Pardon My Stash

Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess

Knitters (and crafters) unite! Come join us weekly for a conversation about knitting, crochet, and yarn crafts all around. With a touch of comedy and sass, we talk about projects, pitfalls, and pointers about the fiber arts. Find more about our content and our cast at pardonmystash.com

  • 43 minutes 51 seconds
    Crafters' Creative Habits

    Drea leads the episode while the cast discuss different habits they have adopted since becoming a part of the fiber arts community. Tina has confessions. Jess has borbs. Drea has CROCHET blankets, not knit blankets. Meg has a sweater on a coworker she would love to take a picture of (and it's NOT creepy!).

    Find out more about the podcast as well as our cast Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess at our website pardonmystash.com. Leave us a comment on your thoughts on our episode blog posts, or through our social media accounts!

    This episode was sponsored by Jimmy Beans Wool found at jimmybeanswool.com.

    13 June 2024, 7:17 pm
  • 49 minutes 23 seconds
    Expressing Yourself

    Meg leads the episode with a quick segment regarding sponsorship for the podcast. Then, we dive into the main topic which is about expressing yourself and how you do so in your projects, creations, and ways you craft. Meg talks about how she knits often with blue colorways. Jess talks about their passion for dragons inside their crafting. Tina discusses how she doesn't keep most of her makes, and tends to create items for other people. Drea initially can't think a theme or trend that applies to her, but Tina suggests her love for texture. Drea reveals her history of buying yarn based on her current feelings of the moment, and that affects the color.

    Find out more about the podcast as well as our cast Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess at our website pardonmystash.com. Leave us a comment on your thoughts on our episode blog posts, or through our social media accounts!

    This episode was sponsored by Jimmy Beans Wool found at jimmybeanswool.com.

    9 May 2024, 2:00 pm
  • 44 minutes 33 seconds
    Yarn Tragedies

    Jess leads the episode talking about different various sad times during their yarn experiences, starting with when the pins gave up on life on their older yarn swift, retiring dramatically, as put by Meg. Tina talks about the swift that Drea now has inherited, and how the yarn swift completely dropped off the table with the yarn skein, throwing the swift and yarn on the ground. Drea talks about a time that the umbrella holding piece in the middle needs a binder butterfly clip to hold it up, and it decided to not do its job anymore becoming a tangled mess. The episode in general features a lot of sad trombone noises from Tina's soundboard.

    Find out more about the podcast as well as our cast Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess at our website pardonmystash.com. Leave us a comment on your thoughts on our episode blog posts, or through our social media accounts!

    26 April 2024, 10:15 am
  • 39 minutes 30 seconds
    Problematic Stash Terminology

    Tina leads the episode starting a discussion about the word verbiage inside the fiber arts community. The usage of "illness" words when describing our yarn collections in particular is the focus of the topic. First, they talk about their own personal feelings regarding these types of words, as well as if and when they can be problematic. Jess mentions their love for dragon "hoards", so it doesn't need to have a negative connotation. Tina mentions the type of hashtags she used in the beginning to go viral, and the popular usage of "yarn addict" or "yarn addiction". Drea and Meg think "stash" is something that's not as problematic as words like "addiction". Especially as "addiction" is something that should not be made light of, and the community should be more aware of it. Meg compares the term "OCD" to how folks don't fit a specific mold when it is used in a casual way.

    Find out more about the podcast as well as our cast Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess at our website pardonmystash.com. Leave us a comment on your thoughts on our episode blog posts, or through our social media accounts!

    11 April 2024, 2:00 pm
  • 41 minutes 39 seconds
    Pattern & Design Ethics

    Drea leads the episode to talk about making pattern designs in terms of when it's inspiration or when it's blatant theft. Meg starts the discussion with what you might be able or not be able to copyright, considering stitches can be thousands of years old. Jess makes an analogy comparing piano keys & notes with stitches & designs. Tina makes comparisons and thoughts based on her own pattern designs, like the Seed Dot Beanie, how she put a copyright on her patterns as a copyright of the arrangement of the pattern itself, rather than the stitches themselves. Jess and Tina discuss the idea of direct, word for word copying of the pattern versus coincidentally put together similar stitches to create a design. It definitely gets murky, and the topic is controversial; join the cast for this topic and then be sure to voice your opinion!

