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Conversations about crafty thoughts and creative ventures. A Can't Talk Media production.

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Episode 49: No One Wants a Surprise Banana

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about craft supplies taking over the house, our crafting social media thoughts, and we completely believe Courtney Love was the lead singer for Garbage. Amelia is still working on the mistake rib scarf and will be finishing it up with tassels (not fringe).Kayte finished the vanilla socks for her partner, and started Abeyance slippers in Knit Picks Swish Worsted Nevermore Tonal (which is discontinued). We're highlighting The Blue Brick out of Canada as our fabulous BIPOC maker of the month! She takes beautiful photographs and then dyes yarn to highlight the colors in her photos. She also throws beautiful pottery that inspires clay crafters with a blend of beautiful gradient colors and lovely shapes AND does resin jewelry. Her Instagram feed with beautiful dog Arya is worth a follow if you want gorgeous pictures of gorgeous yarn, pots, and dogs.Store: The Blue BrickInstagram: @thebluebrickishTwitter: @0_0TheBlueBrick Also mentioned:Big BrotherGarbage (whose lead singer was actually Shirley Manson)Gwen StefaniCourtney Love (who was actually the lead singer for Hole)Tarot for the Wild SoulLove & Luck PodcastThe Lady's Guide to Celestial MechanicsThe StitcheryDIY Sticker videoWitchfest@hi.ravelry@ladydyeyarnsRebel With A CauseG'morning G'NightCorazona pattern by Nimble Knits

64 min2019 OCT 1
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Episode 49: No One Wants a Surprise Banana

Episode 48: Whizzing Off the Needles

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about our childhood hobbies and activities, our love or hatred of them, and how they have impacted our lives today. Rosie frogged the 1898 hat and is reknitting the yarn (Knit Picks Brava worsted in gray) into an earflap hat from a pattern of her own creation. It will still have dinosaur points and be adorable.Amelia is making a Grandma's dishcloth in Knit Picks Dishie to clean the grime that accumulates on her front-loading washing machine. She's still working on the mistake rib scarf in Caron Chunky Cakes.Kayte finished her baby blanket in Pacifica Yarn Company Zephyr DK in Gull and has been working on washcloths in unknown cotton that had been gifted to her. She will resume the plain sock soon. We're excited to highlight the BIPOC maker of the month:Sweet Georgia Yarns by Felicia Lo WongThis website is chock-full of goodness! With hand-dyed yarn, crafting classes, beautiful fiber, and tons of patterns, this is a phenomenal resource for your craft closet, both physical and digital. Also mentioned:Afterthought heelTwo-at-a-time socksBritish Drying closetUV resinAliexpress@dpj1967 on InstagramJoyTunes Simply PianoCatalina Island Marine Institute

--2019 SEP 3
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Episode 48: Whizzing Off the Needles

Episode 47: A Bad Shaft is Useless

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about the heat (a lot), some new stuff we're doing, but most importantly, we talk about how to support BIPOC makers in the crafting community. Amelia is working on a Mistake Rib Scarf in Caron Chunky Cakes. Hue Shift is on hold during the hot, hot summer.Rosie is making a flat-top, top-down baby hat in Bernat Baby Jaquards, Berries & Cream.Kayte is working on the Garter Rib Baby Blanket in Zephyr DK in Gull, and has thought about working on the plan sock. Also mentioned:UV ResinRaku potteryBlue BrontyRavelry statement@ladydyeyarns on InstagramLady Dye Yarns website#rhineBIPOCsweaterBadass Craftivist ClubPrivilege 101: A Quick and Dirty GuideExplaining White PrivilegeDismantling Racism WorkbookWhite Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

56 min2019 AUG 3
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Episode 47: A Bad Shaft is Useless

Episode 46: It Was Wayyyy Too Hard

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about Ravelry taking a stand, lots of new craft things in our lives, and when to give up on your project. Rosie is still working on the 1898 hat in Knit Picks Brava and does not like it one little bit.Amelia finished a sweater! The Baby Surprise Jacket is magical. She's using what's left (Caron Cakes) to make a plain hat.Kayte is still working on her vanilla sock. Also, her Pacifica Yarn Company Zephyr DK has found new life as a Garter Rib Baby Blanket. They're both so much happier - both she AND the yarn! Also mentioned:Molly RinkerRavelry announcement (donation page)RAICESBlack Trans Travel FundTour de FleeceSgraffitoCross Stitch WorldDiamond PaintingTemariGretchen Rubin

