Showing posts from September, 2012

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

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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

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Episode 27: Three is Not a Crowd

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It’s Our Podiversary!Share your favorite moments from the past year to win a book or some yarn! The Traveling Sock Knitter with Hannah Click for Babies with Knittin’ on the Fly knitting preemie blankets for 3-Stitches Our Gradiant Shawl KAL! 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 – Thank you, purplehayes! Brenda Castiel will be designing a shawl just for our KAL! Tracie’s Mother Bear #20 Tracie’s It’s My Party Click for Babies Hat Tracie’sTwisted Sparkle Socks Tracie’sTraveling Woman Shawl Barb’s Mother Bears Barb’s Click for Babies Hats: Little Knight, Ava Lynne & Bitty Cabled Hat Barb’s Wee Green Sock for Sock the Vote Barb’s BIL socks Toe-Up Socks with a Difference by Wendy Knits Lorna’s Laces Solemate Cedar Leaf Shawlette by Alana Dakos Tosh DK Sleepytime by Jill Eaton Crofter Baby Fair Isle Identity: Lost by Pascal Marc…