Sunday, July 5, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 97 - There's All Sorts of Cheating Happening in This Episode!

Socks as far as the eye can see! And Jen is a cheater...



You've Arrived at Your Destination
Rainbows Flying Off the Needles

Drive
Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group
Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

Pomme de pin

#operationclearthesockneedles
Day 1 of #operationclearthesockneedles

Vesper Intergalactic
Swirl E. Socks in One Twisted Tree Variegated Twist 
Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree
Whiz Bang by MrsShoo from the In a Sknit podcast in Quaere Fibre Sparkle Sock in Vincent & The Doctor
Paton's Kroy Blue Ragg Stripe
Poste Yarn - Elm Street
Two Lane Highway Rage Socks in Voolenvine Yarns stored in my glove box in my Stitched by Jessalu BBT bag.
Little Mount Yarn Co. Exploding TARDIS
Lollipop - Whisker Lickin's

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast
Oh Loops! and Fiber by Design
Yarngasm Video Podcast

Road Maps - Sock Edition
Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I talk about non-wool based sock yarns

Grumperina's blog post
Cascade Fixation
Blue Moon Fiber Arts - Sock Candy
CoBaSi

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

Rearview Mirror
Answered a question from the contest thread from earlier this year - DebKnits2 asked about my favorite project


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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 96 - Fingers Crossed

Lots of WIPs, an FO for Stash Dash, and a brief chat about how I care for my socks



You've Arrived at Your Destination
Zigzagular Socks

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White


Total meterage for Stash Dash - 893.6 meters

Drive
Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group
Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

The Ultimate Nerd Scarf (formerly Big Bang Theory Scarf) out of hibernation
Graph Paper website - Thank you to Larry in our Ravelry Group for sharing!
I mention the Around Your Neck KAL with Suburban Stitcher and Must Stash podcasts

Hello neighbor! #stashdash2015

Pomme de pin

Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree

Heel time! #onetwistedtree #stashdash2015 #omgheel

Two Lane Highway Rage Socks in Voolenvine Yarns stored in my glove box in my Stitched by Jessalu BBT bag.

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast
Oh Loops! and Fiber by Design
Yarngasm Video Podcast

Paton's Kroy Blue Ragg Stripe

Swirl E. Socks in One Twisted Tree Variegated Twist 

Gauge and stitch patterns matter!

Whiz Bang by MrsShoo from the In a Sknit podcast in Quaere Fibre Sparkle Sock in Vincent & The Doctor


Road Maps - Sock Edition
Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I talk about how I care for my socks
Citric Acid soak

Salad spinner turned sock spinner �� #operationsockdrawer #timetowashthesocks


Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

Traffic Report
LifeFullofLaugh's Mini Skein swap group


Road Trips


I-91 Shop Hop - June 25th-28th
Green Mountain Spinnery (Putney, VT)
Handknits (Brattleboro, VT) 
Sheep & Shawl (Deerfield, MA) 
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA) 
WEBS (Northampton, MA) 
Marji's Yarncrafts (Granby, CT) 
Creative Fibers LLC (Windsor, CT) 
Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT) 
Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT) 
The Yarn Barn LLC (Woodbridge, CT) 
The Yarn Basket (Branford, CT) 


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Friday, June 5, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 95 - Fueling my Competitive Fire

Second Sock Syndrome, smack talk for Stash Dash, and a bit of Disney chatter toward the end.  Enjoy!



You've Arrived at Your Destination
Tan House Brook

Tan House Brook Shawl by Boston Jen of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast
This project could have counted for PALKAL with ACTuallyKnitting podcast if I had waited until June 1st to finish

Twitterpated

Twitterpated Vanilla Socks

Total meterage for Stash Dash - 660.4

The LIST:

Stash Dash List

Drive
Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group
Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going

The Ultimate Nerd Scarf (formerly Big Bang Theory Scarf) out of hibernation
Graph Paper website - Thank you to Larry in our Ravelry Group for sharing!

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E (almost!)

Cambridge Shawl
King of the Forest

Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree
Zigzagular Socks by Susie White
Two Lane Highway Rage Socks in Voolenvine Yarns

Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast
Oh Loops! and Fiber by Design
Yarngasm Video Podcast

June's Favorite Cardigan

Road Maps - Sock Edition
Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I talk about second sock syndrome and how to overcome it
Shoutout to KDLB - Kristine from the Yarnings Podcast

Melissa Morgan Oakes - 2-at-a-time Socks

Two at a Time Video

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

Offroading
Carlos and I are missing Disney World and help bring the Mouse home through podcasts
The DIS Unplugged
WDW Today
WDW Radio
See Ya Reel Soon
Disney Exchange
Enchanted Tiki Talk