61 min2019 JUL 1
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Episode 46: It Was Wayyyy Too Hard

Episode 45: They're Not Huge Holes

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about not-crafting, shadow comforts, and more mindfulness than you can shake a stick at. Rosie is making an 1898 hat with dinosaur spikes in Knit Picks Brava Worsted, Cobblestone Heather colorway.Kayte is working on her log cabin blanket in Bernat Mosaic, and has started some vanilla socks with purple toes (Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye in the Goddess colorway) and a beautiful red for the body of the sock (Hawthorne Tonal Handpaint in Hood River)Amelia finished the Pincha Shawl (YAY!) and it has been gifted to the recipient. She is currently working on a Baby Surprise Jacket in Caron Cakes and it is going super fast. Also mentioned:Einstein's Biggest Blunder (on Netflix)Queer Eye for the Straight GuySARKJennifer Louden - Shadow Comfortsyarnpeople10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living (Play and Rest)Merge DragonsCalm appBox breathingInsight TimerSTOP techniqueChumbawumba (Tubthumping)

--2019 JUN 2
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Episode 45: They're Not Huge Holes

Episode 44: The Captain Has Entered You

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, Amelia is well-lubricated with a margarita, and we meander through topics of connection, dog training, and craft budgeting. Rosie is working on animal baby hats by Cassandra May and others. (Flamingo, Tiger, Elephant, Yoda, Dinosaur)Amelia is working on the Pincha Shawl in some beautiful handpainted yarn fromSilly Sheep Designson Etsy alternated with black sock yarn. It's so gorgeous, seriously. Kayte is working on the Log Cabin in Bernat Mosaic (since recording, she found THREE more skeins, so she'll be able to finish the blanket someday, yay!)Also mentioned:Baby Surprise JacketThe Fat NutritionistPicard (new show!) Brené Brown Cesar Millan You Need a BudgetDave RamseyCaptain MarvelAvengers: Endgame

64 min2019 MAY 8
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Episode 44: The Captain Has Entered You

Episode 43: Finishing

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we're thrilled to have Amelia back with us, and we're also excited to be joined by special guest Mosylu to discuss, of all things, finishing. Rosie is working on Inez mitts in Charcoal Gray SanYork Alpaca and some leftover random pink.Amelia is not currently knitting due to a broken arm - :( - but was working on the Pincha shawl in handpainted yarn from Silly Sheep Designs on Etsy.Mosylu is taking a "sorbet break" to work on a modular spiral pattern dishcloth in Peaches and Creme.Kayte has literally just finished Hermione's Everyday Socks in Knit Picks Stroll Handpainted, colorway of Northern Lights and is working on the 1898 hat in Forest Green SanYork Alpaca. Also mentioned:Hue Shift AfghanKnit CompanionThe Expansehi.ravelry on InstagramRavelry Yearly ChallengeSorting projects on RavelryKnit Pick FeliciyarnpeopleBrioche

--2019 MAR 3
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Episode 43: Finishing

Episode 42: Super Deep

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, Amelia is taking a leave of absence so Rosie and Kayte talk about new work excitement, mindfulness, and what we can look forward to in 2019. Rosie finished the Hue Shift (YAY!!) and is working on an improvised Christmas stocking in Knit Picks Comfy Sport.Kayte is embarking on the excitement of theZiprelaxagon sock in Knit Picks Stroll Handpainted, colorway Northern Lights. She finished the previous projects she was working on, whatever they were. Also Mentioned:IntarsiaFair IsleThe difference between intarsia and fair isleToqueWhen Things Fall Apart by Pema ChodronTarot as a tool for sobrietyGoing Boldly on Your Inner Voyage Meditation ManualNo Man's SkyYou Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman AlexieCoco

