Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Thank you all for your thoughts and support during Hurricane Sandy. Carlos and I made it through OK. No damage to the house other than a few tree branches to pick up. We lost power on Monday evening, but it came back yesterday. Our Internet and TV are out today, but we'll deal.

As you may know, there are many others in Sandy's path who did not fare so well. As knitters, crocheters, and crafters, often our first instinct is to ask, "What can we do?" If you would like to help, Maria from the Subway Knits Podcast has started a fundraising effort with some prize drawings for those who choose to participate. For a minimum of $5 donation to the charity of your choice, you will receive an entry into the drawing by sending Maria your receipt and posting in her group. Since I'm posting this from my phone, I'm not sure whether I can link directly, but the information on how to enter can be found on Maria's blog: http://subway-knits.blogspot.com/2012/10/hurrication-day-2-fundraiser-and-update.html

You can also check out the Subway Knits group on Ravelry for more info and the thread to submit part of your entry after you send your receipt to Maria. The entry thread will close on Nov 18th at 5:00pm EST.

Since our Internet is now down, I am not sure when I'll be able to upload this week's episode. Stay tuned to the blog, twitter and Facebook for updates.

In the meantime, thank you again for being such a wonderful community of which I am so grateful to be a part.



(EDIT - logged in from my parents' computer to fix the links)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Commuter Knitter - Episode 33 - Rhinebeck 2012


I briefly chat about what is on the needles, a project with a check englne light this week, the roadside assistance that I learned from the check engine light, and what you've all been waiting for... RHINEBECK 2012 recap!

Enjoy 

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Look Ma! No Cable Needle! Videos

As promised in Episode 32, here are a couple videos I found helpful to learn to cable without the cable needle.  Look for a photo tutorial with some tips & tricks to come on the blog soon.  Good luck!





Commuter Knitter - Episode 32 - Look Ma! No Cable Needle!


Drive

Socks for Carlos

Rocky Coast Cardigan

Road Maps

A step-by-step guide to cabling without the cable needle.  Look for a photo tutorial on the blog coming soon!

Carpool - Halos of Hope KAL winners announced!

Halos of Hope KAL

Hopewood Crafts

Road Trips

NY Sheep & Wool - October 20th-21st - Rhinebeck, NY

Rhinebeck Podcaster Meetup Information

Fiber Festival of New England - Nov 3-4th - West Springfield, MA

Vogue Knitting Live - January 18th-20th, 2013 - NY, NY


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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Commuter Knitter - Episode 31 - Special Road Trip Edition - STITCHES East Recap


A Special Road Trip Edition of the podcast where Jen talks about STITCHES East 2012

Drive

Socks for Carlos

Gnome Acres

Holiday Knits

Check Engine Light

Rocky Coast Cardigan

Cargo

Socks that Rock

Knitty and Color

Bashful Bags & Fiber

Lion Brand Bon Bons

Dragonfly Fibers

Lorna's Laces

Erin Lane

Yarn Pop

Purrfectly Catchy Designs

Signature Needles

Knit Red

We Knit You a Merry Christmas

Professor Charles and Gramps Blanket - Tot Toppers

Road Maps

If you can - take a class or two! You never know what nuggets you'll learn beyond the topic covered in the class

Carpool

Halos of Hope KAL

Hopewood Crafts

Great Halos of Hope BUZZ

Road Trips

NY Sheep & Wool - October 20th-21st - Rhinebeck, NY

Rhinebeck Podcaster Meetup Information

Fiber Festival of New England - Nov 3-4th - West Springfield, MA


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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Commuter Knitter - Episode 30 - Couldn't Hold Off the Enablers Any Longer


A Vacation Day Edition of the Commuter Knitter Podcast where Jen has two FO's, two new projects OTN, and a book to review.

Drive

Little Coffee Bean

Extermiknit

Rocky Coast Cardigan 

Coastal Knits is now available as an eBook or individual downloads!

You've Arrived At Your Destination

Dark & Stormy

NY Cardigan - finally wove in the last of the ends

Cargo

Apple TV

Road Maps

Review of Fearless Fair Isle Knitting by Kathleen Taylor - thank you to the folks at the Taunton Press for sending a copy for review

Carpool

Halos of Hope KAL

Hopewood Crafts

Great Halos of Hope BUZZ

Road Trips

NYC Yarn Crawl - October 6th-8th - 11 NYC LYSs

STITCHES East - October 11th-14th - Hartford, CT

NY Sheep & Wool - October 20th-21st - Rhinebeck, NY

Rhinebeck Podcaster Meetup Information

Fiber Festival of New England - Nov 3-4th - West Springfield, MA

Vogue Knitting LIVE NYC - Jan 18-20th, 2013 - NYC

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

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