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
Come Find me on the Interwebs
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 67 - Thankful


This year I have a lot for which to be thankful - including for all of you!  Enjoy your family time this holiday season.

Reminder - Cascadia contest will remain open until Saturday November 30th over in the Ravelry Group.

Next episode will drop around 12/11 and will be the final episode for 2013.


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

Doctor Who 50th

Check Engine Light

Batman Hat

Cargo

Party Bus
An impromptu giveaway over in the Commuter Knitter Podcast group. Share with us for what you are thankful this year to enter to win a pattern or skein of yarn.  Winners will be selected by random number generator on December 11, 2013 for the next episode.  Must be a member of the group to win. One post per person, please.


Carpool
Podcaster Throwdown for Halos of Hope - STITCHES West 2014
Officially endorsing Team Knitmore based on your votes!

Podcaster Throwdown

Offroading
Doctor Who 50th



Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 66 - Better Late Than Never


Thank you so much to everyone who reached out over the last month between episodes.  I know I probably sound like a broken record with "life getting in the way of the podcast", but that has been my reality over the last several months.  And given that this episode was recorded Monday, November 11th and only being released on Saturday November 16th, it still hasn't let up.  Going forward in an attempt to keep a regular schedule, I am officially switching to an every-other-week recording schedule.  The weekly schedule just is not feasible right now.  There will be a planned hiatus from mid-December until after the first of the new year when I'll resume recording every other week.  Again, thank you for bearing with me and understanding.


You've Arrived At Your Destination
Baby Sophisticate
Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down
Yellow Beanie for my Mom
My 30 Day Sweater project - Preppy in Pink
Preppy in Pink

Drive
Berkshire Dolman - yarn wound
June's Favorite Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
BBT Scarf - frogging

Road Maps
Review of Cascadia by Amanda Milne and Fiona McLean.  Thank you to the folks at Cooperative Press for providing a copy for me to review and a copy for you! Enter in the group for a chance to win. You must be a member of the group to be eligible.

Carpool
Podcaster Throwdown for Halos of Hope - STITCHES West 2014
I will not host a team, so which team should we endorse/support?  Take the poll in the group and let me know!  Will make my endorsement on the next episode in about 2 weeks

Road Trips
Western CT Yarn Crawl - October 4-7, 2013
Fiber Friends Fun Western CT Yarn Crawl 2013 Goodies
NY State Sheep & Wool Festival - October 19-20, 2013 - Rhinebeck, NY
Rhinebeck 2013 Goodies
STITCHES East - November 7-10, 2013 - Hartford, CT
STITCHES East 2013 goodies

Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com
Instagram - ndjen04

Monday, October 14, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 65 - Interview with Benjamin Levisay



This week I had the privilege of sitting down with Benjamin Levisay for the podcast (no, I was not driving as I recorded!)  Benjamin is CEO of XRX, Inc., the company behind Knitter's magazine, XRX Books and STITCHES Expos.  He also hosts his own weekly podcast, Fiber Hooligan, where he interviews the best and brightest in the industry.  Today, Benjamin is in the interviewee chair as we chat about STITCHES, Halos of Hope, and the Podcaster Throwdown.

Podcasting from home

Links to check out:

Find Benjamin - Twitter (@BenjaminXRX) - Facebook - Ravelry

XRX, Inc.
Knitter's
XRX Books
STITCHES

Fiber Hooligan - BlogTalk Radio - Ravelry Group - Facebook Group

Halos of Hope
Drew Emborsky's Chemo Cap Challenge
Podcaster Throwdown
Don't forget to vote in the thread for Episode 64 for which team gets the official Commuter Knitter podcast endorsement.  Voting will stay open for another week or so.  As of today, the following teams are participating:

KnottyGirls KnitcastRavelry Group 
Knitmore Girls PodcastRavelry Group 
CraftlitRavelry Group 
Read, Set, KnitWEBs Ravelry Group 
Yarn on TapRavelry Group 
Knit Knit CafeRavelry Group



Come Find me on the Interwebs
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Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com
Instagram - ndjen04


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Commuter Knitter - Episode 64 - Lots to Share




Thank you so much to everyone who reached out over the last month between episodes.  Everything is OK and I am glad to be back chatting with you!

You've Arrived At Your Destination
Classic WWII Watch Cap for Little Brother (I forgot to take a photo before taping up the box...)

Drive

Halloween Socks for Carlos - Denali Socks with the links for the formula I'm using
Susan B. Anderson's sock drawer - this post was all the way back in March.  My how time flies!
My personal Operation Sock Drawer:
#operationsockdrawer

Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down

Socks

Road Maps
Raglan Shaping Video Tutorial (part of the promotional tour in September)
Link to Free Sweater Planning Guide (with coupon code for 25% off the 30 Day Sweater ebook)


Traffic Report
New and new-to-me video podcasts that I've been watching lately

Carpool
New England Halos of Hope - holiday caps for pediatric centers in October and November.  Let me know if you want to knit or crochet some holiday caps and we'll get a KAL/CAL going!
Podcaster Throwdown for Halos of Hope - STITCHES West 2014
I will not host a team, so which team should we endorse/support?  Take the poll in the group and let me know!

Road Trips
Western CT Yarn Crawl - October 4-7, 2013
NY State Sheep & Wool Festival - October 19-20, 2013 - Rhinebeck, NY
STITCHES East - November 7-10, 2013 - Hartford, CT

Come Find me on the Interwebs
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
Email - commuterknitter@yahoo.com
Instagram - ndjen04