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Darn Good Yarn Live EP06

April 25, 2013

This is Episode 5 of “Darn Good Yarn Live”.

Click on the play button to play the stream from YouTube. The chat room is below the video feed. To chat, choose a nickname and type the warped words you see in the text box. Wait for a moment for it to log you in, then type in the white space below and press enter to send a message to the room.

If you are IRC savvy, you can join the chat with your favorite IRC client. Just point it toward #darngoodyarn on irc.freenode.net.



Show notes for this episode:

  • DGY Featured yarn of the week
  • Jen: BTS – Weather, Hiking, and Biking
  • Nicole’s quick business tip
  • Jen: Using different yarns for the same pattern
  • Questions

 

Helpful IRC Tips:

  • If your chat window isn’t scrolling, scroll to the bottom of the chat manually and then click on the “#darngoodyarn” button at the top of the chat window. If successful, it should mark the bottom of the chat with a horizontal rule and start scrolling automatically again.
  • Put “/me “ in front of your message to role play.
    (e.g. “/me hugs Jen” yields “* Brandon hugs Jen” in the chat rather than “<Brandon> hugs Jen”.)
  • Type “/nick NEWNAME” to change your nickname. Warning: there are a lot of people on the IRC server so expect the generic ones to be taken.
  • If you lose connection to the chat room, the best way to get back in is to just reload the page and log in again. You may need a new nickname until the server realizes your old one is not responding.
  • If the chat window is too small for you, you can use use a full-screen version at http://webchat.freenode.net. Just put in #darngoodyarn as the channel.

 

New Pattern: A Free Darn Good Ponchette Knit Pattern with Recycled Sari Silk Yarn – Darn Good Yarn

April 22, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Eric, you're such a sweetheart. The Darn Good Ponchette pattern comes from the brilliant mind of Eric de Rienze, a fabulous Darn Good Yarner, and the best part is, he's giving us this pattern for free! It uses 2 skeins…

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New Pattern: Sari Silk Lanyard Crochet Project and Notes from a DGYer! – Darn Good Yarn

April 21, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Darn Good Yarner Marjolein Baart created these sleek looking crocheted lanyards (it's a rope or cording that goes around your neck and holds a house key, ID badge, etc.), and she's sharing her project with us! You can visit her…

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New Pattern: Incredible Trolley Car Yarn Bomb Using Darn Good Yarn! – Darn Good Yarn

April 19, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

How.Cool.Is.This?! Yarn bombing is a phenomenon whereby enthusiastic knitters and crocheters find something out in public that needs to be beautified–and there's a lot out there which can be bombed! Our dear DGYer Olga has made an INCREDIBLE yarn bomb…

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Darn Good Yarn Live! Episode 5

April 18, 2013

This is Episode 5 of “Darn Good Yarn Live”.

Click on the play button to play the stream from YouTube. The chat room is below the video feed. To chat, choose a nickname and type the warped words you see in the text box. Wait for a moment for it to log you in, then type in the white space below and press enter to send a message to the room.

If you are IRC savvy, you can join the chat with your favorite IRC client. Just point it toward #darngoodyarn on irc.freenode.net.


Show notes for this episode:

  • DGY Featured yarn of the week
  • Crafting while sick: can be a wonderful relief from coughing!
  • Nicole’s quick business tip
  • Jen’s craft tip: felting before you film
  • Questions

Helpful IRC Tips:

  • If your chat window isn’t scrolling, scroll to the bottom of the chat manually and then click on the “#darngoodyarn” button at the top of the chat window. If successful, it should mark the bottom of the chat with a horizontal rule and start scrolling automatically again.
  • Put “/me “ in front of your message to role play.
    (e.g. “/me hugs Jen” yields “* Brandon hugs Jen” in the chat rather than “<Brandon> hugs Jen”.)
  • Type “/nick NEWNAME” to change your nickname. Warning: there are a lot of people on the IRC server so expect the generic ones to be taken.
  • If you lose connection to the chat room, the best way to get back in is to just reload the page and log in again. You may need a new nickname until the server realizes your old one is not responding.
  • If the chat window is too small for you, you can use use a full-screen version at http://webchat.freenode.net. Just put in #darngoodyarn as the channel.

Darn Good Creations! Fan Made Sari Yarn Jewelry – Darn Good Yarn

April 13, 2013

Whoa! These stunning items were made by Darn Good Yarner Tiziana from Italy. They’re absolutely breathtaking, and really let the recycled sari yarn really shine. Absolutely wonderful. Go like her Facebook Page too. I’ll wait. :)

Sari Yarn Necklace

Sari Yarn Necklace

Sari Yarn Necklace

Sari Yarn Necklace

Thank you so much for submitting these! I love how you integrated a little touch of beads here and there to really accent the yarn. :)

If you’ve made something from Darn Good Yarn, send pictures over to Jen (jen@darngoodyarn.com) and we’ll feature you on the blog!

xoxo,

Nicole Snow, President of Darn Good Yarn

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Darn Good Yarn Live EP04

April 11, 2013

This is episode 4 of “Darn Good Yarn Live”.

Click on the play button to play the stream from YouTube. The chat room is below the video feed. To chat, choose a nickname and type the warped words you see in the text box. Wait for a moment for it to log you in, then type in the white space below and press enter to send a message to the room.

If you are IRC savvy, you can join the chat with your favorite IRC client. Just point it toward #darngoodyarn on irc.freenode.net.

Show notes for this episode:

  • Featured yarn of the week
  • Getting on with life while North Korea is threatening thermo-nuclear war
  • Nicole’s quick business tip
  • Jen’s craft tip: reworking patterns to suit handspun yarn
  • Questions



Helpful IRC Tips:

  • If your chat window isn’t scrolling, scroll to the bottom of the chat manually and then click on the “#darngoodyarn” button at the top of the chat window. If successful, it should mark the bottom of the chat with a horizontal rule and start scrolling automatically again.
  • Put “/me “ in front of your message to role play.
    (e.g. “/me hugs Jen” yields “* Brandon hugs Jen” in the chat rather than “<Brandon> hugs Jen”.)
  • Type “/nick NEWNAME” to change your nickname. Warning: there are a lot of people on the IRC server so expect the generic ones to be taken.
  • If you lose connection to the chat room, the best way to get back in is to just reload the page and log in again. You may need a new nickname until the server realizes your old one is not responding.
  • If the chat window is too small for you, you can use use a full-screen version at http://webchat.freenode.net. Just put in #darngoodyarn as the channel.

New Pattern: Mitered Square Sari Silk Tapestry Project with Free Pattern! – Darn Good Yarn

April 11, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Want a cool way to get Darn Good Yarn up on your wall? This super easy project will take only 1 skein of Sari Silk or Ribbon yarn, or even use up some of those remnants of your other DGY…

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New Pattern: A Sunday Morning Necklace: Use Reclaimed Sari Ribbon to Make Accessories! – Darn Good Yarn

April 7, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

I'm finding all sorts of great uses for our 5 yards of Reclaimed Silk Sari Ribbon gifts packs. Thanks for bugging me to get jewelry packs available for you fantastic designers out there! Here's a quick necklace you can make…

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New Pattern: Imminent Failure Free Knitting Pattern for Silk Chiffon Ribbon Yarn! – Darn Good Yarn

April 2, 2013

An excerpt from Patterns

Good morning my dears! DGYer Wendy has been seriously cracking me up lately. You know when you're experimenting with something new because you got this really great idea and you're like, "let's go with it!" It sometimes backfires, and you…

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