68 min2019 JAN 1
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Episode 42: Super Deep

(Rerun) Episode 10: Tighten the Hole

EWith the sudden passing of Amelia's husband, the world has turned upside down and the OPAN team is grieving. We will air reruns for the next couple of months, and we appreciate you continuing to listen as we surround and support Amelia during this incredibly difficult time. This is one of our favorite episodes that we've ever done. Please enjoy. On this rerun of On Pins and Needles, we talk about the dynamics of crafting groups, courageous friendships, and how it’s important to stretch ourselves to do creative things that are uncomfortable for our mental and emotional well-being. Original show notes:Amelia is working on aDownton AbbeyMystery Knit-A-Longthat is a circular shawl usingKnit Picks Stroll Glimmer in PeacockRosie RIPPED OUT THE GARDEN SWEATER (we all cried on the inside a bit), to redo it using a different pattern.Kayte is making a baby sweater calledNewborn VertebraeinElla Rae Cozy Soft Also mentioned:Jimmy Beans WoolMagic methods (not actually magic loop as mentioned in...

75 min2018 NOV 1
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(Rerun) Episode 10: Tighten the Hole

Episode 41: Blunt is Better

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about creating community, infusing crafts with good vibes, and the spiritual side of crafting. Amelia is working ontheHue Shift Afghanin rainbow.Kayte finished the Whiz Bang socksinKnit Picks Stroll Hand-Paintedin Tiger Eye and is working on a Mistake Stitch Scarf in Kaleidoscope and Wee Peanut in Ella Rae Cozy Soft Prints in Tulip Fields.Rosie is working ontheHue Shift Afghanin jeweltones. Also Mentioned:She Blinded Me with Science(80s by Thomas Dolby)Poetry in Motion (60s by Johnny Tillotson)Lego Jurassic WorldRage RoomGreat British Baking ShowCelestariumCelestial Sleighby Mill HillZentangleThe Schuyler Blanket ProjectUnitarian UniversalistWhite FragilitySigil Magic

62 min2018 OCT 1
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Episode 41: Blunt is Better

Latest Episodes

Episode 49: No One Wants a Surprise Banana

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about craft supplies taking over the house, our crafting social media thoughts, and we completely believe Courtney Love was the lead singer for Garbage. Amelia is still working on the mistake rib scarf and will be finishing it up with tassels (not fringe).Kayte finished the vanilla socks for her partner, and started Abeyance slippers in Knit Picks Swish Worsted Nevermore Tonal (which is discontinued). We're highlighting The Blue Brick out of Canada as our fabulous BIPOC maker of the month! She takes beautiful photographs and then dyes yarn to highlight the colors in her photos. She also throws beautiful pottery that inspires clay crafters with a blend of beautiful gradient colors and lovely shapes AND does resin jewelry. Her Instagram feed with beautiful dog Arya is worth a follow if you want gorgeous pictures of gorgeous yarn, pots, and dogs.Store: The Blue BrickInstagram: @thebluebrickishTwitter: @0_0TheBlueBrick Also mentioned:Big BrotherGarbage (whose lead singer was actually Shirley Manson)Gwen StefaniCourtney Love (who was actually the lead singer for Hole)Tarot for the Wild SoulLove & Luck PodcastThe Lady's Guide to Celestial MechanicsThe StitcheryDIY Sticker videoWitchfest@hi.ravelry@ladydyeyarnsRebel With A CauseG'morning G'NightCorazona pattern by Nimble Knits

64 min2019 OCT 1
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Episode 49: No One Wants a Surprise Banana