    Find out more about the podcast as well as our cast Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess at our website pardonmystash.com. Leave us a comment on your thoughts on our episode blog posts, or through our social media accounts!

    28 March 2024, 2:00 pm
  • 45 minutes 32 seconds
    The Fellowship of the String

    Meg leads the episode discussing the journey of being a crafter - the beginning, the "aha!" moment, and where you plan to go with your passion for crafting. They begin with where they decided the fiber arts were for them; they remember their moment of realization that this is what they wanted to do. Drea discusses her kevlar Doctor Who scarf. Meg mentions that she finally let go of her sock yarn blanket. Drea tells Kevin to wear his battle bonnet. They also talk about leveling up and their next steps with crafting.

    The cast also reminds themselves that the current Matchy Makealong ends on June 30th, 2024.

    Find out more about the podcast as well as our cast Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess at our website pardonmystash.com.

    14 March 2024, 1:35 pm
  • 36 minutes 41 seconds
    Process vs. Product

    Tina leads the episode to get deeper into the idea of process vs. product and what makes more sense for each of our cast members. Drea avoids doing things that people ask her to do. Meg talks about her version of a "no new projects on Friday". Jess determines it on a case by case basis, based on their interest in the project process itself, or the inate desire for the finished product. The queue shows us our immediate regrets, while Jess ignores it entirely. The four also mention different ways they feel motivated to get through specific projects, and certain types of stitches that really get them excited.

    29 February 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 34 minutes 48 seconds
    Fiber Arts Curses, Blessings, and Beliefs

    Welcome back, Pardon My Stash! To kick off Season 4 (already?!), Jess leads the episode starting off quickly with talking about how their January time off went from the podcast. Jess brings up different types of superstitions that exist in the fiber arts, and the cast discusses these as well as different beliefs they have of their own. Between sweater curses, bad news Fridays, and more, Jess teaches everyone the different belief systems we have within our fiber arts community.

    Find out more about the podcast and our membership program for more content from Meg, Drea, Tina, and Jess at pardonmystash.com.

    1 February 2024, 6:19 pm
  • 24 minutes 7 seconds
    Holiday Special Bloopers

    Tina takes you on a journey through various clips from our 2023 Season 3 episodes. From Batman knitting to White Christmas, Drea wants you to know that she doesn't know! The bloopers this year are so good this year, that you would think we were making the blooper reel instead of the actual podcast. Tina goes over information about the upcoming new year makealong, as well as our membership program through our website for more exclusive episodes about non-fiber content. Find out more about this episode and the cast at pardonmystash.com.

    28 December 2023, 3:00 pm
  • 34 minutes 23 seconds
    Cast Ons and Their Uses

    Drea hosts the episode wanting to talk about different cast ons and their uses in various projects. Tina mentions Twisted German, a version of long tail, while the others discuss different forms of long tail. Jess brings up the use of the cable cast on while comparing it to the crochet cast on for its similarities. Meg is a steadfast long tail fan. The cast goes over provisional, backwards loop, and so many others! Specific ones work best for specific projects, while others are options for multiple different kinds of projects. Find out more about this episode and the cast at pardonmystash.com.

    14 December 2023, 4:03 pm
  • 30 minutes 26 seconds
    Holiday Craft Fair Experiences

    Meg leads the episode talking about different holiday craft fair experiences and what to expect as a customer and as a vendor, as well as tips and tricks to finding good items, supporting small businesses, and what to bring with you to have a good holiday craft fair experience. The cast discusses how to find different craft fairs in your area, and Drea mentions her grandparents vending with wood crafts. Tina tells you to go to the back of the fair first and work your way back. Meg mentions a couple items to bring along with you to make your experience easier, and grab it when you see something you love! Find out more about this episode and the cast at pardonmystash.com.

    30 November 2023, 4:12 pm
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