordinating heel. Click here for the IBK Retreat Pre-order for the custom project bag on Little Skein! It looks like Anne is on vacation for a few days but I know she is taking pre-orders on the project bags so send her a message if you are interested. Giveaway Prize #1 ~ My door prize package includes:Sample from Tuft Woolens wool soapKookaburra Wool Wash1 skein of Lollipop Yarn Rainbow Striping Sock Yarn1 Spool of Kreinik tinsel thread Giveaway Prize #2 includes:Mini skeins of all sortsDiscount codesTuft Woolens SoapDyeabolical Row Counter RingDropcloth Sampler from Rebecca RingquistNeedle Gauge Kookaburra Wool WashExclusive Project Bag from Little SkeinQuaere Fibre exc

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4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

JaneWait ,

Truly Enjoyable

Enjoy hearing and seeing Susan with her projects and comments on them. Very personable! Looking forward to more.

karenanddolly ,

Susan Calms my Day

Susan has such a presence about here that you just want to listen and forget all your problems or stuff to do. I have taken both her Craftsy Classes which are stuffed animals. When I get down I knit a stuffed to get my mind off of problems. I love listen to her and look forward to the videos she does. She talks about yarns and the newest happenings in the knit world to keep me up to day. I really enjoy her video because I get to see what she creates.

wileycomma ,

Like Home

I lived in the UP of Michigan for college Susan has that same Wisconsin/Northern accent that makes me feel at home! You don't realize how much you miss certain inflections until you don't hear them every day - and she's talking about knitting - even better! Very relatable and I enjoy the vacation and little bits of life conversation in addition to the knitting. I would recommend this video cast to those who haven't found their group of local knitters just yet - you feel like you're at a cozy knit night with Susan.

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