Episode 48: Whizzing Off the Needles

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about our childhood hobbies and activities, our love or hatred of them, and how they have impacted our lives today. Rosie frogged the 1898 hat and is reknitting the yarn (Knit Picks Brava worsted in gray) into an earflap hat from a pattern of her own creation. It will still have dinosaur points and be adorable.Amelia is making a Grandma's dishcloth in Knit Picks Dishie to clean the grime that accumulates on her front-loading washing machine. She's still working on the mistake rib scarf in Caron Chunky Cakes.Kayte finished her baby blanket in Pacifica Yarn Company Zephyr DK in Gull and has been working on washcloths in unknown cotton that had been gifted to her. She will resume the plain sock soon. We're excited to highlight the BIPOC maker of the month:Sweet Georgia Yarns by Felicia Lo WongThis website is chock-full of goodness! With hand-dyed yarn, crafting classes, beautiful fiber, and tons of patterns, this is a phenomenal resource for your craft closet, both physical and digital. Also mentioned:Afterthought heelTwo-at-a-time socksBritish Drying closetUV resinAliexpress@dpj1967 on InstagramJoyTunes Simply PianoCatalina Island Marine Institute

--2019 SEP 3
Comments
Episode 48: Whizzing Off the Needles

Episode 47: A Bad Shaft is Useless

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about the heat (a lot), some new stuff we're doing, but most importantly, we talk about how to support BIPOC makers in the crafting community. Amelia is working on a Mistake Rib Scarf in Caron Chunky Cakes. Hue Shift is on hold during the hot, hot summer.Rosie is making a flat-top, top-down baby hat in Bernat Baby Jaquards, Berries & Cream.Kayte is working on the Garter Rib Baby Blanket in Zephyr DK in Gull, and has thought about working on the plan sock. Also mentioned:UV ResinRaku potteryBlue BrontyRavelry statement@ladydyeyarns on InstagramLady Dye Yarns website#rhineBIPOCsweaterBadass Craftivist ClubPrivilege 101: A Quick and Dirty GuideExplaining White PrivilegeDismantling Racism WorkbookWhite Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

56 min2019 AUG 3
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Episode 47: A Bad Shaft is Useless

Episode 46: It Was Wayyyy Too Hard

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about Ravelry taking a stand, lots of new craft things in our lives, and when to give up on your project. Rosie is still working on the 1898 hat in Knit Picks Brava and does not like it one little bit.Amelia finished a sweater! The Baby Surprise Jacket is magical. She's using what's left (Caron Cakes) to make a plain hat.Kayte is still working on her vanilla sock. Also, her Pacifica Yarn Company Zephyr DK has found new life as a Garter Rib Baby Blanket. They're both so much happier - both she AND the yarn! Also mentioned:Molly RinkerRavelry announcement (donation page)RAICESBlack Trans Travel FundTour de FleeceSgraffitoCross Stitch WorldDiamond PaintingTemariGretchen Rubin

61 min2019 JUL 1
Comments
Episode 46: It Was Wayyyy Too Hard

Episode 45: They're Not Huge Holes

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about not-crafting, shadow comforts, and more mindfulness than you can shake a stick at. Rosie is making an 1898 hat with dinosaur spikes in Knit Picks Brava Worsted, Cobblestone Heather colorway.Kayte is working on her log cabin blanket in Bernat Mosaic, and has started some vanilla socks with purple toes (Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye in the Goddess colorway) and a beautiful red for the body of the sock (Hawthorne Tonal Handpaint in Hood River)Amelia finished the Pincha Shawl (YAY!) and it has been gifted to the recipient. She is currently working on a Baby Surprise Jacket in Caron Cakes and it is going super fast. Also mentioned:Einstein's Biggest Blunder (on Netflix)Queer Eye for the Straight GuySARKJennifer Louden - Shadow Comfortsyarnpeople10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living (Play and Rest)Merge DragonsCalm appBox breathingInsight TimerSTOP techniqueChumbawumba (Tubthumping)

--2019 JUN 2
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Episode 45: They're Not Huge Holes

Episode 44: The Captain Has Entered You

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, Amelia is well-lubricated with a margarita, and we meander through topics of connection, dog training, and craft budgeting. Rosie is working on animal baby hats by Cassandra May and others. (Flamingo, Tiger, Elephant, Yoda, Dinosaur)Amelia is working on the Pincha Shawl in some beautiful handpainted yarn fromSilly Sheep Designson Etsy alternated with black sock yarn. It's so gorgeous, seriously. Kayte is working on the Log Cabin in Bernat Mosaic (since recording, she found THREE more skeins, so she'll be able to finish the blanket someday, yay!)Also mentioned:Baby Surprise JacketThe Fat NutritionistPicard (new show!) Brené Brown Cesar Millan You Need a BudgetDave RamseyCaptain MarvelAvengers: Endgame

