Knitting Butterflies Episode 24 – Dilemmas and Debates

Be sure to listen to the episode with an interview with Amy Herzog! She also just did an interview on Knit.Fm!

Clicking Away:

Freddie's Blanket by Joanna Johnson

Freddie’s Blanket by Joanna Johnson

Juxtaposed beginning by Sarah Shoo

Juxtaposed beginning by Sarah Shoo

Giveaway:

  • Thank you Grellow and Gray for sponsoring our latest giveaway. I draw the winner live on the episode!

Craftiness:

Fabric choices from Hancock Fabrics

Fabric choices from Hancock Fabrics

  • I have been working on my craft room and I am especially excited about reupholstering some chairs for my craft room!

Photography:

  • I open up a debate on the Ravelry board about hanging large family portraits in homes, especially in public areas. Please, if you decide to participate on this debate, keep it considerate and respectful.
  • I also give some tips for picking your clothes for family portraits.

Photo copyright Emily Straw Photography LLC, all rights reserved

Photo copyright Emily Straw Photography LLC, all rights reserved

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Knitting Butterflies Podcast – Amy Herzog Special Edition

In this special episode of the Knitting Butterflies Podcast, I sit down and chat with the amazing Amy Herzog. Amy is the author of Knit to Flatter, teacher of the Craftsy class, knitting teacher all over the country, and a major hero of mine. Thank you so much, Amy, for spending time with me and telling me all about your work and website.

Here are the places you can find Amy:

CustomFit Website

Ravelry

Instagram

Knit to Flatter Craftsy Class

Facebook Page

Amy in her Seguin pattern (left) and Cushing Isle (right). Both are available as individual patterns and Custom Fit recipes. Images copyright Make Wear Love LLC.

Amy in her Seguin pattern (left) and Cushing Isle (right). Both are available as individual patterns and Custom Fit recipes. Images copyright Make Wear Love LLC.

Knitting Butterflies Episode 23 – Chugging Along

Clicking Away:

Timber Mittens by Joanna Johnson

Timber Mittens by Joanna Johnson

The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits (w/ Anne Hanson)

Acorn Trail Cardigan progress

Acorn Trail Cardigan progress

Freddie's Blanket by Joanna Johnson

Freddie’s Blanket by Joanna Johnson

Giveaways:

  • This week we are wrapping up the giveaway sponsored by Tara of Spin Monkeys (don’t forget her coupon code!) and Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. The winner of the Sock Yarn from Spin Monkeys in the Blood Orange colorway and the Tan House Brook Shawl is…… Anita! Please message me on Ravelry to claim your prize!
Thank you to Spin Monkeys and Boston Jen for sponsoring our giveaway last month!

Thank you to Spin Monkeys and Boston Jen for sponsoring our giveaway last month!

Photo Courtesy of Grellow and Gray

Photo Courtesy of Grellow and Gray

  • This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Grellow and Gray for one of their awesome Sirka Knit Counters! I used it on my Acorn Trail Cardigan and I LOVED IT! To enter, visit the Grellow and Gray site and pick out your favorite color, and then let me know what your favorite colorway is on the Ravelry thread.
Image Copyright Emily Straw Photography LLC

Image Copyright Emily Straw Photography LLC

Photography:

  • I have been doing a lot of work for family and friends lately, such as a trip to Estes Park and a visit with wild sunflowers.
  • I wanted to share a new podcast with you called Pocket Lenses. This is a great podcast for learning photography on smart phones and compact cameras.
  • This episode I will talk about ISO. Here are the concepts to keep in mind when setting ISO:
    • ISO numbers range from 100-6400+, depending on the camera. The lower the ISO, the slower your camera will absorb light.
    • Use low ISO numbers for settings that are already naturally bright. Use high ISO numbers for indoor or dark settings.
    • The higher the ISO, the more grain and noise you will get in your final image.