Sunday, May 1, 2011

Speaking out on Sunday: Slinging Stitches ... in Color!

It's here, it's here! And you didn't even know it was coming, did you? Not really, anyway, but it is and it was and ...SURPRISE!

Today marks the beginning of a new project for me, one that I have (nervously!) enjoyed starting and one that I (likewise nervously!) hope you enjoy as well.

Today, I launch my podcast, entitled Slinging Color! In it, I'm going to talk about knitting and spinning, of course, probably some dyeing, but the main focus is going to be colorwork. Stranded, Fair Isle, intarsia, entrelac... I haven't done all of them, but I'll give them a shot and talk about them, from a beginner's perspective!

And the first episode is in the can, so to speak, and ready to be heard. Clicking on the link should play the file for you. You can also copy it from here ( and paste it into any player you prefer.

If you'd like to subscribe, the RSS feed is: I have submitted it to iTunes so hopefully it will be available there soon.

And, of course, there are show notes!

Show notes for Episode 1: The Inaugural Podcast

Shops I mentioned:

Fat Cat Knits, owned and run by Ginny, one of my favorite indie fiberistas. Go and check out her shop and pick up any of her amazing fibers. You'll be glad you did.

Into the Whirled, owned and run by Cris, and another of my favorites! Hope of the Inspirations fiber club, and amazing colorways. Stop by and say hello!

I also mentioned Brie and Fall Creek Fibers, but she's on hiatus until June. When she's back, I promise, I will post a link.

Patterns/Designers I mentioned:

This week I'm talking about a couple of colorwork patterns by Eunny Jang.

First, her amazing Anemoi Mittens. I also talked about her free pattern for the Endpaper Mitts.

Contests and Giveaways:

Janeen Puckett, host of the Clothed in the Lamb podcast contacted me and invited me to be a sponsor for her second season. The first episode of Season Two will air on May 5, 2011. To celebrate, I'm donating a skein of worsted weight yarn to be given away to her listeners.

This is a brand new colorway called "Earthside" and I'm really, really happy with how it turned out. Take a look:

To find out what you have to do to win, go have a listen to Janeen's podcast! There will also be a discount code for her listeners, good for 10% off of anything in my Etsy shop. But again, you'll have to listen to find out what it is.

I'm hosting my own giveaway, btw, to celebrate the launch of Slinging Color! I'm giving away a 6-dpn set of US 2/2.75mm needles in harmony wood from KnitPicks and two balls of Debbie Bliss Rialto 4-ply (100% extrafine superwash merino, 189 yards/180 m, 50 g) in the following colors:

Want to win? Leave a comment on this post or visit this thread in my Ravelry group. You can say hello, tell me how you're feeling, or talk about your experiences with colorwork! I'll draw a random number from all entries at the end of May!

Real World Sightings:

I will be vending at the Midtown Bazaar next weekend, on May 7th. If you're in the area, stop by and say hello!

How to Contact me:

Ravelry: creaturecomfort
Ravelry Group: Creature Comfort Craftwork Fans
Etsy: Creature Comfort Craftworks on Etsy
Email: sarah.hawke [at]
Twitter: creaturecmfts

Thanks for listening!


  1. Yayyyy...another podcast to listen to!! I love doing fair isle and am currently working on my first Alice Starmore. I've put it down for a while, but will have it finished in time for next Fall/Winter.
    Here's to wishing you loads of success, and I'm looking forward to listening to your first episode!!

  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! And ooh, you're a local, too? Even better.

    I admire you for working on a Starmore. I drool over her patterns and hide from them at the same time. I'm working toward them slowly but surely.

    Hope you enjoy the podcast!

  3. I'm looking forward to listening to your podcast too! I haven't done any fair isle yet, but I know that I will as I love the look. I have only done some intarsia so far, the "tomato" pattern by Wendy Bernard (i think).

  4. Intarsia absolutely counts as far as colorwork goes! Once you get started, I think it's sort of addictive, so watch out. :)

  5. Im a crocheter and I love working with color in my work thinking about doing some knitting as well. Love your podcast cant wait to hear more

  6. Hi Sarah! That is so cool that you started a podcast!!! I heard about it over on Clothed In the Lamb. I subscribed thru iTunes and am eager to listen! Best wishes!!! ~Aizome

  7. Sherri! Hi and welcome to the blog. I am a bad, bad person for not inviting crocheters as well. I learned to crochet before I learned to knit, so *slaps own hand*.

    Hi, Nancy! Glad you found the podcast! Yay, cross promotion works! I hope you enjoy it. :)