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Episode 35: Too Good For That Yarn!


Episode 34: And Chaos Ensues

Episode 33: Thanksgiving With the Family!

Episode 32: Just Do It!

Win this Knit Picks Kit!

A few years ago, I bought a kit from Knit Picks to make a "Knitters' Handy Carry-All" - basically a project tote.  Well, as you can see...I have yet to knit it!  And realistically, I know I won't.  So my loss can be your gain!

Here is a picture of the bag (not a great picture because I took it through the plastic cover of the kit):

This kit has never been opened.  It includes the pattern for the bag (finished measurement will be 12" wide x 9" high; 30" opening circumference), the yarn (4 skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted weight wool), and heavyweight interfacing for the project.

If you are interested in winning the kit, leave a comment under this post to enter.  Please don't enter if you have no intention of knitting the bag...I want it to go to someone who will knit it up!

This contest has ended and the winner is MORGAN!  Congratulations Morgan!!

Good luck!

Episode 31: A View to the Queue


Episode 30: We Love Fiber Retreats!

Meetup with the Yarniacs!

Tracie and I spent a day with Gayle and Sharlene - hosts of The Yarniacs Podcast!  We spent a delightful morning exploring A Verb For Keeping Warm in Oakland, then had a nice lunch.  They are two delightful (and stylish) ladies.  We did not lack for things to talk about.  Hey, we're all podcasters so we know how to talk!

If you haven't listened to their podcast, you're missing out.  I'm just sayin'.  Get on over there and give them a listen.  You'll be glad you did!

Episode 29: We Don't Do Humidity

The Rockefeller Rocks!

On July 13 2012, like thousands of other knitters, I cast on the Westkints Mystery Rockefeller shawl.  As the weeks went by, I went through the emotions of hating the design, loving the design, and looking forward with happy anticipation to the next clue.  I couldn't imagine what was coming next.  

For this project, I chose 2 yarns in my stash that I knew I probably couldn't get more of if I ran out.  I trusted Stephen West with his estimated yardages.  I love Stephen West!  I have met Stephen West and he is my boyfriend.  He doesn't know he's my boyfriend, because it is just that big of a secret.  But now YOU know.  Shhhhh...don't tell anyone.  

The yarns I chose were 1. Freckle Face Fibers (sadly, no longer dying yarn) Kimono Sock Yarn in the Tehachapi Moonshadow colorway, and 2. Ceallach Dyes Fingering in the Dusty Pink colorway - which was a custom-dyed colorway for the Yarn Boutique in Lafayette, one of my favorite LYS's.  I thought they went well together a…

Too Much Inspiration

I've mentioned on the podcast that I resisted learning how to knit because some part of my brain had an inkling of what kind of knitter I would become: the obsessive kind.  That part of my brain was correct, and now, 2 1/2 years later, I can't remember what I used to do with the time that I now spend knitting.  That inkling, though, was not just about how much I would end up knitting, but about the kind of crazy I've experienced in the past few days since I returned from a weekend in San Francisco - the kind of knitting schizophrenia that afflicts me when an abundance of inspiration begets a crazy tornado of cast-on-itis, yarn stroking, swatching and pattern-stalking on Ravelry that is not unlike the proverbial chicken with its head cut off.

The first thing that happened was that I finished my second "rebuilt" bag (I promise there is a blog post including pictures and perhaps even a written-up pattern coming on this subject) - this was a project that I cast on fu…

Episode 28: Finishing & Earworms

Book Talk starts at 52:56

Podiversary Giveaway Threads – Win a book or some yarn Our Gradiant Shawl KAL will be October 1-December 1 - Check out the thread on our Ravelry group for pattern and yarn ideas, and to suggest your favorites! Desert Vista Dyeworks 2 Knit Lit Chicks colorway! available for pre-orders 9/1-9/15 – includes a 5% discount! Plus, 20% discount with code 2KNITLIT20 on all yarn 50 Shades of Teal shawl designed by Brenda Castiel especially for our KAL – Until Sept 15, 2012, get this pattern for $3.00. From Sept 16-30, price is $4.00. From Oct 1 on, price is $6.00. Code is 2KNITLIT. Ladies of the Knit Podcast with SusanVKnits and Shineon Robinznest Podcast We have a new email address: Tracie’s Mother Bears 21 & 22 Tracie’s Click for Babies Simple Hats Tracie’s Tote Barb’s Click for Babies Hats ·Zaggity Hat by Jenny Sorenson·Little Boy Blue Ribbed Baby Hat by Tonya Wagner·Luuk by Annis Jones Lace Baby Hat

Barb’s In the Blues Barb’s Cria 3 Stitch…