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.
XRX Books

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
Ravelry - ndjen04
Ravelry Group - Commuter Knitter Podcast
Twitter - @CommuterKnitter
Facebook - Commuter Knitter
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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...)


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:

Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down


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

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 -
Instagram - ndjen04