Friday, April 18, 2014

Commuter Knitter - Episode 71 - Knitter's Guilt and Moving Forward




Drive

Hat for Dad
Oranje in Frabjous Fibers Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter.
New LYS in Newtown, CT - The Sheep Shoppe!! (Facebook page)
Monkey by Cookie A in Lorna's Laces Solemate
Monkey Socks

Cargo
Holiday Yarns Flock Sock - a surprise from my husband!
Surprise from Carlos

Your Mileage May Vary
What are your preferred sock needles? DPN's, magic loop, 2 circs, small circs?  Let us know in this week's episode thread in the Ravelry group

Road Maps
I talk about winding yarn twice to relieve some of the tension in the cake of yarn - thank you to a wonderful listener for the suggestion! I mention the Dark Matter Knits podcast by Elizabeth Green Musselman

Traffic Report
Deborah Tomasello is writing a book about our knitting stories.  If you are interested in contributing please send an email to Deborah (coedeborah [at] aol [dot] com) with the following:


Road Trips
Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival - April 26th - Tolland Agricultural Center in Vernon CT
STITCHES East - Hartford, CT - October 9th-12th


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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Commuter Knitter - Episode 70 - The Groundhog Was Right!


Well, the groundhog was right and we are in the midst of 6  more weeks of winter.  Boy, am I thankful for ALL the HAND KNITS!


You've Arrived At Your Destination
Lovey Dovey Honey Cowl in Unwind Yarn Company Touring DK.  Dana is also the co-hostess of the Just One More Row podcast

Touring DK

Drive

Cargo

Your Mileage May Vary
How should I store my partially used balls of yarn?  Rewind out of the cake & back to a skein?  Leave as is?

Ravellenics 2014 - Team Sasquatch

Offroading
The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - Once Upon a Time Sampler
(since I'm posting this after Valentine's Day, I am happy to report that Carlos LOVES the cross-stitch and can't wait to hang it up in his room)

Cross Stitch

Traffic Report

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Commuter Knitter - Episode 69 - Pardon the Interruption


Back after my Christmas/New Year hiatus.


Drive
Owls
I take a detour to talk about the Downcast app
Lucy Takes Manhattan out of Jill Draper Makes Stuff.  Unfortunately I am (was) not able to make it to Vogue Knitting Live this weekend.

Check Engine Light

Cargo
Chatting a little about stash management
Flash Your Stash thread on Ravelry

Offroading
The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - Once Upon a Time Sampler

Carpool


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Monday, December 16, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 68 - Year in Review (Or It's My Podcast and I'll Do What I Want)


Here we are at the final episode for 2013.  I look back at 2013 and look forward to 2014.  See you in the New Year!


You've Arrived at Your Destination
I recap some of the highlights of my 22(!!) finished objects for this year

Neutral
Let's talk about some UFOs/WIPs that I'd like to bring back into rotation next year

BBT Scarf

Halloween Socks for Carlos - Denali Socks with the links for the formula I'm using
June's Favorite Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
For Good by Megan Williams

For Good

Trip Planner
Browsing through my queue and pondering what's next

Cargo
Chatting a little about stash

Party Bus
Winners announced for the Thankful Giveaway - if you won, contact me on Ravelry to claim your prize!

Unofficial "Goals" for 2014
Bring more UFOs/WIPs  back into rotation and off the needles
More sweaters
More socks for me
Continue to be thoughtful with yarn purchases
Continue to expand my knitting and especially my crochet skills

Happy Holidays - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families!!

Christmas 2013
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