Thursday, September 5, 2013

Episode 34- Knitting Lush-ious Knitting

Thanks for tuning into Episode 34-- the first episode recorded in the Down Cellar Studio!

This Week’s Segments Include:
On the Needles
Off the Needles
From the Armchair
Life in Focus
On a Happy Note
Knitting in Passing
Quote of the Week


On the Needles

Lush Cardigan from Tin Can Knits
  • Check out- Episode 7 of the Knotty Girls Knitcast where Jen and Laura interview with Annie Modesitt and she gives tips about chart reading.
  • Check out this video if you need help picking up and knitting stitches. video explaining it exactly as Suzanne did.
  • by this week I’m working on the waist decreases. feels like its flying.

New version of my shawl pattern

Finished the first of Dan’s Socks

Haven’t done much on my Heartbreak Shawl by Lisa Mutch

Cast on a beer bottle koozie for a friend who (jokingly) asked me for one for the Pat's Home Opener this Sunday! I forgot to mention that I'm just making this up as I go. I'll put some notes in my project page about the details.

Off the Needles
- Go check out Emily's Fancy Pants Fiber Shop on Etsy

From the Armchair

Review: Unique Feet- Men’s Socks from Unique Sheep edited by Laura Lough
  • While this book has some really great patterns, it may not be the perfect book for the basic socks patterns for men in your life. Thankfully there's a great pattern range. Some of my favorite patterns are:
Mr. Blue Sky Maypole Cable RibDiamond Moss
Heraldic Socks

Review: Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog

One of the Best Books of the Year So Far according to Amazon. Ranked 5 right now in the Crafts, Hobbies and Home category.

I can't recommend this highly enough! I think its also handy to have Amy's Fit to Flatter Craftsy Class. The two are a great pairing.

Product Review: The Knitter’s Helper
Row counter that you wear as a ring! Very handy!

Life in Focus
Food challenge thread is still active in the Ravelry Forum

I'm working up a big photo challenge that you can do at your local (or not so local) fiber festival this fall! Details to come soon.

I'm teaching my Goodreader Class this fall:

Tuesday 9/24 at Yarn’s End in Hanover- 6-8pm $20
Sunday 10/27 at The Stitch House in Dorchester

Sweater KAL
  • 3 patterns by Brenda Castiel-- winner can choose from her patterns that are available as Rav downloads
  • 2 patterns by Lisa Mutch of Northbound knitting
  • Beautiful skein of yarn from Shasta Daisy Knits - Shimmer sock base in a colorway called Cranberry
  • A pattern of your choice from Estella Haines.

On a Happy Note
Practice makes perfect; don't forget to keep learning and be proud of yourself when you see yourself improving.

Knitting in Passing

I've been doing some knitting with my nieces and nephews! So fun!

Quote of the Week

I’ll be back again in 2 weeks! Can’t wait to chat with you again soon!

Thanks for listening! Talk to you soon!

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