Episode 503 Part 2 of Process vs Product


I'm back for part 2 of this topic. I did my homework, but I'm not sure how well the answer holds up. Or maybe that's simply reflective of how I live my life? Things flex because I'm growing?

Show Notes

Article about turning side hustles into jobs.

You can find me at:
thevioletpie @ gmail.com

Episode 405 Violet Crisp


Why "The Violet Pie"? I bring you along the journey of the story behind the name and why I chose it. You know, our normal state of vulnerability. xoxo Plus talk about the new KAL! 

Show Notes

A Note from the Universe
Knit Along on Ravelry!
KAL pattern for pre order!
Sponsors of the prizes for the KAL
Monsoon Calamity 
Crooked Kitchen
Le Mouton Rouge

This may be the last episode of the season, but we can still keep in touch! You can find me at:
thevioletpie @ gmail.com

Episode 404 Wayback Machine


Last Spring, I traveled to the Pacific Northwest for a yarn adventure. I had every intention of recording a podcast about my time but became SO sick on my return flight that I had to postpone everything. So buckle in, pull out your roadtrip knitting, and let's hit the wayback machine.

Episode 403 Knitting, Not Spinning


When knitting gets real and we choose to be vulnerable with our community. Through knitting, we cope and deal with The Real World.

Content warning: There is conversation about abuse involving adults and children.

Show Notes

Well, oops! This is Knitting Myself Together, NOT Lunch Break Knitting! 

Yay Stitches Midwest!

New patterns! Sockless and Larking About

The Meet the Tester question on IG that inspired the episode

12:00 Clearly, you love shawls! And you can expect to see more!

KAL Questions!

Past KALs: Fog Along 2018 and Bobble Paw

What do YOU want in a KAL? What makes you want to participate? Are you all about the prizes or do you just like the community and FO? Do you prefer to pick your own pattern from a selection or have it specified? Comment on the podcast show notes page, drop me an email or social media comment and let me know what you think! xoxo


Episode 402 What's With All The Pink?


There has been SO MUCH PINK in my knitting life of late! In this episode, we talk about that and how color I'm wearing is a reflection of my headspace. Also, discussion about Stitches Midwest, travel knitting, and so much more!

Episode 401 Big Magic


And I'm back! Season 4 starts with something of an awkward woowoo approach but since I'm all about being my authentic self with you, this is where I'm at! I also talk about Stitches Midwest coming up in August and other things.

Episode 304 Curses


What to do when you HAVE to knit but nothing is turning out right? Cursed yarn? Self doubt? What? How do we cope with this terrible situation that so many of us find ourselves in? Also, some behind the scenes details on April Showers, my latest design that was released in Knitty, Spring + Summer 2018!

April Shower on Knitty (OMG!)

Fog Along KAL

Cold Open Quote


Season 3 Bonus : I'm In Knitty!


I was published in Knitty! What? How is this real life? I couldn't our next regularly scheduled time to talk about it, so brace yourself for some squeeing. Also! A bit of info on how we can connect if you're new here. xoxo

April Showers on Ravelry!

Episode 302

Email: thevioletpie at gmail.com
Ravelry Forum

Episode 303 When You're Around


Inspiration. Where does it come from? How can we sustain it? Where do my ideas come from? All that and more, including some special voicemails, are in this episode. PLUS! KAL updates!

Fog Along KAL

Fiber Artwork FB Live video

Knit Circus

Julie on Instagram and Ravelry

When You're Around, performed by Good and Strange

Episode 302 Please Don't Touch My Feet


One way to break through ennui is through self care. What is self care? Is it just pedicures and a glass of wine? What about being kinder to ourselves with our internal conversation?  

New pattern release since last we spoke:


I'm hosting a Fog Along (aka a KAL) over on Ravelry!

Blog post about Fog Along

Color + Base suggestions and offer of help from our personal Color Maven

Past Fog FO inspiration


Episode 301 Violet Eyes


Kntting ennui... What is it? Different times and places can be framed in ennui, impacting knitting ability. Sometimes, knitting makes it worse (what??). Listen for these stories and more.

New pattern releases since last we spoke:

The Knotty Lamb is the yarn store that helped me vanquish designer imposter syndrome for the first time!

Knit Circus provided yarn support for the Color Shot Mitts pattern that released today, along with yarn for a G I V E A W A Y! Sign up for The Violet Pie's newsletter to be entered to win delicious yarn.

Episode 205 All The Swatching


In this episode, you and I talk all about affordable budget yarn and the way various big box store yarn swatches hold up when put through their paces

Signup link for the open virtual knitting group


Episode 204 KNITTY GRITTY: Stash Management


Oh boy. The day after Halloween is a doozy, so we get to hang out while I'm a bit loopy from exhaustion! Today we're going to chat about stash management and a bunch of other things that roll from my brain and out my mouth. That ranges from giveaway winners to an upcoming pattern release and so much more!

Episode 203 The Season of Gift Knitting Is Upon Us (...or not)

New pattern release! Giveaway! Test Knitting! So many exclamation points!!! Our topic today is knitting for other people with the pressure of the holiday season and what happens when I just quit on knitting for anyone outside my immediate family. Plus your voicemails and ideas for gift knitting if you haven't gotten everything figured out yet. ALSO: Patreon video chat hang out this Saturday, October 21st. I hope to see you there! xoxo 
NOTE: This podcast was recorded before the death of Gord Downie, the lead singer for the Tragically Hip, which is why he's referenced as still living. </3

Episode 202 Oh Hey! It's Susan!

Join me as I chat with my right hand gal, Susan. She's the person who keeps me going, offers perspective (even when I might not want it), and tests knits basically everything I design. Plus details about a GIVEAWAY and your voicemails!

Episode 201 I've Missed You!

I've missed you so much! Back for Season 2 and not a moment too soon. I'm excited to chat with you about knitting for others and how I've handled it being my job. Also, your voicemails!