Road Trips


I-91 Shop Hop - June 25th-28th
Green Mountain Spinnery (Putney, VT)
Handknits (Brattleboro, VT) 
Sheep & Shawl (Deerfield, MA) 
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA) 
WEBS (Northampton, MA) 
Marji's Yarncrafts (Granby, CT) 
Creative Fibers LLC (Windsor, CT) 
Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT) 
Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT) 
The Yarn Barn LLC (Woodbridge, CT) 
The Yarn Basket (Branford, CT) 


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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 94 - One Stitch at a Time

Converting Toe-Up/Cuff-Down



Drive
Just like Prairie Girl Susie of the Prairie Girls Knit & Spin podcast, I am holding WIPS as part of my Stash Dash strategizing - Details in TheKnitGirllls group
Jasmin and I have a friendly wager going
Big Bang Theory Scarf out of hibernation
Graph Paper website - Thank you to Larry in our Ravelry Group for sharing!
Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio podcast.  This project could count for PALKAL with ACTuallyKnitting podcast or the Around Your Neck KAL with Suburban Stitcher

Tan House Brook Shawl

Zigzagular Socks by Susie White

Zigzagular Socks

Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree
Twitterpated Vanilla Socks

Two at a Time Socks

June's Favorite Cardigan

June's Favorite Cardigan

King of the Forest

Totoro



Road Maps - Sock Edition
Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week I (attempt to) answer the frequently asked question of how I convert cuff-down patterns to toe-up

Toe up

Toe Up Gusset Heel formula

Skew Socks


Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

Road Trips


I-91 Shop Hop - June 25th-28th
Green Mountain Spinnery (Putney, VT)
Handknits (Brattleboro, VT) 
Sheep & Shawl (Deerfield, MA) 
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA) 
WEBS (Northampton, MA) 
Marji's Yarncrafts (Granby, CT) 
Creative Fibers LLC (Windsor, CT) 
Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT) 
Country Yarns (Wallingford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT) 
The Yarn Barn LLC (Woodbridge, CT) 
The Yarn Basket (Branford, CT) 


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Monday, May 11, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 93 - Cheerful Chatter About Knitting

Road Maps - Sock Edition
Over the course of the several episodes, we are chatting about socks.  This week is all about heels and toes - well, mostly heels

Clementine Socks with a Garter Stitch heel flap
Lara Neel Sock Architecture
Short Row Heel
Peasant heel discussion
OMG Heel
FishLipsKiss Heel
Double Gusset
Sweet Tomato Heel

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

Road Trips

Connecticut Sheep & Wool - Tolland Agricultural Center - April 25, 2015
CT Sheep and Wool

CT Sheep and Wool

Stitched By JessaLu
Fat Cat Knits
TVKnittingPodcast

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 92 - Just Right Like Goldilocks

This week it's all about gauge!



You've Arrived at Your Destination
Rainbow Socks for Carlos in White Birch Fiber Arts Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow
Thanks again to Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls for a podcast-friendly name for this color way :-)
Megan Williams' OMG Heel

Carlos's Rainbow Socks

Drive
Stash Dash strategizing
Pomme de pin
Halloween Stripey Socks

Road Maps - Sock Edition
Over the course of the next several episodes, we are going to chat about socks.  This episode the discussion is all about yarn and needles.

This week we talk about how much gauge can change the outcome of your socks.

Spring Forward Turned Vanilla
Spring Forward 2.0 - One Twisted Tree

One Twisted Tree - Disco Lemonade - Spring Forward

I mention my Valentine Socks out of Must Stash Yarns from the kit with Suburban Stitcher and Vintage Rose

Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

Road Trips

Connecticut Sheep & Wool - Tolland Agricultural Center - April 25, 2015
Kent Needle Arts Retreat - Kent, Connecticut - May 16-17, 2015


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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Commuter Knitter - Episode 91 - Well, It Depends

Please note - there is a bit of extra background noise in this episode thanks to the rain and potholes…



Where I Podcast


Drive
Rainbow Socks for Carlos in White Birch Fiber Arts Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow
Thanks again to Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls for a podcast-friendly name for this color way :-)

Second Rainbow Sock

Sweet Sixteen!!! #GoIrish #BeatShockers

Cargo
Checking in for #stashdownthrowdown
Down 289.8 yards, even after falling down at the One Twisted Tree yarn premiere a couple weeks ago
I'm also strategizing for The Knit Girllls Stash Dash

One Twisted Tree

Road Maps - Sock Edition
Over the course of the next several episodes, we are going to chat about socks.  This episode the discussion is all about yarn and needles.

Early on in the podcast, I did a few photo tutorials for circular knitting:
DPN Tutorial
Magic Loop
2 Circulars


Sock Edition Thread in the Ravelry Group - let me know what you want me to talk about in this segment - ask away!

Road Trips

Connecticut Sheep & Wool - Tolland Agricultural Center - April 25, 2015
Kent Needle Arts Retreat - Kent, Connecticut - May 16-17, 2015


Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
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