Thursday, May 9, 2013

Episode 27- Knitting Machine

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 27!

This Week’s Segments Included:
On the Needles
Off the Needles
From the Armchair
In My Travels
On a Happy Note
Knitting in Passing
Quote of the Week

On the Needles
Caribbean Blue Socks- specific pattern TBD (or not)

Off the Needles

Light and Up Shawl by Caroline Weins

No pattern. My own design.

-A blanket for my niece. Debating these patterns (or others!) for Cascade 220 Superwash in Mystic Purple

Pattern ideas- from 60 Quick Baby Blankets

From the Armchair
Summary- A great eBook with patterns for babies, toddlers, children and their parents. Favorite patterns: Gramps cardigan & Lumberjack socks. I think for about $13 US there's a lot of great patterns in a wonderful range of sizes for your money. Definitely give this a look!

In My Travels
-Had a great time giving a talk on Knitting and Technology at the Plimoth Plantation Knitter’s Guild Meeting on Wednesday April 24th
-I taught a class on how to use the GoodReader App to manage and makes notes on your knitting patterns at the Stitch House on Sunday May 5th


-I'll be going to NH Sheep & Wool this Saturday (May 11th. Fair also runs on Sunday 5/12)! If you see me, please say hi and make sure to ask for a Podcast Button

-Other local events coming up soon:
Rhode Island Sheep & Wool on May 18th 9a-5p
MA Sheep & Wool on May 25 & 26
Stitches East will be held Nov 7-10th in Hartford CT
May 14th Preview for Classes online/ May 20th- early registration opens

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the Out of this World KAL which we co-hosted with the OhLoops group! Congrats again to our 3 winners and to our sponsors- Oh Loops & The Silver Pumpkin Etsy Shops

Shout out to some really inspiring projects:
Anjanette’s Hitchhiker using OhLoops yarn in the Starry Night Colorway
Lisa’s April Scarf using OhLoops Platinum Sock in the Gertrude McFuzz colorway

Announcing our June Sock KAL

  • Cast on June 1st or later. Finish and post your FO photos to the KAL thread by June 30th.
  • Must be an adult sock with at least a 2 inch cuff.
  • Any weight of yarn. Any pattern.
  • One entry per person
On a Happy Note
Coconut oil is great for shaving (instead of soap or shaving cream) and mixed with an equal amount of baking soda for deodorant.

Knitting in Passing
Dan and I had our niece and nephew for the weekend.  

After a fun-filled exciting morning out they were more excited to get back to our house. Why? So they could do 3 things.
Clean the toilet with baking soda and vinegar (volcano!!). Ride in the big yellow truck (aka the backhoe). Use the knitting machine (aka wind yarn with my swift). Too cute!

Quote of the Week
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.

Lucille Ball

p.s. Sorry for a bit of background noise in a couple of the segments. I was playing around with recording in the car. Apparently I still need to tweak that!

Thanks for listening! Talk to you soon!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out Jen! Looking forward to the sock KAL.