Episode 9: Raising Awareness One Stitch at a Time

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Podcast Shout Outs

Tanya of The Sampler Girl audio podcast
Karen (and her Daughter) host Kitchen Stitching on YouTube


October - Knit the Handbrake cowl in a color that represents a certain type of cancer. I'm knitting my cowl in periwinkle, the color for esophageal cancer. You can find most colors here. The yarn pictured above is the yarn I will use for this project.  One participant will win this skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Ravelry Red:

Another participant will win a copy of the Yellow Roses shawl pattern (see below).

November & December - We will knit the Yellow Roses shawl by Clothesline Designs which will be released on October 7, 2016. 75% of all proceeds go to the MIND organization, a mental health awareness non-profit in the UK. No prizes as yet for this KAL; if you'd like to donate to the podcast, please contact me at knitreadpray (at) gmail (dot) com.  This is what Caroline's version looks like:

Threads for the KALs can be found in the Ravelry group.

Patterns Mentioned

Handbrake by Kay F. Jones
Harvest Leaf Bag by Carmen of A Simple Homestead

Here's what my first duplicate stitch leaf looks like:


Little Brother by Cory Doctorow - You can find out where and why this book was banned here.

Bible Study

Entrusted by Beth Moore - Feel free to work through this at your own pace and join the discussion whenever you'd like in the Ravelry group.


  1. I can't wait to see the finished harvest leaf bag, I so love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing this inspiration at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

  2. That leaf is so pretty and autumnal #RealCraftyLinkParty

  3. my adult son is a masters in math and getting a phd in stats. I told him about little brother and he is going to purchase it, he is into that kind of read. another lovely podcast, keep up the good work!

    1. Let me know what your son thinks! My guess is he will love it. I'm reading the sequal and there's like 5 pages all about pi and random numbers. Total geek out!