64 min2019 MAY 8
Comments
Episode 44: The Captain Has Entered You

Episode 43: Finishing

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we're thrilled to have Amelia back with us, and we're also excited to be joined by special guest Mosylu to discuss, of all things, finishing. Rosie is working on Inez mitts in Charcoal Gray SanYork Alpaca and some leftover random pink.Amelia is not currently knitting due to a broken arm - :( - but was working on the Pincha shawl in handpainted yarn from Silly Sheep Designs on Etsy.Mosylu is taking a "sorbet break" to work on a modular spiral pattern dishcloth in Peaches and Creme.Kayte has literally just finished Hermione's Everyday Socks in Knit Picks Stroll Handpainted, colorway of Northern Lights and is working on the 1898 hat in Forest Green SanYork Alpaca. Also mentioned:Hue Shift AfghanKnit CompanionThe Expansehi.ravelry on InstagramRavelry Yearly ChallengeSorting projects on RavelryKnit Pick FeliciyarnpeopleBrioche

--2019 MAR 3
Comments
Episode 43: Finishing

Episode 42: Super Deep

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, Amelia is taking a leave of absence so Rosie and Kayte talk about new work excitement, mindfulness, and what we can look forward to in 2019. Rosie finished the Hue Shift (YAY!!) and is working on an improvised Christmas stocking in Knit Picks Comfy Sport.Kayte is embarking on the excitement of theZiprelaxagon sock in Knit Picks Stroll Handpainted, colorway Northern Lights. She finished the previous projects she was working on, whatever they were. Also Mentioned:IntarsiaFair IsleThe difference between intarsia and fair isleToqueWhen Things Fall Apart by Pema ChodronTarot as a tool for sobrietyGoing Boldly on Your Inner Voyage Meditation ManualNo Man's SkyYou Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman AlexieCoco

68 min2019 JAN 1
Comments
Episode 42: Super Deep

(Rerun) Episode 10: Tighten the Hole

EWith the sudden passing of Amelia's husband, the world has turned upside down and the OPAN team is grieving. We will air reruns for the next couple of months, and we appreciate you continuing to listen as we surround and support Amelia during this incredibly difficult time. This is one of our favorite episodes that we've ever done. Please enjoy. On this rerun of On Pins and Needles, we talk about the dynamics of crafting groups, courageous friendships, and how it’s important to stretch ourselves to do creative things that are uncomfortable for our mental and emotional well-being. Original show notes:Amelia is working on aDownton AbbeyMystery Knit-A-Longthat is a circular shawl usingKnit Picks Stroll Glimmer in PeacockRosie RIPPED OUT THE GARDEN SWEATER (we all cried on the inside a bit), to redo it using a different pattern.Kayte is making a baby sweater calledNewborn VertebraeinElla Rae Cozy Soft Also mentioned:Jimmy Beans WoolMagic methods (not actually magic loop as mentioned in...

75 min2018 NOV 1
Comments
(Rerun) Episode 10: Tighten the Hole

Episode 41: Blunt is Better

EOn this month's episode of On Pins and Needles, we talk about creating community, infusing crafts with good vibes, and the spiritual side of crafting. Amelia is working ontheHue Shift Afghanin rainbow.Kayte finished the Whiz Bang socksinKnit Picks Stroll Hand-Paintedin Tiger Eye and is working on a Mistake Stitch Scarf in Kaleidoscope and Wee Peanut in Ella Rae Cozy Soft Prints in Tulip Fields.Rosie is working ontheHue Shift Afghanin jeweltones. Also Mentioned:She Blinded Me with Science(80s by Thomas Dolby)Poetry in Motion (60s by Johnny Tillotson)Lego Jurassic WorldRage RoomGreat British Baking ShowCelestariumCelestial Sleighby Mill HillZentangleThe Schuyler Blanket ProjectUnitarian UniversalistWhite FragilitySigil Magic

62 min2018 OCT 1
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Episode 41: Blunt is Better
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