Sunday, July 29, 2012

Episode 20 - Halos of Hope (7.19.2012)

Finally catching up on the show notes:

Color Affection - project page / pattern page
Knit New Haven
Cascade Color Card

You've Arrived At Your Destination
Check Slouch Hat - project page / pattern page

Lollipop Yarn
Friends of the CH Booth Library Book Sale

Halos of Hope KAL through Stitches East in October
Halos of Hope New England Team - Facebook Page

Hopewood Crafts Etsy Shop & Facebook page - thank you to Lori for donating a skein of yarn for a prize for the KAL.  If you don't already, you should listen to Lori's podcast - Happycrafter207!

Great Halos of Hope Buzz Fundraiser
XRX Newsletter
Benjamin from XRX
The Crochet DudeTM
Kollage Yarns

Party Bus
Winners announced for the Pre-Ravellenics Finish-along - if you are a winner, send me a PM on Ravelry so I can get your prizes to you!
Tour de Fleece
Ravellenic Games
Tale of Two Cities - project bag from Jennie Gee
NY Cardigan

Road Trip
Interweave Knitting Lab - October 4-7, 2012, Manchester, NH

Stitches East - October 11-14, 2012, Hartford, CT
NY Sheep & Wool - October 20-21, 2012, Rhinebeck, NY

Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Plurk - CommuterKnitter
Email - commuterknitter [at] yahoo [dot] com

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Episode 19 - Distracted by the Shiny (7.11.2012)

Episode 19 - Distracted by the Shiny (7.11.2012)
(finally posting the show notes from last week's episode)

Dark & Stormy - project page / pattern page
Big Bang Theory Scarf
Surprise Granny Square Afghan
Swatched for my Ravellenics New York Cardigan - project page / pattern page
Check Slouch Hat by Triona Murphy from Knitscene Accessories 2012 - project page / pattern page
Mentioned the Wooly app for the iPhone

I-91 Shop Hop
Yarn Barn - Woodbridge, CT

Knit New Haven - New Haven, CT

The Yarn Basket - Branford, CT
Road Maps
Use your Ravelry project pages as a log of your projects with all the details - yarn, needles, etc. You never know when you'll need that information.

Hop on the Party Bus
Ravellenic Games - see my project page for the New York Cardigan to see how to set it up with the Ravellenics tags
Socktopus KAL on Ravelry

Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Email - commuterknitter [at] yahoo [dot] com

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Episode 18


Dark & Stormy by Thea Colman - Project page Pattern page

Surprise!! Granny Square Blanket - Fingers crossed that I can get it finished in time for our anniversary at the end of September!

Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock - Big Bang Theory Scarf

Road Maps

Magic Loop Tutorial - look for a page on the blog with photos and step-by-step tips


Jessica from the Knitting Brooklyn Podcast had reached out for help to raise money for her cousin Julie's classroom.  However, in less than a week Julie reached her goal.  Go knitters!!

Hop on the Party Bus

We had quite a week last week with the controversy over the United States Olympic Committee's cease & desist letter to Ravelry regarding the Ravelympics.  They did apologize (twice) and the Ravelympics was renamed Ravellenic Games.

For those who need a little boost to get some WIPs finished before the Ravellenics begin at the end of July.  Join us over on the Commuter Knitter Podcast Ravelry group.  Each FO posted in the FO thread before July 15th will be eligible for the prize drawing. Prizes TBD.  

Note - you do not have to participate in the Ravellenics in order to be in the finish-along - it is open to anyone who needs a little boost to get the WIPS finished :-)

If you're looking for a Ravellenics Team (or if you are a spinner and are looking for a Tour de Fleece Team) come join Team Sasquatch - a large group of podcasters and podcast fans.  Lots of fun!!

Road Trip - Events

I-91 Shop Hop - June 29th - July 1st.  Eleven shops are participating from New Haven, CT to Putney, VT.  Purchase your passport for $5 at any of the shops, or at Webs online at

Metaphor Yarns (Shelburne, MA)
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA)
WEBS (Northampton, MA)
Marji's Yarncrafts (Granby, CT)
Creative Fibers LLC (Windsor, CT)
Yarnover Avon (Bloomfield, CT)
Village Wool (Glastonbury, CT)
The Yarn Barn (Woodbridge, CT)
The Yarn Basket (Branford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT)

Bridgewater Country Fair - August 17-19, 2012

Interweave Knitting Lab - October 4-7, 2012, Manchester, NH

Stitches East - October 11-14, 2012, Hartford, CT

NY Sheep & Wool - October 20-21, 2012, Rhinebeck, NY

Come find me on the Interwebs:

Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - CommuterKnitter
Email - commuterknitter [at] yahoo [dot] com